Barack H*ssein Obama. Oh, wait, sorry. Barack Obama. Never mind that this current President goes by George W. Bush or that his father is known as George H.W. Bush, that apparently is ok. But, Lord help you, it is the ultimate sort of "fear-mongering" to actually state that Barack's middle name is H*ssein.
What is amazing to me and why this still is I do not know, is that many of the people of left-leaning persuasion can be racists, bigots, and sexists without dismay! Take for instance Obama. A year ago a US Senator said he is the first "clean and articulate black guy". The media circled the wagons for him! He must not have meant it! Their is a story in the Washington Post (WaPO) today about a hilarious SNL skit from Saturday complaining that they got a "white guy" to play the part of Barack Obama. Was it racially motivated?
Now you have another twist on the race card. You have a bunch of liberals wondering if Barack is "black enough". You also have Barack asking not to be made fun of for his ears. We also cannot call him a liberal. And finally, according to his wife, we are not allowed to mention "he who must not be named."
I wonder, maybe we shall call it a "thought experiment", if John McCain's middle name was Adolf. Would he get the same treatment that Obama is asking for now? Would the media be circling the wagon after a talk show host uses it in a speech? And for that matter isn't it the media who are pushing the Muslim connection of Obama anyway? Who can forget that video of Ted Kennedy calling Obama Osama.
I understand Michelle Obama's point concerning those who would try to make this a wedge issue. I think she is right. Yet, it's not conservative who made a big deal about it here. It was many different liberals! But now since a conservative did it: It's racism! I know I don't care and frankly have not cared about the fact that he is 1) Black 2) black enough 3) and his middle name is H*ssein. It is and he is all those things! It's not like we aren't speaking the truth! It's the media whose trying to blow this stuff up along with hidden racist liberals! Barack needs to man up! It's who you are! Stop the fear mongering and address it! Instead of giving the Voldemort treatment and treating your middle name like a curse, utilize it and stop acting like a chicken! Your middle name is Hussein, who cares! Somehow I don't think the girls passing out at your speeches is going to stop when they hear "Hussein". I expect more from the savior of all mankind!
Friday, February 29, 2008
Posted by Brother Bell at 11:38 AM