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Barack Hussein Obama Osama’s Word Association Game

by | 1st, March 2008

scary-obama1.jpgBARACK Obama is in the news. That’s Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Or is it Barack Hussein OSAMA?

So they say…

OK, Michelle, Who Is “They”?

Michelle Obama on the use of her husband’s middle name by his opponents:

Michelle Obama, who often has decried “the fear bomb” that opponents have used against her husband for his middle name — Barack Hussein Obama — said in Canton, Ohio, today that it is happening again and shows why it’s so important that he wins election as president.

They threw in the obvious, ultimate fear bomb,” Obama said today of her husband’s 2004 Senate race. “We’re even hearing [that] now. … ‘When all else fails, be afraid of his name, and what that could stand for, because it’s different.'”

The name means…

“Hussein” is the ultimate fear bomb? I thought the international community had him contained; isn’t “Osama”, Ted Kennedy’s formulation of “Obama”, much scarier?Whatev. Speaking of scary, let’s just call the Senator from Illinois “He Who Must Not Be Middle-Named”.

JIM Wallis knows:

So I am going to defend my friend, Barack Obama, from an increasing number of ridiculous and scurrilous attacks on the Internet and in the media. The latest incident occurred when a loud-mouth radio talk show host in Cincinnati let loose with a barrage of disparaging remarks against Senator Obama and kept using his middle name–Barack HUSSEIN Obama–over and over, seemingly to tie into the Internet accusations that Obama is really a Muslim who, as a child, attended a Muslim “madrassa” school in Indonesia that taught Islamic fundamentalism, etc. As a Chicago Tribune blog piece commented, “Anyone who uses Obama’s middle name repeatedly, like Cincinnati radio host Bill Cunningham the other day, knows what he or she is doing and what feelings they are trying to evoke. There’s simply nothing innocent about it.”MEGAN MCARDLE ON OBAMA ON TRADE: “Well, I certainly hope he’s lying, because I think he’s going to be the next president of the United States. But of course, as I’ve said before, I do not like it that politicians seem to feel the need to lie shamelessly to the electorate.” Generally, you have to hope that most of what most candidates say is a lie. Fortunately, it usually is . . . .


Sen. Hillary Clinton sparked a war of words with rival Sen. Barack Obama by launching a striking new TV spot here that says voters’ children would be safer with her answering the “red phone” that could ring at 3 a.m. in the White House with news of a national security threat.

Clinton mocked Obama’s credentials to be commander in chief, saying: “There’s a big difference between delivering a speech at an anti-war rally as a state senator and picking up that phone in the White House at 3 a.m. in the morning to deal with an international crisis.”

Hello? Bill, is that you..?

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