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Barack Obama: We’re All Hussein Now

by | 29th, June 2008

BARACK Obama has a great middle name. And not just for his opponents. No, really:

Barack Obama’s middle name Hussein has been used in some corners as a rallying cry to cast false aspersions against him, but in a growing movement, some of his supporters are adopting his middle name as a show of solidarity with the candidate. […]

“My name is such a vanilla, white-girl American name,” Ashley Holmes of Indianapolis told the [New York Times]. She said she changed her name online “to show how little meaning ‘Hussein’ really has”…

Emily Nordling of Fort Thomas, Ky., said she changed her Facebook account name to “Emily Hussein Nordling”. The 19-year-old said her uncle supported her move, but said her father was not happy with her decision.

“He actually thought I was going to convert to Islam,” Nordling told the NY Times.

Shame for her that Obama’s changing his middle name…

What’s his name?

Excuse me, sir:

Washington Sports Club employee Takehia Wheeler was manning the front desk to scan members’ identification cards Friday morning when the presidential candidate walked in with his entourage. The gym opened a month ago in the Columbia Heights district.

“He came in and walked past me,” Wheeler told In The Know. “I was like, ‘Sir, you need to come back.’ ”

Wheeler said Obama looked familiar, but she didn’t recognize him. So she asked for his ID card.

“I said, ‘What’s your last name?’ ”

Everybody…



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