Is President Obama's middle name (Hussein) often used in malice? (If so, please answer why you think this is in the comments)
By the way though it's just a name. His first and middle names are Arabic names, big deal.
I heard it more in the first two years of his first term.
It's used to highlight how out of touch he is with American ideals and values.
What would his middle name have to do with that?
By that argument, my middle name, which comes from Augustinus, or Augustine, and since that's derived from Augustus, I'm a roman emperor who's out to become emperor in all but name. Except that I'm not, because my middle name and who I am, just like
With Obama, are completely separate issues
By the bigots who are anti Muslim.
There is no because
To scare the white people.
Because it stresses his "otherness" even more than the color of his skin does.
It's his Muslim name. What's the big deal? He grew up praising Allah in Indonesia.
He also went to Catholic school there. When do we get to point out he loves Jesus?
Well I'd say that his Muslim side shows more. He's been very sympathetic to Muslims and imprisoned a Christian for his incompetence following the planned Benghazi attack. I also don't think that letting his family listen to Rev. "God damn America"
Wright was very Christian of him.
Because its "Hussein"
As a country, we used to have respect for the office of the President, even if not the man. Now, it seems to be sport to see who can be the most insulting when referring to President Obama.
I have difficulty respecting any opinion when it is presented in a derogatory manner.
Barack Hussein Obama...mmm...mmm...mmm
Yes. We use it to remind people that he sympathizes quietly with radical Islamist terrorists, including the "Palestinians," and is demonstrably anti-Israel. I will continue to protest his mistreatment of Israel as long as he is in office.
Yeah, we should damn Palestine to hell. It's not like it's a real country or real population with any legitimate claims. :-(
BB - It's not a real country and it doesn't have legitimate claims. That's the point. The land was given to Israel officially by Great Britain and the UN in 1948. The indigenous people, who had occupied the land since Israel was dispersed in 70 AD,
were given a choice to relocate to Jordan or to stay as peaceful residents of the legitimate state of Israel. Staying and waging a terrorist campaign against the legitimate government was not an option. Israel's Arab neighbors tried to destroy it in
1967, and were soundly defeated in the Six-Day War, in which Israel legally won back the rest of its original territory from Biblical times. All along, the Israelis have attempted to simply live in peace, but Anti-Semitic individuals and governments
have waged a propaganda campaign, questioning Israel's legitimacy and calling new housing projects within its legal borders "settlements" in "occupied territories." The only occupied territory in Israel is part of the top of Mt. Moriah in the Israeli
capital of Jerusalem, where the Dome of the Rock occupies the legitimate location of the Jewish Temple. The "peacevnegotiations" have always been a sad joke, in which Israel has continually given up pieces of its strategically valuable land in
exchange for empty, unfulfilled promises from the PLO, now Fatah/Hamas terrorists. That's the truth of the Mideast Conflict. +++
Aside from the other errors in your soap box speech, who gave the the UK and the UN the land? Where did their authority to give land they had no claim to away?
tlaney you need to read non-zionist sources. Palestine is a people and should be a nation. The people there have been called Palestinian for a thousand years. Other Arabs distinguish this difference as well. The land was taken by the Brits who took
who took it from the turks who took it from the Arabs who took it from other groups who took it from the romans who took it from the Jews who took it from the Canaanites. True ownership of the land is hard to define. The Palestinians were not given
the option of Jordan or remaining in Israel. There was a partition plan that divided the land between the two. Jordan was an independent country run by a non-Palestinian that is not a Palestinian homeland. Israel accepted the treaty but the Arabs
refused because our lands were being colonized (Yes I say our because I'm Palestinian.) The Arab states attacked and failed. They took our land, broke the partition lines and kicked nearly a million of us from our ancestral homes and workplaces.
Tell me if Mexico decided to retake Texas and kick you out would you not fight back with whatever means you had? There is document evidence that Ben-Gurion was planning to break the treaty regardless because he believed in a greater Israel that would
of swallowed up much of the Middle East. The 6 day war was initiated as a preemptive strike by Israel. You might be thinking of the Yom Kippur war which was started because Egypt was concerned about Israeli troop movements.
Those settlements are illegal and they take up the most valuable land. Settlers even go as far as destroying Palestinian crops. You talk about antisemitism but what about the rabid anti-Arabism that Israel and its whores have spread? The peace
negotiations are a joke because Israel hasn't given an inch of land. Please go read actual sources on the negotiations and you'll see this was a big reason why they all failed. Its a damn good thing the new unified government has formed. The other
Arab states are either too powerless or have whored themselves out to the west to do anything meaningful. Israel is an apartheidesque terrorist government that has been propped up by the US for far too long. If they want to survive they needto change
Tom, I like you, but disagree so many times over...starting with the contention that the indigenous peoples of Palestine didn't have the right to autonomy because colonial interests. The "choice" of being kicked out of your homeland or assimilating
to your new masters is gross. It's a heinous part of the regions history, just as it is ours. Perhaps we sometimes work so hard to legitimize Israel at Palestine's expense to make European colonialism in the Americas seem less self-centeredly
My mother used my middle name when she was pissed at me too
yes because thats what middle names are for.
If it's interpreted in malice then it's because the listener agrees that it's offensive.
I don't care what his middle name is. His policies are what makes him undesirable. Did Republicans get upset when people called Bush Jr. "George Walker Bush"?
Bush Jr isn't technically a junior because his name isn't George Herbert Walker Bush, it's just George Walker Bush. And the W was added to distinguish between he and his father.
So, you are claiming that "W" was never used in a derogatory manner? But, only to distinguish him from his father who had been president 8-16 years earlier...?
Nope. I'm explaining how the W got there.
I haven't heard his middle name used in years. ruch don't even use it! So this is a non-issue.
I think more people call him "Barry"!
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Its just a name. People overreact
He can't help what his name is, a turds a turd even if it's middle name is Hussein.
Are their still people who think he wasn't born here or have they moved on to "He's a Muslim!"
It's no different than FDR, JFK, or LBJ.
Have you ever heard someone say his full name? They act like they're saying Voldemort.
Well if you want to have a different president then you will have to find the 7 horcrux that anchor Obama's soul to the presidency. Not that you will ever find them without a patronus spell. Go death eaters!
You see things very black and white don't you?
I heard that Democrats are starting to kick puppies and poke the eyes out of babies!!! Despicable 'Murica haters.
And, spooky, BHO only has six horcuxes. The seventh part of his soul still resides in his wicked, twisty corporeal body.
It's a middle name. I don't see malice when people use my middle name. I think it's an overreaction from people who like to see racism/anti Muslim sentiment everywhere.
It's used in malice because lots of people have irrational malice toward him, and it's a easy (read: lazy) way to display your hate.
It's difficult to distinguish him from a radical Muslim
Difficult for *you* maybe
Its his middle name! If he didn't like it he could change it!
Of course it's used in malice. It's not a typical American (western world) name.
It reminds us everyday that our leader had a heavy Muslim influence growing up.
It's a pretty transparent effort to associate him with something scary and foreign to the good God-fearing white Christians who are the "real" America. We elected him twice anyway, because thankfully most of us see right through that kind of crap.
Don't forget black, brown, & yellow god feeling Americans....
Zod your eyes were shut solid
I thought you didn't vote for him.
I don't know if us electing him twice deserves a "thank you"
It just proves hes from Kenya.
No, it doesn't. Just like the fact that your username relates to dogs doesn't prove you are from Europe.
How would it? Husain is a Kenyan name.
and Muhammad is the most popular name in the world woopty du
No, it's not. Hussein is an Arabic name
Whitepuppy, this s first time I have ever been the spelling/grammar police, but you don't get away with bad spelling at the same time you spout an ignorant comment. If it was meant sarcasm, it was bad taste but I would apologize.
It was sarcastic, a joke. No need to apologize.
Mr. Insane Hussein sounds quite appropriate. I get a little rhyme in there. His Mama named him right.
Haha. Love you
'Who sane??' :PPP not Obama
Hit the nail on the head. Love it!
Often times yes because people tend to associate Hussein with terrorism, Islam, and antiAmericanism. Of course Obama is an adherent none of those concepts and there is nothing wrong with Islam.
There is hope for the future of the GOP yet
It just doesn't make sense to me from a political science perspective for a political party to insult an entire demographic of people. Of course, Islam bashing does help excite the base but it's just not worth it. Most Muslims agree with Republicans
on a lot of issues but we shun them and as a result in 2012 they voted overwhelmingly for Obama and other Democratic candidates. I definitely feel Islam bashing is a policy which must be altered by the GOP.
skinner, you're awesome.
It sounds muslim and Muslims are terrorist unamerican commies. What else could it be?