Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Place Where I Live

From the Letters Section of My Hometown Paper: :
During the election you could not breathe Barack Obama's middle name Hussein without being accused by left-wing critics and their friends in the equally left-wing media, including The Pilot, of being an anti-Muslim, racist, right-wing kook pandering to the Christian religious right's obvious bigotry.

Ah! But Obama has delivered on his promise of change. Now we find that at his swearing-in as president, Obama insists in being sworn in with his full name Barack Hussein Obama so as to ingratiate himself to all the Muslims of the world. Take that, you right-wing religious bigots.

So now what? Expect the same left-wing critics and darlings of the press that railed against the use of the name Hussein before the election to extol its use now as another sign of President-Elect Obama's gift for reconciliation and statesmanship for identifying with all those folks who before the election were thought of as a liability. Another example of "change you can believe in."

Sounds like just another Chicago pol on the make to me. As phony as the proverbial $3 bill.

Bernadine Olsen

Foxfire Village

Got that? Barack Obama is "just another Chicago pol" and a phony because he wants to be sworn in using his actual name, one he has never once tried to hide.

This is the type of person I put up with every day.


Rob Flumignan said...

Alas, the world is full of stupid people. And, alas, they often like to remind the rest of us that they are there.

FIONA said...

I think the right-wing nut-jobs are putting in some overtime. Once Obama is in office, they will have to contend with a successful, organized President.

Quite a change from the last 8 years, thank goodness.

Anonymous said...

And, of course, incoming Presidents never, ever use their full names when being sworn in.