Friday, October 10, 2008
Sam Stein on the Huffington Post discusses the fact that "For the second time in three days, the speaker at a McCain campaign rally used Barack Obama's middle name "Hussein" in a demeaning fashion to ignite the crowd." Why not just say Barack Muslim Obama, Barack Terrorist Obama, Barack Foreigner Obama, Barrack African American Obama, Barack Un-American Obama . . . . ? You get the drift.
The Sacramento County Republican Party website sunk to new depths in attacking Senator Obama, with invocation of his full name relatively tame compared to the statement that he should be waterboarded. The website was changed within hours of a reporter's inquiry.
For author Khalid Hosseini's observations on the invocation of Senator Obama's full name, click here.