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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Who cares?
    If you don't care, why even post in this thread?

    I'm interested to see what other people think.

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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    One of the choices is "I don't care".
    It's a trivial matter that make no difference in the larger scheme of things.
    The economy isn't going to suddenly rebound because he doesn't use his middle name.

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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Yesterday, Chris Matthews posed this question on his Sunday show. Most presidents have used their middle names when being sworn in--except 2--Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

    Will Barack Hussein Obama include his middle name when being sworn in?

    I say yes.



    Funny Chris Mathews I don't think ever mentioned his middle name during the election.


    Must have been distracted from all the tingling.


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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Yesterday, Chris Matthews posed this question on his Sunday show. Most presidents have used their middle names when being sworn in--except 2--Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

    Will Barack Hussein Obama include his middle name when being sworn in?

    I say yes.
    His middle name is nothing to be ashamed of. I think it is despicable when people try to use middle name as something he should be ashamed of or try to use as some sort alleged connection to the rumor he is a muslim. Here in American names do not mean ****. When I was in the Army I seen soldiers whose first name was the same as his last name and soldiers whose last name was "Gay","Bengay","Gaybe" and "Beegay". I bet their name was the butt of many jokes. I also knew soldier whose first and last name was the same.
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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    One of the choices is "I don't care".
    It's a trivial matter that make no difference in the larger scheme of things.
    The economy isn't going to suddenly rebound because he doesn't use his middle name.
    Whatever, Phoenix. For an issue you don't care about, you're sure taking the time to address it to some extent. The "I don't care" response relates to one not caring whether Obama uses his middle name--not whether someone doesn't care about my question. But keep at it if it makes you feel better.

    I find your conclusion that it "make [sic] no difference in the larger scheme of things" to be weird. Does every poll question have to have the purpose of making a difference in the larger scheme of things? If so, please enlighten me.

    Same with your comment about the economy. Who said anything about the economy?
    Last edited by aps; 12-03-08 at 02:37 PM.

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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Funny Chris Mathews I don't think ever mentioned his middle name during the election.


    Must have been distracted from all the tingling.
    I have to agree with you--the man was tingling in a major way over Obama.

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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    His middle name is nothing to be ashamed of. I think it is despicable when people try to use middle name as something he should be ashamed of or try to use as some sort alleged connection to the rumor he is a muslim. Here in American names do not mean ****. When I was in the Army I seen soldiers whose first name was the same as his last name and soldiers whose last name was "Gay","Bengay","Gaybe" and "Beegay". I bet their name was the butt of many jokes. I also knew soldier whose first and last name was the same.
    I once met a guy named John Jhon. Yeah.....that was pretty awkward.
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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Whatever, Phoenix. For an issue you don't care about, you're sure taking the time to address it to some extent. The "I don't care" response relates to one not caring whether Obama uses his middle name--not whether someone doesn't care about my question. But keep at it if it makes you feel better.

    I find your conclusion that it "make [sic] no difference in the larger scheme of things" to be weird. Does every poll question have to have the purpose of making a difference in the larger scheme of things? If so, please enlighten me.

    Same with your comment about the economy. Who said anything about the economy?
    Since you included an option for "I Don't Care" I assumed you wanted input from that crowd also.

    We have the Russians placing warships to the south of us.
    The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
    A federal Government that wants to place troops inside the United States.
    We are selling our country to China and other foreign countries in a futile effort to save the economy.
    We are at "war" in a foreign country.

    In light of those things, whether or not someone uses their middle name during a ceremony seems especially trivial.

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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    His middle name is nothing to be ashamed of. I think it is despicable when people try to use middle name as something he should be ashamed of or try to use as some sort alleged connection to the rumor he is a muslim. Here in American names do not mean ****. When I was in the Army I seen soldiers whose first name was the same as his last name and soldiers whose last name was "Gay","Bengay","Gaybe" and "Beegay". I bet their name was the butt of many jokes. I also knew soldier whose first and last name was the same.
    I was in the Navy.
    An E-3 is refered to as a Seaman.
    A poor guy's last name was Eder.
    Therefore he was Seaman Eder.
    He caught hell.

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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Since you included an option for "I Don't Care" I assumed you wanted input from that crowd also.

    We have the Russians placing warships to the south of us.
    The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
    A federal Government that wants to place troops inside the United States.
    We are selling our country to China and other foreign countries in a futile effort to save the economy.
    We are at "war" in a foreign country.

    In light of those things, whether or not someone uses their middle name during a ceremony seems especially trivial.
    Yes, yes, Phoenix. We have all these things going on right now and you're making time to spend in this thread. That makes no sense to me. Have a nice day.

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