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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.
    I hope he uses it and does so defiantly in response to all the baseless smears about him being a terrorist because of it.

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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.
    I agree with you and he should not be embarrassed to use it and should be proud to use it. Anyone criticizing him just for his name needs an enema anyway.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I hope he uses it and does so defiantly in response to all the baseless smears about him being a terrorist because of it.
    I didn't see ANY smears about Obama being a terrorist. Where did you see this happening? This truly is news to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I didn't see ANY smears about Obama being a terrorist. Where did you see this happening? This truly is news to me.
    Oh it was all over the place. The New Yorker even did a cover satirizing the smears.

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

    Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?
    The final answer is yes. Obama says he will follow tradition and use his full name.

    WASHINGTON (AFP) Barack Obama said in an interview with a US newspaper he will follow tradition and be sworn in as US president using his full name, including his middle name Hussein.

    During the presidential campaign, some of Obama's political opponents referred to his middle name in an attempt to portray him as a secret Muslim with alleged ties to extremists.

    But Obama, a lifelong Christian, told the Chicago Tribune that he would adhere to custom for the inauguration ceremony.

    "I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition," Obama told the Tribune, which posted the interview on its website late Tuesday.

    "I'm not trying to make a statement one way or another. I'll do what everybody else does."

    His Republican rival John McCain reprimanded a supporter at one point during the campaign for referring to Obama by his full name, saying it was "inappropriate."

    When endorsing Obama in October, former secretary of state Colin Powell criticized those spreading false rumors claiming Obama as a Muslim, saying it reflected religious prejudice.
    AFP: At inauguration, it will be Barack Hussein Obama: interview

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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.
    First name the same as a last name? There parents must have not liked them.
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    Re: Will Barack Obama use his middle name at the inauguration?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    First name the same as a last name? There parents must have not liked them.
    Didn't George Foreman name all of his kids, George Foreman?



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

    But Obama, a lifelong Christian, told the Chicago Tribune that he would adhere to custom for the inauguration ceremony.
    Well then he should have them use his Christian name as well: Mohammad.

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

    Barack Hussein bin Laden Osama Obama is no terrorist, he's just terrible. :
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I didn't see ANY smears about Obama being a terrorist. Where did you see this happening? This truly is news to me.
    I don't think it was ever explicitly stated in any major media source, conservative or otherwise. But the implications were everywhere, and the result of that was explicit statements in chain e-mails, or whispered quietly amongst co-workers. At least in my experience.

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