Wednesday, December 17, 2008


“Do you anticipate being sworn in as Barack Obama or Barack Hussein Obama?”

He replied: “I think the tradition is that they use all three names, and I will follow the tradition, not trying to make a statement one way or the other. I’ll do what everybody else does.”

EH, SORRY BRO. All presidents have not used their middle names when taking the oath of office. Jimmy Carter famously went as “Jimmy Carter.” Ronald Wilson Reagan took the oath as simply “Ronald Reagan.”

Harry Truman, of course, didn't have a middle name — just an initial that didn’t stand for anything — and was sworn in as “Harry S. Truman.”

The last three presidents have used their middle names: George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton and George Walker Bush. So did Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

I personally could care less how Obama gets sworn-in, where I do have an issue is that during the election, people were chastised when they used the name Hussein. If you used Obama's middle name, it was assumed that your were making a Muslim reference, and therefore you were being derogatory. I also don't remember Obama publicly using his middle name........EVER!

I guess that when you're KING OF THE WORLD, you can use any name you want.

Can you say..................Barrack looks a little TESTY?

1 comment:

RightWingRocker said...

Eh ...

If I were Barack, I'd use my middle name as a reminder of how stupid it was to try to capitalize on something I had no control over.

There's plenty more damning stuff out there.