Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's in a name?

Bill Platt, the GOP chairman for Lehigh County, PA made sure to use Barack Obama's middle name, Hussein, twice at a rally for John McCain and Sarah Palin. This is really getting old, folks. The people playing the name game with Barack Obama really need to stop and listen to themselves and hear how truly ignorant they sound. Obama rhymes with Osama. Obama's middle name is Hussein. Well then, he must be an anti-American Muslim terrorist who will sneak into your home at night and eat your children, right? For the love of god, people, stop it already. Remember, that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Saddam Hussein by any other name would still be an evil son of a bitch. Are we to fear anyone and everyone who shares a name with (or has a name that rhymes with) a dictator, terrorist, serial killer, etc.? The sheer stupidity of this "logic" is astounding. So, to the people who want to equate Barack Obama with Muslim faith and terrorism solely because of his name, stop it. Now.

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