Some on the far right publicly and others involved in the Hillary Clinton campaign, privately, are trying to draw increasing attention to Barack Obama's middle name, 'Hussein', in an attempt to stop his run away momentum toward the democratic nomination and potentially a general election win this November. The people that will be swayed by this blatant use of fear tatics are the same people that would not have voted for Barack Obama in the first place either because of his African-American race or birth religion which was Muslim.
Unfortunately the United States is still filled with people that have hate in their heart toward other people of color and citizens that don't follow a strict Evangelical Christian approach to worship. This racism and bigotry is a sad truth when it comes to what some Americans feel down deep inside. While strides have been made in recent years to create a color blind society, there is much more work that needs to be done in order for some people not to judge others based on their religious choices. While race relations have improved in the United States, there is still a bunch of work that needs to be done on that front too.
The worst part of Barack Obama's middle name, 'Hussein', is that it's the same as the last name of the former dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein. Millions of Americans learned to dislike Saddam Hussein over the past decade because of his invasion of Kuwait and his use of chemical weapons against his own people years before. However, in today's modern age – surely most people can look past someone's birth name and judge the man on his own merits and not confuse his true intentions based on a two bit dictator that was also a mass murderer?
The worst is yet to come if Barack Obama is eventually successful against Hillary Clinton and he faces John McCain in the general election in November. Yes, John McCain will run a clean campaign by not using Barack Obama's religion or race in public. However, people in the RNC – in covert ways, will try and lump Barack Obama in with the likes of Saddam Hussein in anyway they can get away with. So far in the democratic primaries, voters have booed Hillary Clinton every time she has gone dirty against Barack Obama and right thinking Americans can only hope that when it come time to vote in the general election this November, all Americans will reject gutter politics whether it be from the Republican or Democrat side of the debate.
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February 28, 2008 Archives