One of my lost posts:
Everywhere I go on the internet, I keep seeing Barack Obama as the new Democratic Golden Boy and shining path to the White House.
This is one of those things that just leaves me flabbergasted.
Barack Obama's middle name is Hussein.
I look at recent history involving people named "Hussein", and I have to wonder --
I think of current wars involving folks for whom "Hussein" is a common name, and I have to inquire --
I contemplate certain anti-social activities involving "Hussein" named folks, Danish cartoonists and violence; "Hussein" named folks, the Pope, riots and violence; "Hussein" named folks, murdered Catholic nuns and violence, and I have to ask --
What the hell are y'all smoking?
In a world where Arabs destroyed the World Trade Centre; where Arabs are blowing up American troops in two different countries; where Arabs are rioting like chimps in Paris, threatening cartoonists in Denmark, unveiled women in Australia and the Pope -- Ye Gods, threatening to murder the CINC of every Catholic in America! -- in a world where the name "Hussein" conjures images of suicide bombers, terrorists, genocidal dictators, riots, burning cars, brutalised women, videos of journalists getting their heads sawn off --
In this world ... who the hell thought it was a Good Idea to run someone with an Arab name for President of the United States? Hmm? This is what passes for strategy in the Democratic National Committee?
Oh, hell. I could be wrong. Might be that the average American farmer, cop, rancher, ex-marine, nurse or middle class working stiff will ignore the sub-conscious connotations involving a Middle-Eastern name and the Oval Office ...
Somehow, I doubt it.