The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

15 August 2007

Barack Hussein Obama, Chris Matthews, Hardball


Is 'Hussein' An Asset Or Liability?

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Just seven months ago, liberal media "watchdogs" were fit to be tied over conservative talk radio's use of Senator Barack Obama's full name, which happens to include "Hussein" right in the middle of it.

By stating his full given name, right- leaning talkers and bloggers were said to be engaged in an unfair smear campaign against the Dem presidential candidate.

Fast- forward to this week, however, where the winds of political spin have shifted, with Hussein now seen as an asset that makes the senator better equipped to deal with the Muslim world. What was seen as embarrassing is now something to tout!

At NewsBusters, Mark Finkelstein caught Hardball's Chris Matthews making this assertion during the show:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Do you have a sense, though, well certainly I have it, that just by his name, Barack, ah, Barack Hussein Obama, by his background, having grown up in Indonesia which is a largely Muslim country, that he would have a feel perhaps other presidential candidates don't have of how to connect with that part of the world, the billion people, that we seem to have such a problem connecting with and avoiding war with.

So why does the left want to have it both ways? If Matthews thinks Hussein as a middle name boosts Obama's chances, then by all means, conservative talkers should feel free to call him by his full name. And your Radio Equalizer hopes they will.

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  • If the day ever comes when radical Islam hears, "I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and I will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States," they will feel victorious. In their mind, no matter the facts, they will believe that God has delivered the U.S. to them and that would be a poignant tragedy.

    By Blogger BLOGBANK, at 16 August, 2007 20:03  

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