28 January 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Uncategorized

Nothing emphasizes the moral, spiritual, and intellectual bankruptcy of a certain segment of the right wing more than their quick resort to playground name-calling.

The Post calls them on it:

IT’S BECOME a fad among some conservatives to refer to the junior senator from Illinois by his full name: Barack Hussein Obama.

(snip)

Mr. Obama has never tried to hide his past or his family name: He has written about being educated at a predominantly Muslim school. His father, a non-practicing Muslim, was Barack Hussein Obama Sr. His grandmother is Sara Hussein Obama.

The senator, however, does not use his middle name. Those who take pains to insert it when referring to him are trying, none too subtly, to stir up scary images of menacing terrorists and evil dictators. They embarrass only themselves

But I don’t think the Post is quite accurate in claiming that “(t)hey embarrass only themselves.”

In order to suffer embarassment, persons must first have standards and be capable of shame.

Yeah.

Right.

Whatever.

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