Here we have the man himself using the middle name that no evil conservative may speak:
“This is a guy who spent some time in the Muslim world, has a middle name of Hussein, and appears more worldly and has called for talks with people, and so he’s not going to be engaging in the same sort of cowboy diplomacy as George Bush,”
Here we go again; it's just hunky-dory for him to use his middle name to puff his status with Islamofascists but it is absolutely forbidden for us to point out that there may be some significance to his obviously Islamic name and the way he may be viewed by the Muslim world.
American blacks have been working a sly con on whites for far too long with this business of, "It's OK for us to use certain words and expressions with impunity but if you honkies say it it's a racist slur." Far too many blacks think it's cool to throw n***** in our faces, smugly daring us to even think about using the term ourselves. I think I probably speak for a lot of Americans when I say I'm fed up with this double standard. If Americans are all truly equal then no group has the reserved right to use any word or expression when its usage is denied to the rest of us. This is the tyranny of the brazen few to cower a cowardly majority.
Update: Before it was forbidden for critics to utter his middle name, the candidate was touting it. FRom Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal (via Andrew McCarthy at NRO)
Sometime before Barack Obama's middle name slipped into the realm of the unmentionable, it was supposed to be a selling point of his candidacy. "Well, I think if you've got a guy named Barack Hussein Obama, that's a pretty good contrast to George W. Bush," Mr. Obama told PBS's Tavis Smiley on October 18, 2007. "If you believe that we've got to heal America and we've got to repair our standing in the world, then I think my supporters believe that I am the messenger who can deliver that message."