Maybe you missed this, but I love this story:
A speaker introducing Republican presidential candidate John McCain at a rally here Tuesday ridiculed Democratic contender Barack Obama for his intention to meet with “world leaders who want to kill us” and pointedly referred to the Illinois senator as “Barack Hussein Obama.”
Local conservative radio host Bill Cunningham went on to describe Obama as “a hack Chicago, Daley-style politician who is picturing himself as change.”
“When he gets done with you, all you’re going to have in your pocket is change,” he said.
McCain later condemned Cunningham’s remarks and apologized to Obama.
McCain could have shrugged the whole thing off by saying “this guy doesn’t speak for me,” but he didn’t. What he did do is throw a supporter under the bus for a minor political infraction.
There’s a dumb ass Rush Limbaugh wannabe in every radio market, and this guy was just doing his right wing radio schtick as a “warm up” for the senator. Well, he’s not happy with how Sen. T-Rex Arms is treating him:
“Why is he attacking me and not Obama or Hillary? He ought to attack Democrats and quit attacking conservatives like me,” Cunningham said. “I’ve had it up to here with John McCain. He’s off the list. I’m joining Ann Coulter in supporting Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
And what’s with the “Hussein” thing anyway? Inbred mouth-breathing types like to mention it as a way of saying:
“Hey look! This guys gots a funny name! He must be a A-rab or sumthin’.”
“Hussein” is like the “Smith” of the Arab world. It’s a common name in most of the world. It would be funny if Mahmūd Ahmadinejād’s middle name was Smith or something like that.
I can see the attacks ads already:
You though President Ahmadinejād hated The Great Satan… but did you know that his middle name is…
Can we really trust someone with a funny American name? No.
This message was approved by XXXXXX because we need a president with a patriotic middle name.
If only we could export that kind of thing to other countries.