His middle name, “Hussein,” was seldom mentioned and once again if that name given him at birth was mentioned the accusation of racism or hate mongering was placed upon the person who had the unmitigated gall of mentioning the middle name of a Presidential candidate. The campaign did everything within its power with the help of the Barack loving media to hide the true fact that Barack Hussein Obama had Muslim roots and in fact attended a Muslim school in his younger years.
Then he was elected President. On Inauguration day for the first time it became appropriate for his middle name to be mentioned. Soon after taking office Obama gave an interview that was intended to, “reach out,” to the Muslim world and he publicly admitted in the interview his Muslim roots.
Now he is on his first official State visit as President to the Middle East and in a conference call in preparation for the trip to Cairo, Egypt deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Denis McDonough said “the President himself experienced Islam on three continents before he was able to — or before he’s been able to visit, really, the heart of the Islamic world — you know, growing up in Indonesia, having a Muslim father — obviously Muslim Americans (are) a key part of Illinois and Chicago.”
Obama bent over backwards during his campaign to all but deny this part of his heritage and in fact acted as if he was being insulted when his middle name was mentioned or his initials using the ,”H,” were used claiming that it was an attempt to frighten voters and racial bigotry toward him.
The fact is that Obama had a Muslim father, attended Muslim school as a young child and, yes does have a Muslim sounding name. But during the campaign because it was thought to be politically damaging he tried to hide these facts and acted offended forcing accusations of racism and attempts to derail his campaign simply because his true back ground was mentioned. As a candidate Obama thought it politically expedient to distance himself from the truth about his Muslim roots.
Now that he is President and especially since he is making it part of his policy to, “reach out,” to the Muslim world it becomes politically expedient to advertise his Muslin roots and declare his pride in this part of his personal heritage. Whether he has Muslim roots is not the real issue in this matter but the fact that he only admits it publicly because of political purpose IS an issue.
When he perceived that it would damage his chances for election Obama considered it an insult and racist to mention his middle name and his Muslim roots. Now that he thinks it will earn him points on his Middle East trip and with the Arab World, he is proud of that back ground and willingly expresses his Muslim roots.
In September 2008 during the heat of the Presidential campaign Barack Obama stated, ” We’re going to try to scare people about Barack. So we’re going to say that, you know, maybe he’s got Muslim connections.’…Just making stuff up.” In comparison on April 6, 2009 while addressing the Turkish Parliament Obama said this, “Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim majority country. I know, because I am one of them.”
During the campaign when reference was made of his Muslim roots Obama declared it a,” scare tactic,” and made up. Now that it is considered politically expedient to press his policy toward the Muslim world Obama readily declares his Muslim heritage, parentage and roots.
Again his heritage is not the issue but the fact that who he is has only been admitted now that it is politically expedient. This reveals again a hypocrisy in Obama that shows that he will be whomever and whatever he deems necessary in order to make political gain.
If he is before gun owners, he loves the Second Amendment. If he is before gun haters, the Second Amendment is addressed only to State Militias. If he is before a group who is pro-life, then he speaks of measures to prevent abortion and how terrible abortion is. If he is before those who are pro-choice he expounds on the necessity of the Freedom of Choice Act which legalizes all types of abortion.
If he is standing in front of the military they are brave Americans who serve our country and protect freedom. If he is before a European audience that he believes dislikes America then he apologizes for our, “militaristic,” ways and the arrogance we have displayed in the defense of freedom. Then defending freedom in referred to as, “dismissive, even derisive.”
When he thought it damaging to his campaign for President his Muslim heritage was off limits and when brought up, accusations of racism and scare tactics were made. Now that it politically helps his Middle East policy, he is proud of his Muslim roots and claims a close association with the United States Muslim community. The Obama hypocrisy never ends !
Ken Taylor http://theliberalslies.blogspot.com