Re: [ADS-L] Barack Hussein Obama

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Mon Dec 4 05:05:11 UTC 2006

At 08:37 PM 12/3/2006, you wrote:
>In a message dated 12/3/06 8:18:30 PM, Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL writes:
> > Kinda like the how Democrats in Virginia referred to George Allen as
> > "George Felix Allen," subliminally emphasizing the Jewishness that was
> danced
> > around?
> >
> > Or the way that Lloyd Bentsen's people called Dan Quayle "J. Danforth
> > Quayle", to make him seem, I dunno, patrician?
> >
>I never thought of "Felix" as a Jewish name--sounds Latin to me. But if the
>point was to make him seem Jewish, that would be a good thing to a Democrat,
>would it not?
>On the other hand, "Hussein" is the same name as the person that the Wit Who
>noW occupies the White House referred to as a great evil doer, the former
>president of Iraq, whose supposed Weapons of Mass Destruction were a
>threat to us
>all. This is the man who was president of Iraq when the United States invaded
>four years ago, shortly before the Wit Who now occupies the White House
>declared victory in Iraq.
>It is one thing to subtly make fun of somebody's fancy-ass name, as
>putatively was done with the now-long-forgotten Mr. Qwaile (did I spell
>that right?).
>It is another thing to not-so-cleverly attempt to associate someone with the
>Evil Doers.
>The American Dialect Society -

And speaking of Evil Doers, has anyone noticed (I'm sure you all have) how
often the term "bad guys" is thrown around now?  I don't recall hearing
this in wars past, but now it is our mission to everywhere prevent the "bad
guys" from hurting us.  Gee, if life were only so easy.

The American Dialect Society -

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