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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 11:41 AM
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82. I am a Hillary supporter, and I wish people would NOT do this.
I think we need to respect what people want to call themsevles (particularly when it's their full name). He's clearly chosen to move beyond a nickname that reflected an identity that he's moved past. I really wish Clinton supporters would stop with this. Then again, I wish people would stop with Billary, Shrillary, Hillbill, Shrillbot, and so on, but I guess that is a different issue.

Unfortunately, we are all getting kind of reactive these days.
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  -"Barry"?? the new clinton supporter meme? I don't get it. Lerkfish  Apr-24-08 09:53 AM   #0 
  - Cynical attempt to smear his relationship with Mr. Manilow, no doubt.....  scheming daemons   Apr-24-08 09:54 AM   #1 
  - Brwawawa... I got a name  zidzi   Apr-24-08 11:53 AM   #98 
  - He went by Barry when he was at the Punahou School in Hawaii. See link for photo/story  mnhtnbb   Apr-24-08 09:54 AM   #2 
  - But he goes by Barack now. So why call him Barry?  democrattotheend   Apr-24-08 10:16 AM   #29 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Apr-24-08 10:19 AM   #34 
     - It's probably a Rushism. A lot of the material here seems to come from Rush these days. (NT)  Tesha   Apr-24-08 10:20 AM   #35 
     - So should we start calling Hillary "Hillary CLIT-ON"? That was a limbaughism, too. n/t  PoliticalAmazon   Apr-24-08 02:23 PM   #144 
     - Because it's condescending and disrespectful. People who do that think it makes them sound  grace0418   Apr-24-08 11:17 AM   #65 
     - I don't know about that. You are making judgments. We have a lot of people in our family  Audio_Al   Apr-24-08 11:38 AM   #79 
        - But it's not a family situation, or even friends. It's strangers deciding to call a grown man  grace0418   Apr-24-08 01:34 PM   #136 
     - Dog whistle originally only used by overt freeper-types. Now used by covert freeper-types.  jefferson_dem   Apr-24-08 12:47 PM   #131 
     - For the same reason Republican a**holes call the Democratic Party  tblue37   Apr-24-08 02:37 PM   #147 
  - That was what they called Barack as a young boy.  Frustratedlady   Apr-24-08 09:55 AM   #3 
  - It was the name he went by in High School  rox63   Apr-24-08 09:56 AM   #4 
  - subtle emasculation  NatBurner   Apr-24-08 09:57 AM   #5 
  - ahhhh..well, I wondered why it suddenly started happening: emasculation fits their tiny minds  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 09:59 AM   #9 
  - Yep. You got it.  wienerdoggie   Apr-24-08 10:04 AM   #19 
  - Hey welcome, and nice BS post. I call him Barry because I think  joeybee12   Apr-24-08 10:05 AM   #22 
  - Bull fucking shit.  NCevilDUer   Apr-24-08 10:14 AM   #27 
  - "Barry" is a kiddie name?  cat_girl25   Apr-24-08 10:58 AM   #48 
  - If it's a name he stopped using 25 years ago, yes.  NCevilDUer   Apr-24-08 11:51 AM   #93 
  - And it's HC favorite ~ Barry Goldwater  goclark   Apr-24-08 11:56 AM   #102 
  - That's the fact!  ronnykmarshall   Apr-24-08 12:35 PM   #123 
  - Hi Ralphie  BigDDem   Apr-24-08 11:28 AM   #72 
  - i just call em like i see em  NatBurner   Apr-24-08 10:17 AM   #31 
  - Are you blind with hate? He was called that when was a kid. Are you sure his mom didn't call him  MidwestTransplant   Apr-24-08 10:18 AM   #33 
  - He was in  Mz Pip   Apr-24-08 10:22 AM   #37 
  - Dumbest post of the month (except for the others you've posted).  hisownpetard   Apr-24-08 10:59 AM   #49 
  - "Changing his name when it suits his purpose"? He was a KID when  wienerdoggie   Apr-24-08 11:06 AM   #52 
  - Oh, I GET it now.  NCevilDUer   Apr-24-08 11:56 AM   #101 
     - Yes--he was clearly planning to throw people off the trail of his  wienerdoggie   Apr-24-08 12:17 PM   #115 
  - Kind of how the right wingers who project thier own faults onto Democrats  Radical Activist   Apr-24-08 11:12 AM   #62 
  - you've gotta be kidding  calmblueocean   Apr-24-08 11:33 AM   #76 
  - Yeah, because changing from Barry to Barack is a killer political move!  dbmk   Apr-24-08 11:52 AM   #94 
  - lol  faithfulcitizen   Apr-24-08 12:26 PM   #117 
  - Changing his name to suit his purpose? Good grief.  grace0418   Apr-24-08 01:44 PM   #139 
  - He didn't change his name..  stillcool47   Apr-24-08 06:17 PM   #155 
  - Only so coming from a woman, really.  bhikkhu   Apr-24-08 03:39 PM   #151 
  - That's how the wingers refer to him.  jaxx   Apr-24-08 09:58 AM   #6 
  - the winger's on this board do as well. I almost called one of the douchebags on it and  burythehatchet   Apr-24-08 10:00 AM   #14 
  - BO Barry Osama Hussein name calling infantile diaper wetting idiocy  endarkenment   Apr-24-08 09:58 AM   #7 
  - They want to call him n*gg**, but they can't. They want to call him "boy" because that's the next..  Poll_Blind   Apr-24-08 09:58 AM   #8 
  - That about sums it up. (The term for that is "dogwhistling", btw.)  BlooInBloo   Apr-24-08 09:59 AM   #11 
  - Thanks for the word, I'm Googling more about it. n/t  Poll_Blind   Apr-24-08 10:46 AM   #40 
     - Ah, thanks again. Added a hyphen and found the Wiki page:  Poll_Blind   Apr-24-08 10:48 AM   #41 
        - wow  NatBurner   Apr-24-08 11:08 AM   #58 
        - Thanks  Irishonly   Apr-24-08 11:18 AM   #66 
        - :)  BlooInBloo   Apr-24-08 02:58 PM   #149 
  - Not all but there sure is a small contingent of Hillary supporters on DU and in the real world. . .  wndycty   Apr-24-08 10:00 AM   #12 
  - Yep....I'm not joking: Just about every Hillary supporter I've seen who cracked up on here...  Poll_Blind   Apr-24-08 10:04 AM   #20 
  - Poll_Blind, Herman Munster was a disruptor and was tombstoned.  Audio_Al   Apr-24-08 11:51 AM   #92 
     - Yes, I know that. He'd also been a member here for more than a few years. My...  Poll_Blind   Apr-24-08 12:08 PM   #112 
  - I don't think it is racist  dbmk   Apr-24-08 11:59 AM   #105 
  - pretty effed up, alright. Who knew they'd start acting like republicans?  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 10:00 AM   #13 
  - Oh, please!!!  Beacool   Apr-24-08 10:03 AM   #17 
  - so inconsequential that you side brings it up constantly?  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 10:04 AM   #21 
  - seriously - you should compare his public service and experience  merh   Apr-24-08 10:20 AM   #36 
  - Agreed. Well said.  DemVet   Apr-24-08 11:47 AM   #86 
  - What is effed up is your post. n/t  joeybee12   Apr-24-08 10:07 AM   #24 
  - Yep, you lowered the dog whistle a few octaves right there. n/t  backscatter712   Apr-24-08 10:09 AM   #25 
  - It is effed up  ampad   Apr-24-08 11:25 AM   #71 
  - BO's MOTHER called him Barry - she was secretly calling him a racist code word?  MethuenProgressive   Apr-24-08 01:48 PM   #141 
     - Not so much racist as sexist  bhikkhu   Apr-24-08 03:42 PM   #152 
  - Mostly, it's just simple childish behavior by Clintonites  notmypresident   Apr-24-08 09:59 AM   #10 
  - Like most "skinny kids with funny names," Obama went by a more conventional name in HS  alcibiades_mystery   Apr-24-08 10:01 AM   #15 
  - I wish I could rec this've nailed it, in a nutshell. Thanks. n/t  ms liberty   Apr-24-08 12:03 PM   #110 
  - thanks for the answers: I now see its a way to call him "BOY" while pretending not to be racist  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 10:01 AM   #16 
  - Hillary went by "Goldwater Girl"  Fighting Irish   Apr-24-08 10:03 AM   #18 
  - It's dimunitive and inappropriate.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 10:07 AM   #23 
  - That's what they call him on Free Republic. That or Barry Hussein or just Hussein Obama.  MidwestTransplant   Apr-24-08 10:13 AM   #26 
  - legit question: why has clinton camp adopted SO MANY freerepublic memes and tactics?  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 10:15 AM   #28 
  - That's where they came here from  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 10:49 AM   #43 
  - That's not fair, Jed. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 11:08 AM   #57 
     - If you're spreading freeper memes here, you're a freeper in my book.  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 11:10 AM   #60 
        - Whether you said what you meant is something I don't know.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 11:15 AM   #64 
           - I don't care how long someone has been here.  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 11:19 AM   #67 
              - Right. Us freepers have been lying in wait here since 2003  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 11:30 AM   #73 
                 - Are you really going to keep fighting to defend your right  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 11:33 AM   #77 
                    - First, I've never been to fr except to follow a link from here.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 11:53 AM   #96 
                       - I was attacking the use of "Barry" and other RW memes,  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 11:57 AM   #103 
  - What say you about "Billary"?  cat_girl25   Apr-24-08 11:04 AM   #51 
  - I don't use it.  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 11:39 AM   #80 
  - Really? The Clinton camp? Really?  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 11:07 AM   #54 
  - I think it first started at Wonkette  maximusveritas   Apr-24-08 11:31 AM   # 
  - Do you whine that much when Hillary is called names here?  DemVet   Apr-24-08 11:48 AM   #87 
  - please recc'd this thread, to make sure they don't get away with this crap.  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 10:16 AM   #30 
  - Since everyone has addressed this issue, I'll do as you suggested and  MagickMuffin   Apr-24-08 10:58 AM   #46 
     - "...disrespect our Democratic candidate."  cat_girl25   Apr-24-08 11:07 AM   #53 
     - Would you agree with me  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-24-08 11:13 AM   #63 
  - I think it was his prep school nickname. n/t  QC   Apr-24-08 10:18 AM   #32 
  - I don't get it either, but I still go by Billy at age 45. And what about Harry Truman?  billyoc   Apr-24-08 10:29 AM   #38 
  - Actually from wikipedia it might have been ......  whistler162   Apr-24-08 11:41 AM   #81 
  - I think it's best to call someone the name they use and prefer.  grace0418   Apr-24-08 02:55 PM   #148 
  - Did he choose to use "Harold"?  stillcool47   Apr-24-08 06:24 PM   #156 
  - just call Hillary  snooper2   Apr-24-08 10:39 AM   #39 
  - Infantilizing a minority member--ancient racist tactic.  Jed Dilligan   Apr-24-08 10:49 AM   #42 
  - That's exactly what it is. n/t  invictus   Apr-24-08 11:09 AM   #59 
  - You're absolutely correct. It's a typical racist dog-whistle.  TahitiNut   Apr-24-08 11:55 AM   #100 
  - Even without the racism, it's definitely intended to be demeaning and dismissive.  grace0418   Apr-24-08 05:28 PM   #154 
  - This "outrage"? From the "Hiltler", "Hillaroid", "Shillary" mob?  MethuenProgressive   Apr-24-08 10:54 AM   #44 
  - !  Bucky   Apr-24-08 11:33 AM   #75 
  - Tell that to all the adults in this world that are named Barry.  DemVet   Apr-24-08 11:49 AM   #88 
     - Are all those guys using it as a shortened version of "Barack"?  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-24-08 11:59 AM   #107 
     - When Obama was a kid, he was called Barry  Bucky   Apr-24-08 12:28 PM   #118 
     - Barry White. Barry Bonds. Barry Manilow. Barry Goldwater.  MethuenProgressive   Apr-24-08 01:43 PM   #138 
  - You forgot "BITCH."  Jamastiene   Apr-24-08 12:44 PM   #129 
     - I left out "whore" too. And the DUbama's cry about "Barry"? The name his own mother called him?  MethuenProgressive   Apr-24-08 02:22 PM   #143 
     - what's interesting is that the ONLY people in this thread using those words are  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 04:05 PM   #153 
  - Who knows and who cares? Any asswipe  48percenter   Apr-24-08 10:57 AM   #45 
  - Attempt to infantilize him...  RichardRay   Apr-24-08 10:58 AM   #47 
  - I think it should click with Indiana voters  hfojvt   Apr-24-08 11:00 AM   #50 
  - And that rhymes with P  intheflow   Apr-24-08 11:19 AM   #68 
     - Oh no!!  hfojvt   Apr-24-08 11:53 AM   #97 
  - I guess his real name just isn't 'Murkin enough for the Archie Bunker crowd.  ClassWarrior   Apr-24-08 11:08 AM   #55 
  - They use it because it sounds way cooler than "boy"  nichomachus   Apr-24-08 11:08 AM   #56 
  - It's one more instance of the Hillary camp channeling Bush  nichomachus   Apr-24-08 11:45 AM   #84 
  - because they want to call him boy.  mopinko   Apr-24-08 11:11 AM   #61 
  - not again, at least  NatBurner   Apr-24-08 11:20 AM   #69 
  - It's to show disrespect, to diminish  WesDem   Apr-24-08 11:21 AM   #70 
  - Subliminal suggestion that they will "bury" him.  Bucky   Apr-24-08 11:31 AM   #74 
  - It's diminutive  cbayer   Apr-24-08 11:36 AM   #78 
  - I am a Hillary supporter, and I wish people would NOT do this.  LisaM   Apr-24-08 11:41 AM   #82 
  - I agree  nichomachus   Apr-24-08 11:53 AM   #95 
  - I think that (if true) Bill would quickly be sent out as an at-large goodwill ambassador  LisaM   Apr-24-08 12:00 PM   #108 
     - One problem  nichomachus   Apr-24-08 12:10 PM   #113 
        - We only hear about the gaffes Bill makes  LisaM   Apr-24-08 01:35 PM   #137 
  - I agree with you.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-24-08 12:01 PM   #109 
  - It's easy...look at the tone of the post and the OP  CakeGrrl   Apr-24-08 11:42 AM   #83 
  - Be careful  nichomachus   Apr-24-08 11:49 AM   #90 
     - LEXICONGATE!!!  CakeGrrl   Apr-24-08 11:59 AM   #106 
     - You forgot one G...  stillcool47   Apr-24-08 06:30 PM   #157 
  - It WAS his chosen nickname. HE obviously never thought it was "emasculating". It is NOT, however,  WinkyDink   Apr-24-08 11:46 AM   #85 
  - barrygate: it put's the "B" in subtle  NatBurner   Apr-24-08 12:17 PM   #114 
  - Barry was his nickname when he was a kid.. (It's like repubs calling us DemocRAT party)  SoCalDem   Apr-24-08 11:49 AM   #89 
  - We, daily, see Obama supporters using Freeper terms  SaveOurDemocracy   Apr-24-08 12:35 PM   #122 
  - I've used Barry on and off for the past few weeks.  DemVet   Apr-24-08 11:50 AM   #91 
  - I'd expect nothing less from someone that thinks "Fatass" is also a clever dig.  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-24-08 11:55 AM   #99 
  - I'll you it too ~ Hillary is a Barry Girl  goclark   Apr-24-08 11:58 AM   #104 
     - I'm more moderate....  DemVet   Apr-24-08 12:06 PM   #111 
  - Although I've never referred to him as Barry, this is  SaveOurDemocracy   Apr-24-08 12:24 PM   #116 
  - Randi Rhodes got in trouble for using Hillary's HS nickname.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-24-08 12:29 PM   #119 
  - Are you inferring that "fucking whore" was Senator Clinton's  SaveOurDemocracy   Apr-24-08 12:31 PM   #120 
     - No, they are implying  notmypresident   Apr-24-08 12:34 PM   #121 
     - Well, thank you for that distinction. I'll remember that.  SaveOurDemocracy   Apr-24-08 12:37 PM   #124 
     - I'm not inferring that whatsoever.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-24-08 12:38 PM   #125 
        - I believe that's what you were implying .  SaveOurDemocracy   Apr-24-08 12:45 PM   #130 
  - Sure beats BITCH, doesn't it?  Jamastiene   Apr-24-08 12:41 PM   #126 
  - Upthread, one of your own still thinks Obama is a muslim.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-24-08 12:44 PM   #128 
  - really? you have a link to me calling hillary that?  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 12:48 PM   #132 
  - "bitch" and "whore" and "dumb white fuck" all Okey Dokey! with the BO DU mob.  MethuenProgressive   Apr-24-08 01:45 PM   #140 
  - He's a Jewish Muslim with a crazy-ass Minister.  rucky   Apr-24-08 12:42 PM   #127 
  - It's not new at all.  dchill   Apr-24-08 01:06 PM   #133 
  - and so transparently obvious to the rest of us.  Lerkfish   Apr-24-08 01:07 PM   #134 
     - To say that they think they're clever...  dchill   Apr-24-08 01:12 PM   #135 
  - He was once called Barry, mostly because the middle name got no traction.  barack the house   Apr-24-08 01:58 PM   #142 
  - It's their concept of clever.  Forkboy   Apr-24-08 02:28 PM   #145 
  - They've been calling him that over at FR for a long time  Azathoth   Apr-24-08 02:29 PM   #146 
  - I call him Barack because that's his name  Lilith Velkor   Apr-24-08 03:34 PM   #150 
  - Its not new, its matronizing and old. nt  quakerboy   Apr-24-08 07:15 PM   #158 

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