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nyccitizen Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:00 PM
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Will Obama use his middle name when taking the oath of office?

(Knock on wood!)

Didn't know if it was protocol to use your full name when taking the Oath of Office... looking at youtube, it appears that Clinton, Kennedy, and Bush 41 did, but Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan didn't.

Oh man, after all the Hussein bullshit from the right, it would be so sweet to see him use it as he's sworn into office. Now that would be some serious schadenfreude.


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FVZA_Colonel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:00 PM
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1. It would be a nice middle-finger to the Right if he did.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:01 PM
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2. He should. Just to rub their noses in their own crap!!!! nt
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Alhena Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:08 PM
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12. No, do it because every president does it. Omitting it would be a horrible signal
that an Arab-sounding name is something to be ashamed of. I guarantee you he will use his full name, as well he should.
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nyccitizen Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:11 PM
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15. Every president doesn't do it. See above. nt
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:01 PM
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3. of course he should...
he should be proud too.....
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Ozma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:02 PM
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6. Absolutely agree!
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:01 PM
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4. He's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't
The right will blast him either way.
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Ozma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:02 PM
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5. George Walker Bush, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Richard Milhouse Nixon
James Earl Carter, George Herbert Walker Bush, ..........I think they all DID use their full name.
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nyccitizen Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:04 PM
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8. Yeah, but Reagan dropped the "Wilson" and Carter was sworn in as "Jimmy Carter"...


...now that's folksy.
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:02 PM
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7. Hell yes he should
I will be mad if he doesn't use his middle name/
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HopeFor2006 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:05 PM
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9. Why not? Isn't King Hussein a strong ally of the US?
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:05 PM
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10. I hope he uses it
rub their faces in it. }(
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Sodan Donating Member (802 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:06 PM
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11. Of course!
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nyccitizen Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:08 PM
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13. I kind of hope he does, but my guess is he won't...

Since Reagan and Carter didn't, he probably won't either. If everyone else did, I'm sure he would.
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MJkcj Donating Member (167 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:11 PM
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14. I hope he does. he has no reason to be ashamed. and I think he will
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:11 PM
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16. Interesting! I always thought that Carter swore in as "James Earl" and Reagan as "Ronald Wilson."
Were you able to watch footage of those two Inaugurations?

And if so, what did the Chief Justice say to them beforehand, meaning did he say "I, Jimmy Carter" or "I, James Earl Carter" for Carter to repeat after him?

If you are right about Carter and Reagan, that clearly busted the strong old precedent, and I'd guess Obama therefore WON'T say Hussein.
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nyccitizen Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:15 PM
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18. I did watch them and...

They were prompted with exactly what they said: Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Now, I don't know which Reagan one I saw, 1980 or 1984. He might've been sworn in as RWR in 80 and then just shortened it in 84.
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smalll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:17 PM
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20. Thanks to you for your research!
I'm pretty confident now that Obama won't say Hussein.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:14 PM
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17. Of course he should use it
It's his name. He can wear it with pride.
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pokercat999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:16 PM
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19. I'd not only use it I'd SPELL IT OUT !!!
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:19 PM
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21. I think he's already indicated he would
He was kind of making a joke about the "concern" about his being different from past presidents when he said it, I believe.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:21 PM
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22. I could care less, as long as he's sworn in.......
And serves for the length of his term, and then one more.
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ellius101 Donating Member (128 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:23 PM
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23. Can't imagine him not using it!
Would send a horrible message if he didnt.
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NancyG Donating Member (483 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:58 PM
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26. Why? He should do whatever he wants to do.
Edited on Sat Nov-01-08 08:00 PM by NancyG
Doesn't matter to me either way, just that he is the one sworn in. Sweet.
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DrPresident Donating Member (348 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:35 PM
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24. He should it's his name he should be proud of it
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:36 PM
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25. His choice. I doubt it.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 07:59 PM
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27. I thought it was standard to do so. If so, I can't think of a single reason why he wouldn't.
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suston96 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 08:00 PM
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28. Doesn't the Chief Justice swearing him in say it first? nt
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Pithy Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 08:02 PM
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29. I don't see why not
'Hussein' means 'handsome' in Hasidic. As Colin Powell pointed out, whether he follows Islam or Christianity really shouldn't matter.
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MadrasT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 08:29 PM
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30. And some people...
were wondering what we'd all talk about after the election. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I have no strong feeling one way or t'other. Just so long as he's in the Oval Office on 1/20/2009. :bounce:
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Okie4Obama Donating Member (188 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 08:30 PM
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31. He should.
It's his name.
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Erin Elizabeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 08:31 PM
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32. Why wouldn't he? It's his name.
It was his father's name. And honestly, "Hussein" is about as common a name in some parts of the world as "Christopher" is here.
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