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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  February 29, 2008
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Barack Obama's Middle Name

The protests of the use of Barack's middle name should highlight the amazing fact that the general public is still so ignorant about the current frontrunner for the Democrat presidential nomination and the interest of many that they remain ignorant.

What's really behind the vehement protests against the mention of Barack Obama's middle name and the arrogant advice of some Democrats NOT to oppose him in certain ways (as though they really want to be helpful to those who DON'T want Barack to become the President of the United States)?

Answer: Grave concern that the Barack bubble will burst, if he's closely inspected.

The middle name of the candidate of hope and change (and supporter of infanticide and euthanasia as well as abortion) is Hussein. When it's mentioned, some folks go insane.

But the rookie United States Senator is a son of the late Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., a Kenyan Muslim who died long ago as a result of an automobile accident in his homeland, and Barack has not chosen to legally change his name.

The protests of the use of Barack's middle name should highlight the amazing fact that the general public is still so ignorant about the current frontrunner for the Democrat presidential nomination and the interest of many that they remain ignorant.

Similarly, when a photo of Barack posing a couple of years ago in African garb during a visit to Kenya was posted on The Drudge Report and shown on television, the Obama campaign treated it as a racist dirty trick.

It was a posed photo!

If Barack did not want to the American people to see him so dressed, he should not have dressed that way and posed for the photo.

In my article "More on Mrs. Obama's Thesis," I stated what should be obvious: "There needs to be scrutiny of the Obamas and their goals instead of blithe assumption that they are the solution to America's problems."

An astute lady greatly pained by the political correctness scandal commonly known as the Duke case emailed me: "...that one sentence summarizes exactly what needs to be done before the November elections. Hillary hasn't called Obama out on the issues because she too is a socialist; McCain has been forced to apologize for someone else saying Barack HUSSEIN Obama. The same PC forces that are still molding the Duke case ("let's just move along...") are running our country--into the ground."

The lady is right.

John Sidney McCain thought that someone else stating Barack Hussein Obama's full name was reason for him to apologize.

Political correctness gone mad.

Democrats enjoyed using President Nixon's middle name (Milhouse), but Barack's middle name should not be used (lest people be inspired to learn more about him).

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not ashamed to be called Martin Luther King and he was very proud of Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr.

Both of them were Christian and the Reverend was NOT a bigamist.

The son of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. (a Muslim who married Barack's mother while still married to his first wife) has not legally changed his name and seems worried that the mention of his middle name might be problematic with some potential voters.

Barack identifies himself as a Christian, but he lies when he finds it helpful. For example, during his Ohio debate with Hillary he identified himself as a constitutional law professor when lamenting his failure to block the United States Congress from passing a law permitting Terri Schiavo's parents to go to federal court to try to prevent Terri from being starved and dehydrated to death. The truth is that he was a lecturer, not a professor, and he has to know the difference.

Barack's a self-identified Christian who not only received the highest praise from Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, but also chose as his pastor the radical Reverend Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.

Wikipedia: "Wright has...attracted controversy for his association with Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. Wright travelled to Libya with Farrakhan in the 1980s. In 2007, Wright addressed this by saying 'When [Obama’s] enemies find out that in 1984 I went to Tripoli to visit Colonel Gadaffi with Farrakhan, a lot of his Jewish support will dry up quicker than a snowball in hell.' In 2007, Trumpet Magazine (published and edited by Wright's daughter) presented the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award to Farrakhan, whom it said 'truly epitomized greatness.' Wright is quoted in the magazine offering praise of Farrakhan 'as one of the 20th and 21st century giants of the African American religious experience' and also praised Farrakhan's 'integrity and honesty.'"

Yes, Barack said he disagreed with the decision to give that award to Farrakhan and also "denounced" and (after prodding from Hillary) also "rejected" Farrakhan's support during their Ohio debate. But Farrakhan was NOT cunningly expressing support of Barack to hurt him and Barack has not been scrutinized.

Plenty of Presidents of the United States happily used their middle names: John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, James Knox Polk, Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Chester Alan Arthur, William Howard Taft, Warren Gamaliel Harding, Herbert Clark Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dwight David Eisenhower, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Richard Milhouse Nixon, Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., James Earl Carter, Jr., Ronald Wilson Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton and George Walker Bush.

Harry S Truman didn't have a middle name, so he selected a middle initial for himself.

Stephen Grover Cleveland enjoyed his middle name so much than he dropped his first name.

Likewise, Thomas Woodrow Wilson and John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. used their middle names.

President Grant modified his name (originally Hiram Ulysses Grant) long before he appeared to be a presidential possibility, to avoid teasing.

Wikipedia: "At the age of 17, Grant entered the United States Military Academy...after securing a nomination through his U.S. Congressman, Thomas L. Hamer. Hamer erroneously nominated him as 'Ulysses S. Grant of Ohio,'knowing Grant's mother's maiden name was Simpson and forgetting that Grant was referred to in his youth as 'H. Ulysses Grant' or 'Lyss.' Grant wrote his name in the entrance register as 'Ulysses Hiram Grant' (concerned that he would otherwise become known by his initials, H.U.G.), but the school administration refused to accept any name other than the nominated form. Grant adopted the form of his new name with middle initial only."

Hopefully, the attention focused on Barack's middle name and posed photo of him dressed in African garb will inspire scrutiny of Barack, especially his Islamic and Kenyan connections, sooner rather than later.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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