It was really hard to excerpt the original Politico article this story came from, simply because it was filled with so much damn stupid. Apparently Rep. Steve King thinks it's "bizarre" for President-elect Obama to use his full name during the swearing-in ceremony, presumably because his middle name is "Hussein" rather than some good ol' American name like "Arnold."
He doesn’t like the fact that the president-elect will be sworn in using that middle name during Tuesday’s Inauguration.
After telling the Associated Press last year that Obama’s middle name was among the reasons Islamic terrorists would rejoice over his election, King says he’s since been careful to avoid using it. Thus he found Obama’s decision to allow it be mentioned on the steps of the Capitol “bizarre” and “a double-standard.”
“Is that reserved just for him, not his critics?” King asked.
How can someone this oblivious/dumb/racist (take your pick) get elected to Congress? The problem is not saying Barack Hussein Obama --the problem is when you stress Hussein and use it to imply that, because of his name, he is somehow un-American. I know wingnuts like to pretend that that's not their intention, but come on. We saw it over and over and over during the campaign.