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Bill Cunningham Unfairly attacked for "Disparaging" Obama

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by TomVols, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

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    http://www.700wlw.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=119585&article=3330224

    This is somewhat obsurd. I've listened to "Willie" for years (thank God for XM radio) and he always uses a President or politician's full name (Ronald Wilson Regan, William Jefferson Clinton, etc.) when speaking of them. I know some people throw out Hussein as a slam, but this is not this guy's style. Since when did a middle name become an insult?

    The fact that McCain fell over himself cowtowing to the media shows a lot about McCain. This is not a Don Imus thing. This is a media which should be covering issues and real events clamoring over headlines for the sake of headlines.
     
  2. KenH

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    Good for Senator McCain. I appreciate what he did. It would be like someone introducing Senator Obama and referring to Senator McCain as "Senator McWar". If an introductory speaker did such a thing I would expect Senator Obama to respond in the same manner that Senator McCain did.

    By the way, I like Bill Cunningham. I used to listen to him at night on WLW probably around 20 years ago.
     
  3. Dagwood

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    Bill Cunningham is a typical right-wing AM radio hack, nothing more.
     
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    If Barak Obama is ashamed of his middle name why doesnt he just use his middle initial? Barak H. Obama. Like Harry S. Truman or Dwight D. Eisenhower. After all, what was George Washinton's middle name? We sure get caught up in the silliest things dont we? Noboy even knew who Sadaam Hussein was when Obama was given that name. Instead of being concerned about his socialist policies we worry about his middle name.
     
  5. KenH

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    Appears to me that is those on the extreme conservative of the spectrum that have the most problem with it. I am not surprised.

    I have not heard Senator Obama say that he is ashamed of it. That is nothing more than innuendo.
     
  6. Martin

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    ==Let's back up here a second. I live in an area of the country where many, many people believe all sorts of strange things. The false belief that Obama is a muslim is widely held in this area. So when I hear Mr. Cunningham, or anyone else for that matter, constantly using Obama's middle name it raises flags with me. In my mind that person is trying to appeal to ignorant people who ignore truth in favor of political spin and lies. It would not raise flags with other people because it is not an issue with McCain or Clinton.

    I think Mr. Cunningham knew what he was saying. Why? Because he has turned on McCain too quickly. Now he says he is going to vote for Clinton? If that turns out to be true Mr. Cunningham is no more conservative than Al Gore. I am tempted to put him in the same category as Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity. People who do nothing but enflame and create controversy.

    McCain did the right thing in distancing himself from Mr. Cunningham's remarks. If Mr. Cunningham was a mature, respectful, conservative he would have understood McCain's position. The facts however tell us that Mr. Cunningham is up to something and being a mature, respectful, conservative is not it (support McCain or not).
     
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    What was with Michael Dukakis referring to the VP candidate as "J. Danforth Quayle?" Fortunately the older Bush immediately called him on that, but he was defended by other Democrats. So... what's good the jackass is good for the elephant.
     
  8. saturneptune

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    Entertainers like Cunningham are bottom feeders, and produce a trash quality of product. People like this appeal to those who cannot think for themselves, and have a very shallow understanding of this country.

    Duct tape would solve the problem, but the best thing we can do for people like this is turn the "off" button.

    This kind of person has peers named Springer, Imus, Stern.

    Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, we were given a brain by God, and a Spirit to rise above this type of garbage.
     
  9. TomVols

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    1st, Cunningham is a conservative liberterian by description.

    2nd, Fox News said Cunningham stated he would vote for HIllary. However, that is not what he said on his show yesterday. He said (and repeated during Eddie And Tracy) that he would (jokingly) be forced to support Ralph Nader.

    3rd, if Willie had never referred to candidates this way, then level all the criticism you want. But he referred to John McCain's middle name. Where's that outcry? :laugh:

    This is falling along party lines I see. I just appreciate that the media and the politicians are spending time on this instead of trivial matters like the war, the economy, etc. :BangHead:
     
  10. KenH

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    I have heard audio excerpts today where Mr. Cunningham did say he would vote for Senator Clinton.
     
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    ==This morning, MSNBC played the tape of Cunningham saying he would support Clinton. I believe I also heard it on CNN XM Radio. If you want to hear it, visit Youtube.com, type Bill Cunningham in the search box, then click on sort by and date added. I think the third link down will be correct. I would link to it, but the comments are beyond vile so I will not.

    ==Actually I am a Republican.
     
  12. TomVols

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    I can only attest to what I heard Willie say on Eddie & Tracy yesterday at around 5:20 pm. He said he might be forced to support Nader. It's probably at the WLW website on demand.
     
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