Much adu is being made over Piyush “Bobby” Jindal’s name. It seems that in a desperate attempt to spread racism, Democrats are trying to remind voters of Jindal’s ethnic background. That their usage of Jindal’s proper name instead of the name Bobby Jindal has been called his entire life is to yell at the voters about Jindal, ‘He’s not white’. It’s not the first time that a person’s name has been used to the opponent’s advantage, but I don’t recall a name being used to spread racism.
During his campaign against President Bush I, Clinton would say “Mr. Bush” instead of President Bush and throughout the first term, the MSM would treat Bush II in the same manner, referring to the President as “Mr. Bush” instead of “Mr. President”. Even during the Reagan years, Democrats dubbed the President “Ray Gun” for his ‘Star Wars Program’ and called him the “Teflon President”.
It wasn’t just the Democrats who acted this way as Republicans would call the Hillary-Bill tandem “HillBillies” or “Slick Willie”. It could be expected that Democrat opponents and Republicans would refer to Obama Barack by his middle name ‘Hussein’, in an attempt to remind voters of Saddam Hussein. However, in Barack’s case, it may just prove beneficial since it was Osama, not Saddam, who bombed the trade center. Calling him Hussein may cause voters to forget his first name sounds like a terrorist.
But while we are going to make much adu about our candidates names, then isn’t it fair to treat Jindal’s opponents, infact, all candidates with the same respect? One could say candidate Tony G! (Gentile) promotes the first letter instead of his surname because he’s ashamed of his last name. Maybe it sounds too Arabic, or perhaps he’s afraid that voters might think he’s Jewish. Who knows, but if he chooses to go by ‘Tony G!’, he ought to be careful in today’s political atmosphere, somebody might just make an issue of it.
And what about Foster Campbell? What is that? Australian beer soup? That certainly would explain why his campaign theme is to chase away oil refineries, he could then replace them with Australian breweries. Why on earth would somebody choose to go their entire life with the first name Foster? After 18 years, you’d think the guy would have been smart enough to legally change it. The fact that he didn’t ought to be enough to disqualify him from becoming the next Governor.
T. Lee Horne doesn’t sound bad, since his first name is Thomas, but I can’t seem to forget that this guy had thongs with his name on it available for his campaign fundraiser. Do you know how hard it is for me to not assume that he really changed the last letter of his name to ‘E’ from a ‘Y’? It’s a brilliant idea for campaign financing, I’d buy one just for the laughs, but there’s only one way for that to win over votes. That’s a lot of work for a woman if she’s going to use it for campaign material, but if she really believes in him… who knows what she can accomplish? And while we’re on the subject, we have a guy named “Leyoub” considering running?
We also have a guy who has three names, all of which can be found in the Bible, in ‘James David Cain’, a couple of guys with first names in John Georges and Chris John. And Then there is “Hardy Parkerson”… Every time I hear his name, I’m thinking of old pirates (Hardy Har Har) shaking uncontrollably (Parkinson’s disease). In fact, there’s only two candidates in this Governor’s race that has a normal name, Walter Boasso and Raymond Brown.
We have a guy who’s first name is “Royal” running for Attorney General. Another guy who’s called “Spider”, another called “Buddy”, “Tank”, “Romo” (Which is better than Errol), “Mert”, and “Bodi”, which at least are merely nicknames. Could you imagine going through life with the name ‘Cleo Fields‘? I prefer strawberries fields forever. Then there’s Regina ‘Ashford’ Barrow which sounds more like a burned up car than it does a person’s name.
We have a guys named “Noble“, “Clo“, “Hollis“, “Elbert“, and “Elcie“. With names like this and these people still won; And the Democrats think they can win by making an issue of Bobby Jindal’s name “Piyush”? I haven’t even mentioned “Jalila“, “Nita Rusich“, “Avon” (Ding Dong), “Kellogg” (not a last name) and did I mention we have a woman in the Senate whose last name is “Broome“? Shouldn’t she be back in the House cleaning?
There’s “Huey”, oh, “Kingfish”…… Being a Southern state, quite frankly, we should feel fortunate not to have somebody elected named ‘Bubba Billy Bob’ or ‘Ella Marie Mae’. Somehow “Piyush” is a fitting name of a Louisiana Governor.
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