His full name is Barack Hussein Obama. Some conservatives felt that, since he was black, he wasn't a 'real' American and shouldn't be President. However, it's taboo to actually express racist feelings like that so they fell back on the, still offensive but not as nakedly racist, idea that Obama was "foreign" in some way, particularly that he was Muslim. To emphasize this, these conservatives would refer to him using his Muslim middle name Hussein.
· 12 months ago