"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said as the crowd cheered. "It's still a pig."
Is this really the man we want for our President? A man that has so little respect for his political opponents that he has to resort to name calling? Is this the man that said he would rise above negative ads and be civil? Is this the man that wanted to keep the focus on the issues?
Yes. This is the same man. The same man who also referred to Americans in small towns who cling to their religious beliefs and guns as "bitter."
Questionable associations, questionable views on his fellow Americans, a man who resorts to insults of his political opponents instead of challenging them on their issues and their vision of what America's future should be. A man who has contempt for women who used the same sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton in the primaries--referring to Hillary throwing the China and the whole buffet at him. Referring to Hillary getting her "claws" out.
John McCain is not Barack Obama. He's an honorable man that doesn't take cheap sexist pot shots.
Apparently, there's more to this innocent remark than meets the eye. Apparently, John McCain said the same thing about Hillary Clinton. Apparently, this is an old expression, etc, etc. Well, if it was an innocent expression, I apologize to Mr. Obama for using my blog to say what I think. BECAUSE I had never heard the expression before, and yet, I'm a pretty reasonable person and this is what I interpreted Obama's quip to mean. I'm sure I'm not alone, even if it was an innocent quip. Here are what others in the blogosphere have commented:
It was a stupid set of comments by Obama. He will have to spend the next several days explaining himself instead of explaining why he is better than Bush. I believe that it was deliberate, which further illustrates his poor campaigning, a sin of commission. Can't his political handlers get through to him that he has to rise above all the squabbling and let his surrogates chuck the slime... What a maroon...
The bottom line is that Mr. Nobama needs the white vote and he will only get if on the east and west coasts.He will not get the white vote in middle America. It also appears that Mr. Nobama is running against Mrs. Palin, poor campaign strategy so far. And as far as Joe biden is concerned, he was born with a golden shoe in his mouth.......And he is good at it.
Does anyone remember when Barack put his middle finger across his cheek when he mentioned Hilary during the primaries and he denied that it was intentional.
I think this man has a problem with women.
Does he have any high ranking woman on his campaign staff. I think not.
By the way, I think his mentor Wright's latest concubine could use some glossy lipstick.
I laughed when read that Obama and his campaign now say that he wasn't speaking about Palin when he said his lipstick/pig comment.
Does he expect us to believe he hadn't seen Palins speech or the constant replaying of her hockeymom/lipstick joke?
This is just like him denying that he heard any crazy statments made by his Pastor of twenty years.
NewsFlash Obama!! Despite what your European friends think, Americans aren't THAT stupid.
Okay, the 'lipstick pig' remark can be explained away.Regardless of what you believe on this side of the non-issue distraction that has once again diverted our focus from the real issues of this campaign, if this were not an intentional barb at Palin and McCain, Obama should be a gentleman about it and just admit that he wasn't thinking and he should apologize to Governor Palin. That both campaigns are now pointing fingers at each other accomplishes nothing and demonstrates how those vying for the most important political office in the world are all capable of acting like a two-year old. I really believe our politicians need to rise above all this and start behaving like world statesmen.
Please expalin the next comment after that one. "You can take an old fish wrap it in paper called 'change'. It still stinks..."
Women (and men) know that sexist pigs have referred to a part of a woman's anatomy as 'fishy'. Obama means "Palin = old fish... still stinks... fishy... stinky...!!!
What next... a lap cat???
WOMEN ARE SICK OF SEXIST PIGS.
OBAMA... THE WOMEN JUST LEFT YOU!!!
Bottom line, Obama should have apologized as soon as it was brought to his attention. McCain should have ignored it without demanding an apology or retaliating. Neither one is acting very Presidential right now, and somehow, both the candidates vying to be President are now focusing all their energy on Governor Palin, the Vice-Presidential Candidate. Remind me, who's running for President again?
For further reading on this continued non-issue, please see Moi is not a pig, Moi is a superstar.
Thanks for reading.