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"You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change,'" Obama continued, "it's still gonna stink after eight years.
"We’ve had enough of the same old thing! It’s time to bring about real change to Washington. And that’s the choice you’ve got in this election."
Originally posted by bknapple32
jamie, I had more faith in you. But on this topic, Ive lost it.
If you really think this is a sexist comment, then I think politics has clouded your vision. For that Im sorry.
and the quote you added, I already put in my fist post here, thats definitely not sexist.
Hes commending her for raising 5 kids. An accomplishment as parent in this world. Wheres the sexism?
Sheesh, talk about reaching......
i thought for sure jamie would stick to the pact that we would raise the level of discourse here, but if this is viewed as sexist to jaime, then i am done debating with that poster. I find it ridiculous that this has even gotten a few responses defending the OP and attacking obama.
Originally posted by jamie83
Let me break it down for you...
A couple of weeks ago Obama had a big lead.
McCain picked Palin as VP.
Palin had 40 million people watch her destroy everything about Obama's persona -his styrofoam columns, his memoirs vs. laws, his wife's lack of pride in her country, his parting of the waters, etc.
It was either a sexist cheap shot, or easily perceived as one. If the former, it says something about his character. If the latter, it says something about him being so clueless that he didn't realize he would be labeled a sexist for this comment. Either way, he looks bad.
In my opinion Obama called Sarah Palin an ungly pig, and John McCain stinking old. It was insulting, and though he may try to explain it all away, the world knows exactly what he meant. And this will be his political suicide.
Originally posted by skeptic1
reply to post by Fromabove
Then, if you can deduct that, then I can turn around and deduct that Obama hates animals.....I mean, discussing putting chemicals on a poor piggys snout and wrapping a poor elderly trout in newspaper to suffocate!!! How dare he?!?!?!
I guess it is a matter of opinion....
I read what he said, and took the time to notice that when he said "putting lipstick on a pig" was preceded by a phrase about.....CHANGE.
And, what he said about wrapping an old fish in newspaper was preceded by a phrase about.....CHANGE.
So, I deduct he was talking about.....CHANGE.
Poor choice of words? Yes.
Easily twisted? Yes.
Matter of interpretation? Maybe.
Meant as an obvious insult to Palin and McCain? More than likely not.
Originally posted by jetxnet
True and it also coincides with Obama's explanation as to why McCain doesn't like him (or his supporters) in an earlier speech - "Because .. i'm Black?"
Another lame attempt to discredit his opponent. It's how he won his Senate election, but will lose this election. He set his sights a little to high this time for that kind of BS.
It was a poor choice of words, a choice of words that is easliy twisted. But, I don't think it was a deliberate slam at McCain or Palin.