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Obama The Sexist: You Can Put Lipstick On A Pig

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posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:19 PM
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"No, she’s new!" Obama said. "She hasn’t been on the scene, you know, she’s got five kids and my hat goes off to anybody who’s looking after five. I’ve got two and they tire Michelle and me out!"


Good find. I now have a question for Obama. If TWO KIDS tire you out, how will you deal with crises in the world? These are his own words.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:20 PM
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Just think about this...

If Obama even tried to apologize, what could he say?

"Um.... uh.... I'm sorry if I offended um... anybody. I wasn't even thinking um... about Sarah Palin or um... that lipstick thing she um.... said at the convention..... even though my next sentence was um.... about Sarah Palin. I totally um... uh... forgot about the um... lipstick um... and pitbull.... um... joke she told.

Would that be a credible explanation?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:23 PM
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A tough question for the libs/dems.

Obama had to know Palin's lipstick/hockey mom comment from her speech at the RNC was resonatng across the country. Just like he had to know his (alleged) muslim faith was also a hot button for the electorate.

But somehow he let the "my muslim faith" gaffe slip out, and now he uses lipstick and pig in the same sentence - which any fool would know would be seen as an attack on Palin.

Either Obama is cold, calculating and means it as an insult when he says things like this, or he isn't as "brilliant" as you all seem to think and says dumb things.

So, which is it?

[edit on 9/9/2008 by centurion1211]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

Either O(bs)ama is cold, calculating and means it as an insult when he says things like this, or he isn't as "brilliant" as you all seem to think and says dumb things.

So, which is it?


Maybe he is desperate to get the chatter away from his Muslim faith comment and onto his pig comment. All in all, I agree with the OP that he seems to be imploding under the pressure.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211
So, which is it?


In my view, it is the clearest evidence he's trapped in a bubble made by his supporter's unquestioning adoration.

Did you see the audience respond when he hadn't even gotten the full statement out of his mouth?

It's why arguments he meant something else are completely bogus. That audience had no doubt what reference Obama was making.


(Check the youtube video I posted at the bottom of the last page and see for yourself.)

EDIT:

For convenience, here it is again:




[edit on 9-9-2008 by loam]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by jetxnet


I don't know damn well that it was directed at Sarah Palin, thank you. What I do know is that it might not have been the best analogy to use at the time. It's a figure of speech, relax.


The original analogy is this: "If you polish a Tird, it is still a Tird".

The above is the ORIGINAL analogy.

Obama just changed it (he's all about change you know) and adapted to Palin's lipstick comment.

Why did the crowd laugh and cheer at such a basic analogy? It's because they, too, knew it was directed at Palin.

Obama can do no wrong in your eyes. You have placed him on a rediculous pedastal built on a House of Cards.



You are right. I am wrong. Thank you for putting me in my place. If you will please excuse me, I am off to watch some MSNBC (It's Rachel's 2nd day of her new show you know). This is not a one line post.

Cheers.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:48 PM
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Ok, allow me to repost without the little attack.

MCCAIN SAID THE EXACT SAME THING! The only differnence was HE WAS ACTUALL ATTACKING A WOMAN! Obama was going after McCain's "change" plan.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:52 PM
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Uh, he wasn't talking about Palin. He was talking about McCain now talking about "change."

He words, in context: "The other side, suddenly, they're saying 'we're for change too,' " Obama told the crowd. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough."

He's clearly talking about McCain now being all about "change," too. Unless maybe you think he's also calling Palin an old fish, it should be clear what he meant.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:58 PM
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Unless maybe you think he's also calling Palin an old fish, it should be clear what he meant.


He was calling McCain the old Fish and Palin the Pig.

One analogy for each person.

I thought both were lame analogies though.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by jetxnet


You Palin supporters are a bunch of hypocrits. McCain must be a sexist too because he used the same context when talking about Hillary Clintons heathplan in October 2007.

"I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said of her proposal.

www.swamppolitics.com...


So we get a picture but no video of him saying this. Only hearsay on a leftist political blog.

Hmmm.



Ok, here's your video to augment the hearsay on a leftist political blog. At 9:27 McCain makes his "lipstick on a pig" remark as a direct respone to an audience member's question about Hillary's healthcare plan, eliciting laughter from the audience. I guess they think he is referring to Hillary, the same way everyone thinks Obama is referring to Palin.

www.youtube.com...

[edit on 9-9-2008 by UnBreakable]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:01 PM
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Ok, here's your video. At 9:27 McCain makes his "lipstick on a pig" as a direct respone to an audience member's question about Hillary's healthcare plan, eliciting laughter from the audience. I guess they think he is referring to Hillary, the same way everyone thinks Obama is referring to Palin.

www.youtube.com...


Thanks .. though McCain's seems more indirect.

Obama used a couple of analogies - one for both Palin and McCain. The Obama comment comes shortly after the Palin comment about "Lipstick" and the crowd certainly took as such.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:06 PM
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Originally posted by UnBreakable
eliciting laughter from the audience. I guess they think he is referring to Hillary, the same way everyone thinks Obama is referring to Palin.



Here's a thought.

The whole "lipstick on a pig" metaphor is about trying to dress up something and make it look appealing when in reality it's not. It's about superficial cosmetic appearance vs. what's underneath.

The irony is that of all the candidates I have more confidence that Palin is exactly who she says she is. There's no pretenses about her. And of all the candidates in this election, there is NONE that fit the description of putting "lipstick on a pig" better than Barack Obama.

His entire campaign is about making people think he's something different than he really is. And this is exactly what he described doing in his book.

Lipstick on a pig. Who does that expression really fit?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:08 PM
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Hillary hadn’t made any lipstick references to herself before then so there was no context for McCain to play off of.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:09 PM
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Well said. That's a very valid criticism, that maybe Obama shouldn't be using that phrase because it might apply more to him. But saying Obama was calling Palin a pig is not valid, because it just didn't happen. It takes way too much reading between the lines and false outrage to reach that conclusion.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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No One's apologized. There is no reason to apologize. He was attacking McCain's "Change" while McCain was personally attacking a woman.



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:12 PM
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So because Palin made that joke, it's now impossible to employ any idiom or folk saying that involves lipstick? She owns that word now?



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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Oh come on folks! You people have got to be kidding.. This was an exact reference to Palin. There is no play on words and you can't explain it away. Obama is a sexist, racist pig.

So if McCain said... "Obama is chucking spears at my VP" I would bet the same people defending Obama would be foaming at the mouth here.


Edit to add: You can try to explain it away folks but the girls in this country don't like being called a pig and when you slam one of the team on the national stage you might as well just drop the C bomb and get it overwith. I can just imagine what he calls his wife...

Its over folks. This guy has a lot of growing up to do.

[edit on 9-9-2008 by northof8]



posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 09:18 PM
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Here's a video with a little more context. I really don't get how anyone can say he's talking about Palin. If he is, it's a sudden, random, and radical change from the ideas that were just flowing out of his mouth in the previous sentences:




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