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memyselfI
09-11-2008, 06:04 AM
Perhaps the DNC should have scrubbed their website before NObama decided this would be a good line to use.

I'm sure this is just an unfortunate coinky dinky...NOT.

http://www.democrats.org/page/community/post/elizabethberry/Cgsq


http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view.bg?articleid=1118370
No prettying up Barack Obama’s gaffe
By Michael Graham
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - Added 4h ago
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Let’s start with the obvious and inarguable: Of course Sen. Barack Obama’s comment about “lipstick on a pig” was a reference to Supergirl Sarah Palin.

You know it, I know it and the partisan crowd that literally rose to their feet and cheered when they heard it know it.

And it’s nothing new. Democrats shot the lipstick line at Gov. Palin on their official Web site last week with a posting entitled “McCain’s Selection of Palin is Lipstick on a Pig” - accompanied by what I’m sure was intended to be a flattering photo of the Alaska outdoorswoman.

And - coincidence or something more? - the same day Obama made his crack, a Democratic congressman introducing Joe Biden said of Sarah Palin, “There’s no way you can dress up her record, even with a lot of lipstick.”

If there was anyone in the audience still too dense to get it - say, an employee of CNN, perhaps - Obama immediately followed up with a reference to the McCain/Palin campaign wrapping “an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change.’ ”

A lipstick-wearing pig and an old fish? Gee, who could he possibly be talking about?

So please, my Obama-supporting friends, let’s stop the nonsense about how Obama’s lipstick talk was, as he put it yesterday, an “innocent comment,” or that the reaction is “phony outrage.”

You want phony outrage? Flashback to Hillary Clinton’s “3 a.m.” ad. Remember it? The helpless children asleep in bed, the insistent ringing of the phone, etc., etc. And some Obama supporters immediately cried “racism” because, they claimed, the ad played on white fears of black home invaders.

Or, even more laughable, that the first three letters of the word “night” in the kid’s “Goodnight Moon” pajamas were highlighted for nefarious purposes.

Now that was phony. What has happened to Sarah Palin in the past 10 days is, for many women, far too real. And for whatever reason, on Tuesday Obama chose to personally join in the, ahem, “fun.”

I say this as someone who is by nature an eye-roller when it comes to charges of sexism and racism. I tend to greet these accusations with a Freudian reminder that “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”

But this time, the overt sexism towers like a Berlin pillar over an Obama campaign speech.

Smart people are asking why Obama would do something so dumb. He couldn’t have meant to say it, they argue, because he had to know it would exacerbate his biggest political problem - women voters abandoning the Democratic ticket.

I agree. This wasn’t a political plot. It was a Barack Obama point of personal privilege.

What we’re seeing is how Barack Obama performs under pressure. And so far, it isn’t pretty.

I believe Obama knows it, which is why I believe he indulged that moment of unbecoming snarkiness on Tuesday. He did the same thing back in April when, during a speech about Hillary’s attacks, he carefully “scratched” his face with his middle finger. And, then as now, the crowd picked up on his digital communications.

Alphaman
09-11-2008, 06:42 AM
uh if you read what the article on the Democratic site says, Palin would be the lipstick, McCain's policies would be the pig. That is also what Obama said on Letterman last night.

Mr. Kotter
09-11-2008, 06:44 AM
uh if you read what the article on the Democratic site says, Palin would be the lipstick, McCain's policies would be the pig. That is also what Obama said on Letterman last night.


What he said, isn't as important as how his audience clearly interpreted it.

headsnap
09-11-2008, 06:45 AM
uh if you read what the article on the Democratic site says, Palin would be the lipstick, McCain's policies would be the pig. That is also what Obama said on Letterman last night.
though I had never taken it as a sexist remark before, your above statement if true will change my mind.

penchief
09-11-2008, 06:49 AM
What he said, isn't as important as how his audience clearly interpreted it.

Yet, when I saw clips of McCain using that very same phrase in the past his audiences reacted in same manner. How does that square with your repeated assertion that Obama's intent was clear because of the audience's response?

Direckshun
09-11-2008, 11:16 AM
I promise to actively harrass the next person to earnestly use the phrase "coinky dinky."

Promise.