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Seriously Obama, “Lipstick on a Pig?”

Posted by Ryan on September 9, 2008

This guy looks like a complete ass.  Here’s what we know:

We know Obama believes his own hype. 

We also know that his messianic complex has taken a beating over the last week or so based on Obama’s shrinking poll numbers. 

We also know, like everyone else, that Sarah Palin’s ad libbed joke from her spectacular RNC speech about “the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?  Lipstick,” was one of the most memorable lines of either convention, and clearly any inference to “lipstick” will be associated with her either intentional or not.

We know what he said today: “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.  You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change; it’s still going to stink after 8 years.”

Hence, my hypothesis is that Obama knew exactly what he was saying in this instance.  This is more than an accidental gaffe, this is desperate, mean-spirited politics.  Sure McCain inferred something similar about She Who Must Not Be Named (well c’mon it’s SWMNBN — that’s too easy!), but McCain was not running against SWMNBN at the time and SWMNBN did not just enter national politics as a certified, poll-tested game-changer two weeks ago.  Obama needs to jazz up his base, so he gave them a little red meat.  Either that or Obama’s just a rube since the potential for this gaffe to backfire is immense.

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4 Responses to “Seriously Obama, “Lipstick on a Pig?””

  1. pacer521 said

    ok, I am a liberal, and although I disagree with everything in this post, it was a mistake to make the pig comment.

    http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/

  2. someone said

    Bravo Barry, looks like you have traded your shovel in for a back hoe at the rate you are diggin that hole for yourself, it’s painfully obvious the old stinky fish was a reference to McCain and the pig lipstick comment was meant for Palin.

    This genius is a real charmer and will win loads of support among the Moderate swing voter women with such endearing comments for his female rival, much the same way he did with Hillary supporters.
    >Research PUMA women<

    Keep diggin Barry, keep diggin! Muwhahaa!

  3. Chris said

    Another exmaple of the hypocrisy of Democrats and feminists regarding women…it’s all about abortion…the main reason they hate Sarah Palin.

    Another example of “The One” showing his true colors of a Chicago politician…and his tantrum is PRICELESS. I feel an implosion coming on!!!

  4. Mike said

    Obama was obviously referring to Palin. Democrats have been using the lipstick line in one form or another all week. That’s why his crowds were cheering. The McCain campaign made its point though and needs to move on to something else. Well, maybe after Palin follows Rush’s advice and laughs it off in public.

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