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Obama: Palin was the Lipstick

Oh my. This is not going well at all. Obama said earlier, and with quite a bit of indignation, that his lipstick on a pig statement was completely unrelated to Sarah Palin, but tonight on David Letterman, he said this:

"Keep in mind, technically, had I meant it this way, [Palin] would be the lipstick. The failed policies of John McCain would be the pig, just following the logic of this illogical situation."

Wah? Why does he keep bringing this up? Between this and Joe Biden saying Hillary would have been a better VP pick over him, I'm beginning to think these two are trying to kill what ever chance they have left to win this election.


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Hmmm... anyone know what ti... (Below threshold)
Meezle:

Hmmm... anyone know what time Letterman is taped, or did this run live? If I recall, Letterman is taped early in the morning. I'm wondering if Obama's Letterman appearance was taped before he gave his indignant, "this campaign should be about issues," speech this afternoon.

"Why does he keep bringing ... (Below threshold)
SpideyTerry:

"Why does he keep bringing this up?"

Because he's an idiot. There really is no other reason. No intelligent person would continually bring up something that's been used as a way to attack them, unless they could ultimately and thoroughly refute it. However, Obama didn't do that. If anything, he made it worse. This would be like Bill Clinton constantly bringing up Monica wherever he goes.

I decided to watch Letterma... (Below threshold)
Burt:

I decided to watch Letterman tonite out of "trainwreck" curiosity. The portion of the show that I found most troubling was Barack's story of his first trip to the mainland as a child. He stated that he was more fascinated by a shrunken head display in a museum than he was with Disneyland. My first thought was: 'is that a Kenyan thing?' Does that thought make me a racist?

If the lipstick fits, wear ... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

If the lipstick fits, wear it.

IMO, that's just about the ... (Below threshold)

IMO, that's just about the best way he could blow it off. Don't make a big fuss, don't treat it seriously. I do believe that he was trying to use these colloquial aphorisms, and didn't realize the implication. He seemed to me too focused on keeping that slight Southern accent to notice what he was actually saying.

Which is exactly how the McCain camp should have let Palin handle it. "Oh, I'm pretty sure he didn't mean it that way," she would have said, "And if he did, well, I've gotten called a lot worse. Anyone going against the corruption in their own party is going to get called names." Subtle dig.

Read the wcbstv.com link an... (Below threshold)

Read the wcbstv.com link and it was actually straight, no filter. Well, there is the fact that they never mentioned why the "lipstick on a pig" comment was so obviously a reference (and a churlish one at that) to Gov. Palin. You know, the way she attached herself to the word lipstick -in the context of this election- in an unforgettable way? Listen to the crowd when he said "lipstick on a pig", they were already yucking it up. Or do you believe that the greatest orator and communicator ever, who is intimately aware of the proletariats', er, uh, uh, the peoples', that's it, the peoples needs, was the ONLY ONE IN THE ROOM who didn't make the connection ?

Uh, yeah. And bill ayers is a great American patriot, right.

Those who can't figure out ... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

Those who can't figure out why Obama's treating the comment this way should pay closer attention to the trolls around here. Then you'd see exactly what he did... He's a TROLL.

You guys need to remember -... (Below threshold)
sanssoucy:

You guys need to remember - at all times - that The Chosen One has never, ever, never made a mistake. Indeed, nothing he does can possibly *be* a mistake. If he has done something it is good and right and correct and perfect.

Thus things that the ignorant may falsely *perceive* as mistakes must be elaborately explained, the better to correct their prejudice and stupidity.

Sheesh. As if this isn't common knowledge.

Honkey redneck crackers are... (Below threshold)
Burt:

Honkey redneck crackers are so stupid you have to draw them a picture! The GOP is the pig, Sarah Palin is the lipstick.

Seems somewhat elitist to me. Sounds like: "if you're that dumb, I don't want your vote"

Is this reaching out to middle America? I don't feel he did himself any favors.

""Keep in mind, technica... (Below threshold)

""Keep in mind, technically, had I meant it this way, [Palin] would be the lipstick."

Keep digging, Obama. Sounds a bit like the title of a book:

"If I did it"

If he wants to keep on with the lipstick metaphor, consider this; Obama is that cheap lipstick in the bargain bin slathered all over Jimmy Carter's failed policies (the pig) and presented to the public as "new and improved".

Simple fact: Obama has had ample opportunity over the course of years to "change" things. He didn't. In fact, he took advantage of the status quo for the benefit of himself and a select few. He didn't even try. And now we're supposed to believe he will. Why? Because now he really, really means it?

Okay, here's a theory behin... (Below threshold)

Okay, here's a theory behind Obama's blunders.

He doesn't really want the job.

He knows deep down he's not qualified - and it scares him to death... but as a political adrenaline junkie he's got to fight the good fight. He's got a LOT of folks with deep, messy pockets backing him up, and I wouldn't be suprised if some of them have told him in no-so-veiled terms that if he FAILS he's going to have something very unfortunate happen to him or his family.

So how do you run for office, wanting to fail, hating the idea of WINNING - but appearing to give your best effort?

You sabotage yourself. You make enough bad choices so the damage is cumulative and badly wounding to your campaign, but nothing you point at individually is a deal breaker.

So you have gaffes. And mis-speakings. You have campaign events that are damaging to your campaign and alienate the non-committed voter, but look REALLY good.

You tell your folks to 'not attack the other side', knowing they're not going to be able to resist the opportunity, driving other uncommitted voters away... and all the time expressing ignorance of what's going on.

Does Obama want to lose? Could it be he realizes the job is WAY above his pay grade? I dunno - but it almost looks that way.

Palin is lipstick? ... (Below threshold)
KP:

Palin is lipstick?

Obama is lip gloss... shiny, transparent...

People are starting to see THROUGH him !

I am actually beginning to ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I am actually beginning to wonder myself whether they are trying to blow this one. The plan is I guess to intentionally lose the election and have the MSM blame the undercurrent of racism in the USA instead of the Dem candidate's and his staff's undercurrent of stupidity. You know, guilt trip as punishment sort of thing.

To those wondering if the M... (Below threshold)

To those wondering if the Messiah is intentionally harming His campaign might recall what Rush claims. Losing is a résumé enhancer for Democrats. Fail at something and you are treated well in that party.

Just to prove the media is ... (Below threshold)
Dave:

Just to prove the media is being unfair to Obama. Guess who told the Des Moines Rotary Club,

"I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig"

Answer: It was John McCain during one of his attacks on Hillary.

And, of course, Hillary had... (Below threshold)

And, of course, Hillary had made a highly publicized, widely circulated crack about herself and lipstick less than a week earlier, right?

Get thee back under the bridge.

Obama, such an elitest who ... (Below threshold)
Piso Mojado:

Obama, such an elitest who probably barely graduated from Columbia, but got into Harvard thanks to affirmative action and highly placed commie radicals.

He's crying in his arugula.

Don't make fun of his enormous ears though.

Compared to Hawaii, disneyl... (Below threshold)
nlcatter:

Compared to Hawaii, disneyland was plastic crap.

I think he should use it over and over t obug you moronic swine.

or these true statements

Palin is a lying slut. btn, premarital
McCain has no honor. ucmj, keating 5
McCain was Keating's bck pocket .
Cindy Mccain is a drug addict - court record
Cindy Mccain is a thief - court record

McCain supports 90% of Bush policies

Obama is saying she is pret... (Below threshold)
cuffy meigs:

Obama is saying she is pretty dressing to a pig. This is pure sexism on his part and he has a history of this. Why aren't women of America seeing this?

McCain/Palin 2008

He keeps bringing it up? H... (Below threshold)
blogesota:

He keeps bringing it up? He brought it up once after he was accused of saying something that he never said. Just because you live in a blog bubble doesn't mean that the rest of us do.

PS. Well, she is a pig.
depp=true
notiz=Your bubble just burst.

"Keep in mind, technically,... (Below threshold)
Scout:

"Keep in mind, technically, had I meant it this way, [Palin] would be the lipstick. The failed policies of John McCain would be the pig, just following the logic of this illogical situation."
Yeah, well,...
You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still an ASS!
**That is a logical solution to Obama's contrived, sexist-baiting rhetoric**

Ooffaahh. Gotta wonder whe... (Below threshold)
moseby:

Ooffaahh. Gotta wonder whether b hussein could find his own ass with both hands....

The failed Bush Administrat... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:

The failed Bush Administration and it's policies are "the pig."

The McCain Administration (heaven help us) is the "the lipstick."

Palin is McCain's VP pick.

McCain has become quite the... (Below threshold)

McCain has become quite the politician since he got his party's nomination... he has proven time and again that his strategy for winning is based on personal attacks and distracting people from the main issues

Does Obama want to... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:
Does Obama want to lose? Could it be he realizes the job is WAY above his pay grade? I dunno - but it almost looks that way.

Well, he didn't want the job back in 2004, either. It would make sense at this time he is demonstrating why. He is just being consistently inconsistent with his logic.

Or maybe he and Biden are t... (Below threshold)
dooz:

Or maybe he and Biden are thumbing their noses at the conservatives, in effect saying, "We can do or say anything we want, because if it's bad the press won't even report it; so there!

Or possibly, he has realized that if elected he's going to have to take an Oath of Office, which includes pledging loyalty to the US, and he knows that would offend his friend Ayers. (He showed back during the primaries what he thinks of the flag.)

The only other explanation I can see (besides the gangland threat idea) is that he's stupid.




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