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Why the "Lipstick on a pig" quote is important
CommonsensicalCat ^ | C C Matthews

Posted on 09/11/2008 1:51:55 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat

By now everyone has heard Obama's "lipstick on a pig" quote. Those who are for McCain and Palin have chimed in that it is obviously a sexist remark made about Palin. Those in the Obama camp point out that he has used the phrase before and that even McCain has used the phrase. So who is right and who is wrong? Let's look a bit deeper.

It is absolutely correct that both Obama and McCain have used this relatively common phrase before. McCain admits he has used the term numerous times. Obama used it to describe Bush having given General Patraeus an impossible mission. I don't think anyone is in disagreement that it is an often used phrase in Washington.

So what is all the hubbub about? In law you can help prove a crime or criminal mindset by showing a propensity to do that crime over and over. If I go out and get drunk on the town, I may or may not be an alcoholic. If I go out and get drunk on the town repeatedly, I probably am an alcoholic. The underlying question then is whether or not Obama is sexist. While some people have said that his "lipstick on a pig" comment is not worthy of much attention, it certainly could not be said that his being sexist is not worthy of attention. So is Obama sexist or not?

Having researched the topic, there is no doubt in my mind that he is. Not wishing to make such a broad statement without proof, I submit to you that Obama has a history of making sexist statements which can only lead me to believe, he is a sexist.

Indeed Geraldine Ferraro, a Democrat that has the honor of being the first female Vice President nominee called Obama sexist. She has since thrown her support behind him, picking party over gender now that Hillary is not an option. But let us look to Hillary herself who continually alleged that Obama and his starstruck media was sexist.

Then you have the numerous little jabs that Obama has taken at women. If you come to the conclusion that Obama is not sexist, then surely you cannot say he is not chauvinistic. While in Allentown Mr. Obama said to a woman at the Tama Manufacturing plant that "you look like you might be a dancer. "You're big time. You are gorgeous." Then while in Scranton Obama tried to convince a Hillary supporter to change allegiance by suggesting "I'll give you a kiss." At an address at Tulane University Obama stated, "You challenge the status quo and suddenly the claws come out" when referring to attacks aimed at him by Clinton. Finally, when asked a question by a female autoworker, Obama said "hold on sweetie" avoiding the question so he could go pose for a photo shoot.

While none of these jabs in and of themselves constitute blatant sexism, when viewed in light of the totality of the evidence, they show a pattern. This coupled with the fact that Sarah Palin had already taken personal possession of the lipstick comments with her "lipstick on a pitbull" comment makes Obama's use of the phrase very questionable. In fact, right after making the comment, Obama began to talk about Sarah Palin. This leads to the conclusion that either Barack Obama is a reckless unintelligent person who does not have a good mastery of the English language, which is not the case. Or, he is sexist. You have the information, you decide. One way or the other, the "lipstick on a pig" comment is more important than some are letting on.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: election; electionpresident; elections; lipstick; obama; obamatruthfile; palin; pig

1 posted on 09/11/2008 1:51:56 PM PDT by CommonsensicalCat
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To: CommonsensicalCat

here, here


2 posted on 09/11/2008 1:55:15 PM PDT by Federalist Society
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To: CommonsensicalCat
He keeps saying dumber and dumber things. Mark my words, at some point in this campaign he will say something so beyond the pale that even MSNBC won't be able to carry the water for him.

Well, maybe MSNBC will, but any of the news orgs that aren't directly on his payroll.

3 posted on 09/11/2008 1:55:37 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still just a jackass.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

Obama is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. He only projected that image against women, the way muslims always do it.

He is a muslim f@g pig with lipstick on, let us face it. His muslim brand of male homosexual feminism and hatred of women is blatant.


4 posted on 09/11/2008 1:56:20 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

We got our miles worth out of the lipstick. I want to see more STAND UP CHUCK. SHOW EVERYBODY WHO YOU ARE. Priceless!


5 posted on 09/11/2008 1:57:46 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (That sharp pain to the LibRat's groin is called the Palin Effect.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

The train’s in motion:

“Women are now waving their lipstick in solidarity with Sarah at massive rallies on the campaign trail - not in victimhood, but in defiance.” — Michelle Malkin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2080245/posts


6 posted on 09/11/2008 1:57:52 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Barack Milhous Obama aka HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED [We dare not speak his name!])
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To: CommonsensicalCat

Gees...and all along I just thought he was an empty suit.


7 posted on 09/11/2008 1:59:10 PM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

After watching Obama oh-so-subtley give Hillary the finger...

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=69JVgf0ioq8

& watching the crowd’s response, it looks like the same kind of thing with that lipstick remark. And this crowd ‘got it’, too!


8 posted on 09/11/2008 1:59:29 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: JudgemAll

Notice that he specifically used the word pig and not pit bull because muzzzzies detest pigs and as a commie muzzzzie, pig was his word of choice


9 posted on 09/11/2008 2:01:47 PM PDT by Stayfree (***********************************************If it is left, it can't be right!!)
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To: Twotone

And Charlie Gibson is on right now doing a hit piece against the GOP.

Oh...he just made an innocent remark. Yeh right. It was orchestrated and yes, sexist.,


10 posted on 09/11/2008 2:03:02 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
By now everyone has heard Obama's "lipstick on a pig" quote. Those who are for McCain and Palin have chimed in that it is obviously a sexist remark made about Palin. Those in the Obama camp point out that he has used the phrase before and that even McCain has used the phrase.

Let's just be thankful that McCain or Palin has not been prone to common phrases such as "Let's call a spade a spade" or "Black (or Dark) Humor"..., etc.

Quite frankly, Obama's comment, while it may have been a "Freudian Slip" was, probably just ill-conceived! It doesn't matter! Elections are won or lost by "soundbites" which influence the electorate (rightly or wrongly)! You never get elected by OVER-estimating the rational thought process of the voters!

This has been true for thousands of years and I don't expect it to change anytime soon!

11 posted on 09/11/2008 2:03:36 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: CommonsensicalCat

One would have thought that the Clinton impeachment might have taught Democrat politicians to steer clear of any reference to “lips”...


12 posted on 09/11/2008 2:04:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: CommonsensicalCat

The “smelly fish” comment is worse than the lipstick one.


13 posted on 09/11/2008 2:09:16 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: CommonsensicalCat

I give him a pass on “sweetie” — no big deal.

There is a big difference between calling a woman ‘sweetie’ and calling a woman a pig. (by implication)

If someone talked to my wife like that he’d be in need of dental work.

Maybe I’m old-fashioned.

STE=Q


14 posted on 09/11/2008 2:10:03 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

Charles Krauthammer commented on Fox News last night the crowd behind him interpreted it as directed against Palin. Looking at the replay of it, they absolutely believed it was referring to Palin, they jumped up and applauded loudly right after the lipstick comment.

I think plenty of women sure knew how to interepret the comment and that’s why he started with his lame explanations shortly after.


15 posted on 09/11/2008 2:11:33 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
I agree. It's a pattern of behavior, and that hasn't been lost on the Hillary voters.

It's also important because it eats up the clock between Sarah Palin's acceptance speech and Sarah Palin's first national interview since joining the ticket. The more Barry flails away, the more he looks like someone who just ticked off his girlfriend.

It's also important because it preempts the next "Republicans are all racists" incident, which would have been Barry's strongest weapon. They desperately wanted to catch some Republican say something and call it racism. Now, Obama has told everyone to stop playing games with words and get to talking about real issues. I saw some mag in the supermarket checkout stand today with Barry's family on the cover talking about how they're dealing with "racist attacks".
16 posted on 09/11/2008 2:12:35 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Jesse Jackson talks about neutering Obama, but Sarah Palin actually delivers.)
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To: JudgemAll

> He is a muslim f@g pig with lipstick on, let us face it. His muslim brand of male homosexual feminism and hatred of women is blatant.

Who would you let babysit your kids: Sarah Palin or Barack Obama?

The question really is as easy as that. You will be electing somebody to look after something very precious: the United States of America, Freedom and Liberty. Choose well.

I’d let Sarah Palin look after my kids anytime. Barack Obama? Not bloody likely!


17 posted on 09/11/2008 2:13:29 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: JudgemAll

“His muslim brand of male homosexual feminism and hatred of women is blatant.”

Wonder what Bammy’s former boyfriend Larry has to say?

STE=Q


18 posted on 09/11/2008 2:13:41 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
The train’s in motion:

“Women are now waving their lipstick in solidarity with Sarah at massive rallies on the campaign trail - not in victimhood, but in defiance.” — Michelle Malkin

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19 posted on 09/11/2008 2:16:35 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen ( Sarah! ... you had us at ...." I accept...")
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To: CommonsensicalCat

What I have yet to hear or read from any of the leftist bloggers and drive-by media pundits is the fact that McCain and others have used the phrase “lipstick on a pig” to refer to a bad legislative bill or an inanimate object. Obama clearly was referring to Gov. Palin and the people in the audience who were present when he uttered the remark. This distinction is quite clear in my mind and yes, it is clearly indicative of Obama’s sexist and arrogant attitude.


20 posted on 09/11/2008 2:16:44 PM PDT by miele man
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To: DieHard the Hunter

“Who would you let babysit your kids: {MaCain/Palin} or {Obama/Biden}?”

You just came up with a great campaign ad for McCain!

STE=Q


21 posted on 09/11/2008 2:17:30 PM PDT by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: ExSES

Okay, Obama has said that he wasn’t calling Palin a pig. Well, that is what it seems like. Many people are offended. No matter what he “meant” to say, the fact is that he insulted Mrs. Palin.

This shows that Obama isn’t smart enough to be President, if he said something this stupid, and then doesn’t apologise for insulting women. He just doesn’t have enough experience in life, to be President. He and Biden, who insulted Indians, (and if you know the story, about him hosting a middle eastern group, being late, serving them ham and offering them booze, while his wife arrives in a low cut dress....all against Muslim beliefs) just can not be trusted to represent us to the world, where they will make these kinds of mistakes all the time.


22 posted on 09/11/2008 2:18:23 PM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.' ~)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
Remembering that Gov Palins nick name is Barracuda and ACORN's Community Organizer made the fish joke right along with the lipstick joke there is NO doubt in my mind. ACORN's Community Organizer, obama did it deliberately. Crying foul when he was caught up in it is his mo.


23 posted on 09/11/2008 2:19:12 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: STE=Q

> You just came up with a great campaign ad for McCain!

I hope they use it, then! Compliments of their good mate from New Zealand.


24 posted on 09/11/2008 2:34:58 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

I heard that on Letterman he said “the pig was McCain and the lipstick was Sarah” ... grrrrrrrrrr


25 posted on 09/11/2008 2:35:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Warning - Hurricane Sarah Is Coming")
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To: CommonsensicalCat; All

On Television - before he went on David Letterman’s show - Barack Obama said “enough” about “lipstick on a pig.”

Then he goes on David Letterman’s show and talks more about it - and for quite some time.

Why didn’t he tell Letterman “enough!” ?

You see, Hillary never said anything close to “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”

Sarah Palin did. Obama’s comments were an attack on Sarah Palin, and his “cold fish” comments following these were meant to attack the part of Sarah “Barracuda.”

When Obama said “enough,” it was for everyone else - not for him.

That’s why some call him Barack Obeyme.


26 posted on 09/11/2008 2:39:18 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist (Keep working! Welfare cases and their liberal enablers are counting on you!)
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To: econjack

Empty kaffiyeh


27 posted on 09/11/2008 2:44:35 PM PDT by arthurus (Old age and guile beats youth and enthusiasm.)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
As Dennis Miller put it, Palin has gotten into Obama’s head.

I don't believe Obama knew what he was saying - but if you watch all the dems sitting there - dems who starting cheering and whooping it up - THEY “got it”.

And they were tacky.

Obama should have reacted quickly and said, “no, I'm not talking about Sarah”. But he was taken aback by the uproar too. Obama does classic Freudian slips - like his “muslim faith” comment - he gets rattled - and the "slips" break through his cool.

28 posted on 09/11/2008 2:45:19 PM PDT by GOPJ (Biden and Obama voted for the "bridge to no where". Why doesn't the MSM care?)
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To: Twotone

EXACTLY!!! there is NO doubt that he was flipping Hillary off....and I have NO doubt that he aimed his lipstick remark directly at Gov. Palin.....I don’t care WHAT he *says.*


29 posted on 09/11/2008 2:52:45 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: SumProVita

One more thing: Anyone know where I can sign up to join the Lipstick Club?

;-)))


30 posted on 09/11/2008 2:54:37 PM PDT by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: SkyDancer
I heard that on Letterman he said “the pig was McCain and the lipstick was Sarah” ... grrrrrrrrrr

Close...actually he said Sarah was lipstick and McCain's policies is the pig.

31 posted on 09/11/2008 2:56:35 PM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: Twotone

Along with giving Hillary the finger and the lipstick remark, it just shows is an out and out liar. And I don’t respect anyone who sees it otherwise and makes me question their honor if they continue to lie for him or lie to themselves. It was quite obvious with the pauses, on the Hillary/finger clip and the lipstick clip exactly what he meant.

He makes me sick and I pray we don’t get this lying loser in the White House.


32 posted on 09/11/2008 3:02:11 PM PDT by autumnraine (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Yikes. Obama has a problem.


33 posted on 09/11/2008 3:24:14 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Barack Milhous Obama aka HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED [We dare not speak his name!])
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To: Mogollon

Thanks! I hate to misquote - unlike the MSM ... I like to get things accurate when I pass them on.

jane


34 posted on 09/11/2008 3:37:56 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Warning - Hurricane Sarah Is Coming")
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To: ExSES
”Let's just be thankful that McCain or Palin has not been prone to common phrases such as "Let's call a spade a spade" or "Black (or Dark) Humor"..., etc.”

Did you know that according to the latest liberal ruling that the use of the term ‘community organizer’ is now considered a racial slur? I kid you not! McCain and Sarah really need to mind their P’s & Q’s.

35 posted on 09/11/2008 3:59:20 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

obumpa


36 posted on 09/11/2008 4:13:43 PM PDT by Dajjal (Visit Ann Coulter's getdrunkandvote4mccain.com)
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To: CommonsensicalCat
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Now, with more lipstick!
37 posted on 09/11/2008 4:14:03 PM PDT by BorisTheBulletDodger (Bang!)
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To: CommonsensicalCat

The best thing for the McCain team to do is not express outrage but to make a joke out of it. Humor at Obama’s expense will go a lot further than trying to exact an apology out of Obama. Just have Palin carefully bring out her lipstick at the next campaign stop and apply it while asking “I hope this is good enough for Barack” or some sarcastic comment like that. Humor wears a lot better on voters than anger.


38 posted on 09/11/2008 5:20:49 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: JudgemAll

“hey sweetie”


39 posted on 09/11/2008 6:09:59 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: syriacus

You can give a dipstick a Harvard law degree, but it’s still a dipstick.


40 posted on 09/11/2008 6:11:06 PM PDT by syriacus (Calling humans "pigs" is second-nature for anti-war radicals, Black Panthers + radical Islamists.)
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To: ArchAngel1983
Did you know that according to the latest liberal ruling that the use of the term ‘community organizer’ is now considered a racial slur? I kid you not! McCain and Sarah really need to mind their P’s & Q’s.

I wouldn't doubt it! I spent seven (or was it seventy) long years in DC having to bite my tongue and continually second-guess what would be the result of whatever I said or wrote. I am certain it is a far more wonderful environment these days (sic)!!!

41 posted on 09/11/2008 7:21:07 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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