Skip to comments.Why the "Lipstick on a pig" quote is important
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.
Well, maybe MSNBC will, but any of the news orgs that aren't directly on his payroll.
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.
We got our miles worth out of the lipstick. I want to see more STAND UP CHUCK. SHOW EVERYBODY WHO YOU ARE. Priceless!
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
Gees...and all along I just thought he was an empty suit.
After watching Obama oh-so-subtley give Hillary the finger...
& watching the crowd’s response, it looks like the same kind of thing with that lipstick remark. And this crowd ‘got it’, too!
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
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.,
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!
One would have thought that the Clinton impeachment might have taught Democrat politicians to steer clear of any reference to “lips”...
The “smelly fish” comment is worse than the lipstick one.
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.
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.
> 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!
“His muslim brand of male homosexual feminism and hatred of women is blatant.”
Wonder what Bammy’s former boyfriend Larry has to say?
The trains 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
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.
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