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'Ridiculous'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/10/2008 6:57:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

We now know the official Obama talking point on Lipstick-gate.

In the course of her Morning Joe appearance today, Obama spokeswoman Linda Douglass used the word "ridiculous" no fewer than six times to dismiss the controversy that has arisen since Obama said yesterday that you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig.

View edited clip here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; gendercard; lindadouglass; lipstick; ridiculous; sarahpalin

1 posted on 09/10/2008 6:57:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Ridiculous ping to Today show list. Enjoy the video clip!


2 posted on 09/10/2008 6:58:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Media are in complete panic mode trying to cover this up so that they can get their puppet Obama elected.


3 posted on 09/10/2008 6:59:14 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Obamaniacs to Governor Palin: Woman, shut your mouth and get back in the kitchen where you belong!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There’s a Dutch expression “You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing.” Imagine if a conservative had made that statement about Obama, claiming the same thing, that he wasn’t referring to Obama....

The universe would be too small.

JP


4 posted on 09/10/2008 7:01:00 AM PDT by EscapedDutch (I spent $5,000 to become a LEGAL resident of the US. If illegals get amnesty, I demand a refund!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The president of the US should know that words have consequences.

Would he have said the same thing if Palin had been Muslim?

5 posted on 09/10/2008 7:02:15 AM PDT by syriacus (FIRST check out the Alaska state webpages. THEN tell me that governing Alaska is easy.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

6 posted on 09/10/2008 7:02:27 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ('GOP' : Get Our Petroleum)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m lost....what is she trying to say? Oh...I get it.


7 posted on 09/10/2008 7:02:44 AM PDT by edpc (Head On!!! Apply directly to Begala)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Squeeeeeeeee! Squeeeeeeeee!


8 posted on 09/10/2008 7:02:53 AM PDT by RichInOC (Obama/Biden '08: We're Goin' Hoggin'.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

9 posted on 09/10/2008 7:03:29 AM PDT by downwdims
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To: EscapedDutch

I wish the talk show circuit would pick up on your post as it is dead on!


10 posted on 09/10/2008 7:04:07 AM PDT by Eaker (I'm voting for McCain because he is white.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

11 posted on 09/10/2008 7:05:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Vote McWhatshisname and PALIN)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Just saying 'its ridiculous' is not exactly an argument.

Democrats: The Official Party of, "I Got Nuthin'."

12 posted on 09/10/2008 7:06:47 AM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The two campaigns have each developed a core message, which is conveyed in a small sign posted on the lectern.

Obama’s says: CHANGE.

McCain’s says: COUNTRY FIRST.

Obama is fighting against a McCain/Palin onslaught that points out their actual record in reform (and his utter lack of such a record). Thus, they are challenging the basic integrity of his campaign’s central message.

McCain’s message is unchallenged.

If you want a snapshot of the race, that’s where it is today.

Obama will spend the day playing catchup on this, but he’s going to lose, because thirty million people heard Sarah Palin say ‘hockey mom = pitbull + lipstick’ right before Obama said ‘my opponent = pig + lipstick.’ Obama can’t claim he wasn’t familiar with the speech; it’s just not plausible given the focus he’s had on Gov. Palin in the last few days. Obviously he’s concerned with her, and therefore is familiar with her introductory speech.

When he finally patches up as many of these holes as he feels like he can, he’ll realize he’s lost a day or three of fighting for the CHANGE message. He’ll have to get back to fighting for the integrity of his claim to that core message, after several wasted days on damage control.

The clock is ticking.


13 posted on 09/10/2008 7:07:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

she does not mention the “stinky fish” obama called palin.


14 posted on 09/10/2008 7:07:31 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"I thought it was sloppy."

"It was a sloppy choice of words."

"It was just a sloppy attempt at humor".

"I think it was just sloppiness on Obama's part."

"The only way I can describe it is sloppy."

"It was just sloppy."

15 posted on 09/10/2008 7:08:14 AM PDT by Walmartian (Doesnt sound very Hopenchangey to me.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ridiculous won’t cut it. Obama is gonna retract the comment, apologize for it (well at least the standard, ‘if I offended anyone’ non-apology apology) and do it now.


16 posted on 09/10/2008 7:09:24 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
So what happens if we call Obama a monkey or a maccacca (or whatever it was)?

He'd be screaming that they were racist attacks...

Heck, they are already calling making fun of “community organizer” as being racist.

Suck it up buttercup. This is the PC world you and your pals have built and it is a minefield for everyone - and you just went BOOM.

17 posted on 09/10/2008 7:10:06 AM PDT by DB
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To: TornadoAlley3

OOOF. Face like a ripped boot.


18 posted on 09/10/2008 7:11:26 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Pig in lipstick” is comparable to “macaca” and we all know how that worked out. Pay back is a pig in lipstick, Barack.


19 posted on 09/10/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If given a choice between a POW and a POS, I'll take the POW.)
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To: sportutegrl
Just saying 'its ridiculous' is not exactly an argument.

That is funny reminds me of a Monty Python: "An arguement is more than just contradiction" , "No it isn't"

Priceless.

20 posted on 09/10/2008 7:13:48 AM PDT by freethinkingman
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This ridiculous woman and her husband were big Web Hubbell pals back in the day when Hubbell was under OIC investigation; her husband giving Hubbell 'jobs' to make ends meet and taking the Hubbell family on a trip to Greece.

It doesn't matter what Obambi meant; it matters how his audience took it.

21 posted on 09/10/2008 7:16:02 AM PDT by uvular
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To: Fundamentally Fair

And don’t forget Trent Lott.


22 posted on 09/10/2008 7:18:42 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Pat Paulsen for President - He has campaigned the longer than Obama)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
McCain is running such a 'civil and gentlemanly' campaign--that he won't even allow his supporters to use the "H" word (shhhhh,,,,,Hussein)....

while Hussein stoops to ugly personal attacks,,,,

taking the gutter POLITICS OF PERSONAL DESTRUCTION to a new level.

No one practices gutter politics like that better than Chicago politicians. No one.

23 posted on 09/10/2008 7:19:05 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN--a ticket with 2 northern liberal lawyer career bureaucrats/s)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess I watch too many crime dramas:

I’m imagining Obama being offered a plea deal.

“You realize that you’ve been charged with sexism, a very serious offense in the political arena. We’re willing to let you plead guilty instead to the lesser charge of rhetorical stupidity. It’s a good deal, I suggest you take it.”

Of course, rhetorical genius was supposed to be Obama’s strong suit. Hmmm. . .


24 posted on 09/10/2008 7:22:23 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (For real change stop electing lawyers: Fighter-Pilot/Hockey-Mom '08.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Somebody should photoshop a picture of BO with lipstick on.

Hehehehehehehehe.....


25 posted on 09/10/2008 7:38:06 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Lipstick Pig Cartoon

26 posted on 09/10/2008 7:51:17 AM PDT by AwesomePossum (A man always has two reasons for doing something, a good reason and the real reason.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

I think that McCAin needs to say something like, “Its the pot calling the kettle black!” and see how fast obama and his staff in the MSM jump all over it!


27 posted on 09/10/2008 7:59:28 AM PDT by Holicheese (The sound you hear is another nail in the Yankees coffin!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Reference Hussein's 'phony outrage' at the uproar over his lipstick/pig insult,,,,

Given Sarah Palin's repeated use of 'lipstick' as humor and as a visual prop for her campaign,,,,,

only a complete idiot would believe that his use of lipstick/pig was JUST A COINCIDENCE!!

28 posted on 09/10/2008 8:13:15 AM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN--a ticket with 2 northern liberal lawyer career bureaucrats/s)
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To: freethinkingman

I love that Monty Python bit. I was thinking about it myself.


29 posted on 09/10/2008 9:00:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl (0bi has been looking a little wan.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama spokeswoman Linda Douglass

The same Linda Douglass who used to be with ABC News? I'm shocked!!

30 posted on 09/10/2008 9:32:31 AM PDT by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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