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Lipstick row is phony outrage - Obama
Herald Sun ^ | 11 September 2008 | Jitendra Joshi

Posted on 09/10/2008 8:18:07 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

THE White House race has plumbed new depths as Barack Obama accused John McCain of stooping to "lies and phony outrage" in response to the Democrat's mocking talk of "lipstick on a pig".

In a new Internet ad, the McCain campaign accused Senator Obama of a sexist "smear" against the Republican's female running mate, Sarah Palin. But Senator Obama aides flagged a YouTube video showing Senator McCain using the same phrase himself.

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig," Senator Obama said at a school in Norfolk, Virginia, reprising his line to attack the Republican pair's claim to be "maverick" reformers at odds with their own party.

"They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad, because they know that it's catnip to the news media," he said.

"I don't care what they say about me. But I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and 'Swift Boat' politics," he said, referring to an ad offensive against 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry.

The McCain campaign ad over the lipstick row came just after another hugely controversial spot that had accused Senator Obama of favoring explicit sex education for kindergarten-aged children.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; elections; lipstick; mccainpalin; osamaobama; palin; palinattacks; palinping; pigs; supersarah
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Oh dear! Poor little Barry's upset....
1 posted on 09/10/2008 8:18:07 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
Bari might want to do "a little blow" to calm himself down.

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2 posted on 09/10/2008 8:20:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain/Palin '08! Real change you won't have to "believe in." You'll be able to see it!!!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
The PUMAs are pissed. Is their anger phony, as well?
3 posted on 09/10/2008 8:20:50 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Aussie Dasher
And believe me, when it comes to phony outrage, Obama knows what he's talking about.
4 posted on 09/10/2008 8:21:57 PM PDT by jpf
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To: Aussie Dasher

Phony outrage? OK, I guess so — we might as well call a spade a spade.

But at least it keeps the news cycle out of their “destroy-Sarah groove they were in.


5 posted on 09/10/2008 8:22:46 PM PDT by Migraine
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To: Aussie Dasher

Obama’s phony insults are an outrage.


6 posted on 09/10/2008 8:23:50 PM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: Aussie Dasher
When it comes to "phony outrage".....

as was obvious during his indignant response--Hussein takes a back seat to no one when it comes to,,,

REACHING INTO HIS BOTTOMLESS PIT OF MANUFACTURED PHONY OUTRAGE!

The "Audacity of Phony Outrage".

7 posted on 09/10/2008 8:24:16 PM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN--a ticket with 2 northern liberal lawyer career bureaucrats/s)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Do these buffoons not realize that the more they attack her the more people are going to side with her? If I didn't know better I'd think the Clinton's are sabotaging his campaign, but he's doing it himself (with a little help from joey biden, of course)

The dems are in free fall into a seemingly bottomless pit.

You can't even get a comprehensive list of the gaffe's, mistakes and meltdowns because they change hourly!

8 posted on 09/10/2008 8:25:29 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Aussie Dasher

Obamadon’s lipstick moronic remark during his Ramadan


9 posted on 09/10/2008 8:25:33 PM PDT by realcleanguy ("I have not yet begun to fight")
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To: Aussie Dasher
Phony outrage for a phony candidate.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

10 posted on 09/10/2008 8:25:51 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Aussie Dasher
Phony outrage?!! The DNC attacks Palin for two weeks straight and then puts out a memo with a picture of a girl pig on it last week and we are supposed to think this wasn't planned? Oh yea...the outrage is real alright.
11 posted on 09/10/2008 8:30:55 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Aussie Dasher
imho, This was no gaffe. It was quite deliberate. The lipstick quote was a clear reference to Palin’s convention speech. And following that comment was the old saying..”You can wrap an OLD fish in newspaper. but it still stinks...” is a jab at McCain. This part of his speech isn't really being focused on at all.

Barry said if she wanted to be treated like a man, she would be.

But Barry didn't think McCain would defend his VP and demand an apology. Or, more importantly, the media would report it.

I think he is demanding a re-do.

12 posted on 09/10/2008 8:33:38 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Migraine
TOUCHE'
13 posted on 09/10/2008 8:34:29 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: Aussie Dasher

And you can put lipstick on Obama-lama-ding-dong but he’s still a Muslim.


14 posted on 09/10/2008 8:36:22 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Aussie Dasher
As a matter of fact, it might be phony outrage.

But I have a memory. Memory is a faculty dimocRATS hope the plebes don't have. I remember "Macaca". That too was as bogus as can be.

Live by the phony outrage, die by the phone outrage, sez me.

15 posted on 09/10/2008 8:37:28 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Barack Obama accused John McCain of stooping to "lies and phony outrage"

In other words, John McCain is acting like a "community organizer."

16 posted on 09/10/2008 8:37:50 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (What do Barack Obama and a bowl of chili have in common?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

17 posted on 09/10/2008 8:38:28 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Aussie Dasher

The outrage over this is every bit as real as the outrage over the word macaca was...........


18 posted on 09/10/2008 8:39:01 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: berdie
"You can wrap an OLD fish in newspaper. but it still stinks...”

The stinky fish joke is in refence to a "HO" that has a smell and Obama and his crowd knows it.

19 posted on 09/10/2008 8:39:48 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Sure, it's "phony outrage." The Democrats have refined phony outrage into the everyday tactic that it is for liberals. Obama was probably not referring to Palin with the term but I am sure that her pit-bull quote is what put the pig phrase in his mind. He is not adept in his reactions.He doesn't think on his feet, as it were, or maybe he doesn't think much at all.

McCain's crew is finally showing some talents that Republicans have been sadly lacking for generations, the ability to fight against the weapons and tactics employed on the battlefield by the other side. Outrage and indignation have been Democrat stock-in-trade for many years. It substitutes for reason and facts which they lack but works very well in the political battles along with slogans. Returning O&I to the democrats along with reason and facts must keep them quite unbalanced. Phoney outrage is great so long as it keeps Hussein and Co. reacting and protesting. They can't win that game. It has been one-sided for too long and they have never practiced against it.

20 posted on 09/10/2008 8:40:28 PM PDT by arthurus (Old age and guile beats youth and enthusiasm.)
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To: Earthdweller
refence=reference
21 posted on 09/10/2008 8:41:07 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Actually, I think the McCain campaign’s outrage *is* ersatz. However the outrage from ordinary Americans, esp. the PUMAs is quite genuine. Surely the McCain campaign recognizes that Obama wasn’t actually attacking Palin as a ‘pig’, but trying to be too clever by half, and as so often happens when someone tries to be too clever, falling flat.

If Obama were smart, he’d have avoided the ‘lipstick on a pig’ metaphor. It seem’s Obama isn’t smart. How much affirmative action was involved in his Harvard admission?


22 posted on 09/10/2008 8:45:13 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (For real change stop electing lawyers: Fighter-Pilot/Hockey-Mom '08.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Yeah. It was just an innocent remark that he's used before.


23 posted on 09/10/2008 8:47:27 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Amazing how Obama, Rangel, Biden and Dodd all got killer mortgage rates and below cost property.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Is there anything Obama-related that is not phony? Anything at all?


24 posted on 09/10/2008 8:50:46 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: Aussie Dasher

Is there anything Obama-related that is not phony? Anything at all?


25 posted on 09/10/2008 8:51:00 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: Aussie Dasher

Obama is just sore because he got out-phony outraged.


26 posted on 09/10/2008 8:52:02 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Aussie Dasher

This from the guy who stated McCain’s ad criticizing him on energy was racist. The guy who used the phrase “typical white person”, etc.


27 posted on 09/10/2008 8:57:00 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Aussie Dasher
Barry just doesn't have game for playing at this level. Everything in his live has been handed to him on a silver platter. He has incredibly thin skin. Any shot by Mac or Sarah that scores points and The Obamessiah becomes snarky and defensive. He is soooo easy to throw off message.

Could that be why he couldn't win primary elections against Hillary???

28 posted on 09/10/2008 8:58:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("I just LOVE clinging to my guns and my religion!!!!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Hey Hussein - YOU ARE THE PHONEY? Tell us who you REALLY are.


29 posted on 09/10/2008 9:00:00 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Aussie Dasher

If Barry is an expert on anything, it is phony ness.


30 posted on 09/10/2008 9:00:33 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Aussie Dasher

It’s a Democrat talking point. It’s not a coincidence that so many Democrats and their fellow Democrats in the media are repeating it.


31 posted on 09/10/2008 9:00:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

While the reaction to the lipstick on a pig comment may be overblown, Obama’s use of the phrase was very obviously a jibe at Palin. He paused for the laugh because he knew his crowd caught the reference. The big difference between Obama’s use of this phrase and McCain’s use of the phrase is that McCain never had a political opponent who had recently made a lipstick reference to herself in a highly publicized high profile speech within the previous week.


32 posted on 09/10/2008 9:00:40 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: colorado tanker
He has incredibly thin skin.

That's it. Thin skin and empty suit.
33 posted on 09/10/2008 9:01:15 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Migraine
Phony outrage? OK, I guess so — we might as well call a spade a spade.

careful now ...

  =  

taken out of context ... might offend Lbama's®

34 posted on 09/10/2008 9:01:34 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Privatizing profits and socializing losses is no way to run an economy)
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To: Ironfocus

“Obama’s phony insults are an outrage.”

Obama’s phony denials are laughable, and don’t put him in a good light.


35 posted on 09/10/2008 9:01:44 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'll tell you a little secret: we're smarter and more competent than the Left.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

What would the Obama/MSM reaction be if McCain were to use an innocent phrase like “call a spade a spade” in a speech?


36 posted on 09/10/2008 9:02:37 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: tx_eggman
Turnabout Pictures, Images and Photos
37 posted on 09/10/2008 9:04:55 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: Aussie Dasher
The only thing phony here is barry himself.

LLS

38 posted on 09/10/2008 9:05:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (GOD, Country, Family... except for dims!)
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To: VRWCmember

Obama is the true pig, though I bet he has never eaten pork.

It amazes me that some of the American people believe in him.

Let me be juvenile and just say YUCH!!!!

Never forget my friends, but with jerk, if does win, which I doubt, Sep 11 wil be attempted to be dismissed from the American minds.

NEVER FORGET~~~~~~


39 posted on 09/10/2008 9:06:32 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Ironfocus

I’m surprised no one has tied Obama’s lipstick comment to dissing the hockey moms, and by projection, soccer moms and maybe all moms.


40 posted on 09/10/2008 9:11:05 PM PDT by Basement Dweller
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To: popdonnelly

Was this a phony finger?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DygBj4Zw6No

B Hussein denied this also?

Hitlery had his phony number.


41 posted on 09/10/2008 9:11:18 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a friend and pal in SARAH!!!!!!!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Oh but Media is already bailing him out, at least the local crap I get is.

Seems they can’t see the difference between McCain calling Hillary’s health care plan (a paper with words on it) “lipstick on a pig” and Obama calling McCain and his VP elect pigs with lipstick.


42 posted on 09/10/2008 9:16:44 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LoL! With ears like that, it’s a flying pig with lipstick!


43 posted on 09/10/2008 9:20:14 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Aussie Dasher

You know you can fill an empty suit with s..t and no matter what’s said, it’s still an empty suit full of s..t


44 posted on 09/10/2008 9:21:05 PM PDT by Postman
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To: Aussie Dasher

45 posted on 09/10/2008 9:21:45 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Aussie Dasher
There are only two possibilities.

1. Obama meant this as a dig at Palin, and is now denying it. Sort of a par for the course lie.

2. Obama didn't realize that the right would consider "lipstick on a pig" as a swipe at Palin. If this is true, he is too stupid to be President.

46 posted on 09/10/2008 9:51:32 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: FlingWingFlyer

47 posted on 09/10/2008 9:57:05 PM PDT by chaos_5 (Why I dont like McCain -> http://www.johnmccain.com/climatechange/)
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To: CurlyDave

If you were to reverse the partys involved, the left would have this on the front page, above the fold in every news paper across the country.

How McCain has manufactured this hit on Osama er..umm.. Obama and how underhanded.... this smear is and is just more of the usual Republican mud slinging, while ignoring that they (Dems) are covered with mud (like a pig) Wait, that is what they are doing...and they started it.


48 posted on 09/10/2008 10:14:59 PM PDT by coincheck (Pray for my oldest son, he is in Iraq. Keeping us free.)
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To: The_Reader_David

then he keeps on going and going...brings it up on letterman. Obama may or may not be sexist but he sure is stupid!


49 posted on 09/10/2008 10:15:45 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: coincheck
The democratic party ATTACK MACHINE has never been kicked into 'high gear'!!

They realize that if you throw enough mud,,,

some of that mud will stick,,,

and the mud that DOES stick,,,

IS VERY, VERY HARD TO REMOVE!!

50 posted on 09/10/2008 10:32:28 PM PDT by stockstrader (CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN--a ticket with 2 northern liberal lawyer career bureaucrats/s)
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