Skip to comments.Lipstick row is phony outrage - Obama
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.
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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.
Obama’s phony insults are an 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".
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!
Obamadon’s lipstick moronic remark during his Ramadan
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.
And you can put lipstick on Obama-lama-ding-dong but he’s still a Muslim.
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.
In other words, John McCain is acting like a "community organizer."
The outrage over this is every bit as real as the outrage over the word macaca was...........
The stinky fish joke is in refence to a "HO" that has a smell and Obama and his crowd knows it.
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.
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?
Is there anything Obama-related that is not phony? Anything at all?
Is there anything Obama-related that is not phony? Anything at all?
Obama is just sore because he got out-phony outraged.
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.
Could that be why he couldn't win primary elections against Hillary???
Hey Hussein - YOU ARE THE PHONEY? Tell us who you REALLY are.
If Barry is an expert on anything, it is phony ness.
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.
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.
careful now ...
taken out of context ... might offend Lbama's®
“Obamas phony insults are an outrage.”
Obama’s phony denials are laughable, and don’t put him in a good light.
What would the Obama/MSM reaction be if McCain were to use an innocent phrase like “call a spade a spade” in a speech?
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.
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.
Was this a phony finger?
B Hussein denied this also?
Hitlery had his phony number.
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.
LoL! With ears like that, it’s a flying pig with lipstick!
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
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.
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.
then he keeps on going and going...brings it up on letterman. Obama may or may not be sexist but he sure is stupid!
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!!