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#1    BlindMessiah

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:43 AM

Obama has recently taken heat over his comment about lipstick on a pig. In a speech from Palin at the GOP convention, she said the only difference between herself and a pitbull was lipstick. Obama in his speech said if you put lipstick on a pig it's still a pig.

Here's the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

Now is it just me, or was he saying something entirely different. Everyone is claiming that he was calling Palin a pig, I took it much differently. Seems to me he was comparing Bush to a pig, and McCain to a pig with lipstick. I don't see what Palin has to do with these comments other than the fact they both made reference to lipstick in a speech in the last week.


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:45 AM

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In a speech from Palin at the GOP convention, she said the only difference between herself and a pitbull was lipstick...


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:46 AM

BlindMessiah on Sep 9 2008, 10:43 PM, said:

Obama has recently taken heat over his comment about lipstick on a pig. In a speech from Palin at the GOP convention, she said the only difference between herself and a pitbull was lipstick. Obama in his speech said if you put lipstick on a pig it's still a pig.

Here's the clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg

Now is it just me, or was he saying something entirely different. Everyone is claiming that he was calling Palin a pig, I took it much differently. Seems to me he was comparing Bush to a pig, and McCain to a pig with lipstick. I don't see what Palin has to do with these comments other than the fact they both made reference to lipstick in a speech in the last week.

You're probably correct, but at what point do Obama's gaffes come to haunt him?

He's an intelligent, quick-witted speaker, yet somehow this is a mistake? Puh-leeze!

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:47 AM

BlindMessiah on Sep 9 2008, 11:43 PM, said:

I don't see what Palin has to do with these comments other than the fact they both made reference to lipstick in a speech in the last week.


That's the point.

I don't think he was directly refering to Palin either.

But it was a poorly chosen comparison given Palin's lipstick remark too. Obama may have been trying to "hijack" the liptstick satire for himself and it flopped miserably.




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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:54 AM

MasterPo on Sep 10 2008, 03:47 AM, said:

That's the point.

I don't think he was directly refering to Palin either.

But it was a poorly chosen comparison given Palin's lipstick remark too. Obama may have been trying to "hijack" the liptstick satire for himself and it flopped miserably.

I agree. I think he was trying to steal Palin's comment to take a stab at Bush and McCain. I just don't get why so many people are crying that he insulted Palin.


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:57 AM

BlindMessiah on Sep 9 2008, 11:54 PM, said:

I agree. I think he was trying to steal Palin's comment to take a stab at Bush and McCain. I just don't get why so many people are crying that he insulted Palin.


Given that Palin used lipstick and a pittbull as an analogy then Obama uses lipstick and a pig I can see the thinking there is an implication. He shouldn't have done it. It was a poor attempt at stealing someone else's thunder. But it shouldn't be over blown either. There are bigger fish to fry.



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Posted 10 September 2008 - 03:57 AM

In all likelyhood he wasn't referring to Palin since that lipstick on a pig saying is fairly well known, and fits the contxt of what he is saying...

though he might have been trying to be too clever and use it as a subtle jab at palin at the same time

regardless, it was probably a dumb thing to say, it'll come off as petty to many voters


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:00 AM

BlindMessiah on Sep 9 2008, 10:54 PM, said:

I agree. I think he was trying to steal Palin's comment to take a stab at Bush and McCain. I just don't get why so many people are crying that he insulted Palin.

Really? That's fairly obvious. Palin's ad-lib, during her nomination speech, referencing the joke about the difference between pit bulls and hockey moms should ring fairly in your ears.

Again, I consider Obama an intelligent, quick speaker. This was no mere, minor slip-up. It was deliberate, and BHO should not be granted the quarter to claim ignorance.

Geez, if he's quick enough to be president, he's quick enough not to feign innocence. 'Fess up, freshman Senator!

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:24 AM

Incorrigible1 on Sep 10 2008, 05:00 AM, said:

Really? That's fairly obvious. Palin's ad-lib, during her nomination speech, referencing the joke about the difference between pit bulls and hockey moms should ring fairly in your ears.

Again, I consider Obama an intelligent, quick speaker. This was no mere, minor slip-up. It was deliberate, and BHO should not be granted the quarter to claim ignorance.

Geez, if he's quick enough to be president, he's quick enough not to feign innocence. 'Fess up, freshman Senator!

I know why he referenced lipstick, but if you read the context of his quote, he's calling Bush a pig not Palin. He simply stole Palin's line.


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:25 AM

hmmm so you reckon it was an attempt to compare Bush and McCain (McCain being the same as Bush, just prettied up) AND a jab at Palin?

Seems quite plausible i huess


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:27 AM

Whatever way you look at it, it was in bad taste. imo

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:27 AM

bathory on Sep 10 2008, 05:25 AM, said:

hmmm so you reckon it was an attempt to compare Bush and McCain (McCain being the same as Bush, just prettied up) AND a jab at Palin?

Seems quite plausible i huess

Ya. I think he was making that analogy about Bush and McCain while mocking Palin's lipstick comment. I don't see how this can be twisted into him calling Palin a pig though.


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:35 AM

Shankpin on Sep 10 2008, 05:27 AM, said:

Whatever way you look at it, it was in bad taste. imo



McCain said simulare about Hillary... yet no one threw a fit about it.

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McCain's campaign called the comments "offensive and disgraceful" and said Obama owes Palin an apology. Obama's campaign said he wasn't referring to Palin and said the GOP camp was engaging in a "pathetic attempt to play the gender card." Obama's camp also noted that McCain once used the same phrase to describe Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care plan.


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:37 AM

SilverCougar on Sep 9 2008, 11:35 PM, said:

McCain said simulare about Hillary... yet no one threw a fit about it.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080910/ap_on_.../obama_lipstick

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:41 AM

SilverCougar on Sep 9 2008, 11:35 PM, said:

McCain said simulare about Hillary... yet no one threw a fit about it.


Maybe McCain had reason.


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