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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First he refers to her as a pig ...

.... Then he feigns offense when he gets called on the carpet about it. That's right. Obama said this at a rally yesterday:

"You can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig."

Funny, huh? Classy, right?

Wrong. Dead wrong. He knows that her line about hockey moms and pitbulls got a heft amount of applause at the convention, and by that she basically has a "copyright" of sorts on the word. He was trying to be funny. Problem with a joke is that it needs to be funny for all, not just the idiots that are in the toil, er, tank for your worthless butt.

The McCain camp fired off a response. Obama fired back.

Today, the McCain camp put out an ad about this, and it levels the correct charge at him. Barack Obama, you sir are a sexist. Don't believe me? Recall, if you will, the the finger gesture he gave Hillary Clinton. Recall how the media savaged Hillary in the primaries, and how nasty they were since Sarah Palin was announced as John McCain's running mate.

In thirteen days, we have seen her ability as a mother questioned and smeared. We have seen her family smeared on a number of levels, including her daughter Bristol, her son Trig (luckily, he sleeps through most of it), and her husband Todd. Her experience has been questioned. She is accused of having an affair (debunked now, but that doesn't stop the Obama surrogates smear machine).

What is thoroughly irritating about this crap from the Obama camp is the fact that he accuses the McCain camp, and his surrogates of: calling him a Muslim, attacking his race, attacking his wife, and making fun of his name. We have never said, nor has John McCain said, that Obama is a Muslim. Nor have we attacked his race, or used race-based political discourse on him. Attacking his wife? You gotta be kidding. She made a number of statements that derided this country, and the people in it; comments that made demands of this nation that had more that a couple of us raising an eyebrow. And we have never made fun of his name (though we do, from time to time, refer to him as "Barry").

It's the Obama camp that takes these swipes, and then feigns outrage when he's called on the carpet. Take, for example, his statement today about being called on his sexist statement:

"This whole thing about lipstick: Nobody actually believes that these folks are offended," he said. "These are the Republicans who spent a whole lot of time getting all huffy about, 'Why are you being all politically incorrect,'" he said, apparently referring to GOP scorn of political correctness.

"Suddenly they’re all up on their -- we’re shocked," he said.

"Everybody knows its cynical. Everybody knows its insincere. The media knows it," he said. "This is a game that we play. It’s a game. It’s a sport. Andd maybe if this wasn’t such a serious time, that would be OK."

Obama went on to cite the "real stakes" and "legitimate differences" between him and McCain, and offered to argue about vouchers for schools and whether the Iraq war was a good idea.

"This isn't the first time they did this," he said, returning to a process he's long approached with the insider's understanding and bemusement, and recalled the time Obama "said I thought he had lost his bearings."

"They said, 'Why are you talking about his age?' They sent out this press release: 'Obama is attacking John McCain’s age.' What are you talking about? C'mon – let’s get serious," Obama said.

Hey Barry! Why don't you listen to this? That's the first hour of Hugh Hewitt's show yesterday. Listen to the women -- a demographic you're losing right now -- and understand you made no inroads yesterday with your ill-timed statement. And don't try to spin this as "they're making things up." Obviously the CROWD that cheered knew what you were talking about otherwise they wouldn't have cheered the way they did.

Obama is a neophyte. He makes missteps in this campaign and then grows indignant when he's called out for his mistakes. He's the one who started flinging mud way back int he primaries by attempting to claim that Bill Clinton played the race card on him when it was Obama who brought it out in the first place. And every time he's called on the carpet, he plays the victim card. Remember this one? “We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. ‘He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?’ ”

That's the victim card and it's not playing in Peoria. Barry wants to "play" hardball? Then we suggest he put up the tee-ball stand, and put down the plastic bat. We bring a fat sack of knuckles to this game, and when you screw up and take a low brow swipe at an opponent, you're going to get a fat lip.

Publius II


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