Just when we had finished chuckling over “my Muslim faith” J. Danforth Obama sets off the Quayle-O-Meter again.
Seems like a day cannot pass without the leaden-tongued messiah failing the Quayle test.
That clattering and banging you hear is the MSM flinging themselves bodily in front of their darling, trying to change the subject.
Thought experiment: Imagine Obama had a female VP and John McCain had said this. What would the reaction have been from the MSM? Not too hard to imagine, is it?
If McCain and his team are smart, and they have been lately, they will say nothing about this, or just laugh it off. Barack has disdain for anyone who dares to stand in the way of Divine Destiny. This arrogance is very unattractive. And it speaks for itself. Loudly.
UPDATE: So they made an ad out of it. Maybe it is good, if it gets under the skin of some undecided voters. I notice even in a five second spot Barack says “uh”. He is not a good speaker unless reading from a script.
UPDATE 2: Heh:
∅bama has made a statement about pigs in lipstick that seems to insult Sarah Palin. In fact it seems to have insulted a lot of women.
If it was unintentional – ∅bama is a stupid politician.
If it was intentional – ∅bama is a stupid politician.
OK. OK. Let’s not get cocky. Obama is human and makes mistakes, and will no doubt land some heavy blows before this is over — however it comes out. But he does not seem to have a good “gut” when things are not going totally his way, or when his opponent goes off of his pre-programmed script.
15 thoughts on “Lipstick on a Pig — D’oh!”
Whether or not Obama really meant to call Palin a pig — which seems unlikely to me, but what do I know — his condescending tone is remarkable. It’s the same tone he used in referring to Palin as a moose hunter. He might as well have called her “little lady.” These kinds of patronizing remarks will delight his partisans but will not convince anyone else to vote for him. I don’t get it. Is he really this politically tone-deaf? I would think that Axelrod or his wife would take him aside and tell him to knock off the sarcasm because he doesn’t do it well.
“I don’t get it. Is he really this politically tone-deaf?”
Amazingly enough. He keeps doing stuff like this.
I can barely contain my feelings of schadenfreude at the succession of self-inflicted wounds by the Obama campaign. Please keep it, right on to November.
“Whether or not Obama really meant to call Palin a pig — which seems unlikely to me”
In the law a man is held to intend the natural and probable consequences of his actions.
Psychatrists, on the other hand, say that unintentional errors are a window into unconscious mental processes.
It is not very pretty either way.
Let me add, regardless of whether Obama really meant crude insults or just misspoke, the Democrats and their constituents have poisoned public discourse these past few decades by searching for racist and sexist subtexts in all manner of innocent speech, never giving anyone the benefit of the doubt, and pushing harsh consequences on those poor saps who misspeak and get charged with thought crime. We have these people to thank for such things as campus speech codes. And more recently – last Senate election in my state (Virginia), the Democrats sent operatives to every single public appearance of former Sen. George Allen, recording everything he said, to find some gaffe to nail him on. I hope the Democrats choke on the poison they themselves brewed and poured out into the country. Serves ’em right.
This from the folks who complained about “uppity?”
Check out Van Der Leun’s take on this one.
I knew about the 1st part – did not know about the 2nd part and yes – that comment was intentional. Just like the middle finger for Hillary.
On Monday in Michigan, Obama became exercised when talking about the need to give even suspected terrorists legal rights.
“We may think this is Mohammed the terrorist,’’ he said at a campaign rally, but “it might be Mohammed the cab driver. You might think it’s Barack the bomb thrower. But it might be Barack the guy running for president.’’
Continuing, he got more heated, his voice booming. Referring to the Constitution, he said: “Don’t mock the Constitution! Don’t make fun of it! Don’t suggest that it’s un-American to abide by what the founding fathers set up! It’s worked pretty well for 200 years!!’’
He finished with a sigh: “These people.”
Yes, Komissar – you can’t take our guns away because you don’t have the votes……….
With the lipstick thing. I am having a hard time believing that Obama is that stupid. Or is he? I assumed that all major political candidates had “people” writing things for them to say and that they just went out and fired up the crowd and said these pre programmed things. I also assumed that the candidates might perhaps review these things before they go out in front of thousands of people and more importantly – TV CAMERAS.
If someone actually wrote that for Obama to say, it is inexcusable and that person should be fired – and Obama really is 100% stupid for actually going out and saying it. That one line, no matter if anyone thinks he meant to call Palin a pig or not, will cost the Obamessiah tens of thousands of votes.
I think at the same rally he also called Palin a “moose shooter” in a VERY condescending voice and also said “oh that’s cool” after he called her a moose shooter. So he hates hunters too? Yikes.
It is almost like the Republicans broke the Democrat enigma machine and are feeding him stupid things to say.
Politicians do seem to become tone deaf after a time. They spend so much time with each other and their own staffers that they forget just how something might sound to outsiders. I expect those silly condescending comments of Obama’s about Palin, up to and including that idiocy about the pig in lipstick have made everyone in the room with him roar with laughter or, at least, snigger. It’s all a bit different when there are real people listening to you, stunned by the sheer stupidity of what you are saying.
Added to this would be Obama’s assumption fed by the media for months and months that he was immune to ordinary criticism and the ordinary vicissitudes of campaigning and the unshakable left-wing assumption that the world will recognize that they are the true leaders any minute now. It is only sheer stupidity and evil-mindedness that prevents this from happening.
What Helen said.
1. He is living in a bubble, where something like that did not strike anyone as a problem, maybe even as funny.
2. Obama is used to living with perpetual “air cover” from the MSM, and getting away with his literally daily gaffes. Now that the race is getting toward the finish line and the level of scrutiny is increasing, he is finding it harder to function without getting pounced on.
3. He is rattled by Palin, has no good response to her, and is flailing.
Steve K makes an excellent point:
“the Democrats and their constituents have poisoned public discourse these past few decades by searching for racist and sexist subtexts in all manner of innocent speech, never giving anyone the benefit of the doubt, and pushing harsh consequences on those poor saps who misspeak and get charged with thought crime.”
My guess is that he thought he was riffing off the pitbull/lipstick line, but failed to reach the obvious conclusion that he would be perceived as calling her a pig.
It is funny to see him flailing at the media for ‘swift-boating’ him.
Yeah, Obama needs more help from the media, and they just are not getting it.
This string of gaffes Obama’s been running makes you wonder if he plays for the Cubs.
Any person with any familiarity with muslims knows that mentioning the word “pig” and any reference to any individual is a vile insult. Muslims consider pigs to be the most disgusting creatures that exist. Obama’s wording is obviously meant to reassure his muslim supporters that he has not become apostate, as well as to poke fun at the one he considers to be his primary opponent.
Obama’s comment is no more innocently intended than saying: “You can put a monkey in a sport coat, but he is still a monkey, and that doesn’t make him president.”
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