Obama to McCain: “You’re running ads with Hillary and er – with Britney and ah Paris in it”

posted at 4:13 pm on August 1, 2008 by Allahpundit

Who shall defend our modern-day Susan B. Anthony from this scurrilous sexist attack?

Today is Obama’s third day back on the campaign trail after his foreign trip and the Illinois senator is showing signs of fatigue. Last night at a fundraiser in Houston, he appeared to mistake his former opponent and current ally, Hillary Clinton, for the controversial pop icon, Britney Spears.

“Now we’ve got ads about Britney and Paris,” Obama said referencing McCain’s new ad comparing his opponent to the young celebrities, Spears and Hilton. “At a time when we’ve got bigger challenges than any time in our history and you’re running ads with Hillary and er – with Britney and ah Paris in it. I mean come on. The American people deserve better.”

Evidence that Obama holds Hillary in the same esteem as America’s most superficial, idiotic celebutantes? No. Evidence that Obama, like any human, is apt to lose his train of thought when he’s tired? Yes. So why post it? Because (a) it’s Friday; (b) per the new Orwellian rules that guide our political discourse, had McCain said this it would warrant a 3,000-word deconstruction at Talking Points Memo; and (c) now that Maverick’s finally being demagogued on race by the same bottom-feeding Obama supporters who demagogued Hillary, I figured I’d do my part to put it out there in case her fans want to exploit it for payback. Steve Schmidt, McCain’s new strategist, cannily referenced Bill Clinton last night in explaining why McCain’s not going to let Obama’s insulting nonsense on this subject pass unanswered, but McCain voters simply aren’t in the same position as Clinton voters in terms of their standing to accuse Obama of foul play. Remember, the entire premise of those Orwellian rules is that bad faith can be irrebuttably assumed based on party affiliation; as such, Hillary’s people enjoy a degree of immunity that you and I never will, which is why we have to hand off the baton. So here you go, Clintonites, right in your hand. Go crazy!


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“Britney and Paris”? Sounds overly familiar. But what are last names among celebrities?

Akzed on August 1, 2008 at 4:17 PM

Barack Obama is !!!1!!!!!teh sexist!!1!!.

malan89 on August 1, 2008 at 4:19 PM

Oh c’mon, it was an understandable mistake. Hillary does look an awful lot like Britney and Paris.

AZCoyote on August 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Yeah, I always confuse “cankles” with Brittany and Paris…

brtex on August 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Obama see’s Hillary the same and Brittney and Paris Hilton LMAO!

Because they are WHITE WOMEN!

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Thats a racist remark by Obama.

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

All White folks look alike?

jgapinoy on August 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

White women with blonde hair all look alike..

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

Because they are WHITE WOMEN!

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

Uh-Oh…you went there!

brtex on August 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

All White folks look alike?

jgapinoy on August 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM

According to Obama! LMAO

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:25 PM

I don’t care if Obama is deliberately insulting Hillary. She will never be a sympathetic figure to me and the Democrats deserve whatever they do to each other.

BigD on August 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM

um…………..er……………..I………….um……………Bush (smiling with glee)…………..

oakpack on August 1, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Okay, who will be the first liberal blogger/commentator to argue that McCain missed the civil rights revolution in America while being held prisoner and he’s incapable of understanding the racial changes that took place during that time.

Because of that, he’s insensitive or callous towards race relations in America and doesn’t understand the harshness of his “attacks” on Obama?

My guess: Frank Rich.

In any event, you’ll hear this. Call it a variant of the “McCain doesn’t understand Vietnam” argument.

SteveMG on August 1, 2008 at 4:30 PM

I don’t care if Obama is deliberately insulting Hillary. She will never be a sympathetic figure to me and the Democrats deserve whatever they do to each other.

BigD on August 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM

He insulted Paris Hilton and to less extent Britney Spears, think of what that will do to their self esteem…

Sheesh.. :{

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:31 PM

Freudian slip?

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Isn’t that right Hillary?

pedestrian on August 1, 2008 at 4:31 PM

Hillary DOES look just like all those other presidents on dollar bills, doesn’t she?

Star20 on August 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

The empty suit fraud is indeed….”Running on empty”.

Hey, I think that is an Eagles song. Tee Hee!!!!!!!

Winebabe on August 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Hillary DOES look just like all those other presidents on dollar bills, doesn’t she?

Star20 on August 1, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Very good point.

brtex on August 1, 2008 at 4:34 PM

“At a time when we’ve got bigger challenges than any time in our history and …”

Congress is going on a month vacation?

pedestrian on August 1, 2008 at 4:34 PM

OT – Those side by side pictures of Pelosi and Hillary are just down right scary.

brtex on August 1, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Spears/Hilton ’08

Viper1 on August 1, 2008 at 4:37 PM

He was thinking of Hillary Duff! This is The Barack of Obama people!

carbon_footprint on August 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

“At a time when we’ve got bigger challenges than any time in our history and …”

Like speaking to a German crowd as a giant photo op?

What substantive solution to any problem was there in that farce?

SteveMG on August 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

“Spears/Hilton ‘08

Viper1 on August 1, 2008 at 4:37 PM”

I think that would be my SECOND choice!

Star20 on August 1, 2008 at 4:43 PM

Ooooh. I can’t wait for Hillary to give Barry a piece of her mind.

Listen, Sweetie. You better watch your mouth or I’ll put your balls in a lock box and throw away the key. Got that, Babe-ums?

Buy Danish on August 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM

He was thinking of Hillary Duff! This is The Barack of Obama people!

carbon_footprint on August 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Hilary Duff only has one “l” ;)

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Operation Chaos!

RushBaby on August 1, 2008 at 4:56 PM

He was thinking of Hillary Duff! This is The Barack of Obama people!

carbon_footprint on August 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Obama’s So Yesterday, and Hilary’s gonna be OK..

:}

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Obama the latest celeb-u-tard.

tarpon on August 1, 2008 at 5:05 PM

This is one more reason to pick Sarah Palin.

D0WNT0WN on August 1, 2008 at 5:08 PM

“At a time when we’ve got bigger challenges than any time in our history and …”
Like speaking to a German crowd as a giant photo op?

What substantive solution to any problem was there in that farce?

SteveMG on August 1, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Didn’t you hear it on all the news channels last week? Barry was cementing his “foreign policy credentials” by flying around the world on Air Farce One and getting his picture taken with various world leaders.

Standing in the doorway of No. 10 Downing Street and mugging for the cameras is almost as good as actually being Winston Churchill, isn’t it?

AZCoyote on August 1, 2008 at 5:13 PM

brtex on August 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

“Cankles” love it

Cindy Munford on August 1, 2008 at 5:13 PM

so this gives mccain one free pass to mistakenly refer to the messiah as ‘osama’, right? right?

DrW on August 1, 2008 at 5:15 PM

Chakra Hammer on August 1, 2008 at 4:55 PM

Doh!
: )

carbon_footprint on August 1, 2008 at 5:29 PM

See what happens with no teleprompter? This guy is toast with the first Presidential debate….”Close the door, put out the lights, You know Hussein won’t be home tonight…”

adamsmith on August 1, 2008 at 5:33 PM

So Hillary is now doing a stand up routine like Rosanne Barr.BWAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sonnyspats1 on August 1, 2008 at 5:46 PM

link

sonnyspats1 on August 1, 2008 at 5:47 PM

Obama to McCain: “You’re running ads with Hillary and er – with Britney and ah Paris in it”

Earth to Biraqorgasm, how many dead Europeans will be voting for you??? …(wink, wink, Chicago style, wink)!

byteshredder on August 1, 2008 at 5:50 PM

Oh c’mon, it was an understandable mistake. Hillary does look an awful lot like Britney and Paris.

AZCoyote on August 1, 2008 at 4:23 PM

LOL Barry’s just winning over those Hillary supporters these days, isn’t he?

Say goodbye to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, New Hampshire, etc…

funky chicken on August 1, 2008 at 6:17 PM

“At a time when we’ve got bigger challenges than any time in our history and …”

January 1942?
October 1929?
May 1915?

funky chicken on August 1, 2008 at 6:20 PM

I’ll bet Billy Jeff’s never confused Britney with Hillary.

Cicero43 on August 1, 2008 at 6:20 PM

Karl Rove, you magnificent b******!

inviolet on August 1, 2008 at 7:32 PM

The empty suit fraud is indeed….”Running on empty”.
Hey, I think that is an Eagles song. Tee Hee!!!!!!!

Jackson Browne.

jgapinoy on August 1, 2008 at 10:16 PM

Remember, children, we must not forget to put air in our tires.

petefrt on August 2, 2008 at 8:01 AM

This post, with its title pic and the “Nuance” tag, might be the funniest thing Allah has given us since the “Dean-O” days. I laughed my aft off.

fiatboomer on August 2, 2008 at 1:05 PM