Shameless hypocrite on Lipstickgate: “Enough is enough”

posted at 12:30 pm on September 10, 2008 by Allahpundit

Video via Breitbart. What’s the difference between the “swift-boat politics” being practiced this morning by McCain and the swift-boat politics practiced by our post-partisan Jesus during the primary? Simple: When Obama does it, he keeps it under the radar or uses surrogates. Forgive the extended quote from my all-time favorite TNR piece but the situation demands it. This one’s for you, PUMAs:

Meanwhile, below the radar, the Obama campaign pushed the race-baiting angle hard, rehearsing and sometimes inventing instances of alleged Clintonian racial insensitivity. A memo prepared by the South Carolina campaign and circulated to supporters rehashed the King-Johnson matter, while it also spliced together statements of Bill Clinton’s to make it seem as if he had given a speech that “implied Hillary Clinton is stronger than Nelson Mandela.” (The case, with its snippets and ellipses, was absurd on its face.) The memo also claimed, in a charge soon widely repeated, that he had demeaned Obama as “a kid” because he had called Obama’s account of his opposition to the war in Iraq a fanciful “fairy tale.” And a few reporters, while pushing the Obama campaign’s line that black voters had credible concerns about the Clintons’ remarks, had begun to notice that the Obama campaign was doing its utmost to fuel the racial flames. “There’s no question that there’s politics here at work too,” said Jonathan Martin of Politico. “It helps [Obama's] campaign to… push these issues into the fore in a place like South Carolina.”

When asked about the race-baiting charges, Obama campaign spokeswoman Candice Tolliver roiled the waters: “Folks are beginning to wonder: Is this really an isolated situation or is there something bigger behind all of this?” Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., the Obama co-chair, as before, was more direct and inflammatory, claiming that the “cynics” of the Clinton campaign had “resorted to distasteful and condescending language that appeals to our fears rather than our hopes. I sincerely hope that they’ll turn away from such reactionary, disparaging rhetoric.” The race-baiting card was now fully in play…

The Obama campaign’s “fairy tale” gambit was particularly transparent. Commenting on Obama’s explanation of why he is more against the war in Iraq than Hillary Clinton, and disturbed by the news media’s failure to report Obama’s actual voting record on Iraq in the Senate, the former president referred to what had become the conventional wisdom as a “fairy tale” concocted by Obama and his supporters. Time to play the race-baiter card! One of Obama’s most prominent backers, the mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, stretched Clinton’s remarks and implied that he had called Obama’s entire candidacy a fairy tale. (The mayor later coyly told a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she had not intended to criticize Clinton: “Surely you don’t mean he’s the only one who can use the phrase ‘fairy tale,’” Franklin said, in a tone that the reporter described as “mock indignation.”) Appearing on CNN, one of its pundits, Donna Brazile, hurled the wild charge that Clinton had likened Obama to a child. “And I will tell you,” she concluded, “as an African American I find his words and his tone to be very depressing.” With those kinds of remarks–”as an African American”–the race card and the race-baiter card both came back into play. Although Brazile is formally not part of Obama’s campaign, her comments made their way to the South Carolina memo, offered as evidence that Clinton’s comment was racially insensitive…

It may strike some as ironic that the racializing should be coming from a black candidate’s campaign and its supporters. But this is an American presidential campaign–and there is a long history of candidates who are willing to inflame the most deadly passions in our national life in order to get elected. Sadly, it is what Barack Obama and his campaign gurus have been doing for months–with the aid of their media helpers on the news and op-ed pages and on cable television, mocked by “SNL” as in the tank for Obama. They promise to continue until they win the nomination, by any means necessary.

No, they promise to continue until they win the election; that’s why the governor of New York is busy accusing McCain of racism for goofing on community organizers, even while the Messiah laments “phony outrage” and fake controversies. I said yesterday after watching the clip that I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, and if McCain hasn’t already overplayed his hand on this, he’s dangerously close: Republicans are now making statements about the lipstick thing on the floor of the House. But please do take five minutes to remind yourself of how deeply opposed to swift-boat politics the nutroots — and the New York Times — turned out to be when McCain rolled out his Britney ad. Racism, sexism, assassination, even Nazism: No subtext was too far-fetched for the Enlightened to explore. Like Goldstein said a few weeks ago after a guest on MSNBC summarily absolved Biden for his history of racial gaffes:

All of which points back to the animating tenet in “liberal” ideology — namely, that, simply by virtue of adopting the left-liberal agenda, one is good, and so his “mistakes” are but minor slip-ups, hiccups in a life of sublime goodliness. Whereas any kind of minor slip-up by those on the “right” (classical liberals included, these days) are to be seen as brief inadvertent flashes revealing their grubby souls — even when those flashes are either admittedly unintended, or else have to be run through a special code book to prove visible to the watchdogs of all that is good and righteous.

Sure, Obama might have a curious history of comments on the trail taken the wrong way by women. But he’s a “Lightworker.” By definition he’s incapable of unconscious prejudices. Of course he’s innocent.

Exit question: Who could have imagined that September would find The One chastising the media’s Obama Spirit Squad for the frothiness of its coverage? Panic indeed.

Update: People are e-mailing to note that another Democrat made a lipstick reference to Palin yesterday.


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OBAMELTDOWN!!!!!!

Ooooh, I like it….

DRUDGE headline, November 1, 2008 please!

Waterboy on September 10, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Mr_Magoo on September 10, 2008 at 1:06 PM

I hear ya, Mr Magoo. I believe you and I are the only two people in America who wasn’t at Woodstock.

Limerick on September 10, 2008 at 1:08 PM

Behold!

It has begun!

OBAMELTDOWN!!!!!!

pilamaye on September 10, 2008 at 12:52 PM

Ewwwww… great Idea… an ObamaMelt sandwich…

Chock full of Ham, with gooey melted cheese… and flipped and flopped at least twice? And of course, like his policies, it has secret ingredients so you don’t know what it is when you order it… oh, and did I mention its FREE! In fact we pay you to take it? But the Taxes cost Way more than you get, plus cost of the ObamaMelt!

Romeo13 on September 10, 2008 at 1:09 PM

I’d like to see every woman at every McCain/Palin rally waving their lipstick tubes like lighters at a concert. Nice visual, anyway.

Fishoutofwater on September 10, 2008 at 1:10 PM

This latest mountain out of a non-existent molehill is exactly what McBush wants Obama is:

Nobody talking about his blind support of 8 years of Bush nonexistent voting record.

Nobody talking about his dangerous ignorance on Iraq.

Nobody talking about his platform which is basically literally 4 more years of Bush light nothing.

Just keep putting out the half truths that stupid people will believe to be true.

Mission AccomplishedHOPE AND CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN.

There you go, Champ.

Dave Rywall on September 10, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Rick on September 10, 2008 at 1:11 PM

This latest mountain out of a non-existent molehill is exactly what McBush wants:

Nobody talking about his blind support of 8 years of Bush.

Nobody talking about his dangerous ignorance on Iraq.

Nobody talking about his platform which is basically 4 more years of Bush light.

Just keep putting out the half truths that stupid people will believe to be true.

Mission Accomplished.

Dave Rywall on September 10, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Since you posted this I guess that makes you a NOBODY.

BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

Mr_Magoo on September 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Just wait for the debates! McCain will crush the rookie empty suit into tiny lil pieces.

Sarah will eat Biden up within the first 10 minutes.

This will be the final test; can’t wait!

Best news of all; the Liberal Media has been exposed for the scumbags they have been for several decades now. Elitist thugs, everyone of them. Having the audience chanting NBC NBC NBC at the convention was awesome.

Boycott General Electric!!!!

Keemo on September 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Dave Rywall on September 10, 2008 at 12:50 PM
This latest mountain out of a non-existent molehill is exactly what McBush wants:

Nobody talking about his blind support of 8 years of Bush.

Yeah he wanted Rumsfeld fired and the surge! Opposed Bush tax cuts when they were first proposed.

Nobody talking about his dangerous ignorance on Iraq.

Hmmm…McCain’s dangerous ingnorance? Oh you must be referring to McCain’s Sunni Shia thing. Yeah, ok.
And your boy’s dangerous ignorance:
* Wanted to pull out 14 months ago before we could win
* Talking to Iran w/out preconditions
* Dividing Jerusalem
* His policy on nukes and cutting military spending

Nobody talking about his platform which is basically 4 more years of Bush light.

You mean:
* Cutting corporate taxes to stimulate the economy
* Drilling for our own oil
* Building more nuclear power plants
* Building more refineries
* Using our Junior Colleges to help people move from dying industries to new industries

Just keep putting out the half truths that stupid people will believe to be true.

Half truth? Meaning Obama has a record of making sexist comments going back to his primary battle w/Hilary?

No problem. Mission Accomplished.

JAM on September 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

What happened to giving others the benefit of the doubt that they weren’t being sexists, racists, homophobic, etc?

terryannonline on September 10, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Obama: Retells lipsticked pig joke.
Crowd: Roars with delight
Obama: These are serious times.

Nice.

Mr_Magoo on September 10, 2008 at 1:13 PM

Obama’s best would-be champion is busy cranking out 2012 yard signs and her cell phone is off.

moxie_neanderthal on September 10, 2008 at 1:05 PM

I’m tellin’ ya… they’ve got a shock collar on Biden that the campaign staff triggers if he starts to go off message. They give him a script, say “read this” then pack him in a crate until the next rally.

Damiano on September 10, 2008 at 1:14 PM

This reminds me during the primaries..

The Messiah was talking about Hillery, pauses, scratches his temple with his middle finger, then goes on with his speech..

He plays it cool but the crowd noticed and you hear a collected ‘oohhhhh’ and a few laughs through it..

his message was received.

(is ‘temple’ the wrong word to describe part of his forehead when talking about The Messiah?)

DaveC on September 10, 2008 at 1:14 PM

Let’s not forget who drew first blood here.

McCain introduced Palin in Dayton, Ohio, about noon on a Friday, and the crack campaign staff that Obama cites as proof of his superior executive credentials immediately issued a statement ridiculing Palin about her experience as a small-town mayor. To be clear, in its first response about Palin, and only a day after McCain’s nice ad congratulating Obama on his historic nomination, Obama’s campaign–not silly surrogates or out-of-control nutroots–ridiculed a candidate who herself was embarking on a historic candidacy. Obama’s people screwed this up, and Obama had to suffer the fallout.

And that fallout came the following Wednesday of the RNCC when Obama deservedly got skewered by Guiliani and Palin about his community organizer. It was a delicious tit-for-tat. Democrats can scream code all they want. Obama opened the door to ridicule and stood right behind it. It’s too bad that Rudy and Sarah’Cuda seized the opportunity, kicked open the door, and bloodied Obama up.

Obama could have left it at that, but in the course of lying about Palin’s actual record as an earmark fighter, Obama was the idiot who used the lipstick-pig and old-fish allusions when to refer to Palin and McCain. If Obama doesn’t want to suffer political blowbacks, he’s simply got to get smarter. He has no one to blame but himself.

Until then, when asked about the lipstick situation, like Rambo to Richard Crenna’s character in First Blood, McCain-Palin should smile and simply respond, “Obama drew first blood.”

BuckeyeSam on September 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Dear Barack:

I’m thinking of having a “transiential relationship” with a Pig with Lipstick. What advice can you give me?

Mr_Magoo on September 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Oh yea – 5 million green collar jobs created in 10 years

When has a govt jobs program ever been something other than make-work and ineffective except for the Great Depression WPA CCC and so on, where people were starving and they built walls and roads which with all due respect are not that complicated to do. Jobs programs today are bull—-.

Paul-Cincy on September 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Voidseeker on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 PM

+1

dmann on September 10, 2008 at 1:17 PM

First Debate:

“Uh, er, well, as I’ve always said…”
“Let’s move on, Senator…”

Second Debate:

“Uh, er, well, as I’ve always said…”
“Let’s move on, Senator…”

Third Debate:

“Uh, er, well, as I’ve always said…”
“Let’s move on, Senator…”

Mr_Magoo on September 10, 2008 at 1:18 PM

Mr_Magoo on September 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM

Wait till he’s Prez – - he’ll give you the right to legally marry any animal you want…

Rick on September 10, 2008 at 1:19 PM

I didn’t take the time to read all the other comments first, so if someone’s already mentioned this… sorry. BUT that “Enough!” line he’s using now – it’s straight from Olbermann. Glenn Beck had clips this morning where Olbermann complimented him on the use of it, and suggested that Obamessiah incorporate more “exclamation points” and anger into his speeches (because that’s what Keef thinks people want), then Beck followed that clip with several examples of Obamessiah doing that very thing.

Laura on September 10, 2008 at 1:19 PM

JAM on September 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

To the Obama list, you should add the civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded as the military–in other words, a huge class of community organizers.

BuckeyeSam on September 10, 2008 at 1:20 PM

I think it is time for Team McCain to move on to the next tactic. They’ve got him flailing in the wind at this one, while still off-balance from the last one(s). Wonder how many more it will take until he totally collapses?

KCSteve on September 10, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Paul-Cincy on September 10, 2008 at 1:16 PM

He’s got to tell all those people that are about to hit the streets due to unemployment if he’s elected (when he goes after “Big Oil” and other bad corporations) that there will be a nice Green job waiting for them – - one that will be there for a long time.

Rick on September 10, 2008 at 1:22 PM

FAUX-bama!

psrch on September 10, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Laura on September 10, 2008 at 1:19 PM

If that’s the case, I hope he continues to listen to that Kos Kid Keith.

Rick on September 10, 2008 at 1:24 PM

JAM on September 10, 2008 at 1:12 PM

Well done, JAM. Very well done. Every time Dave escapes the fever swamp to do a drive-by shooting here, hit him back with that. For my part, I’ll keep reminding him that his cause is doomed.

ManlyRash on September 10, 2008 at 1:27 PM

OT: Today is the Fourth Anniversary of the Throbbing Memo.

RushBaby on September 10, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Laura on September 10, 2008 at 1:19 PM

Didn’t Frank Luntz say that was line that got the most reaction (positive) of his acceptance speech?

terryannonline on September 10, 2008 at 1:29 PM

terryann, if you say so – I didn’t hear that but it makes sense; the left thrives on anger.

Laura on September 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American pigs with lipstick class except politicians.
- “Mark Twain”

I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can not see that American politicians are pigs with lipstick, unless he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
- “Mark Twain”

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Check out where he got the lines that led up to the pig..lipstick schtick..

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/johnmccain/ig/John-McCain-Cartoons/Shakeup-Plan.-UmG.htm

Little plagerism

theblacksheepwasright on September 10, 2008 at 1:32 PM

Obama is losing it. There’s panic in his eyes and voice. If he wants to avoid more of the same then he should put his brain in gear before he engages his mouth. The dolt is absolutely incompetent and when challenged or threatened his only retort is obfuscation and pathetic whining. They must keep the pressure on him . . . relentlessly.

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:32 PM

BuckeyeSam on September 10, 2008 at 1:20 PM

Brilliant! I will!

Yeah, let’s equally fund a huge civilian corps of community organizers (Public Allies), the same as the military.

Yeah, what about Obama’s dangerous Socialist policies?

JAM on September 10, 2008 at 1:35 PM

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American pigs with lipstick class except politicians.
- “Mark Twain”

I cannot see how a man of any large degree of humorous perception can not see that American politicians are pigs with lipstick, unless he purposely shut the eyes of his mind and keep them shut by force.
- “Mark Twain”

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM

Mark Twain would be a perfect comrade for Obama. Twain was an anti-imperialist and probably a Marxist. I see little in your quotes that could even begin to justify Obama’s ineptness in the present case.

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:39 PM

Excuse me, but the Swift Boat Vets were not lying; no one was able to disprove a thing they said, and Kerry has yet to make public his medical records from his ‘heroic’ military ‘career’.
You know there’s got to be desperation when he uses the ‘victimhood’ of Mr. Tereza Heinz Kerry. Keep it coming; we know your game, Barry Whosane!

Christine on September 10, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Truthfully, I don’t think he meant any harm, but that’s no excuse for not choosing his words very carefully. Besides, the audience’s reaction to the statement indicated that they immediately made the connection.
Almost as bad as Biden’s “Stand up Chuck!”

RMCS_USN on September 10, 2008 at 1:40 PM

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:32 PM
Obama is losing it.

The problem with Obama is, when push comes to shove, what does he fall back on? Rev Wright? His drunk, wife-beating, absent father who he memorialized in his autobiography? His experience as a community organizer (sic), state senator, or brief appearances as a US Senator? When you look to his guts, when you get there, there is no there, there.

Paul-Cincy on September 10, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Mark Twain would be a perfect comrade for Obama.

You would be a perfect comrade for Al Gore.

Twain was an anti-imperialist

So are normal Americans these days.

and probably a Marxist.

And you probably beat your wife.

I see little in your quotes that could even begin to justify Obama’s ineptness in the present case.

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:39 PM

I see little in you comments that even suggest that you understood them.

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Rove said it best last night on Greta that we’re witnessing the Obama camp in meltdown mode.

That, and Obama’s appearance on O’Reilly, am I the only one who thought O’Reilly ripped him a new one?

John the Libertarian on September 10, 2008 at 1:52 PM

“Enough is enough?” It ends when WE say it does.

Spanglemaker on September 10, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Mark Twain would be a perfect comrade for Obama.

You would be a perfect comrade for Al Gore.

Twain was an anti-imperialist

So are normal Americans these days.

and probably a Marxist.

And you probably beat your wife.

I see little in your quotes that could even begin to justify Obama’s ineptness in the present case.

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:39 PM

I see little in you comments that even suggest that you understood them.

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Think before you type and you won’t appear so inept. Those were the dumbest comments one could have possibly provided as a retort.

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Swiftboating, you say?

Hey, BarryO: It’s the candidates, stupid.

By that, I mean that like Kerry (who, it turns out, fared poorer at Yale that the President) Obama is making too many mistakes and missteps. Both proved that they can give a good speech but their gaffes undermine everything they say.

Kerry started with “Reporting for duty.” Then he went windsurfing. Then he wrecked his bike (or was that first?)

Obama showed that he needs gutter bumpers to go bowling. He cancelled a visit to injured troops when informed that his press entourage couldn’t follow him. He addressed the Germans on a foreign stage. He gave his convention speech in a Greek Temple-like setting. Having already outraged Hillary supporters with sexist comments, he rubs salt in those wounds by calling Alaska’s governor a pig.

Like Kerry, he wants to be POTUS. Like Kerry, he’s not up to the job.

EconomicNeocon on September 10, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Moved from another thread:

O’Reilly’s on the radio saying that this was an innocent mistake.

I call shenanigans.

He’s saying that Obama is not stupid enough to intentionally call Palin a pig.

I say Obama’s not stupid enough to make a mistake like that.

It was calculated, and it may work.

That McCain ad won’t help anything .. really stupid move. … And using Katie Couric’s analysis to punctuate? Stupid again. The ad calls the remarks “sexist” .. stupid again. They’re looking for McCain/Palin to overplay that victim card.

Said it before and I’ll say it again .. that fuse was lit, and that bomb was about to ’splode all on its own. Best thing to do with this woulda’ been to ignore it and let the commentators and blogs do their thing.

When your enemy is in the process of committing suicide, the best strategic move is not to interfere.

cgoode777 on September 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Entelechy on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Well, now, that brought a smile to my face.

Don’t you just love it when Obama tries to be forceful and bellow “ENOUGH”? He’s just so cute, trying to be manly and all.

I like this tune for Obama’s theme-song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch0e9l9V5Lc

nyrofan on September 10, 2008 at 2:02 PM

I don’t know how Obama meant those comments, or Biden either. But, I do think conservatives have to watch that they don’t fall down the same hole as the left. Attack Obama only on how he is wrong on issues and those elements of his character that would make him a bad leader. To do more than this is to play the same game as the left. I’d hate to see us turn into Kos and the like. Let’s take the high road and demonstrate character and common sense.

jeanie on September 10, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Just keep getting the facts out to America, and pretty soon the whole angry left, including Obama, will flip out, to hilarious effect.

indythinker on September 10, 2008 at 2:04 PM

Truthfully, I don’t think he meant any harm, but that’s no excuse for not choosing his words very carefully. Besides, the audience’s reaction to the statement indicated that they immediately made the connection.
Almost as bad as Biden’s “Stand up Chuck!”

RMCS_USN on September 10, 2008 at 1:40 PM

Good point, and another avenue of attack…

You have to be VERY carefull what you say when you are President, as our enemies will take ANYTHING you say out of context if possible…

Be magnanimous, and gracious, and say, Barry, we believe you did not mean that… but don’t you think you need to be a bit more carefull with what you say? As President, words have real consequence to the entire country.

Romeo13 on September 10, 2008 at 2:06 PM

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM

LOL. Yeah…I’m so SURE the witty obseervation of some long-dead honkey is what Bambi had in mind when he made his comments.

ManlyRash on September 10, 2008 at 2:07 PM

Yeah, let’s equally fund a huge civilian corps of community organizers (Public Allies), the same as the military.

Yeah, what about Obama’s dangerous Socialist policies?

JAM on September 10, 2008 at 1:35 PM

from your link:

but also teaches that heterosexism is a byproduct of capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy and male dominated privilege. Heterosexism!

I wish more people saw the big picture. These are the young idealists that will one day rescue us all from our guns….

Ozprey on September 10, 2008 at 2:10 PM

What’s the difference between the “swift-boat politics” being practiced this morning by McCain and the swift-boat politics practiced by our post-partisan Jesus during the primary?

None. Hop on over to an NPR interview of the authors of One Party Country: The Republican plan for dominance in the 21st century. Around 37:12, they say that Obama’s campaign has embraced the strategies of Karl Rove, and that this election might be about who’s better at them (and, up to now, Obama has been out-Roving the Republicans).

calbear on September 10, 2008 at 2:14 PM

Hmmmm….every time I show up and respond to his latest post, Dave Rywall vanishes.

C’mon Dave, man up and come back.

ManlyRash on September 10, 2008 at 2:21 PM

If conservatives are going to play the subliminal message game. Then we can’t complain any longer when it happens to us.

terryannonline on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 PM

I am not playing that game, because the messages was not subliminal. It was pretty much dump truck loud and front and center. Anyone that hears the line thinks of Palin right off the bat.

The line about wrapping old fish and calling it change? Who would ever wrap up old fish and call it change? That does not even make sense, unless you are talking about McCain taking over the Change mantra.

But as I said, the McCain/Palin ticket needs to ignore the smears and insults and just move forward. Doing so will show them to be more mature, more focused and better able to handle the job of POTUS and VPOTUS. It will also put Obama in a spotlight and show him to be what he really is: an overgrown man child.

Voidseeker on September 10, 2008 at 2:23 PM

Think before you type and you won’t appear so inept. Those were the dumbest comments one could have possibly provided as a retort.

rplat on September 10, 2008 at 1:55 PM

You are clearly even more vacuous than I had thought, as you have just used a text book case of a desperate and empty response of last resort.

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 2:25 PM

What happened to giving others the benefit of the doubt that they weren’t being sexists, racists, homophobic, etc?

terryannonline on September 10, 2008 at 1:13 PM

It disappears when there is adequate historical evidence as support.

a capella on September 10, 2008 at 2:25 PM

I hope the McCain camp won’t keep piling on. Obama’s done himself damage with his comments (whatever his intention), and the best thing now for McCain/Palin is to move on to more important matters and let Obama try to dig himself out the best way he can.

If the media or somebody in the crowd brings it up again, McCain/Palin can respond with something like “I think we’ll just let Senator Obama’s remarks speak for themselves.”

AZCoyote on September 10, 2008 at 2:32 PM

Memo to Barry:….Hey idiot……we are only repeating the words that YOU have said.

Dumb Ass.

Winebabe on September 10, 2008 at 2:34 PM

Ya know, ya can put a weennie in an $800 suit
but it’s still just a weenie.

Sefton on September 10, 2008 at 2:36 PM

Obama is a ti*ty baby.

carbon_footprint on September 10, 2008 at 2:37 PM

Hmmmm….every time I show up and respond to his latest post, Dave Rywall vanishes.

C’mon Dave, man up and come back.

ManlyRash on September 10, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I will “assume” that you are just joshing as there is absolutely no connection whatsoever between “manliness” and commenting on the internet.

MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Ya know, ya can put a weennie in an $800 suit
but it’s still just a weenie.

Sefton on September 10, 2008 at 2:36 PM

True, but I bet Barry’s suits cost a lot more than $800. Michelle Obama spends that much on a single pair of Jimmy Choo shoes. With their multi-million dollar income (not to mention their overblown sense of entitlement), Barry and Michelle aren’t shopping at discount warehouses — not for themselves, anyway.

AZCoyote on September 10, 2008 at 2:45 PM

Why the hell isn’t Barry letting Joe be the attack dog while he stands back yanking on the leash? Oh well, make your own bed yada yada yada.

Limerick on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 PM

How ya doin’, Lim?

Barry hasn’t thought to let Biden play this role because Barry doesn’t know anything about delegating authority the way someone with executive experience would. He’s just operating on emotion now; the same emotion which has been obvious in him to keen observers: anger. And that anger is causing mistake after mistake.

baldilocks on September 10, 2008 at 2:47 PM

Obama is a total ass. Let’s see if that nuance of his works well with people who don’t have time to sit through his bs.

El_Terrible on September 10, 2008 at 2:58 PM

What’s with dropping his ‘G’s and starting sentences with ‘see’? He sounds like a bad caricature.

Martin on September 10, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Great. ABC radio has a reporter taking up for Obama by playing Cheney and McCain using the lipstick/pig analogy but out of context, of course.

carbon_footprint on September 10, 2008 at 3:05 PM

This doesn’t really erase yesterday, dude.

chiefeditor on September 10, 2008 at 3:07 PM

I will “assume” that you are just joshing as there is absolutely no connection whatsoever between “manliness” and commenting on the internet. – MB4 on September 10, 2008 at 2:45 PM

As you and others have so amply and inartfully demonstrated time and again.

Hint: in the future, when attempting to appear clever by making a play on words that uses a screen name, you need to actually USE the name.

Allow me to demonstrate: “no connection between “manlyness” and commenting on the internet.” See? Now THAT would have been clever. But then, that would have been asking more than you are gifted by nature to render.

ManlyRash on September 10, 2008 at 3:08 PM

I like it best that the Obama cards are played to perfection against them, while the newest and interesting attraction in the election is Mrs. Palin, and the time-frame is LT 2 months.

Schadenfreude on September 10, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Nice….he manages to tell the whole pig joke AGAIN in this clip….even getting additional laughs…….”everyone just assumes I was talking about the Gov of Alaska”

ENOUGH!!!! He exclaims. People may not comment on my words!

What a bunch of Macawca.

Dpet on September 10, 2008 at 3:41 PM

Obama gives me ulcers. To think, I once had respect for him. (And yes, I truly did.) I really can’t stand him. Your characterization of him as a shameless hypocrite is dead-on – he’s a phony, and airhead, a hypocrite, I could go on, but I won’t. I can’t even watch that video. It’s disgusting to see how he’s laughing it off when he so clearly meant it the way he’s being accused.

OneGyT on September 10, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Imagine if George Bush dedicated a rally to whining about each phony story the Kerry Campaign planted in 2004. Thats all he would have talked about.

Speedwagon82 on September 10, 2008 at 4:42 PM

Has anybody noticed something that should be obvious about the Obama video? I knew something was odd, but it took a while to see it. It’s the same for his other speeches. He talks about the need to talk about all the problems that face the country and he goes in to a long discussion about how the McCain camp would rather lie and slander than talk about the issues. When all is said and done, Obama hasn’t talked about the issues and his entire speech is nothing but a negative attack. According to his logic, he’s talking about the issues by claiming that MaCain doesn’t want to. As I’ve said before, Obama was the first to go negative, and the liberals came away thinking that Obama was addressing the problems of the country. I’m getting a head ache.

under on September 10, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Shameless hypocrite on Lipstickgate: “Enough is enough”

Yeah you are a shameless insulting hypocrite OBLAHBLAH.
When are you going to come clean on:
* Occidental College records – Not released
* Columbia College records – Not released
* Columbia Thesis paper – “not available”
* Harvard College records – Not released
* Selective Service Registration – Not released
* Medical records – Not released
* Illinois State Senate records – “not available”
* Illinois State Senate schedule – “not available”
* Law practice client list – Not released
* Harvard Law Review articles published – None
* University of Chicago scholarly articles – None
* Release Chicago Annenburg Challenge documents – Blocked access
*** Fully disclosure of all info on Barry Soetoro – Not released
*** Certified Copy of original Birth certificate – Not released
*** Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth – Not released
*** Disclosure of Kenyan/Indonesian dual citizenship – Not released

byteshredder on September 10, 2008 at 7:32 PM

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