Posts Tagged ‘phony outrage’

Why Obama’s Outrage Over “Lipstick” Comment Is So Outrageous

September 10, 2008

Barack Obama is “about-to-go-totally-postal” livid with outrage over the “lies,” “swift boat politics,” and “phony outrage” generated by his “You can put lipstick on a pig” remark that followed Palin’s “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull?  Lipstick” quip.

(CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday accused Sen. John McCain’s campaign of engaging in “lies” and “swift boat politics” in regard to his comment about “lipstick on a pig.”
Sen. John McCain’s campaign said Obama’s “lipstick” line was an attack on Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Sen. Barack Obama dismisses GOP criticism about his reference to “lipstick on a pig.”

“Spare me the phony outrage. Spare me the phony talk about change,” Obama said at the start of an education event in Norfolk, Virginia.

“We have real problems in this country right now. The American people are looking to us for answers, not distractions, not diversions, not manipulations. They want real answers to the real problems we are facing.

“I don’t care what they say about me. But I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swift boat politics. Enough is enough,” he said, referring to how Swift Boat Veterans for Truth launched attacks against Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race.

But his outrage is itself outrageous.

Aside from the fact that Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” remark follows in the immediately aftermath of THE most famous line of a speech that 37 million Americans watched; aside from the fact that Obama would have had to be an incredibly stupid man NOT to have Sarah Palin in mind as a referent when he made his own “lipstick” remark; and aside from the fact that the crowd Obama delivered the remark too CLEARLY took it to mean a “red meat” mocking of Palin; Barack Obama’s own “phony outrage” merely serves to show what a dangerous hypocrite he really is.

This is the same Barack Obama who deliberately misrepresented John McCain’s remark about staying in Iraq for “100 years” into a vile characterization that McCain is the kind of mindless war monger who would keep us at war forever.  In the very same breath that he said “100 years,” John McCain pointed out that he would be for keeping troops in Iraq as long as they were safe, similarly to the way that we’ve had troops in Germany and Japan for over sixty years.

This is the same Barack Obama who deliberately misrepresented John McCain’s avoidance of answering how many houses he and his wife owned to morph him into some “older than retarded” filthy rich elitist who owned so many homes he couldn’t remember them all.  In reality, John McCain doesn’t own any houses; his wife owns them, and several of them are investments properties, and properties held by Cindy McCain in trusts.

This is the same Barack Obama who deliberately misrepresented John McCain’s JOKE about rich being defined as “$5 million” even after McCain said it would be distorted.

So Barack Obama’s selective outrage over “lies” and “swift boat politics” – when he clearly took a swipe at Sarah Palin – just serves to remind me of what a low-life piece of lying rodent turd this guy is.

You don’t like it when people critically examine what you say, Obama?  Then why have you done it over, and over, and over again?