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Updated 11:27 p.m.
By Peter Slevin
NORFOLK, Va. -- Sen. Barack Obama branded the McCain campaign's assault on his "lipstick on a pig" comments as a "phony and foolish" diversion that diminishes political debate and hurts American voters.

"Enough," Obama declared. "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."

"We've got an energy crisis," Obama said at a campaign event where he had planned to focus entirely on education policy. "We have an education system that is not working for too many of our children and making us less competitive. We have an economy that is creating hardship for families all across America. We've got two wars going on, veterans coming home not being cared for -- and this is what they want to talk about.

"You know who ends up losing at the end of the day? It's not the Democratic candidate. It's not the Republican candidate. It's you, the American people. Because then we go another year, or another four years or another eight years without addressing the issues that matter to you."

Obama made the lipstick comment Tuesday night in Lebanon, Va., while dismissing Republican rival Sen. John McCain's claim to be an agent of change in Washington. Listing a host of issues on which he said McCain has the same position as President Bush, Obama said, "That's not change."

"That's just calling something that's the same thing something different," Obama continued. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years.

"We've had enough of the same old thing."

The McCain campaign immediately saw an opening to attack. Surrogates said Obama was targeting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who had likened herself to a pit bull with lipstick at last week's Republican National Convention in her speech accepting the vice presidential nomination.

Within minutes, Republican operatives arranged for former Massachusetts governor Jane Swift to talk with reporters by conference call. She called Obama's comments "disgusting" and contended that Obama had called Palin a pig.

"As far as I know," Swift said, when asked by a reporter how she could be so sure, "she's the only one of the presidential candidates or vice presidential candidates who wears lipstick."

By dawn, the McCain campaign had issued a video press release, quickly picked up by television, calling the remark a "smear."

The McCain campaign has been saying that this year's campaign will be decided by the candidates' personalities and biographies, and less by their positions on the issues.

In the Washington Post/ABC News poll released this week, 48 percent of respondents said the candidates' positions on issues are their main concern, compared with 37 percent who said they place greater weight on personal qualities such as experience and leadership.

Among issue voters, Obama is leading McCain 56 to 37 percent.

Among so-called personal quality voters, McCain is ahead 56 to 39 percent.

In the past 24 hours, Obama has held substantive events in the battleground states of Ohio and Virginia to discuss education policy and a press conference to set out his thoughts about Iraq and Afghanistan. Neither got the nearly attention the McCain camp received when it made an issue of the lipstick and the pig.

Obama criticized the media's handling of the McCain camp's allegation.

"What their campaign has done this morning," Obama said, "is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad, because they know that it's catnip for the media."

Obama told his audience here about his remark and the McCain campaign's response. People laughed.

"See, it would be funny," Obama replied, "except of course the news media all decided that was the lead story yesterday."

A questioner at Norfolk's Granby High School asked Obama how he will combat the McCain campaign's attacks.

"Our job is to just drum home, day after day, the facts. I still have faith that the truth will out in the end," Obama said. "We are going to hammer away at the fact that the stakes in this election are too high."

Asking the assembled press corps to take notice, he said the McCain campaign is using the media all too well.

"The other side, they're not good at governing, but they're good at running campaigns. They're very good at understanding what piques the media's interest," Obama said. "This whole thing about lipstick, nobody actually believes that these folks are offended.

"Everybody knows it's cynical. Everybody knows it's insincere," Obama said. "The media knows it."

While Obama was still speaking, McCain spokesman Brian Rogers fired back.

"Barack Obama can't campaign with schoolyard insults," Rogers wrote in an e-mail to reporters, "and then try to claim outrage at the tone of the campaign."

Washington Post polling director Jon Cohen contributed to this report from Washington.

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Comments

Is it just me, or is McCain starting look very weak and tired? He may not have the stamina for this or the job- my dad is 73 and now is hardly capable of running is own household, let alone a government. They hid Reagan's senility for his last 2 or 3 years in office, we certainly don't need that again. We need a youthful leader with energy! (& I'm not talking about the lenscrafter lady from the outback!)

Posted by: Rob Davis | September 13, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

you'd think mccain would be above childish campaigning- after all, lies & distortions by George W helped to fold mccain's last presidential campaign- stories of illegimate children, if I recall-
now mccain has hired the same guy to smear Obama that thought up the lies against him- very ironic.
Its been very refreshing to see a candidate run on his own merits, as Obama has- on the high road, not resorting to the unethical distorting, propaganda & clever tricks that unfortunately, have become standards of major republican campaigns-

Posted by: R Sampson | September 13, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse


Obama is nothing but a lie. When is he and the american left going to apologize for their criminally sexist treatment of Palin?


OBAMA=SEXIST PIG

Posted by: julia | September 13, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

Anomynous - That Obama's Swan Song is excellent!

Posted by: Biff | September 12, 2008 6:02 AM | Report abuse

The issue is about judgment. If Obama truly didn't mean to insult both Palin and McCain with his words then he truly is very sloppy in his statements.

If Obama can't figure out how not to offend people who are from his own country, who share his same culture and speak his own language, then how in the world is he going to be able to deal with leaders of foreign countries who do not have these things in common with him?

As a candidate who claims he wants to bring respect back to America, he has just proven his inability to even bring respect to his own campaign.

Posted by: James L | September 12, 2008 5:31 AM | Report abuse

The insult by Obama appears to me to be calculated and even based on a cartoon that appeared days before...
http://www.caglepost.com/cartoon/RJ+Matson/55007/Lipstick-COLOR.html

Posted by: Bob N | September 12, 2008 5:28 AM | Report abuse

YOU GUYS ARE NOT TALKING ENOUGH ABOUT SARAH PALIN ... we need to keep this up until the time runs out on NOBAMA and BIDEN. 53 MORE DAYS OR SO. W

WE HAVE THE DEMS ON DEFENCE

SPIN SPIN SPIN and run out the clock on the Democrats ... That is how we win in November

Posted by: The Republic | September 11, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

In case we have forgotten what this election is about, here is a sobering reminder...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnyUPktNIP0

Posted by: 1truepatriot | September 11, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

All this faux outrage is getting old. They bluster and pretend outrage at every turn. Their game is easy to spot. It is meant to deflect and intimidate. Deflect people from really looking at this woman and the lies and inaccuracies and spin that are piling up daily and to intimidate people from looking into her background, experience, policies, philosophy, etc

Almost more than McCain’s policies, the actions of his campaign over the past month and especially the past week tells us what to expect if he’s elected.

Spin, Spin, Spin and outrage and bluster. They’ll spin every issue and be outraged and blame the “elite liberal press” every time they’re questioned on anything. We would be hearing a lot of “POW” and “That’s sexist”

It's too their advantage to keep us on the stupid stuff and just run out the clock.

Posted by: Sandy | September 11, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

who cares what the chimp says about the sow

Posted by: Tom3 | September 11, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama is the anti-christ.

Posted by: Nob | September 11, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

what ? did McCain said it tooo :?????!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPYkNQlJMM&watch_response

Posted by: ,,, | September 11, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

John McCain wrote:

Hello, I'm John McCain, a former POW. There was a time when I didn't have lipstick and I didn't have a pig. And even if I had, the Vietnamese guard would not have let me put the lipstick on the pig. Now, I don't care if you vote for me or not, but I do care about the right to put lipstick on a pig.

I tried to put lipstick on Gov. Palin, but she said, "Thanks, but no thanks. If I want lipstick I'll go out and shoot it myself."

I tried to put lipstick on Cindi, and she said, "I've already got three coats of primer and face paint. Any more, and I'll look like Heath Ledger in that Batman movie."

I'm John McCain, a former POW, and I approved this message.

Posted by: Skeptic21 | September 11, 2008 9:58 AM | Report abuse

From:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/6qr95o

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Truth

Mark Halperin, on Anderson Cooper 360, September 9, from Talking Points Memo:

"AC: Mark, has there ever been a vice presidential candidate who has yet to talk to the press at this point in the race?

MH: No. And it's another thing I get that I'm embarrassed about our profession for. She should be held more accountable for that. The "bridge to nowhere" thing is outrageous. And if you press them on that, they falter because they know they can't defend what they're saying. They're saying it on the stump, as a core part of their message. It's in their advertising. I'm not saying the press should be out to get John McCain and Sarah Palin. But if a core part of their message is something that every journalist...journalism organization in the country has looked at and says it's demonstrably false, again, we're not doing our jobs if we just treat this as one of many things that's happening."

Cite:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/6qr95o

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

Poor John McCain.
He and his people just don't get it

You can take a donkey ...
Dress him up in Top Hat and Tails ...
Teach it the Texas-Two-Step ...

But at the end of the day ...

He's still a Jack-Ass

Posted by: Jeremiah Johnson | September 11, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse


From:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/6lbfdv

Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Palinism: Politics as The Content-Free Violation of Expectation

What is Palinism?

What is it about?

What policies?

What ideas?

What positions?

Even in the Lincoln-Douglas debates, while no doubt many were motivated by regional partisanship, local prejudices, and "the measure" of the candidate, one suspects that at least a rough rendering of the issues--secession vs. Union, free vs. enslaved--was carried in and animated the crowds.

Now, it is pure reaction to pattern. To one impulse expectation violated by the provocation of another impulse, that feels--good.

We have reached the content-free phase of American politics.

A form, an image--glasses, hair, a voice, what it suggests--is enough. She could be speaking the words to the airport timetable, the swearing-in speech of Ferdinand Marcos, the ingredients of a
box of Sizzlean--the image, the sound, and the gathering impulse, the bare stirring from dull lack of novelty--is sufficient to awaken the crowds to angry perturbance at...the stimulus to be perturbed, and the bare sense of actual directed action and purpose that comes with doing so.

Palin herself wears a glazed, slightly confused look in her eyes--what is it that has unleashed this roar, this approbation. Being used to herself, and having been among those who are well used to her, she is unaware of the novelty that her mere form releases in the dazed electorate, yearning for a pretext for expression. Soon, she'll believe it herself.

And, after all, isn't that what democracy is all about? The ability to choose to decide without knowledge? Better yet, to choose your knowledge, irrespective of fact, in correspondence with the liberating, confirmation-free impulse?

This is what today's moment stands for.

These are our satisfactions and securities in this golden age.

Cite:
Head of State
http://tinyurl.com/6lbfdv

Posted by: Anonymous | September 11, 2008 5:03 AM | Report abuse

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers."

Thomas Pynchon

Posted by: drossless | September 11, 2008 1:14 AM | Report abuse

"Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever."

Thomas Jefferson

Posted by: drossless | September 11, 2008 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Hey EWW,
Did you know ... you're talking to yourself. Now calm down. Pull yourself together. Maybe back away from the keyboard, open the window and let in some of that cool night air. You'll be alright.

== McCAIN*PALIN 08==

Posted by: OIFVetsForMcCain | September 11, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

Does anybody ever notice that when Obama cracks off about a woman, he laughs under his breath, "Huh, huh ... yeah..." Maybe it's a repressed Freudian response that’s a result of his childhood … the one nobody knows anything about.

== McCAIN*PALIN 08==

Posted by: OIFVetsForMcCain | September 11, 2008 12:34 AM | Report abuse


McCain says lipstick on a pig.

Check it out on you tube.


McCain says lipstick on a pig.

Check it out on you tube.


McCain says lipstick on a pig.

Check it out on you tube.

McCain says lipstick on a pig.

Check it out on you tube.

Posted by: Eww | September 11, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse


McCain says lipstick on a pig.

Check it out on you tube.

Posted by: EWW | September 11, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

listen my friends.

www.cspanjunkie.com

Posted by: opp88 | September 10, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Senator Obama - you finally heard me screaming in Ann Arbor, MI!

Every time McCain puts out these dishonest and ridiculous ads, you say: in the words of the beloved Ronald Reagan, "There they go again! Same old Rove play book. Yep, the news of the anemic Iraq troop withdrawls came out today, so we could anticipate the lastest attack. Americans deserve a higher level of discourse than this."

The lather sentence, by the way, was uttered by Sarah Palin during a debate whens he was running for Governor. Two male candidates were going at it - condescending to one another and talking over one another. Palin said, "Alaskans deserve a higher level of discourse than this." I guess her values changed when the stakes were higher? Like the future of America's economic security and standing in the world? That's the time to talk pigs in lipstick...

Posted by: bethechange1 | September 10, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Josh Marshall: "But what is already apparent is that John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest and race-baiting campaign of our lifetimes.

So let's stopped being shocked and awed by every new example of it. It is undignified.

What can we do? We've got a dangerously reckless contender for the presidency and a vice presidential candidate who distinguished her self by abuse of office even on the comparatively small political stage of Alaska.

They've both embraced a level of dishonesty that disqualifies them for high office. Democrats owe it to the country to make clear who these people are. No apologies or excuses."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/215224.php

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

SINCE MCBUSH MADE THAT COMMENT BEFORE "PIG AND LIP STICK" OBAMA IS SHOWING THAT MCBUSH HAS NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT OUR FUTURE (AMERICANS.) ONLY SMEAR, SMEAR AND MORE SMEAR. PALIN IS ONLY A B-U-M-P BOOSTER AND THAT'S IT. SHE HAS NOTHING TO SAY EITHER IF YOU'VE HEARD. WHEN MCBUSH START'S TO SHOW HOW DIFFERENT HE IS FROM THE LAST 4 YEARS. OBAMA WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE VEITNAM TACTIC ON MCBUSH. DRAW THE ENEMY TO YOU AND HAVE THEM SHOOT THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT. YOU WOULD THINK MCBUSH KNOWS ABOUT VEITNAM? MATTER OF TIME (R) PARTY.

Posted by: opp88 | September 10, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

(MCCLOWN) AND (ROVE'R)...HAHAHAHA
'FETCH ROVE'R FETCH'

(MCCLOWN) MADE THAT PIG AND LIP STICK BEFORE AGAINST H. CLINTON. OBAMA KNEW THAT (MCCLOWN) AND (FETCH ROVE'R) WOULD ALSO JUMP ON IT WITH A SMEAR ADD. DO WE THINK THAT OBAMA WAS BORN YESTERDAY?

THE SAD THING IS THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY ARE MAKING THEMSELVES THE BUTT OF THE JOKE...GOTCHA?

BUT NOW, (MCCLOWN AND PALIN) WILL HAVE ALOT TO EXPLAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE. (EMAIL GATE)=GOV. PALIN SENDING EMAILS TO HUSBAND CONCERNING STATE BUSINESS. SOMEONE IS CAUGHT ON A (LARGE BOAT) LET HIM EXPLAIN IT!

Posted by: opp88 | September 10, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Sweet jesus the media are pathetic. This playing of the mccain camp tune is just their swan song.

Good bye media parrots, good bye.

Posted by: jjchicago | September 10, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

This is beyond STUPID!! Republicans are out of ideas, so they try to find ridiculous things to distract America. BUT WE ARE SMARTER THAN THIS! We need to get away from idiotic discussions such as this. They do this in order to mislead the average viewer away from the truth, and that is that they have nothing new. No new ideas to help our country get out of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT, no new plans to create new jobs here in America and KEEP them here which would ultimately take us in a new and better direction, no new startegy for these neverending wars that are draining our economy except to keep giving them MORE MONEY (even though they have a huge surplus of their own). NOTHING!! They're so blinded by their misguided loyalty to their party that they go pass STUPID.

VOTE FOR CHANGE FOR A NEW AND BETTER DIRECTION IN AMERICA. VOTE OBAMA!! Let's get these nut cases out of the white house before our country goes straight to hell!


Posted by: Alex | September 10, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

You know, I think the person is right that McCain will probably be satisfied if the rest of the campaign is distrating, absurd tit for tat nonsense that eats up the final 8 weeks we have. And as I read that comment...I remembered that at one time I didn't hate John McCain...he has disappointed me at times, but I saw him as an interesting political figure...but now I realize that that seems a long time ago. I'm so disgusted with more of these "Rove" tactics drowning our country. Why are we letting ourselves be pulled into this nonsense. We are running out of time people! We have no money! We don't have secure clean energy, we are running out of land and room to manuver! We are engaged in an endless war!! This Palin pick has really brought it all down to the Jerry Springer level. She's a nobody and doesn't have the education and quality to represent this country. I just can't believe John McCain picked her. He looks ridiculous even standing next to her! That's just a visual expression of how poorly she fits into the position! If he wanted a woman...there are certainly many more qualified women out there. And what's wrong with a college degree from our best universities for our leaders! You don't need to come from money to qualify, but you should be well educated! A degree in Journalism from Idaho??..WTH? A sportscaster????

Posted by: JWL | September 10, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

The lipstick on a pig comment comes straight from the mouths of McCain and Cheney, only they were using it to describe Hillary Clinton.

Yes, this was a calculated comment by Senator Obama. It was stated to point out Senator McCain's hypocrisy. I guess it is O.K. for McCain to use the lipstick on a pig metaphor when speaking of the New York Senator, but not for Senator Obama when referring to McCain's running mate. What a farce.

Shouldn't they be talking about real issues like privatizing Social Security, energy policy written behind closed doors under the direction of Kenneth Lay, deregulating the savings and loans industry and other Republican economic miracles.

Posted by: Mr Pot Calling the Kettle Black | September 10, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

More lies about Obama and more ridiculous posts from Republicans masquerading as Democrats feigning concern for Obama by questioning his pick of Biden over Clinton.

If those so called Hillary supporters really did support her, then they would respect her wishes and support Obama/Biden.

They are fooling no one. You can dress them up like Democrats, but they still look and smell like lying Neocon-Fascist Republican pigs.

Still no word on how they are going to handle being outed for lying by McSame's own daughter!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/10/meghan-mccain-my-dad-says_n_125323.html

LOL

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

143DAYS

Do you ever watch PBS? In particular the one about the war. How many days of experience did it take to create this episode in our HISTORY?

Point, surround yourself with people who want change at home and abroad. No experience required.

Do you think Mr. Bush made this mess without some help? Think about it?

How many days of EXPRIENCE have jumped ship?

Posted by: IT'S ALL GOOD | September 10, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

The more Obama talks without a script, the more he sounds like George W. Bush.

"Umm, ahh, well, ya' know, ahh, umm...."

Posted by: Rick F | September 10, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Well, Obama DID say it! Now fess up. Another O'blunder.

Posted by: Rick F | September 10, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Senator Hillary Clinton WON the final states and popular vote, but our juice cups were already overflowing for Obama the Messaih.

The die was cast and Obama is the chosen one.

Please don't cast your vote for our Democrat dream ticket:

Obama - Bi(nla)den. This dream ticket will change the world forever. The second coming is near!

EMPTY CHANGES WE CAN BELIEVE IN. YES WE CAN LOOSE.

Serves us Democrats right.

HILLARY '12!!!

Posted by: Slip Sliding Away | September 10, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

This mess is exclusively of Obama's making. Either he meant to refer to Palin, in which case he was way out of line and gave his opponents a free opening, or he didn't mean to refer to her, in which case he didn't realize that repeating the lipstick-on-animal trope the week after the convention gave his opponents a free opening. Either way, not too bright. Once he gets away from his script, he screws up.

Posted by: Bob Royfills | September 10, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

but - you can shovel shi* with 143 days of experience. And this purple lipped lizard is an ace at that.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

look up - racism, misogyny - these are terms which only have value when hurled by the left - not applied to the left.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience.

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.

But
'From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working.

After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be
Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World .... 143 days.

We all have to start somewhere. The Senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is - a start.

AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America?

Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol!

Posted by: 143 Days Nobama | September 10, 2008 7:02 PM | Report abuse

He covers his eyes as he delivers the line. It is body language. His mouth twists into a sneer. Its a nasty shot.

He's trying not to show mirth in front of the cameras. But his fan base immediately pick up on the shot. They knew exactly what he meant which just adds to the confirmation. Though no doubt women in the crowd are conflicted and emotions are spinning in conflicted inner turmoil.

The shot about "Smelly old fish" directed at Palin needs no other comment as to its hateful Misogyny.

Posted by: LookUpLarrySinclair | September 10, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

IT'S ALL GOOD

And if hillary had been the choice - would you have bothered to mention her New York "roots?"

I doubt it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I am glad Sarah did not use the State where she was BORN--the process would have been call off.

Posted by: IT'S ALL GOOD | September 10, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Obama's swan song

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How Karl Marx used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those morons dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But McCain and Palin made me shiver
With every lie that I’d deliver.
Bad news in the polls;
I depended so much on the trolls.

I can’t remember if I lied
When I bragged about my audacious pride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day my campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Did you write the book of hope,
And do you have faith in all those dopes,
If Oprah tells you so?
Do you believe in Barack and Joe,
Can welfare save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to think real slow?

Well, I know that you’re in love with him
`cause clearly you are steeped in sin.
You both turned on the tube.
Man, thank you for FoxNews

You were a lonely teenage liberal puke
With naïve ideals and anti-nuke,
But I knew you would be rebuked
The day his campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."


.


Now for eight years we’ve been on our own
And ideas come slow when you are stoned,
But that’s not how it used to be.
When Rather sang for you and me,
In a format he borrowed from his pc
It all rang false to you and me,

Oh, and while the right was looking down,
The left conjured up a clown.
Common sense was then adjourned;
The goofiness had returned.
And while young Hussein read a book of marx,
His wife damned America, his preacher snarked
And they sang dirges in the dark
The day your campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Helter skelter, my polls have sagged.
Obama’s jet flew off without a flag,
Eight miles high and falling fast.
The left landed foul on the grass.
Couric ran out of gas,
With Olberman sidelined finally at last.

Now the on air debate was sweet perfume
When Palin spoke, Biden was doomed.
We all got up to dance,
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the liberals tried to take the field;
But America flat refused to yield.
Do you recall what was revealed
The day his campaign died?

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
A nomination lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: joe be nimble, joe be quick!
Chris Matthews sat on a candlestick
Cause lying is the liberal’s only friend.

Oh, and as he watched Palin on the stage
His hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No socialist born in hell
Could break that right wing spell.
And as the votes climbed high into the night
To clinch the electorals, out of sight,
I saw America laughing with delight
The day his campaign died

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

I met a lib who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.
I went down to the dailykos
Where I’d heard the lies before we lost,
But the man there said, please just go away.

And in the streets: the leftists screamed,
The media sobbed, and the anarchists dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The media grip had been broken.
And the three things I admired most:
The Times, CNN and Washington Post
They caught the last train for the coast
The day his campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama's swan song

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How Karl Marx used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those morons dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But McCain and Palin made me shiver
With every lie that I’d deliver.
Bad news in the polls;
I depended so much on the trolls.

I can’t remember if I lied
When I bragged about my audacious pride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day my campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Did you write the book of hope,
And do you have faith in all those dopes,
If Oprah tells you so?
Do you believe in Barack and Joe,
Can welfare save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to think real slow?

Well, I know that you’re in love with him
`cause clearly you are steeped in sin.
You both turned on the tube.
Man, thank you for FoxNews

You were a lonely teenage liberal puke
With naïve ideals and anti-nuke,
But I knew you would be rebuked
The day his campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."


.


Now for eight years we’ve been on our own
And ideas come slow when you are stoned,
But that’s not how it used to be.
When Rather sang for you and me,
In a format he borrowed from his pc
It all rang false to you and me,

Oh, and while the right was looking down,
The left conjured up a clown.
Common sense was then adjourned;
The goofiness had returned.
And while young Hussein read a book of marx,
His wife damned America, his preacher snarked
And they sang dirges in the dark
The day your campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Helter skelter, my polls have sagged.
Obama’s jet flew off with a flag,
Eight miles high and falling fast.
The left landed foul on the grass.
Couric ran out of gas,
With Olberman sidelined finally at last.

Now the on air debate was sweet perfume
When Palin spoke, Biden was doomed.
We all got up to dance,
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the liberals tried to take the field;
But America flat refused to yield.
Do you recall what was revealed
The day his campaign died?

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
A nomination lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: joe be nimble, joe be quick!
Chris Matthews sat on a candlestick
Cause lying is the liberal’s only friend.

Oh, and as he watched Palin on the stage
His hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No socialist born in hell
Could break that right wing spell.
And as the votes climbed high into the night
To clinch the electorals, out of sight,
I saw America laughing with delight
The day his campaign died

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

I met a lib who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.
I went down to the dailykos
Where I’d heard the lies before we lost,
But the man there said, please just go away.

And in the streets: the leftists screamed,
The media sobbed, and the anarchists dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The media grip had been broken.
And the three things I admired most:
The Times, CNN and Washington Post
They caught the last train for the coast
The day his campaign died.

So bye-bye to the left wing lie
You trusted your bs to the Times,
But the gray lady had died.
And them tired old libs were drinkin’ koolaid and my,
They were singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

after sarah pig and bristol pig dropped their piglets last year, farmer palin pig wanted his pigs pregnant again (something about the republican doctrine of pumping out as many babies as you can and all that sh*t), so he took sarah pig and bristol pig down the road to farmer johns pig breeding farm.

farmer john told farmer palin pig that if sarah pig and bristol pig got pregnant they would be grazing in the morning, something pigs don't do if they aren't pregnant.

farmer palin pig said, "great!" and left them at farmer john's pig farm so that they could have some fun with farmer johns pig studs over the course of the afternoon...

later that day palin pig picked up sarah pig and bristol pig and took them home hoping they got pregnant.

in the morning, farmer palin pig looked out the window, and sarah pig and bristol pig weren't grazing, so he said, "shoot, neither of them got pregnant", so he took the sarah pig and bristol pig back down the road to farmer john's pig breeding farm.

after a day of sarah pig and bristol pig getting porked (pun intended) farmer palin pig took his two fine alaskan sows home expecting them to be pregnant. they of course didn't graze the following morning, and therefore were not pregnant.

this routine of taking sarah pig and bristol pig to farmer john's pig breeding farm so they could get their daily "dose" from male piggies every afternoon went on day after day after day.

finally one morning, farmer palin pig asked his friend, "hey friend? look out the window, and tell me if sarah pig or bristol pig are grazing.... that would mean they are pregnant, and i won't have to take them to farmer john's pig breeding farm today.. i just don't have the heart to look..."

palin pig's friend answered, "friend? well sarah pig and bristol pig sure aren't grazing.. but, they are both in the cab of your pickup and sarah pig is blaring the horn for you to come out... she and bristol pig sure seem awful anxious to go somewhere!"

Posted by: presGWBfanclub | September 10, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Remind me. Was Christ a fighter pilot or a community organizer?

Why do they mock Him?

Posted by: Humble | September 10, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Obama, do you really think we're that stupid? Many people perceived the lipstick comment deliberatety for Palin. The comment was well thought out and pre-meditated, you are a sly. You always get away with your nasty, bitter, clinging comments.

Posted by: A.M. | September 10, 2008 6:15 PM | Report abuse

THE DOUBLE STANDARD OF THE NEOCON-FASCIST REPUBLICAN HYPOCRITES:

Republicans passed out buttons at the Republican National Convention with Palin's picture that said "The Hottest VP from the Coolest State" to no objection from any of the people now crying sexism. Members of the Indiana delegation wore buttons that said "Hoosiers for the Hot Chick." Barack Obama and Joe Biden have not and certainly should not refer to Palin as a "hot chick" -- but should Republicans diminish their own candidate as first and foremost, physically attractive?

Palin embraced her tough-but-feminine image during her convention speech, delivering one of her most memorable lines: What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.

Nothing wrong with that on its own. It was very well-received by the audience and received tons of positive play in the news over the days that followed.

But now apparently, if any Democrat uses the word "lipstick," they must be referring to Sarah Palin. Lipstick is just a code word for Sarah Palin, according to the Republicans.

During a campaign event Tuesday, Obama said:

"The other side, suddenly, they're saying 'we're for change too,'… You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap up an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink after eight years. We've had enough."

The McCain campaign and surrogates immediately jumped on this, saying Barack Obama called Sarah Palin a pig and should apologize. They've even released an ad playing Obama's comments under the headline "Barack Obama on Sarah Palin."

Members of the mainstream media, who often go out of their way to avoid absolute, declarative statements are calling the McCain camp's allegations flatly untrue -- saying plainly that he was referring to McCain-Bush policies and not Sarah Palin.

http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/analysis/380

McSame/McNowhere 2008
Animal Farm Pigs Rule!

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

This is reform?

"Palin's earmarks: Not just for the halibut

Senator John McCain recently told reporters that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has “learned that earmarks are bad.”

But not that bad, apparently. According to a “summary of requests for federal appropriations” posted to her budget office’s website earlier this year, Palin requested millions of federal dollars for everything from improving recreational halibut fishing to studying the mating habits of crabs and the DNA of harbor seals.

It’s a position at odds with her recasting as an anti-earmarking champion, and with the tone of the biting scorn she’s employed toward the budgetary practice this week."
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13353.html

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

He covers his eyes as he delivers the line. It is body language. His mouth twists into a sneer. Its a nasty shot.

He's trying not to show mirth in front of the cameras. But his fan base immediately pick up on the shot. They knew exactly what he meant which just adds to the confirmation. Though no doubt women in the crowd are conflicted and emotions are spinning in conflicted inner turmoil.

The shot about "Smelly old fish" directed at Palin needs no other comment as to its hateful Misogyny.

Posted by: LookUpLarrySinclair | September 10, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

The lyrics to "Barracuda" say it all! They picked the right song, that's for sure!

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/h/heart/barracuda_20064763.html

Posted by: T Lee | September 10, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

A wolf in sheep's clothing just gives me the blues.
One man yells "one" and the other screams "two".
They step from the boat wrestling for the oars
as the boat they just stepped from floats from the shore.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

If it walks like a pig, squeels like a pig and applys lipstick like a pig, well then it's either a Pig or that skirt on the GOP ticket!

Posted by: B - Supporter | September 10, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

The facts: 1. The bill was not Obama's. The sponsors were Democrats Carol Ronen, M. Maggie Crotty, Susan Garrett , Iris Y. Martinez and Jeffrey M. Schoenberg 2. The measure never passed. 3. The legislation in several places said all sex ed had to be "age and developmentally appropriate." Obama backed teaching youngsters about inappropriate touching by strangers. 4. The bill would let parents opt out of a sex education course.

**************************
McCain/Palin = liars...their supporters = idiots...

Posted by: You wish, Rachel-duh... | September 10, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin gave us a very valuable clue to their strategy when the decided to play the Heart song Barracuda.

"No right no wrong you're selling a Song - a name
whisper game

If the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick"

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

The debates between Biden and Palin will tell the tale of who is who. As soon as Biden slides off into one of his unintelligible rants, Palin can simply smile and shake her head.

Read Thomas Sowell's piece in Townhall:

http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2008/09/09/the_vision_of_the_left

And keep in mind, Sowell is much, much blacker than Obama. He is not a REAL black, of course, since he is a common sense talking American - but that fits in well with the dream land reality of the left.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

I am lovin' Bush and his boy McCain. They just nationalized the largest financial institution in the largest capitalist nation on the planet.

McCain/Palin for Socialized banking. GO TEAM!

Republicans KNOW how to campaign and fight to make working stiffs happily give their money to the rich. Next they will teach us that Christ was a soldier and not a community organizer.

Republicans MUST keep the country arguing about lipstick so that trillions of dollars can continue move out of the U.S. and into Iraq.

Only Republicans can CONVINCE us that hundreds of millions of dollars for a bridge to nowhere didnt end up in Alaska.

Only Republicans can REMIND us that in order to keep the wheels of business moving they need to be greased with the money of the worker.

Only Republican leadership can effectively fight for this form of capitalism.

MCCAIN/PALIN 2008

Posted by: Karl Marx | September 10, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Stay the course mighty republicans, what was a 6.4% lead is now down to 2.2%.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Give us your lipstick, pigs, planes, and bridges. When you are finished schooling Palin to where she can stand on her own, or answer questions, then things will really get interesting.

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

This is beyond STUPID!! Republicans are out of ideas, so they try to find ridiculous things to distract America. BUT WE ARE SMARTER THAN THIS! We need to get away from idiotic discussions such as this. They do this in order to mislead the average viewer away from the truth, and that is that they have nothing new. No new ideas to help our country get out of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT, no new plans to create new jobs here in America and KEEP them here which would ultimately take us in a new and better direction, no new startegy for these neverending wars that are draining our economy except to keep giving them MORE MONEY (even though they have a huge surplus of their own). NOTHING!! They're so blinded by their misguided loyalty to their party that they go pass STUPID.

VOTE FOR CHANGE FOR A NEW AND BETTER DIRECTION IN AMERICA. VOTE OBAMA!! Let's get these nut cases out of the white house before our country goes straight to hell!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Stay the course mighty republicans, what was a 6.4% lead is now down to 2.2%.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Give us your lipstick, pigs, planes, and bridges. When you are finished schooling Palin to where she can stand on her own, or answer questions, then things will really get interesting.

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

who ought to find a life that is worth something positive.

Exactly - so why do you leftists creeps insist on murdering babies?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 5:24 PM | Report abuse

wunderwood,

Honest to God, what exactly has Obama done to convince you he will change anything other than institute Socialist policy?

Geez, the cult members are ignorant beyond belief.

Posted by: Greg | September 10, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Chystal stated:
Obama is worse than disingenuous, he's a bold face liar! Does he think Americans are that stupid? I guess he's gotten away with lying to us so many times, with the bias left wing media looking the other way, that he thinks he can get away with anything ... like, "I never heard Pastor Wright make an anti-American racist remark in TWENTY YEARS". The democratic argument that the lipstick/pig remark was used before doesn't hold any water, because it was used in a different context. This time it's obviously a nasty slur directed towards Palin, in lieu of her lipstick
pit bull remark. Elect McCain/Palin in November 2008.

Posted by: CRYSTAL | September 10, 2008 4:39 PM

The answer is that you are both stupid and a liar! And beyond that malicious, vicious twister of reality, who ought to find a life that is worth something positive. Your hate pours off you like mud off a barnyard PIG.

Gritty
look at the post by iggy227 at about 4:30- you might consider it
and stop distorting the worldbecause of your religious "faith".

Posted by: Gritty Sauage | September 10, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick Trail.

Remember the song, "Lipstick On Your Collar"?

The idea, was a guy with an insatiable appetite
being caught red-collared in the Oval Office. The
wife cried, 'What Pig Were You With This Time'?

Obama's reference to lipstick and pigs, not only lost
the vote of Peta members but the membership of the Hotel
Laundry Workers Union. I can imagine Imus staring out the
window .. wondering why he was made an exception.
Does Obama make an exception at times for those wearing
lipstick? 'Oh you pig you .. wait, I didn't mean it that kind of
way.'
wearing lipstick?

Posted by: 3rd-Party Advocate | September 10, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Real Issues

Take a pill, Chicken Little

Posted by: Sue | September 10, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous... I could point out who is at the top of the Republican ticket... You are aware that you came across a bit oddly with this comment.

"Change? Right, things will definitely be different with an old, whacked out white establishment male."

We do need to change direction. Obama is the only real change. McSame offers nothing but empty promises. He doesn't have a good record. He supported the things that got us into this mess to begin with and his supporters are in denial.

Posted by: wunderwood | September 10, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Links that show McCain has put "lipstick on a pig".

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/06/09/ST2008060900950.html

http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/11/news/economy/candidates_taxproposals_tpc/index.htm

Republicans are lying when they tell the middle class that Obama is raising their taxes. He is cutting them more than McCain.

Posted by: wunderwood | September 10, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Laundry List – Ten things to consider besides all this fluff

1. The Iraq War—the worst foreign policy decision in American History.
2. The Economy—yes Stupid, it is the economy and yes, we are in a recession.
3. The Energy Crisis—our enemies are bleeding us every time we fill up at the pump.
4. The Environment—the ice caps are melting, the hurricanes are the biggest ever, and the planetary future looks grim.
5. The National Debt—we are in a record hole and the Chinese are buying up our debt—to do us a good turn later—hardly.
6. The Unemployment figures—these numbers reflect a deep problem in our country.
7. The Health Care mess-we are not much better than some third world countries in this department.
8. The Education System—again, we have neglected this and that shows in our world standings.
9. The Trade Deficit-container ships arrive full and leave empty, and the manufacturing jobs go with them.
10. The National Psyche—never in my life have I seen my beloved country act so poorly as it has in the last eight years.

Clearly, it is time for change, and not the conflated rhetoric of McCain/Palin. What we need is substantive change to address the laundry list of problems facing this country. What we need is President Barrack Obama.

Posted by: Real Issues | September 10, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Yes, lets get back to the issues. Like Obama's empty resume. Lets talk about how he squandered his meager time as a senator. How he could have introduced all the imaginery, wonderful ideas with which he has duped you naive morons. But - he didn't.

Change? Right, things will definitely be different with an old, whacked out white establishment male.

He could have chosen a female - but he didn't. Typical insecure, inexperienced hack - he was so afraid of Hclinton, eh threw her out with the trash.

Not a bad idea as far as America goes - but it sure highlights the hypocrisy of the left - as if that needed burnishing.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse


Obama was cleary talking about McCains false claim to change. Problem for McCain is this records show's he has not changed.

1)Let us stipulate the Palin does not look like a pig.

2)Let's agree that Americans should not have to give up the phrase lipstick on a pig, just because Palin used the word lipstick in a speech.

Posted by: Mr. Unite Us | September 10, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of schoolyard bullies... who fits the role better? I think Barack Obama has stood up to the schoolyard bullies and they are running crying to mommy.

FACE IT. LIPSTICK ON A PIG IS NOT SOMETHING TO GET YOUR PANTIES IN A TWIST ABOUT. FER CRYIN' OUT LOUD, GROW UP, MCCAIN.

Plus, John McCain USED THIS TERM FIRST.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR8IhMMhe8w

Can we get back to the issues that Obama was talking about before Sarah Palin got all hurt and weepy about this alleged "insult"? Puhleese?

She thinks she can play on a national stage and is crying in her beer over THAT? Oh give me a break.

Posted by: wunderwood | September 10, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Here's what Obama SHOULD have said:

If you put lipstick on a pitbull, it's still a pitbull.

It would have completely made his point, alluded to the old idiom, mocked Palin, and avoided the controversy.

Posted by: stagoogey | September 10, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Wunderwood: here you go.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/09/18/obama.taxplan/index.html

Obama says: "Instead of having all of us pay our fair share, we've got over $1 trillion worth of loopholes in the corporate tax code," he said. "This isn't the invisible hand of the market at work. It's the successful work of special interests."

Obama proposes funding the tax cuts by closing corporate loopholes, cracking down on international tax havens and increasing the dividend-and-capital-gains tax for the wealthy, he said.

Posted by: Johnnycakes | September 10, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Heres a video of McCain using the same 'lipstick' reference when refering to Hillary Clinton Health care plan:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR8IhMMhe8wSo McCain can use that term in refernce to Hillary and not be a sexist, but if Obama uses the reference while CLEARLY refering to McCain and Bush, he is somehow branded as a sexist? Oh those crazy hypocritical republicans.......

Posted by: Reason | September 10, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

There is some distressing angst among the cult leader's followers. Heart burn. The angst comes from the very real thought that the Marxist is going to loose. The angst is becoming deep, sickening, nauseating, depressing within the cult member clan. They are becoming desperate, irrational, and defensive. There are serious cracks in the cult facade and it is crumbling.

Great isn't it?

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

jonnycakes, where did you get the idea that Obama is raising corporate taxes? My sources say otherwise. Please inform us of yours. In the meantime, google this:

"Obama McCain Taxes"

Here's a google link, if WAPO let's me post it?

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4GGIH_enUS256US256&q=obama+mccain+taxes

Obama is actually cutting taxes MORE than McCain for MOST people in this country. The middle class would see MORE tax cuts with Obama. Believe it.

Posted by: wunderwood | September 10, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Here is an interesting proposition for you Palin haters:

Since she made the lipstick comment first - and in your warped little minds that clears the way for your messiah to say anything...

Then how is it a capital offense for the n word to be used when it is the favorite slang of your minority de jour?

Does this mean that if the son of man has ever uttered the n word that it is ok to refer to him in like fashion?

Or will you all explode in apoplectic rage?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I know it is considered off limits to comment on someone's religion, but I have to say something. I am rationalist. I live by information. As reassuring as mythology is to some folks, whether Islamic, Jewish, Christian, or even New Age, it is a morass of self-edification and exclusivity. "My religion is better than yours" etc, etc, which as we can see today leads to insane agression and an over-the-top sense of assuredness. This is dangerous. These folks want all of the products of modernity, but opt to live in the past when it comes to ideology. Christian and Muslim fundamentalists would even rather have the world burn up in conflagration, so assured are they in their belief of an afterlife and an "heaven".
Palin comes from a background of Pentcostal beliefs. We used to call these folks "holy rollers". They are absolutely convinced that when they start to blabber and stammer ("speaking in tongues"), that they are channeling the very thoughts and intentions of the very creator of the universe! That is: THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE! What hubris! What fallibility! My fellow humans of many diverse stripes are dangerous hominids indeed! It is no less than the ways of extirpation practised by the Nazis. If you are not in conformity, you are evil and expendable. In fact, ridding the world of the non-believer is their crucial goal! They are "appointed" to do this, in their own eyes.
To me, it is indicative of a weak mental capacity. Religion in this regard is a cultural holdover from our historic past. "Imagine No Religion" a friend of mine wrote. Hey you all, who cannot enjoy things the way they are, try living in the present. If another civilization came to earth to study us, they would report that "Humans still believe in gods": Zeus, Yahweh, Jesus, Apollo, Rama, Allah, what difference does it make?: it is culturally produced knowledge that has no place in humanity today. You folks are embarrassing and anachronistic. And, perhaps most importantly, VERY DANGEROUS! My point? NO PENTACOSTALS FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICE!!!!!!!!

Posted by: iggy227 | September 10, 2008 4:57 PM | Report abuse

This is beyond STUPID!! Republicans are out of ideas, so they try to find ridiculous things to distract America. BUT WE ARE SMARTER THAN THIS! We need to get away from idiotic discussions such as this. They do this in order to mislead the average viewer away from the truth, and that is that they have nothing new. No new ideas to help our country get out of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT, no new plans to create new jobs here in America and KEEP them here which would ultimately take us in a new and better direction, no new startegy for these neverending wars that are draining our economy except to keep giving them MORE MONEY (even though they have a huge surplus of their own). NOTHING!! They're so blinded by their misguided loyalty to their party that they go pass STUPID. Sorry for the insult, but I can't think of any other way to say it.

VOTE FOR CHANGE AND A NEW DIRECTION IN AMERICA. VOTE OBAMA!! Let's get these nut cases out of the white house before our country goes straight to hell!

Posted by: Alex | September 10, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Look.

Obama's comments on fish and pigs were calculated. He listened very carefully to Palin's speech and so did his campaign thugs.

It was calculated and it has backfired.

Better that a black candidate exercise some political correctness. Lipstick on pigs though an old idiom has sexist connotations with or without Palin the Pitbull.

Which is prettier anyway? A pitbull or a pig?

Posted by: stagoogey | September 10, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

If Sarah (the repugnant attack dog wearing lipstick) would only start 'speaking in tongues' and tell me about 'the rapture' that she and the Pentacostal wing-nut religious beliefs she holds, then I would really feel enlightened and forget about the Iraq War, the ecomony, the trade deficit, the national debt, the environment melting, the unemployment figures, the education system, the health care crisis, the mortgage/housing mess. If only.....

Posted by: Just one voter | September 10, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I guess instead of a pit bull, Sarah Palin is more of a sensitive lap dog. I can't believe the gall McCain has in complaining. Obama called the McCain/Palin campaign statements fake, saying that "a pig in lipstick is still a pig". Yup, it is. And it is an expression used by McCain in November when discussing Hillary Clinton.

What kind of PITBULL would react by playing the VICTIM CARD in such a situation? Is that how Sarah Palin plans on dealing with the terrorists? Will she start to cry? Mrs. Palin needs to decide whether she is ready to enter into national politics or not.

If she is ready to be a national leader, she needs to answer serious questions about how she managed her tiny town's economy (she drove it into debt) or how she explains Alaskans getting $1.75 in U.S. tax money for every $1.00 they pay into the system.

Posted by: wkuinkc | September 10, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama's tax plan stinks. Doesn't he realize that once he raises corporate tax rates, companies are going to start outsourcing more jobs and/or laying off more workers to offset their costs, and if gets real bad, they'll simply move their headquarters out of the US to avoid paying higher taxes. Capitalism is not patriotic. Companies are only going to stay in the US for so long as it makes good business sense to do so.

Posted by: Johnnycakes | September 10, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

He covers his eyes as he delivers the line. It is body language. His mouth twists into a sneer. Its a nasty shot.

He's trying not to show mirth in front of the cameras. But his fan base immediately pick up on the shot. They knew exactly what he meant which just adds to the confirmation. Though no doubt women in the crowd are conflicted and emotions are spinning in conflicted inner turmoil.

The shot about "Smelly old fish" directed at Palin needs no other comment as to its hateful Misogyny.

Posted by: LookUpLarrySinclair | September 10, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What, did all the high school repukes just get out of school with the rash of silly and vacuous posts in the last five minutes. Please, you people are such losers.

Posted by: Electric Bill | September 10, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse


PSS castanea GET A JOB and quick asking for my money......you stupid idiot..You cannot even read and article correctly...no wonder you sit back and take BO word like a sheep listen to the wolf..

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 4:32 PM


"John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers"

Then pray tell why would his tax cuts return less money to the middle class than the cuts proposed by Obama? Doesn't sound much like a "hero" to me.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 4:32 PM

This is not taxing it is about spending read you goof...


Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

It would be nice to think that American voters have "had enough" with Rovian tactics, but...don't hold your breath.

Cheney & Bush were sold, twice.

The Republicans are Masters of the Universe. At spin. Still.

Rove is reaching the casual voter, someone who barely tunes in to politics, but can be swayed with simple, gross deception.

They've got nothing. "Lipstick on a Pig" is a common expression. And it had been used by Obama a dozen times before Palin came on the ticket.

For a look at the history of this expression in recent American politics, see the good article in the (I kid you not) Washington Times: http://tinyurl.com/6s3tal

"Mr. McCain, meanwhile, has used the folksy saying on the campaign trail himself, including at one appearance to describe former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's health care plan."

As with the Swift-Boating of Kerry, it's "game on" now. It will be "game over" if things don't change at Obama HQ.

Thomas Freidman (NYT) got it right yesterday:
Obama and his people need to keep their ear on the street (in the Walmart?). And respond better. Way better.

If Rove can win this thing (again) after what Cheney and Bush and the Republicans have done to our county, it will be so very sad, and familiar.

And a triumph of marketing, *again*.

Do Something! barack obama dot com Send 'em some coin or volunteer, please. And hope they get some fire in their bellies.

Posted by: forestflyer | September 10, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

jschul1 ...WE GOT IT ... TOO LONG TO READ

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

He covers his eyes as he delivers the line. It is body language. His mouth twists into a sneer. Its a nasty shot.

He's trying not to show mirth in front of the cameras. But his fan base immediately pick up on the shot. They knew exactly what he meant which just adds to the confirmation. Though no doubt women in the crowd are conflicted and emotions are spinning in conflicted inner turmoil.

The shot about "Smelly old fish" directed at Palin needs no other comment as to its hateful Misogyny.

Posted by: LookUpLarrySinclair | September 10, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

"Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress."

Good thing, too. If she was included, she would have ranked as the greatest purveyor of federal dollars in the nation. Alaska under Palin has lived off of federal earmarks -- something she admitted herself. I'd say she flip-flopped on this, but that would be inaccurate. To be accurate we'd have to call Sarah Palin what she is -- a liar.

Posted by: Phxflyer | September 10, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers"

Then pray tell why would his tax cuts return less money to the middle class than the cuts proposed by Obama? Doesn't sound much like a "hero" to me.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 4:32 PM

This is not taxing it is about spending read you goof...

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

DEMS ARE ALL HOT AIR ... remember young people were going to come out in droves to vote for Kerry ... supposedly 16% of the electorate ... WELL only 9% turned up to vote AND WE WON ... where the voting machines were in our favor AGAIN. Pick a STATE ... if it is close out guy wins. Go John!!

Posted by: The Republic | September 10, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama is worse than disingenuous, he's a a bold face liar! Does he think Americans are that stupid? I guess he's gotten away with lying to us so many times, with the bias left wing media looking the other way, that he thinks he can get away with anything ... like, "I never heard Pastor Wright make an anti-American racist remark in TWENTY YEARS". The democratic argument that the lipstick/pig remark was used before doesn't hold any water, because it was used in a different context. This time it's obviously a nasty slur directed towards Palin, in lieu of her lipstick
pit bull remark. Elect McCain/Palin in November 2008.

Posted by: CRYSTAL | September 10, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

"steal from the rich who worked hard to earn their money and give it to the lazy who want a government handout."

If by "lazy who want a government handout" you actually mean "hardworking Americans in the middle class," they sure, you are right.

Or were you lying again?

So you imply that a rich person who earns $400,000, say, via investments while he sits around the pool drinking martinis actually "works" 10x harder than a schoolteacher making $40,000 who works 50- hour weeks and has to kick in a few hundred bucks a semester for classroom supplies because of educational budget cuts.

Rightwingers aren't very good at math.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Get over it, Libs. Your guy gives a good speech, but he won't be the next president. Better luck next time.

Posted by: Karl Rove | September 10, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Ooops. The post should have read:

Aspengirl (re: GOP hack troll) says, "Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to people."

She's right.

That's why Obama used the pharase in reference to the John McCain's policies. Any other interpretation is simply spin.

It's time for the Republicans to start talking real issues, not spin.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Aspergirl

Calm down, your gonna have an aneurysm. You sound very frightened because the next president on the US will be a black man. YOU are disgusting. get used to it or get out.

Posted by: bayareachick | September 10, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Aspengirl (re: GOP hack troll) says, "Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to people."

She's right.

That's why Obama used the pharase in reference to the John McCain's. Any other interpretation is simply spin.

It's time for the Republicans to start talking real issues, not spin.

Posted by: Phxflyer | September 10, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Well well well, just to be expected of a small minded liberal. Pretend the figurative is literal whenever it suits. "Uh, I did not call that woman a pig... It all depends on the meaning of what lipstick IS. Obviously you conservatives are so fixated on your god and guns that you have now begun to imagine things."

Posted by: jdcarmine | September 10, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

This is beyond STUPID!! Republicans are out of ideas, so they try to find ridiculous things to distract America. BUT WE ARE SMARTER THAN THIS! We need to get away from idiotic discussions such as this. They do this in order to mislead the average viewer away from the truth, and that is that they have nothing new. No new ideas to help our country get out of BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DEBT, no new plans to create new jobs here in America and KEEP them here which would ultimately take us in a new and better direction, no new startegy for these neverending wars that are draining our economy except to keep giving them MORE MONEY (even though they have a huge surplus of their own). NOTHING!! They're so blinded by their misguided loyalty to their party that they go pass STUPID. Sorry for the insult, but I can't think of any other way to say it.

VOTE FOR CHANGE AND A NEW DIRECTION IN AMERICA. VOTE OBAMA!! Let's get these nut cases out of the white house before our country goes straight to hell!

Posted by: Alex | September 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

If Palin (and Republican friends) can't take being called a "pig with lipstick," even by insinuation, then she should get out of the race. As another saying goes "if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

YOU GUYS ARE NOT TALKING ENOUGH ABOUT SARAH PALIN ... we need to keep this up until the time runs out on NOBAMA and BIDEN. 53 MORE DAYS OR SO. W

WE HAVE THE DEMS ON DEFENCE

Posted by: The Republic | September 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

"John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers"

Then pray tell why would his tax cuts return less money to the middle class than the cuts proposed by Obama? Doesn't sound much like a "hero" to me.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Dear Mr. Obama"--------BE SURE TO LISTEN ALL THE WAY THROUGH


Hi, My son, Joe, just did a commercial for John McCain.

Please pass this on.

Thanks
Bob Cook


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4fe9GlWS8

Posted by: rtfanning | September 10, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama = Karl Marx.

Robin Hood Obama: steal from the rich who worked hard to earn their money and give it to the lazy who want a government handout.

Posted by: Trotsky | September 10, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

PETER SLEVIN, DO YOUR JOB. RESEARCH AND REPORT ALL OF THE FACTS. How could you write an entire article about this topic without mentioning that John McCain has used the "lipstick on a pig" expression multiple times on the campaign trail to describe Hillary Clinton's platform and that his own daughter said that she has heard her father use this expression.

This omission of McCain's own use of the term means that you are either a sloppy reporter or a McCain stooge. Do your job, Mr. Slevin.

Posted by: Di | September 10, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I am a Republican, and my vote has shifted

Posted by: bobbiejoe | September 10, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

GO MCCAIN!!!

Thank You, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Hook, Line, and sinker.....

I love my Lemming supporters!!


Muahahahahha

Posted by: GO MCCAIN | September 10, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

"finally decided"

Here are our issues: gender, culture, race, the war multiplied, oil (as much of the latter as we can get - Alaska or elsewhere). We are American ... and we love our big cars and we like being generous to the have nots ... LESS GOVERNMENT

Posted by: The Republic | September 10, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Liberals are losers. Pack it up and move to Europe with all your socialist friends.

Posted by: Joebiden | September 10, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

"McCain steals words from Obama like "Change" and "Trust". That's OK with him."

The entire rightwing strategy is to steal the opponents strengths and claim them as your own, then project your own weaknesses onto your opponent.

It really is that simple, and that transparent. You see it reflected in the actions of the McCain campaign as well as in comments by rightwingers on these threads.

The only reason that it works these days is because of the disconnection between how the media is portrayed by the rightwing, and how the media really behave.

Rightwingers claim that the media are liberally biased. Doing so allows them to brush off any criticism as being politically motivated, as opposed to being based on fact.

And yet you have huge numbers of fawning articles written by "journalists" such as Anne Kornblut and Howard Kurtz for the WaPo, or Ron Fournier and Nedra Pickler and others at AP, that take a non-critical look at the political race at best, and an overtly anti-Democratic view of the race at worst.

A side note: Kurtz is married to a Republican party operative, and Pickler is married to some Fox network flunky. Does that indicate the tilt of their own personal politics? Maybe, maybe not. But just imagine the outcry from the rightwingers if a journalist were married to a Democratic party operative.

All rational Americans who look at the way our country has declined over the past eight years want someone new at the helm in DC. The problem is that the rightwing doesn't want to relinquish control. To rightwingers, being in power is itself an end.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Since Pork is the talk of the day,

Did you see that Picnic ham Michelle Obama calls her A$$, dancing on Ellen DeGeneres the other day ?

Wooo Weeee lord have mercy, we finely found the WMD'S.

Michelle carrying a,
Weapon Of A$$ Destruction.

Posted by: Jesse "Cut The Nuts" Jackson | September 10, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

She may be wearing the lipstick, but we know who is moving her lips.

"Palin team stocked with Bush veterans"
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13323.html

What is the difference between George Bush and Sarah Palin? Lipstick!

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

Please. Give me a break. You're running for the office of President of the United States, or Vice President of the United States and someone used an old phrase - however ill timed, and you're taking it personally?

We expect you to lead a nation of 300 million people, be commander in chief of hte armed forces, use the bully pulpit of the presidency for changes to the house situation, the economy, education, medical, the environment, energy, and other issues, and you're worried because someone used a phrase? And you're going to stand up to the leaders of the world, our friends and allies, and our adversaries, and you're taking a simple phrase personally?

That's what leadership has stooped to in today's political environment?

And, we have someone, Ashamed of Obama, who earlier posted: "We all know Palin used the lipstick phrase in her speech. The way Senator Obama paused for laughter, and spoke of lipstick and pigs was too much for me. As a women I was offended by his snide remark. I am a Democrat who is NOW voting McCain/Palin."

Issues don't matter? A snide remark - if it can even be called that, since it's a timeworn phrase in the same way people say 'if wishes were horses...' - a snide remark is all it takes for you to switch from the Democratic ticket to now voting for McCain/Palin? Tell me you disagree with the Democratic platform and I'll say fine; vote your beliefs. But you're giving up your beliefs because of a "remark?" That's why you're changing your beliefs, because of a remark, not because of issues? And I'm supposed to consider that intelligent reasoning?

Posted by: Dungarees | September 10, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick Trail.

Remember the song, "Lipstick On Your Collar"?

The idea, was a guy with an insatiable appetite
being caught red-collared in the Oval Office. The
wife cried, 'What Pig Were You With This Time'?

Obama's reference to lipstick and pigs, not only lost
the vote of Peta members but the membership of the Hotel
Laundry Workers Union. I can imagine Imus staring out the
window .. wondering why he was made an exception.
Does Obama make an exception at times for those wearing
lipstick? 'Oh you pig you .. wait, I didn't mean it that kind of
way.'
wearing lipstick?

Posted by: 3rd-Party Advocate | September 10, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

You know, I had not been too sure about this election, but now I am fully in the Obama camp. Not only are the Republicans twisting something said into an unrecognizable interpretation of Obama's comments on McCain's policies (definitely not on Palin), but Obama's response is so presidential in comparison to the juvenile behavior of the name-calling Republicans. I had hope for the Republicans after voting Republican most of my life, but this turns the corner for me. I can't stand it. Obama at least wants to focus on the issues, and I want a president that gives a damn about the issues -- not someone who just wants to talk about talk. Obama wins my vote today.

Posted by: finally decided | September 10, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

I LOVE THE SWIFTBOATING and the SPIN ... It is driving the Dems crazy!!!

WE DO IT ALL THE TIME ... and in the end FOUR MORE YEARS or maybe EIGHT

NOBAMA or his MAMA in the White House ... Last time GW a Baptist got all the Roman catholics to vote for him ... They even refuse to give Kerry communion. Now this time we have a Pentecostal hell raIser backing our guy McCain.We will change Washington ... and may even get Hillary to help us ... Not only O'bama but McCain can throw the olive brach of a supreme court nominee.

I love it keep the subject on Sarah with 53 DAYS TO GO !!

Posted by: The Republic | September 10, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, 31415, but you're wrong. Obama, having made his "lipstick on a pig reference" after the Palin speech, is cleary not the same as McCain's use of the term prior to the speech when he talked about Clinton's healtchare plan. Anyone watching the video of Obama's use of the term clearly understood what he meant. Good grief, the man even paused, for added emphasis, while the audience laughed it up. It was a personal attack, thinly veiled as a policy statement, and it didn't work for him as is evidenced by the large number of potential voters voicing their opinion today that they thought it was uncalled for.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

It's time for liberal America to start preparing for another major defeat in November and for a future in which they will finally be effective.

Karl Rove understands something about the electorate that the Democrats do not. Until the Dems are prepared to manipulate the electorate THEY WILL NOT WIN AN EXECUTIVE SEAT IN D.C.

Women did not support Clinton because she was a liberal and they are like-minded. Feminism is dying in America and so will Roe v. Wade.

Liberals should start seriously considering whether they are willing to die for the things they believe in or if they're all just speaking academically or idealistically.

They will not defeat their enemies with better manners or believing that they are smarter or more enlightened.

The Civil Rights movement died in the 1960s. It isn't going to win an election in 2008.

Posted by: stagoogey | September 10, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama was supposed to inspire.

Obama was supposed to be the new kind of politics. No drama.

Obama only has $13 million in his campaign fund and sounds angry, negative and lost in the drama.

Early voting starts in 2 weeks in Iowa and Ohio. Voters are watching and listening. Obama does not sound very presidential.

Obama sounds like a wacko beating up on women.

Watch your language and use respect. You have 2 daughters. What are they supposed to think?

Posted by: Grace | September 10, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

John McCain has lost any respect I ever had for him. What a craven, evil freak he has become. He and his despicable sidekick are not fit to run for garbage collector, much less leaders of the free world.

These are out right lies, not spinning. This is the crap Hitler pulled, if one knows anything about history. This is evil and dangerous.

The GOP operatives have a long history of lying and trashy and hateful direct mail they send to their mindless constituency (who lap it up like the three-headed dogs they are). But to put this outrageous lie and others out there in the general population on a regular basis is a new low.

What a crass nation we've become if we let this cancer on our nation stand.

Posted by: Becca | September 10, 2008 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Barry could be one of the biggest spineless scumbags to run for office. First he makes disparaging remarks that most Americans believe were directed against Palin and probably were. Now the narcissist wants to blame the GOP for his screw up. He says the common people don't know how to interpret him. If Barry is such a brilliant orator and is speaking English, why do we need an interpreter? This is what happens when the messiah does not have a teleprompter. Barry has no shame or clue. His campaign is self imploding. Bye Bye Barry.

Posted by: Jack Straw | September 10, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

If the Republicans can't shriek in mock horror about this silly comment, what else are they going to do? Talk about their wonderful record over the past 8 years? Tell us why they didn't invite Bush and Cheney to their convention?

And the Republicans are still at it. Hannity just told the rubes that Palin isn't a book burner and that she has never burned a single book. He forgot to tell them that Palin really did try to get books banned from the Wasilla public library but was stopped when the town rose up against her.

(Recall that yesterday Beck told the rubes that Palin has never banned a single book - he forgot to mention that she tried and failed.)

Posted by: MorganaLeFay | September 10, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

It's starting to look like the obama team has lost a little of the fairy tail that they have been feeding the people that bother to listen to him at all. When he started taking credit for bills in Ill. and the US Senate that it turns out he didn't even write and lot of us started looking into his voting record. You must remember bidden is old school, and all this time we have been hearing CHANGE/CHANGE. well it dosen't say much for the choice that he made. But know it's all about the choice that McCain made, at least he does have a voting record with something other than present on it.

Posted by: usaii | September 10, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

As Obama said, the "Lipstick on Pig" only meant about the policy issue, I dare Obama to repeat the same remark again in another campaign platform. If Obama repeats the "Pig" remark to attack McCain's policy then I believe his sincerity. Please, Sen. Obama, don't use the gutter language to attack your opponant. Disappointed.

Posted by: Starr | September 10, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Obama should substitute the pig in lipstick comment, with a dinosaur with lipstick. McCain should appreciate that metaphor.

Posted by: dave | September 10, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Finally a reason she was picked that makes sense!!

And all the while I just thought McSame was pandering to his ultraconservative base.

"McCain had chosen a running mate, whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion. "Close Quote"

This kind of ignorance, will cost Obama more votes.

Posted by: Dashriprock | September 10, 2008 4:04 PM "

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a Pig"....

If every dim-witted McCain voter really believes that it is OKAY for McCain to make false national ads saying that Obama wants to teach comprehensive sex-ed to Kindergartners, and that it is OKAY for McCain to say that Chesla Clinton was Janet Reno and Bill's Love child, and that it is OKAY for Bush--Ooop I mean Palin to infer derogitory comments about people who do Social Work, and that it is OKAY for McPalin to criticize Hilary when the heat gets turned up(yet she can't and won't deal with it-wah what a weak baby)--- "THEN IT'S ON"

"Pig in lipstick" - could it also mean all of the "Pork-barrel spending" that Palin supposidly is above? After all the US tax payers still paid for that STUPID BRIDGE TO NOWHERE. NOW THEY ARE BUILDING THE ROAD TO NOWHERE.

If it looks like a pig, smells like a pig and definatly acts like a pig then it must be a Palin -- oops again I mean a Pig.

Female Hilary fan for OBAMA- Palin is a joke compared to Hilary!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

With this kind of demagogery atack, desparately grabbing everything Obama says and twist it out of context just to smear, McCain's sell-out is complete. He is using the same tactics that years earlier he had accused Bush junior of. Now he is endorsing everything Bush is for, including deplorable tactics. Shame!

Posted by: pspox | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Obama is desperate and losing.

Obama entered into silly season.

Why is he campaigning against the VP when he is the presidential nominee?

Hillary supporters heard all of his smears before that is why we are voting for Palin.

Palin 2008
Hillary 2012

Give 'em hell Sarah!!

Women rock the vote and put a woman in the White House.

Posted by: grace | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

>>Anonymous wrote- McCain had chosen a running mate, whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion.

Well we all know that's 100% B.S. Don't we? The reality is he chose her because she doesn't want anyone else to be able to chose to have an abortion.

Posted by: Steve | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break! McCain can use exactly the same phrase "Lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig" when talking about Hillary Clinton's policies, but Obama can use the same exact phrase when talking about McCain's?
See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMPYkNQlJMM

Swift Boat tactics, that is all we are seeing and if the American people are stupid enough to fall for it again, we'll all get more of the same.

Posted by: Absolute_OK | September 10, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

You can try and hide it, distract people from it, even put lipstick on it, but the truth has a way of coming out.

"CBS takes down McCain webad, suggests it's 'misleading'"
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/CBS_takes_down_McCain_webad_suggests_its_misleading.html

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on McCain, but he'd still be a senile old fool.

Posted by: Monica | September 10, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Go back to South Side Chicago, Misogynist
Go back to South Side Chicago, Misogynist
Go back to South Side Chicago, Misogynist
Go back to South Side Chicago, Misogynist

You can't win the election without white women and we hate you.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

And the liberal loons keep digging, there own grave.

Hot off the wire,
S.C DNC party Chair woman Carol Fowler.

Fowler Quote.

McCain had chosen a running mate, whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn't had an abortion. "Close Quote"

This kind of ignorance, will cost Obama more votes.

Posted by: Dashriprock | September 10, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Come on Mac, or whoever wrote her speech had to know there was going to be some misunderstandings on some of her Ho Hum crashers that were incorporated in her speech. Some examples: (a)Soocer Moms(White Woman circle the wagon)(b) My Daughter will have that baby(See no abortions in my family our RIGHT, however, you other people who want to excercise your rights NO!and (c) That Bridge to no where, from public records the money went some where(The crowd roared).

I am willing to bet some will say these are sexist observations even though they from lips with the lipstick. Give me a break.

You never heard Bella Abzug,Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm or Anne Richards hide behind SEXISM, when they running for their various offices, of course they would not allow men to tell when they could speak or not speak. These women, spoke the truth, no play on words or half truths. When they were bouncing their heads off that "CEILING" it was made of steel.

Posted by: IT'S ALL GOOD | September 10, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I don’t believe he meant to insult Palin with his pig remark.

That being said, there are lots of people out there that do believe it was an attack on her. Obama was on TV earlier today and he could’ve just said he was sorry if anyone was offended. That would’ve been the end of the story. The fact that he didn’t is what makes me mad. He’s either too arrogant or too stupid to realize that he offended a lot of people with this remark. That’ll keep this issue going and make sure that the women voters who switched to McCain will not go back to Obama. It's all about perception and keeping Obama off his message. It's working. Republicans are going to win this election In Obama's race against Hillary he consistently polled better than the actual result. Call it the "Bradley effect" or whatever you will but It just might produce a McCain landslide.

Posted by: cozadeech | September 10, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

>>nameit23 wrote: "He was not refering to a person. The syntax of his sentences bears this out. You may infer, as you have, that he meant it as an insult, but the text does not support your claim that he was speaking of a person."

Oh, go to hell you F-ing troll. Liar.

A ticket, or adding someone to a ticket, is a person or a collection of persons. Whatever little rhetorical artifice Obama may have played was lost on the audience, who hooted and applauded raucously.

Obama described the McCain-Palin ticket while mocking the McCain campaign's new "change" message. "You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink"

The crowd erupted in raucous, hooting applause when Obama delivered the line.

Obama: "lipstick on a pig" & "it smells like a fish"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPd4yk0x-eg
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2008/09/09/politics/fromtheroad/entry4433206.shtml

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know that Gov. Sarah Palin owned the word "lipstick". I suppose that the word "lipstick" is off-limits for any candidate because Sara Palin owns it. If you reference lipstick, you are talking about Sara Palin because she used it in a joke. If that is the case, John McCain can't use the word "Change" because Barack Obama owns it.

If anyone in either of the major campaigns uses the word "comeuppance", I will hold a press conference asking the offending campaign(s) to denounce the statement.

HOLY CRAP!

Posted by: steeleswitters | September 10, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

This is the dumbest thing so far in this campaign. The media is part of the blame for fanning this story and giving it legs.

Posted by: Rischard Gray | September 10, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

In the Washington Post/ABC News poll released this week, 48 percent of respondents said the candidates' positions on issues are their main concern, compared with 37 percent who said they place greater weight on personal qualities such as experience and leadership.

Among issue voters, Obama is leading McCain 56 to 37 percent.

Among so-called personal quality voters, McCain is ahead 56 to 39 percent.
_____________________________________
Doesn't this say most of it? It's the people who use rational dispassionate logic to think about the actual issues versus the gut-check reactive type people who look at the world as to how it makes them "feel". Most people who use their feelings to judge the world around them are impervious to logic and make their minds up easily. Rumination usually makes them uncomfortable. Hence they are usually more religious (because it's comforting to not have to independently think) and more child-like in their tastes. I tend to get along better with people who mix both but err on the side of intellect rather than emotion. The GOP is in the hands of people who extort the basest "feelings", as are the Democrats, but I think the GOP does it better, because their strongest base already tends to go that way. I'll tell you--this isn't the Republican party of yesteryear, my dad's and grandfather's Republican party. You all had some honorable ones; Eisnehower, Ford, Goldwater. Reagan was the first to woo the religious, so I can't include him, because he also was by his very nature appealing to the simple "feeling" folk and not terribly intellectual. Anyway, my point is that this divide will always be with us and won't go away. If anything, it's widening. It's sad and embarrassing.

Posted by: VA woman | September 10, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

McCain steals words from Obama like "Change" and "Trust". That's OK with him.

But when Obama steals a word from McCain like "lipstick" McCain goes ballistic. You know it would be best for America if a vein popped in that old man's head. Not to kill him, but to show his rediculous temperament.

Posted by: Golly Flopper | September 10, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans party is devoid of integrity, decency, and credibility. They have completely lost the trust of the American people. They basically ruined the country in many ways—economy, military, deficit, inflation …and lies, lies and more lies. Since they can’t win on issues and truth, they are using lies, divisiveness & fear smoke screens to manipulate the public. This is NOT going to work this time around. Throw the bums out.

Posted by: Liers | September 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

"Obama knows he cannot win this election with his "130 present" position in the senate. So change means Present?"

In the 110th Congress, Obama has missed 45 percent of the votes in the Senate, due mostly to the length of the Democratic primary campaign. Regrettable, but understandable given the circumstances.

In the 110th Congress, McCain missed 64 percent of the votes in the Senate even though he had his party's nomination wrapped up months earlier than Obama.

Maybe he was busy at his "cabin" near Sedona having barbecues for his sycophants in the so-called "liberal" media, or maybe he was painting the bathroom in one of his ... how many houses does he have again?

And you guys think McCain'll bring change to Washington? I guess he thinks he's too elite even to participate in the process.

Here's an open note to you rightwingers: If you are going to start citing random statistics, you might want to make sure that they portray your guy as being better than our guy.

Otherwise you just end up looking stupid.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Most Muslims shy away from pork. But apparently not in case of the Socialist Obama.

He loves Pork. $1 BILLION in PORK spending. How Much? ONE BILLION $$ !!

So that is what he was doing during his very short time in the Senate. Wow!

Wow, that is a huge plate of pulled PORK!

Obama and Biden are first class blue plate PORKERS. Huge pot belly LIBERAL PIGS!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

-- "We've had enough of the same old thing." --


Yes, Barack - most of us get that. Too bad
you have zero standing on matters economic
or otherwise. A candidate whom did, uhm -
Hillary, would be leading this GOP rubberstamper
by 20 points, with their Trickle Down Lie now
hitting the fan in 2008.

But yet, you are trailing the clown.

TRAILING. It's because you are too new
on the national scene. You have no record,
no standing. Now maybe all of those DNC
Superdelegate morons whom pilied on to
you and dissed Hillary because you were
drawing throngs of neopytes, will see what
we were talking about.

The under 28-set hasn't been around enough
to know better. The Supers have. This guy is
weak, thin, and Blankslate to a general
electorate. He is in trouble.

Thanks, Dean, Ted, Pelosi, Richardson, et
all...


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Posted by: RG | September 10, 2008 3:29 PM

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We already had a Clinton. And he sold our military secrets to the Chinese. Both of them are Bilderberg scum. You want a real President that's smart and experienced http://obamasresume.org/

Posted by: Hemi | September 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama is right-- we need to focus on the issues. I want a change in fixing ISSUES, not a change of personality in the White House!

Posted by: DR_JES | September 10, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

If he remembers his time at Harvard at all, he should know you don't refer to people with these "lipstick on a pig" and "smells like a fish" metaphors, especially women.
Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:31 PM

Barack's quote was...

Listing a host of issues on which he said McCain has the same position as President Bush, Obama said, "That's not change."

"That's just calling something that's the same thing something different," Obama continued. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years.


He was not refering to a person. The syntax of his sentences bears this out. You may infer, as you have, that he meant it as an insult, but the text does not support your claim that he was speaking of a person.

Posted by: nameit23 | September 10, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Do I get a lap dance if Sarah wins?

Posted by: Morgan Freeman | September 10, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse


Sarah Palin is the lipstick -- John McCain is the pig.

Sarah Palin is the news -- John McCain is the old fish.

Vote Obama!

Posted by: Big sigh in VA | September 10, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama is another Deval Patrick, who is a governor with even lower approval ratings than George Bush, who is the last David Axelrod "hope" and "change" fraud to get elected.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Here is McCain blaming the Bridge to Nowhere for the Minnesota bridge collapse:

http://dailykos.com/story/2008/9/10/103448/087/539/593399

Posted by: PA-VA | September 10, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Now that the McCain/Palin freak show has grabbed the national fruit-fly attention, we can accustom ourselves to a steady diet of obfuscation, distortion, subject changing (from truly substantive matters to personal narrative) and subtly-veiled lies thrown about with irresponsible abandon to muddy all waters.
McCain's cynical, tacky "bread and circuses" production (featuring that daredevil bareback riding, tight-rope walking, moose-gutting, breast-pump wielding Frau Palin who will do anything except talk to reporters) is scattering worn out fairy dust to camouflage the dangerously risky "truthiness" of their campaign.

John McCain is a raddled old Caligula making his horse a consul. And there she is: Lady Sarah Godiva--horse and all. Neither the little emperor nor his filly has any clothes on. Or hasn't anyone noticed in all the Republican confetti and tinsel hoopla.

How is any sane, intelligent person to cope with these of imbecile antics which serve so obviously to divert the people of this country from the truly serious matters that threaten us: the economy, energy, global warming, education, jobs and...oh yes...the Iraq war where young Americans are still dying, although the media no longer tells us much about that because they are too taken up with reporting on the meanings of "uppity" and "lipstick on pigs".

If Barack Obama is not our next president, I think we all may as well pack it in and retire to monasteries. The country will be down the tube.

Posted by: pedigrus@comcast.net | September 10, 2008 3:56 PM | Report abuse

New CNN poll out says McCain got no additional support from women by choosing a 'pitbull with lipstick' an unvetted woman as his running mate. BTW: Barrack Obama said 'lipstick on a pig' not 'lipstick on a pug' which would have meant the unvetted and unprepared Palin. This Republican ticket is going to come down like a house of cards once we actually ever get to hear her distorted views on global warming, evolution, separation of church and state, censorship of library books, and her complete lack of experience on anything at the national level. Sarah for vice-president (of the local school board).

Posted by: Wisest One | September 10, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Barack & Michelle Obama are inappropriate, trashy gaffe machines.

Whatever class they absorbed at Harvard 20+ years ago has been long wiped out by their sitting in Rev. Wright's hate-speech, ghetto South Side Chicago church for 20 years.

These 2 are not ready to be head of state & first lady!!

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a Pig"....

If every dim-witted McCain voter really believes that it is OKAY for McCain to make false national ads saying that Obama wants to teach comprehensive sex-ed to Kindergartners, and that it is OKAY for McCain to say that Chesla Clinton was Janet Reno and Bill's Love child, and that it is OKAY for Bush--Ooop I mean Palin to infer derogitory comments about people who do Social Work, and that it is OKAY for McPalin to criticize Hilary when the heat gets turned up(yet she can't and won't deal with it-wah what a weak baby)--- "THEN IT'S ON"

"Pig in lipstick" - could it also mean all of the "Pork-barrel spending" that Palin supposidly is above? After all the US tax payers still paid for that STUPID BRIDGE TO NOWHERE. NOW THEY ARE BUILDING THE ROAD TO NOWHERE.

If it looks like a pig, smells like a pig and definatly acts like a pig then it must be a Palin -- oops again I mean a Pig.

Female Hilary fan for OBAMA- Palin is a joke compared to Hilary!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Dat big mean man called me a pig uncle John. Will you beat him up for me?

Sure, sure sweetie. Now go over your 3 by 5's again OK?

OK.

Posted by: Lil Whiny Sarah | September 10, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Shoot repugs don't worry about what Obama is saying, it is nothing compared to what Russell Brand wanted to say on the VMA's.

I guess he most be part of the vast left wing British comedian's conspiracy, lol.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2774919/Russell-Brand-pulled-Sarah-Palin-electric-chair-jokes-at-VMA.html

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

WOW! I cannot believe that people are getting caught up in this PC BS!!! "Lipstick on a Pig" is a very old expression you morons!

Posted by: HESS | September 10, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Be a man, if you are going to attack Gov Palin with pig with lipstick SAY SO...

There are terrific male hormone supplements that can help you.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 10, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

S.C. Dem chair: Palin primary qualification is she hasn't had an abortion

South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler sharply attacked Sarah Palin today, saying John McCain had chosen a running mate " whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

Palin is an opponent of abortion rights and gave birth to her fifth child, Trig, earlier this year after finding out during her pregnancy that the baby had Down syndrome.

Fowler told my colleague Alex Burns in an interview that the selection of an opponent of abortion rights would not boost McCain among many women.

“Among Democratic women and even among independent women, I don’t think it helped him,” she said.

Told of McCain's boost in the new ABC/Washington Post among white women following the Palin pick, Fowler said: "Just anecdotally, I believe that those white women are Republican women anyway."


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Please cast your vote for our Democrat dream ticket:

Obama - Bi(nla)den. This dream ticket will change the world forever. EMPTY CHANGES WE CAN BELIEVE IN. YES WE CAN LOOSE.

Posted by: Nob | September 10, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

You can put lipstick on a pit bull, but it is still just a pit bull. You see that is all Palin is...a pit bull with nothing behind her...no REAL experience...she's just a tool to attract value voters who apparently like mean women.

Also, all of those rumors floating around on the net are not coming from the Obama campaign.

Also, please people, he did not call her a pig. He called the entire campaign piggish and full of stank...which it is.

Posted by: ERB | September 10, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

These republicans are too delicate. I thought she said she was a hockey mom and the only difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is lipstick.

The obvious inference is that she is tough and a fighter.

And then a simple word makes her cry? We can't have this woman as VP! She's too whiny and shrill. Pick another woman if you need a vagina on the ticket, but this isn't the one we need. How about Meg?

Posted by: Martiniano | September 10, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

He should have said polished turd instead

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse


If Obama is so honest and concerned about lies why does he not get his internet thugs to stop their vile vicious assaults.

They trashed Hillary, then McCain, and now Sarah. All Obama seems to do is order them to do more. Obama's internet thugs(the WaPo is full of their posts every day) are worse than the swift boaters.

Come on Obama, rein in your internet thugs. show us by example how you would lead as president. Of course, if you do nothing, we'll see your true inner self.

Posted by: William | September 10, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA INJECTS MUSLIM THEMED SLUR "LIPSTICK ON A PIG"

Obama's lipstick on a pig comment--documented on his teleprompter-- is much more than just a sexist slur.

It is a deeeply rooted Muslim slur.

Obama was indoctinated in Muslim theology from birth. His Mother twice married Muslim men, voluntarily embracing their worldview.

Obama was further indoctrinated in Muslim schools.

And ask yourself, If schools can't indoctrinate children with religion, why does the US prohibit religion in our schools?

Obama admitted in a freudian slip on ABC Sunday his "Muslim faith", which the "neutral journalist" quickly correct FOR Obama.

Obama says he is a Christian, but denies he ever listened to his Pastor's sermons etc....

So Gov. Palin is a fundamentalist Christian who Obama, with a strong Muslim indoctrination, compares to a pig--highly disdained in Muslim theology.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 10, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse

We all know Palin used the lipstick phrase in her speech.

The way Senator Obama paused for laughter, and spoke of lipstick and pigs was too much for me.

As a women I was offended by his snide remark.

I am a Democrat who is NOW voting McCain/Palin.

Posted by: Ashamed of Obama | September 10, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Obama's followers were very gleeful after he made the lipstick remark. They apparently got the same idea that the McCain camp did, that it was a veiled insult to Palin. Also funny how the Obama camp had immediately at hand a tape of McCain using the same phrase to describe a health plan by Hillary Clinton. The difference is that Hillary, at that time was not closely associated with the idea of lipstick, whereas Palin was. And funny how quickly the Obama camp immediately started saying that the McCain camp was too sensitive about it all. In other words, this is part of their campaign to desensitize the public regarding sexist remarks. There was a former Hillary supporter who spoke at our Fairfax rally today and she said that the senior Obama staff scoffed when she tried to press them on Hillary, her treatment by her own party, etc. and asked why she was making such a big deal of it. She said she did not agree with McCain on a lot of issues but that for women everywhere, making it to the executive branch had to help all women and she was going to vote for McCain!

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | September 10, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

This new team of aides and advisers brings years of experience in Republican politics, and includes many who worked for President Bush in the White House and on his two campaigns. They will bring a similarly aggressive mindset as campaign chief Steve Schmidt, also a veteran of the disciplined Bush-Cheney effort. In this, they’ll move to get off defense, a position Palin has been in since her unexpected announcement, and try to keep her on the offensive, using her to launch ever-more sharp attacks against Barack Obama and Biden—attacks that will present the challenge of responding without being labeled sexist.”

Change?

Posted by: willandjansdad | September 10, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"What's the difference between Karl Marx and Obama?

A. Big lips!"

So happy to see the rightwing racism finally come out in public!

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick???????????????????????????????????

Please people get real

Down with Bin Laden now!!

We need to discuss how come we have not avenged 4000 American lives in NY and DC instead of lipstick!

Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: LTC | September 10, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick???????????????????????????????????

Please people get real

Down with Bin Laden now!!

We need to discuss how come we have not avenged 4000 American lives in NY and DC instead of lipstick!

Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: LTC | September 10, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Once a trash talking Chicago politician, always a trash talking Chicago politician.

He knew, his audience knew, and WE know what he was saying. He just can't be man enough to apologize for his vulgarity.

Posted by: Give me a break | September 10, 2008 3:41 PM

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Well said.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Good thing that the GOP is directing people to factcheck.org...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/10/mccain-ad-paints-dems-as-wolfpack-hunting-palin/

As it is now debunking their claims. Thanks GOP for the helping direct the people to the truth.

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/mccain-palin_distorts_our_finding.html

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

UNBELIEVABLE. ACCUSING SARAH PALIN OF FAKING HER PREGNANCY, BRISTOL PALIN OF SORDID UPBRINGING THAT CAUSED UNWED PREGNANCY, AND NOW THIS. WHAT KIND OF LOWDOWN FILTH ARE OBAMA AND HIS CAMPAIGN? I COULD SPIT ON THEM FROM HERE TO ETERNITY AND STILL HAVE ENOUGH SPIT LEFT TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT COKE-SNORTING, GOD-DAMN-AMERICA-PASTOR-LOVING, SMALL-TOWN HATING, HILLARY-BASHING, NAME-CALLING, FINGER-FLIPPING, HARVARD-PREENING, KENNEDY-SUCKING, PSEUDO-CHANGE-SELLING, EMPTY-SPEECH-MAKING PIED SNOBAMA PIPER, HAS FALLEN TO THIS DEPTH OF SEWAGE. OBAMA AND HIS CAMPAIGN AIDES ARE WORSE THAN INSECTS SUFFERING FROM LEPROSY.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Once a trash talking Chicago politician, always a trash talking Chicago politician.

He knew, his audience knew, and WE know what he was saying. He just can't be man enough to apologize for his vulgarity.

Posted by: Give me a break | September 10, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

McCain laughed when someone called Hillary a B!tch and the press did not even flinch. Obama uses a phrase that McCain himself used and he is a sexist?
Cheats on his wife, only dates (and hires) beauty queens, and votes against the equal pay act?

And OBAMA is the sexist?

Posted by: phorse | September 10, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Q. What's the difference between Sarah Palin and G. W. Bush?

A. Lipstick!

Posted by: Larry | September 10, 2008 3:32 PM

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What's the difference between Karl Marx and Obama?

A. Big lips!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Down with Bin Laden now!!
We need to discuss how come we have not avenged 4000 American lives in NY and DC instead of lipstick!

Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: LTC | September 10, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama said. "We Are Going to Hammer Away at the Fact That the Stakes in This Election are Too High." TOUCHE,

Then Obama will have no problem responding to: BERG FILES MOTION FOR EXPEDITED DISCOVERY, SEEKS DEPOSITION OF BARACK OBAMA AND HOWARD DEAN BY END OF MONTH. 8:55pm-09/09/08

Berg vs Obama Lawsuit Questioning Obama's constitutional eligibility to become POTUS

Barack Obama would be ordered to turn over the following items within ten days of the order:


A "Genuine Certified Copy" of his "vault version" of his Birth Certificate.
Any and all certificates or other registrations of birth from Canada, Kenya, the British Isles and the United States in the name of Barack Hussein Obama, Barry Soetoro, and others.

A "Certified Copy" of the U.S. Oath of Allegiance required to be taken in order to regain any U.S. Citizenship status.
Any and all passport records including applications and travel logs connected with passports issued to Obama--or any previously used names--in Indonesia, Kenya, the United States and more.
Any and all adoption records, including records detailing the adoption of Obama by his presumed Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, as well as his grandparents, the Dunhams.

A copy of his FBI background check used in the vetting process.

A copy of the "vault" version of his Birth Certificate from Kenya.
Any and all applications for a social security number and replacement social security cards.

Any and all applications and court documents detailing a name change.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

"I find Obama pathetic as he once again plays the victim."

Ah, yes, rightwing tactic #89: Project your own weaknesses onto your opponent, especially as he addresses the lies you've told about him.

Nice try, though. Why does the rightwing hate America? When will you guys learn to discuss anything of substance? Are you scared of using big, scientific-sounding words? Is that it?

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Barrack Hussein Obama is losing it! BHO should have picked Hillary Clinton, now BHO is stuck with bad "hair plugs Biden" who is a typical worthless politician and has nothing to show for his ad infinitum stay in the Senate.

Palin is the new BHO, a breath of fresh air. Now the leftist loones and this socialist rag are piling on McCain/Palin. Did the WashPost hire PMSNBC as print journalists?

Posted by: dossier | September 10, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

after sarah pig and bristol pig dropped their piglets last year, farmer palin pig wanted his pigs pregnant again (something about the republican doctrine of pumping out as many babies as you can and all that sh*t), so he took sarah pig and bristol pig down the road to farmer johns pig breeding farm.

farmer john told farmer palin pig that if sarah pig and bristol pig got pregnant they would be grazing in the morning, something pigs don't do if they aren't pregnant.

farmer palin pig said, "great!" and left them at farmer john's pig farm so that they could have some fun with farmer johns pig studs over the course of the afternoon...

later that day palin pig picked up sarah pig and bristol pig and took them home hoping they got pregnant.

in the morning, farmer palin pig looked out the window, and sarah pig and bristol pig weren't grazing, so he said, "shoot, neither of them got pregnant", so he took the sarah pig and bristol pig back down the road to farmer john's pig breeding farm.

after a day of sarah pig and bristol pig getting porked (pun intended) farmer palin pig took his two fine alaskan sows home expecting them to be pregnant.

in the morning, farmer palin pig asked his friend, "hey friend? look out the window, and tell me if sarah pig or bristol pig are grazing.... that would mean they are pregnant, and i won't have to take them to farmer john's pig breeding farm today.. i just don't have the heart to look..."

palin pig's friend answered, "friend? well sarah pig and bristol pig sure aren't grazing.. but they are both in the cab of your pickup and sarah pig is blaring the horn for you to come out... she and bristol pig sure seem awful anxious to go somewhere!"

Posted by: presGWBfanclub | September 10, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

The press has referred to Palin as a "Hockey Mom." In her speech at the convention, Palin used the media's reference to her as a "hockey mom" in the line "The difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick."

Sure the "Lipstick on a Pig" comment has been used before by both sides in referring to policies proposed or supported by the candidates but Obama showed poor judgement in using the "Lipstick on a Pig" comment so soon after the RNC. The reaction of the crowd (the slow build up of applause as the crowd figured out who his comment was directed at) also shows how the comment was taken (calling Palin a pig), whether it was meant or not. Obama should not expect to get away with this if he is so sensitive about what people say when it comes to him. I remember the Obama camp reacting strongly to Hillary's use of the term "spadework" when she said that Barack Obama "hasn't done the spadework necessary to be president."

Obama should apologize to Palin because it is obvious from the crowd's reaction that they associated the comment with Palin and not policies.

Posted by: Alan | September 10, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Down with Bin Laden now!!
Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: Wake Up! | September 10, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Obama knows he cannot win this election with his "130 present" position in the senate. So change means Present?

Pig remark is a disgrace to all the working moms

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, lipstick and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the Constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever,gridlocked legislature with only two parties for represtation,a judiciary that just kowtows to the executive branch). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

So now Palin the though pit bull reformer who has stood up to everyone everywhere is playing the victim card?

Don't see that working out so well. Enjoy the post RNC bump while what's left of it remains, then you might want to get back to the issues and solutions, what really matters.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

To George Bush-John McCain: Where is Osama bin Laden? Where is his number two Al Sawari? While you have been throwing ridiculous amounts of money and manpower at the Iraq mistake, these al Queada leaders are still running loose and plotting against the United States. On the 7th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack, we should remember that those responsible for the attacks have not been brought to justice. We have wasted our resources and prestige on a foolish war that seems as though it will never end in Iraq, while the real enemies are still free and working against us in ways we can only imagine. The Taliban is having a resurgance in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If we had been devoting 10 billion dollars a month (a trillion dollars total) to going after al Queada instead of pissing it away in Iraq, we should have captured or killed them both by now. As George Bush's biggest cheerleader on the Iraq War, John McCain is responsible for this reckless diversion from what should be our true mission. McCain, if you really put 'country first,' you would want to pull us out of the Iraq blunder and go after real Taliban/al Queada targets.

Posted by: No more Republicans | September 10, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Down with Bin Laden now!!
Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: Wake Up! | September 10, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

AsperGirl,
UMMMMM, yes Obama WAS referring to McCain's policies.
Amazing!
You must work for the media.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

WHY BAM'S FLAILING
URBAN MACHINE RUNS AGROUND
By MARK CUNNINGHAM
September 10, 2008

"IF it suddenly seems like the Obama campaign doesn't have any idea what it's doing, maybe that's because it doesn't.

"Barack Obama has never run a campaign against a real Republican. And his main strategist, David Axelrod, is way out of his areas of expertise.

"Axelrod specializes in urban politics. He's run a bunch of mayoral races (usually in cities with lots of blacks), plus contests in true-blue states like Massachusetts and New York...."

more at: http://www.nypost.com/seven/09102008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/why_bams_flailing_128293.htm

It should be noted that he never won any really contested election before. He got his ex-friend disqualified, used legal tricks, one opponent imploded in a sex scandal & his last opponent (for his Illinois senate seat) didn't even live in the state.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Down with Bin Laden now!!
Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: LTC | September 10, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Look at the film clip of Obama calling Sarah Palin "a pig". His audience obviously knows that he's talking about Sarah Palin.
The man should learn to say when he's wrong.
Obama and George Bush were BOTH wrong about the Surge while John McCain was right. The surge was an obvious success and the troops are coming home. Yet, Obama STILL denies that the surge was a success because it reveals that he is not ready for the presidency.
He should admit that the surge was a success and he should apologize for calling Sarah Palin "a pig".

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

McSame and caribou barbie, what a team.
The republicans hit a new low come every election time. Their deception this year is absolutely pathetic.
Scenario: a 72 year old, cancer ridden old man is elected to the presidency, and passes away after a short while in office. Sarah Palin becomes president and a major crisis occurs. We have to wait for her to finish her makeup and get her hair done before she holds a press conference and makes a decision. They hide her from us and claim we're not treating her fairly.
It's been two weeks now and she hasn't given an interview to the "liberal media", becauses the GOP spin machine hasn't finished teaching her what to say!
She's a big enough girl to go out and shoot a moose, she's bold enough to stand up for her belief that we should teach creationism and abstinence in our public schools, so put her out there and let her defend herself and back up her experience as a reformer fit for Washington.
She's a lightwieght. She's a bimbo compared to hillary Clinton. She should withdrawl and go take care of her family and Alaskans(if thats what they want.)

Posted by: tom | September 10, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I find Obama pathetic as he once again plays the victim

Posted by: EricAmacher | September 10, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

This is the just disingenuous tripe. Any respect I had for McCain is gone. He has caved to the neo-Nazi pundits like Hannity, Rove, and Limbaugh. Tell us again about being a POW John. You're taking a page out of Guiliani's book where he couldn't say a complete sentence without mentioning 911. Lipstick indeed!!

Posted by: deerfly | September 10, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Obama said "pig," but he really meant "honky."

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Congressional rule and 8 years of Presidential Rule from the elitist Republicans has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

We must get back on the winning track and get Bin Laden now!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Dems are for Obama!
Republicans keep taking the main issue away from Bin Laden.
Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: LTC | September 10, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Q. What's the difference between Sarah Palin and G. W. Bush?

A. Lipstick!

Posted by: Larry | September 10, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

WaPo worries about Palin's travel expenses - meanwhile we have Obama, who has swalled the Marxist ideas of people like Saul Alinksy and William Ayers. He has digested half of them while working as an "organizer," and is farting out the other half in the platitudes like "hope and change."

Obama's marxist/terrorist connections matter. They are they core of WHO HE IS - why is WaPo talking about nonsense like Palin's lipstick?

Posted by: pgr88 | September 10, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Blue Cross/Blue Shield just went up again on the medical insurance coverage beginning with the October payment. What the hell does pigs, pitbulls and lipstick have to do with a damn thing. My health insurance coverage was increased 6 months ago and being increased again next month because the insurance industry has strong lobbying arms. The last time I used my medical insurance was three years ago. These guys just pick a number out of the hat and tell us we have to pay it or lose our coverage? This madness needs to stop.

You ignorant asses get back to discussing your pigs, pitbulls and lipstick. I need to figure out how to get a break on my insurance premium.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

>>"PLEASE, PLEASE explain why it was okay for McCain to use this comment first???? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!!!!!"

Because McCain was referring to a POLICY PROPOSAL, and not people (a ticket is a collection of people).

Obama went to a good school a long time ago (Harvard) before he sat in Jeremiah Wright's ghetto South Side Chicago racist church for 20 years.

If he remembers his time at Harvard at all, he should know you don't refer to people with these "lipstick on a pig" and "smells like a fish" metaphors, especially women.

What's more unbelievable is that, with so many people offended, he still doesn't see what is wrong with his verbal behavior.

Ugh... just too trashy to be our head of state.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"the miserable left was apoplectic over Bush's service and Cheney's deferments - yet strangely silent over Biden's deferments and whatever they can imagine as obama's "service." "

Rational human beings saw the hypocrisy in Bush and Cheney and their constant drumbeat for war. If Biden kept pursuing an irrational course of action that led to war, like Bush and Cheney did when they lied to America and to Congress to get us embroiled in the Iraq fiasco, then Biden's deferments would come into play.

Really, rightwingers, when will you start discussing the issues that matter to America? What economic and energy policies will your guys pursue if elected? How will your guys wean us off the petroleum teat?

Why DO you rightwingers hate our country and want to see the middle class vanish?

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Blue Cross/Blue Shield just went up again on the medical insurance coverage beginning with the October payment. What the hell does pigs, pitbulls and lipstick have to do with a damn thing. My health insurance coverage was increased 6 months ago and being increased again next month because the insurance industry has strong lobbying arms. The last time I used my medical insurance was three years ago. These guys just pick a number out of the hat and tell us we have to pay it or lose our coverage? This madness needs to stop.

You ignorant asses get back to discussing your pigs, pitbulls and lipstick. I need to figure out how to get a break on my insurance premium.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Blue Cross/Blue Shield just went up again on the medical insurance coverage beginning with the October payment. What the hell does pigs, pitbulls and lipstick have to do with a damn thing. My health insurance coverage was increased 6 months ago and being increased again next month because the insurance industry has strong lobbying arms. The last time I used my medical insurance was three years ago. These guys just pick a number out of the hat and tell us we have to pay it or lose our coverage? This madness needs to stop.

You ignorant asses get back to discussing your pigs, pitbulls and lipstick. I need to figure out how to get a break on my insurance premium.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

-- "We've had enough of the same old thing." --

Yes, Barack - most of us get that. Too bad
you have zero standing on matters economic
or otherwise. A candidate whom did, uhm -
Hillary, would be leading this GOP rubberstamper
by 20 points, with their Trickle Down Lie now
hitting the fan in 2008.

But yet, you are trailing the clown.

TRAILING. It's because you are too new
on the national scene. You have no record,
no standing. Now maybe all of those DNC
Superdelegate morons whom pilied on to
you and dissed Hillary because you were
drawing throngs of neopytes, will see what
we were talking about.

The under 28-set hasn't been around enough
to know better. The Supers have. This guy is
weak, thin, and Blankslate to a general
electorate. He is in trouble.

Thanks, Dean, Ted, Pelosi, Richardson, et
all...

-

Posted by: RG | September 10, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.

Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Republican Congressional Republican rule and 8 years of Prresidential Rule has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

We must get back on the winning track and get Bin Laden now!

Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Dems are for Obama!
Republicans keep taking the main issue away from Bin Laden.
Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: LTC | September 10, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Boy, Palin is really touchy. She sees imaginary insults around every dark corner. Is that paranoia? Wasn't Richard Nixon like that? Obama was using the same phrase that McCain himself uses. Why is it okay for McCain and not for Obam? Obama was not even talking about her. I think that is paranoia alright, unless she comes out and chastizes McCain for saying the same thing about Hillary. Do we really want a leader who expects a double standard be applied to her? I don't. I'm a woman who wants women to be strong, not pathetically obsessed with what someone may be saying or not saying about me. Sarah seems to have that very obession. I don't support her because of it.

Posted by: crystal | September 10, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain has dropped in my estimation from the best of a dubious crop of Republicans to just another sick hack willing to do and say anything for power.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

>>Change What wrote: "Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot."

AFTER ALL THE SEXIST DUMPING ON HILLARY YOU'RE GOING TO START IN ON PALIN NOW TOO?

HEY OBAMA -- KEEP THE CHANGE!
HEY OBAMA -- KEEP THE CHANGE!

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE, PLEASE explain why it was okay for McCain to use this comment first???? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!!!!!

Posted by: 2faced repubs | September 10, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Notice that the republicans justify mayor mccheese using the same phrase and the media just let it go.

Way to do your job, 'reporters.' Really earning your paychecks there. But of course you'd hate to take a chance on not getting invited to the right parties.

Posted by: jjchicago | September 10, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Johnedwards wrote: "And yes, McCain also used this same reference but when he did so, it was aimed at Hillary's healthcare plan, and not at Hillary herself. Big difference, folks."

Actually, there's no difference at all. By your logic, Obama's latest comment wasn't actually aimed Palin herself, it was aimed at the empty rhetoric of "change" by the McCain campaign. What's the "pig" that is trying to look better by putting on lipstick? The fact that McCain touts change while voting 90% with the Bush Administration. You've actually pointed out the hypocrisy of the Republican uproar.

Posted by: 31415 | September 10, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Wake up America! America remember 9/11 , 7 years later Mission still not accomplished.


Down With Bin Laden!!

Face it 6 years of Republican Congressional Republican rule and 8 years of Prresidential Rule has failed us! Bin Laden runs free and we carry on our backs an overextended Army and a Mountain of Debt! Our precious gifts coming from Republican Rule!

We must get back on the winning track and get Bin Laden now! Elect Obama, get Bin Laden, Elect Mccain be eager to accept the same!

Dems are for Obama! Republicans keep taking the issue away from Bin Laden.
Death to Bin Laden and his Al Queda crew now! Screw Iraq, they can F$%^ up their own country.
This election is not about Iraq, it is about Bin Laden and the Republican failure to get him
Republicans are for Bin Laden! Why else would their fearless leader Mcpain stay in Iraq for 100 years?

Down with Bin Laden!

Posted by: The LTC | September 10, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

"What is the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom? Lipstick." Taken at face value, literally, this statement says hockey moms, including Palin, are dogs, except they are dogs that wear lipstick. Did Palin mean to imply this? Of course not; everyone who heard her say it knows that she was only referring to the pit bulls characteristic as being, mean, tough and a fighter, but that isn't the literal meaning. It is just a figure of speech, not to be taken literally. When Obama said, "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig," was he referring to Palin. Of course not. The context in which this statement was made did not mention or allude to Palin. It followed comments Obama made about McCain's proposals being more of the same, just with new labels. This is a commonly used figure of speech, and everyone, unless they want to distort its meaning and object, knows that it refers to not being able to change the nature of something by giving it a different label. That is how McCain used it when he for criticized Hillary's health care plan, or was he implying Hillary is a pig. Of course not; it is just a figure of speech. As Obama says, let us cut out the Swiftboating. The nation is facing too many problems requiring real leadership to waste time on juvenile school yard taunts, but Swiftboating has payed off for Republicans, so it is more of the same.

Posted by: ChuckB | September 10, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

""See, it would be funny," Obama replied, "except of course the news media all decided that was the lead story yesterday.""

Actually, I believe it was Drudge who drove this story, and the right wing blogosphere that picked it up and ran with it. I didn't see mainstream media coverage until today.

Drudge has been playing an increasingly shamelessly partisan, pro-McCain role lately, and doesn't scruple to distort a story to make it suit his ends.

I'm not sure how the Democrats can deal with these Sludge-driven news cycles, but they'd better figure out how to do it, and quickly.

Posted by: OfficerMancuso | September 10, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

He wasn't calling Pallin a pig, he was calling McCain a pig with lipstick on.

If you read the whole quote it seems like a fair assesment.


Posted by: Rwolf | September 10, 2008 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I have yet to hear Gov. Palin accuse ANYONE of being sexist and I have yet to hear Sen. Obama accuse ANYONE of being racist.

The difference is I haven't heard ANYTHING (except her juvenile speech at the RNC) from Gov. Palin because they won't let her talk without a script or answer any questions.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

"What happens when he calls Angela Merkel the international equivalent of a "Ho"? Or he uses some porcine reference "he he you're putting lipstick on that pig" (gesturing at some Islamic leader's wife)?

It's like "Sanford & Son in the White House"!!!"

Yay! Rightwing racism expresses itself!

Again I'll ask: Why do rightwingers hate America?

I mean, other than the fact they don't have the collective intelligence to discuss the issues like rational human beings.


Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

You already gave us President Jethro Bodine, you know.. that 'silver tongued' deep thinker who can't string 2 sentences or thoughts together.. How did that work out??

Amazingly enough, JB's grades were higher than Jawn Kerry.

Oh, speaking of draft dodgers..... the miserable left was apoplectic over Bush's service and Cheney's deferments - yet strangely silent over Biden's deferments and whatever they can imagine as obama's "service." I suppose a resume of community rabble rousing is equal to honorable service in combat - but, whatever.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Palin is what's called a 'target of opportunity.' When McCain chose her to pander to female voters who had cheered for Hillary and to appease those creationist, religious wing-nuts, he opened the door for her to be assaulted with valid criticism. She was not properly vetted and has a juicy history of political abuses and lies, so she is fair game. When she called herself a dog with lipstick on, it was accurate. She is not qualified to be president of anything except her local school board perhaps. Remember you McCain lovers, we did not pick her, your boy did. 'Country First' my ass. Pandering for votes first is more like it. After the lipstick wears off and people see what an empty shell she is (a heartbeat away from the ole geezer's slip on a banana peal), they are going to get serious and reject this ticket. Oh, sorry is that showing ageism along with my sexism?

Posted by: darby | September 10, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Tell me what Obama has done. Vote "present" 160 times as a State Senator or is it his outstanding accomplishments with he radical communist group ACORN that impresses you? No wait, it must be his terrorist, racist church, deep pocket South Chicago political thugs he hangs with that has convinced he is the ONE your are waiting for...so desperately needing to care for you, to bed you, to have you one with the world. Socialism is what the fraud is all about. He is a Marxist Socialist.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks Obama's pig reference wasn't aimed at Gov. Palin is smokin' something. Obama knew exactly what he was doing and took a gamble. Unfortunately, he miscalculated and it turned out that the comment offended quite a few people. And yes, McCain also used this same reference but when he did so, it was aimed at Hillary's healthcare plan, and not at Hillary herself. Big difference, folks.

Posted by: Johnedwards | September 10, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

My God, Obama doesn't even see anything wrong with his trashy, inappropriate gaffe, even when a good many people are upset.

CAN YOU SAY "INAPPROPRIATE GAFFE MACHINE" & NOT READY TO BE PRESIDENT?

How would we let him get together with world leaders & at state dinners without his crack team of speech writers & teleprompter?

What happens when he calls Angela Merkel the international equivalent of a "Ho"? Or he uses some porcine reference "he he you're putting lipstick on that pig" (gesturing at some Islamic leader's wife)?

It's like "Sanford & Son in the White House"!!!

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse


Hmmm, the change McCain is talking about is what? Not a change from the Rovian style negative campaigning.

There are many differences between the candidates which could be discussed. The focus of the McCain campaign on all of this weird stuff (imagined sex education for kindergartners, Palin as a lipstick wearing pig) seems to indicate that they don't have any faith in their issues. I wonder why?

I am tired of the mud! Bring on the issues!!

Posted by: PatrickInBeijing | September 10, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

McClone and his "Alaskan pit bull" promise this country a 4 year extension of the disasterous policies of the Bush Misadministration - and nothing more. Do we REALLY need WW III and another Great Depression? The country is in the toilet and McClone will only finish the job by completing the flush. Anyone taken in by this desperate GOP campaign of "smoke and mirrors" should make an appointment with their proctologist for a brain scan.

Posted by: Waldo Leidecker | September 10, 2008 3:21 PM | Report abuse

The Lib Dem Socialists are anxious, flailing, nervous, and concerned that the McCain / Palin ticket has their cult leader and his blow hard plagiarist on the defense.

As they scramble to continue their old tired liberal charade and destroy 'em if they can’t beat 'em tactics, the Republican are on the offense.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse


After prolonged, excrutiating physical torture, John McCain says that he "broke".

Obama drops behind in the polls, and for all that talk about a new kind of politics and how "we are better than this," he breaks and panics.

This speaks volumes about Obama's green, untested character.

He is so not ready.

Posted by: WylieD | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"Enough," Obama declared. "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.">>

YEAH, RIGHT! If Obama wasn't phased by what was said about him, he would not feel that words against Palin would affect her, and he wouldn't have launched out upon such an ASININE tirade against her. He's such a crybaby, and he's starting to realize he can't win this thing. He KNOWS he stuck his foot in his mouth too many times, and you can see and hear his desperation in his recent comments. What a loser. Only losers would vote for him at this point.
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Posted by: Chuckie | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

The POW and the Pit Bull sure sound pretty wimpy wimpy wimpy whining like this...What is she going to do? Whine that Putin smacked her on the backside or that Merkel didnt like her makeup tips....What a freaking farce.

NEWSFLASH: THE COUNTRY IS GOING INTO THE TOILET AND THE MEDIA WHICH UTTERLY FAILED DOING ITS JOB BY LETTING BUSH TRICK US INTO A WAR FOR RATINGS IS GOING TO LET MCSTALIN STEAL THIS ELECTION!!!!

Posted by: Becky | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

The Obama surrogates brilliantly labeled Bill Clinton a racist during the primaries and are now outraged about the same standard being applied to Obama. To quote Bill Clinton "give me a break!" I was outraged as a black man, that the false charge of racism was being used for political reasons. Practice what you preach Obama-ites!

Posted by: Alex | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Blue Cross/Blue Shield just went up again on the medical insurance coverage beginning with the October payment. What the hell does pigs, pitbulls and lipstick have to do with a damn thing. My health insurance coverage was increased 6 months ago and being increased again next month because the insurance industry has strong lobbying arms. The last time I used my medical insurance was three years ago. These guys just pick a number out of the hat and tell us we have to pay it or lose our coverage? This madness needs to stop.

You ignorant asses get back to discussing your pigs, pitbulls and lipstick. I need to figure out how to get a break on my insurance premium.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

"You know the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick!".
--Sarah Palin.

"You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig".
--Barrack Obama.


When confronted with the fact that he had called Sarah Palin a pig, Obama pretended he was talking about McCain.
He was talking about Sarah Palin! Talking about Sarah Palin is ALL he seems to do lately because he seems to be scared to death of that hockey mom. Isn't he running against McCain?
Obama owes Sarah Palin, and working moms everywhere an apology.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 10, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I have no problem with this as our herd is following the right leader.

"I wonder how appropriate the Obama supporters would have considered a comment from McCain that the Obama supporters are like waterbuffalo...unable to find their own way, they simply follow the herd? Doesn't that sound offensive? But, hey, according to many here, those people who would be offended should jus grw a thicker skin, right?"

Posted by: Rick | September 10, 2008 3:17 PM

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

What a sarcastic Republican preparation? And is this what makes Palin?, or rather, is this what will make Palin win votes, or voters minds? Cries of Sexism, then no Ethics Mam.

Lipstick, Where did this come from -- Palin.

Obama go, you must win guy. Obama go.

Would you imagine a Governor living in her home and asking the state to pay for it. This is a Scam. Or What is it?

a) There is all the talk about Sarah Palin and values. Values? Really? If Palin carries and practices all the good high moral values, of course -- with the hope of spreading her good values, her children -- Child Bristol Palin must have been the first to learn enough values to know that having a child at 17 is completely an adverse good human value. Out of human norms.

Of course, there are wakie kids, Palin children do not or should not fall in the "Wakie kids" category.

Palin's 17-year-old pregnant child puts many questions on this wild noise about Palin values.

b) Palin after winning the Alaska governorship, firing everyone in the governor's who voted for her opponent - then, governor Stern. What a partisan America?

c) Palin is under ethnics violation investigation for firing a subordinate who refused to fire her in-law trooper for divorcing her sister (palin sister) Whoa! This is Communist Russia.

d) Palin is know for championing earmarks in the last few years, drawing millions of dollars from Washington DC through lobbyists. Hell Palin -- Welcome. But now she is on he opposite side. What? Well come again.


f) Then the attack on the media WhooH?

Posted by: Allen Alex | September 10, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

>>Kevin Schmidt Wrote: Duh. QUIT INSULTING AVERAGE AMERICANS. They don't want a condesending crass silver tounged preppy ivy leaguer talking down to them all the time.

You already gave us President Jethro Bodine, you know.. that 'silver tongued' deep thinker who can't string 2 sentences or thoughts together.. How did that work out??

Only in right wing America is being smart a negative. Judging by your spelling of 'tongue' and 'condescending' it all makes sense now..

Posted by: Jerry | September 10, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

If S.Palin feels a Pig that's her problem. The Obama comment for "lipstick on a Pig" it was a simple metaphor, that J.McCain agrees 100% with G.Bush and that by copying "Change" he is DESPERATELY trying to be different than G.Bush,this is a FRAUD. For all of you who can't understand simle English, you must be Illiterate or Racists,or Both. Subhumans like you will prefer to vote for a Dead White man, than Obama or anyone else of Color. Republicans call every day B.Obama Muslim,Terrorist, and that's Okey without anybody to be prosecuted ? G.Bush and his family have been very close to O.Binladen and his family for many years,and that's Okey too ?

Posted by: Dick | September 10, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

I wonder how appropriate the Obama supporters would have considered a comment from McCain that the Obama supporters are like waterbuffalo...unable to find their own way, they simply follow the herd? Doesn't that sound offensive? But, hey, according to many here, those people who would be offended should jus grw a thicker skin, right?

Posted by: Rick | September 10, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Obama just can't resist the temptation to call someone pigs. What's next? He should follow Dick Cheney's example and start using F-word.

Posted by: God Father | September 10, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I find it ironic that Republicans are throwing so much inflammatory meaning behind a phrase that's been around forever and turning it insulting. Conservatives have always been the party against careful diction choices as being "too PC."

When this country first started moving toward referring to a subset of its population as "African-American" because "blacks," "Negroes," and "colored folk" were deemed offensive, it was Republicans who coined the term "PC police" and thought African-Americans should get over it because words are just words.

Now they're getting all worked up over "lipstick on a pig."

Posted by: A20019 | September 10, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama says American white women are Phony.

This guys is turns out to be just like his friends and uncle radical pastor wright.
just like his convicted friend Rezko
just like his fraud friend Kilpatrick

Posted by: martha | September 10, 2008 2:27 PM

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If you saw your friends and family being hung from a tree in the street you'd be like Rev. Wright to. You forgot to mention Ayers. You know, the guy that their linking Obama to that did something wrong when Obama was 8 years old. Barack Obama, the 8 year old Moslem bomber. Boy, you people sure are stupid.

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded

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Your another person that's misinformed. Take a look where McCain stands on corporate loopholes. You need to do your homework baby. Those earmarks McCain talks about are for things like Roads, Bridges, levies, education, Water ways for drinking water. Everything this country needs to survive. He don't want to fund it because he wants the money to go to defense contractors. The corporations get funded first because they own the stock. Paying taxes on capital gains is half the rate of tax on workers. Do you think their stupid. They know what's gonna happen in the market before anyone else so they always win. Smarten up before your country goes by by.


Posted by: Hemi | September 10, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

There's an old saying about wrestling with pigs in mud. You just get dirty and the pigs like it.

My advice to Obama: Step over the pig. Point out the pig to your audience. Leave it wallowing. Return to the issues voters should care about.

In the end, the America voters have to decide whether they want to get down with the pigs for another 4 years or walk away.

Make their choice clear.

Posted by: OregonPerspective | September 10, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

"I love it when Obama gets goin' with his street talk, Strugglin', polisa. It verges on Ebonics."

But of course you are not a racist because you no doubt say the same thing about the way George Bush slurs his speech into a drawl to try to connect with his audience, right?

I might actually respect someone who says that she won't vote for Obama because of his race. I think the reason is contemptible, but given the typical batch of rightwing lies, even a tad of honesty can be refreshing.

However, when people try to shield their ignorance by lying about Obama's religion ("he's a Muslim!") or by lying about his schooling, or when they try to bestow their own candidates with infallibility and then hide behind their nanny skirts and scream that all who oppose them are idiots and unAmerican, I have real problems.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I didn't think it was possible but any remaining vestigial scraps of respect for the media are quickly drying up and blowing away in this ridiculous story.

I know it's probably pointless to say this but: Hey, media -- do your effing job and call the republicans on this idiocy. Maybe you'll cringe just a little less next time you look in a mirror.

Posted by: jjchicago | September 10, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

It is appaling that Obama called Sarah "a pig".
It is disgusting that Obama called Sarah Palin "a pig".
His remark showed as disrespectful attitude to women and an unsuitability to be president.
Sara Palin has been attacked by the Obama/Media ticket as a bad mother just because she's a working mother of five, she's been told to stay home and take care of her fifth child who suffers from Down's Syndrome, she's been blamed for her seventeen-year-old daughter becoming pregnant; she's been called a liar over the bridge to nowhere even though the facts show the opposite.
Now Obama has called Sarah Palin "a pig"?!
Is there NO low to which the Obama/Media ticket will not sink?!
Obama owes Sarah Palin an apology.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 10, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Take it from a former diehard Republican card carrying voter, the Republicans have put this country in real jeopardy—runaway deficit, biggest government, systematic corruptions, mismanaged economy, mishandled wars, you name it. The country is on a dangerous track. This is why many republicans, like me, left the party. Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) has put it best: "the Republican brand is in the trash can...if we were dog food, they would take us off the shelf." Consequently, Republican core is much smaller this time around. Only 34% identify themselves Republican in this election cycle. They can make all the noises they want about Sarah Palin and distort Senator Obama’s record and claim to be agents of change (that is a new one), they can’t fool us this time around. Shame on America if we fall for GOP’s [usual] fear, divisive and victim playing gimmicks, this time around.

America has had enough!

Posted by: America had enough! | September 10, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Barry Hussein (aka Senator Purple Lips) makes a freudian slip regarding his "Muslim faith".

OBAMA: No, uh, well, uh, well, look, the -- the, uhhhh. Listen, uhhh, you and I both know that the minute that Governor Palin was, uh -- was, uh, forced to talk about her daughter, I immediately said, "That's off-limits. And -- and -- and -- and --

STEPHANOPOULOS: John McCain did the same thing about questioning your faith.

OBAMA: And what -- what was the first thing the McCain campaign went out and did? They -- they said, uhhh, look, uhhh, his liberal blogs that support Obama (nervous laugh) are out there attacking Governor Palin. I mea- ih, uh, uh, eh, L-l-let's not play games. W-w-what I was suggesting, you are absolutely right that John McCain has not, uh, talked about my Muslim faith, and you're absolutely right that that has not come --

STEPHANOPOULOS: Christian faith.

OBAMA: Uh, M-my Christian faith

Posted by: Nadeem Zakaria | September 10, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

After Palin's attacks on Obama during her speech at the Republican Convention, how can the McCain campaign whine about a remark that wasn't even targeted at Palin. Palin is trying to project the persona of a strong woman who sticks to her guns, but where has she been since the Republican Convention? She's being sheltered because McCain's adviseres know that if they were to let her speak she would get eaten alive. He picked her because he needed a weapon to win this election, and the American people will realize she is just that, a tool. Obama picked Joe Biden because he is creating a strong and passionate administration that can and will do great things for this country. McCain picked Palin because she bites. She is a pitbull. After the presidential election there will be no need for Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Duncan | September 10, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Notice how angry the Lib Dem Socialist defenders of the Marxist always are. Very angry.

They no doubt get their ques and presentation skills from the Angry Queen Michelle, I hate Whites and America, Obama.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

>>castanea wrote: "The fact that you don't realize that McCain used the same phrase in reference to a proposal by Hillary Clinton shows that you are perhaps not as well-informed as you think you are ... which probably surprises no one."

Oh go to hell you liar.

McCain was referring to a policy proposal, not people.

"In Iowa last October, McCain drew comparisons between Hillary Clinton's current healthcare plan and the one she championed in 1993: "I think they put some lipstick on the pig, but it's still a pig." He used roughly the same line in May, after effectively claiming the Republican nomination."

"McCain spokesman Brian Rogers told CNN the campaign saw a “big difference” between the two references: “McCain was referring to a policy proposal. Obama was referring to Governor Sarah Palin. It’s obviously disrespectful and offensive…."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/09/mccain-camp-says-lipstick-on-a-pig-is-trip-through-the-mud/

Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to people (or in this case the McCain-Palin ticket).

SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO INSENSITIVE TRASHY GAFFES = INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS

Michelle & Barack Obama ARE NOT READY to be Head-of-State & First Lady!

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

From obama's giving Hillary the finger to his racist church - along with his juvenile denials about same to the recent lipstick on a pig smear - this all shows an immature, shallow little street hustler. Maybe he fits in well in Chicago politics - who cares. He certainly is not qualified, experienced or even house trained enough to be in America's highest office.

As every day goes by and more and more of B Hussein is revealed, the more America is revulsed. Tacking on that complete idiot Biden to the package seals the deal.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

wow.

the tighty-righties are out in force to avenge any percieved threat to their savior; Sarah Palin.

But she's just another Rep-Scum-lick-in', albeit with lipstick.

But soon they'll realize that not even a drunk would take her home - what with all the baggage.

Posted by: Magoo, older than dirt | September 10, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

If Sarah Palin can liken herself to a dog with lipstick, then why can't Obama liken John McCain's defense of his Dubya/dick 90% voting record to "putting lipstick on a pig"?

Answer: BECAUSE IT'S TRUE!!!

McCain can't hide the fact that he is just more of the McSame and he does not represent the change that is so desperately needed in Washington, D.C.

We need smart, competent, well educated people in the White House. We don't need another couple of flunkies and corporate neocon fascist pigs.

McSame/McNowhere 2008
Orwellian Pigs Rule!

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

All this faux outrage is getting old. They bluster and pretend outrage at every turn. Their game is easy to spot. It is meant to deflect and intimidate,. Deflect people from really looking at this woman and the lies and inaccuracies and spin that are piling up daily and to intimidate people from looking into her background, experience, policies, philosophy, etc

The pick a total stranger and expect people not to do what they didn’t do - vet her for the job.

Almost more than McCain’s policies, the actions of his campaign over the past month and especially the past week tells us what to expect if he’s elected. Spin, Spin, Spin and outrage. They’ll spin every issue and be outraged and blame the “elite liberal press” every time they’re questioned on anything.

The saying was ok though when McCain used it. Here's the video:

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

What does the McCain campaign think the saying means? Are they getting paranoid? They're already ridiculous.

From Usingenglish.com:


If people put lipstick on a pig, they make superficial or cosmetic changes, hoping that it will make the product more attractive.

Why would they think this applies to Palin.


Posted by: Sandy | September 10, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

All media doing the game of the republicans...And Obama is right!
He need to be hard and to say truths to media and each voter face to face.
Media and republicans are doing the politic of the bread and circus to distract a mass of ignorants...
This mass without vision and future will be the problem of the own country.
This mass of ignorants will take USA to point of a ICEBERG in soon, and there will be late much.

Hugs from Brazil for all conscious citizens!

Posted by: Dalmo | September 10, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama wouldn't have to be playing defense, if he was "man" enough to pick Hillary Clinton as his VP instead of Biden.

Talk about judjment, Obama threw away l8 million votes because he's a wimp and his ego was hurt by Hillary.

Is Obama really the kind of President we want making judgment calls? Obama lets his pride get in the way of "taking care of business," which is winning the election.

Great judgment.

Posted by: J | September 10, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Another day and another marble mouth speech from the Lord Obama. While he gets stuck in the mud with McCain's VP the polls go north for the Republicans

Hillary 12!

Posted by: lovinit | September 10, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Magoo lies everytime he opens his mouth.

Palin lies everytime Rove opens her mouth for her.

Posted by: Magoo equals Bush | September 10, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

schul1

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Jill | September 10, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Facts not fiction

Obama rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Now Sarah Palin is getting what Obama gave to Hillary during the primary. Obama has a woman problem and his demeaning attitude toward women does not comport with his very high self-image.

Posted by: jmfound | September 10, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

There is some distressing angst among the cult leader's followers. Heart burn. The angst comes from the very real thought that the Marxist is going to loose. The angst is becoming deep, sickening, depressing with the cult members. They are becoming desperate, irrational, and defensive. There are serious cracks in the cult facade and it is crumbling.

Great isn't it?

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

So, uh, is McCain a sexist too?
http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/09/mccain_has_said_lipstick_on_a.php

And what about his (and Rumsfeld's) spokeswoman Torrie Clark (who defended him for his woman enjoyed being raped by gorilla 'joke')?
http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/09/torie_clarke.php

Sorry, I know it's not fair to introduce, you know, facts and all when arguing with republicans these days. I just can't help it.

So, republicans, how do you answer this?

Posted by: jjchicago | September 10, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

From now until election day, Obama should use the "lipstick on a pig " analogy in every speech he gives.

Posted by: gianni | September 10, 2008 2:55 PM
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I totally agree. I guess the pitbull turned out to be an Alaskan poodle.

Posted by: Obama '08 | September 10, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"The fact that you don't understand what is wrong with Obama's "lipstick on a pig"...."

The fact that you don't realize that McCain used the same phrase in reference to a proposal by Hillary Clinton shows that you are perhaps not as well-informed as you think you are ... which probably surprises no one.

Why do you hate America?

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Palin and Magoo are liars.

Always have been, always will be.

Posted by: I am Republican therefore I Lie | September 10, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama and his people are good at theatrical productions with styrofoam and flags, bombastic speeches delivered in loud baritone, and high-sounding empty phrases like “audacity of hope,” “the change we have been hoping for,” “the defining moment of our times,” “the exigency of the moment,” or “citizen of the world.” But when it comes to plain political sense, they are just boneheaded. Even a rookie candidate for city council would not advocate sex education for kindergartners. Even a rookie candidate for city council would not say “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig” knowing that the audience would associate “lipstick” with Palin’s speeches and of course would be familiar with the derogatory use of “pig” for a woman. It’s irrelevant what he meant. Whatever he meant, it was still boneheaded.

Posted by: Austin7 | September 10, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I love it when Obama gets goin' with his street talk, Strugglin', polisa. It verges on Ebonics. Though I'm sure if the occasion called for it, say in his church he could get that goin' too, and his hemming and hawing, uh , errr, uh. Yes very Presidential.

What a clown.

Posted by: Greg | September 10, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

The bitter ole' Magoo is rambling worse than usual these days.

Did you see him on TV this morning?

Magoo and his lipsticked pig are toast.

TOAST I SAY!

Posted by: Magoo equals Bush | September 10, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a Pig.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

From the Geroge Orwell Animal Farm pig mind of Karl Rove:

I HEARD BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA SAID SOMETHING TODAY!!!!!

HOW DARE HE SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!!!!

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HE SAID YET, BUT WE ARE SURE IS WAS SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T LIKE!!!

PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS INTELLIGENT, BUT IS REALLY A RACIST, BIGOTED, UNAMERICAN, UNCHRISTIAN, UNHUMAN, UNCIVIL, MUDSLINGING, CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ATTACK AGAINST THE MOST REVEREND JOHN MCCAIN, FORMER POW AND WAR HERO, OR THE SAINTLY SARAH PALIN, HOCKEY MOTHER OF FIVE, PLUS OR MINUS.

MAY THE HOLY WAR CHRIST GOD BLESS ALL WHO OPPOSE BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA FOR SAYING SOMETHING!!!!

JUST WAIT TILL TOMORROW WHEN OUR POPULAR REBUTTAL TO HIS VILE SOMETHING COMMENT IS READ!!!!

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama is now a seriously flawed candidate on his last legs. We are at a tipping point and anymore gaffs on his part will turn most average people totally against him. He backed into the nomination getting pummelled by Hillary in the last month. He is losing those same states to McCain/Palin now. Just a few short weeks ago is couldn't loose this election. Now he is blowing it. Obama IS BLOWING IT AND IS GOING TO LOOSE THIS ELECTION. His campaign for "Change" is a sham because he picked a 30 YEAR SENATOR as a running mate and McCain brilliantly out manuavered him with a real reformer in Palin. Put a fork in it. Obama is loosing ground daily and he and the media can't figure out why? Duh. QUIT INSULTING AVERAGE AMERICANS. They don't want a condesending crass silver tounged preppy ivy leaguer talking down to them all the time.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

dnjake wrote:>>The fact that you don't understand what is wrong with Obama's "lipstick on a pig" & "smells like a fish" gaffe shows that you are trashy, low-class person who has no clue about how Heads of State are supposed to be able to comport themselves with social skills and interpersonal decency.

Hey dnjake..
The problem with your comments is typical of most on the right.. you rarely have facts on your side.. From John McCain, Oct 11, 2007.. “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” when discussing Hillary Clinton's Policies. Where were you then..? I suppose to you there is a huge difference..

Posted by: Gary | September 10, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

WOW...did McCain's people forget that not only did Obama use this same phrase last year but that McCain also used it to describe Hillary's platform.

So much for the issues or a campaign of substance.

The bottom line is that he's agreed with Bush 90% of the time which has lead to a 500 billion dollar deficit, Osama is still on the loose, are borders aren't secure...need I go on.

Where's the change being touted by McCain!?!?!

Posted by: Jigsaw | September 10, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

But Sarah Palin likened herself to a pitbull with lipstick. Why is she so fragile now? Why do the "schoolyard insults" have such an impact? You can't have it both ways.

Posted by: S. | September 10, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

We tried warn you about letting this Ivy League idiot wander away from his teleprompter.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

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That's a much better looking pig...ooops sorry I didn't mean to offend the Republicans with my drawing. Seriously, who know the Republicans were so anti-pig. Try some bbq pork ribs...delicious...even Republicans would like them. Anyhow McCain just a suggestion for your new election slogan, "Squeal like a pig...queal like a pig"

Republicans are hilarious...seriously why aren't Rove and Cheney this funny!

Posted by: jro1 | September 10, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Republican stupidity is at almost legendary levels these days. Unlike the rest of the country, that improves with every generation, Republicans become more bigoted and deceitful with every generation.

Posted by: miknugget | September 10, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

THE CLAIM: McCain's ad asserts he has fought pork-barrel spending, the drug industry and fellow Republicans, reforming Washington in the process, and credits Palin with similarly changing Alaska by taking on the oil industry, challenging her own party and ditching the bridge project that became a national symbol of wasteful spending.

THE FACTS: Palin did abandon plans to build the nearly $400 million bridge from Ketchikan to an island with 50 residents and an airport. But she made her decision AFTER the project had become an embarrassment to the state and federal dollars for the project were pulled back.

Posted by: caferide | September 10, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

CINDY MCDIAPERS SHOULD TAKE CARRIBOU BARBIES LEAD AND PUT HER $300,000 EARINGS ON EBAY. DAM SHE GOT MORE BLING THEN FIDDIE (50CENT)- FOR THE CULTURALLY CHALLENGED FROM ALASKA.

Posted by: CINDY BABY | September 10, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Obama's explanation comes up a little short for someone who accused Bill Clinton of making racist remark when Bill called Obama's record of supporting (or not supporting) the war in Iraq a "fairy tale". There have been numerous times that Obama has whined about innocuous comments being racist. I would think that such a sensitive personality would choose his words, and phrases with better judgement. Unless, as he learned from his mentor the Reverend Wright, he is only concerned about hatred directed at Blacks and not about hatred toward others.

Posted by: rpatoh | September 10, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

From now until election day, Obama should use the "lipstick on a pig " analogy in every speech he gives.

Posted by: gianni | September 10, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

What is the plagiarist hair plugged blow hard up to? Biden, the offensive gaffe artist.

Who is more arrogant, the Socialist Hack or the other Socialist Hack, Biden?

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

IF PALIN IS A PIG THE OBAMA IS A MONKEY

Posted by: tahirn | September 10, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Wilbur was a pig. Pontius Pilate was a governor.

Posted by: Terry Carroll | September 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"Listing a host of issues on which he said McCain has the same position as President Bush, Obama said, "That's not change."

"That's just calling something that's the same thing something different," Obama continued. "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

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Think about it....he nailed them!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

"Just words? Don't tell me words don't matter."

--The One The We've Been Waiting For, tempting fate

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

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Screw it, that was supposed to be a pig, and then I was going to put something down about pigs eating moose...and relate that Sarah Palin...

Posted by: jro1 | September 10, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

DCMOM wrote:

"What is it about Sarah Palin that has gotten the liberal media’s knickers in a twist? Why are they criticizing, even mocking, everything from her hair to her faith?"

It's because of what she is saying in her speeches. She has told some questionable half-tuthes and has strecthed the truth numerous times, not only about her record but about Obama's record as well.

To add, she has not yet given an interview or been allowed to participate in a press conference.

I might add that Obama has 1-2 press conferences almost daily where he fields questions directly from the press while he is out on the campaign trail.

All we want from our Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates is transparency and visibility. We, as Americans, deserve this from these candidates.

It is time for Sarah Palin to step up to the plate and answer some of these questions surrounding her.

I hope this helps to answer your question.

Posted by: Let me help you answer your question DCMOM | September 10, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama is seriously a jerk. An arrogant, street punk, jive ass, radical Socialist self absorbed idiot.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

The fact that Obama, as he claims, doesn't see what is wrong with his words, is worse than if he did see what is wrong with them and apologized.

WE DON'T NEED A TRASHY-MANNERED GAFFE MACHINE COUPLE AS HEAD OF STATE AND FIRST LADY CAUSING INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS

LOW-CLASS CLUELESS GAFFES OF
"THE INAPPROPRIATE OBAMAS"

McCain adding Sarah Palin to his ticket: “Lipstick on a pig” & "it smells like an old fish"

To Hillary saying I'm not as charming as he is: "You're likable enough" (smirk)

"Hold on sweetie"

Dismissing Hillary w/3 am cell phone text message announcing Biden

For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country

America, my grandmother is a "Typical White Person"

Small town America: bitter and cling to religion and guns and antipathy toward people not like themselves

Surge was not a success (we lost the war)

Having an opinion about when a baby acquires rights: above my pay grade says "Constitutional Law Lecturer" Obama

On Iran: a tiny country that cannot hurt us

I have visited 57 states (in America) (OK, this is not low-class but too clueless to be anything but trailer park)

Behold the Obama Presidential Seal on my podium

I'll stop poverty, still rising seas, heal planet, redeem America from its ignorance

The Republicans are going to tell you not to vote for me because I don't look like the presidents on the dollar bills

The Republicans are going to tell you that I'm a Muslim

Americans: cynical, lazy, slobs, downright mean

Germans, I apologize for America

** Oh yeah, Head-of-State and First Lady material **

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

IF PALIN IS A PIG THE OBAMA IS A MONKEY

Posted by: TAHIRN@AOL.COM | September 10, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I find it interesting that folks say these ignorant comments about Barack and his wife here in this forum but would never in life say such things to anyone's face. So pathetic, you are. Stick to the issues. Why should Barack apologize? Do you really think Palin represents 70% of women? I think not. Go ahead and vote Republican and see where that gets you...More War, More Dead Soldiers, Roe v. Wade possibly overturned, a continuation of a sorry economy...the list goes on. Oh the outrage...the phony outrage that is.

Posted by: Stephanie | September 10, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

If she can't stand the heat she better get out of the kitchen.

Obama's comment, even if you take it at its worst is nothing compared to what she will face.

"Russell Brand pulled Sarah Palin electric chair jokes at VMA"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/celebritynews/2774919/Russell-Brand-pulled-Sarah-Palin-electric-chair-jokes-at-VMA.html

Posted by: nowanna1 | September 10, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

How do you like it, Obama. You can dish it out, like you did in the primaries, blasting Hillary and Bill for imaginary "racist" comments. What goes around comes around.

Posted by: thinkwithyourbrain | September 10, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

His statement was childish and diminishes his character, political debate and detracts from the issues which, in turn, hurts American voters. It wasn't cute, it was stupid and tasteless.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Love it...It just made the news...Obama Rated as 10% Biden gets 0%..It will het the adds soon then another nail in the coffin for Obama/Biden..Fact

Again you all are supporting a fraud..Facts are Facts read and weep.


Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

The Repubs lie too much.

Posted by: Donny | September 10, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I didn't know that "insects suffer(ed) from leprosy" but I just read that below ....

I remain incredulous that mud-slinging is preferred to substance.

Have the last 8 years really been so good to everyone?

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: abc | September 10, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I feel very disheartened after reading many of these comments.

Posted by: Gina | September 10, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Hamas has given money to Obama or other Muslim radical groups. They do want him to be elected.

Posted by: Jill | September 10, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Democrats 08

I am Palin in disguise...I have a similar hot air blathering talent as she does.

I also like to put lipstick on my pig lips.

Posted by: Jill | September 10, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Lipstick or Dipstick? I know which one I'd choose, any day!!

Posted by: John | September 10, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

IF PALIN IS A PIG THEN OBAMA IS A MONKEY

Posted by: tahirn | September 10, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama is right. Let's see -- McCain gets away with calling his wife (aka his meal ticket)a c**t in public and insults Chelsea Clinton (arguably in her teenage awkward years) and gets away with it. I really don't get the MSM.

One of my friends who initially wasn't going to vote at all, decided to vote for Obama after McCain chose Palin, because she thinks what Palin and the Republican party represents anymore is the Taliban faction.

McCain has shown over and over again that instead of being a hero, he's an opportunist and, at the end of the day, an incredibly weak man. If that.

Posted by: soooze | September 10, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Relying on the intelligence of the American people = poor strategy

Posted by: Kev | September 10, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

People on this board (both sides) are as stupid as the 24 hours, controversy-starved, ratings desperate media that spoon feeds them BS. All of you are pretty pathetic.

Posted by: Andrew, New Orleans | September 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

It seems that when the one party can not come up with any ideas they resort to distraction. The the fools fall for it every time. Let us know in another years or so how this is working for you as the economy, health care, social security fall in the toilet.

You women need to stop thinking of yourselves as pigs and dogs.

Posted by: Enough, Really! | September 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

How appropriate that they turned to a governor named Swift to spearhead this line of attacks.

Posted by: Swift Boat Pitbulls for Lipstick | September 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Hero not an "Obama zero"....Facts not Empty Word....It must really hurt, I cannot wait for this to make the adds...Here is a real issue....

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Oops! I meant to say:

Every Republican/Conservative on this board is a fool read the facts.....Obama/Biden 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “zero” to U.S. citizens for his eight year record of supporting Dubya/dick over 90% of the time, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” to them.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM

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I'm glad you cleared that up. It was confusing.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I wish people would quote Michelle Obama's entire sentence. It was "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback."

It had nothing to do with race or patriotism and everything to with contrasting her husband's message vs his opponents' messages. The media is smart enough to know that. And most of her critics are smart enough to know that.

I hope people really are just playing dumb. We as a nation seem to do that pretty well.

Posted by: JE | September 10, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Obama ayers and dhorn..best friends who bombed America. Obama uncle racist pastor wirght famous for anti-american rants. His wife michelle is a closet racist too.

Posted by: Hemi | September 10, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

I don't like Obama's prescriptions for the economy and his proposed tax hikes would be a mistake. Nonetheless, this pig controversy is the silliest thing I have heard of in a long time. At least Obama is trying to stick to the issues, wrongheaded as his approach may be. The McCain campaign will have to do better than this to get their team elected in November.

Posted by: Don | September 10, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Also, after the mess with Michael Vick, I find if offensive that she is talking about pit bulls. She is saying that they are mean and agressive. I wonder if she supplied money to Vick.

Posted by: Zimm | September 10, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I don't blame the Dems for having such buyers remorse with Obama. His only recourse now is name calling like a middle school child, after his "Candidate for Change" slogan imploded with the selection of 30 YEAR SENATOR BIDEN, and McCain's brilliant selection of Palin. It is just too funny to watch. Obama backed into the nomination (getting pummelled by Hillary in the last month). Now he's getting crushed in those same states by McCain/Palin. OBAMA IS LOOSING THIS ELECTION where just a few short weeks ago McCain had no chance - none whatsoever. Remember my Democrat friends McCain HAD NO CHANCE, yet here we are with Obama blowing it - even with the entire media (except Fox) on his side promoting his cause and constantly attacking Palin. It just shows you who Americans think are the real agents of change and how uncomfortable American's really are with Obama. he just doesn't have any substance - nothing but a nice looking guy with a silver tounge. Americans are finally seeing right through this sham.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

shell_f wrote; "Don't people care that Obama put his hand on the Quran rather than the Bible when he was sworn into the U.S. Senate??? "
--------------------------------------------Question; are you a complete idiot?
That is a total lie and you are smearing Obama based on your own racist, bigotted mind and stupidity.
Some people (like you) should not be allowed to vote at all!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

If Palin has a problem, she should speak for herself. Oh, thats right, she can't speak for herself.

Posted by: Elaine | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

I think the obama supporters on these blogs are driving people to McCain.

Posted by: Francisco Cardenas | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama says American white women are Phony.

This guys is turns out to be just like his friends and uncle radical pastor wright.
just like his convicted friend Rezko
just like his fraud friend Kilpatrick

Posted by: martha | September 10, 2008 2:27 PM

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If you saw your friends and family being hung from a tree in the street you'd be like Rev. Wright to. You forgot to mention Ayers. You know, the guy that their linking Obama to that did something wrong when Obama was 8 years old. Barack Obama, the 8 year old Moslem bomber. Boy, you people sure are stupid.

Posted by: Hemi | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Oops! I meant to say:

Every Republican/Conservative on this board is a fool read the facts.....Obama/Biden 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “zero” to U.S. citizens for his eight year record of supporting Dubya/dick over 90% of the time, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” to them.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:45 PM | Report abuse

OhMama!

The cult members are either illiterate or in denial.

Your cult leader, the Marxist, voted FOR Oil Co. subsidies....McCain vote NO.

Get with it moron.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Newsflash to Palin, her supporters, and the news media: if you're going to stand for election to a position that puts you a heartbeat away from the presidency, you've got to expect some criticism to come your way. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Posted by: Bob22003 | September 10, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Goldie, all due respect, you are incorrect.

Sarah Palin has NOT taken offense at this remark. She is NOT flying the banner of "victim." In truth, we have NOT heard a peep out of Sarah Palin -- so why are you attacking her?

The attack should be directed at McCain - who I actually support! - but he's throwing away any chance he has by engaging in stupid "diversions" like this. He/his campaign staff are engaging in "smearing," the very thing they accuse Obama of, and this of course leaves Obama free to take the high road - focusing on the issues!

You say (about Palin) "she spins this into a controversy." You've made a charge that you can't substantiate. You're as bad as McCain.

Posted by: Jon | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe she is a PIG? Didn't she leave her newborn special needs kid 3 days after giving birth to him?

OINK OINK!!!

Posted by: Zimm | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Democrats 08

Are you Biden in disguise...you seem to have similar hot air blathering talent as he does.

Posted by: Jill | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a scared chicken when it comes to talking about serious and substantive issues like the economy. It is all about distractions like "lipstick." The staight talking express has veered off the rightway and now resorts to lies and innunendo when talking about Obama. What a sad situation.

Posted by: Client #10 | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Obama owes no one an apology!
Hey, sister...he isn't one of those Big Oil boys you're used to courting.
Maybe this bulldog needs a thicker skin instead of lipstick. She sure can dish it out ..but can't take it! WHINER!

Posted by: OhMama! | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Were to start. Lipstick and pigs, is this really important when the economy is tanking and your job and home are disappearing?

Mayor Palin charged victims of rape for a rape kit, these are used by police when investigating rape cases. They can cost up to $1200. So if you are a minor alleging rape by a family member, also known as incest, in Palinville. If you could not come up with the money then likely no investigation. Any hockey moms or moose hunters have any concern over this policy?

Thought not. Keep telling yourself Palin is the real deal. She and McCain have a really bad deal in mind for the US and it does not include hockey moms/moose hunters. Try investment bankers and hedge fund owners for those who are going to profit with these two. Just like they have for the past eight years.

Posted by: Crime Dog | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

History sure has regressed. FDR, speaking as a National leader, said: "All we have to fear is fear itself." JFK said: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Today's Democrat standard bearer says: "If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig." The Democrats have sure descended into a cesspool to surface Obama as their Presidential candidate. Greg Neubeck

Posted by: gneubeck | September 10, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

When John McCain used the exact same phrase back in October to describe Hillary Clinton's health care proposal, did Hillary whine and stomp her feet?

And now the McCain campaign has an ad crying foul because everybody is trying to figure out exactly who this Sarah Palin is.

From the little bit we've seen of the right wing's new idol, Sarah Palin seems to be an emotional, intellectual, and ethical mess.

Okay, so she isn't a pig. She claims to be a pitbull. But she seems more like a hyena.

Maybe we should let this one pass and give the nation four years figure out who and what she is.

"Experience" should be taken into consideration. We've all had years of experience with Barack Obama, John McCain, and Joe Biden. But this Sarah Palin is someone we in the other 49 states only met on August 29, 2008.

Posted by: Terry Carroll | September 10, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

$223 million for a bridge to nowhere,
Project killed, pork money kept.
Pork is pork,
and pigs are pigs,
Lipstick does not matter!
If the shoe fits put it on.
I can see why to claim it as sexist as a tool for protection.
This run fro the house is getting interesting.

Posted by: lostcauses10x | September 10, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

LET'S ELECT A COUPLE TO BE HEAD-OF-STATE AND FIRST LADY WHO ARE TRASH-TALKING GAFFE MACHINES WHO WILL CAUSE INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS

Where do they get their absurdly inappropriate social programming from if they went to Harvard for 4 years over 20 years ago?

Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use phrases like "lipstick on a pig" or "smells like a fish" to refer to PEOPLE (or a pair of people, which is what the McCain ticket is). And any man with any class wouldn't refer to a woman that way. It's only the trashy, ghetto or ignorant Obama supporters who don't realize this is either a sleazy sexist slur or a low-class gaffe.

I guess 20 years worshipping in the pews of Trinity Church is enough to wring whatever class he learned at Harvard out of him.

He & Michelle talk like they went to college at Rev. Wright university, complete with his disrespect for white women. Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to PEOPLE. Ugh. The South Side Chicago comes out in those two all too often.

What kind of social memes on the treatment of women would the Obamas get familiar with from 20 years of listening to Rev. Wright?

REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT ON HILLARY cLINTON: SHE AIN'T NEVER BEEN CALLED A NIGGA (LIKE ONE OF OURS?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ-3VG3ush0&feature=related

TOP 20 REV. WRIGHT COMMENTS YOU NEVER SAW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3wh2XT4e8M&feature=related

20 years of social programming and spiritual worship in the activist preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church is enough to deprogram the class out of people who did go to a good college.

Do we need the inappropriate, misogynist-South-Side-Chicago-culture Obamas in the White House as President & First Lady?

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Obama is right. Enough of the BS from the Republicans and the McCain campaign. Let's actually hear something about issues that matter to the people. Oh yes, I forgot, the campaign isn't about issues for McCain and Palin. It's about trying to scare the people and to drive wedges between Obama and his natural constituency, working people. It’s about reminding people that Obama is black. But McCain is slowly revealing himself. He has no brains and no integrity and Palin, well; she is a pig, and a stupid one at that. The McCain campaign has no integrity and no honor. Because John McCain approves of that, one can only surmise that McCain has no honor either.

Posted by: Electric Bill | September 10, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

This one of the many good reasons why I am 110% in Obama’s corner. The Republicans have destroyed America as we once knew our great country. We are now trillions in debt to foreigners, where we once had a huge surplus under Clinton. John McCain will be the death of us all if Americans are stupid enough to elect him based on these distractions and personal pot shots like people foolishly once listened to and voted for Bush when he campaigned on lies and smears like this. McCain is a two faced liar, he vowed not to run his campaign like this and here he is every day smearing away and ignoring the real issues we all now face because of McCain’s buddy Bush. In his very OWN words McCain voted OVER NINETY PER CENT of the time with Bush, what does that tell you people? are you McCain supporters really that dumb? seriously? you should all have the word SUCKER tattooed on your heads. Barack Obama is very intelligent and more than qualified to be President as he continues to prove every day with the way he handles these attacks. He has shown maturity, intelligence, toughness, love for country and that he actually seriously cares about the future of the American people and our needs in these unbearable economic times. Obama offers many solutions to our problems, McCain offers lies and attacks just like Bush did and still does. I have seen John McCain go from the maverick he once was years ago to just another lying, empty headed Neo Con just like the rest and Palin is no better. If anyone actually thinks these two money grabbing Neo Cons will bring healthy and prosperous change to the American people, to the working and middle class, they need their heads examined. Look at what they have to offer, it’s not at all what we need, not at all the kind of real solutions we need at a time when we are kicked and down after eight straight long and seriously damaging years of Republican corruption.. The Republican party lead by Bush is more responsible than anyone for the weakened and decimated state America is now in, rewarding them with four more years to do more damage would be like sticking the knife in our own backs. Remember this, Bush and Cheney are the same as McCain and Palin. John McCain recently in his own words on his close ties and relationship with Bush during the disastrous Bush years, John McCain — “The President has lead with great clarity and I think he’s done a great job leading the country don’t you all?” John McCain — “The President and I agree on most issues, there was a recent study that showed I voted with the President over 90% of the time, higher than even most of my Republican colleagues” You will regret your vote if you make the mistake of voting for the two liars McCain and Palin that claim to put ‘Country First’ instead of the American PEOPLE.

Obama / Biden All the Way!!

Posted by: Democrats 08 | September 10, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I have yet to read one comment posted by the hysterical Neocon-Fascist Republicans that proves Obama's "lipstick on a pig" was directed at Palin.

Using illogical "appeal to authority" statements don't count.

The truth is, when Obama made that statement, he was talking about the policies of John McCain. He wasn't talking about any person in particular.

Why do the Neocon-Fascist Republicans have to resort to easily disproven lies, smears and other propaganda?

Why do they commit wholesale election fraud?

Why are they traitors to the U.S.?

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

take the bush palin test. bush all over again.

1. I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I've
learned quickly, these past few days, that if you're not a member in
good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a
candidate unqualified for that reason alone. Bush or Palin?

On experience, and why it doesn't matter

2. I don't have 30 years of political experience under my belt ...
that's a good thing, that's a healthy thing. That means my perspective
is fresher, more in touch with the people I will be serving. I would use
that as an advantage. Palin or Bush?

3. I think that's the old ... game of trying to tear somebody down. I've
been through this before. "Can't possibly do the job. Never held
office." And my answer then was "Give me a chance. Give me a chance to
lead" ... If you want somebody who has had -- you know -- life
experiences that may not be -- conforms to the Washington mind-set --
give me a chance. Bush or Palin?

On sweet, sweet crude

4. To confront the threat that Iran might seek to cut off nearly a fifth
of world energy supplies ... or that terrorists might strike again at
the Abqaiq facility in Saudi Arabia ... or that Venezuela might shut off
its oil deliveries ... we Americans need to produce more of our own oil.
Palin or Bush?

5. Oil prices have risen sharply, and that increase has been reflected
at American gasoline pumps. Now much of the oil consumed in America
comes from abroad ... Some of that energy comes from unstable regions
and unfriendly regimes. This makes us more vulnerable to supply shocks
and price spikes beyond our control -- and that puts both our economy
and our security at risk ... Our nation must produce more oil. And we
must start now. Bush or Palin?

Answers

1. Sarah Palin

2. Sarah Palin

3. George W. Bush

4. Sarah Palin
5. George W. Bush

Posted by: glen broemer | September 10, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

"WHAT WILL SHE DO IF SHE GET'S A CALL AT 3AM AND SHE'S BEEN UP ALLNIGHT BREAST FEEDING TRIG AND HER DAUGHTERS BABY. LOL"

And, because I don't reserve my comments for one political party, you are an idiot. There's plenty not to support her on, and you choose the most woefully ignorant item you can find.

You, like the "outraged," are hurting America.

Posted by: Asinine. | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM

BEFORE YOU TALK YOU RIGHTWING 600 DOLLAR SHOE WEARING. $300,000 EARING SUPPORTIN FAKE OUTRAGED SUPPORTER OF MCDIAPERS AND HOCKYMANIA MOM YOU SHOULD GO TO OBAMA.COM AND THEN TALK TO ME ABOUT BEING OUTRAGED. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED AT WHAT BUSH DID TO THIS COUNTRY AND TO WANT TO CONTINUE ANOTHER TERM IS ASSININE!

Posted by: ASSANINEASS | September 10, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Obama calls 18 million white women pigs and phony. This is outragious and rediculous. What a Stupid guy this turns out to be?

Posted by: jen | September 10, 2008 2:31 PM

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The only one who is stupid is you for believing Obama called 18 million women stupid.

Posted by: Muppet | September 10, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I think it's ridiculous for the Repuglicans to have been ranting for months about how the Obamas have been playing the "victim" card and the "politics of victimization" and when Barack Obama takes a common expression and deploys it in a clever way the Repugs start screaming that they are Victims! What Jabberwocky! What hypocricy! The way the Repugs have been hiding Palin from the media like she was a pregnant 17 year old or a 7 month fetus is disturbing. If she can't stand up for herself in a political campaign how in the world can we expect her to stand up to bin Laden!

Posted by: lmwilker | September 10, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

This controversy will be helpful. The GOP base and strategists can whine all they want, but an actual independent that might decide this election knows better. This phony outrage will eventually be seen for what it is, but the comparison being tossed around now will live on. And it's important that people recognize what they are doing - dressing up old ideas that didn't work the first time and calling it "change". That's all they talked about at the GOP convention, change change change as if they haven't been in charge for the last eight years.

That's what people need to remember.

Posted by: Grimmix | September 10, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin are anti-freedom! How could any american patriot support them!?

Why are we fighting to give others freedom, while also fighting to remove our own citizens freedom?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

The Democrats and their fellow travelers in the media have nobody but themselves to blame for the tone of the discussion about Sarah Palin. The political distinction between the Obama Biden ticket and Palin are substantial. Obama and his supporters could have treated Palin with a minimal amount of respect and made a strong case for themselves based on important political differences. Instead they chose to depict Palin as unfit to run and to implicitly suggest that her many supporters are unfit to vote. Again the behavior of Obama and his campaign have mocked all their claims to positive politics and a spirit of unity. They have displayed some of the meanest spirited politics in memory and probably have less to show for it than they would have had if they had stayed on a higer road.

Posted by: dnjake | September 10, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

>>Joe wrote: "This AsperGirl claims to be a "moderate" on the Huffington Post, but she is clearly a right-wing implant..."

The fact that you don't understand what is wrong with Obama's "lipstick on a pig" & "smells like a fish" gaffe shows that you are trashy, low-class person who has no clue about how Heads of State are supposed to be able to comport themselves with social skills and interpersonal decency.

You don't have some trash-talking gaffe machine who will be (intentionally or due to bad personal character) causing international incidents.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

"Here is an eye opener! His own veterans gave McCain a D while giving Obama a B+! What's THAT tell ya"

Uhhhhh... Go poll the military ...... McCain would win that vote 90% to 10% and the 10% are the usual whining me-first types.... the 90% just won a war no thanks to the Dems who back stabbed them at every turn..... The Baker report comes out and Obama is screaming to bring the troops home... McCain said "Nothing is more immoral than losing." Yea..... go ahead.... poll the veterans and ask which of those they prefer...... laughable that you try to twist it towards Obama...

Posted by: egrib | September 10, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Don't people care that Obama put his hand on the Quran rather than the Bible when he was sworn into the U.S. Senate??? Perhaps this could provide some much needed insight into Obama's obvious arrogant SEXIST PIG character. Muslisms have a horrible record of mistreating women, is is part of their whole religion. Oh, wait you say Obama is a Christian??? Muslims believe Jesus to be a prophet with whom they can have a personal relationship. Muslims also revere the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus so don't be fooled!!!!

Posted by: shell_f | September 10, 2008 2:37 PM | Report abuse

The real story is - as we speak, ACORN is planning their largest voter-fraud operation yet - in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In good Chicago style, they are registering the dead, illegals, and others - multiple times.

Why won't the Post investigate this instead of focusing on Obama's silly gaffes?

Posted by: pgr88 | September 10, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse


palin IS a pig with lipstick.

the republicans keep her on a leash. they don't let her talk to the media.. they don't let her answer questions from the public..

she is strictly for show.

and so is a 4H pig.

but the palin pig wears lipstick.

oh yea... pigs don't know the difference between an executive branch and a parliamentary system.

neither does a pig.

i rest my case.

Posted by: BOB | September 10, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Obama shows true radical color of himself by calling american white women "pigs" and "phony".

He is the biggest racist in the world. Ofcourse, he sat 20 year in that racist church supporting anti-american rants of radical pastor wright. His racist wife planet of ape thing.

Posted by: kim | September 10, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a pig, so no apology should be necessary.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't McCain accused by Dubya of being crazy and too angry to be the president?

Yes, he was, back in 2000!

Eight years later, McCain is now too senile as well!

Less Jobs. More Wars: What is this 'Iraq war' charge on my bill?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh-T2iGkLJY

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Who is the serious candidate here? Who is the one truly fit to be president? The one who takes figures of speech and tries to make it seem like his opponent is smearing women, or the one who actually identifies -- and has solutions for -- the country's problems?

McCain's Karl Rove-style handlers should look into joining a tabloid and stay away from politics. The stakes are too high for their hateful, trivializing minds.

Posted by: Dan | September 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse


Compare the intonation of this speech and compare it with the passion of speech from primary season.

And I hate to say it, but compare the intonation and rhetoric with the speech(es) of Mrs. Clinton.

A little B-12 would do him a world of good.

Hey, Professor, get excited about this, will you.


Your opponent's running mate is a housewife from Alaska, your opponent is a ...well let's just be kind and not go there...

And the best you can do is to put me to sleep during the afternoon.

I hope your people are reading this stuff on tis site.
Because, if you HAVEN'T NOTICED yet...you guys have
gotten approximately -0-, none, nada, minus zero press
coverage on the FRONT PAGE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES for the past three or four days.

EXCUSE ME???


i bet the repos are reading this stuff

Posted by: jatox | September 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

What a laugh. McCain take Obama's "change' away so Obama takes Palin's lipstick.

Posted by: Calwineman | September 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Let's ASSUME for a minute that this was a mistake and not an intended trashy slur.

The inappropriate gaffes the Obamas keep making are a powerful argument why people who come out of the ghetto after sitting in Rev. Jeremiah Wright's pews for 20 years should spend some more time on the national stage before being able to comport themselves commensurate with the social grace and decency of a head-of-state and first lady.

The fact that he doesn't even realize what is wrong with the picture, shows that it's been too long since his stint at Harvard or in a mainstream culture to play figurehead.

WHAT IF HE STARTS SOME INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT?

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

McCain & Palin dishonor america with all their lies.

It seems they really are Bush clones.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Aspergirl used to live in Hillaryworld, now she likes McSame. I guess anyone white is okay with her even if the policies are opposit Hillary's.
What a bigot.

She and Diane72 should be best friends.
Both are racist, small minded, mean-spirited, and just plain stupid.

They are who the McSame and the hockey mom moosehunter depend on for votes.

Obama '08
PS Oink oink Sarah

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama calls american white women phony. Isn;t this what Michelle O Mama believes deep inside her racist minority sentiments?

Posted by: white women | September 10, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

NO WAY
NO HOW
NO MCDIAPERS
NO MOOSEHUNTING
NO HOCKEY MOM
NO SNOWMOHILLBILLY
NO PREGO UNDER AGE DRINKING
NO SHOTGUN WEDDING HAVIN
NO MCSAME
NO WANNABE PITBULL
NO LYING SCHRILLING LITTLE BARRACUADAS
NO HAVIN IT BOTH WAYS
NO FAKE REFORMING
NO FAKE CHANGE AGENTS
NO LIPSTICK PIG INSULTING
NO NON QUALIFIED CROWNIES
ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!

NOT THIS TIME, NOT THIS YEAR!
OBAMA 08"

Posted by: NO DEPENDS | September 10, 2008 2:33 PM | Report abuse

As far as Obama's analogy about "lipstick on pig," his very next analogy in that speech was about an "old fish."

Lipstick = Palin

Old Fish = McCain

I think it was done intentionally, notice the next time you see Obama's clip on TV how the audience stood up and roared when Obama mentioned the "lipstick" comment because they thought (correctly) he was talking about Palin.

I like the way Obama was self-righteous today when referring to it indignently in his speech. Yeah, right.

Now all Obama's little puppets (his MSM surrogates) are going around ripping McCain.

Posted by: J | September 10, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Mccain and Palin is the true agents of change.

Obama is just words no deeds phony muslim agent.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

HAHAHA!!! The Greedy Oil Party, the party that invented the swiftboating of combat veterans, the party of Lee Atwater and Karl Rove, is OFFENDED at Obama's remark!


It's just another facet of their attempt to intimidate and silence the corporate media, as well as change the subject, because the facts coming out on Palin show that she's incompetent, corrupt, a serial liar and a religious lunatic.
.

Posted by: Susan Haney | September 10, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

I really hope that you all see what the Republicans are doing. They are trying to use this statement Obama made about a pig that McCain already made towards Hilary. Obama didnt make that comment towards Sarah. Why was it ok for McCain to say it about Hilary but not ok if Obama said it about Sarah??? I dont understand seriously, and to all the stupid people that see McCain picking Palin as a good choice, u are truly STUPID. He did that to try to win the Hilary supporters. Now if this woman Palin supported the same things as Hilary then thats one thing. But she DOES NOT. So why jump on the bandwagon because she is a woman and u are bitter because he didn't pick Hilary. It was no way in hell if he picked Hilary that was gonna work. So now you in your feelings because of that..seriously, it dont make sense...the Republicans are not for woman's right, if you think so, just because McCain picked Palin that he or any of them give a damn about women, you are total idiots. I think alot of people need to get out of their feelings and think about the last 8 years of bullshyt that we have endured under the Republican party. Oh and isn't it funny how McCain has stolen the whole "change" theme from Obama?? I can sure as hell guarantee that if Obama would have picked Hilary for VP, that we would have never even known who this chick Palin was nor all her families business. And then this chick can't even take care of her own home, so how da hell can she take care of the American people??? Get the hell outta here. I really hope that you people are really paying attention to all the bullshyt the Republicans are trying to pull. And stop letting the media influence your decisions. We all knew that this was going to get down and dirty. We expected that, so what Obama made that lipstick pig comment...McCain has done nothing but throw crap at him, e.i. that whole celebrity crap ad. Its all funny to me, what does that have to do with our f*cked ecomony, employment rates, the war in iraq, woman's rights, etc. Lets talk about the REAL ISSUES and not the stupid cheap shoot comments. I am just so sick of people letting the stupid media decide or sway away from the real issues. We are smarter than that. Come on people...WAKE UP!!!!

Posted by: Ms. McCain | September 10, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

change this,
You lost me at "one world UN favored." What about the black helicopters?

Posted by: Elrod | September 10, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

There is some distressing angst among the cult leader's followers. The angst comes from the very real thought that the Marxist is going to loose. The angst is becoming deep, sickening, depressing with the cult members. They are becoming desperate, irrational, defensive. There are serious cracks in the cult facade and it is crumbling.

Great isn't it?

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Interesting, wasn't that a school in Norfolk Virginia that Obama was having a rally. I thought that was illegal according to Kris Ammundson. I guess its just illegal for Republicans!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Obama calls 18 million white women pigs and phony. This is outragious and rediculous. What a Stupid guy this turns out to be?

Posted by: jen | September 10, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Here is an eye opener!
http://www.iava.org/full-ratings-list
His own veterans gave McCain a D while giving Obama a B+!
What's THAT tell ya,

Posted by: throwin | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM

Neocon-Fascist ReTHUGlican Rove think would spin it this way:

Obama does not support the troops because he causes them to disrespect John McCain, a former POW and war hero.

Obama takes advantage of the troops by causing them to donate to his campaign six times more money than what they donate to McCain's campaign.

See? It's not hard to be a liar like Rove, all you need to do is think like the pigs on George Orwell's Animal Farm!

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't Obama accused of giving Hillary "the finger" after the last debate when she knocked him out? ... HIS audience lauughed at that too!!!

Posted by: Francisco Cardenas | September 10, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Diana wrote
With McCain's age, and his repeated cancers, we can't not think of Palin as a possible President. I don't want someone like her for President. She's a real elitist and she's too blind to see it.

Diana,
dear lady, I hope that's not what you are basing your vote on? The other way around the actual sitting president is the ultimate ELITIST. What a contradiction!

Posted by: DCMOM | September 10, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

>>"When Bill Clinton called Obama's Iraq war stand "a fairy tale", he was widely viewed (by your newspaper too) as being racist."

NOT ONLY THAT BUT A STREAM OF RACIST ACCUSATIONS AND RACE CARD PLAYING HAS EMANATED FROM BARACK OBAMA'S CAMP

All the scurrilous accuations against the Clintons like the above.

The NY Times even printed an Op-Ed piece that claimed that the 3 a.m. phone call ad was racist because, the NY Times op ed said, it preyed on fears of whites that a black man would pick up the phone. LOL.

As we all know, Obama was caught making a series of stump speeches that could only be described as "warnings of racism to come":

-- he said that Republicans would tell them not to vote for him because he didn't look like the presidents on the dollar bills

-- he said that the Republicans were going to tell them that he was Muslim

Every week from the Obama camp, there is some race card played against what is often thin air.

Today, the Gov. of New York, Patterson, is trying to claim that the Republicans criticizing Obama's recitation of "community organizer" as presidential-resume experience was a form of "racial coding" that attacked Obama as a black man. (http://wcbstv.com/politics/paterson.mccain.palin.2.813646.html)

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have us at war in two countries as a result of Republican lies and deceptions, and we might be in two more wars--Iran and Pakistan--by November. We have alienated the entire Muslim world and most of the rest.

The dollar has lost 60% of its value against the euro, and the once mighty dollar is losing its reserve currency role.

The Republicans' policies have driven up the price of both oil and gold by 400%.

Inflation is in double digits. Employment is falling.

The Republican economy in the 21st century has been unable to create net new jobs for Americans except for low wage domestic services such as waitresses, bartenders, retail clerks and hospital orderlies.

Republican deregulation brought about fraud in mortgage lending and dangerous financial instruments which have collapsed the housing market, leaving a million or more homeowners facing foreclosure. The financial system is in disarray and might collapse from insolvency.

The trade and budget deficits have exploded. The US trade deficit is larger than the combined trade deficits of every deficit country in the world.

The US can no longer finance its wars or its own government and relies on foreign loans to function day to day. To pay for its consumption, the US sells its existing assets--companies, real estate, toll roads, whatever it can offer--to foreigners.

Republicans have run roughshod over the US Constitution, Congress, the courts and civil liberties. Republicans have made it perfectly clear that they believe that our civil liberties make us unsafe--precisely the opposite view of our Founding Fathers. Yet, Republicans regard themselves as the Patriotic Party.

The Republicans have violated the Nuremberg prohibitions against war crimes, and they have violated the Geneva Conventions against torture and abuse of prisoners. Republican disregard for human rights ranks with that of history's great tyrants.

The Republicans have put in place the foundation for a police state, which they have no problem using against fellow citizens!

We must get the Republicans totally out of power, or we will have no country left for any of us!

Posted by: Franky | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

WHAT OBAMA SHOULD HAVE SAID:

I would like to thank the McCain campaign for pointing out to me that the phrase "lipstick on a pig" is sexist. Now that I know, I will quit using it. Back when Senator McCain used it to refer to Senator Clinton's health care policies, I didn't understand how he intended it. Now that I do, I will be careful to avoid it.

Posted by: thrh | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama defame american white women by calling them Phony and pigs

Posted by: linda | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

"WHAT WILL SHE DO IF SHE GET'S A CALL AT 3AM AND SHE'S BEEN UP ALLNIGHT BREAST FEEDING TRIG AND HER DAUGHTERS BABY. LOL"

And, because I don't reserve my comments for one political party, you are an idiot. There's plenty not to support her on, and you choose the most woefully ignorant item you can find.

You, like the "outraged," are hurting America.

Posted by: Asinine. | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I think it says something about the education of our country when we do listen to the the garbage, that one of our political parties is trying to win on personality, like the presidency is a middle school election, and that actually have a shot at it! Should they not focus on what makes them a great canidate, what they are going to do, where they stand on the issues, and should we the voters not look at that as what is important to us? Just a rational thought.

Posted by: Brian | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

McCain has become synonymous with DISHONOR.
John, poor Slew is most definitely disappointed in you. If you truly love our country then start talking about issues for which the country desparately needs leadership. Mudslinging helps our enemies and puts American lives at risk.
Rovian tactics make us weak, John. There is no honor there.

McCain=Rove=DISHONOR

did i mention McCain has no honor?

Posted by: tedlas_in_hfd | September 10, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Republican and I've always admired John McCain's service and sacrifice. But this line of attack from McCain is beneath him.

Frankly, I was re-energized by McCain's speech at the RNC. I'm indifferent toward Palin; I don't know much about her to be honest. But when I heard McCain show his old self again I was more proud than ever to support him.

Now he's reverting to the nasty version that appeared this summer when Steve Schmidt took over. First he attacks Obama's sexual predator bill as teaching sex ed to kindergartners. Then he says that "lipstick on a pig" is sexist? Come on. Some of us really do believe the Republican Party is the party of grown-ups.

If McCain campaigns like he spoke at the RNC he has my vote and support. If he sinks back to the Schmidt garbage again I'm staying home or, God forbid, pulling the lever for the Dems.

John G.
Marshall, MO

Posted by: John G. | September 10, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse


The Fraud Obama is a sitting duck on his lack of experience. Palin field dressed him as if he were a Moose in the headlights.

She is impressive, is an executive, is strong, is real and honest. Conversely, Obama is none of that and as such is very easily exposed.

If the media devoted a fraction of the time "vetting" him as they have her he would be sent back to South Chicago to renew his career as a Street Punk Activist.


Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:02 PM.

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If the media spent a fraction of their time "vetting" Obama it would show that he's more smarter and experienced than McCain and Palin put together.

(Education)
Undergraduate
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Undergraduate, 1981-1983

Columbia University
B.A. Political Science with specialization in international relations
Thesis topic: Soviet nuclear disarmament

Graduate
Harvard Law School
J.D. magna cumm laude 1988-1991

President, Harvard Law Review

(Organizing and other work experience)
1983-1984 Writer/Researcher for Business International Corporation. Helped companies understand overseas markets in the “Financing Foreign Operations” service and wrote for the “Business International Money Report”
1984-1985 Community Organizer for New York Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), promoting personal, community, and government reform at City College in Harlem.
1985-1988 Director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland on Chicago's South Side. While director grew the DCP staff from 1 to 13 and their budget from $70,000 to $400,000.
1992 Led Chicago's Project Vote! push. This effort resulted in a record number of voter registrations, over 600,000 in Chicago. 1)
(Teaching)
1993-2004 Visiting Law and Government Fellow, then Senior Lecturer, in Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Taught courses on the due process and equal protection areas of constitutional law, on voting rights, and on racism and law. Helped develop a casebook on voting rights.
(Law Practice)
1993-2002 Worked as an associate attorney with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Represented non-profits and private individuals in urban development projects, voting rights cases, and wrongful firings. Filed major suit that forced the state of Illinois to enforce the Motor Voter Law and successfully argued a wrongful firing case before the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
(Illinois Senate 1996-2004)
Chairman, Health and Human Services Committee
Spearheaded a successful bipartisan effort in Illinois to pass the broadest ethics-reform legislation in 25 years, and gained bipartisan support for his successful bills reforming death penalty interrogations and ending racial profiling by police. Worked with the Republican-led effort to reform welfare.
Also sponsored successful bills expanding tax credits and child-care subsidies for low-income working families, protecting overtime pay for workers, expanding health care for children, and providing job skills training for juveniles.
New York Times chart on Obama's legislative record in the Illinois Senate: http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/07/29/us/politics/20070730_OBAMA_GRAPHIC.html

(United States Senate 2004-present)
Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs
Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Member, Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Shares responsibility for the bipartisan Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, requiring full online disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds, and the bipartisan Lugar-Obama Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006, deepening non-proliferation work with WMD and including surface-to-air missiles, land mines, and other weapons that may be used by terrorists. Also worked with Coburn to end the abuse of no-bid contracts in the wake of disasters.

Posted by: HemiHead | September 10, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post, CNN and the rest of the MSM should be ashamed of yourselves for making a big deal out of this non-story, while saying little or nothing McCain's increasingly sleazy, manipulative tactics. You're all letting McCain get away with this nonsense instead of dealing with the important issues that Americans want this campaign to be about.

Posted by: Patrick | September 10, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Poor Bor-ack "Mr. Petulance" O-blah-blah. He could take some fashion advice from Queen Sarah and ditch the purple lip thing. It's like so last year.

........ the big O is tired!

Posted by: YoMommaSayNoBama | September 10, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama says American white women are Phony.

This guys is turns out to be just like his friends and uncle radical pastor wright.
just like his convicted friend Rezko
just like his fraud friend Kilpatrick

Posted by: martha | September 10, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

goldie if you can't even admit that Obama's comments were targeted at Palin I want some of what you're smoking. He had a wry little grin on his face and the audience exploded in laughter - they knew who he was talking about. You really aren't being serious are you? Fact is he was trying to be cute by half and some people took offense. What he should do is say sorry I offended anyone I was just having a little fun and it would go away. Buttt, Obama has a pattern of he or his campaign of downing women - ask Hillary! Go ahead hate Palin - that means you hate about 70% of the married white women in America. HEHEHEHE

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

LET'S HERE FROM CARRIBOU BARBIE. I'M TIRED OF EVERYBODY TALKING BUT THE MOOSEHUNTER. CAN SHE COME OUTSIDE HER GLASS HOUSE TO TALK. SOUNDS PRETTY WEAK TO ME. WHAT WILL SHE DO IF SHE GET'S A CALL AT 3AM AND SHE'S BEEN UP ALLNIGHT BREAST FEEDING TRIG AND HER DAUGHTERS BABY. LOL

"NO JEDI MIND TRICK WILL WORK ON ME"

Posted by: BO BO | September 10, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

To all: who think my comments are long.
I know my comments are long, unfortunately in order to know and understand the truth you need to have an attention span of more than 10 seconds. Thus another symptom of declining intelligence in our culture. We can only digest information given to us in sound bites apparently.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Yes,
Michelle Obama's is not appealing to me. Not because she looks like a sasquiatch, but because she's only proud of the minority America?
Yes, I think that's it.

Posted by: lovely | September 10, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Obama's metaphor did not follow and it was clearly interpreted by the crowd that heard his remark to be a reference to Sarah Palin. Obama never admits a mistake and if he is elected----that may prove his undoing. As we have seen in other administrations--the cover up is often worse than the offense. In this case, instead of admitting the mistake --or even calling it a slip of the tongue--he is lashing out at the victim of his remarks for swiftboating him. What character!

Posted by: Rupert | September 10, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

There is something very disturbing about an arrogant, inexperienced, naive, ultra high tax, redistribution of income, one world UN favored, Euro, pro union, liberal Socialist, weak on defense, black liberation, racist church going, Marxist fraud, deceitful, race card playing, political hack having a chance of being President of the US that has an angry equally racist bitter wife

Posted by: Change This | September 10, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

There's a lot of spammers on this board today. It's hard to believe that anyone with two live brain cells could misinterpret the comment.

Why won't mccain talk about the issues?

Enough

Posted by: jordy | September 10, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

DCMOM, Palin has done a line item veto in the state of Alaska to take money away from young unwed mothers so they can have daycare and medical care and still finish school. She's strong because she's Sarah Heath of the Heath Bar family and she's always had extra put aside for when she didn't feel like being a "blue collar" mom anymore. She has an escape button, but she won't allow that for young mothers like her own daughter. Good thing she writes the checks for Bristol. With McCain's age, and his repeated cancers, we can't not think of Palin as a possible President. I don't want someone like her for President. She's a real elitist and she's too blind to see it.

Posted by: Diana | September 10, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

How dare Obama calls American's outrage on his incendiary remark about Palin "Phony".

He wants our vote and he will call our emotions "Phony"

Will Obama reject racist Michelle Obama's emotions Phony?
Will Obama reject radical pastor's rants "Phony"?

Will Obama reject emotions of New Orelions Phony?

Posted by: martha | September 10, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"
Obama was right. They want to make this an election about little things, not big ideas.
"

Big ideas? It is big joke. Show me tiny bit of the change by those Chicago political poker players.

Maybe Obama and his liberals think stupid people still enjoy watching his new clothes.

Wake up! Obama's change still stay on his tongue!

Keep pig's tongue if Obama does not like pig's lipstick.

Posted by: jy2008 | September 10, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

AsperGirl strikes again with her racist, psuedo-intellectual rants!! Big surprise! This AsperGirl claims to be a "moderate" on the Huffington Post, but she is clearly a right-wing implant when you see the racist drivel she disseminates and read her blogs on the (ugh) Drudge Report. She is emblematic of the typical dirty GOP politics, lying about people and repeating those lies over and over again until some people (who don't bother to research or listen to the facts) actually believe it.

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

"As a woman, I am very offended by Sen. Obama's lipstick on a pig remarks "

Then you're not familiar with the English language. Thankfully, that's not because you're a woman, but just because you're ignorant.

Posted by: No thanks. | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

What is it on Obama's embarrassingly shallow resume that suggests he has any qualifications to be POTUS. Beginning with his career as a South Chicago street performer, what has he done? Vote "present"? Nice.

Posted by: Change This | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

As several people have pointed out, we're spending too much money and too many lives in a war that was supposed to be a slam dunk and was based on cherry picking intelligence. Osama bin Forgotten is still at large. Our economy is in the toilet; people who want work can't find it because jobs are being abolished. All of this occurred or was put in motion when a Republican President had a Republican Congress that rolled over on command.
It's time like these when Republicans bring out the distractions. Look forward to a good dose of the Pledge of Allegiance, anti-flag-burning, lipstick, and other irrelevancies. But this time, let's change the ritual: Let's demand that McSame and Barbie tell us how this crap will end the war and rebuild the economy. And if they don't tell us, let's not elect them because they're insulting our intelligence.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Why are the Necon-Fascist Republicans so hysterical?

Why must they post such ridiculous lies that are so easily disproven?

Why do they bear false witness and embrace the Antichrist?

McCain's Spiritual Guide: The video that caused McCain to renounce Rev. Rod Parsley's bigoted endorsement.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZbIGJrDkg

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

If Sarah Palin had one ounce of respect for herself and women in general, she would have stood up to her campaign folks and said - enough - this is an over reaction, there is nothing offensive here. But she didn't - she tollerated this nonsense - she continued to be mccains political prop. I guess it's like they say - no brain, no shame.

I'm embarrassed for her even if she doesn't have the good sense to be so herself.

Posted by: Jilli | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Here is an eye opener!
http://www.iava.org/full-ratings-list
His own veterans gave McCain a D while giving Obama a B+!
What's THAT tell ya,

Posted by: throwin | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Poor Bor-ack "Mr. Petulance" O-blah-blah. He could take some fashion advice from Queen Sarah and ditch the purple lip thing. It's like so last year.

Posted by: King Mswati | September 10, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Here is an eye opener!
http://www.iava.org/full-ratings-list
His own veterans gave McCain a D while giving Obama a B+!
What's THAT tell ya,

Posted by: throwin | September 10, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

" why is it that Obama acts "so gay"? ... has anyone else noticed ... especially during his big speech ... he was lisping! "

No, I didn't notice. What I noticed was you crawling around in slime and trying to drag my nation down with you.

Posted by: Nice. | September 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

As a woman, I am very offended by Sen. Obama's lipstick on a pig remarks and I feel as though he owes ALL WOMEN an apology, whether or not they ever wear lipstick!!! Gov. Palin is tough, she can handle Obama's belittlement and he is obviously threatened by her. But, as a woman who has experienced sexual harassment, I know first hand how this is played out. There were many things that happened at this job I had but one of the first things that my boss had said to me during my first week was said in front of two other men (both officers of the law) when he said "Where is your lipstick today?" and as I left the room he was trying to make them laugh because he was saying that I wanted the one young cop there to handcuff me. Sen. Obama has done this before with the "sweetie" comment to the female reporter, that is manipulative to say the least. I feel that Obama knew exactly that the lipstick on a pig remark would instigate a response to which he could then further manipulate the press and public. If Sen. McCain used this same phrase in the past, well then Obama should know that "Two wrongs don't make a right" ---that is elementary, well actually children in Kindergarten need to be taught to behave and Obama fails at this himself. He is not a good leader at all. And the fact that today he acts so smug and arrogantly laughs about it makes me like him even less, in fact I am really repulsed, Sen. Obama is the real pig -- a sexist pig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: shell_f | September 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

If Palin and the right are so offended let her talk to media.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Wow. The Anonymous comment in all CAPS. Filled with much hate, lately??? Why don't you play back Palin's convention speech and listen closely to how nice she was. She made fun of Obama's community leadership (a little hidden racism there), made snide remarks about the Democratic convention decor (the columns??) and lied about her stance on many issues in Alaska. We all know that republicans can do hate and mean better than anybody else. And, you Anonymous need a sedative.

Posted by: Mindy | September 10, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm sick and tired of the John McCain war hero stuff. Yes, John McCain was a prisoner of war, so were thousand of Black men, but they are not receiving hero status, nor adequate health care, nor jobs, nor it seems any other part of the American dream!

Posted by: Noral | September 10, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

"Hey Rethuglicans, what is Sarah Palin going to do when the Iranians or the Russians call her a pig?"

Sequester herself in the basement of the Naval Observatory and charge per diem to the US taxpayers, I'll bet.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

didn't read your comments Ironcomments - too long

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin shows she cannot be commander in chief because she takes offense over something that was not even directed at her. How can she stand up to world leaders if she does not show some integrity and backbone. She can't be looking for insults in everything a man says. Obama was not even talking about her and yet she spins this into a controversy. Do we want someone like that in the White House? She shows us the worst side of the female stereotype by churning up baseless gossip against her opponent while dishing out lies over her record. If she really believes this was an insult, then she should yell at McCain for using the same phrase when talking about Hillary Clinton. Of course neither time, for Obama or McCain, was it anything more than a common saying. As a woman, I am sick of women demanding a double standard for themselves. She wants to be treated with kid gloves, but she acts like a "pit bull" herself, at least as she described herself at the convention. Women will never get ahead if they demand it both ways. That is manipulative and low. I can't stand her.

Posted by: goldie | September 10, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Once again, Obama has shown that he can stand in front of people, activate his brain (in responding to the attack), and craft his response well enough to end up owning the high ground (which at least the news articles I've read seem to grant him). Maybe he deliberately used "pig" to stir up a solid public demonstration of the mean-spiritedness and triviality of the McCain camp. Can we really stand electing the oldest president in history (McCain), a man lacking the ability to think and respond on his feet as Obama can? Set aside issues, set aside personalities, can we afford to place someone barely able to read a teleprompter as commander in chief of the world's largest armed force?

Posted by: Common 'Tater | September 10, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Yes, AsperGirl, I'm sure Obama's somehow a Muslim. There's no WAY you snipped every single word out of a conversation except for three to make some ignorant point. Your disingenuous behavior is fun for you, I'm sure. I'm sure you think you're proving some kind of point. For many people, bearing false witness comes naturally.

Posted by: Lying suits you. | September 10, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I really don't know which is worse: contrived outrage on the part of the know-nothing rightwing, or the sycophantic way in which the media amplify the rightwing whines.

Posted by: castanea | September 10, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

John McCain vs. John McCain: Tell McCain to get off the Double Talk Express.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioy90nF2anI

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey Rethuglicans, what is Sarah Palin going to do when the Iranians or the Russians call her a pig?

Posted by: Amused | September 10, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

What is it about Sarah Palin that has gotten the liberal media’s knickers in a twist? Why are they criticizing, even mocking, everything from her hair to her faith?

She is exactly what the feminists claim to want and admire in women: strong, self-assured, a working mom, a political leader. But wait, she is a conservative Republican and because of that they hate her for displaying all of the aforementioned characteristics.

They are appalled that she would keep a Down Syndrome child when she could have aborted him. They are outraged when she speaks of God as if she knows Him, when their only acquaintance with the name is as a curse word, followed by “damn.” They are even disgusted that she has five children, as they think one (or maybe two) is enough.

Sarah Palin is to the left what sunlight is to a vampire. Her high heels have knocked them back on the heels of their comfortable shoes.

Posted by: DCMOM | September 10, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

why is it that Obama acts "so gay"? ... has anyone else noticed ... especially during his big speech ... he was lisping!

Posted by: YoMommaSayNoBama | September 10, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I can't believe Obama called Palin's statement a "foolish diversion". That plays right into the Republican strategy. All it does is reinforce his image as an elitist intellectual.

For better or worse (I believe worse), the American people do not want a calm cool and collected brainiac for President. They don't want someone who seems better than themselves. They want someone like themselves.

Americans don't want nuance. They want Westerns with good guys and bad guys and they want the bad guys to end up shot dead. They want Dirty Harry and Rambo and Die Hard.

I think this will lead to the decline of our country. But telling people they SHOULD demand more sophisticated arguments is a sure way to lose this election. It is like the old saying about arguing with your spouse: do you want to be right or do you want to be married?

If Obama wants to WIN, then he needs to come down from the ivory tower and start FIGHTING. He needs to get ANGRY. He needs to express an sense of outrage. He needs to say over and over that the Republicans are dirty rotten scoundrels and liars who are taking away our civil rights and that America will be a second class country if we elect another Republican President. Palin has energized the conservative base. If Obama cannot energize the Bish-haters, he has no shot.

Posted by: taxguru | September 10, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Even a baby can see theat the republicans are in real trouble and have resorted to Carl Rover and hisw band of criminals. Sarah Palin is nothing more than an diversion to distract from the real issues. The republican have also "Stolen" the change brand because they had to abandon the experence brand once they selected Palin. Al of this turmiol is simply a smoke screen from a floundering candidate. Now, I'll bravely say it - "Any American Woman who has changed their vote from the Democrats to the Republicans because of Palin's entry, is an idoit". The same kind of idiot who voted for George Bush during the last election cycle. If the republicans get re-elected, don't blame anybody but your selves when the country goes bankrupt. People wonder why a whole country of people would follow a murderer like Hitler??? Look at all of the fools following the Republicans...

Posted by: Dannymono | September 10, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of these narrow minded bigots always bringing up the Muslim thing whenever Obama says something. As a woman who works, and has Muslims as friends I AM OFFENDED BY HOW IGNORANT AMERICANS ARE! People are so afraid of Muslims that no matter what Obama does you will try to attach it to him. Whatever happened to separation of church and state? I care more about what a candidate will do for the country not what their faith is. It has surprised me how religion has been injected so far in this race. GROW UP PEOPLE AMERICA IS GOING DOWN THE TUBE AND WE ARE ARGUING ABOUT A LIPSTICK COMMENT!

Posted by: Carol | September 10, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

McCain plays the gender card (or canard) with heaps of phony outrage. How original! And the GOP trolls and shills try to sell this manure to the public. America, don't be suckers!

Posted by: Black and Bitter Like Coffee | September 10, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cheney used the same analogy to criticize Senator Kerry during the last election. More recently Senator McCain used it to criticize Senator Clinton. Now the Republicans are whining about Senator Obama's usage and misinterpreting it. Amazing, but not surprising.

Posted by: Tom Zimmerman | September 10, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

CINDY MCAIN WORE $300,000 EARINGS FOR THE CONVENTION AND THEY RELATE BETTER TO AVERAGE EVERYDAY PEOPLE. MCSAME WEARS $600 SHOES AND HE RELATES BETTER TO SMALLTOWN FOLKS. THEY DON'T RUN WITH THE WASHINGTON HERD? THEY OWN 7 HOMES AND CARRIBOU_BARBIE WORKS FROM HOME AND BILLS THE STATE FOR $67,000 TO SHUTTLE LITTLE TRIG, BRISTAL TO SCHOOL ON GOVT'S DIME AND THEY CONNECT WITH THE LITTLE GUY. THEY CALLED OBAMA ELITIST AND UPIDTY? WOW GIVE ME A BREAK. OBAMA GOT HIS CREDIT CARD DECLINED AT THE 2000 DEM. CONV. AND WENT HOME EARLY. NOW THIS IS THE BIGGEST JEDI MIND TRICK EVER.

Posted by: 300,000 | September 10, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

To jschul1 - I really question the "non-partisan" label of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). Their donors include Exxon, Philip Morris, Merrill Lynch, had ties to Jack Abramoff, and Alan Keyes was once president of the organization. I really have to question their numbers & what they base it on, especially with giving McCain a 100 rating. Like the other GOP nonsense: I'm not buying it.

Posted by: aejenkins1 | September 10, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Watch as McCain's YouTube problem became his nightmare in the video that received over 4 million views.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Mcain/Palin does not equal change. My Pit Bull in a cute little pink knitted sweater is still a Pit Bull and not a poodle. As my granny would say, "a pig in lipstick is still a pig", which means no change.

Posted by: Shu | September 10, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

jschul1:
"John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded."


That's very nice, that. Now, perhaps you can explain why Illinois contributes more money than it receives in any federal programs, while Alaska ranks, year after year, in the top 6 recipients in the Union of the exact "earmark spending" McCain is decrying.

Perhaps you can compare the impact on the budget of all federal earmarks by everyone combined in one year versus what is spent in military operations in Iraq.

Perhaps you can give us reasons to trust the fiscal responsibility of the party that has carried some of the largest deficits in history, EVERY SINGLE TIME they are elected to become the dominant party in the last 40 years?

No. If you want to convince me that you are "fiscally conservative," you have to show me. The Republican Party has failed every time they are given the chance, and it's disgusting that you still believe them.

Another fun fact: Traditionally "Red" states receive more taxpayer money, by far, on average than do traditionally "blue" states, while those "blue" states pay for it.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Get real. | September 10, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

What is it about Sarah Palin that has gotten the liberal media’s knickers in a twist? Why are they criticizing, even mocking, everything from her hair to her faith?

She is exactly what the feminists claim to want and admire in women: strong, self-assured, a working mom, a political leader. But wait, she is a conservative Republican and because of that they hate her for displaying all of the aforementioned characteristics.

They are appalled that she would keep a Down Syndrome child when she could have aborted him. They are outraged when she speaks of God as if she knows Him, when their only acquaintance with the name is as a curse word, followed by “damn.” They are even disgusted that she has five children, as they think one (or maybe two) is enough.

Sarah Palin is to the left what sunlight is to a vampire. Her high heels have knocked them back on the heels of their comfortable shoes.

Posted by: DCMOM | September 10, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

TedK wrote: Do they think slightly more than half of Americans are fellow idiots?
-------------------------------------------Not only does McSame and the hockey mom think half of Americans are fools, if you look at some of the blog for these two, you will see they may be correct!
Obama '08

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

WOW! Soooo many "The Inappopriate Obamas" gaffes and "Barack Bloopers" to pick from, where to go next????

YET MORE BARACK BLOOPERs OF THE TYPE: MUSLIM
WHAT IS MY RELIGION?
AND WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?

Obama, who is known for always speaking very precisely (it's his gift) makes a lot of bloopers about being Muslim and/or he has difficulty talking coherently about his faith

:: OBAMA: "MY MUSLIM FAITH" ::

In an interview of Obama on September 7, George Stephanopolous asked Obama about his accusations that the McCain campaign are going to accuse him of being Muslim. Obama goes into a 2 minute answer that includes the blooper "my Muslim faith".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUYHFlGb2Ng&feature=iv

At minute 1:34 Stephanopolous asks Obama about why he makes accusations that the McCain campaign is going to accuse him of being Muslim, when the McCain has condemned people making those accusations.

At minute 2:49 Obama says: "You're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith."

George Stephanopolous steps in and corrects him to say "Christian faith" and then Obama agrees and says "Christian faith". But then what Obama was going to say doesn't make sense anymore because for what he was saying to make sense, he'd have to say, instead, "You're absolutely right that John McCain has not accused me of being Muslim."

Obama then becomes confused and has to spend the next 15 seconds recovering from that and get back on making his point.

:: OBAMA THINKS THE U.S. HAS "57 STATES" ::

America has 50 states, while the Nation of Islam has 57 states. But you can watch Obama's statement that he's visited "57 states". This is no joke, he really said this. Just Google "Obama 57 states" & you can see the news coverage after he said it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

What American would forget that? And why would he pick the number "57" out of the air? This was no quick slip, he pauses & thinks about it!

Everyone knows that the U.S. has 50 states. But there is a union that has 57 states in it: the union of Islamic states has 57 members. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is an international organization with a permanent delegation to the United Nations. It has 57 Islamic member states, from the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkan, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America.

:: TOO-LONG, BABBLING ANSWER ABOUT JESUS THAT HAS NO POINT ::

You can also watch Barack Obama's too-long, uncomfortable, increasingly lame response to the question about what Jesus means to him. He starts out okay, but then gets really lost and stops making sense until he ends up claiming that Jesus makes him try new things like running for President

http://www.youtube.com/v/gHtAWPjzvyk&rel=0&color1=11645361&color2=13619151&fs=1

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I guess the Republican supporters are now undergoing what us Hillary supporters had to endure for so long. Perhaps you will do better. You have your talk shows and your blogger, etc. We had no one on our side.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If the Republicans would get as upset about the economy, health care, education, the war in Iraq, and the loss of respect of America throughout the world among other things, as they allegedly are about this 'issue' they might actually get some where in this race.

Posted by: hc74nh | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If the Republicans would get as upset about the economy, health care, education, the war in Iraq, and the loss of respect of America throughout the world among other things, as they allegedly are about this 'issue' they might actually get some where in this race.

Posted by: ed | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

If the candidates were retail stores, and each one had a line of people winding out of the front door, I'd pay attention to the people coming out of each store.

Seriously, take a look. Obama is not where you want to shop.

Posted by: Uh, Totally! | September 10, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

In the future, historians will strain mightily to figure out what discourses about pigs and lipstick have to do with the obvious overpopulation and energy dependence which caused the Crash. They will not understand, and frankly I don't either.

Posted by: Jumper | September 10, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

It is lipstick on a politician - sorry pigs.

Posted by: ratl | September 10, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

IronComments

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Posted by: Sue | September 10, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

SPIN SPIN SPIN SPIN
NO SUBSTANCE SUBSTANCE SUBSTANCE


Will we let them get away with it?

NO NO NO

THIS IS NOT ABOUT PERSONALITIES OR POLITICAL PARTIES

WE THE PEOPLE

Posted by: Hubba Bubba | September 10, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

UNBELIEVABLE. ACCUSING SARAH PALIN OF FAKING HER PREGNANCY, BRISTOL PALIN OF SORDID UPBRINGING THAT CAUSED UNWED PREGNANCY, AND NOW THIS. WHAT KIND OF LOWDOWN FILTH ARE OBAMA AND HIS CAMPAIGN? I COULD SPIT ON THEM FROM HERE TO ETERNITY AND STILL HAVE ENOUGH SPIT LEFT TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT COKE-SNORTING, GOD-DAMN-AMERICA-PASTOR-LOVING, SMALL-TOWN HATING, HILLARY-BASHING, NAME-CALLING, FINGER-FLIPPING, HARVARD-PREENING, KENNEDY-SUCKING, PSEUDO-CHANGE-SELLING, EMPTY-SPEECH-MAKING PIED SNOBAMA PIPER, HAS FALLEN TO THIS DEPTH OF SEWAGE. OBAMA AND HIS CAMPAIGN AIDES ARE WORSE THAN INSECTS SUFFERING FROM LEPROSY.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama pushed women off the bus with his comments and ran over them. Guess this is why he didn't choose Hillary.

Posted by: Gypsy | September 10, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

kschul1...

You do know of course that your Marxist voted for Oil Co. subsidies....McCain voted against them.

But, then since you are a full fledged cult member your mind has been forever numbed and would have no time for facts.

Get a life.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama insulted and demeaned Hillary in the same way and the media did nothing about him. Media built this monster.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Way to hit back hard, Barack. The McCain campaign is desperately trying to distract from the issues, because they LOSE on the issues.

Don't let up, don't give in. The GOP dirty tricks will not win this time.

Posted by: Nancy G. | September 10, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

LOW-CLASS CLUELESS GAFFES FROM THE "INAPPROPRIATE OBAMAS"


McCain adding Sarah Palin to his ticket: “Lipstick on a pig” & "it smells like an old fish"

Dismissing Hillary w/3 am cell phone text message announcing Biden

For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country

America, my grandmother is a "Typical White Person"

Small town America: bitter and cling to religion and guns and antipathy toward people not like themselves

Surge was not a success (we lost the war)

Having an opinion about when a baby acquires rights: above my pay grade says "Constitutional Law Lecturer" Obama

On Iran: a tiny country that cannot hurt us

Behold the Obama Presidential Seal on my podium

I'll stop poverty, still rising seas, heal planet, redeem America from its ignorance

The Republicans are going to tell you not to vote for me because I don't look like the presidents on the dollar bills

The Republicans are going to tell you that I'm a Muslim

Americans: cynical, lazy, slobs, downright mean

Germans, I apologize for America

** Oh yeah, let's put these two in the White House as our Head-of-State and First Lady! **

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

When Bill Clinton called Obama's Iraq war stand "a fairy tale", he was widely viewed (by your newspaper too) as being racist. He was not given the benefit of doubt when he deserved one. Let's look at the context here:

1. Palin had used a very well received lipstick analogy to describe herself as a fighter. It is widely repeated and talked about.

2. Obama is known to be almost surgical in his usage of words. He is very careful and cautious. A thoughtful man. Just a coincidence - give me a break while you are giving him the benefit of doubt.

3. The crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers just as soon as he said it. Why should they get so delirious if this is not radioactive humor? Yes, the crowd knows what is going on.

McCain used this phrase when talking about Hillary's healthcare plan. Obama basically called Palin a pig in the same way he mocked and insulted Hillary many times but got away because the media is not discouraging him from it. This is a disgrace.

Look at Obama's statement:

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

Heck, if I were being honest, the guy is clearly saying Old Fish/Pig '08.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama pushed women off the bus with his comments. Guess this is why he didn't choose Hillary.

Posted by: Jeff | September 10, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Whats the problem here?
49 % of the people feel that Palin is some sort of dog with lipstick right!

I beg to differ with Senator Obama
I truly believe that
51 % of the people feel that she is a pig
with lipstick!
Sorry Senator Obama!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

"political observer" said at 1:50 : "The comment standing alone is degrading to women. All women. It sounds like a comment that men would make in a locker room referring to a women who was not desirable."

Apparently you are as ignorant or as disinguous as the McCain campaign. The phrase comes from the financial industry and Wall Street (you know, the place where Sen. Obama worked after graduating come college - unlike Sen. McCain, he hasn't fed at the public trough or his second wife's inherited largesse all his life) to refer to a really unattractive stock or other investment that you're trying to move. "Put some lipstick on that pig. Make it sound good, and get some suckers to buy it."

Posted by: dc-native | September 10, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Every Rep/Con on this board is a fool read the facts..... Obama/Biden 08!!!!!

John McCain offers no better economic policy than Bush's failed policy of screwing working class Americans while giving the very wealthy and the big oil companies massive tax breaks. This is the economic policy that has given us TWO recessions with hardly any recovery in between. John McCain has vowed to continue these failed economic policies. I ask you, are you better off than you were 8 years ago? Me neither. America cannot afford 4 more years of failed Bush economics under McCain.

Then let's look at his voting record:

John McCain is anti-Veteran: ironically, McCain is not well liked by veterans groups, receiving a D rating from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a zero rating from The Retired Enlisted Association and in 2005 and 2006 he received 25% or below from the Disabled American Veterans.

John McCain is an anti-choice extremist: John McCain has been one of the most anti-choice Senators, receiving zero ratings from Planned Parenthood and NARAL.

John McCain is anti-farmer: McCain received 25% or lower from the National Farmers Union.

John McCain is weak on civil liberties: McCain rates from 0 to 33% from the American Civil Liberties Union.

John McCain is anti-civil rights: John McCain consistently receives less than 25% from the NAACP and less than 20% from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

John McCain is consistently anti-labor: He receives abyssmal to at best mediocre ratings from just about every union I could find.

About the only areas where McCain doesn't seem to be substantially in lock step with the corrupt and failed policies of the Bush administration are gun issues and the environment. He is merely mediocre on environmental issues rather than abyssmal, and somehow McCain manages to get low ratings from BOTH pro-gun groups like the NRA and from gun control groups like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. I guess his stand on guns satisfies no one.

John McCain offers America nothing but four more years of failed Bush policies. And yet he is the best the Republicans have to offer? It is no wonder that voter turnout for the Republican primaries has been at a record low while turnout for the Democratic primaries has been at a record high. Americans do NOT want more Bush policies, but that is all the Republicans have to offer.

Posted by: kschul1 | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, name-calling, finger-flipping, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Most Muslims shy away from pork. But apparently not in case of the Socialist Obama.

He loves Pork. $1 BILLION in PORK spending. How Much? ONE BILLION!!

Wow, that is a huge plate of pulled PORK!

Obama and Biden are first class blue plate PORKERS. Huge pot belly PIGS!!


Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

What is this, freaking high school?!?!

It's obvious that the "pig" Obama was talking about was Republican policies, not Ms. Palin.

What I'd like to know is why the media under-reports Palin's gaffes? Apparently the young lady doesn't know what Freddie Mac "really" "does" "with" "taxpayer" "money"???

just google "Palin Freddie Mac gaffe" and get the story the MSM and the GOP don't want you to know.

Posted by: tony the pitiful copywriter | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

You all are crazy. McCain said the same thing when talking about Hillary's healthcare plane. He said the exact same thing.

Obama also said you can wrap a fish and it's still a fish. So I guess he was calling Palin a fish, as well.

Everything Obama says they will call it sexist. Palin's been gov for less than two years. Oh, that's sexist.

Palin fired a librarian who wouldn't ban books, but then had to rehire that librarian over protests from the town. Oh, that's sexist.

We have soldiers dying overseas. An economy in shambles. People losing their homes. Gas is 4 bucks a gallon. And McCain has no answers so they talk about earmarks and lipstick.

Are you voters really that stupid to make the same mistakes you made in 2000 and 2004.

Apparently so.

Posted by: edzo1 | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

You realize of course this leads many people to understand why the dumbell didn't want to put Hillary and her 18,000,000 supporters on his ticket.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

the reassuring part of all this is that the left wing hysteria portrayed here is but a small minority of America. Yes, they have the big sagging old media outlets, so it appears as though they are the majority - but the ballot box is going to show just how weak and insipid they really are.

The looney left, who are obmam's biggest hope, always have been and always will be the anklebiters of America. We need to tolerate them because it is a democracy, but we don't have to take them seriously.

So, keep on with the racism, the misogynistic remarks - you are screeching yourself into even more irrelevance.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA'S MACACA MOMENT !!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

She said she was against the bridge to nowhere, but she took the money anyway. She spent nights in her own house, but billed the state for per diem expenses. She says she fired her chef, but she still gets meals from the state anyway. Let's face it; she's kind of a pig.

Posted by: codexjust1 | September 10, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I guess 20 years worshipping in the pews of Trinity Church is enough to wring whatever class he learned at Harvard out of him.

He & Michelle talk like they went to college at Rev. Wright university, complete with his disrespect for white women. Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use "lipstick on a pig" to refer to PEOPLE. Ugh. The South Side Chicago comes out in those two all too often.

What kind of social memes on the treatment of women would the Obamas get familiar with from 20 years of listening to Rev. Wright?

REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT ON HILLARY cLINTON: SHE AIN'T NEVER BEEN CALLED A NIGGA (LIKE ONE OF OURS?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ-3VG3ush0&feature=related

TOP 20 REV. WRIGHT COMMENTS YOU NEVER SAW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3wh2XT4e8M&feature=related

20 years of social programming and spiritual worship in the activist preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church is enough to deprogram the class out of people who did go to a good college.

Do we need the inappropriate, misogynist-South-Side-Chicago-culture Obamas in the White House as President & First Lady.

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

This is the kind of stuff that literally depresses your average American citizen. Not only cause this makes front page news but more so that this faux outrage expoused by the right and the slower, knee-jerk reactionary citizenry eats it up.

Posted by: Why? | September 10, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

And this 2008 Presidential election poll says it all. You won't Believe these results!

http://www.votenic.com

Posted by: Brandon | September 10, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

The Fraud Obama is a sitting duck on his lack of experience. Palin field dressed him as if he were a Moose in the headlights.

She is impressive, is an executive, is strong, is real and honest. Conversely, Obama is none of that and as such is very easily exposed.

If the media devoted a fraction of the time "vetting" him as they have her he would be sent back to South Chicago to renew his career as a Street Punk Activist.

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

welcome_to_reality I will glady drink the obama kool aid instead of the crack laced kool aid you have to be drinking to vote for McCain. I'll take a canidate who has a sound economic plan over a canidate who "doesn't get economics" which is painfully obvious. I know Brad Delong (Berkley economist) and several other well respected economists applaud Obama's plan and look in disgust at what McCain is continuing. Whatever happened to the fiscally responsible republicans?

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama I'm not going to the back of the bus.

Posted by: Carla | September 10, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

John McSame picked an ethics challenged creationist cheerleader (Palin) as his running-mate and now Palin won't talk to the press (and we all know why) yet she gets up and makes some dumbass speech everyday where she's calling out Democrats, Obama, Biden etc....and the freaking corporate media runs with it?!?!

Where the hell does she get off calling out ANYONE when she's to damn afraid of having to go off script (Charlie Gibson?...pleeeease) and answer some questions from the media? And there are a LOT of questions she needs to answer to...

I know in these tough economic times it's sometimes hard to remember how many houses you own but C'mon Corporate Media, Do Your Damn Job For Once!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
.

Posted by: Olivia Welsh | September 10, 2008 2:02 PM | Report abuse

That line is hilarious considering it was said by the biggest hypocritical phony on the planet. He should start bringing up Palin's experience again. That was a brilliant move as Palin has more executive experience than Barry. At least when he loses he can be a stand up comic.

Posted by: Jack Straw | September 10, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Neither Party seems to grasp the difference between acknowleging "elites" and decrying "elitism" and/or "elitists". No swimmer or Olympic fan would describe Michael Phelps as "elite" and intend it as a criticism.

In the field of journalism,for example, New York Times reporters are indeed elite. That doesn't make them elitist per se.

Posted by: patvmurph | September 10, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

...as far as I know, Mr. Obama has never called his wife a trollop or the C word in front of people....I believe the 26 year veteran of the senator from Arizona who dumped his first wife for a richer, younger model has. Who's sexist here?

Posted by: Mpeach1 | September 10, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's ASSUME for the moment that Obama's description of McCain adding Palin to his ticket is putting "lipstick on a pig" & that it "smells like a fish". The fact that Obama wouldn't know how offensive that is (even if he was totally clueless about Sarah Palin's famous "pit bull in lipstick" tagline), is UNACCEPTABLE.

Anyone who went to a good college should know you don't use phrases like "lipstick on a pig" or "smells like a fish" to refer to PEOPLE (or a pair of people, which is what the McCain ticket is). And any man with any class certainly wouldn't refer to a woman that way. It's only the trashy, ghetto or ignorant Obama supporters who don't realize this is either a sleazy sexist slur or a low-class gaffe.

Obama isn't running to be director of the local pool hall.

He's running for president and to make his wife first lady.

This stuff may seem funny, or only slightly over the line to you, but for a head-of-state it's like putting a foul-mouthed, South Side Chicago Richard Nixon in the White House.

What is acceptable but off-color bi*ch-slapping humor to SOME middle class people is totally inappropriate for the social class that a president & his first lady.

You people probably still don't realize what's wrong with Michelle Obama going around publicly saying Americans are slobs and cynics.

Barack & Michelle Obama's trashy gaffes are too much. They continue to be so inappropriate for the class of society they pretend they're comfortable with.

If heads of state don't understand the import of their words and don't know how to behave with verbal decency, that's a bad thing.

What if some ghetto-trash talking president created some gaffe at a summit meeting with a world leader like the former Muslim Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto?

Even if Obama doesn't have enough class to know you don't use phrases like that for applying to PEOPLE, pigs are symbols of unclean, despicable things in the Muslim religion.

What was he thinking?

The Obamas -- both of them -- are so inappropriate!

Posted by: AsperGirl | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Would a certain pig also wear $300,000 earrings like Cindy McCain?

Hey, if you can work it!

(Not)

Posted by: Pork | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Neither Party seems to grasp the difference between acknowleging "elites" and decrying "elitism" and/or "elitists". No swimmer or Olympic fan would describe Michael Phelps as "elite" and intend it as a criticism.

In the field of journalism,for example, New York Times reporters are indeed elite. That doesn't make them elitist per se.

Posted by: patvmurph | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign is getting stronger and stronger...Rachel...Obama does not mimic...stop hating and get on the "black wagon"...confess - yall love our men!!!

Posted by: paula | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama you done me wrong. What happened to the clean campaign you were going to run. What happened to not going negative. How dare you refer to Palin as a pig, and it's exactly what you did. You could have had a vialable V.P. candidate but instead you chose the status quo Washington insider. Would I vote for you now... no way, no how.

Posted by: Maria | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't ya know, FOX has a new poll. Are UNDECIDED voters this stupid?

A substantial shift in the vote preference among independents has given John McCain a slim lead over Barack Obama after the Republican convention. Independents now break for McCain by 15 percentage points (46 percent to 31 percent) in a FOX News poll released Wednesday.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Everyone knows about the erroneous facts about Palin's Bridge to nowhere (which she was FOR) and that she did not sell the Governor's jet on ebay.....I have found almost everything she said at the GOP convention and now exactly the same on the stump....even with some elevated stretches to enhance these half truths.
I am not hearing anything about a few other bold applause lines for example:

she said she layed of her cook...FACT CHECK..they just changed her title...the hired cook still cooks for the family.

Champion for families with special needs.
FACT CHECK..she cut special needs in Alaska 60% during her 'brief' tenure as Governor.

Against the oil companies? Check her envirnoment policies: against protecting polar bears, ice seals and salmon streams...does not think humans/emissions have anything to do with Global Warming and the melting/open waters in the Polar Ice caps.passing bills to be able to shoot wolves from helicopters......who is she getting her research/information from?
Drill, Drill, Drill...that's who.They are all on the Bush/Cheney playbook. What do you think will change? Only the names and the faces with the GOP...in fact McCain/Palin are scarier.
McCain knows nothing about the economy and they both are trigger happy. That will solve a lot of our woes!!


Posted by: kathleen | September 10, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama's retort to all this pig nonsense:

"Yesterday I talked to a group of voters about how the McCain campaign is trying to call their continuation of just about every single Bush-Cheney policy of the last eight years 'change.' In doing so, I used a common, hundred-year-old phrase that we all understand: You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Now the McCain campaign demands that I apologize for saying this. Everyone, it seems, wants to hear my answer. Here it is: NO."

(Source: AndrewSullivan.com)

Posted by: Terry Carroll | September 10, 2008 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Good god the gop is pathetic. I hope they kep trumpeting this meme. There are plenty of videos and other reports of Mayor McCheese referring Sen Clinton's policies with the *exact same phrase* but they're going to say it's not the same.

Please, please, please -- keep it up. The faux outrage is great. Somehow it's horribly sexist (as defined by those well know champions of womens' rights, the gop) when Obama uses the phrase but it's a-okay when McCain uses it???

They still keep forgetting about video archives. Gramps admits he doesn't even know how to use a computer and that email scares him. Palin repeats the same lie to nowhere (badly and verbatim) despite video of her stating the opposite. And they want to lead us in the new century??

Posted by: jjchicago | September 10, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Palin referred to herself as a pit bull in order to say that she's tough. And Obama referred to her as pig with lipstick to say that the Republicans are not fooling anyone; that Palin actually has very little relevant experience. It's that simple.

To anyone who voted for Bush in the last election...

Please consider that maybe, just maybe, you made a mistake. I say this based on where we are now (record deficit) versus eight years ago (record surplus). Please, for the sake of our country, do not repeat this mistake in November.

Posted by: Brian S. | September 10, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Every Dem/Lib on this board is a fool read the facts.....McCain/Palin 08!!!!!


John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain is making a mountain out of a molehill. McCain is creating a distraction - TO make people forget about his unpopular party. McCain will say anything to distract the voters from the real issues. And that's the truth. McCain ISN'T talking about our dead soldiers over in Iraq. Over 4,100 US soldiers have died in Iraq. McCain ISN'T talking about our failing economy. McCain ISN'T talking about how he voted like Bush 90% of the time. Instead, McCain is making distractions to cover up his unpopular party. I believe the voters are smarter than he assumes. So let's help Senator Obama win this election. Obama has called out Bush and McCain on their ridiculous issues - so let's help the right person - Obama. Visit his website - http://www.BarackObama.com - to help with the election. You can sign up to volunteer or make a donation. Everyone can do something. You can donate as much, or as little time/money as you want. We can't afford another 4 years of Bush's failed policies. McCain promises to keep up Bush's failed policies and that's not good for America.

Posted by: Allen | September 10, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Obama is a jive, street activist, empty suit that has NO credibility. He is a fraud.

Posted by: Jill | September 10, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who believes--on cue from a political campaign, no less--that Sen. Obama was calling Palin a pig, or otherwise becomes "outraged" on demand by nonsense such as this--by EITHER party or candidate--is being willfully dishonest with both themselves and everyone around them for the mere sake of political party, and I don't appreciate the damage you're doing to my country.

I'm sorry Senator McCain has decided that this election cannot be about issues, as his campaign has stated, and I don't appreciate the damage that does to my country.

I am nauseated that the news media takes stories like this and runs with them, rather than fact-checking claims made by campaigns or outlining what each plans to do, and I really, really don't appreciate the damage it's doing to my country.

Posted by: Ridiculous | September 10, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Frankly, the McCain/Palin Republicans are coming off as idiots when they --
1. try to show off McCain as a courageous former POW and then call the reporters about an old phrase.
2. say that the election will be basen on personalities and not issues. (In other words, by their own claim, having a "hottie"--albeit a huntress--as VP candidate will help garner votes).

Do they think slightly more than half of Americans are fellow idiots?

Posted by: TedK1 | September 10, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

John McCain is a “hero” to U.S. taxpayers for his lifetime record of resisting earmarks, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden are “hostile” and “unfriendly,” a government spending watchdog group has concluded.

In its new report, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste gave the Republican presidential nominee a 100 percent rating for his votes in the Senate last year, and a lifetime score of 88 percent.

By comparison, the nonpartisan, nonprofit group, which is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, assigned Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, 10 percent last year and a lifetime score of 18 percent. Biden, Obama’s running mate, scored 0 percent last year and an overall score of 22 percent.

Higher scores mean stronger resistance to federal earmarks. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate, was not included because the ratings evaluate only members of Congress.

“In spite of a growing recognition that earmarks are a problem, Congress still spends more than is necessary,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a written statement. “Taxpayers would be wise to hang onto their wallets and demand that Congress refocus its priorities and cut wasteful spending.”

The group has analyzed roll call votes since 1991 to distinguish members of Congress whom it describes as taxpayer advocates from those it says favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending. In the last year, the group rated 100 House votes and 35 Senate votes.

McCain scored 100 percent, but he failed to earn the Taxpayer Super Hero Award because he was present for only 11 of the 35 Senate votes.

Members of Congress are considered “superheroes” if they score a 100 percent rating; “heroes” earn between 80 and 99 percent; “friendly” members score between 60 and 79 percent; “lukewarm” lawmakers get between 40 and 59 percent; “unfriendly” members score between 20 and 39 percent, and “hostile” representatives and senators are measured between 0 and 19 percent.

Three GOP congressman — Reps. Jeff Flake of Arizona, Jeb Hensarling of Texas and James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin all earned superhero status.

The rankings were based on several tax-related and spending bills. Obama and Biden scored low for voting against banning the use of earmarks for a spending bill on bicycle paths or trails (McCain did not vote); and against extending Bush’s tax cuts while McCain voted in favor of it.

Obama voted against prohibiting Congress from borrowing from the Social Security Trust Fund to finance other government programs (Biden and McCain did not vote). Obama and Biden voted against barring non-defense earmarks in spending bills for ongoing combat operations while McCain voted in favor of it.

Posted by: jschul1 | September 10, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama '08.

Posted by: abc | September 10, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Hey.. like the old saying goes about the duck... Mr. Obamba talked about the old duck,....

Posted by: robinhood | September 10, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

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Breaking News : Pigs have revolted saying their pig-pride offended by Obama comments.
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Posted by: Pigs | September 10, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA INJECTS MUSLIM THEMED SLUR "LIPSTICK ON A PIG"

Posted by: JaxMax | September 10, 2008 1:47 PM

The phrase "putting lipstick on a pig" is an American colloquialism that means, "making the unattractive superficially attractive," with overtones of futility or of a lost cause.

While the Republicans get their panties in a wad, they still continue to infer Obama is a terrorist.

Obviously JaxMax is mentally handicapped and thinks he can only throw insults.

Or he is just a Republican.

"DO AS WE SAY!! NOT AS WE DO!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

With 8 more years of McBush, our kids will all be working for Chinese bosses. People are so stupid, it is really unbelievable. Wars financed by the Chinese. Wars that fundamentalist Palin says are "God's will." How the bleep is this any different from the Muslim Holy Wars? Answer: it's not. Anytime politicians justify their actions as directed by God, the American people should be alarmed. Instead, they're charmed and fall for the snake oil once again. We really are a country of eejits.

Posted by: trace1 | September 10, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter."

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Amen.

Posted by: abc | September 10, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I think the really offensive part was that Obama called McCain an old fish! Didn't his parents teach him not to make fun of really old people? You're supposed to treat the elderly with respect. SHAME ON YOU OBAMA, SHAME!!!

(new discussion topic: What kind of fish would you be?)

Posted by: Jeremy | September 10, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Senator, you were clearly directing your comments at Gov. Palin. You said you were going to take the higher ground, instead it's you who's spouting mud. You're just another politician who would say anything to get my vote. You confirmed your beliefs and attitudes about women when you didn't choose Sen. Clinton as your running mate, but I didn't want to see it. Well, today, I see it. I don't like it. You're not about change. You tried to push women to the back of the bus with your comments. It won't mean anything to you, but you lost my vote.

Posted by: Kira | September 10, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama's a whiny little @#&%$ the media can not longer get a way with giving him a free pass. If he can't take the media how in the hell will he deal with Iran, Russia, terrorism, economy one could go on and on. This half term Senator is over his head and the DNC is to blame. They could not simply find a qualified experience candidate they just hand to go with a gimmick.

Posted by: stknox | September 10, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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McCain Palin owe an apology to American people for
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1. Supporting a deceitful, criminal, propogandist war that brought ruin to USA.
2. Insulting average American by claiming people who make 1-2-3-4 million dollars a year are middle-class.
3. Lying repeatedly and everywhere -- about BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.
4. Lying that Palin sold the plane on e-bay.
5. Running a vicious, lie-ful campaign
6. Insulting pit-bulls.

Posted by: Bob | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

If Sen. McCain is so righteously indignant about this, he should apologize to Sen. Clinton for saying last year that her health care plan was like putting lipstick on a pig.

While he's at it, Sen. McCain should also apologize to Chelsea Clinton, Janet Reno, and both of his wives, all of whom have suffered much worse indignities courtesy of Mr. Straight Talk.

If we don't hear from Sen. McCain, let's assume that this was a political ploy the McCain campaign used -- effectively -- to distract the media from the "Bridge to Nowhere" fiasco.

Posted by: JohnD | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

John "Maverick" McCain. The guy that puts country first by voting against health care for our troops, and their needs.

August 2001: McCain voted against increasing the amount available for medical care for veterans by $650,000,000.

April 2003: McCain urged other Senate members to table a vote (which never passed) to provide more than $1 billion for National Guard and Reserve equipment in Iraq related to a shortage of helmets, tents, bullet-proof inserts, and tactical vests.

October 2003: McCain voted to table an amendment by Senator Dodd that called for an additional $322,000,000 for safety equipment for United States forces in Iraq and to reduce the amount provided for reconstruction in Iraq by $322,000,000.

March 2004: McCain once again voted for abusive tax loopholes over veterans when he voted against creating a reserve fund to allow for an increase in Veterans' medical care by $1.8 billion by eliminating abusive tax loopholes. Jeez, McCain really loves those tax loopholes for corporations, since he voted for them over our veterans' needs

March 2006: McCain voted against increasing Veterans medical services funding by $1.5 billion in FY 2007 to be paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes

April 2006: McCain was one of only 13 Senators to vote against $430,000,000 for the Department of Veteran Affairs for Medical Services for outpatient care and treatment for veterans.

May 2006: McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities

September 2007: McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments. At the time, nearly 65% of people polled in a CNN poll indicted that "things are going either moderately badly or very badly in Iraq.

So there it is. John McCain is yet another republican former military veteran who likes to talk a big game when it comes to having the support of the military. Yet, time and time again, he has gone out of his way to vote against the needs of those who are serving in our military. If he can’t even see his way to actually doing what the troops want, or what the veterans need, and he doesn’t have the support of veterans, then how can he be a credible commander in chief?

Posted by: HemiHead | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain is losing respect among those who think. He used the very same words when talking about Hillary's education policy proposals. Now he is offended when Obama criticizes his, not Palin's, policy proposals. Are the American people really that naive? As to the media, they are bored with substance and want to start a fight to keep themselves entertained. The problem is that even if McCain wins the election he is damaging his credibility to govern. This is the same problem Bush has now. He pursues a scorched earth campaign that so polarizes the country that the real issues that need to be addressed can not move due to gridlock. Does McCain care? Apparently not.

Posted by: cdgainesville | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

NO WAY
NO HOW
NO MCDIAPERS
NO MOOSEHUNTING
NO HOCKEY MOM
NO SNOWMOHILLBILLY
NO PREGO UNDER AGE DRINKING
NO SHOTGUN WEDDING HAVIN
NO MCSAME
NO WANNABE PITBULL
NO LYING SCHRILLING LITTLE BARRACUADAS
NO HAVIN IT BOTH WAYS
NO FAKE REFORMING
NO FAKE CHANGE AGENTS
NO LIPSTICK PIG INSULTING
NO NON QUALIFIED CROWNIES
ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!

NOT THIS TIME, NOT THIS YEAR!
OBAMA 08"

Posted by: UPDATE ON MOOSE ALERT | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Actually I think Obama might have been "borrowing" the phrase from John McCain...he used it first in reference to Hillary Clinton...I am assuming he didn't think it was terribly offensive when he used the phrase himself. That would make it McCain double-speak rather than straight-talk, wouldn't it?

Posted by: mcamele | September 10, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

The comment standing alone is degrading to women. All women. It sounds like a comment that men would make in a locker room referring to a women who was not desirable. It does not belong in the political arena and may give you some insight as to how Obama views women. Hence, HRC is not on his ticket.

Posted by: political obeserver | September 10, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

The man's a lawyer and a skilled speaker. He understands allusive language. Common comment maybe, but as is so often the case timing and context are everything. Even so, if it was inadvertent, a man of character would say he was sorry for "unintended innuendo" and the hurt it has caused.

Posted by: Redford | September 10, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

So "a pot calling the kettle black"... does that mean the pot is RACIST?

Watch what you attack, McCain, it makes you look bad. Now buck up and break a leg out there!

(ahhh he wants McCain to break his leg, he's older and more frail, what callousness!)

Posted by: Rockvillian | September 10, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Shanda,
FYI, Sorry the quote was not spontaneous. It's a written speech.

Posted by: getaclue | September 10, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Obama got it right: McCain's policies are Bush's failed policies - the same pig. Now if mcCain wants Palin to be the pig, go ahead, pin the PIG ON PALIN.

Posted by: M. Stratas | September 10, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Why do lying Republicans HATE the Constitution and the American Way?

Why are Republicans traitors to the U.S.?

Posted by: KEVIN SCHMIDT | September 10, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

What has America become?

A nation of babies and more babies. A President at a Major University has more experience dealing with people than Palin.

SHE WAS CHOSEN FOR THE SOLE FACT SHE IS A WOMAN. PERIOD. NOTHING ELSE. AN ENTIRE SEGMENT OF THE POPULATION ACTUALLY IS FALLING FOR IT!!!

Get ready for 4 more years of this crap.
I dont want to hear from any Republicans a year from now when gas is up to $5.50 a gallon an we open another front in Iran. When your children go off to fight and never return, dont blame the Democrats, although you and I know you will.

So Go McCain. All Republicans should be required to enlist all of their children in the Army or Marines. Then this petty crap of lipstick will fall to the way side and you can worry about your family dying for a warmonger and his party.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

McCain has used the line himself, and he's called Obama much worse things than a pig. Manufactured outrage and complaints about the media may win a few votes for McCain and Palin, but most folks will see them for the hypocrites they are.

Posted by: harrisco | September 10, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Even if he was referring to Palin, I thought she was McCain's barracuda, his pit bull. She came out swinging at the convention didn't she. Now it turns out this shrinking violet McCain's kid sister.

Obama should have some fun with this: If they don't like lipstick on a pig, how about new ham, old sandwich; new singer, same tune; same story different face; new dog, but same old tricks. Come on!!!! Don't get put on the defense!!

Posted by: Les | September 10, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

lipstick on a pig -- the new set of swift boat lies and distractions.

as an ex-hillary democrat who wholeheartedly supports obama/biden i will say that ex-hillary democrats who are foolish enough to support mcain/palin because, 25 years after the democrats did, the gop finally puts a woman on the ticket, will undoubtedly regret it if mcsame and lipstick get into office. they will gut womens rights, continue the economic and environmental debacles, continue the assault on civil liberties, and continue fighting losing wars thus undermining our leadership position in the world as bush/cheney have. but hey if that's what you want, just don't complain when that's what you get.

Posted by: allyourbasearebelongtous | September 10, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA INJECTS MUSLIM THEMED SLUR "LIPSTICK ON A PIG"

Obama's lipstick on a pig comment--documented on his teleprompter-- is much more than just a sexist slur.

It is a deeeply rooted Muslim slur.

Obama was indoctinated in Muslim theology from birth. His Mother twice married Muslim men, voluntarily embracing their worldview.

Obama was further indoctrinated in Muslim schools.

And ask yourself, If schools can't indoctrinate children with religion, why does the US prohibit religion in our schools?

Obama admitted in a freudian slip on ABC Sunday his "Muslim faith", which the "neutral journalist" quickly correct FOR Obama.

Obama says he is a Christian, but denies he ever listened to his Pastor's sermons etc....

So Gov. Palin is a fundamentalist Christian who Obama, with a strong Muslim indoctrination, compares to a pig--highly disdained in Muslim theology.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 10, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Pigs are noble creatures. Pigs don't lie. Pigs are gentle, loving, intelligent creature. I know pigs. Sarah Palin, you are no pig.

Posted by: TerryOakland | September 10, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

"Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy."

C'mon, tell us what you really feel.

Thanks again for addressing the issues of this years Presidential race instead of base and hateful personal attacks.

Now, what is McCain's tax plan? How does it help me as a struggling laid-off middle-class US citizen?

Posted by: Yes, exactly, Obama | September 10, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

If Caribou Barbie is so offended over a common expression, how is she going to handle Al Qaeda?

If anything, McSame should be apologizing for his latest ad, mischaracterizing Senator Obama's program designed to protect kindergarten-aged children from sexual predators as "sex education for preschoolers". McBush is a liar and an adulterer, and Caribou Barbie is a pathological serial liar, a thief and a cheat. I don't want to hear any more bleating and whining from the Greedy Oil Party.

Posted by: Kimi Welsh | September 10, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

I accuse Bill Clinton of racism, pox on you if you suggest he is not.

I call Hillary likable enough, pox on you if you suggest I am going too far.

I brush my shoulders, flip my finger at Hillary, pox on you if you call me out on that.

Hillary comes by in the senate and I cold-shoulder her and look away, pox on you if you point that out.

I call McCain a stinkin' old fish, that's new politics you can believe in.

I call Sarah palin a pigs, new politics, folks.

Posted by: Obama rules | September 10, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Having grown up on a farm the old sayings is, if a pig looks like a pig, it must be a pig. So if the McBush/Rove crowd think their VP pick is a pig with lip stick, then she must be one. Otherwise, why complain about a comment that was made about the McBush economics plan when nothing was said or mentioned about the republican VP pick.

Posted by: Amurray | September 10, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

what is sexist about that statement. McCain has used it numerous times in the last year and now the McCain campaign is outraged when Obama uses it? Did the republicans trademark all phrases with the word pig in them so that only they may use them.

and this is news? don't get me started.

when the media starts to effect the news, they are no longer just reporting it.

Posted by: Bill J | September 10, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Barack you let me down. You finally let your true colors show. At least the Republicans are willing and open to change. I'm off the fence. No politacally correct apology will erase your spontaneous remarks. You are the pig.

Posted by: Shanda | September 10, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Barack Obama was right, you can put lipstick on a pig, and it will still be a pig.

In November, McCain will find out that all he managed to accomplish was dress up a pig for an Obama Campaign Thanksgiving feast; can you say bring on the pork chops (lol)? Yeah!

Posted by: RealDeal2008 | September 10, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign is attempting to do the right thing—talk about the issues...............

What are the Republicans so very afraid of? Why is it that Palin isn't allowed access to the media? Oh take her picture please.... but don't dare ask her a question.

In her own words, she is a DOG not a PIG.

Posted by: Yakmon | September 10, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

You know what this reminds me of? In ET, Eliot puts out Reese's Pieces so he can lead ET exactly where he wants him to go. This is exactly what the Reps do with the media. We are at war, and they are running front-page articles about lipstick. The Reps will sucker you every time.

Posted by: Annie Joyce | September 10, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Earmarks and pork? Alaska under Sarah Palin in 2007 recieved the most earmarked dollars per capita of any state in the Union.

And to you folks tossing out the Muslim slurs. Good work, you're exactly what Obama is addressing in this artcle. Instead of talking issues and elavating the discourse about the future of our nation you would rather spew hate and vitriol.

Posted by: Factory Worker, Akron Ohio | September 10, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Another attempt by Rove and his lackeys to use the politics of demography and division to divert attention away from the real problems facing the U.S. and the world.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

This is ridiculous,and sadly typical of the hard ball, twisted GOP media tactics. Sarah started lipstick nonsense with that dumb pit bull comment. Now she is whining because Obama uses a common turn of phrase, McCain has used the same phrase according to his own daughter. And this has nothing to do with Muslims, posters who say that are being silly.

Sarah: you better toughen up. If you cannot handle the fray, go back to Alaska.

Posted by: Sandy | September 10, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, name-calling, finger-flipping, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Anyone with more than 5 functioning brain cells knows darn well that lipstick/pig comment was specifically meant for and aimed squarely at Palin. The nice little pause Captain Empty Suit gave immediately after he said it while his Obamabots sneered & cheered only further enforced it. Then again it's easy to understand why you Obamabots don't see it that way since if you all had more than 5 live brain cells you'd see this phony & fraud for what he really is. You all just keep drinking your Kool-Aid & listening to the Pied Piper play his flute as he leads you over the cliff ........

Posted by: welcome_to_reality | September 10, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

When you type in all caps, you know your ship is sinking

Posted by: Lib-tardo the Clown | September 10, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

NO WAY
NO HOW
NO MCDIAPERS
NO MOOSEHUNTING
NO HOCKEY MOM
NO SNOWMOHILLBILLY
NO PREGO UNDER AGE DRINKING
NO SHOTGUN WEDDING HAVIN
NO MCSAME
NO WANNABE PITBULL
NO LYING SCHRILLING LITTLE BARRACUADAS
NO HAVIN IT BOTH WAYS
NO FAKE REFORMING
NO FAKE CHANGE AGENTS
NO LIPSTICK PIG INSULTING
NO NON QUALIFIED CROWNIES
ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!

NOT THIS TIME, NOT THIS YEAR!
OBAMA 08"

Posted by: NO MOOSE | September 10, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse


Obama's lipstick on a pig comment--documented on his teleprompter-- is much more than just a sexist slur.

It is a deeeply rooted Muslim slur.

Obama was indoctinated in Muslim theology from birth.
{blah blah blah}
So Gov. Palin is a fundamentalist Christian who Obama, with a strong Muslim indoctrination, compares to a pig--highly disdained in Muslim theology.

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Again, and I will remind people of this until long after the election is over, this kind of smear tactic comes straight from the Lee Atwater School of Political Slime. You've learned well, grasshopper.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

What's revealing is that this guy Obama doesn't even have the guts to insult with a spine. If you are willing to call someone a pig then stand by it. What a filthy person he is.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse


Goodness, the World wants a Socialist as POTUS? What a shock!

And why would that be? Could it be that the "World" would prefer America weakened? Weak, as they are as a result of Socialist economic policies.

Yes, that is exactly it. And so does the Lib Dem Socialist party want America weak.

The Marxist Fraud wants America weak and the "World" wants him to be President.

NO THANKS!

Posted by: Change What | September 10, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

What's with Obama's faux southern accent? He's trying so hard to come off as 'folksy' but it's painful.

Posted by: Fauxbama | September 10, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I simply can't believe this is news. People, Bin Laden is still at large, dozens of our soldiers are still dying every week in Iraq, our economy is a mess, and we pretend to be outraged by a comment that everyone knows had nothing to do with McCain's VP pick??? Please please please tell me people are not really taking this seriously!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Unbelievable. Accusing Sarah Palin of faking her pregnancy, Bristol Palin of sordid upbringing that caused unwed pregnancy, and now this. What kind of lowdown filth are Obama and his campaign? I could spit on them from here to eternity and still have enough spit left to do it all over again and again. I cannot believe that coke-snorting, God-Damn-America-pastor-loving, small-town hating, Hillary-bashing, Harvard-preening, Kennedy-sucking, pseudo-change-selling, empty-speech-making Pied Snobama Piper, has fallen to this depth of sewage. Obama and his campaign aides are worse than insects suffering from leprosy.

Posted by: No, I do not mean Obama | September 10, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

No wonder Obama didn't pick Hillary, if he's this overtly sexist in the public arena I can only imagine what he must really think. Good bye Obama! This Democrat is going with the candidate that supports women, McCain.

Posted by: Chris | September 10, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

And you wonder why Obama refuses to do a townhall debate with McCain.

Give that man a teleprompter and a script!

Posted by: RightPOV | September 10, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

What is the plagiarist blow hard up to? Biden, the offensive gaffe artist.

Who is more arrogant, the Socialist Hack or the other Socialist Hack, Biden?

Posted by: Change This | September 10, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse


STAND UP CHUCK, LET 'EM SEE YA!

Posted by: Joe Biden | September 10, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

don't you remember the old children's tale, "The Old Man and the Prized Pig"

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

McCain has used the 'pig' comment at least twice before but I never saw an uproar over that. The news media is so biased and scared of Rove it isn't even funny. And McCain's campaign under Rove and Schmidt continues down the sad, sleazy road of past elections and yet everyone is still buying it. How very sad for this country. We're ALL doomed if this is how we're going to elect someone. Oh, and where is Sarah? Girl, you can't hide forever.

Posted by: nullandvoid | September 10, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I must have missed it.

When did the McCain/Palin campaign trademark "lipstick"?

Did anyone tell the lipstick lesbians? Is that now an automatic implication that Sarah Palin is a lesbian? Tho Todd does have a bit of that FTM about him.

Posted by: The Manchurian Electorate | September 10, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Pobama made THE MEDIA gasp and roll their eyes when he came out with that gaffe in Lebanon, VA, a town even smaller than Wasilla, AK, and just as full of guns and God folks!

Pobama! He just don't know how to talk to rural and small town people! It's like he's tone deaf or something.

Posted by: DaTourist | September 10, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

This whole thing is just ridiculous. Politics is nothing but smear tactics and has been for years. So what if he called her a pig? I dont think he did but so what if he did? Does that change anything that affects this country? Both sides need to stick to issues and debate issues. The problem is many Americans are easily swayed one way or another by things that do not matter. There are too many single issue voters. I really think there should be a voter competency test to prove that someone knows the issues and how each candidate stands before voting. That would clear the smears up on both sides and would force them to stick to the issues.

All this talk about change is ridiculous too. If we want change, congress and bipartisan politics has to change. We have to stop trying to please the party and start voting for what we believe regardless of agenda. Stop compromising beliefs for votes. Its getting old and is going to cause our country to collapse.

Posted by: Jason | September 10, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

mjmmnc,

You wanted to know how HOW Obama is going to "change" all these issues? Let's start with his very well thought-out and detailed tax plan:

http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB121867201724238901.html

Read it. Perhaps it will help you change your mind and demonstrate which candidate has better ideas and plans to help lead our country back into economic prosperity and growth.

Obama/McCain '08

Posted by: Medina, Ohio | September 10, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

The only phony in this election is Barack Obama. The way he likes to spend taxpayers money, he supports earmarks for profits. THAT will not help our economy.

Posted by: Julie in Georgia | September 10, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Hmm to be called a pig and get outraged is pretty lame and seriously stretching it.

How about when the Republicans insinuate that Obama is a Muslim and therefore has ties to terrorism. Thats ok?

How about this, Palin isnt a pig, but she is a hot-air wind bag who comes from BFE and couldnt manage her way out of a McDonalds.
THE ONLY REASON SHE IS BEING NOMINATED IS BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN!!!!!

The Best part is that there are stupid women out there who will vote for a religious fanatic who will choose for all women, and try to teach intelligent design all because she is a woman. Pigs!!!

Posted by: Porky | September 10, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Most Muslims shy away from pork. But apparently not in case of the Socialist Obama. Pork? He loves Pork.

$1 BILLION in PORK spending. How Much? ONE BILLION!!

Wow, that is a huge plate of pulled PORK

Posted by: Greg | September 10, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Anyone can easily document that if you want to cause a massacre in a Moslem area, just send pigs through the Mosque.

Works everytime.

Various Muslim sects use this against each other to incite bloodshed.

Obama KNEW the effects of his slur on pigstick.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 10, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

The Russians want Obama to win, go figure:

http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSLA49136220080910

Posted by: Obam-uh | September 10, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

I am a life long Democrat and Hillary supporter who is outraged by how sexist Obama is. Sarah Palin is a good Christian woman, who knows that the United States is God's chosen country. It is too bad the power brokers in the democrat party used some affirmative action to nominate a inadequate man.

Posted by: Marge in Kenosha | September 10, 2008 1:34 PM | Report abuse

This pig Obama has been talking about change and I am still trying to see beyond the thick layers of lipstick that he has applied on politics as usual.

This is a man who had time to write two biographies and not a single legislation that about 500 other legislators could have written if he were not around. Sarah Palin's act of blowing the whistle on the attorney general/Governor from her own party and fighting them alone is a greater act of activism than Obama has ever show. Let alone all the other things she has done as a Governor. That sick dude was in the state senate for 8 years - did nothing but lay eggs and vote present 130 times on controversial issues. Ever since he has been in the national senate he has done nothing but run for Presidency and he has the gall to talk about change?! What f!ing thing did he change in all these years in politics.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Desperation. Do as I say, not what I do.

Democrats and Republicans are closer than apart. The Republicans have a more experienced and credible platform than what Obama/Biden offer.

Posted by: Independent | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

How Dare Obama slander Pigs!!!

Posted by: rcc_2000 | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone else realize that Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin are polar opposites? Palin is supposedly going to sway the Clinton supporters, yet the only thing they have in common is a vagina? The republicans really do think America is stupid, and sadly they may be right...

Posted by: massive facepalm | September 10, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I am Surprised that the smells like fish wasn't also called a sexist comment.

Posted by: fisherman | September 10, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

What Democrats allowed Obama to do to Hillary won't be tolerated by the GOP, so the Fresh One will squeal a lot more: "SWIFTBOATING!"

Yes, we'll swift-kick his scrawny butt all the way back to Hyde Park and the Rezko-purchased Mansion!

Posted by: DaTourist | September 10, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Actually I think Obama might have been "borrowing" the phrase from John McCain...he used it first in reference to Hilary Clinton...I am assuming he didn't think it was terribly offensive when he used the phrase himself. That would make it McCain double-speak rather than straight-talk, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Marita | September 10, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Actually I think Obama might have been "borrowing" the phrase from John McCain...he used it first in reference to Hilary Clinton...I am assuming he didn't think it was terribly offensive when he used the phrase himself. That would make it McCain double-speak rather than straight-talk, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Actually I think Obama might have been "borrowing" the phrase from John McCain...he used it first in reference to Hilary Clinton...I am assuming he didn't think it was terribly offensive when he used the phrase himself. That would make it McCain double-speak rather than straight-talk, wouldn't it?

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SARAH PALIN AND A PIG.

1. A pig didn't vote for 'the bridge to nowhere' before opposing it, then keep the entire money. Sarah Palin did.

2. A pig didn't charge the state of Alaska 316 nights per diem to live in her own home. Sarah Palin did.

3. A pig didn't try to ban books from the school library and get the librarian fired. Sarah Palin did.

SO HOW IS SARAH PALIN A PIG? A PIG IS MUCH BETTER THAN HER.

OBAMA/BIDEN '08

Posted by: playa | September 10, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The saddest part of this election for me is that I've grown to despise John McCain. He is such a hypocrite! This whole "lipstick" problem is a perfect example. First, Obama was talking about McCain, not Palin. That is obvious to anyone watching the entire speech. Second, McCain used the same "lipstick on a pig" description to describe Hillary's health care plan! Apparently, the Republicans have no shame. It's all so sad.

Posted by: Sharon | September 10, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

And so here we are again, at the same place we were in 2004, as in so many elections before, and no doubt after. The American people are again distracted -- issues of the gravest national import are swept aside and ignored. Even as its own government deprives them of their jobs, their homes, and their most basic rights, the national political discourse focuses on none of these issues but instead is distilled down into the topic of:

Lipstick.

Centuries from now, when the history of this country is written, the authors are going to be laughing their collective a**es off -- at our expense.

If the American people are so naive, so ignorant, so easily fooled by such blatantly cynical political stunts, then there's no hope. And they will have no one to blame but themselves, including their leaders, because it's the people who keep electing those leaders.

Even if Obama manages to win, it will only postpose the inevitable decline. At best, it might buy us a few decades. It's the people's ignorance -- a force that no politician can stop (but can easily exploit) -- that's driving this country in the direction its going. No system of government -- even a democracy -- can protect the people from themselves.

Mankind's history in this regard is not encouraging. The historical paradigm of all great civilizations is the same: a small nation rises to become a great power, experiences a golden age which may last a century or several centuries. Eventually, the people grow decadent and complacent, and then finally comes the fall.

There doesn't seem to be any escape from that pattern. All civilizations eventually crash when they reach the pinnacle of their decadence. It's exactly what happened to the Romans.

Looks like it's happening to us right now.

Posted by: Gladiator2008 | September 10, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

I hate to see Pigs insulted in such a way. At least Pigs are useful to us all with or without lipstick. Not so sure about Palin.

Calling all politicians to stop insulting animals by equating them to a 'kill for fun hunter' named Palin.
See unlike you politicians, we still have Morals.

Posted by: Carl Rove | September 10, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Obama is Strugglin'

Posted by: Change This | September 10, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

In October 2007, McCain used the same phrase in reference to Hillary's revamped health care ideas. Funny how the GOP's outraged goons don't bother to mention that.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

'Asking the assembled press corps to take notice, he said the McCain campaign is using the media all too well.'

OBAMA CALLS ON HIS LIB MEDIA BUDDIES FOR HELP, AS HE CALLED THE HOGS ("LIPSTICK ON A PIG!"), AND HIS CHICKENS CAME HOME TO ROOST!

SOOEY! SOOEY! SOOEY!

Posted by: DaTourist | September 10, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Tha macacca episode was an unecessary diversion, which ruined Allens politial future.

Its time this purple lipped cockroach, in specific and the left in general, is held to the same standards with which they insist on crucifying the right.

Lipstick on a pig indeed.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I would be willing to give Obama some benefit of doubt if he hadn't denigrated and scorned Hillary in that same brash the-media-is-in-the-tank-with-me-so-i-am-cool tone many times during the primary. This guy is not a good person, folks. He's just rotten to the core.

Posted by: Rotten to the core | September 10, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

When are Hillary Clinton and the rest of the Democrats planning on getting into the fray? I mean, we do want Obama to win....don't we?

If you haven't seen the latest John Stewart take on Republican hypocrisy, than you are missing the entire game that is being played out right now.

Sarah Palin's quote at the end of the video should be used each and every time the GOP plays the gender card.

I have it up at:
http://scootmandubious.blogspot.com/2008/09/republican-hypocrisy-john-stewarts-home.html

Posted by: scootmandubious | September 10, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm tired of hearing Obama and Biden either attacking McCain and Palin or simply stating facts about what our country is currently facing. When is Obama going to share exactly HOW he is going to "change" all these issues???? I don't understand why anyone follows this man (Obama). I too would be thrilled to have our first African American president, but not Obama, he's scarier than Shrub.

Posted by: mjmmnc | September 10, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080910/pl_politico/13317

The LibMedia is already engaged in what-might-have-been WITH HILLARY, but it's too late for Hillary, as Obama badmouthed Sarah in Lebanon, VA!

Obama's called Sarah A PIG, and now yells SWIFTBOAT!

Posted by: DaTourist | September 10, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

This is so complete and absolutely insane! The McBush camp is trying to find any opportunity to divert attention from the fact that they simple want more of the same for the next 4 years and that their VP pick is a joke. Obama used a common phrase that is said hundreds of times a day by many people. McCain himself used the exact same phrase in an identical context just last year. What a bunch of morons at the RNC! I pray that the American public doesn't fall for this and votes on the issues for the sake of our children and our country's future.

Posted by: BrandyHemlock | September 10, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Obama....please do not compare Sarah Palin to a pig. It's insulting...to the pig.

Posted by: JakeD | September 10, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

After running a shallow, personality-based campaign against Hillary, Obama is now facing a personality-based campaign by someone who is way, way better than playing the game, and is less of an empty suit to boot.

Democrats, please keep up the whining and personal attacks on Palin. It detracts from your message about the economy, annoys a lot of voters, and it's exactly where the GOP wants to see you.

Posted by: hj | September 10, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

To Mike Merriweather
Spoken like a true sexist. I hope that you keep making this comments because as you and Obama supporters keep making these comments you are pushing women to McCain/Palin. So please keep it up!!

They cannot thank you enough!!

Posted by: dem52 | September 10, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Consider this:

1. 1.8 million americans lose their life savings/homes because of an illness.
2. our country is at war in iraq because of oil, our children are literally dying for oil, and no talk about independent of oil as an issue, none, nada, zilch except drill baby drill.
3. health care cost soaring and not a peep.
4. massive deficits and all i have heard to be honest is the defending of the top 1% who by the way own over 87% of the wealth!
5. global warming is a myth even though 2200 scientist around the world says its not! all the big oils had to do to muddy that water was find one MIT professor willing to go on the talk circuit and say its a myth and all of a sudden those 2200 scientist don't know what they are talking about.

but i tell you what folks, lipstick is a heck of a lot more interesting, is that why the REALITY SHOWS are so popular?

NERO fiddles while Rome burns.

Posted by: gerrie | September 10, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

When Bill Clinton called Obama's Iraq war stand "a fairy tale", he was widely viewed (by your newspaper too) as being racist. He was not given the benefit of doubt when he deserved one. Let's look at the context here:

1. Palin had used a very well received lipstick analogy to describe herself as a fighter. It is widely repeated and talked about.

2. Obama is known to be almost surgical in his usage of words. He is very careful and cautious. A thoughtful man. Just a coincidence - give me a break while you are giving him the benefit of doubt.

3. The crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers just as soon as he said it. Why should they get so delirious if this is not radioactive humor? Yes, the crowd knows what is going on.

McCain used this phrase when talking about Hillary's healthcare plan. Obama basically called Palin a pig in the same way he mocked and insulted Hillary many times but got away because the media is not discouraging him from it. This is a disgrace.

Look at Obama's statement:

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

Heck, if I were being honest, the guy is clearly saying Old Fish/Pig '08.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Here's what I'd like to know.

Why the heck does the media even report these phony talking points, and do it day after day?

Is it too hard to actually report on issues? Are they that friggin' lazy? Or are they just in the pocket of the plutocrats?

I'm thinking it may be a combination of both, as everyone with a brain who has followed this over the past two days knows that McCAIN first used that phrase re Hillary's health care proposal, AND the media doesn't report THAT, so they are stupid if they don't know it, and in the pocket of McCain if they DO know it and DON'T report it.

BTW, where's Hillary "outrage" about the use of this phrase in reference to her? After all, SHE was the only Democrat to wear lipstick? Again, either she's not doing it or the media isn't reporting it.

This faux outrage, these absolute LIES (it is obvious to ANYONE who watches the statement that he was talking about McCain's policied), in what way are they news?

Did the media learn nothing from being punked by the Karl Rove Swift Boat Liars?

---------------------------
John McCain is the is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being America has ever known.

Posted by: CalGal | September 10, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Enough Washington Post. The candidates need to be talking about real issues (no shortage, really) facing Americans.

Posted by: mavsreader | September 10, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Despite the hypocritical outcry of he Republicans and the nose screwing by the custodians of political correctness: excellent phrase, Senator. And you hit the nail on the top!
Very well done, Sir!

Posted by: voblum | September 10, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one who is tired of the idiots who get elected to be president? All we can do is go for the lesser of 2 evils every time anymore. It's a catch 22, either get a jerk or doesn't care or another jerk of doesn't care. They only talk about whose done what wrong, whose slept with who or whose kid has slept who with who. As if any of that matters. They make promises they never keep. If you email their office you get a form letter and signed up for their stupid newsletter, as if yeah that's what you wanted. You didn't want someone to read what you wrote, no way. You spent 20 min or so writing an email to them, because you wanted a form letter back. Perfect. They talk about how they are the best for this reason or that reason but its all lies. We all know its lies, but we only get so many people that even bother to try because no one really wants to. No sorry they do want to but for ALL THE WRONG REASONS. They want the power, they want to be recognized, and they want to be the popular kid on the playground for a change. They don't want to help, they don't want to make things better because they all have the money that doesn't get taxed, they don't need to work, and they have NEVER lived paycheck to paycheck. They have no idea what its like to worry about how the bills will get paid. Why not actually have someone who cares, who really gives a damn. Because those people aren’t allowed to run, we don’t have the money. We don't have our own PLANES. WHAT THE HELL DO THEY NEED A FREAKING PLANE FOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My god what the hell is wrong with these people. They say how they are just regular people well I'm sorry but us regular people DON’T HAVE FREAKING PLANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELLO! They are such idiots. If only there was such a thing as a rich person who cared about others then maybe we could have a president who really did care. But we all know that won't happen.

Posted by: hatepoliticians | September 10, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

If comments about "Community Organizers" can be called "racial coding", then Barack's comments about lipstick are mysoginistic.

That's called consistency, the very antithesis of Liberal "thought."

Posted by: Rufus | September 10, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA INJECTS MUSLIM THEMED SLUR "LIPSTICK ON A PIG"

Obama's lipstick on a pig comment--documented on his teleprompter-- is much more than just a sexist slur.

It is a deeeply rooted Muslim slur.

Obama was indoctinated in Muslim theology from birth. His Mother twice married Muslim men, voluntarily embracing their worldview.

Obama was further indoctrinated in Muslim schools.

And ask yourself, If schools can't indoctrinate children with religion, why does the US prohibit religion in our schools?

Obama admitted in a freudian slip on ABC Sunday his "Muslim faith", which the "neutral journalist" quickly correct FOR Obama.

Obama says he is a Christian, but denies he ever listened to his Pastor's sermons etc....

So Gov. Palin is a fundamentalist Christian who Obama, with a strong Muslim indoctrination, compares to a pig--highly disdained in Muslim theology.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 10, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

When Bill Clinton called Obama's Iraq war stand "a fairy tale", he was widely viewed (by your newspaper too) as being racist. He was not given the benefit of doubt when he deserved one. Let's look at the context here:

1. Palin had used a very well received lipstick analogy to describe herself as a fighter. It is widely repeated and talked about.

2. Obama is known to be almost surgical in his usage of words. He is very careful and cautious. A thoughtful man. Just a coincidence - give me a break while you are giving him the benefit of doubt.

3. The crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers just as soon as he said it. Why should they get so delirious if this is not radioactive humor? Yes, the crowd knows what is going on.

McCain used this phrase when talking about Hillary's healthcare plan. Obama basically called Palin a pig in the same way he mocked and insulted Hillary many times but got away because the media is not discouraging him from it. This is a disgrace.

Look at Obama's statement:

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

Heck, if I were being honest, the guy is clearly saying Old Fish/Pig '08.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Just curious, but when will the Editorial Pages across America step into this insane election process and say that "enough is enough?"

When will they say that the problems in America are far too important to waste our time with such stupid distraction as "lipstick" debates?

Isn't this what they are supposed to do?

Posted by: What Losers | September 10, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Watched Presidential candidate Barack Obama this morning speaking at the high school and was sooo impressed all over again. What a very classy human being and so worthy to win the highest office. He dealt with the media crap and then straight on to the issues that MOST voters need to be thinking about and discussing.
His priorities are clear.

A few minutes later the station replayed McPuppet's introduction to McDud from yesterday (or the day before..not sure 'cause they all sound the same) She needs to keep introducing him as even HE doesn't remember who or where he is anymore. Her son is apparently being deployed to Iraq tomorrow? Will someone PLEASE coach her in correct pronunciation of the country he'll be in! Every time she utters Eye-raq or Eye-ran my eyes cross and my teeth hurt. Thank God for my remote.

It's a small thing, and maybe petty but this person could be your (shudder) Vice President!

She's a total embarrassment. But then, so is the Rep. party.

Posted by: madph | September 10, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

As innocent as the line was delivered, it's still a great line. He should continue to use it.

Perhaps the Obama campaign should also borrow Hillary's rehash of Harry Truman's line: "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Oohh, but I guess that would hurt the feelings of those Nancy Boys in the Republican Party. Oops, there I go again. Can't get away from the sexism!!!

Posted by: jaspeterson | September 10, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

When Bill Clinton called Obama's Iraq war stand "a fairy tale", he was widely viewed (by your newspaper too) as being racist. He was not given the benefit of doubt when he deserved one. Let's look at the context here:

1. Palin had used a very well received lipstick analogy to describe herself as a fighter. It is widely repeated and talked about.

2. Obama is known to be almost surgical in his usage of words. He is very careful and cautious. A thoughtful man. Just a coincidence - give me a break while you are giving him the benefit of doubt.

3. The crowd erupted into shrieks, whoops and cheers just as soon as he said it. Why should they get so delirious if this is not radioactive humor? Yes, the crowd knows what is going on.

McCain used this phrase when talking about Hillary's healthcare plan. Obama basically called Palin a pig in the same way he mocked and insulted Hillary many times but got away because the media is not discouraging him from it. This is a disgrace.

Look at Obama's statement:

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper and call it change. It's still going to stink, after eight years."

Heck, if I were being honest, the guy is clearly saying Old Fish/Pig '08.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

"And yes, the "outrage" is ridiculous. Next up they'll complain if Obama says they lack vision because Palin uses glasses."
Or they'll say thay Obama is an ageist if he says something about the Republicans losing their bearings...wait actually the Karl Rovians have already pulled that one on us, next joke!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

WOW WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO SHE IS WHAT SHE STANDS FOR. WE DO KNOW SHE IS A LIAR AND A VERY GOOD ONE. WE ALSO KNOW SHE LIKES TO GET PAID WHILE AT HOME ON TAXPAYERS DIME. SHE WILL BE ON HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM THE PRESIDENCY AND SHE DOESN'T SOUND THANKFULL AT ALL. SHE SOUNDS ARROGANT WITH A HINT OF buSH IN HER.

WOW I'M SCARED. i DON'T NEED A MOOSE HUNTER OR A PITBULL WE NEED REAL CHANGE.

OBAMA O8

Posted by: BARBIE TWINS | September 10, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Thank whoever most of the posters here are fairly intelligent and see through this charade of stupidity. the only question that needs to be answered is are you better off than you were 8 years ago? (Reagan said this) If you think the USA can be better than this then don't vote for someone that is the equivalent of Bush. Once again, thank you posters of this thread for proving to me America really isn't as stupid as the RNC thinks and treats us as!

Posted by: Phlip Monroe | September 10, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

PALIN--You are NO PITBULL!!

I don't know any Pittbll that barks like a Pekingese, then runs and hides beyond his Master.!!!

YOU WANNA RUN WITH THE BIG DAWGS???

THEN ITS TIME TO GET THE HELL OFF THE PORCH!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

You go Barack! Exactly. The age of Rove politics is over.

Posted by: Nancy | September 10, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Expect escalating personal attacks that border on vulgarity as the increasingly desperate Obama-Biden campaign watches its poll numbers erode down the stretch.

Left wing elites may want to abdicate America's unique position in and responsibilities to the world so more tax dollars can instead be spent on more illegitimate ghetto children (who will presumably vote Democrat someday). But bitter folks in flyover country aren't quite ready to enable that abdication.

Posted by: mckdarrenDC | September 10, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

"This year's elections is not about the issues" is the most rediculous thing I've ever heard. This is not American Idol for God's sake...It angers me how year after the Repuglicans are able to fool the public into voting for them. Then the very people who were fooled are the first ones to stand up and complain about the status of this country.

Posted by: Ryan | September 10, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

From Andrew Sullivan's Blog on the Atlantic.com. Andrew Sullivan is a Conservative commentator.

"For me, this surreal moment - like the entire surrealism of the past ten days - is not really about Sarah Palin or Barack Obama or pigs or fish or lipstick. It's about John McCain. The one thing I always thought I knew about him is that he is a decent and honest person. When he knows, as every sane person must, that Obama did not in any conceivable sense mean that Sarah Palin is a pig, what did he do? Did he come out and say so and end this charade? Or did he acquiesce in and thereby enable the mindless Rovianism that is now the core feature of his campaign?

So far, he has let us all down. My guess is he will continue to do so. And that decision, for my part, ends whatever respect I once had for him. On core moral issues, where this man knew what the right thing was, and had to pick between good and evil, he chose evil. When he knew that George W. Bush's war in Iraq was a fiasco and catastrophe, and before Donald Rumsfeld quit, McCain endorsed George W. Bush against his fellow Vietnam vet, John Kerry in 2004. By that decision, McCain lost any credibility that he can ever put country first. He put party first and his own career first ahead of what he knew was best for the country.

And when the Senate and House voted overwhelmingly to condemn and end the torture regime of Bush and Cheney in 2006, McCain again had a clear choice between good and evil, and chose evil."

Posted by: maq1 | September 10, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Simply, a bonehead thing to say... he was in a way calling Palin a farm animal, It can be taken as being sexist, if this is play up big in the right way by McCain, Obama can kiss all those women who just moved in McCain's camp good bye.

Posted by: Hi I'm Stupid! | September 10, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse


McCain made the same remark about Hillary's health care plan. His level of hypocrisy is staggering. He's under the spell of Karl Rove and his protege now--the same people who gave us the nightmare of the last 8 years. Can't govern, but can manipulate images to create their own reality and get weak-minded people to fall for it.

Of course, the average American will buy it, just like they bought old Georgie. We are about to go from the scourge of the world, to its laughingstock. Enjoy.

Posted by: Charles Lewis | September 10, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

In recent weeks, John McCain and the Republican party have blatantly and without any shame adopted the Democratic campaign theme of “change”. It should be evident to an objective observer that Bush 43 and now McCain and Pailin are mere puppets to the true Republican national party leaders who control their strings. Cheney is one of the few of that inner cabal that have been calling the shots since the Nixon administration. They are in fact a continuation of the Nixon and Ford presidencies with only a disruption during the Carter and Clinton years. Bush 41( Head of the RNC during Nixon,former head of the CIA,VP to Reagan, and president is probably the real leader of this political Cosa Nostra if not a equal partner of this power sharing musical chairs game. His right and left hands have been Dick Cheney(former Sec.of Defense of Bush 41, former White House Chief of staff for Ford) and the other is Donald Rumsfeld(former Sec. of Defense for Ford and Bush 43,former special envoy to the Middle East during Reagan). Another member of this group, more likely a captain if not a full blown boss himself is James Baker (former C.O.S of Reagan, former Under Sec. of Commerce for Ford, former C.O.S and Sec of State for Bush 41, former Sec. of Treasury for Reagan, former chief legal advisor to Bush 43). Another captain or free lance enforcer is Karl Rove a college drop out and campaign manager for both Bush 41 and 43, also for Phil Gram who is McCain’s economic advisor.
Lets look at McCain’s staff of change.
On July 2, 2008, Steve Schmidt was given "full operational control" of McCain's campaign. Steve Schmidt prior to this was a top aide to Dick Cheney and a protégé to Karl Rove. Another advisor is Charles R. Black worked for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. Another advisor is Randy Scheunemann. He was project director for the Project for the New American Century. A neo-conservative think tank founded by non other than Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Kristol and others in 1996. Other signatories to this group reads like a who’s who of the last 8 years of the republican administration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century.
These people have never cared about small town america or “values” All they care about is war profiteering. Many of the signatories have never served in the military. Cheney and Rove both dodged the draft. Look at the statement of principles by the PNAC. Rumsfeld was a good friend of Saddam Huessin in the 80’s Cheney didn’t want Nelson Mandela free. These are the real puppet masters, they throw out the talking points about the left of being elitist and not caring about middle america and these same guys other than Rove have advanced degrees and are worth no less than 10 million dollars. People who support them need to extricate their heads out of Limbaugh and Hannity’s asses and see what is really happening to them. McCain is not his own man he confuses stories of his real life with a book he read “The Gulag Archipelago", in which a fellow prisoner - not a guard - silently drew a cross in the dirt with a stick.” An ironic twist to all this is Eliot A. Cohen, a signatory to the PNAC "Statement of Principles", responded in The Washington Post: "There is no evidence that generals as a class make wiser national security policymakers than civilians. George C. Marshall, our greatest soldier statesman after George Washington, opposed shipping arms to Britain in 1940. His boss, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with nary a day in uniform, thought otherwise. Whose judgment looks better?"[
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/uselection2008/johnmccain/2581086/John-McCain-accused-of-plagiarising-Wikipedia-for-speeches.html. Even if you don’t like Obama there is no-way a sane person can want this continued blatant fleecing of our Nation.

Thes are all verifiable facts and can be found just with a google search and wikipedia.

Other than the ultra affluent, how can anyone support the Republican party? When will small town America realize that they are being duped into supporting the ultra-affluent agenda. The talking points of the right are so hypocritical that it becomes laughable. The red meat of the right is the so called Main stream Media as if Limbaugh, Hannity, et al. are not part of it. They demean celebrity status, however they tout one of their greatest presidents(Reagan) was an actor. They say they are the party of patriotism, yet many of the upper echelon of the party have never served, i.e. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Baker, Reagan. They say that they care about "Main Street" USA but only bail out the Whales of Wall Street. Yet small town America eat this tripe every year. They don't care about relgion unless it can be used to stir up the base, nor science or technology unless there is a buck to be made. Small town America takes pride on its freedom but yet don't realize that over time we are becoming less free, ie wire tapping and other forms of domestic survelliance. They demean people of intelligence because they know many people of small town America don't have degrees and use it at a fake issue and call people who spent time in academia as elitist when many on the right serve on university boards and have part-time professorships. They say they are against affirmitive action but yet celebrate mediocrity, Bush43 and McCain graduating at the bottom of their classes. Who both came from already well established families and had all the opportunities and connections to excel. Why does small town America believes this is the party for them? Christian conservatives seem to the be the first ones who want to go to war and bomb someone before any diplomacy is tried. Why can't small town America and Christian conservatives realize they are being used as pawns just as much the Islamic fundamentalist are. Islamic fundamentalist come from small town Middle East and given the same kind of talking points as the evangalicals. They want prayer in school, no choice available to women, and believe to the core that their ideas about worship and country are the best. Wake up small town America you are being duped.

Talking about who is more patriotic, symbols, and wearing pins are nothing more than distractions to the real issue of how a few select group of people have held power almost continously for over 30 years. Yes the left has thier own political power groups but none have been so effective at pushing forward an agenda that is fundamentally bad for the U.S. and in a larger view the entire world. I stress again the now defunct PNAC and the AIPAC have been slowly pushing us closer to another World War. Bush41 and et al have been doing this and no one calls them on it. Every Republican admistration has basically the same people recycled since Nixon. Just do a little research and you will see that these people are just pushing this agenda of some kind of Pax Americana and not taking into account that maybe other nations of the world might not like that and if not bomb them.
Many people who support the Republican party, really need to read "1984" by George Orwell and see how we as nation have been inching closer to that type of society. People think this story is about a communist society, but it is more about how a society is kept in a constant state of fear in order for the ruling class to stay in control. Doublespeak, patriotism to the point of frenzy, censhorship, erosion of civil liberties (not respecting the constitution) is happening right in front of us. The cosilidation of government (the executive branch has never been more powerful than ever). No real independent journalism. Cameras on street corners. This may sound like delusional conspiracy stuff, but I implore people to research for themselves to really see what is happening to them. People think this could never happen here in the U.S. but all this has already happening, slowly, icrementally all under the guise of "keeping America safe"

I posted thes comments on other political blogs and I send them to you to use them or do with them as you please. I truly hope that Senator Obama will be able to stem this tide of facism and break this cycle of fear that has beem slowly eroding the American dream.

Posted by: IronComments | September 10, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

"Boy... it sound like he doesnt like it when other poeple use his same attacks.


Let me just point everyone in the direction of the primaries with Hillary to remind you all of everything that he was doing to her."


Uh, what planet are you from? Hillary was the one with the unnecessarily underhanded campaign. It was probably THE reason that she didn't get the VP nomination.

Keep on spinning...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

""Barack Obama can't campaign with schoolyard insults," Rogers wrote in an e-mail to reporters, "and then try to claim outrage at the tone of the campaign.""

Wasn't this a "schoolyard" [or is it barnyard?] insult when McCain used the same phrase about Hillary? How can the McCain campaign "claim outrage at the tone of the campaign" when their candidate used the same phrase about a female opponent? Obama wasn't even referring to Palin when he used it.

Posted by: tom | September 10, 2008 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Way to win over those Hillary supporters, Senator Obama.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

MCAIN\PALIN = SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN LOBBYIST/ I MEAN DWARFS.

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ALASKA | September 10, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Good response from Obama. McCain can only win if the campaign turns into little tit for tats that have nothing to do with the issues facing the country. If the issues are at center stage, McCain, or any Republican for that matter, can't win this year.

And yes, the "outrage" is ridiculous. Next up they'll complain if Obama says they lack vision because Palin uses glasses. Please! In addition, all the people playing the gender card for Palin now were doing exactly the opposite attacking Hillary a few months ago. Check out Jon Stewart's piece on this on the Daily Show.

Posted by: JPHT | September 10, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Straight out of the ROVE Playbook.

Go after every strength of your oponent, and paint it as a weakness.
We don't have time to be smothered with this Jerry Springer CRAPPP any more!

Our country is crumbling after 8 years of Republican raping and pilaging to enrich their friends at the top, and it MUST STOP!

We have one chance to put someone with intelligence into this office...McCain is simply more of the same crap.

Posted by: Palin the Poodle | September 10, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse


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Odds are that the elitist, pompous, gas bag hussein has never seen either a pig or a pit-bull.

He's going to learn the hard way that there is a difference!

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Posted by: ALEX H. | September 10, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"With all that Washington pork Sarah is loaded down with, I guess it's no surprise that, when someone mentions the word "pig," McCain instantly assumes that it's a reference to her."

That's such a good line, I just had to repeat it.

Oh, and very funny, Bucky. Loved the spelling.

BTW, isn't it about time the Republicrats get real and change their signs to Palin/McCain? They're running on nothing else but Sarah, Sarah, Sarah.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

At this rate, I think Obama is going to have to dumb down his speech for him to win. Don't use phrases like "lipstick on a pig" or any other common colloquialisms, because many of us are too dumb to understand what they mean.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Is this what the campaign has come to? Articles about lipstick? Doesn't the Post have anything better to write about? I was thinking...oh I dunno....maybe the economy, jobs, energy, healthcare, war.............ya know....stuff that matters.

Posted by: Rich | September 10, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

"And just imagine what the reaction would be from the left if McCain had used the innocent phrase "you have to call a spade a spade" when referring to Obama's policies..."


Keep trying. Obama was criticizing McCain, not Palin. They have purposefully not even mentioned Palin or any of the ongoing gossip about her.

If you actually READ the quote, it is immediately followed by another identical analogy also criticizing McCain's "change" of policies.

Still don't get why Republicans are so quick to assume a man STILL MARRIED TO HIS FIRST WIFE and raising two daughters would be a sexist pig. Doesn't make any sense, just like all the other tired rhetoric that runs from their mouths...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

"What their campaign has done this morning," Obama said, "is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad, because they know that it's catnip for the media."
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Boy... it sound like he doesnt like it when other poeple use his same attacks.


Let me just point everyone in the direction of the primaries with Hillary to remind you all of everything that he was doing to her.

Game over for Barack... They would have at least had a chance with Biden at the top of the ticket. I would have at least voted Democratic this year...

As it stands, my vote is going to McCain.

Posted by: ObamaTheHypocrite | September 10, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

I SMELL BACON. PRINCESS SARAH WILL HAVE TO STOP HIDING AT SOME POINT. sHE'S LIKE AN INSURGENT SHE JUST BLINDLEY FIRES AT ANYTHING AND THAN RUNS AND HIDES.

Posted by: ESSKAY BELONGA | September 10, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Republicans have never heard the "Lipstick on a pig" phrase before. Well, then again, there's John McCain - but they didn't understand what he meant then, they thought he was talking about female Democrats.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

GAWWWD!!

Bring out the independent fact checkers!! The Republican LIARS are so out of control again, and the American public needs to know the TRUTH!!!

Just look at the facts and the horrors of the last 8 years, and ask yourself if you want 4 more years of that.

That's it, it's SIMPLE. John McCain's actions speak for themselves!!

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

sailmaker1943 wrote: "I'm going to stay home on election day if a sensible campaign isn't mounted by somebody, and soon. "

Come on, it is people like you who made the campions behaved like the way they did. If you think that this country is in as much trouble as you think, please do not stay at home. Vote for someone you think that will be the lesser of the evil.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

ENOUGH!!!

I am sick and tired of the pundits (and the media) rambling on and on about made up controversies that distract the voters from focusing on the ISSUES!!!

This election is NOT about Sarah, Barack, John or Joe. This election is about the next 4 years, and who has a better plan for the economy, energy, health care, education and foreign affairs!!!

For eff's sakes Wash Post, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE get back to reporting on issues ans stances, and leave this kindergarten nonsense for the supermarket rags!!!!

Posted by: Blue Bear | September 10, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

No wonder the Republicans want to go after Obama for the bill he sponsored!! They want to end the funding for a program that educates children to combat the REPUBLICAN core constituency - REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES!! IT'S QUITE A LIST!!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PEDOPHILE. VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN!!
46 REPUBLICAN PEDOPHILES


* Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

* Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

* Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

* Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty
to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to
anybody who murders an abortion doctor.

* Republican legislator Edison Misla Aldarondo was sentenced to 10
years in prison for raping his daughter between the ages of 9 and 17.

* Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in
federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

* Republican campaign consultant Tom Shortridge was sentenced to
three years probation for taking nude photographs of a 15-year old girl.

* Republican racist pedophile and United States Senator Strom
Thurmond had sex with a 15-year old black girl which produced a child.

* Republican pastor Mike Hintz, whom George W. Bush commended
during the 2004 presidential campaign, surrendered to police after
admitting to a sexual affair with a female juvenile.

* Republican legislator Peter Dibble pleaded no contest to having
an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old girl.

* Republican activist Lawrence E. King, Jr. organized child sex
parties at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican lobbyist Craig J. Spence organized child sex parties
at the White House during the 1980s.

* Republican Congressman Donald "Buz" Lukens was found guilty of
having sex with a female minor and sentenced to one month in jail.

* Republican fundraiser Richard A. Delgaudio was found guilty of
child porn charges and paying two teenage girls to pose for sexual photos.

* Republican activist Mark A. Grethen convicted on six counts of
sex crimes involving children.

* Republican activist Randal David Ankeney pleaded guilty to
attempted sexual assault on a child.

* Republican Congressman Dan Crane had sex with a female minor
working as a congressional page.

* Republican activist and Christian Coalition leader Beverly
Russell admitted to an incestuous relationship with his step daughter.

* Republican governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly had sex with
a 16 year old girl when he was 28.

* Republican congressman and anti-gay activist Robert Bauman was
charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy he picked up at a gay bar.

* Republican Committee Chairman Jeffrey Patti was arrested for
distributing a video clip of a 5-year-old girl being raped.

* Republican activist Marty Glickman (a.k.a. "Republican Marty"),
was taken into custody by Florida police on four counts of unlawful
sexual activity with an underage girl and one count of delivering the
drug LSD.

* Republican legislative aide Howard L. Brooks was charged with
molesting a 12-year old boy and possession of child pornography.

* Republican Senate candidate John Hathaway was accused of having
sex with his 12-year old baby sitter and withdrew his candidacy after
the allegations were reported in the media.

* Republican preacher Stephen White, who demanded a return to
traditional values, was sentenced to jail after offering $20 to a
14-year-old boy for permission to perform oral sex on him.

* Republican talk show host Jon Matthews pleaded guilty to exposing
his genitals to an 11 year old girl.

* Republican anti-gay activist Earl "Butch" Kimmerling was
sentenced to 40 years in prison for molesting an 8-year old girl after
he attempted to stop a gay couple from adopting her.

* Republican Party leader Paul Ingram pleaded guilty to six counts
of raping his daughters and served 14 years in federal prison.

* Republican election board official Kevin Coan was sentenced to
two years probation for soliciting sex over the internet from a 14-year
old girl.

* Republican politician Andrew Buhr was charged with two counts of
first degree sodomy with a 13-year old boy.

* Republican politician Keith Westmoreland was arrested on seven
felony counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition to girls under the age
of 16 (i.e. exposing himself to children).

* Republican anti-abortion activist John Allen Burt was charged
with sexual misconduct involving a 15-year old girl.

* Republican County Councilman Keola Childs pleaded guilty to
molesting a male child.

* Republican activist John Butler was charged with criminal sexual
assault on a teenage girl.

* Republican candidate Richard Gardner admitted to molesting his
two daughters.

* Republican Councilman and former Marine Jack W. Gardner was
convicted of molesting a 13-year old girl.

* Republican County Commissioner Merrill Robert Barter pleaded
guilty to unlawful sexual contact and assault on a teenage boy.

* Republican City Councilman Fred C. Smeltzer, Jr. pleaded no
contest to raping a 15 year-old girl and served 6-months in prison.

* Republican activist Parker J. Bena pleaded guilty to possession
of child pornography on his home computer and was sentenced to 30 months
in federal prison and fined $18,000.

* Republican parole board officer and former Colorado state
representative, Larry Jack Schwarz, was fired after child pornography
was found in his possession.

* Republican strategist and Citadel Military College graduate Robin
Vanderwall was convicted in Virginia on five counts of soliciting sex
from boys and girls over the internet.

* Republican city councilman Mark Harris, who is described as a
"good military man" and "church goer," was convicted of repeatedly
having sex with an 11-year-old girl and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

* Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for
Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in
the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

* Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas
Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years
in prison.

* Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard
A. Dasen Sr., was charged with rape for allegedly paying a 15-year old
girl for sex. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several
grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he
paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women

Posted by: REPUBLICANS LOVE PEDOPHILES! | September 10, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Hillary cannot afford to sit in the back with a smug expression on her face. She must come out to Obama's rescue against this 'new, plump old Barbie' who has served no other purpose than as a major distraction, since her nomination. McCain has been clever in employing her as the last minute distraction and it has been working in this respect.

Having said that, if Obama loses the election as a result of this distraction caused by this pig or a dog with lipstick(as the case maybe), Hillary can forget about getting the support of Obama's very numerous support base when she re-surrects her own bid for Presidency, be it 2012 or 2016. She needs to be smart now. She needs to get Obama elected and she will be rewarded. Dont' forget, Hillary.

Posted by: thisworld | September 10, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

... has long been one of my favorite expressions (along with, "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"). Is it possible that Gov. Palin and her advisors are so provincial they've never heard the expression before?

Posted by: lipstick on a pig... | September 10, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

"Is America really this stupid to consider this an issue?"

Yes, Karl, we are.

Posted by: Sadly Yes | September 10, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

OINK,OINK,OINK lITTLE PIG PLEASE STOP HIDING BEHIND YOUR

Obama should apologies to his supporters for not doing a TANYA HARDING ON THE BIOTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: OINK OINK | September 10, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait until the debates for the people who joined the Palin bandwagon to realize, oh that's right, she doesn't have a clue about policies important to the U.S. I know she is being told what to believe by the McCain camp. Oh, somebody being told what to believe, sounds really familiar to another administration. People want her for a VP when McCain has a history of cancer and heart problems? Look at how much Bush aged while in office. He was only working for about 4 out the 8 years considering all that vacation time.

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Even if Obama was really talking about you, Mrs Palin - even though most of us have heard "lipstick on a pig" before and know that he was not - pigs aren't that different from pit-bulls. Or moose. I don't think you should discriminate between the animals, they're all Americans.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

With all that Washington pork Sarah is loaded down with, I guess it's no surprise that, when someone mentions the word "pig," McCain instantly assumes that it's a reference to her.
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Almost as much as Obama's. Lets talk about his earmarks shall we? That seems to be overlooked along with a lot of other issues. We are spending more time on Palin then the #1 guys on the ticket!

Posted by: Obama and pork | September 10, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

at least mccain is not so ignorant as obama to beleive that the middle class is something that exists within a paygrade.

when the cost of living in san francisco is 5 times that in camas, washington the "middle class" in washington couldnt get an SRO in san francisco.

face it, obama is out of touch with people, mccain at least realizes that its important to attack THE ISSUES that obama portrays.

as opposed to a pointless jab about people wearing lipstick or being an old fish.

to those of you skeptic as to whether this is an attack on palin or mccain, look at the full context and statement.

IT STILL SMELLS BAD AFTER 8 YEARS!!! 8 years would not make any sense unless he was directly referring to the continuation of the republican party in office.

yes, it was a veiled attempt, but none the less still dispicable.

Posted by: dale | September 10, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Any woman voting for Palin has no idea what she is doing!!!!!

This is woman who would STRIP women's rights away and take us back to the dark ages. What kind of woman would be against Equal pay for equal work????!!!

SARAH PALIN! That's who! SCARY

Posted by: Laura | September 10, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The five senators, Alan Cranston (D-CA), Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), John Glenn (D-OH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Donald W. Riegle (D-MI), were accused of improperly aiding Charles H. Keating, Jr., chairman of the failed Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which was the target of an investigation by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB).

The U.S. Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s was the failure of 747 savings and loan associations (S&Ls) in the United States. The ultimate cost of the crisis is estimated to have totaled around $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.[1].

The concomitant slowdown in the finance industry and the real estate market may have been a contributing cause of the 1990-1991 economic recession. Between 1986 and 1991, the number of new homes constructed per year dropped from 1.8 million to 1 million, the lowest rate since World War II.[2]

The Keating Five scandal was prompted by the activities of one particular savings and loan: Lincoln Savings and Loan Association of Irvine, California. Lincoln's chairman was Charles Keating, who ultimately served five years in prison for his corrupt mismanagement of Lincoln.[3] In the four years since Keating's American Continental Corporation (ACC) had purchased Lincoln in 1984, Lincoln's assets had increased from $1.1 billion to $5.5 billion.[4] Such savings and loan associations had been deregulated in the early 1980s, allowing them to make highly risky investments with their depositors' money, a change of which Keating took advantage.[4] Lincoln's investments took the form of buying land, taking equity positions in real estate development projects, and buying high-yield junk bonds.[5]

McCain and Keating had become personal friends following their initial contacts in 1981.[8] Between 1982 and 1987, McCain had received $112,000 in political contributions from Keating and his associates.[14] In addition, McCain's wife Cindy McCain and her father Jim Hensley had invested $359,100 in a Keating shopping center in April 1986, a year before McCain met with the regulators. McCain, his family, and their baby-sitter had made nine trips at Keating's expense, sometimes aboard Keating's jet. Three of the trips were made during vacations to Keating's opulent Bahamas retreat at Cat Cay. McCain did not pay Keating (in the amount of $13,433) for some of the trips until years after they were taken, when he learned that Keating was in trouble over Lincoln.[6][15]

The core allegation of the Keating Five affair is that Keating had made contributions of about $1.3 million to various U.S. Senators, and he called on those Senators to help him resist regulators. The regulators backed off, to later disastrous consequences.

Posted by: Tell the Truth | September 10, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Poor poor Lipschtick Hussein!
Isn't it time for him to go service his goat loving Moslem brothers in Kenya?
Mmmmmm chocolate!

Posted by: JamesT | September 10, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

David Letterman: "How about that Barack Obama? They are saying for the first time he's starting to slip in the polls, but don't worry. He's got a plan. He's going to go back to campaigning in Europe."

Posted by: Zing.. | September 10, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Dimmo-krazy is safe in Amurkia.

Have we all gone nuts??

The national candidates for the single most important political office in this land are squabbling like schoolyard kids about pig lips, unbuilt bridges, hockey (or was that hooky?) moms, funny middle names, and all the while:

1. Russia is becoming bellicose. Again.

2. There is no sign of any peace in the middle east.

3. The economy is tanking.

4. Incompetency is being rewarded at a record pace in Washington(see Fannie and Freddie).

5. Gasoline is rising while oil prices are falling. Steadily falling.

6. Jobs are fleeing overseas at a record pace.

7. The nation's tax structure is upside down.

8. There is an unending war in Iraq, and the idiot in the White House has sloughed off any responsibility onto the next president.

9. There is no acceptable war in Afghanistan, and bin Laden is laughing his rear off in some cave somewhere.

10. Both campaigns are hell-bent on demonizing the opposition and further dividing the American people.

11. Both campaigns are lyiing like dogs about facts which are verifiable, and purveying this stuff as truth when it plainly isn't.

12. No one has a clue about a meaningful energy policy.

The list is endless. The world is teetering on the brink of something, and we're electing public officials on personality and the ability to snap off Jay-Leno one-liners instead of offering substance? Where are the candidates for office who will tell the truth, offer concrete suggestions, submit definitive plans, tell the truth, properly assess the wars in which we are engaged, tell the truth, campaign on real issues instead of sound bites, tell the truth, and did I mention? Tell the truth?

People should reconsider Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 4. Why is anyone surprised that Rome fell, instead of wondering why indeed it had lasted so long? Is there a lesson for us? I won't panic until SPQR starts showing up on public buildings in Washington, which may be any day now.

I'm going to stay home on election day if a sensible campaign isn't mounted by somebody, and soon. Call and wake me when it's over.

Posted by: sailmaker1943 | September 10, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

More of McCain's Karl Rove politics. Is America really this stupid to consider this an issue?

Posted by: Kent | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

You know the American people deserves what they get as leaders. If that foolish enough to believe all this nonsense again from the same people who have destroyed this country then go right ahead vote them in again for another 4 years, but don't complain about it because you deserve it. Don't vote on how your family is going to make it in this bad economy, or how you sons and daughter are going to come home from war, (My brother been to Iraq three times and due for the forth) vote on who is pretty. Pure stupidity I tell you. I heard a comment on CSPAN the other day from a caller, "Democrats always over estimate the intelligence of the American voter" That is so true. WAKE UP PEOPLE THIS IS NOT A PERSONALITY CONTEST WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ELECTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD. No but we have been reduced to talking about lipstick.

Posted by: Kini | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

"At least we haven't heard the GOP ticket referred to as the POW and the Sow."

Most of us are beyond bad jokes right now. The last administration was more than enough...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

RIGHT ON!!!! OBAMA! MY MAN! Now I'm going to contribute to your campaign. Isn't it a sad comment on about half of the citizens of this country, and the media that serves them, that they are voting for President based on personality rather than their abilities.

Posted by: msreason | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

With all that Washington pork Sarah is loaded down with, I guess it's no surprise that, when someone mentions the word "pig," McCain instantly assumes that it's a reference to her.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Blogger Tim has been crying for something good to right about Ol' McLaim! You see the fact is there is nothing good to say about the old geezer! You've been in Washington for 26 years rotting away and now you profess to be the veteran of change. Whatever!

All veterans are not for McLame as he sold out the soldiers and sang like a bird when he was captured! He is no hero - just a zero.

It's hard to teach a very old dog - McLaim - new tricks!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Look....It's swift boat full of little pigs!!!

Posted by: Mighty7 | September 10, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

I find it hard to believe that McCain does not mind using the same Swift Boat kind of tactics that were used against him during the 2000 primaries. I think this war hero has sold his soul to get elected. Given his age this is obviously his last chance. I have lost all respect for this man. He is just another dirty politician and should be treated as one.

Its sad that a person I once considered a hero has dissapointed so many. I guess that what the greed for power does to a person.

Posted by: Sandy | September 10, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

If Obama had really meant to insult Palin he would have correctly said ...it's like putting lipstick on a sow.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Can Palin speak for herself?

Why is Palin in hiding?

Posted by: Carol W. | September 10, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

The correct Obama response should have been: "If the McCain campaign thinks she's a pig, then that's fine with me."

Posted by: jreed11665 | September 10, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

HEY SARAH!!

Thought you were a Pittbull???!!

Hon, you are looking more like Paris Hilton's chihuaua Tinkerbelle by the day!

You can't just run your big mouth about things you know nothing about, and then go hide--it doesnt work like that.

IF YOU WANT TO RUN WITH THE BIG DAWGS, YOU HAVE GOT TO GET OFF THE PORCH!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a rotten filthy fat-cat liar who needs to be put in his place. How dare he! He mad me so mad last night with his commericial on teaching sex-ed to kindergartners before they can read, I volunteered to phone bank this Sunday. Screw you John McCain, and your filthy tactics. You should be ASHAMED of yourself!

Posted by: Dan | September 10, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

This was not an attack against Palin and women. Since I have watched the actual video, he was making the point that voting for McCain is the same as voting Bush in for another 4 years. Stop the misinterpretation and watch the video for yourselves for those that think that it was an attack against Palin and women. It sounds like a very desperate attempt to take away votes from Obama. Women should vote for Obama because Supreme Court appointments are at stake that would affect most women.

Posted by: Hieian | September 10, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

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Breaking News : Pigs have revolted saying their pig-pride offended by Obama comments.
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Posted by: Bon | September 10, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Thay aint gonna git my guns!

McCane/Paylen 2008!

Posted by: bucky | September 10, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

no sane or intelligent person will think there was any afterthought or planned pun or wilful thinly veiled insult. but all the accusations come from people who are well versed in rovian technics and anything coming from a party which considers normal to smear their opponents , mc cain himself in 2000, kerry and now obama. no no more rkarl rove comeback
we are not playing in their hands they are the shameless people and we are the decent people we are the party of JFK AND fdr AND i VOMIT WHEN i HEAR PALIN, LIMBAUGH AND THEIR LIKES DARE TO DRAPE THEMSELVES WITH OUR GLORIOUS HEROES
the buck stops here

Posted by: saintixe | September 10, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

And just imagine what the reaction would be from the left if McCain had used the innocent phrase "you have to call a spade a spade" when referring to Obama's policies...

Posted by: pete | September 10, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

It is time to dump the "Lying Sack of S#!t" Express in the compost bin of history. America, the truth will set you free.

Posted by: Chuck | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama is absolutely right about the media's abuse of the campaign. It isn't just Fox and MSNBC that need reform, it's all the mainline "journalism". This type of crap would never have been tolerated back in the heyday of the Post's 70s reporting coverage. We would never have had the Watergate expose if the Post had been more interested in reporting campaign smears. today's paper is filled with the lipstick article, I can't find any decent coverage of the education forum and the economic speech. Meanwhile on the Post site, the news of Democrats crafting a new energy policy is buried down the page under "Politics". However, the Post made certain it made banner coverage of the four day diatribe written by Woodward that arguably should have made headlines two years ago when it happened.
americans have already grown ridiculously ignorant and an intellectual is now running for President who is trying to change that so we can be more competitive in a global economy. Media outlets like the Post would love to keep us ignorant to sell papers and if you don't believe that, just take a look at the type of off-the-cuff, half-baked responses these blogs receive.

Posted by: joneshn | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

No McBush/Earmarker-Extremist in 2008!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE SHUT THE FUCH UP ABOUT OBAMA AND TELL ME ANYTHING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.


IF IT WAS A PILE OF DOG SHICT VERSE OBAMA, YOU WOULD HAVE THE DOG SHICT BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT HAVING THE DOG SHICT TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT ITS POLICYS.

IF YOU COMMENT ABOUT SOME STUPID SHICT ABOUT OBAMA, INSTEAD OF REAL POLICIES FOR AMERICA, YOU ARE A FUCHING ASSHAT WHO NEEDS TO GET THE FUCH OUT OF AMERICA.

PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN'S POLICIES. I BET MY SOUL THAT HE HAS NOTHING PLANNED THAT YOU LIKE. I BET MY SOUL THAT YOU JUST WANT TO TALK SHICT ON OBAMA WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE PLANNED FOR AMERICA.

GO TO www.johnmccain.com and www.barackobama.com AND EDUCATE YOURSELF.

"DRUNK AND STUPID IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE."

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse


Obama calls Palin a PIG

The GOP and the "Big Lie" strategy:

A propaganda tactic utilized by Republican political strategists.

In a nutshell, the Big Lie involves two components:

One, you tell such a whopper of a lie that it gives people pause – i.e., would/could authority figures really lie about something important like this?

Two, you repeat the lie over and over again until finally, the skeptical start believing it, and the unsuspecting simply assume it's true because they've heard it so much.


The media is playing into their hands just like they did 4 years ago. Also remember the right wing accused the media of bias at that time too. The effect was to push them to the right in order to manipulate fake outrage like this lipstick BS.

Posted by: Larry Craig | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

When will be the day the media will start concentrating on the real issues and leave the stupidities for the National Enquirer??

I can't just blame the GOP, I have to blame the media for being partners on this charade.

Posted by: elbeto | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama's reponse is excellent. He correctly tags as phony the mock GOP outrage over the lipstick line. The Republicans want voters to not focus on the grave issues of war and economy facing our nation today. McCain wants us to only think about distractions like Palin and the color of her lipstick.

By hiding behind Palin and the phony cries of sexism, McCain looks weak and unintelligent. He is incapable of engaging with Obama in a meaningful and detailed discussion of the serious issues, so McCain tries to distract us with lies and tricks. This is the Karl Rove way to win an election by duping the voters. It won't work this time. We are not that stupid.

Enough.

Posted by: dee | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Obama should apologies to his supporters for not doing a TANYA HARDING ON THE BIOTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Carribou_Barbie | September 10, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

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McCain Palin owe an apology to American people for
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1. Supporting a deceitful, criminal, propogandist war that brought ruin to USA.
2. Insulting average American by claiming people who make 1-2-3-4 million dollars a year are middle-class.
3. Lying repeatedly and everywhere -- about BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.
4. Lying that Palin sold the plane on e-bay.
5. Running a vicious, lie-ful campaign
6. Insulting pit-bulls.

Posted by: Bob | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Running out the clock... how much longer can McCain hide Sarah Palin from reporters, voters and the people of the world?
Trust me, they will not allow this woman to be interviewed, except by Fox News and People Magazine. You will not see a Sarah Palin press conference. The new game is called "hide Sarah Palin", similar to what Bush Sr. did with Dan Quayle in '88. They'll trot her out there to deliver her Rove-written lines, and keep her on script, but they will not let her speak.

Why? Because she'd have no idea what she was talking about. Nor should we expect her to. She was the mayor a few months ago of a town of 6,000 people. An intellectual lightweight who only got her passport last year. A lovely person, easy on the eyes, but a cynical political pick in the end.

Again, this race is now a joke. There's a chance that after a grueling two year process, America may elect a person who could be president without knowing that person's views, without knowing if that person even has a view, and without knowing if that person has the knowledge and intelligence to be president.

But that's where we are, America 2008. Just one big brainless reality TV game. And the world is afraid.

Posted by: RepubliCONS! | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin knows what is good for the 9k people who live in Alaska. Alaska has NOTHING to do with the rest of the united states.
To get annoyed at Obama for the pig comment, and not get annoyed at McCain for MAKING THE SAME COMMENT MORE THEN ONCE, IS HYPOCRITICAL.

McCain/Palin have no policies that are worth talking about, therefore they(and repub commenters here) only talk about how bad Obama is.

PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

SIDE NOTE:

A bipartisan group of 10 senators is trying to pass a bill that will allow oil companies to drill offshore. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS NOT ALLOWING IT TO PASS?

If you can answer this question, then I bet you are going to vote for Obama because you know the truth about the republican lies.
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They want to keep oil prices high. The republicans even crushed the bill that would've stopped the speculation in the market. Their all full of it. We're getting ripped of.

Posted by: HemiHead | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin’s skin is so thin that she reacts to criticisms that weren’t even directed at her?

The GOP is so blatantly phony that it labels as “sexist” criticisms that aren’t even gender-specific?

We let them get away with garbage like this in 2000 and 2004.

How do you like the results?

Posted by: JJ | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans sure have issues, its just they don't reveal them until after elected.

Its also really sad the Republicans are telling so many lies this election. I hope it does not pay off for them.

Posted by: Sally | September 10, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Pigs have been insulted! Enough Obama, you can't insult pigs anymore.. we will revolt!

Posted by: Sridhar | September 10, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

The truth will be told on the issues come the debates. GOP doesn't stand a chance in hell.

Posted by: throwin | September 10, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

At least we haven't heard the GOP ticket referred to as the POW and the Sow.

Posted by: ejgallagher1 | September 10, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

You want the truth...Go here and Pass this on to EVERYBODY you can think of....this is serious business.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

WaPo why don’t you just become a tabloid? This is beyond ridiculous and should not even be acknowledged. I’m going to bang my head against the wall now.

Posted by: doesntmater | September 10, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

How dare you so called Republicans criticize Obama. You call yourselves good Christians????? What happened to "rush to judgemen"?????? How do YOU know what he MEANT to say.
SHAME ON YOU

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE SHUT THE FUCH UP ABOUT OBAMA AND TELL ME ANYTHING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.


IF IT WAS A PILE OF DOG SHICT VERSE OBAMA, YOU WOULD HAVE THE DOG SHICT BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT HAVING THE DOG SHICT TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT ITS POLICYS.

IF YOU COMMENT ABOUT SOME STUPID SHICT ABOUT OBAMA, INSTEAD OF REAL POLICIES FOR AMERICA, YOU ARE A FUCHING ASSHAT WHO NEEDS TO GET THE FUCH OUT OF AMERICA.

PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN'S POLICIES. I BET MY SOUL THAT HE HAS NOTHING PLANNED THAT YOU LIKE. I BET MY SOUL THAT YOU JUST WANT TO TALK SHICT ON OBAMA WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE PLANNED FOR AMERICA.

GO TO www.johnmccain.com and www.barackobama.com AND EDUCATE YOURSELF.

"DRUNK AND STUPID IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE."

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Ericprentis-
You are correct. Lobbyist bribe legislators on behalf of corporate leaders. Advertisers bribe Media and blackmail reporters on behalf of corporate leaders. Media are slanted to the right. That's where the money is. There are no lberal mainstream media. Check out mediamatters.org.

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Note that it is only the Republicans that link the comment to Palin. The rest of us link it to Bush....

Who's being sexist?

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

What Davis and the other pimps are attempting to do is build up such a large resevoir of "personality" over "issues" that when the debates are concluded, and McCain and Palin have still said nothing, they will still be up a few points.

Obama asked a couple days ago, "Do they think you are stupid?"

Yes they do, and yes they are.

Posted by: Red State Moron | September 10, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE SHUT THE FUCH UP ABOUT OBAMA AND TELL ME ANYTHING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.


IF IT WAS A PILE OF DOG SHICT VERSE OBAMA, YOU WOULD HAVE THE DOG SHICT BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT HAVING THE DOG SHICT TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT ITS POLICYS.

IF YOU COMMENT ABOUT SOME STUPID SHICT ABOUT OBAMA, INSTEAD OF REAL POLICIES FOR AMERICA, YOU ARE A FUCHING ASSHAT WHO NEEDS TO GET THE FUCH OUT OF AMERICA.

PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN'S POLICIES. I BET MY SOUL THAT HE HAS NOTHING PLANNED THAT YOU LIKE. I BET MY SOUL THAT YOU JUST WANT TO TALK SHICT ON OBAMA WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE PLANNED FOR AMERICA.

GO TO www.johnmccain.com and www.barackobama.com AND EDUCATE YOURSELF.

"DRUNK AND STUPID IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE."

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA IS RIGHT!!

MCCAIN IS A LIAR AND HAS NO HONOR WHEN HE RUNS SICK,PERVERSE,NASTY ADS ABOUT OBAMA.
MCCAIN HAS MANY LOBBYISTS RUNNING HIS CAMPAIGN.
THE FELON KARL ROVE IS ADVISING JOHN MCCAIN. THE PERSON MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MORTGAGE CRISIS - PHIL GRAHAM - IS JOHN MCCAIN'S ECONOMIC ADVISER. HOW IS HE GETTING AWAY WITH THE OBVIOUS LIES? HE HAS SOLD OUT TO THE ENEMY.

JOHN MCCAIN WAS ONCE A MAN OF HONOR - BUT NO LONGER - HE IS A PUPPET OF THE RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS.

PALIN IS A LIAR AND ALSO AN EXTREMIST!!

AMERICAN VOTERS - DO NO LET THESE SELF-ABSORBED EGO-MANIACS GET AWAY WITH THEIR CONTINUED LEGACY OF LIES.

THIS IS MORE OF THE SAME BUSH/CHENEY LIES WE HAVE HAD TO ENDURE FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS. MAKE IT STOP NOW!!

JOHN MCCAIN - HE HAS NO HONOR - OR ELSE HE JUST HAS DEMENTIA AND CANNOT REMEMBER WHO HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE.

PALIN'S SCANDALS AND UNETHICAL RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. IF ALLOWED - SHE WOULD CONTINUE THE ABUSES OF BUSH/CHENEY. HER SPEECH WRITER WORKS FOR BUSH.

WHERE IS THE CHANGE? THEY ARE LIARS.
THEY WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT WASHINGTON.

WAKE UP AND VOTE WITH YOUR BRAINS. THANK YOU

Posted by: voetermillions | September 10, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama seems to be getting frazzled--not a good leadership quality, to say the least. He also used very poor judgment with his "lipstick on a pig" remark--also not a quality consistent with leadership. His frustration with the Republicans is understandable, but he must take some of the blame himself; if not, then it is just 'more of the same.'
In reading through some of the blogs written by those who evidently support Obama, and based upon the increasingly shrill and negative tone of those blogs, it appears that the Democratic party is causing itself to both implode and explode at the same time. It also truly seems that the Democrats are starting to realize that this election is turning out to be far from being a 'lock' for Obama-Biden, and that they have been 'duped' as a result of a combination of (1) overconfidence; and (2) enamour for Obama. The Democrats are now at the business end of a 'reality check.'

Posted by: Brian | September 10, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

PLEASE SHUT THE FUCH UP ABOUT OBAMA AND TELL ME ANYTHING THAT IS GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.


IF IT WAS A PILE OF DOG SHICT VERSE OBAMA, YOU WOULD HAVE THE DOG SHICT BE PRESIDENT WITHOUT HAVING THE DOG SHICT TELL YOU ANYTHING ABOUT ITS POLICYS.

IF YOU COMMENT ABOUT SOME STUPID SHICT ABOUT OBAMA, INSTEAD OF REAL POLICIES FOR AMERICA, YOU ARE A FUCHING ASSHAT WHO NEEDS TO GET THE FUCH OUT OF AMERICA.

PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN'S POLICIES. I BET MY SOUL THAT HE HAS NOTHING PLANNED THAT YOU LIKE. I BET MY SOUL THAT YOU JUST WANT TO TALK SHICT ON OBAMA WITHOUT ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT THESE TWO MEN HAVE PLANNED FOR AMERICA.

GO TO www.johnmccain.com and www.barackobama.com AND EDUCATE YOURSELF.

"DRUNK AND STUPID IS NO WAY TO GO THROUGH LIFE."

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to JamesT for reminding us that racist hate-filled bigots are alive and well in the Repug party. With comments like this, I'm sure that every even-minded independent in this country is just gonna flock to McLame, his attack dog and band of bigots. Keep the hate coming-

Posted by: Kris | September 10, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

So if Obama said that McCain's attempts to posture himself as the change candidate were like putting a beard on a pig , would McCain be offended since Obama would have clearly insulted men?

Give me a break! Washington Post why don't you start reporting on McCain's policy ideas, and not this trash...is the decline in your readership that bad?!

Posted by: jro1 | September 10, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama is correct. The Republicans have nothing to say about the issues, so they make issues out of nothing.

Posted by: Madeleine | September 10, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been saying some really stupid things lately. Just the other day , he said in his own words, "my muslim faith" and then the reporter had to say back to him 'your christan faith". Then the lipstick on a pig remark. I don't know if he meant it as a personal attack on Palin, but, I do know that he has shown and is showing poor lack of judgement. Thats pretty scary for a guy who wants to be President of this country. I don't want this fool answering the call at 3:00 a.m. NOBAMA, not now.....or ever.

Posted by: awecomeon | September 10, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Obama is right on one thing....after this is over, we have to live with what we voted for. And those people who pay more attention to "lipstick" comments than issues such as the economy, unemployment, education, and health care" will get -- just like they did 8 and 4 years ago -- more of the same. Nothing.

Posted by: Middle Class | September 10, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

If it looks like a pig and snorts like a pig.... and McCain calling his wife the c-word and the insinuations that Obama is a Muslim aren't supposed to be offensive, right? Every time the republicans bring out the "values" arguments the country gets looted again - everyone look @the pregnant teenager while we bail out Fannie and Freddie!

Posted by: SickOfThisFoolishness | September 10, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Yep, McLame and PitBull are insulting American pigs and stinky fish every day.

Posted by: Henry | September 10, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I'm pleased to see Obama reduced to name calling.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

I am relieved that Obama is fighting back against this nonsense. Instead of focusing on policy, the McCain campaign is using Bush-style attacks to win this election. As a woman, I am offended that the McCain campaign is using the sex of his running mate to stop real discussion of her credentials to be VP or lack thereof. Palin wouldn't even be interviewed on a Sunday talk show last weekend or anytime this week. How is she going to face Iran if she can't face Chris Matthews or Larry King? Why isn't that a story?

Posted by: Elissa | September 10, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

John (stinky) McCain can dish it out, but sure as hell can't take it. He thinks he's the only one that's allowed to lie and make smart remarks. If I was Obama I would've tore him apart along time ago. I don't know how he puts up with it. Like that moron O'Reilly trying to pin something Ayers did 40 years ago on Obama, even though he was only 8 years old. I would've freaked out. This election has shown how one sided and corrupt the press really is. If I was an independant, I'd vote for Obama because the press keeps trying to get me to vote for McCain. These morons think we're to stupid to know their lying to us about everything.

Posted by: Mike | September 10, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

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Palin knows what is good for the 9k people who live in Alaska. Alaska has NOTHING to do with the rest of the united states.

To get annoyed at Obama for the pig comment, and not get annoyed at McCain for MAKING THE SAME COMMENT MORE THEN ONCE, IS HYPOCRITICAL.

McCain/Palin have no policies that are worth talking about, therefore they(and repub commenters here) only talk about how bad Obama is.

PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

SIDE NOTE:

A bipartisan group of 10 senators is trying to pass a bill that will allow oil companies to drill offshore. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS NOT ALLOWING IT TO PASS?

If you can answer this question, then I bet you are going to vote for Obama because you know the truth about the republican lies.
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Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Sen. Obama is correct, the media is playing right into the Republican’s hands by touting the Republican’s smear campaign about lipstick, maybe because the main stream corporate media (MSCM) is controlled by large corporations and the rich. The plutocracy will stop at nothing to stay in power and know very well how best to use propaganda. The Obama campaign will have to let the people know that media is manipulating them. Truth and justice from the fourth estate is a sham.

Posted by: EricPrentis | September 10, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

I too am insulted and disappointed by the comment. But I'm insulted and disappointed by McCain's low-road, diversionary campaign. I haven't decided yet, but a lot of us are waiting to hear more about his issues; every day that goes by with these nonsensical ads and fake outrage pushes us farther and farther away. What happened to McCain? He used to be different, now he just seems to be like every other Republican out there-

Posted by: Jack from OH | September 10, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse


Don't underestimate the sheer stupidity of the american public. All idiot american voters are going to hear from this is "Obama called the vp lady a pig?" Republicans are destroying the country with these BS tactics. Want another Bush? We'll soon have one if this keeps up.

Posted by: JK | September 10, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Hey Karen, your divisive remarks are petty and point directly to the message that Obama is trying to get out to the American people that is outlined in this article.

Also, Chicago does not have the WORST public schools in the nation, that's just an outright lie. And when is sending your kids to Private school a thing to frowned upon? McCain himself practically wants to privatize the education system in America.

Again, your mud slinging and low-ball tactics are what this country is tired of. Please try to bring your level of dialogue to a level of respect and candor.

These gentlemen are running to become the President of these United States, not Professional wrestlers.

Posted by: Factory Worker, Akron Ohio | September 10, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Same old republicon smear and lie machine. If you listen to Obama's words you have to be an imbecile to think that was directed at palin. He does not mention her, her outlook, her state, anything. He very specifically says John McCain... and then John McCain's policies. Nothing about palin. So to say that because the word lipstick is in the comment it must be about palin means you are either a moron, dishonest, trying to divert attention fomr the failures of bush/mccain policies, or all three, which makes you a republican.

Posted by: Brandon | September 10, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN:

If you are voting for the issues:

YOU ARE VOTING FOR OBAMA.

If you are voting for personalities:

YOU ARE VOTING FOR MCCAIN.


We voted in Bush because of his personality and we lost jobs, stocks, houses, and the great land of America.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

this is ridiculous, I am going to file a complaint with P.E.T.A. about the GOP insulting the dogs and the pigs

Posted by: j | September 10, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

"Lipstick on a pig" is republican policy.
Lipstick on a prig is Palin.

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure, but I think the media may be getting tired of being played for a fool by the Repugs. I just wish they wouldn't make front page news out of every whine coming from the McCain camp.

I have yet to hear one substantive word from McCain (I don't expect to hear any from Palin). Thank you, Barack Obama, for continuing to focus on what we, the voters, should really be concerned about with this election.

As for any woman who would vote for McCain because of Palin (see today's WaPo): you're a disgrace to your gender. The Repugs have an anti-female platform that won't change one whit because of Palin. If you're really interested in promoting women's rights, vote Obama. Why? Because the Repugs are now extremely concerned about sexism in our society (even if it is only lip service), and that will only heighten if they lose. If they win, it's back to the old ways.

Posted by: Kande | September 10, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

when you use the phrase "lipstick on a pig" to refer to McCain trying to make his platform about change, the pig is the platform, not McCain, and certainly not Palin. McCain is knowingly (both candidates have used the phrase when no one was wearing lipstick) trying to twist a comment that isn't offensive into one that is, so that they can act offended. I'm offended, and so should everyone else be.

Posted by: JoeT | September 10, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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Palin knows what is good for the 9k people who live in Alaska. Alaska has NOTHING to do with the rest of the united states.

To get annoyed at Obama for the pig comment, and not get annoyed at McCain for MAKING THE SAME COMMENT MORE THEN ONCE, IS HYPOCRITICAL.

McCain/Palin have no policies that are worth talking about, therefore they(and repub commenters here) only talk about how bad Obama is.

PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

SIDE NOTE:

A bipartisan group of 10 senators is trying to pass a bill that will allow oil companies to drill offshore. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS NOT ALLOWING IT TO PASS?

If you can answer this question, then I bet you are going to vote for Obama because you know the truth about the republican lies.
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Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

OBama doesnt seem to respect Women, this is proved time and again against Hillary and nwo with Palin.He can say simply if didnt mean that, but if i sounded like that i apologize he can close this issue, Just because poll number are changing in media he need not get so panic and utter all nonsense.
Time and again he gets below the bar getting into contraversies, this makes him like Bill clinton who got into Monica even though he did good governance and bought the pride fo america to Knees

By the way i am still undecided voter

Posted by: MRN | September 10, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Why does this happen every four years? Oh, that's right, because the media gets played by these guys. Al Gore exagerates and sighs too much. John Kerry flip flops. Lipstick on pigs? Really? That is what is important. Give me a break. The McCain campaign does not want to talk about issues. They have said so themselves. They will say anything to keep people from noticing that we are electing a President not a next door neighbor.

Posted by: Evil | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Even if the comment was an intentional reference to his opponents (as opposed to a simple figure of speech), it seems pretty clear — if one actually stops to think about the meaning of the words — that McCain and his policies are the “pig” and Palin is the “lipstick.”

Posted by: TIM | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Even if the comment was an intentional reference to his opponents (as opposed to a simple figure of speech), it seems pretty clear — if one actually stops to think about the meaning of the words — that McCain and his policies are the “pig” and Palin is the “lipstick.”

Posted by: TIM | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

We wouldn't know if she's wearing lipstick or not because as of right now, while the campaign is hiding her from the voters and the press, she's more like a pig in a poke.

Posted by: Clarke | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama should not be so Easy On McCain and Palin. He shouldnt even achknowledge this attack that he called Palin a Pig, He could bring up any number of other

scandals and even the possible affair
http://www.hotpres.com

So I just dont get how a pig with lipstick is an attack?

Posted by: pastor123 | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!

Posted by: grunk | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

"I have to agree with Obama: I want the Republicans to start talking about the real issues, engage Obama in actual debate about things that matter and affect the American population - rather than cry wolf over a stupid idiom that apparently's been used multiple times in the past by McCain himself. "Lipstick on a pig" isn't going to affect the lives of the American public in three weeks, but unemployment and stagflation are still going to be wreaking havoc on the people's wallets."


So you prefer your lies and propaganda to be about important topics?

This is the main issue I have with the Republicans. They make bold, deceitful claims all the time and no one seems to remember them after a few weeks have passed...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

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Palin knows what is good for the 9k people who live in Alaska. Alaska has NOTHING to do with the rest of the united states.

To get annoyed at Obama for the pig comment, and not get annoyed at McCain for MAKING THE SAME COMMENT MORE THEN ONCE, IS HYPOCRITICAL.

McCain/Palin have no policies that are worth talking about, therefore they(and repub commenters here) only talk about how bad Obama is.

PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

SIDE NOTE:

A bipartisan group of 10 senators is trying to pass a bill that will allow oil companies to drill offshore. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS NOT ALLOWING IT TO PASS?

If you can answer this question, then I bet you are going to vote for Obama because you know the truth about the republican lies.
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Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Palin knows what is good for the 9k people who live in Alaska. Alaska has NOTHING to do with the rest of the united states.

To get annoyed at Obama for the pig comment, and not get annoyed at McCain for MAKING THE SAME COMMENT MORE THEN ONCE, IS HYPOCRITICAL.

McCain/Palin have no policies that are worth talking about, therefore they(and repub commenters here) only talk about how bad Obama is.

PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

SIDE NOTE:

A bipartisan group of 10 senators is trying to pass a bill that will allow oil companies to drill offshore. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS NOT ALLOWING IT TO PASS?

If you can answer this question, then I bet you are going to vote for Obama because you know the truth about the republican lies.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Palin knows what is good for the 9k people who live in Alaska. Alaska has NOTHING to do with the rest of the united states.

To get annoyed at Obama for the pig comment, and not get annoyed at McCain for MAKING THE SAME COMMENT MORE THEN ONCE, IS HYPOCRITICAL.

McCain/Palin have no policies that are worth talking about, therefore they(and repub commenters here) only talk about how bad Obama is.

PLEASE TELL ME ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT MCCAIN.

SIDE NOTE:

A bipartisan group of 10 senators is trying to pass a bill that will allow oil companies to drill offshore. WHY ARE THE REPUBLICANS NOT ALLOWING IT TO PASS?

If you can answer this question, then I bet you are going to vote for Obama because you know the truth about the republican lies.

Posted by: Tim | September 10, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

As Obama himself said during his comments this morning about John McCains relentless Karl Rove attacks, this is all "Catnip for the news media." Shame on the media we want and deserve to hear about policy not the same old politics of distraction. You are McCain’s lapdogs. Enough!

Posted by: rgm | September 10, 2008 12:31 PM | Report abuse

a note on the comment about Obama's vote on sex education that McCain ad claims 'Obama wants to start sex ed for 6 year olds."
The usual FACT CHECK is needed constantly for the McCain campaign. He does not just stretch the truth, the truth is negated. Before I did not like him, now he has lost my respect 100%. He also looks like a giddy old man with Sarah flashing the crowd on front of him.
Obama's bill was NOT sex education for 6 year old's. It addressed awareness for young children about sexual predators.
McCain scewing facts again...so how many people that see that ad are going to hear the truth.
An ignorant public is what the GOP is counting on.
They are more inspired by Miss Wassila, with little experience and a half baked education than a brilliant, top of his class Harvard Lawyer,worker of the people, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago,State and Federal Senator.
Plus the GOP does not want Palin vetted by the public...Of course the word "celebrity" will now become a god term.

You bet this is not where Obama wants to be. McCain/Palen have taken the Rove playbook and made this into People Magazine style excitement filled with National Inquirer types of facts.

Obama is far above this and it is unfortunate that his campaign is forced to respond to the the portion of the public that only hears the soundbites.

Posted by: kathleen | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Obama is unhinged. the media is in full protection mode. This is the same deranged media that said "community organizer" is racist code talk. Obambi is losing it, still calling women "sweetie", and using a public school to spew his partisan hate. Wonder why Obama did use Chicago to talk about Education? Afraid reporters might look into his dismal record on education? That Chicago has the WORST public schools in the country? Isn't that why Obama and Michelle refuse to send their kids to private schools?

Posted by: Karen | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Whether he meant it or not the lipstick on a pig comment is clearly linkable to Palin's lipstick comment. You could hear it in the crowd's reaction. Obama should have immediately clarified it, because it is extremely insulting, but he was loving the crowd reaction. Another mistake.

Posted by: peterg | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

What happened to "Have a sense of humor" when horrible lies were being said about Obama and continue to be said. Mccain should drop dead right where he stands.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse


"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers," - Thomas Pynchon.

Posted by: ApostasyUSA | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Feel like I am back in grammer school. Back's up Obamas comments about lack of education in this country. Issues voters are for Obama, personality voters are for McCann ticket? Huhh whats wrong with Kansas indeed (gee I guess I shouldn't admit that I read and have an education, makes me appear elitist). sheesh grow up people are dying while you all play games.

Posted by: sandra gogas | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

any lie to get back oon the front page.

mr "just words" want his snideness ignored.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful! A classy respond from the Obama campaign. Now, if the mainstream media can follow his example and provide us with discussion of issues that are pertinent to the government of this country, we'll be in good shape. Dare I hope?

Posted by: CarolBG | September 10, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

"Why is no one talking about me...I am forgotten in this Election?
I guess I am not important anymore.

Your truly,

Economy, War, Health care
and everyday crisis facing Americans."


Thank the Republicans for refusing to address a single REAL issue.

Sexism. Sexism. Sexism.

And this after they accused Obama of trying to play the "race" card.

Anyone who can support such lying, diversionary tactics should think hard about who they are trying to put in office. Liars lie. Do you think they are being honest with you?

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Obama was mocking Palin the person, but rather he was mocking McCain's use of a Trophy Gal Running Mate, among other things. I mean, let's be real folks. If Sarah Palin didn't wear so much make-up, do you really think she would be so popular?

McCain is as sexist as it gets. The ONLY reason he has Palin is because of her gender. That's a no-brainer. Sarah is making such a big deal about wearing lipstick, so she is fair game as far as I'm concerned.

There was a lot of symbolism, on more than one level, in Obama's remark.

I think it was an absolutely brilliant move, meant to expose the hypocrisy of the Republicans. They can sure dish it out, but they can't take it.

I am sure it wasn't an off-the-cuff remark. I am sure it was well-planned. And now the focus is back on Obama and the issues. The longer McCain keeps crying about it, the worse the Republicans look.

Posted by: lindsay | September 10, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Screw them, she is a pig by the way.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

This country was built on bullshi* (stolen) and the bullshi* continues as long as the ignorant, racist people still have a voice.

Posted by: Disgusted | September 10, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Palin was Governor of Alaska for LESS THAN 2 YEARS! This is NOT GOOD FOR AMERICA. PLEASE WAKE UP!

Posted by: maq1 | September 10, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

www.smoinge.com/media/4504/McCain_is_the_Pig/

Posted by: Zio Middleman | September 10, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

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McCain Palin owe an apology to American people for
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1. Supporting a deceitful, criminal, propogandist war that brought ruin to USA.
2. Insulting average American by claiming people who make 1-2-3-4 million dollars a year are middle-class.
3. Lying repeatedly and everywhere -- about BRIDGE TO NOWHERE.
4. Lying that Palin sold the plane on e-bay.
5. Running a vicious, lie-ful campaign
6. Insulting pit-bulls.

Posted by: Bob | September 10, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

“What their campaign has done this morning is the same game that has made people sick and tired of politics in this country. They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw out an outrageous ad because they know it’s catnip for the news media,” Mr. Obama said. “I’m assuming you guys heard this watching the news. I’m talking about John McCain’s economic policies and I said here’s more of the same, ‘You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. Suddenly, they say, Oh you must be talking about the governor of Alaska!’”

As the audience applauded, he added: “See it would be funny, it would be funny except, of course the news media decided that was the lead story yesterday. The McCain campaign would much rather have the story about phony and foolish diversions than about the future.”

Posted by: Tell It!! | September 10, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Now you democrats are in for it. Carl Rove is starting a new swift boat group called "Pigs for Palin"

Posted by: Bill W. | September 10, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

The Repubs have been thriving on Sarah Palin's well orchestrated Victimhood.

So what's to stop them from trying to milking Piggate?

The fact that it's transparent and backlashable? Yup.

They've victimized themselves a whine too far.

They had a good meme going, gathering up all the gals who thought she was being unfairly attacked, but now they've exposed themselves. So now what do they have?

Posted by: Rob L. | September 10, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Can't you people see that McCain nominated Sarah because he wants her puss[y]! And why not, it would be a hellofalot better than that dullard Cindy. I wonder how many time McCain has already boinked Sarah while they've been traveling together?

Posted by: MoreThanObvious | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with Obama: I want the Republicans to start talking about the real issues, engage Obama in actual debate about things that matter and affect the American population - rather than cry wolf over a stupid idiom that apparently's been used multiple times in the past by McCain himself. "Lipstick on a pig" isn't going to affect the lives of the American public in three weeks, but unemployment and stagflation are still going to be wreaking havoc on the people's wallets.

Posted by: Francesca Ngo | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse


“John McCain says he’s about change, too, and so I guess his whole angle is, ‘Watch out George Bush.’ Except for economic policy, health care policy, tax policy, education policy, foreign policy and Karl Rove-style politics. That’s not change. That’s just calling something the same thing, something different. But you know you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. You know, you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it’s still going to stink after eight years.”

He's talking about McCain. I think Obama is right on the mark. I mean what else can the GOP do but put lipstick on a pig? I think McCain’s VP is a desperate attempt to repackage the Republican "Brand" in a new maverick mythology, which by all stretches of the imagination is entirely chimerical.

I think it will be difficult for Republicans to make any substantial arguments against affirmative action after this pick. Affirmative action not for individual uplift but as desperate political maneuvering is a cynical betrayal of principals to gain power.

One question - and please answer honestly:

Were Palin a man, would McCain have picked her? Point made.

...and now John McCain only wants to talk about Palin.

Why? Skepticism isn't sexism.....

Do you love how the McCain campaign is exploiting women by his VP pick?

It seems to be working and it is a sign of how gullible people are.

Before Palin, McCain was no go for women. So the McCain campaign picks a woman with just about the same opinions and record as McCain, and women start falling in line? MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

What does that say about American women?

Posted by: ApostasyUSA | September 10, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I love how the media picks up on lipstick on pig comments, while not paying attention to McCain operatives trying the investigation onto Gov Palin's attempt to have her ex-brother trooper Wooten fired.

The Republicans are practicing the same old tactics of intimidation and the media is letting them get away with it.

As Obama says, ENOUGH!!!

Posted by: LES | September 10, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Wow, now if the Obama campaign can get this message across without being drowned out by the Republican slander machine, it could turn the tide.

Posted by: Madeleine | September 10, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

If this isn't the height of a des[erate man who has not done anything but flap his lips about change and he's right. He's changing into the female bashing male we thought he was when he was afraid of Hillary. Keep it up and you'll drive even more away with all your unproven or unpayable words and at this point in time, they're only word. Do me a personal favor and get some lipstick for yourself. Biden being in the loop for 35 years knows his shade. And I'm a registered democrate, but not with you.

Posted by: robertjgray94103 | September 10, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Sarah would make for some great puss[y] eating but she's sure not qualified to be VP.

Posted by: DesirousofSarah | September 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Phony outrage, Phony Patriots, Phony reformers, Phony environmentalists, Phony energy plan, Phony war, Phony political attacks, Phony pledges of political bipartisanship. The Republican Party is a one trick phony.

McSame, we've been here before! Look where it's got us. How's the retirement fund? Gas prices? Global warming? Education? They don't want to talk about issues. They'll make up an outrageous claim everyday to make headlines. The Bush Administration just got a C in homeland security from it's own investigators? I guess that's 'good enough' for GW Bush and better than McCain's last place at the naval academy.

Bush/Cheney/McCain. No More Years!

Posted by: thebob.bob | September 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

"John(stinky)McCain can dish it out, but sure as hell can't take it. He thinks he's the only one that's allowed to lie and make smart remarks. If I was Obama I would've tore him apart along time ago. I don't know how he puts up with it. Like that moron O'Reilly trying to pin something Ayers did 40 years ago on Obama even though he was only 8 years old. I would've freaked out."


Someone said something yesterday that opened my eyes on this issue. Obama has to restrain himself from responding in kind to these ridiculous, unfounded attacks. He cannot show any anger or temper, unlike McSame, for fear of being labeled an "angry, black man". That would be the ultimate propaganda tool for the GOP.

I agree with James Miller. This is just an attempt to keep the Fourth Reich alive and kicking...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Republikkkons are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi's and thousands of American soldiers. They have stolen the past two elections and the right-winged media is setting us up for a third. There is no way on earth the people of this country would stand for another ridiculous 4 years of republikkkon rule, but the right-winged nut-job media is going to make it easy for them to steal another election. All they have to do is make the people of this country believe its close. When people think that the election can go either way, they will not question the third bloodless coup about to happen here.

It isnt anywhere near as close as the media wants you to believe it is, I live deep in the south and even white racists here want no more of republikkkon politics.

They've stolen two presidential elections in a row, why in the hell would they stop now? They wont stop until they are challenged, and from the looks of our society and its sheep, nothing will get done for a long time.

Posted by: The Land of the Ignorant | September 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Fact Check to all:

McCain used the exact same line last year to describe a position Hillary Clinton took on an issue. He said and I quote "A pig with lipstick is still a pig." There go is not McCain guilty of sexism against Hillary? This quote has been used for years by politicans. You can't have things both ways. You can't use it yourself and say it was not sexist and then when your oponent uses say it is. They took the comment out of context and they know it. If you listen to what he said prior to the quote and after it had absolutely nothing to do with Palin.

Posted by: piper456 | September 10, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Another day and Obama stammers and wanders through another few speeches. Do we really need to wait until November?

Hillary 2012!

Posted by: CrazyMonkey | September 10, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

best come back ever. No apologies required.

Posted by: susan | September 10, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Okay. So trying to repackage four more years of McBush is like putting whipped cream on a turd.

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Why is no one talking about me...I am forgotten in this Election?
I guess I am not important anymore.

Your truly,

Economy, War, Health care
and everyday crisis facing Americans.

Posted by: romanoanthony | September 10, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

I wish someone would ask Cindy about what John calls her when he's mad.

Posted by: Blip | September 10, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Amen Obama. The Republican party have nothing new to talk about. Why is it okay for the Republican's to smear Obama everyday...I mean everyday. It's like they listen to Obama speak and find something they can twist his meaning around to something totally out of context. It's the same thin Bush has done the last 8 years and it's the same that is happening now. I think McCain picked Palin for this purpose and this purpose only. Use Palin as bait to strike up "phoney outrage," at anything Obama says. How disgusting. Country first...give me a break! The republican party are Gods when it comes to manipulating the media and voters. That's all there good at. They sure don't know how to run this country that's for sure. I hope the American people are not stupid enough to believe any of this republican smear campain. I would think after falling for Bush's lies and BS, the American people would wise up see what the republicans are doing. I don't know...maybe most American's are just hypicrites as well. Maybe they predend they care about America when they don't. That's all the republicans care about folks, themselves.

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 10, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

What goes around comes around I guess!
Obama used a slight slip from Bill and also from Hillary to bring down them!

Posted by: Joe | September 10, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RepublicansAreCompleteIgnorantJackasses | September 10, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Don't expect any good comments about Republicans to come out of the Washington Compost. The flaming left-wing liberal rag is only good for lining the cat box. Don't believe a word of anything written in the Compost.

Posted by: ThePostIsARag | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

to: Posted by: michelle | September 10, 2008 12:07 PM

Appologize to Palin? You have lost your friggin' mind. You are also STUPID because this is the thing: PROPAGAND/MEDIA MANIPULATION/SWIFT BOATING. Again. And you don't see it? Really?

Obama, at BEST, was calling McCain a pig-- which is not far from any truth what-so-ever.

IT IS CALLED AN -ANALOGY- ON THE ADMINISTRATION/POLICIES. C'MON PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!!


And even if she is a pig, you probably would call her a chicken. idiot.

Posted by: iH8uAll | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I really think that his "old fish" comment is really offensive to fish. Ask a fish, they don't think they stink. But here you have LIEberal Dummocrat Obama offending fish by saying they smell.

Is this really the change you need?

Posted by: blip | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Great!

Obama said what we all think in two sentences. The GOP is a pig, and stinks like an old fish.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

McCain knows his complaints abut Obama's use of the same phrase McCain used for Hillary's health care plan is another cynical attmept to throw sand into the eyes of the electorate. Cynical like hius attempt to steal the Change theme from Obama, cynical like appointing an airhead Christian fundamentalist as VP candidate, .. where is the McCain of 2000 - a so-called man of honor and dignity? He is now a puppet of the Rove/Limbaugh clique that with Cheney controlled the Bushies. The War Hero that hides behind a woman's skirts and thows sand in the eyes of the voters - McCain has made hollow the word Honor .

Posted by: jefflz | September 10, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Yes, if Obama was talking about Sarah, Pigs everywhere: let's unite. WE PIGS ARE HIGLY INSULTED. We're not as stupid as that biitch.

Posted by: Arnold Ziffel | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

To inject a meaning into Obama's statement that clearly was not intended suggests to me that McCain's staff has some problem with their own choice for VP. Why else would they be the first to point out the now obvious but innocent analogy? Has it touched a raw nerve?

Posted by: gene | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Lies and Roveian outrage politics are the only thing the McCain people have left.

McCain-Bush is WRONG on the economy.

McCain-Bush is WRONG on Iraq.

McCain-Bush is WRONG on health care.

McCain-Bush is WRONG on sustainable energy.

McCain-Bush wants to lead us down the WRONG path, for the benefit of the same McCain-Bush corporate handlers who have been in control for the past 8 years.

And this is the only tactic they have left, and they think it will work because MCCAIN-BUSH PEOPLE THINK THAT AMERICANS ARE STUPID!

Posted by: Brendan | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Will the media finally learn and call lies, lies? or will they let themselves be duped into another GOP Presdient by lies as they have been duped into the Iraq war. It is the duty of a free press to police politticians not suck up to them!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/michaeltomasky/2008/sep/10/johnmccain.sarahpalin?commentpage=1

Posted by: European_Elitist | September 10, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Yes, if Obama was talking about Sarah, Pigs everywhere: let's unite. WE PIGS ARE HIGLY INSULTED. We're not as stupid as that biitch.

Posted by: Alfred Ziffel | September 10, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Another day, ANOTHER LIE BY THE McSame Camp! They do not want to answer questions about the Fannie/Freddie take-over. about job losses. about healthcare. about housing issues. The Republican campaign is about IMAGE! Their well-paid lobbyists (oops, I mean ex-lobbyists) are working for every million that they get to repackage and sell the McSame ticket. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Americans are in a crisis. VOTE OBAMA & BIDEN for change we can believe in.

Posted by: Women for Truth | September 10, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

"BIll..pay attention!

Juneau is in the worse location for a State Capital; the only way to get there is to fly there, there is no direct route from the Center of population in Anchorage to Juneau.

And flying costs money! So much that they've trying to move the capital to a more accessible location...The cost of going to and from the capital is an old issue in Alaska as is the general cost of living.

So when you complain about Palin's legitimate expense, you are complaining about Alaska's very inconvenient location for its capital.

In other words, old issue, no news in beating a dead horse!"


So moving the capital to Anchorage means everyone will drive? What if they need to go to Juneau? Why does the capital need to be in the population center? New York's capital is Albany, not NYC. Besides, you are still talking about the least densely populated state in the nation that experiences 6 months of winter. People will still be flying...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

How about a compromise... let's just refer to Palin as a female dog. Then we don't call her a pig, but we do honor her own claims that she is a female dog.

This should be suitable.

Posted by: BLip | September 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

If the McCain/Palin ticket can't take 4 words in an entire speech in the correct context, how can we expect them to deal effectively with Foreign Governments?
They're either too stupid to understand the meaning of the speech or too ignorant to care.
Either way, this is not a good example of their "skill" in understanding and dealing with opposition.

I'm curious though, last year when MCCAIN used the "lipstick on a pig" statement when referencing HILLARY CLINTON's health care policy, does this mean he was calling Clinton a pig?
Apparently, by their own definitions, yes.

The more I watch McCain (in the hopes I'll see something worth casting my vote on) the less and less I feel like voting for him.
Maybe I should stop watching McCain and sit in a closet until it's time to vote.

Posted by: Independent who (until now) always voted REP | September 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Always trying to get away form the issues, who care about personality.

Posted by: Repitwa21 | September 10, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

By some of these comments, we have some backwards and straight gullible and stupid white people in our country....

You guys need to vote for McCain. I don't want any of you racist, redneck, ass*%@!s to vote for my candidate anyway....

Posted by: Scott | September 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Obama is clearly insulting Palin and her family with that fish comment - I mean we all know they claim to make income from fishing. How offensive. Obama is a hateful fish-ist.

Posted by: pretend offend | September 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Here is McCain using the "lipstick on a pig" remark to refer to Hillary in the primaries:

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

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

To you who are outraged and offended by Obama's simple uttering of a standard cliche (same one McSame uses), allow me to quote what Dick Cheny said to Patrick Leahy on the senate floor, and what George Carlin would say: GO FUUCK YOURSELF!

Posted by: MyBrainsAreInMyAssBecuaseI'mARepublican | September 10, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is and always be formidable, because no matter how wrong they are for the rest of us... they have chosen to side with the richest and most powerful people in the world.

How do you think they get away with lying openly and shamelessly?

How do you think they get away with re-writing the rules of morality and law as they break them?

How do you think they can send our jobs overseas and sell our nation's future to China, and then sit there and wave the flag?

Posted by: blip | September 10, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

John(stinky)McCain can dish it out, but sure as hell can't take it. He thinks he's the only one that's allowed to lie and make smart remarks. If I was Obama I would've tore him apart along time ago. I don't know how he puts up with it. Like that moron O'Reilly trying to pin something Ayers did 40 years ago on Obama even though he was only 8 years old. I would've freaked out.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

To call Sarah Palin a pig with lipstick would be an insult to both the pig and the lipstick.

I hope to God America sees through these shenanigans before making a mistake of historical proportions and putting the Repugs in the White House again.

Posted by: ASinMoCo | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

What has his anti-american wife "Michelle O mama has to say about this?

The palnet of Ape character also wear lipstick but its still the planet of Ape.

Posted by: linda | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

This is a great response for Obama--focusing on issues.

I teach a graduate course in marketing, and I'd like to let you in on some of the techniques that are being used here.

First, the pig comment was not sexist, but, it was probably intentional. Next time you think of lipstick, your mind will be confused on which message it is referring to. Defeats Palins message by mixing it with the message of Obama that there is no change, much in the same way that McCain is trying to capture the word "Change". (If I were Obama, I would run a commercial with a train engine sound, a toot of a train approaching, with the announcement by conductor Obama that "Change is Coming!")

Second, what you may not notice is that the McCain campaign is trying to anchor your perceptions of Obama to Dukakis--people do not have the capacity to think deeply, and need shortcuts. Of course, Obama is not Dukakis, and in fact has set up his own website to counter falsehoods, and has responded by turning it back to McCain.

BUT, this does not mean that Obama should not try to anchor the perceptions of his opponent to someone else. I personally would anchor McCains perceptions to the first George Bush's (Bush I) failure to acknowledge we were in a recession--this led to the victory of Clinton for change. Or, I would try to anchor McCain's tactics towards the tactics of George Bush, and, more importantly, TO THE REGRET WE ALL FEEL for having been led through the culture wars to select a bad leader. In short, Obama should continue repeating that this is four more years of Bush and challenge McCain to show the change, rather than talk about it. In fact, I would use the Republican platform to show there is no change.

I think the Post should run some articles on campaign marketing and strategy to show how we are being manipulated.

Posted by: Bill | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Feel like I am back in grammer school. Back's up Obamas comments about lack of education in this country. Issues voters are for Obama, personality voters are for McCann ticket? Huhh whats wrong with Kansas indeed (gee I guess I shouldn't admit that I read and have an education, makes me appear elitist). sheesh grow up people are dying while you all play games.

Posted by: sandra gogas | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

In October 2007 Mr. McCain used the "lipstick on a pig" analogy in reference to Hillary Clinton. ......perhaps he has forgotten? Please.....

Posted by: How about this? | September 10, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Sarah's making a mountain out of a mole hill. Oh shiit, I should apologize. I just used a standard cliche.

Posted by: CanRepublicansPossiblyGetAnyFuuckinDumber? | September 10, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

If Mr Obama want to use anology, I am sure
he can use something else other than "pig".
The English language is very rich.

For the part of electing the president
based on character, Mr Obama fail.

For the part of electing the president
based on issues, Mr Obama barely hang in there.

So Mr Obama, from now on, just watch what
you say O K.

Posted by: T N T | September 10, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

"Best strategy to tackle this issue is to go ahead and throw a public apology to palin. That will bring down the noice."

This is counter-productive as it makes your opponents LIES seem like TRUTH...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Main Entry:
def·er·ence
Pronunciation:
\ˈde-fə-rən(t)s, ˈdef-rən(t)s\
Function:
noun
Date:
1660
: respect and esteem due a superior or an elder; also : affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

To JaxMax, James T, and various other right-wing shills:

You are mouthpieces (or dupes) of the Big Lie propaganda campaign that Karl Rove (Sturmbandfuehrer Rove, I suppose) has been lifting straight out of Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Julius Streicher, and Adolf Hitler. That is, tell--over and over and over again--such outrageous, disgusting lies that the Plain People can't help but think that they're true. And blame the International Jewish press--excuse me, the Liberal Media--for trying to expose these lies.

I would refer you idiots to Mein Kampf for some shrewd obervations about how easily "the masses" can be fooled by the Big Lie, but I'm afraid that you'll come away from taking that bath in sh*t convinced that Hitler wasn't so far wrong after all.

Good God, are we back in the Weimar Republic? What is this country coming to?
What is the world coming to?

All I can say is: Go Obama! Fight back at the lies! Tell the truth! And to the media: Why in God's name are you so cowed by these right-wing demagogues--these Rush Limburger Cheeseheads?

I don't believe in hiding behind anonymity, like "JaxMax" and "James T." My name is James Miller, and I live in Earlysville, VA.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 10, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

BIll..pay attention!

Juneau is in the worse location for a State Capital; the only way to get there is to fly there, there is no direct route from the Center of population in Anchorage to Juneau.

And flying costs money! So much that they've trying to move the capital to a more accessible location...The cost of going to and from the capital is an old issue in Alaska as is the general cost of living.

So when you complain about Palin's legitimate expense, you are complaining about Alaska's very inconvenient location for its capital.

In other words, old issue, no news in beating a dead horse!

Posted by: COMMONCENTS | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

sharon,

theres a difference between mocking someone for being wearing lipstick and mocking someone for having flippant and detrimental stances on issues of national economic and social welfare.

Posted by: dale | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Its a big mistake from Obama. I thought he is a smart kid. He turns out bad and against women. This is sexism at its height.

Obama and democrats looks really bad now.

I am too with you that Obama should apologize to palin and all the women in america.

Posted by: stacy | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Here is McCain using the "lipstick on a pig" remark to refer to Hillary in the primaries:

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

What a hypocrite.

Posted by: Blnd2Spll | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I heard Miss Piggy fell out of a tree Hunting Moose!!!

Posted by: paul | September 10, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I smell panic in President elect Obama's camp.

Posted by: Packard
**********************
No, that's just you. It's soap AND water next time.

Posted by: Packard loves HAAACKEY MAAAMS!! | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

"Obama should do the smart thing now. "Pig thing" hurt 18 million feelings. Obama should clearly "apologize" as soon as possible and close this chapter. Soon before it spreads and engulf the entire democratic party and tear it down.

As such democrats are not in such good position now to win this thing."


The last thing Obama should do is play into this swift boat BS. "Lipstick on a pig" is now off-limits b/c Palin used the word "Lipstick"????

Think about it one more time. I guess we can't say "hockey", "mom", or "pitbull" without referring to her either...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans can ridicule Obama for three straight nights (Sarah being one of the worst and most shameless offenders), then when Obama uses a standard cliche that McCain also uses, the Republicans twist it swift-boat style and cry foul. If you buy this, you're a complete idiot and should just go kill yourself.

Posted by: RepublicansReallyAreFuuckinIdiots | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama's right. The GOP is playing the media like a fiddle. He warned they would try to make this an election about small things. Well, they can't if the media doesn't let them. But, apparently, we're right back to the same game of sliming with the media putting a dip stick in it to tell us how deep it is.

Posted by: Abarafi | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Talk about lies, phony outrage and Swift boat tactics -- that sums up the Obama campaign. If you want a blowhard, gaseous windbag who TALKS about change and post-partisan politics, then the perennial campaigning Obama is your man. If you actually want someone who PRODUCES change, who lives post-partisan politics, who has his name attached to landmark, reform legislation, who has a history of working with the other party, who actually LIVES his words instead of just mouthing them -- then you will vote for John McCain.

Obama is banking on a "sucker born every minute" voting public -- he has fooled highly partisan Democrats, but he won't fool independent voters who haven't swilled his kool aid.

Posted by: colorado kool aid | September 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Best strategy to tackle this issue is to go ahead and throw a public apology to palin. That will bring down the noice.

Posted by: michelle | September 10, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

McCain is a wuss.

When you hit him, he pushes Palin in the way and then cries foul.

What kind of man does this?


Posted by: Blip | September 10, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Senator Obama should apologize for what?

Posted by: Ohreallynow | September 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

C'mon WaPo - post video of Obama this morning!!

Obama is absolutely right - we've been saddled with GWBush for 8 years because he's a guy folks wanted to have a beer with for cripe sakes!!! And Obama is disparaged because he worked his way through Harvard, did well and is intelligent! What the heck is wrong with this country!!!

The media needs to get off it's duff and talk truth - don't enable mccain and his hooey. They're still spouting the bridge nonsense.

This election is just too important for this kind of nonsense. I hope Obama's response this morning is the headline on all the national news programs this evening.

Posted by: Julianne | September 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

The article omits the fact that during the campaign MCCAIN used the "lipstick on a pig"reference twice directly toward Hillary Clinton. He has no stones to throw. But it is proof of insincerety.

The writer above with the Muslim comment: Quite an ignorant stretch, proof of lack of knowledge on the facts and true issues.
Some how in this debate people have forgotten the constitution, freedom of religion which was pinnacle to the founding of this country.
Of course, the Bush administration and the GOP have thrown the constitution out the door. When freedoms are lost, if Obama looses, and they will be, enjoy looking back at what might have been.
FYI I am a white female, 56 years old, midwest, Christian, business woman and educator.

Posted by: kathleen | September 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

It is funny how much Obama loved the media when he was in a fight with Hillary Rotten Clinton, and winning. Now that he is loosing he thinks that the media is unfair. This sounds like Hillary's comments. I agree that he was trained as a young child to be a Muslin, and when he came to Chicago he had to learn what it meant to be Black, and how to act as a Black man. He says he is a Christian, but never listened to his radical pastor. Go figure! He was photoed standing while the National Anthem was played with both hands at his side. This shows disrespect for the flag and the Country that he claims to love. He isn't alone since there were several of the Black Gold Metal winners who stood on the podiem with their hands at there side when the National Anthem was played. I think a lot of this is the result of the liberals going to court on false pretense to take prayer and pledge allegiance to the flag out of school. I watched the reaction of a lot of the Republicians when the benediction was offered, they were looking around instead of having their head bowed. Even if I wasn't a Christian and was at an event where they had a prayer I would bow my head out of respect for the Christians, as I would respect all religeons, Muslim, Jewish, Budist, or what ever. You don't have to believe to be respectful,and this Country is fighting for the last place position in the area of respect for anything. Thank you political servants of the people for allowing our once great Country to slide into the toilet.

Posted by: Marvin7 | September 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

I guess if Obama "apologizes" to Palin, then that will make him look good not bad at all.

Posted by: rachel | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

After Obama spoke, his hatefilled speech in a troubled public high school, a gang fight broke out. When students were rushed to the hospital, they admitted they were revved on by Obama hate and venom. Soon after, Reverend Jeremiah Wright showed up as a counselor to the troubled students, and told them to go out and burn down the city because the white man is evil.

Posted by: NoToBO | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I smell panic in President elect Obama's camp.

Posted by: Packard | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

It's okay for McCain to say "lipstick on a pig," as he has many times, but it's not okay for Obama. That's the standard Republican formulation. It's outrageous (unless it's done by them).

Posted by: RepublicansAreFuuckinIdiots | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I agree Obama should go on Air and Apologize for his hatefilled pig remark

Posted by: linda | September 10, 2008 12:05 PM | Report abuse

remember! personal voters makes up 78% in this country. Issue voters are only 21%

Posted by: ken | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Karen wrote:
The crowd knew what Obama meant -- he was mocking Palin.

Karen, he was not mocking Sarah Palin, she is not that important.

Did you have a problem when Fred, Ruddy, Huck, and yes, Sarah were mocking Obama at the GOP convention? I thought not.

Posted by: Sharon | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

If you find Obama's words offensive, you are an idiot.

Read the transcript. It was a direct comparison of McCain and Bush's policies. Not aimed at Palin. Not even aimed at a person. POLICIES!!! The very thing that the GOP is afraid to discuss.

They stand on the wrong side of some major issues facing America and still have mud on their face from the last eight years of failed policy...

Posted by: Nick | September 10, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Swift is correct in being outraged. McCain may be old, rotten, and stinks, but he is not a fish.

Posted by: Bill W. | September 10, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Do you think any of the liberal reporters scouring Alaska will do a stop over in Chicago and check out Obama's record on education? Or at they scared of the fact that Chicago has a higher murder rate than Baghdad? Can we talk about Chicago Public Schools -- gangs, 44% dropout rate, low test scores, etc. Obama has gotten a pass for his 15 years of neglect to the students of Chicago. Where are the reporters and lawyers being airdropped into Chicago?

Posted by: Anti-mediaVoter | September 10, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Among issue voters, Obama is leading McCain 56 to 37 percent.

Among so-called personal quality voters, McCain is ahead 56 to 39 percent.

This says it all.

Posted by: Roy | September 10, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Obama should not be so Easy On McCain and Palin. He shouldnt even achknowledge this attack that he called Palin a Pig, He could bring up any number of other

scandals and even the possible affair
http://www.hotpres.com

So I just dont get how a pig with lipstick is an attack?

Posted by: pastor123 | September 10, 2008 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Why isn't the media talking about how Palin paid herself and family with tens of thousands of taxpayer per diem dollars when she was staying at home. Actually, her stealing money from the taxpayers makes her a pig.

Posted by: Bill | September 10, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama should do the smart thing now. "Pig thing" hurt 18 million feelings. Obama should clearly "apologize" as soon as possible and close this chapter. Soon before it spreads and engulf the entire democratic party and tear it down.

As such democrats are not in such good position now to win this thing.

Posted by: jon | September 10, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I love Obama now, he was too polite (wimpy to the Republicans). Call it like it is: pig with lipstick is still a pig. Obama, don't apologize, don't backdown. McCain and Palin have been lying about their records, lambasting Obama with lies. McCain is a big sexist pig before he hired PALIN AS PITBULL. Palin is no maverick, she is an opportunist who uses foul language and hides behind her gender when people try to point out her lies. McCain had used dirty language to describe Chelsea. this POW is a jerk. McCain-Palin are both dim bulbs literally - no intellectual heft whatsoever. Obama should use the language of these 2 morons not use the high-class language of Harvard. McCain-Palin 2 bullies in a pod.

Posted by: M. Stratas | September 10, 2008 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Let's talk issues, folks.

An interesting letter for information:
http://www.westbranchtimes.com/article.php?id=3514

Posted by: MP | September 10, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Schmidt, Rove and Davis are attacking the Pig Wearing Lipstick? Because they branded Governor Sarah Palin as their Pit bull wearing Lip stick? What is the difference between a Pig and a Pit bull?

Pigs, also called hogs or swine, are ungulates which have been domesticated as sources of food, leather, and similar products since ancient times. From Wikipedia

Pit Bull is a term commonly used to describe several breeds of dog in the Molosser family that were historically used for dog fighting. From Wikipedia

Proof that they are attempting to steal the Pet, Lip Stick and Fashion vote!

In my storage room where I parked my computer this artist is looking for a quick response! Ok for the courtship I need a headline - Democrats courting all Republican and Independent voters who love Lipstick, Fashion and Pets!

For inspiration I'm looking at my favorite videos. For lip stick lets see how about - Super Bowl XXXVIII Commercial - Bud Light 6 of 8 (Lipstick). For fashion - Diesel 'Liquid Space' Holographic Fashion Show. For Pet owners - Talking dogs and Funny Cats. Do think my quick response will work?

I never thought this election might be decided on Missy Piggy vs Pit Bull with lip stick. I bet the whole world's online community is thinking “So this is America and Democracy?” Yes I say! This is our finest hour! 55 more days!

Posted by: Cooday | September 10, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for reminding us of P.I.A.P.S.( PIG IN A PANTS SUIT), since it reminds Hillary of how she got passed over for V.P. and perhaps the thought that Obama considers her a pig too crossed her mind yesterday.....you'd have to be pretty dense to not realize he called Palin a "PIG".

Right Sweetie?

The Fish illusion is even worse; since it reminds women how some men belittle them when they have their period by claiming they have a 'fishy' odor.

Reminding women about how having a period incapacitates them; and doing it in such a crude manner--the REV.WRIGHT sexfiend scandles are about to be released; only drives more and more women away from the Obama ticket.

Posted by: COMMONCENTS | September 10, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

I think both campaigns need to lighten up. Both sides need to get back to issues and stop all this accusatory ranting. How about a discussion on what each candidate thinks the roll of the Federal government should be in this country. It is defined by the constitution. In the mean time, get a little humor back into things. All this shouting is stressful. I am going for some stress relief at http://www.bop-o-rama.com 6-9 bops every 5 seconds. Now I feel better.

Posted by: Liten UP! | September 10, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

What Obama needs to do is call McCain out. Pull the surrogates off of the viscous cable news cycle and ask John McCain to state flat out whether he thinks he (Obama) is sexist. He needs to ask on a national scene, maybe a press conference why McCain is focusing on wedge issues and cutting off access to the press.

Or maybe he should bring back McCain's "Hot chicks dig Obama" ad which truly was a sexist ad. Ask why John McCain thinks women are so stupid they vote not with their pocket books in these tough economic times but based on looks. American women are smarter than that. This would be a strong counter punch.

Posted by: Greg | September 10, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

GOP, Grand Old Pig, McCain is trying to put lipstick on a pig.

Posted by: hjMizzou62 | September 10, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

About time. I am a republican and I am sick of using sexism as an excuse to shield her.

Start talking issues or my vote shifts.

Posted by: Ace | September 10, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign is talking issues - discussing different things every day. The McCain campaign is still doing nothing more than traveling around and recycling last week's convention speeches, even the parts that have been discredited. I guess they only paid the writer for one speech - now they are stuck with it.

For those who can't keep up with simple metaphors: the pig represents the failed Republican policies of the last eight years. The lipstick is the McCain/Palin ticket. They are trying to promote themselves as something different, but its the same old stuff.

Posted by: Summers | September 10, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I don't usually lose it but I am tired, tired, tired. Rachel Wrote: The Obama campaign is becoming desperate... without a prepared speech Obama is rambling and quickly losing supporters...

Bull Rachel. You wish John McCain could make an unprepared speech instead of reading from a teleprompter or a set of cards. I wish Sarah Palin WOULD ramble on, at least I would not have to listen to that same old tired speech she made at the convention. I made a list of what she was going to talk about in Fairfax today and true to form, she repeated all the same old lines. Let her talk if you think she is ready. Quit holding her hand. If it is a possibility that she will one day have to lead our country, let's see what she has to say, on her own, without a prepared speech. I dare you.


Posted by: Sharon | September 10, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Ah the headlines, "Obama says", I remember a time when we had a free press and when someone was lying, well they would tell us so. But now the so called liberal media is so cowed by the mean and nasty McCain camp that they can't even bring themselves to voice what is so evident to everyone. Jeez what are you afraid of, not getting a free ride on the bus?

Posted by: MediaCan'tSee | September 10, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Granby HS is ranked 3 out of 10. Yet, Obama is allowed to spew his hatred and lies, disrupting the school day, and politicizing a school library. Compare that to the WaPo demanding McCain not hold an event at a Fairfax County HS. Notice a trend? Obama goes postal, cries, and the media gives him a group hug. You can't make this up. The crowd knew what Obama meant -- he was mocking Palin. Now, Obama is lying and smearing at a school library. He is a national disgrace.

Posted by: Karen | September 10, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

This comment about "pig" is a strategic mistake from Obama and Democrats.. This combined with Hillary bashing during primary will bring them down this fall.

This is utterly foolish of democrats to throw away a golden chance.

I do not see a way out of this mess that Obama's inexperience brought about.

Posted by: joseph | September 10, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Julia-
Palin is a snarky prig. (Lookup prig in a dictionary- and snarky too.)

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

No class. If he were a gentleman, he would apologize.

Posted by: Joe Z | September 10, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

I don't understand why we can't just move forward from all this racism and sexism crap...Every time somebody mentions color or the demographic associated with a particular race or religion or gender all of a sudden they are being racist or sexist or whatever...we will never move forward in this country until we get over it. Palin deserves the same intense scrutiny that every one else has gone through if not more considering the time left until election day. It amazes me that Americans don't wanna hear the facts or solutions but rather we view this as a popularity contest or some kind of reality show...well newsflash, this affects all of our lives, our childrens lives, our standing in the world...I could care less that Palins daughter is pregnant and she has a son with Down syndrome, but I do care that she has cut funding for special needs children in light of her and her nephews special needs, I do care that she preaches abstinence and no sex ed and wants to push that to all Americans yet she can't control it in her own household...that's not to say it's a womans job to do that but my dad is an officer in the Army and as a kid, if I messed up, it looked bad on him..How can he control troops if he can't control his own household...same holds true for political offices. Start looking at the FACTS and talking about the ISSUES that really matter to people or we'll continue (regarless of who wins) on a downward spiral.

Posted by: Deeze | September 10, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

McCain/Palin = Phony/Phonier

Posted by: Albert Einstein | September 10, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Uh, when exactly did he call Palin a pig? Because he was using fish as an example too. He could have used anything:

"You can put lipstick on a [fill in noun here], and it is still a [fill in same noun here]."

He was using an analogy. If he wanted to call anyone an anything, he could just do so.

The GOP needs to make this election about trivial insinuations - but the facts are that McCain is old, Palin is inexperienced, and the GOP have been in power for 8 years, having total control over 3 branches of the gov't for 6 of those 8 years, and has gotten us into the messes that we are in. How can anyone in their right mind think they can offer change? What they tried to do during those 6 years, was to alter the political map to their favor, in order to have a hand up all future elections. They have also politicized the Justice Dept!!!!

Americans should all be ashamed of our current leaders - they have been bad for everyone, and I mean everyone in the world. (unless of course, you are an oil company executive...)

Posted by: Pig, what pig? | September 10, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse


Obama is a sexist pig.

Posted by: julia | September 10, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Q: What's the difference between a hockey mom who is, apparently, proud of losing it at her kid's sporting events, and a pit bull?
A; Nukes.

Posted by: Charles | September 10, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Hey jane,

You asked "how can McCain-Palin supporters be so stupid, now they are sounding like pigs."

Remember, pigs don't know pigs stink!

Posted by: CitizenAJ | September 10, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Why are all the people so angry about Obama "calling Palin a pig" not acknowledging that the phrase "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" is a favorite of John McCain's? I searched for all of 2 minutes and found 3 instances of McCain using the exact same cliche. Who exactly was he calling a pig? Must have been Sarah Palin!

Posted by: Kerry | September 10, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Obama is not "arguing" McCain is liar.

He is catching McCain and his VP choice as they lie, serially.

We face an economic depression and wholesale loss of international standing,

and all the Repukes can talk about is nonsense.

Posted by: TJ | September 10, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

JaxMax,
It's folks with your type of mentality are the exact reasons why this country is in the state that it's in.
You can't think past go - true idiots!

Posted by: Realist | September 10, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Obama!

The problem is that McCain has carved out a small playing field on the electoral landscape and lured Obama into it. McCain would love it if the rest of the race is a tit-for-tat about celebrities, and colloquial phrases. He realizes that if his hold on national security were to be aggressively challenged, his lead on that issue would evaporate. So I'm sure he's thrilled to keep the fighting far away from the one thing that could put him in the White House: the idea that he's somehow better at dealing with national security. McCain has shown time and time again over the last seven years that, far from being an expert when it comes to foreign policy, he is frequently --- and dangerously -- clueless.

Posted by: BasicInstinct | September 10, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Obama may think the outrage is silly (it is), but that doesn't mean it will easily go away. Swing voters are impressionable and they will believe the sexist talk.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: mpp | September 10, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I agree with this article., The media is making a much bigger deal out of this. If we want to discuss something lets Discuss the republicans Dependency on booze. Bush has a Dui, Cheney has 2, Palin has a DUI in her family I see a trend. Lets talk about that. Lipstick on a pig is hardly news.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 10, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

I am so happy that Barak Obama is not falling for these same old Karl Rovian tactics of wagging the dog to distract voters from the real facts which is that the Republicans do not have a record to run on, they have a record to run from and hence that is the reason they are quick to focus on lies and rumors rather than the bread and butter issues of everyday Americans. Go Barak!!!!

Posted by: Shedrick Grimsley | September 10, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

how can McCain followers be so bloody stupid. Now they're sounding like PIGS!

Posted by: jane | September 10, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

JaxMax quit being so hysterical. Next you're going to accuse the Illinois Senator of conspiring with the 9/11 terrorists.

Enough with the rootless sensationalism; we've become a country of whining children who cling to guns and religion when reason and common sense just don't cut it.

Posted by: cbmtrx | September 10, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I have no problem with the Obama comments. He called it like he saw it, and I happen to agree with his assessment.

Sarah, stay home and take care of the kids, and worry about your hair and nails, you are out of your league.

This is Obama's year.

Obama/Biden '08

Posted by: Mike Merriweather | September 10, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

It's time for the media to step up and atone for their failure during the last two elections and call the repubicans out for being the vicious hateful liars they are.
The idea that McCains POW status is a free pass to lie is disgusting (and don't give me any crap about disrespecting our soldiers - I'm a combat veteran and I'll use the first amendment right I fought to protect). His lying is what is disrespectful to our men and women in uniform. Soldiers have a responsibility to our nation to be honorable and truthful - something McCain is NOT.

Posted by: jeffc6578 | September 10, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

JaxMax,

Nice try, but your a hypocrite. Your saying that the lipstick comment is a slur when you yourself are throwing slander against Obama. You're trying to make it seem that he's a muslim when in FACT HE'S NOT.

So, Mr. Dittohead JaxMax go back to your rock and enjoy the defeat that you and your slanderous non-issue party are about to receive.

Posted by: BigB | September 10, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

The only difference between a hockey mom and a Republican Vice Presidential candidate is who paid for the lipstick.

Posted by: cbmtrx | September 10, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

The latest ads have some good news for McCain, who improves his position in Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan: http://campaigndiaries.com/2008/09/09/poll-watch-convention-aftermath/

Posted by: Dan | September 10, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Ecks, I agree 100 percent with what you say. The media is complicit in this absurdity by making the "lipstick on a pig" statement a headline. Enough, already.

Posted by: Greg | September 10, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

I dont think Obama should be so Easy On McCain and Palin. He shouldnt even achknowledge this attack that he called Palin a Pig, Please? If he wanted to attack her He could bring up any number of other scandals and even the possible affair So I just dont get how they think this is an attack.

Posted by: pastor123 | September 10, 2008 11:40 AM | Report abuse

That is exactly the type of response that Obama needs to make. Every time the Republicans try to drag the campaign into the mud, he needs to fire back forcefully with the facts. He's right - the media will play up these tempests while ignoring the true issues. But I believe the voters are smarter than that.

Posted by: Mr. Ecks | September 10, 2008 11:34 AM | Report abuse

The Obama campaign is becoming desperate... without a prepared speech Obama is rambling and quickly losing supporters...

Posted by: rachel | September 10, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

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