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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Obama's Lipstick Smear

By A.W.R. Hawkins

When Barack Obama stood in Lebanon, Virginia on September 9, and said, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” I must say I concurred. And like tens of millions of Americans, I didn’t think it was an insult directed at Gov. Sarah Palin. But it was a lame attempt at a quip to demonstrate that Sarah Palin is nothing new or that the McCain/Palin ticket doesn’t represent real change. I actually think the phrase fits far better on the Democrats, and particularly Obama, who has spent more than a year and half pretending to be what he isn’t in order to garner votes that he otherwise would not receive.

It was obvious that Obama was going to be a weak candidate when he confronted Maureen Dowd in December 2006, for comments she made about his ears. It was after a speech in New Hampshire that Obama walked up to Dowd and said: “You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I'm very sensitive about [them]...I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'" What? How is a man who can’t handle being ribbed for having gigantic ears ever supposed to handle the threats of our terroristic enemy; an enemy that will certainly forego picking on his ears in their bid to go straight for the throat?

What’s sad is that the complaint Obama lodged with Dowd may be the most genuine thing the guy has said in the last 20 months. In other words, weakness is the one thing he displays honestly.
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Obviously the "lipstick on a pig" line is an old, tired, and trite political line. Therefore, it is not unusual, surprising, or odd that Barack would use it. There is nothing new, fresh, or original in anything Obama says.

My feeling is that Barack realized what he was about to say, hesitated a bit wondering if he wanted to go down that road; then, decided to go ahead because he realized it was a bit of a double entendre.

He has increasingly come off as a sassy teenager in his remarks. This is just another example of him sounding immature. He is a little thin-skinned and I think it is only going to get worse and more obvious between now and the election. He is nowhere near ready to face the Putins and Ahmedinijad's of the world. (HH)


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