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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-08 04:00 AM
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145. No you are making the mistake. You think we are that stupid?
If so, this would be proof that the media is in cahoots with the McCain Campaign. I've just sent what's below to those in my giant "friendly" press black book. Sent it to too many for it to be allowed to be twisted. But thank you for your concern. :eyes:

Obama talking about McCain stealing the Obama motto of Change - The Pig Comment in context

McCain talking about Hillary's Health Care plan - The Pig Comment in context

Via Media Matters:

In a September 9 post on The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire blog, reporter Amy Chozick baselessly asserted that Sen. Barack Obama's statement that "ou can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig" "played on Palin's joke during the Republican National Convention that the only difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom was lipstick." Chozick provided no evidence for this assertion, and, in fact, Obama did not mention Palin in at least the 65 words preceding his "lipstick on a pig" comment. Indeed, his preceding comments consisted of what he described as a "list" of Sen. John McCain's policies that Obama said were no different from President Bush's. Moreover, the expression Obama used is common in political rhetoric. As Chozick herself noted in an "update" to her post, McCain reportedly used the same "common expression" in reference to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's health-care proposal. Obama has also reportedly used it in the past.

Linking to a separate report on Obama's comments, conservative Internet gossip Matt Drudge placed the words "OBAMA: 'LIPSTICK ON A PIG, STILL A PIG' " under a picture of Palin.

A video clip posted on YouTube contains part of Obama's comments leading up to the "lipstick on a pig" expression:

OBAMA: Let's just list this for a second. John McCain says he's about change, too. Except -- 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. We're really gonna shake things up in Washington." That's not change. That's just calling some -- the same thing, something different. But you know, you can -- you know, you can put lipstick on a pig; it's still a pig.

The McCain camp has jumped on the baseless 'sexism' charge, but perhaps they all need a lesson on the internetts, and a reminder about a little tool called YouTube. In October of 2007 while in DesMoines, Iowa, McCain spoke of Hillary Clinton's health care plan:

"My friends, we are approaching a 'perfect storm' of problems that, if not addressed by the next president, will cause our health-care system to implode," McCain said in using a Teleprompter to deliver his proposal.

"I believe Americans want to be part of a system that offers high quality care, that respects their individual dignity and is available at reasonable cost," the Arizona senator said. "Unfortunately, the American health care system as it is currently structured fails this test."

McCain criticized Democratic contenders for offering what he called costly universal health care proposals that require too much government regulation. While he said he had not studied Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's health-care plan, he said it was "eerily reminiscent" of the failed plan she offered as first lady in the early 1990s.

"I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig," he said of her proposal.

And if that's not enough to shut the McCainbots up, maybe refreshing their memory with McCain and his supporters discussing 'How do we beat the bitch?'

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