R. Justin Shepherd | PART-TIME PUNDIT

This is why people hate politicians…
9.September.2008, 7.28 pm
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Because they twist words into utterly unrecognizable pretzels of B.S.

Double demerits for camp McCain… is this how he plans to bring “change to Washington”?

1.) Lipstick on a pig

Obama poked fun of McCain and Palin’s new “change” mantra.
“You can put lipstick on a pig,” he said as the crowd cheered. “It’s still a pig.”
“You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It’s still gonna stink.”
“We’ve had enough of the same old thing.”

Camp McCain says Obama called Sarah Palin a “pig,” and is of course a rabid sexist. Ambinder puts the lie to this, noting that McCain himself used the phrase in a similar way while describing Hillary Clinton’s health care ideas.

2.) Sex ed???

This has to be the worst misrepresentation of the year. Really.

Basically, the ad links Barack Obama with sex-ed for kindergartners.  It implies that Obama favors teaching these kids dirrrty, explicity, sexual things. The bill … was intended to sanction the teaching of basic boundary lessons to young children, as in: if someone touches you or makes you uncomfortable, tell an adult. Those who oppose this believe that parents ought to be the ones imparting those lessons, so it’s not entirely a non-issue.

But the gap between the implication (Obama has liberal, radical views about sexuality) and the reality in this ad is pretty big and fairly consequential. [bold mine—R]

McCain should fire whoever made the ad, whoever sold him this line (I can’t believe he’d approve it if he knew what it actually referred to).


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From Chicago Tribune story of last October:

“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.”

Comment by Patrick Cunningham

i hope you do get your own site, and i hope it’s easier to read than this one…

Comment by derek

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