“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Barack Obama Calls Sarah Palin a Pig and McCain an Old Fish

"What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."

Remember when Washington, DC's black Mayor, Anthony Williams, gladly accepted the resignation of his white staff member, David Howard, because Mr. Howard uttered the word 'niggardly' in a private staff meeting, or Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) resigning his position as Senate Republican leader after he made alleged racist remarks that drew immediate criticism and outrage from Black lawmakers, race hustlers and all the usual racialist detectors.

No groups in America are more adept at finding and sniffing out racial offenses than the Left Wing American Media and the various communities of color and indignation.

So let's try and be intellectually honest and consistent, Barack Obama was taking a direct shot at Sarah Palin with his pig and lipstick remark. It was the use of an old sexist term "pig" used against woman. It is no different from any other racial or sexist slur. Imagine if Palin referred to Obama eating watermelon.

Since we are in the barnyard let us not forget "what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."

Meanwhile Joe Biden is doing his share to help by inviting a man in a wheelchair to stand up. Warning: This clip may make you want to climb into a hole.

Hat Tip: Doug


  1. Adam LaDuca, 21, of Allentown resigned his position as executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans after writing on his online Facebook page in late July that Obama has "lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would)."

    LaDuca, a former president of KU's College Republican club, also wrote, "And man, if sayin' someone has large lips is a racial slur, then we're ALL in trouble."

    LaDuca's resignation was requested by Anthony Pugliese, chairman of the state College Republican federation.

    Post About Obama

  2. Enough of this hypocracy. Enough.

  3. Yeah, it's a good one. Ties right in.

  4. "lips so large he could float half of Cuba to the shores of Miami (and probably would)."


  5. If Obama were white and Republican...( fill in the blanks)

  6. Oh and to the rest of the world expressing their choice for US President:

    Kindly mind your own business.

  7. Obama should step down for the good of the Democratic party.

  8. No joke! Comedian Al Franken wins Democratic Senate primary.


    In their Senate battle Franken will seek to portray Coleman as a Washington insider and Coleman will argue he has the experience to better serve Minnesota.

    For a three-minute sampling of Franken's standard stump speech, which seems somewhat longer, see the video below. For a six-minute video of Sen. Coleman's speech to the Republican National Convention, which seems only twice as long as Franken's, scroll down even farther.

    Senate Primary

  9. By GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondent

    Barack Obama
    New York Post
    September 9, 2008

    "WASHINGTON - Barack Obama stuck his foot in his mouth today when he said "you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig" - which the angry McCain campaign immediately charged was an out-of-bounds attack on running mate Sarah Palin.

    Obama delivered the line while campaigning in Lebanon, Va., tearing into his rivals for not representing real change.

    "You know, you can put lipstick on a pig," Obama said, "but it's still a pig."

    He added, "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called 'change.' It's still gonna stink after eight years."

    Many in the Obama crowd leaped to their feet in delight - apparently taking the "pig" comment as a direct slam at Palin.

    One of her most memorable lines during her vice-presidential acceptance speech at the GOP convention last week was the ad lib: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick" - which drew huge cheers from the GOP faithful.

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Jane Swift, speaking on behalf of the McCain campaign, quickly called on Obama to apologize.

    "It's disgraceful. Sen. Obama owes Gov. Palin an apology," Swift said.

    "This is just the latest in a series of comments that females like me will find offensive . . . There's only one woman in the race. It's hard to think this was directed at anybody other than Gov. Palin."

    Obama's campaign spokesman insisted he wasn't referring to Palin with the line, calling it an old expression.

    The Obama camp has struggled with how to handle Palin since GOP nominee John McCain made the surprising pick for his ticket. Palin gave the McCain campaign new energy, evidenced by a jump in the polls, a surge in volunteers, and big crowds.

    Recent polls show the race to be a dead heat or McCain with a slight lead, while the Republicans have gained among white women and independents since the Palin pick.

    But after Obama focused his attacks on McCain, in recent days he and running mate Joe Biden have been ratcheting up their direct hits on Palin.

    Obama has drawn laughs at his rallies by describing her as a "moose shooter," even as he assures his audience he is complimenting her for her background and accomplishments."

  10. “You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called ‘change,’ it’s still going to stink,” Obama said. “After eight years, we’ve had enough of the same old thing. It’s time to bring about real change to Washington and that’s the choice you’ve got in this election.”

    Reading the quote sloppily I was thinking it was refering to her husband the fisherman, an underhanded way of making it refer to Palin, but now I see with the use of 'old', which is what I'm getting, and the following open reference too the 8 years of horror, that it refers to Palin and McCain. There, got it straight.

    Did Jesse Jaclspm ever get around to apologizing about his Hymie Town crack? That condemns an entire group.

    Looking it up I see he did but it took awhile--

    Jackson referred to Jews as "Hymies" and to New York City as "Hymietown" in January 1984 during a conversation with Washington Post reporter Milton Coleman. Jackson at first denied the remarks, then accused Jews of conspiring to defeat him. When he finally did acknowledge that it was wrong to use the term, he said he did so in private to a reporter.[28] Finally, Jackson apologized during a speech before national Jewish leaders in a Manchester, New Hampshire synagogue, but continuing suspicions have led to an enduring split between Jackson and many Jews.[28]

    To his credit, he apologized much more quickly for advocating cutting Obama's nuts 'out' or 'off', in varying transcriptions.

    I call that progress, of a kind.

  11. I keep reading such good things at 'American Thinker' I can't help myself from posting them--

    Why Sarah Palin Makes Such A Big Diffence

    We drove back through the country today. It wasn't a good harvest. Some Garbanzo beans out there that look as if they're gonna get left to be plowed under. Some peas too. Problem--winter held on forever, then a cool spring, not much rain this summer.

  12. 'pig'?

    'old stinking fish'?

    'moose shooter'?

    Yeah? Well screw you too, watermelon eater.

    Cuba floatin' motherfucker.

  13. Yeah, mom was saying the winter went on forever this year. Late snow even in Seattle.

  14. Well, the foothills of the Cascades, anyways.

  15. That Andrew Sullivan is a real ring of scum.

  16. Dougg, I bumped your video up to the bottom of the post.

  17. Eleanor Clift of Newsweek described the reaction of most newsrooms to Palin's elevation as "literally laughter."

    Another goal of my life is to reach the day she's no longer working.

  18. Spengler: How Friendless Obama Lost the Election

    "Combine a child's response to serial abandonment with the perspective of an outsider, and Obama became an alien species against which American politics had no natural defenses.

    He is a Third World anthropologist profiling Americans, in but not of the American system. No country's politics depends more openly on friendships than America's, yet Obama has not a single real friend, for he rose so fast that all his acquaintances become rungs on the ladder of his ascent.
    One human relationship crowds the others out of his life, his marriage to Michelle, a strong, assertive and very angry woman.

    If Novak's report is accurate, then Michelle's anger will have lost the election for Obama, as Achilles' anger nearly killed the Greek cause in the Trojan War. But the responsibility rests not with Michelle, but with Obama.

    "Obama's failure of nerve at the cusp of his success is consistent with my profile of the candidate, in which I predicted that he would self-destruct. It's happening faster than I expected. As I wrote last February: 'It is conceivable that Barack Obama, if elected, will destroy himself before he destroys the country. Hatred is a toxic diet even for someone with as strong a stomach as Obama ... Both Obama and the American public should be very careful of what they wish for. As the horrible example of Obama's father shows, there is nothing worse for an embittered outsider manipulating the system from within than to achieve his goals.' By all rights, the Democrats should win this election. They will lose, I predict, because of the flawed character of their candidate
    Obama succumbed to the character weakness I described in a February 26 profile of (Obama's women reveal his secret).
    His peculiar dependency on an assertive and often rancorous spouse, I argued, made him vulnerable, and predicted that Obama
    "will destroy himself before he destroys the country"

  19. DISASTER!... Obama Gets Chewed Up & Spit Out On O'Reilly (Video)
    Holy False Prophet!... This was awful!
    Barack Obama went into the No Spin Zone and came out battered and bloody tonight.

  20. I don't know about that, Doug. Obama sidestepped a disappointing interview by O'Reilly.

  21. From the Telegraph:

    Venezuela will hold joint naval operations with Russia in the Caribbean even as the US re-establishes its Fourth Fleet to safeguard interests in the region and contain expanding Venezuelan influence.

    By Jeremy McDermott, Latin America Correspondent
    Last Updated: 7:15PM BST 07 Sep 2008
    "This is of great importance because it is the first time it is being done [in the Americas]," said Venezuela's Rear Admiral Salbatore Cammarata Bastidas, describing the exercises with four Russian ships planned for the November 10-14.

    Venezuela has long been engaged in a war of words with Washington, but an escalation is feared as President Hugo Chavez develops strong ties with Russia, Iran and China, and is using offers of cheap oil to bind other Latin American nations into agreements with Venezuela.

    Sat astride some of the biggest oil reserves outside the Middle East, Mr Chavez has engaged in an unprecedented arms buying spree, purchasing 24 Sukhoi fighter jets, as well as submarines and missiles from Russia. Mr Chavez has said that he would allow Venezuela to be a strategic base for Russian bombers should it be required.

    "In Venezuela they will always have a green light, they will be welcome, because Russia is an ally of Venezuela," said Mr. Chavez.

    President Chavez has established close ties with Iran, amid fears that Lebanon-based Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah has established a presence in Venezuela. Mr Chavez has announced he will visit China in the coming weeks with a view to buying more arms.

    In June the US Navy announced it was re-establishing the Fourth Fleet, disbanded in 1950, which would direct naval operations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Both US presidential candidates have vowed to reduce US dependence on oil imports.

  22. The probable next president of the United States is a mother's revenge against the America she despised

    I don't know anything about Ann Durham, and I doubt the writer does, but, accepting what he says, where did Ann Durham, born in Kansas, get her burning hatred of America?

  23. Lordlokipv said...


  24. C'mon whit, give Bill O a break. He did take it to him pretty good and Bo was shuffling and jiving while not sayin nuttin in response. I'd give bill a B+ for that interview, in terms of forcing the right questions & limiting the resulting attempts at spin.

  25. Speaking to Obama supporters on the periphery of the big event, I was startled by the rapturous devotion elicited by the junior senator from Illinois. He is no symbol for identity politics, no sacrifice on the altar of white guilt, but the most gifted persuader of individuals that I have encountered in any country's politics, as well as a powerful orator on the grand stage. This is not a crowd phenomenon nor a fad, but the response of hundreds of people to an individual.

    Melancholy hung like thick smog over the reserved seats where I sat with Democratic Party staffers. The crowd, of course, cheered mechanically at the tag lines, flourished placards, and even rose for the obligatory wave around the stadium. But its mood was sour. The air carried the acrid smell of defeat, and the crowd took shallow breaths. Even the appearance of R&B great Stevie Wonder failed to get the blood pumping.

    One minute he says A = A, then A = B.

  26. Whoever wrote that stuff just isn't logical.

    And, I can understand Michelle might have a chip on her shoulder, though, honestly, I've never seen it, but I can't understand where the idea arises that Obama's white mother 'hated America with a passion' or whatever the phrase was.

    What's the evidence for that?
    That she married a couple of foreigners? And outside her race?

  27. Obama, if he loses, will lose because he made a terrible vp choice, and McCain a brilliant (so far) one.

    I think Obama may well have thought he didn't need Hillary--and if you don't need her, who can blame him for not wanting her?--as he was up in the polls, the Republicans and Bush in the shit tank.

    I think it's overanalized. It's true he had a confusing family and racial situation. But this stuff is calling in Dr. Freud.

  28. He is no symbol for identity politics

    Well of course he is.

    Practically every black in America thinks he is just that.

    Just as Palin has hit it big with the white moms, and dads too, and the more authentic religious folk, who think they finally got somebody who lives it, who think their person is finally getting a chance.

    There is a cultural divide, it's an identity divide. Natural as breathing.

  29. It's an identity politics. You can't convince the blacks of America that he ought to be rejected because he has all this stuff in his past, that we object to. They don't care. Some applaud it.

    Back to my cubicle.

  30. Obama used to make people rapturous, now he doesn't, he didn't at the convention, on the floor.
    Rush had an informant at the convention that reported the same thing.

  31. Starling said,

    Hey Doug
    I read this one a few days back and thought it basically sound. I find Spengler almost as enjoyable a read a Wretchard's work.

    I agree with Spengler's central thesis, i.e. that Obama is very insecure and that it shows up in the company he keeps and particularly the women in his life.

    The way he has been lashing out at Palin is really a something to behold.
    He really seems rattled and to have lost sight of the fact that he's not running against her, but against McCain.

    Biden, I would think, should be on the attack against Palin, if anyone. Actually., I think they'd both be better off to ignore her and concentrate their fire on McCain. But this woman thing, his need to attack Palin, is telling.


  32. But this woman thing, his need to attack Palin, is telling.

  33. Big Patriot, al-Blob!
    "The family moved to Mercer Island, Washington, in 1956 so that 13-year old Ann could attend the Mercer Island high school that had just opened,[6] where teachers Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman taught the importance of challenging societal norms and questioning authority. Dunham took the lessons to heart; "She felt she didn't need to date or marry or have children." A classmate remembers her as "intellectually way more mature than we were and a little bit ahead of her time, in an off-center way."[6]. One high school friend described her as: "If you were concerned about something going wrong in the world, Stanley [Ann] would know about it first ... We were liberals before we knew what liberals were." Another called her, "the original feminist."[6]"

  34. Dunham's best friend in high school has said that she "touted herself as an atheist, and it was something she'd read about and could argue."[6]

    In his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father Barack Obama wrote,

    "she was a lonely witness for secular humanism, a soldier for New Deal, Peace Corps, position-paper liberalism."[21] In his 2006 book The Audacity of Hope Obama wrote,
    "I was not raised in a religious household...

    My mother's own experiences... only reinforced this inherited skepticism. Her memories of the Christians who populated her youth were not fond ones...

  35. "Soetoro became more American,"
    she once said,
    "as she became more Javanese."[2]

  36. "And, I can understand Michelle might have a chip on her shoulder, though, honestly, I've never seen it,"
    Are you on DRUGS?

    First time I was ever proud.

    Taking her girls to listen to the hatemeister every Sunday.

    Chip, what chip? should ask linear for the right to use his
    "What Me Worry?"

  37. 1 pig vs 1 pit bull, bet on the pig.

    The pig will be bigger, meaner and smarter than any pit bull.
    Just that the pig does not bark.

    First Dude, since he is an Eskimo, guess that absolves him of responsibility for his desire to destroy the United States. He joining up with those Alaskan successionists, back in the day.

    Such much ado, about nothin'

    It's been months now.
    Where is the pro Comprehensive Immigration Reform thread.
    The pro Open Border thread
    The pro 100 year occupation of Iraq thread
    The "Good" government trumps Constitutional government thread
    The pro let's slaughter the free roaming horses thread
    The pro Georgia into NATO thread
    The pro Ukraine into NATO thread.

    Speaking of NATO, there is always Kosovo, it was McCain that advocated sending US troops to support the KLA. Those drug running, white slaving Muslims.

    May 4, 1999

    WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, May 4) -- The Senate voted 78-22 Tuesday to table a resolution that would have given President Bill Clinton congressional authorization to use all means necessary to win the current military campaign in Yugoslavia.

    The resolution's chief sponsor, Sen. John McCain, spoke angrily against the parliamentary manuever to set aside the measure. The Arizona Republican also heavily criticized Clinton for ruling out ground troops, saying the administration joined forces with opponents of the Kosovo campaign to kill the resolution.

    Sen. John McCain was the resolution's chief sponsor
    "The president doesn't want the power he possesses by law because the risks inherent in its exercise have paralyzed him," McCain said.

    This next, from the WaPo, proves that Maverick, like a pit bull won't let go, of a good line

    Senate Shelves McCain Proposal on Kosovo

    The Washington Post Article date: May 5, 1999 Author: Helen Dewar

    The Senate voted with White House backing yesterday to scuttle a proposal sanctioning a wider war over Kosovo, prompting an angry Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to charge that
    President Clinton is "prepared to lose a war" to avoid tough choices.

    The 78 to 22 vote to shelve a proposal by McCain to authorize "all necessary force," including ground troops, followed an eight-hour debate that underscored senators' deep divisions over the war. While most said McCain's proposal was premature and overly broad, they could not agree on whether to escalate the war, continue to rely on airstrikes or pursue a negotiated settlement.

    Back to prioritizing US goals

    We're all Georgians now!

  38. James made this Wordle from Huffington Front Page Topics:
    Wordle - Huffington Post - Sept 9

  39. Ia it supposed to be blank, doug?

  40. Video - Qaddafi on Barack Obama

    "There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama.
    All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency. But we were taken by surprise when our African Kenyan brother, who is an American national, made statements that shocked all his supporters in the Arab world, in Africa, and in the Islamic world.
    We hope that this is merely an elections “clearance sale,” as they say in Egypt – in other words, merely an elections lie.

  41. The Wordle doesn't work for you?
    Does for me.

  42. What drives a woman to drug addiction?

    An addiction that drove her to setting up an international enterprise, where in she hires a doctor, full time, and then conspires with him, committing fraud and identity theft, to obtain the drugs.

    What personal demons must there be lurking behind the curtains?

  43. - Barack Obama - The Audacity of Hate

    Hey, Whit, or Deuce!
    Check out the comment there, you might want to make a post out of it.

  44. I was just watching the mind meld that has overtaken MSNBC and that is the increasingly loathsome Joe Scarborough, loud mouth, interrupting, petty, doctrinaire, political pundit wannabe, morphing into Chris Matthews.

    He is the new advisor to Obama and a real 24 carat A-hole on his way to platinum.

  45. " I know 1000s of people"

    "tangential relationships"

    I do not dislike the messiah because he not white and christian...

    I dislike him because HE is a liar...

    He said he went to Rev Wright for 20 years and never HEARD him utter those bad statements...

    He is NOTHING, if he was a white christian man, he would NEVER had made it past the sales desk of an advertising coupon desk...

    He cannot actually speak....

    He stammers and stutters, uses verbal crutches like I use ketchup on fries....


    I went to Philadelphia...

    Shocked the crap out of dozens of people.

    I met a ypung 20 yr old college gal, a journalism major, supporter of the ONE...

    NEVER heard of Ayers.....

    I told her..


    She NEVER heard of the Betsy or Philadelphia in 1783

    She NEVER heard about the Weather Underground

    She NEVER heard about Ayers...

    Nice white chick....

    I think that old tv spot should be re run again...

    a mind is a terrible thing to waste...

  46. WIO. I have been thinking the same that some some autumn reruns may be in order.

    Yesterday I was dropping off a friend at a train station. This young guy, clip board in hand, comes up to me, "Sir are you registered to vote?"

    I assured the young man that he would be unhappy with my vote, and he went on to working everyone getting on and off that platform.

  47. John McCain made running that ad illegal, wi"o". We're within 90 days of an election, educating the public is not legal.
    It'd be detremental to Good Government.

    As to that young lady, the market has no memory. Ayers is as yesterday as Kemper Marley, but not nearly as signifigent in this cycles Presidental campaign story.

  48. The Democrats are stunned and claiming Obama did not mean it and the Republicans are fabricating a story. However, Obama may have not realized the metaphor as he spoke, but from the crowd reaction, he had to know how the crowd heard the statement when they jumped to their feet. Obama enjoined the moment. He may have stumbled into it, but he did not do the right thing in clarifying his comment.

    Now compare that to Biden who immediately realized he made a mistake asking the man in the wheelchair to rise up.

    Obama blew it.

  49. I think all this stuff shows Obama is erring, inept, an oaf. He doesn't think things through as to how there gonna be seen outside his own circle. He joins this crazy church, not because he really believes it, cause he doesn't have any convictions(unlike Resco :) ) but for the street cred. If he was thoughtful, he would of hightailed it out of there before the campaign, knowing it would become an issue. He doesn't believe any of the Christian doctrine, black liberation or other, if he did he'd send his 1/2 brothers 100 bucks a month. He lets slip a foolish a comment about lipstick on a pig, admitedly a much used metaphor, without thinking, gee, that woman's got momentum, best not throw fuel on the fire. But it's so obvious, you got to wonder what's up.

    If we're going to go Freudian on the guy, might as well go for it, and make the diagnosis an unconscious death instinct coming to the surface. Accidents and ineptness have a meaning, said Sigmund.

    Dominated by strong women? My diagnosis is worse, he just wants to blow his own brains out, not someone else's, which would seem a more healthful action, from one's own point of view.

    That'll be $3500 dollars, please, give the check to the secretary on your way out.