Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Obama the Insensitive

Obama Says “Enough” with "Phony" Controversy

"We are here to talk about education, but, you know, I'm running for president, so that means I've got to spend a just a brief moment talking a little bit about politics," Obama said apologetically to a roomful of teachers, parents, and school board officials. "Before we begin today, I want to say a few words about the latest, made up controversy by the John McCain campaign," he continued as the crowd chuckled.

But there is nothing "phony" about it. There was a spontaneous groundswell of people who were genuinely offended by the comment. He may not have meant to call Sarah Palin a pig but it sure sounded that way and instead of being an insensitive jerk he should have just apologized. I stopped at Publix on my way home this morning and people were talking about it and fuming. This didn't come from McCain, he only took advantage of a situation Obama put himself in.

Obama is an insensitive jerk and it looks like he'll be self-destructing soon. We can only hope for that change.

For the sensitivity-impaired among us: This remark is not offensive just because Sarah is a woman. When McCain used the line to describe Hillary's health care plan, it was obvious he was describing the plan not Hillary. Sarah Palin had just given a speech in which she described herself as a pitbull with lipstick and right on the heels of that Obama uses the lipstick line. Most likely he just spoke without thinking - it seems to be his modus operandi lately - but the connection is fresh in peoples minds and he should have stepped up and apologized instead of whining about it - also part of his M.O., by the way.

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