Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

September 10, 2008

On pigs and lipstick

Yes, yes, I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that Barack Obama, at a campaign stop in Lebanon, VA, was quoted as saying about his opponents, “But you know … you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. You know, you can … wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change, it’s still going to stink after eight years.”  And yes, there is already a backlash of major proportions emerging against him for this comment. 

Mr. Obama, do you realize that your campaign is disintegrating each and every time you, Biden, or the liberal elites (esp. those in the media) make the mistake of insulting Sarah Palin to a country that admires her?  And especially for insulting those qualities that are endearing her to large numbers of women?  Mr. Obama, I realize that polls don’t mean much right now, but do you realize that you’re losing your women supporters in droves?  If I were you, I’d hint to your supporters to stop questioning Sarah Palin’s ability to both govern and be a mother, because it’s not doing you any favors.  Just a little friendly advice.  (But by all means, keep it up.) 

I still just have to admit incredulity in regard to all of this Palin-bashing.  Not for its existence.  That can be expected no matter what.  What is amazing is its source:  liberal women.  (Two of the most pathetic being liberal columnists Sally Quinn and Maureen Dowd.)  And what is further astonishing is their inability to realize the way they’re sounding…in a word, hypocritical. 

Okay, there are some who are recognizing the fact that, after years of Feminists having demanded it all, including the possibility to have both kids and a career, this sudden 180 degree reversal in regard Palin is pretty obvious.  And they’re saying, uh, ladies, do you wanna just zip it, you know? 

As these events unfold, I have to say that it has been just fascinating to witness.  Not only the Feminist reversal (ie, she should be at home with the kids), but the utter shock of the left that the right loves and admires Palin as well.  I think they thought that those stuffy conservatives would likewise scoff at her ability to lead and be a mother, or sew the Scarlet A on her daughter.  I even heard someone express their shock that Rush Limbaugh likewise loves her.  Which all just really illlustrates that fact that the left has no idea how conservatives really think.  Who is, in fact, the party of misogynists?  It ain’t the party that loves Sarah Palin, I’ll tell you that much. 

And CINO Joe Biden gets a theology lesson from two prominent US Catholic Bishops, following his weekend interview on Meet the Press in which he stated that when life begins is a personal and private matter to each individual, and that for him, life begins at the moment of conception.  He said, “Look, I know when it begins for me. It’s a personal and private issue. For me, as a Roman Catholic, I am prepared to accept the teachings in my church.” 

Gee, don’t sound so happy about it, Joe.  He also added that it would inappropriate to impose that view on others in a pluralistic society.  Which is how most CINOs defend their position.  It all sounds so honorable.  Have your cake and eat it too!  We’re “personally opposed, but we cannot impose our faith on others.”  This is all well and good, until one realizes (as pro-lifers, the Catholic Church, and intelligent people do) that the question of when life begins is not a matter of faith, but one of fact.  Religion need not answer the question, because science already has.

As Father Jonathan Morris puts it: (full article on the Too Good page) 

“Determining when life begins is not a religious issue. It has nothing to do with faith. It is not about theology. Neither the pope nor the bishops have anything unique to say to Senator Biden about when life begins.

The Catholic Church simply reminds its members of the natural law that regulates human relations: do not kill each other. And it looks to modern science to determine what is human and what is living.”

The Bishops basically made this pretty clear, saying, “Protection of innocent human life is not an imposition of personal religious conviction but a demand of justice.”  It’s a matter of justice, and civil rights and human rights.  Innocent babies have the right to not be torn apart limb from limb simply because they happen to be inside the uterus instead of outside it.  Of course, with Obama in charge, those infants who have made the transition outside of the womb are still not protected from this fate. (see BAIPA Bill.)

And no, I’m not going to stop talking about abortion and the BAIPA bill.  I refuse to let it rest.  One day, we’re going to look back at this period in our history with the same horror as we look at the Holocaust.  We will recoil  at the mass extermination of millions of babies just the same as we recoil at Hitler’s genocide of the Jews.  “Mass of tissue?”  The advent of the ultrasound has done more to disprove this sad and unintelligent assertion than probably anything else.  Technology is making it more and more difficult to hold onto this position, and there are less and less doctors willing to perform abortions and less nurses willing to assist with them.  The day will come when abortion is recognized for what it really is, and I plan on not being one of the culpable.

Sarah Palin favorite photo of the day:



  1. i don’t proclaim to be a quick thinker ever, and never when it comes to politics, i tend to absorb, think about, stew about, then come to {what i believe is} a reasonable and rational and educated thought or decision.

    about the vast amounts of womens libbers mocking or questioning or insulting Palin and her desire to govern as VP…uh. er. um. isn’t that one of the core issue for womens libbers? that we as women of the 21st century can have it all. we can work to bring home bacon, cook the bacon or have our husbands cook it, clean up the unused bacon our kids dont eat {or once again have our husbands do it}, clean, go to a PTA meeting, then a scrapbooking gathering {for the creative soul} then change the oil in our SUV…

    so, um. er. uh, why are they not on board saying HOLY SMOKES, palin IS doing it all. i want someone like that working for us!! She has it all, lots of kids, a supportive husband, is athletic and competitive and pretty to boot, oh, and GOVERNS A STATE.

    it boggles my mind why these woman have a PROBLEM with her? is it that she is NOT HILLARY? Is it that she appears to have it all AND be able to HANDLE having it all? is it jealousy that this woman just DOES it while the libbers rant and picket and scream and blog about wanting and neeeeeeding it all.

    Remember she is a hockey mom, she can be a pitbull too. but lets save that for the terrorists.

    Comment by Leah — September 10, 2008 @ 10:52 am |Reply

  2. I’ve actually been proud of Hillary Clinton for not joining the fray. I’m sure she has some nefarious reasons for being silent, but none the less she has not reacted like the rest of these women libbers who obviously only want their kind of women to move ahead. I do give Obama the benefit of the doubt on his comment, but I’m glad everybody else took it as a personal attack because it only helps McCain/Palin.

    Comment by dsgawrsh — September 10, 2008 @ 6:24 pm |Reply

  3. Lindy, I cut and pasted the quotes from the speech Obama was giving when the “lipstick on a pig” phase was used…

    The complete statement from Obama was: “John McCain says he’s about change, too, 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 going to shake things up in Washington!’ That’s not change … you know, you can put lipstick on a pig, 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.”

    Where is the personal insult to Palin?????????

    And here is an interesting note I, for one especially like…

    McCain has used the lipstick phrase, too, acording to the Associated Press.

    Last year while criticizing health proposals from the Democratic presidential candidates, he said Hillary Clinton’s resembled the failed plan she offered as first lady during the 1990s.

    “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” McCain of her proposal.

    So, is it that McCain, at his age, has a failing memory? Or…..dare I say, is he afraid he’s losing and resorting to dirty politics? It’s got to be one or the other…..Its very obvious the later is true….

    Just my thoughts and opinions……

    Comment by Lucas — September 11, 2008 @ 2:27 pm |Reply

  4. First, we need not justify that there was an instant reference of Obama’s quote to Palin in everyone’s minds when they heard it: that is proven by all of this dialogue. Whether it was intentional by Obama or not, no one will ever know. Personally, I don’t think he would consciously say that–he wants to win too badly. But I do think it is a direct extension of his unspoken conscience–his unspoken, unrehearsed heart, if you will. It was one of many un-statesman-like comments or actions that have made me question Obama’s integrity and intent for our nation should he become President (i.e. not wearing the American flag lapel pin, not putting his hand on his heart during the National Anthem, the people he has hung out with, his wife’s obvious anger toward’s America, etc etc).

    As soon as he used that common phrase, however, every single person that heard Palin’s speech (37 million including myself), instantly thought of the “Lipstick Joke”. There was an instant connection in the synapses of all of our short term memories which took place: Lipstick=Palin=Pig. That’s what occured in my mind, and given the great attention from the media, in most others’ minds who heard it as well.

    Again, personally I don’t think he planned to say this, but I do think it was a slip of his inner dialogue–Palin is on his mind, but not in a positive fashion. He’s on his heels, and has demonstrated that even Democrats like Obama can resort to ‘dirty politics’. However, most of the time they don’t have to: they leave that to NBC, ABC, CNN, etc etc.

    I decided to try watching CNN instead of Fox. I was liking it until the female CNN correspondent said: “and we’ll be airing the Palin address shortly…..but why should we? It’ll be just like every other speech she’s ever given”. Anderson Cooper in reply: “ha ha ha, maybe one of these weeks she’ll give an interview….ha ha”. Not exactly the fair and balanced I was looking for.

    Comment by Jon — September 11, 2008 @ 10:36 pm |Reply

  5. I’m aware of the context. And I’m also aware that after he said it, the crowd in attendance laughed derisively and chanted, “No more pitbull!” No matter what his intent may have been, his problem lies in that fact: the crowd’s instantaneous reaction and association to the lipstick “key word” in Sarah Palin’s speech.

    Comment by lindyborer — September 12, 2008 @ 8:02 am |Reply

  6. dsgwarsh – Hillary’s clammed up because if Obama loses – SHE gets to run in 2012 . . .

    Lucas – Obama may not have started out with the intent of putting pig-lipstick on Palin, but watch the video – it is clear what the crowd thought he meant, and he smiled, ’cause he KNEW what they thought. Then Obama cries foul on the GOP’s response . . . If he can’t take the heat . . . “Lipstick on a pig” as a metaphor is done for. Palin OWNS lipstick now!

    Lindy – You got it girl!

    Comment by joyfullygrowingingrace — September 12, 2008 @ 3:49 pm |Reply

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