Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oh, no.. he di-ent!

Barack Obama did NOT say what I heard he said, did he?

And even more important, he doesn't expect people to believe he meant what he said as just repeating an outdated cliche that nobody uses anymore, as opposed to a direct attack on his opponent, did he?

Oh no, he di-ent!

And oh no, the American public ain't that stupid.

He did.

And it just cost him my vote.

Buh-bye, Obama. I happen to like my lipstick. And I happen to like women who support their children no matter whether their mistakes are genetic or teenage-based, who support their families against bullies, and who aren't afraid to take on the world, whether it's in beauty pageants or politics.

Change is great, and it comes in all colors. Including pink.

4 comments:

Bobbi said...

Sorry, but John McCain has used this phrase MORE times than Obama! It's the double standards in politics that really get my goat!

Sorry, I got off on a rant. I'm new to your blog, but I like what I see. I've blogrolled you, so I'll be back!

Terri said...

That's okay, bobbi - I know what you mean about a rant. I normally avoid politics on the blog, but I went off on a mini rant of my own with this one! It's more than the double standards of politics that get my goat - it's the LOW standards! And I mean that across both parties, not just one - it seems to be the nature of politics. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Leslie Dicken said...

Terri,
First off, I'm impressed with your bravery for bringing politics onto your blog! Despite my beliefs, I'm too much of a coward to post them on my blog! LOL!

That said, I disagree with you. I do think Obama made a bad choice of phrases and should have rethought his speech more so that this wouldn't have happened. That said, I don't think he did it as a direct attack. Unfortunately, EVERYTHING someone says is fair game in politics! Sigh.

But we're all entitled to our opinions, aren't we? That's what makes it a great country!

Terri said...

Yes, Les, I agree that the ability to speak our minds is what makes our country great. Truly.

If you had made the "lipstick on a pig" comment under the same circumstances, or if my neighbor had made the same comment, I'd laugh and be able to give you the benefit of the doubt - "Oops! Bad choice of words!" Even "funny choice of words!"

But when you're a Vice-Presidential candidate, with the eyes of the nation (no, the world) upon you, and you're attended by an entire cadre of speech writers whose only job is to make sure you don't put your foot in your mouth, that's an entirely different story. It was a cheap shot, which, if you watch the video, even Obama had a moment of hesitation about saying.

That level of politics is an entirely different world from the one where you and I live in - one where every word, every motion, every speech is discussed, weighed and approved before it's done. That's why I don't believe it was an "oops" moment.

And that's my final political commentary (see, I'm a coward, after all!). I usually avoid the topic because I know it's carefully scripted smoke and mirrors, on both sides, designed to polarize people. Which is what it did, for me. That's the nature of politics. Oi.