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Pelosi Is A Big Meany: No Deal

For the good of the U.S. economy, our House of Representatives needed to reach a bipartisan agreement to bail out Wall Street. We are in dire circumstances and the petty bickering needs to stop, or at least be put on hold so we can find a way to minimize the risk of another Depression.

Republicans and Democrats alike will need to make compromises. Nobody will get everything they want in the deal. They knew this going in, and announced yesterday that they had come to an agreement. But when it came time to vote, Republicans didn’t keep their end of the deal.

Why? Because Nancy Pelosi hurt their wittle feelings:

Republican house leader John Boehner said: “We could have gotten there today had it not been for the partisan speech that the speaker gave on the floor of the House”.

The speaker’s words, he said, “poisoned our conference, caused a number of members that we thought we could get, to go south”.

BBC News

So, Mr. Boehner, you were all committed to doing what’s right for the economy, for your constituents, for America and the world, until mean old Nancy Pelosi offended you?

Grow the hell up, you bunch of sniveling cry babies! We’re facing the possibility of a depression at the moment, and you’re behaving like spoiled brats, throwing a hissy fit and holding your breath withholding your (promised) votes because Nancy Pelosi said something you didn’t want to hear.

Go home and pout all you want, but don’t take it out on us.

I’m beginning to seriously wonder if Republicans are trying to throw this election.

Update: U.S. House Republican Leader, John Boehner’s reaction to the vote:

At the end of the day this is not about the Democrats or Republicans – it’s about our economy and what’s best for the American people. And regardless of what happened today we’ve no choice in my view but to work together to try to find a solution to make sure that we save our economy and we save our constituents.

BBC News

Well, John, this doesn’t exactly line up with your sniveling about what a big meany Nancy Pelosi is. In fact, it confirms that you understand the magnitude of the situation, but rather than do the right thing, you and your party decided to stick your bottom lips out and whine: No fair! Nancy’s a big meany pants and we don’t wanna play with her anymore! Hmph!

Lipstick Smears

Boy, the Obama haters are getting desperate!

Obama says, “You can put lipstick on a pig and it’s still a pig.”

This is obviously a sexist remark directed at Sarah Palin. What else could it possibly be?

I’m actually starting to feel embarrassed for these people. They’re grasping at straws here. The phrase “lipstick on a pig” is probably older than Obama and Palin combined (although possibly not McCain). It’s a common turn of phrase used by politicians of all varieties. As a matter of fact, John McCain spoke those exact same words when referring to Hillary Clinton’s health care plan:

There was one glaring problem with the argument: McCain himself used the exact same phrase to describe Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care plan just last year. “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” McCain said in October of 2007, describing Clinton’s universal health care plan when she was running in the Democratic primary. He also, in February 2007, used the phrase to describe conflict over a resolution on the Iraq War. “It gets down to whether you support what is being done in this new strategy or you don’t,” McCain said at the time. “You can put lipstick on a pig, [but] it’s still a pig, in my view.”

Washington Post — The Trail

Did any of these same people cry sexism then? Of course not. The words were uttered by someone they’re in love with and directed at someone they despise. And that means that it can’t possibly be sexist or wrong in any way.

Doublethink at its finest.

It’s sad to watch. The Obama haters don’t even seem to realize how pathetic and desperate they look. Their favorite smears have been debunked, so now they’re desperately clinging to a metaphorical tube of lipstick like a drowning man to a life preserver.

Why would they keep repeating the same old debunked smears over and over again anyway? It’s almost as if they don’t have any legitimate dirt on Obama. I’m not saying Obama’s perfect; it’s just very curious.

So, back to the typical right-wing double standard: John McCain uses a particular turn of phrase and it’s fine and dandy. Barack Obama uses the exact same turn of phrase and it makes him a sexist.

And the phrase is a common one, so much so that Torie Clarke, the former Pentagon communications director in the Bush administration — a Republican and a woman — named her book “Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in a No-Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game.”

Washington Post — The Trail

One of the stupidest responses I’ve seen to Obama’s alleged sexism was by someone who said, “[…] anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave knows that the ‘lipstick’ line is directly associated with Palin.”

Sorry, Cavewoman, but anyone who hasn’t been living in a cave knows that the “lipstick line” predates Palin by several generations at least.

But the funniest and most ironic response I’ve seen was by another woman suggesting that “ALL WOMEN SEND OBAMA OUR LIPSTICK!!!!” to send a message. Yeah, because assuming that all women even wear lipstick isn’t sexist at all.

Geniuses, the lot.

And while we’re on the subject of sexism, I wonder what the Obama haters think about John McCain calling his own wife a trollop (in reference to her makeup) and a cunt?

[…] Cindy playfully twirled McCain’s hair and said, “You’re getting a little thin up there.” McCain’s face reddened, and he responded, “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt.” McCain’s excuse was that it had been a long day. If elected president of the United States, McCain would have many long days.

Drudge Retort

I’ve been wondering, for quite some time, what McCain supporters think of this. I keep asking, but they won’t tell me. It’s almost as if they were in denial or something.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On

Truth Is Not Bigotry

I love Kathy Griffin! So I decided to search YouTube for videos of her stand up, and found a few clips of Kathy on The View. While I hate The View, I think Kathy Griffin is smart and funny, and I wanted to watch her try and shock Barbara Walters. In one particular clip (it’s quite old, but the issue is not) they’re talking about Condi Rice:

Before I begin, I want to say that I refuse to dignify Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s comments by addressing them here (she’s the blonde at the far right). I will say, however, that someone should stuff a sock in her mouth and then wrap her entire head in duct tape, because that would be less embarrassing for her than being allowed to speak in public. She is ignorant and uniformed, and her position on The View is a poor reflection on Barbara Walters, in my opinion.

With that out of the way, I would now like to address Barbara’s comment regarding bigotry:

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