Pigs, Lipstick, and Catty Passive-Aggressiveness
The Art of Making a United States Senator Look Like a Teen Drama Queen
As the clock continues to run on the "lipstick on a pig" situation, I am finding it amazing just how much effort Senator Barack Obama continues to put into denying what his intentions were with that unfortunate statement. What we have witnessed from Obama, is exactly the kind of thing that comes back to bite a political figure in the long-run; with a blow-back coming from the American voters' deepest, most primal areas of one's reasoning capacities.
It's a clear indicator of just how deceitful and playful with his honest intentions, the man can truly be. To anyone with any degree of reasoning ability, his intent was perfectly clear behind making the statement, "You can put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig" and immediately following that with "And you can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."
Not only are his continued denials making him look like a petty, dishonest politician, they are making him look weak also. This, by way of his need to make these insulting statements, but doing so in this passive-aggressive manner, instead of coming out and making these criticisms to his opponents directly and outright. If you're going to insult your two opponents, Mr. Obama, be a man about it and do it directly, where no wiggle room is left as to what you meant by it! This is not an episode of Sex in the City or some silly, catty teen drama on The WB network. You are supposedly a United States Senator running for the highest office in the land. Act like it!
I mean, what is the American electorate supposed to imagine Barack Obama's response will be to Vladimir Putin upon learning that he has sent Russian troops into the Ukraine? Is Obama planning to just cross his arms, stick his right leg out in front of his left, start tapping his foot, at which time he huffs and then tells Putin that he's, like, totally NOT going to speak to him again until he says he's sorry!?!?
Continuing to step in it, his appearance on David Letterman last night didn't seem to help this situation out any. He's basically, now, trying to say that if he actually was trying to insulting anyone, it would have been John McCain that would have been the pig and Sarah Palin would have been the lipstick!??! Okay...
I think, at this point, Obama's handlers would do well by him to tell him to just shut it down, give it up, and take his loss here over the past couple of news cycles. But, just like his refusal to consider putting Hillary on the ticket and likely guaranteeing a win in November, I don't think his arrogance will let him do that.
If there's ever been a losing battle that someone insists on continuing to wage to their very own peril, this seems to be it. Obama came out with his denials about his insults and tried to play on this folksy, Mid-Western sort of saying they use where he comes from and that maybe those in New York City just don't get it. Well, the truth is that it is Mr. Obama that just doesn't get it.
If Barack Obama wants to know the very definition of "Putting lipstick on a pig", he needs to look no further than the very actions and statement that he, himself, has taken and said over the past couple of days, while continuing to perpetuate this non-winner of an issue for his campaign.