For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Obama In Panic Mode ---> Calls Palin A PIG

Barack Hussein Obama is having trouble digesting the new poll numbers showing himself now trailing the unanointed pair, McCain-Palin. In fact he 's having so much trouble dealing with this that his rhetoric has sunk to name-calling.

Today in Lebanon, VA Obama said the following:

"You can put lipstick on a pig," he said to a laughing Ohio audience. "It's still a pig." "You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper called change. It's still gonna stink."

The Obama camp denies that the candidate's comments were sexist toward Gov. Sarah Palin or even that Obama was referring to Palin as a pig. But anyone who saw the Republican National Convention, and heard Palin's humorous ad lib in which she sums up the difference between a pit bull and a hockey-mom with one word: lipstick, can see that he was, in fact, referring directly to that. Just as anyone who knows McCain is old knows Obama was calling McCain an old fish.

The only question that remains, I suppose, is whether or not the "pig" reference is sexist.

The Obama camp released this statement from their senior advisor today:

“Enough is enough. The McCain campaign’s attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy – the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health care plan just last year. This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run."

I remember that comment by McCain about Hillary's health care plan, and remember I gave a low whistle and shook my head when I thought of the feminist fall-out that might occur because of it, right after I stopped laughing. I knew the lipstick-on-a-pig analogy was common in Washington, but I also knew that McCain had gotten away with a sexist analogy.

And perhaps this is to be expected from an old military guy who did hard time in Hanoi. But shouldn't more should be expected from a former University of Chicago professor and editor of the Harvard Law Review? The sexist nuance should be unmistakable to a liberal progressive professor.

Obama is in crack-up mode.

The latest Gallup Tracking Poll shows McCain-Palin holding a 5% lead over Obama-Biden.