Hate Is Hate, No Matter How You Spell It

Barack Obama said something today that his spokesman now says was just “an old expression”. In a speech to his supporters in Lebanon, Virginia, he was referencing the McCain/Palin campaign when he said,

“You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”

No matter how you try to spin it, he called Sarah Palin a pig. There is no doubt about it. Last week during the Republican National Convention, Sarah Palin asked,

“What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick.”

Are we supposed to believe that he was simply using “an old expression”? That’s bullshit, let’s get real. We’re all adults here and we all know what he meant when he said it.

The Obama campaign is still fixated on Sarah Palin. While introducing Joe Biden at a campaign event in St. Louis, Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan said,

“There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick.”

Now, are we seriously supposed to believe the lipstick line was just a coincidence? Give me a break. Barack Obama was clearly calling Sarah Palin a pig and there ain’t no sugar coating that one. If the “lipstick on a pig” comment wasn’t completely rude and uncalled for, I have no idea what is.

The media has given this guy a pass on everything has said and done since day one and it’s time it stopped. His comment was hateful, rude and demeaning toward Sarah Palin and he should apologize. With her track record of reform, I am sure she has been called much worse, and it’s pretty clear she can handle her own, but he should still apologize.

Let’s put the shoe on the other foot for a second. If someone had made a disparaging remark about Barack Obama or used an “old expression” when referring to him, the media would be all over it and people everywhere would be demanding an apology. So what’s the difference here?

Isn’t it funny how some people can point out the hate they see outside their window, but they are blind to it when it faces them in their own mirror?