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Mike Reyes, aka Mr. Controversy, has considered himself a writer ever since he was a child. He wrote for various school publications from about 1995 until 2006, and currently runs both The Bookish Kind and Mr. Controversy, which is an offshoot of the regular column he wrote in High School. He's also a film journalist/critic for Cocktails & Movies and CinemaBlend, as well as the author of several short stories such as "The Devil v. George W. Bush". Any inquiries for reprinting, writing services, or general contact, should be forwarded to: mikereyeswrites@gmail.com

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Of Pigs and Pitbulls

I hate Fox News. Shepard Smith should be punched in the face and fed to Bill O'Reilly's pitbulls.

Wait, Obama is referencing the whole "lipstick on a pitbull" line from the Convention last week? Even if the exact quote was, according to press reports:

"That's not change," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said of what Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is offering. "You know, you can put lipstick on a pig," Obama said, "but it's still a pig."

Hmm, funny, John McCain's been known to use that tactic too. Numerous times. My grandfather, the most die hard Republican I know of, couldn't even defend this when I told him about it. He tried, but when I even mentioned the exact dates of occurance, he was silenced. Like, say on May 8, 2008, according to Good Morning America...or October 11, 2007, according to this YouTube clip:

The common factor? Both instances were talking about the Great Pumpkin herself, Senator Hillary Clinton. Wouldn't you think that McCain is really the pig, and Palin is still a pitbull? I mean he's making sexist slurs about farm animals and lipstick when slamming the policy of his former rival, and she's just a bitch. Barack Obama isn't criticizing Palin, he's doing what he should be doing...focusing on McCain. After all, why would Senator Obama criticize a woman who he's gone on record defending? (courtesy of Political Punch. You might also want to look at the article "Obama Says McCain Is Offering Fake Change: 'You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, But It's Still a Pig' " Funny how someone from ABC News sees the remarks as they were intended. Let's hope Charlie Gibson is as on the ball with this whole situation when he interviews her.) I mean it's so easy to say, "Yeah, your daughter's boyfriend can't keep his snake in his cage, and you're a raving looney who thinks "Left Behind" is oddly prophetic." if you're a Democrat. It takes a true

Sarah Palin, she's a non issue to Obama. He knows that's Joe Biden's job to take care of, and he knows that he'd be walking on broken glass to even address the elephant in the electoral room that is the governor of Alaska, and another pretender to the throne. (Biden: Palin's Policies Would Be "Backward Step for Women") So what is he doing, exactly? Well, he's throwing McCain's words against his former rival for the Democratic candidacy back at him. If anything, this should be something that brings Hillary supporters back to the Obama camp: he's sticking up for his party (and all of its members, Senator Clinton included) in the face of a bully...a bully who resorts to cheap tactics to put himself ahead in the polls. A bully who didn't know what he was getting into when he marched into his office during the Democratic Convention and bellowed, "GET ME A WOMAN FOR VP! WE NEED THE PUMA VOTE!"

Even Ben Stein, the man who brought us "Expelled", a film about teaching Intelligent Design in schools, can't back up Palin:

The man is a genius, and he was a speechwriter for the Nixon administration. If anyone knows the Republican party and its history of deception, it's him.

Once and for all the American Public needs to realize that John McCain is not a war hero...he's just another unfortunate solider who was shot down over Vietnam, who was also held as a P.O.W. for several years. Heroes know how to behave in civilized public. Heroes don't push people in wheelchairs away. Heroes don't call their wives demeaning pet names in front of the press during a junket for their senate run.

Adam Brickley, if the McCain/Palin ticket wins in November, I hold you personally responsible for the ensuing decline of the United States. Why? Because you pushed for Governor Palin to be the Vice Presidential nominee. Well my friend, I don't care if you were on Colbert, and I don't care that you got to go to the Republican National Convention...I see you as nothing more than a cheap, pale imitation of Alex P. Keaton, and even he would think you're a douchebag. Thanks buddy, the Pitbull in Lipstick might be running the country in two years, and she'll know next to nothing on how to stop anyone who wants to invade our ass just for the Hell of it. Hope you speak Spanish!

The main issue with the McCain campaign is it's lying to everyone. It's even lying to itself, thinking Sarah Palin should even be anywhere near a political forum other than a meeting of the Wasilla Elks Club. It's this blatant deception and pulling things out of context, ON TOP OF heavy misinterpretation and an attention span that does not exceed 2.342532 seconds that has blown the Senator's attempt to make Grandpa eat his words into something that really shouldn't even be on the funny pages. Even if it were true, calling Sarah Palin any sort of animal with lipstick is warranted...if she didn't want the comparison, she shouldn't have played the "folksy anecdote about a pitbull in lipstick" card. It's called 'satire'...if you're feelings are hurt, you can take your ball and go home. Otherwise, suck it up and deal...this is politics, not a beauty pageant.

For further history on Pigs and Lipstick, tune in here http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/a-piggish-debat.html for some perspective. I'm Mr. Controversy, and until the next post, I'm going to let Jack Cafferty play us out.


Kurgan said...

All true, but it doesn't matter.

When you find yourself explaining what you meant, or talking about "context", not only have they won the battle, but you have to wonder how your message is going.

Mr. Controversy said...

Agreed. We shouldn't have to talk about the context, because it's there and anyone with a lick of sense should see that.

Yeah, I know that's asking a lot.

Kurgan said...

I have no idea who is running the Obama campaign.

It is now coming out that Obama is questioning McCain's "Honor".

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, do you really think that will play as well in Southern Virgina as it does SoHo?

This was a machine and it is coming apart. They haven't been on the offensive for two weeks.

Mr. Controversy said...

I'm afraid I'd have to disagree. The machine might malfunction a little bit, but I don't think it's falling apart. Especially with Obama flat out calling for McCain to knock off the false offense to the lipstick remark.

Which is also further proof that any sort of conventional ploy against Obama really is over before it begins with these people. The only tactic that so far has genuinely worked to steal thunder from the Obama camp was the Palin Deception.

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