Pigs, donkeys and other assorted animals

Surely by now we have all heard NObama’s utterly stupid comment about “lipstick on a pig.”  Let’s be honest here, he was definitely making reference to Sarah Palin.  If you’ve seen the clip of his statement, EVERYONE present recognized what he was saying — just check out the reaction of the crowd.  This is not new, the Democrats have been using this one for a while (take a look at http://www.democrats.org/page/community/post/elizabethberry/Cgsq).  Let’s be honest again, it’s really not worth getting upset about.  Stupid things are said in politics all the time (paging Joe Biden), but this one should be shrugged off as an Obama blunder (Obamablunder?) and we should all move on and await the next misstep.

Speaking of Joe Biden, the party of donkeys’ very own vice presidential candidate has questionable mental acuity himself.  He recently said, “I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have both the joy, because there’s joy to it as well, the joy and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability, who were born with a birth defect. Well guess what folks? If you care about it, why don’t you support stem cell research?”  Another barb pointed at Sarah Palin, this one inferring that if you don’t support stem cell research, you obviously don’t care about helping those with developmental disabilities.

Let’s be clear here that the stem cell research he’s talking about is embryonic stem cell research.  Research that has, to date, not cured a single person of any disease.  And I’m pretty sure it’s never going to cure Down Syndrome (which Sarah Palin’s infant son has) or developmental delays (like my son has).  Biden’s words are so incredibly maddening to me, as I try my best every day to help my son overcome his issues.  So insulting and ignorant.  I guess you can put lipstick on a Biden, but it’s still a pig.  Or something like that.


Edited to add:  I forgot to mention that Joe Biden claims be a Catholic.  Having been around a fair number of Catholics in my time, I can honestly say he is unlike any Catholic I have ever known.  What he espouses certainly is not echoed in the pulpit at my church.  And his attitude toward Sarah Palin is decidedly un-Christian.  Is this not the very definition of hypocrisy?


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