Lipstickgate: Obama’s greatest moments in sexism

It’s a continuation of my previous post:

Obama absolutely loves Jay-Z:

January 14, 2008 — PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Barack Obama claims to run a clean campaign, but someone in his camp took a swipe at Hillary Clinton through the candidate’s theme song.

As Obama and his wife, Michelle, strolled triumphantly into his victory party in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 3, Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” was blaring. In it, Jay raps, “I got 99 problems, but a bitch ain’t one.”

Some listeners took it as a not-so-sly reference to Hillary.

“We didn’t know he used that,” a shocked Clinton spokesperson said.

Obama has no problem admitting he’s a rap fan.

Yes, I know that Sen. McCain previously used the same pig-with-lipstick joke, but he isn’t the one that has been repeatedly called out for making sexist comments.  While I don’t believe Obama’s pig remark was a swipe at Palin, I can’t blame people for jumping to that conclusion either.

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