President Obama held a press conference today that was intended to focus on gun control. Instead, reporters’ first questions were about the fiscal cliff. When confronted about the progress in reaching a bipartisan deal, President Compromise had this to say:
"Peel off the partisan war paint" and get budget deal done. Obama is eloquent, reasoned in presss conf on guns, fiscal cliff.
— Vickie Elmer (@WorkingKind) December 19, 2012
Eloquent? Um, not exactly. In fact, isn’t it a bit … raaaaaacist?
War paint? Racist.
— karen Johnson (@karenAsperJohns) December 19, 2012
Obama talking about "partisan war paint." Umm
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 19, 2012
@toddstarnes That is a racist term "war paint" is native speak, not acceptable, see I can play the race card too 🙂
— Deborah Bidwell (@DebBidwell) December 19, 2012
— Steve F (@Ghutsch) December 19, 2012
Quick! Quick! Someone get a hold of Fauxcahontas!
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) December 19, 2012
Native American stereotypes hardest hit. RT @daveweigel Partisan Warpaint industry sees massive stock drop after Obama criticism
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) December 19, 2012
Meanwhile, about that whole new-tone thing:
Obama Republicans need to take off their war paint this is from the person who wants civil discourse
— Patricia Morlen (@Morlen4Distrct1) December 19, 2012
Battles, Fighting, War Paint, Cudgel, – when describing the Fiscal BS…. at the speech about violence reduction. Hello?
— Michael St James (@michaelstjames) December 19, 2012
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