Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

Watching Obama tour the Auto plants in Michigan & address a reporter "sweetie". Then, fail to talk to the predominantly
" White working Class" employees of Chrysler who were all looking on,  what a way to win voters.

Is this his way of winning women voters & working class whites?

He also Never addressed their issue. (If this was Bill or Hillary, they would have approached these "bitter workers", shook their hands, listened to their concerns,  & gave them some comforting words & reassurance.

Good Luck Sweetie, You are going to need it. You better shape up.
There will be no more 93% Black voters who can carry a state in a general election for you. No more delegate splits in the Winner Take All GE. No more disproportionate allocation of delegates to urban areas with large African-American residents.

This is now, One on One with a War Hero.

No more North Dakota, No more South Dakota,  No more Wyoming, No more Georgia, No more South Carolina, No more Alabama, No more Mississippi. - ALL RED in November !!!

http://news.aol.com/political-machine/20 08/05/15/hold-on-a-second-sweetie/?icid= 1615988631x1202436456x1200304557

Tags: clinton, obama, Reporter (all tags)



Is this the fourth or fifth diary on this?

I suggest those interested just see the other discussions of SweetieGate.

Yes, it's true, he made an offhand mistake and profusely apologized when it was brought to his attention. Horrors.

by Travis Stark 2008-05-15 08:19AM | 0 recs

Lighten up.

by Beltway Dem 2008-05-15 08:20AM | 0 recs

Don't feel hurt, alright? It's gonna be ok...

by Fairy Tale 2008-05-15 08:24AM | 0 recs

Barack gonna make it all better.

(I'm hitting "Post" against my better judgement and in the hopes that people realize that this is snark about a non-scandal)

by Dracomicron 2008-05-15 08:42AM | 0 recs

I love it!

by obamaovermccain 2008-05-15 08:44AM | 0 recs
Re: sweatpea


Bless your heart. Good to know that ya'll would have defended me when I used the term "darlin" and was accused of being a mysogynist. Good to know. Because I didn't mean it in a sexist way. Nope. I basically mean it in a insult way. Like saying, "Bless your heart.", it is a non gender specific, passive aggresive insult.
Nothing sexist about it.

I've been known to use it to the dog.
After he pooped on the rug.

So. You say that the world will be fine if I just say I didn't mean it in a sexist way. As a general insult it's okay to say. Because the person in question was only concerned with the sexist issue. When I clarified by saying they had been insulted but without sexist over tones that seemed to be the end of it.

Thanks. Good to know.

Good to know ya'll are trying to lighten up. I don't see it else where but, bless your hearts, there is hope. :D

by 12 dogs and a blog 2008-05-15 11:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Is this the fourth or fifth diary on this?

Relax Sweetie. Lighten up sweetie.

by latinfighter 2008-05-15 08:22AM | 0 recs
Re: Is this the fourth or fifth diary on this?

John McCain is said to have called his WIFE the c-word.  Don't know if he apologized.

Obama stupidly called a reporter sweetie and apologized.

Vote McCain!

by niksder 2008-05-15 08:42AM | 0 recs
There are 23 states that

have Democratic legislatures.  The Constitution allows states to use whatever process they choose to allocate their electoral votes.  Perhaps we can prevail on the Democratic legislatures to hold caucuses in November to decide the winner in the state.  Just to give the poor sap voters a sense of the meaningfulness of their participation, we also could hold beauty contests where people actually get to cast a (meaningless) ballot.

by Beltway Dem 2008-05-15 08:20AM | 0 recs
Re: There are 23 states that

This coming from a supporter of a candidate who wants the superdelegates to overturn the will of those who participated within the rules of the primary system?

You don't see the hilarity?

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-05-15 08:26AM | 0 recs
Don't you see the irony?

by Beltway Dem 2008-05-15 08:29AM | 0 recs
More polite

More polite than 99% of men in power out there.

Whats your point.

At least he didn't call her a cunt like his opponent John McCain did to his own wife.

Another really weak smear on the Democratic nominee.


by GeorgeP922 2008-05-15 08:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

god I hate it, I work in a call center and I wanna scream every time some woman calls me sweetie or honey!

it annoys me to no end.

by TruthMatters 2008-05-15 08:20AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "


You will see grown men call each other that sometimes.

Im a guy, and from my wonderful Baltimore women (say HRC demo)

I get called Honey, Hun, and Baby.

by GeorgeP922 2008-05-15 08:23AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

In the south the term 'sweetie' is actually a polite way of addressing someone.

by MissVA 2008-05-15 08:23AM | 0 recs
Its nice if they really are your sweetie..

otherwise, its trivialiing somebody..

like bush's pats on the ass..

by architek 2008-05-15 08:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

Obama is not from the South.  The fact that he did it twice indicates it's part of his standard lexicon.

by TxKat 2008-05-15 09:19AM | 0 recs

So lets predict, how many more days of these weak sauce smears, where we say:

"Barack is too good looking."

"Barack is too polite."


by GeorgeP922 2008-05-15 08:25AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

This pisses you off more than the "hard working white" remarks?

Look, he screwed up.  That happens.  The fate of nations isn't hanging on this one.

Criminy.  Anyone married to Michelle Obama has a healthy respect for women, else he'd already have gotten his ass kicked by her.

by Reaper0Bot0 2008-05-15 08:28AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

Good point,  on his choice of wife showing how much he respects women.
I can guarantee you their relationship is 50/50 if not biased to michelle.

And shit, the SAME THING could be said about Bill and his choice for wife.

Now John McCain?

Well he made his FIRST wife wait 5 years while he was in Vietnam.

He gets home and cheats are right away with a millionaire heiress.

He divorces his wife and 3 kids and marries the million-dollar woman and immediatly gets into politics.


by GeorgeP922 2008-05-15 08:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

How long are Hillary supporters going to continue posting ridiculous and lame Republican diaries on this site?  Will it at least stop once Hillary crawls away in defeat in a week or two?

by KevinT 2008-05-15 08:29AM | 0 recs
Isn't it about time you joined the

right wing blogs?

This is now, One on One with a War Hero.

You obviously belong there.

by Fairy Tale 2008-05-15 08:31AM | 0 recs
this just demostrates how desperate

Some HRC supporters are. Do you honestly believe this is the one thing that is going to torpedo Obama's campaign?

At least he didn't ask her to flash her thong.

by highgrade 2008-05-15 08:31AM | 0 recs
Sweetiegate: Freudian slip?

It shows that he isn't as smart as some say...

by architek 2008-05-15 08:45AM | 0 recs
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This diary is so disengenuous.

Dislike Obama all you want, but he apoligized and apoligized a lot for the comment.

Hi Peggy. This is Barack Obama. I'm calling to apologize on two fronts. One was you didn't get your question answered and I apologize. I thought that we had set up interviews with all the local stations. I guess we got it with your station but you weren't the reporter that got the interview. And so, I broke my word. I apologize for that and I will make up for it.

Second apology is for using the word 'sweetie.' That's a bad habit of mine. I do it sometimes with all kinds of people. I mean no disrespect and so I am duly chastened on that front. Feel free to call me back. I expect that my press team will be happy to try to make it up to you whenever we are in Detroit next.

Can we be done with gloating over misspeaks yet?

by Lettuce 2008-05-15 08:34AM | 0 recs
he's either trivializing her, or he's gay...

i would guess...

by architek 2008-05-15 08:46AM | 0 recs

by Slim Tyranny 2008-05-15 08:55AM | 0 recs
Re: he's either trivializing her, or he's gay...

Points for creativity, however misguided.

by TL 2008-05-15 09:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

can this pig sink any lower???


by the mollusk 2008-05-15 09:09AM | 0 recs
My sincere Apologies

To all those women out there young and old to whom I have said "sweetie." I apologize.

At 60  my intentions and my words sometimes don't match.

Heck, at 60 my socks sometimes don't match. Assuming I remember to put them on.

by jsfox 2008-05-15 08:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says

He does need to be careful with offhand remarks.  He is running for President, you know.

by WolfmanJack 2008-05-15 08:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "
War Hero? War was wrong and what kind of Hero he is?
He is a War Victim for sure (McCain that is).
But yes, you are right: no more caucuses, winner take all, and yes most states Obama won were ... red.
And yes, all swing states (Hillary country) will vote for McCain, regardless of what Democrats will do after they will deny it to Hillary.
And I bet some blue states will vote for McCain too, I will vote for McCain, my family, friends, relatives and so on.
Obama will lose in a landslide.
by engels 2008-05-15 08:41AM | 0 recs
"Obama will lose in a landslide"

You were wrong about Clinton winning the nomination, and you will be wrong about the general election.

by Slim Tyranny 2008-05-15 08:58AM | 0 recs
Obama will lose in a landslide

it is not clear that Obama will be a nominee, but it is clear he will lose in GE

by engels 2008-05-15 10:10AM | 0 recs

Given that you and many others have argued that Clinton would win the primary, when she loses, I hope you and those many others take some time to self-reflect and realize that you could, in fact, be wrong in your prognostications.

Obama is going to be just fine in the GE, and McCain will lose to any Democrat.

by Slim Tyranny 2008-05-15 11:24AM | 0 recs
Wide, open-mouthed


by april34fff 2008-05-15 08:43AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

Sweetie will not stand.

by the mollusk 2008-05-15 08:44AM | 0 recs
lets get the popcorn

and see how obama makes everyone swoon.  This will be fun to watch, as I guess he doesn't have any other strategy to win over working class women.  Obama is so full of himself!  Very funny!

by 4justice 2008-05-15 08:46AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

As a Hillary supporter I was going to post a comment pointing out what a non-issue this is, but then I saw all the Hillary bashing comments on this topic, and realized it didn't make sense to try to unify anything with those people.

by pollbuster 2008-05-15 08:47AM | 0 recs
those people

by dystopianfuturetoday 2008-05-15 08:49AM | 0 recs
Re: those people

Oh you want to know who I was referring too as "those people." Ok, I'll play, it's those people who use this non-issue to bash Hillary Clinton. That's who I mean by those people, because i like to think that it isn't all the Obama supporters, but more and more, I wonder about it.

by pollbuster 2008-05-15 09:20AM | 0 recs

by dystopianfuturetoday 2008-05-15 10:07AM | 0 recs
Re: Chill.

thanks, it's cool...

by pollbuster 2008-05-15 10:34AM | 0 recs
that does it!

I'm gonna vote for McCain.

Obama obviously has no respect for women.

by Carl Nyberg 2008-05-15 08:53AM | 0 recs
The stupid, it hurts

This one on one against a war hero

Yes, a war hero who calls his own wife "trollop" and "c**t" in public, and has called other people every name in the book on the Senate floor. Obama is doooooooooooomed!

If this was Bill or Hillary, they would have approached these "bitter workers", shook their hands, listened to their concerns,  & gave them some comforting..

They damn well should. They are the ones who sent the workers' jobs away. Maybe they could toss a big fat apology in there too.

by rhetoricus 2008-05-15 08:58AM | 0 recs
Yeah, and McCain called his own wife

a "cunt" and a "trollop". When that becomes more widely known, who are self-respecting women going to vote for? The verbally abusive McCain, or Obama who called someone "sweetie" and then apologized?

How much leverage can anyone possibly get out of this ridiculous, faux-scandal?

by sricki 2008-05-15 09:01AM | 0 recs
Re: Yeah, and McCain called his own wife

just you wait.  i can hear the electrons.

by the mollusk 2008-05-15 09:11AM | 0 recs
Totally inappropriate - is Obama

tone deaf politically?  what a sexist remark.  Is his role model Chef on South Park?

by Molee 2008-05-15 09:11AM | 0 recs
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by Molee 2008-05-15 09:11AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

One last word on this issue. It only becomes an issue that doesn't go away if you keep responding to it.

by pollbuster 2008-05-15 09:24AM | 0 recs
Does anyone know....

a good recipe for brownies?

by IowaMike 2008-05-15 09:35AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "




This is about the 9th damned diary on this, yet you see nut-job Clinton supporters (note: that does NOT mean ALL Clinton supporters) who won't even take a stand against Bush calling Obama a Nazi appeaser.

Have we all lost our fucking minds?

by freedom78 2008-05-15 10:26AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

What is that great old Aerosmith song?

by eeruck01 2008-05-15 10:33AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama says, " Hold On Sweetie "

not an issue.

he has daughters and a wife.  

I mean he could have said "Move Bitch" but he said Sweetie...how horrible.

by eeruck01 2008-05-15 03:00PM | 0 recs
Sweetie Obama is a punishment for democrats
i read, heard and watched this disaster.
Sweetie Obama is just a bad man, Dems are nominating not just an idiot, but a bad man who cares deeply about himself only.
by engels 2008-05-15 03:58PM | 0 recs


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