New tone: Obama urges GOP to ‘peel off partisan war paint,’ get fiscal cliff deal done!/viewofadam/status/281451073045135360
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

“partisan war paint”??Really?!?!#Racist !!#potus #tcot #sot

— Steve F (@Ghutsch) December 19, 2012

Quick! Quick! Someone get a hold of Fauxcahontas!

#burn RT @seanagnew Follow-up from Elizabeth Warren? RT @toddstarnes: Obama talking about “partisan war paint.” Umm

— Kemberlee Kaye (@red_red_head) 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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