Democrats and the “R” Word … Obama Special Olympics Comment, Retarded Term in House Health care Bill and Teaching Moments … Does Any One Ever Learn?
Well look at this “Obamanation”!
What is it with Democrats and their use of the “R” Word? Since when is the word “RETARDED” acceptable and why do Democrats learn nothing from the “teachable” moments?
It is just another example that no politicians, including the White House has read the House of representatives health care bill known as Obamacare.
The term “RETARD” was used in the house bill. How unreal, unthinkable and insensitive can these people be? The House bill of Health care reform written by Democrats refers to the out dated and insensitive term, “mentally retarded”.
The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as “retarded” — a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive.
The bill refers to: “A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . .”
Has anyone read this bill that Obama wanted a forced vote on prior to the August recess? The same bill that Nancy Pelosi still insists might still have a vote on prior to the recess. It is obvious that House of Representative members have not ready pages 389 and 390.
Mentally Retarded? Are you telling me the crafters of this bill have never heard of the term, mentally disabled or better yet intellectually disabled? How out of touch are these people and why hasn’t anyone read this to point it out sooner?
‘‘(II) CERTAIN OTHER INDIVID
UALS.—In the case of an individual
who is a full-benefit dual eligible indi
vidual and with respect to whom there
has been a determination that but for
the provision of home and community
based care (whether under section
1915, 1932, or under a waiver under
section 1115) the individual would re
quire the level of care provided in a
hospital or a nursing facility or inter
mediate care facility for the mentally
retarded the cost of which could be re
imbursed under the State plan under
title XIX, the elimination of any bene
ficiary coinsurance described in sec
tion 1860D–2(b)(2) (for all amounts
through the total amount of expendi
tures at which benefits are available
under section 1860D–2(b)(4)).’’. [pages 389–390 of House Health care bill]
Barack Obama had previously stated that he was not familiar with a certain section of the Health care reform bill. One would think that when he was embarrassed by not even knowing the contents of the bill that he would have made him self familiar.
But then again, when a President thinks that it is funny to make a derogatory comment and thinks it is funny to laugh at “Special Olympics,” why would one think that using the term mentally retarded in the language of a bill.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show,” the president told host Jay Leno he’d been practicing at the White House’s bowling alley but wasn’t happy with his score of 129. The he rolled a gutter ball by quipping: “It was like the Special Olympics or something.”
The audience laughed, but the White House quickly recognized the blunder.
The backlash of the insensitive gaffe regarding “Special Olympics” was to give Obama a pass and say that it is a teaching moment. Funny or I should say pathetically sad that it appears that House Democrats learned nothing from that teaching moment and could not remove the “R” word and the negative stereotype by using the word “retarded” in their bill.
The Special Olympics thinks the president’s gaffe can be used as a teaching moment to remove the “r” word from our every day language and the negative stereotypes that go with it.
Sound familiar? We were just told the other day regarding another teachable moment when Barack Obama put his foot in his mouth and played the race card with the arrest of Harvard professor Gates by a white Boston police officer.
Then again, it was not to long ago that the liberal Democrat internet site, the Huffington Post, had a post entitled … Palin will Run in ‘12 on the Retardation Platform. Once again I ask the question, how the hell did the term “retarded” get into the Democrat House health care bill? Has the far LEFT taken over the party? Also, has any politician read the bill? How does “RETARDED” make it by everyone’s eyes?
I guess we know what to expect from the Obama, Gates, Crowly “teachable” moment over a beer. Because so much was learned from Obama’s teachable Special Olympics moment. So will it be Miller Light diplomacy or Budweiser? Interesting that Obama can law off in front of the White House Press the using of the race card. So beer is supposed to change the fact how Professor Gates feels and thinks? Just another example of an Obama terrible mis-step and how it then becomes a “teachable” moment for those who were not responsible for the error in the first place. We are still waiting for what was learned in the “Special Olympics” teachable moment, let alone the playing the race card one. Who was it Obama who racially profiled the white police officer?
Teachable moments be damned, who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!