Obama Administration used the “R” word again …
Why does this White House continually have to apologize for their insensitive comments? How can they not think that it would be inappropriate from the outset? First it was Barack Obama and now Rahm Emanuel finds himself in hot water after using slurs against mentally challenged Americans. Ok, he said … “f—ing retarded!”
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) called Monday evening for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s firing over remarks he allegedly made about the intellectually disabled.
Palin, the mother of a child with Down’s Syndrome, called on President Barack Obama to end Emanuel’s tenure as chief of staff for having allegedly called participants in a strategy session “f—ing retarded.”
Sarah Palin called out Rahm Emanuel and demanded that Emanuel be fired on her Facebook page. The question is, what is going on with this Administration that begs everyone else to be civil, bi-partisan and cordial, while they act like a bunch of inconsiderate and evil spirited individuals?
Why is it ok for this Administration to make continued insulting and derogatory comments and slurs at others while their minions claim that all people who oppose Obama and his policies are racists?
It was not that ling ago when President Barack Hussein Obama went on The Tonight Show and thought it was cute and funny to make funny of the “Special Olympics”.It is obvious that this Administration did not mean the apology, not learned anything from the “teachable” moment.
He bowled a 129, the president said.
“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically.
It’s “like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.
Remember when the “R” word was used in the Democrat House version of the health care bill?
‘‘(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]
A White House official emails that Rahm Emanuel has acknowledged calling liberal Democrats “retarded” and apologized for the remark.
“Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted,” the official said.
Shriver is the Chairman and CEO of the Special Olympics, which has launched a campaign against what it calls “the R word.”
The remark was first reported last week in the Wall Street Journal, and drew an extended attack from Sarah Palin.
It really is a sad state of affairs when you have elitists in power who think nothing of making fun and using such insulting and hurtful language like this. This is a character flaw, and a bad one to say the least.
There is something seriously wrong with these people who continue to make these comments and just not care expecting everyone to forgive them all of the time. This is not a gaffe, it’s a character defect.
Personally, the Special Olympics should not have accepted the apology so quickly. This administration has made one too many gaffes with regards to so easily using the word retarded. It is obvious that the word is in their common vocabular, so what are they really apologetic for? Where is the “Beer Summit” for the “R” word and the awareness that should be brought to the American public?
The Special Olympics is disputing the White House claim that its chairman, Tim Shriver, accepted Rahm Emanuel’s apology for calling liberals “retarded.”
Seeking to damp down the controversy over Rahm Emanuel’s reported, months-old use of the word, a White House official yesterday told me and other reporters that Emanuel had called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize.
“The apology was accepted,” the official said yesterday.