No Shame: Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel … “f—ing retarded!”


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?

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]

Ben Smith is reporting that Rahm Emanuel apologized. Oh look, the Obama WH has had to make two apologies in two days.

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.

UPDATE I: The On Again, Off Again Acceptance of the Apology by the Special Olympics

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.

Posted February 3, 2010 by
Barack Obama, Special Needs, WTF | 23 comments

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    23 Responses to “No Shame: Obama’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel … “f—ing retarded!””

    1. paula on February 3rd, 2010 11:58 am

      The reason why Obama’s administration and cronies say such inappropriate things is because they are basically “street thugs.” Obama too!

    2. paula on February 3rd, 2010 11:59 am

      Seems that they aren’t able to completely carry out their charade.

    3. CONservative governMENt on February 3rd, 2010 12:09 pm

      more phony outrage from SM….

      what about when Dick Cheney told the senator from Vermont to F*** off?

      i guess that was ok

      look–we all curse in private conversations so stop making a big deal of this crap just because your hero Palin told you to….

    4. paula on February 3rd, 2010 12:38 pm

      Dear CONservative, I have a problem with people who continually make the same mistake. More proof of arrogance.

    5. super dave on February 3rd, 2010 12:54 pm

      #3: so your tax evaders wouldn’t jump at the chance to call out the other party ?
      when will your government start the violence ? obama is about to break. he’s weak, his administration is weak and filled with people who should by all rights be jailed for fraud and tax evasion. there’s a double standard here.

    6. super dave on February 3rd, 2010 1:58 pm

      there are roughly 15 million people out of work and the obama government allows companies to hire illegal immigrants. this is unacceptable.
      just in case you liberal democrats didn’t get it, 15 MILLION AMERICANS OUT OF WORK BUT ILLEGALS AND IMMIGRANTS ARE WORKING.
      obama’s plan for jobs is a joke. it will be the same old tired obama creating more government jobs and taking credit for putting people back to work.

    7. Mike on February 3rd, 2010 3:29 pm

      Man…the whole article went right over your head #3. It wasn’t the cursing but the term he used.

    8. Michelle on February 3rd, 2010 4:50 pm

      #7 That’s how they are. They cannot comprehend what they read.

      Totally missed the point again.

    9. tuyvnsurvivor on February 3rd, 2010 5:48 pm

      There are so many huge issues with this administration and terrorist congress, ripping our freedoms, ‘progressing” from the Constitution, and shying would be business from making a start. I hate to all out assault them for this wrong-speek. I could have said something so regreatable myself, being of a medium fast mind and much faster tongue. Not that I have used this term mentioned, but I could have if caught just right. I stand corrected, and still hate the liberals destroying freedom.

    10. Carpe on February 3rd, 2010 7:32 pm

      Hey, retarded people are people too!

      That is why they created the SPECIAL Olympics.

      It’s much like the real Olympics only they don’t allow anyone to carry anything that can be lit
      on fire.

    11. jupiter on February 3rd, 2010 8:34 pm

      I’m suspect of anyone who continuously uses Obama’s middle name, solely for the purpose of the negative associations that “Hussein” has. I call this the “Appeal to Xenophobia” argument. If his middle name was Sam, would you still use it?
      SM: Sorry Keebler you lose. Barack Hussein Obama is his name and the one he used during in the Presidential oath of office.

      You libs don’t get it both ways. Hussein is his middle name … why do you seem to be ashamed of it?

    12. jupiter on February 3rd, 2010 10:08 pm

      yeah, thats his middle name – but how often do you go around calling other people by all 3 names? Do you call Ronald Reagan by Ronald Wilson Reagan? No. My point is that Hussein is deliberately used to incite xenophobia.

    13. Dolf on February 4th, 2010 6:21 am

      come on Red, you know jupiter scores a point.

      how would you have reacted if GW was GAW Bush (a=adolf) and they would keep putting it out there, which I am sure the far left nutters would have done.

      So then basicly you are the same, only at the otherside of the political spectrum.
      SM: Nope, sorry you lose as well Dolf. If GWB had celebrated his middle name if it were like Adolf then that would be another story. However, to you point if Bush’s name was Adolf the MSM would have put that in every publication.

      It was Obama who said to all it was ok to use. Your argument holds no weight what so ever.

      Not when it was The Chosen One who decided to use his full name at his swearing in as President. What would you like us to use as his middle name … Millhouse?


    14. Scott on February 4th, 2010 8:02 am

      Rahm is the typical liberal douche bag who thinks he’s better than us “regular folk.” He is the poster child of what is a liberal: mean-spirited, souless, heartless, arrogant, self-serving PRICK!

      And what is even more funny is the heartless liberals who are on here defending Rahm’s language…LOL…it goes to show just how heartless liberals are… What is wrong with you passionless people?

      The President even made fun of the Special Olympics. It runs in their liberal leech blood. They hate middle America and us “retards.”

      They have a surprise coming in November.

      “Turn out the lights, the party is over.”

      And then we have the incredible Dolf with his incredible statements about the same old tired GWB mantra….BORE!

    15. super dave on February 4th, 2010 8:11 am

      rahmmy said the same thing about obama !! rham is a spy or double agent if you prefer. i bet he’s stealing secrets right and left. of course , stealing secrets from the obama administration would be a piece of cake. all you have to do is walk right in the white house and join the party.

    16. Dolf on February 4th, 2010 9:32 am

      be honest: how many of you thought; Rahm you are f* retard?

    17. Dolf on February 4th, 2010 9:38 am

      somehow I doubt Obama wants it used the way it has been used here

      and what mantra is that scott?
      didn’t anything say positve or negative about Bush.

    18. NewGirlBoston on February 4th, 2010 12:31 pm

      Agree with #14—except for one thing (& never thought I’d actually see the day I would defend Obama on anything!) Really think Obama’s old gaffe on The Tonight Show was an innocent slip and he was poking fun at his own ineptness (rare thing) so no harm was implied.

      However–everything Scott posts about Emanuel is correct. More ridiculous, insulting, highly biased and inflammatory comments out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave…Oh, what a shocker.

      Sen-Elect Brown from MA getting sworn in today—get used to it-America. The MAJORITY of MODERATE / CENTER RIGHT/ & CONSERVATIVES in this Country are sick of all this nonsense—not to mention none of our problems are getting fixed.

      We need more bi-partisanship in Congress and in the White House in General. Too many extreme lefties who have already let Obama’s Kool Aide seep into their brains and actions….What the hell was Rahm the Freakin Bull in a China Shop thinking? Unprofessional, uncalled for and really—talk about another bigoted Official not in touch with reality. This was a Cabinet apointee who was supposed to be so “brilliant” and tough on business when he was hired. Does America even have any IDEA how many hundreds of back room deals Emanual has already made? Barack relies heavily upon him and doesn’t even have the stones to publicly reprimand the guy or cut him loose.

      Barack is way too soft on Terrorists and bows to our sworn enemies–apparently he kisses the asses of his own employees, too. Loves to tell America to shove it while he pays no attention to what we want and pushes his hair raising personal political agenda—but can’t tell the same thing to a Senior Staff Member for insubordination and derelection of duties—not to mention discriminating against the handicapped.

    19. NewGirlBoston on February 4th, 2010 12:42 pm

      Completely OT here, I know….and a bit biased ticket suggestion here in 2012….

      but I am liking this:

      *** ~~~ ROMNEY/PALIN – 2012 ~~~ ***

      Think they will both have a much stronger & better chance this time around except for when all the Sarah haters get together. I think she would be a superb VP and perhaps quite possibly could end up as the US’s first female Commander-in-Chief. Thanks, Hillary for all those little cracks in the cieling. No, really. Thanks. Hillary is done. She will retire after Obama does not get re-elected and write books, tour, speeches and help Bill with the Clinton Foundation & continue with his humanitarian/charity work. Gotta hand it to Slick Willy, regardless.

    20. yoyo muffintop on February 4th, 2010 6:09 pm

      More selective indignation based on party affiliation I see.

      It’s soooo transparent…and boring.

    21. tuyvnsurvivor on February 4th, 2010 6:48 pm

      12, if Obama felt his middle name a stump in his garden, he could have removed it. Easily

      One of my daughters changed her name legally, so she could keep her maiden name as well as her husband’s name. It was “easy”.

      Really, had any of our names been Hussein, there were plenty of years to recognize the issue and change it…patriotic parents approving.

    22. Carpe on February 4th, 2010 7:00 pm

      Remember when Joran Sloot called Deepak a retard in the back of the Aruba Puh-leeze van?

      …and all of the mentally challenged people on
      the island strapped on their special helmets and ran down to the courthouse to protest Beth Holloway?

      Ah, those were the days, my friend! (not)

    23. Bearlyhere on February 6th, 2010 9:16 am

      People with challenges have worked too long and too hard to be ridiculed every time someone makes a mistake or does something that is stupid in our eyes.

      Own your mistakes and failures, don’t compare yourselves to people who may very well be better at bowling, etc than you. Have you gone to any Special Olympic Games lately? Have you seen the changes in the education of people with challenges? Have you seen how hard they work? Why pick on them when you can’t do something right?

      Don’t look now, your ignorance is showing and that includes the President. He should know better. He is supposed to be the leader, the one we look to for direction.

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