PC Fight W/Raum And Sarah

2 02 2010

Oh, oh, I may be in trouble with this one. I’m not real fond of the PC garbage this country has fallen for over the years. In fact, I think PC has been introduced by the left to nueter the way we talk to each other. And, I think it’s worked!

What do you folks think… Is the word “Retarded” really a bad word, or am I just a knuckle-dragger? I think the world of Sarah, but this is one issue where I disagree with her.

Gio- 

Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea ‘Retarded’

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is calling on the White House to fire Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for using the word “retarded” in a strategy session last year.  

In a posting on her Facebook page Monday, Palin blasted Emanuel for calling an idea from some of President Obama’s supporters “f—ing retarded” during an August meeting with liberal groups and White House aides.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Emanuel made the remarks after some participants said they planned to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were critical of Obama’s health care agenda.

Palin, whose youngest child, Trig, has Down Syndrome, wrote that Emanuel’s expletive was “heartbreaking” and said his “degrading scolding” has been “completely ignored by the White House.”

“Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities — and the people who love them — is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking,” wrote Palin.

“Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic,” she continued.

Emanuel reportedly apologized for the remarks in a phone call last week to Tim Shriver, CEO of the Special Olympics, which has launched a campaign to end use of the “R” word.

“Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted,” a White House official told Politico.com on Tuesday.

“The White House remains committed to addressing the concerns and needs of Americans living with disabilities and recognizes that derogatory remarks demean us all,” the official reportedly said. 

On March 19, 2009 the president himself made headlines for a joke on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in which Obama compared his poor performance in a bowling game to the Special Olympics.  

In describing his measly score, Obama said, “It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

A White House spokesman was forced to release a hurried statement which said:  “The president made an off-hand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics. He thinks the Special Olympics is a wonderful program that gives an opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world.”

At the time, Palin responded by saying: “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics. This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world… I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

Click here to read more at The Wall Street Journal.

NewsCore contributed to this report.  

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13 responses

2 02 2010
Doc's Wife

Gio–I actually agree with you on this also. We are too PC. This is not a good word, but I actually have more trouble w/ the F-Word. I am no prude, but that word bothers me, especially when people pepper every statement w/ it.

2 02 2010
giovanniworld

A-G-R-E-E-D-!!!

Gio-

2 02 2010
Lou

“In fact, I think PC has been introduced by the left to nueter the way we talk to each other. And, I think it’s worked!”

Well.

If you meant to say , “nutter the way we talk,” then I agree, since the rightward news and blogs have gone totally nutter.

If you meant to say, “neuter the way we talk,” then I disagree, since there seems to be no shortage of invective and insult on the right and left alike.

But I do agree that “retarded” isnot a word to be banned; even the replacement word “special” has become an insult: people will insult others with the terms for less than normal intelligence, no matter what they are.

Besides, if folks should be fired for offensive speech, Palin would be history as a politician, since she offends me just about every time she speaks.

Oh, wait–she quit.

Never mind.

2 02 2010
giovanniworld

I need to use spell-check more often.

Gio-

2 02 2010
DCG

bwahahahaha…guess that’s why she’s making tons of money from her best selling book and as a commentator on the #1 rated cable news network. She gets the last laugh!

2 02 2010
Will

Lou you’re an idiot of epic proportions. Please don’t change your a credit to your kind.

2 02 2010
giovanniworld

Two thumbs up!

Will, you have such a way with words, you should run for president. On second thought, since I consider you a good friend I would never wish that upon you. Every progressive/marxist would want you to go through a daily anal exam and make life miserable for you.

Hmmm, but you do get to ride in some sweet machines like AF#1.

Gio-

2 02 2010
Will

Fruits are coming out the woodwork Gio you must be pushing the right buttons. Yeah the whole President thing would not work out. Too many people would be ordered off the planet with a one way ticket to the sun.

2 02 2010
giovanniworld

LOL!

2 02 2010
Velenda

Ok Gio,
Just where have you be advertising your site at?????????? 2 in one week is more than we can handle…..lol
Who left the damned door open?????????

3 02 2010
Will

Velenda it’s called liberal desperation they have been ordered to spread throughout to all conservative sites to inform us that they still won, we lost and should accept our fate as food for vultures despite the fact that their liberal world is falling around their tiny little noggins.

This clowns are tame compared to the others we’ve dealt with.

2 02 2010
Velenda

I do not know what to say about this one…
It has taken the place of the word stupid… I am guilty of using it instead of the word stupid… When talking about handicapped people I use the word Handicapped….
I guess once a group give up the word to discribe themselves it no longer belongs to them….. Another word is fag…. The kids around here(California) call each other “fags” that all the time… Has nothing to do with being Gay… or sexual orientation…..
However the F word,… Nothing makes a point better… Screw you just does not have the same effect as F you does…….. And sometimes you want to make your point…….. Tried using the “flipping” instead but that just did not cut it….

8 03 2010
J.C.

Gio,
I thought I was typing on a PC, but I do agree with you. However, I am confined to a wheelchair. I am NOT disabled and I am NOT handicapped. I am just a f*%@ing cripple. If that is offensive then I agree with Rahm, that’s f*cking retarded!

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