So, Rahm Emanuel took a page from his boss’ joke book and tossed about the word “retarded” at a strategy session in August. From the Wall Street Journal:
The friction was laid bare in August when Mr. Emanuel showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides. Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama’s health-care overhaul.
“F—ing retarded,” Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.
Once this was reported, Sarah Palin issued a statement, calling for Rahm to apologize and questioning why this term is acceptable in Obama’s administration. Clearly, making fun of the developmentally disabled (I’m not talking about liberals this time) is A-OK, since even Obama made that Special Olympics “joke” during an appearance on The Tonight Show. Palin’s statement can be found in full at her facebook page. Here is an excerpt:
The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F—ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
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.
A patriot in North Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s “retarded” slam. I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born with Down Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?
Thank you, Sarah Palin. It’s about time we use Alinsy’s rules against them! Alinsky’s fourth rule? Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
They are the Politically Correct Police for everyone else, all the time. Good grief, we are even called racist — constantly — for merely disagreeing with Obama’s policies. We are called out for every word they deem politically incorrect. Remember George Allen and that whole “Macaca” deal? Dude, he was vilified for a word that no one even knew!
And Palin just showed that making them attempt to live up to their own rule book works. Rahm was forced to apologize.
“Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted,” the official said. “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 best part? He apologized to the Special Olympics, but NOT to the Liberals he called retarded. As it should be; I think his biggest insult was to the developmentally disabled — for comparing them to Liberals.