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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.

(Excerpt posted at NewsReal)

» 50 Comments

  1. Diann

    February 2nd, 2010

    THE LIBERAL STANDARD APOLOGY (wording may vary):

    “I want to take this moment to apologize for having been overheard making a hateful comment. It was not my intent to have anyone who might call me on it hear this remark. So, sorry.”

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  2. Dan Fugate

    February 2nd, 2010

    The comparison between liberals and retarded people is off color but is it really wrong? Every group of people want to have their panties in a wad whenever they get a chance to shout. So what if he called them “F-ing retards”. If you call someone fat is it a slight against fat people? No.

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  4. browneyedgirl

    February 2nd, 2010

    ‘It’s about time we use Alinsky’s rules against them’ – darn tootin’!!!

    I haven’t read it, but have been thinking I should. Has anyone read it? Is it fair to say we should use the same tactics, or is it so bad we should continue to rail against it?

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  5. had enuf mikeh

    February 2nd, 2010

    Diann,

    right there with you…,

    on another note…,

    I might have thought that “hines” was retarded…,
    however, I’m now convinced that he’s just plain STUPID, and “you can’t fix stupid”

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  6. Matt

    February 2nd, 2010

    Dan,if you call someone “fat” it is indeed a slight on fat people.
    The point is not what people call each other,its why do we give a shit?
    We are not SUPPOSED to be the party of the hurt feelings tribe.
    We are free speach. If some ass weasle wants to call someone a “retard” it is up to individuals to judge the speaker based on his words..it is not up to us to tell him to “shut up”
    I also think Democrats are retarded. So Rahm and I agree there…besides if someone is,in fact,actually “retarded” is it still bad game to mention it?
    Have you read Hines posts?

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  7. Diann

    February 2nd, 2010

    Matt,
    I agree with what you’re saying. The thing that annoys me about the Democrats are their incessant complaints about conservatives being “hateful, prejudice, etc…” So, yeah, let’s hold them to the standard that they themselves have set. Notice when we do, they can’t seem to live up to it. It’s not that it was horrible that he called anyone retarded; it’s that liberals claim to be the empathetic, understanding, all encompassing party and that’s crap.

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  8. Lori Ziganto

    February 2nd, 2010

    Exactly, Diann. Use THEIR RULES against them. Use the roman sword against Rome ITSELF.

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  9. mark

    February 2nd, 2010

    I’ve always said, dealing with libs is like teaching my kid to count backwards …

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  10. illustr8r

    February 2nd, 2010

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMpsttlXye8

    Liberals are re-Tards.

    (Back from the islands. Looked for the birth certificate and didn’t find it.)

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  11. Diann

    February 2nd, 2010

    Welcome back, illustr8r! Glad you’re back!

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  12. illustr8r

    February 2nd, 2010

    @diann
    I left for vacation during the biggest news week(s) in ages! I was having talk radio and iOTW withdrawal-glad to be back. Whew! :o)

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  13. Zonga

    February 2nd, 2010

    Rules for Radicals
    By Saul “Putz” Alinsky – 1971
    http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

    Ton of information.

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  14. cfm990

    February 2nd, 2010

    Reminds me of something Peter UK said. ” Make the bastards live by their own rules.”

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  15. conservative cowgirl

    February 2nd, 2010

    How surprising that Rahm Emanuel would display such lack of professionalism, class and judgement! (Spoken with sarcasm, of course.)

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  16. Lori Ziganto

    February 2nd, 2010

    @cfm990

    Reminds me of something Peter UK said. ” Make the bastards live by their own rules.”

    BINGO.

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  17. cakes

    February 2nd, 2010

    Hey welcome back Illustr8r, we missed you!

    This points back to the foundation of the left- hypocrisy. It is in everything they do and say.

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  18. Doc

    February 2nd, 2010

    @Illustr8r…Welcome back, looks like you got a tan too!

    CowGirl, is that a new headshot of George?

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  19. browneyedgirl

    February 2nd, 2010

    Thanks Zonga for the link.

    I was thinking, ‘…keep your enemies closer’, but it’s clear that there’s a big difference between holding them to their own rules and using their rules. We should never give up our truth for a shifting, relative truth like they do.

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  20. Call me Lennie

    February 2nd, 2010

    Looks like Rahmbo got hoisted on his own “peTARD”
    Cue Nelson HA! HA! in 3 …2 …

    http://nelsonhaha.com/

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  21. Paul

    February 2nd, 2010

    Rahm’S a FARGING ret…. I mean, uh …you know.

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  22. conservative cowgirl

    February 2nd, 2010

    Doc,

    It is! And did you notice the conservative chic bridle decoration? It’s my new IOTW pin! George was sporting it yesterday and he is the envy of the other horses!

    BTW, I finished “In Harm’s Way”. Now, I don’t cry easily, but that story was heartbreaking and I had to fight back the tears many times.

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  23. uberVU - social comments

    February 2nd, 2010

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  24. Call me Lennie

    February 2nd, 2010

    Hmm, PETArd – someone who spews animal rights drivel.

    On a more serious side, the bad news here is we may also have to abide by Lady Sarah’s dictum; which would squelch the utilization of the marvelously fruitful -TARD family of abuseologisms from our conservolexicon. (whatever the ‘eff that means)

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  25. BigFurHat

    February 2nd, 2010

    I couldn’t agree with Palin more.
    As someone who regularly uses the word “retard,” I still call for Rahm Emanuel to resign.
    How DARE the party who bought PSA’s that hammered me in the privacy of my own home, teaching me not to hate, say something as horrible as “retard.” “Don’t do it, Don’t say it. Don’t THINK IT.”

    Either STFU about setting the ground rules on “tolerance” or resign.
    OR, make a speech about how the left owning the issue of tolerance is a giant farce. One of the top reasons I DESPISE liberals is this absolute lie they perpetuate that they are superior beings, capable of color blindness, tolerance of all types, benevolence, beneficence. It’s pack of friggin lies.
    They are as rotten as I am.
    I’m no hypocrite, the winning ‘R” in the alfauxbet is RETARD.
    If Sarah Palin expects me to stop using that word she is barking up the wrong tree. But I don’t think that’s her point at all. She is attacking the double standard. Bravo for her.

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  26. even steven

    February 2nd, 2010

    Off topic, but I was wondering where FDR was today. I thought I would tell him to get ready to say hi to Jack Murtha. He might need to show him the ropes down there pretty soon. I bet Teddy is anxious to see his old pal, too.

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  27. Lori Ziganto

    February 2nd, 2010

    Yeppers, @BigFurHat. Exactly. I’ve got a big post about that in my head too. (but, head is still a bit fuzzy from my cold — shaddup. I mean fuzzier than usual)

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  28. mark

    February 2nd, 2010

    You are all forgetting that Rahm has a messianical hall pass for his bad behavior. There was no real mean spirit behind his comments. He has no history of voting against additional funding for anything …. is that what really matters? His work in pushing the socialist agenda clearly overshadows any misstatements made in the heat of the battle, in a comment that was clearly meant to be private …

    is any of this sounding familiar? if you think there will be any action past this apology you are the retard. am i allowed to say that?

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  29. MoeTom

    February 2nd, 2010

    Lori Re Rules for emanuel. They have no stinking rules.

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  30. IH8Socialist

    February 2nd, 2010

    Well I’d rather be a retard than Rahm (RamRod manure) Emanul anyday.

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  31. even steven

    February 2nd, 2010

    I received my coveted IOTW coffee mug today, but sadly, I already smshed it into some liberal retard’s face.

    Not really, I just wanted to use the R word. I’m proudly displaying the mug on the fireplace mantle in my office.

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  32. Diann

    February 2nd, 2010

    Now see?! If you guys had given me the mug I would have actually drank coffee out of it!

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  33. I'm rotten, too

    February 2nd, 2010

    When I’ve slipped and used ‘retard’ it belies my compassion and I do regret it. That being said, if anyone else suffered through Avatar and its lame, shallow dialogue, you may find this funny:

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  34. BigFurHat

    February 2nd, 2010

    Oh, I don’t “slip” when I use the word. I suck.

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  35. Nice Deb

    February 2nd, 2010

    I just got my new mug, too! I knew this blogging thing would pay off one day, woohoo!

    Thanks, guys.

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  36. even steven

    February 2nd, 2010

    If not “retard” then…

    ass, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, boob, bore, buffoon, clod, clown, cretin, dimwit, dolt, dope, dumb ox, dunce, dunderhead, easy mark, fair game, fathead, goose, halfwit, idiot, ignoramus, illiterate, imbecile, innocent, jerk, lamebrain, lightweight, loon, moron, nerd, nincompoop, ninny, nitwit, numskull, oaf, sap, schlemiel, silly, simpleton, stooge, sucker, turkey, twerp, twit, victim

    And that’s just from a quick copy and paste! Some of those are pretty lame (oh, sorry to be insensitive to crippled people).

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  38. Phydeaux the Cajun Wonder Dog

    February 2nd, 2010

    I’d sure like to take a bite out rahm’s siberal ass, but I’d need a LOT of hot sauce to cover-up the liberal shit taste!

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  39. Call me Lennie

    February 2nd, 2010

    Yo, I’m Rotten too, just to show you the caliber of talent around here someone conjured up “Avatard” ten days ago on a comment thread, and it didn’t even stir up a yawn

    Not only that, Chalupa’s been a busy little neologisming bee as well, see his latest

    http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=15873&cpage=1#comment-61750

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  40. Rightwingfeather

    February 2nd, 2010

    @Phydeaux,
    Der ain’t enough cayenne in d’world to cover dat up!

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  41. Phydeaux the Cajun Wonder Dog

    February 2nd, 2010

    I hear dat!

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  42. Drillbit

    February 2nd, 2010

    Liberals/Obama, are like POST TURTLES! When driving down a country road you see a turtle sitting on a fence pole, You know it doesn’t belong there, Has no bussiness being where it is at,Cannot do a thing, You know someone put it there, You dont know who put it there, IT IS USELESS & CAN DO NOTHING!!!
    Like a true Liberal it is helpless & invetibaly has to be helped or it will fall!!!

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  43. IOpian

    February 2nd, 2010

    Rahm spoke the truth. He just used politically incorrect words. Other than that he was dead on.

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  44. cg6380

    February 2nd, 2010

    I’d recommend Rahm seek membership in ‘TheARC’ but there’s no check-box listing ‘asshole’ on the application.

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  45. Bill

    February 2nd, 2010

    The liberals wish they were as smart as
    trig. Liberalism is a mental disease.

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  46. Chris

    February 2nd, 2010

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle…errr…black.

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  47. KillTruck

    February 2nd, 2010

    What Lori said about what Sarah said. My son has a development whatchamadoode (autism) and my mother was 45 when I was born, at that time the stats were like 1:3 I’d have Down’s. That’s why I make it my business to speak up for anyone with special needs.

    Rahm shows his dead black heart every time he opens his mouth. This reminds me of O’s guns and religion thing. They show their true colors behind closed doors. Rahm is your racist uncle redux.

    We cannot just let this go.

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  48. MoeTom

    February 2nd, 2010

    KillTruck I’m with you all the way. Io capice

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  49. Call me Lennie

    February 3rd, 2010

    Stop me before I neologize again!!

    Rahmadamn — to scold subordinates in highly inappropriate, politically damaging language

    Rahmadamned — to be called on this by Sarah Palin

    Rahmedial training — Corrective counseling on the pitfals of utilization of the phrase “f#(k*n& retarded” by a high government official

    Rahma dammit! Obama’s reaction to this entire episode

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  50. IH8Socialist

    February 3rd, 2010

    hiney shut up before you get an a$$ kicking like the one’s your daddy use to give you.

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