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    Obama sorry for disability remark

    BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama sorry for disability remark

    US President Barack Obama has apologised for joking on a TV chat show that a poor bowling performance was "like the Special Olympics".

    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Honest thought....

    I hate how Political Correct, PR focused, media prevelent we've became. Obama made an admittedly stupid but not hurtful or attacking comment that I'd say a great number of Americans have made or made something akin to it. The fact he has to come out and issue an "apology" because some idiots took it as a serious attack or they got their feeligns hurt is idoitic and is just another symptom of our PC society that is just looking and hoping for ways to be offended and insulted.

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    He apologized? Thats retarded.
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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    I thought the timing of Obama's trip was odd. I thought the fact that he chose to appear on Jay Leno at the height of the AIG bonus debate was odd.

    I thought these things were odd... but not accidental. I assumed Obama and his strategists were making a calculated move. And the 'special olympics' comment sealed the deal for me. What better way to distract attention from the AIG mess than by creating a media buzz about Special Olympics kids?

    Clintonian machinations at their finest.


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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Honest thought....

    I hate how Political Correct, PR focused, media prevelent we've became. Obama made an admittedly stupid but not hurtful or attacking comment that I'd say a great number of Americans have made or made something akin to it. The fact he has to come out and issue an "apology" because some idiots took it as a serious attack or they got their feeligns hurt is idoitic and is just another symptom of our PC society that is just looking and hoping for ways to be offended and insulted.
    I'm with you. PC has run amok. The movie PCU (a classic BTW) touched on how ridiculous all of it is and how much time we waste fighting for worthless causes when we should just thicken our skin a little bit.

    The mistake Obama made was going on Leno in the first place. Had he not tried to score some points with the mindless neanderthals of this country (the main purpose behind going on the show) by going on Leno in the first place, this would be a non-issue as it wouldn't have happened. The timing and the format was uncalled for as the leader of the free world. It seems to me that if Obama worked half as hard looking Presidential as he does trying to score PR points with the brain dead in this country, half the threads on this board wouldn't exist.

    Just two examples of what I'm talking about are the Leno appearance and his NCAA Tournament picks. WTF does this have to do with being the POTUS? That's right - absolutely nothing! He's not campaigning anymore, he won. He needs to stop with the theatrics and focus on the job at hand. The next Presidential election is more than 3 1/2 years away, save this bull**** for then, not now. We don't need this kind of crap at this point in our history, we need a leader. Despite my ideological differences, he needs to act like the person he is supposed to be. And for the record, I'd have a big problem with this no matter who it is in the WH, so don't think I'm just picking on Obama because that couldn't be any further from the truth.
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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    I agree that PC language and all this useless apologizing is ridiculous. However, liberals are the ones who pushed these crazy rules on us, and they (especially their leader) should be adhering to what THEY exserted. Sucks when you're bit by the dog you trained to bite, doesn't it?

    In other news ....
    “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.

    “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”
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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    BBC NEWS | Americas | Obama sorry for disability remark

    US President Barack Obama has apologised for joking on a TV chat show that a poor bowling performance was "like the Special Olympics".

    God forbid the man show a sense of humor

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I thought the timing of Obama's trip was odd. I thought the fact that he chose to appear on Jay Leno at the height of the AIG bonus debate was odd.

    I thought these things were odd... but not accidental. I assumed Obama and his strategists were making a calculated move. And the 'special olympics' comment sealed the deal for me. What better way to distract attention from the AIG mess than by creating a media buzz about Special Olympics kids?

    Clintonian machinations at their finest.

    Who don't you start a thread in the Conspiracy Theories with this post. It would seem to fit in well there.

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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

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    Who don't you start a thread in the Conspiracy Theories with this post. It would seem to fit in well there.
    Are you really denying that the Clinton administration, like every other administration, tried to focus people's attention elsewhere from serious issues with bull**** similar to this, or are you just in denial?
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    Re: Obama sorry for disability remark

    you mean like Terri Schiavo, Jessica Lynch, Gay marriage, abortion, the "war on Christmas" or flag burning?
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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