As an aside, I think Rahm sounded like an asshole in using the terms he did. Come on. You work in the White House. Show some effing class and don't use profanity and yell and scream. I was disappointed when Obama picked him as his COS.
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Anyone who says they have never enjoyed an off color joke among friends or private company is lying through their teeth as badly as a teenage boy who claims he never masturbates.
I do hear alot of people saying they think the word is fine because it's not an official term anymore. They're wrong, it still is, though it's changing. Even so, the reason it is being abandoned is because it is used as an insult! It is still very much linked to the people it refers to. It will take a generation or so to forget that. In the meantime, people will (and already are) using the new term as an insult. "Hey, are you mentally challenged or something?" Etc. Where does it end?
Anytime those hypocrites can be shown for what they are, is a good time.
Not all jokes are the same. You make any dead Haitian jokes lately too?Anyone who says they have never enjoyed an off color joke among friends or private company is lying through their teeth as badly as a teenage boy who claims he never masturbates.
If McCain had said it, we wouldn't even be having this discussion. Liberals are the only ones hypocritical enough to try to defend this.
It's not appropriate for anyone to use the term "retard" as an insult. Particularly not the White House Chief of Staff. Could you imagine the Queen of England saying anything like this? Emanuel is an embarrassment to the country.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman
i avoid going where your argument goes because it's controversial, that is, it's gonna stoke heat and argument
if, instead, you simply say, rahm has no class---no one can argue that
analogous is an attempt to show that obama's policies are WRONG for this country, that they will lead to failure, that his extremist leftism doesn't make sense in practice, in the real world
if you go there, you're gonna get endless arguments and, after 100 posts or so, you'll probably come out on top
but if, in contrast, you simply assert THIS PRESIDENT IS TOTALLY INCOMPETENT, HE's A LOSER---there, you get very little argument
it's a question of efficacy, tactics
rahm has no class, i'd expect more from an 8th grade boy than the most incompetent president in american history's chief of staff daily demonstrates
the president once joked, when rahm's middle finger was severed in that deli accident a long time ago, the hard charging chief of staff was robbed of half his vocabulary