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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    It's only reflective of the general lowbrow depth most Palin threads sink to as soon as the cyber sisters get going.

    Hatuey's a cyber sister?


    Also, I think Palin threads deteriorate when Palinistas who lack objectivity get personally offended when the object of their adoration is criticized.


    GMAFB on that. As IF *any* public figure will escape criticism. Supporters should try to refrain from adding to the whiny aura that sludges after Palin everywhere she goes.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Hatuey's a cyber sister?


    Also, I think Palin threads deteriorate when Palinistas who lack objectivity get personally offended when the object of their adoration is criticized.


    GMAFB on that. As IF *any* public figure will escape criticism. Supporters should try to refrain from adding to the whiny aura that sludges after Palin everywhere she goes.
    "palinista" i like it.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    "palinista" i like it.


    LOL me too, it fits. I can't take credit. The type is so common and widespread, there are almost 70k google web hits on the name.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    So what? Now we're gonna go hunt down everyone Palin has ever come in contact with, directly (or indirectly if directly doesn't turn anything up) that used the word "retarded", expect her to know about each individual use, and then spend the rest of her days writing condemnations for it or else she's a hypocrite?

    That's just stupid and beyond the expectations laid on anyone else. PDS FTW with you people.
    I think the problem is that Palin heard it from somebody who read it in the WSJ over a WEEK AGO. It is not even that she herself, grabbed the WSJ and said "Oh well this is horrible." No. She heard it from somebody who read about it a week and Palin decided to go on a complain fest about it now.

    Obama chief of staff’s 'retarded' insult brings fallout, Palin criticism - Yahoo! News

    Palin, whose son Trig is afflicted with Down syndrome, said she was informed of Emanuel's comment by a fellow parent of a special-needs child and pleaded with the president to "show decency" to the political process by "eliminating" the Chicago native from his inner circle.

    In a post titled "Are You Capable of Decency, Rahm Emanuel?," Palin wrote, "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," adding, "it's heartbreaking."
    This was done for political reasons. She is just trying to milk her 15 minutes a bit further. Nothing more. Nothing less. I'm not saying that she shouldn't be insulted at the use of the word. I am just saying that the timing and circumstance around her outrage are QUITE suspect.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think the problem is that Palin heard it from somebody who read it in the WSJ over a WEEK AGO.
    Do you have anything to back up that assertion?

    It is not even that she herself, grabbed the WSJ and said "Oh well this is horrible." No. She heard it from somebody who read about it a week and Palin decided to go on a complain fest about it now.
    Do you have anything to back up that assertion.

    Obama chief of staff’s 'retarded' insult brings fallout, Palin criticism - Yahoo! News



    This was done for political reasons. Nothing more. Nothing less.
    Do you have anything to back up that assertion?

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Do you have anything to back up that assertion?

    Do you have anything to back up that assertion.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl1101

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    Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Emanuel, exasperated upon learning that liberal special-interest groups were planning to run ads against conservative Democrats not supportive of health care reform, blasted the plan as "f------ retarded" over the summer. Naturally, some outrage ensued after Emanuel's words came to light, with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin taking to her Facebook page to call on President Obama to fire him for what she saw as the equivalent of a racial slur.


    Palin, whose son Trig is afflicted with Down syndrome, said she was informed of Emanuel's comment by a fellow parent of a special-needs child and pleaded with the president to "show decency" to the political process by "eliminating" the Chicago native from his inner circle.
    1. The article was run by the WSJ last week.
    2. Palin said she was informed of it by somebody who read the article.

    Do you have anything to back up that assertion?
    Timing, circumstance & target. You know, it is one thing for you to be in love with this lady. It is another when you refuse to even admit the possibility that she might not be as golden to the rest of the world as she is to Republicans in Alaska. Just admit it Jallman, she's doing this the same way Al Sharpton uses any reason to be seen in the spotlight.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    I didn't hear about it until I saw it here either, but I still complained.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    I didn't hear about it until I saw it here either, but I still complained.
    Did you go on national television and make a spectacle of yourself over his comments? No? Why not? I know you can't. But if you knew Rahm Emanuel personally. What would you do? Go on national television and complain? Or privately address him? I'd do the second. Doing the first would make me look like I'm trying to achieve something. And Palin sure as hell is. Her target, timing and the circumstance surrounding her outburst are all indicative of her motives.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Obama chief of staff’s 'retarded' insult brings fallout, Palin criticism - Yahoo! News

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    1. The article was run by the WSJ last week.
    2. Palin said she was informed of it by somebody who read the article.



    Timing, circumstance & target. You know, it is one thing for you to be in love with this lady. It is another when you refuse to even admit the possibility that she might not be as golden to the rest of the world as she is to Republicans in Alaska. Just admit it Jallman, she's doing this the same way Al Sharpton uses any reason to be seen in the spotlight.
    Do you have any evidence of this assertion you are making? Or are you just making conjectures about her motivations; something which you CANNOT prove unless you've developed mind reading powers that the rest of us have not.

    Thank you for pointing out the part about her having it brought to light by someone else and how it clarifies what prompted her to speak out about it. Just further proof that she was simply championing a cause that is obviously very close to her.

    And there's certainly nothing wrong with that.

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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Her target, timing and the circumstance surrounding her outburst are all indicative of her motives.
    Her Target: A man known to be a classless thug in a high public office.
    Her Timing: After being made aware of it
    The Circumstance: Having a special needs kid of her own and having it brought to her by the parent of a special needs kid
    Her Alleged Outburst: A blog posting on facebook.

    Yeah it seems pretty clear her motives are crystal clear...to comment (you know, she is a commentator now) on issues that affect the American public (you know, she was a politician) and from her own experience (because you know, she is a human being).

    So...what were your thoughts on her motives...since obviously you can determine them despite what she and all the evidence say they are?

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