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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    No, that's not the difference.

    The difference is that Limbaugh is a Right Winger who has a lot of clout within the political movement that Palin also belongs to. Emanual, on the other hand, is in the enemy camp. Therefore, Limbaugh gets a pass for his very public usage of the word, and Emanual should get fired for using it in a more private setting.
    You can always whip up enough outrage to try and get RL fired, it's happening all the time anyway.

    Buut it seems you don't understand the difference in impact beween the words of a private citizen and those of the President right hand henchman.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You can always whip up enough outrage to try and get RL fired, it's happening all the time anyway.

    Buut it seems you don't understand the difference in impact beween the words of a private citizen and those of the President right hand henchman.
    Yes, that is why when Letterman made the remark about Palin's daughter he got into hot water. While when McCain made the joke about Chelsea Clintons's look it was simply overlooked.

    Because one is a private citizen and the other is a US paid senator.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, the difference, is that Rush only repeated what Rahm-beaux said. Rush wasn't calling anyone retarded.
    except the disabled people Rahm is inviting over for a "retard summit" as Rush put it. Rahm called the moveon idea retarded not the group.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    No, the difference, is that Rush only repeated what Rahm-beaux said. Rush wasn't calling anyone retarded.
    Nice try, but he was doing alot more than that. He wasn't just quoting Emmanuel.

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

    I'm curious; will you all be as forgiving when Rahm calls some Black Panthers a buncha, "****ing niggers"?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm curious; will you all be as forgiving when Rahm calls some Black Panthers a buncha, "****ing niggers"?

    So, you think Rahm called a bunch of people ****ing retards?


    This would explain alot. The fact that, you know, you don't know what the hell is going on.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    So, you think Rahm called a bunch of people ****ing retards?


    This would explain alot. The fact that, you know, you don't know what the hell is going on.
    And that's different from normal how? You act as if this is a freak occurrence.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm curious; will you all be as forgiving when Rahm calls some Black Panthers a buncha, "****ing niggers"?
    Will they be as forgiving that you called them a bunch of .......

    Rahm didn't call anyone retarded he called an idea retarded

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

    I am late to this thread, but here is my 2 cents worth.

    As a parent that has adopted special needs children, I have noticed that while Sarah Palin has never actually done anything to help other parents of special needs children, she never misses an opportunity use her special needs child to club her political opponents with any time she wants to engage in demagoguery - basically its who hates or wants to kill Trig this week. Which really is a perfect example of just how ridiculous as a society we have became with this whole entire business of policing language. What Rahm said was offensive, and he should have and rightly did apologize for it, but he wasn't slamming mentally handicapped children, he was insulting part of the Democratic base. Similarly, when Rush Limbaugh used the term repeatedly as insult in his broadcast yesterday, he was being offensive, but he was not insulting mentally handicapped kids. Of course, Sarah Palin has yet to call for his apology or his being fired. Imagine that.

    Its not the words that matter, its the intent behind them and a person's actions. We have a daughter with Cerebral Palsy, but I don't get offended anytime someone uses the term "spazz" even though the word was originally a derogatory term for someone with Cerebral Palsy. I don't get offended by the term because its obvious when someone uses it they are not intending to insult someone with cerebral palsy. We have two girls we adopted from China, yet when I hear someone use the term "Oriental" when referring to someone that is Asian, even though that is a term that Asians do not like, I don't get offended because its obvious that someone uses that term is not intending to be offensive, they just don't know any better.

    This entire Politically Correct / language policing stuff is way out of hand anymore. It's not the words that matter its the intent behind them.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Mentally Challenged seems like a better choice of words.

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