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    Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    This is dumb. We can't even use the word 'retarded' to describe a mentally retarded person anymore because people use it as slang. Now Palin has to go and make a big to do over one of her political opponents using the term 'retarded' idiomatically to describe what he thought was a dumb (which originally meant 'mute') So, I guess the word retarded is totally out of bounds and offensive?

    Palin just wants to be in the news again, she's an attention junkie I think.

    FOXNews.com - Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is calling on the White House to fire Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for using the word "retarded" in a strategy session last year.

    In a posting on her Facebook page Monday, Palin blasted Emanuel for calling an idea from some of President Obama's supporters "f---ing retarded" during an August meeting with liberal groups and White House aides.

    The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Emanuel made the remarks after some participants said they planned to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were critical of Obama's health care agenda.

    Palin, whose youngest child, Trig, has Down Syndrome, wrote that Emanuel's expletive was "heartbreaking" and said his "degrading scolding" has been "completely ignored by the White House."

    "Just as we'd be appalled if any public figure of Rahmís stature ever used the "N-word" or other such inappropriate language, Rahmís slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities -- and the people who love them -- is unacceptable, and itís heartbreaking," wrote Palin.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    This is dumb. We can't even use the word 'retarded' to describe a mentally retarded person anymore because people use it as slang. Now Palin has to go and make a big to do over one of her political opponents using the term 'retarded' idiomatically to describe what he thought was a dumb (which originally meant 'mute') So, I guess the word retarded is totally out of bounds and offensive?

    Palin just wants to be in the news again, she's an attention junkie I think.

    FOXNews.com - Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Hm. Palin's a retard.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Can't really fault her. People with special needs children tend to be sensitive about these things. No biggie.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Not just "retarded", but "f***ing retarded."

    Chicago politics at its finest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Can't really fault her. People with special needs children tend to be sensitive about these things. No biggie.
    So, she uses it for political hay.

    I'm sick of the word Nazis. I think people ought to quit feeling like victims and get over themselves. No one was talking about her child, 'retarded' has been a part of everyday speech for a long time. That's why we all have to say 'developmentally delayed' now.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    So, she uses it for political hay.

    I'm sick of the word Nazis. I think people ought to quit feeling like victims and get over themselves. No one was talking about her child, 'retarded' has been a part of everyday speech for a long time. That's why we all have to say 'developmentally delayed' now.

    Sarah Palin sure finds alot to whine about. She's a professional victim.
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    Re: Palin Blasts Emanuel for Calling Dem Idea 'Retarded'

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Sarah Palin sure finds alot to whine about. She's a professional victim.
    I can't believe anyone considers her a serious contender. I think she's really a Democratic plant. She was groomed early on and is really a political double agent designed to make the Republicans look silly.

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

    Face it.

    If someone on the right called any of the many retarded ideas from the socialist left "retarded", the socialists would be up in arms (not that they believe anyone should have weapons to defend themselves from the socialists, but that's a different bit of socialist hypocrisy) of the "insensivity" of the speaker and they'd lambaste the poor speaker out of public office.

    So **** the liberals if they're upset that Palin, who has a retarded child, speaks out against some flaming libtard who used the word "retarded".

    If you friggin' liberals don't like getting caught doing it, quit being the damn Grammar and Idea PC Police attacking everyone else.

    Your hypocrisy stinks, just like your ideas.

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

    One definition for Retarded is:

    Occurring or developing later than desired or expected; delayed.


    Palin is just being a typical Republican and trying to play the victim card.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I can't believe anyone considers her a serious contender. I think she's really a Democratic plant. She was groomed early on and is really a political double agent designed to make the Republicans look silly.

    I think Bill Kristol deserves much of the blame.

    She is very good at making Republicans seem unserious, though.
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