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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:24 PM
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Sarah Palin Calls on Obama to Fire Rahm Emanuel for Offensive Comment
Source: CBSNews

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"Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Monday called for President Obama to fire his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, because of an offensive comment he reportedly made.

At an August strategy session of liberal groups and White House aides, the Wall Street Journal recently reported, Emanuel told liberals they were "F-ing retarded" for planning to air attack ads against conservative Democrats opposed to health care reform.

Palin, whose youngest child has Down Syndrome, said in a Facebook note that "our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm's recent sick and offensive tactic."

"I would ask the president to show decency... by eliminating one member of inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm's continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts" to debate important issues, she wrote."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2010/02/02/politics/politi...



Emanuel apologizes for 'retarded' remark

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"White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has apologized for referring to liberals as "retarded" during a strategy session last summer.

A White House official said Emanuel called Tim Shriver, the CEO of the Special Olympics, last week after his comments were reported in a Wall Street Journal article.

"Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted," a White House aide said. "The White House remains committed to addressing the concerns and needs of Americans living with disabilities and recognizes that derogatory remarks demean us all."

The apology came to light just hours after former Alaska governor Sarah Palin posted a scathing critique of Emanuel's comments on her Facebook page and called for President Obama to fire him. Palin's son, Trig, was born with Down Syndrome."

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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:26 PM
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1. Perhaps he should have picked more appropriate words, but...
Eff Sarah Palin!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:28 PM
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5. Agreed....That woman has no limits to using heer children to advance herself and gain
publicity.

The way she toted that poor child around during the campaign should have been prosecuted as child abuse!!!
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:35 PM
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12. "I apologize to the retarded. 'Dumb as Sarah Palin' is what I meant."
There. I apologized. Ya happy now, Sarah?
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:27 PM
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2. Only Sarah Palin could make DU rally around Rahm
If Palin said she was for vanilla ice cream, I would never eat it again.
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:27 PM
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3. STFU Sarah!
I don't care for Rahm but this is a matter for Democrats, not for you or your repuke teabagging idiots. BTW, you are RETARDED!
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:28 PM
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4. Why does sister Sarah think her son is retarded? Is everything about her? nt
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:29 PM
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6. Why should this be headline message of the day...
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Cant trust em Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:31 PM
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7. There's got to be a better reason to fire Rahm than this. nt
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Andy823 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:32 PM
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8. I don't understand.
This happened back in August of last year, and she is just now demanding he be fired? Am I missing something? I just saw this on another board where yesterday I posted about Palin using $63,000.00 dollars of her PAC money to buy her own books, and the right wingers defend her to the max, and attacked me for even posting such a thing. Now today they are posting this! I think Palin is just trying to start more trouble, and get the press off of her use of PAC money to buy her own books!
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leftofcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:34 PM
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10. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner, folks!
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:37 PM
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15. +1
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:35 PM
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13. She's projecting
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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:09 PM
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29. Buzz up the PAC book story on Yahoo
It's not showing on the top 10 at all.

http://buzz.yahoo.com/article/1:huffington_post:d6d5740...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:33 PM
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9. Who cares what the rape kit denier says? Talk about a 'sick and offensive tactic.' nt
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 03:40 PM
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22. +1
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:34 PM
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11. "Special" children is what you get when fathers impregnate daughters. That is why Caribou Barbie
is so sensitive about this subject.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:36 PM
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14. So the PTB think getting Palin to lambast Rahm will make
Liberals rush to his defense, diffusing the outcry to get him out of the WH?

Devious, very devious.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:37 PM
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16. Breaking: pot calls kettle black
kneejerk word salad.
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Blue State Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:45 PM
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17. OMG! Palin Defends Liberals? From Rahm!?
Teabaggers (a.k.a. those who call liberals retards) are going to love this!

In other news...

Rahm Emanuel and Teabaggers get a room.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:46 PM
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18. Ahem...Sarah, your own family says you use that vulgar term yourself.
This woman is depraved. Seriously, she is batshit crazy.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:47 PM
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19. Thanks but no thanks, Sarah!!!! We don't need your input!
As much as some people might have have issues with Rahm, it is SEVERELY stretching it to claim that what he said should be construed as a slur against individuals whom have various handicaps and that he needs to resign/be fired over THIS.

:wtf:
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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:44 PM
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26. Actually, it is a painful slur
I don't agree he needs to be fired over this, though.

I noted you sport a rainbow flag. I'm sure you don't appreciate people using gay slurs in the same manner?
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:00 PM
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28. I honestly didn't realize that "retarded" was an obvious slur against handicapped individuals
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 07:01 PM by Proud Liberal Dem
My humble apologies for any offense my ignorant comment may have caused. :blush:

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deek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:15 PM
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30. Education is never anything to be embarrassed about
One person at a time. Yes, since "retarded" is used by many to demean others as being "stupid", it has become archaic as a medical/educational/social term.

Actually, at one time, the medical term for cognitive delay was "idiot". Times change. Now the preferred appropriate terminology includes "developmentally delayed".
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 02:02 AM
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35. Moron, cretin, etc. were also once "technical" terms.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:57 PM
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20. Go away, you loony old bag.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 02:59 PM
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21. Yeah, they'll get right on that, Mooseburgers.
:rofl:

You have to give it to the GOP - they'll use any tactic, every excuse, and deploy any mouthpiece to go after Dems.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 03:43 PM
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23. Bite me, Sarah.
And I'm sure Rahm would say the same.
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HopeOverFear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 03:44 PM
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24. Grandma Palin's got her marching orders from the GOP: Divide and Conquer
don't think this isn't planned, folks. It is.
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:27 PM
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25. Using her own kid as a club to beat people with.
Such a caring mother.
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Saphire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 06:56 PM
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27. Oh, does her son have Down Syndrome???
I would never have known. :sarcasm:

Seriously though, she has used his condition for her personal gain over and over. What she has done sickens me more that what Rahm said.
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Splinter Cell Donating Member (498 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:28 PM
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31. Fuck Palin
Edited on Tue Feb-02-10 07:29 PM by Splinter Cell
She's such and idiot that she doesn't even realize that retarded is not just used as slang for someone with a mental handicap. It is a term that means slow. We used it when I played the violin, as a mark to slow the tempo of the music.

She'll use her family in any way possible to get her name thrown around. She is a parasite, not only on society, but her own family. It's sad.
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win_in_06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 05:44 AM
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36. I'm pretty sure that when Rahm used it he had your former definition in mind,
not the latter.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:52 PM
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32.  Hello alaska
call home your dumb daughter.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:55 PM
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33. Sarah should rename her child Prop
She is a disgusting swine on many levels, but using her "child" (who really isn't, but that's another story) as a prop to get headlines is indeed sickening.



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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-02-10 07:56 PM
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34. She constantly uses her own child for political gain. I wonder when she'll stop carrying him around
wherever she goes.
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 08:22 AM
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37. "That's retarded" used to be a very common phrase when I was young
Nobody thought a thing about it. Nowadays the kids are using the phrase "That's so gay" in the same meaning. It offends some, but that's probably the intent.
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blueworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-03-10 10:13 AM
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38. Will someone please explain why Rahm apologized after her nutty comments?
He doesn't seem terribly moved by the opinion of progressives & liberals, but he apologizes after she spews?
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