Developmentally Disabled Offended After Being Compared to Liberal Activists; Rahm Emanuel Apologizes


Recently, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel referred to the motives of some liberal activists as “f—–g retarded.”

I, like Sarah Palin, found what Rahm Emanuel said outrageous and offensive.

To cast the aspersion that the cognitive and developmentally disabled would manage a country as incompetent, ignorant, crooked and sleezy as the DC liberals are running the place is probably the greatest insult to our special needs citizens I’ve ever seen. As Keith Olbermann might say, “How dare you, sir!”

Emanuel obviously realized this too, because he’s apologized:

White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel apologized to the head of the Special Olympics today after the Wall Street Journal reported the fiery Chicagoan privately called a group of liberal activists “f—ing retarded.”

Last August, Emanuel “showed up at a weekly strategy session featuring liberal groups and White House aides,” the Journal’s Peter Wallsten reported. “Some attendees said they were planning to air ads attacking conservative Democrats who were balking at Mr. Obama’s health-care overhaul. ‘F—ing retarded,’ Mr. Emanuel scolded the group, according to several participants. He warned them not to alienate lawmakers whose votes would be needed on health care and other top legislative items.”

You’d think that a member of an administration that’s watching everything they touch turn to crap would be a little more judicious with the mental-impairment insults.

Emanuel’s boss has had his problems with this kind of thing, too.

Author: Doug Powers

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