Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Political Correctness has become “retarded”

I know that I already posted earlier today but I read this and just couldn't contain myself.

I am sorry but come on. Are we as a society really this sensitive? Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is reported to have commented during a liberal strategy session this past August that liberals planning to run attack ads on conservative Democrats for their stance on Health Care were "F…ing retarded." To which now Emanuel forces Emanuel to meeting with Special Olympics head Tim Shriver at the White House today to discuss the use of the word "retarded". Really, Emanuel needs to apologize for an offhand comment. All the man said is that it was "retarded" for Democrats to attack Democrats. Where is the harm in that?

The Republican Poster Child for Down Syndrome children, Sarah Palin, weighed in by writing on her Facebook page, "Rahm's slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it's heartbreaking." WHAT!!!!! Now I think Palin brings a fresh face and a nuance to politics that has been lacking but to blast Emanuel for the phrase " retarded" even I know that is a little too politically correct. What word or phrase is next? Just because someone states that an action is retarded, I am pretty certain they are not trying to equate to Down Syndrome children. Or perhaps I am just naïve. Thoughts….