Unusual: Obama’s next target is the…um…differently abled


If there is anything our new president is good at, it’s picking his enemies.   With the help of Paul Begala and the Raging Cajun, the Obama administration was able to turn the debate over the Stimulus Bill into a false dichotomy between Obama and Rush Limbaugh.  That’s smart politics.

You want to know what isn’t smart politics?  Going onto the highest rated late night talk show and slamming people with Down’s Syndrome.  Or running over babies with steam rollers while dressed in a Nazi uniform and screaming the more colorful portions of Thus Spake Zarathustra.  For whatever reason, the American public isn’t too fond of these things.

Now, Obama didn’t “slam” those with Down’s Syndrome, but he did compare his lackluster game of bowling with the Special Olympics.  See for yourself:

Quick to be the white knight of the…um…differently-abled of the world, Sarah Palin surprisingly released a non-political statement:

“These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”

I’m both shocked and appalled by the fact that Palin has been in politics for this long and doesn’t have the guts to soapbox the shit out of this story.  Obama has since apologized for the remark, sinking this story to Unusual classification.

RWP Rating: 2/5 Unusual


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One Response to “Unusual: Obama’s next target is the…um…differently abled”

  1. 3/21- Views from the Heartland: News on Other Blogs « American Heartland Bar and Grill Says:

    […] Unusual: Obama’s Next Target is the um…Differently Abled – joelightly/Real Weird Politics […]

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