The Obligatory Barack Obama Special Olympics Post

March 21, 2009

Wow. It’s a good thing we elected a smart, urbane sophisticate like Barack Obama to be President, rather than this Alaskan hillbilly to be Vice President, right?

This one hits close to home. My brother is mentally retarded. Still, he knows some things–he knows that he has to balance his checkbook, that he can’t spend money he doesn’t have. He works for a living. And he can bowl a hell of a lot better than 129. The President really has very little call to be condescending toward Special Olympians.

Still, there’s no point in getting too upset about this. It’s not the first crass, tone deaf, and stupid thing Mr. Obama has said, and it certainly won’t be the last. After all, he’s tired. He’s been working so hard hiring people for the Treasury Department making his Final Four picks and appearing on comedy programs. It tires a person out–which is why he’s going to Camp David for the weekend.

Instead, make something good come out of it. Donate to the Special Olympics.

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One Response to “The Obligatory Barack Obama Special Olympics Post”

  1. Jax said

    He has hurt many families in America. He needs to say he is sorry in the public, not to an organization.

    In addition, someone who claims to have experienced prejudice and stereotypes throughout life, and has written about them in great detail,
    should be more sensitive and refined from life’s lessons.

    Furthermore, Obama claimed he was going to have the world think ‘highly’ of America again. Will this joke help?

    For someone who spoke of equality as a creed. Does this joke match that philosophy?

    For someone that said he would stand for all people. Does this stand up for those that participate in the special
    Olympics?

    The fact is Obama claimed a higher standard. To much is given, much is required.

    Obama has just showed us that ‘yes we can’ destroy what a campaign stands for with a single joke.

    During the campaign for the White House in 2008, the media criticized Palin for being ‘common,’ ‘not-polished,’ ‘not-compassionate’ and ‘not presidential.’ However, compare Sarah Palins attitude in this video created three weeks ago for the Special Olympics in Boise, Idaho.

    You decide the more ‘presidential’ among them:

    http://tinyurl.com/ccz6nj

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