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Were you offended by President Obama's comment about the Special Olympics? (POLL)
Morning Call ^ | 3/21/2009 | Staff

Posted on 03/21/2009 2:13:06 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Currently:

YES (470 responses)

36.0%

NO (836 responses)

64.0%

1306 total responses (Results not scientific)

(Excerpt) Read more at mcall.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obama; poll; specialolympics
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1 posted on 03/21/2009 2:13:07 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m offended by Obama.


2 posted on 03/21/2009 2:15:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I am deeply offended every time the stupid jerk draws a breath, opens his mouth, or walks two consecutive steps. Is there a poll for THAT?


3 posted on 03/21/2009 2:16:05 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Most people won’t give much thought to a scenario of a disabled child much thought. I don’t think this will garner much response.

Those of us who understand the implications of this comment are the only ones who will be deeply bothered by this.


4 posted on 03/21/2009 2:17:14 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I bawled all night and when I woke in the morning my eyes were red and bloodshot. I’ll never trust him with nationalizing 40 % of the economy and bankrupting us, ever again!!


5 posted on 03/21/2009 2:17:37 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: Red in Blue PA

As I am OFFENDED by the Teleprompter in Chief, I’ll vote to be offended by the remark.


6 posted on 03/21/2009 2:17:51 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (My 2nd amendment protects my 1st amendment... I carry a GUN because I can't Carry a SOLDIER!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

64% share the same contempt of the handicapped. Too bad that doesn’t apply to the liberalism disorder.


7 posted on 03/21/2009 2:18:30 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll have to write a PHP script to vote for me over there.

You can delete your cookies and vote again.


8 posted on 03/21/2009 2:31:10 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Soothesayer
How dare you refer to the mentally or physically challenged as handicapped.

The purpose of the Special Olympics is to demonstrate just how much they are not handicapped.

I have never been so offended in my life.

9 posted on 03/21/2009 2:31:37 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: Red in Blue PA

just voted, up to 40% offended, 60% Obamabots


10 posted on 03/21/2009 2:32:00 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: rabscuttle385

No, I thought it funny. But I also thought it inappropriate.


11 posted on 03/21/2009 2:32:06 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Just voted.


12 posted on 03/21/2009 2:33:14 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think it shows he’s trash. However, I don’t think I can be “offended” without having a personal investment in the subject.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 2:33:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I always expect the worst from the RATS and they always deliver." ~ rrrod)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Kossacks and DU dummies have been freeping that poll, no doubt.


14 posted on 03/21/2009 2:34:49 PM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

No

I’m offended by the way he spends money like a drunken sailor.


15 posted on 03/21/2009 2:35:17 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: HEY4QDEMS

“I’m offended by the way he spends money like a drunken sailor.”

Sir, I have known drunken Sailors...and he is no drunken Sailor. /s


16 posted on 03/21/2009 2:41:02 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not so much offended as curious how he managed to get this far in politics without knowing better than to say something that stupid on national TV. The guys’s a boob.


17 posted on 03/21/2009 2:43:45 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: rabscuttle385

My problem is less with obama, than with the reaction. What would the poll results have been if these remarks were made by Bush, or Cheney, or Rush?


18 posted on 03/21/2009 2:52:12 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Tax-chick; neverdem; wagglebee; narses; Mr. Silverback; cgk; marron; DirtyHarryY2K; ...
I don’t think I can be “offended” without having a personal investment in the subject.

I think you do...this amounts to a trial balloon for nationalizing and 'reducing' healthcare costs through eugenics (more bluntly, the old or genetically 'inferior' shall be aborted or euthanized). We're ALL stakeholders. More correctly, SHAREHOLDERS. Even those that voted FOR this type of change. Paging Dr. Mengele...
19 posted on 03/21/2009 2:53:46 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Making fun of retarded people is just hilarious isn’t it. God I hope Barry is a one-termer.


20 posted on 03/21/2009 2:56:00 PM PDT by turducken
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To: RichInOC

I am offended. If you are close to someone who wasn’t blessed with full physical or mental skills, but do the very best with what they have, the contrast is striking. O has both physical and mental, yet wants to blame everyone else fro any shortcomings.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 2:59:38 PM PDT by millerph
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To: fhayek
"My problem is less with obama, than with the reaction. What would the poll results have been if these remarks were made by Bush, or Cheney, or Rush?"

I'm sure you know, Friedrich, that none of those MEN would have said such a thing because it isn't in them to say such things. Its not in most of us to say such things in a public setting at the very least. Maobama is of low breeding and is a product of his environment. His whole miserable persona is contrived by him and the people who pull his strings. We have much work to do.

22 posted on 03/21/2009 3:00:56 PM PDT by RushLake (Democrats have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: Soothesayer

and then they came for the handicapped and I didn’t complain, I wasn’t handicapped. And then they came for me.


23 posted on 03/21/2009 3:02:51 PM PDT by RushLake (Democrats have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: areukiddingme1

Drunken Sailors EARN the money they spend !


24 posted on 03/21/2009 3:03:59 PM PDT by Einherjar (PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER)
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To: Soothesayer

I think 64% of the people are concerned that political correctness has gone so far. Obama doesn’t deserve our understanding but I think most people just took it as an off the wall attempt at humor. Its the libs who take offense at every little comment.


25 posted on 03/21/2009 3:14:16 PM PDT by beckysueb (Palin/Jindahl in 2012)
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To: Red in Blue PA

QUESTION OF THE DAY...


26 posted on 03/21/2009 3:15:03 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o) ..junior senator... add fertilizer ... wait awhile... up sprouts a Jr. President..(o)
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To: Red in Blue PA; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Almost everything offends me about this Pres__dent!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

27 posted on 03/21/2009 3:32:51 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir)
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To: turducken

he’s already runnin for re-election..


28 posted on 03/21/2009 3:36:13 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bttt

YES (767 responses) 43.1%

NO (1013 responses) 56.9%


29 posted on 03/21/2009 4:18:10 PM PDT by indcons (An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.)
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To: dynachrome

TODAY’S QUESTION: Were you offended by President Obama’s comment about the Special Olympics? (Poll closes Monday at 4:30 p.m.)

YES (768 responses)
43.1%

NO (1013 responses)
56.9%

* 1781 total responses


30 posted on 03/21/2009 4:19:10 PM PDT by pattty (sarahpac.com)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

“like a drunken sailor. “

At least sailors love their country!


31 posted on 03/21/2009 4:20:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: rabscuttle385

ZERO HUSSEIN is a perfect Laxative! and an Excellent Agent for Bolemics! One upchucks and goes at the same time after any exposure of more than a few seconds to the TOTUS!! Witha poll like that, this paper must be aimed at Morons:-)


32 posted on 03/21/2009 4:27:12 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (GOD BLESS AMERICA and Our Great President George W. Bush)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

don’t think I can be “offended” without having a personal investment in the subject.

I think you do...this amounts to a trial balloon for nationalizing and ‘reducing’ healthcare costs through eugenics (more bluntly, the old or genetically ‘inferior’ shall be aborted or euthanized). We’re ALL stakeholders. More correctly, SHAREHOLDERS. Even those that voted FOR this type of change. Paging Dr. Mengele...


I agree that he showed a very intolerant elitist attitude. I am shocked that he would say it but then seems fair game to make derogatory comments towards Christians and physically/mentally challenged. Frankly, I thot same thing—Anyone considered “inferior” is a target.


33 posted on 03/21/2009 4:40:19 PM PDT by bushwon (Wonder if our founding fathers would even recognize the USA?!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So many people think that he can do no wrong.

If Bush had made a comment like that, they would have crucified him.


34 posted on 03/21/2009 4:41:54 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I just found out that I could vote twice in this one. Thought I’d pass that information along. Of course, one should only vote once in any online poll. To vote more than once, well...it would be wrong. Just wrong.


35 posted on 03/21/2009 4:44:34 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Red in Blue PA

YES (801 responses)

43.4%

NO (1046 responses)

56.6%


36 posted on 03/21/2009 4:49:14 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Red in Blue PA

YES (802 responses)

43.4%

NO (1046 responses)

56.6%

1848 total responses (Results not scientific)


37 posted on 03/21/2009 4:50:51 PM PDT by GILTN1stborn
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To: Red in Blue PA

No I was not. Political correctness “gotcha” games are for thin-skinned liberal weenies who can’t argue their point on the facts. We are better than that and we should not legitimize the Left’s tactics.


38 posted on 03/21/2009 5:05:19 PM PDT by bornred
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m offended this nitwit spends time on comedy shows yucking it up with talk show hosts while people are losing their jobs and the economy is going down the toilet. The special olympics comments wasn’t the big deal.


39 posted on 03/21/2009 5:14:58 PM PDT by yazoo
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m offended that he doesn’t appear to “work”. He flies around the country on daily junkets; appears on television; cannot speak without a teleprompter (and from the St Pat’s day party....he can’t get that right either); It appears that someone else is running the country while he is off playing somewhere. By the way...where is the transparency he promised?


40 posted on 03/21/2009 5:21:57 PM PDT by jcmfreedom
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance; Tax-chick

Have to agree with Spirit. I don’t see where I have to be mentally handicapped or have a mentally handicapped person to find it offensive when Mr. Infanticide Supporter makes fun of vulnerable people.


41 posted on 03/21/2009 6:08:34 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: Mr. Silverback; The Spirit Of Allegiance

Just semantic differences, I guess. I use “offended” when I feel an emotional state of personal affront. I can, in fact, say a comment is “offensive” without saying that I am “offended.”

It’s just me ... I make up my own language as I go along. And this is my best effort at communicating with the general public; if you ran into us at home, you probably wouldn’t understand us at all!


42 posted on 03/21/2009 6:26:20 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("I always expect the worst from the RATS and they always deliver." ~ rrrod)
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To: Tax-chick

LOL! Fair enough, FRiend.


43 posted on 03/21/2009 7:07:36 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback ("[Palin] has not even lived in the Lower 48 since 1987. Come on! Really!" --Polybius)
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To: Red in Blue PA; dynachrome

ping.


44 posted on 03/21/2009 7:09:23 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Doe Eyes

Ok ok. That’s right.


45 posted on 03/21/2009 8:20:00 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A straw man. Just a diversion from being offended by his horrible, horrible decisions concerning every aspect of The USA. If this gaff concerning him was even a flicker compared to the real offense of Obama we would be in an extremely much better way. They are trying to cause us to strain at gnats but in the mean time swallow camels. Ridiculous!


46 posted on 03/21/2009 8:27:34 PM PDT by Bellflower (The end of this age is near but the beginning of the next glorious one is coming!)
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To: rabscuttle385
I’m offended by Obama.

Exactly!

47 posted on 03/21/2009 8:28:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GILTN1stborn

YES (1171 responses)

48.6%

NO (1236 responses)

51.4%


48 posted on 03/21/2009 8:44:40 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes! I have a Down Syndrome granchild.


49 posted on 03/21/2009 8:54:25 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Doe Eyes

I didn’t even know what the stigma was until I looked up the word “handicap” in the dictionary. This means that I am either incredibly ignorant or you are way too easily offended. You have never been so offended in your life? Truly? I am actually quite envious of your sheltered life as I have heard nouns that would make the Nazis cringe. Most of these are spoken on a daily basis by modern day eugenicists.


50 posted on 03/21/2009 8:57:30 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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