Skip to comments.Were you offended by President Obama's comment about the Special Olympics? (POLL)
Posted on 03/21/2009 2:13:06 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
YES (470 responses)
NO (836 responses)
1306 total responses (Results not scientific)
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I’m offended by Obama.
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?
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.
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!!
As I am OFFENDED by the Teleprompter in Chief, I’ll vote to be offended by the remark.
64% share the same contempt of the handicapped. Too bad that doesn’t apply to the liberalism disorder.
I’ll have to write a PHP script to vote for me over there.
You can delete your cookies and vote again.
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.
just voted, up to 40% offended, 60% Obamabots
No, I thought it funny. But I also thought it inappropriate.
I think it shows he’s trash. However, I don’t think I can be “offended” without having a personal investment in the subject.
The Kossacks and DU dummies have been freeping that poll, no doubt.
I’m offended by the way he spends money like a drunken sailor.
“Im offended by the way he spends money like a drunken sailor.”
Sir, I have known drunken Sailors...and he is no drunken Sailor. /s
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.
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?
Making fun of retarded people is just hilarious isn’t it. God I hope Barry is a one-termer.
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.
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.
and then they came for the handicapped and I didn’t complain, I wasn’t handicapped. And then they came for me.
Drunken Sailors EARN the money they spend !
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.
TODAY'S QUESTION: Were you offended by President Obama's comment about the Special Olympics? (Poll closes Monday at 4:30 p.m.)
YES (676 responses)
NO (903 responses)
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he’s already runnin for re-election..
YES (767 responses) 43.1%
NO (1013 responses) 56.9%
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)
NO (1013 responses)
* 1781 total responses
“like a drunken sailor. “
At least sailors love their country!
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:-)
dont 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...
So many people think that he can do no wrong.
If Bush had made a comment like that, they would have crucified him.
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.
YES (801 responses)
NO (1046 responses)
YES (802 responses)
NO (1046 responses)
1848 total responses (Results not scientific)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
LOL! Fair enough, FRiend.
Ok ok. That’s right.
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!
YES (1171 responses)
NO (1236 responses)
Yes! I have a Down Syndrome granchild.
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.
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