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Emanuel says he will join effort to stop use of 'retarded'
WaPo ^ | 2/4/10 | Michael D. Shear

Posted on 02/03/2010 8:30:40 PM PST by Nachum

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel apologized again Wednesday for using the word "retarded" during a private meeting last summer, telling advocates for the disabled that he will join their campaign to help end the use of the word.

The controversy over Emanuel's remark continued to dog the sometimes foul-mouthed senior Obama adviser despite his having privately apologized to Special Olympics Chief Executive Tim Shriver shortly after the comment was made public last week.

In a statement after an afternoon meeting at the White House, Shriver and five other disability rights advocates said Emanuel had "sincerely apologized" for the earlier comment during a strategy meeting, which was reported in the Wall Street Journal.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: effort; emanuel; retarded
What a shmendrick (no insult intended to all shmendricks out there)
1 posted on 02/03/2010 8:30:40 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


2 posted on 02/03/2010 8:31:13 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

What a warm-hearted guy.


3 posted on 02/03/2010 8:31:44 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: Nachum

If he stops using it, how will his “****ing retards” over at Kos, MoveOn, DUmmies Underwater and the Huffington Puff know when he’s talking about them?


4 posted on 02/03/2010 8:33:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: 4buttons

I hope he looks in the mirror.


5 posted on 02/03/2010 8:33:43 PM PST by max americana
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To: Nachum

6 posted on 02/03/2010 8:34:52 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: Nachum

Rahm should be met with bars of soap in hand to wash his potty mouth out with! :)


7 posted on 02/03/2010 8:35:11 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Nachum

I bet within the walls of the oval office retarded is every other word coming out of his filthy mouth right now.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 8:35:57 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: humblegunner

Tard Hall ping...


9 posted on 02/03/2010 8:36:07 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Maybe he can learn to say “Leftwingtards”.


10 posted on 02/03/2010 8:39:17 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Nachum
Rahm Emanuel is an idiot studying to be an imbecile.

And failing.

11 posted on 02/03/2010 8:40:10 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I miss the competent fiscal policy and flag waving patriotism of the Carter Administration)
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To: OrioleFan

I bet within the walls of the oval office retarded is every other word coming out of his filthy mouth right now.
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Naaaaaaah. I bet the ‘F-word’ reigns supreme.


12 posted on 02/03/2010 8:41:05 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Nachum

Hey Rahm, you should begin by cleaning out the WH staff.


13 posted on 02/03/2010 8:43:31 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I bet the ‘F-word’ reigns supreme.

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Emanuel is a f’ing fascist retard.


14 posted on 02/03/2010 8:43:45 PM PST by unkus
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To: Nachum

Does he have nothing better to do? What a retard.....ooopppss...


15 posted on 02/03/2010 8:45:01 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: All

Don’t you love the way Palin has the White House jumping through hoops with every Facebook post. Lord, they must hate her with a passion these days.


16 posted on 02/03/2010 8:48:02 PM PST by Spartan79
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To: Nachum
Screw this bung wad but bear in mind.. Soon our every though, word, and deed will be on record. What is fine today may be severely vile tomorrow.

17 posted on 02/03/2010 8:48:50 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Nachum

Just go, already. Get your tights back on and pirouette out of the White House.


18 posted on 02/03/2010 8:49:01 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: chris_bdba

“Rahm should be met with bars of soap in hand to wash his potty mouth out with! :)”

The bars of soap should be slipped into tube socks and swung vigorously overhead until developing the right amount of kinetic energy, capable of producing the kind of nuances associated with a genuine old fashioned blanket party. That’s coming from a respected member/participant (giver) of a blanket party: circa 1982. ;o) A frozen can of Coca Cola may be substituted, in lieu of, a bar of soap. ;o) Get some!


19 posted on 02/03/2010 8:49:19 PM PST by freepersup (HELP find the "sharp dressed man" call 1 800 FBI MUMM)
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To: Nachum; xzins; blue-duncan; wagglebee

Is this The Onion?

We can’t use “retarded” anymore?

Boy that’s really lame.

Oops, now I have to apologize to all the cripples.


20 posted on 02/03/2010 8:50:45 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Since the word 'handicap' is no longer acceptable in polite society I suppose I now can say "In golf, my handicap...er...challenge...is 18.
Mind you, it doesn't bother me in the least to use the word 'handicap' for my golf score. Its the freakin' number that embarrasses me.
21 posted on 02/03/2010 8:51:20 PM PST by phredo53 (Caution: This post does not comply with White House standards.)
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To: Nachum

I suggest that “dem-dum”(DD) and “prog-tard”(PT) should be substituted. In my youth we were forced to retreat to (RT). At least the RT’s were not evil like the DD’s and PT’s!


22 posted on 02/03/2010 8:52:45 PM PST by MtnClimber (Be a Patriot, contribute to Free Republic today!)
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To: P-Marlowe

the R-word


23 posted on 02/03/2010 8:54:44 PM PST by lonestar (Obama and his czars have turned Bush's "mess" into a national crisis!)
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To: OrioleFan

Guess if Obama wants to get rid of him he’ll have to toss him under the little bus.


24 posted on 02/03/2010 8:59:11 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: dogcaller

Are we implying he’s a Mental Midget or just a Gimp.


25 posted on 02/03/2010 9:01:12 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Nachum

This is like OJ Simpson joining an effort to help stop spousal abuse.


26 posted on 02/03/2010 9:04:37 PM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

You-re probably right although it may be a tie if he puts them together.


27 posted on 02/03/2010 9:09:33 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: P-Marlowe
We can’t use “retarded” anymore?

Sadly, it seems "retarded" is about to join "handicapped," "oriental," "Jew," "midget," "niggardly," and the other "politically incorrect" words we may no longer use.

28 posted on 02/03/2010 9:12:20 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Nachum

g


29 posted on 02/03/2010 9:12:38 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Nachum

30 posted on 02/03/2010 9:15:53 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Nachum

Rham is the very essence of the Obama admin and the Special Olympics told him in no uncertain terms to F-off. Obama is killing charities all over.


31 posted on 02/03/2010 9:16:40 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: Nachum

What a retard


32 posted on 02/03/2010 9:23:19 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Nachum

Sorry, but politically correct Newspeak censorship is just as wrong when Republicans invoke it as it is when it comes from the Left. The word “retarded” may be considered insensitive in certain contexts but it’s a valid word and shouldn’t be shunted off to share the Purgatorial fates of “gay,” “man,” “Negro,” “bum,” “swine flu,” “founding fathers,” “Christmas,” etc.


33 posted on 02/03/2010 9:33:11 PM PST by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: Bernard Marx
Sorry, but politically correct Newspeak censorship is just as wrong when Republicans invoke it as it is when it comes from the Left. The word “retarded” may be considered insensitive in certain contexts but it’s a valid word and shouldn’t be shunted off to share the Purgatorial fates of “gay,” “man,” “Negro,” “bum,” “swine flu,” “founding fathers,” “Christmas,” etc.

Thank You!

34 posted on 02/03/2010 10:03:12 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Bernard Marx

We would have to stop using idiot and imbecile, which also mean retarded.


35 posted on 02/03/2010 10:19:19 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Bernard Marx

I agree, and to me it’s further proof that Sarah is not ready for prime time. Her attack on Rahm smacks of political opportunism and nothing more, as much of a dirtbag as Rahm may be. But Republicans acting like Democrats doesn’t help.


36 posted on 02/03/2010 10:27:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Bernard Marx
Sorry, but politically correct Newspeak censorship is just as wrong when Republicans invoke it as it is when it comes from the Left. The word “retarded” may be considered insensitive in certain contexts but it’s a valid word and shouldn’t be shunted off to share the Purgatorial fates of “gay,” “man,” “Negro,” “bum,” “swine flu,” “founding fathers,” “Christmas,” etc.

It also provides a convenient four-letter suffix. E.g., libtard. Or f*tard (not to be redundant).

37 posted on 02/03/2010 10:35:15 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All

> If he stops using it, how will his “****ing retards” over
> at Kos, MoveOn, DUmmies Underwater and the Huffington Puff
> know when he’s talking about them?

LOL, very funny.

The ONLY reason Rahm is even apologizing is that since the Lefties can't FIRE the “Light Skinned” “magic negro” who actually lacks a “Negro Dialect”, they'd gladly accept Rahm’s head on a pike for f*cking up their precious attempt at plunging America into Socialized Medicine.

obama-care-beating-dead-horse


38 posted on 02/03/2010 10:39:00 PM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: Nachum

Hoist on his own retard!


39 posted on 02/03/2010 10:55:01 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Nachum

Sarah pulled the PC card and Rahm fell for it? What a retard!


40 posted on 02/03/2010 10:57:45 PM PST by TigersEye (It's the Marxism, stupid! ... And they call themselves Progressives.)
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To: Nachum

Actually, from his point of view, the word retard as applied to his opponents the GOP is exactly correct. The dictionary definition is”to make slow; delay the development or progress of (an action, process, etc.); hinder or impede.” He and O are very upset that their plans for reforming the country on socialist terms are being “hindered” by the GOP and the right.


41 posted on 02/03/2010 11:04:16 PM PST by harrym
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To: TigersEye
Sarah pulled the PC card and Rahm fell for it? What a retard!

and I lost a lot of respect for her when she did it. It was a pretty retarded move on her part. And no, I'm not going to issue an apology to her.

42 posted on 02/03/2010 11:23:46 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: harrym

No, not GOPers! He called liberal activists “f___ing retards.”


43 posted on 02/03/2010 11:30:23 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 48... 47... 46...)
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To: Nachum

He’s nothing more than a low-life, Chicago thug, whose cuss words flow off his tongue to the digust of most everyone in Illinois other than in Chicago proper! He needs to go!


44 posted on 02/03/2010 11:46:38 PM PST by blondee123 (Don't blame me, I voted for Sarah !)
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To: Nachum

Yeah, enough with retarded; let’s go back to CRAZY and NUTS now!

< /sarc >


45 posted on 02/03/2010 11:50:26 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Kirkwood
We would have to stop using idiot and imbecile...

IIRC, idiot, imbecile and moron are medical terms for different degrees of retardation. That class was a long time ago, so I don't recall which is which.

46 posted on 02/03/2010 11:54:46 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum
It is insensitive to use the word retarded because it reminds retarded people that they're retarded. Any substituted euphemism gaining common usage will eventually be found offensive as well. What's ironic is that retarded was a euphemism to replace the hurtful words, idiot, moron, and imbecile, and had Rahm used the expression, "fu**ing idiots," the PC crowd wouldn't bat an eye.
47 posted on 02/03/2010 11:55:20 PM PST by Fetid Facts (I am offended by the word <i>leotard.)
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To: Fiji Hill; P-Marlowe; Nachum

All words in the English Language are hereby BANNED as each one is, somehow, offensive to someone, somewhere, at some time.

This message will self destruct after reading, so as not to perhaps bring a sense of anguish and offended outrage upon any (probably non-existent) innocent party reading this.

48 posted on 02/04/2010 12:34:19 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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