President and Special Olympics

20 03 2009

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I think everyone knows about President Obama’s comment about the special Olympics. Yes he apologize and I understand why he did it. He is a public figure and some people may have been insulted by his comment.

My question is was this necessary. I don’t think so. If you watched the show you can tell there was no ill intent in the comment. The man was actually making fun of himself. Lets all be honest for a second who has not made a special Olympics joke in their life. I mean all my friends have because I am so bad at all sports. These jokes aren’t meant to disparage the handicapped but to make fun of the fully able person because to actually succeed at a sport they would need special rules.

Also those critics that are saying that President Obama is insensitive need special rules to live life. I mean if these are the mistakes that you are examing then we are in for a relatively smooth year. The last REPUBLICAN had mistakes like; The Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina and alienating most of the world. Just to name a few.

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21 03 2009
Jax

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

22 03 2009
robotsandskateboards

Jax how do feel about Hurricane Katrina because I feel that the ACTIONS taken by our then President Bush were disrespectful to black people. So please tell me what you think about this.

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