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    Good thing he didn't say the 'N' word!

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_pl1101

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    Certainly not a move that is politically savvy nor sensitive, but if it makes anyone feel better (doubt it) the "R" word is the legitimate, official,used by medical proffesionals word for its meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowlfeller1100 View Post
    Certainly not a move that is politically savvy nor sensitive, but if it makes anyone feel better (doubt it) the "R" word is the legitimate, official,used by medical proffesionals word for its meaning.
    Perhaps by pediatricians or urologists but not be mental health professionals. The "R" word has been out of use for about 5 years. Rather than saying, "Mentally retarded" we say, "Intellectually disabled".

    However, whether you are using the new term or the old term, Emanuel was using the term as a term of derision.

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    As Palin said, in an event commemorated in conservative t-shirts everywhere, 'Screw Political Correctness".



    And now she's leading the charge against Emmanuel???????

    Obviously, he should have said "Are you F***ING STUPID? Or are stupid people protected also? Usually, Rahm is careful to say nothing that can actually be printed without using all the special keys on the keyboard. I guess "retarded" was the first word he has spoken that the media could print.

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    Too bad we couldn't have thrown everyone out of office that said or did something stupid. That would have taken care of:

    Bush43 for any one of of his "Bushisms"
    Cheney for shooting his hunting partner
    McCain for believing the economy in 2008 was strong
    Palin for just about anything she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    Too bad we couldn't have thrown everyone out of office that said or did something stupid. That would have taken care of:

    Bush43 for any one of of his "Bushisms"
    Cheney for shooting his hunting partner
    McCain for believing the economy in 2008 was strong
    Palin for just about anything she said
    Then its a good thing that you arent in office either....
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    BHO was correct about something in his SOTU speech, both sides politically speaking play "gotcha" and they have the perfect enabler in the media and the press corps, always poking always prodding for the sound byte to make the evening news or the front page headlines...Tabloid Journalism 101....grab peoples attention with a headline and let them make up their own "facts"

    Funny kinda like what goes on here in the POTUS forum....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Then its a good thing that you arent in office either....
    You are probably right. I have said and done a lot of stupid things in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    BHO was correct about something in his SOTU speech, both sides politically speaking play "gotcha" and they have the perfect enabler in the media and the press corps, always poking always prodding for the sound byte to make the evening news or the front page headlines...Tabloid Journalism 101....grab peoples attention with a headline and let them make up their own "facts"

    Funny kinda like what goes on here in the POTUS forum....
    I agree completely. Confrontation media is cheap to produce and generates the highest ratings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    I agree completely. Confrontation media is cheap to produce and generates the highest ratings.
    Should be interesting to see which side gives up "confrontation media" first....

    I see -zero- indication of either side doing so, but that's just me...

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