It’s no secret that Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is known for his big, gutter mouth.
Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Emanual commented in a private meeting with liberal special interest groups that Blue Dog Democrats opposing the health care reform bill were “F***ing retarded.”
The situation got much worse when former Alaska Govenor Palin asked Obama to fire Emanuel for using the R-word (“retarded”), and equating it with a racial slur. Obviosuly, to Ms. Palin and other parents of special children, the R-word is extremely offensive. Palin then wrote on her Facebook page a post titled, “Are You Capable of Decency, Rahm Emanuel?”:
Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and — and the people who love them — is unacceptable,” adding, “it’s heartbreaking.”
However, should we be surprised by this? Looking into Emanuel’s past, we should not. After all, Emanuel has been a Washington insider for the past several years, served in the Israeli Army, is a strong supporter of the norotious and most powerful lobby AIPAC, a key supporter of Obama’s Civilian National Security Force, and an early advocate for the Iraq War — to name a few causes for concern. It’s even rumored that the guy mailed a dead fish to a former coworker he disliked.
Oh, and there is still no word for his apology…and it is unlikely there will ever be one from the obnoxious Emanuel.Published in