Monday, February 01, 2010

Sarah Comments On The Newly Released Budget and Rahm Emmanuel's Latest Blunder

Sarah posted these comments this evening on her official Facebook Page:

The newly-released mind-boggling, record-smashing $3,400,000,000,000 federal budget invites plenty of opportunity to debate the merits of incurring more and more debt that will drown the next generation of Americans. Never has it been possible to spend your way out of debt. So... let the debate begin.

Included in the debate process will be opportunities for our president to deliberate internally the wisdom of this debt explosion, along with other economic, military and social issues facing our country. Our president will discuss these important issues with Democrat leaders and those within his inner circle. I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr.
Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic.

The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F---
ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

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 developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

A patriot in North
Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s “retarded” slam. I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born with Down Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?

As my friend in North
Andover says, “This isn’t about politics; it’s about decency. I am not speaking as a political figure but as a parent and as an everyday American wanting my child to grow up in a country free from mindless prejudice and discrimination, free from gratuitous insults of people who are ostensibly smart enough to know better... Have you no sense of decency, sir?”

Mr. President, you can do better, and our country deserves better.

- Sarah
It's hard to believe that even the likes of Rahm Emmanuel would be so bold as to make a statement such as this in today's political climate. However, this administration gives us yet another shining example of the hypocrisy with which it operates, as they remain tight lipped about this latest incident. Thankfully, many Americans have woken to that which is obvious, and have begun to express their opinion where it counts--at the ballot box.

Meanwhile, perhaps Mr. Obama would do well to listen to Sarah's advice and do some house cleaning of his own before lecturing us as he did last Tuesday.


GLOWHA said...

What was Rahm Emmanuel thinking? Another one of Emmanuel's blunders...

Why is the White House so quiet about this blunder? Is Nancy Pelosi asking for Emmanuel's resignation, same as when she asked for a resignation of the politician who called Obama lier? ...when in fact, that seems to be so true? Appears there is double standard in the White House... And, no doubt that the White House will try to get away by saying that Emmanuel's blunder was inhereted from the previous administration.

Will Emmanuel's lack of sensitivity and apology be published in the New York Times?

Tami said...

Glowha, I wouldn't hold my breath on that one! I'm fairly certain it will stay buried, except for Fox News...good thing most Americans watch that channel, huh? ;)

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