Local GOP County Chair, Compares Obama Supporter To Someone 'Mentally Retarded'

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Who said it's ok???


Well, I am fairly certain it was you, which is why I responded. Whereas an excuse or justification is an attempt to make the statements - ok. I think you are the one who said…


Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Obama mocked himself...not the other parties supporters.


I am fairly certain that the statement you made was an excuse, justification or “ok” to what Obama said about the Special Olympics.

I don’t think there is any other way a reasonable person could take that.

So again I will say

I am certain that making retardation and its challenges the point of analogy in a negative way is just as offensive regardless of the person or to whom it is used in comparison.
edit on 8/8/2012 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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You said,



Sure, you can have it your way if you'd like. They can be kicked off their parents insurance and then get the government subsidies to make insurance affordable for them.




So if Obama care is affordable to everyone, we either charge their parents or the tax payers pay for it??? Who do you think pays for "government subsidies"?


Tell me something...are we adding more jobs than we were at the end of 2008/beginning of 2009???? Remember...we were losing millions of jobs then...so if we are at least adding one job...we are doing "better". Is the unemployment rate in free fall like it was in 2008/2009? How about the stock market...is that crashing still??? Corporate profits??? Home sales??? GDP???


Let me give you something to chew on my friend. The jobs numbers that just came out.............what were they 149,000 or some jobs were created in the private sector last month???? Did you ever think that how many of those "created" jobs were from jobs that people quit or were fired from???? Of course not! You just crunch the numbers fed to you without giving any thought to that???

As far as GDP are you kidding me? It was a measly 1.5 percent!!!! Sounds like a booming comeback for the good ole USA to me! And WALLSTREET??????? Come on now, you mean to tell me that the same criminals that robbed the tax payers with all of the bailouts can be believed as to how our economy is coming back????

I got to tell ya something, being that this is an election year, it is hard for me to believe any numbers showing that our economy is coming back! I will guarantee you this much though my friend! If our current POTUS OR ROMNEY takes us "forward", the United States of America will find out soon enough how it feels to fall on our collective asses!

The two party system is one big political WWF that puts on one hell of show for those of us dumb enough to follow it!



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
If someone says a hateful, racist and intolerant statement...is it wrong to call them out about it???

Are you telling me that if Person A makes a racist statement, and then Person B calls them out for being a racists...that those two people are equally wrong???


Anyone who calls Republicans hateful, racist, intolerant, lacking empathy and fearful and yet fails to see the irony of accusing Republicans of smearing their opponents is, well, arguably somewhat mentally challenged.




What I get from this exchange - when the left does it, perfectly fine but when the right does it - *GASP* Those evil monsters.....so in other words, just more liberal hypocrisy.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 06:56 PM
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Did you mean "Obama Care" instead of "insurance mandate"? I thought Obama Care was to make health care insurance affordable to EVERYONE! Apparently you are back peddling on this one?


I agree with this comment because if the goal was to "make healthcare more affordable" seems to be they would have merged medicaid and medicare into one program.

that right there is 120 million people but they didn't they added 30 million new people on to that.

As people get older which the majority of medicare recipients are that care is going to skyrocket with the addition of medicaid who receipients are a mix of younger and older that might have lifted some of the cost burden.

Which goes back to the most excellent point obama care's goal was not to make healthcare more affordable.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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Did you miss the post above mine in which Republicans were branded as hateful, racist, intolerant, lacking empathy and fearful?


If someone says a hateful, racist and intolerant statement...is it wrong to call them out about it???

Are you telling me that if Person A makes a racist statement, and then Person B calls them out for being a racists...that those two people are equally wrong???



The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Since when is mental retardation a "race?". Are we outraged here for the handicapped person being compared to an Obama supporter or for the Obama supporter being compared to a mentally handicapped person? Seems like for one side to take offense here, there must be some sort of beef with the other side.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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My statement about a racist comment is not connected to the OP, it was in context of another discussion two members were having in this thread.

And I don't understand why you think mentally retarded people would be the ones offended by this statement.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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words only hurt when they are truths

R O F L

sorry but i think its funny and i don't agree with or will vote for either party id say pc incorrectly anyone who votes for either is a mental retard



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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And I don't understand why you think mentally retarded people would be the ones offended by this statement.


The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Ah, so the real reason for this thread is that the Obama supporter was a target of comparison to someone who is mentally disabled. I was attempting to get that clarification and appreciate you providing it as the thread's OP. It strikes me as incredibly condescending and self-righteous for partisan indignation over comments such as the one the GOP chair made. It is a veritable "How dare anyone compare someone who shares my political irks to a lowly *mentally challenged* person." (For what it's worth, "retarded" isn't the politically correct term anymore. You could really run afoul of the ACLU and many various advocacy groups using that term these days.
)

Seems like the progressive attitude here would be to embrace being compared to any disadvantaged/challenged group, using to display what it means to STAND WITH anyone who has been dealt a rough hand. Instead it seems the real emotional connotation being associated with the comparison by some of the readers is something far more hate filled and negative.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
I think this is pretty disgusting if you ask me. I'm just curious what right leaning people on ATS think about comments like this.

Do we think we will hear Republicans condemn this type of rhetoric???


I think it is a fair statement, since it is not far form the truth. Also, liberals should start condemning some of the things their comrades say before you should expect Republicans to bow to ANY kind of pressure to condemn anything. We can start with that asshat Harry Reid.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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I think it is a fair statement, since it is not far form the truth. Also, liberals should start condemning some of the things their comrades say before you should expect Republicans to bow to ANY kind of pressure to condemn anything. We can start with that asshat Harry Reid.


So you believe Obama supporters are "mentally retarded"...how very civil of you.


Now...articulate your own thoughts into words and tell me why you think that...no youtube videos...no blogs...let's hear your own thoughts as to why Obama supporters are "mentally retarded".


And what statement from Harry Reid would you like me to condemn...I hope you are talking about him claiming somone told him Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years...I really hope you can see the difference between that statement directed toward a candidate and this statement directed toward an entire group of people.



posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
words only hurt when they are truths

R O F L

sorry but i think its funny and i don't agree with or will vote for either party id say pc incorrectly anyone who votes for either is a mental retard


So anyone who doesn't agree with you is retarded...got it...noted.

So what happens when there is somone you don't agree with that has your same philosophy???



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:02 AM
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no, i have wonderful discussions with people that dont and do agree with me all the time, anyone that buys into the 2 party system is a mental retard
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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
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no, i have wonderful discussions with people that dont and do agree with me all the time, anyone that buys into the 2 party system is a mental retard
edit on 9-8-2012 by ~widowmaker~ because: miss spell


And what if there is a person out there, and I'm sure there is, that thinks that anyone that doesn't participate in the 2 party system is a mental retard???

What then...are you both mental retards??? Is everyone mental retards then...because those two positions cover everyone???

This is the logical flaw in your thinking.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:15 AM
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The liberal biased media has hidden from the public Obama's true nature. Obama himself has had all of his college records sealed. Don't you wonder why? For him to have them sealed means that there is something in there that most would find offensive. This is one reason someone might refer to an Obama follower as mentally retarded. I myself would not denigrate mentally challenged people like this man did. But let's put that aside.
Obama's mentors were socialists and Marxists- there is little, but enough out there to substantiate this. If this is ok with you, then you are ok. But let's put this aside.

The Obama administration is trying to change our country to the type of society that Europe has. Do you read any international news? Europe is falling apart. To support Obama is to support a man who wants us to follow a failed model. That definately challenges the intellect. Obama's administration is currently negotiating treaties to subvert our constitional rights to the international community. If you do not wish us to remain a sovereign nation, then Obama's ok.
Are you ok with being spied on with drones? Stick with Obama (Repubs would probably do the same).
Do you want the government telling you what you can eat?
Do you want to be punished for voicing your opinion? Even worse, having your opinions shut out of the public airwaves and forums?
Do you want the government to be able to control the internet?
Do you think that people should be labeled as domestic terrorists simply because they believe in limited government?
Do you want poor people stuck in substandard public shcools? Which results in them not being able to get ahead.
These are all things that Obama is promoting. I can't believe that any reasoning person would want any of this.

There is a famous saying:
Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.
Winston Churchill

I hope you are young.




edit on 9-8-2012 by LauraM because: improper verb conjugation



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher

Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
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no, i have wonderful discussions with people that dont and do agree with me all the time, anyone that buys into the 2 party system is a mental retard
edit on 9-8-2012 by ~widowmaker~ because: miss spell


And what if there is a person out there, and I'm sure there is, that thinks that anyone that doesn't participate in the 2 party system is a mental retard???

What then...are you both mental retards??? Is everyone mental retards then...because those two positions cover everyone???

This is the logical flaw in your thinking.


ok Dr Spock , obviously i wouldn't be talking to that one person now would i because they would already be a mental retard i wouldn't want to talk to because their feeble mind believes in being set up and only having 2 choices,(didn't say i discuss things with everyone, just that I've had many debates with those that believe in my ideas and those that don't, didn't i?) besides i don't remember asking if i cared whether YOU thought my thinking was logical ,,, did i ? and what is your position since you seem to just be attacking others Mr logical



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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I think it's disgusting. I don't consider people that have different political views as me to be retarded. It is just a huge elitist attitude to have. It's nothing new though.




posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by AwakeinNM
 



I think it is a fair statement, since it is not far form the truth. Also, liberals should start condemning some of the things their comrades say before you should expect Republicans to bow to ANY kind of pressure to condemn anything. We can start with that asshat Harry Reid.


So you believe Obama supporters are "mentally retarded"...how very civil of you.


Now...articulate your own thoughts into words and tell me why you think that...no youtube videos...no blogs...let's hear your own thoughts as to why Obama supporters are "mentally retarded".


And what statement from Harry Reid would you like me to condemn...I hope you are talking about him claiming somone told him Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years...I really hope you can see the difference between that statement directed toward a candidate and this statement directed toward an entire group of people.


I don't think it is fair to say that Obama supporters are actually mentally retarded, but I would say that people who support Obama are likely to see an episode of Mr. Ed and believe horses can actually speak.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:44 AM
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Obama's true nature. Obama himself has had all of his college records sealed. Don't you wonder why? For him to have them sealed means that there is something in there that most would find offensive. This is one reason someone might refer to an Obama follower as mentally retarded.


I have my "college records" sealed just as much as Obama does...so does anyone who has ever went to college. Those are what we call "private records".

So...I am mentally retarded because Obama's college records are in the same state as everyone else's college records and I don't think that means he is hiding something sinister???

Yep...you got me there



As for the rest of your post...well...I just don't know what to say...that is a lot of paranoia. I tend not to comment when I see such an unstable paranoia in a post...I dont' want to be caught up in anything...tragic.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:49 AM
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ok Dr Spock , obviously i wouldn't be talking to that one person now would i because they would already be a mental retard i wouldn't want to talk to because their feeble mind believes in being set up and only having 2 choices,(didn't say i discuss things with everyone, just that I've had many debates with those that believe in my ideas and those that don't, didn't i?) besides i don't remember asking if i cared whether YOU thought my thinking was logical ,,, did i ? and what is your position since you seem to just be attacking others Mr logical


I'm pretty sure you meant Mr. Spock...unless you think I was giving you parenting advice.


You don't have to ask if I think your thinking is logical...that is a free service I provide...and your thinking is clearly not logical.

Because you are still missing the point. Let's go through it nice and slow.

You have the premise that if you believe in the 2 party system, you are mentally retarded.
Someone else has the premise that if you don't believe in the 2 party system, you are mentally retarded.

Who's premise is correct???

I dont' care if you talked to them or not...it's just to point out how flawed your thinking is because it sets up a universe where everyone is mentally retarded because you can't say either premise is 100% true or not.


Don't worry...I don't expect you to get it.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 12:50 AM
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The liberal biased media has hidden from the public Obama's true nature.


What liberal media? This country has gone so far right wing that nothing is liberal in the USA. Do you call them liberal because they don't spout out birther conspiracy theories like Fox does?

The MSM leaking the story about Obamas kill list showed you his true nature.


Europe is falling apart


I think you need to read the news. The European Union is falling apart due to being raped by bankers. Liek Iceland was, and the USA will be.


To support Obama is to support a man who wants us to follow a failed model.


Verses the Republicans/Romney that want to support a failed model? You know the cut taxes for the rich, it will trickle down model?

Nothing Obama has done is socialist, nothing at all. I assume you do not know what socialism or communism even is.

Northern Europe has some of the highest standards of living, lowest poverty, universal healthcare, universal college and their countries are not falling apart.


Unemployment is low and the economy strong. Public-private partnership is at the core of "the Swedish model", which was developed by the Social Democrats, who governed for most of the last 70 years until 2006.

This mixed economy traditionally featured centralised wage negotiations and a heavily tax-subsidised social security network. The Swedes still enjoy an advanced welfare system, and their standard of living and life expectancy are almost second to none.


news.bbc.co.uk...


Norway, Australia and Iceland have the best standards of living in the world and are among the places with the highest levels of human development,




Do you want to be punished for voicing your opinion? Even worse, having your opinions shut out of the public airwaves and forums?


No one is doing that, we have the 1rst amendment


Do you want the government to be able to control the internet?


Both parties are shills for internet control


Do you want the government telling you what you can eat?


Obama is doing this how?


Do you want poor people stuck in substandard public shcools? Which results in them not being able to get ahead.


What does Obama have to do with this? Public schools are a good thing, it is why our literacy rate is 99%
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