Oct 1, 2008

Why Liberals Hate Retarded Babies and Other Stories.

So, the Female George Bush returned to being interviewed by idiots because being interviewed by the actual press was a disaster. Today, she stopped in for a visit with top notch clown Hugh Hewitt. Hugh asked the awesomist question of the campaign.
"You're pro-life, and how much of the virulent opposition to you on the left do you attribute to your pro-life position, and maybe even to the birth of, your decision, your and Todd's decision to have Trig?"
Seriously, do liberals hate you because you didn't kill your retarded baby? From what I know about liberals, they will cut a retarded baby out of a woman's tummy the second they hear about it. Please, tell us the truth.

How these people go through life without killing themselves, I will never know.

3 comments:

TheGigaShadow said...

The bullshit part is that she said:

"even though I knew that 13 weeks along that Trig would be born with Down Syndrome, and I said you know, he’s still going to be a most precious ingredient in this sometimes messed-up world that we live in."

"Even though"

"even though he has Down Syndrome and I know it in advance, I'm going to have him anyway."

For someone with Palin's policies, the phrase "even though" should not ever enter into the conversation. (I'd say the decision making process but there is no decision making process. In Palin's world, if you're pregnant, you have the baby. Period.) Of course the exception is, if doing so might kill you. Since we know her life was in no danger, having that baby is a non issue. She should not be lauded as a saint because she had that kid "even though" he would be born with Down Syndrome. He was going to be born even if they knew he was going to have two heads.

That's also why the Bristol pregnancy is bullshit. They said her having the baby was "a family decision." But when your policy is no abortions, ever, unless mother might die there is no decision. There's only delivery.

hmshore said...

Just wondering why you think it's okay to call any child a retarded baby? Couldn't you have come up with something clever without taking away the dignity of a child?
Some of us are liberals and parents of special needs kids, you know, the ones you call "retards." Some of us are just hoping that you will give these kids the respect they deserve. When adults use the word "retard" in slang it just gives license for kids to use it also and then bullies are made. Kids with special needs work so hard for things that you and I take for granted. Why do they have to work hard for your respect?

Master Obsidious said...

hmshore:

He called the baby a retarded baby because the baby is retarded. It isn't a judgment or an insult, it's a simple statement of fact.

The term retarded could only have been construed as insulting if he'd used it to associate something with a person with mental retardation: for example, calling someone who clearly isn't mentally retarded who does something stupid "retarded" so as to liken them to a mentally retarded person. Its like calling someone who behaves slovenly a "pig", or someone who cannot control their sexual impulses a "dog". You don't literally think they are that animal, you are just associating them with it.

So you have no reason to be offended by DA's use of the term "retarded baby" to actually describe a baby who is in fact retarded. If you ARE offended, then you should really look at your own perceptions of the developmentally disabled. Is there something inherently negative that you associate with a retarded person, so that even calling a person who is clearly and medically mentally retarded is an insult?