Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama Jokes About Mentally Disabled on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Given that Barack Obama does not have much to keep him busy, he made an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. Other Presidents have not had time for such appearances, but Obama must think the economy is not on the verge of collapse, we do not have two wars going on, Iran is not about to become a nuclear power, Russian relations are fine, etc. With things going so well, why not fly out to California and bash the ‘tards on national television.

That’s right. Chairman Obama has been in office for less that two months, and he is already using the mentally disabled as a punch line. The offending comment slipped out when Obama was discussing his poor bowling skills with Leno. Obama make a quick joke comparing his lousy bowling abilities with the Special Olympics.

The problem is that is a very old, cliché joke that went out of style in the 1970s when people began to realize that making fun of mentally disabled people is an extremely touchy area. A lot of people are related to or help the mentally disabled, and they just do not appreciate those who demean the disabled. Comments like that offend a lot of people, and they are just tired. If Obama wants to be decent President, he needs some fresh and less offensive material.

Barack Obama, once again, displayed poor judgement by making this comment about the Special Olympics. He should no better than that. If he has poor judgement about his public comments about the mentally disabled, in what other areas does he have poor judgment.

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