Sarah Palin's nomination unveiled the internal ugliness that liberals feel towards women who dared to step off the left-wing plantation and have the affrontery to hold conservative viewpoints.
It also proved to be a interesting display of their hatred towards special needs children, as Palin was incessently mocked for having the nerve to give brith to a Down's Syndrome baby, as opposed to doing the right thing and aborting it ASAP. While some unnamed bloggers tried to make a name for themselves by concocting conspiracy theories about the "true mother" of poor Trig Palin, others just couldn't stop with "retarded" humor, referring to Trig, Sarah, Republicans in general, and so on. (and it goes on and on, incidentally).
Apparently, it seems like the Democrats in Congress feel no differently about special needs/developmentally disabled children than their most rapid partisan supporters. Although there are a number of campaigns out there to limit or stop the use of "The R Word" - especially as its use has increased to describe any type of stupid behavior - the Democrats must have had Sarah Palin on the brain when they wrote this passage into the pending National Health Care Bill:
The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as "retarded" -- a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive.
The bill refers to: "A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . ."
The phrase could cause more problems with groups for the developmentally disabled, who were angered when President Obama referred to his poor bowling skills on "The Tonight Show" as "like the Special Olympics."
Are these the type of people you want managing you and your family's health care? People who use the word "retarded" with a smirk and a sneer? Perhaps, since they are using offensive phrases to catagorize human beings with pre-existing medical conditions, will will also see references to "cripples", "feebs" and "lunatics" in the bill as well?
Of course not. it is only the developmentally disabled - and their parents - who recieve such legislative scorn from the Democrats on Capitol Hill...