I’m not sure what this whole thing is about since at no point did Obama make fun of the Special Olympics as an organization – he straight up made fun of retarded people (or whatever the P.C. term is nowadays).
Here’s a little snippet from People:
President Barack Obama’s lighthearted Thursday night appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show didn’t leave everyone clutching their sides with laughter.
Obama’s comments to Jay Leno about his low bowling score – in particular, an off-the-cuff remark that it was “like Special Olympics or something”
In a statement issued Friday, White House spokesman Bill Burton said, “The President made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics. He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world.”
Seriously… give me a break. Mentally challenged people (is that the right term?!) bowl much better than Obama if they are in the Special Olympics. People’s sensitivity to this kind of thing appalls me. I appreciate a president who can sit down and be a real (well as real as one can get as a person on national television who is the leader of the free world). I also bet that some of the things that Obama and his wife say in the bedroom is much more offensive than this
Stop holding presidents to some unrealistic standard. They are people as well.