Today the discussion of Rahm Emanuel’s use of the word “retard” — to describe liberal Democrats who wanted to publicly attack fellow party members who oppose health-care reform — gets elevated even further:
I think the big news is the crackup going on. Our politically correct society is acting like some giant insult has taken place by calling a bunch of people who are retards, retards.
I mean, these liberal activists are kooks. They are loony tunes. And I’m not going to apologize for it, I’m just quoting Emanuel. It’s in the news. I think the news is that he’s out there calling Obama’s number one supporters effing retards. So now there’s going to be a meeting. There’s going to be a retard summit at the White House, much like the beer summit between Obama and Gates and that cop in Cambridge.
Don’t worry, Rush, we didn’t expect you to apologize for using the word “retard.” Nor will we expect Sarah Palin to ask you to resign over it, either. But seriously, can we drop this word? Rush — Madonna uses it. Isn’t that enough to make you never want to say it again? Though we will say it’s generous of you to say that there’s going to be a “retard summit” at the White House. We would have thought that in your world, there was one going on there all along.
Responding to Palin-Emanuel controversy, Limbaugh says liberals who complained about health care reform “are retards” [Media Matters]