The Special Olympics motto states, "Let me win but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt." Physically and mentally challenged athletes the world over prepare year round for a few moments of supreme triumph. The attempt made is without question an act of superior courage and desire.
Barack Obama, the presumptuous White House occupier, mocked the Special Olympic and the Olympians with a supremely crass and reprehensible joke making light of the achievements of the thousands who struggle mightily just to don their countries uniforms, walk or wheel or crawl to the track or pool or alley, and earn the respect of their country and the world.
President Obama sat down with Jay Leno on Thursday for a late-night TV interview that spanned a range of topics -- from the economic crisis to the presidential dog -- and even, at one point, featured the president joking that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics.Really, Barry? Like the Special Olympics? The photo above, is that how you bowl, Barry? Does your body rebel every day against the simplest of tasks? Do you, Barry, need aid just to hold the damned bowling ball? Is your bowling really like the Special Olympics? Or is the truth that you are an arrogant, pompous ass devoid of any empathy whatsoever; that all the sympathy you know you learned by reading Bill Clinton's book?
The bowling comment was a reminder of his poor performance on the lanes last year during one of his campaign stops. Obama bragged to "The Tonight Show" that he recently bowled 129 on the White House alley.
"It's like Special Olympics," he said.
To be just a tenth as good as a Special Olympian can only be a pipe dream for the disgusting Chicago thug that is Barack Obama. The only thing world class about Obama is his standing as putz-in-chief. For this episode, there is no excuse, no explanation, no remedy; there is no amount of two-faced double talk that can smooth this away.
I have seen American leaders on the world stage since Truman, some exemplary, some embarrassing. This is the first time in my adult life that I am ashamed of the leader of this country.
Washington Post, The Sleuth
Leno asked the president whether the White House bowling alley had been "burned and closed down" in light of Obama's gutter ball embarrassment on the campaign trail last year.Oh, so Obama isn't crass, just thoughtless. And we're supposed to feel so much better that we have a national leader who doesn't think before before talking. Not good enough; try again.
Obama replied, "No, no. I have been practicing . . . I bowled a 129."
The audience roared with laughter, and the late-night talk show host assured Obama "that's very good, Mr. President." To which Obama interjected, "It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something."
The audience laughed. But the White House didn't let the comment linger without clarification.
"The president made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters flying aboard Air Force One after the taping of the show, according to a transcript released by the White House. "He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world."
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