Friday, August 17, 2012

Why No One Gets Really Upset at the Stupid Comments of Democrats - GOP Leader Refers to Obama Supporters as Mentally Retarded

Just a Laugh a Minute for Republicans

There is no question that Democrats and their supporters sometimes cross the line in political campaigns.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s accusations concerning Mitt Romney’s taxes are one area of concern, and a recent ad blaming Bain Capital and Mitt Romney for causing a woman’s death from cancer is another.  But when people wonder where the outrage is, this ‘joke’ by a Republican leader in Pittsburgh explains a lot.

Jim Roddey
Mr. Roddey - A really funny guy for someone
who is mentally retarded - Sorry, that's a joke in bad taste
and this Forum apologizes

Allegheny County's GOP chair and former county executive Jim Roddey has long been known for being quotable, and he added to that reputation tonight in a joke equating Obama supporters with the mentally disabled.

Roddey as usual acted as MC at the election night party for state Rep. Randy Vulakovich, R-Shaler, who won the special election to fill convicted state Sen. Jane Orie's seat in Pittsburgh's northern suburbs. Vulakovich beat Democrat Sharon Brown at about 74-26%, which Roddey said "is the largest margin we've had in 50 years!"

That got a huge response from the partisan GOP crowd of about 200 people at Vulakovich's party, whereupon Roddey went into his Obama joke.

"There was a disappointment tonight. I was very embarrassed. I was in this parking lot and there was a man looking for a space to park, and I found a space for him. And I felt badly -- he looked like he was sort of in distress. And I said, 'Sir, here's a place.' And he said, 'That's a handicapped space.' I said, 'Oh I'm so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded."

The crowd hollered and clapped, and then Roddey went into the the usual thanks at political events for grassroots supporters of the winning candidate.

And no, don’t look for condemnation of this on talk shows, in newspaper column and editorials or anywhere else.  See that would be holding Republicans to the same standard as Republicans want to hold Democrats to, and that wouldn’t be fair, would it.


  1. It was Rahm Emmanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, who first referred to progressives as "f**kin retards." And it was David Axelrod, Obama's senior political advisor, who suggested that progressives "should be drug tested." Mr. Roddey is merely echoing Obama's utter contempt for his progressive supporters.

  2. Surely, somewhere, that functioning brain stem from Alaska is in shear horror that someone would use the word "retarded"! My mistake, its a republican, thus, all is well. The faux rage dejour is not in order unless its a democratic politician or operative. Well, maybe next time it will be a democrat and she'll get the chance to froth at the mouth at the outrage!