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179 Responses to Did Obama Offend With His Special Olympics Joke?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:16 am
    Link: Did Obama Offend With His Special Olympics Joke? - Obama was on the Tonight Show with Leno last night and made a slight joke about the Special Olympics. Was it that bad?
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:19 am
    I bowled a 36 last time I went bowling.
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    loadstar Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:23 am
    Oh well, it was just a slip. Its not like he said "Hey man, I bowl like a handi-tard".
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    DubleU Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:24 am
    Meh. I don`t think he did. It is not like he had a WHOLE conversation on it.
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    tluvsdolfins Female 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:28 am
    I work with Special Olympics, bowing in fact. My kids bowl better than a 129. :p

    Insulted no. Not exactly PC, but not really a nasty comment either.

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    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:31 am
    noone would say anything anyways cuz he`s black... just saying lol (not meant to be racist, just pullin an Obama)
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    rjmccrthy Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:34 am
    Um, no. And that`s kind of retarded for people to be saying that it did.
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    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:34 am
    So the guy can`t say anything without it being psychologically, politically or socially scrutinized?
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:36 am
    What surprises me about people blowing this off is that they either don`t realize, or don`t want to acknowledge what this reveals about his character. The man has a deep-seeded dislike for anyone he deems "beneath" him. This can be seen in all his speeches, mannerisms, and body language. Personally I think that mostly stems from the teachings of his "spiritual advisor" (probably one of the most racist men on earth). But no one is saying anything (CNN has this buried deep) because he`s the media`s mistress and because he`s black. I promise you, had he been a white President making a comment like this about blacks, EVERYONE would be all over it for MONTHS!
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:39 am
    Anyone who studies rhetoric or psychology knows that there is no "slip of the tongue". What we say is how we truly feel. And clearly he feels that people in special olympics aren`t worth anything athletically. Nevermind the fact that I would put money on the special olympian over Obama any day of the week, in ANY sport!
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:40 am
    @Vhreio

    Nope. That comes with the job. As president, you get scrutinized. Frankly, I don`t see a problem with that.

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    Fairienyte Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:41 am
    Wow, people are reading WAY too much into this.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:47 am
    This sais to me that he didn`t expect himself to be good at bowling just like he doesn`t expect the special olympics participants to be good at olympics but they and he are. He didn`t say anything wrong
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    andystevens Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:51 am
    Democrats are allowed to mock the mentally and phisically retarded. Back in 1994, Al Gore called Oliver North "the colonel of untruth" and said Mr. North was counting on political contributions from "the extra-chromosome (people with down syndrome) right wing" and was never called out on it by the media. So, nothing new here.
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    KOLLO Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:51 am
    do people actually care that much about it? i had to listen too it twice because it was such a tiny reference. pants. besides, the offical term is paralympics not special.
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    teh1337 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:05 am
    Oh grow up people. Gawd we`ve turned into such a nation of babies and super sensitive twits. Bleh.
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    andystevens Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:06 am
    "besides, the offical term is paralympics not special.

    Note to Special Olympics: KOLLO from IAB has changed the name of your organization. Please update your web site...

    http://www.specialolympics.org/

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    Zerro Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:06 am
    I don`t think it`s a big deal, BUT

    You know if Dubya or McCain said this they would get pounded.

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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:07 am
    =( The pres. bowls better than me...
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    reDonkulous Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:08 am
    s0rd3dvis1on: 129 is not a good score in bowling. He slipped up because he didn`t have a teleprompter to read off of.
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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:09 am
    "Another bonehead mistake from President Nigg... oops slip of the tongue...President Obama."

    Yeah only a coward uses the N word on internet forums. I dare you to say that to an African American in real life if you have the balls.

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:10 am
    You know this wouldn`t be an issue if he wasn`t black. I mean come on. That`s supposed to be offesive?
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:13 am
    @brescoah... A slip of the tounge? It`s a keyboard and has a backspace key. Typical southern white racist. You know, your avi kind of resembles a white hood.
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    teh1337 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:21 am
    If a comedian or actor said this, do you think they`d get any flak? Of course not. Everyone is just looking for the tiniest little bullpoo to call on the president. Such a joke.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:22 am
    @brescoah: A slip of the tongue?

    Whatever.

    Troll

    @Concetra: People like brescoah thrive in forums like this because they think they`re safe. He`d NEVER say that in public for fear of the ass-whipping he`d receive from the majority.

    The Internet: Home to narrow-minded, yellow-bellied wussy cowards since 1992.

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    ADMFlapplap Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:22 am
    He didn`t offend me, but I`m sure he offended plenty of other people. He should know better.

    As for this sh*t:

    <Another bonehead mistake from President Nigg... oops slip of the tongue...President Obama.>

    brescoach, you gotta be kidding me. If you`re going to make an idiotic racist joke, at least make a funny idiotic racist joke. But I guess you can`t expect much in the way of wit from an undereducated, xenophobic ass.

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    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:25 am
    he was talking about leno`s reaction.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:26 am
    @brescoach: Yes, your first comment quite clearly shows you are a racist.

    Also, the word "retard" is just as offensive as the word "n*gger".

    I would say that your level of ignorance is astonishing, but it really isn`t.

    Coward.

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    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:26 am
    If Bush had said that there would be crap flying everywhere.
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    rocknroll892 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:27 am
    Wait so you think that by typing "nigg" and not finishing the word it shows that you have lack of racism? Can you explain this to me?
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    brescoach Female 60-69
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:35 am
    "Wait so you think that by typing "nigg" and not finishing the word it shows that you have lack of racism? Can you explain this to me?"

    Because if I wanted to be truly racist and offensive, then why wouldn`t I have typed the whole word? I don`t care what color his skin is. I care that he`s a bad person who doesn`t give a crap about my liberties, my country or my constitution. I also didn`t like the guy before him for the same reasons.

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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:47 am
    who cares? comments are said like this all the time... would you prefer a president who doesnt say anything out of place or one who is more like most of the population? because if he is more like you and me then he is damned more likely to make a decision in our your favour
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:47 am
    our/your
  34. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:48 am
    ...that`s it?
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:52 am
    So CharlieA...was that a slip of YOUR tongue to refer to all Southerners as racists??? I`m from Texas, and I promise you I`m no racist. YOU however ARE when you make comments like that!
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:54 am
    lordtyusa: "I promise you, had he been a white President making a comment like this about blacks, EVERYONE would be all over it for MONTHS!"
    That`s probably because most people in the special olympics would be bad at bowling whereas being black isn`t a bad thing...
    You fail at comparison.
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:56 am
    sOrd3dvis1on: So you`re saying you don`t see anything wrong with him implying special olympians are no good at olympic sports???
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:58 am
    129? beats my all time best... and i used to bowl a lot not too long ago and still do on occaison
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
    @lordtyusa... where did I say that all Southerners are racist? You didn`t do so well in language comprehension in school, did you?
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:00 am
    Oh my God, everybody just shut up. How many times has that stupid "arguing on the internet is like being in the special olympics etc" thing been posted on here and NOBODY gets all up in arms about it? Who gives a crap, he wasn`t being an non-nice individual about it, it`s just a stupid joke. Jesus.
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:00 am
    @brescoach: Ronald Regan would like to have a word with you
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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:01 am
    @brescoach... You sound like a douchebag of the first order. I voted for McCain.
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    michaeltrieb Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
    sure, it might seem like a mild thing to say, but people need to realise that if Bush, McCain, Palin...if ANYONE on the right side of the political spectrum said anything like this, they would be DESTROYED. I mean, they would be completely attacked and exposed, and we all know it.
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    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
    Taint: So as long as the general populace considers a group incapable at something, it`s alright to mock them??? which ALL minority groups have at some point been treated thusly. And it was socially acceptable at that time to treat them that way. THAT is my comparison! Why is it no longer alright to insult other minority groups, but alright to insult the disabled???Besides, how do you know "most...would be bad at bowling"? Have you ever seen them bowl? Have you done a large case study on this? Or was that just a slip of your tongue???
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    corrine26 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:07 am
    What is it about Fridays that brings out trolls like brescoach?
  46. Profile photo of lordtyusa
    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:07 am
    @CharlieA

    And you fail at simple short-term memory exercises. You said it was "typical" of him since he`s from the south. I too am from the south and I don`t think or feel that way at all. YOU however made a generalization implicating all people from that region with your remarks!

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    corrine26 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:09 am
    Oh look! There are two!
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:10 am
    Well...

    It should be obvious by now that brescoach is a troll of the first order.

    Let`s just ignore him. He made that comment because he WANTED to get a negative reaction.

  49. Profile photo of lordtyusa
    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:12 am
    I am so done with this whole conversation. I`m having trouble seeing over the general hypocrisy of some of these people!

    Final score:

    Me: 100
    CharlieA: 0
    Tainteddeity: -100 (That would be an epic fail for those of you keeping score!)

  50. Profile photo of corrine26
    corrine26 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:14 am
    >lordtyusa, you don`t read the english language so well and really come off as sounding retarded. I guess this an appropriate forum to be like that. You are funny.
  51. Profile photo of lordtyusa
    lordtyusa Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:14 am
    And by the way Corrine, are you calling me a troll? I`m not a troll just because I feel it necessary to stand up against people who deem it socially acceptable to insult another group of people (in this case the disabled). But I am done with this conversation, so leave your rude comments outside please.
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    shortsagitar Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:14 am
    lol aww...
  53. Profile photo of brescoach
    brescoach Female 60-69
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:17 am
    Now I`m a 65 year old Canadian woman. Will the internet believe it? Of course.
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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:21 am
    No.
    You may not have noticed but retarded people are well, uh, retarded.

    Its a well known fact.

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    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:25 am
    And, I dont mean to blow your minds here but, cripples usually lack control of their limbs. Which actually hinders their ability to preform simple actions or activites, such as sports.

    I know its crazy right!?

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    pighumper Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:33 am
    I really doubt any retards took offence to this.
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    vstorm Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:34 am
    Nope, he gets away with it... he`s just way too smooth to have put his foot in it. If Bush had said it, given the number of bloopers he made during his term, I think the PC lobby would have jumped on him and torn him a new one. With Obama you just somehow know it wasn`t meant in any bad way.
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:40 am
    That`s fine!! He`s human, he had a bit of a slip but I highly doubt he harbours some deep seated prejudice against disabled people!

    I hate the fact that today everything anybody says - celebrity, politician, joe blogs has to be analysed for any trace of anything that may potentially offend somebody. Its SO PATHETIC. And yes, I know, he is the president he shouldn`t say anything offensive, and be prejudiced blah blah. Like I said before though, he is human! He makes jokes and somotimes, they are bad and perhaps illadvised! SO what!

    Besides, over here we have good old Prince Philip putting his big old foot in his mouth in far more worrying ways!

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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Obama mentioned the Special Olympics.
    Special Olympics are a joke.

    Therefore, Obama told a joke.

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    Chiefy Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:48 am
    But..But..He`s Obama. He can get away with anything right? Cause everyone looovees him. *rolls eyes*
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    buttersisluv Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:55 am
    I don`t get the joke.
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    BBQ Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:55 am
    What`s the problem? Are the "special people" going to come kick his ass? I think not, unless they made the white house wheel-chair friendly. In that case he`s faaaawked!
    Also, a lot in the special olympics would probably kick the ass of regular olympic people.

    I`m thinking, of course, of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woYG6Uq6O...

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    PeRsOnAaNiMa Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:00 am
    See, if Bush would have said something like that though, people would be all up his ass.
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    rdco49 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:03 am
    I saw this last night on air and when he said that I giggled a bit, then cringed and thought, "ooooooh... he`s gonna get in trouble!"
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    SM25 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:05 am
    He`s the President and he is black, who is going say anything?? Im sure not. Thats nothing compared to George Bush XD
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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:07 am
    damn, I missed this last night. I wanted to see the anti-christ himself in action.
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    Sigon Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:16 am
    SM25, thats exactly the point, you have nothing to say to Obama cause he`s black, but Bush? he`d have been crucified...it just really goes to show how ridiculously double-standarded people in this country are...and it makes me sick
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:18 am
    If Robert Downey Jr. taught me anything in `Tropic Thunder,` it`s never go full retard.
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    SM25 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:18 am
    Same, very sick.
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:19 am
    Yes, and George bush wants OBGYNs to practice their love with women.

    But Obama makes me feel better about my bowling, now. :)

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:21 am
    Seriously though...

    If Bush would have said it, holy hell would have blown and it would`ve been the lead story of every media channel.

    That said, I like Obama more now for his `tard joke. Makes him more normal like me--I`ve been know to crack a retard joke every now and again--we all have.

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    freedan104 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Eh, he made a mistake. We all use phrases that can be considered offensive. people say "thats gay` or `thats retarded` all the time without thinking about it. Obiviously he wasn`t being very PC, but you can tell he wasn`t trying to be offensive.... just a poor attempt at humor.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:32 am
    Hahaha, wait, they`re talking about the bowling alley in the white house?

    Maybe that was just a thinly veiled allusion to the former president...

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:02 am
    Wow, can you imagine what would have happened had Bush done that?
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    mvagts Female 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:05 am
    The special olympics should be happy they are no longer being compared to George Bush. We all need to get over ourselves (yes...including the special olympics) and get a grip.
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    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:10 am
    Yay. Our president is a celebrity. Let`s just bring up George Bush in every comment to somehow excuse him.
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    tluvsdolfins Female 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:12 am
    I don`t think that it`s being "ignored" because he`s black, democrat, OR Obama. It`s because it`s no big deal.

    Did you know that a lot of the KIDS I work with at SPECIAL OLYMPICS call each other Retards?! They don`t care, and the parents who saw this last night don`t care. It`s not like he said, "I hate retards." He was making a comment about scores of Sp. Ol kids. Which, statistically ARE lower. I have about 6 kids that beat 120 every week, I also have 60 others who can`t break 100.

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    snottydyck Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:25 am
    the office of president of the u.s. on an entertainment show should be an embarrassment to every american.
    but then the morons who voted for him this is probably the only news source they get.
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    mavos2 Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:26 am
    So What!! i think it makes the guy more geniuine! whoever is put in the hot seat at the end of the day is only human and it`s ridiculas to expect such a high standard of perfection! lets look at ourselves before we slate others. we ALL make bad taste jokes it`s human nature and if we can`t laugh at ourselves from time to time then the world is in a much worse state than ever!! If he was a "robot" type who never put a foot wrong everybody would slate him for being dull!
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    tluvsdolfins Female 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:28 am
    Snottydyck, I`ll take a Leno watcher for a voter over a 70 Club voter any day.
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:32 am
    DUDE! I saw this last night. I had to do a double take. Judging by reactions, I just figured I sort of imagined it and blew it off.

    ::watches again::

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    acthrellis Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:32 am
    what about "Special Ed" by Stephen Lynch? Its freaking hilarious, and incredibly offensive. Offensive (sometimes) = funny.
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    SubSt8 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:35 am
    Offensive being funny is acceptable at certain times...coming from a president though? Common now, if Bush had said this there would have been riots in the street, I still would have laughed either way though. Inappropriate but funny.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:36 am
    Umm.. no, that wasn`t bad at all. He was making fun of himself.
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    acthrellis Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Well if the only thing people can attempt to bash him for during his presidency so far is for comparing himself to special ed kids, then he`s doing pretty good. I`m sure the republicans will have a ball with this video, though.
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    Minicow Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:43 am
    No, acthrellis. There`s actually plenty of stuff to bash him for so far, unfortunately. A rather obscene amount of stuff, really.
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    acthrellis Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:46 am
    You must be republican. :)
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    SubSt8 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:53 am
    He MUST be republican because only republicans can see the negatives of a liberal president right?
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    He said that in the same way I call people retards.
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Big whoop.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    "I bowled a 129"

    riight mr 37

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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    He meant to make fun of himself. It`s harmless.
  93. Profile photo of primetimekin
    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    "So the guy can`t say anything without it being psychologically, politically or socially scrutinized?"

    You mean like bush?

    "Well if the only thing people can attempt to bash him for during his presidency so far is for comparing himself to special ed kids, then he`s doing pretty good. I`m sure the republicans will have a ball with this video, though."

    The only thing? Pfft

    "You must be republican. :)"
    Ad homonim

    Now as far as my reaction to this.... I`m not mad that he said it, I`m mad I haven`t seen it on every major news network over and over again. If it was Bush, it would be everywhere, why not treat Obama the same?

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    SubSt8 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Well stated primetimekin, but you wont because of the liberal media stations, I only even heard it in passing on fox, they kinda just brought it up, played the clip, and moved forward...like it should be. But had this been a republican president, we would be hearing about this for the next 4 months.

    Meh, what can you do though, thats the way it is.

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    AtomicSkier9 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm
    Does that change his political views? Political actions? No. He was making fun of himself, not the special need kids in the Special Olympics...
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    averybigman Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    aaaaand who cares?

    not me.

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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    No
  98. Profile photo of doZer_roZZ
    doZer_roZZ Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    I agree with primetimekin....regardless of which party I`m in or who I voted for, I believe if it had been Bush it would have been all over everything...but its Obama and so then its ok apparently...sounds like a double standard to me
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 1:12 pm
    Maybe the hypocracy and double standard arises not because Obama gets away with something he shouldn`t, but because so many people disliked Bush so intently that they would turn nothing into something?
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    beersapper Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    While it might have been a bit distasteful, I do not see that he meant any harm in his statement. It, to me, seems a matter of focus. There is the whole `oh he totally ripped on the Special Olympics` mentality. I saw it more of `the Special Olympics bowlers can do better than I can`. The point of the matter, I think, is that he was showing he is just a normal guy... I am lucky to hit 129 too.

    Why must we always assume the message is negative or there is harm in what was said. I suppose it`s probably better that we miss the other 9 minutes and 59 seconds of what he had to say and focus in on one blown way out of proportion statement.

    It`s not like you haven`t ever said something insensitive or off-color. He is just as human as you or I.

  101. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    I really don`t care that he made a special olympics joke, I do it all the time.

    I really don`t care that people aren`t making a big deal about it, because it isn`t a big deal.

    And I really don`t care that if Bush would have done this, it would have been everywhere. Why? Because Bush said so many stupid things and fumbled over his words so much and people hated him so much, he couldn`t say or do anything without being made fun of.
    It`s not that Obama is loved so much that there is this difference, it`s that Bush was so hated.

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    doZer_roZZ Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    "Maybe the hypocracy and double standard arises not because Obama gets away with something he shouldn`t, but because so many people disliked Bush so intently that they would turn nothing into something?"

    I completely agree with you on that point. :-)

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    And I agree, him being on Leno is just ridiculous. Be a president, not a celebrity.
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    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    OK, did anyone stop to think that maybe Barack was referring to how Jay was patronizing him over his score? I love it how everybody just jumps to either berate the man or defend him and then they don`t look at the statement itself. It`s basically like someone sees someone dead and one guy says, "He`s dead, its a murder and this guy did it." Another says, "Nuh Uh! This other guy did it..." And no one stops to check if it was a suicide or natural death. I`m sorry if I interrupted the shouting match... I was just compelled to finally create an account because of the nonsense. Also apologize if someone already said this... I wasn`t gonna go reading all the comments that say the same things.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    Why is Obama on Jay Leno? My President is a leader of my country, I want him demonstrating how good he is...by leading well...not showing how charismatic he is on a TV show...
  106. Profile photo of LadyMorgue
    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    I thought it was in bad taste but it wasn`t HORRIBLE. For some reason I couldn`t get off of how skinny his ankles are.
  107. Profile photo of trainwreck42
    trainwreck42 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 2:50 pm
    I`m tired of people liking Obama as if he was a rockstar and not the president. He should be working at fixing our nation, if he doesn`t, I don`t see the U.S.A. being a superpower past 2010. He shouldn`t be on a talk show.
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    whipsmart Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 2:51 pm
    Must suck to be president. I myself could never let go of my offensive sense of humor.
  109. Profile photo of AnwarNova
    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    Why is Obama on Jay Leno? My President is a leader of my country, I want him demonstrating how good he is...by leading well...not showing how charismatic he is on a TV show...
  110. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    let the extreme partisanism wars... COMMENCE!
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    129? I`m sure most handicapped players bowl a heck of a lot better than that.

    Where`s the joke, where`s the offence?

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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    Anwar, we heard you the first time. Also, those late night talk shows constantly have political figures on them, and authors, athletes, etc. Just because people seem more interested in celebrities, does not mean that only celebrities go on Jay Leno. God people.
  113. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    8 years of the other guy being a warmongering dratwit and THIS is what the USA is complaining about?
  114. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    March 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    Everyone knows those tards couldn`t bowl a 129 without bumpers. And there`s lots more of a "here`s a ribbon just for trying" kind of spirit when the tards battle. Kind of like the condescension Leno was jokingly handing out. I`d let it slide.
    Wait, is special Olympics for the tards or crips?
  115. Profile photo of Chancester
    Chancester Male 18-29
    32 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Obama is threatening war with Pakistan and he has not said when we will be out of Iraq. So stop focusing on this stupid sh*t and realize we just got 4 more years of the other guy lol.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    There is no joke here. He criticized himself.

    I am more offended by the person who would consider it to be a joke to begin with.

    To be offended by that, you`d have to be an angry, racist, handicapped, pro-bowler with an attitude.

  117. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
    2290 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    OH MY GOD?!? Get off of his back people. Like nobody has done that or something close to it before. He is well over 40. He is a big boy now... He knows what he is doing and this was not going that far AT ALL.
  118. Profile photo of dystopia04
    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    nah not offensive at all
  119. Profile photo of ctucker
    ctucker Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Instead of going for the special olympics joke he should have went with "I`m at the bowling level of a 6 year old" or something to that effect. No need to go straight to the special olympics. As for the comments saying there is more important poo to worry about agreed but certain people will work with as much stuff as possible to diss Obama. I voted McCain but so far Obama isn`t that bad. People just need to realize that it`s gonna take some time before poo gets in place and nothing is going to happen immediatly.
  120. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm
    Heck yeah he offended. It was a jerk thing to say.

    The Special Olympics (created by the Kennedys in memory of one who was, tragically, lobotomized, something they did to save the family from embarrassment...) isn`t just for mentally-challenged. There are plenty of participants who will be hurt by this joke. (Not that it would be okay otherwise.)

  121. Profile photo of clairesbored
    clairesbored Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    not really offensive. but he shouldn`t have done the show.
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    oddstef Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    leno started it
  123. Profile photo of dashizzit
    dashizzit Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    HA thats pretty funny i think people get too damn touchy with things these days like who dratin cares? if i were "special" id probly laugh at that like come on.
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    boogersunite Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    its provocative but not deliberately
  125. Profile photo of lucehLOW
    lucehLOW Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    what`s wrong with it? =\

    it was just because he was being applauded for not ACTUALLY doing that well, by other people`s standards

    god alive

    and chanchester, look up the loltheory, it`s what you just commited

    xlucyx

  126. Profile photo of Mrsparks795
    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    foot in mouth!

    shouldnt have said it. but if yu think about it, obama hasnt had too many things he shouldnt have said... compared to palin :)

  127. Profile photo of MWShake
    MWShake Male 40-49
    14 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Bah. The guy`s a moron, quickly continuing the mess of the last president anyway.
  128. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    There are probably a ton of people involved in Special Olympics who could do much better than a 129.
  129. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    at least 95% of you know that you`d make the same joke, he`s only human, and it`s not a big deal.
  130. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    March 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    a bit unfortunate, but still head and shoulders above the last guy.
    let`s allow our leaders to be human, perhaps.
  131. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Oh well, it was just a slip. Its not like he said "Hey man, I bowl like a handi-tard".

    loadstar, that was lol-some.

  132. Profile photo of JMoney100
    JMoney100 Male 18-29
    312 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    he called the director or something of the special olympics even before the show aired to apologize.

    no biggy, they`ll probably get a ton of good PR from all of this. obama`s too golden to let something like that take him down.

  133. Profile photo of geek_nimrod
    geek_nimrod Female 18-29
    371 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    I do not see that as offensive at ALL. Seriously, get a sense of humor. I bet 99% of special people don`t even care.
  134. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    What`s better than winning a gold medal in the Special Olympics?

    ...Anyone?

  135. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    Big whoop. -.-
  136. Profile photo of Monstiere81
    Monstiere81 Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    @ SuperSmash:
    Q: "What`s better than winning a gold medal in the Special Olympics?"

    A: Not being retarded.

    Now, if Obama had said THAT joke, then it would be offensive, eh?

  137. Profile photo of twilight1577
    twilight1577 Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    "Obama did not "diss" handicap people. My father helped to create the special olympics in the 70s. After Obama`s comment (which actually stated that some day Obama might become good enough to play against people in the special olympics) 8 million people viewed the special olympics website. That`s 8 million more people who now know what the special oplympics really is. And ontop of that tomorrow (3/21) is National Down Syndrome Day. What Obama truly did was a good thing. Saying that he "dissed" handicapped people is an insult, to Obama and to handicapped people. It`s very imature when people take offense to things that should never have been deemed offensive in the first place." I posted this comment under the other video about Obama. I`m glad to see that other people agree that it was just a joke.
  138. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    I think what Obama was saying is that Jay praising him eventhough he didn`t do very well is like the Special Olympics. When Jay says, "No, that`s very good Mr. President" in a somewhat sympathetic, mostly sarcastic tone, Barack says, "This is kind of like the Special Olympics or something."

    If that`s the case, it would be slightly offensive. But please Twilight, I get what your saying about the publicity, but don`t give Obama credit for making the statement.

  139. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    Oh why do people even give a poo? Do they have nothing better to do with their lives?
  140. Profile photo of MichiPenny
    MichiPenny Female 18-29
    51 posts
    March 20, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    Ugh. People just want their one minute of fame by bashing Obama in some new way. People are retarded when they try to defend something just to be on tv.
  141. Profile photo of morganpaige
    morganpaige Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    All I have to say is that I`m pretty sure people would be flipping out and crucifying George Bush if he made that remark so I think ANY person who has the responsibility and job to be the president should watch what they say in the public eye.
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    _optimusmars Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    i agree with morgan
  143. Profile photo of Iambored153
    Iambored153 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm
    Dosen`t matter. Obama is just another person in this place. If I said that (Me not having any political or celebrity status), not one person would care. Obama is just another guy. Why would people even care? What is Barrak was on Roast on Comedy Central? A lot of important people went on there. Would Obama be hated for it even though so many other people have done it? I don`t understand society sometimes.
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    Iambored153 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    *If Barrak was on Roast*
  145. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
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    March 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    he was all over the news when he won and now its just...hey...its that guy!!!!
  146. Profile photo of mehh
    mehh Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    People who try to act like disabled people are not disabled are stupid. They have their own olympics because they are handicapped. Doesn`t mean Obama looks down on them. He just knows they are physically/mentally less capable. I can`t believe anyone would be offended by that
  147. Profile photo of Will-O-Wisp
    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    Meh. If anyone else had said it, everyone would think it was funny. But, you know, presidents aren`t allowed to be human.
  148. Profile photo of morganpaige
    morganpaige Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm
    THANK YOU optimusmars!


    Iambored153, I hate to break it to you but I`m pretty sure that your comment that "not one person would care" is a little extreme because I bet you anything that at least one person has found this a little wrong or offensive, actually... FOR SURE MORE THAN ONE PERSON HAS. I do not have any relatives or friends who are mentally handicapped... but I still think it was inappropriate for a man who is supposed to be our president and represent our country with class to make a crack about his bowling abilities being comparable to the abilities of those who are mentally handicapped. I believe anyone with a heart would think it was distasteful. Your generalization of NOBODY finding it offensive was far too broad, or else we wouldn`t be having this debate.

  149. Profile photo of morganpaige
    morganpaige Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    Iambored153, I`d also like to add: I am sure that if you (having no major public or presidential status) said this in public to people that there would be, without a doubt, people who would find it distasteful and offensive as well.
  150. Profile photo of SuperSmash
    SuperSmash Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    "Obama is just another guy. Why would people even care?"
    He`s the freakin` leader of the free world. That`s why people care. You gotta be careful what you say when you`re in his position. Being president of the United States basically means you are not human. You`re an icon. I make jokes all the time that I certainly wouldn`t make in public. It`s just bad judgement and poor taste.

    If Bush had said it, everyone would`ve had a field day. Don`t deny that.

    Preach on Morgan.

  151. Profile photo of morganpaige
    morganpaige Female 18-29
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    March 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    I agree with your statement completely, supersmash. Thank you! ;]
  152. Profile photo of KX250F
    KX250F Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 12:07 am
    Good. He`s comparing himself to mentally retarded people now. He`s finally accepting himself for who he really is :D
  153. Profile photo of Spartano3
    Spartano3 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 12:08 am
    At least he has a sense of humor.
  154. Profile photo of Flameguin
    Flameguin Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 12:08 am
    He represents me as a citizen of the United States of America. Because of this, my highest standards should be his lowest standards. It is his responsibility to be professional, not to make me laugh. I`ll read the funny papers if I want to laugh.

    Its not so much the special Olympics comment (even though I thought it was distasteful), its the fact that our President chose to appear on a late-night talk show, which is usually reserved for Hollywood lowlifes. That alone speaks volumes of his political tactics and his personal character.

  155. Profile photo of Flameguin
    Flameguin Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 12:11 am
    Oooops. I meant to say that his lowest standards in public should at least represent my highest.
  156. Profile photo of mikeyberman
    mikeyberman Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 2:01 am
    I don`t think that should offend. The special olympics are for people with disabilities, and all he`s saying is that he has a disability when it comes to bowling, although it`s not quite as dramatic as missing limbs or anything.

    I don`t think he means to say disabled people are bad at sports, just that they have a disadvantage, and so does he.

  157. Profile photo of mikeyberman
    mikeyberman Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 2:03 am
    Reading through the comments it seems like pretty much everyone outside of the USA doesn`t think it should be offensive. (Such as myself, mehh, Spartano3, DVLDRVR666)

    I guess you look at it very differently when the guy in question is actually ruling your country.

  158. Profile photo of AiriZombie
    AiriZombie Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 4:07 am
    I thought it was funny. If anything, he was making fun of himself if you look at the context it was in.
    I`m really happy having a president with a sense of humour, who I am easily able to understand is human, who isn`t a puppet for anyone, who has a personality and real thoughts and feelings.
    I like the fact that he went on Leno. To me that says he cares about the US as people, as well as the younger demographics (16-25) who usually watch late night talk shows. It shows us his human side, which makes me have far more respect for him than I would if he acted like a political android.
    A lot of people in the states simply WANT something to make drama over and pretend to be so greatly offended about. And how much do you want to bet that the hugest deal about this was launched by the GOP?
    It`s all a battle of opposing politics, in my opinion, and not morality.
  159. Profile photo of shipwreak
    shipwreak Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 5:36 am
    Obama, he`s human too.

    chill people

  160. Profile photo of ctucker
    ctucker Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 6:15 am
    http://www.vetocorleone.com/2009/03/bara... Found this off Gorilla Mask. Thought it would fit with the story.
  161. Profile photo of imx36degrees
    imx36degrees Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 6:54 am
    Really, though, it`s really not that big of a deal. Everyone`s just making a big deal out of it for something to do.

    To everyone who says the comment was messed up: if you were out with your friends, and they made a joke like "man i suck, i should be in the special olympics" you`d laugh, wouldn`t you?
    Exactly.

    Obama`s becoming president didn`t automatically make him a super human. He is ONLY human.

  162. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 8:11 am
    I`m loving the left`s hypocrisy in blowing this off.

    The left invented political correctness. They INVENTED getting offended at jokes like this.

    The left is lame.

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    ohn0shedidnt Female 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 8:22 am
    do they think he`s the only person who makes jokes about special olympics?
  164. Profile photo of DHise
    DHise Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 11:18 am
    "I`m loving the left`s hypocrisy in blowing this off.

    The left invented political correctness. They INVENTED getting offended at jokes like this.

    The left is lame."

    You can`t invent morals and beliefs. It`s not a physical object,

  165. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    Wow, I`m surprised I`m getting irritated by this, but some of the comments are ridiculous.

    Morgan, you`re absolutely right. If it were Bush, this would be the last straw. I`m not saying Obama is a bad guy for this, but so many people are so up on him as the Second Coming that he can do no wrong.

    Obama WAS taking a shot at disabled people, diminishing their contributions and capabilities (despite overcoming huge obstacles) by making that joke. Heck, he wouldn`t have made that heartfelt apology otherwise.

    As far as saying he is just "human" or is just a guy, well, he is held up to a higher standard. That`s why we don`t just put any old schmuck in office. The same reason we criticize him for this is the same reason we put so much stock in what he has to say when he has good ideas. We LISTEN to the guy and hang on his every word, because it`s so important.

  166. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    Oh, and there`s all sorts of nasty, vile things that people say in private that I blow off. If Obama said some of those things, it would end in his impeachment. So, that`s no argument.

    Probably the most insane thing I`ve read was, " What Obama truly did was a good thing. Saying that he "dissed" handicapped people is an insult, to Obama and to handicapped people."

    Wow, just... wow. So now what he said is a GOOD thing. "No need to apologize Mr. President. You`ve brought attention to the cause by angering so many people. If you`d just call them all `inferior`, I think we could set a new record for charitable contributions."

  167. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Bzael, you know the "left" isn`t just one person... right?
  168. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    March 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    So this retard Polish woman with Down`s is washing up and ironing clothes like a woman should, when her husband comes in, gives her a black eye for the fun of it and tips her out of her wheelchair...

    nvm, you`ve probably already heard it.

  169. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    wow, I didn`t know being president meant you weren`t allowed to speak or joke without pissing soft headed people off
  170. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Meh, I really don`t think this is really offensive. I try to find words to say more but, I just don`t see this as that big of a deal.

    On a less important note, didn`t Jay Leno retire in the summer?

  171. Profile photo of globpharm
    globpharm Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    It`s retarded how much of a stink the media is making with this.
  172. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
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    March 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm
    Anybody here ever called themselves retarded? Well there you go.
  173. Profile photo of tazman321
    tazman321 Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    I may not be a huge Obama fan, but I dont see whats so bad about saying that.
  174. Profile photo of Dragonflyn
    Dragonflyn Female 18-29
    4 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    As a president it was definitely in very poor taste. I know he is just human but jokes like that should be kept quiet, especially as a public figure, and one that is being watched like a hawk to begin with.
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    zarteck Male 13-17
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    March 21, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    i laugh so hard at how democrats now r like... geez the media is just being unfair to obama and saying its trash that they think this is offensive BUT when a republican does something minor like that its all "LOOK that persons unfit for anything how unamerican of them"... finally the shoe is on the other foot for at least 4 years and u can see how it feels
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    icfire504 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    March 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    I dont think that anyone should be offended by this, even if it was anyone else too.
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    mrtatulas Male 18-29
    271 posts
    March 22, 2009 at 7:58 am
    I`m pretty sure 129 wouldn`t get him very far in the Special Olympics. That is a horrible score. Jay Leno was kind of treating him like an overly self-conscious person would treat someone who was "bowling-challenged"... "oh no, that`s REALLY good, REALLY good!"
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    Kaoru13 Female 13-17
    12 posts
    March 22, 2009 at 8:25 am
    ...I don`t think anyone would have noticed it if the media didn`t say anything about it... and it`s just a joke.
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    huck08 Male 18-29
    426 posts
    March 22, 2009 at 11:07 am
    people need to relax...and quit letting the media control their opinions/thoughts.

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