#rsrh He’s Barack Obama, and he approves that crass exploitation.


In its latest effort to slap Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment, the Obama campaign on Monday tapped a young woman with Down syndrome to pull at the heartstrings of undecided voters.

The Obama-Biden campaign’s web page featured a “letter of the week” from a 25-year-old woman who wrote that “I am one of the 47% of Americans who fall under Mitt Romney’s definition of ‘entitled’ and ‘unable to take responsibility for my life.’ I have Down syndrome.”

I know that Barack Obama wishes to be President for four more years, but exploiting special needs individuals is no way to do that.

Moe Lane


  • Rob Crawford says:

    “exploiting special needs individuals is no way to do that”
    Little late to change VP.

  • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

    “I am one of the 47% of Americans who fall under Mitt Romney’s definition of ‘entitled’ and ‘unable to take responsibility for my life.’ I have Down syndrome and Barack Obama supports aborting people like me as a matter of choice.

    Mr. President – do you really want to play this game?

  • acat says:

    I have a cousin a couple times removed who’s one of the 8% of downs children not aborted.
    She’s a sweet kid, looks downright elvish.. and although her development isn’t on normal trajectory and her mother (also my cousin, obviously .. and who may as well be a single mom – her first husband died, her second is on disability .. and on the couch, most of the day) works hard at a WalMart job to care for her.
    Yes, the government helps, but .. so do family (unpaid, *unasked* for that matter) and their church…. and she (the mom) will crawl over broken glass to vote Romney.
    Why? Because her daughter is NOT a campaign token!

  • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

    Barack Obama and David Axelrod achieve what was thought nearly impossible: they ruin the reputations of Chicago politicians

  • lourae says:

    I have lib friends who are pretty queasy over this one. I think it will backfire for that reason–and it also tells me that the 47% remarks landed a blow to Obama.

  • Earlgrey says:

    So is the logical conclusion supposed to be that 47% of our population is unable due to some disability or age to contribute by paying taxes. That is simply untrue.

  • Cameron says:

    Wasn’t Sarah Palin criticized for having a child with Down’s Syndrome and “using him as a prop”? Yet somehow this is acceptable.

  • HungarianFalcon says:

    Color me confused. I thought Obama thought we shouldn’t be saddled with an unwanted pregnancy. Now he thinks otherwise? Head is spinning.


  • Cameron says:

    Good to know the hate mail continues to flow.

  • lineholder says:

    Yeah, it’s exploitation alright. Obamacare caps the FSA deductions to $2500, which is going to make it hard for people with special needs like Brittany to get the care that they need.

    BTW, the Obama campaign obviously doesn’t want the truth spoken on their website. I followed your link, Moe, and posted a comment stating the facts about FSAs. It didn’t make it past moderation.

  • acat says:

    lineholder – of course not. FSAs are too close to giving away the game …


  • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

    Here is another example of the Obama Administration playing the smallest of small ball and if anyone from Politico, NY Times, WaPo happens by YOU DON’T PLAY SMALL BALL IF YOU ARE AHEAD BY 30 RUNS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH. http://barackobama.tumblr.com/post/32683015127/vennstiel-because-they-kinda-do-really

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Would undecided voters be the kind that go to campaign websites?

    Would it be wise to have funny pictures of cats at your campaign website to draw in the undecided voters?

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