The Obama campaign web site features a “letter of the week” from a 25-year-old woman, who writes, “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.”
Daily Caller columnist Matt Lewis noticed the letter and took the Obama camp to task.
This is horrible for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that Mitt Romney’s 47 percent comments had nothing to do with this. It’s also hypocritical, inasmuch as it is Obama – not Romney — who has been insensitive regarding special needs children.
As the Telegraph noted in ’09,
Asked by Mr Leno, who hosts the show, if he had been practicing bowling in his Washington office, Mr Obama joked that his highest score was the extremely low total of 129. “That’s very good, Mr President,” Mr Leno interjected in a sarcastic tone. Mr Obama then countered that the score was “like the Special Olympics or something”. (Emphasis mine.)
(And let’s not even get into all the attacks on Trig Palin coming from Obama’s friends on the left.)
Look, I get it. Campaigns are tough, but this is a below-the-belt accusation coming from the Obama campaign. I will anxiously wait to see if the mainstream media calls this a gaffe — or insists that Team Obama take down this letter.