lord I’m just in tears this morning over that throw away comment he made about the Special Olympics last night. It’s so freaking disheartening.
I’m glad he apologized to the head of the Special Olympics, at least someone showed some sort of awareness, but good freaking grief on a stick. He’s a highly intelligent man who has been primed to be hyper-aware of his every thought and word after years of campaigning, on what he knew was going to be a very big (and historic) stage, and he said WHAT? Really?
What sort of hope can we, as parents, have that our kids will ever be respected for who they are and for the determination and strength they show every damned day of their lives if even the President makes these sorts of off the cuff remarks. I’m sure he didn’t mean anything by it. I’m sure he said it without thinking which makes it worse. It’s so pervasive and it’s so hurtful.