Dem-Privilege: Chuck Schumer Calls Children The 'R-Word', Immediatly Forgiven
Little Chucky Schumer is just one of many Democrats recently using derogatory or discriminatory words but getting a free pass from the left. The Senate Majority Leader used the word 'retarded' to describe mentally handicapped children in a recent podcast but because he's Democrat the use of the politically incorrect term was ignored and forgiven immediately
Had he been a Republican, we all know they would have dragged him through the mud and demanded his resignation. Instead if calling Schumer out for using a derogatory term, liberals deemed the word 'outmoded'.
Appearing on the One NYCHA podcast, Schumer used the word “retarded” in making a point about the challenge of overcoming community resistance to housing initiatives meant to serve vulnerable populations.
“When I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregate living place for retarded children — the whole neighborhood was against it,” Schumer said, referring to the time he spent representing parts of Brooklyn in the New York legislature from 1975 to 1980 prior to serving in Congress.
“These are harmless kids. They just needed some help,” he said, adding that the effort was ultimately successful. “We got it done. Took a while.”
The term is considered outdated and offensive by many, and advocates for people with mental and intellectual disabilities discourage its use.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 14, 2021
The Federalist's Senior editor Mollie Hemingway responded appropriately by saying, "The privilege of being a Democrat who is useful to the left's agenda is that the propaganda press don't destroy you when you do stuff like this. Not a slur worthy of cancellation -- just an "outmoded word." So nice for him!"
The people of Twitter also ripped into Schumer, many were self-proclaimed lifelong liberals:
One user wrote: "I'm a lifelong liberal voter, but I have to ask: Why is it that for Schumer we're saying "outmoded" word, when if a Republican said it, we'd be saying "offensive" word?"
Another added: "Something tells me if McConnell said “re*****” it wouldn’t be referred to as *outmoded*. Just a hunch."
They're not wrong.
Take a look at Hunter Biden who was caught using the 'n-word' on a recording from his own laptop but the media refuses to address it.