Rahm Emanuel, president Obama's chief of staff, recently used the word "retarded" in a public display of disgust with his own kind of politician - the liberal Democrats of the Senate.
The use of this word by a high-ranking cabinet official is disgraceful.
The derogatory words such as retard and the N-word should be struck from the vocabulary of every American.
Retard is a slang word used in reference to the condition of certain people, who through no choice of their own, do not have normal brain functions.
Every disabled human being this editorial board has ever met has more compassion and common sense than Rahm Emanuel has in his little finger.