I know, I know, you already knew that, but making fun of Down Syndrome kids is what we used to call childish, but now apparently passes for adult political discourse in the fever swamps of The Left.
Dana Loesch shines a bright light into a dark corner of the internet:
The Wonkette brand of Myspace satire strikes again. Calling him the “greatest prop in history,” Wonkette proceeds to make fun of the little boy on his birthday because that’s what good writers who know about politics do. . . .
It’s a scientific phenomenon: the zealous hatred they feel for people like the Palins literally causes them to regress. Any sign of intelligence disappears and in its stead hyper-bigotry, sexism, racism, and attacks on children are permissible, because it’s a lot easier to throw a tantrum like a savage than present your dissent in an edcuated and reasoned fashion.
William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection is also on the story:
Why would Stuef think that making fun of Trig was off limits given the history of Wonkette under Layne?
Layne has thrown Stuef under the bus, but it should have been the other way around.
Others are upset too:
It breaks my heart that there is even one person in America that would say such heartbreakingly awful things about a Down syndrome child (or any child!), regardless of who his parents are. But the author is obviously not alone, as the comments are just as bad and even worse than the original post.
The Left is Sick indeed. . . .