October 2, 2012 10:57 AM
Obama exploits woman with Down syndrome for campaign
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Despicable: Obama uses girl with Down syndrome as cudgel to beat Romney
Just when you thought the Obama Machine couldn't stoop any lower ...
Obama and the Democrats are still working overtime to manufacture outrage over Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remarks. In order to counter the weakness of their arguments, their efforts have grown increasingly desperate. Today, we saw the most shameful product yet of Team Obama's desperation. To the Left, when the presidency is on the line, nothing is off-limits, including the exploitation of a young woman with Down syndrome.
Hello! My name is Brittany and I live in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I am 25 years old (but I will be 26 on October 3rd!). I am a registered Democrat and I have been voting since I was 18. 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.
I started working part-time in 2004 when I was in high school. I graduated in 2008 and have worked at that job ever since. My employer receives money from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare so that I can work, and the public transportation people receive money from them to take me back and forth to work. My mother applied for Social Security's Supplemental Security Income program (SSI) for me when I was 19. I really want to make lots of money and have a hot tub someday, but SSI subtracts my paychecks from my SSI benefits, so I don't have much to put into a savings account.
I am now working for a store, folding clothes and doing returns. I like my job a lot! I make $4.98 an hour and I am allowed to work 25-30 hours a week (I have paid $542.72 in federal, FICA, state, and city taxes this year as of August 31st). I just got my own apartment and share it with another girl like me. I get to pay rent now ($325 a month) and pay for my telephone and cable because I like the Disney Channel. I was not allowed to take my dog with me, but I can hang all of my Hannah Montana posters on my bedroom wall. My mother still has to help me with my medications and handling my money and stuff.
"Brittany" seems like a sweet, hardworking girl. That makes it all the more disgusting that the Obama campaign is using her to fight its battles. Calling an opponent's character into question is nothing new in an election battle. But with this latest stunt, Team Obama has thrown decency out the window. It's not enough to focus on policy disagreements; the time has come to commit character assassination.
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