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‘Sully’ Sullenberger responds to Lara Trump mocking Joe Biden’s stutter

Discussion in 'General Politics' started by The Barbarian, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Crabby Old White Guy

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    Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says he was once was a stutterer, and opened his piece reminiscing about how his stutter affected his life while growing up in Denison, Texas.
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    “Those feelings came rushing back when I heard Lara Trump mocking former Vice President Joe Biden at a Trump campaign event, with the very words that caused my childhood agony,” Sullenberger wrote.


    During a “Women for Trump” event in Iowa this Thursday, Lara Trump, seemingly mocked Biden’s speech impediment and suggested the Democrats are in big trouble having him as a front runner in the 2020 election. “Every time he comes on stage and they turn to him, I’m like, Joe can you get it out, let’s get the words out, Joe,” she said. “You kinda feel bad for him.”


    Although he’s a Biden supporter, Sullenberger says his disgust with Lara Trump goes “beyond politics.”


    “Stop. Grow up. Show some decency. People who can’t have no place in public life,” Sullenberger wrote.
    Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger responds to Lara Trump mocking Joe Biden’s stutter: ‘I once stuttered — I dare you to mock me’


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  2. GOD Shines Forth!

    GOD Shines Forth! Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I never had the sense Biden stuttered. I don't think he's a particularly gifted speaker (they are rare), but he never caused me to think he has a speech impediment.
     
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  3. Curtis.Hilliker

    Curtis.Hilliker Now what.......

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    I agree, we shouldn’t make fun of people like that. With that said, TRUMP 2020!!!!
     
  4. createdtoworship

    createdtoworship In the grip of grace

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    tossing mud comes from both sides of the isle. That's why bipartisanship fails. We need to vote for people who resemble our saviour not a political party.
     
  5. The Barbarian

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    We need to start at the top. If our president thinks it's O.K. to publicly make fun of a person's handicap, why wouldn't his daughter feel empowered to do the same?

    If we elect people like that, why wouldn't we see moral decay in our nation?
     
  6. Albion

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    Laura Trump did NOT "mock" Biden, no matter what else one may think of her comments. This means that it's Sullenberger who should be questioned, if anyone.
     
  7. The Barbarian

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    That's not arguable:
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    President Trump's daughter-in-law Lara Trump went after former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday at a campaign event for Trump.

    She seemed to be mocking Biden's well-documented stuttering problem, telling the crowd: "I feel kind of sad for Biden ... I'm supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes onstage or they turn to him, I'm like, 'Joe can you get it out? Let's get the words out Joe.' "
    Lara Trump mocks Biden: 'Let's get the words out Joe'

    Like father, like daughter. The weird thing is, they don't seem to actually realize this sort of thing is despicable.


    Very Trumpian response. Well done.





     
  8. Chesterton

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    Biden has a "well-documented stuttering problem"? I've been hearing him speak on TV most of my adult life and never heard him stutter.
     
  9. GACfan

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    As the old adage goes... Birds of a feather stick together.

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  10. The Barbarian

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    He's managed to do a good job of controlling it.

    The moment was a poignant one. As John Hendrickson recently detailed for the Atlantic, Biden has had a stutter since childhood. He’s been public about it and has worked with kids who have speech difficulties themselves.


    “I hope what they see is: Be mindful of people who are in situations where their difficulties do not define their character, their intellect,” Biden told Hendrickson, alluding to public perceptions of his stuttering, which may not even be noticeable to most, but was an issue for him through college. “Because that’s what I tell stutterers. You can’t let it define you.”


    Even before the Atlantic’s feature article, Biden’s experience with stuttering was moderately well known. But one person who was apparently oblivious about it is former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. She responded to Biden’s closing comments by mocking him in a remarkably callous tweet.

    (mocking deleted)
    But a short time later, in an unusual and commendable move for someone associated with Trump, Sanders ended up not only deleting her tweet, but apologizing to Biden, writing, “I actually didn’t know that about you and that is commendable. I apologize and should have made my point respectfully.”
    https://www.vox.com/2019/12/20/21031333/joe-biden-stuttering-sarah-sanders-democratic-debate

    I wonder if Laura Trump will have the moral fiber to do the same.

     
  11. Aldebaran

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    Biden doesn't stutter. He simply slurs his words and talks nonsense. It's more related to age than a simple speech impediment.
     
  12. The Barbarian

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    No that's wrong. He's had the problem since childhood, although he does control it well.

    Oh, you're thinking of this guy...





    Biden is 77 and he doesn't slur and blather nonsense like that.
     
  13. Sistrin

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    One would think he would have more backbone than this. Wonder who got to him.
     
  14. The Barbarian

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    Apparently, he had the right stuff to make, in a matter of seconds, the decision that saved all those people on his aircraft.

    Speaking of backbone...

    'Sully' Sullenberger, hero pilot, slams Lara Trump for Joe Biden comments: 'Show some decency'
    ‘Sully’ Sullenberger, hero pilot, slams Lara Trump for Joe Biden comments: ‘Show some decency’


    Obviously, Sully has more backbone than 90% of congressional republicans.
     
  15. Chesterton

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    IOW, he doesn't stutter, and Sully's tweet and your post reek of desperation since we all know Trump will be re-elected.
     
  16. Chesterton

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    I think Sully really insulted Biden. Here's a man running to be "leader of the free world" and he needs someone to defend him because someone made fun of him? Ouch.
     
  17. The Barbarian

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    I'm thinking that Biden was doing a nice job of handling Trump by himself. So do most Americans, judging by the increasing leads Biden has over Trump in most states. And I'm thinking maybe Biden decided no one with any sense was paying attention to the woman anyway, and laughed it off.

    Sully, from all I hear, is less tolerant of spiteful fools like Trump.
     
  18. The Barbarian

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    Rarely, these days. Every now and then. I suppose she thought that it would be a way to hurt him.

    If that's going to happen, Trump needs to do something to turn it around soon. Biden is eating his lunch in every swing state he needs to win, to keep the WH.

    And it's more than just a matter of pride for him. There are a number of criminal investigations for which he'd be indictable if he wasn't president.

    That's desperation.
     
  19. Aldebaran

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    Biden was dismissive of a woman? That doesn't sound like Biden.
     
  20. Aldebaran

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    "Every now and then" he says quite a bit of crazy things.
     
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