View Full Version : Biden's comments on special needs kids called 'new low'

09-10-2008, 05:17 PM
Sen. John McCain's campaign rebuked Sen. Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying the Democratic vice presidential nominee had "sunk to a new low" by raising a debate over who cares more for special needs children.

The Republican camp's sharp response came after Biden said GOP advocates for children with birth defects should support stem cell research.
During a campaign event in Columbia, Missouri, Biden did not mention his Republican counterpart by name but said, "I hear all this talk about how the Republicans are going to work in dealing with parents who have both the joy ... and the difficulty of raising a child who has a developmental disability, who were born with a birth defect."

Biden's support of stem cell research is at odds with the position taken by the Republicans' vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, whose 5-month-old son, Trig, has Down syndrome.

Palin, an evangelical Christian, opposes stem cell research because it involves the use of human embryos, but her running mate, GOP presidential nominee McCain, does support stem cell research.

"Well, guess what, folks? If you care about it, why don't you support stem cell research (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/Stem_Cell_Research)?" asked Biden, the running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama.

Those comments brought a sharp response.

"Barack Obama's running mate sunk to a new low today, launching an offensive debate over who cares more about special needs children," McCain-Palin spokesman Ben Porritt said. "Playing politics with this issue is disturbing and indicative of a desperate campaign."


09-10-2008, 05:40 PM
ouch.....but is anyone surprised? It is Joe "Diarreah of the Mouth" Biden

09-10-2008, 05:52 PM
He's just trying to polarize their base. The problem is this will also polarize the CON base.

09-11-2008, 06:33 PM
I wish they would leave innocent children out of the fray............