There are certain things in the world that you should never make fun of someone for. It’s just one of those things that when it is supposed to be a politician discussion becomes absolutely sickening to hear.
It would be like if someone made fun of someone for being blind, or missing a limb. Or being unable to walk. These are things that a person cannot control.
The Governor of Texas is someone that people either like or dislike depending on their political persuasion. That’s fine, even if you don’t agree with him politically if you are going to be talking about him keep the talk about politics.
What is happening now is representative of the way liberals think. Insult anyone no matter how bad it makes you look. Added to that, when it’s someone that is supposed to be held to a high moral standard like a judge it just makes you want to vomit.
Plenty of shade has been thrown Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s way. It’s what you get for being a conservative, even deep in the heart of Texas.
That shade, however, usually doesn’t involve the fact that Abbott, a Republican, is a paraplegic — and, in particular, how he got that way.
Travis County, Texas, Judge Sarah Eckhardt, a Democrat, is apologizing after trying to make a funny about a jogging accident that left Abbott paralyzed below the waist at age 26. (Abbott is now 61.)
According to The Texas Tribune, Eckhardt was on a panel on progressive activism at the website’s annual festival last week. At some point, she began discoursing on decisions the Texas Legislature had made, including an ordinance in Austin that limited which trees could be cut down.
Eckhardt then joked that Abbott “hates trees because one fell on him.”
According to John Daniel Davidson of The Federalist, who reported the story, her remarks drew laughter from the crowd.
Eckhardt later apologized for the offensive remark about the governor in a statement.
“In my panel today at the Texas Tribune Festival on ‘Public Enragement’ I spoke about the importance of being able to disagree without being disagreeable,” Eckhardt said. “Then I said something disagreeable.”
“I want to apologize to Governor Abbott. I made a flippant comment that was inappropriate. The comment did nothing to further the debate I was participating in, much less further the political discourse in our community, state, and nation.”