In a speech to a packed room of Obama for America phone bank volunteers at the Democratic National Committee headquarters Thursday night in Washington, D.C., Special Assistant to the President Kareem Dale said that people with disabilities are going to be “absolutely killed” under the proposed policies of Mitt Romney and delivered a strong message to the crowd: “let’s win this motherfu**er.”

Dale, who is himself partially blind, acts currently as the associate director for the White House Office of Public Engagement and as a special assistant to the president for disability policy.

During his address, Dale discussed the difference between the president’s views on healthcare and Romney’s. That’s when he said that the president would “protect the disabled” and announced, in contrast, that ”people with disabilities are going to be absolutely killed under Mitt Romney’s plan.”

He continued: “We know that other minorities are not going to have the same opportunity in this country if Mitt Romney becomes president.”  He also said that the LGBT community would “lose their rights if Mitt Romney becomes president.”

“We cannot afford to go back,” he added to the crowd of about 60.  He said later, “We’ve seen [Romney], we’ve seen what he has to say, we’ve seen what he is all about” and even though he does this “whole waffling thing” that the “proof is in the pudding.”  {snip}


After telling the audience that the election is all about the ground game—making calls and knocking doors—he got animated. “The work you do is incredibly important,” he said, then raising his voice into the microphone and saying “lets win this motherfu**er!”  This final comment was met with applause, cheers, and some nervous laughter from those listening.

After the impassioned speech, Dale began making calls for the president. TheBlaze approached him and asked him to clarify his remarks. After conferring with an associate who was sitting across the room, he declined to comment, saying it was probably not a good idea based on his position.


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