Ann Coulter is at it again. She says she is fed up with the 'word police' and will not apologize for calling President Obama a 'retard'. I wonder if she stomped her feet like a little kid throwing a tantrum when she said it. Probably.
Never mind the fact that she was trying to insult the President of the United States by employing schoolyard bullying tactics. Sticks and stones, Ann. However, even in the face of criticism from advocates for people with disabilities, including Special Olympian John Franklin Stephens, she remains adamant that what she did wasn’t wrong. Apparently, we all just need to get over it.
Ann Coulter is apparently unfazed, aside from being a little annoyed with her critics for calling her out on the derogatory usage of the word "retard," even calling us “liberal bullies.” The only bully I see is the middle-aged, big-mouthed Coulter acting like a real horse's ass. I thought she was an educated woman. You'd think she could be a little more clever with her insults.
Come on, Ann. You made an error. Apologize, stop adding insult to injury, and move on. Instead, here's what she had to say:
Screw them. You just cannot go around saying this and that word is offensive. I'm sick of this.
Way to change the world for the better, Coulter.
The definition of "retarded" is slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress. To be "retarded" is an actual disability that people have that stunts intellectual and emotional development. So when people use it synonymously with being an asshole or doing something stupid, it is insulting to those who are actually intellectually behind.
Maybe we should just use "Coulter" as the new derogatory term for any person who is a rude asshole from now on. Oh, Ann, you are such a "Coulter." She probably wouldn't like it very much.
What do you think of her usage of the word "retard"? Free speech or free to be an asshole?
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