Ann Coulter Calls Obama 'Retard' & Exactly Zero People Think That’s Okay

ann coulterWow, Ann Coulter. Wow. You really have outdone yourself this time. First you tweet: "Last Thursday was national 'coming out' day. This Monday is national 'disown your son day'." And then you tweet: "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." The "retard" Coulter is referring to is President Obama.

Calling the president a "retard". Using the word "retard" at all?! What is wrong with this woman? As one person tweeted back to her: "Are you out of your f-cking mind?" Or as Marlee Matlin put it, perhaps more eloquently: "Despite our differences, it's NOT ok to use 'R' word. Consider millions of developmentally challenged Americans. It's just UNBELIEVABLE."


Even though, as Aaron McQuade, director of news and field media for GLAAD said, Ann is not really taken seriously in any context, what would posses her to write something so vile and foul and ignorant? No matter how starved for attention she was, couldn't she think of a more intelligent, inoffensive way to take a jab at the President? Wasn't there a thoughtful way to voice her opinion -- a way to incite conversation, as opposed to outrage?

I assume -- I hope -- that even the most staunch of conservatives don't want an attention-seeking, insensitive "pundit" like Coulter representing their party. I get that her whole thing is infuriating people/riling everyone up, but this really goes too far. It's disgusting. And it's a shame she spent all that money on a fancy education, because clearly she didn't learn a thing.

What do you think of Ann's tweet?


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