Conservative commentator, Ann Coulter, following the Presidential debate tweeted, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard”. To people who are intellectually challenged, this is a very unkind word. Coulter is actually a very intelligent and informed person but she makes comments that are beneath her. Republicans and conservatives in particular, are continually using angry, offensive language which only hurts their credibility. The fact is, when you’re intelligent and good at what you do, you don’t need to rely on insults. Angry, helpless, and ignorant people use hurtful, racist language to make their point. Coulter, who appeared on Piers Morgan, defended her comment by saying, “It’s offensive according to whom? Moron, idiot, cretin, imbecile, these were exactly like retard, once technical terms to describe people with mental disabilities. Changing the word doesn’t change the definition. I was not referring to someone with down syndrome. I was referring to the president of the United States.” Let me be clear, free speech should not be limited, even if it’s offensive. It’s our most important and cherished rights but offensive insults, have no place in the political discourse. There are enough legitimate issues to raise, without having to insult the President of the Untied States. The Democrats and liberals, did this to President Bush and it was no more acceptable at that time, then it is now. Perhaps it’s simply an attempt at getting attention as bad publicity is better than no publicity.
Although I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs, there is a line drawn. Ann Coulter crossed it with this remark, something she has done frequently throughout the years. I don’t think what she tweeted was right at all.
Obviously it’s not beneath her, which is one of many reasons I dislike the woman.
Ann Coulter is derisive personality. She is just one more in a series of angry conservatives, including Rush. On the other side is Bill Maher who often says things he shouldn’t. These people have a rare priveledge having the media forum they do. It’s the reason I started my blog. I wanted to set the record straight on people like Coulter. I hope to offer the centrist view that is missing from the media. Thank you for your comment.
As an Autistic person who has succeeded despite being labeled borderline “Retarded” I find Anne Coulters comments very insulting. She doesn’t know what words mean anyways. For her to insult the president like this is detestable. She is a disgrace.
Thank you for your comments. Congratulations on your success. Adversity often malkes us stronger. It’s the reason I wrote this. The use of hurtful, angry language is unnecessary and just wrong. Thank you again.