Anne Coulter Pisses Parents Off And Proves How Vile She Really Is
There are a few things you can count on with utmost certainty in this life. Â The sun will shine, the world will continue to turn, and Anne Coulter will always be unapologetic, offensive and ignorant. Â She proved it again this week by using a term that everyone in the world except herself seems to realize is an offensive slur.
In a tweet she composed after the Presidential debates she wrote,Â “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” Â She was referring to our President. Â The Twitterverse responded by being offended. Â She responded by using the term again in a tweet the next day, saying if Obama is “‘the smartestÂ guy in the room’ it must be one retarded room.” Â The third time was the charm, when in a email to PolitikerÂ Â defending her remarks, she wrote: “The only people who will be offended are too retarded to understand it.”
Parents responded in droves explaining how hurtful the slur can be. Â John Franklin Stevens, a 30-year old Special Olympic Athlete composed an amazing blog post about the tweet. Â There is no way you could have Â a human heart, read it, and not feel something.
I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.
Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next…
Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.
But unlike a human with a heart – who might read this beautiful letter, feel bad, and apologize – Coulter just became more and more obstinate:
“It would be one thing if I said in my tweet a joke about Special Olympics, a joke about Down Syndrome,” she said. “No one would call someone with Down Syndrome â€˜retard.â€™ I call you a â€˜retard.'”
There was a time when I became convinced that the only way a horrible, ignorant woman like Coulter could exist was if the portal from “Being John Malkovich” was actually real. Â I imagined Andrew Dice-Clay sliding in, and emerging along a freeway in Jersey – covered in slime, and transformed into a blond woman with political ambitions.
Now I realize that I was being too hard on Andrew Dice-Clay.
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