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Ann Coulter Calls President Obama The ‘R-Word’ After Debate, Stands By It

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Ann Coulter, conservative pundit, is not known for shying away from expressing controversial ideas and opinions on the national stage — but many were angered by an offensive tweet the TV personality and writer sent last night about the third and final presidential debate.

GOP contender Mitt Romney adopted a softer stance than incumbent opponent Barack Obama, and according to Ann Coulter, Romney was a gentleman. Coulter herself did not espouse the same grace in her assessment of the Republican hopeful’s performance.

The blonde Republican media star took to Twitter to commend her candidate, and offend the families of many with disabilities as she expressed herself. On the microblogging service, Coulter garnered a bunch of retweets and angry replies when she tweeted:

“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.”

As of now, more than 1,108 people have “favorited” Coulter’s “retarded” tweet.

Politicker quoted a man named Dan Niblock, who is a father to a small child with Down syndrome. Niblock appealed to Coulter two weeks ago to stop calling people with whom she disagreed “retarded,” and the blog quotes the dad as having said:

“I want Ann Coulter to apologize for using a form of hate speech that is particularly searing to people who have special needs. This isn’t the first time she has tweeted the word ‘retarded’ to insult her rivals, and she needs to stop. Her behavior is not acceptable.”

Coulter has responded, but not to apologize or use another word to articulate her disagreement. Instead, she says:

“The only people who will be offended are too retarded to understand it.”

Coincidentally, we’re sure, Coulter is also promoting a brand-new book, Mugged. Do you think use of the word “retarded” in the way Ann Coulter is in the habit of using it is offensive, or is it a part of the vernacular that is common enough that it doesn’t bother you?

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27 Responses to “Ann Coulter Calls President Obama The ‘R-Word’ After Debate, Stands By It”

  1. Brian Leighton

    Ignorance equals publicity. Total no brainer she has a new book coming out. She has to spew out crap to keep herself relevant. Pretty sad really.

  2. Quincy Da Cat

    When you do a Google image search for "completely wrong" a bunch of pictures of Mitt Romney pop up. I think she is trying to create her own Googlebomb with the term "retard".

  3. Lori Edwards-Scalf

    Ann is showing that she is just a pathetic woman who needs to use hate speech and the media to peddle her goods.

  4. Lori Edwards-Scalf

    This woman is disgusting. Democrat or Republican—-use of this type of language is disgusting.

  5. Sarah Beatty

    Brian says it in a nutshell, Ignorance = publicity. Its hard to say if speaking out about her stupidity is just giving her more of the press she desires. She's and idiot and she's given new meaning to the word "retard" and I vote that the definition of that historically offensive word be changed in both Websters and Wikipedia to simply mean: Ann Coulter. And there's the fame she craves, she'll be eternally documented in two of the most read book/sites. (And in a sentence: "Stop being so Ann Coultered!")

  6. Howell Clark

    DAN DOWNS SYNDROME DOES NOT A RETARD MAKE ITS A CONDITION , RETARD WHILE OFFENSE IS THE SAME THING AS KNOWING BETTER AND DOING OTHERWISE AS IN COMMON STUPIDITY. OBAMA KNOWS FROM HISTORY GOVERNMENT DOING THINGS THAT CAN BE HANDLED BETTER BY FREE ENTERPRISE, FAILS 100% OF THE TIME AND BY CONTINUING TO BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE CAN MAKE A FAILED PHILOSOPHY WORK HE IS STUPID OR IN ANN'S WORD RETARDED.

  7. Howell Clark

    I WAS WONDERING WHEN PEOPLE WOULD START CRITICIZING OBAMA AS HE ALWAYS BAD MOUTHS WITH SLANDER HIS OPPONENTS. THANK YOU LORI FOR GETTING THE BALL ROLLING.

  8. Sarah Beatty

    Well, true I'm forever running across "twisted" tales that as the "moral of the story" some republican view. One that especially comes to mind is a re-write of the Aesop Fable, "The Grasshopper and the Ants." The story likened the Grasshopper to be African Americans "on welfare" and the Ants to be "hard working" White republicans. That a party comes up with that kind of rhetoric speaks volumes about the republican morals.

  9. Deena Fernandez

    Anne Coulter is a brainless bimbo. Her 15 minutes of fame are over and she needs to stay at home. Sorry for all the people that have a disability that she referred to. Shame on you BIMBO!

  10. Brad Poynor

    Ann is sooo hot she can say whatever she wants. Get over it people. It's words. Everyone uses that word around here where I live. Not to make fun of anyone with a mental illness, but to poke fun at the people who are really stupid that have no illness. You democrats don't like the word, well pick another word to describe mentally challenged people then, get a life, and quit hating on this hot chick.

  11. Alicia Zambrana

    stop thinking with your pants dude.. she can't say what ever she want's .. ok if she goes around and call u a perve is that ok.. no respect for children, no respect for woman no respect for yourself.. enough said..

  12. Alicia Zambrana

    She's a public figure she should be more classy not trashy.

  13. Brenda Cantrell

    She is one of the most disgusting excuses for a human being that I have ever had the misfortune to hear. When I see her ugly face, I just change the channel. I have more to do than listen to the hate she spews.

  14. Kathy Butch Parsons-Nichols

    that way she has a lot of nerve the man is the President voted in by the people and they deserve respect and so does he, what is it about people like her they just can keep their mouths shut and just support their man why do they feel they have to try and make anyone that vioted for the president like they are dirt. she is a a…hole sorry she made me that angry