Thus far, the GOP Presidential candidates are...

1) The guy who thinks “Whites only” businesses should be constitutionally protected

2) The guy who marched under a confederate flag to the white house and then demanded that the first black president and his family come out with their hands up. 

3) The guy who even Ann Coulter thinks is racist.

Well played, guys. Well fucking played. 

Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity‘s show Monday night to discuss President Obama‘s recent cabinet picks as well as his possible actions on gun control. Coulter said she had just come back from England where they have “not bought into” the “diversity enthusiasm” of the States. “The liberals,” Coulter claimed, are “pushing and pushing and pushing” to have more mass murderers of color. “If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium,” Coulter said. “So perhaps it’s not a gun problem, it’s a demographic problem.
—  Mediaite‘s Anjali Sareen detailing Ann Coulter’s latest racist comments this Monday on Hannity.  But remember kiddos, the right-wing isn’t racist. In fact, YOU’RE the racist for even thinking that. Racist. /sarcasm
A few well-placed rifle rounds, and the rioting would end in an instant. A more sustained attack on the rampaging mob might save England from itself, finally removing shaved-head, drunken parasites from the benefits rolls that Britain can’t find the will to abolish on moral or utilitarian grounds. We can be sure there’s no danger of killing off the next Winston Churchill or Edmund Burke in these crowds.

(via Media Matters)

An open letter to Anne Coulter

The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow.  I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you.  In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

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.

Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.

After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me.  You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.

I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.

Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.

No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.

Come join us someday at Special Olympics.  See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.

A friend you haven’t made yet,
John Franklin Stephens
Global Messenger
Special Olympics Virginia

This is beautiful, and Anne Coulter should be ashamed of herself. 

This Week in Racism: Ann Coulter Wants to Arrest Women for Wearing Hijabs

Best-selling author Ann Coulter receives this week’s Ann Coulter Award for Excellence in Racism for declaring without reservation that deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Tamerlan Tsnarnaev’s wife should be imprisoned for wearing a hijab. That’s not paraphrasing—Coulter stated on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show that, “She ought to be in prison for wearing a hijab.” She went on to say, “This immigration policy of us assimilating immigrants into our culture isn’t really working. They’re assimilating us into their culture. Did she get a clitorectomy too?” A clitorectomy, for the uninitiated, is a barbaric process of female gential mutilation that takes place primarily in Africa, which, last time I checked a map, was not Chechnya. Don’t let that get in your way, Ann! Keep hustling, girl! RACIST



If you’ve spent more than a millisecond on Twitter in the last week, you’ve probably seen #BringBackOurGirls, the hashtag to raise awareness about the Nigerian kidnapping situation. 

It also provided Ann Coulter with a platform to mock the campaign, which in turn, provided Twitter with a platform to mock Ann with some photoshops. And the circle of mockery keeps turning… 

Oh Ann, when will you learn?