“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.”
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.
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This is beautiful, and Anne Coulter should be ashamed of herself.
I get that Ann Coulter is human excrement so it can be fun to make fun of her when she does something fucked up… but don’t call her Mann Coulter. that’s transmisogyny, and it’s disgusting. I don’t know what point you’re trying to make by doing that.
So are we going to really realize what we’re allowing people to say on the air, because “Ought to go to Prison for wearing a Hijab” is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and actually a crime of defamation of character to a whole new degree.
This is unacceptable behavior from Ann Coulter. Not only is it disrespectful to the President of the United States, but how dare she use a word that has so many negative connotations when there are groups trying to prevent the word from being used. The “r-word” should not be used to describe anyone. It is hurtful and derogatory and I support all of those people who have pledged to Spread the Word to End the Word. Visit the web site.