Professional dummy and idiot Ann Coulter Tweeted about the last debate, calling President Barack Obama a “retard.” Her Tweet read as follows:
“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.”
And then she wrote:
“Obama: ‘Stage 3 Romneysia’ – because cancer references are HILARIOUS. If he’s ‘the smartest guy in the room’ it must be one retarded room.”
So, you have to imagine me heaving a huge, heavy sigh.
So Romney’s “decision to be kind and gentle” wasn’t a decision so much as his inability to best the president during the debate – he wasn’t being “kind and gentle” he was being “passive” and “absent.”
Second, Romneysia is a reference to amnesia, not cancer – because Romney changes political positions as one would change underwear or socks (hopefully).
Coulter of course is stupid but worse than that she’s mean. Her grip on civility is about as strong as her belief in fact checking. Thankfully, there are good, kind decent people around to hand her ass on a plate. In Coulter’s case, it’s John Franklin Stephens, a Special Olympics athlete, who wrote an open-letter to Coulter:
“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”
The only thing I’d disagree with in Stephens’ letter is 1) his calling Coulter a “friend” and 2) inviting this woman to the Special Olympics. He writes “See if you can walk away with your heart unchanged.” Yeah, you gotta have a heart for it to change – she’s hollow, like one of those chocolate easter bunnies you can buy at the drugstore.
The thing about all this that makes me laugh ruefully about all this is that Coulter believes the president is stupid, but then bebases herself (if that’s at all possible) by resorting to school yard taunts – she’s that pathetic bully you remember in middle school – the one that has nothing going in her life, so to make up for that, she bullys others, thinking it’ll fill some void. I find myself finding her sad and pitiful at times.
Anyways, John Franklin Stephens – a gentleman with class, immediately highlights what an intellectual nothing Coulter actually is.