Here's Ann Colter on Inside Edition, defending her tweet about President Obama being a "retard."
This isn't just about Ann Coulter, though I personally find her vile. What she's articulating is the same thing people say over and over again: "To an actually mentally disabled child, it would be mean to call that person anything. But I'm not talking about a literally mentally disabled person...."
She also noted, "I can't stand political correctness."
Yep, heard that all before. A lot.
What she and others refuse to accept is that "retard" is a slur. It demeans an entire population of people.
You think a word that refers to people with intellectual disability as stupid does much for how people perceive my son, Ann and all the other naysayers?
You should get to know a child with a disability. You should parent a child who has a disability. And then, see how you feel.