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Michelle Malkin criticizes Ann Coulter for calling Obama 'the retard'
The Hill ^ | 10/23/12 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 10/24/2012 8:42:46 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

Ann Coulter is under fire from a fellow conservative on Tuesday after calling President Obama a "retard."

On Monday night during the final presidential debate, Coulter used the long-considered derogatory term for mentally handicapped individuals. She tweeted that she thought Mitt Romney was handling the debate well, apparently by not engaging Obama too aggressively.

"What a stupid, shallow thing to say, Ann," fellow conservative pundit Michelle Malkin tweeted in response early on Tuesday.

"She sure doesn’t speak for us," the staff of Malkin's social media site Twitchy wrote in an article headlined "Groan: Ann Coulter calls President Obama a 'retard.' "

The site also noted that it may be the first time Malkin has agreed with some of the pro-Obama celebrities also criticizing Coulter's comment on Twitter, such as CBS's "Partners" actress Sophia Bush, NBC's "Up all night" star Christina Applegate, singer Michelle Branch and actress/deaf advocate Marlee Matlin.

Malkin and Bush were already engaged in a heated Twitter debate over their policy differences, but Malkin noted that she agreed with Bush that Coulter went too far in her tweet.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


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Mrs. Malkin is as tough as anybody on the president, but she knows there's a line of decency. The use of this juvenile term crosses this line, not because it's mean to Obama but because of its callousness toward innocent handicapped people.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 8:42:50 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Good for MM!


2 posted on 10/24/2012 8:46:00 AM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Michelle Malkin is correct, as usual.


3 posted on 10/24/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Coulter got her name in a headline and people are talking about her. I assure you she’s perfectly happy.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 8:49:45 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

President Obama: I Bowl Like a Retard

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/president_obama_i_bowl_like_a_retard/


5 posted on 10/24/2012 8:51:25 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

She should’ve used “special”, “exceptional”, “challenged”.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 8:51:26 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ugh. Why is it offensive to some class of people to call a person a retard?


7 posted on 10/24/2012 8:52:06 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474
"Despite criticism, Coulter persisted in using the same word again on Tuesday. She also used the term to describe MSNBC host Chris Matthews last August, and in September criticized Obama for going after "the retarded vote."

Sometimes the shoe just fits.

8 posted on 10/24/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Coulter is the “retard” for trying to convince people that Romney is a real conservative. Truth of the matter is Romney won the primary because of his money and nothing else and is leading the Kenyan, with a good chance to be elected, because the Kenyan is a disaster as president. Any of the republicans in the primary could beat the Kenyan communist.
Bill Maher’s ex is yesterday’s news.


9 posted on 10/24/2012 8:56:41 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

RULES!....


10 posted on 10/24/2012 8:56:53 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

MM is not stupid

The Obama admin NOT jumping all over this means they want it to go away. They don’t want the label to stick.

MM just made it front and center, again. AND she did it for a valid reason.

Yes, it was impolite, OK sorry... But on a scale of one to ten? eh.... 2

but I like that it is going to be back in another news cycle AND in a 100% legit way

THANKS MM !!!!!


11 posted on 10/24/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: F15Eagle

It is an insult to the intelligence of the MR population!


12 posted on 10/24/2012 9:01:29 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Slump Tester

Word is that Ann misspoke and didn’t mean to call Obama a retard. She meant to call him a steenkin’ retard. I hope this clears up this little matter.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 9:05:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m glad A.C. has freedom to call 0 a tard and I am glad M.M. has the freedom to object.
Did I like it when the libtards REPEATEDLY said how much they hated Bush or any number of knuckleheaded things?
No, I did not like it at all and I SAID SO!

Otherwise, 0 is a retarded punk!


14 posted on 10/24/2012 9:05:19 AM PDT by Leep (Billybob 0bama:I sure would like to remain dic-tater..mmm hmmm)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I'm sorry to even retweet that ignorant comment by Ms. Coulter. I don't care who you are. The "R" word is so absolutely disgusting.

— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) October 23, 2012

No its not. Libtards, even when they are smart, are guilty of compartmentalized retardation.They may be smart in some things, but they are hopelessly retarded when it comes to philosophy and economics.

15 posted on 10/24/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I'm sorry to even retweet that ignorant comment by Ms. Coulter. I don't care who you are. The "R" word is so absolutely disgusting.

— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) October 23, 2012

No its not. Libtards, even when they are smart, are guilty of compartmentalized retardation.They may be smart in some things, but they are hopelessly retarded when it comes to philosophy and economics.

16 posted on 10/24/2012 9:08:29 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: mbarker12474

You’re asking why a word used as an insult when directed towards other people is viewed as offensive?


17 posted on 10/24/2012 9:16:27 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Red Badger


Michelle Malkin is one smart lady - wish we had more like her
18 posted on 10/24/2012 9:16:44 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Leep

“0 is a retaded punk”

I wish to sincerely apoligize for saying that.
What I meant to say is 0 ia a retarded punk and a lier.

BTW I am not a big fan of Coulter and I have always like Malkin.


19 posted on 10/24/2012 9:18:36 AM PDT by Leep (Billybob 0bama:I sure would like to remain dic-tater..mmm hmmm)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
but she knows there's a line of decency

Not for the Democrats there isn't.

20 posted on 10/24/2012 9:21:26 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

bullshit. she’s right calling him a retard!!!

Shove your PC crap up your backside!


21 posted on 10/24/2012 9:23:05 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I know that Ann Coulter is supposed to have dated Bill Maher, but is that any reason for her to become Bill Maher as well?
22 posted on 10/24/2012 9:30:00 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

sounds like Ann started the drinking game a day early..

Thanks to Michelle for all she does!


23 posted on 10/24/2012 9:40:45 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: All

The next time any of you is tempted to use the terms “are you crazy/nuts” “did you go off your meds” “that’s insane” and so on...keep in mind that your remarks are offensive to the mentally ill and you are all insensitive for doing so.

But I bet most people use terms like that all the time and never think twice. I’ve never heard or read of Malkin voicing opposition to these kinds of comments that “demean” the mentally ill.

And no, I don’t really believe there is anything wrong in using terms like those above but then I don’t find the word retard objectionable either. PC police work is so Lefty.


24 posted on 10/24/2012 9:51:00 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I want to see the two women confront each other in a pillow fight.


25 posted on 10/24/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: mbarker12474
most ignorant post of the day week
26 posted on 10/24/2012 9:55:34 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: dalereed
I think it's a bit unkind to associate mentally challenged individuals with a retard like Barry Soetoro.

But Ann Coulter was technically correct in her description. ;-)
27 posted on 10/24/2012 9:57:01 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Milton Miteybad

I don’t give a rats ass about anyones feelings!!!


28 posted on 10/24/2012 10:00:48 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Slump Tester

Word is that Ann misspoke and didn’t mean to call Obama a retard. She meant to call him a steenkin’ retard. I hope this clears up this little matter.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This again. So we have to talk about Ann’s comment while Obama lies and covers up and lies some more?

What Ann said is PERFECTLY LEGITIMATE and is an accurate description of Barack. Stop with the sissy Log Cabin Republican Boo Hoo Schtick. Come on FR.


30 posted on 10/24/2012 10:12:30 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: dalereed
"I don’t give a rats ass about anyones feelings!!!

That's painfully obvious...

Apparently, most FReepers on this thread have no one close to them who IS mentally retarded. Continue using the term at your own peril, FReepers...it is juvenile and beneath intellectual discourse...

You just give the left all the ammo they require...

31 posted on 10/24/2012 10:25:48 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ann Coulter makes good points, but she can’t resist being a nasty, hateful, sharp-tongued shrew.

She seems at her core to be an angry, bitter woman.

Michelle can say things equally devastating and effective, but she does it without having to get in the gutter.

Michelle has one thing Ann does not: class.


32 posted on 10/24/2012 10:38:13 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I refuse to give up the word retard. Even using it for fun and ridicule is fine. The world is not made to make sure you are never offended. If i go up to a handicapped kid and call him names with the intent on hurting him, fine, crucify me.
But if i decide someone is stupid like Obama and call him a “retard”, then thats fine.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: mbarker12474

You wouldn’t understand. Carry on.


34 posted on 10/24/2012 10:42:47 AM PDT by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Good post, great comment from Michelle.

I would expect to see some of these posts on DU but not here. Very disappointing.

35 posted on 10/24/2012 10:52:07 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
LOL! MM, I admire you for taking the high road, but this is freedom of speech. Many of us would love to (and do!) call the President much worst things.

Besides, for Coulter to call the President a "retard" is not far from the truth. He, and the media who helps him, retard the minds of people all day, every day. ...Actually, then, I guess Ann should have called him a "retardant."
36 posted on 10/24/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Malkin plays to the choir, Coulter plays to the retards..

The choir is already voting smartly.. (Most of them)..
Its with the retards votes can be gained..

You know.... the retards those with Obamaesia.. the Obamaoids..


37 posted on 10/24/2012 11:22:38 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Hereabouts he’s refered to as “that f***ing n*****” by people in respectable positions. But I guess he’s not retarded, so maybe she has a point.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 11:31:55 AM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Perfectly legitimate? Oh, really...?

(From the Special Olympics Blog on Wordpress.com. Written by John Franklin Stephens, a young man with Down Syndrome.)

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


39 posted on 10/24/2012 11:32:33 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Actually, “perfectly legitimate” as in a factual, scientific term. Below classifications are from Assessment Psychology:

V62.89 Borderline Intellectual Functioning IQ 71-84
317 Mild Mental Retardation IQ 50-55 to approximately 70
318.0 Moderate Retardation IQ 35-40 to 50-55
318.1 Severe Mental Retardation IQ 20-25 to 35-40
318.2 Profound Mental Retardation IQ below 20 or 25

So Barack gets a score somewhere below 70.


40 posted on 10/24/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: New Perspective
"I would expect to see some of these posts on DU but not here. Very disappointing."

As a man whose brother has severe mental retardation, I also believe that many on this board seem to prefer juvenile epithets such as this to more effective (and classy) critiques of figures who are our political adversaries.

DU mentality and maturity, indeed...

41 posted on 10/24/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: mbarker12474
THANK YOU! I am tired of this 1984 bovine excretement.
42 posted on 10/24/2012 12:27:38 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Years ago, I was standing in a bread line (here in the Land of the Free, not in the Soviet paradise) with my daughter 3 or 4 years old. She was very quiet that day, and the man standing behind me axed me if she was special. Special? Yes, of course, I answered, she’s special. He kept babbling and after a while I understood that he meant to ask if the child was a cretin.

The idiocy is not Ann Coulter who uses the word ‘retard’ in colloquial sense, and not clinical, the idiocy is those who resort to retarded euphemisms such as “special”.


43 posted on 10/24/2012 12:28:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SarahPalin2012
Forget p.c.: the terms are 'moron' (IQ 50 - 70), 'imbecile' (IQ 30 - 50), and 'idiot' (IQ below 30).

So, let's be generous to Zero and call him a moron, placed into office by votes from imbeciles and idiots.

44 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:42 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly

Unfortunately many never have and never will know the true hardship and life long obstacles and road blocks that not only affect the specific individual but also their entire family. There is nothing worse as a father than being told your son who is 5 minutes old that he has Trsisomy 21 and instantly all of your life long dreams for him have been shattered and are gone forever.


45 posted on 10/24/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: hoagy62

SUCH A BEAUTIFUL POST!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU FOR SHARING.


46 posted on 10/24/2012 2:26:54 PM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 8 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

hey but where was everyone when Bill Maher called people who were conservative “extra chromosome”?

Hey while we are at it, President Obama said his bowling was “Special Olympics” worthy, on Leno’s show.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: MiddleEarth

Liberal pundit and columnist Maureen Dowd referred to “extra chromosome conservatives” in an interview with Bill Maher’s on HBO. The National Down Syndrome Society issued a statement saying use of the term “extra chromosome” as a negative descriptor “is insensitive and demeaning to the more than 350,000 people in the United States who have Down syndrome, which occurs when there is an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Regardless of who originally coined the term... Ms. Dowd has perpetuated it as a slur against hundreds of thousands of Americans who are contributing members of society and who deserve the same respect that we all expect.”[3]
Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is reported to commonly denigrate persons he disagrees with as “retarded;” he was pointedly criticized for this by Sarah Palin.[4]
Former Vice President, Nobel Prize winner, and senior Democratic Party elder statesman Al Gore mocked children with Down syndrome by referring to his political critics as having “an extra chromosome.”[5]
On March 3 2009, President Obama ridiculed children with disabilities on Jay Leno’s program when answering a question about his bowling prowess. Obama said “It was like Special Olympics.” [6][7] [8]
Obama on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show,
March 3, 2009.The CEO of the Special Olympics defended the program noting the President had “set us back decades with his comments.”[9] Gov. Sarah Palin, whose youngest son Trig was born with Down syndrome, reacted, “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world.” In her resignation speech as Governor of Alaska, Palin stated: “[T]his decision comes after much consideration, and polling the most important people in my life - my children, where the count was unanimous. In response to asking: ‘Want me to make a positive difference and fight for ALL our children’s future from OUTSIDE the Governor’s office?’ It was four “yes’s” and one “hell yeah!” ... much of it had to do with the kids seeing their baby brother Trig mocked by some pretty mean-spirited adults ...”[10] In responses to Obama’s comments, Kevin McConiughey, an actual Special Olympics bowling champion with an average game score of 266, reportedly challenged the President to a match at the White House bowling alley. The President apparently declined, as there were no reports indicating he accepted. [11]
The extreme liberal website Wonkette carried a series is grotesquely disparaging remarks directed at Trig Palin on his 3rd birthday. Wonkette only relented and removed the content after Papa Johns, Huggies, the Vanguard Group, Holland America Cruises, Nordstrom, Bob Evans Farms, Reliant Energy, DealSwarm and Coldwell Banker joined in a boycott and pulled thier advertising from the site.[12]
News24 of South Africa has on its website an obituary for Ronald Reagan entitled, Gay about Reagan’s death. [13] and quotes Jon Beaupre, a gay journalist and Los Angeles radio talk show host as saying, “I have a feeling that an awful lot of gay people are going to be cheering, that ‘Ding-dong! The wicked witch is dead’.”
Actor George Clooney is unapologetic about tasteless ridicule of an Alzheimer’s sufferer:
KURTZ: O’Reilly also criticized you for making a joke about Charlton Heston, the former NRA chief, having Alzheimer’s.
CLOONEY: Yes.
KURTZ: Was that in poor taste in retrospect?
CLOONEY: Yes, oh, yes. It was in poor taste. It was a funny joke. It was in a room of 100 people. Yeah, (UNINTELLIGIBLE). I have a lot of good friends who — in fact, I have a very good friend who is dying of Alzheimer’s. And it was just a funny joke. [14]

George SorosMulti-billionaire Democratic Party donor George Soros, on CNN, groundlessly compared President George W. Bush, who may suffer from dyslexia,[15] to Nazis.[16]

Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota peddled a book entitled Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat, Stupid Idiot, viciously ridiculing a person struggling with obesity and deafness.

In 2007, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow announced his cancer had returned. Commentators on the left-wing Daily Kos website remarked, “the world would be better off without him”.[17]
Liberal talk radio host Mike Malloy lashed out at conservative commentator Glenn Beck, a recovering alcoholic, told his radio audience “I have good news to report. Glenn Beck appears closer to suicide. I’m hoping that he does it on camera....given his alcoholism and his tendencies towards self-destruction, I am only hoping that when Glenn Beck does put a gun to his head and pulls the trigger, that it’s on television, because somebody will capture it on YouTube and it will be the most popular little piece of video for months.”[18]
Congressional Democrats wrote into the so-called “health care reform” bill of 2009, the outdated and offensive language, “A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . .” (emphasis added).[19] Families of the learning-disabled, mental health experts, and advocates were outraged at the insensitivity of the proposed language in the new law (a rare example of liberals criticizing their own, albeit hypocritically).[20]


48 posted on 10/25/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I would have just stated it as Liberalism is an infantile mental disorder and Obama is a practitioner.


49 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:15 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: hoagy62

Did he write a similar letter to Bill Maher, Maureen Dowd, George Clooney, and President Obama? All have ridiculed conservatives as “retarded.”


50 posted on 10/25/2012 8:06:41 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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