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Political Correctness: The Last Refuge of a 'Retard'
Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-29 10:02:19 | mrcurmudgeon

Posted on 10/29/2012 10:24:19 AM PDT by morethanright

Mr Curmudgeon:

During the third and final presidential debate held in Boca Raton, Florida, conservative columnist Ann Coulter Tweeted, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." Many among the media elite were highly offended that Coulter would use 'retard' to describe the man they consider the savior of America - President Barack Hussein Obama.

Mitt Romney, who bested the president in the three-game series - as evidenced by his post-debate rise in the polls - proved to the American people, if not the media, he is knowledgeable and, more importantly, the only serious candidate of the two men running for the highest office in the land.

Many conservative pundits thought Romney went easy on the president regarding the cover-up surrounding the deaths of four American diplomatic personnel in Libya. This explains Coulter's reference to Romney being "kind and gentle" in the last debate. But it was the "retard" reference that a week later still rings in the ears of the president's dwindling media followers.

"Why call President Obama a 'retard'?" asked CNN's outraged Piers Morgan.

"Because it's a synonym for looser ... I am angry at the word police. I need an Encyclopedia Britannica to see what words are appropriate and which ones aren't."

"No you don't," insisted Morgan, "No you don't."

"Okay," said Coulter, "explain to me why retard is inappropriate."

"I heard you say ... 'What if I said imbecile, idiot, cretin or moron." Any of those four words, as you know, has not become in the last decade or so a word that is synonymously offensive to people with disabilities, and is used in a offensive way about them by people. That is the difference."

"No one would call a child with Down Syndrome a retard. It is synonymous with loser. You know perfectly well no one would use that ... I was not referring to someone with Down Syndrome. I was referring to the President of the United States ... everyone is fed up with the language police."

Coulter's Tweet unwittingly hit a collective raw nerve lying near the surface of the mainstream media's (read "the left's") very thin skin. The moral arbiters of the "mainstream" have lost all credibility. The reason is simple - they have overplayed Political Correctness. People are tired of being handled, of being told what is "extreme" and what is "acceptable," of what can or cannot be said, of the left's endless agenda to redefine American society, whether it pertains to the definition of marriage or government-funded abortion and contraception as the highest secular sacraments.

That role was once the soul domain of America's "mainstream" religious institutions and the conscience of the individual. But people are losing faith in the religion of big government and, more importantly, its media high priests - what Coulter calls the "thought police."

According to the George Soros-funded Media Matters, "The stigma attached to the word prompted Congress to pass 'Rosa's Law' in 2010, banning the use of the words 'retarded' and 'retardation' in all health, education and labor laws, and replacing the terms with 'intellectual disability.'" It's worth noting that this occurred under the Pelosi P.C. Congress.

As Coulter noted, the left - and the media who represent them - use the mentally challenged as "human shields" to defend their wrongheaded policies and their chief advocate - President Obama.

That's a disservice to the mentally handicapped whose medical condition is the result of nature's cruel verdict.

As Coulter clearly illustrates, in the case of the mainstream media and the president they serve, they are self-made men.

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1 posted on 10/29/2012 10:24:20 AM PDT by morethanright
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To: morethanright

Good piece.

2 posted on 10/29/2012 10:44:09 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: morethanright

Coulter’s use if the word “Retard” to describe Obama was not only on target but also very effective in helping define Obama for voters. Instead of running away from Coulter’s Tweet, the GOPe and the Romney campaign may find that they would get more traction by supporting Coulter and using the word to describe Obama in swing state ads.

3 posted on 10/29/2012 10:46:53 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: morethanright

The Obama Media can never openly admit what a bozo Obama really is.

They must maintain the illusion and keep him on a pedestal to preserve their own fine opinions of themselves.

To admit they were taken in by a mumbling fool would be more than their delicate egos could stand.

4 posted on 10/29/2012 10:49:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: morethanright
IMNSHO, Coulter's choice of labels for Obama was not helpful.

Coulter is a pot-stirrer par excellence. A polemicist, an entertainer -- but, not an intellectual, moral or strategic leader of conservatism. She says what she says, to rile up the masses -- which, is good for her business; but not necessarily good for the cause. It is (again, IMNSHO) a mistake to double-down on this, by defending her.
5 posted on 10/29/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: morethanright

I have had it with people telling me what words can annot be said. At the rate we are going, the words a, and & the will be left as “acceptable”.

The hell will the PC advocates and the spineless, soulless and heartless mental midgets who are slaves to it.

6 posted on 10/29/2012 11:09:29 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: morethanright

Sorry, but I am to the right of Rush, but I also work daily with the disabled and have 3 nieces/nephews who are also mentally disabled, and I found it to be over the top. Just made her look uneducated!

7 posted on 10/29/2012 11:22:02 AM PDT by Anti-Hillary (Barry, Barry quite contrary, how does your government grow?...)
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To: morethanright

The left is outraged that she used the word and yet they would love to be able to force women who are pregnant with Downs babies to have to kill those babies.

These leftards only use language to control others, they have no true desire to defend the most innocent, in fact they would love to control our language while savagely butchering those that they claim to protect.

8 posted on 10/29/2012 11:24:07 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Uncle Slayton
Obama is not actually retarded--not by contemporary standards. Of those described as "Scoundrels, Neurotics & Dolts," in today's categories, I would consider him a scoundrel. But, certainly compared to the intellectual level of the Founding Fathers, as exhibited in the public record, he would fall in the "dolt" category. We really have fallen that far in our public discourse.

Obama would not have measured up to a very bad joke among those debating our new Constitution. The fact that he can continually lie, ape Hitler in the demagogue's "Blame Game," and openly advocate "redistribution" of the fruits of honest labor, and seem to get away with it, says a lot that we wish were not true about the present intellectual level of our public discourse.

Without agreeing with Anne's comment, one can certainly sympathize with the frustration she feels over our fall from a sentient population.

William Flax

9 posted on 10/29/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Anti-Hillary
Apparently, most FReepers on this thread have no one close to them who IS mentally retarded.

Continue using the term at your own peril, is juvenile and beneath intellectual discourse...

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

11 posted on 10/29/2012 12:22:45 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Anti-Hillary

I get as sick of PC as anyone. But it needs to be remembered that name calling is a fallacious logic.

12 posted on 10/29/2012 3:27:34 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan're our only hope.)
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To: EnigmaticAnomaly
...and beneath intellectual discourse...

Yep. Fallacious logic. Not that I'm always above it....

13 posted on 10/29/2012 3:29:35 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan're our only hope.)
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