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Groan: Ann Coulter calls President Obama a ‘retard’; Update: Coulter doubles down

http://twitter.com/#!/AnnCoulter/status/260581147493412865

Hot on the heels of her mean-spirited mockery of National Coming Out Day, Coulter used the word “retard” tonight to describe the President of the United States. It isn’t the first time Coulter has used that thoughtless, barrel-scraping insult:

Retard Chris Matthews interrupts Condiinterview to ask about … BIRTHERS!!

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 30, 2012

We know her books don’t sell like they used to, but there must be a better way to gin up controversy.

I’m sad for you. You are so lost in life. RT: @anncoulter I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.

— Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) October 23, 2012

Ann Coulter is an embarrassment to humans

— Connie Mancillas (@concillas) October 23, 2012

Wow. The “R” word?! Are we five? RT @anncoulter I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.

— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) October 23, 2012

@michellebranch have you seen her? Only if that “5” is centuries. @anncoulter

— Jim Cook (@JimSCook) October 23, 2012

@twitchyteam Ann coulter, please, please, don’t use the word retard-you discredit your viewpoints by belittling those who have the condition

— The Liberator (@sadaenterprises) October 23, 2012

@missadelgado Along with being rude, the problem is the joke isn’t funny. Obama has many flaws, but lack of intelligence is not one of them.

— Matthew Polly (@MatthewEPolly) October 23, 2012

@matthewepolly Exactly. I vehemently disagree w O but he’s no dummy. Besides, I also simply dont care for the word “retard.” Not cool.

— A. J. Delgado (@missADelgado) October 23, 2012

Really Republicans? This is you? RT Ann Coulter @anncoulterI highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.

— Diane Swintal (@dswintal) October 23, 2012

She sure doesn’t speak for us.

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Related:

Ann Coulter mocks National Coming Out Day; Civility police respond with vitriol, rape wishes

Civility police wish death on Ann Coulter for ‘disrespectful’ tweet about Arlen Specter

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Update: Another celebrity denounces Coulter:

@anncoulter You disgust me. That man is the president of this country. (& I’m sure all of the disabled children in America appreciate you.)

— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 23, 2012

This may be the first time we’ve ever agreed with anything Sophia Bush said.

This is also a reference to Coulter’s tweet:

Despite our differences, it’s NOT ok to use “R” word. Consider millions ofdevelopmentally challenged Americans. It’s just UNBELIEVABLE

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 23, 2012

And you notice I won’t dignify the name that’s trending nor quote the offensive comment. Though we consider the source, it must be decried.

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 23, 2012

We officially have a bully on the political commentary playground and ti’s bout time for this bully to be expelled. Denounce hate speech.

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 23, 2012

Hate speech is hate speech. Pointing fingers, saying “but what about.” doesn’t wash. I’m a mom. I’ve heard it before. STOP the hate.

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) October 23, 2012

And more:

“@jennyjohnsonhi5: You stay classy, Ann Coulter. RT @anncoulter: I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.”

— christina applegate (@1capplegate) October 23, 2012

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Flashback:

Palin: Rahm Emanuel should be axed for ‘retarded’ comment

Sarah Palin tweeted this tonight:

If you are a child of #God, you are filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.[Colossians 1:9-10]

— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 23, 2012

Amen.

Update:

Coulter doubles down with another tweet using “retarded” to insult Obama.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/10/23/groan-ann-coulter-calls-president-obama-a-retard/

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