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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.