Ann Coulter & The "R" Word
Ann Coulter is (surprise!) at the center of a controversy for her repeated use of a variant of the term "Retard" this election season -- primarily on Twitter. She has referred to the president this way as well as those who are using the term Romneysia. It's a strong and cutting word and I understand why she uses it.
But she is wrong to use it that way.
I understand that she is intentionally trying to rile the PC-police but there are words I know that she does not use and this one should be on that list as well. There are myriad blog posts one can read, some of which are quite eloquent, to describe why this word is wrong, but I like this one, posted by Ursula Hennessey in the early days of Ricochet. Please enjoy her amazing prose and perhaps you will be persuaded, as I was, to give up the use of that word. (She has written specifically to Ann Coulter at her own blog here.)
Perhaps if the editors read this post, they might consider re-promoting Ursula's post to the Main Page.