New Ann Coulter Brouhaha: Mitt Nice to 'Retard' Obama
Even fellow conservatives are outraged
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2012 9:02 AM CDT
Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Ann Coulter must have been feeling ignored, because she's dropped a bomb that's managed to anger even her fellow conservatives. Last night after live-tweeting the debate, Coulter posted, "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." Among her critics: Michelle Malkin, who tweeted, "What a stupid, shallow thing to say, Ann." Malkin's Twitter site, Twitchy, rounded up some of the negative backlash and noted, "She sure doesn't speak for us." More reactions, from Twitchy and the Hollywood Reporter:

  • Comedian Patton Oswalt: "Ann Coulter died of prostate cancer in 2002. Her Twitter account's a sentient emu skeleton with a swatch of eyelid skin stretched over it." He later added, "If Ann Coulter's calling the President a 'retard' it means he won/is going to win. She's our un-pettable Punxsutawney Phil."
  • Model Chrissy Teigen: "not ever shocked by @anncoulter. my bar for her is set so low that it is, ironically, in the depths of hell."
  • Modern Family exec producer Danny Zuker: "Local news is reporting on a fatal ballooning accident and tragically neither victim was Ann Coulter."
  • Actress Marlee Matlin: "Despite our differences, it's NOT ok to use 'R' word. Consider millions of developmentally challenged Americans. It's just UNBELIEVABLE."
This isn't Coulter's first time out with the word, either.

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Oct 24, 2012 9:33 AM CDT
Hello out there vile, hateful republicans. Ever since you lost the election all you've been doing is making up the craziest most insane things you can about the President and no matter how totally stupid these ideas are you stick to them like glue. In the meanwhile Romney is so lacking in character he changes positions constantly and you think that it's OK.. If all the things you say about the President were true he would have been put out of office in the first two years but guess what? They're not true, none of them, never have been but you are dumb/stupid/racist enough believe them. The Republican party is now being run by the most evil bunch in the history of the party and all you Romney supporters are the most gullible, politically retarded people on the planet. For Ann Coulter to call the President names is proof of how desperate you all are and we know what lousy losers republicans can be. I hate her rudeness, lack of respect and lack of professionalism and I hate you for taking this country to the brink of another republican fiasco.
Oct 24, 2012 8:15 AM CDT
Oct 24, 2012 7:51 AM CDT
"That's a man, baby!"