An Open Letter to Ann Coulter.

Let’s start by saying that Ann Coulter is an asshat and not worthy of acknowledgement. But I’m posting this response  by John Franklin Stephens to her word-vomit because to me it is the epitome of respectful* discourse.

He writes:

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child by people like you, but rose above it to find a way to succeed in life as many of my fellow Special Olympians have.

Then I wondered if you meant to describe him as someone who has to struggle to be thoughtful about everything he says, as everyone else races from one snarkey sound bite to the next.

Finally, I wondered if you meant to degrade him as someone who is likely to receive bad health care, live in low grade housing with very little income and still manages to see life as a wonderful gift.

Because, Ms. Coulter, that is who we are – and much, much more.

Read the whole thing. You’ll be glad you did.


*I know calling  her an asshat isn’t respectful. That’s why he’s a better man than I.