Conservative pundit Ann Coulter insulted two groups with one dumb statement on The Howie Carr Show on Boston's AM 680 on Feb. 10.
Carr began the discussion about marijuana: "Pot makes you stupid because I know it empirically."
Coulter: "Oh, it totally does."
Carr: "Apparently there are studies that show that regular marijuana smoking cuts eight points off your IQ."
Coulter: "And 100 points off your initiative and ambition. It is as if they legalized r*tard pills. You have a kick but you won't be able to accomplish anything in your life, including delivering a newspaper."
Coulter said it surely to get a rise out of her enemies, which are many. But still, using the r-word is low and offensive, whether it's about marijuana smokers or those who are mentally challenged. It's a word that anyone in their right mind would avoid using to describe a person at all costs. Coulter knows better; she just doesn't care who she hurts.