Is this a big deal to you? Retarded is a good, and accurate word to describe someone who you deem to be slow. That’s actually what the word means, and has been used that way for centuries before some moron decided to make it into a slur. However, you just don’t use that word to refer to someone who is mentally challenged.
People are being too oversensitive if you use the word to refer to an average everyday person, and they get offended. That’s just stupid. When you use it to describe someone who has a mental illness … you are just being an ass. To the Democrats, in all their PC sensitivity glory, are just being asses.
If a Republican were to use the word ‘retarded’ to refer to a mentally challenged person … all hell would break loose.
The proposed health-insurance bill from the House of Representatives refers to mentally disabled people as “retarded” — a term advocates, relatives and physicians find outdated and offensive.
The bill refers to: “A hospital or a nursing facility or intermediate-care facility for the mentally retarded . . .”
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