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RepMorris March 15th, 2015 11:44pm

Is calling somebody "retarded", due to a political disagreement, an insult?

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03/16/15 6:10 am

Definitely and a bad debating tactic. I immediately lose respect when name calling starts and assume they just can't support their point or they are jerks.

JDR Arkansas
03/16/15 2:04 am

It shows the level of maturity in the person who made the remark.

crazyjane New Jersey
03/16/15 2:06 am

Level of immaturity

JDR Arkansas
03/16/15 2:07 am

Good correction lol

bluecoffee Teaching Truth
03/15/15 11:31 pm

Apparently, in Oregon, that's taken as a compliment.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
03/15/15 8:03 pm

Specially to a person, with learning issues

TheeCourt Realville
03/15/15 5:42 pm

Liberal ideology contributes to the retardation of our culture. Only the simple and/or delusional, outside of evil, firmly follow its doctrine. So it's not an insult, rather a factual statement.

Liberty 4,032,064
03/15/15 5:42 pm

No, it's a cheat code for SOH that makes you automatically win the argument. It's often used as a last resort once any other chance of winning has been lost.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
03/15/15 5:21 pm

It's insulting and offensive to mentally challenged people.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/15/15 6:40 pm

I think retarded is going the way the word idiot goes. It's not used anymore to describe mental retardation, solely as an insult.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/15/15 5:18 pm

It's both an insult and a rhetorical figure called hyperbole, which still makes it an insult but not as much as when uttered in earnest.

RepMorris Pennsylvania
03/15/15 5:10 pm

Inspired by logicman01

skinner Jersey City
03/15/15 5:04 pm

Yes, that is most certainly intended as a derogatory comment.

Ebola1 Florida
03/15/15 5:03 pm

I don't think any intelligent person could say it's not an insult.

03/15/15 4:51 pm

I don't see how it could be anything but an insult.