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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Ann Coulter Calls John Edwards a 'Faggot'


Yep.

At the biggest conservative event of the year, Coulter had this to say about the former Senator from North Carolina...
I would comment on John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot.' (Video)
Cute.

To no surprise, Coulter's invective was followed by an enthusiastic round of applause from the upstanding attendees, Christians included.

In response to Coulter latest antic, Glenn Greenwald of Salon wrote...

But the single most prestigious political event for conservatives of the year is a place where conservatives go to hear Democrats called faggots, Arabs called ragheads, and Supreme Court justices labeled as deserving of murder -- not by anonymous, unidentifiable blog commenters, but by one of their most popular featured speakers.

And after she does that, she is cheered wildly by an adoring conservative movement that has made her bigoted and hate-mongering screeds best-sellers...

Andrew Sullivan, a conservative blogger for The Atlantic, had this to say about Coulter's speech:

When you see her in such a context, you realize that she truly represents the heart and soul of contemporary conservative activism, especially among the young. The standing ovation for Romney was nothing like the eruption of enthusiasm that greeted her. . . .

Her endorsement of Romney today - "probably the best candidate" - is a big deal, it seems to me. McCain is a non-starter. He is as loathed as Clinton in these parts. Giuliani is, in her words, "very, very liberal." One of his sins? He opposed the impeachment of Bill Clinton. That's the new standard. She is the new Republicanism. The sooner people recognize this, the better.

Is Ann Coulter the new Republicanism? Greenwald concurs...
She is the face of what the hard-core Republican Party has become, particularly during the Bush presidency. That is why she holds the position she holds in that movement. That's why Mitt Romney was giddy with glee when her name passed his lips. He knows that her endorsement is valuable precisely because she holds great sway within the party, and she holds great sway because the hard-core party faithful consider her a hero for expressing the thoughts which they themselves believe but which other, less courageous Republican figures are afraid to express.

This is not about a single comment or isolated remark. The more Ann Coulter says these things, the more popular she becomes in this movement. What this is about is that she reflects exactly what sort of political movement this is. She reflects its true impulses and core beliefs. If that were not the case, why would she continue to receive top billing at their most prestigious events, and why would she continue to be lavished with rock star-adoration by the party faithful?

The words that flow from Coulter's starved lips are reprehensible and patently offensive.

But what's worse is that Coulter is venerated by thousands and thousands of young Republican activists many of whom claim to follow Jesus.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Monk-in-Training said...

The thing that really bothers me, is that she is venerated by many Conservative Christians, and I know Southern Baptists here in Tulsa that seem to consider her a saint! I am simply appalled by behavior like this.

7:01 AM

 
Anonymous Lee said...

The potential backlash from this is incredible. If I were a Democrat, especially one running for President, I'd be salivating and getting my campaign advisors together to get that video and stragetize a thousand different ways to take full advantage of this.

Ann Coulter may just have saved John Edward's candidacy.

8:36 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonder if richard land was at this meeting...

11:38 PM

 

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