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Posted on 03/03/2007 5:39:01 AM PST by mcg2000
Howard Dean Demands GOP Candidates Denounce Ann Coulter for Referring to John Edwards as a 'Faggot'
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We all hear the complaints of how Libs stereotype and exaggerate the belief models of the GOP. Each of the complaints are justified due to the self-serving nature in which they're presented by different individuals imop (i.e. Sharpton, Jackson, Gore, Clintons, Dean etc).
Understanding the attention this forum carries and willingness of the MSM to stereotype, it really makes a person wonder "why these posts"?
It's well known Coulter is a loose-cannon who's not the most likeable person on the street. Sure, from time to time she may say things that we all wish we could say about a topic. Too many of those times they're comments that are intended to cut deep, undercut pride or reduce a person's dignity. In hindsight, we realize that by holding our tongue a mistake wasn't made with those comments. Disagreements are made through detail and facts, not over-the-top personal attacks.
We also hear/understand the remarks about Libs dividing the country, but no one works harder at it than Coulter.
Give a moment of reflection during the Hillary Clinton 2008 Acceptance Speech ... and think about the persons' who will reap the financial and media exposure benefits the most from her victory.
Same shoe, different foot.
I really don't care one way or the other. Saves me from having to pander or whine.
Perhaps once, but not any more.
Today, it's all about how loud you can scream and how much you can fire up your mindless mob.
Discourse is dead. In fact, the mob sees negotiation as a sign of weakness. Nobody cares about finding common ground---everyone just wants to win.
We are in a post-political age.
sooooooo it's okay for the GOP image that Coulter say these things?
I'll denounce Coulter when the left denounces Clinton, Dean, Gore, Pelosi, Ried, Murtha, .... etc.
Skeletor is free to be as infantile, divisive, and utimately destructive to the conservative cause as she wants to be. How's that?
Um, yeah, it's ok with me. :)
So which is your argument here?
1. They did it first, so there! or
2. We're no better than they are.
This a funny joke. Is it a little crass? Yes but still funny. I bet Dennis Miller wishes he had thought of it.
No one cares what Coulter thinks. Her loyal audience is a miniscule percent of the population, and those who do listen know she's a loose cannon. In other words: zero credibility.
She just a columnist spouting her opinion, no different in impact than a Broder.
1. They did it first, so there! or
2. We're no better than they are.
Turnabout is fair play. They've been using name calling for decades, and I'm not going to get my knickers in a twist when Ann goes a little overboard. The fact of the matter is, if you read the complete statement Ann made, she didn't actually call Edwards anything.
Coulter's style has its place in the national discourse. It is a legitimate, effective, time-honored style that predates the Republic. No style is more effective at unmasking trolls masquerading as conservatives.
Ones own opinion is exactly what Ann is representing. She is not a spokesman for the GOP, FreeRepublic, or any other conservative organization. She speaks for Ann, and as such can say whatever she wants, with no expectation of official reprimand.
However, personal attacks from the left are made by officials of those organizations. As such the organization bears responsibility for the statements.
Are you really this F'ing stupid? STFU nooooob.
You find that frightening? How about the "thought process" that people need to be reeducated in rehab for using a word that is offensive to people. Joy Behar of The View flat out called George Bush a murderer the other day. That doesn't mean she needs to go into rehab over it.
Ann's comments were surely made to stir up the media to show the contrast.
You know, this often happens on here. People who don't have anything meaningful to say often cast aspersions by intoning "that speaks volumes" like that's so meaningful and profound a thing to say.
It's really meaningLESS, if it didn't "say" anything, why would I have written it?
I just said it spoke for me. Let me write it slowly for you, so you can understand.
What she says, not every single word out of her mouth or from her pen, but for the most part, is fine with me. More needs to be said, and strongly. We as a nation and a people are being strangled by the mealy mouthed PC crowd.
Even those on the PC Right. So she could be gentler, so what? It needs saying.
That doesn't make me bad, that just means I'm different than you. (oh the HORROR!) Many are different than you and that's probably not a bad thing at all.
As she's not a part of any particular candidate's campaign, it also will not be used as a stick to beat any of the Republican contenders.
This a funny joke. Is it a little crass? Yes but still funny.
A tranny calling someone a faggot? More ironic than funny
See its not funny because unlike "faggot" you don't have to go into rehab if you use the word "tranny".
To make matters worse, by denouncing her, we tacitly admit that she actually has an official capacity for conservatives. She doesn't represent us.
And it appears there are plenty of PC republicans who want to squash free speech or at least use pressure usually reserved for use by the media, to shame actors and athletes into going into rehab over speech.
It could have been worse. She could have called him a major league a..hole or told him to go f himself. We all know that real Republicans don't do that sort of thing. She would have had to shave her head and go into rehab. Real Republicans don't call a fairy a faggot.
And how many of the people who heard Coulter knew that background? Or instead just thought she was screaming for attention, again?
The more you have to explain a joke after the telling the less funny it is.
Well I would guess Rush and Hannity probably mentioned it on their shows. It was front page news and ABC reported it. Greys Anatomy is a big hit show.
FYI...in January, 2001, shortly after conceding the election, Al Gore appeared on Saturday Night Live. In one skit, he posed barechested in a hot tub, drinking wine with a Joe Lieberman look alike. At the end of the skit, they leaned towads each other, entwined arms, and drank, and appeared to be about to kiss as the screen faded to black.
DEan made a big mistakee. Now the issue won't die down...
I know you and I have been called some pretty bad things here over the years. Where are our protest threads?
Coulter should refrain from doing this at such gatherings where she is just one cog, because it gives the media a convenient excuse to ignore everyone and everything else and focus on her. She should save this for events centered around her and her alone.
Yeah, I don't think Ann did anything wrong, not should she apologize.
"You question someone's conservative beliefs because they don't think it's appropriate to call a candidate a "faggot" in a highly profile public forum?? That type of thought process is more than a little frightening."
Oh stop being such a wussy faggot.
Does this make you want to vote for a liberal candidate?
Freedom of speech...it's only for liberals. Thanks. I'd forgotten.
So understanding the joke behind Anna'a "edgy" humour requires following some chick TV show?
LOL! Cool....somebody here 3 years is calling somebody here 2 years a newbie? With profanity too, no less!
I am so dissapointed in Ann. Now I'm thinking she is hurting more than helping. It's true - we will never live down the stereotypes as long as our "spokespeople" continue this kind of talk.
It's funny (well, not really), but my Father in law is a Dem. He is the one who is rasist, homophobic, bigoted..everyting they say about the Repubs. But we are the ones that the lable will always be pinned on. Sad.
Last year I called someone, who signed up 2002-03-28, a newbie
Ann Coulter is a political comedian who, like Michael Moore, often offends, and sometimes crosses the bounds of decency.
Yesterday she entered the territory where Michael Richards went when he employed the n-word to abuse a heckler. When Coulter employed the f-word to abuse a candidate, she made herself radioactive because the word is a simply invitation to hate. It was repulsive.
I cannot imagine Coulter being invited to any panel or television appearance on which I would want to appear. Colleges and universities must also stop inviting her to appear as a representative of the conservative movement in America. She is not. You want smart, accomplished and funny conservative women? Ask K-Lo, Laura Ingraham or Carol Liebau to appear, or chose from scores of others. But not Ann Coulter --she represents only a snarl and a deep need to be noticed.
You need to erase "effective" for the sake of accuracy.
"Conservative Talk show host and columnist Hugh Hewitt puts Ann Coulter in her rightful place - "
Ann Coulter is a more important and signficant figure on our side than Hugh Hewitt will ever be. Ann uses the colorful language, analogies, and harsh putdowns as much to toughen up our side as to hammer on the left. And her biting analogies get coverage, hit home, and paint a very clear picture of the opposition left. It's a harsh fight we are in with these people, and I for one, am happy that someone on our side doesn't pull any punches.
You're right. This is Ann Coulter's 'macaca' moment. Her chances to get elected President in 2008 are over now. < /rolling eyes >
BTW folks, did anybody save some of those photos from the campaign showing Kerry and Edwards lovingly hanging all over one another?
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