Skip to comments.Ann Coulter at CPAC
Posted on 03/04/2007 2:59:04 PM PST by SJackson
"With Friends Like These... (re Ann Coulter)," JonQuixoteP.S. A hostile liberal blogger issues a challenge to conservatives:
"CPAC is Shocked--Shocked!--by Ann Coulter's Remarks," Jon Swift
"Coulter Screams for Attention, Again - Losing Whatever Supporters She Still Had," Patterico
"Ann Coulter Doesn't Speak For Me," Wizbang
"Coulter Said What? (Bumped)," Captain's Quarters
"The Shame Of Ann Coulter," The Moderate Voice
"Ann Coulter at CPAC," Betsy's Page
"Ann Coulter calls John Edwards...," Right Thoughts
"Count Me Out," Lone Star Times
"Ann Coulter Calls John Edwards The 'F-word'," Gay Patriot
"Coulter Needs A Rehab," Riehl World View
"Apologizing for Ann Coulter," MyDD
"On Ann Coulter, John Edwards, and Civility," historymike
Reality: [Ann Coulter] is your biggest star. The people you claim to speak for feel she speaks for them much, much more than you do -- and they're right. She is modern conservatism's id -- she's the one who says what the rest of you would say if you didn't feel it would cost you your standing as reasonable, responsible people.Well?
Want to prove me wrong? You cut her off. You boycott the sponsors of TV shows that still invite her on as a guest. You show up at her book signings and campus appearances and hand out flyers quoting her nastiest bon mots. You boycott CPAC next year if she's invited, and demand that others do the same. Or if you have a problem with boycotts as a matter of principle, at the very least urge your fellow conservatives, on college campuses and elsewhere, to stop extending invitations to her, given the profound harm you say she does to your movement.
But you won't do that, will you? In that case, shut the hell up, hypocrites, and acknowledge that while Coulter may be the bad apple in the family, your door is always open to her.
Some people know them, some don't, so I suppose the communist front group nonsence might fly for awhile.
Myself, I acknowledge that as a Gingrich supporter who thinks were's harming the Republican (I know that doesn't impact everyone reading this> Party's chances with the anti-Rudy nonsense, I'm a traitor, an abortionist, a Jew who touts the ADL line, a promoter of the homosexual agenda, a draft dodger, and the worst, someone who thinks a lovely blonde, Ann, made a very stupid remark. Compounded by the lack of a simple explanation.
I'd be curious to hear how this helps whoever the Republican candidate might be. Even the mythical anti-Rudy who will be flying down from the moon come summer.
Romney fans, how does it feel to have his CPAC victory overshadowed by the issue of the day in a few peoples minds, faggots.
I would generally agree that it was a dumb comment (although funny). But, the GOP compounded the problem by throwing a fit over it rather than ignoring it.
400 replies with overwhelming in favor of Ann's right to do and say as she pleases. Anyone who didn't agree was a troll, PC type, RINO, uptight, false conservative, etc.
Anne made a very smart remark, but then you don't really understand Anne do you!
Republicans do not need the Liberal Socialists and Rinos permission to apply wit, innuendo, and vitriol to the political opposition.
Why is it that only Dems can slander slash and burn?
The Dems have awoken their moon bat base using vitriol, have called our president names like Nazi, Kerry called our president a terrorist, Murtha has called our president stupid, as has Nacy Pelosi, and we buckle at the use of the word faggot in an off hand reference to gurly man John Edwards?
How have Republicans devolved to have inherited such weenieship?
I say let the games begin, and in doing so, lets awaken the conservative grass roots of the electorate, instead of putting it to sleep like the RINOs want!
Thank you Anne for reminding us!
It was a dumb comment, not funny and she shouldn't be invited back to CPAC.
Keep telling it like it is, with great biting wit and sarcasm Ann. If it goes over the liberal dolts heads, then, OH WELL.
Ann, you're welcome in my home any time.
Presidential candidates shared the podium, you can't ignore it. Anns smart, she's clever, plenty of reporters in attendance. Might not have been as much fun, but she could have told a couple them that heck, she's often over the top, but it was a comment on political correctness, that Edwards is a handsome married man, and it never occured to her anyone would take seriously he was a faggot (might want to use a different word). Publicity for Ann, embarassment for the candidates.
Do you think it would be helpful if Ann went into rehab?
I know, I'm an ass if I don't condemn Ann Coulter. I won't apologize for saving my outrage for leftists who constantly accuse our military guys of being incompetent, poorly trained, and sadistic. Ann is not an elected official, she's a columnist. Don't like her material? Then don't buy it!
-snip-(Dean Barnett in Town Hall, March 4, 2007)
The reason I document these things is because I believe they are collectively the smoking gun that shows how pathological the modern left has become. So tell me why would I support similar behavior on the right? Yes, Bill Maher did his typically brain-dead and offensive shtick on Friday. But, youll note, brain-dead and offensive arent terms of praise. Assuming one thinks that publicly using the word faggot is offensive, why would one praise Ann Coulter for doing so just because she has opposite numbers on the other side of the political spectrum who are also embarrassments to their side? I must admit, the logic here is lost on me.
An additional point related to this complaint for you political pragmatists out there: One of the reasons the left lost in 2004 was because of its sweaty embrace of Michael Moore. The hysteria of the Daily Kos and the Huffington Post are ongoing liabilities for liberalism. Im not entirely clear on why conservatives would cheer similar liabilities in their own ranks.
The final argument was the most ludicrous (although admittedly the competition was fierce). Many of my correspondents thought Ann should have been able to say whatever she wanted. To them, it was a free speech issue.
Yes, America is a free country. Obviously, Ann can do her Lenny Bruce-meets-Gordon Liddy edgy conservative comedy shtick if thats what floats her boat (and sells her books). But when she goes out in public and enters a mature forum, Ann has to clean it up. On Friday, she was speaking from a stage that in all likelihood also hosted the future Republican presidential nominee. This wasnt a college campus appearance. More dignity was required. Obviously the presidential candidates agree; they have attempted to distance themselves from Coulter, obviously failing to grasp the benefit of having such a putatively hilarious conservative firebrand on their side.
Determinedly clueless to the bitter end, Ann emailed the New York Times Adam Nagourney responding to the candidates seeking distance from her. Did any of these guys say anything after I made the same remark about Al Gore last summer? she asked. Why not? What were they trying to say about Al Gore with their silence? To provide the obvious answer of why her Gore comments went unnoticed, her Gore comments (which I dont have any memory of) obviously came at a less prominent forum than CPAC.
One last point, and this one more to do with conservatives than the outspoken pundit. A lot of people wrote in saying something like, Big deal. No one offended by the term faggot is going to vote Republican, anyway.
I dont deny that there are people who dont consider faggot an offensive term. Of course, there are people who dont consider kike an offensive term either. In our current day, the former is a hateful slur word just as surely as the latter is. If you dont agree with that, its important that you at least realize the following the offensiveness of faggot is a certain truth in polite society. And impolite society. And just about everywhere in between. If this comes as news to you, youve got to get out more. Dont quote me a Dire Straits song from 1985 times have changed. Its frankly an embarrassment that some conservatives are so eager and willing to embrace Coulters comment.
When Ann made her offending comment on Friday, it wasnt greeted by boisterous laughter as many of you have suggested in your emails and comments. It was greeted by uncomfortable silence. That spoke well of the attendees. The audience at CPAC knew that Ann had transgressed.
Some conservatives, or at least some of the conservatives who have flooded my inbox, think that her transgression was perfectly acceptable. It wasnt. The use of a hateful slur word in a public forum is beyond the pale. It saddens me that we cant have unanimity on such a simple and basic point.
As for me, in spite of all the thoughtful emails Ive received to the contrary, Im sticking with my original assessment of Ann and her joke: Idiotic. Disgusting. Stupid. Moronic.
Ann should apologize for the "faggot" comment just as soon as the leftwing moonbats apologize for their "Bush lied, people died, selected, not elected, no WMD . . . " and countless other far more offensive comments which get passed along and even rubber-stamped by our Kool-Aid drinking media whores.
Ann Coulter has made a career out of dumbass statements.
Got your panties all in a twist?
Rudy is a lothario liberal. No the grass root Rebublicans will not support him and plan to sink his primary campaign.
While he was the Republican Mayor of New York City he appointed more than 60 men and women to the Civil, Criminal, and Family Court benches. In all of those judicial appointment only two were Republican.
All of his other judicial appointments were either registered Liberals or registered Democrats. As the Republican Mayor he had appointment power over more than 70 full commissioners in more than 50 City agencies, yet at no time during his administration did REPUBLICANS account for more than 10% of those appointments.
He even appointed Chuck Schumers wife as the Citys Department of Transportation Commissioner.
________________________________________________________________ http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/9054.html And even as we grieve for those who lost their lives, and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their loved ones, we may be able to find some sort of meaning in this tragedy by using it as a catalyst to revive national gun control efforts. Rudolph Giuliani
Interesting how many Rudy Rotorooters like you think Anne is a harridan. We don't need the permission of RINO supporters like you or the liberal socialist Dems to tell the truth, or to use wit, innuendo and vitriol anytime we damn well feel like it. It awakens the grass roots base of the political party that will sink Rudy.
We WILL SINK RUDY. He is going down.
Another stock shocker expected (Further Stock Market Declines For This Week?)
And Ann Coulter still stinks.
Correct. The GOP was far less outraged when Mo Dowd, Goodman, et al refer to our President as "Hitler."
I volunteer to check the veracity of this statement!
Sorry, DU is for you. Thanks for playing
Honestly, it may have been a stupid comment, but the truth is if Ann Coulter didn't exist the Left would have to invent her. They troll these events LOOKING for a slip-up by a conservative, some off-the-cuff remark they can turn into a tempest. They are not going to cover the important, core issues at CPAC no matter what.
Did anyone actually hear Ann. She was making a point not about gay people; but politically correct people.
"It was a dumb comment, not funny and she shouldn't be invited back to CPAC."
You're correct on all three counts. Congratulations!
This is what Mister rob linked to:
Another stock shocker expected (Further Stock Market Declines For This Week?)
Could you please explain to me why there has to be ONE MORE ARTICLE POSTED about Ann's remark?
After all this, the end result will be that anyone who hears Edwards' name again is going to automatically think "faggot."
Hmmm....on second thought, maybe it's all to the good...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
The more ink conservatives spill over this non-issue, the better the libs like it. Forget it and move on.
Big friggin' deal. Coulter IMPLIED the "Breck Girl was a British cigarette!
Don't forget to remind every one that those turning on Ann are sick.
They have a RINOVIRUS.
We're not supposed to talk about that, you know--wouldn't be prudent, wouldn't be pc.
Wonder if they'd cut off Bill Mahr when he wishes that Dick Cheyney was killed recently. Seriously, the Left will resort to name-calling much more quickly since they usually are out of facts first.
John is a metrosexual who appears to be obsessed with his looks and hair, but I don't think he's a homo.
From reading Ann's works, I take it she really soft metrosexual types so I don't think it was much of a strech for her label him a faggot.
LOL@ GOP types who continue to let the left and the DNC define the debate.
First it was Catch an Illegal Immigrant day now we must rebuke this, please! Since we let them frame the debate we should fight their fire with ours.
And the conservative pundits who are so critical of her more than likely suffer from jealousy...
For Michelle Malkin, Our Lady of the Internment Camps, to be acting all high and mighty is funny.
Correction: I take it she really *hates* soft metrosexual types
Your admissions prior to stating "and the worst,..." discredits your observations on a conservative commentator.
If you posess all of these abhorent atributes, why does the moderator continue to accept your DU tripe?
Freedom of Speech should be abolished!! Sorry, it is Freedom from All Speech, not just the PC speech. It was probably the only real sentance spoken at that dog & pony.
Pray for W and Our Troops
And might I add, many Democrats have shared the stage with Bill Maher, including one very prominent one on the night he said his ill words of Cheney, yet the RNC didn't demand a rebuke from the DNC or its' candidates.
You're right. It's a damn shame that upright, false conservative RINO won the straw poll.
Why is it that only Dems can slander slash and burn?
C'mon, you know the answer to that: Because the media give them a pass and rake conservatives over the coals.
IMO, Coulter sucked all of the air out of the room and probably does not give a hoot that she gave the media a chance to ignore any important messages that came out of CPAC
Piss off, classy.
Piss off Rudy, piss off McCain, piss off Romney, piss off Michell Maklin, piss off....
Oh well. You get the idea.
Which faggot? Are you suggesting that Ann seriously was suggesting Edwards is a faggot?
That didn't occur to me.