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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
But the same liberal socialist media have no problem with calling Bush and those who voted for him Nazi's, War Criminals and worse.
And some on the left voicing regret that The VP WAS NOT killed last week by the terrorist bomb.
Shut up, Anne say whatever you want, yet again some REPUBLICANS prove to me they are spineless jellyfish willing to eat their own to ganner favor with the media elite. Half of which are in fact homosexuals (faggots).