Skip to comments.Ann Coulter Fires Back at Critics Over John Edwards 'Faggot' Barb
Posted on 03/06/2007 2:57:24 PM PST by TChris
Ann Coulter fired back at critics who demanded the conservative columnist apologize for comments she made during a speech in which she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a "faggot."
"'Faggot isn't offensive to gays; it has nothing to do with gays," Coulter said on "Hannity and Colmes" Monday night. "It's a schoolyard taunt meaning 'wuss,' and unless you're telling me that John Edwards is gay, it was not applied to a gay person."
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yeah, pretty limp-wristed response, I must agree.
I beg to disagree...that's how I took it from the START.
Actually she's right, faggot isnt offensive to gays. They use it all the time. Heck even Edwards bloggers have used it.
I love it!
Ann is best when she's using liberals own tactics against them!
By "flaming idiots" do you imply all idiots are gay or that gays are idiots? Gosh...I guess now even you owe gays an apology.
Well! He is a wuss.
We have a botched joke of our own. I agree with her that speech totalitarianism exists and that it is illegitimate. But, my goodness, did she have to take a page from the John Kerry book of joke-telling?!
What is it about "effeminate male" you don't understand?
Wasn't that a character Dana Carvey played on SNL, "The Effeminate Heterosexual."
I meant that she must have a very low opinion of nearly everyone to try and sell the "'Faggot' isn't offensive to gays" line. That's so blatantly, obviously false as to be offensive to the intelligence of the reader.
Most people have a very good understanding of the meaning of the word. It's a spit in the face to claim otherwise.
She should have said his pretty hair looked like it belongs on an ambulance chasing scumbag lawyer.
"She must think people are flaming idiots or something...."
"Coulter didn't spare the GOP hopefuls, either.
-Apparently our top three Republican nominees aren't that smart," Coulter said. "And by the way, if they're going to start apologizing for everything I say, they better keep that statement handy cause there's going to be a lot more in the next year."
It simply amazes me the number of people who sided with the MSM, in particular HERE, jumping on her case.
Perhaps YOU could do a better job at political commentary...???
Get a column.
Write a book.
Get out on the lecture circuit.
RUN FOR OFFICE.
What did you expect? Coulter is a media and money whore.
I am thinking of a joke book...
Bad Political Jokes
Earl Butz's joke that got him fired.
The 'joke' about "a black, two women, and a cripple" from Reagan's former Interior secty Watt.
I can't believe that a single one of us believes that Edwards is homo, but we all know he is a faggot, a pretty boy, a wuss. \
Go Ann !!!!
Yep, I don't care.
Ya. Buy them lunch.
"I beg to disagree...that's how I took it from the START."
That's how I read it. Nowhere did it mention that Edwards is gay.
And she'd be correct.. The RNC is promoting Rudy McRomney as a conservative(S).. And many of them buy it.
She also said 20% of americans are conservative, 20% are liberal, and 60% are MORONS.. Except that 50% of conservatives are RINOs which make 90% of Americans are MORONS..
She missed an opportunity to label Edwards as a whining victimologist or something that would score points and not make conservatives look like bigots.
Go away Ann.
You got all the attention. Now shut up and go away.
I won't concern myself about insulting or enraging the lunatics on the left - until AFTER they stop the 24/7 assault on the things I hold dear and rein in THEIR fire bombers.
Until then -- they'd better get used to the "incoming"...
In any kind of war -- folks shoot back!
Not something an unmarried 45 year old woman normally calls a married man with children unless it carries the meaning of "wuss"
I don't know. When I was a kid and we asked someone to do something and they said no, we said, "what are you, a faggot or something?" Or, "you are such a fag."
Heck, we didn't even know what a gay person was. But we knew that a faggot was a wuss.
Lovely. I can't wait, Ann. I look forward to a year of your diahrrea of the mouth, since it adds SO much to elevate political discourse and to promote conservative positions.
By the way, Ann, since you're so smart, they aren't the "top three Republican nominees." They are all vying to BE the Republican nominee.
I'm surprised she didn't use the old "I was just calling him a pile of sticks" line.
Now instead, just say, "you are such a John Edwards."
I don't mean to direct that to you, just a pun on your words.
Guys call each other fags all the time, so what? She was pointing out that it now has become a hate crime to use the word.
Pray for W and Our Troops
I cant believe she used the term "wuss"...You can get in Big Trouble for That
I don't understand the uproar about this. Those statements are classic, true to form, Ann Coulter. Did those who invited her make assumptions that were stupid? She was just being herself! These type of comments and controversy, are who she is, and always has been.
Ann exposes FR Rinos as no one else does..
They cannot help themselves..
Liberals could care less about ANN.. Its RINOS that HATE HER...
Looks like she exposed you.... EH!..
Maybe John Edwards could play the part of the Faggot on the left.
There are quite a few feminine acting married men who are straight but you'd swear they are gay.
How about that Saudi Spokesperson for starters
And... (I could be reaching with this one) is Richard Simmons married to a woman?
Who cares what gays think? They are 2% of the population, maybe. Queer men think it's OK to stick their parts in to another guys bum then put it in their mouth. That means they eat poop. If they don't think that's offensive do you really think they are focused on the word faggot? Again, not that I care anyway.
Ann is a good looking female, queer guy faggots are, well, queer guy faggots. Duh! Ever seen the video of Edwards preening for the camera. That's gay!
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"Whatever you think of her original comment, that explanation is unbelievably disingenuous. She must think people are flaming idiots or something"
...I couldn't disagree more. The term "faggot" is a guy to guy term that means "wuss", "pansy", "dork". And if you think that she owes anyone an apology after what the media has done to conservatives over the years than you too are part of the problem. Dems don't play fair and never will. I say, the more negative terminology the better. They threw Oreo's at Michael Steele in Md. Could that be countered by calling Jesse and Al "niggers"? I see justice and a willingness to fight back on their territory. Ann Coulter seems to be alone in her fight.
What Edwards' bloggers wrote was far worse. What Ann has been falsely been accused of has been far worse. One can disagree with her, but the reaction to this is over the top censorship.
Dude...Richard Simmons IS a woman.
I, for one, think he's at least half-fag.
I think the main thing she did with her comment was smoke out the three top GOP contenders and complete wusses. If they can't stand up for themselves against media attacks based on what someone else said, how will they fair down the road when they make their own gaffs?
They should have taken a page from Obama's playbook.
She really called out our guys, and they sure needed it.
If their response is any indication of their skill in the political arena, we could be in trouble. Obama proved himself way smarter than all three of them.