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Here's somebody who won't abandon Ann Coulter
Mike gallagher.com ^ | 3/6/07 | Mike Gallagher

Posted on 03/06/2007 3:04:14 PM PST by pissant

I'm positively amazed at all the serious American conservative voices who are throwing right-wing flamethrower Ann Coulter under the bus for her schoolyard joke about political correctness and the word "faggot."

The snorts of disapproval and huffs and puffs are pouring in. "I was not amused." "She hurts the conservative movement." "We should never name-call." "She was a distraction from the serious straw poll that featured strong showings by Romney and Guiliani." And on and on...

Why are so many conservatives afraid to fight back?

Time and time again, we're called a variety of names by liberal Democrats. We wag our finger at them and warn them to stop calling us Nazis and liars and warmongers and the like.

So when one of our own gets under the skin of wimpy liberals, we burn her at the stake?

I hope everyone who wants to bash Ann Coulter had a chance to see her on "Hannity and Colmes" last night. As the videotape proved, her entire speech to the CPAC crowd included a series of zingers and punchlines and potshots at the other side. And as she said on the show, her joke was intended to be a commentary about the idiocy of sending a Hollywood actor into rehab because he used a bad word. Besides, unless John Edwards was preparing to announce that he's coming out of the closet, the happily married man with children should have no real worries about being called something he's not. She intended it to be the schoolyard taunt of "wuss", something said all the time.

Well, I'm not going to cave with the rest of the weenie liberals and pompous conservatives who like to eat their own. I think Ann Coulter is gutsy and terrific. Besides, she's a commentator, not a U.S. Senator.


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Gallagher. Never was a big fan, but he's showed more spine than 95% of the "conservative" intelligencia combined.
1 posted on 03/06/2007 3:04:15 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I still think Gallagher is a horse's ass, but he is right on this one.


2 posted on 03/06/2007 3:05:05 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: dfwgator

I've not listened too him much in the last couple of years. He was boring me a bit. Though I can say that about most talk radio.


3 posted on 03/06/2007 3:06:13 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant

He was a big cheerleader for Janet Reno when he sent Elian Gonzalez back to his real "father", Fidel Castro.


4 posted on 03/06/2007 3:07:00 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: pissant
At least there is one conservative who is not intent on kissing some liberal's @ss over this one.
5 posted on 03/06/2007 3:09:44 PM PST by newcthem (Madison doesn't have residents..........only inmates.)
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To: pissant

I didn't like her using it. She could have made the same point using other words. Someone has to take the high road. Otherwise we'll all be swine in the gutter slinging mud.


6 posted on 03/06/2007 3:09:58 PM PST by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: pissant

He nailed this one.


7 posted on 03/06/2007 3:10:23 PM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: dfwgator

Yikes. I'm all for illegals being shipped out, but that's pretty sad.


8 posted on 03/06/2007 3:10:28 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: dfwgator

He doesn't come on the radio here anymore but I used to enjoy listening to his show. He was very entertaining. I think he got the boot when one of the local station went Air America.


9 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:17 PM PST by Duke Nukum (Chickens are part of the natural cycle of life, and that is why we play chickenball in the house.)
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To: pissant

As I told my wife the story of Coulter and her faggot comment, she --- who doesn't really follow politics --- remarked that it's amazing how liberals can say ANYTHING about conservatives and get away with it. "They can dish it out," she said, "but they can't take it."

She's right.


10 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:18 PM PST by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: newcthem

I think the house of feigned outrage is crashing down on the feigners as we speak.


11 posted on 03/06/2007 3:11:29 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant
"Why are so many conservatives afraid to fight back? "

Because the Grand Old Party has been replaced by the Grand Old P*ssies. We have lost our backbone.
12 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:01 PM PST by stm (Believe 1% of what you hear in the drive-by media and take half of that with a grain of salt)
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To: pissant

I think the real questions is, is Edwards really a faggot? I mean, to call a guy a faggott who isn't, that's a low blow. I notice that Edwards hasn't denied it...so.....


13 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:08 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: Rennes Templar

It wasn't mud. It was a biting, brilliant one line joke to decimate PC and Edwards in one fell swoop.


14 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:13 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant


I'm just not big on having to defend someone calling someone else a faggot.

Stupid, childish, and it wasn't even funny. She got what she wanted, attention.


15 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:48 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: pissant

I"D NEVER ABANDON YOU ANN~!!!!


MARRY ME!!


16 posted on 03/06/2007 3:12:53 PM PST by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: pissant

Good to see one conservative with cajones...


17 posted on 03/06/2007 3:13:07 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: pissant

"Why are so many conservatives afraid to fight back?"

He hit the nail on the head!


18 posted on 03/06/2007 3:13:46 PM PST by dmw (Aren't you glad you use common sense, don't you wish everybody did?)
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To: pissant

Well, what about Duncan Hunter? Did he rush to Ann's defense?


19 posted on 03/06/2007 3:14:01 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: pissant
I was reading another thread yesterday about the Supreme Court upholding a boy's right to wear some anti-queer shirt. Think about it: The nation's highest court debating over a t-shirt. Liberals really are faggots in the sense of being wussies. They can't even deal with a t-shirt without wasting the highest court in the land's time.
20 posted on 03/06/2007 3:14:07 PM PST by samm1148 (Pennsylvania-They haven't taxed air--yet)
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To: Rennes Templar
I didn't like her using it. She could have made the same point using other words.

Such as?
21 posted on 03/06/2007 3:14:17 PM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: pissant

All she did was mock the evolving PC mindset. She didn't directly insult Edwards, so there's nothing to defend.


22 posted on 03/06/2007 3:16:13 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: pissant

Right on.


23 posted on 03/06/2007 3:17:12 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Rennes Templar
I didn't like her using it. She could have made the same point using other words.

The guy from Gray's Anatomy did use the "F-Word." If Ann used a different word, the whole point would have been lost.

25 posted on 03/06/2007 3:18:20 PM PST by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Championship U)
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To: JRochelle

None of the above. She put the political world on its ear. And brought to attention the stalinist BS called political correctness. Where was the conservative outrage regarding that actor having to go to re-education camp? Where is the outrage of a republican frontrunner in the GOP getting kissy with disgusting left wing gay groups? Where is the equavalent outrage about the growth of "hate crimes" laws. Too many on the right have ceded 85% of the playing field to the left. I ain't one of the 85%.


26 posted on 03/06/2007 3:20:07 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant

And that is what the liberals went berserk and the sheep followed.


27 posted on 03/06/2007 3:20:31 PM PST by Dante3
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To: pissant
Ann's appeal is her eccentricity ...

She's way too skinny, but seductive ... feminine and gutsy ... I know a few Freepers here (or used to be here) have bent an elbow with her.

Ann is the kind of woman you can call lady and chick ... and she's capable of frying your @$$ with words that you come away with, "Wow" ... even though you've been toasted both sides like a micro-wave ... from the inside out.

I wonder .... how many of us instinctively rocked on that line until later when we started hearing that (gasp) there was some controversy !

I know I wouldn't mind making her bacon and eggs in the morning (God knows she needs 'em), and listening in to her commentary while reading the newspaper ... and I'd by God miss her when she left for work.

28 posted on 03/06/2007 3:20:33 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Plutarch

Nope. And he didn't sprint to a mic like the rest of the posers in Schumer-esque fashion and denounce her either.


29 posted on 03/06/2007 3:21:21 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant

Ann Coulter '08!!

Pray for W and Our Troops


30 posted on 03/06/2007 3:21:32 PM PST by bray (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: knarf

P.S. Welcome, Ann ... we no longer demand your picture.


31 posted on 03/06/2007 3:21:50 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: bray

Hunter/Colter 08


32 posted on 03/06/2007 3:21:57 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Duke Nukum

Now Err America has died, has it not?


33 posted on 03/06/2007 3:22:51 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: ConservativeDude

ROTHLMSS!!!


34 posted on 03/06/2007 3:23:23 PM PST by tioga
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To: pissant

But he's married and Im not!


35 posted on 03/06/2007 3:23:30 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: toddlintown

The funny thing is its an unfair fight between Ann and the entire democrat party. They don't stand a chance.


36 posted on 03/06/2007 3:23:48 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: stm

Grand old PC Pussies.


37 posted on 03/06/2007 3:24:14 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant

Coulter/Hunter '08!

Pray for W and Our Troops


38 posted on 03/06/2007 3:24:40 PM PST by bray (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: ConservativeDude

Not masculine enough to be gay.


39 posted on 03/06/2007 3:24:44 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: dfwgator
He was a big cheerleader for Janet Reno when he sent Elian Gonzalez back to his real "father", Fidel Castro

Interesting! I was too. And I think that's around the time I started listening to Mike Gallagher.

40 posted on 03/06/2007 3:24:44 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Mr. K

She's available.


41 posted on 03/06/2007 3:25:10 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: bray

LOL


42 posted on 03/06/2007 3:25:28 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: JRios1968

Rare these days.


43 posted on 03/06/2007 3:25:58 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Rennes Templar; All
I didn't like her using it. She could have made the same point using other words.

No she couldn't have.

People, she did not call Edwards a Faggot. She made a joke about how saying the word faggot will get you sent to rehab (Grey's Anatomy). Her joke/point was that it is reaching the point in this country that the PC police are sending people to rehab for speaking their minds.

Also, all this blow up over it is going to back fire on the left who specialize in name calling. Now every time anyone on the left says anything out of line they are going to have to explain why it is OK for them to do it but not for a conservative to do it. They are calling for boycotts of advertisers to her site if they don't pull their ads, so the next time some Dim calls Bush a liar or says he is stupid they are going to have to explain why they aren't calling for boycotts of the advertisers on their sites.

44 posted on 03/06/2007 3:26:30 PM PST by txroadkill (Free Ramos and Compean. Duncan Hunter'08)
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To: dmw

My guess is that most have bought into the lefts version of political speech rules.


45 posted on 03/06/2007 3:26:49 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: samm1148

There's big money behind the stalinism


46 posted on 03/06/2007 3:27:36 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: Cementjungle

It not only needs mocking it needs death.


47 posted on 03/06/2007 3:28:12 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: pissant

Sadly so


48 posted on 03/06/2007 3:28:18 PM PST by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: pissant
"Besides, she's a commentator, not a U.S. Senator."

Note that Gallagher is a "commentator" too, as a yakradio host. They (plus "comedians") are the only ones who can use non-PC words, and then only because it's basically their job to do so once in a while. Anybody else, it's either career-death, or if you're rich enough, a trip to rehab, exactly as Ann Coulter said.
49 posted on 03/06/2007 3:28:48 PM PST by omnivore
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To: knarf; Jim Robinson

LOL. Ol Jimrob is buddies with her, I think.


50 posted on 03/06/2007 3:29:58 PM PST by pissant (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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