Skip to comments.In Support of Ann Coulter
Posted on 03/05/2007 12:51:58 AM PST by kristinn
It is with growing dismay and frustration that I am watching so many of my friends and acquaintances in the conservative community attack Ann Coulter for her comments pointing out that saying the word 'faggot' can get you sent to a rehabilitation clinic.
That she said it in the context of primping pretty boy Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards has sent conservatives to the fainting couch in an episode of 'why I never!' mass hysteria.
Ann Coulter has walked point for conservatives for almost a decade. She has been assaulted, threatened and stalked. She requires bodyguards for protection. Liberals believe they are justified in physically attacking Ann. I heard one say so at CPAC--not in response to her rehab joke, but because Ann 'insults people.'
Ann has been an early and loyal friend of Free Republic. She is one of the few prominent conservatives who regularly breaks bread with FReepers. Her friendship is now being repayed by FReepers who want her driven out of conservatism.
That so many conservatives want Ann banned from CPAC is a sad indicator of the state of conservatism. It is not Ann Coulter's fault that Republicans lost both houses of Congress. It is not Ann Coulter's fault that President Bush is not popular. Sacrificing Ann Coulter on the altar of political correctness will not win the elections of 2008 nor will it prevent conservatives from being sent to rehab for uttering politically incorrect words and ideas.
After Ann uttered the words that have given so many conservatives the vapors, the line for her booksigning at CPAC was just as long as usual. I know, I was standing in that line. If CPAC attendees were so outraged about Ann's remarks, it was not manifested there. I didn't learn about the controversy until I read about it online later that night.
I spent the next day at CPAC. Ann's remarks were not a hot topic. I know because the only time I heard it talked about was when I brought it up. Those I spoke with about it were not upset.
I do not wish to speak ill of my friends and acquaintances who are dumping on Ann, other than to express my disappointment. I do wish they'd reconsider and stop attacking a friend who has walked point for them. Liberals must be laughing themselves silly as they watch us take out someone they've been wanting to eliminate for years.
I love Ann Coulter. She's great! We have a lot of foreignors (in other countries)bashing her as if they are just American as we are and they are not American at all in fact they are America haters and they stand behind democrats. This is sick!
This potty mouthed British dude is trying to brainwash the youth of america so that they will vote D when they're 18.
(nasty language to describe Ann Coulter)
Agreed. Part of the process of changing the midpoint in the political debate is to push the envelope of what is considered accepted or proper debate. Someone has to do it - Thanks Ann.
If anyone really thinks what Ann Coulter says effects any elections, especially elections that are still a year away, they need to get their head examined.
As of now almost all the GOP Candidates are distancing themselves for Coulter.
It is as she were Typhoid Ann.
Anns remark was mild compared to the death threats to the VP on the Huffington blog.
I hope Ann continues to give them hell.
Whoa! Hold on there!
Shame on any of us for trying to screw the stones back on a painfully castrated language.
I mean, what right do we have (aside from the First Amendment, etc.) to even desire to so express ourselves in ways that those with skins barely a cell thick can take offense from, real or thespian.
Ann Coulter is a National Treasure, someone who refuses to be cowed by the cartwheeling tizzies of those who call for murder, mayhem, and unnatural acts to be perpetrated upon our ranks.
It simply amazes me that she has been subjected to such villification by those who (arguably) should have understood the joke, if not the reference to political correctness in general.
Watch where you cast your pearls...
But I do know he's gay.
Count me solidly in Ann's corner. Go Ann Coulter!!
(Will I get in trouble if I urge Ann to diss the nancy boys and make them cry?)
I'm on Ann's side. I THOUGHT the word was spoken in relation to rehab.
Howard Dean is the last person who should ask for an apology.
I hope Fox News keeps her as Vice President Coulter on their new comedy news show. We'll see.
You mean Rudy, McCain and Romney? None of those RINOs will be the GOP nominee next November, or I don't know Republicans very well.
I would be surprised if Hunter or Tancredo express their support for Ann's comment.
I can't believe Ann would say such a thing about an effeminate ambulance chaser.
Anyone who attacks Ann Coulter is not a conservative. They might say they are but they aren't.