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Ann Coulter calls John Edwards a "Faggot"

At the Conservative Political Action Conference today, which was attended by 2008 Republican Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), former Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) as well as Vice President Dick Cheney, Ann Coulter referred to Senator John Edwards as a "faggot".

Ann_coulter_2After being introduced by Romney, who said "I am happy to hear that after you hear from me, you will hear from Ann Coulter. That is a good thing. Oh yeah!", Coulter took the stage and said:

"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards." (video)

Coulter's comments were met with an audible gasp and then a smattering of applause and cheers. Disgusting.

It's not the first time Coulter has used anti-gay slurs as a form of insult. Last July she called Al Gore "a total fag".

HRC's Joe Solmonese issued this statement: "To interject this word into American political discourse is a vile and disgusting way to sink the debate to a new, all-time low. Make no doubt about it, these remarks go directly against what our Founding Fathers intended and have no place on the schoolyard, much less our country’s political arena. It is clear that some in the Republican Party plan to run in 2008 the same way they did in 2004, by using discrimination to divide the country and rally their base. But, 2008 is not 2004, and this time the politics of fear and smear will not work. The American people are tired of those who would rather divide than unite."

Solmonese also called on Republicans to come forward and condemn Coulter's hate speech:

“We demand that every single Presidential candidate in attendance at this conference, along with Vice President Cheney stand up and publicly condemn this type of gutter-style politics. If not, then their silence will be deafening to the vast majority of Americans who believe this type of language belongs no where near the discussions about the future of our country."

Full video at Think Progress [think progress]
Cheney, GOP prez candidates, called on to condemn Ann Coulter for calling John Edwards a "faggot" today [americablog]

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  1. Wow.

    Did she go too far this time?

    Nahhh...it's Anna Nicole's burial day so the media are not paying attention.

    Posted by: Becks07 | Mar 2, 2007 6:53:44 PM


  2. Who cares what Ann Coulter says?

    She is just like Michael Savage.

    They do it for attention, since attention for them means cash.

    Posted by: MW | Mar 2, 2007 6:56:19 PM


  3. Yeah, I'm not even slightly outraged by this. What a sad attempt by an uninteresting person to get some ink.

    To me.. this just looks really bad for her and that's about all.

    Posted by: Greg | Mar 2, 2007 7:00:08 PM


  4. Ann's MO is to make hateful, "controversial" statements in order to gain more publicity for her books and live appearances. It clearly works.

    Andy, you are falling into her trap and promoting her. Please ignore her.

    Posted by: Dave | Mar 2, 2007 7:05:38 PM


  5. GO ANN, GO ANN, GO ANN!!!!
    Remember folks, there is a thing called FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Ann is exercising that freedom just as you are. There is not a law that we must accept the gay lifestyle! I dont agree with all Ann says but it is her right to say what she believes. Sooooooooooooooooooo, GO ANN, GO ANN, GO ANN

    Posted by: Traci | Mar 2, 2007 7:08:46 PM


  6. When Ann speaks you can smell Condi on her breath

    Posted by: Cory | Mar 2, 2007 7:13:48 PM


  7. Traci:

    The problem most people don’t realize is the actual effects Ann and the Bush administration have on society. It is fact that hate crimes against homosexuals have more than doubled since the Bush administration took office, and sometimes tripling after speeches in which Bush addressses the “Constitutional Amendment to Ban Gay Marriage”.

    What the media does not report are the numerous deaths and beatings in hate crimes against homosexuals, with dozens happening weekly. Andrew Anthos was a 72 year old African American senior citizen who was followed of the bus in Detroit and beaten to death with a lead pipe outside his home on Feb 13th because someone on the bus asked if he was gay. On Tuesday a man was followed from the PATH train from Manhattan to Hoboken, NJ and beaten by two men because he was wearing pink pants (they caught one 19 year old assailant). Dozens of hate crimes against homosexuals happen weekly but do not get reported in the main stream media, because after all they’re only “fa**ots”.

    If Ann Coulter used the word “n****r” she would face a media storm, but using the word “f****t” sells her more books and gets her applause. Great country America.

    Posted by: Cory | Mar 2, 2007 7:15:46 PM


  8. Don't give her more attention. That's what she wants.

    Posted by: Jack! | Mar 2, 2007 7:23:16 PM


  9. She's nothing but a stupid, irrelevant cooze. She makes Rush Limbaugh look like a MENSA member. How stupid are Republicans for even putting her dumb ass in front of their candidates. Way to go, geniuses!

    Posted by: Eric V | Mar 2, 2007 7:30:10 PM


  10. This is the HATE that crystal meth addict spill out.

    The bitch needs to be ostracized forever!

    Posted by: FunMe | Mar 2, 2007 7:31:36 PM


  11. Cory..please explain to me how the Bush Administration has caused more hate crimes against gays.
    The fact is, you cannot..The Bush Administration doesn't CAUSE anyone to act in any way. People act how they choose to act.. Maybe the fact is more and more Americans are sick of the gay agenda being shoved down their throats, therefore, when they hear ANY politician make a speech about the gay agenda, they get angry.
    You can blame the media or anyone else you want to for all the violence, but I'm telling you that people have their very own views on gay marriage, etc.. and there isn't a damn thing you or any politician can do about it.

    Posted by: Pandora | Mar 2, 2007 7:42:27 PM


  12. Anne Coulter is marching towards 50, if she's not that already -- imagine your mom or SO acting like her. She's never been married/had kids/been in the military/Peace Corps/etc. -- never acted genuinely concerned about any human being not in her sphere. She has helped to degrade the Republican party BEYOND REPAIR (with their full consent). When she "transitions" and has to look back upon this lifetime, what on earth will she be able to look back at and be proud of???

    Posted by: asdr | Mar 2, 2007 7:44:18 PM


  13. So now I have to break away from Ann and disagree with what she says! Unfortunate as I think she often times says what many people are thinking! However, I have NO use for anyone that uses the F-word! I do believe that she crossed the line and it PISSED ME OFF!

    And to Traci's comments, this has NOTHING to do with free speach! Really, re-evaluate your priorities. Usage of this word in any capacity is wrong, hurtful and unacceptable!

    Posted by: RB | Mar 2, 2007 7:44:39 PM


  14. Traci ... you ignorant slut!

    Oh yeah, it's ok to call someone the "N" word just because it's "freedom speech". Please!

    There is freedom of speech.

    Then there is HATE speech.

    Ann's words do not belong in a civilized society, let alone in a place that is supposed to be the "smart set".

    Ann sounds like any stupid school yard bull that needs to be slapped big time.

    AMERICA ... love it, or get the hell out of it!

    Posted by: FunMe | Mar 2, 2007 7:46:09 PM


  15. Howard Dean Blasts Coulter; Calls on GOP Presidential Candidates to Denounce It:

    "There is no place in political discourse for this kind of hate-filled and bigoted comments. While Democrats and Republicans may disagree on the issues, we should all be able to agree that this kind of vile rhetoric is out of bounds. The American people want a serious, thoughtful debate of the issues. Republicans -- including the Republican presidential candidates who shared the podium with Ann Coulter today -- should denounce her hateful remarks."

    Posted by: Tracy | Mar 2, 2007 7:48:21 PM


  16. I'm sorry, I agree with all of you who are saying that all she wants is attention, because, in the words of one of you, attention=money. And I suppose I'm just "falling into her trap" and I kind of hate myself for it.

    But I can't help it: I'd fucking bludgeon her to death on live television with one of her enormous shoes if I could get away with it.

    Posted by: John | Mar 2, 2007 7:49:02 PM


  17. Wait a minute! Some of you seem to be saying that free speech doesn't mean you can say this, or that.. What? Doesn't free speech mean that you are free to say anything that you want? Ah, yes you are..but here is the rub; People are just as free to stop reading your books, turn off the TV when you're on, etc.. So, pay her back by not watching her, reading her, blah, blah, blah..but don't say that she isn't allowed to say it at all, because here in America, she is..

    Posted by: Pandora | Mar 2, 2007 7:51:39 PM


  18. Hey, Joe! Yes, YOU, Joe Solomnese! Why don't you get up off your little ass and do something besides issuing press releases that have all of the effect of a paper airplane thrown from a window high in HRC's Emerald City in DC. What the fuck do you DO to earn your, no doubt, $200,000 plus annual salary?

    You, and too many other gay "leaders," fit the colloquial definition of mental illness perfectly: repeating over and over something that failed every time you tried it before—in this case meowing your impotent righteous indignation. She's been writing and saying hate and violence spawning crap for years and nothing you've tried so far has succeeded in changing her.

    Do you have some kind of light sensitive disorder that keeps you inside your Fortress of Solitude? Are you too good, too white, too rich, to organize and join a picket everywhere she appears? Have you never heard of the power of nonviolent civil disobedience? Are you afraid of scuffing your Cole Haans?

    Ann Coulter is not the problem. Witless, idealess, ballless gay "leaders" like you are. LEAD, goddamn it, or resign!!!!!

    Posted by: Leland | Mar 2, 2007 7:53:16 PM


  19. Pandora, sounds like a drag name, huh? You do not understand the concept of free speech. The "You and the Law" class you took in high school should have explained that one is not "free"to yell "FIRE!" in a crowded movie theatre. Get educated. Hate speech such as this should not go unchallenged.

    Posted by: busytimmy | Mar 2, 2007 8:03:00 PM


  20. Ann exquisitely fits both narcissistic and histrionic personality disorders. I really don't think anymore need be said about her... at least, I won't waste any more of my time on her, which is exactly what would drive her insane.

    Posted by: Joshua | Mar 2, 2007 8:03:57 PM


  21. The first time I saw Ms Coulter, I was struck dumb by the dichotomy between her vile views and her good looks. I was, of course, also appalled that someone who gave the impression of being intelligent was blinkered and twisted by such hatred. These days I'm satisfied that Nature has stepped in to address this gulf. It's said that we all get the face we deserve, and it seems to me that Ms Coulter is looking more and more drawn and haunted, more insane every day. It's like all that hatred is hollowing her out. I try hard to find sympathy in my heart for her future pain.

    Posted by: Greg | Mar 2, 2007 8:07:02 PM


  22. I giggled a little. She is just so off.

    Posted by: M | Mar 2, 2007 8:08:18 PM


  23. Pandora, hate crimes against homosexuals have statistically risen since Bush has been in office, and especially after his State of the Union Addresses (fact). Casaulity, yes, is different. You have a point that people will do what they want and that blaming another person for their actions is ludicrous. I think what Cory is saying is that their can not be any good coming out of Coulters and Bushes actions and that they should take some responsibility for inciting hatred against homosexuals. That's common sense.

    Posted by: Rob | Mar 2, 2007 8:20:01 PM


  24. When Pandora speaks you can smell Ann on her breath.

    Posted by: JJ | Mar 2, 2007 8:22:30 PM


  25. This just goes to show that some of you need to read up on the Constitution. While Freedom of Speech is one of the Bill of Rights, there is fine print that explains how hate and provoking speech is not tolerated. Her remarks should be taken just like someone using the N-word.WRONG. I am a Republican and people like this make me sick. This kind of speech should not be tolerated especially "if" these leaders want a better America.

    Posted by: What? | Mar 2, 2007 8:23:28 PM


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