Politicians React to Ann Coulter Gay Slur and CPAC Events

Max Blumenthal from The Nation produced a short “unauthorized documentary” of his trip to the Conservative Political Action Conference (above). It features appearances by Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Grover Norquist, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, and others and is well worth the 7+ minutes of your time.

Political figures were quick to respond to Coulter’s comments on Friday about Senator John Edwards: “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.'”

Coulter_2Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research which co-sponsored the CPAC conference said: “Ann Coulter not only once again went out of her way to use a nasty epithet, she pushed her offensiveness up a notch. We conservatives have enough trouble overcoming the false things that are said about us without paying for a platform upon which we shoot ourselves annually in the foot.”

John Edwards issued this statement: “The kind of hateful language she used has no place in political debate or our society at large. I believe it is our moral responsibility to speak out against that kind of bigotry and prejudice every time we encounter it.

And Ann Coulter responded to the outrage on her website: “I’m so ashamed, I can’t stop laughing.” Coulter also commented to the New York Times about the Republican response to her comments, saying “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”

Howard Dean was quick out of the gate to condemn Coulter’s comments on Friday: “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.”

Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy issued a statement: “Ann Coulter’s words of hate have no place in the public sphere much less our political discourse.”

And it wasn’t just political figures speaking out against the pundit. Recently out former NBA player John Amaechi said: “Yesterday, Ann Coulter, in a speech before the Conservative Political Action Committee, used the ‘F’ word that has long been used as a hateful and harmful slur against gay people. I have worked as a youth mentor since I was in college, and in the weeks since I publicly came out I have heard from young people from all over the globe. Coming out and living openly can be challenging – and that challenge only grows when people like Ann Coulter mockingly use it as a cheap joke. Words have power – and this word in particular has a ricochet effect, as it emboldens bullies in the school yard, in the work place, and on the streets, and tells them that this kind of hate speech is ok. Ann Coulter knows better, yet continues to disparage the GLBT community. The people in the room with her yesterday would do well to speak out loudly against her remarks and more importantly her sentiment and send a message that harmful slurs never have a place in the public discourse.”

And Republican presidential candidates attempted to distance themselves but fell short of flat-out condemning the remarks:

Mitt Romney’s spokesman Kevin Madden said, “It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect. Political discourse ought to be more substantive and thoughtful.”

John McCain called the comments “wildly inappropriate” through his spokesman Brian Jones.

And Rudy Giuliani echoed his fellow candidates: “The comments were completely inappropriate and there should be no place for such name-calling in political debate.”

Republican candidates Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo and Vice President Dick Cheney, who also attended the CPAC conference where Coulter made her remarks, have not yet, to my knowledge, crafted public responses.

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Comments

  1. jason says

    I agree the comment was in very bad taste, but really didn’t harm anyone but Ann Coulter. There are posts in this blog that fantasize about the death of the President and VP that are much more offensive and dangerous. Get a life!

  2. says

    We should hang Anne Coulter around the neck of the right-wing like an albatross. And they’d DESERVE it. The difference between left and right in the country isn’t that the left doesn’t have some hateful nuts. It’s that the hateful nuts on the left are babbling on street corners where they belong. We don’t PAY them, give them radio stations and turn them into our spokesmen and representatives. The right does. They GIVE COULTER MONEY and buy her books, and claim her as their REPRESENTATIVE. Her face is the face of the Republican Party and it’s time America knows it.

  3. mark m says

    “There are posts in this blog that fantasize about the death of the President and VP that are much more offensive and dangerous.”

    I have this fantasy that conservative trolls receive an instant electrical shock when they come to post here at Towleroad, but it’s just a fantasy.

    No one here has advocated taking steps to actually kill the President and VP, so your tired argument really has no merit.

    It’s appalling how clueless so many conservatives are about the power of hate speech. They actually believe that calling Bush stupid or saying he and Chenney have committed war crimes is akin to someone being called Faggot or Nigger.

    I shouldn’t be terribly surprised. The conservative mindset is what contributed to hundreds of years of oppression that the words Faggot and Nigger came out of.

    When you can convince me that a hostile culture against your Republican choice for President is the same kind of hate as the hatred for an entire group of people based on their skin color or sexual orientation, then maybe … just maybe, I may take you seriously.

    Until then you can all ride Ann Coulter’s slow boat to China.

  4. says

    Shouldn’t we just start ignoring her?

    It is only news if this woman one day says something even remotely insightful.

    ***

    I say gay bloggers should stop writing about Coulter. She’s just trying to sell books. To ignore this shrill harpy would upset her more than any criticism would.

  5. John C says

    BTW Jason, correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t it Coulter that said:

    “My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.”

    ?

    Further moral clarification will be most welcome.

  6. tom says

    The name calling was wrong,
    but it did make me wonder….Is he or isn’t he?
    Without going into the details of my perceptions, he and his wife seem to be a mismatch in terms of their appearence…just kind of makes you wonder.

  7. Esther Blodgett says

    I have wondered whether Ann Coulter has been sober.

    There is something called alcoholic behavior that is similar to behavior while intoxicated, and this is what I hear when she speaks.

    Or is the paperback edition of her latest screed coming out soon and Ann needs to climb back in the headlines?

    Either way, her conduct is as self-destructive as that Spears girl.

  8. Garry says

    Last time I checked, Ann Coulter wasn’t a candidate for election anywhere, so how are her comments part of the “political debate?” Last time I checked, she was just a nutjob windbag that says whatever she wants to say and people pay her for it. Very similar to Rush Limbaugh, Jesse Jackson, or The Uhuru Movement. As far as I am concerned, these people only have as much power as we are willing to give them by going nuts over exactly these kind of comments.

  9. zabadak says

    Jason, your perspicacity is bodacious. Meantime, pity that Coulter didn’t call Hillary a “dyke”. Perhaps that’d have gotten Cheney’s interest. Then again, recall that Cheney uses “fuck you” as a term of endearment.

    Meantime, can i carry Max Blumenthal’s child

  10. Leland says

    Your intentions are good, Cup O’ Joe, but, for all their growing influence, bloggers—at least those who oppose Coulter, gay and nongay—have absolutely no impact on her popularity. Few of the MILLIONS who buy her books probably even know there are gay blogs. If they read blogs at all, they are the ones that wash back into their “brains” what they already believe.

    Coulter’s following is entirely the product of her appearances on talk radio, in newspapers, and, most of all, cable television, including the Advocate’s “Man of the Year,” Bill Maher—who ferociously defends her, calls her a great friend, and periodically gives her a platform for her hate.

    We can do little about the neo-Nazis on talk radio, but I believe that it is but another symptom of the incompetence and impotence of GLAAD and HRC that they have failed to convince MSNBC and CNN to continue to give a platform, through such shows as Chris Matthews’ “Hardball,” to her hatemongering. It was less than a year ago that she called Al Gore a fag and all they did was issue another official Pussygram.

    The mainstream media at large only began to minimize their wholesale bashing of gays when the precursors of GLAAD picketed and “zapped” and made their lives miserable enough that they changed to avoid further disruption of their previously comfortable lives. For example, the veteran activist, Mark Segal, who announced Barbara Gittings death several days ago, once chained himself to the “CBS Evening News” desk of Walter Cronkite. Given heightened security measures long-since in place, things like that would be less possible, but the sidewalks in front of the buildings from which Matthews, et al., broadcast are still there; many more than have previously tried could demonstrate against Coulter whereever she goes [and she makes a ton off of her appearances on college campuses and elsewhere]. But WHAT are GLAAD and HRC doing? Nothing more than e-mailing their limp dick righteous indignation. The only thing more worthless than that would be our imagining that WE accomplish anything by “ignoring” her.

  11. candi says

    Oh Tom, aren’t we beyond all that? “he and his wife seem to be a mismatch, in terms of their appearence” I’m not quite sure which one of them is out of place…should he have married a blonde, or someone taller…or is this your veiled way of calling his wife fat?

    i’d love to hear your opinion on me and my husband…www.myspace.com/mrscani

  12. JimmyD says

    If she had used “nigger”, “jew”, “wop”, etc she would have been drawn and quartered. Wonder what the press would say if she’s charaterized as a selfish, self centered cunt? The press would have to go to rehab?

  13. Leland says

    For the record, she already suggested that Hillary was a dyke last year sometime.

    And, while I was writing the above, even more posted their fantasies that Coulter will go away if WE simply hold our breath until she dies. WHERE is your sense of reality, Gentlemen? The logical extension of what you’re suggesting is that if we just ignore them Osama Bin Laden’s followers will go away. If we had just ignored those planes heading for the World Trade Center they would never have crashed into them. If Matthew Shepard had just ignored the guy crushing his skull with the butt of a gun, he’d still be alive. If we Bob Hattoy had just ignored his AIDS it wouldn’t have killed him. What you’re ignoring is reality and, for your own good, as well as our community’s, I respectfully suggest it’s far past time you stopped.

  14. SGR says

    –Mitt Romney’s spokesman Kevin Madden said, “It was an offensive remark. Governor Romney believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect. Political discourse ought to be more substantive and thoughtful.”–

    Oh please. Like there’s no link between the kind of person who uses “faggot” as a slur and antigay positions on marriage and adoption.

    Hear the audience cheer when Coulture said that. These are educated politically savvy (and white!) conservatives whose views on gay issues are just dressed up versions of antigay slurs.

    It’s really fresh for pols like Romney to be able to say, out of one side of his mouth, that gays are a danger to straight marriage and that they are not fit to adopt children and then, out of another, say, but gee, we need to treat them with “dignity and respect.”

    How confusing for their followers. If I think gays are sick perverts who are not fit to adopt children, and I hear this from church leaders and politicians, I don’t get why I can’t call them names, such as faggot. And laugh when Ann Coulture does the same. Either they are bad people (who are worthy of being slurred) or they’re not.

  15. DB says

    It really is amazing to me how John C, thinks that the left aren’t hateful.
    Here is some news for you. Liberalism is a disease. While I don’t apologize for your condition, I can understand how it happens.
    President Blow-job Clinton lies under oath and all the disease stricken dems & libs think this is ok. Then his comes out and lies even worse by saying she didn’t know. Yeah… I believe you. This is a woman as Senator of NY, didn’t attend one funeral for the 911 victims. Michelle Malkin has it wrong. We need to put liberals in holding camps.

  16. DB says

    Update, it wasn’t John C who wrote “We should hang Anne Coulter around the neck of the right-wing like an albatross” It was some whack job with the name Iggy. What kind of a name is Iggy.

  17. John C says

    Hey DB, I’m British. Liberal isn’t a disease here, it’s a political party. Try harder, matey.

    Oh, and Michelle Malkin said this about Coulter’s comments:

    “Her “faggot” joke was not just a distraction from all the good that was highlighted and represented at the conference. It was the equivalent of a rhetorical fragging–an intentionally-tossed verbal grenade that exploded in her own fellow ideological soldiers’ tent.”

  18. griffin1573 says

    Joseph,
    While trying to keep this blog civil.
    The narrow minded notion that fighting for our rights is futile and that regardless of out come society will never except us.
    Is in its self an ignorant statement.

    If your gay.I suggest some good therapy to get over your self loathing and internalized homophobia.
    If your not gay than may I suggest you drag your red neck ass back under a rock.

    As a Canadian,and this could be said for the rest of the western countries that have had MAJOR leaps forward in their social exceptants of the LGBT communities,that your contension is FLAT OUT BULL S**T.

    The US maybe lagging a little behind.
    But those countries that have jumped forward are perfect examples of what can be acheived with education and perceverance.

    Perhaps educating your ignorant, pervertated, 14th century mind would be a good start.

  19. BabbuLu says

    Hey Andy, I got to this story because Google News had your link posted on it’s News homepage. Congrats!

    Also, there are very good, very valid reasons that sorry excuse of a human will die all alone, single, with no friends or loved ones around.

  20. John says

    The Republican candidates all decry her remarks. Seems like a whole lot of backpedaling.

    If Ann Coulter did not have the forum, she could not garner the attention.

    Let’s see if Ms. Coulter is disinvited from or not invited to future events like this. My guess is she’s staying on the speaker list.

    Just maybe the Republican party wants to have a focus on gay issues in the election debate. Talking about Iraq doesn’t help them, but appealing to deepseated bigotry and getting out the church vote does.

    I’m hoping that John Edwards can go all the way, because I believe he’s the best viable candidate for President out there. Please consider giving him your support.

  21. Toto says

    I do hope this does somehow reflect badly on Romney and other conservatives in the future, even minutely. Coulter’s behaviour is nothing new and, to me, the fact that Romney went out of his way to promote her onstage shows his lack of knowledge to the fact that alot of conservatives see her as an extremist. Im betting in the back of their minds they agree with her ignorant hateful ideas but dont like the fact that she is soo obvious and outspoken about them.
    I hope this bitch pulls a Mel Gibson soo badly!

  22. bambambam says

    Welcome Google News Readers!

    It’s now 2001 days since Osama bin Laden killed 3000 in New York and Washington, and he lives in freedom — unfortunately Iraq and America do not.

    George Bush has wasted over 3000 lives in Iraq, Halliburton has served expired and rotten food and dirty water to the troops.

    Bush has not attended one funeral ever from the Iraq war, nor of 9/11, and of the soldiers killed from not having armor, their bodies are flown by cargo plane, dumped in Maryland in the middle of the night with no pictures or honor, and bereaved families must claim the bodies and pay for return to their home towns.

    As for the thousands wounded, you see what the privatizing of health care by Republican campaign contributors has done to veteran’s care at Walter Reed.

    And George Bush let Osama Bin Laden get away and he says he doesn’t spend any time thinking about him any more.

  23. b. james says

    Uh, isn’t she the forever single 50 something? I’m just saying……I don’t really mean anything by it, its a joke. Besides we know good conservatives can get rehab for that little problem in as little as three weeks and all is forgiven.

  24. bambambam says

    Now that you know what Ann Coulter said about gay people in her keynote speech to Republican anti-gays last weekend, take a look at the kind of treatment Bush is giving to the soldiers sent to Iraq to fight for oil.

    (Washington Post, today)

    Hundreds of soldiers contacted The Washington Post through telephone calls and e-mails, many of them describing their bleak existence in Medhold.

    From Fort Campbell in Kentucky: “There were yellow signs on the door stating our barracks had asbestos.”

    From Fort Bragg in North Carolina: “They are on my [expletive] like a diaper. . . . there are people getting chewed up everyday.”

    From Fort Dix in New Jersey: “Scare tactics are used against soldiers who will write sworn statement to assist fellow soldiers for their medical needs.”

    From Fort Irwin in California: “Most of us have had to sign waivers where we understand that the housing we were in failed to meet minimal government standards.”

    (snip)

    And after this, Bush and Coulter get to talk about MY sex life, when Coulter has had three broken engagements and god knows how much premarital sex? And Bush the cocaine and alcohol addict? THEY are pushing abstinence? That’s a joke. If they were not virgins, STFU about gay people. They have never had the moral standing to talk about anyone else’s life.

  25. Bill says

    Had I been John Edwards and the recipient of Coulter’s remark, I would be reminded of a quote from my favorite show Scrubs: “I don’t like or dislike you…I nothing you”.
    Indeed, these are the people who we need need to “nothing”. Don’t report on, don’t talk about, don’t respond to. Sorry Ann, you’re not worthy of my attention.

  26. bambambam says

    Welcome again, Google News Readers!

    Here’s some news about the way Bush squandered the national surplus and broke our economy. Hope your children like you enough to pay 40% of their income for your medications when you are old and Republicans have killed social security.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSWBT00663820070305?sr

    White House declines comment on stock market drop

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House declined to comment on a new drop in the stock market on Monday but said the global economy remains “extremely strong.”

    White House spokesman Tony Snow said Bush administration officials were keeping a close eye on the markets.

    Asked if President George W. Bush had spoken to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Snow said: “I don’t want to generate a sense of crisis here.”

  27. Sayer says

    Question for Coulter.
    How does it feel to be on the high road to obscurity. Your speaking dates are being canceled and your book is being packed for return to publisher as we speak. I guess the only thing that is left for you is to find a well lit lamp post and wait for Limbaugh to nickel and dime you for your dubious favors. I don’t think you will find any other customers.

    Fact is you are not fit to walk among honorable people, or even upright for that matter.

  28. mark m says

    “Man of the Year,” Bill Maher—who ferociously defends her, calls her a great friend, and periodically gives her a platform for her hate.”

    Sorry Leland, I must take exception to your characterization of Maher.

    He frequently calls adversaries “friends” when they are guests on his show.

    And Maher is defending her right to say what she says (being the good Libertarian that he is).

    To characterize Maher as a chum of Ann Coulter is incorrect at best and inflammatory at worst.

  29. mark m says

    “President Blow-job Clinton lies under oath”

    Maybe he should have sent thousands of brave men and women to their deaths in Iraq under false pretenses and then maybe he’d have gotten a pass from you conservatives.

  30. says

    I had a hunch, but I’m now convinced that Ann Coulter doesn’t mean anything she says. She’s a character actress who’s mastered the art of being a right wing shock jock. I don’t believe she thinks 9/11 widows are greedy, and I don’t believe she thinks Edwards is gay.

    When she craves attention she simply says the most offensive thing available. Why she’s even given the press is beyond me.

    She’s playing the part of the bigoted Trudy Wiegel from Reno 9/11, but with an education. And she’s doing a great job of it.

    james

  31. M16 says

    I love Ann Coulter she is only of the few aggressive conesrvatives on the media.

    It look to me that the dems love dishing it but can’t take it.

    Besides to the person that said that calling the president stupid or the vicepresident genocide or mass murderer does not compare with calling somebody fagget or nigger you are right stupid is just an insult not an opinion. Murder gets you in jail for a long time or executed and mass-murder the same.
    and nigger and fagget only means that the name caller does not like you at all.
    You guys don’t really think before saying stuff.

    Ann Coulter is great.

  32. Leland says

    Sorry, Mark M, but here are some examples in which Maher has stated emphatically that he is not just defending her as a libertarian, but likes her personally.

    From his 10/7/05 show:
    MAHER: …. she is a columnist and attorney whose latest best-seller is How to Talk to a Liberal, If You Must. She’s my friend. Do not boo. Straight outta Compton, Ann Coulter! How are you, homie?…

    From his 10/29/04 show:
    …MAHER: And here a little later, I will be speaking with my good friend Ann Coulter.
    …. MAHER: All right, speaking of brave women, I have Ann Coulter waiting for me in satellite.
    RICHARD BELZER: I’m going to leave.
    MAHER: Don’t. No, no, you’re not. Sit right there. You know what? This is what’s wrong with America. People don’t even want to listen to each other. She is a friend of mine, and you will listen. When not dodging custard—
    BELZER: She’s a fascist party doll!
    MAHER: When not dodging custard pies—
    BELZER: Go ahead, just show her, baby—
    MAHER: When not dodging custard pies, she is a syndicated “communist” whose latest—What did I say? What did I say? A syndicated – oh, “columnist,” okay –—whose latest best-selling book is How to Talk to Liberals If You Must, please welcome my dominatrix, Ann Coulter. All right, where are you, doll? How are you?
    ANN COULTER [via satellite]: Iowa State University.
    ….
    COULTER: Hey, is that Richard – is that Richard Belzer on the panel?
    MAHER: Boy, is he.
    COULTER: I thought it was Osama bin Laden.
    …..
    MAHER: All right. Your hair looks good. I’ll see you in New York next month.
    COULTER: Thank you.
    MAHER: Ann Coulter, ladies and gentlemen.
    COULTER: Thank you.
    MAHER: Ann Coulter, ladies and gentlemen! Jesus Christ, this is what is wrong with this – and I want to get to this. You know, this is a friend of mine, and this is – I think you guys –[to Belzer]—you—this is why—BELZER: What are you talking about?
    MAHER: No, I’m saying that people—
    BELZER: I’ve seen her hundreds of times.
    MAHER: I know, but—
    BELZER: She’s a repugnant person who says the most vile things. She lies. She’s a liar and you know that. You just confronted her on ten different things. I mean, come on, man! Some people, you have to call them for what they are.
    MAHER: But that doesn’t—
    BELZER: I have friends on the right. I have friends on the right. Some of my dear – it’s like, “Some of my best friends are Jews,” you know what I mean?
    COSTNER: That’s a strong thing you’re saying. “Liar,” she’s not here.
    BELZER: But she is a liar. I—
    COSTNER: That’s a strong thing to say.
    BELZER: Well, you want me to get the text? I mean, she was lying time and again.
    MAHER: But – all right, let’s get off of Ann Coulter. ….
    ////
    And this is from the shameless, witless [on their part] interview “The Advocate” did with him that accompanied crowning him the gay community’s greatest friend last year:

    ADVOCATE: Let’s discuss Ann Coulter. You’ve called her a friend. How can you be friends with a woman who’s clearly an enemy of things you stand for?
    MAHER: I’m always surprised that the people who are supposed to be the champions of tolerance, the liberals, are mad at me because I’m friends with someone who doesn’t think like me. Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do, reach out? Isn’t that what we hate about the other side, that they don’t reach out, they only want people like themselves? That’s the philosophical answer. The practical answer is, she is really funny, and knows politics in a kind of inside level that I can make jokes with–that I can with very few people, because we’re both junkies in that area. And we both knew not to talk about the various things where we knew we disagree. And it’s a choice we all make with just about everyone.
    ADVOCATE: But you seem like a good-hearted guy, and she seems really unloving.
    MAHER: Very. But friend covers a lot of territory. At the high end of friend is total trust. I don’t have that with her. Because I actually think if the world changed and there was a coup in America and the right wing took over, like in an actual coup, and she was put in charge of the interior ministry or something, she’d throw me in Gitmo or Abu Ghraib and be like, “Sorry, and gee, I have to.” So do I have total trust with her? No. But as far as a person who is fun to drink with, I put her very near the top of the list. She is a riot.
    ////
    Despite Maher’s delusions of potential oppression at her hands, libertarian, liberal, whatever, he’s a rich, straight white guy who would be much farther down on her and her fellow neo-Nazi’s hit list than we would. But more importantly is the fact that we don’t have to wait for some armed coup in America, there was a coup through the Supreme Court in 2000 and WE not Bill Maher are suffering for it RIGHT NOW. Civil rights we’d gained, such as domestic partnership benefits in Michigan, have been erased, and, while gay marriage was not explicitly legally allowed, now it IS explicitly forbidden in 20- some states, and we are the victims of violent attacks from sea to shining sea.

    Ann Coulter is ONE of the reasons, and the fact that Maher not only does not see that but also gives her a platform to spread her hatred and lies is unconscionable and unforgivable, just as was his honor by the Advocate when there were so many other straights and gays actually working to advance our civil rights.

  33. griffin1573 says

    M16,

    First, I would suggest you learn how to use a period and how to spell before posting.
    It took me three attempts at reading your “run on sentence” before figuring out your just “stupid”.
    Secondly, to use the term “nigger” or “faggot”(notice the spelling)
    to insult an individual.Is to say that person is a member of that group.
    And the group is looked upon with distaste. In order for the insult to be an insult.

    And thats how she meant it…just like a school yard bully would use the terms.

    The comments against the President and Vice-president where directed at them as individuals.Due to there actions.

    What they did…not who they are.

    The intire point of fighting those type of words is to try and remove them from the vocabulary of negativity.
    Remember…its fine to be gay or black.
    Its not fine to be a mass muederer.

    Perhaps you should learn to read and comprehend before you blither on for the world to see.

  34. Mark F. says

    I think of Ann Coulter’s mouth as something akin to the exhaust vent on an outhouse. It’s not really the source of the stink–it’s just where the putrid stench escapes. The real filth is in the festering cesspit below.

  35. Mark F. says

    “Man of the Year,” Bill Maher—who ferociously defends her, calls her a great friend, and periodically gives her a platform for her hate.”

    Bill Maher is a Republican who smokes pot. He’s the same kind of jingoistic asshole as Coulter. He hasn’t called an Arab a raghead yet (to my knowledge), but he’s come pretty close. I don’t know why anyone listens to him.

  36. Charlie says

    Since it’s pretty clear that we all seem to want the word “faggot” to be considered as dirty as the word “nigger”, can we all agree that gay people need to stop calling each other “faggot”?

  37. poodle says

    i think its kind of cool that this celebrated conference is now epitomized with the closed mindedness and hate that is so often portrayed by conservatives. i am sure the conference is thrilled with this reaction. we should be too.

  38. Gary says

    Ann Coulter is a looser Her ignorance does not deserve the attention it gets . She has a sewer mouth to go along with her sewer brain . Get her repulsive picture off the net . She should be working at mcdonalds .Thats all she is qualified to do . She is the most disgusting example of a human being i have ever run across other than child mollerters .
    Gary Lindsay A canadian who lover america

  39. jessejames says

    Ann Coulter has more balls than the Republican candidates. More balls than Dick Cheney. More balls than all of them added together!

    A great YouTube piece could be made: The Face of Republicanism. Films clips of Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson, maybe even Ted Haggard. Take the “best” of their hate speech. Maybe run a few Nazi era clips for a historical perspective on hate speech.

    Just a thought.

  40. John says

    I agree that the people providing Ann Coulter a forum should be held accountable. For example, Bill Maher is contributing to her legitimacy by having her on his show, and it bothers me. Its unfortunate that our media in search of ratings will cater to the base insticts that seem to characterize her audience.

    In my opinion, her comments have no acceptable place in civil society. Those who applauded her comments about former Senator Edwards, and those who give her money (buying her book, hiring her to speak, for example) should be ashamed.

  41. underbear1 says

    “can we all agree that gay people need to stop calling each other “faggot”?”
    I disagree, gays/lesbians have reclaimed words used as slurs against us,(fairy,dyke,fag,faggot,etc) and we’ve earned the right to use them anytime we choose.Heterosexuals can not use those words, because they haven’t had them screamed at them by carloads of moronic fag-bashers every week for thirty years.

  42. says

    It is hard to believe that Larry King has a panel debating whether she was just joking about John Edwards or if she is really a raving lunatic cunt. Why are rational mainstream cable TV anchors giving this worthless bitch even five seconds of recognition?

    Every time this hate mongering hag makes a public appearance she needs to be drenched with a Super Soaker Oozinator in pigs blood. Every damn time! Any volunteers? Somebody looking for more than 15 minutes of fame please step forward.

  43. QueenB says

    well, hadn’t really seen it until now… wait, isn’t she the WHORE mongrel? She’s quite the neurotic psychopathic bitch ain’t she? someone should get her back on the meds, and quick.

  44. LittleD says

    BTW, “NIGGER” is not a black thing, it’s an ignorance thing. See the video is perfect proof of that. If we were all blind, “Nigger” would be an assess of mind & not sight.

  45. says

    Either Edwards is a faggot or he is not a faggot. I hope he is not, because being a sex perverted faggot is a despicable and disgusting thing to be.
    Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
    for even their women did change the natural use into that which is
    against nature:
    :27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the
    woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men
    working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that
    recompence of their error which was meet.
    SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

  46. says

    Either Edwards is a faggot or he is not a faggot. I hope he is not, because being a sex perverted faggot is a despicable and disgusting thing to be.
    Romans 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections:
    for even their women did change the natural use into that which is
    against nature:
    :27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the
    woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men
    working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that
    recompence of their error which was meet.
    SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

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