Ann Coulter: 'The Left Is Trying To Co-opt Gays'

There's been a bit of CPAC-related news today, this being the last day of the conference. Ann Coulter took the podium this afternoon to address the attendees and was intent on being as characterstically provocative as possible.

In her speech, she spoouted that "the left is trying to co-opt gays. They should be on our side. We watched this for 30 years. The left keeps using one group after another to destroy the family. That is their goal, to destroy the family. Liberals want the family destroyed. Then you have loyalty directly to the state."

Coulter continued her invariably outlandish comments by proclaiming during a Q&A session that she thinks "there should be more jailed journalists."

Watch her CPAC speech, if you can stomach it, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. Could someone translate her verbal diarrhea, please? Total headspin.

    Posted by: Max | Feb 12, 2011 7:55:18 PM

  2. I can't stomach it. I refuse to look at or listen to that Orc in a skinny white woman's body.

    Posted by: RWG | Feb 12, 2011 8:02:25 PM

  3. I decided I couldn't watch the speech. She always looks like a sleazy sex-pot to me. I have never understood her appeal to the conservative crowd.

    Posted by: james | Feb 12, 2011 8:03:26 PM

  4. This argument makes no sense whatsoever. The left wants to destroy the family so people have loyalty to the state? When in the course of human history has this ever worked?

    She's just nuts.

    Posted by: steve | Feb 12, 2011 8:09:09 PM

  5. I listened to the video and didn't hear anything about gays. Where was it, exactly?

    Posted by: Joel | Feb 12, 2011 8:20:43 PM

  6. Blaahhh, she's just like Palin in that there is NOTHING of substance coming out of her mouth. She's a clown and not worth the time it would take to listen. A waste of human space.

    Posted by: princely54 | Feb 12, 2011 8:21:16 PM

  7. It's true that traditional family structures have decayed (extended family ties are much weaker than they used to be), but you can hardly fault liberals for this. The rise of consumer capitalism, advanced urban societies, mobility via highways and air travel, means people can move around much more easily than they used to. Most of us are no longer living in provincial backwaters our whole lives with all our cousins, aunts and uncles on the same block. You can go to school in Texas and get a job in New York City and relocate in a week. And that's good for business.

    Conservatives champion these developments. But they're uneasy about what it's wrought. They have all these wildly incoherent views and unresolved contradictions. It's the same with organized religion. Mass consumer culture has decimated it. But conservatives will champion religion one second and then the consumer culture the next, not making the connection that the two are mutually opposed to each other.

    Posted by: Xtab | Feb 12, 2011 8:22:53 PM

  8. @STEVE It's nutty to say it about liberals, but there are examples in modern history where families were destroyed in order to increase loyalty to the state, like Stalinist Russia. Kids were taken away from their parents at a young age and put into camps. Cults also operate like that. Brave New World is a popular fictional example of a world where families are banned.

    @JAMES Her sexual appeal is part of why conservatives like her. But it's more than that. She's not unusual at all now, but when she used to be very radical and unusual by conservative standards. Back in the 90s when her career first started to take-off, pundits were mostly boring males. Coulter was easy on the eyes, and had a knack for provoking people. She's feisty. Watch this thread balloon with comments by people just completely outraged with her. That's exactly why she's so successful.

    Posted by: Xtab | Feb 12, 2011 8:30:53 PM

  9. Is she on crack?!

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 12, 2011 8:32:19 PM

  10. Damn good stuff, XTAB. Wish I could have you and your mate over for dinner.

    Posted by: jot | Feb 12, 2011 8:33:36 PM

  11. Uh, Ann, you silly old colt, have you misplaced your dementia medication? Those horrible lefty liberals help to protect gay families. Conservatives and right-wing lunatics like you seek to destroy our families and our lives. Now back to your padded cell, dear.

    Posted by: Ernie | Feb 12, 2011 8:35:03 PM

  12. Just like listening to rightwing talk radio. Oh we ARE listing to right wing talk radio.

    Posted by: Steve Pardue | Feb 12, 2011 8:52:14 PM

  13. she has never really made sense, but come on now

    her statement has to be the most nonsensical thing she has ever spouted

    Posted by: | Feb 12, 2011 9:07:29 PM

  14. She really needs to stop smoking salvia...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Feb 12, 2011 9:28:50 PM

  15. It must be great being a conservative talking head. Just make stuff up. Don't bother making sense. Don't fear facts. Don't worry about sounding like a complete idiot. The minions will parrot you, no matter what. Proof, evidently, of the parallel universe theory. They certainly don't live in this one.

    Posted by: Craig | Feb 12, 2011 9:47:32 PM

  16. There are other examples of States breaking apart families to increase loyalty: the Residential School system in Canada which saw Aboriginal children removed from their homes and sent to live in an abusive, assimilationist environment is one good example.

    Coulter is a lot smarter than Palin. I truly believe that she knows the things she is saying are inflammatory and mostly baseless. She does it on purpose; she has made a career out of it. What I don't understand is how exactly she justifies it to herself, or how she sleeps at night.

    Posted by: Dave | Feb 12, 2011 9:58:21 PM

  17. Harpy says what?

    Posted by: Greg | Feb 12, 2011 9:58:33 PM

  18. She says this at a convention that was ripped apart and unwelcoming to the most right-wing douchebaggish gay group in existence. She has literally no self-awareness, only empty confidence with zero relevancy.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Feb 12, 2011 10:03:26 PM

  19. If we translate her remarks from "conservaspeak," she may inadvertently have told the truth. It's the right that's trying to co-opt gays--because at least the smart ones have figured out that gay-bashing, like racism, is going to become more and more of a handicap for their electoral viability. Fortunately for LGBT folk (and the nation as a whole), the population of smart right-wingers is vanishingly small.

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 12, 2011 10:14:51 PM

  20. She should just admit that she cannot keep up with Glenn Beck.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 12, 2011 10:30:18 PM

  21. Could we start with jailing her for that over-processed hair?

    Posted by: Scott | Feb 12, 2011 10:47:16 PM

  22. Ann Coulter will say whatever she has to say to stay in the public eye. I don't think she really believes half the stuff that she says. But I agree with one of the posts above. How does she sleep at night knowing that most rational human beings find her repulsive?

    Posted by: Ioann | Feb 13, 2011 12:10:42 AM

  23. Oh, please............

    Go away, you professional skank!

    Posted by: RedCedar | Feb 13, 2011 12:24:27 AM

  24. ms. coulter,

    no one is "co-opting" anyone. the majority of gays have made a conscious decision to align themselves with liberals and the Democratic party because most to those people, unlike yourself, do not espouse bigotry, ignorance, and selfishness. it's quite simple actually, why would anyone vote for a party that thinks they should remain marginalized and occasionally the subject of violence?

    any gay that joins you and claims to be a conservative or Republican deserves exactly what they have been getting: being treated like subhumans who only get to exist because there are laws against lynch mobs.

    Posted by: Brian B. | Feb 13, 2011 12:24:39 AM

  25. what's far scarier is that 1/3 of the gays continue to vote republican.

    as far as destruction of the family, how about parents working 60+ hours/week? how involved can they be--teaching their kids good decision-making skills, making sure they're doing (and looking over) their homework and studying enough. in the past, kids at least had to get outside and interact with their peers face-to-face. what are kids learning about how to establish, and maintain, real relationships?

    Posted by: r | Feb 13, 2011 4:07:00 AM

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