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Ann Coulter Defends Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Coulter The Republican Party's true face was revealed at last week's presidential debate when the right wing crowd booed a gay soldier for asking how the GOP candidates would deal with the recently repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

While most rational people, including President Obama and his colleagues, were appalled by the display, conservative darling Ann Coulter apparently thinks such hate is a-okay.

From Coulter's latest column:

It is beyond absurd to demand that Republican candidates pledge not to consider altering a recent rule change overturning a military policy that had been in effect from the beginning of warfare until the last few weeks of the 111th Congress.

Of course there was booing for that!

At the time of the vote -- five minutes ago -- only eight Republicans in the entire U.S. Senate supported eliminating Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's safe to assume that no one on the stage supported this sexualization of the military, except maybe one of the nut candidates polling at 3 percent.

This is not an anti-gay position; it's a pro-military position. The basic idea is that sexual bonds are disruptive to the military bond.

Soldiers, sailors and Marines living in close quarters who are having sex with one another, used to have sex with one another or would like to have sex with one another simply cannot function as a well-oiled fighting machine. A battalion of married couples facing a small unit of heterosexual men would be slaughtered.

Coulter and her ideological peers of course forget that there are married military personnel who are capable of completing their duties. They also neglect to recognize that men and women who enroll on the armed services do so for a reason: to fight for our nation, not to get laid.

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  1. I disagree with AC on just about everything. At the same time, calling everyone you disagree with "insane" or a hater become "white noise" after awhile.

    Posted by: Perry | Sep 29, 2011 11:56:25 AM

  2. Is there any point in responding? Would you change her mind? Would you change the mind of a person who reads her? No and no. Moving on.

    Posted by: Dan | Sep 29, 2011 11:57:29 AM

  3. Annie filled with greed and perhaps lazy to boot... this is called making a living by riding upon the backs of the down-trodden. And she does it well, doesn't she?

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 29, 2011 11:57:31 AM

  4. Leave it to Anne Coulter to talk about what the Republicans really fear:

    "(The) well-oiled...sexualization of the military."

    She could get a real job writing for a porn site.

    Posted by: Jason Zenobia | Sep 29, 2011 12:00:35 PM

  5. The Republicans (Ann Coulter included) keep saying, "The crowd was booing the comment, not the soldier." By that logic, they were booing ALL gay and lesbian members of the Armed Forces, including the one who posed the question at the debate.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 29, 2011 12:04:33 PM

  6. Heterosexuals understand the difference between sexual orientation and the pursuit of sex - homosexuals do not. That's her argument. The silly old bint.

    Posted by: yonquersconquers | Sep 29, 2011 12:06:34 PM

  7. Do you think she is aware that straight people in the army are also having sex? That they are not drones or cyborgs? That they are not monks?
    How about the non-fraternization rule? Isn't that bringing sexual conduct into discussion?

    Posted by: RandyN | Sep 29, 2011 12:06:43 PM

  8. God, it's fun to watch her struggle to remain relevant. The best solution to people like Coulter, a self-described polemic, is to let them try to say whatever shock-jock thing they can think of and kindly (maybe not-so-kindly) ignore them.

    We have better opponents to deal with than shock jocks like her who spew this sort of nonsense so they can hock a book and win their daily bread by dividing people. What influence does she have that has any meaning?

    Still, anything that crams reality down GOProud's throats is worthwhile. How's your "Conservative Judy Garland" now, guys?

    Posted by: luminum | Sep 29, 2011 12:07:36 PM

  9. I'm sick of the Coulter and right wing apologists. I believe these people are the epitome of immoral; if not just plain evil. A more appropriate term however would be sociopath.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 29, 2011 12:08:44 PM

  10. Oh whatever, this old skank will do anything for some attention. Even those who hold her radical opinions barely take her seriously.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Sep 29, 2011 12:09:05 PM

  11. Just stop reporting her every vomit, and she will go away!

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 29, 2011 12:09:38 PM

  12. So that is what Matt Drudge looks like without his hat.

    Posted by: Hotter Perry | Sep 29, 2011 12:12:51 PM

  13. Isn't she on GOProud's board? If so, they deserve her.

    Posted by: Tintin Malfoy | Sep 29, 2011 12:14:04 PM

  14. >"A battalion of married couples facing a small unit of heterosexual men would be slaughtered"

    The Sacred Band of Thebes would disagree.

    Never mind that there are already hundreds of married couples deploying together and sleeping in the same tents. There are also parents and children who deploy together. Just not in the same unit.

    If anything, repealing DADT and recognizing gay military couples means that they can be prevented from serving in the same units.

    Posted by: Steve | Sep 29, 2011 12:15:09 PM

  15. HERE'S THE SOLUTION: call the White House and leave a message for the President telling him to do re DADT exactly what he finally did re DOMA—stop defending it as "constitutional" by continuing to try to kill the ruling in the LCR case. Yes, his DOJ still is—in fact, most recently, the SAME day that DADT was finally repealed. Instead, ENDORSE it—just as he finally did the DOMA challenges he used to fight.

    IF he let the ruling stand NO ONE could bring the ban back....and Coulter and Santorum and all the other Repugs could go on being the pigs they are—but, in this case, POWERLESS pigs.

    Posted by: Michael Bedwell | Sep 29, 2011 12:18:47 PM

  16. No person of either sex would ever consider marrying her.

    Posted by: LAX/JFK | Sep 29, 2011 12:22:00 PM

  17. I find AC appalling. But beyond that she makes one very wrong assumption. That every gay man wants to have sex with every man they see or are in close quarters with. That is simply not true. Just because one is gay, does not mean they cannot put their priorities into place.

    Posted by: dan | Sep 29, 2011 12:28:24 PM

  18. GOProud must be very proud of their resident Rethuggist skank Coulter.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Sep 29, 2011 12:30:09 PM

  19. I think it's funny that the most acceptable candidates to me, Fred Karger and Gary Johnson, are considered to be "nuts" by the right.

    Posted by: Rodney Wollam | Sep 29, 2011 12:31:13 PM

  20. What we need is to change the dictionary's definition of homophobia to "Someone who can't take the sex out of homosexual".

    That is the problem with these homophobes, being gay is all about sex. They hate sex, but can't stop obsessing about it.

    This would help in explaining to these nuts that war is not about sex, marriage is not about sex, being gay is not about sex . . . .

    Remove the sex aspect from the conversation and they have nothing!

    Posted by: Steve Pardue | Sep 29, 2011 12:34:32 PM

  21. I'm guessing she was a very bratty child.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 29, 2011 12:35:03 PM

  22. Right-wing Americans are emotional devotees of American history. It is part of their religion. But they acknowledge only those themes in history that appeal to them. They are ignorant for ignoring the facts they find disturbing to their beliefs: witness Michelle Bachman and Sarah Palin in particular in their igonrance of common facts of the American Revolution and the topic of slavery.
    Ann Coulter refers to the beginning of warefare, yet she ignores the armies of Thebes, Sparta and Elis in Ancient Greece, and Alexander the Great, who all used same-sex love as a building-block of successful armies. She ignores also the Ancient-Greek-like devotion of George Washington to Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette, and even to his own personal assistant/slave, William Lee, and Washington's love for them and his reliance on them.

    Posted by: trees | Sep 29, 2011 12:37:05 PM

  23. By Colter's reasoning, she should never be interviewed by a heterosexual male because either he had sex with her in the past, is now having sex with her, or planning to have sex with her.

    Posted by: Brian from Tucson | Sep 29, 2011 12:38:05 PM

  24. Ann Coulter says something anti-gay that has no logic involved? Shocking.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Sep 29, 2011 12:39:21 PM

  25. Coulter and her ideological peers of course forget that other nations have no such obstacles to gay members in service.

    In general for social reform of any kind, Americans forget that most of the Western World has moved on long before, that stuff works, even if it's unknown on Planet USA.

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 29, 2011 12:47:16 PM

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