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Ann Coulter: We Owe Civil Rights to Blacks, Not Gays - VIDEO

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On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter responded to a passage in her new book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama in which she claims that various groups, including gays, have "commandeered the civil rights movement", the HuffPost reports:

Coulter said that she thought that "civil rights are for blacks" because the U.S. has a "legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws."

She added, "We don't owe the homeless. We don't owe feminists. We don't owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another." She said that "much of the left...dropped the blacks after five minutes" to argue for "civil rights" for other groups of people.

Stephanopoulos interrupted Coulter asking, "Immigrant rights are not civil rights?" Coulter confirmed that she only thinks "civil rights are for blacks."

She argued, "What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven 't even been in this country."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. As if Ann Coulter has any influence to divide and conquer.

    Posted by: AngelaChanning | Sep 25, 2012 7:13:14 AM


  2. Ann is especially qualified to speak on matters of discrimination having an inside track to the understanding of the subject as a bigot herself.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Sep 25, 2012 7:14:30 AM


  3. She makes no sense. Civil rights are not something that black people are owed because of the legacy of slavery; rather, they are owed civil rights because they are *people*. That's how civil rights work, and that's why women, LGBT people, etc. all deserve civil rights. The idea is not that you "earn" them by being treated horribly, the idea is that you should be granted them as equal members of a fair society. Jesus Christ.

    Posted by: Max | Sep 25, 2012 7:17:57 AM


  4. Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids!

    Posted by: She's a Joke | Sep 25, 2012 7:22:56 AM


  5. Yeah Andy. That's exactly how I want to start off my morning. Watching this shrill hag talk about how I don't deserve rights because I haven't been treated bad enough. Thanks.

    Posted by: AJ | Sep 25, 2012 7:26:27 AM


  6. She wants people to categorize her as a typical blonde. ugh. Height of desperate vanity.

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 25, 2012 7:31:09 AM


  7. This statement doesnt even make any sense, especially coming from a woman. If it weren't for feminists, Coulter wouldn't be allowed anywhere near a TV set. Well, maybe the secretary pool. Her rambling diatribes are always as over the top as possible. She has to keep her name in the news in order to keep her appearance fee up so she can make a living showing up at events and repeating the same garbage. This seems like it should have been a political cartoon where her comment was made by an obese pig wearing a top hat and a monocle.

    I -think- what she's saying is really her opinion on welfare? If you replace 'civil rights' with 'welfare' or some other meaning of 'government assistance' then her comment is just as terrible and wrong but at least it's not an absurd jumbling of words. But then she gives an example or two of actual civil rights issues... Nope, that's more than enough energy trying to understand her- moving on.

    Posted by: Dan | Sep 25, 2012 7:40:37 AM


  8. Why would I ever watch a video featuring this babbling idiot? She makes Palin and Bachmann look like high school graduates.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 25, 2012 7:44:40 AM


  9. Her appearances get more pathetic with each she makes.

    Posted by: Djeip | Sep 25, 2012 7:49:02 AM


  10. Mr. Coulter needs to keep his mouth shut.
    Her only qualifications for talking about discrimination and civil rights is because he is an expert at practicing discrimination and ignoring civil rights -beside the fact he/sbe is subhuman.

    Posted by: Nick | Sep 25, 2012 7:53:12 AM


  11. isn't she michael lucas best friend or something?

    Posted by: peter | Sep 25, 2012 7:53:48 AM


  12. We need people like her to give us that adrenaline rush.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Sep 25, 2012 7:59:35 AM


  13. Jimmy LaSalvia just creamed in his pants again.

    Posted by: Mike in Houston | Sep 25, 2012 8:03:51 AM


  14. We don't owe this particular woman civil rights, so shut up and get back into the kitchen woman. It's call selective granting of rights as I see fit. What a moron!!

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | Sep 25, 2012 8:05:32 AM


  15. When will this deranged harpy just shut up and go away?

    Posted by: DanSwon | Sep 25, 2012 8:08:24 AM


  16. Stephanopoulos = enabler

    Posted by: BobN | Sep 25, 2012 8:15:50 AM


  17. On Sunday, ABC's This Week Facebook page was deluged w/ complaints about her mere presence. Most people asking, is there really no other person that can speak for conservatives?

    She's one of the people that benefits from creating outrage and becomes more known each time she's highlighted in anything mainstream, which she is not.

    Personally, I'd be happy to never have to see the woman again.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Sep 25, 2012 8:16:05 AM


  18. ....Ann? The stable called. They need you back.Oh, sorry, I mistook you for one of the residents..sorry.
    She is simpoly NOT QUALIFIED to speak for anyone other than herself and the idiots that buy her insane books. She is getting rich off the far-right, just like "Tubby" Limbaugh...I do believe they along with Beck and others are getting nasty rich off of their books, radio and television appearances.Note to George: Get someone more relevant to today's world. She is a wheezing, staggering dinosaur darwing its last breath before wandering into the Tar Pits.Be gone, troll.

    Posted by: thom | Sep 25, 2012 8:38:02 AM


  19. She has a law degree, presumably, she thinks she can make a legal case for her remarks. One may guess she argues that the 14th Amendment to the Const. was passed in response to slavery after the civil war and therefore only those that could have been slaves are covered. Still, we have seen fit for over a century to include other groups.
    Human Rights have been honored and enforced by America internationally since WWII. Some of what she throws down the well (such as basic equality for immigrants) would fall under international standards for basic rights called Human Rights. However, sexual orientation and/or gender identity has had limited acceptance under international declarations. Without that acceptance LGBT inclusion as a Human Right is not possible. Acceptance as a civil right within a majority of countries is required before it can be asserted that we have, as a technical legal matter, Human Rights status. In addition, actual practice of granting such rights would be required as well.
    That being said, the US did support such a declaration proposed by France along with more than a third of the countries at the UN. Syria drafted an opposing declaration signed by all members of the League of Arab states.

    Posted by: Markt | Sep 25, 2012 8:44:19 AM


  20. And this harridan is the darling of the GoProud weasels?

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Sep 25, 2012 8:54:33 AM


  21. So its not about equality, which is clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence, but its about owing a debt to certain people? What about Native Americans? The Japanese Americans that put in internment camps during WW2?

    Someone needs to go back to school or take a minuteto process what they are goingto say before they say it.

    Posted by: Alexx | Sep 25, 2012 9:12:08 AM


  22. Don't take the bait.

    This is Ann's schtick. She says something ridiculous and outrageous, then decent people react, she plays the victim and laughs all the way to the bank.

    And shame on ABC for giving this bs a weekly platform. She's not worth listening or responding to. She has noting of substance to say and it says something about the state of network news that ABC hired her to do "commentary".

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Sep 25, 2012 9:19:39 AM


  23. Ann is smart but I don't agree with her that we owe people. Past injustices should not hang like a cloud over future generations. Once the laws were changed through civil rights legislations, it was time to move on.

    Posted by: jason | Sep 25, 2012 9:32:12 AM


  24. How come no one mentions, that the US was BUILT on immigrants?
    Wow, she's stupid.

    Posted by: Dan N | Sep 25, 2012 9:36:10 AM


  25. That GOProud just loves her tells you all you need to know about GOProud.

    ALL people deserve rights because according to the Constitution we are BORN with them, they aren't something that can be given or taken away. And though some people seem to forget this, suffering isn't a competition and rights are not given after some quota of misery had been met.

    And even if that were the case, the history of gay people has mostly been a bloodbath so according to Coulter's own "thinking" our rights have more than been paid for. If gays don't have a Capital Letter event to point to like Slavery or The Holocaust (putting aside for the moment that gays were victims of the Holocaust too), it's because IT'S STILL GOING ON! Those events have names because they are OVER and done.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 25, 2012 9:59:36 AM


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