by Matt Stoller, Fri Mar 02, 2007 at 11:37:10 AM EST
So I watched a bit of CPAC on C-Span, and Ann Coulter was up giving a generic rhetorically ridiculous speech. At a certain point, she said "I would talk about Edwards but I've heard that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot'". And then during the Q&A, Coulter answered a question from a college student on how to combat apathy with 'Show Ronald Reagan movies and start a Joe McCarthy club, those are my best ideas'. I have to say, the whole conservative charade seems a bit tired. I can't imagine anything less appealing to college students or really anyone than a Joe McCarthy club or Ronald Reagan movies. That is so seriously uncool, not in the sense that it's bad, but in the sense that it's just remarkably unfun.
Anyway, one thing to keep in mind, aside from the conservative uncoolness, is that she called a major Democratic candidate a faggot. Ok, she's an entertainer, so whatever. But keep in mind that prior to her appearance, most major Republican Presidential candidates appeared on the stage to make appeals to the audience.
I wonder if they support Coulter's statement. Do they think it's appropriate to call John Edwards a faggot?
UPDATE: Thinkprogress has the video.
UPDATE AGAIN: I called a contact at the Edwards campaign for a response. Nothing yet. It would be stupid to respond to Coulter, but it's a good idea to hang Coulter around Romney and Giuliani's neck.
by realvalues, Wed Aug 30, 2006 at 03:46:15 AM EDT
Oh yeah, nothing says "values voter" like Ann friggin Coulter. According to a release from the Family Research Council:
"Conservative talk show host and FOX News co-anchor Sean Hannity has just confirmed as a headliner for our September 22-24 Washington Briefing. This Values Voters Summit will include such noted speakers as Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, Bill Bennett, Dr. James Dobson, Gary Bauer, Don Wildmon, Dr. Herbert Lusk II, Brent Bozell, Bishop Wellington Boone, Dr. Richard Land, Bishop Harry Jackson and many more."
That's right Ann Coulter will join this who's who of the American Taliban to celebrate "values voters." Here's hoping they stick her right beside Bill Casino Bennett - wouldn't that make a great photo?
by dpANDREWS, Fri Aug 25, 2006 at 11:11:06 AM EDT
The Fox News transcipt of Coulter's interview on 'Hannity & Colmes' last evening, appears incomplete. Her shrill pleas to Hannity to come to her aid are nowhere in the Fox transcript.
by blues, Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 03:36:20 PM EDT
New Christian broadcasting TV special featuring Ann Coulter links Darwin to Hitler
Published: Saturday August 19, 2006
An upcoming television special produced by a Christian broadcaster that features conservative pundit Ann Coulter links Charles Darwin to Adolf Hitler, RAW STORY has learned.
"Author and Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy connects the dots between Charles Darwin and Adolf Hitler in Darwin's Deadly Legacy, a groundbreaking inquiry into Darwin's chilling social impact," announces a press release issued by Coral Ridge Ministries. "The new television documentary airs nationwide on August 26 and 27 on The Coral Ridge Hour."
"To put it simply, no Darwin, no Hitler," says Dr. Kennedy. "Hitler tried to speed up evolution, to help it along, and millions suffered and died in unspeakable ways because of it."
First of all, let's disambiguate evolution from Darwinism. Darwin did not "discover" the concept of evolution. It was in the air long before Mr. Darwin glommed onto it. I do not look at it as a theory, but merely a concept. That is because I tend to use relatively strict definitions for terms like "theory." A theory is (you will not find this in Webster's) a set of interactive concepts concerning a large- scale natural system. That is what we really mean when we speak of a "theory." (Yes, what we mean when we speak can be at variance with what we find in a dictionary, language being what it truly is.) It's just a mere concept, nowhere as big a deal as an actual theory. Like a theory, a concept can be either apt or wrong. Evolution is an apt concept.
by David Sirota, Fri Aug 11, 2006 at 05:13:38 PM EDT
You can watch the video of my CNBC debate with Ann Coulter here in .mov format
, and here on YouTube
. I cited a bunch of facts that Coulter never bothered to even address, much less refute. For instance, I said that I believed the GOP has overplayed its hand on national security, and that Ann Coulter's declarations calling for the bombing of office buildings in New York
, the poisoning of a Supreme Court Justice
and the murder of Rep. Jack Murtha
make her and the Republican Party sound like terrorists - and the American public is revulsed. Coulter, of course, had no answer - instead doing her best deer-in-the-headlights routine, and then reverting to tired, cliched RNC talking points. Go check out the whole thing
- frankly, if this is the best the Republicans have, Democrats are going to really carry election day come November. We are watching the very public implosion of the GOP - and boy is it fun to watch.
(Thanks to Media Matters and reader Ozy for getting the video online!)