Mar 03 2007

What Is Wrong With Coulter?

Published by at 7:35 am under All General Discussions

I was at CPAC last year when Coulter bombed with her stupid and irresponsible comment about ‘ragheads’. A comment that stunned the crowd and was really hurtful to all the Muslim groups there at the Exhibit Hall to show solidarity with the War On Terror. From that day on Coulter was damaged goods and had moved into the camp of Conservatives no one wants to relate to (think David Duke). She has apparently cemented her position this year by going into another mean spirited, stupid tirade:

Democratic Party boss Howard Dean demanded that Republican presidential candidates denounce conservative columnist Ann Coulter after she referred to Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards as a ‘faggot’ during a speech Friday at a national conservative gathering.

Coulter, who was addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., said:

“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,’ so I – so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”

What is it with Coulter? Has her star faded so much now she has to go the path of foul mouthed comedians to get attention? Edwards is opportunistic fraud. So why not just say what he is instead of using a deroguatory term which doesn’t even apply to Edwards? Coulter has talented wit and great ways to emphasize the ridiculousness of some positions and comments. She doesn’t need to add this trash talking to her ‘act’ to impress people. Just like Madonna and her wonderful voice diminished with her near-sex acts on stage – what is the point? I have no problem agreeing with Dean on this one.

Update: Good round up of comments over at Jules Crittendon’s blog. Anne definitely bombed out big time.

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “What Is Wrong With Coulter?”

  1. DubiousD says:

    Given her previous “ragheads” comment, why was Coulter invited back to CPAC this year?

    Is there ANYONE left in the Republican party who has even half a brain?

  2. wiley says:

    I dunno … over the top? yeah, sure, but Edwards is very prissy.
    Ann is witty, and she stretched too far to make a humorous point about how absurd the left is with “rehab” for calling someone a faggot. I think the Good-doc is right that she is mainly about selling her books, keeping her name in the headlines. But there’s no denying she is very astute and a real conservative, and her columns are enjoyable reading. But sometimes, this being a case in point, the backlash to her comments harm the same conservative agenda that she espouses.

  3. For Enforcement says:

    “she called someone a faggot at a Conservative political conference. Geez, how stupid is that?”

    I don’t think she was calling him a faggot, you need to read the context. she was just saying you have to have rehab if you use the wrong word, such as faggot. She didn’t say he was a faggot. It’s all in context.

    a lot of BDS people say worse things about Bush every day and no one gets their panties in a bunch.

  4. crosspatch says:

    In order to “get” Ann’s comment you would have had to have seen an interview she did some time ago on Fox. TR Knight of Grey’s Anaotmy fame went into rehab after calling another member of the cast a “faggot”. The discussion was on entertainment and political celebrities using rehab to gain “teflon” after a scandal. Another example was Gavin Newsom entering rehab after getting caught in an affair with his friend and campaign manager’s wife.

    She said she would have to go to rehab if she called Edwards a “faggot” as a reference to the Knight and other celebs going into rehab after scandals. Now in order to complete the joke, which few apparently “got” she should immediately check herself into rehab.

    Flopping Aces has more details.

  5. crosspatch says:

    It was a reference to TR Knight calling a fellow cast member on Grey’s Anatomy “a faggot” and then entering rehab. Problem is most of the people didn’t “get” the connection.

  6. crosspatch says:

    Sorry, that was Isiah Washington, not TR Knight

    Ann’s comments weren’t really about Edwards, they were about celebrities and politicians getting into scandals and then going into rehab, like Knight or like Gavin Newsom entering rehab after getting caught in an affair. You would have had to have seen an interview she did on Fox some weeks ago to “get” the statement. Apparently not enough people saw the interview to understand the context of the comment. Curt has a good article on it at Flopping Aces.

    While discussing politicians and celebrities who “run to rehab in times of crisis,” earlier today on Fox News Channel, conservative pundit Ann Coulter mocked the idea that someone should have to be “rehabilitated” for using a word that is considered a slur against gays.

    “You use the word ‘faggot’ and you’re going into rehab?” Coulter asked incredulously on Fox’s Live Desk A-List.

    The best selling Godless author was referring to Grey’s Anatomy star, Isaiah Washington, who used the word twice in reference to co-star T.R. Knight. Knight later publicly “came out” when word broke out about the on-set scuffle the two actors had.

  7. momdear1 says:

    Just when did the people of this country get their priorities in such a mess that there is now more outrage about the words used to express ideas than is generated by dangerous and evil actions advocated and carried out by malcontents, terrorists and troublemakers? The Chronically Offended demand full protection for their rights to openly criticize in whatever terms they choose. ie: The N words , openly and without hesitation or criticism, refer to the W words as Honkies, Crackers, Rednecks, etc, and all women regradless of race, as Bitches and hoes without anyone taking offense. And the Ragheads can call all non ragheads infidels, devils, the Great Satan and the sons of pigs and monkies, and advocate slitting their throats and cutting off their heads, and it appears to be perfectly acceptable., while anyone who dares use the RH words is labeled a phobe in need of rehab. Frankly, I am tired of all this pseudo outrage over words. Sticks and stones and guns and symitars can break your bones and kill you, but words alone will never hurt you. And hurt feelings and humiliation is not on a par with demands for monetary reparation for past trangressions by our ancestors, whether real and imagined , and lopping off heads or stoning people to death.

  8. This is a perfect example of why the republicans are a bunch of losing cowards.

    Anne says a few off color words and we all quail in fear of what the left will say.

    Reminds me of a few lines in the empire strikes back.
    Especially ” That is why you fail”

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