ann coulter calls john edwards a “faggot,” gets wild applause

Ann Coulter calls John Edwards a “faggot” while out stumping for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The crowd loves it. And I’m wondering if it might have been deliberate, a calculated move to endear Romney to the far-right, who may have seen him as too “pro-gay” to be their man. It’s not getting a lot of play in the press, but some folks are beginning to ask questions. Edwards, to his credit, didn’t hold an “I’m no faggot” press conference. He just used it as an opportunity to raise a shit-load of money.

[And let’s not forget, the real problem with Republicans is that they’re just “too nice”.]

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  1. mike_1630
    Posted March 3, 2007 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Yea, I wasn’t surprised to see Ann Colter calling people “faggots” on television – I wouldn’t be shocked if she called a well-known democrat a baby-fucker on tv. She’ll stoup to any low for her 15 seconds of fame.

    But when people started clapping – I was speechless.

    Can you image someone at a democratic conference calling… I don’t know, Bush a “faggot” – people in the audience would just stare in shock.

    But, no, republicans eat it up. Sick.

  2. rogerdodger
    Posted March 3, 2007 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Actually, she said she couldn’t call him a faggot, or she might get in trouble, so she wouldn’t talk about him at all. How thoughtful! She’s an angel, I tell you.

  3. emichzoso
    Posted March 3, 2007 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    How expensive is it to ship a human being (ish) to the middle of the sun. I dont need insurance or delivery confirmation. Standard parcel post will do.

  4. oliva
    Posted March 3, 2007 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    To think that Ann Arbor had to endure three years of Ann Coulter. Yuck! UM Law School really slipped up on that admission.

    I like emichzoso’s idea very much–maybe a distant black hole? (Spare the sun!)

  5. leighton
    Posted March 3, 2007 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Is it really an insult for a transgendered person to call someone the F word? The throat apple don’t lie.

  6. mark
    Posted March 3, 2007 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I love the idea of launching Ann Coulter into the sun. I wonder how much money it would cost… We could create a really nice site around the idea, soliciting donations… I don’t have time to take on another project right now, but, if I did, this would totally be it.

  7. sfifeadams
    Posted March 4, 2007 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    Can’t we all please just ignore her so she’ll go away?

  8. Dr. Cherry
    Posted March 4, 2007 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Finally, a conservative with the mask off. She’s an asset to liberals everywhere.

  9. egpenet
    Posted March 4, 2007 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    When the little monkeys in the zoo play with themselves, the visitors often laugh and applaud out of pure group embarrassment … oh’ma’god … hee, hee … clap, clap, clap.

    The right-wingers and others EXPECT Ann Coulter to be outrageous … she is … and they go nuts! It’s essentially meaningless. It’s just mob behavior.

    It’s like me … cheering while I watch 24. Same thing. No big deal.

  10. ol' e cross
    Posted March 4, 2007 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    The one thing I learned from this post is hometown hero David Bonior is Edwards’ campaign manager.

    I favored Bonior in Bonior vs. Granholm. That little redneck nazi racist faggot ballshaving commie hick John Edwards just got another point in my book.

  11. cleo love-paste
    Posted March 5, 2007 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Someone should launch a “Faggots for Edwards” initiative.

  12. t.d. glass
    Posted March 5, 2007 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I was going to say, “that little faggot’s just happy that someone – anyone – is talking about him” but I can’t afford rehab right now.

    In all seriousness I do think it’s a good thing for the Edwards campaign. At least it gives the impression that Republicans are scared of him.

  13. Dave
    Posted March 5, 2007 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    That little faggot with the earring and makeup
    Yeah, buddy, that’s his own hair
    That little faggot got his own jet airplane
    That little faggot he’s a millionaire

    And he’s running for president

  14. Citizen Blogger
    Posted March 5, 2007 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    If 7th graders could vote, Coulter would be their hero, and Edwards would be toast.

    My wife disagrees. What 7th grader wouldn’t vote faggot, after all? “Hee hee! I voted straight ticket faggot!”

  15. It's Skinner Again
    Posted March 5, 2007 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    For me, the real story is how Romney used her to boost his homophobia credentials. And it worked — he’s been polling better among conservatives. Ugly, eh?

  16. edweird
    Posted March 6, 2007 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    If you’ve not seen this yet, it’s worth while.

    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/48802/

  17. cleo love-paste
    Posted March 9, 2007 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    It seems as though the ‘faggot’ comment was the straw that broke the camel’s back for a few publishers. Coulter’s column has been dropped by a few newspapers already and there’s a campaign to see her dropped by more.

    http://mediamatters.org/items/200703080002

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