An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 5, 2007

Get Over It!

Filed under: Cow pies, Opinion — olbroad @ 9:47

Uproar over Coulter

Not many stories from the weekend are getting more attention than the offensive slur that conservative commentator Ann Coulter aimed at Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

I wasn’t too thrilled when I heard about this, but I had no idea that this “botched joke” would has as much, if not more reaction that the Kerry one saying our mostly college educated troops aren’t smart.

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.”

She later told The New York Times that “c’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”

Mary at Freedom Eden has a list of quotes from Howard Dean, meant NOT as jokes, yet didn’t get the same amount of uproar as this did.

“The comments were completely inappropriate and there should be no place for such name-calling in political debate,” said Republican presidential candidate and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Is he bloomin’ kidding? Politicians have taken name calling to a whole new level. It’s become a freakin’ art with them.

“Bottom line: Coulter’s remark was indefensible,” wrote conservative Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters. “She had the right to say it, but that doesn’t make her right for saying it, and she deserves every bit of criticism she’s getting.”

Yeah, she does deserve some criticism. However, you’d think that no one, left or right, had said anything even more absurd. Look at the Air America types, they make their living trashing this country and the administration. Hmmm… and failing miserably I might add. Have you ever listened to Rhandi Rhodes, or whatever her name is? The major difference: Most of the time, Ann is right.

Now, we can all move on, get over it, and concentrate on what is really important? Like say, WINNING the war, securing our borders, or perhaps defeating liberalism?

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19 Comments »

  1. I actually think she needs to take more heat for this, but then I can’t stand the woman. If conservatives can rightfully nail Kerry for his comments, and any other liberal for saying something they find offensive, then the left have every right to keep punishing Coulter. Hate speech has no place, although she is free to say whatever she wants. Personnally I think she does more to smear the image of conservatives then help.

    Comment by Sean — March 5, 2007 @ 10:38

  2. Ann’s smear – against ONE MAN (who shouldn’t be given any respect to begin with)
    Kerry’s smear – against THE ENTIRE US MILITARY

    Comment by Calvin — March 5, 2007 @ 4:05

  3. Calvin I said Kerry got what he deserved, but that does not excuse Coulter from using hate speech… Do you generally refer to people you feel do not deserve respect as faggots? If you are going to rip one side for saying something stupid but not the other please explain how that is not Hypocrisy?

    Side not Bill Maher deserves everything he has coming as well

    Comment by Sean — March 5, 2007 @ 4:42

  4. One thing that has been conveniently left out of the “discussion”….the reference to that show, Grey’s Anatomy”. One “star” calls another the new “f” word, went to rehab, all is well.

    I still don’t condone the statement, but Edwards is a tad effeminate. Which doesn’t mean he is…don’t much care one way or the other. :/

    Comment by olbroad — March 5, 2007 @ 5:47

  5. Isiah Washington pulled the Mel Gibson defense…i.e I didn’t mean it I will go to rehab. In My opinion it didn’t make Washington any less of a bigot then it made Gibson any less of an Anti Semite, and I know that is what she was refrencing, but it does not excuse her. The right far too often defends her, which is heir right to do so, but as I said before, I think she does more damage to the image of conservatives, and certainly to those who constantly defend her.

    Comment by Sean — March 5, 2007 @ 5:52

  6. Well, granted it sure doesn’t help, but then that could be said for the embracing by the left of Algore’s rants, Michael Moore’s lunacy, etc. I’m not defending her words, but I will defend her right to say it.

    Comment by olbroad — March 5, 2007 @ 6:10

  7. I agree, she has every right to say it. Moore is another nut job, as is Maher(admittedly I used to really like him), and Rosie to. They do every bit the damage to the image of liberals as Coulter does conservatives.

    Comment by Sean — March 5, 2007 @ 6:13

  8. My point was simply that there is an inherent difference between a blanket smear against American troops and insulting a sleazy trial lawyer. Ann’s joke was crude and reckless, but the furor is out of proportion.

    Do I generally refer to the John Edwards’s, Al Sharptons, Barack Obamas, Margaret Sangers, Jayce Cammos, Fred Phelps’s, David Dukes, and Peter Singers of the world as faggots? Not at all; I consider the following much more appropriate: vermin, lowlifes, degenerates, liars, lunatics, scum….

    I don’t rip anyone for simply saying “stupid” things. I’ve never been impressed by Sean Hannity’s shtick where he lists various angry Democrats and challenges guests to distance themselves. The quotes Hannity uses are NOT offensive because they cross some imaginary rhetorical line; they’re offensive when they tell a LIE. Similarly, because of what Edwards is, it’s less objectionable to insult him than it is to insult American heroes who haven’t picked a fight with anyone.

    Comment by Calvin — March 5, 2007 @ 9:42

  9. Oh, I almost forgot: add Rudy Giuliani to the list of people I don’t respect.

    Comment by Calvin — March 5, 2007 @ 10:48

  10. What sad, pathetic commentary that anyone takes time out to read or listen to types like Ann Coulter. She laughs all the way to the bank! She certainly doesn’t love or respect the United States of America. And isn’t capable of real debate with knowledgable historians or concerned people of values….can’t wait for her to just “Go Away”.

    Comment by Christine Dal Porto — March 6, 2007 @ 2:08

  11. Christine, have you EVER bothered to seriously listen to her or read even ONE of her books? Sure, she occasionally makes a bad joke, but the fanatic image of her is a media hit job…and her commitment to her country, history, and values is beyond question.

    Comment by Calvin — March 6, 2007 @ 7:18

  12. Christine, without people like Ann Coulter, love her or hate her, the left would be getting away with much worse statements than she’s ever made. If you are incapable of reading one of her books, pick up the cd instead. Listening to the inflection in her voice will help you decifer what is sarcasm and what is dead serious.

    Being a “smart ass” myself, I can appreciate her sort of humor. Many can’t.

    Comment by olbroad — March 6, 2007 @ 9:12

  13. Who cares what Coulter said? 95% of the people in this country understand that she’s an idiot. I don’t care what Charles Manson has to say, why would I care what Coulter has to say?

    Do I generally refer to the John Edwards’s, Al Sharptons, Barack Obamas, Margaret Sangers, Jayce Cammos, Fred Phelps’s, David Dukes, and Peter Singers of the world as faggots? Not at all; I consider the following much more appropriate: vermin, lowlifes, degenerates, liars, lunatics, scum….

    Classic Cal Freyberger right there. Gets owned in arguments, then calls me names. I love it.

    Comment by Jayce — March 6, 2007 @ 9:47

  14. An “idiot” who makes her living shooting zingers, based in truth, at the left, and does quite well too. :/

    Where has Cal called you names? I’m not recalling any instances, at least on this site.

    Comment by olbroad — March 6, 2007 @ 10:39

  15. Truth? That’s a good one.

    As far as name calling, look about 4 inches up your screen. I believe he’s calling me vermin, a lowlife, a degenerate, a liar, a lunatic, scum….

    That’s what happens when you can’t argue successfully. You resort to cheap name calling. And like I said, I love it.

    Comment by Jayce — March 6, 2007 @ 10:50

  16. Oh, guess I missed that. Sorry. I guess after that “attack piece” you did on him, you’ve really pissed him off, eh?

    Yes Jayce, truth. I’m not saying everything she says is 100% accurate. She is giving her opinion, based on facts, with sarcastic humor, and she’s got a right to do so.

    Comment by olbroad — March 6, 2007 @ 11:36

  17. Hey, when you’re right, you’re right!

    She most definitely has the right to do so. I just don’t think very many people take her seriously – and for good reason.

    Comment by Jayce — March 6, 2007 @ 3:06

  18. Not just names; don’t forget the esteemed company!

    🙂

    Comment by Calvin — March 6, 2007 @ 5:06

  19. […] “That’s what happens when you can’t argue successfully. You resort to cheap name calling. And like I said, I love it.” – Jayce Commo […]

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