…by a man she called a faggot. Her puss may be sour, but revenge sure is sweet:
A video is worth a thousand words. And dollars, too. Prominently featured on John Edwards’ presidential campaign Web site is a video of conservative commentator Ann Coulter insulting him. And with just a mouse click you can hear the invective and get a chance to donate at the same time.
On Friday, Coulter, a writer and columnist known for provocative remarks, told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington: “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.”
The Edwards camp is now seeking to capitalize on the slur by soliciting $100,000 in “Coulter Cash” to “show that inflaming prejudice to attack progressive leaders will only backfire.”
The article features photos of the two. I can see why she used that word on him. It’s all her sheer, gallbladder-churning jealousy coming out; he’s way prettier than she is.
Meanwhile, the lame excuses, like the ugly words that occasioned them, just keep a-flyin’:
CNN has reached out to Coulter’s representative, and received no response.
But the New York Times reported that she responded, in an e-mail, “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would be mean.”
Uh, yeah. And calling him a grotty name isn’t?
But wait, there’s more:
During a question-and-answer session, Coulter referred back to the issue of gays by alluding to the bid for the Republican presidential nomination being made by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
“I do want to point out one thing that has been driving me crazy with the media — how they keep describing Mitt Romney’s position as being pro-gays, and that’s going to upset the right wingers,” she said. “Well, you know, screw you! I’m not anti-gay. We’re against gay marriage. I don’t want gays to be discriminated against.”
She added, “I don’t know why all gays aren’t Republican. I think we have the pro-gay positions, which is anti-crime and for tax cuts. Gays make a lot of money and they’re victims of crime. No, they are! They should be with us.”
So, lemme see if I got this straight: Being against gay marriage (i.e. EQUAL RIGHTS) is somehow “not anti-gay”? In what bizarre parallel universe?
And what kind of sorry “pro-gay” positions are those to take, anyway? What the hell good does being “anti-crime” do when you won’t even recognize the tolerance for hate crimes inherent in taking the position that gays aren’t really equal or welcome to all the legal rights that straights are? Some Repugs’ idea of a crime is two persons of the same sex trying to adopt a child together. This even though there are large numbers of children out there in need of adoptive parents. How is that a “pro-gay” position? It’s not even pro-family, as it deprives adoptable children of potential parents!
And what are gays supposed to do with all those paltry tax cuts, besides come up to Canada for a ceremony that’s legal here, but whose status isn’t recognized back home? Spend it all and then some on anti-discrimination lawsuits, perhaps?
Word to the Coultergeist: Nasty words turn your teeth grey. I can see you’ve been using them a lot lately. Or is it crystal meth? Whatever it is, come off it and get your bony, worthless ass into rehab. Your innate ugliness is becoming harder and harder to hide. And you never had much to hide it behind in the first place.