Lie Down with Coulter, Wake Up with Fleas

March 13, 2007 at 4:18 am 11 comments

Gary Kamiya nails the conservative movement’s ass to the wall for the deal they made with the right-wing devil that has spawned gay-hater Ann Coulter.

From his opinion piece on Salon.com:

As should be amply clear by now, there is virtually nothing that Ann Coulter can do that will cause her to be cast out of the bosom of the American right. And even if she was to lose her head and cross a line that even she can’t cross — calling Obama a “nigger” is about the only thing that would do the trick — a thousand hissing Coulters would spring up to take her place.

The Republican Party sold its soul to gain political power and now the likes of Coulter, James Dobson and Michael Savage have infected the heart of the party’s body politic with a free floating hatred like the ectoplasmic slime from Ghostbusters II. The GOP has become so addicted to their reactionary right-wing base that they have forgotten how to talk to the American people who are far more tolerant and liberal than recent elections would have us believe. In conservative eyes, the pendulum has swung so far to the right that they consider Bill O’Reilly to be sane and Faux News to be a “fair and balanced” news source.

The wingnuts want us to believe that Michael Moore is the left’s equivalent to the factually challenged and extremely bitter Rush Limbaugh. That’s so not true. While Moore may make the occasional hyperbolic statement to get his point across, he has not engaged in out right lies.

In a calculated attempt to establish a Republican political hegemony, the GOP choose to get hitched to a mean-spirited, intolerant and frankly un-American bride of Frankenstein. The GOP has made its bitterly divisive bed and now it has to lie it.

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  • 1. j4jesus  |  March 13, 2007 at 7:32 am

    It is hilarious to me that you really believe that Rush Limbaugh spins forth more lies than Michael Moore.

    But what is most incredulous to me is that you would lump James Dobson in the same sentence with Ann Coulter and Michael Savage. Sure, Dobson is conservative, but he is no Coulter or Savage or Limbaugh.

    And why is it that Coulter got in trouble for her comment with the mainstream media (as well she should have) but Bill Maher, on his show, suggested that Dick Cheney should be assassinated for the good of the country and it was covered only on Fox News (which, by the way, also covered the Coulter story)? Something doesn’t seem so fair and balanced out there. AND there is a big difference in suggesting that Edwards is gay and suggesting that the sitting Vice President should be assassinated. Both parties should be lambasted. We all have to raise the tone of civility and respect in public discourse!

    One other note: Bill O’Reilly is not a favorite of many Republicans AND if Fox News is not fair and balanced, I suppose NPR is?

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  • 2. Smiley  |  March 13, 2007 at 10:13 am

    Wow, sounds like church service is turning into 7 days a week around these parts :P

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  • 3. bloggernista  |  March 13, 2007 at 8:26 pm

    J, you need to get a grip. James Dobson has spewed as many hateful anti-gay comments as Coulter. Coulter, Dobson, O’Reilly, Savage and and Limbaugh have done nothing more than divide the American public to make money.

    Its funny that you say that we should all raise the level of public. Its conservative Republicans who have done the most to lower it into the gutter. If you want to increased civility in politics, start by telling the GOP to stop using gay people and our families as wedge issues to win elections.

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  • 4. j4jesus  |  March 14, 2007 at 7:34 am

    As if Democrats have not created wedge issues by insuring the public that Republicans want to starve children and murder senior citizens. Let’s talk about wedge issues. Calling homosexuals “fags” and suggesting that there can be freedom from homosexuality are two very different things. I clearly see Coulter doing one and Dobson doing the other. Even if you disagree with Dobson, it would be difficult to hear him treating anyone as disrepsectuflly as Coulter! Have you ever really listened to Rush? I have listened to him a few times a week for more than 15 years. His issue really is not homosexuality. As a matter of fact I’ve never heard him really talk about it. His issues are international terrorism and economic policy. BUT, these are not my only source of news. My guess is that if one listens to NPR as well as conservative talk radio, the truth is somewhere in between the two! By the way, Bloggernista, you made your last comment as if I was accusing only one political party of raising the level of civility in public debate. As I recall, I did not speak on behalf of Coulter’s behavior and noted that both parties need to do some improvement. No one is innocent; but everyone is complicit in the tone of our public discourse these days. And I seriously doubt that either party will ever rise above it. As you so aptly noted, this is not so much about issues as it is money!

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  • 5. whitishrabbit  |  March 14, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Well put, bloggernista. I went to Ann Coulter’s website at one point to see what all the hubbub was about. Her venomous prose really read like satire. The woman has made herself into a caricature with her hostile, right-wing loopy talk. She’s clearly isolated from any moderate perspective, having surrounded herself with extreme right-wing ideology and vicious supporters that give the greatest approval for her most incendiary spouts. It’s fairly scary when _any_ viewpoint becomes this unbalanced.

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  • 6. Joshua  |  March 14, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    @Jesus – you don’t hear Rush talk about gays because he doesn’t give a rat’s ass! But you are right – both sides are guilty of the mudslinging.

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  • 7. bloggernista  |  March 15, 2007 at 3:30 am

    Josh, both sides may be guilty of mudslinging, but not to the same degree. Michael Moore and Al Franken have been hard on Republicans, but have never been as harsh in their statement as Ann “Liberals are Godless” Coulter and Michael “Gay marriage is disgustiing and sickening” Savage.

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  • 8. Stiletto Girl  |  March 16, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    You don’ t hear Rush talk about gays because he is gay lol

    Why else would he need Viagra in a country known for it’s male sex tourism?

    Ok, I’m just messin’ around. A bit.

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