Friday, March 2, 2007

Romney Off to a Roaring Stop

I may have used that title before.

Mitt Romney had a speech today appealing to conservatives... I will pause here for both your "shock" and "awe."

Although receiving an uncharacteristic amount of applause after his exit, his speech was followed up by Ann Coulter - known in liberal circles as the conservative succubus. Now, given the popularity of Coulter in Conservative and Satanic circles, you'd think this would be a good thing for the relatively unknown candidate.

Ah, but then you don't know Coulter.

After Romney's speech, Coulter decided it would be hilarious to refer to John Edwards as a "Faggot."

Oh, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA - He's a gay epithet. That joke is hilarious. Wow. Did you think of that all by yourself? What an original and funny quip! Wow. You must be brilliantly witty to think of such a clever one-liner. What a delightful and clever witticism. Wow. You should really do stand up. Really. I mean you are just so funny.

From Mediainfo:

NEW YORK In recent years she has suggested that Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore have or may have homosexual tendencies. Now columnist/author Ann Coulter has targeted former senator (and current candidate for president) John Edwards.

Speaking today at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC) in Washington, D.C., Coulter closed her remarks with: “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.”

Audience members appeared startled, then many clapped, and she opened the floor to questions. The event was carried on C-SPAN.

Democratic Party chief Howard Dean weighed in later: "There is no place in political discourse for this kind of hate-filled and bigoted comments. While Democrats and Republicans may disagree on the issues, we should all be able to agree that this kind of vile rhetoric is out of bounds. The American people want a serious, thoughtful debate of the issues. Republicans -- including the Republican presidential candidates who shared the podium with Ann Coulter today -- should denounce her hateful remarks."

Even Michelle Malkin's website is on our side on this one:

The remarks also drew disapproval from some conservative commentators, such as Michelle Malkin. At her Hot Air site, in addition, regular "Bryan" wrote: "I’m no fan of John Edwards, but that’s just a stupid joke. It’s over the line. The laughter it generated across the room was more than a little annoying.
Last year it was 'raghead.' This year it’s calling John Edwards a 'faggot.' Two years in a row, Coulter has finished up an otherwise sharp CPAC routine with an obnoxious slur that liberals will fling at conservatives for years to come. Thanks, Ann."

We should all thank Ann Coulter for her spiteful, curiously homophobic (see: Ted Haggard) words all but guarantee that Romney can't win. So McCain is too old, Giuliani too liberal and now Romney too defamed. I can't wait to see what happens to Sam Brownback.

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