Tuesday, February 14, 2006

If this is the best you can do, SHUT UP!

I'm not Ann Coulters biggest fan. She's published the occasional piece that I agree with or find humurous and I greatly enjoyed High Crimes and Misdemeanors and Treason. Yesterday she highlighted exactly why many conservatives aren't enamored of her.

At the 33rd annual Conservative Political Action Conference she uttered six little words that will once again cast the Republican party and conservatives in general as racists.

Read below the fold for the quote

"Maybe they do [have nuclear weapons], maybe they don't, but they're certainly acting like they do. ... If you don't want to get shot by the police, don't point a gun at them. Or as I think our motto should be, post 9/11," Raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences."

This kind of speech, while I will defend her right to say it, is disgusting. While I certainly understand where she's going with this in reference to Iran and the nuclear standoff currently in place, this is not the way to do it.

Introducing racial/religious slurs into a debate is the quickest way to provoke emotional response rather than intelligent debate. If this is the best that Coulter can do these days maybe she needs to shut up.

Ann, with that in mind (like you'll ever read this), get back to your roots of skewering liberals and knock off the slander against an entire religion. I dislike it when the liberals slander Christians and I'll not sit idly by while you slander Arabs/Muslims.


Update by BigNewsDay:
Here is a picture of his Adam's Apple

13 comments:

BigNewsDay said...

I agree Os! This cycle of hatred will not get us anywhere. In addition, women are not supposed to have adam's apples.

ZombieSilas said...

It's been my experience that when this kind of crap comes out it usually means that person is either:

A)ignorant of the facts and therefore unable to engage in any sort of intellectual debate, or

B)trying to get a rise or publicity.

In her case I would say a little of both.

Osgiliath said...

BigNews

Not sure I ever noticed an Adams apple on her.


Zombie

I have a feeling that this stems more from A than B this time around, she's been controversial enough to garner herself either a glowing or a smeared reputation (depending on where you sit on the political spectrum). Statements about ragheads aren't going to do much rather than drag her down to the level of the worst of the pundits (I'm thinking Franken as I write this).

Better dead than Franken

BlackLabelAxe said...

Good Post, Os. I agree with you that the slang terms instantly dequalifies the otherwise valid point that she was making.

One of the features of Miss Coulter is that she says the stuff that is so true that nobody wants to say it. However, you just can't use nicknames and slang like that because it makes you sound ignorant, even though she clearly is not ingorant at all.

I'll pick choice B from Zombie's quiz, because I really think that's why she says things the way she does most of the time. Sometimes she deservedly gets flamed, but I promise you that not one single person was dozing off or bored while she was speaking!

Lefty Metalhead said...

That wench is nothing but a cackling hen! She's no better than Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity or Malkin. I would much rather listen to Franken or even Michael Moore. At least they don't make such racist comments. My friends on the right, people like Coulter are screwing your party significantly. I can already sense the next liberal era in Washington...

Osgiliath said...

BigNews

Oh come on, I can grab a screenshot of anyone from a TV show to make them look different.

Lefty

You'd rather listen to Franken? Is he your sleepy time sounds? Or are you punishing yourself? He's got to be the worst radio host I've ever heard (to be fair I haven't heard David Lee Roth or Garofolo yet). He doesn't pay attention to his guests and he tends to drone on and on.

Oh and remember the segment in Lies about Bob Jones University? Did you know that Al Franken has demonstrated a lower commitment to racial diversity in his hiring than Bob Jones University has demonstrated in its student body.

What a cretin and a jackass.

Michael Moore is a racist, always has been, always will be

“the passengers on the planes on 11 September were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white.”

"If the passengers had included black men, he claimed, those killers, with their puny bodies and unimpressive small knives, would have been crushed by the dudes, who as we all know take no disrespect from anybody . . . "

He also seems to have a problem with "lower class" people, judging by the way he has treated the staff at various speaking engagements.

Please don't make statements about Coulter screwing up the Republican party and then hold up Franken and Moore as two shining paragons of light. They're not.

BigNewsDay said...

I'm sure I can find many more pictures of her's/his adam's apple. What repulsive looking nazi bitch.

Lefty Metalhead said...

Osgiliath, I see you didn't catch the humor of my post. I was merely trying to sound like the typical knee-jerk liberal...just for fun. I was in a fun mood today!

Osgiliath said...

BigNews

I wouldn't say she's repulsive. Shes not my cup of tea, but she's not an uggo. Where does the Nazi theme come from? She on the right side o fthe fence, but she's no more a nazi than you are a Stalinist.

Lefty

My bad. Long day yesterday wasn't capable of catching it at the time.

BigNewsDay said...

She as almost as racist as Hitler. Give her a big enough oven, and 'non-whites' will be cookin'.

Osgiliath said...

bignews,

I'm going to have to ask you for proof. I've taken a look around and I am only able to find two concrete examples: the raghead comment already mentioned and referring to Helen Thomas as a Muslim.

I'm not entirely sure the latter even qualifies as a racist remark unless she was attempting to denigrate Muslims by comparing them to Helen Thomas. If that is the case that is definately worse than calling them ragheads.

BigNewsDay said...

She/he also degraded the black community with a silly poem about Kwanza.

Osgiliath said...

Kwanzaa should be denigrated as much as possible. It was founded by an FBI lackey who used to kill Black Panther members for not being "extreme enough" and seems to be largely based on Islam.

Sorry, but a made up holiday loosely based on Islam and founded by a government stooge is worthy of derision.