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The concept behind the site Tea Party Jesus is simple: Put the words of conservative Christian social and political figures in the mouth of Christ. The juxtaposition of hateful, ignorant, or otherwise nonsensical rants with serene photos of JC himself isn’t only funny, but says a lot about the people who claim to be Christians.
Scroll through the site and find a nationally-known quote from Utahn Chris Buttars.
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“You are either with the president or you are with the terrorists.” -Rush, Rove, Faux News, and pretty much the entire right wing of the country for 7 years.
NBC and MSNBC are flogging the Ann Coulter thing to the max, and it’s getting more absurd. Why do these networks keep providing a platform for hate speech? This morning on Joe Scarborough’s show Coulter proclaimed that she’s getting tired of being called a Nazi every time she comes out with a new book. Well, nobody is calling her a Nazi but it’s a telling remark (Bob Cesca did notice a disturbing similarity to Saruman the traitorous white wizard). And anyway, it’s not a new book, just a paperback edition of last year’s book. Besides, we are all more tired of Ann Coulter than she is of us.
The latest Coulter flap actually started last Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America. Referring to her remarks at CPAC last March, where she embraced Willard (Mitt) Romney and called John Edwards a “faggot,” she said that she “wouldn’t insult gays by comparing them to John Edwards.” Then, claiming that Bill Maher had gotten away with wishing Vice President Dick Cheney had been killed in Afghanistan (which is not true, as the transcript of Maher’s show reveals), she said:
“So I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he has been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”
Then, on Tuesday, Chris Matthews had Coulter on “Hardball” for a full hour of lying. When Elizabeth Edwards phoned in to politely ask Coulter to stop her personal attacks (a staged confrontation arranged by Matthews), Coulter falsely asserted that John Edwards “charge[d] a poverty group $50,000 for a speech.”
Today, NBC’s David Gregory defended Coulter while interviewing Elizabeth Edwards:
“If you strip away some of the inflammatory rhetoric against your husband and other Democrats, the point she’s trying to make about your husband, Senator Edwards, running for the White House is in effect that he’s disingenuous…”
No, the hate speech is the issue. Coulter has nothing substantive to say, which is why she makes these baseless personal attacks. The network talking heads should be ashamed of themselves, but they have no shame.
Yes, if this documentary reveals anything, it is that the conservative community, at this point, is characterized by angry, mean, paranoid people.
The infighting across very nebulous lines is palatable. I.e, is do Brownback and Romney represent the Republican Party, or the conservative movement. And who does Dick Cheney represent?
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CPAC 2007 Coulter Mitt Romney Faggot Comment- Blumenthal Documentary
Update: I can’t resist. Here’s what one woman said on a milblog in response to Coulter’s comment:
Interesting that. Seems like the left can off-handidly toss out the most vile and horrible epithets to those whom they dislike, with nary a passing glance by the media.
Yet, when a woman who has twice the style, mental ability and vocabulary of anyone the left admires makes a comment refering to the obvious, well, then it just brings out all the girlie men amongst the left, swinging their verbal purses like some cheap floozy caught non-decorum.
Silky Pony ought to consider this situation a ranging shot…….
Posted by Gwedd at March 4, 2007 8:33 AM
The misspellings are not typos.
Although stuck in the single digits in the polls, Willard “Mitt” Romney proved himself second to none in pandering to the crowd at CPAC— the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Where he shared a podium with Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Tom Delay, Michelle Malkin, Phyllis Schlafly, Wayne LaPierre and assorted politicians including VP Dick Cheney and GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani. John McCain wasn’t there, maybe he still has an ounce of integrity.
Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo has learned something we already know, ever since Romney forgot the 2002 Winter Olympics were held in Utah. Romney has a short memory. Now he’s dissing Massachusetts to milk some applause from the rightest of the right:
Watching Romney pander to every line item in the right-wing catechism in this speech is a good window into his character. …People can think what they want of Massachusetts. It’s a liberal state. It’s on one end of the spectrum of American political culture. But, not long ago, Mitt Romney was running to be the governor of that state, to represent its people. A month or so out of office, now they’re the punchline of his jokes. They’re tossed like a tissue after it’s used. And of course now he’s telling these right-wingers everything they want to hear too even though it contradicts pretty much everything he used to say he believed. He’d drop them in a flash and denigrate them too. That’s a window into who someone is. He’s dangerous.
UPDATE #1: Ann Coulter says: “Romney is the best candidate we have. …He tricked liberals into voting for him. I like a guy who hoodwinks the voters so easily.” Talking Points Memo has the pictures, Coulter literally embracing Romney before she went onstage to call John Edwards a “faggot.” Think Progress has more. Through a spokesman, Romney has said Coulter’s remark about Edwards was offensive.
UPDATE #2 Andrew Sullivan has another take on Romney’s CPAC speech.
On foreign policy, Romney was bold enough to call the Iraq fiasco “under-prepared, under-managed, under-manned and under-planned.” But he had no strategy for countering Jihadism except lots of military spending and some kind of “Marshall Plan” for moderate Muslim countries. You know a candidate has no ideas when he mentions anything like a “Marshall Plan.” But he will run on torture – that much we already know. The religious right base actually seems to believe in torture. Along with making lots and lots of money, and losing weight, torture is now apparently a one of Jesus’ core teachings.
Romney can testify to the fact our military is under-manned: neither he nor any of his five sons have ever served.