I wonder if GOProud is having any second thoughts about inviting Ann Coulter to speak at Homocon, a convention for gay libertarians and conservatives. She did lecture them about presuming to aspire to legal marriage. Read between the lines here– you’ll note that no Black gay Republican emerged from the crowd to contradict her…
But in a more serious note, she parroted the losing arguments of the lawyers supporting California’s Prop 8 and told the crowd that the reason she opposes (and they should oppose) same sex marriage is that it is strictly for procreation.
In one of a series of racially insensitive remarks that pervaded her speech, Coulter added, “Marriage is not a civil right. You’re not black.” It was part of a larger argument on which she later elaborated, telling the crowd that the 14th Amendment only applies to African-Americans and that it does not, in fact, apply to women, LGBT people or other minorities.
This would have been the perfect moment for someone in the audience to jump up and say, “I’m Black!”, but no one did. I guess no one could.
But that’s ancient history. From Huffington Post today there’s more. Ann Coulter was explaining to Bill O’ Reilly why candidate Carl Paladino had to agitate against the gay menace in a recent speech..
Asked about the specifics of the speech — in which Paladino warned against letting children be “brainwashed” into thinking homosexuality is an “equally valid or successful option” — Coulter said the candidate was just giving his socially conservative audience the red meat it wanted.
“He’s speaking to Hasidim…it’s like being in Chicago. You say, ‘Go Cubs,'” she said.
Yes, and if you’re George Wallace running in Alabama you say… well, let’s leave that for Laura Schlessinger.
One thing entertainers like Coulter do well is hate. She was at Homocon to amuse and entertain the conservative audience by hating on some of the same people they’re against. She’s an ankle-biting yappy dog whose occasional friendly nips are tolerated because she’s so darn cute.
She’s harmless to the class of people whose connections protect them from the kind of dangers that face a high school kid. A kid who walks the gauntlet every time he walks to school.
I’ll be glad when the issue of marriage equality is resolved in favor of making same-sex marriage legal nationwide. I’ll be glad when ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is ended and we judge all our service members on their conduct and competence. Until that happens, people will strive for justice, and justice will win.
Meanwhile, it’s interesting to hear Coulter openly admit that gay people and their rights are just a piece of red meat to throw to the base when an election needs winning.
ALL THAT FOR NOTHING- Palladino’s outreach to the religious base seems to have backfired, because now he’s offended them by apologizing to gay voters. His campaign must have miscalculated which group would bring in the most votes. I imagine that the fence is an uncomfortable place to sit.