Stand Up to this Garbage

I think it's great that Ann Coulter and the conservatives at this weekend's CPAC convention in Washington want to slur John Edwards with homophobic slurs and laugh about it. The HUGE irony here is that many at the convention are fretting over the slate of Republican presidential candidates lacking true Christian values.

I think it's great because it shows these people for what they really are----power-obsessed jerks who will summon up all measure of bile and hate just to win an election. A far cry from Jesus Christ's sermon on the mount, don't you think?

To Edwards's credit, his campaign has responded by using Coulter's slur to raise money. This morning on his website, they are trying to raise a little "Coulter Cash" to help end the culture of bigotry that folks like Coulter, Karl Rove and the men they serve----that's you, George W Bush---have created in this country. Inspirational leadership in response to the smallness of the right. I smell a big victory in 2008, which just might consign their anti-gay, anti-environment, anti-woman, anti-poor, anti-minority agenda to the dustbin of history.

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Great Rant

Recommended.

I saw this mentioned at MyDD. I misread Matt's quote of Coulter's at first and thought she was chiding JRE about the "foul-mouthed" bloggers. I had to read it twice to see that indeed she was calling Edwards a "faggot".

Coulter Cash....now that's gotta sting. I hope they raise millions of it.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

I have been thinking about this for a while

and am putting together a post about why Republicans and Dixiecrats mesh. It's just strange how people so different from each other become bed-fellows when it comes to discrimination.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

Bigots and Arch-conservatives

are like pasture flys. They breed in and feed on manure and no matter what one does to get rid of them, they keep on coming.

In this case, the American Conservative Union is providing the breeding ground for vermin like Coulter. You might want to drop by and use their contact page to leave a little love.

Stan Bozarth

I donated $25 to Senator Edwards today

I've been a supporter of Senator and Elizabeth Edwards since before he announced. But I hadn't donated any money to his campaign until today. I can't afford much. I don't make much money and I'm about to lose my hourly job at Wachovia because they are outsourcing it to India.

But thanks to Coulter, today I parted with $25. It's because of Ann Coulter and people like her, that I feel like a bigot myself. And I hate feeling like a bigot. Even though the only people I am bigoted towards, are bigots. If that makes any sense. So it's because I feel guilty about being a bigot myself, that I had to finally donate today. So I guess there's good and bad in everything.

You're not a bigot

You are repulsed by what Coulter says and does and that is natural. There's nothing wrong with being repulsed by vulgarity and bigotry.

Hang in there and good luck finding another job. At least you know you've contributed to a man who will look after the right people, at the right time, for the right reasons.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

I hope that

people continue to realize that donors like you are worth more to a campaign than someone who can give 100 times what you gave.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Edwards's campaign is oddly scared to repeat the comment

YouTube: Truthdig blog

Though the GOP Presidential candidates have denounced the comment, that audience loved it ...

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

John Edwards doesn't need to repeat bigoted speech

to denounce it, nor was his campaign "oddly scared" to do so. What's odd is that you would bring this up as if it implied something negative about Edwards. Then again, like many other Edwards detractors, you've got your snout buried so deeply looking for a truffle of criticism about JRE that you've lost your objectivity.

The audience loved it, eh? Tell you anything about the audience, Sam? Or, did that escape you? If not, you didn't choose to say anything about it.

Stan Bozarth

That was the point

That in spite of the candidates denouncing it, the actual members of the group loved it. I shouldn't have to explain how that says something about their character, or what that says about their character. Sheesh.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Plus

I don't care enough to spend any time talking about Edwards; it doesn't help me to care about him either way. I am, however, interested in process stories like how a campaign responds to something like this. The campaign actually added a video clip to a donation page soon after, so my value-free observation was moot anyway. Again, sheesh!

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

"Oddly Scared..."

was not value-free.

Stan Bozarth

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter reresents everything that is wrong, not only in American Politics, but in many aspects of our society today.

Ann lives in a world where any path to the quickest dollar is a justification for bad behavior in itself.

She not only thrives on hate and dishonesty, she also profits from it financially in a big way.

So who is rewarding her bad behavior? Who is ensuring she remains motivated to continue speading hate and discontent? Who rewards her uncivil and crude personal attacks upon anyone who believes in real independence and freedom?

We do. We feed the flame of bigotry and anti-social thinking by heralding every word she utters that we disagree with. In doing so, we become as guilty and uncivil as she is.

Do not ever expect her to see herself as anything other than wonderful and brave. She really believe she is and is re-enforced in her belief everyday when the money starts rolling in from a grateful public.

We have become increasingly uncivil in American politics and call it progressive or "honest". The more conservative movement calls it "true" and "patriotic".

I call it sad and unfortunate for us all.

Before you attack anybody, look into the mirror. We all are worthy of being attacked for one thing or another. We are all also able to aspire to civility, tolerance, forgivness, understanding, leadership and greatness.

2008 will be a year of true greatness for the Democratic party throughout America, but particuarly in North Carolina.

Lets all iqnore the Ann Coulters of the world and choose greatness.

Marshall Adame
2014 U.S. Congress Candidate NC-03