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Impeach Bush and Cheney, Bush Supporter Horsey Face Ann Coulter Rides Again...


I don’t care who you are supporting for President and I’ve made myself clear: No Out of Iraq, No Impeachment….No Support….But I won’t tolerate Free Speech/ Hate Speech of this, (in my opinion), perverted, raving maniac Lunatic on the right. This girl needs help! America does not have to tolerate this Garbage. Speak out! Drag her off the networks! That would be kicking, screaming and cursing of course.

Dear ed.,Last night I had an important talk with Ann Coulter and I want to tell you what happened.

Click here so see the video: Monday, Ann announced that instead of using more homophobic slurs to attack John, she will just wish that John had been "killed in a terrorist assassination plot.

"Where I am from, when someone does something that displeases you, you politely ask them to stop.

So when I heard Ann was going to be on "Hardball" last night, I decided to call in and ask her to engage on the issues and stop the personal attacks.

I told her these kinds of personal attacks lower our political dialogue at precisely the time when we need to raise it, and set a bad example for our children.

How did she respond? Sadly, perhaps predictably, with more personal attacks.

John's campaign is about the issues—but pundits like Ann Coulter are trying to shout him down.

If they will not stop, it is up to us cut through the noise.

Help us fight back—please give what you can today.There are just over 3 days left to hit our $9 million goal for the end of the quarter.

If we make it, we can directly reach voters in Iowa, New Hampshire, and all over the country with our detailed plans on the issues that matter. Please give what you can right now to help raise the dialogue and show that Ann Coulter-style politics will never carry the day.

Why do Ann Coulter and other right-wing pundits keep attacking John? Because John's bold, specific plans hit them where it hurts: solving global warming, ending the war, building a fair economy—John's agenda threatens everything these talking heads and their corporate cronies stand for.

And they know John can win—just last week a new poll showed that John is the only Democratic candidate who beats all the possible Republican challengers—by an average of 13 points. So they are trying to take John down early. Their strategy is to sling mud and manufacture scandals—about houses, haircuts and anything else they can think of—to discredit John and take down our movement for change.The best way to beat them is also the right way—take our message of substance straight to the voters. And that is exactly what this campaign is all about.And Ed. thank you for all that you do to support this cause.

Sincerely,Elizabeth EdwardsWednesday June 27, 2007

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Published: June 27, 2007 11:55 PM ET


A day after his wife phoned in to challenge guest Ann Coulter on MSNBC's "Hardball," former Sen. John Edwards appeared on the same Chris Matthews show on Wednesday.Sen. Edwards denounced columnist/author Coulter and twice referred to "the crazies" who support her or buy her books.

Matthews seemed to back him fully -- a day after he had invited Coulter on the show knowing her reputation for outrageous comments (and her ability to earn him a ratings boost).

The Democratic presidential candidate said that Coulter's attacks are hurtful. His campaign used her remarks in an appeal for money. His campaign cited her remarks in two e-mails to supporters for donations, with the fundraising deadline on Saturday.

It's not the first time Coulter has given the Edwards campaign a financial boost. In March, she called Edwards a ``faggot'' and the campaign used video of the comment to help raise $300,000 before the end of the first quarter.

In the e-mails, the campaign asked supporters to send donations to defy her remarks and help Edwards meet his goal of raising $9 million in the second quarter.

When Coulter appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's ``Hardball,'' Elizabeth Edwards called in to ask Coulter to stop making personal attacks on her husband.

The exchanged deteriorated, with Coulter shouting over Mrs. Edwards and demanding that the campaign stop using her name to raise money if they want her to stop personal attacks.

Response to the controversy was so large that it repeatedly crashed the server for MSNBC's political blog Wednesday.

Mrs. Edwards followed up with an e-mail to supporters Wednesday morning that included a clip of their exchange and a donation request. The campaign said they raised more money this week than from any previous e-mail campaign, but declined to give a total.

``I think when they engage in these attacks and use the language of hate, it's very important to stand up,'' Edwards said. ``What happens if you are silent when this kind of hateful language is used - not just by her, but by anyone - hate gets a foothold.''

Edwards pointed out that Coulter's attacks haven't been limited to him, but also included his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Coulter has made fun of Hillary Rodham Clinton's legs and compared Barack Obama to terrorists because his middle name is Hussein.

``What she said about Senator Clinton and Senator Obama is outrageous,'' Edwards said. ``And somebody has to stand up when she makes these kind of attacks.''

The 9/11 advocates, otherwise known by Ann "…never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much" Coulter as millionaire broads, have spoken. It’s in your face, from the Jersey wives.

So see the GOP try to run. But they can’t hide from their base. They need them. It’s the only way they can win in November.

Some doubted why I put so much focus on Ann Coulter yesterday.

I mean, really, she’s such a wingnut wacko, right?

Well, the Republicans don’t like to claim her, but she is their base, baby.

The anti immigrant, anti gay, anti women, anti everything contingent of the voting Republican Party.

The crowd that listens to hack radio day in and day out.

The ones who love Laura Ingraham, the woman who told journalists to get off their balconies in Iraq and report the war.

Mind you, since the CBS crew’s death and injuries recently, Iraq is now the most dangerous war in history for journalists.

The base just loves little Ann. They embrace her and stand by her, even defend her. Read it and see the Republican Party. Ann Coulter is that face.

Just coming from the last official Amnesty International meeting of the year, in my newly established position as publicity coordinator, I was filled with a sense of hope, community, faith in humanity and good, honest people ready to work, strike and fight for the cause of Human Rights.

Needless to say those hopes were all but smashed after about 35 seconds of listening to Coulter speak. But, what really got me was the applause.

Deep in the Heart of Texas is just about the only place in this expansive red state that anyone with a more liberally-inclined disposition is remotely welcome.

Travis County did vote overwhelmingly for Kerry, after all. So, of course it was very frustrating to hear roars of laughter and the droning cheers of most of the audience in response to Coulter's description of the Middle East as a "swamp" or her call for "Conservative women" to perform their traditional roles in the home as a means of furthering the conservative movement. These people would be better suited at a Night Rally.

There were a few rational and compassionate individuals with political philosophies that amount to more than a series of cheap one-liners in the audience but hardly as many as there should have been at a University.

For an institution that prides itself on truth and is purported to be overrun by liberalism, it sure didn't seem that way tonight.

The only consolation I could rationalize was that most people just shrug Coulter off as the far-right lunatic that she is.

That they don't give her the time of day, and definitely not time out of theirs to acknowledge her presence by protesting and asking tough questions for her to dodge.

But, it struck me as outright contemptible for Ann Coulter to be speaking at my campus as part of the same "lecture" series that features such speakers as the Dali Lama and Paul Rusesabagina, the inspiration for the film Hotel Rwanda.

So, we were a minority vocally enduring Coulter's homophobic, racist, sexist, fundamentalist Christian brand of hatred--fascist propaganda by another name.

We sat through every ducked question shouting for her to answer. We shook our heads, sighed, and externalized our consternation through various hand gestures and motions.

We sarcastically laughed and gasped at every attempt she made to distort the question asked into something that painted the questioner as an incomprehensible, inaccurate idiot-there were three.

We shouted back in anger at every question shrugged away with mere character assassination-there were too many to count.

My blood boiled a bit. Less masochistic progressives had enough and stormed out at various times. Coulter herself threatened to leave on two occasions for all the heckling. One man was cut off at the microphone for denouncing Coulter's McCarthyist bent.

And, then, one of us had had enough.

It was in response to Coulter's bizarre explanation that marriage was in place not to "make people happy," but to further an outright incomprehensible notion of some type of patriarchal system that she wasn't able to articulate very well (she mentioned something about men caring for women uber alles, but offered little more of substance) and eventually abandoned to get to her point that gay marriage is evil. It was after this that a question was posed "What about marriages where men just fuck their wife the ass?"

Some in the audience laughed. Some quite probably rolled their eyes. I myself was a bit taken aback and left wondering if the questioner couldn't have expressed himself differently before he sauntered away from the microphone.

And, then, I heard a cry: "Hey! What are you doing? Let him go!"

The police (who were there in full force that evening to protect Coulter from the fatal threat of banana creme) had taken the questioner by the arms when he attempted to leave the auditorium after signaling to his friends that he was leaving. Two officers grabbed him and with an undeniably excessive amount of force pushed him out of the very same auditorium that he was exiting on his own.

I immediately jumped out of my seat in the back and was near the front of a crowd of 20 or 30 students and activists that were shouting "LET HIM GO!" at the two police officers, only one of which whose name and badge number I remembered-Gabriel 427. We rushed out of the auditorium following the man who was being detained for exercising his first amendment right and surrounded the officers, all the while shouting and attempting to un-arrest our newly discovered friend.

He was eventually led out of the building, with the crowd right behind. We were more enraged and vocal about his detention than he himself. He did not resist arrest in the slightest.

They led him around to the back of a van where he was pinned face down on the cold, dirty concrete, away from the eyes of his concerned compatriots and the lens of the television camera that arrived. What they did to him for the five minutes that he was isolated from the rest of us is a mystery.

We demanded that the officers explain what he was being charged with. None of them replied. We asked politely. They stood steadfast. We threatened bad press and lawsuits with professors at our side. They didn't flinch. We asked them who they were serving and protecting by arresting an invited, ticket-holding guest, who was told to ask a question and then did. They didn't have an answer.

He was eventually put into the back of a squad car and driven away. We followed as far as we were allowed by the suddenly vocal police officers. Following us was the local CBS affiliate's camera crew.

At one point I explained to an officer that his action this evening was in direct contravention of the United States of America. I told him that he was duty bound to respect law and order and that by arresting someone who had acted in accord with the Constitution of the United States of America, he had abrogated those very same principles. I stood directly in front of him, stopping his stride and asked to his face who he was protecting and serving by arresting a man who had not broken any laws.

He walked on by.

Others asked how the police officers were able to sleep at night.

I hope to god that they cannot.

I severely hope that they understand that they are merely agents of oppression, not the people.

I want each and every one of those order-following, faceless, inhumane, automata to realize that they are guilty of nothing less than the political suppression of a dissident and would look far more apropos dressed in brown instead of blue.

There is no freedom of speech in the United States of America. Unorthodox opinions and words that conservatives find naughty are pretexts for stifling dissent. Stifled by force. No questions asked. If they are, then there are no answers.

We live in a police state. Miniscule goons that are lacking moral compasses and who are equipped with badges and guns are able to break the law and incapacitate people without probable cause or any charge that will hold up in court.

For simply causing a conservative hate-monger to choke in mid-air, these blue-shirts are able to act completely contrary to the laws and rights granted in the foundation, the bedrock of our democracy.

The police do not serve me.

The police do not serve you.

They are not there to serve and protect.

They are not there to uphold law and order.

The police are not agents of the people.

They are agents of power.


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