MORE ON COULTER
Oh, my -- a number of righties really are shocked, shocked. They've just published an open letter:
...At CPAC 2007 Coulter decided to turn up the volume by referring to John Edwards, a former U.S. Senator and current Presidential candidate, as a "faggot." Such offensive language--and the cavalier attitude that lies behind it--is intolerable to us. It may be tolerated on liberal websites but not at the nation's premier conservative gathering.
The legendary conservative thinker Richard Weaver wrote a book entitled Ideas Have Consequences. Rush Limbaugh has said again and again that "words mean things." Both phrases apply to Coulter's awful remarks.
Coulter's vicious word choice tells the world she care little about the feelings of a large group that often feels marginalized and despised. Her word choice forces conservatives to waste time defending themselves against charges of homophobia rather than advancing conservative ideas....
This is being published simultaneously at a number of righty blogs. Here it is at the blog of right-wing radio talk-show host Kevin McCullough.
Thart would be this Kevin McCullough:
But I have noticed that when it comes to the entire issue of homosexuality, increasing numbers of banner conservatives are going soft on truth that has been commonly understood for thousands of years. That truth is this: Homosexuality is behavior that is damaging to individuals, to families and to society.
And this Kevin McCullough:
Barack Obama has long supported the advance of the radical homosexual activist lobby in their pursuit to destroy traditional marriage.
That would be the Kevin McCullough who directed readers to a Family Research Council flyer (PDF) denouncing Wal-Mart for "us[ing] consumer dollars to fund radical social activism" after the company announced that it was working with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. McCullough:
Print out this flyer, print out dozens. Hand them out at church, to your neighbors and to the customer service desk of your local Wal-Mart. Let them know -- in all kindness -- that you don't see any reason why the proud tradition of Sam Walton -- a truly great American -- should needlessly be entangled with ugly radical, sexual activism.
This guy now thinks it's "awful" to say "faggot."
Boy, these Republicans are desperate to win the '08 elections, aren't they?