CPAC: Ann Coulter (Live Blogging)

Ann Coulter has just started speaking. She’s attracting a lot of attention from convention goers ready for some red meat. (I’m watching via closed-circuit so that I can live blog, so no photos.)

Not shockingly, her speech so far has been a collection of one-liners, mostly around gay marriage and Hollywood elites, including something to the effect that “Nuts are the entirety of the Democratic Party.”

“Barbara Boxer is a great candidate for the Democratic Party: female and learning disabled.”

More Kennedy jokes. They think he’s middle-of-the-road. “Didn’t he have trouble once sticking to the middle of the road?”

“David Duke can’t speak at American universities, neither should Ward Churchill.”

“We have a lot further to go in the censhorship department in a country that allows Will & Grace on television.”

She ends her speech by renewing her call for a New McCarthyism, saying any “equivocation” on the terror issue is ” beyond the bounds of rational discourse.”

She just brought Matt Drudge out to help her answer questions, to great applause.

She got some sort of gender-based question from a student and answers that “Their glands prevent [males] from becoming Democrats.”

I thought Drudge broke some news about David Geffen eating Hillary Clinton last night in New York. Apparently, though, he merely said that she’d make a poor presidential candidate. (Update: Drudge has the story on his site)

Radley Balko, blogging this next to me, dubs her MoDoCon (the conservative Maureen Dowd).

It’s very much a contest right now as to who is more annoying: Coulter or the people feeding her these idiotic questions. I’m leaning toward the latter.

Oddly, the woman who calls everyone who disagrees with her on international affairs a “traitor” and idiotic comments by college professors “treason,” is a big supporter of the Confederate flag. Even divorced from its civil rights era racial connotations, the flag represents treason against the Union in the most literal sense.

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Comments

  1. Jon Swift says:

    to a question about her biggest ethical dilemma by lamenting, “One time I had a shot at Clinton. I thought, ‘Ann, that’s not going to help your career.'” Many distanced themselves from what she said, just as they did at CPAC 2005 when she proposed a “New McCarthyism,” explaining that the entire Harvard faculty should be fired for being traitors and that liberal books should be burned. When she speaks at CPAC next year, I wonder what outrageous things she will say,

  2. Irrefutable Truth
    Any political organization, in this case CPAC, that embraces the likes of Ann Coulter has absolutely no standing to criticize Michael Moore or anyone on the left for playing loose with the truth.

  3. Say Anything says:

    Why Is Ann Coulter Embraced By The Right?
    According to Kevin Aylward from Wizbang, who is attending the CPAC conference in Washington D.C., Ann Coulter is “everywhere” at the conference (including the merchandise booths).

    Which makes me wonder, why does the right embrace Ann Coulter? She…

  4. Kent says:

    Coulter’s shrill style of punk journalism has offended a lot of conservatives. MoDoCon is not too harsh an epithet.

  5. Reason 732 to dislike Ann Coulter
    James Joyner caught this nugget from Ms. Coulter at CPAC today: Oddly, the woman who calls everyone who disagrees with her on international affairs a “traitor”? and idiotic comments by college professors “treason,”? is a big supporter of the Conf…

  6. Tom says:

    “Oddly, the woman … is a big supporter of the Confederate flag.”

    I have to disagree with this. While Coulter is fairly tall — taller than the average woman, to be sure — she’s skinny as a rail. Calling her “big” is simply inaccurate.

    As for her political style… I’m not the biggest fan of Ann Coulter’s rhetoric. That’s because I am a male who is 5 feet 4 inches tall, 130 pounds. There are fans of Ann Coulter’s rhetoric who are much bigger than me.

  7. SARGO says:

    Outside The Beltway : CPAC: Ann Coulter (Live Blogging)
    “I thought Drudge broke some news about David Geffen eating Hillary Clinton last night in New York.”

    I think this is a sign that i need to pay more attention to politics. Hillary wasn’t

  8. Hey, you mentioned my Confederate flag question to Ann! Bravo!