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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  1. Kent says:

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

  2. 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.

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