Yes, Ann Coulter is an awful person, but that’s not news. Most people know that. And yes her rhetoric is ugly and hateful, but most people have come to expect that from her too. I know for me she’s become nothing more than a bad joke. She’s an irrelevant, desperate-for-attention, pathetic human being, hardly worth the energy it takes to yawn let alone get worked up over.
But Ann Coulter handed John Edwards an opportunity and I’m hugely disappointed at what he did with it. Her ugly words actually gave him the chance to prove that he really is the man who will stand up for the less fortunate, the downtrodden, the impoverished, and the discriminated against. And who better to start with than the very group of people who were trampled over and over again by the current administration?
But I guess it’s not yet politically advantageous enough to stand up for the homos – so John Edwards did the next best thing, he used Ann Coulter’s nasty words as an excuse to beg for money.
And before her spittle could evaporate off the mic in which she spewed her ugliness, this email from John Edwards landed in my inbox:
This is just a taste of the filth that the right-wing machine is gearing up to throw at us. And now that it's begun, we have a choice: Do we sit back, or do we fight back?
I say we fight. Help us raise $100,000 in "Coulter Cash" this week to show every would-be Republican mouthpiece that their bigoted attacks will not intimidate this campaign. I just threw in 100 bucks. Will you join me? Just click here.
I am so disappointed. I expected so much more from John Edwards. He has made it his platform to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves, but he couldn’t take the chance of hurting himself politically by standing up for the group who’s had the bulls eye on their back for the past 6 years.
Well John Edwards is a huge disappointment to this mother of a gay son. I expect wretched behavior from Ann Coulter, but I have very high expectations of anyone who thinks they have what it takes to be president of this country. And if a person doesn’t have the backbone to stand up for all Americans, then that person isn’t going to get my vote or my money.
Ann Coulter did something much worse than call John Edwards a “f*ggot” the other night, she made him show his hand.
And I don’t like what I saw.