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Huckabee vs. Coulter: “I’m More Anti-Gay Than You”

Jim Burroway

January 12th, 2009

This is what the far right has sunk to: who is more anti-gay?

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Is it any wonder that nine out of ten nine-Evangelicals think Christianity is “too anti-homosexual” — and 80% of Christians of all stripes agree?

But this kind of debate is going on as a man who says out loud that being gay is a “compulsion” like kleptomania and likens gays to barnyard animals is running to head the Republican Party. At least he appears to be pulling ahead of Chip “Barack the Magic Negro” Saltsman for the time being. Meanwhile, the Log Cabin Republicans are in serious financial straits, which means that the one Republican voice for gay issues will be weaker in 2009.

The self-destruction of the Grand Old Party continues.

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Emily K
January 12th, 2009 | LINK

what do you mean, “sunk to?” this is pretty much party platform.

KZ
January 12th, 2009 | LINK

I believe there are fair-minded, fiscally conservative Republicans out there. The problem is it’s difficult for me to vote for them after watching this filth.

Jake
January 12th, 2009 | LINK

What was the supreme court decision? Lawrence v. Texas?

Lindoro
January 12th, 2009 | LINK

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homer
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

Why should Huckabee or Coulter care about sodomy? They are the ultimate nosy next door neighbors.

AJD
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

That is one of the sickest things I’ve ever seen. I know that Mike Huckabee is a semi-closeted theocratic fascist, but the sight of he and Ann Coulter arguing over who is more or less “pro-sodomy” while the audience yucks it up is just disturbing.

I can’t just dismiss them as “nosy next-door neighbors.” Huckabee might run for president in 2012.

Where is this country going?

Joe
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

I think it’s amusing that they are arguing over a word, whose definition they probably don’t completely understand. “Sodomy” is leagally considered any sexual contact other than a penis going into a vagina. Oral sex=sodomy. Anal sex (heterosexual)= sodomy.

Best thing for me was Huckabee raising his hand and saying “scout’s honor,” and couldn’t even give the scout salute right. What happened to that part in the Scout Oath “to help other people at all times…?”

Houndentenor
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

Yes, this is what Republicans have come to. Actually they have been there for quite some time. They abandoned fiscal restraint and small government long ago and their only issues seem to be anti-gay and anti-abortion. That’s hardly an appealing party platform. What’s amazing is that after decades of carefully constructed PC statements to make anti-gay positions seem not anti-gay (“equal rights but not special rights” etc) they have dropped the mask. Similarly they are doing so on the issue of race. With the mask off they reveal their true ugly face.

I do think the GOP will regroup and win elections in the future, but they have to push people like Coulter and Huckabee to the sidelines in order to do that. With the moderates completely disgusted with the party that might take some time.

Timothy Kincaid
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

I don’t think that either Ann Coulter or Mike Huckabee speak for the Party. I seem to recall that he lost that election.

AJD
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

What worries me is that even if Huckabee runs in 2012 and loses, he’ll still manage to rile up a lot of the religious right. What will make things different is that for the time being, he has a forum on Fox News that allows him to bark his nonsense to a nationwide audience that is willing to swallow every word of it.

Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but I think we live in times more dangerous than a lot of us are willing to admit. All over the gay blogosphere, I see these comments that the religious right is just “desperate” and that they’ll soon disappear because time is on our side. I don’t think it’s that simple; if it were, then we would have had full equality a long time ago, not 30 states where we are constitutionally forbidden from marrying.

It’s worth pointing out that even Mussolini dismissed Hitler as a “silly little monkey” after they met in 1934, but we all know what happened within a few years.

Maybe we ought to start trying to get Fox to fire Huckabee and/or get more newspapers to drop Coulter’s column. Pressuring companies that advertise during Huckabee’s show might be a start.

cowboy
January 13th, 2009 | LINK

I have a feeling you’re not going to see Huckabee nor Coulter going away any time soon. Remember, there are people who still listen to Limbaugh even after his comments and his mocking actions about Michael J. Fox. That should have been the end of Limbaugh’s career in the media but it wasn’t.

As for what we should do? I say: the more we pick at the scab the longer it festers. Ignore these media hounds. They’re in it for the money and any publicity garners them more.

The trick is to somehow get something overwhelming negative associated with Huckabee or Coulter…the likes of what Don Imus had when he made sexist/racist statements on air. Maybe Coulter’s comment about single mothers will do it. And I do think Coulter is dangerously close to the edge of falling out of the public’s favor. The public’s need for Mike and Ann’s form of entertainment is finicky…

But, again, you have to steer away from giving these people any more publicity. They THRIVE on it. Once they have had a taste of notoriety, they want more. It’s an addiction and perhaps we should pity them.

I’ll stick to PBS shows if I can get my digital to analog converter hooked up before next month.

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