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The LaBarbera-Coulter Tiff

Jim Burroway

August 11th, 2010

Peter LaBarbera is upset that Ann Coulter is slated to speak before GOProud in September. LaBarbera asks, “Would Ann Coulter speak at an event for “Republicans For Responsible Porn Use’…?” He also demands that Coulter reconsider “in the name of conservatism.”

You know, I have little respect for GOProud, and virtually none for Coulter. But if Coulter can send LaBarbera into a spin, then GOProud’s little stunt is already worth it. I’ve cheered for GOProud once, with reservations. But only LaBarbera could ever make me cheer for Coulter.

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Ray
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

Jim, you are totally channeling me.

Aaron
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

I’m totally with you. GOProud isn’t at all my political cup of tea, but if it erks LeBarbera… ;) well, I SUPPOSE I can stand them. xD

Come to think of it, while Coulter has sinned against this community, it is very good for us to have conservative icons like her supporting us…

Dave H
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

> LaBarbera asks, “Would Ann Coulter speak at an event for “Republicans For Responsible Porn Use’…?”

Of course she wouldn’t – that’s clearly Petey’s area of expertise.

Bernie
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

I concure!

Leave it to good old Animus Annie to irk the ire of the delusional.

johnathan
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

Aaron writes, in part: “…it is very good for us to have conservative icons like her [Ann Coulter] supporting us…”

All well and good, I suppose in this instance, however, I don’t really believe GOProud truly “represents” the gay community. After examining the websites of GOProud ( http://www.goproud.org ) and that of Log Cabin Republicans ( http://online.logcabin.org/about/ ), I felt as if GOProuders were Political Republicans who, “psst, happened to be glbt-ers.” Log Cabin Republicans, on the other hand, appeared to be proud to be both GLBT and Republican. Three cheers to the LCRs.

Jonathan
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

It’s one of those hilarious unintended consequences of a political party driven entirely by its pundits. The minute that holding to their (bigoted) principles becomes unprofitable, the entire anti-gay wing of the party gets dropped faster than human rights in Uganda.

KZ
August 11th, 2010 | LINK

I would love to see Coulter respond and tear into LaBarbera. It doesn’t take much for LaBarbera get his panties in a bunch.

Kristie
August 13th, 2010 | LINK

True conservatism supports gay rights because real conservatism is about personal responsibility, personal liberty, Constitutional equality & small government that stays out of our lives. Sadly, over the years the conservative movement has bent to the will of loud-mouthed social conservatives that just want to be in everyone’s business & run everyone’s lives.

The squeaky wheel of religious conservatives has gotten the grease for a long time but a lot of people that consider themselves to be real conservatives & don’t think they or the government have any business telling people how to live their own lives are tired of listening to the squeaking.

I think you would be surprised by how many people that are conservative do actually support gay rights. It’s just that it’s hard to hear them over the bigotted hysterics of the religious nut cases.

Timothy Kincaid
August 13th, 2010 | LINK

Kristie,

I suspect some are starting to realize that the squeaky wheel is going to squeak no matter how much grease it gets. And they are starting to look down the road to what they’ll be squeaking about next and getting a tad nervous.

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