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Tuesday, March 06, 2007
There are times when my response to an e-mail or question is roughly this:
And such was the case with people wondering what I thought about Ann Coulter's latest bon mot. To be frank, my initial reaction was pretty much "fuck Ann Coulter." She's about as far as you can get from what passes for reasonable political discourse in this country. But reasonable political discourse isn't her function in the Republican noise machine. She really serves two roles for them. Her minor function is to speak to the dark, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, classist heart of the contemporary conservative movement. Her job is to say the things that make all decent people recoil in horror, but a certain segment of the population longs to hear. But primarily her role is to make other people seem less outrageous in their beliefs and statements by comparison. Let's face it; neither Mitt Romney nor John McCain fundamentally disagree with Ann Coulter on the subject of gay rights. But now they get to portray themselves as moderates by distancing themselves from her. Not that they won't fully take advantage of her notoriety when it serves their interests again.
For a real treat, try this thread about "sacrilegious and anti-Christian" characters. Zauriel The Spectre Nightcrawler Storm Raven Supergirl Venom Lobo Zatanna Scarlet Witch Juggernaut Dr. Strange Dr. Fate Any character that uses magic, sorcery
I can sort of see most of those but...Supergirl? Lobo? Nightcrawler?