Conservative commentator Ann Coulter stepped in it this past week at the Conservative Political Action Conference. When referring to Democrat Presidential hopeful John Edwards, Coulter said "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word "f**got," so I — so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."
While I feel Coulter’s comments were incredibly inappropriate, I was rather taken aback by the reaction of DNC chairman Howard Dean.
After her comments, Dean issued a press release expressing his outrage. Dean called Coulter’s remarks "hate-filled and bigoted."
“While Democrats and Republicans may disagree on the issues, we should all be able to agree that this kind of vile rhetoric is out of bounds. The American people want a serious, thoughtful debate of the issues,” the press release read.
"Republicans — including the Republican presidential candidates who shared the podium with Ann Coulter today — should denounce her hateful remarks."
Without the need of coercion from Mad How, three of the Republican presidential candidates have indeed condemned Coulter for her comments. However, I find it interesting that Dean himself would be so quick to jump on his high horse.
I seem to recall some other instances of “hate-filled” and “bigoted” remarks.
Do these gems seem familiar?
-"I hate the Republicans and everything they stand for."
-"You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room? Only if they had hotel staff in here."
Yes, those dandies were offered up by Mad How himself.
Is this the “serious, thoughtful debate of the issues” you had in mind there, Dr. Dean?