Saturday, March 3, 2007
Sorry? More Like, Thanks Guys
How's this for a scenario? Ann Coulter calls John Edwards a "faggot" at the CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference). The audience gasps, then breaks into a round of applause. The following day, DNC boss Howard Dean drops a press release stating:
"The conservative base of the GOP has once again revealed their devotion to gay-baiting, hateful rhetoric, to go along with their gay-baiting, hateful policies. We're very grateful, because it puts into stark contrast the real difference between the Democratic and Republican Parties. On the one hand, a tradition of social progressivism that's resulted in all of the significant Civil Rights gains and social welfare advances of the past century. And on the other, a tradition of racism, homophobia, and social regression. We'd like to thank Ms. Coulter, and all of the GOP candidates who shared the stage with her, for making this choice crystal clear for the American people. You just saved us tons of dough in campaign advertising."
Unfortunately, we live in the real world, and Howard Dean instead called on the GOP candidates to denounce her remarks. Oh, well. Maybe next time.