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Published on Jan 4, 2011
Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks, MSNBC contributor) lifts his 'ban' on discussing Ann Coulter after she personally attacks him on Twitter because of his MSNBC interview of gay Republican Chris Barron (GOProud spokesman).
I recently interviewed Chris Barron of GOProud, a gay conservative organization that believes that the Republican Party is welcoming of gay Americans. The issue was that some prominent conservative organizations were boycotting the largest conservative conference in the country because they allowed GOProud to attend. Seems very welcoming.
The interview was heated (you can see it here). I think it is absurd to vote Republican if you're gay. The party ran their whole campaign against gay Americans in 2004 and 2006 -- and bragged about it. The GOP just overwhelmingly voted against repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. And there are only a million other examples of how Republicans are against every gay rights issue. Of course a gay person can be conservative on economic issues or on foreign policy, but to say you're going to vote for a party that hates you is beyond irrational.
Though I'm flattered that Ann thought it was a great video, there seems to be another issue here. Coulter called me a "retarded person." Now, I am not the least bit bothered by that. In fact, I am greatly amused at Coulter challenging anyone else's intelligence or cognitive abilities. But I do know someone who should be steaming mad about this -- Sarah Palin.
I thought Sarah Palin had banned the R-word. Palin called for Rahm Emaunel to be fired when he used that word and added:
Just as we'd be appalled if any public figure of Rahm's stature ever used the "N-word" or other such inappropriate language, Rahm's slur on all God's children with cognitive and developmental disabilities -- and the people who love them -- is unacceptable, and it's heartbreaking.
Does that mean Sarah Palin also thinks Ann Coulter should be fired? Does Ann Coulter have a job she can be fired from? What does Ann Coulter do with her life? Come to think of it, what does Sarah Palin do? More importantly, how will these ladies settle this?
Does Sarah Palin think that the word is less "unacceptable" or "heartbreaking" when a Republican uses it? Or is she just as outraged by Coulter as she was by Emanuel? I mean, Sarah Palin wouldn't be enough of hypocrite to attack a Democrat over the word but not a Republican, right? I look forward to her response.