Saturday, March 3, 2007

Conservatives Make Everyone Awkward

A few years ago, one of my coworkers, when describing Ann Coulter, said "she deserves to be gang-raped." I had no idea who she was at the time - this was like 2001, and I didn't even know punditry was an industry yet (SO naive) - but it struck me as way over the top harsh.

But he was on to how crazy she is. Way before I heard other people hating her.

In this clip, she calls John Edwards a faggot. The crowd reaction is awesome though. You can hear the nervous approval while scared to publicly approve of the way she spoke crowd, mixed with the rest of the crowd, in stunned silence.

Note to people in that crowd: that moment of nervousness, where you look at the person next to you, to see if it's OK to laugh - that's not you overcoming your fear, and taking a brave stand against political correctness. In that moment, you are overriding your conscience, which knows such hate-mongering is wrong, but going along with it.

In the second clip, Glen Beck makes an ass of himself. Great silence ensues. AWKWARD!!!

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