Friday, March 09, 2007

Maverick Philosopher speaks for a lot of us:

I don't know about you, but I've had more than enough of this screeching bombthrower who does a disservice to conservatives and can only hurt our cause. Her latest outburst was to call John Edwards a "faggot." Her subsequent defense of her use of the term is lame and I won't waste time discussing it. Civility is a conservative virtue (Cf. Leftists and Civility) but this and numerous other offensive comments by Coulter show that she is not much of one. By behaving like a contemptible jackass, by not being reasonable or judicious, by her sophistry and contempt for her interlocutors, by being long on invective and short on argument, by her gaseous thought-poor hyperventilation, she supplies the Left with ammunition, reinforcing them in their usual notions that we conservatives are haters and fascists and racists and xenophobes.

It is quite obvious that her prime motivation is a desire for notoriety and a lust to make money from books and speaking engagements. And that too is contemptible. Coulter should be ostracized and one can only applaud the dropping of her column by more and more newspapers.

And please, I don't want to hear anyone defend Coulter by saying that lefties are worse. No doubt they are worse. But two wrongs don't make a right. And aren't we better than them?

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