Coulter: Gay Soldier Created “Disaster”
The Advocate reports:
Just a couple of months after telling a gathering of gay conservatives that “marriage is not a civil right,” commentator Ann Coulter is proving once again that she’s no friend to gays.
In her latest syndicated column she uses Pfc. Bradley Manning, accused of funneling classified documents to WikiLeaks, to argue against the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
“Look at the disaster one gay created under our punishing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy,” Coulter writes. “What else awaits America with the overturning of a policy that was probably put there for a reason?”
She allows that “the vast majority of gays are loyal Americans — and witty and stylish to boot!” but says DADT should be maintained because “a small percentage of gays are going to be narcissistic hothouse flowers like Bradley Manning.”
She also asks, “Couldn’t they just work for JetBlue?” and says that Manning’s pretense of singing along to a Lady Gaga CD while downloading secret documents amounts to “telling” under DADT. “What constitutes being ‘openly’ gay now?” Coulter writes. “Bringing a spice rack to basic training? Attending morning drills decked out as a Cher impersonator? Following Anderson Cooper on Twitter?”
She uses various examples of gay men caught spying to claim out-of-the-closet gays are unfit for military service, and even cites one who was no spy but merely a journalist who renounced right-wing ideology — her onetime friend David Brock, who went on to found the watchdog group Media Matters.
Coulter’s piece manages to work in references to Cher, Lady Gaga, Liza Minnelli, Patti LaBelle, “butt-less chaps,” The Wizard Of Oz, Halloween, Greenwich Village, and Steven Slater.
If you want to read the full article (don’t blame me if you end up mad), click here.
UPDATE: Ok, the Article Ann wrote, is beyond offensive and full of bigotry. She implies that just because the most damaging spy-related betrayed in British history were most of them gay (The most damaging spies in British history were the Cambridge Five, also called “the “Magnificent Five”: Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, Donald Maclean and John Cairncross. They were highly placed members of British intelligence, all secretly working for the KGB.) she’s implying that just because this guy leak classified info, the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy is justified. That because of this guys, every single debate about DADT should begging with the examination of this case. What a bimbo.
No need to explain to my followers that there’s loyal people and traitors everywhere. The fact that Pfc. Bradley Manning is gay just means just that he’s gay. (Also proves that Gay spies are more intelligent, without regarding to their loyalty)
And her gay jokes are pretty lame. A mediocre drunk stand up comedian in a cheap pub in Queens would have done a better job. There, I’ve said it.