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Ann Coulter's Edwards remarks… Is US really a democracy?

This is the level of political debate in the US. Here is this female – who cannot speak normally.. she is forever hysterical and rhetorical and downright abusive.. who calls John Edwards a "Faggot" which is a slang used for gays. And all this happened at Mitt Romney’s event. This Romney guy is running for the President of the United States and is probably a fore-runner amongst the Republicans!

We, in India, also come from a democracy but despite having donwright criminals running for elections, this level of debate is something even we have not seen ever! Its a Sangh parivar writer calling a dalit candidate as "Chooda" in public AND getting a rousing reception! How low can US politics go from here??

In a March 2 speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said she "can’t really talk about" Democratic presidential candidate and former Sen. John Edwards (NC) because "you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot.’ " The CPAC audience applauded her comment. Coulter’s comments, which aired on CSPAN, were also documented by the weblog Think Progress. It was not the first time Coulter has smeared a prominent Democrat with a homophobic epithet, and it is not the first time that Coulter has ridiculed Edwards. Will the media call on Republican presidential hopefuls attending the CPAC conference to denounce her smear?

From Coulter’s March 2 speech:

COULTER: Oh, and I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards. But it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word "faggot," so I’m — so I’m kind of at an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards. So I think I’ll just conclude here and take your questions.

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