Aug 22, 2007
This week’s Coulter Quote of the week is dedicated to Allan Filip, chair of the Livingston County Republican Party.
Mr. Filip wrote a letter-to-the-editor that appeared in the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus today that accused the Livingston County Democratic Party of carrying “picket signs with handwritten hateful slogans” in the Howell Jaycees Melonfest Parade on Saturday. These were a few of the “hateful” signs Mr. Filip was referring to:
“No spying on Americans.” “Mike Roger's voted against children's health.” “Support the troops, bring them home.”
If Mr. Filip considers that hate speech, he must be totally outraged at the hateful and racist speech that comes out of the mouth of Ann Coulter every single day, and he must be so outraged by her speech that he will go as far as to lay down in the middle of Grand River Avenue to ensure she does not speak at Cleary University’s Economic Club Speakers Luncheon Series in October for a cool $30,000.
Some how, I don’t see that happening.
In an ironic twist of fate, Mr. Flip is the husband of Janet Filip, the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Cleary University, the person who actually books the speakers for the Livingston Economic Club Speakers Luncheon Series. She had a wide choice of speakers who actually would have fulfilled the stated mission of the Economic Club Speakers Luncheon Series of enriching the Livingston County community, but she instead chose a rightwing hatemonger.
This week’s quotes are just routine, Coulter examples of raising the bar for political discourse in the country.
However, just think how outraged and disgusted you would be if these two Coulter gems were handwritten on poster board picket signs and carried in a parade.
“Most important, Democrats resolutely refuse to tell the poor the secret to not being poor: Keep your knees together until marriage.” --- Online column 8/1/07
"We ought to spend that money that we're spending in Iraq on tracking down Bill Clinton and pursuing the death penalty." The Jon Caldara Show 8/2/07