Ann Coulter owes herself a big “I told you so” over her 2005 interview with George Gurley in the New York Observer on blacks and gay marriage. David Brock`s Media Matters hated it, but Proposition 8 shows you she was right:
“[Coulter] “During the gay-marriage debate, these black ministers would come on TV and say things no white conservative would say. `Sodomy? You`re going to burn in hell for that!` And I realized to my delight that if we can get blacks to be conservatives, we have an entire race of Ann Coulters. They do not care about politically correct. It would be so much fun. And they are conservative! I`m going to specifically appeal to them. I decided it`s the only free speech I`m willing to give this year. I will go to a black church and talk about gay marriage. The brothers aren`t big on queer theory. [Emphasis added by Media Matters]The four groups most opposed to gay marriage are blacks, Hispanics, old people and blue-collar workers — i.e., the four pillars of the Democratic Party.”[Coulter 2005,Â New York Observer, January 9, 2005]
The Media Matters apparatchiks didn`t try to refute this, they just published it with horrified emphasis. Three years later, it`s the conventional wisdom that the massive turnout of African-Americans brought about by Obama`s candidacy was what caused the victory ofÂ Proposition 8, California`s anti-“gay marriage” amendment.Â African-Americans voted 70% to 30% in favor of normal marriage. Gays have been taking it out on Mormons,Â who are extremely white, but some of them were actually heard to hurl racial epithets during a demonstration. So Ann Coulter was right, and Media Matters was…well, not wrong, because as I said, they didn`t even try to argue against her, but extremely lame.
Bonus War On Christmas point from the New York Observer onÂ Ann Coulter`s Christmas in New York, also quoted disapprovingly by Media Matters:
[Coulter] “Oh, it was so much fun this year, because saying `Merry Christmas` is like saying `F–k you!` I`ve said it to everyone. You know, cab drivers, passing people on the street, whatever. And they come up with the `Happy holidays.`
“`Merry Christmas.` I mean, it really is an aggressive act in New York.”