Coulter's Slur Slinging Aims Right for GOP Base

Edwards attacks play right into insecurities
By Sarah Seltzer,  Newser User
Posted Mar 8, 2007 2:25 PM CST
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(Newser) – Ann Coulter's gay-baiting of John Edwards won't cost her anything, writes Glenn Greenwald in today's Salon, because it appeals perfectly to her base: anxious, insecure American voters. "Her aim was not to suggest that Edwards is actually gay, but simply to feminize him like they do with all male Democratic or liberal political leaders," Greenwald says. 

Meanwhile, erstwhile Edwards campaign blogger Amanda Marcotte, back at her old haunt Pandagon, says Coulter's cool blond appearance adds a level to the cult of masculinity. Coulter sends the message that "the only thing you have to do in order to get into her good graces is vote Republican and hate liberals, those fags."