"Coulter Comments Concerning Liberals Leaving
Ramesh C. Reddy
As JESUS WEEK was underway in Benedum Engineering Hall Auditorium with 'Some of God's
Children (SOGC)' performing to a crowd of worshippers around 6:00 p.m., a group
of about 20 protestors gathered outside the David Lawrence
Hall to protest the arrival of Ann Coulter, a conservative commentator,
brought in by the College Republicans and Young America's Foundation.
The protesters eventually increased to around 40 as the 7:00 p.m.
held signs such as 'Homegrown Terrorist', 'Pitt Against Hate', 'Spread
Love Not Hate', 'Honk if you hate Ann Coulter', and shouted chants such
as ‘Hey, hey, ho, ho, right wing hate has got to go’, ‘trap Ann
Coulter’, and ‘, ‘Racist, sexist, anti-gay, right wing bigot go away!’
Watch a clip of the protestors chant against
The auditorium was under tight security as students without tickets,
general public without tickets, and those with tickets waited to go in
as ushers reminded everyone to leave their coats, books, and bags
Watch a clip of students without tickets waiting in expectation to go
see Ann Coulter
Watch a clip of students without tickets rushing in to see
Lauren Dumm, the Vice President of the College Republicans introduced
Coulter to a jam packed audience of about 850 – 1000 people.
Watch a clip of
Lauren Dumm thanking all responsible for making Ann Coulter's
appearance here a reality!
“With so many Democratic women taking the forefront in today’s actual
political sphere, we are extremely fortunate to have Ms. Coulter speak
at the University of Pittsburgh as a strong conservative female voice in
our time. Please join me in welcoming Ann Coulter”, said Dumm.
Watch a clip of
Lauren Dumms’s introduction of Ann Coulter
Coulter received a standing ovation from the majority of the crowd that
was conservative in nature!
started her speech thanking the audience members for being there on Palm
Sunday even as many Christians were worshipping the Lord Jesus at the
“I really appreciate you all being here on Palm Sunday. Next Sunday is
Easter! It is a big holiday for Christians. It is BIG ONE! Christ got
the c_ _ _ beaten out of Him for punishment we deserved and then rose
from the dead giving us Eternal Life so it is a big week for Christians.
Passover for the Jews celebrating when Moses led the Jews out of Egypt,
and for liberals it is known as the first week of April”, said Coulter.
Coulter went on the talk about the presidential campaigns beginning too
“On the bright side we get to see Democrats pretending to believe in God
ahead of schedule. It’s always fun to see Democrats faking a belief in
God. I called liberals godless in my last book. Democrats are the
opposition party to God. They are cold-blooded killers and abortion is
their greatest sacrament”, commented Coulter.
As the speech continued, Coulter reminded the audience the state of the
Democratic Party and how pathetic their victory in the House and Senate
was during the midterm elections because based on history, usually 60
House seats and a dozen Senate seats change but the Democrats could not
even get that.
"It is a victory of a dying party and would have been nice to go away”,
Coulter later remarked about Katie Couric turning CBS News into the TV
equivalent of Air America radio.
Watch new excerpts from
AnnCoulters' speech at the University of Pittsburgh
Later, Coulter took stabs at the only two Democratic presidents that we
have had in the past 20 years.
Regarding former president Bill Clinton, Coulter said, “With the
exception of Bill Clinton whose library features adults only section.”
Regarding former president Jimmy Carter, Coulter said, “A nuclear sub
has been named after Jimmy Carter, its periscopes only work in
Coulter also talked about liberals having a double standard! When it
comes to fundamentalist Christians, they are ready to wave an attack and
wage a war but not against fundamentalist Muslims.
“There is a war against fundamentalists [Islamic fascists] and they
[liberals] don’t want to fight it”, remarked Coulter.
According to Coulter, when President Bush considers what is happening in
Iraq to be evil and wants to stop it, closest thing to liberals that is
evil is Wallmart! If there was a war against anti-choice and
anti-environmentalists, liberals will be clamoring.
Coulter also reminded the audience that Democrats love talking about
evidence and repeat the same things.
“Democrats capacity to say the same things over and over is mind
boggling. Now we are getting it with we are losing in Iraq. Democrats
were desperate for us to lose even before we went. When liberals start
telling you there is no evidence, there is so much evidence, not just
enough to convince an O.J. jury. Talking to liberals is like talking to
a four-year old”, said Coulter.
Coulter went on to talk about France and Germany and their contribution
to the war which was basically nothing as she talked about the War in
Coulter believes the American people do not know the progress we are
making because the media only writes about the bombs and killings in
Iraq without sharing the progress such as how steadily the loss of
American lives is declining each year in Iraq compared to the previous
Speaking of progress, Coulter reminded everyone that it would be easier
to see the progress we are making is to know how many we are killing but
the Pentagon won’t give the numbers so they don’t have to get in an
argument with Amnesty International.
As Coulter was speaking on the military an audience member shouted,
“There are liberals in the Army too!”
Coulter said, “I don’t think so! Liberals advised us not to retaliate,
don’t make their people mad!”
Coulter concluded with telling the audience that America is still being
“They have been attacking America for 50 years, and it is time for us to
hit back, not the terrorists, but the liberals”, said Coulter.
Coulter made time for Q&A from the audience.
Joe Pasqualichio, a former president of Student Government Board (SGB),
a judge at the Greek Sing 2007, and this years’ recipient of the ODK
Senior of the Year Award asked Coulter regarding liberalism in college
Joe Pasqualichio’s response to Ann Coulter’s answer
Aaron Arnold, the president of Rainbow
Alliance, the support group on campus
for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered asked Coulter if she
would consider using the ‘N’ word against blacks racist since she had no
problem using the ‘F’ word against homosexuals.
Coulter responded to Arnold by saying, “Anyone who compares the ‘N word’
to the the ‘F word’ is a racist, so thank you Mr. Liberal.”
Coulter was asked by a member of the audience where she sees our country
10 years from now?
“I am less worried about the media because it is now being broken, a
drop in the ocean is what we have needed. The main problem is Republican
politicians who live in fear. They want to forget that Democrats wants
to lose wars and raise taxes. Bush is very good on the ‘War on
Terrorism’ but not good with spending. Liberals come into power and the
country punches back real hard.”, said Coulter.
An audience member asked if elected president what Coulter would do.
Coulter remarked with confidence by stating, “That’s easy, I would
deport all liberals.”
Speaking of deportation, an audience member insinuated that
conservatives promote an attack against immigrants to which Coulter
reminded the audience member that’s not true.
“No one attacks immigrants! What conservatives care about is illegal
immigration. Not the best way to choose our citizens is who drinks a lot
of beer”, said Coulter.
Coulter gave the answer, “Everything I talked about. Liberals are
godless and they hate America”, when an audience member asked, “what do
you want people to take away from this talk today?’
Coulter also answered questions regarding pornography, drugs,
federalism, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Ann Coulter remark regarding masculine and feminine virtues asked by
an audience member.
Ann Coulter remark regarding Russia, China, and Korea
after an audience member asks about Vladimir Putin.
Melissa Geiger, the vice-president of the College Democrats had reaction
speech totally opposite from the president, co-vice presidents of the
College Republicans, and their secretary.
“I really felt that Ann Coulter was just more of a comedian than
actually giving any sort of true or any sort of profound statements. I
mean her summary in response to one of the questions was just that
Liberals were godless and hate America. I don’t feel like that is a
compelling message that was important for the Pitt community to get. So,
I really felt like she was giving jokes and didn’t really help a lot of
people!", said Geiger.
Watch a College Democrat’s reaction to Ann Coulter
Ryan Massolotte, the president of College Republicans said, “My favorite part
of Ann Coulter’s speech tonight was the fact that she stated a lot of
facts about the death tolls in Iraq, what’s really being going around
with the war and what the response is for the people living in Iraq. I
don’t think a lot of people in America know the scenario that really
exists over there because they are not getting it from the media and I
think she was able to point that out really well.”
Watch Ryan Massolotte's reaction to Ann Coulter
Natalie Hauser, the co-vice president of the College Republicans wanted
Liberals to be open-minded.
“My reaction to the speech is that I like her now even more than I liked
her before. I hope that [even though] I don’t think people’s minds were
changed about their core values. I hope people got to experience a
little more of the other side that they would not get to hear on a
liberal college campus such as Pitt so I hope people learned a few
things and at least be more open minded towards Republicans and
Conservative values that I endorse” said Hauser.
Watch Natalie Hausers reaction to Ann Coulter
Dumm echoed Hauser’s conservative ideas coming to campus.
"I think Ann was hilarious and I think she did a really good job and I
think it was a really great event to present that we don’t really hear
on campus. I just liked all of her responses and questions. When she
said she was going to deport all Liberals if she was elected President
of the United States, I think that was my favorite”, said Dumm.
Watch Lauren Dumm’s reaction to Ann Coulter
Mark Ruffalo, the secretary of the College Republicans felt Coulter was
the best when she was on the defensive.
“I think Ann Coulter tonight was a great event for the College
Republicans, for the campus! I think the crowd here was surprisingly
very diverse, not as many on the left here as I thought they would be
but the people that were here on the left were respectable, most of
them. I think their heckling of Ann made Ann a better speaker. I think
she takes that in and she is better when she is on the defensive. She
said some of her more memorable quotes when she is on the defensive. I
think it was a really great night. Actually it [my favorite part of
Ann’s speech] was when one of the liberals from the crowd said that
liberals are in the military too. And Ann kind of looked around and
paused for a second and she said, ‘No, they aren’t!’ That was my
favorite part of the night”, said Ruffalo.
Mark Ruffalo’s reaction to Ann Coulter
The leaders of the College Republicans were very happy with the outcome
of their event co-sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation.
“I thought that the speech went over very well tonight. It was accepted
well by the majority of the people in the audience. Of course there were
people who tried to express their voice louder than hers was but
obviously they were in the minority in the group than the rest of the
people. And actually, the majority of the people who asked questions
tonight were asking questions to her being on the same side as her
conservative standpoint or a moderate standpoint and much less of a
liberal stand point being exposed. Probably, there were three questions
that came out like that. It went very successful", said Massolotte.
Watch Ryan Massolotte's remarks regarding the outcome
“I thought Ann Coulter did an excellent job in her speech and at the
reception beforehand. She is an excellent and personable woman. She is
very funny, very smart obviously. I thought the turn-out was excellent.
Pretty much every seat was filled. I think we had more Conservatives
than Liberals which made us really happy. No one got too out of hand. We
had few obnoxious people which we were expecting but we were expecting
it to be lot worse than it was", said Hauser.
Natalie Hauser’s remarks regarding the outcome
Lauren Dumm, the co-vice president of the College Republicans said, “I
think the event went really well. The auditorium was full and I think
although there were a lot of liberals in the audience, they for the most
part asked their questions and were respectful so I was really happy to
Lauren Dumm’s remarks regarding the outcome
Watch the slide show of the Ann Coulter event online on Tue, April