A List of 50 Sexist, Bigoted, and Homophobic Comments from CPAC 2012, as Promised to Andrew Breitbart

So I'm promoting my Occupy book on the WRKO morning show with Tom and Todd earlier today, taking calls and talking trash, when suddenly Todd welcomes big time conservative cheese Andrew Breitbart on the line. I don't think those guys were blindsiding me – I've always had totally amicable chats with the crew over there – but I was nonetheless taken aback. After all – Breitbart is the kind of whiney ignoramus who you always swear you'd scream on if you saw him in public.

More than happy to sink to his level, that's exactly what I did, blasting him as the bullshit Michelangelo he is. In return, he smacked me up a bit, and even managed to lure the conversation into his court. By the time the dialogue flipped to Occupy's protests at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) circus, there was no chance to discuss the underlying reasons that propelled activists to stand outside and risk arrest – rampant foreclosures, predatory lending, policies on everything from the economy to the environment that were written by former titans of industry.

To clarify a few things: I stand by my allegation that Breitbart is a “disgusting animal;” I maintain the position that his CPAC posse should be hollered at; in some instances I should have said “bigoted” instead of “racist” (Gingrich is racist, while the things he says are bigoted); I'm still ROFLing at the suggestion that Occupiers were oppressing the power brokers inside of the conference. And to all the Breitbart fan boys who are fishing for a wink from their master by putting me on blast – I am indeed an angry liberal. That insult doesn't penetrate. In fact I'm fucking outraged.

Here's a bit of staircase wit that I couldn't articulate at the moment: conservatives like Breitbart are attempting to re-shape the Occupy narrative for the own selfish interests – to prove their hunch, once and for all, that liberals are neanderthals and rapists. That's the difference between us; despite claims by Breitbart's fluffers that I'm a failed music writer who hopped the Occupy bandwagon, I've been covering social justice issues for years. The insinuation that I'm new to protest movements is more hilarious than claims that CPAC doesn't draw a callous brood of homophobes and bigots.

Which brings me to my final point on the matter for the time being (I'm sure we'll get to more when I face off with Breitbart again, next Monday morning, on the same show). Admitting my unpreparedness – a move that I'm aware is foreign to conservatives – I promised to follow-up with a list of 50 examples from this year's CPAC of racist, sexist, and homophobic speech (which is the primary criteria for most of these, though stupidity and classism are the real common denominators). It didn't take long; my interns and I had 45 before we even reached Ann Coulter. Meanwhile, if anyone out there is interested in an intelligent conversation about my book, check the entire interview from Tom and Todd, or my long talk with Callie Crossley on WGBH from later in the afternoon.


Obama is a Muslim:

“And we will have an executive order to repeal every act of religious bigotry by the Obama administration.” -Newt Gingrich

“If [Obama] wins reelection, he will wage war on the Catholic Church the morning after he is reelected. We cannot trust him, we know who he really is and we should ensure the country knows who he really is.” -Newt Gingrich

Comparing undocumented immigrants to freight:

“This is not a theory: It is a practical reality that we have the technology that enables us to track between UPS and FedEx. We track 24 million packages a day while they are moving, and we allow you to find out where they are for free.” -Newt Gingrich

Calling human beings “illegal:”

“The federal government today cannot find 11 million illegal immigrants, even if they are sitting still.” -Newt Gingrich


“Well with what the gentleman was saying about the Justice Department, I went to the briefing, the hate crimes summit, and I went there and it was all Muslim officials speaking and they had all these pictures of some mosque somewhere, and it was usually in the South, I’m proud to say where a guy would drive a pickup truck right into the mosque.” -James Lafferty

This guy's never been to the South Side of Chicago or Los Angeles:

“Segregation and colonialism have long since been dismantled.” -John Derbyshire

Interesting point, but haven't seen that poll yet:

“Voters with 40 years of politically correct education are ecstatic to have the first black president, they just love the idea of it, even if we did get Flava Flav instead of Thomas Sowell.” -Ann Coulter

Race-baiting cloaked as a condemnation of race-baiting:

“Racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.” -Andrew Breitbart

Here's our token black friend whose mere presence absolves the bigotry of all CPAC attendees:

“Attacks from the liberal left, such as being called racist, and perhaps they should see who is standing here as your keynote speaker.” -Allen West

“Political correctness has no place in our national security strategy.” -Allen West

Wonder what he means my “someone such as”:

“I find it appalling that someone such as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan can gun down American soldiers and we treat that as incident workplace violence.” -Allen West

Variations on that old one about how bearded brown people are guilty until proven innocent:

I do have a problem with granting American constitutional rights to terrorists.” -Allen West

Yee-haw Christianity!!!:

If we are to have a new dawn in America, it means reclaiming our Judeo-Christian heritage.” -Allen West

“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people, it is holy and adequate to the government of any other. This is not about a separation of church and state, this is about making sure that we do not separate faith from the individual. You must never forget that the American motto is: “In God We Trust.” -Allen West

“Islam is a theocracy, it’s a military political and a religious system.” -Victoria Jackson


“China is still a communist country, which is using capitalism as a weapon against us.” -Allen West

“This is not about fairness. This is not about being revenue neutral . . . so we can pull away from China and we become once again the dominant country on the planet.” -Newt Gingrich

“The next thing we’re gonna hear – the Chinese care about the environment!” -Ann McElhinney

“[Obama would] probably make a lovely neighbor, unless you’re Chinese, then he’d be constantly borrowing stuff.” -Ann Coulter

Perhaps we can build a fence around the entire US border:

“The dawn of a new America means this: secure our borders, and enforce our laws, recognize the growing threats on the Korean peninsula, recognize the threats coming out of South America.” -Allen West

Thinly-veiled anti-civil rights rhetoric:

“A new dawn for America means never surrendering our nuclear deterrent capabilities. Due to a naive trust to those of those who subscribe to Machiavelli, not Kumbaya.” -Allen West

America – Fuck Yeah!!!

“I believe that we should celebrate the diversity of the melting pot called America, but never allow multi-cultural-ism to grow on steroids and define itself as making American culture subservient, because, yes, there is a definitive American culture.” -Allen West

American cultural values should never be subjugated to any other value as long as I have air in my lungs.” -Allen West

Real Americans speak English:

“This may be a hot topic here at CPAC, but without this critical third pillar, we are incomplete as an American people, we must honor our language, and realize that it is the most important, most basic common bond, which makes us an America.” -Allen West

“People would like to say that it is great for people to speak more than one language. I think it’s hogwash myself.” -Peter Brimelow



Somewhat vague and misleading nonsense that's nonetheless incredibly sexist:

“We must respect and honor the unborn.” -Allen West

“I defended the Catholic Church’s right to serve their community in ways that were consistent with their conscience through adoption programs that placed children in a home with a mom and a dad.” -Mitt Romney

“I vetoed a bill that would have allowed young girls to gain access to abortion-inducing drugs.” -Mitt Romney

I see your facts, stats, and studies and raise you a one-liner:

“The current feminist myth is about how much we make, just to never have to pay for dinner. That seems like a fair deal to me." -Ann Coulter

It's not hypocrisy if you truly believe it:

"It's not about contraception, it's about economic liberty; it's about freedom of speech; it's about freedom of religion. It's about government control of your lives and it's got to stop." -Rick Santorum

“I’m glad that you played the Rachel Maddow clip because I think she is the best argument in favor of her parents using contraception. I would be all for that. And all of the rest of the crowd at MSNBC, too, for that matter.” -Cal Thomas

Republicans should decide what women all over the world do with their bodies:

And let me be clear: Mine will be a pro-life presidency. On day one, I will reinstate the Mexico City policy.” -Mitt Romney

“The President believes that your tax dollars should subsidize Planned Parenthood. We believe that every child is created equal with that right to life, and I ask you to stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. If not us, then who?” -Sarah Palin

Saying the opposite of the truth is always a winning policy:

“It’s the feminist movement that has set us back.” -Ann Coulter


People who are wired differently than me don't deserve equal rights:

“We must hold sacred the privilege of the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman to promote the promulgation of our society, because we cannot allow the destruction of the American family.” -Allen West

“That’s not what marriage is, it’s in the bible, god did not create gay marriage he created man and woman marriage, duh!” -Victoria Jackson

I fucking dare anyone to say this isn't blatant hatred:

“I do not respect teaching five-year-olds homosexuality and I do not respect gay marriage.” -Victoria Jackson

Hello children at home, no your dad’s not gay, that’s how your left rolls.” -Andrew Breitbart

Not necessarily sexism but certainly untrue:

"I think all real females are right-wingers and I can tell you that based on experience—and my bodyguard will back me up on this – all pretty girls are right-wingers.” -Ann Coulter

That sucks dude – because Mass did become the Vegas of gay marriage under your watch:

“On my watch, we fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from becoming the Las Vegas of gay marriage.” -Mitt Romney


The least-funny SNL cast member of all-time is fucking insane:

“This president actually won the vote by being like American Idol. A lot of stupid masses were brainwashed by the liberal media who didn’t tell them who they were voting for.” -Victoria Jackson

“Did you know that the Democratic party started the KKK and the republicans were the ones who freed the blacks?” -Victoria Jackson

“Should we have voted to abolish slavery? Yes We should have voted instead of killing each other, instead of killing our brothers and relatives we shouldn’t have voted.” -Victoria Jackson

“Do you think that George Washington ever thought that two men would want to marry each other?” -Victoria Jackson

Classic anti-Canadian sentiment:

“[Canadians are] responsible for inventing modern political diseases that have infected the entire world.” -Peter Brimelow

 Yeah dude – that totally works:

“I fought for abstinence education in our public schools.” -Mitt Romney

Wow – I never thought about it like that before:

“Bill Clinton saved the constitution by repeatedly ejaculating on a White House intern.” -Ann Coulter

In other news, a pot called a kettle black:

“These people are the definition of un-American.” -Andrew Breitbart

Can we at least give welfare recipients an opportunity to build the wall?:

“Let’s put a wall around the welfare stare, not around our country.” -Alex Nowrasteh

A joke so hilarious that it justifies not giving any shit whatsoever about the planet that we live on:

“Environmentalists love windmills, but they also love the bald eagle. Well guess what – you can’t have both! Your endangered species all over this nation getting killed by those windmills!” -Ann McElhinney

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