Ann Coulter is scheduled to headline GOProud’s “Homocon 2010” on Saturday night.
So I guess it only makes sense that she would dedicate her most recent column to explaining that what made Ronald Reagan great and Barry Goldwater a nobody was the Reagan cared about social issues … especially opposing homosexuality:
The social issues were the difference. Reagan agreed with Goldwater on fiscal and national defense issues, but by 1980, social issues loomed large and Reagan came down mightily on one side — the opposite side as Goldwater, as it turned out.
Unlike abortion-loving Goldwater, Reagan said, “We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”
And unlike gay-marriage-loving Goldwater, Reagan said: “Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are created and society itself is extended into the future. … We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality.”
Goldwater wasn’t our guy; Reagan was.
I guess if GOProud’s mission is to resist efforts to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality, then asking Coulter to headline their “party to celebrate gay conservatives” is a smart move since she thinks that what made Reagan great was his commitment to doing just that.