2012 Democratic Convention: Ann Coulter Tweets Rape, Abortion Quips Aimed at Sandra Fluke
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter lived up to her provocative reputation the night of Sept. 5, tweeting several shocking jokes directed at Democratic National Convention speaker Sandra Fluke and Presidents Clinton and Obama.
Fluke, a Georgetown law student who rose to national attention after she testified on behalf of women's reproductive rights before Congress in February 2012 -- leading Rush Limbaugh to call her a "slut" and a "prostitute" -- appeared on the second night of the convention, shortly before Clinton took the stage for what would be a rousing endorsement of Obama.
Shortly after Fluke delivered a withering condemnation of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's policies, Coulter tweeted, "Bill Clinton just impregnated Sandra Fluke backstage."
"They're spicing things up with a live abortion on stage!" Coulter later wrote, in response to a follower who called Fluke's speech a "snooze."
Paraphrasing a major point in Fluke's speech, Coulter then commented, "Sandra Fluke: Republicans would redefine rape. Later that night, shakes hands with Bill Clinton and cannot get smell off her."
But Coulter did not limit her quips to Fluke. In a tweet many have labeled racist, Coulter wrote, "To get Bill Clinton to speak at the convention, Obama had to agree to carry his bags."
They're spicing things up with a live abortion on stage! RT @escarry Is S. Fluke seriously the most exciting speaker at DNC tonight? Snooze.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 6, 2012
To get Bill Clinton to speak at the convention, Obama had to agree to carry his bags.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 6, 2012