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Coulter: Disenfranchise women to save the country from Democrats

Ann Coulter is an expert when it comes to ginning up publicity to drive book sales, and this time is no different. From Neal Boortz:

Ann Coulter has a new book. “If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d be Republicans.” Suggested subtitle … “You Can’t Fix Stupid.”

I guess we now know just what sentence, paragraph or thought expressed in Coulter’s book is going to be used by the MoveOn Democrat Party and the loony left in an attempt to demonize her.

Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Ann Coulter by George Gurley. Here we find Coulter talking about women:

“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.”

The left is sure to jump on this like a crow on a June bug. Thing is …. Coulter is exactly right. Don’t take her word for it, just read “Freedomnomics” by John Lott. Here we have a renowned economist going all the way back to the late 1980s to see what happens when women get the vote. His findings? In every single case, when women were given the right to vote the cost of government immediately began to rise as women, particularly single women, started voting for the candidates who would create more government spending programs designed to provide women with security. That magic word .. .security.

Lott found that young single women overwhelmingly vote liberal. When they marry and start a family they start voting more conservatively. That would be because their sense of security is provided by their family, and they don’t want government to interfere in their accumulation of wealth. Then, if that very same woman starts to feel that her marriage is threatened … or if she becomes divorced … she right back there voting for liberals again. Why? Security .. this time from the government instead of her husband.

Coulter is right. Deal with it.

Coulter may be right, but seriously, who wants to go on record suggesting that women be stripped of their voting priveleges? I don’t. Also, Coulter does the same thing that leftists do that gets me angrier than Shrillary at the sight of a Marine: lump people into a group identity. All women do not vote Democrat, and consequently, all men do not vote Republican.

I can and do accept Lott’s research and observations about women’s voting patterns. I do not accept Coulter’s idea, even though it was just a “what-if”/”I’m just sayin’…” scenario.

October 3, 2007 Posted by | Ann Coulter | 13 Comments

Coulter’s latest flap, but she fires back

By now, many of you have heard that just a couple of months or so after jokingly (though in p#sspoor taste) referring to the Breck Girl as “fa&&ot”, the mean ol’ beanpole Ann Coulter wished a painful death on the beloved Silky Pony. She said “If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Wow. Hard to defend that, huh? Well, not really, once you look at the entire line that lead up to it. While speaking to Chris Cuomo on Good Morning America, the following exchange took place (courtesy of Newsbusters):

Coulter: “Though about the same time, Bill Maher said– And, by the way I did not call John Edwards the F-word. I said I couldn’t talk about him because you could go into rehab for using that word.”

Cuomo: “You said you were joking. You were joking.”

Coulter: “Oh, yeah. Yeah. I wouldn’t, I wouldn’t insult gays by comparing them to John Edwards. That would be mean. (Now THAT is funny! “Not funny haha, funny queer…mmm-hmmm!” – Ed.) But about the same time, you know, Bill Maher was not joking and saying he wished Dick Cheney had been killed in a terrorist attack. So, I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

I mentioned at The Conservative Manifesto that Coulter should have finished her quote with “I mean, if Bill Maher can say something like that about Dick Cheney and catch no grief from you or your leftist ilk, Chris, then I’m afraid you’re going to have to immunize me from any grief, too.” Not that this would have resulted in any less dishonesty from the left, but it still would have done some good.

At any rate, Coulter has had enough and has struck back with both barrels blazing. Her retort is here (please read it…you must read it!), and a couple of excerpts follow:

The Edwards campaign is apparently still running low on donations, so this week they went back to their top fundraiser: me.

Say, did any TV host ever surprise Al Franken, Bill Maher or Arianna Huffington with a call by the wife of someone they’ve made nasty remarks about? How about a call to John Edwards from the wife of a doctor he bankrupted with his junk-science lawsuits?

The usual nut Web sites posted a zillion denunciations of my appearance on “Good Morning America” immediately after I appeared Monday morning. But it didn’t occur to any of them to simply lie about what I had said. No, it took them nearly 36 hours to concoct a version of that quote that included the Edwards part, but not the Maher part, or what English language speakers call: “the point.”

By tomorrow it will be: “Ann Coulter tried to kill John Edwards on ‘Good Morning America’!”

Let me also quote from campaign consultant Bob Shrum’s book “No Excuses”:

“(Kerry) was even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he’d never told anyone else — that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he’d do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade’s ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost in the exact same words, a year or two before — and with the same preface, that he’d never shared the memory with anyone else. Kerry said he found it chilling, and he decided he couldn’t pick Edwards unless he met with him again.”

Apparently every time Edwards began a story about his dead son with “I’ve never told anyone this before,” everyone on the campaign could lip-sync the story with him.

John Edwards injects his son’s fatal car accident into his campaign by demanding that everyone notice how he refuses to inject his son’s fatal car accident into his campaign.

Manifestly, I was not making fun of their son’s death; I was making fun of John Edwards’ incredibly creepy habit of invoking his son’s tragic death to advance his political career — a practice so repellant, it even made John Kerry queasy.

I’m a little tired of losers trying to raise campaign cash or TV ratings off of my coattails, particularly when they use their afflictions or bereavement schedules to try to silence the opposition. From now on, I’m attacking only serious presidential candidates, like Dennis Kucinich.

Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.

June 29, 2007 Posted by | Ann Coulter, John Edwards, media bias | Leave a comment

Reactions to Coulter vs. Maher

I normally don’t follow politics too much over the weekend, since I like to try and actually enjoy my weekends. However, while watching the news, I saw something that had the MSM talking heads madder than Charlie Rangel at a Mississippi church revival: Ann Coulter’s slur of gay people, or more accurately, of John Edwards (while invoking an epithet). From the Old Gray Hag:

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference before an overflow crowd on Friday, Ms. Coulter said, “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”

I was told that this made the front page of the NYT’s fishwrap, but I haven’t been able to verify that. Wouldn’t surprise me. Regardless, my initial response to Ann would be “Dammit, Coulter, could you shut up for once?”

Look, I’ll readily admit that I find her biting style of writing and illustrating the absurdity of leftards and their positions very appealing…but this crap is too much and is, in my view, beyond the pale of political discourse. Sure, I may be harsh sometimes (OK, maybe more often than that), but I’m not exactly a prominent columnist (four-time appearances on Slate and one-time appearance on CBS’ blog notwithstanding! :-p )…nor have I ever referred to Edwards or anyone else as a “faggot”. Edwards may be a pretty-boy arrogant self-absorbed ambulance-chasing Mama’s boy…but that’s a far cry from “faggot”.

I mean, I am the last person who would ever be considered politically correct, but to me, this isn’t a P.C. issue. In my view, Coulter gives more ammo to the leftards and their sycophants in the MSM who bend over backwards to portray the right-of-center ideological spectrum as a group of gay-hating hicks and preps. However, the vast majority of us righties have fallen over ourselves to denounce Coulter and to publicly distance ourselves from her. As Warner Todd Huston describes Coulter, “she isn’t much different than Whitney Houston, Paris Hilton, or Britney Spears all of whom seem to feel a need to continuously up the ante of crazy behavior to keep getting noticed.” CPAC would be well served to keep her away henceforth.

Having said all of this…

Did any of you hear about Bill Maher lamenting that VP Cheney survived the Taliban attack? Recall how I mentioned (I know, it wasn’t a stretch on my part) that the left would be sad that the assassination attempton Cheney failed? It didn’t take long to see that I was right about that. However, Bill Maher, who unlike the Kos Kooks and the Huffers and the DUmbasses, has his own show…echoed those moonbat chambers’ sentiments. Funny…I didn’t see that on the front page (or any other part) of the NYT. I’m sure it was just a simple oversight, huh? From Newsbusters:

The double standard of Leftists who are ignoring the outrage of Bill Maher — who alluded to his wish that Vice President Dick Cheney was assassinated – while at the same time are wildly fanning themselves in mock outrage as if they had the vapors over Ann Coulter — for calling Democrat John Edwards a bad name — was on full display in the MSM over the weekend.

— it just cannot escape notice how the two infamies, Coulter’s and Maher’s, are being treated by the MSM.

First of all let’s rate the relative outrages. Coulter called Edwards a derogatory name equating him to a man that likes homosexual sex, a name that is tinged with the cultural meaning of not being a “real” man, being an effete, and a weakling. OK, inappropriate in serious policy discussion, sure. But is it a hanging offense? Hardly.

Bill Maher, on the other hand, basically called for the assassination of a sitting American vice president! Of the two Maher’s comments are by far the more egregious.

Coulter’s comment is intemperate, childish, lowbrow, even frat house-like for its part, but it was just a derogatory name in the end. Maher wants people KILLED, for Heaven’s sake. But is the left cranking up the water-works and crying for his head on a platter? The big question is, where are all the MSM talking heads calling for Democrats to immediately distance themselves from his immoral behavior? In fact, where have they ever been for denouncing Maher’s ignorance? Since the 2000 election Maher has been just as caught up in the need for notice that Coulter is in the grips of with his every appearance seemingly geared to showcase an ever increasing intemperance, a wild eyed shrillness, and is filled with unstable verbiage.

Now, let’s take a perusal of some of the gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes that the MSM has indulged in with Coulter over the last few days, shall we?

(Several examples follow)…

Well, there is all the mess over Ann. It’s got everyone abuzz, for sure.

Now, let’s turn to Bill Maher’s most recent comment.

Now, here is a definitive listing of all the outrage exhibited over Bill Maher in the MSM and by GOP sources:

Newsmax: Bill Maher: Better If Cheney Is Dead

Newsbusters (as noted above): Noel Sheppard’s blog Bill Maher is Sorry the Assassination Attempt on Dick Cheney Failed

There you have it.

Two sources.

No Republicans finger wagging over Maher’s comments. No Democrats rushing to the microphones to denounce Maher’s constant over the top rhetoric. No MSM reports of Maher wishing the VP were assassinated.

Zip.

Nadda.

Nuthin’.

But, the more salient point by contrasting these two people and their “jokes” is the way that the MSM treats them.

They ignore Maher.

They constantly and instantly pounce on Coulter.

NEITHER personality can be considered too serious a commentator on political or societal events, but only Coulter is focused upon by the MSM. Predictably, a hatemonger from the left gets a pass by the MSM, yet one coming from the right is made infamous by the very same people.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

March 5, 2007 Posted by | Ann Coulter, hypocrisy, John Edwards, media bias | 2 Comments