Coulter Needs an Enema
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Ann Coulter is the blonde bomb thrower the conservatives love and the democrats hate. She started her career as an attorney, but has become one of the rights most outspoken talking heads. Her books, which allow her to do the talk show rounds, include High Crimes and Misdemeanors and Slander, both of which were best sellers, despite glaring factual inaccuracies and prose written only slightly above the amateur level.
Her book’s popularity notwithstanding, it’s her columns and inflammatory one-liners that have made her infamous. It’s hard to imagine a liberal making equally derogatory and/or violent remarks about a sitting president, or a conservative, and still being able to have a public voice. For example, Phil Donahue, the only liberal with a primetime cable show, was fired despite having higher ratings than both Chris Mathews and Scarborough. Why? Because he was criticizing the war---in an appropriate manner---while the rest of the media was still playing the role of cheerleader. Compare that with some of Ann Coulter’s comments:
a) We have the worst intelligence agency in the world. And one party is responsible for that. I'm not blaming the Democrats for 9-11 alone. I'm blaming them also for the Cole bombing, for the embassy bombings, for 20 years of attacks that have not been stopped.
(Clinton was only in office for 8 years, so are the republicans responsible for the failures of the other 12? Further, Clinton captured or killed those responsible for virtually every terrorist attack done against America during his terms, and before he left office he warned Bush of Bin Laden’s threat…Bush ignored it, we were attacked and Osama is still on the loose. Hmmm, so who is more responsible for 9-11?)
b) On FOX News Channel's Hannity & Colmes she urged Kerry to release his records to provide, "a little more detail about these alleged Purple Hearts." (His records had been released and posted on his website nearly four months prior to her making this comment.)
c) "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." (Not only is this comment stupid, it inflames the middle east and enables terrorists groups to recruit and gain funding more easily. Way to go, Ann, great conservatives always put their pocketbook above the public's interest. )
d) Teddy Kennedy crawls out of Boston Harbor with a quart of Scotch in one pocket and a pair of pantyhose in the other, and Democrats hail him as their party's spiritual leader. (Ann wishes she could accomplish half of what Kennedy has. Funny, a wealthy person who dedicates his life to helping the poor and keeping America free is bad. I guess Ann would like him more if he was raping the environment.)
e) In reference to who the terrorists prefer, Coulter suggested that the terrorists will try to get Kerry elected because, she reasoned, "I think it's true Democrats are not particularly harsh with our enemies." (Umm…terrorist groups, if they had a choice would probably pick Bush. First, his policies have enabled them to recruit easier and by calling it a “War on Terror” he gave terror groups a legitimacy they had never had. Further, a top ranking Iranian has recently said that Bush has been good for them.)
f) In reference to a surge in woman voting for Bush, she said, “I'm so pleased with my gender. We're not that bright.”
g) On the war hero Max Cleland, "Luckily for Cleland's political career and current pomposity about Bush, he happened to do it [lose an arm and both legs] while in Vietnam." (Nice…heart of gold this one. He loses limbs defending America so that she has the freedom to make these comments….She’s a real piece of work.)
h) Lastly, Ann’s a big fan of airlines performing racial profiling:
Like many of you, I carefully reviewed the lawsuits against the airlines in order to determine which airlines had engaged in the most egregious discrimination, so I could fly only that airline. But oddly, rather than bragging about the charges, the airlines heatedly denied discriminating against Middle Eastern passengers. What a wasted marketing opportunity! Imagine the great slogans the airlines could use:
"Now Frisking All Arabs -- Twice!"
"More Civil-Rights Lawsuits Brought by Arabs Than Any Other Airline!"
"The Friendly Skies -- Unless You're an Arab"
"You Are Now Free to Move About the Cabin -- Not So Fast, Mohammed!" (Hmmm…spreading a little hate there, Ann—Nice. Yes, the terrorists attacked us, but turning into a discriminatory nation without freedoms is far worse.)
There are many, many more quotes that I could post, but I think this says it all. Ann makes her living spreading hate, and she does so by making sensationalized statements that are usually factually inaccurate or blatant distortions. She’s fortunate to live in a country where the vast majority of our media outlets are controlled by conservatives who are only so willing to allow this no talent hack to earn a living simply because she’s willing to say the most despicable things.
Personally, she makes me sick.
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