Traffic-bait video: Coulter responds to her critics

posted at 9:50 pm on June 7, 2006 by Allahpundit

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Update: Crank: “Waaaaaay over the line”.


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Ann is right! She wrote and told the truth.

The Jersey Girls are OPPORTUNISTS! Bitter Bush-hating, anti-war Liberals with an partisan agenda.

I support her and ANN COULTER SHOULD NOT APOLOGIZE TO ANYBODY!!

The Jersey Girls should apologize to America for hurting the War effort which ultimately hurts our troops.

Richard Davis on June 7, 2006 at 10:02 PM

Ann explained it well. I bought it, I believe her and think she wrote it right. Lefties use these people for benefit, with impunity…til now. Tragedy does not give one the right to say whatever they want without challenge. I’m in, call and raise.

shooter on June 7, 2006 at 10:07 PM

When responding to Cindy Sheehan’s crazy ideas we get hit with: How DARE you?!!

Coulter’s spot on.

ZRyan on June 7, 2006 at 10:07 PM

Ann Coulter is a TRUE Conservative.

People can’t bear listening to her because she tells the TRUTH as it is.

Ann Coulter is a litmus test for those who claim to be “Conservatives.”

The attacks on Ann are disgusting. They show the true faces of those who claim to be what they are not.

No wonder the Republican Party is divided and will be more divided.

It seems, like the Democrats, the Republicans don’t know what they are standing for. There are many camps, many parties inside the Party. People attacking others.

And now, let’s talk about keeping Congress and the Presidency!! Ha Ha

Hypocrites!

CatholicConservative on June 7, 2006 at 10:18 PM

Gotta say, I’m losing respect for a lot of “conservative” bloggers out there. Frankly, I think more than a few of them are jealous beyond words of the attention Coulter is getting. And by the way, when was the last conservative book that got this kind of “free publicity.” Liberal garbage gets fawned over by every MSM outlet possible. Conservative books get ignored. Not this one baby. Coulter is wall to wall.
And for goodness sakes you whining bloggers… GROW A PAIR, why don’t you.

Sugar Land on June 7, 2006 at 10:33 PM

Ann is my hero! *blink blink*

speed647 on June 7, 2006 at 10:34 PM

You know what the problem is with GOP? Sissy RINOs!

They have conditioned the entire GOP base not to defend themselves. They let the left go wild all over them.

Then comes Ann Coulter!

I don’t think we need more Ann Coulter because one is plenty for the left…LOL! Michelle is not bad, but she is not as abrasive as Ann. And I think that is good. Different personality compliments each other.

Being abrasive is good when you deal with spin experts on the left.

I do appreciate every one of them. Man…do we need them now!

easy87us on June 7, 2006 at 10:38 PM

It could be worse, some of the conservative opinionaters could try and immitate her. IE, start trying to shock people, but not have a sense of reality. Remember, the mother Sheehans of this world would not have gotten started without some lady some where at some time shocking the nation with her story and her views.

its a little bit like that spider man quote
“With Great Ann comes Great responsibility”
If you get a bunch of 2 bit Ann wannabees just trying to shock people they will eventually degrade her effect. Think of how radio was before the Greaseman came on. After him came Stern and now everyones trying to be a morning shock jock. Though a bit ascerbic, Ann is speaking truth to power, and most of the people who look past the urge to be offended seem to agree with her. I just hope a bunch of Nimrods don’t try to ride her coat tails.

Wyrd on June 7, 2006 at 10:58 PM

Wyrd, you are exactly right!….Ann Coulter has the talent to commensurate her abrasiveness. Michelle has the timid appearance but has resilience of a crocodile…once she take a good bite on her prey she won’t let go. Her logics are good but she needs to take a deep breath and go at it once in a while! I feel that she could be intimidated.But with time I am sure she will be great.

Michelle, I mean good…LOL.

I really enjoy watching these two women in action.

By the way,

Hillary, listen, drop Bill. Be a woman standing toe to toe. You don’t need that piece of womanizing punk to stick around you like a piece of chewed up gum. He only serves to show that you feel insecure. I mean well when I say this. If you really want to win, change party!

easy87us on June 7, 2006 at 11:19 PM

“enjoying their husband’s deaths”…” “And by the way, how do we know their husbands weren’t planning to divorce these harpies?”

Apart from the obvious nastiness, this makes no sense. Do you lose the right to political participation if you’re personally involved in a tragic political event? They may well be enjoying their new careers as activists–I hope so, despite my differences with them. Have George Bush and Rudy Giulliani enjoyed their career highs brought to them by 9/11? Has Coulter enjoyed her wealth and celebrity brought to her by her commentary on 9/11, and her friend Barbera Olsen’s death? All the pundits, activists, warbloggers who have done something in response to 9/11, if they’ve enjoyed their participation are they enjoying the death of their countrymen? Tragedy and catastrophe drive people to do meaningful things and I hope they all find that drive rewarding, it doesn’t mean they’re enjoying the tragedy itself.

Coulter points out that 9/11 was an offense against all of us, we were all emotionally wounded. If we have enjoyed any aspect of our response, our attempt to do it justice with meaningful action, are we enjoying the death?

Mama Sheehan seems to be enjoying her new life as an activist. Her politics are fair game for justifiable evisceration. Does anyone think she’s enjoying her son’s death?

All of Coulter’s interview defenses have focused on other aspects of her notorious statement, like the widows’ partisanship. She has no argument to make to justify her claim that, even if they are enjoying the way they’ve chosen to deal with it, they are enjoying the tragedy itself.

And look, what I would have thought is the most obvious point: she’s such a Christian yet apparently so filled with hate…?

Alex K on June 7, 2006 at 11:30 PM

“Do you lose the right to political participation if you’re personally involved in a tragic political event?”

No, Alex, but you lose your immunity from criticism once you become an active partisan.

The best way to kill a sacred cow is a shot between the eyes.

dman on June 7, 2006 at 11:35 PM

My response to Crank’s spew.

Ann hit the nail on the head. You’re going to need to see a chiropractor about your posture. You’re leaning to the left and falling for the moonbat ploy. Your typical response just proves her point.

When was 9/11? Review these poor widow’s speaking engagements before you pass judgment. Same day, different s**t. A lot of opinion without any investigation. Ann doesn’t speak from the hip. She’s well educated and well researched. You appear to be the antithesis of that philosophy, at least on this subject.

It appears Crank is paralleling the widow’s agenda. Let me speak but you’re not allowed to rebut. His comment section is disabled. So, I posted here.

Can you hear me now?

RolandHall on June 7, 2006 at 11:37 PM

Alex baby ( you appeared to be very young so I call you baby, no offense),

Nobody has denied you right to criticize. We just want to protect Ann Coulter’s right to criticize those widows.

See, now you know! If you want a pacifier, please resist. I found out that a can of beer can do miracles to the teens’ urge to argue on nothing. Providing you are over the legal drinking age, of course.

easy87us on June 7, 2006 at 11:42 PM

Thank GOD for strong women.

That’s all I have to say.

venmax on June 7, 2006 at 11:46 PM

I wish the Rinos in Washington had the “brass ones” Ann has. Maybe if they did, they’d get re-elected next time around.

This one point, something I never considered, and she is so dead on the money. The whole group, Murtha, Witches, Sheehan, all goofs, and polite society just shuts up and takes it, as if those people are “entitled” in some way. As a group, the should have our thanks and respect for their gifts and sacrifices. As political mouthpieces, Ann is dead on, they are fair game !!!!

ChipThome on June 7, 2006 at 11:48 PM

well said dman ^5

RolandHall on June 7, 2006 at 11:48 PM

Alex K says: “Tragedy and catastrophe drive people to do meaningful things…”

Do you actually think the ‘Jersey Girls’ and Cindy Sheehan have done anything meaningful with their respective tragedies? Think again. Here’s a contrast: consider John Walsh, who has turned a personal tragedy into a major cause for good in this world. These women are just willing pawns in a political chess game.

And as for questioning Ann’s faith: “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

speed647 on June 7, 2006 at 11:56 PM

Truth of it is, I think the right side of the blogosphere has basically wimped out on this one. I see this as no different from the republican party “compromising” on the immigration bill.
Pandering to the leftists to get their approval by condemning the truth of the message. And then basically allowing the simpering wimps to control the debate.
The issue is no longer about the leftists sending out “unimpeachable” victims to make their political point. It’s now about the “sensitivity” of the message.
How is this any different than the pandering of the left to victim hood?

This is the first time I have ever been ashamed of the right leaning blogosphere.

Cpilot on June 8, 2006 at 12:11 AM

Ann really hits the right note in the above video, i.e. the issue of “authenticity” as it pertains to the far left. I saw this time and time again at the university. Only blacks should be discussing certain elements of “blackness,” or women can only “understand” female “issues” and therefore should be the only ones discussing them. That this process is fundamentally at odds with the idea of scholarship seems to elude these airheads.

Of course, authenticity escaped from the ivory tower and emerged in public discourse as a way to stifle debate on issues the left holds dear. If you’re not black, you’re opinions concerning affirmative action are invalid. If you’re not a woman, how dare you offer views on workplace issues and abortion.

Sorry, leftards. Anyone paying taxes to support your little anti-American, nihilistic programs has the right to oppose you to the ends of the earth. Thank the lord that Ann says publically what many, many (easily a majority) think in private.

Again, Ann’s comments are 100% spot on. She doesn’t need to apologize, nor should she.

jaleach on June 8, 2006 at 12:14 AM

Get over it People!

Some of us refuse to kiss the feet of liberal dogmatists, and after the steaming bowls they fed us throughout the previous election cycle with the willing help of the Witches, this is just a small amount returned to them.

Besides, if they don’t like it no one will force them to buy the book as were many forced to do when Hitlary needed to get hers’ out there. ;o)

DannoJyd on June 8, 2006 at 12:16 AM

You nailed that right on the proverbial head, Cpilot. Dittoes!

DannoJyd on June 8, 2006 at 12:17 AM

DannoJyd,

Forget about the last election cycle. Liberal dogmatists have been forcing us to eat a s**t sandwich for forty plus years.

jaleach on June 8, 2006 at 12:20 AM

I can see why people are upset about her commets. It is shocking to think of someone profiting from the death of a loved one. And yet…

I think she’s right about the media’s use of the calculus of victimology to proffer “unassailable” spokespeople like Cindy Sheehan for their issues. But what happens when a group of similarly unassailable spokespeople come out to critisize John Kerry? Then suddenly the media either blacks out on the story, slimes the messenger or bends over backwards to provide “context” for their views. Remember Larry O’Donnell’s head exploding and Chris Matthews attempt to lynch Michelle Malkin on air. In the end, “Swift-boating” becomes a new verb in the national political lexicon. Why shouldn’t the liberal messengers get the same rough treatment?

Maybe a little Mutual Assured Destruction is what it takes to get the rabid libs to stop comparing the President to Hitler with every breath they take.

John on June 8, 2006 at 12:39 AM

If Ann had been quiet and never wrote a book about her opinions, people like Allahpundit, Ace, and Hugh Hewitt would probably be working regular jobs and keeping their opinions to themselves. She is a pioneer for the conservative movement with her straightforward statements and truthful comments, and the new bloggers should consider showing her a little more respect.

cmc on June 8, 2006 at 12:46 AM

DannoJyd,
Thanks….I get a few things right once in a while.

I just don’t understand why Hot Air, Allah Pundit and the rest of the blogosphere, whom I did respect at one time, are basically acting like democrats?
The arena we’re in is about ideas. Ann Coulter has the right to put hers out there and all of a sudden everyone is concerned about how the message is conveyed. Sometimes the truth hurts, and Ann is basically voicing out load what a lot of people have been saying privately.
The Jersey Girls, Cindy Sheehan, Murtha and god knows who’s next, all paraded up and served to the MSM as absolute authorities beyond reproach and criticism because of their experiences, bravery and heroic stances.
And still the right cowers and panders to the left to avoid the label of being “mean”.
It effectively cuts off the debate and constantly puts conservatives on the defensive.
Ann Coulter is basically trying to defuse this tactic in order to open up honest debate.
AND CONSERVATIVES ARE STILL AFRAID OF BEING CALLED MEAN.

Man. tsk,tsk

Cpilot on June 8, 2006 at 12:49 AM

dman, easy87us–I was complaining about Coulter’s mindless analysis of the Jersey wives’ feelings, not complaining about any lost right to criticize.

speed647– Meaningful to *them*. I have nothing but contempt for Sheehan’s politics and considerable problems with Breitweiser & co. It’s aggravating the way their fans use their tragedies as shields for their politics. But Ann is conflating that fine point with the indefensible claim that they are enjoying the initial tragedy.

The difference between them and Walch is that we judge Walch to be doing right but the 9/11 widows to be politically mistaken. Fine. The equivalent of what Ann is saying is that, if Walch appears to be enjoying the success of his good works, he is enjoying his son’s death. Not true in either case, I think, even if one is doing right and the others are off course. Most of Ann’s points are better than defensible–not her interpretation of how the wives feel about their husbands’ deaths, which is the main cause of all the commotion.

As for the faith thing: hey, touché! But I’m not questioning Ann’s faith. I’m questioning her vitriol, since it *suggests* (maybe I’m wrong) hatred. And that I understand to be reserved by Christians only for the sin, not the sinner.

Easy87us—Your kind words to the contrary, I can barely remember when I was below the legal drinking age. Although that might be due to all the drinking.

Alex K on June 8, 2006 at 1:04 AM

Not afraid of being called mean, but there ARE certain aspects of public discourse that sets one above their opponent. Are he basic ideas in Ann’s book being debated and discuseed? No; simply because she chose to tell the truth in an absolutely tacky, classless manner. She literally brings herself down to the level of the opponents who HAVE NOT WON AN ISSUE IN YEARS.

So go jump in the mud pit with the Kos Kids. Before long, like all mud pit fighters, it will become hard to tell the difference.

Mike O on June 8, 2006 at 1:15 AM

Hey, I love Ann Coulters work, and am not about to blast her for saying the truth about life, and politics.

Snake307 on June 8, 2006 at 1:40 AM

The two feeds on Ann Coulter have been extremely amusing.

So much sanctimony though, from the right (comes close to Mr. Hastert’s reaction the the House break-in). It is sad to see an emulation of the elitist left. Fortunately the majority of commentators are savvier than the authors/bloggers this time around.

Let’s be nice to the left, ignore the MSM and other utopians, climb the principled moral ground and lose in Nov. with sanctimonious feathers in our butts!

Ann is not mad and doesn’t hate herself. She is simply amused that Hillary sent her such a gift!

Fight them Ann – lead the way for us all. You have nothing to apologize for. What a gift you are, and how gifted! Glad you’re #1 on Amazon.

Entelechy on June 8, 2006 at 2:23 AM

So, Ann hits the nail on the head, and “conservative bloggers” are cutting and running? What are they hoping for, some airtime on the MSM to show how politically correct conservatives can be?

I think what Ann has done is wake up a few people and show them what these women are really up to. The fact that the MSM, and Democrat Party allows them to spew their hatred without challenge is finally getting some discussion.

Maybe Ann should have hired the Teletubbies to explain to these “conservatives” how these women are endorsed wholesale by the MSM.

I am glad that Ann does not chose to follow those who pale in her shadow.

Rode Werk on June 8, 2006 at 3:03 AM

Alex K:

you say “Do you lose the right to political participation if you’re personally involved in a tragic political event?”

and the answer is “no, you don’t lose it, BUT you don’t either get the right to get immunity from political dissent”

And that is the message that Ann is trying to send across.
All these creeps and their supporters are trying to use their personal tragedies to prevent others from disagreeing with them. If you don’t have a loved one dead at the WTC you can not have an opinion, if you don’t have a loved one in Iraq you can not criticize them…and so on.

O’Reilly illustrated this perfectly today when he aired a clip of his interview with Letterman. Letterman was telling Bill that he could not criticize Sandy Sheehan political crap against this administration because he has not lost anybody in Iraq. And that is bull…

Ropera on June 8, 2006 at 3:15 AM

test

Ropera on June 8, 2006 at 3:15 AM

To all the liberal bleeding hearts, without apology to the gay activists:

We’re here, have fear, get used to it!

dman on June 8, 2006 at 6:09 AM

These are the same morons ( and especially Hillary )that slandered Juanita Broderick, as well as all the others that were just called bimbos… but that was different, well in the eyes of the liberals.

I’m sick of there double standard. What Ann wrote and has said, needed saying, and who better than this brilliant women could pull it off.

She doesn’t have “brass ones”, that’s so 1950’s. Ann is sport’n Titanium my friends!

Bob Mileti on June 8, 2006 at 6:48 AM

Ann brings up a great point. If she had said it politely, without personally offending these 4 idiots, the entire country wouldn’t be talking about this issue today. The left continues to throw these people out there with their talking points, and we aren’t allowed to question them. Cindy Sheehan, Joe Wilson, John Murtha and the Jersey Girls are all great examples. The whole reason Kerry was chosen as their candidate was because he served in the military and we therefore were forbidden from questioning his support for the troops. It’s a dirty trick, and Ann took the gloves off. Bravo, Ms Coulter. Bravo.

gash on June 8, 2006 at 8:05 AM

I love Ann’s courage-she more than most knows that the Left is only going to hate her more for speaking the truth and refusing to be silenced. She is showing as much respect for the Jersey Girls as they are showing for their country. Fair enough.

Doug on June 8, 2006 at 8:28 AM

Ann is a treasure. Give me one Ann Coulter, and I’ll give you back 47 Sean Hannitys…

Jaibones on June 8, 2006 at 8:33 AM

It is no surprise that Hugh Hewitt is criticizing Ann Coulter.

He was on the side of the Rockefellar Republicans and defending GWB for his Amnesty for Illegals all along until he interviewed Julie Meyers and found out for himself that the Administration had no intention of enforcing the borders,

Where has he been for the last 5 years.

He has his nose firmly up GWB’s posterior with the RHINO’s. Do not forget he was critical of Ann for criticizing Bush on the ports deal too.

ScottyDog on June 8, 2006 at 8:34 AM

Honesty requires no apology.

The scisim in the Republican party is between those that want to be right and those that want to do the right thing.

Rush is right, the biggest problem for the Repubs is that they are looking to be liked by the Dimocrats. This is no different than the Dimocrat strategy for fighting terrorism: maybe if we were nice to them, they would stop killing us.

In reading a lot of the blogs on Ann, I find the difference holds up. Those that say it is “over the line” don’t want to ruffle the Dimocrat feathers. Personally, RINO’s et. al. can pound salt.

No apology at any time.

Wil on June 8, 2006 at 8:34 AM

If you break a bone, you have to set it,which causes more pain. The doctor doesn’t just say, “Well, I know it’s not going to heal, or it won’t heal properly, f I don’t set it. But I really don’t want to make you hurt again, so I’m just going to leave it alone.”

Ann says, “I’ll get through the sound bites and backlash from the left. We’ve got a problem in this country that needs to be taken care of.”

BigOrangeAxe on June 8, 2006 at 8:45 AM

Here’s proof that Ann was telling the truth.

They now cart out Father Moonbat!

“Asked what would give him satisfaction, Berg, an anti-war activist and candidate for U.S. Congress, said, “The end of the war and getting rid of George Bush.”

The United States said its aircraft killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the insurgent leader who masterminded the death of hundreds in suicide bombings and was blamed for the videotaped beheading of Nick Berg, a U.S. contractor, and other captives.

“I don’t think that Zarqawi is himself responsible for the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq,” Berg said in a combative television interview with the U.S. Fox News network. “I think George Bush is.”

Read more at your own risk !

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=politicsNews&storyid=2006-06-08T125618Z_01_N08295664_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-ZARQAWI-BERG.xml&src=rss&rpc=22

Bob Mileti on June 8, 2006 at 9:19 AM

Ann has very sharp claws and uses them with surgical precision. The Left hates that, as do delusional wimps. ;->

Aunt B on June 8, 2006 at 9:24 AM

Wil – you basically nailed it. I hate to bite the hand here, but I believe Allah and other bloggers are worried that if they support Ann, the left-wing bloggers will use that against them. Like you said, they are afraid to “ruffle the Dimocrat feathers”. It’s sad to see the blogging community become so elitist – there is a real disconnect between the readers and the bloggers over Ann’s comments. Is this how it started with the MSM becoming so out of touch?

gash on June 8, 2006 at 9:40 AM

Alex, while I don’t believe Sheehan (and I don’t know enough about the Witches of East Brunswick to make the same assertion) “ejoyed” the actual death of Casey, I do believe that in the aftermath she’s glad he’s dead… get the difference?

hindmost on June 8, 2006 at 10:07 AM

or something Brunswick…

hindmost on June 8, 2006 at 10:11 AM

It was a little “Howard Sternish” for me. Her point is valid to be sure, but her tone may get in the way of the message.

Shmo on June 8, 2006 at 10:25 AM

What is the big deal? Coulter just repeated what anyone with a brain has been saying (or thinking) all along. The deaths of these soldiers are being used as a political hammer and self enrichment by some unscrupulous people. Wow. No $#!^.

Why do you think the rest of the sheehan family have fled from the idiot cindy? They know what’s up. Hell, everyone does. That media whore cindy would say anything to be in the spotlight for as long as possible. Pretty sad when the only one with balls enough to call her on it is a woman. The lack of guts from some neutered republicans and emasculated bloggers is sickening. Screw truth. It’s all about feeeeeelings. Ridiculous.

ecamorg on June 8, 2006 at 12:03 PM

“The truth isn’t delivered with novacaine.”

Beautiful, right on target, Ann.

Ann has more guts than all of her critics (both right and left) combined. Someone had to say it, and someone had to say it provacatively, knowing that they were going to take a lot of arrows. Ann did just that, and she’s not whining about

Was her criticism a little too personal? Perhaps. Over the line? Maybe. But in the end it got people to wake up and realize that the Jersey girls are nothing more than a bunch of attention-whoring Sheehanoids who truly are exploiting their own husbands death. And I’d say that exploiting the death of one of your loved ones for a political agenda (Wellstone funeral, anyone?) is far more unseemly than Ann’s drawing attention to it with some harsh words.

Some of you critics of Ann on the right are so GD worried about how you’ll be *percieved* by those on the left and in the center that you’ve completely lost sight of the fact that what she is saying is absolutely true. And one reason why the left gets away with using the grief-pimp tactic so much is exactly because people are too f’ing timid to stand up to these people and tell it like it is. It reminds me of those who ran like Chicken Littles after Zell Miller’s forceful (but entirely truth-based) speech at the 2004 RNC. Or those Reagan aides who tried to get him to remove the line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” from his 1987 speech at Brandenburg gate.

You don’t advance your cause by being timid or afraid of the opposition’s response. You do so by boldly taking the offensive, and if you have to step a bit over the line to stir things up once in a while, then so be it.

thirteen28 on June 8, 2006 at 12:14 PM

I KNOW why Coulter said it… it’s all Carl Rove’s master plan…

Here how it works:
– Coulter – a covert soldier for Rove, the left’s Michael Moore, makes a couple controversial statements that the left feels are outrageous and insensitive – June…
– The Left gets incensed and enraged – decides “if she’s gonna say THAT” – (it stews for weeks).
– The Left’s biggest hitters feels anything, any comment is fair game and JUSTIFIED (Dean, Gore, Pelosi, Harry Belifonte, Jimmy Carter, Michael Moore, The Kennedys, Ward Churchill, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry, Billary, Jesse J, Al Sharpton, Farakan, Harry Reid, etc etc) – the barrage is endless and quite outrageous – Aug, Sept, Oct
– The Left exposes themselves for what they are
– The Right gets fired up – record voter turnout, we win. – Nov
– Rove lights cigar, smiles and thinks “the left is so stupid” – Dec

(remember – what Coulter says won’t hurt us. What the Jersey Girls said – hurts our war effort and GETS OUR TROOPS KILLED!!!)

Richard Davis on June 8, 2006 at 12:24 PM

Good theory, Richard.

As Sun Tzu said “if your enemy is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.”

thirteen28 on June 8, 2006 at 12:29 PM

Jaleach, liberals with bad cranial wiring have offered as fit for consumption their chit sandwiches for decades, but Americans have declined to partake, and that is the cause of most of their outrage. The rest of their petulance is from our offering them heaping plates of well prepared crow. ;o)

DannoJyd on June 8, 2006 at 12:32 PM

Cpilot,

I know where you are comming from, and I associate with the actions of President Bush. He too tried to see things from the liberal point of view, and look where his poll numbers are today.

We conservatives do prefer debating ideas, but did you ever see a liberal able to do that for long? The usuall retort is to label us with racist, bigot, homophobe, or worse, and the reason for that is liberals cannot sell liberalsim to Americans. We don’t like it, don’t want it, and we clearly see the flaws of liberalism when applied to the real World.

I cannot count the number of times I’ve quoted Ann, nor the number of times I was disappointed by her collumns. Either way, I support her right to speak out, and therein lays the real bone of contention. Liberals demand that free speech be limited to just liberal inanities. Well, Stuff them, and as for the Jersey Girls, Cindy Sheehan, Murtha, and the rest of liberal losers, Stuff Them Too!

My advice to liberal politicians is to quit hiding in the shadows, and to run on what they really believe. Come on Libs! Share your experiences, bravery and heroic stances. Run on your I Hate Bush theme, and try to sell your notion of impeaching the President. What are you afraid of?

Ok. I admit to being a conservative, so I guess I am a mean spirited racist, bigoted homophobe. I don’t mind. Feel free to call me names. That only serves to guarentee that I will vote against Your causes every single time, and I will continue to do so in a very public manner. I’m not too suprised to find many others following my fine example example. ;o)

DannoJyd on June 8, 2006 at 12:53 PM

Ann’s is out of tone………..really?
Bush is in tone……..Here is the new tone!
Freedom of speech is attacked, but that’s okay,,,,the new tone.
Speaking in spanish in Nebraska….that’s the new tone.
Joining with Ted Kennedy with education and immigration.
Screw Tone!!!!!!!!!!!!

They have blacked out Michael Savage with his best sellers,
he would eat them alive.

LZVandy on June 8, 2006 at 1:48 PM

Ann penetrated the halo around the snow-whites and out came, well, the Jersey Girls.

Imagine the opportunities this brings:

Larry King show – to die for (pun intended). Larry, what’s left of him, in his long cowboy boots “…tell me, I’ve always wondered, what do relatively young widowed women do with this kind of dough?”

Keith Olbermann – “Ann’s comments will be the defining moment in the 9/11 tragedy”

Chris Matthews, if his show is still on “Kristen, how come you are not as white (as in snow) as you led me to believe for so long?”

And on and on it goes…Can’t wait for other ideas from my witty fellows on this board. One even enjoys the occasional drifter from the left.

Blogmasters, from both sides, have a silent love-fest among themselves and support each other. Can’t blame them.

Yeah, Mr. Berg’s comments will really put him over the top now. He’s running for office.

Let’s see if the MSM keep Ann or Zarqawi as the top story.

Entelechy on June 8, 2006 at 2:46 PM

ann tells it like it is and the left cant stand it.
ann is almost as good as michelle…almost!

mike hale on June 8, 2006 at 4:25 PM

Man, I loved this video!! Ann has the courage to say and write much of what many of us think about the liberal agenda. Go, Ann, Go!!

docdave on June 8, 2006 at 5:04 PM

Allah, Cranks comments are ‘unavailable’. Wonder why…

docdave on June 8, 2006 at 5:07 PM

I’ll be shopping for the book soon. It will probably be in the back of the store somewhere (warehouse) to keep the libs from damaging the product.

gary on June 8, 2006 at 6:16 PM

My only question is whether Coulter was factually accurate when she used the word “enjoy.”

She could have chosen another one – she could have been polite – she could have sugar-coated it.

But there is no word better than “enjoy” to describe what these women are doing. They were partisans prior to 9/11; they have reveled in their celebrity; they have made exactly zero attempt to actually blame the perpetrators of the attacks; they’ve become wealthy; some have re-married; and any objective observation sure as hell makes it LOOK like they’re enjoying themselves.

It was the right word. They have endlessly enjoyed, if not their husbands’ deaths, the celebrity that those deaths brought. And the money. And the prestige.

Coulter is right. The truth is ugly – but accurate.

If you want to condemn Coulter, condemn her for being politically unwise in making such a charged statement (although it’s going to sell lots of books).

But don’t pretend she’s wrong. Just admit that you don’t like the truth very much.

Professor Blather on June 8, 2006 at 7:58 PM

This is EXACTLY what has frustrated me about the Republican party since I started voting.

When the Dhimmicrats said the GOP wanted the elderly to eat dog food, we withered. Whenever the GOP are attacked for ‘giving tax breaks to the uber wealthy’ they don’t say “look, back off, the top 25% of taxpayers pay over 85% of the taxes and they don’t take crap from the system”. When Bush traveled to support SS reform his arguments and talks were anemic at best.

There’s a difference between being hateful, and firm/hard. Sometimes, however, a little bit of a blunt instrument upside the head is required and Ann swung the clue bat.

Look at the way the Dhimmi’s used Max Cleland to deliver a message to the Preseident while Cindy Sheeeeeeeethan was camping in Crawford; the MSM was aghast that the President didn’t fall over himself scampering out of his house in order to meet Cleland and receive the letter. I don’t know TOO much about the ‘East Brunswick 4’ but I understand Ann’s point and agree completely. On a larger scale, Democrats- and RINOs- use this tack- ‘I’m a politician, I know best, don’t question me’. The majority of us who tried to get through to our Senators during the immigration bill debate encountered this as well; the supercilious attitude, the sense that our elected officials, by mere virtue of being elected, are somehow superior, more educated than us and generally are above reproach.

It has to stop, as it is the genesis for the disconnect in the Republican party. Being honest and driven by principles is a defensible position; forgetting that you are part of a party that supposedly prides itself on doing the right thing- regardless of the slings and arrows- is inexcusable.

linlithgow on June 8, 2006 at 9:00 PM

Amen, linlithgow and Blather.

dman on June 9, 2006 at 9:34 AM

And look, what I would have thought is the most obvious point: she’s such a Christian yet apparently so filled with hate…?

Alex K on June 7, 2006 at 11:30 PM

Suddenly a cross. Doesn’t it burn?

scooter on September 24, 2007 at 3:34 AM