Coulter: Romney should fire his spokesman for that RomneyCare response to the steelworker ad

posted at 10:06 pm on August 8, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, inquiring conservatives on Twitter are asking: Er, isn’t Ann Coulter herself famously a big fan of RomneyCare?

Answer: Yeah, but I’m not sure it’s Andrea Saul’s mention of RomneyCare that’s really bugging her. Mediaite’s transcript:

“Her response was not that it was despicable, not that Bain… that Romney had left Bain five years earlier or the woman died five years after the plant closed and didn’t even get her insurance from her husband, her response was, ‘Well, if she had lived in Massachusetts with Mitt Romney’s health care plan, she would have had health insurance.’ Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime, because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has…

There’s no point in you doing your show, there’s no point in going to the convention and pushing for this man if he’s employing morons like this. This ad is the turning point and she has nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! She should be off the campaign.”

I think she’s irritated mainly because Saul is playing Obama’s game by treating the steelworker ad as legitimate. You don’t respond to a smear like that by addressing it on the merits; you respond by explaining why it’s a smear and how it reveals just what a fraud the Hopenchange aura is. It’s an opportunity to attack with righteous fury, and somehow Saul blew it by stepping on her own message with the health-care aside. Beyond that, it’s not inconsistent for Coulter to worry that touting RomneyCare might alienate other conservatives even if it wouldn’t necessarily alienate her. You can support legalizing gay marriage while also grasping that Romney endorsing SSM would destroy him with social conservatives and all but end his chances to win. She’s taking a similar position here, I think. Whatever her own feelings, flying the flag of RomneyCare at this point is not a good move. Or am I giving her too much credit and she really has flipped 180 on this issue?


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and his repeated promises to repeal with a very probable GOP Senate mean nothing to you?

I’d love a Reagan too..

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Lol…Do you know something I don’t know?? I think we have a better chance than I expected to take the Senate, but “probable”?? Did I miss something, Mark?

(PS–Left the Reagan comment in there ’cause it deserves repeating.)

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

One more time, Be QUIET, Ann.

teacherman on August 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

It’s been a good, and friendly discussion. Don’t try to force it into something else, please.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Bluegill doesn’t do “good and friendly discussion.” Anyone who doesn’t bow down and worship his royal mittness must be mocked into oblivion.

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

This cannot be a quiet release. Saul needs to quit tomorrow or be let go. Moving her to another area only is going to stoke the fire that Romney is playing us and has no intention of being anything other than a Republican Obama.

If she’s not gone, then he needs to see his support crater.

budfox on August 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

.
You deflect just as well as the dishonest liberals running around out there…..

In cased you missed it- The SUPREME COURT ruled on it buddy, and yes its now constitutional. Deal with it legislatively- state by state.

If you’ve ever played team sports, you would understand the destructive nature and pointlessness of what the anti-Mitts are trying to accomplish out there. Sure, you can hide behind the label of Conservatism and throw your stones from your glass house……

but you keep breaking Mr. Reagan’s 11th commandment…… or maybe you want to transform that in the spirit of Ocommie as well.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Mitt called himself progressive = Mitt bashing

Mitt has spent his entire political career until now distancing himself from movement conservatism = Mitt bashing

Ann Coulter is getting exactly what she claimed to want = Mitt bashing

Mitt Romney simply isn’t conservative = Mitt bashing

Oh ****ing well…

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:27 AM

If Romney wins, we’re still bread fighting the toaster.

Fallon on August 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

That implies during any other presidential election, if the GOP wins, we cold just nap for 4 years.

We always have to fight to have our factions views heard,.. even during Reagan’s terms, we had to fight the Baker’s the Snowe’s… they have always tried to undercut the base.. this is no worse than any other election as far as that goes.. Mitt is who the rank and file picked, we’re the largest faction in the party, but obviously conservatives aren’t the only ones.. the earmarks crowd will always be there.. so we can never stop paying attention, no matter who wins.

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

but you keep breaking Mr. Reagan’s 11th commandment…… or maybe you want to transform that in the spirit of Ocommie as well.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

How many more times are we going to see the 11th commandment invoked in defense of Mitt Romney’s progressivism? It was bad enough during the primaries, but come on!

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

It’s weird how moderates seem to love circular firing squads and cannibalism until one of their own is in the top spot.

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Yep, they love their hypocritical lying backstabbing, don’t they? The only reason they hate Oliar is that his Cookie Monster act with government largesse has exposed their own evil, the same way that English upper-class anti-Semites hated Hitler for being so declasse’ about their mutually-shared prejudices.

We have Oliar as president because these jackanapes continually defined political deviancy down in order to blindly support lame statist RINO candidates, which made him look acceptable by comparison.

ebrown2 on August 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

I remember your name, but not your philosophy. (Sorry, a weakness I’m working on.)

While I’ve read a lot of crap from bluegill, I’ve read as much from the ABR crowd. (Hope you don’t think

Romney == Obama

is a true conditional, because that would be ludicrous.)

It would be great if the Mitt fanatics and the ABRs could agree that Odumbo is the enemy. My hopes aren’t high, but there’s time left.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Lol…Do you know something I don’t know?? I think we have a better chance than I expected to take the Senate, but “probable”?? Did I miss something, Mark?

(PS–Left the Reagan comment in there ’cause it deserves repeating.)

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I’m being optimistic, was listening to talk radio last night, and either on Levin or Hannity, somebody, gave a very optimistic run down of the seats up for grabs, they predicted 7 seats.. maybe it’s wrong, but I hope not.

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Romney, as president, does not have the luxury of being a moderate or an alleged “Republican Obama.” He cannot turn around the economy without investing significant political capital in getting entitlements under control and reducing taxes.

The old Keynesian policies are not working and will not work. Romney understands this. Romney is astute and will want a second term. And the GOP House is prepared to make the tough decisions in 2013 to take losses in 2014 — if it means saving the nation.

matthew8787 on August 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

It would be great if the Mitt fanatics and the ABRs could agree that Odumbo is the enemy. My hopes aren’t high, but there’s time left.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I’ve never said that Romney = Obama. Romney = Romney, and that’s enough of a problem with me. The dude has said he’s progressive. He took every opportunity he could while in Massachusetts to distance himself from conservative principles. These are settled facts. These are the reasons that I criticize him. And unlike those who think that “the election is Romney’s to win,” I think it’s his to lose if he keeps gaffing like this; I’m not going to pretend to be a happy little Republican voter. FTS.

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

a very optimistic run down of the seats up for grabs, they predicted 7 seats

Winning the Senate isn’t going to mean a whole lot if:

1) Mitch McConnell is the Senate Majority Leader and
2) Mr. Executive Order/Rule By Fiat wins re-election.

Right Mover on August 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

blah, blah, blah.

Ddrintn, we all that know you, a jilted Palin superfan-turned-Obama supporter and spambot, want Mitt to lose, but it’s not going to happen, no matter how much you stomp your feet nor how many spammy comments you post here.

Are you upset about looking silly going around with your “♥Sarah Palin 2012♥” tattoo? Yes, we remember you got that last year. Still have the pics posted? Well, maybe you shouldn’t have put the tattoo in such a prominent location on your body. It was your choice to get the tattoo, now live with it or have it removed.

Ddrtintn, you are in no position to attack other commenters’ integrity or the way they criticize Obamacare, when you yourself support the reelection of Obama, which would guarantee that Obamacare remains in place.

Honestly, you’re a disgrace to this site. You, an Obama supporter who nevertheless feels the need to constantly remind us all how much you support and align yourself with Sarah Palin, bring shame on a good woman like Sarah Palin. She deserves better than petty, disgruntled followers like you.

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Did anyone see the clip of Mr. Soptic revealing that he had been offered a buy out before the plant closed?

Cindy Munford on August 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM

No because the RINO squish Romney campaign won’t use it.

bgibbs1000 on August 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

they predicted 7 seats.. maybe it’s wrong, but I hope not.

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

IIRC, I think you might be talking about Dick Morris. I saw him on Hannity or O’Reilly recently talking like that.

I’d like to share your optimism, by Morris has been wrong about his pie-in-the-sky predictions for a while. He’s trying to sell books, you know?

Hope “whoever it was” and you are correct.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

but you keep breaking Mr. Reagan’s 11th commandment…… or maybe you want to transform that in the spirit of Ocommie as well.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ddrintn’s point about the hypocritically selective use of the “11th Amendment” proved yet again.

Res Ipsa Loquitur

ebrown2 on August 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

You deflect just as well as the dishonest liberals running around out there…..

In cased you missed it- The SUPREME COURT ruled on it buddy, and yes its now constitutional. Deal with it legislatively- state by state.

What deflection? It was totally on point. The deflection lay in your evoking those hated socons once again when there’s no socon issue to be debated here. In case you missed it, the SUPREME COURT also recently ruled ObamaCare to be constitutional. So?

If you’ve ever played team sports, you would understand the destructive nature and pointlessness of what the anti-Mitts are trying to accomplish out there. Sure, you can hide behind the label of Conservatism and throw your stones from your glass house……

but you keep breaking Mr. Reagan’s 11th commandment…… or maybe you want to transform that in the spirit of Ocommie as well.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ahhhhh, the deeply moving reference to Reagan’s 11th Commandment…which seemed to be put on hold for, oh, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin. It’s disposable.

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Ddrtintn, you are in no position to attack other commenters’ integrity or the way they criticize Obamacare, when you yourself support the reelection of Obama, which would guarantee that Obamacare remains in place.

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

LOL…ObamaCare’s going to remain in place no matter who’s elected in November, snookums.

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Bluegill doesn’t do “good and friendly discussion.” Anyone who doesn’t bow down and worship his royal mittness must be mocked into oblivion.

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

.
Your confusing devotion with stupidity.

Its stupid to attack your own quarterback, and expect to win the game.
(all the while disregarding the fact- there was NO ONE else who could play quarterback.

Halftime’s over and we’re in the fourth quarter.
Clint knows what has to be done.
Just don’t be stupid.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Ann Coulter? LMFAO!

She’s joined the Meggie Mac crowd as has about as much credibility with me as Joe Biden does.

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Your confusing devotion with stupidity.

Its stupid to attack your own quarterback, and expect to win the game.
(all the while disregarding the fact- there was NO ONE else who could play quarterback.

Halftime’s over and we’re in the fourth quarter.
Clint knows what has to be done.
Just don’t be stupid.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Weak tea. I don’t do devotion to people. Never have. I am devoted to a core set of principles and beliefs which Mitt Romney does not share. To those whom that bothers, perhaps we should ensure that someone DOES win the nomination in 2016 who shares those principles, if my and other people’s criticism of Mitt really bothers you that much. Unless you thought all those folks who said “I’m sick of business as usual” in 2008 were just blowing smoke up your ass.

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Honestly, you’re a disgrace to this site. You, an Obama supporter who nevertheless feels the need to constantly remind us all how much you support and align yourself with Sarah Palin, bring shame on a good woman like Sarah Palin. She deserves better than petty, disgruntled followers like you.

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

That’s really harsh… and while I disagree with Ddrintn sometimes, that was really uncalled for… can’t we keep the discussion friendly?

There are a lot of people with problemms with Mitt’s past,.. there are times he worries me, even though I support him, but as long as Ddrintn acknowledges what we all know, that Obama is a horrific president, can’t we not slap each other too much?

I was corrected on something, but it was good natured, so it’s all good… really, we can do better.. that last slap about Sarah was like Reid’s dig about Mitt’s dad… you might find more support is you stopped being so rough in your criticism.

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I’ve never said that Romney = Obama. Romney = Romney, and that’s enough of a problem with me. The dude has said he’s progressive. He took every opportunity he could while in Massachusetts to distance himself from conservative principles. These are settled facts. These are the reasons that I criticize him. And unlike those who think that “the election is Romney’s to win,” I think it’s his to lose if he keeps gaffing like this; I’m not going to pretend to be a happy little Republican voter. FTS.

gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Well, I never said you said it. I said (or meant to, at least) that I’ve heard it numerous times from the ABR crowd.

While I think he and his staff have made several mistakes, I think they’ve run a pretty good campaign thus far, and they’re soon to get their hands on the treasure chest.

I’m not sure what you mean by, “pretend to be a happy little Republican voter.” Happy, sad, angry, etc. doesn’t really matter at this point. Vote Romney, Obama, write-in Gary Johnson, or skip it altogether.

“Deserve ain’t got nothin’ to do with it.” (And neither does happiness.)

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

but you keep breaking Mr. Reagan’s 11th commandment…… or maybe you want to transform that in the spirit of Ocommie as well.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Ahhhhh, the deeply moving reference to Reagan’s 11th Commandment…which seemed to be put on hold for, oh, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell and Sarah Palin. It’s disposable.

ddrintn on August 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Gee, should we play the World’s Smallest Violin(TM) for them? Take note of the “Mr.” rather than “President,” as well.

ebrown2 on August 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM

It’s been a good, and friendly discussion. Don’t try to force it into something else, please.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

I must have missed the “good and friendly” in the last few pages of comments of Mitt-bashing from the same tired, predictable 10 commenters.

I would love to be perfectly polite at all times on this comment board, but sometimes these Obama-supporting fake conservatives deserve to be mocked.

Now, I agree that the spokesperson’s response was a poor one, and it’s right to get angry and demand better, but this ludicrous “we’re all doomed, better pack it in now” baloney is a little embarrassing.

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

To those whom that bothers, perhaps we should ensure that someone DOES win the nomination in 2016 who shares those principles, if my and other people’s criticism of Mitt really bothers you that much.
gryphon202 on August 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Why are your principles more important than mine to me ?

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Its stupid to attack your own quarterback, and expect to win the game.
(all the while disregarding the fact- there was NO ONE else who could play quarterback.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:41 AM

This isn’t a game of football – and it’s pretty obscene to compare the fate of the United States to a god*** football game.

But that’s the way you idiots are – you think of this as some kind of GAME.

Which is why I’m voting for Obama – because you can’t save this country without FIRST whipping the GOP into shape. And – the only way to do that is to throw out the establishment. Defeat Willard – you defeat the establishment.

You defeat Willy – there’ll be a new Speaker next year. You defeat Willard – Mitch McConnell will no longer be the Senate GOP leader.

The GOP establishment is low on food and water – why send them a burro loaded down with commissary goods in the form of Willard McDole?

Conservative slaves PLAY FOOTBALL with their votes. They vote and cheer when their red jerseys win. Then they go to sleep for four years while the guys who promised them smaller government do everything in their power to expand it.

Then in four years they’re back wondering why YOU won’t support the same guys that have lied to them for 50 years.

Unplug yourself from the matrix you slaves.

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Why are your principles more important than mine to me ?

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Because you don’t have any – you’re playing a simple game of “football” – remember?

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Voice your opinion here:

http://www.mittromney.com/forms/other

For all concerns or questions, write to Romney for President, PO Box 149756, Boston, MA 02114-9756, or call 857-288-3500.

redridinghood on August 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Thank you for that link. I just sent a scathing note.

silvernana on August 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

That implies during any other presidential election, if the GOP wins, we cold just nap for 4 years.

We always have to fight to have our factions views heard,.. even during Reagan’s terms, we had to fight the Baker’s the Snowe’s… they have always tried to undercut the base.. this is no worse than any other election as far as that goes.. Mitt is who the rank and file picked, we’re the largest faction in the party, but obviously conservatives aren’t the only ones.. the earmarks crowd will always be there.. so we can never stop paying attention, no matter who wins.

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

We’re on the same page. What I meant to imply is that even if Romney wins, we are still fighting being turned into toast (which would be immediate in an Obama second term). What you have just elequently stated. I do not trust Romney any more than I trusted “W”. He left our borders open and gave us the TSA after 9/11. He went to war for his daddy and championed TARP.

Fallon on August 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Or am I giving her too much credit and she really has flipped 180 on this issue?

There’s no indication that she’s flipped on her statements re Romneycare. Her main points on Romneycare are (1) that it is not unconstitutional because it was state action (not federal), (2) that it had a great deal of support by conservatives when it was passed, and (3) that the Democrats screwed it up just like they always screw up everything else.

Each of these points is unassailable. As to these points, she is entirely correct, and there is no need for her to flip 180.

kdlee on August 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Coulter cheered the disaster called RomneyCare with all its new rules, new taxes, and its mandates, in just February of this very year.

It is impossible to support Romney without tying yourself into knots of contradiction because of all of Romney’s own policy contradictions where he tries in vain to ape the values of conservative principles in his talk even as he stands on a record of governance that is flatly progressive.

Good one, Coulter, but you can’t recover your conservative cred now by pretending that you never gave “three cheers” for RomneyCare. Any “conservative” who supports Romney has jumped the freakin’ shark, backed up, and jumped it again.

casuist on August 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I must have missed the “good and friendly” in the last few pages of comments of Mitt-bashing from the same tired, predictable 10 commenters.

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Not sure if, in your anger, you may have missed part of my comment. Page 4 of this thread was pretty cordial, which is what I said.

And, I’ll repeat myself in saying that Odumbo is the enemy–of all Americans!

Carry on, bluegill. Best.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

OK you must be a USC fan, try this- its the bottom of the 8th- tied score or maybe down a run- and the Repub players on the field have turned into the “Bad News Bears” attacking each other and don’t want to be on the same team…… hows that gonna work out- cause this ain’t Hollywood either.

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Has it really been that long from the “you didn’t build that days” ?

What happened ?

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM


Its stupid to attack your own quarterback, and expect to win the game.

Romney’s not a conservative. He’s not my quarterback. I’m not sure what team the man is on. I’m not sure that he’s even sure what team he’s on at any given moment as this seems to depend on who at the moment he believes needs the most pandering.

casuist on August 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Unplug yourself from the matrix you slaves.

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

right…. because only you have taken the correct color pill..

so who did you support before the primaries started?

you can’t “punish” the party, they don’t care,.. there is no “they” anyway, it’s a collection of factions with career pols who know how to ride the wave,.. the rank and file picked Romney, like it or not..

you go ahead and have your snit,..

then when Mitt wins.. you guarantee no one will listen to your views.. and if he looses, the guy who voted for Obama has no credibility in rebuilding what’s left in the after math.

Your “Matrix” metaphor is meaningless if you insist in playing the lone enlightened person, but have no options other than hating the party and those who vote for it.

so enough with how much you hate it…

who is your chosen Neo?

I’d walk on my knees on broken glass before I’d vote for Obama.. or the Libertarian.. they both are morally objectionable to me.

Your issue isn’t with the GOP, it’s with democracy, because the darned old voters won’t do your bidding and elect your choice of….. who was it now?

so who is it you would support in the party?

if no one, then you’re wasting our time and just shilling for Obama.

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

romney is not a conservative. He is a social moderate and FISCAL conservative.

He is however our quarterback

gerrym51 on August 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Fallon on August 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Ok.. I misunderstood… we agree then…

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM


romney is not a conservative. He is a social moderate and FISCAL conservative.

Yes on the non-conservative part, only the facts speak otherwise on the fiscal part as RomneyCare is not a fiscally conservative program when its very premise–in the form of a promise that it never delivered on–is the progressive goal of universal coverage, which means entitlement on its face.

casuist on August 9, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Ann Coulter? LMFAO!

She’s joined the Meggie Mac crowd as has about as much credibility with me as Joe Biden does.

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Exactly. Ann lost me when she became a regular on
Geraldo’s show. Now she sits on a Sunday morning panel next to the commie Van Jones. Some people will do anything for money, even sell their souls. No credibility with me any more.

silvernana on August 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Let it be said, I’m not voting for Romney, I’m voting against Obama. While so far as I can determine, Romney is a a pleasant, inoffensive enough liberal Republican, sort of on the order of George H.W. Bush — Romney’s supporters (including Coulter) are some of the most breathtakingly nasty people “our side” has ever produced. Too bad they can direct their nastiness only against Conservatives who might threaten their comfortable political oligopoly, especially conservatives like Sarah Palin.

Too bad their ferocity piddles away into a soppy trickle when they are confronted by Democrats and Democrat causes. While Coulter’s rebuke of Andrea Saul was more than deserved, it is also surprising, especially in view of her recent embrace of socialized medicine and other liberal social causes.

Scriptor on August 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Look, if he wants to run a John McCain-like campaign, he will lose. Not because so many will turn out for Obama, but because so many conservatives will stay home. If he doesn’t have the stomach to fight, he doesn’t have the fortitude to be President.

BKeyser on August 8, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Conservatives won’t stay home, but many will leave the Presidential checkbox blank if Romney can’t persuade us. (Yes, he still has time, but I am VERY upset over this foulup and his reluctance to stand up for the 1st Amendment rights of Christians.)

I fully intend to vote down-ticket. In fact, I spoke to our Republican state Rep who was going door-to-door in our neighborhood yesterday. She worked on getting Ohio’s estate tax repealed (effective 1/1/2013)! I will vote for her… because its voting FOR someone who acted on conservative ideals, instead of AGAINST something or other.

Romneybots won’t understand the distinction, but patriots will.

dominigan on August 9, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Between the drama queen ninnies who parrot Mark Levin day after day and the chicken little fake conservative naysayers who want Obama to win, this comment section is becoming almost as unreadable as it is predictable.

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Speaking of drama queens….

Bitter Clinger on August 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM

mark81150 on August 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

…says the person whining about party loyalty, instead of holding his candidate to conservative ideals to attract our votes. I said plenty of times early in the primary… if you want my vote in the general, support a candidate who will act on conservative ideals.

So stop bitching to conservatives about your poor choice in attracting the conservative votes. Bitch to your candidate that he needs to act in a way to attract our votes.

dominigan on August 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I do not believe that Romney has any intention of repealing Obamacare.

SurferDoc on August 9, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Wow, I take a break from HotAir for a day ….

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I knew there was something very enjoyable about HA yesterday, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it.

It appears your “Dream Boat” is running the John McCain Part II campaign. In the last four years Andrea Saul has worked on the McCain, Crist and Fiorina campaigns. Combine Andrea with Eric Fehrnstrom, Mike Murphy and Kevin Madden and Romney has assembled a collection of losers that rivals Steve Schmidt and the Wallaces.

bw222 on August 9, 2012 at 11:24 AM

For those attacking Coulter I have a simple question.

Do you agree with what Andrea Saul said about the Ad?

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The bigger point I wanted to make is that Romney (and advisors) were stupid for not simply calling mea culpa on Romneycare. He could have said: It didn’t work, it was a state sovereignty issue and a failed experiment, and “You shoulda seen what the dem legislature wanted to do.”

Why they didn’t go through this explanation, I’ll never know.
- commenter whose nick I lost

Exactly.
Mittens should have been a man, explain the process, relate how it really did not work on a micro level and would have devastating results at the national level. Sadly, Willard is WimpsVille.
End.of.Story
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on August 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Thank you for that link. I just sent a scathing note.

silvernana on August 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

You’re welcome.

Everyone can complain all they want on HotAir, but it is totally useless if we don’t let the Romney campaign know just how angry we all are.

redridinghood on August 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

“Romney is the only one who can win”. Was a common phrase this spring, when discussing candidates. Ann was extatic about him a few weeks ago.

And conservatives were told by people like Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham and Karl Rove to sit down, shut up and vote for Romney by voting against Obama. They should be held accountable for everything they say. They should not get away with changing their opinions every time they have a book to sell.

lea on August 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

For those attacking Coulter I have a simple question.

Do you agree with what Andrea Saul said about the Ad?

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Do you agree with Ann Coulter that Romney is the only one who can beat Obama?

lea on August 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Karl Magnus on August 9, 2012 at 11:40 AM

That was me, and IMO that is more of a cause for someone on his campaign to be fired. (Though, this incident is pretty good, too.)

Too late now. I think Romney’s a pretty smart guy–probably smarter than I. But, this was a no-brainer, and he blew it.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Do you agree with Ann Coulter that Romney is the only one who can beat Obama?

lea on August 9, 2012 at 11:44 AM

As of now, yes.

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

As of now, yes.

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Your answer explains the name “weaselyone”.

lea on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Your answer explains the name “weaselyone”.

lea on August 9, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Please don’t attempt to assassinate my character based on my screen name.

Are you voting for Obama?

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

lea on August 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Hear hear.

If there should be any real “purity movement”, it’s to get rid of people like those for good. All of them are damaging to the conservative movement in more ways than one.

Myron Falwell on August 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

STFU. Honestly.
mountainaires on August 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Well, that’s it. I’m convinced. I’m voting for Romney now! Shut the F#$k Up. Why didn’t I think of that before?

/s

Dunedainn on August 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

Oh and shut up Ann. Weren’t you the unofficial obnoxiously loud shrill harpie spokesperson for Romneycare a few short months ago?

rightConcept on August 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

bluegill on August 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

And, with the arrival of crr6 poptech anninCA bluegill, the Romney RINO Robot Regiment is finally in formation.

Dunedainn on August 9, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Why are your principles more important than mine to me ?

FlaMurph on August 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Isn’t it obvious? It’s because we care about ours far, far more than you care about yours. If you have any, that is.

Dunedainn on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

You don’t think Romney has a positive view of free-market capitalism, and Odumbo an extremely negative one??

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The Romneycare mandate is not freedom, it is tyranny, and the mandate isn’t about free markets, it’s about a crony capitalist command-economy in which fascists like Romney and Obama use the force of government to compel people to buy stuff from the cronies that donated so much money to their campaigns and actually wrote these socialist healthcare laws in secret before using their government cronies to shove it down America’s throats.

FloatingRock on August 9, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Why don’t you spare us the I-told-you-sos until after the election?

ghostwriter on August 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Maybe because I’m fighting to get votes for the republican candidates NOW!

Have you volunteered yet? If not you…

How? By taking him from 1% of the vote to 2% or 3% and playing spoiler to Obama?

Myron Falwell on August 9, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Do the research. Johnson is capturing more 0bama votes than Romney’s.

Good night and good luck.

sharrukin on August 9, 2012 at 1:59 AM

Thank you. We will need all of the luck we can get since so few are volunteering to work for the GOP this year.

DannoJyd on August 9, 2012 at 12:57 PM

It’s hard for me to guess how much repair a Pres. Mitt would do, simply because it’s sooo bad now. But, it’s obvious to me that he make steps in the right direction, while the jackhole-in-chief will floor it in the opposite direction.

RedCrow on August 9, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Repair, WTF? Romney isn’t going to repair things any more than Bush did, things are just going to continue to get worse and worse, just at a slower rate.

If you want to repair things then you need to vote for somebody who has in mind to repair things, and has done so before in a manner consistent with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

IMO, the best person on the ballot in November to do that is Gary Johnson. Please vote for him and lets start to repairing things, for real. He did it before when he was governor and without violating people rights.

FloatingRock on August 9, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Please don’t attempt to assassinate my character based on my screen name.

Are you voting for Obama?

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I think “assassinate” is probably a stronger word than is indicated. You have to admit your answer was a bit weasley, but my question wasn’t very specific either.

No, sir, I am not voting for Obama. I am a life-long conservative, going back to the Goldwater days when my mother dressed me up in cowboy hat and boots to campaign for him. I don’t have a lot of respect for moderates or RINOS, so it has been hard to support Romney, however, he is the only choice I have. But, in regards to my question I asked you, I never believed that Romney was, or is, the one who could beat Obama.

lea on August 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Repair, WTF? Romney isn’t going to repair things any more than Bush did, things are just going to continue to get worse and worse, just at a slower rate.

Actually, that’s just the common refrain, that it would be slower, but Romney scares me every bit as much as Obama, more so in some areas and less so in others, but overall they are about the same and replacing one Hope-n-Changer with another may make things far, far worse than imagined.

History is not over. Our freedom and liberty is not automatically assured, and Obama and Romney are known threats. Do not make you decision for President in these perilous times so easily.

Please vote for Gary Johnson and let’s turn America around and get it back on track again.

FloatingRock on August 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

The factual truth is that Romney has totally transformed himself in recent years and tried to remove himself from his own real world record, based only on his word, which based on his record doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. Obama’s fictional Hope-n-Change may actually take a back seat to Romney’s. They’re not identical, but they are substantially the same in all the worst ways.

FloatingRock on August 9, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Ann is absolutly right!! If the Romeny team doesn’t believe that the left will not do anything to keep Barry in office then Romeny is doomed. Quit playing around with boxing gloves on when team Barry is using brass knuckles! America needs a fighter not Mr. Nice guy at this stage in the march to the White House.

karlinsync on August 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Exactly. Ann lost me when she became a regular on
Geraldo’s show. Now she sits on a Sunday morning panel next to the commie Van Jones.

Some people have peat-moss for brains around here. She’s on an ABC Sunday morning show. They sit at a table. You’ll see Paul Ryan next to Debbie Stabenow or Bill Maher next to Nikki Haley. God what idiots.

Marcus on August 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I’m sorry, but Ann Coulter cannot have it both ways. She actually defended RomneyCare as a good thing! In an earlier column Coutler said the following: “What went wrong with Romneycare wasn’t a problem in the bill, but a problem in Massachusetts: Democrats.”

And with this article, she lost her credibility. Careful what you wish for, Ann–you just might get it.

varnson on August 9, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Here is the link to the article from February:

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2012-02-01.html

varnson on August 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Here is the link to the article from February:

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2012-02-01.html

varnson on August 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

She is very hypocritical as well as inconsistent. Thnx for the link.

lea on August 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM

varnson on August 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

She is very hypocritical as well as inconsistent. Thnx for the link.

lea on August 9, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Annthrax Coulter is little more Rush Limbleaugh with a Barbie-doll body and fantasies of starting another Crusade. When she started playing cheerleading for Romneycare, the ancestor of Obamacare, her house-of-cards conservative credit fell down.

At a bookstore closeout sale years ago, I picked up a set of four of her books…which failed to sell on Craigslist for $1 apiece. THAT is how little she’s liked now – for good reason.

MelonCollie on August 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

When she started playing cheerleading for Romneycare, the ancestor of Obamacare, her house-of-cards conservative credit fell down.

MelonCollie on August 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

That is exactly correct. How many more republicans do you think Romney will drag down?

DannoJyd on August 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Quit playing around with boxing gloves on when team Barry is using brass knuckles! America needs a fighter not Mr. Nice guy at this stage in the march to the White House.

karlinsync on August 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Why do you want Willard to win so much? What’s he got to offer you or the nation? Is he known for his brass balls and an ability to oppose big government proposals? Is he known as a stalwart conservative? The answer is – NO … isn’t known to have any of those qualities because he doesn’t possess them.

So why do you want him in the White House so bad? Are you convinced that his “squishiness” and tendency to “reach across the aisle” to produce big government solutions with Democrats is something that will make this nation better? Do you really think that it will be a Rockefeller Republican who saves this nation? Reforms entitlements – and does all the unpopular, yet necessary things to save us?

No?

Then why vote for him.

Picture this …

Willard … LOSES.

Yet the GOP picks up the Senate and retains the House. Only way they’re gonna do it is with Tea Party candidates – a whole flood of real conservatives streaming into Capitol hill. Almost immediately … Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are HISTORY – they will not be voted in as leaders of their respective houses. They’ll be shoved to the side because Willard, the guy who was supposed to bring them food and water – was defeated at the polls.

IMAGINE THERE IS NO ESTABLISHMENT – IT’S EASY IF YOU TRY.

And we only have to reelect Obama to get there!

Then we’ll have four years of contested government. Obama won’t be able to do a damn thing except spit into his microphone. He nominates a liberal judge – he’s voted down – BY PEOPLE IN CHARGE WHO HAVE BALLS.

The GOP passes budgets – Obama vetos them … who cares?

We defund BATF – the rat ba$tards that carried out “fast and furious” … we shut down government – WE DO ALL THE THINGS THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT AYATOLLAHS NEVER HAD THE TESTICULAR FORTITUDE TO DO!

Or – you can elect Willard – which will keep the GOP establishment in place … turn the GOP into the British Republican Party … ObamaCare will be “morphed” into a GOP big government program (no better than O-Care now, just with the GOP’s signature on it) … and you can continue to be embarrassed by them for the next four years just as they’ve embarrassed you since 2010.

And then, in 2016 – America will throw them out of office again – and you’ll be back where you started.

Or can just vote the guy down – move the guys to the top who have the balls – and get on with doing what we need to do to save this great nation.

It’s easy … you just gotta TRY!

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I don’t see why Ann is so surprised. Obama has been hitting Romney with, “give us your tax returns,” and Romney has not responded appropriately with, “give us your college records and all of the other hidden things you have spent billions to hide.”

Clearly Romney is either an idiot (I vote this one) or he is too chicken to fight fire with fire.

You wanted him Ann, now you have to live with this wuss.

cmc on August 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Great post.

cmc on August 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Yet the GOP picks up the Senate and retains the House

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I’m sympathetic to your argument because of the latest moves by Team Romney. ChickFLA and maybe running on RomenyCare has stuck my vote in limbo.

But, if Obama wins then 3 – 6 republican senate votes will switch on Obamacare. The only reason the repubs got 100% opposition to Ocare was because the TEA party was ascendant and Obamacare was unpopular. If Obama wins then the moderates will see that as a changing tide and will happily sustain OCare.

Romney is the only hope. Maybe a 3rd party for 2016 if it starts garnering strength in early 2013 but there is no alternative to Romney right now. THough, If he runs on RomneyCare(please don’t!) I won’t vote for him.

BoxHead1 on August 9, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Some people have peat-moss for brains around here. She’s on an ABC Sunday morning show. They sit at a table. You’ll see Paul Ryan next to Debbie Stabenow or Bill Maher next to Nikki Haley. God what idiots.

Marcus on August 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

You must be one of them. She is, or was, a regular on Geraldo Rivera’s show. Tell me where I’m wrong. And can you only make points by degrading what other people say? Weak!

silvernana on August 9, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Because you don’t have any – you’re playing a simple game of “football” – remember?

HondaV65

So says the guy who has admitted he’s voting for Obama.

xblade on August 9, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Ah! Panic and disarray in the Republican Party; from the top of the ticket all the way down to the nervous nellies here on HotAir!
Loving it!

Come election night when the President is soundly re-elected, I’m going to take great joy in posting the words of philosopher and diplomat Conan the Barbarian:

“To crush your enemies; see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!”

Until that glorious night, I’ll just have to settle for the shrieking of Ann Coulter, which is kind of like lamentation, only more shrill and piercing.

chumpThreads on August 9, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Ann Coulter is sure trying to get back into conservative’s good graces in time to sell her new book. She got Byron York to mention her name with Rush Limbaugh’s saying that conservatives are not happy with Romney. Who the heck is going to believe that about Ann Coulter, after her anti-TEA Party comments during the primaries and making excuses for Romneycare in her column? Ann Coulter is not in the same league as Rush Limbaugh, and the establishment Republicans like Ann Coulter, Byron York and Laura Ingraham, who call themselves conservatives, have revealed themselves to be phonies.

lea on August 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Willard … LOSES.

Yet the GOP picks up the Senate and retains the House. Only way they’re gonna do it is with Tea Party candidates – a whole flood of real conservatives streaming into Capitol hill. Almost immediately … Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are HISTORY – they will not be voted in as leaders of their respective houses. They’ll be shoved to the side because Willard, the guy who was supposed to bring them food and water – was defeated at the polls.

IMAGINE THERE IS NO ESTABLISHMENT – IT’S EASY IF YOU TRY.

And we only have to reelect Obama to get there!

The GOP passes budgets – Obama vetos them … who cares?

It’s easy … you just gotta TRY!

HondaV65 on August 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

You make good points. This is where we disagree.

Low voter turnout will destroy any chances of taking back the Senjate. That is why we need to give Americans a reason to vote.

If Romney cannot excite people enough to go to the polls we need to give our voters another option. NOW people might remember WHY I’ve been giving Governor Gary Johnson so much attention here.

Stuff the establishment! We haven’t yet begun to fight.

DannoJyd on August 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM

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