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Vanity: Anyone watching Ann Coulter on O'Rly?
Posted on 01/23/2012 5:52:33 PM PST by mmanager
Ann is screaming about Newt. Completely discounting anything that Newt has accomplished in his career. Saying that Romney is the most conservative candidate. You talk about jumping the shark.
I can't believe what I am hearing. She is making the rest of the talking heads look mild. It is the worst that I have seen.
THIS IS WAR AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT.....GO NEWT!!!!!
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posted on 01/23/2012 5:52:36 PM PST
Never thought I'd say this but:
posted on 01/23/2012 5:56:14 PM PST
(God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
I think you were watching Sister Wives.
posted on 01/23/2012 5:56:33 PM PST
by A CA Guy
( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
Some freeper need to educate me. I can understand GOP establishment freaking out over Ron Paul. Newt Gingrich??!!! Newt is not some unknown. He has a conservative record. In 1994 his Congress was low taxes, less regs and pro business. What am I missing??????? Aren’t RINO beholden to Wall Street more then Main Street??? Newt is not Pat Buchanan so what is the RINO backers concern about? Something is amiss here.
posted on 01/23/2012 5:58:20 PM PST
To: mmanager; Ann Coulter
OK, even if you don’t like Newt, that’s one thing, but Romney the most Conservative? Did she forget about Santorum who is far more Conservative?
I just don’t get it. What is there to like about Romney? Is it just he has a lot of money?
posted on 01/23/2012 5:58:20 PM PST
The RINOs, Romneybots, and talking head shills are going bonkers with fear. The elite RINOs know that Newt owes none of them anything for the way they treated him and know they will not be able to call in a chip which makes Newt a perfect outsider. He owes no one and knows the ropes.
Don’t watch O’Reilly anymore and, sad to say, Ann Coulter is becoming shrill.
posted on 01/23/2012 5:59:10 PM PST
Yes, Ann is completely unhinged in her shilling for Romney and FNC just can’t get enough of it!
posted on 01/23/2012 5:59:33 PM PST
(NO ROMNEY! NOT NOW! NOT EVER! GO NEWT!)
Yes and she is going crazy. She didn't get her guy Chris Cristi who also hates Newt.
posted on 01/23/2012 5:59:45 PM PST
(Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
It’s because “Krispy Creame” Christie, who she’s been infatuated with over the last year, is throwing his weight around for Romney, and they’re all using Nancy Pelosi talking points.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:01:03 PM PST
(Anyone but Obama, Romney or Paul in 2012)
wth is the matter with her?
posted on 01/23/2012 6:01:14 PM PST
( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
Recently she’s got the endorsement or gave the endorsement to a homosexual lobby, and now she’s getting goofy over Newt.
I think she’s gunning for a spot on the View . . . and, if that’s the case, I’ll watch it with the sound off.
She changed a lot over the past year, and I feel bad for that because I was one of her biggest fans. She’s apparently too full of herself and probably considers herself to be some kind of king maker.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:03:42 PM PST
Who is this Ann Coulter?
I heard she passed.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:04:06 PM PST
(Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
“Ann Coulter is becoming shrill.’
Becoming shrill? She’s been shrill forever.
What’s happening is Newts pull no punches approach is lining up everyone either pro or anti RINO/establishment. Somewhat surprising who is lining up pro.
It’s about the pending demise of the status quo. They’re ALL scared.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:04:34 PM PST
Yes, I watched her.
Ann Coulter is one of our most intelligent thinkers and means well for our country.
HOWEVER ... She's wrong about Mitt.
MITT ... It's time to QUIT !!!
Let me add this article
7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Electability Is A Myth
Dec 27, 2011 by John Hawkins
Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance.
He left office with an approval rating in the thirties
and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state.
Since that's the case, it's fair to ask what a Republican who's not conservative and can't even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters.
The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be "the most electable" candidate.
This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to assume it's true, despite the plethora of evidence to the contrary.
1) People just don't like Mitt:
The entire GOP primary process so far has consisted of Republican voters desperately trying to find an alternative to Mitt Romney.
Doesn't it say something that GOP primary voters have, at one time or another, preferred Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, and now even Ron Paul (In Iowa) to Mitt Romney?
To some people, this is a plus.
They think that if conservatives don't like Mitt Romney, that means moderates will like him.
This misunderstands how the process of attracting independent voters works in a presidential race.
While it's true the swayable moderates don't want to support a candidate they view as an extremist,
they also don't just automatically gravitate towards the most "moderate" candidate.
To the contrary, independent voters tend to be moved by the excitement of the candidate's base (See John McCain vs. Barack Obama for an example of how this works).
This is how a very conservative candidate like Ronald Reagan could win landslide victories.
He avoided being labeled an extremist as Goldwater was; yet his supporters were incredibly enthusiastic and moderates responded to it.
Let's be perfectly honest: Mitt Romney excites no one except for Mormons, political consultants, and Jennifer Rubin.
To everybody else on the right, Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama would be a "lesser of two evils" election
where we'd grudgingly back Mitt because we wouldnt lose as badly with him in the White House as we would with Obama.
That's not the sort of thing that gets people fired up to make phone calls, canvass neighborhoods, or even put up "I heart Mitt" signs in their yards.
2) He's a proven political loser:
There's a reason Mitt Romney has been able to say that he's "not a career politician."
It's because he's not very good at politics.
He lost to Ted Kennedy in 1994.
Although he did win the governorship of Massachusetts in 2002, he did it without cracking 50% of the vote.
Worse yet, he left office as the 48th most popular governor in America and would have lost if he had run again in 2006.
Then, to top that off, he failed to capture the GOP nomination in 2008.
This time around, despite having almost every advantage over what many people consider to be a weak field of candidates, Romney is still desperately struggling.
Choosing Romney as the GOP nominee after running up that sort of track record would be like promoting a first baseman hitting .225 in AAA to the majors.
3) Running weak in the southern states:
Barack Obama won North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida in 2008
and you can be sure that he will be targeting all three of those states again.
This is a problem for Romney because he would be much less likely than either Gingrich or Perry to carry any of those states.
Moderate northern Republicans have consistently performed poorly in the south and Romney won't be any exception.
That was certainly the case in 2008 when both McCain and Huckabee dominated Romney in primaries across the south.
Mitt didn't win a single primary in a southern state and although he finished second in Florida, he wasn't even competitive in North Carolina or Virginia.
Since losing any one of those states could be enough to hand the election to Obama in a close race, Mitt's weakness there is no small matter.
4) His advantages disappear in a general election:
It's actually amazing that Mitt Romney isn't lapping the whole field by 50 points because he has every advantage.
Mitt has been running for President longer than the other contenders.
He has more money and a better organization than the other candidates.
The party establishment and inside the beltway media are firmly in his corner.
That's why the other nominees have been absolutely savaged while Romney, like John McCain before him, has been allowed to skate through the primaries without receiving serious scrutiny.
Yet, every one of those advantages disappears if he becomes the nominee.
Suddenly Obama will be the more experienced candidate in the race for the presidency.
He will also have more money and a better organization than Mitt.
Moreover, in a general election, the establishment and beltway media will be aligned against Romney, not for him.
Suddenly, Romney will go from getting a free pass to being public enemy #1 for the entire mainstream media.
If you took all those advantages away from Romney in the GOP primary, he'd be fighting with Jon Huntsman to stay out of last place.
So, what happens when he's the nominee and suddenly, all the pillars that have barely kept him propped up in SECOND place so far are suddenly removed?
It may not be pretty.
5) Bain Capital:
Mitt Romney became rich working for Bain Capital.
This has been a plus for Romney in the Republican primaries where the grassroots tend to be dominated by people who love capitalism and the free market.
However, in a year when Obama will be running a populist campaign and Occupy Wall Street is demonizing the "1%," Mitt Romney will be a TAILOR MADE villain for them.
Did you know that Bain Capital gutted companies and made a lot of money, in part, by laying off a lot of poor and middle class Americans?
Do you know that Bain Capital got a federal bailout and Mitt Romney made lots of money off of it?
The way the company was rescued was with a federal bailout of $10 million, the ad says.
The rest of us had to absorb the loss
Romney? He and others made $4 million in this deal.
Mitt Romney: Maybe hes just against government when it helps working men and women.
The facts of the Bain & Co. turnaround are a little more complicated,
but a Boston Globe report from 1994 confirms that Bain saw several million dollars in loans forgiven by the FDIC,
which had taken over Bains failed creditor, the Bank of New England.
Did you know Ted Kennedy beat Romney in 1994 by hammering Mitt relentlessly on his time at Bain Capital?
No wonder. The ads write themselves.
Imagine pictures of dilapidated, long since closed factories.
They trot out scruffy looking workers talking about how bad life has been since Mitt Romney crushed their dreams and cost them their jobs.
Then they show a clip of Mitt making his $10,000 bet and posing with money in his clothes.
All Mitt needs is a monocle and a sniveling Waylon Smithers type character to follow him around shining his shoes
to make him into the prototypical bad guy the Democrats are trying to create.
Now, the point of this isn't to say that what Mitt did at Bain Capital was dishonorable.
It certainly wasn't.
To the contrary, as a conservative, I find his work in the private sector to be just about the only thing he has going for him.
But, people should realize that in a general election, Mitt's time at Bain Capital will probably end up being somewhere between a small asset and a large liability,
depending on which side does a better job of defining it.
6) The Mormon Factor:
This is a sensitive topic; so I am going to handle it much, much more gently than Hollywood and the mainstream media will if Mitt gets the nomination.
Mormons do believe in Jesus Christ, the Mormon Church does a lot of good work, the ones I've met seem to be good people, and two of my best friends are Mormons.
That being said, Mormons are not considered to be a mainstream Christian religion in large swathes of the country.
There will be Protestants who will have deep reservations about voting a Mormon into the White House
because they'll be afraid it will help promote what they believe to be a false religion.
There have also been a number of polls that show that significant numbers of Americans won't vote for a Mormon as President.
Just look at a couple of the more recent polls and consider how much of an impact this issue could have in a close election.
The poll found 67 percent of Americans want the president to be Christian and 52 percent said they consider Mormons to be Christian.
Twenty-two percent of those polled said they don't think Mormons are Christians and 26 percent are unsure.
"I do believe they are moral people, but again there is a difference between being moral and being saved," Linda Dameron, an evangelical Republican in Independence, Mo., told the Tribune.
More than 40 percent of Americans would be uncomfortable with a Mormon as president, according to a new survey
that also suggests that as more white evangelical voters have learned White House hopeful Mitt Romney is Mormon, the less they like him.
A survey by the Public Religion Research Institute released late Monday also shows
that nearly half of white evangelical Protestant voters a key demographic in the Republican primary race dont believe that Mormonism is a Christian faith,
and about two-thirds of adults say the LDS faith is somewhat or very different than their own.
You should also keep in mind that if Mitt Romney gets the nomination, Hollywood and the mainstream media will conduct a vicious, months long hate campaign against the Mormon Church.
They will take every opportunity to make Mormons look weird, racist, kooky, scary, and different.
Would this be a decisive factor?
I'd like to say no, but by the time all is said and done, it's very easy to see Romney potentially losing hundreds of thousands of votes across the country because of his religion.
7) He's a flip-flopper.
Maybe my memory is failing me, but didnt George Bush beat John Kerry's brains in with the "flip flopper" charge back in 2004?
So now, just eight years later, the GOP is going to run someone that even our own side agrees is a flip-flopper right out of the gate?
Romney doesn't even handle the charge well.
When Brett Baier at Fox pointed out the obvious, Romney's response was to get huffy and deny that he was flip flopping,
which is kind of like Lady Gaga denying that she likes to get attention.
If Mitt can't even handle run-of-the-mill questions from FOX NEWS about his flip flopping,
what makes anyone think he can deal with the rest of the press in a general election?
There are a lot of issues with trying to run a candidate who doesn't seem to have any core principles.
It makes it impossible for his supporters to get excited about him because you can't fall in love with a weathervane.
Even worse, since politicians tend to be such liars anyway and you know Romney has no firm beliefs, it's very easy for everyone to assume the worst.
Democrats will feel that Romney will be a right wing death-beast.
Republicans will think that Romney will screw them over.
Independents won't know what to believe, which will make the hundreds of millions that Obama will spend on attack ads particularly effective.
Ronald Reagan famously said the GOP needed "a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors."
That's particularly relevant when it comes to Mitt Romney who has proven to be a pasty grey pile of formless mush.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:04:58 PM PST
(It's simple, fight or die!)
Hey, Ann, can you say unhinged? Looking into the future, I see Ann giving a haircut to a broom while watching a TV that isn’t turned on.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:05:18 PM PST
(Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
He rocked the boat. For 40 years the Dems ruled and the Republicans were thrown bones to keep them quiet. They could go home with pork and say that they couldn’t fight the Dems. Then Newt got a majority. Republicans actually had to GOVERN and take responsibility. The 98 budget was scheduled to cut $1 Billion. Can’t have that! Buh Bye Newt!
posted on 01/23/2012 6:05:32 PM PST
by DJ MacWoW
(America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
This is on the same order as what she and Laura Ingraham did to Sarah Palin. ann coulter is a catty, egomaniacal shrew.
Even though I intensely dislike Newt, I AM enjoying watching GOP Elite heads explode.
Coulter writes conservative books and makes bombastic statements that fire up conservatives to further her book sales and get plenty of publicity. She succeeds in both areas. However, her love of Mittens and Chrissie tell me more about her than shameless plugs for her books.
I have some serious reservations about Gingrich but he is the best alternative left standing to defeat Mittens and Obama. His treatment by the media, the “conservative pundits”, and the GOP beltway crowd makes me like him even more.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:06:03 PM PST
(Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
DC has the most private clubs per square mile of any city.
It must be the talk of cocktail hour.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:06:49 PM PST
(VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
Well if I remember correctly on some other article she said Romney would be easy to lead in the right direction with a GOP Congress and is the most electable ( I doubt both premises)
posted on 01/23/2012 6:07:14 PM PST
She’s been getting pretty bad, but she really lost it tonight. O’Reilly should have asked, if she’s so “conservative”, why is she screwing a commie pig like Bill Maher?
Ann must be really hitting the Flavor Aid heavy these days! LOL!
posted on 01/23/2012 6:08:16 PM PST
by Jack Hydrazine
(It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
I have not watched ORly for years as I’m getting ready for the debates and was surfing. I was blown away from what I heard from her. I’m not kidding at all. She was the most vile pundent on Newt that I have heard. Even ORly thought she was over the line. She will pay for the bull shit.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:08:23 PM PST
(Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. She was hysterical and irrational. The amount of venum these people have for truly conservative americans is beyond the pale.
Ann is going Arianna on us. My question is, why? Her attack is two-edged — slice and dice Newt; give a facelift to Romney.
I wonder what it took to buy her services; $4 mil, $5 mil? If so, that would make her a high-priced lobby ho’.
Either way, she’s no longer with us. And it’s sad.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:08:59 PM PST
(Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
If I've said it before, I've said it a million times:
SHUT THE HELL UP, ANN!!!!
Never liked her.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:09:13 PM PST
Yup, saw the Anne Caulter bit and I agree, she has completely lost her f’en mind. Her support for Mitt is not the problem, she has every right to do so but to get in the gutter like that for Romney, man there is something else at play here that seems on the surface quite bizarre, bordering on the cultish. Was she paid big $$??? to shill for Mittens? I never saw an unhinged conservative like that. Either Caulter is the first one or she isn’t a conservative, except when she is selling books.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:10:47 PM PST
why is she screwing a commie pig like Bill Maher?
Probably for the same reason Mary Matlin is married to James Carville--when you figure that out let me know
posted on 01/23/2012 6:11:22 PM PST
She’s become her own personal mob.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:14:02 PM PST
("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
Menopause + single, never married or reproduced = slowly going crazy from spending too much time with and for herself.
She needs her estrogen adjusted.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:15:14 PM PST
(It is tyranny is to force a man to pay for what he does not want because you think it good for him.)
To: A CA Guy
oooops...in need of new keyboard.....current one is soaked in iced tea
posted on 01/23/2012 6:18:55 PM PST
I wish Ann would explain herself. Freepers were some of her most loyal followers ten years ago. There has got to be some logical explanation.
I’ll wager Ann either believes her own press or has been gotten to for some reason.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:20:44 PM PST
(The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
The only positive thing I can say about her ravings is it could be some misguided attempt at reverse psychology.
In other words, people will hear her ranting and be so disgusted that they vote for Newt just out of spite for her.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:23:57 PM PST
(Natural Born American)
I am one of those undecided delegates that don't even get to vote until March. Ann with her scornful attitude did Romney no favors
The RINO establishment and the little piggies they fatten up know Newt will be giving very explicit lessons about how payback really is a bitch. That's why even the RINOs who were in deep cover so they could seem conservative and only when required nudge the ball for RINO thugs are coming out of the woodwork rather continuing with their subtle game. If the democrat fascists lose this election, it's the beginning of the end for the fascist party. If the RINO establishment don't get the candidate they prefer as the nominee, it's not just the beginning of the end for the RINO establishment, it will be their final act as power brokers or even major players in the Republican party. Still another reason to vote for Newt if you think about it, because nothing else will not only defeat Barry but also crush the RINO establishment at the same time.
Newt knows all of this and knew it before he ever threw his hat in the ring. That's why he didn't bat an eye when so many folks left his campaign, he knew a lot of them would leave if he didn't go hat in hand to the RINO establishment and make nice by promising them more than Romney has. He probably just didn't know exactly which ones it would be the same way people didn't expect AC to be so two faced she would make all sorts of conservative noise but support RINO scum like Romney when push came to shove.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:26:18 PM PST
(Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
"There has got to be some logical explanation. "
I figure the RINO establishment has dirto supremo on her and she knows it. She can either do her own thing but help the RINO power brokers when they demand support from her, or the RINO establishment will have the dirt in the hands of the fascist democrat crowd in a heartbeat.
JMHO, but anyone who hangs with Bill Mahar and a quiver full of queers may talk the talk but there's no way they walk the walk. They're just very, very, careful where they do their walking.
posted on 01/23/2012 6:32:26 PM PST
(Obama stark, raving, mad, and even his security people know it.)
posted on 01/23/2012 6:59:37 PM PST
Ann is more concerned with her "East Coast Media Elite" credentials than she is about her former "Conservative" credentials.
She is a RINO sell-out.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:01:57 PM PST
by Redleg Duke
("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
I think the establishment fear Newt and always despised him.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:02:30 PM PST
Yes, that was really out there...”Romney is the most conservative”. Ann C. was one of my heroes; what has happened to her and Laura Ingram? I could have still thought highly of her even with a disagreement on Newt but wow, there has to be something else there driving her to a frenzy on Newt. In her spitting and spewing, she says Newt says whatever his listeners want to hear, he is not conservative and that there is no possibility of him beating the Whitehouse Peacock.... At least partially because of his infidelity. The infidelity is going to continue to be an issue but the rest of her points compared to Romney?.... Ann has lost her ability to be objective. Santorum is the most conservative and the most aligned with my beliefs. I wish him to come out on top but if it comes to Newt and Romney? Ann, your acrid argument is just that: the bitter ranting of someone who has lost objectivity.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:07:07 PM PST
((Teach your children how to think, not what to think.))
I know many others here love Ann, but I have always found her a touch shrill. But I think she has swallowed the koolaid.
There IS a republican establishment, and they really DONT want a true constitutional reformer. They are frightened by it. Or perhaps insiders do really know something about Newt.
All that aside, I have to go with the man who strongly, to my hearing, articulates conservative principles. The one who takes the fight to the media, that is strongly understanding of the hatred the lib press has for Christians and liberty.
No matter what she says about Mitt, he’s the one who brought us Romneycare. It’s not defensible.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:23:23 PM PST
by I still care
(I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
You have to understand it’s that Northeastern corridor from Washington DC to Boston, I think it’s in the water even among some conservatives and Ann Coulter is affected.
I thought it was funny she made Bill O’Reilly sound like a conservative that’s a laugh.
I’m sure she’s not done talking and the show’s been over for well past an hour, I think she needs some help.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:26:49 PM PST
(Freedom is never Free)
Newt must have rejected her sometime in the past.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:31:47 PM PST
I think the establishment fear Newt and always despised him.
The candidate the establishment fears and hates the most is Ron Paul. He is the most conservative candidate. He wants to return the federal government to the limits written in The Constitution. He promises to cut $1 trillion from the federal government in his first year in office, as well as shutting down the TSA, the Department of Energy, The Department of Education, and others. The U.S. government is $15 trillion in debt. The United States cannot project military power in the world if it is bankrupt.
Something is amiss here.
For approx. a year, many elites have behaved in inexplicable ways. I wonder if they have some inside knowledge of an impending collapse/crisis, and are working overtime to protect THEMSELVES and their fiefdoms. This would explain a lot.
posted on 01/23/2012 7:52:57 PM PST
(Bring back the HUAC.)
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