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Ann Coulter Has Lost Faith
jenkuznicki.com ^ | 12/29/11 | Jen Kuznicki

Posted on 12/29/2011 5:25:47 AM PST by jenk

I read Ann's latest column with a heavy heart. I came away with the unmistakable feeling that she has lost faith in the philosophy and movement she has been a firebrand for until now. And I think about how it happens that a person at the age of 50 becomes the very cheerleader for the status quo that she argued against these many years.

I believe it is true that as we age we develop different thoughts about things, through experience, through people we meet, through having to be forced to take a position on something we cannot imagine when there hasn't been a reason to take a stand. These revelations come upon us and make us think through what is truly important. To Ann, I suppose, what is truly important is, what did she say?...not taxes, or the economy, or turning away from socialism. Not debt-reducing and deficit-cutting, not freezing public pay, not freeing the private sector. Not slashing regulations nor unleashing domestic energy sources, not joblessness, nor is it important to prepare for the inevitable high inflation caused by Obama's policies. She said it is two things. Repealing Obamacare, and halting illegal immigration.

In order for Ann to come up with this argument, she had to throw away a lot of possible counters. She had to find two single-issues that would be pluses for her guy Romney, and negatives for the only true conservatives in the race, Bachmann and Santorum. Now, whether or not what she says is truthful about the two conservatives, it is mind-numbingly obvious that what she is saying about Romney is unprovable because it is basically a forecast.

She says that Romney will repeal Obamacare. We don't know that, and in fact, if the Supreme Court says next spring that it is constitutional, I highly doubt Romney will touch it with a ten-foot pole. How do I know this? Simple, Republicans would say that it would be a highly unpopular and unnecessarily provocative move for a President to erase key signature legislation that is in fact Constitutional. How do I know this? Observation. What I find striking about Coulter's write-off of Bachmann is that she ignores that Bachmann has been perhaps the only person in Congress to continuously find ways to stop Obamacare through defunding. She bucked leadership to do it, that takes guts and fortitude with an eye on the betterment of the country. It shows a willingness to do the right thing for the country and is part of her record. Give me a gutsy gal over a mush-mouth anyday.

Ann implies that Santorum will, if elected, apparently take all law enforcement off the borders, and encourage illegal immigration, why, perhaps he will direct the United States Government to make pamphlets to air drop over Mexico that say, come on over, sorry we didn't do this sooner!

Does anybody believe that? Of course not.

So as I said, it is with a heavy heart that I read her stuff anymore. I feel silly sometimes, thinking back when I wondered if I would ever get a chance to meet the author in person, perhaps have her sign some of the books I bought. I know now that I don't want her to put her name to something she isn't serious about. This suggestion of hers that the United States of America is closer to a blue state than a red one is proof that she has lost faith in the American people. She threw away the notion of a conservative country back when she made fun of Sarah Palin's voice and fans, and bought the line that Republicans must be concerned only of NorthEastern nobility. She has lost faith in conservatism and is trying desperately to attach the word to a man who can be described as anything but, and all you have to do to realize what he is, is hear that he touts himself as a consensus-builder.

Margaret Thatcher once said, "There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it."

Prime Minister Thatcher was right. Those who would speak of bipartisanship during a primary season has his mind on the wrong thing. He is putting party politics before his country and suggesting that his party does not have the philosophy necessary to win the national argument. He doesn't put his faith in the common sense and values of the American people.

We didn't win the elections of 2010 through consensus-building. Us "political newcomers" won it by expressing conservatism and decrying the Democrat Party. Us "johnny-come-lately's" are the nation, we are the backbone of this country, we are conservatives. Conservatism crosses party lines because it is the philosophy of America. Those of us that have our feet on the ground can see this, and we continue to have faith in the American people even if some who have come before us have lost theirs.


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: conservatism; coulter; coulter4obamacare; coulter4rinoromney; coulter4romney; coulter4romneycare; philosophy; romney
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1 posted on 12/29/2011 5:26:00 AM PST by jenk
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To: jenk

She done been kicked in duh head and suffered bain dwamage...


2 posted on 12/29/2011 5:27:41 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: jenk

...along with her mind.


3 posted on 12/29/2011 5:32:04 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: jenk

Coulter only care about style over substance


4 posted on 12/29/2011 5:32:19 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: jenk

‘What’s it all about - Annie - is it just for the moment we live? What’s it all about - when you sort it out Annie?

Are we meant to take more than we give?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoNtj27a6Rk


5 posted on 12/29/2011 5:32:46 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason..)
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To: jenk

The RINO, most coward, Romney:
"I bet you $10,000 that I can seduce docile Ann Coulter to
support ME for this, even while YOU rot in jail.”

6 posted on 12/29/2011 5:33:21 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 4rcane

Coulter is also an elitists imho. She is embarrased by Bush’s “gaffes” and is hoping for a candidate that is well spoken


7 posted on 12/29/2011 5:33:28 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: jenk

“Ann Coulter Has Lost Faith”

But ann coulter has gained a fortune from rooking conservatives. Now she wants the gold embossed invitations and a grand porfolio.
Ann Rice wrote porn to earn enough money to do what she really wanted to do. coulter is no different than Ann Rice, except that Ann Rice was honest.


8 posted on 12/29/2011 5:37:35 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: 4rcane

It happened to Goldwater. Others?


9 posted on 12/29/2011 5:38:02 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: 4rcane

“Coulter is also an elitists imho. She is embarrased by Bush’s “gaffes” and is hoping for a candidate that is well spoken”

Some of his “gaffes” were truly embarrassing - amnesty, campaign finance, failure to pardon Scooter and the border agents, No child left behind, medicare part D.


10 posted on 12/29/2011 5:38:20 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Vendome

Regrettably, she has become our very own Maureen Dowd.


11 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:42 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Vendome

Regrettably, she has become our very own Maureen Dowd.


12 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:51 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Vendome

Regrettably, she has become our very own Maureen Dowd.


13 posted on 12/29/2011 5:39:56 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: jenk

Ann Coulter has become a Republican first and conservative second, and surrendered principle over pragmatism. She would support Obama if he was on the GOP ticket.


14 posted on 12/29/2011 5:41:06 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1
I remember the time when any post about Ann Coulter would have to be accompanied by the obligatory pictures. Now... NO THANKS!
15 posted on 12/29/2011 5:50:45 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: jenk

Never cared for her. AC was good at the occasional jab; good not great. The rest was her image and an ability to parlay it into a cult of personality in her limited conservative market.

(Conservatives swear they are above personality cult attachments. Their idols are deserving, doncha know.)

Men in particular will always find much to admire in the mind of a tall slim woman in a little black dress. No matter how she stinks of tobacco and dates Bill Maher. And bet your bottom dollar, they’d love her still, Mittens-smitten and all the other warts, if she were not menopausal.


16 posted on 12/29/2011 6:04:57 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: jenk

She needs to read some of her own books from 10 years ago. Maybe, watch a few of her old interviews.

I think she tanked around the time she started attacking people who questioned Obama’s eligibility. Something changed in her and she has not been the same.


17 posted on 12/29/2011 6:09:54 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Coffee for your TEA party (www.dougsmugs.com))
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To: jenk

It’s called burnout


18 posted on 12/29/2011 6:10:10 AM PST by mosesdapoet (Moses ..A nick name I received as a kid for warning another -It's a sin to tell a lie")
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To: jenk

She take his biggest weakness - Romneycare - and arbitrarily declares it a strength. Somehow in her twisted logic his undiminished and enthusiastic support for Obamacare’s model makes him the best man to repeal it.

Really, how stupid does she think we are?


19 posted on 12/29/2011 6:10:57 AM PST by DManA
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To: jenk
I'm taking down my Ann Coulter poster today.

20 posted on 12/29/2011 6:12:05 AM PST by y6162
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To: jenk
what did she say?...not taxes, or the economy, or turning away from socialism. Not debt-reducing and deficit-cutting, not freezing public pay, not freeing the private sector. Not slashing regulations nor unleashing domestic energy sources, not joblessness, nor is it important to prepare for the inevitable high inflation caused by Obama's policies. She said it is two things. Repealing Obamacare, and halting illegal immigration.

Proof positive that Coulter has jumped the shark for Romney.

21 posted on 12/29/2011 6:12:16 AM PST by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: 4rcane

I started looking at her differently when I learned that her best friend is Bill Maher. It is against the laws of nature to be a conservative and be friends with that POS. That tells me all I really need to know about AC.


22 posted on 12/29/2011 6:19:19 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: DManA
Really, how stupid does she think we are?

Extremely, I'd say.

For years she's put out complete red-meat rubbish masquerading as logic and reason that she doesn't even believe because she is first and foremost a talking head media whore. She's a huckster who knows how to sell rubbish to the reactionary conservative audience.

Not too long ago around here, you couldn't say this about Ann Coulter without being attacked mercilessly because she was the conservative darling of the non-thinking set, and, quite frankly, because many around here thought she was physically attractive, even though she looks like Tom Petty in a dress. Now that she's shown her true colors, however, it's a different story altogether.

Most people are loathe to say "I told you so," but in this instance, I'm not. I smoked her out as a whore from Day One.

23 posted on 12/29/2011 6:24:56 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Russ
I remember the time when any post about Ann Coulter would have to be accompanied by the obligatory pictures. Now... NO THANKS!

OOPS!

24 posted on 12/29/2011 6:45:59 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: jenk
We conservatives used to like to work with Annie. But it seems that Annie pulled a humbug. Nonetheless, we'll be awaiting Annie's answer to all of this criticism.
25 posted on 12/29/2011 7:04:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: jenk

Maybe she’s flip-flopping?


26 posted on 12/29/2011 7:06:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: jenk

She’s been hanging around too many “Deadheads.”


27 posted on 12/29/2011 7:07:25 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: jenk

Have you seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXe3Kvg-qU


28 posted on 12/29/2011 7:08:56 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: jenk
I still haven't heard one Romney supporter state why we should support Mitt. All I've heard from them is that compared to other Pubbie candidates, Romney looks good. Has Romney ever made a declaration of conservative principles? If he has, I haven't heard it. Sure, it's easy to point out the disaster of the Obama presidency. But how do we know Mitt won't go down that consensus politics road just to get along and show he "cares?"

We don't know. We don't know that Romney won't pull the rug out from under the Pubbie base just so he can be liked. Would he be better than Obama? That isn't saying a heck of a lot. Why should we vote for you Mitt? Huh, give us a good reason.

29 posted on 12/29/2011 7:31:49 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Lady Lucky

I lost faith in Ann long ago, when she discredited conservatives by making a hateful comment regarding the Jews. She shamed us.

It is all about Ann. It’s that simple.


30 posted on 12/29/2011 7:38:33 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: jenk
Sold out.

Now in bed with the enemy.

Will no longer listen to her on TV or radio, nor buy her books, and will convince hundreds of bedrock conservatives I know to not only do likewise, but to also ask 10 of their friends as well to shut her down and isolate her for her betrayal of the cause. Follow the money. There you will more than likely find the motivations.

There. I said it.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 7:46:09 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Many attempts were made over the years to kill Kim Jong il. This one may finally have succeeded.)
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To: driftless2

Words? Or deeds?

Based on what he has done so far in his public servitude, there is NO reason to vote for him at all. The only view point would be voting Against Obama, and THAT is a very large blurry, non-distinct, nebulous, gray area.


32 posted on 12/29/2011 7:52:30 AM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: RoadGumby

Both. What has he done that’s particularly conservative and what has he said that’s conservative? I haven’t seen or heard anything he’s said or done that’s sounded conservative. Sorry if I left you the impression I thought his past deeds were conservative. I mean, Romney-care? If he’d at least disavow that, it would be a start.


33 posted on 12/29/2011 8:07:21 AM PST by driftless2
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To: driftless2

I was under no impression. The point is: words are cheap when your actions (deeds) clearly show what you are.

No to Romney


34 posted on 12/29/2011 8:31:21 AM PST by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: jenk; Syncro; carlo3b; stanz; gakrak; massfreeper; hosepipe; Donald Rumsfeld Fan; MadLibDisease; ...
Someone else who's confounded by Ann's infatuation with Mitt.

In order for Ann to come up with this argument, she had to throw away a lot of possible counters. She had to find two single-issues that would be pluses for her guy Romney, and negatives for the only true conservatives in the race, Bachmann and Santorum. Now, whether or not what she says is truthful about the two conservatives, it is mind-numbingly obvious that what she is saying about Romney is unprovable because it is basically a forecast.

Pinging the AC list:

Let me know if you'd like to be added to the Ann Coulter ping list.

35 posted on 12/29/2011 8:38:05 AM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Vendome

Personally, I think it is malnutrition. The poor girl just needs a few good cheeseburgers and she’ll come around.


36 posted on 12/29/2011 8:39:48 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Vendome

Ego...same problem as all emotional people...


37 posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:40 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: Vendome

Ego...same problem as all emotional people...


38 posted on 12/29/2011 8:42:52 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: jenk
Week after week I am presented with evidence that I was correct about Coulter.

Coulter jumped the shark when she called Article 2 Section 1 defenders “Cranks” and used the KKK to make her point.

Ann is now proving to be an expert shark jumper.

39 posted on 12/29/2011 8:54:24 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I think she tanked around the time she started attacking people who questioned Obama’s eligibility. Something changed in her and she has not been the same.

BINGO! That's when I noticed the change in Coulter. Since then every other week or so she is disappointing, again and again.

40 posted on 12/29/2011 8:59:38 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: CPT Clay

Now **this** Ann is a real firecracker. Loved the video!


41 posted on 12/29/2011 9:17:27 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: jenk

Of course, rational people can forecast.

Ann’s forecast about illegal immigration (by which she means granting amnesty) is right: it’s irrevocable, it means forty million new Democrats, and it means there will never be another Republican president, just for starters.

You simply can’t disagree that amnesty it will change the country forever.

Likewise socialized medicine. It is a colossal failure where it’s tried, and it changes every other facet of society, bringing more and more private sector enterprise under government sway. Forever.

Now, who will prevent this is still debatable. I think they all want amnesty. But at least Romney is saying the right thing about revoking socialized medicine.

Ann is still on the right side.


42 posted on 12/29/2011 9:17:38 AM PST by Blue Ink
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To: MuttTheHoople

Sitting here laughing!


43 posted on 12/29/2011 9:18:24 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: wintertime

I’d say....Islum and Illegals....Moslums and Mexicans. Obamacare is a distant third.


44 posted on 12/30/2011 5:07:32 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: TomasUSMC
I bet the “Ann” in the video, the one who made a video wearing high heels and carrying the pink assault rifle, ( not Coulter) has plenty to say about Muslims and illegals! :-)
45 posted on 12/30/2011 5:16:32 PM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: wintertime

I’m trying to get it out there without spamming too much.


46 posted on 12/31/2011 9:36:39 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: MuttTheHoople
An oldie, but goodie:

Mann Coulter
47 posted on 05/05/2012 8:46:30 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: MuttTheHoople
An oldie, but goodie:

Mann Coulter
48 posted on 05/05/2012 8:50:22 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: MuttTheHoople

Ya’ know? I knew that backing out of that after 3-4 minutes would cause a double post. Damned Dells.


49 posted on 05/05/2012 8:54:02 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: jenk

Well, I’ll tell ya what! Her books make great fire kindle!


50 posted on 05/05/2012 8:55:50 PM PDT by hope
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