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Ann Coulter’s “novelty candidate” swipe at Sarah Palin
Michelle Malkin's Website ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/02/2012 4:27:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney supporter Ann Coulter appeared on the ABC News Sunday show, “This Week,” hosted by former Clintonite George Stephanopoulos. Asked about Romney’s potential vice presidential picks, she said this (while seated at a table with former green jobs czar Van Jones, who served under the Biggest Novelty Candidate of Them All, Barack Obama):

Ann Coulter:

“You can’t have a novelty candidate, I think. That would ring too much like Sarah Palin. I agree with George Will that it be good to have little tea party excitement, and the odds-on favorite, I mean, certainly the betting is on Marco Rubio, I think that would be a mistake.” But Coulter, who is a firm Mitt Romney supporter, said the GOP frontrunner needs a running mate who is tried and tested, she suggested Romney pick someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.”He’s been tested, he’s steady, he’s not frightening. He could certainly step into the job” Coulter said of Kyl.

Unbelievably, Coulter is under the continued delusion that Sarah Palin was the problem with the 2008 ticket and not McCain. Later in the show, when Van Jones floated former Bush Secretary of State Condoleezza Rices name for VP, Coulter snorted again: “Too much like Palin.”

Say what?

Like her love object Chris Christie, Coulter has been taking many open shots at Palin lately. Florida’s great Shark Tank blog and the Daily Caller noted a few weeks ago that Coulter took nasty swipes at Palin at a Lincoln Day Dinner event:

Coulter, who was asked about the prospects of a brokered Republican convention, hinted — as she has done in the past – that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is promoting the idea because she would like to be considered for the GOP nomination should a brokered convention occur. Coulter warned that selecting a candidate that way would void the vetting process that has weeded out inferior candidates.

“One of the ones promoting that [a brokered convention] is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice,” Coulter said. “I think as long as it’s between us girls — I’ve been observing something about her. I don’t think it’s likely to happen. I don’t know what these people are cheering for. As I wrote in a column a few weeks back, who is this dream candidate we’re hoping to get from the convention, because Rick Perry used to be the dream candidate. Can we see them in a debate first?”

…Coulter said that might be a weakness in the Republican Party as a whole — that certain individuals become celebrities and are allowed to profit off that status and yet still interfere in GOP politics, which Democrats have been able to avoid.

“And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” she said. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.”

…“The one pledge I support and I think I’m going to draft it up is for all Republican nominees for president — I want them to sign a pledge saying, ‘If I lose the nomination I pledge I will not take a gig with Fox News or write a book.’”

Looks like someone’s not happy about competition encroaching on her market, eh?

Here’s my translation of Coulter-speak:

“Novelty candidate” is her code for a GOP candidate with widespread, grass-roots conservative support who doesn’t make large portions of the rank-and-file Right queasy with doubt.

That was who Sarah Palin represented on the liberal Republican John McCain ticket.

“Novelty candidate” means an outside-the-Beltway, outside-the-establishment public servant who speaks from the heart, lives political and personal life on her own terms, and embodies all that Coulter’s best Hollywood friends like misogynist Bill Maher hate.

Sometimes, the war on conservative women isn’t just being waged by the Left.

This is a form of political fragging. Shame.

***

Wasn’t long ago when Coulter was singing a far different tune about Gov. Palin.

http://www.firefromtheheartland.com/


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; billmaher; coulter; malkin; michellemalkin; palin; sarah; sarahpalin
Translation: Milt is still scared of Sarah and is using another of his attack dogs to go after her.

Has Ann forgotten the debate where Gov. Palin bested then Senator Joe Biden? Or is she unable to find Gov. Palin's other debates on video?

1 posted on 04/02/2012 4:27:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You know, people like Ann Coulter make me glad that I just switched party affiliations from “Republican” to “Unaffiliated.” I can proudly say that I am no longer associated with Mitt-loving left-wing sad sacks such as her.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 4:31:02 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s not a thing she writes, or a book she sells, or a tv show she appears on that has any interest to me. I’ve written off the quisling turncoat when she pushed for Romnesty and homo rights.

Ann Coulter . . . All Gone!


3 posted on 04/02/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann has joined the other women journalists from the right who just wanted more air time on the left. She obviously wants Romney so that he’ll bring in the homosexual vote, and this begs the question about herself.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 4:33:37 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

SISTER WIVES: Coulter wants to know more.

Pro-Abortion Basturd (sic) Rmoney 2002 YouTube video

Willard McBush WANTS polygamy in the afterlife. It makes him no different from practicing it NOW.

5 posted on 04/02/2012 4:38:08 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Ann, your 15 minutes are up. Sarah has more brains in her little finger than you have in your anorexic body.
I do agree with you about Kyl. He would be a great VP. In fact, I wish he was in the race for the top job.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 4:38:11 PM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The elites got to Ann with their parties. The "insiders" so to speak. Unfortunately, not enough in the repub party have a full grasp on wisdom.

You were great while you lasted Ann!

7 posted on 04/02/2012 4:40:03 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anne, Anne; your novelity left us some time, ago. Sad too, you were a shining gem, but your handlers have abroached your light.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 4:41:34 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Shery
She obviously wants Romney so that he’ll bring in the homosexual vote, and this begs the question about herself.

I'm wondering the same thing myself! It wouldn't be that surprising...

9 posted on 04/02/2012 4:43:17 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” she said. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that.”

No one knows this better than Ann, herself.

She's made a lot of money duping her fanatical followers, er, uh, conservatives.

10 posted on 04/02/2012 4:48:33 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I really like Ann Counter, BUT ...
Those who endorse LOSER Romney, endorse the "Establishment Republicans" and do damage to their own career.

From Limbaugh Lexicon Terms Defined: Rio Linda, New Castrati and the GOP Establishment Wait until you figure out Romney.
If we nominate Romney, Romney will lose.
On another thread, WhiskeyX's analysis is very good on



Very well described!
Maybe it's time we got some DINOs to copy this evil plan against Democrats.
But who would soil their name and credibility, to do such an evil thing against the real evildoers? "

No conservative would vote for Mitt.
Let's remember what a great man said.

"Establishment Republicans" Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"


"Establishment Republicans" are Lying to Us With Threats of a Dire Default

Let's remember:
Someone on another thread said But with the press not doing its job, and the LAME Stream Media trying to silence speech they don't agree with,
we're in a real mess and under attack by an evil force rarely seen in this country.
The Republicans and the God-Given freedoms this country has enjoyed so far, are descending into oblivion.
And the "Establishment Republicans" aren't doing a damned thing to stop it.
The "Establishment Republicans" aren't providing "the boots on the ground" to win.
They're trying to put the public back to sleep, lying to them, in order to keep their power, and "wreck the country as it commits suicide".
So now the "Establishment Republicans" have "fractured their base" and,
because they have taught us "that accepting short-term loss in exchange for long-term gain is the essence of compromise, the essence of politics",
they're going to lose, and lose big, if they don't swing to the hard right wing of what used to be their party.
How many conservatives have re-registered as "Conservative Party" or "Independent" because they're fed up with being lied to?
We've been "treated to one lecture after the other on the need for “compromise” and “patience” ", and we're sick of it.
We don't trust them any longer.

Look, Rush said it best....
So now, because of the Establishment Republicans" there's not just a candle lit, but a bonfire lit ...
in the very heart of the conservatives, and it will burn away the dead wood that is "Establishment Republicans."

Yes, it's time to curse the "Establishment Republicans" for every thing they've NOT DONE!
And CURSE THEM for most of the things they HAVE DONE!

"Attack, repeat, ATTACK!"


"Establishment Republicans" Want to Redefine the Term "Conservative"


DO CONSERVATIVES "ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" WANT TO WIN IN 2012 OR NOT?

Palin was my first choice, but she dropped out.
Bachmann became my first choice,and she dropped out.
Cain was my second choice, but he dropped our.
Now ... Newt was my second choice, but he challenged Rush.
So now ... Rick Santorum, who use to be my third choice, is now my first choice.

But Romney, Perry, Ron Paul, Huntsman, and Johnson are NOT acceptable,
and if on the ballot for the general election for President or V.P., would cause me to do a write in.


There's no way in hell I can compromise my values.

Jack Kerwick wrote an article on May 24, 2011 titled The Tea Partier versus The Republican and he expressed some important issues that I agree with.



I'm fresh out of "patience", and I'm not in the mood for "compromise".
"COMPROMISE" to me is a dirty word.
Let the RINO's compromise their values, with the conservatives, for a change.

The "Establishment Republicans" can go to hell!
11 posted on 04/02/2012 4:48:59 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: sirchtruth

She is brilliant. She is uniting the right against the establishment candidate while selling books and at the same time pissing off the libs.

Her agent must be laughing her butt off.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 4:53:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chevy Chase had a line on the old SNL... I steal it to use on coultergeist. “ann... you ignorant slut”!

LLS

13 posted on 04/02/2012 4:54:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is an epic level of dishonesty. To ignore Palin’s accomplishments and label her “novelty” is far, far worse than even what the liberals routinely do with the truth.

Coulter is just a sick, twisted, aging has-been, who’s gone so far over to the dark side that we can’t even recognize her anymore.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 4:56:46 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Mitt will strap her to the roof of his car and take her to Canada.


15 posted on 04/02/2012 4:58:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: samtheman

She jumped the shark for me when she called the article 2 defenders “CRANKS” and used the KKK to make her point.

She is not stupid so what does that make her? Evil?


16 posted on 04/02/2012 5:00:21 PM PDT by wintertime (Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coulter's novelty has worn off...
17 posted on 04/02/2012 5:03:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek

“Maybe Mitt will strap her to the roof of his car and take her to Canada.”

I don’t think I have a remark that could trump that. Makes my ‘post of the day’ list.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 5:06:20 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
She is uniting the right against the establishment candidate...

She is...how?

All she's doing is alienating conservatives against Her!

19 posted on 04/02/2012 5:06:47 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coulter, who was asked about the prospects of a brokered Republican convention, hinted — as she has done in the past – that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is promoting the idea because she would like to be considered for the GOP nomination should a brokered convention occur.

Or, maybe its because that looks like the only way to keep the Romniacs from hijacking the party. And the only way her favorite, Newt, has a chance.

the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party

Con men and charlatans? Really? And she dared to say that to a Clinton hack?

I've been a fan of Coulter's even after she seemed to go crazy. But she is starting to get on my last nerve.

20 posted on 04/02/2012 5:07:39 PM PDT by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What could Ann possibly be jealous of? A handsome, masculine, and devoted husband, five kids, a hefty contract with the number one cable news network, actual elective political experience, and a figure that doesn’t disappear when one looks at her from oblique angle. Other than those things I guess her opinion is entirely objective.


21 posted on 04/02/2012 5:12:58 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still, this goes to remind us of something we’ve talked about many times. The people who trash Palin, when they are Repubs, are inevitably Romniacs. The people who trash the “tea party”, when they are Repubs, are almost always Romniacs. The people who trash conservatives, when they are Repubs, are almost always Romniacs.

Which does clarify things. Romney has tried to sell himself as a conservative, but he was AWOL during the tea party uprising, and his followers almost unanimously hate conservatives, hate Palin, and hate the tea party. Which means, whatever Romney wants us to believe about him, his followers evidently understand its eye-wash. Because if he was really one of us, his followers would hate him as much as they hate us.


22 posted on 04/02/2012 5:17:26 PM PDT by marron
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To: Yosemitest
Great post... and if these elites think that the dims are tough to deal with... those of us that are clear of vision will prove to be immovable... we have traveled too far one too many times... not again... not while I am still free. ann coulter and her present propaganda efforts are a prime example of the theater that these blue blood snobs have created to control the dumb masses... but we are not so dumb and we are hardened and determined.

We have put those corrupt slimedogs into office for more than 50 years... and we shall be ignored NO MORE! Conservatives WILL NOT BE THE MINORITY in the gop... we will seize it by force... before we relinquish it to the left... and these bilderberg republicons need to be purged. There can be no compromise with cancer... you cut it out or burn it out... but if you tolerate it... it will eat you alive.

LLS

23 posted on 04/02/2012 5:28:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

That was Dan Akroyd.


24 posted on 04/02/2012 5:32:55 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

After reading about half of this I had to scroll back up to see if it was semi-satire. I have to wonder if Ann hasn’t fallen in love with Bill Maher. She’s doing everything she can to get him to love her back because she’s too stupid to realize he’s gay.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 5:41:49 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: Josh Painter

You are absolutely correct and thank you for pointing it out.

LLS


26 posted on 04/02/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill_Hughes: “Ann Coulter is rapidly morphing into Alan Colmes.”

LOL, Skeletor and Skeletourette


27 posted on 04/02/2012 5:44:45 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann Coulter has cursed her own career. Any time she speaks or writes publically, she will have to slip some sort of comment designed to re-establish that she’s a real conservative. Rush has the same problem.

Each time they feel a need to insist they’re conservatives, they’re not only trying to convince others—deep down I believe they want to prove it to themselves.

It’s one of the many costs of selling out your principles.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, R. Zacharias, Erwin Lutzer, and others.)
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To: katana
What could Ann possibly be jealous of? A handsome, masculine, and devoted husband, five kids, a hefty contract with the number one cable news network, actual elective political experience, and a figure that doesn’t disappear when one looks at her from oblique angle. Other than those things I guess her opinion is entirely objective.

Bulls Eye!!!! Ann truly is a sad case - the question is, did her early menopausal, muff diving, anorexic life style scramble her brain or was it something else?

29 posted on 04/02/2012 6:35:22 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: sirchtruth

“All she’s doing is alienating conservatives against Her!”

Yes she is. And she is doing a marvelous job.


30 posted on 04/02/2012 6:35:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Solyent Pink is Sheeple!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann Coulter is turning into quite the Mitt-wit. Ya know, she used to be the conservative darling, no? Do you suppose there’s just the slightest bit of jealousy now that Sarah fulfills that role?


31 posted on 04/02/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone has got something extremely serious on Ann.

It’s a damn shame.


32 posted on 04/02/2012 8:46:53 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ve loved this skinny blonde wench for years. She has been an awesome voice for conservatism....

Ann Ann Ann Ann Ann..........what on Earth has gotten into you?????????


33 posted on 04/03/2012 12:22:35 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann Coulter is dead to me.


34 posted on 04/03/2012 12:25:10 AM PDT by upsdriver (Newt..... stop Romney, get to a brokered convention and start a DRAFT PALIN movement!)
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To: samtheman

“This is an epic level of dishonesty....... To ignore Palin’s accomplishments and label her “novelty” is far, far worse than even what the liberals routinely do with the truth........

True....Does she really think I am too stupid not to look into Palin’s record myself?....This woman is unbalanced....And I’m not kidding....


35 posted on 04/03/2012 3:21:59 AM PDT by 3722535r
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Yes she is. And she is doing a marvelous job.

Ok, maybe I'm missing your point here, but conservatives are not voting for Romney regardless of who associates with him.

Conservatives/Independents didn't vote for McPITA just because Palin ran with him.

Rino's are national LOSERS no matter what!

36 posted on 04/03/2012 4:09:11 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its so strange. Both Rove and Ann Coulter, is most hated by the left for 8 years turns on Palin, but the left, instead of questioning their hatred of Palin embrass Rove and Coulter while those on the right question whether Rove and Coulter is really one of them


37 posted on 04/05/2012 5:01:08 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

The left seem to hate Palin more than they hate Coulter or Rove


38 posted on 04/05/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT by 4rcane
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