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Historic Victory for Diebold! [Ann Coulter]
Human Events ^ | 11/8/06 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 11/08/2006 3:58:41 PM PST by pissant

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Annie's take on the 2006 massacre.
1 posted on 11/08/2006 3:58:42 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Ann, you helped bring this about--and you did so solely to get people to read your columns. Treason is bad enough. Treason solely for personal monetary gain is worse.


2 posted on 11/08/2006 4:00:16 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: pissant

Gotta love her. We all noticed that this was a fraud free election cycle! LOL Imagine that!


3 posted on 11/08/2006 4:02:55 PM PST by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: pissant

And a good and appropriate take it is.


4 posted on 11/08/2006 4:03:07 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

She was on Drudge's radio show and predicted this two-three weeks ago.


5 posted on 11/08/2006 4:03:23 PM PST by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: pissant
"gun totin' Democrats" to be fitted for leotards.

Before January after Nancy castrates them.


6 posted on 11/08/2006 4:03:42 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

The GOP has only itself to blame. While some good Pubs lost, a lot of not so good ones were weeded out.


7 posted on 11/08/2006 4:05:46 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Perdogg
She was on Drudge's radio show and predicted this two-three weeks ago.

Of course. She was industriously working for it.

8 posted on 11/08/2006 4:08:24 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: Tribune7

Being as we lost anyway its too bad the Maine girls didnt get weeded.


9 posted on 11/08/2006 4:08:55 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Tribune7
The GOP has only itself to blame. While some good Pubs lost, a lot of not so good ones were weeded out.

OK, so you're saying that as long as Republicans you disliked were tossed, losing the war on terror is OK. Got it.

10 posted on 11/08/2006 4:09:13 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Treason is bad enough. Treason solely for personal monetary gain is worse.

What are you talking about? Treason was a good book and under our system you can write books for monetary gain.

11 posted on 11/08/2006 4:11:10 PM PST by Poincare
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To: Poincare
What are you talking about? Treason was a good book and under our system you can write books for monetary gain.

Ann Coulter willfully aided and abetted the Democrats in regaining Congress.

I dare call it treason.

12 posted on 11/08/2006 4:12:13 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: pissant
I guess Diebold has finally been vindicated
Don't believe it. Its a secret Rovian plot to instill confidence in Diebold two years before the REAL prize. Mwahahahahahaaaaaaa....
13 posted on 11/08/2006 4:12:33 PM PST by xroadie
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
And you're saying a particularly acerbic yet talented conservative commentator committed treason and lost the war on terror by writing nasty things about liberals & democrats in her column.

Where the h*ll are you coming from?

14 posted on 11/08/2006 4:13:54 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Where the h*ll are you coming from?

Treason includes adhering to the enemies of the United States, giving them aid and comfort. That's what the Democrats are doing, and Ann Coulter willfully assisted them in doing that.

15 posted on 11/08/2006 4:15:17 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

How so? Spell it out.


16 posted on 11/08/2006 4:15:54 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
How so? Spell it out.

She consistently worked her (extremely) little butt off to ensure that conservatives were PO'd and unwilling to vote for Republicans in the general election, and thus ensured the election of Democrats, and she did this solely to boost her sales.

Handing power to the Democrats is constructive treason--hell, even Ann has said so. They stabbed our military in the back in Vietnam, and they're going to do it in Iraq. They give victory to the enemy. That's "giving aid and comfort."

She's worked very hard to do just that.

17 posted on 11/08/2006 4:20:37 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Ann Coulter willfully aided and abetted the Democrats in regaining Congress.

Now how did she do that? Certainly not by writing the book Treason, which reminds me by the way, I have this book entitled Behold a Pale Horse.

18 posted on 11/08/2006 4:23:27 PM PST by Poincare
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To: Poincare
Now how did she do that? Certainly not by writing the book Treason, which reminds me by the way, I have this book entitled Behold a Pale Horse.

I was speaking of Ann Coulter committing treason, not writing the book Treason, where she cheerfully argued exactly what I'm saying about the Democrats she willfully helped to elect.

19 posted on 11/08/2006 4:24:59 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Thats some tortured logic there. I do not think conservatives can be so easily led. Ann spoke to an underserved constituency. If she didn't someone else would.

You could just as easily make the case the moderate wing of our party committed treason by disenfranchizing the right wing. Both arguments are equally accurate.

20 posted on 11/08/2006 4:25:58 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
I do not think conservatives can be so easily led.

From the comments here at Free Republic, all she needed was blond hair and a short skirt.

21 posted on 11/08/2006 4:27:36 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I was speaking ideologically, not literally.


22 posted on 11/08/2006 4:28:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
OK, so you're saying that as long as Republicans you disliked were tossed, losing the war on terror is OK. Got it.

The GOP deserved to lose. Although it would most likely have been in the country's best interest for some of the GOP congresscritters not to have gotten what they would have deserved, they made a number of mistakes that probably cost them a fraction of a percent here, a fraction of a percent there, etc. Sheer stupidity. Why, for example, did they squeeze in that "internet gambling" nonsense? There are enough on-line poker players, many of whom would have voted Republican, that such a boneheaded move could easily have cost the Republicans 0.1% of the vote. Sure, that's not much, but when a race is going to be close a candidate shouldn't throw away votes like that.

Ironically, my biggest concerns are about whether Republicans will fumble after their loss, and whether our enemies will pick up a dangerous message from the election. The loss of power itself doesn't concern me nearly so much.

Indeed, if it weren't for those issues ("Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?") this loss could actually be a good thing for the people in Iraq. The Congress doesn't have the authority to yank us out of Iraq instantly, and giving the Iraqis a warning that they must become self-sufficient within two years would be better than having us win this one bug lose the presidency in 2008 (in which case the Iraqis would be left stranded without warning). Unfortunately, I fear Bush et al. may be tired of having to support the war effort when they're being undermined by enemies within the U.S. Can't say I necessarily blame them, but the Iraqi timetable is probably going to be rushed too much as a result.

23 posted on 11/08/2006 4:31:34 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

The old goats should retire at reasonable ages, so ambitious conservatives don't have to run as Dems to get a chance. I wonder if we will be as unrelenting ridiculing 90 year old Big Daddy Byrd as they were about our old coots ion 2000?


24 posted on 11/08/2006 4:33:13 PM PST by ClaireSolt (Have you have gotten mixed up in a mish-masher?)
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To: supercat
The Congress doesn't have the authority to yank us out of Iraq instantly

No, they just have the authority to require it as a precondition of critical spending bills that cannot be vetoed.

25 posted on 11/08/2006 4:33:16 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: pissant
We lost because of the American electorate's sheer cussedness!
I think my Dad's spirit just possessed my keyboard!
26 posted on 11/08/2006 4:35:33 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We've got enough youth, how about a "fountain of smart")
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To: pissant

I'm sorry, but Ann you are a bloody great soldier and you have my undying respect!

Love her to death. She's the best there is at driving right at the enemy.

And God Bless her for it!


27 posted on 11/08/2006 4:36:06 PM PST by romanesq
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To: pissant
It wasn't a massacre. And if the Democrats are manly, conservatives must be a bunch of cross-dressing transgendered folks.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

28 posted on 11/08/2006 4:37:00 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: pissant

She cannot put a happy face on this

the GOP was spanked thoroughly

they went from clear majorities in the house and Senate to being a minority in both (probably)

they lost the majority of governorships and the number of state legislators that are dems is now a clear majority for them too

this was after intensive redistricting to ensure a republican majority---in those other years Democrats had control of the redistricting. Republicans that should have been safe are now out on the street


29 posted on 11/08/2006 4:37:20 PM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: ChurtleDawg
The fact of the matter is the GOP stopped being conservative a couple of years after it came into power. It became government. And conservatism died within it somewhere. There's no good spin to put on that development.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

30 posted on 11/08/2006 4:40:32 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
FR Yeah! Where are those pictures anyway?

W & Co lost because they tried too hard to finesse too many issues. Ann really had nothing to do with it.

31 posted on 11/08/2006 4:42:37 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Paladin2
Ann really had nothing to do with it.

Bullsh. She was cheerleading the idiot wing of the party off of the cliff.

32 posted on 11/08/2006 4:43:34 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
She was cheerleading the idiot wing of the party off of the cliff.

By this I guess you are implying that the most conservative segment of the party stayed home.

And I would ask you for proof of this assertion.

33 posted on 11/08/2006 4:46:31 PM PST by skeeter
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To: pissant

Ann's tone is wrong. It's just the usual. I would like thoughtfulness instead of firebombs just for oh, a change.

It's cotton candy. All fluff and invective.


34 posted on 11/08/2006 4:47:55 PM PST by dogbyte12
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
She consistently worked her (extremely) little butt off to ensure that conservatives were PO'd and unwilling to vote for Republicans in the general election, and thus ensured the election of Democrats, and she did this solely to boost her sales.

First of all, I'd guess that the "Internet gaming" ban probably had more to do with Republicans' losses than Ann Coulter. So would you accuse the ban's sponsors of treason?

Secondly, Ms. Coulter's statements tied in with a paradoxical conundrum illustrated by The Maltese Falcon. The villain is threatening to kill Humphrey Bogart's character if he doesn't tell them where the Falcon is. Bogey points out that if he dies, so does the secret of the Falcon. The villain suggests to Bogey that while that's true, he doesn't always behave rationally (and thus the threat is still real).

Conservatives want their congresscritters to actually behave like conservatives. They threaten to withhold support if they don't. The congresscritters contemptuously threaten that if they're unelected the conservatives will suffer, so it would be irrational for the conservatives to carry through with that threat; they thus feel they can ignore the conservatives.

What would be nice would be if we could show the Republicans that we were willing to withhold support if they go too far left, without our actually having do so. Unfortunately, that isn't possible. Our apparent unwillingness in the past to act against left-leaning Republicans has made them oblivious to any such threats.

IMHO, the major goal of many people stirring up conservative discontent was to try to convince Republicans in Congress that they needed to acknowledge their base. Had the Republicans done so, conservatives would have rewarded them with support and everyone on the right would have benefited.

Oh well--too late now.

35 posted on 11/08/2006 4:48:25 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: pissant
Rules are meant to be obeyed!

Just like Ann...

36 posted on 11/08/2006 4:48:58 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: skeeter
By this I guess you are implying that the most conservative segment of the party stayed home.

Didn't say that. I said "the idiot wing." They're the ones who think they're conservative. Problem is, they also think Paul Craig Roberts is a conservative.

37 posted on 11/08/2006 4:49:35 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
"Ann Coulter willfully aided and abetted the Democrats in regaining Congress.

I dare call it treason."

Helping a party you don't like win a national election is treason? So many freaks on this site...

38 posted on 11/08/2006 4:50:09 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: pissant

The Dumbass Dimwits in Cleveland didn't know how to operate them.


39 posted on 11/08/2006 4:50:34 PM PST by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: supercat
IMHO, the major goal of many people stirring up conservative discontent was to try to convince Republicans in Congress that they needed to acknowledge their base.

No, it was to sell magazines and newspapers. Hope she doesn't spend her 6-10 Sieverts all in one place.

40 posted on 11/08/2006 4:51:32 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
What!? 32 posts in an Ann Coulter thread and no picture??? That's wrong!

There, fixed.

41 posted on 11/08/2006 4:52:01 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: T.Smith
Helping a party you don't like win a national election is treason?

Helping a party that works hand-in-hand with the terrorists is treason, absolutely.

42 posted on 11/08/2006 4:52:17 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: xroadie
I guess Diebold has finally been vindicated
Don't believe it. Its a secret Rovian plot to instill confidence in Diebold two years before the REAL prize. Mwahahahahahaaaaaaa....

I wondered why Rove would let this happened...

43 posted on 11/08/2006 4:52:19 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

"Ann, you helped bring this about--and you did so solely to get people to read your columns. Treason is bad enough. Treason solely for personal monetary gain is worse."

Que?

How is Ann responsible for these losses. Did she put a gun to Mike Dewine's head and say, "Sandbag W, or I'll blow your head off?"


44 posted on 11/08/2006 4:52:45 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: pissant

Whoo Hoo Ann. Great commentary.

A new direction for America- reverse.

I love it.


45 posted on 11/08/2006 4:53:10 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Ann Coulter willfully aided and abetted the Democrats in regaining Congress

Care to explain your outrageous claim?
46 posted on 11/08/2006 4:54:06 PM PST by John Lenin
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What the hell is going on in Arizona? J.D. Hayworth said that there are 100,000 absentee and provisional ballots that have not been counted in his district. That's a heck of a lot of ballots. Talk about "disenfranchising" the voters. I don't blame him for demanding that these votes be counted. That's why I don't vote by absentee or mail in. I once heard that they only count absentee ballots if the race is close. That is B.S. The gubmint employees need to do their damn jobs and count ALL of the ballots.


47 posted on 11/08/2006 4:54:57 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (November 7, 2006. The day America surrendered to Islamofascism.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Ann, you helped bring this about--and you did so solely to get people to read your columns. Treason is bad enough. Treason solely for personal monetary gain is worse.

I do not think she helped "bring this about", but this assertion is at least feasible in the sense that she could have done so inadvertently.

However the assertion that she deliberately "helped bring this about" seems to me baseless, extremely unlikely, and inflammatory. And I am hoping this was just a temporary emotional extension on your part.

48 posted on 11/08/2006 4:55:01 PM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: ladyinred

Diebold blew it. Give the voting machine contract to someone else who can handle it, for heavens sake!

Good article.


49 posted on 11/08/2006 4:55:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I gotta admit that her portrayal of the rats did get them riled up. She really needs to know when the shut up.


50 posted on 11/08/2006 4:55:59 PM PST by pctech
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