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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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To: skeeter

Don't you love the smell of fresh zot bait in the morning?


51 posted on 11/08/2006 4:56:00 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
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.

Thats conveniently vague.

52 posted on 11/08/2006 4:56:14 PM PST by skeeter
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Oh please!

The MSM had a much greater effect on the masses of voters than Ann. The MSM and 'rats did a pretty good job of getting their voters out. Conservatives came out in good numbers too. Ann's impact is quite small compared to all others.

You'd be better off complaining about Rove's strategy of calling the Minutemen "vigilantes". That particular incident likely had much more impact than all of Ann's histrionics over the last two years.

53 posted on 11/08/2006 4:57:17 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: silverleaf

There have been some emotional posts today. I'm sure the mods will understand...


54 posted on 11/08/2006 4:57:41 PM PST by skeeter
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To: AndyTheBear
However the assertion that she deliberately "helped bring this about" seems to me baseless, extremely unlikely, and inflammatory.

She called for impeaching Bush at one point over Dubai Ports.

55 posted on 11/08/2006 4:57:43 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: Paladin2
The MSM had a much greater effect on the masses of voters than Ann.

She worked right alongside them, injecting their preferred ideas into her columns.

56 posted on 11/08/2006 4:58:28 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: pctech

I had no idea that Karl Rove gave Ann the key to the "shake the earth" switch on his machine.


57 posted on 11/08/2006 4:58:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

>>>"Ann Coulter willfully aided and abetted the Democrats in regaining Congress. I dare call it treason."<<<

Me thinks you are a wacky left-wing kook pretending to be a conservative.


58 posted on 11/08/2006 4:58:51 PM PST by PhilipFreneau (God deliver our nation from the disease of liberalism!)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

BeHoldAStupidPost #12


59 posted on 11/08/2006 4:59:33 PM PST by bmwcyle (The snake is loose in the garden and Eve just bit the apple.)
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To: pissant
Best article I've read all day. Thanks Ann.

Love ya, mean it!

60 posted on 11/08/2006 5:00:26 PM PST by SquirrelKing (Kayaking, environmental-conservationist, organic food eating, beer loving, gun owning conservative.)
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To: PhilipFreneau
Me thinks you are a wacky left-wing kook pretending to be a conservative.

No, that's Ann's gig. She practically wrote her column in lockstep with the ideas the MSM wanted out there.

61 posted on 11/08/2006 5:00:52 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: pissant
half-brights with absolutely no concept of yesterday

Funny - I've never seen his show, but the name Keith Olbermann immediately came to mind when I read this.

62 posted on 11/08/2006 5:01:29 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

I thought the GOP was the party of "personal responsibility". Blaming anyone other than the man/woman in the mirror puts them on the same level as a Dimwit-o-crat.


63 posted on 11/08/2006 5:02:03 PM PST by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
"Ann, you helped bring this about"

WTF are you talking about?
64 posted on 11/08/2006 5:02:58 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: pissant

In a number of races, the Libertarians, while not necessarily a Republican vote stealer, did in fact make up more than the difference between the losing Republican and winning dem.

As for Ann being the reason for us losing, that's crazy talk. ;-) There is a segment here that was so opposed to anyone daring to criticize this administration that they are wont to find any way to blame those critical of this admin. My take is that, again, it was the squishy middle, not single issue conservatives. Heck, I can be single-issue and I voted.

With JD Hayworth, he's down by about six thousand votes. I wonder what the break point is with the provisionals and absentees. Would it break far enough toward him? Oh yeah, that's a race where in the Libertarians sucked up over four thousand votes.


65 posted on 11/08/2006 5:04:32 PM PST by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
"Ann Coulter willfully aided and abetted the Democrats in regaining Congress."

Are you smoking crack???
66 posted on 11/08/2006 5:04:32 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: antceecee

She worked hand-in-hand with the mainstream media, getting the ideas they wanted out there to clobber the GOP vote. I'm assigning her some of that personal responsibility you just mentioned.


67 posted on 11/08/2006 5:05:31 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

That's Ok PaleHorse, you're allowed to not like Ann and tell us all about it. But as someone else mentioned, it's a twisted logic that draws you to your conclusion.


68 posted on 11/08/2006 5:06:28 PM PST by JDOH (All is not lost, but we got some work to do...)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
You seem to be drinking some powerful kook-aid tonight. The election is OVER and it is time to move on.

If W & co didn't get hit in '06 ('06 results are not at all a good thing imho), '08 is/was looming as a much bigger problem. The Republicans aren't finished with being given negative feedback. They just got some prematurely.

69 posted on 11/08/2006 5:07:58 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: pctech
"She really needs to know when the shut up."

So we shouldn't speak the truth? We shouldn't call a spade a spade?

I guess we really have become wussified. I miss Tom DeLay already.
70 posted on 11/08/2006 5:08:54 PM PST by DesScorp
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
She called for impeaching Bush at one point over Dubai Ports.

Having read a lot of her work it does not seem likely that she did so seriously. Can you put this in context for us?

71 posted on 11/08/2006 5:09:29 PM PST by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: pissant

Good rant.


72 posted on 11/08/2006 5:09:42 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Paladin2
The election is OVER and it is time to move on.

I spent a year in Vietnam, and the treasonous bastards known as the American public turned that year into a waste. And now they've done that to my son, my nieces, and my nephews. Move on? You're awfully glib in saying that.

73 posted on 11/08/2006 5:11:42 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: jellybean; AZ_Cowboy; Rummyfan; Blue Highway

Ping to the weekly Coulter.


74 posted on 11/08/2006 5:12:35 PM PST by perfect stranger (Tagline tomorrow, tagline yesterday, but no tagline today.)
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To: AndyTheBear
Can you put this in context for us?

Sure. She's a pundit. She has no responsibility for accomplishing anything, so she's free to spout off and be an attention whore, no matter how much damage it does. That's the entirety of the context.

75 posted on 11/08/2006 5:13:10 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: DesScorp

Please don't get me wrong; for the most part what she says is truth about the rats. It's all in her approach. Calling a spade a spade in one thing, using insulting language is quite another. I've been around a long time and I know there are ways of insulting people without it sounding insulting, at least first.


76 posted on 11/08/2006 5:14:11 PM PST by pctech
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

Prove it.

If you look at the Demo-wacks as traitors, why don't you beat the drum to have THEM jailed and brought to justice?

You have to have someone to blame so I guess your scapegoat du jour is Ann Coulter. You really need to get over it and look to the future.


77 posted on 11/08/2006 5:14:31 PM PST by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: antceecee
If you look at the Demo-wacks as traitors, why don't you beat the drum to have THEM jailed and brought to justice?

Because, before we do that, we must have OUR house in order.

78 posted on 11/08/2006 5:16:15 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

[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.]

Your tin foil hat may have fallen off.


79 posted on 11/08/2006 5:16:39 PM PST by kindred (Dems are communists, Pubs are fools, hold your nose and vote?)
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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. ]

Ann speaks the truth.. The White RINO House is the truth...
Thats what brought this about..

80 posted on 11/08/2006 5:17:20 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: Paladin2
If W & co didn't get hit in '06 ('06 results are not at all a good thing imho), '08 is/was looming as a much bigger problem. The Republicans aren't finished with being given negative feedback. They just got some prematurely.

Actually, this is a very good point. A Republican loss sometime was inevitable. It certainly would have been nicer, now, if it hadn't happened now but if it hadn't happened now 2008 could have been an even worse disaster.

81 posted on 11/08/2006 5:18:27 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

You seem to have an extremist view. Predicting that the Democrats would win, and writing nonfiction is not treasonous, and depending on what was in the nonfiction, it doesn't even have to be anti-conservative, either.


82 posted on 11/08/2006 5:18:27 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( There are often typos, sorry.)
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To: pissant
I just love Annie!!

Her take is right on. Just this afternoon I was thinking how odd it was that the Democrats weren't screaming about voter fraud. It's as quiet as being in a forest!

Nancee
83 posted on 11/08/2006 5:19:31 PM PST by Nancee
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To: ladyinred

LOL!!

BUMP!!

Nancee


84 posted on 11/08/2006 5:20:58 PM PST by Nancee
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To: romanesq

85 posted on 11/08/2006 5:21:34 PM PST by perfect stranger (Tagline tomorrow, tagline yesterday, but no tagline today.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

That's a really lame answer. Ann is obviously not a member of YOUR house, so why don't you work on going after the most egregious Dem traitors? Seems that would be a heck of a lot more proactive and if you snag a few it will definitely help the GOP in '08.
Smacking around and dragging down fellow conservatives will only serve to keep us divided.... plays right into the hands of Hitlery and Company.


86 posted on 11/08/2006 5:21:34 PM PST by antceecee (Western countries really aren't up to winning this war on terror... it might offend the terrorists.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
I spent a year in Vietnam, and the treasonous bastards known as the American public turned that year into a waste

I'm having a real problem determining who it is, in particular, you are angry with.

For example, I hate the MSM & leftist dog squeeze, love our military & vets, our constitution and apple pie, yet in thread after thread, no matter what the subject, it seems as though you are p*ssed at guys just like me.

Where are you coming from? No problem if you don't feel like answering, just had to ask.

87 posted on 11/08/2006 5:22:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Nancee

There were a few DUers who were pretending to still be worried about vote fraud. They were really worried about their appearance as hypocrites. The rest were the classic DUmmie, it's only vote fraud when they don't win.


88 posted on 11/08/2006 5:23:25 PM PST by kenth (There are three kinds of people in the world. Those who can count, and those who can't.)
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To: pissant
Having predicted this paltry Democrat win,

I heard her predict this.

89 posted on 11/08/2006 5:25:32 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Why isn't there an "NRA" for the rest of my rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"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."

Sing it sister! Government, at all levels, spend so much public money, and time, on BS yet seem to allocate so few resources for election preparedness, security, integrity, and accuracy. It's ridiculous.
90 posted on 11/08/2006 5:26:26 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (At worst the Pope's comments might cause a "war of words" but mohammedans prefer a "war over words".)
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To: antceecee
That's a really lame answer. Ann is obviously not a member of YOUR house, so why don't you work on going after the most egregious Dem traitors?

Because I learned in Vietnam that one does NOT trust someone like Ann Coulter to watch my back while I go after the bad guys.

Seems that would be a heck of a lot more proactive and if you snag a few it will definitely help the GOP in '08.

Sorry, antceecee. This country--inspired, in part, by Ann Coulter's deliberate efforts to encourage factional feuding within the GOP during the post-primary phase of the 2006 campaign--has decided to vote for Democrats and to stab the troops in the back. I honestly don't think we're going to have elections in 2008, because "Jericho" will have made the leap from "television drama" to "reality show" thanks to America putting the Dems in power. My primary goal is for my children, grandchildren, and extended family to survive the coming Dark Ages, not to win some pointless election that's not going to be happening, anyway.

91 posted on 11/08/2006 5:28:56 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: kenth

"...it's only vote fraud when they don't win."


AMEN!!

Nancee


92 posted on 11/08/2006 5:29:26 PM PST by Nancee
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To: skeeter
I'm having a real problem determining who it is, in particular, you are angry with.

The whole spiteful, ungrateful, feckless, disloyal POS country.

93 posted on 11/08/2006 5:29:50 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: Perdogg

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


Quite frankly I wish that people would have taken her prediction seriously instead of the arrogance of people thinking we were going to gain seats. This election was completely ours to lose. This did not have to be as bad as it was if people would have been humble and actually think perhaps we could lose instead of saying well we won the last four elections we will NEVER lose again (believe me people seriously thought this). Arrogance is not a good thing to have and bashing polls the last two months prior to election was cool to do but the results were it made us unprepared for the reality to come.


94 posted on 11/08/2006 5:30:26 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: pissant
Good statement from Ann.
I don't blame her for the losses, any more than I'd blame Bill O'Reilly (Not that I'm a fan of his). She's been pissing off libs for years and years, it's what she does best.
I'd agree with a comment made earlier today on another board, that another possible reason for the losses may have been because many of the Republican candidates began to shy away from the family- values issues that are quite important to most of their conservative voters.
95 posted on 11/08/2006 5:30:48 PM PST by Chewie84
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
You have a working WayBack? The moves have been made and pieces taken. Time to be working on the strategy for the future. Ann is merely a pundit (more recently less engaged in strategic thinking and more focused on entertainment).

The Congresscritters, W & Rove are ultimately responsible. Hastert never had any vision, not much strategic skill, no real firm principles. That the American public has little patience and not many have a strong nationalist will is not Ann's fault. If anything she may have actually increased the number of those understanding that the US is in a long term struggle.

96 posted on 11/08/2006 5:31:55 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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To: Paladin2

Like I said, you're awfully glib about betrayal. Where were you during Vietnam?


97 posted on 11/08/2006 5:33:13 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: pissant

Having a dork like Webb in the Senate is worse than losing the House.


98 posted on 11/08/2006 5:49:47 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

You seem to have a personally specific definition of betrayal and an unreasonable focus on Coulter as a major factor in yesterday's election. Beating up on Coulter is not an efficient use of your energy to effect change for the better.


99 posted on 11/08/2006 5:51:33 PM PST by Paladin2 (Islam is the religion of violins, NOT peas.)
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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.

No. I'll write slow this time.

The GOP has only itself to blame. Not Ann Coulter. Many, many of those incumbents were arrogant, out-of-touch and just generally dislikeable. And there were also a lot of character issues in a lot of national and non-national races.

For the record, I held my nose and pushed the party light button.

100 posted on 11/08/2006 5:52:32 PM PST by Tribune7
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