Skip to comments.[Ann]Coulter: Obama Poll Lead Helps al-Qaida
Posted on 05/08/2007 9:12:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A recent Newsweek poll showing Democrat Barack Obama leading top Republican presidential hopefuls could have been made up and might help al-Qaida, conservative commentator Ann Coulter said in her latest verbal broadside.
Coulter, a best-selling author known for outrageous and often controversial statements, was asked Sunday on Fox News'"At Large" what she thought about the survey results.
"I think this is Newsweek doing more push polling for al-Qaida," she said, referring to campaign-season telephone calls to voters masquerading as neutral surveys but designed to build opposition to targeted candidates.
Asked by host Geraldo Rivera whether she thought Newsweek would make up the results, Coulter said, "Yes, I do," adding, "In polls where people are actually allowed to vote, Republicans do a lot better."
Coulter did not explain how the poll might help the terrorist group. Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some Republicans have argued that their party would do a better job of protecting the U.S. against terrorism than Democrats.
Coulter's remark drew a response from Evans Witt, chief executive officer of Princeton Survey Research Associates International, which conducted the Newsweek survey.
"As the 2008 election campaign continues to heat up, I am sure that there will be informed and incisive criticisms of polls from many observers," he said. Coulter's comments "do not fit into this category," he added.
Newsweek spokeswoman Jan Angilella said the magazine would have no comment.
In March, Coulter used a gay slur about Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rudy Giuliani defended his long-standing support for abortion rights anew Tuesday after a report surfaced that the Republican donated to Planned Parenthood in the 1990s.
"Planned Parenthood makes information available," the former New York city mayor said on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham's radio show. "It's consistent with my position."
On abortion, Giuliani said: "I disagree with it. I think it's wrong. I think there should be a choice. If there is going to be a choice there are organizations that are going to give people information about that choice. I just as strongly support the idea that a woman should have information about adoption at that time."
The Politico reported that Giuliani and his then-wife, Donna Hanover, made six contributions totaling $900 to the group that supports abortion rights, according to federal tax returns that the couple filed jointly and that have been public for years.
As he seeks to court conservatives, Giuliani has been dogged by his support for abortion rights. Last week, Giuliani was the only Republican among 10 during a debate who waffled when asked whether it would be a good day if the Supreme Court overturned a 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.
"It would be OK," Giuliani said. "It would be OK to repeal it. It would be OK also if a strict constructionist viewed it as precedent."
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential contender John McCain said Tuesday he opposes Iraqi leaders' plans to take a two-month summer vacation, a break that has drawn criticism from congressional Republicans and Democrats.
The Arizona senator, on the second day of a campaign swing in Iowa, was asked about the vacation at a town hall meeting and later by reporters.
"I was as upset as that gentleman who asked the question to hear the rumors that they are going to take two months off," McCain said. "I don't think that's a good thing for them to do obviously."
Lawmakers from both parties have expressed outrage that Iraqi's parliament would consider taking the break while increasing numbers of U.S. troops are fighting in the country.
McCain has made his support of the war a centerpiece of his campaign, but he has been speaking in increasingly negative terms about the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
"This Maliki government is my greatest concern," McCain said. "I'm very worried about that. I'm very nervous about that."
McCain spoke to about 150 people at the Fort Dodge event. McCain was questioned about his earlier opposition to ethanol subsidies. Iowa is a national leader in the production of the corn-based fuel.
"I wasn't opposed to ethanol, I was opposed to ethanol subsidies," said McCain. "I do not and have not supported the subsidies. Most of those subsidies seem to go to large agribusiness instead of the farmers."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley has offered a rare bit of commentary on the 2008 presidential contest, praising an energy plan offered by Democrat Chris Dodd.
Bradley, whose bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000 nearly upended the campaign of then-Vice President Al Gore, said Dodd's plan was significant because it includes "meaningful" financial incentives for corporations to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the environment.
"These measures may be politically risky, but they are necessary," Bradley said in a statement. "Chris Dodd gets it, and his energy plan reflects the fact that we need honest and bold action if we are going to be serious about ending global warming."
Among other things, the Connecticut senator wants to tax corporations on their carbon emissions, which he said would raise $50 billion annually to fund research and development of renewable technologies.
Nearly all the Democratic presidential candidates have spoken out on issue of climate change. Most back some form of a "cap-and-trade" system that sets limits on carbon emissions and makes companies pay for producing greenhouse gases, but none other than Dodd has called for a corporate carbon tax.
In his book "The New American Way," released in March, Bradley calls for reducing American dependence on foreign oil by raising fuel economy standards and placing a new tax on gasoline.
Associated Press Writers Beth Fouhy and Liz Sidoti in Washington, and Mike Glover in Fort Dodge, Iowa, contributed to this report.
“In March, Coulter used a gay slur about Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.”
They will bring this up every time they wish to simply dismiss Ann Coulter. In their view, it saves them the trouble of having to reply to her arguments.
My question is: Is it a “slur” if it turns out to be true?
Except it wasn't used as a slur against gays, but, rather, as a junior high insult. As with at least some other freepers, I will not be stampeded into a lynch mob against Ann Coulter. We are at war with the other side and Ann Coulter has a point when she plays rough.
Oh.... And the rules?
The media obviously overplayed the incident to discredit Ann. But I think she should have known better than to let that happen to her. It was so predictable.
They would still have our national security run by socialist miscreants and de-balled faggots. IMO, the fags should sit at the back of the bus and be given up as fodder when the real battle starts.
Ann Coulter is right, and John Edwards is a faggot. :)
So who the hell cares what the media thinks?
Yes. The gay folks have their own Forbidden Word.
You can only call one by their Approved Words.
You cant be a 1st class victim without one, ya know.
“They will bring this up every time they wish to simply dismiss Ann Coulter. In their view, it saves them the trouble of having to reply to her arguments.”
You do know the difference between an argument and an assertion, right?
No reply is necessary. Treat yourself, if you wish. I've never refused a battle of wits with the unarmed.
You do know the difference between a question and a statement, right?
Yes, I would call 100% "some." And without any fear of exaggeration, either.
Leftist news is a waste of time.
I desparately hope for a different "frontrunner." Soon.
I don't have a problem with this two-month vacation. While the government is out of Baghdad, we can level the place and start over. When they get back, the government will be able to start with a clean slate.
Ostensibly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Bill O’Reilly seem to care. More specifically, day after day they cite and elaborate on the disparaging comments made by the New York Times, The LA Times, the Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Guardian, NBC,...,and so on.
Need I say anymore?
Not with his short record. He is a newby. His job is to completely change the Democrat Party, he is in Soro's pocket. Thus the threats from Hildabeast supporters on his life.
There is a real good chance that the Dems will self destruct. It is for that reason that I,as a Republican, applaud Obama . That has NOTHING to do with his bid for the presidency. Many Pubbies feel the same.
I and millions of Republicans would never support Obama for president, but we applaud his destruction of the Dem party, while inviting the only remaining genuine Dem, Joe Leibermann, to switch parties.