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.
"An American Expat in Southeast Asia"
"Obama's popularity in the Muslim world though presents a troubling conundrum though. His popularity with Islam's so-called moderates in actuality lends more credence to the ideology promoted by fundamentalist groups such as Al Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiyah who will be eager to explain Obama's popularity in America as futher evidence supporting the acquiescence of the West to the superiority of Islam...."
LOL, I love it. Is yours?
The picture is copied from The People's Cube.
When will Barack speak out loudly for the powerless Muslim women and girls?
""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. "
was classy and refreshingly polite for a change. But I dont think Ann's remarks were meant to be a critical analysis- she was shooting from the hip and being as brilliant and funny as always.
Uh... you left out: FACTUAL!!!
I'll say one thing for the Republicans -- they didn't abandon South Korea in 1949 and then decide to win it back again*, after it was almost totally taken over by North Korea, in 1950.
*at the cost of 30,000 American deaths in 30 months under Truman, whose administration had ignored and suppressed warnings we should not abandon the South Koreans.
After you say, “some”, then you can make ANY kind of statement!!!!
No question that the leftist media is a problem that we have to overcome. But my point about them is screw them, they don’t represent truth and I’m got going to let them control my thoughts and actions. And I sure as hell ain’t gonna give them any credence whatsoever! Too many people let the media control their emotions. That gives them way too much power.
“Coulter did not explain how the poll might help the terrorist group. “
Terrorists are routinely highlighting Democrats, from Obama to Harry Reid, on their websites, and via their news network al Jeezera.
The fact the author says ‘didn’t explain’ would be amusing if the topic wasn’t so serious.
Re: Your Post #19: I am in total agreement!!!
I sent my liberal friends something along those same lines. I listed all the countries that are electing either conservatives or pro-Bush PMs and Presidents. Told them that they are being duped by fake polls and that when the people go to the real polls, they are voting conservative across the world.
...”Coulter, a best-selling author known for outrageous and often controversial statements,”..
Sure, conservatives are outrageous and often controversial. Liberals, on the other hand, are caring and deep thinkers.
Lost me from there.. Screw this article.
“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.”
SOME REPUBLICANS ARGUE???? Denial is not a river....blah blah. Who is this idiot?
Anne is a kick. She plays the straight propaganda game with biased polls, and it gets the pollsters' knickers all in a twist.
Anne does not need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to generate such propaganda. A simple notepad, and a No. 2 pencil is all she requires, if that.
It drives pollsters to absolute distraction.
I love it when Anne makes their multi-thousand dollar poll investments go straight down the tubes with a mere one liner.
"The Lady Twitches, and Pollster Bitches," is a good alternate headline for this piece.
If Coulter is criticized for her statement, John Howard, Aussie’s PM, should be along.
He said Obama’s election could be a benefit for Al-Quaeda :
I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilize and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory, Howard said on Nine Network television. If I were running al Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.
BOTH HOWARD AND COULTER ARE RIGHT !!
TERRORISTS THEMSELVES SAY SO :
“Of course Americans should vote Democrat,” Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, told WND.
“This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud,” said Jaara, speaking to WND (...)
Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said the Democrats’ talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel “proud.”
“As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk,” he told WND. “Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal.”
Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the policy of withdrawal “proves the strategy of the resistance is the right strategy against the occupation.”
He said an American withdrawal from Iraq would “prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works. The victory of the Iraqi revolution will mark an important step in the history of the region and in the attitude regarding the United States.”
Jihad Jaara said an American withdrawal would “mark the beginning of the collapse of this tyrant empire (America).”
“Therefore, a victory in Iraq would be a greater defeat for America than in Vietnam.”
Jaara said vacating Iraq would also “reinforce Palestinian resistance organizations, especially from the moral point of view. But we also learn from these (insurgency) movements militarily. We look and learn from them.”
Hamas’ Abu Abdullah argued a withdrawal from Iraq would “convince those among the Palestinians who still have doubts in the efficiency of the resistance.”
“The victory of the resistance in Iraq would prove once more that when the will and the faith are applied victory is not only a slogan. We saw that in Lebanon (during Israel’s confrontation against Hezbollah there in July and August); we saw it in Gaza (after Israel withdrew from the territory last summer) and we will see it everywhere there is occupation,” Abdullah said.
Terror leaders each independently compelled American citizens to vote for Democratic candidates
Ann Coulter is a jewel, and the Left is confounded by her regularly, and so they make really stupid comments that have little to do with addressing her points.