Skip to comments.Tough Crowd for Anti-War Conservatives (Coulter, Norquist Call for Afghan Pullout)
Posted on 04/20/2011 8:04:35 PM PDT by kristinn
Grover Norquist has recently been trying to drum up a right-wing anti-war coalition with Steve Clemons, a director at the indisputably left-wing New America Foundation. According to Norquist, conservatives are growing tired of the war in Afghanistan and want to have a serious conversation about abandoning the mission. So today Norquist, Clemons, and Ann Coulter held a panel discussion titled On the Right: The Afghanistan Conversation.
Coulters standard speech of one-liners was met with bewildered silence from a left-wing audience that clearly came expecting anti-war platitudes. She said she disagreed with the war in Afghanistan, apparently because she felt the U.S. should be spending its time waging more wars for oil and taking military action against Iran instead. The audience wasnt amused.
The awkwardness continued through the Q&A portion of the event.
Ahmadinejad won the 2009 elections] fair and square, we have to get over it, one attendee informed the panel. A Code Pink activist asked Coulter whether she was concerned about immense profits for corporations from the wars. Another attendee suggested that Coulter should convince GOP presidential candidates to come out against the war in Afghanistan.
The audience appeared to enjoy Norquists speech more than Coulters, possibly because he kept decrying the American occupation of Afghanistan. He also spent much of his time on the panel insisting that the conservative movement doesnt have a strong opinion on foreign policy.
This is now Obamas war so everyone on the right is allowed to think for themselves on this issue, he said. If the president pulled out of Afghanistan, there may be five op-ed writers who would send him nasty notes, said Norquist. Theres no institution [that would oppose it].
Sadly, Norquist never explained why he and Coulter were the only ones speaking at the conference if there was allegedly so much conservative opposition to Afghanistan. Or why the audience was overwhelmingly liberal. But at least we got to see what his idea of a serious conversation on the war looks like.
I think the second we pull out of either country, things will go straight to hell... these people, sadly, simply cannot govern themselves through a democratic system of government. They have to be ruled by a dictator. It might as well be a dictator who takes our sides in things.
Coulter is making no sense whatsoever these days.
No. But I do support offering the jihadis a reacharound.
Ann Coulter is a phony rabble rouser. She says stuff just to get a reaction anymore. I think the constant diet of Chardonnay and cigarettes have taken their toll on her clear thinking. Increasingly she will stray from logic just to light a fire in the left. She is still fun to watch as she did go out of her way to poke the audience in the eye.
Norquest, on the other hand, is the biggest infidel in the Conservative movement. He is the biggest pro towelhead, anti Israel POS there is. He uses fiscal arguments to back door pro muslim BS all the time. The reason the house was packed with Code Pink types is because they all know he is really one of their own. Most clear headed people on the right steer way clear. Go away Grover.
Grover Norquist is pro-Muzz all the way and has been so for years. His wife is Palestinian.
I hate us being in Afghanistan but it seems that if we withdraw the fundamentalists take over in Pakistan too and get their hands on nukes. Donald Trump is correct when he says that Iran is salivating and ready to take over Iraq as soon as we leave. We are in a jam
Correct. norquist is a sellout.
I say we pull out. But not before we implant a poison pill in Afghanistan. We should clear out an entire province and then offer free land to any Hindu’s that want to come. India has a few to spare and would love to have Pakistan worry about a 2 front war should it fall to the Jihadii’s
We shouldn’t have stayed. We just needed to go over there, blow up some mosques, kill most of the Tali-whackers and go home.
Now our guys are stranded and hog-tied while the Mullahs agitate more hatred.
Bush, I have to admit, screwed up. He should have gotten us out when it was obvious ‘bam was going to win.
Nation building— disaster by good intentions.
Norquist is a Muslim?
The leadership vacuum in this country is almost complete. I wonder what God is going to allow to fill it?
“I think the second we pull out of either country, things will go straight to hell... these people, sadly, simply cannot govern themselves through a democratic system of government.”
Ted Kennedy and the other Democrats had the same thought in 1972/3 when they voted to cut off funding for ammo and supplies for the South Vietnamese.
As you said, “things will go straight to hell..” and they did when the North Vietnamese funded by China and Russia conquered the South in 1975. The South was defenseless, literally.
“Ann Coulter is a phony rabble rouser. She says stuff just to get a reaction anymore.”
Lazlo, you seem to be well versed on Ann Coulter’s misinformation. Could you please provide some examples taken from some of her books to back up your claim?
Nope we cannot leave. We will be in that area for a long time like it or not.
We can’t destroy the enemy troops when they have safe sanctuary in Pakistan. And Pakistan forbids us to send troops into its territory.
Trump is the only candidate I have heard openly saying what we should do with Billions we give to Pakistan every year...stop the stupidity.
Married to one. He is also a fund raiser, agenda setter, lobbyist and overall heavy hitter for the American based muslim terrorist front group, c.a.i.r. He also was a LONG time nra board member, (and the nra KNEW right from his initial installment to their board of his anti-American activities!!!), if you can believe that!(look it up if you don’t, heck, I had to myself a few years back when first told. The heck with the muslim loving nra.) He is at best a traitor to our Country and at worst................
If you were able to read, you can see that my comments have nothing to do with whatever is in her books. The post is about her attending yet another in a long list of bizarre speaking engagements just to rile up her audience. She does debates with her good friend Bill Maher (she admits that openly), this stupid one with Norquist that no rational Conservative would attend and many others. At them she never says anything other than sound bite insults and odd concepts like the one she made at this event, constructed strictly to poke the leftists in the eye. Did she agree with Grover? Obviously not. She was there to make a headline and then head to the nearest bar (did you see how drunk/hungover she was at the CPAC speech?).
Watch her on Red Eye some time. She will totally avoid answering a question in the vain attempt to say something shocking about Libs or Obummer. I find it tedious.
Other of her gems from the recent past are saying that if the GOP doesn't nominate the fat RINO Christie, they will lose to Obummer. Radiation from the Japan reactor is good for people, health wise. The birth issue has been discredited thoroughly. The Republican party needs to embrace the gay movement. Need I say more? She has jumped the shark. But of course an Ann expert like you was fully aware of all her strange ideals.
Actually, the question mark on my sentence was supposed to be an exclamation point.... ;)
Good thoughts Laz. I can’t believe I used to be her number one fan. Even anctients like myself can still get fooled, live and learn I guess.
My post there was more a rebuttal to that poster. I don’t discourage anyone from liking her. She is a right winger. I just know that when she says odd things, it is more than likely to get her ink than from a strong idealism she has. I watched her for a spell on Hannity this week and still find her interesting and entertaining. Ann is Ann after all. The left still despises her. Provocateurs are sometimes fun.
Okay, gotcha. I think after it is all said and done, Ann is an east coast elite first and a conservative second. The elites stick together no matter which party I believe. I may be wrong but that is my take. When I first started listening to her and reading her books I did not see the elite bit there. Maybe it was all along.
I agree, we should withdraw from Afghanistan as well as Iraq — via Teheran.
Glover Norquist is married to a Muslim woman....which would make me question anything he has to say about our fight on terrorism.
You really ought to try Clearasil; I hear it’s great after you get poked in the eye.