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Coulter: Palin's fans are a liability, she has become 'the Obama of the tea party'
The Daily Caller ^ | September 6, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/06/2011 7:56:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

It’s been three years since former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made her splash onto the national stage as Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election. And since then she has acquired a very loyal following. But is that helping or hurting her?

On Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” conservative columnist and author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” Ann Coulter expressed her concern over the Palin phenomenon. She was asked by substitute host Laura Ingraham if Palin can maintain her status as a tea party favorite by stringing people along about her potential 2012 candidacy.

“Maybe not,” Coulter said. “Newt Gingrich carried it on for 15 years and I kind of think that might be what we’re getting here, largely because of the polls. I mean, you just showed the Fox News poll, Gallup took a poll, I don’t know – five, six months ago, showing that not quite as high as 74 percent, but 65 percent said they would never definitely, positively, ever vote for Sarah Palin… I might add, that oh, it’s the media’s fault and they attacked her and saw her as a threat, all of which I believe is true.”

Coulter pointed out that conservatives are reluctant to criticize Palin for fear of a backlash and spoke about her own experiences.

“Most Americans don’t want Sarah Palin for president,” Coulter continued. “But she’s become sort of the Obama of the tea party. She’s just the one to a certain segment of right-wingers and the tiniest criticism of her, I think many of your viewers may not know this – no conservative on TV will criticize Palin because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail. You say her voice is a few octaves too high or perhaps Michele Bachman’s speaking voice is more modulated and you will be inundated with enraged emails.”

But Coulter said that the loyal following Palin has could be a liability in the long run.

“No, I agree and I think she’s terrific at what she does, but I tend to agree with you,” Coulter said. “I got sick of it with Newt Gingrich – too, fish or cut bait because you are ginning up this group of Americans who will not even consider anyone else. You know, we used to all love Sarah Palin – conservatives like me for her enemies. I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans… I think she’s bright, but her good points do not seem to be in the direction of running for president. I sort of wish just like Newt Gingrich, just run so we can get this over with.”


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Sorry, Ann, your Muslim-loving, gun-grabbing, pro-amnesty boy isn't running.
1 posted on 09/06/2011 7:56:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Ann Coulter
I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans

We're sick of you too, Ann.

2 posted on 09/06/2011 7:59:36 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gee ... I used to like Ann a few months ago.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 7:59:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Ann is the liability for the tea party..Annie Annie Annie..just go back to what you do best, fawn over a guy who has said again and again and again that he is NOT running..at least Sarah hasn’t announced her decision yet, Christie has, over and over again and Coulter still harps about him being the bees knees(Too much I Love Lucy for me LOL)..what can you say about a woman who dated Bill Maher..Ann, grow some standards girl


4 posted on 09/06/2011 8:00:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann is a typical northeast big city snob.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 8:01:32 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not a fan of Ann, but she does have a point to a certain extent.
6 posted on 09/06/2011 8:01:36 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like Ann, Love Sarah.

We made fun of the messiah worship when it was applied to president bummer.


7 posted on 09/06/2011 8:02:15 PM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The obama of the tea party. whoa, I might have to have a diagram for that...


8 posted on 09/06/2011 8:05:04 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some days it seems it's just matter of time before Ann Coulter announces she is coming out of the closet.
9 posted on 09/06/2011 8:06:01 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann jumped the shark long ago.

She sounds like Ron Paul in drag.

She’s a lesbian and needs a bulldyke to back.


10 posted on 09/06/2011 8:06:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: rsobin
More and more Ann seems to be in the GOP insiders club.
11 posted on 09/06/2011 8:06:26 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann’s fat-boy adoration has become liability to common sense as has her Pee Dee esS.


12 posted on 09/06/2011 8:07:56 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least Sarah has fans, Ann.

You, on the other hand...


13 posted on 09/06/2011 8:08:34 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: listenhillary

They didn’t know what they were worshiping, we do. ;)


14 posted on 09/06/2011 8:08:56 PM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: WPaCon
Not a fan of Ann, but she does have a point to a certain extent.

"Fish or cut bait"

The problem isn't Palin, because AFAIK while Palin may be posturing in a familiar way, she's never actually said that she was running for President. The problem is a fanbase that's convinced, despite reality, that she actually *is* running. I'd love to be wrong here. But I can't throw my support behind someone who isn't actually running.

15 posted on 09/06/2011 8:10:00 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coulter must have been following Free Republic closely over the last several months. Although this problem is apparent on many other Conservative forums and Blogs as well.
16 posted on 09/06/2011 8:10:00 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: GlockLady

Its funny hearing Ann talk about Palin fans being “Worshippers” when its Ann who worships the ground Chris Christie walks on..she talks about him all the time and drools when she says his name


17 posted on 09/06/2011 8:10:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hell hath no fury like a spurned Christie lover.
18 posted on 09/06/2011 8:11:29 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PALIN: You’ve already withstood the wrath and the disdain and the lies from the media and the permanent political class looking down on us, mocking us, making things up about us, telling us to go to hell. You’ve already withstood that. We’re still standing, right? You’re here today, standing strong, committed to restoring all that’s good about America. It’s with a still spine that you are still standing. You’re here today, standing tall because you know what is at stake, and it’s our children’s future that is at stake.


19 posted on 09/06/2011 8:12:17 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Ann & Laura (I’m presently reading both of their books) but I think sometimes people like these two live in a kind of northeastern bubble that disables them from connecting to what real america is believing. OTOH maybe they’re just jealous of her book sales and the fact that she was a man.


20 posted on 09/06/2011 8:12:41 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree about Christie. He’s fine as NJ governor, but as President would be completely untrustworthy on a whole host of issues, especially the Second Amendment and judges.

But while I grant you that Palin is solid on the Second Amendment, what makes you think Palin would be any good on immigration? And of course immigration encompasses the Muslim issue, because if not for our absurd legal immigration policies, we would not have to worry about Muslim trouble within our own borders.

Palin can be given some relief for past positions since she was the running mate of pro-amnesty John McCain. And she gets points for supporting the Arizona law. But has she articulated a well-thought out position on immigration overall? What does she think about extended family chain migration? What does she think about the ridiculous Diversity Visa program? What does she think about Refugee and Asylum policies? What does she think about Attrition through Enforcement to deal with the illegal population?

To be fair, all of the Republican frontrunners are worthless on these fronts. Fred Thompson is the only candidate I can remember with a decent plan on immigration, but of course his campaign went nowhere last time. So I won’t be harder on Palin than the others, but why exactly do so many conservatives think she would be good on immigration?


21 posted on 09/06/2011 8:18:42 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann has morphed into a scawny douche bag. She is so far removed from the real middle class folks who make this country run. I used to like her but now I wouldn’t spit on her if she was on fire....


22 posted on 09/06/2011 8:19:42 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann has morphed into a scawny douche bag. She is so far removed from the real middle class folks who make this country run. I used to like her but now I wouldn’t spit on her if she was on fire....


23 posted on 09/06/2011 8:19:59 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Anyone who if friends with scum like Bill Maher ain’t no friend of mine. Sorry.


24 posted on 09/06/2011 8:21:45 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 4 President 2012- Accept No Cheap Substitute)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coulter said if Christie were to stay out of the race, she may support Mitt Romney.
25 posted on 09/06/2011 8:22:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Maybe Ann is simply jealous b/c Sarah has Todd, and she’s happily married with kids, who knows?


26 posted on 09/06/2011 8:22:14 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ann Coulter is another Ivy League elitist. She turns the big 5-0 in December.

She looks at Sarah Palin and all Sarah has accomplished personally and professionally and Ann realizes what she has missed out on. Imagine being married to Coulter and how quickly her shtick would start wearing on you.

Look at the men in her life: Bill Maher, leftist Andrew Stein and Bob Guccione, Jr. Levi Johnston might actually be a step up.

27 posted on 09/06/2011 8:23:37 PM PDT by bwc2221
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Ann experimented with men and didn’t like it.

Remember her Muslim boy friend?


28 posted on 09/06/2011 8:24:01 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It sounds like Ann has joined the "loser" Corps:

Tokyo Rove
Charles Sour Krauthammer
Dana Perugino
The Bushes

29 posted on 09/06/2011 8:24:27 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans...”

Exactly. Palin HAS fans...and Ann Coulter is finding it harder to fill seats and sell books, her blonde shocktress performances have gone the way of Gallagher’s watermelon act...everybody’s seen it.

Jan is having a fit because everything is “Marcia Marcia Marcia!”


30 posted on 09/06/2011 8:24:27 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It sounds like Ann has joined the "loser" Corps:

Tokyo Rove
Charles Sour Krauthammer
Dana Perugino
The Bushes

31 posted on 09/06/2011 8:24:40 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann appears to be slowly losing her mind.


32 posted on 09/06/2011 8:26:02 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: leprechaun9

It’s interesting to watch the similarity in what is happening to the mainstream media, with the similarity of what is happening to support for RINOs.

They’re both, in a long-term stubborn trajectory to paint themselves into a corner.


33 posted on 09/06/2011 8:27:20 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Over the years I have followed Ann’s rise to prominence as a vanguard for conservative values. I have purchase all of her books and enjoyed them for their vitriolic language and her constant espousing of American values.

However, over the last year, I have become conscience of a turn toward the moderate by our dear Ann. Mayhap it is just me, but there it is.

It would seem her vitriol is now aimed toward those less moderate, those more inclined to challenge the status quo. Mayhap she is moderating?


34 posted on 09/06/2011 8:27:43 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

It is a flat out LIE that there are Palin “worshippers” in ANY sense here. Those who love her do not bow down to her or pretend she is anything other than a supremely skillful politician with enormous personal appeal. She is unique but no deity.


35 posted on 09/06/2011 8:29:37 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

So, Ann is a conservative? Who knew? Anyone licking Chris Christie’s boots is NO conservative in my book.


36 posted on 09/06/2011 8:30:25 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sarah fans (me) are like Rush’s fans (also me) We love what they have to say and defend them against stupid hateful attacks. We are loyal unlike the rest of these hacks.


37 posted on 09/06/2011 8:30:54 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: arrogantsob

ROFLMBO! Stop it! you’re hillarious!


38 posted on 09/06/2011 8:31:44 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: leprechaun9

Oh, yeah a family with three terms in the White House and 8 as VP is “losers”. Compared with exactly WHO? LoL


39 posted on 09/06/2011 8:33:28 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter will change her mind after she has viewed The Undefeated. It is, after all, a “game changer”. ~snicker~
40 posted on 09/06/2011 8:34:31 PM PDT by jla
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Fools laugh at the truth.


41 posted on 09/06/2011 8:35:06 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ann, piss off.

And eat a few cheeseburgers while you're at it.

42 posted on 09/06/2011 8:35:36 PM PDT by tomkat (Sarah '12)
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To: Brimack34

A long time ago I was listening to Rush and he explained he’s not so much about programming dittoheads. That’s not how one becomes the most listened to talk radio host in a free country.

He’s so darn successful, because he simply says what so many people already believe.

The rest of the media refuses to, and that left Rush the ultimate market opportunity: just say the truth.

Palin’s in the enviable position now, Rush was when he started out. Just as the MSM would not speak the truth simply, so also RINOs won’t take a stand for anything.

Palin comes along, points out the emperor looks funny that way, and a whole lot of us out here realize that’s really important to say.

Liberals attack Rush because they think he’s programming us.

Rush is simply saying what we believe.


43 posted on 09/06/2011 8:35:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, now... can we guess who is upset that the role of Conservative Femme Politicale has been filled by Sarah Palin? Whose claws are out and ripping with unbalanced jealous envy?

Could it be.... Anne Coulter?!

The transparency of it is exceeded only by how pathetic it is. Grow up, Anne... there's still plenty of attention to go around for anorexic blondes——you know, if that's your thing. BTW, are those high cheekbones, or can I actually see your skeleton through your skin?

LMAO!!!

8^D

44 posted on 09/06/2011 8:37:41 PM PDT by Gargantua ("I'm only voting for Palin because I can't run for President..." (_8(|) Doh!!!)
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To: WPaCon
Not a fan of Ann, but she does have a point to a certain extent.

Not really a fan of Ann either, she does have a point. Period.

Palin's merits and flaws notwithstanding, a not insignificant percentage of her fans would surround her with styrofoam Greek columns if they could. It might be an uncomfortable comparison, but it's entirely true.

45 posted on 09/06/2011 8:39:56 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: arrogantsob

See? Looks like Coulter was right after all.


46 posted on 09/06/2011 8:42:47 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: no-to-illegals

Gee...I used to like Ann a few years ago .


47 posted on 09/06/2011 8:47:32 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: listenhillary
"We made fun of the messiah worship..."

There is most certainly a critical threshhold of maturity and intelligence required to discern the vast gulf of difference between unfounded fawning over an empty suit with no outstanding charachteristics or record, and the truly deserved admiration bestowed upon someone with miles and decades of stunning accomplishments who would still show up incognito to run in a marathon and not inform the press.

That level of integrity, character, moral certitude, and outstanding achievement actually deserves the highest praise and approbation, and it is not a character flaw to acknowledge that fact.

The flaw, and it is both deep and telling, belongs to those who truly cannot see the difference. By the way, Sarah finished second in her age group. Isn't that just amazing?!

;^\

48 posted on 09/06/2011 8:48:06 PM PDT by Gargantua ("I'm only voting for Palin because I can't run for President..." (_8(|) Doh!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann, Ann, we hardly knew ya.

Buh bye now!


49 posted on 09/06/2011 8:51:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Steel Wolf; Alex Murphy

I totally agree with your criticism of her fans and Alex’s wish for her to decide soon, but I think it’s a bit unfair to hold Palin’s overzealous supporters against her.


50 posted on 09/06/2011 8:52:05 PM PDT by WPaCon
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