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Barnicle Barely Blinks As Coulter Calls Ted Kennedy 'Human Pestilence'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/29/2011 5:09:37 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Can you imagine the holy hell Ann Coulter would have unleashed if Ronald Reagan had been described in similarly scathing terms? But when the irrepressible Ann called Ted Kennedy "human pestilence," long-term Kennedy clan retainer Mike Barnicle barely blinked.

It happened on Morning Joe today. Coulter, who has called on conservatives to rally around Mitt Romney, was defending Romney's adoption in the past of moderate positions. Ann argued he did so in hyper-liberal Massachusetts while running against Ted Kennedy and that Romney "came within five points of taking out that human pestilence." The best Barnicle could muster was a stumbling "I, I, I, I don't know that I'm going to do that with Ted Kennedy," that "we miss him in Massachusetts" and that Kennedy would have facilitated the ObamaCare debate.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; humanpestilence; mikebarnicle; tedkennedy

1 posted on 11/29/2011 5:09:40 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Former Kennedy flunky Barnicle barely defends Ted when Ann Coulter calls him “human pestilence.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/29/2011 5:12:52 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
But when the irrepressible Ann called Ted Kennedy "human pestilence," long-term Kennedy clan retainer Mike Barnicle barely blinked.

Those who knew him best would know ...

3 posted on 11/29/2011 5:13:26 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, she could have called him a drunken unconvicted murderer. Either way, the truth is out there. May his arrogance be a lesson in humility.


4 posted on 11/29/2011 5:19:46 AM PST by wita
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To: Tax-chick

if Ronald Reagan had been described in similarly scathing terms?

Oh he was and the Bush’s also WHILE THEY WERE ALIVE.

Pestilence? I miss ted kennedy like I miss smallpox.


5 posted on 11/29/2011 5:21:39 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ann comes up with yet another well-deserved moniker for the former senior blimp from Massholechewzitts.


6 posted on 11/29/2011 5:25:18 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Maybe I'll have another look at Herman)
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To: tet68
Oh he was and the Bush’s also WHILE THEY WERE ALIVE.

Exactly.

I would like to see all Republican or conservative commentators and elected officials call Ted Kennedy or Barney Frank what they are ... evil filth. And give details. The time to be mealy-mouthed has long passed.

7 posted on 11/29/2011 5:26:15 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I feel remiss that I forgot to note this past Thanksgiving that the Kennedy toilet has finally been flushed. We are free of this waste of oxygen and the vilest repository for good Scotch that ever drew breath and that is an unmixed good. Rest in torment Teddy


8 posted on 11/29/2011 5:29:07 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: muir_redwoods

Two plus years ago, I was in the hospital for almost a month after cancer surgery, rehab, etc. That was the time that God chose for Ted to assume room temperature. It gave me reason to want to recover but the round-the-clock coverage of the event on TV, even on Fox, got very tedious. The cable choices in the hospital were very limited.


9 posted on 11/29/2011 5:35:48 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Maybe I'll have another look at Herman)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.


10 posted on 11/29/2011 5:42:48 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I agree with Ann that Ted Kennedy was pestilence.

I do not agree with her choice for Presidential candidacy.

Romney isn’ta choice it’s just a white face in place of the darker toned one we have there now.


11 posted on 11/29/2011 5:47:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: tet68
Pestilence? I miss ted kennedy like I miss smallpox.

Wow! You miss him THAT much?! :-)

12 posted on 11/29/2011 5:49:47 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"That stupid, lying, idiot RINO Coulter does not know
we felons and frauds so LOVE each other, Sal."

13 posted on 11/29/2011 5:54:04 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Not to worry, Teddy lives on, online:

14 posted on 11/29/2011 6:06:18 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain !!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What “Obamacare debate”, Mike. Seems to me that Reid & Pelosi just rammed it through on a straight party-line vote.


15 posted on 11/29/2011 6:15:25 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: Tax-chick

Yep


16 posted on 11/29/2011 6:17:42 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Ann comes up with yet another well-deserved moniker for the former senior blimp from Massholechewzitts.

Coincidentally, I heard Ann describe Kennedy as The Human Dirigible in one of her CPAC addresses.

17 posted on 11/29/2011 6:19:36 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Damn! Ann just keeps getting more beautiful.


18 posted on 11/29/2011 6:25:23 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I've read many of Ann's books and it seem to me she can't write without a Thesaurus next to her to find obscure words few have heard of, she does it in every chapter.
19 posted on 11/29/2011 6:33:42 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: Tax-chick
I would like to see all Republican or conservative commentators and elected officials call Ted Kennedy or Barney Frank what they are ... evil filth. And give details. The time to be mealy-mouthed has long passed.

I suspect too many of them inhabit the same dank corners as the Swimmer and Sofa King. They are probably just happy that fat ted's departure freed up some space in the sewer and cleared out a bit of the stench.

They cry about partisanship but the problem is that they all get along soooo well.

20 posted on 11/29/2011 6:37:38 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Venturer

Ann, who has a nack of picking the wrong candidate year after year after year, doesn’t think we even need to discuss the issues or have a primary. We should rally around someone who is wild card. He’s a liberal republican at best, and likely a moderate who will compromise at every turn.

She won’t even listen or consider someone like Newt. I’m very disappointed in her, but clearly she’s off base here if she thinks Romney is the best choice.

Obama and company will tag the guy as a racist and drag the Mormon faith into it. By the end, people will be afraid to vote for him.


21 posted on 11/29/2011 6:43:09 AM PST by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey, folks, be easy on Ted Kennedy, he’s been sober since August 25, 2009.


22 posted on 11/29/2011 6:46:05 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I would think Romney would make a fine president if I believed for one second that his RINOism was a temporary affliction while running for office in Massachusetts which he has been cured of. However, I think the most dangerous place in America after the last day of the Republican convention would be to the left of Romney as his sprints to and then past the middle - you would have his footprints all over you if you tried to get in the way.
23 posted on 11/29/2011 6:48:46 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: nikos1121

Newt “No Child Left Behind, Mandatory Health Care, Global Warming, Prescription Drugs, TARP” Gingrich is no better than Romney. If you want to waste your vote on him, however, feel free to do so.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 7:24:44 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought it was now verboten to quote Ann Coulter favorably on FR. IBTZ?


25 posted on 11/29/2011 7:31:52 AM PST by Hawthorn
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Ann Coulter-”Whenever we run a moderate Republican, we lose.” 7.8.2008
Conservative fraud Ann Coulter says the opposite of what she’s recently said, here in a 2008 interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=788GLElNE4c


26 posted on 11/29/2011 7:47:20 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Why is Newsbusters promoting Ann Coulter?


27 posted on 11/29/2011 7:48:39 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: Ancesthntr
Hey, folks, be easy on Ted Kennedy, he’s been sober since August 25, 2009.

Well, okay. He's been pretty dry since then.

Dessicated, even.

Except for his buddies who've been pouring bourbon on his grave. The crickets and worms like it.

28 posted on 11/29/2011 9:06:06 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The truth will out, won’t it Mark?

I have little sympathy for that slimeball. I remember his Robert Bork speech.

AFA Mizz Coulter goes, see my tagline.


29 posted on 11/29/2011 9:08:13 AM PST by sauropod (Ann Coulter does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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To: Ezekiel
They cry about partisanship but the problem is that they all get along soooo well.

Yes, and you have to ask yourself, "Could I carry on friendly association with someone I knew was a rapist and killer, or that I knew was involved in massive graft with his sex partners?" My answer would be no.

However, if a person doesn't think there's anything wrong with rape or prostitution or graft, well ... he's a politician, isn't he?

30 posted on 11/29/2011 9:48:15 AM PST by Tax-chick (Thomas Sowell. Accept no substitutes!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’d really like to see a barnacle blink.


31 posted on 11/29/2011 9:52:20 AM PST by samtheman
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