Skip to comments.Who Castrated Ann Coulter?
Posted on 02/06/2012 8:37:28 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
something has happened to Coulter. I don't have firsthand knowledge that she was kidnapped by RINO Team Six and taken to an offshore medical facility where she was forced to undergo a gruesome surgical procedure, but many of her recent columns suggest that something of the sort must have occurred. What else could explain her endorsement of Mitt Romney? Once immutable where her core convictions were concerned, she has executed a vertigo-inducing volte-face in order to promote a brazen opportunist whose positions on the big issues were the opposite of hers before he began running for President. She relentlessly trashes Republican "moderates" like McCain, yet now supports a candidate who makes the Arizona Senator look like Barry Goldwater by comparison.
It first became apparent that something awful had happened to Coulter last November, when she wrote a column asking "If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When?" In this surreal effusion, she claimed that the media were "pushing Newt Gingrich" and other alternatives to Romney "because they are terrified of running against him." This, as many pointed out at the time, was preposterous. The only thing that terrifies the media about Romney is that he might not get the GOP nomination. This is the man they want to run against. Unlike Coulter, the media and the Obama reelection team know that Romney can be easily portrayed as a Wall Street parasite whose only memorable "accomplishment" as the Governor of Massachusetts was the enactment of a health "reform" law that renders him unable to credibly denounce ObamaCare.
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She’s a turncoat sellout traitor to the conservative cause. Obviously, someone found her pricepoint and paid it.
***Whoever got her also got ahold of Nikki Haley and John Bolton as well.***
Believe that is the key.
While Newt was lending his inspiration to the people, Romney was spreading his wealth to the weak and they took it.
I see no dignity in speculating on Ann’s personal appearance or her acquaintances. It’s clear that many of us feel betrayed but consider that she is just another celebrity who articulated some of our beliefs in a unique and forceful way. She is entitled to self preservation and financial support and to sell her soul to the highest bidder - so just let go and move on. We are not responsible for her lack of conscience or ethics.
I like Ann. She's a bit over the top here, but I'll give her a pass. She has earned it.
“Conservatism was the ammo that offered the most bang for the young, pugnacious Coulter. She was the rebel against rebels, the outrageous right among the left (in college, law school, etc.) Now she seeks a second adolescence, trying to recapture that feeling, and being shes firmly in the ranks of the conservatives, she can only rebel by becoming the outrageous left among the right.
Its nothing to do with principles, really. Its to do with psychology. The extreme high-strung tension, the manic torrent of words, the pyrotechnic hostility; these things betray a long-running inner conflict as do the chronic smoking and drinking.”
Hmmm. How you describe Anne is almost exactly how I would describe Newt.
Because I've always liked her in the past, I am mystified by her present support for Romney. Almost every one of her attacks on Gingrich are more true of Romney.
Its entirely possible to be conservative and not like Gingrich but its not easy to be conservative and support a guy like Romney. If you do, though, especially if you are a talented writer, you should be able to explain how you get intellectually from A to B and to my mind she hasn't done it.
So far the only defense I've heard of Romney from any Romniac is essentially that he is electable. For a political pro thats probably enough. For an idealogue, that isn't enough and I expect a better explanation from someone like Coulter. Til I get it her position mystifies me and when things don't make sense people tend to assume bad faith.
She likes Christie. So once he supported Romney, so did she.
Not me. The stakes are to high this time. Ms. Coulter is an arrogant, know it all. Everybody that doesn’t agree with her is just too stupid to understand. I detest people like that. She has done far too many things lately to simply give her a pass. She has earned nothing.
Ann and others have allowed fear to drive them into RINOtopia, where they can have warm, fuzzy dreams of Oromney paternalism.
Money is what happened. Mitt has a lot, and Newt doesn’t. That and Newt managed to turn everyone against him last time, and the GOP does not want him running the show.
You are right.
This is the worst set of canidates I have ever seen.
I believe the explanation for Ann's position is much simpler. Ann Coulter desperately wants to defeat Barrack Hussein Obama and, through the power of reason that a UM Law graduate and SCOTUS justice law clerk has at her disposal, has concluded that Mitt Romney is the best vessel through which to achieve that goal. She also seems to have come to the conclusion that addressing the economic problems this country faces is the most important piece of business before us; that among the candidates available to us Romney has the strongest bone fides in this regard; and that pragmatism and competency are more valuable attributes to a chief executive charged with accomplishing these objectives than perceived ideological purity. In service to these position she has presented column after column of coherent and well argued exegesis that no one on this board has so much as made an effort to address on point. Rather, they have responded with standard ad hominum attacks, accusing her of apostasy, selling out for money and fame secretly courting homosexuals for some reason. And of course there are the snide comments about her looks and her being a woman of a certain age. Believe me folks, Ann is winning this dust up, as in a battle of wits she comes fully armed.
Yeah, they were screwing you all along. Now they have no recourse but to expose themselves. The subtleness that was always there is gone.
I think you are correct. I wondered if Romney had asked John Bolton to be Secretary of State. That would do it.
—The subtleness that was always there is gone.—
Yeah. It could be that simple.
I don’t care if she and the others at FOX are desperate to defeat Obama so push Romney
They have put all their integrity in the tank by allowing the lies to be told about Newt
They know the truth about Romany and Newt and hide it from the viewers and readers
That is plain WRONG and shows they are no better than the liberals in thinking they are the elite and the unwashed masses must be led so any method is OK
A well thought out response, until Mark Levin intellectually eviscerates her/you:
She doesn't think it, she wants it - that why she groveling like a **ore to make it happen.
Her liberalism makes her one dumb broad who can be bought. She's void of character and every good thing. Shank sums it up.
And she's really just like mitt who reeks of evil. They think money makes them relevant.
IMO, selling out our country to the likes of mitt --> Barry, socialism and every evil thing - when others gave their life for our country, I see blood on their hands.
That is incomprehensible to me but I know better than to argue with anyone so wrong.
For your edification here's a graph of the effects of Ann Coulter's career on America...
Hmmm. Did I say Ann Coulter?
Approx. the 10:00 mark.
I feel the same way you do about the lies Fox is telling. It is a disgrace! Furthermore, all the pundants keep talking about how Newt is a big cry baby whining about Romney. Well..he does not have the big money Romney does to put out attack ads behind the scenes and act like Mr. Positive meanwhile in public. He uses his primary speeches in each state to attack Romney and get his message out for free while he has America’s attention. They all act like Newt rambles and is incoherent. No. Newt is getting his message out directly to America. Coulter is the one who is not coherent and she is viciously trying to paint Newt as crazy and the tea party as hypocrites. Everyone sees she is supporting Rhinos and calling them conservatives. No sale here. Not now. Not ever.
I actually agree with you, the insiders seem to know something about Gingrich in particular that we don’t.
I suspect that Gingrich may have been diagnosed with something like Bio Polar disorder or something similar in the past which should have been confidential but has somehow leaked out to the insiders in DC and some of the elite media. I also suspect this very fact is what Nancy Pelosi keeps referring too. But no one can actually say that they know it for fear of a lawsuit.
Why do you guys care about what this woman is saying or care about what any pundit or radio talk show is saying. Be your own master of thoughts and actions. Never listen to anyone or be influenced by any pundit when you decide who to vote for. Are you the master of your thoughts and actions?
This is a rather large disagreement,don’t you think. She’s come out in favor of Romney and RomneyCare. I think it’s time folks realized that these “conservatives” are all entertainers and opportunists. They call themselves capitalists but they don’t really support the constitution. We are in a mess and we have been for decades. Rome lost it’s Republic and then slowly slide down hill. We have lost ours and things are moving much faster nowadays. We are like frogs in hot water.
Mark Levin calls out Ann Coulter for unfairly trashing Newt Gingrich
Posted by The Right Scoop on Dec 16, 2011
Mark Levin accuses Ann Coulter (and BillO) of using what is a perfect opportunity to discuss Newts comments last night on changing the judiciary to instead trash him in favor of her candidate, calling him bombastic and minimizing him by saying that he never achieves anything anyway:
She wont even give the man credit for what he has achieved! Taking back the House from 44 years of Democrat monopoly was never thought possible and in doing so he had to defeat the Republican establishment! You cant even give him that?
No they cant, because they have a hate-on. They have a hate-on.
Do you know why I resent this? Because now we have a bunch of bullies running around. And Giuliani was 100% right. Theyre trying to turn this guy into a crazy man.
And I resent it and I resist it! Hes not even my guy and I resent it and I resist it!
“That is incomprehensible to me but I know better than to argue with anyone so wrong.”
Now you sound like Anne talking about Newt.
Or is it Newt talking about anyone who isn’t him?
“I suspect that Gingrich may have been diagnosed with something like Bio Polar disorder “
We already know he’s politically Bipolar.
But fundamentally his argument comes down to a pure defense of individual liberty versus the compulsory power of the state. Overall, I find that argument to be a strong one, but Ann never argued that case. She states up front, correctly in my view, that the Right Wing attack on Romney regarding RomneyCare is the elevation of a policy dispute into a question of constitutional rights. The Right doesn't like government interference in private markets and employs constitutional arguments to make their case.
Ann is arguing that RomneyCare was a sensible approach to addressing a free riding problem in Massachusetts. The voters liked, wanted it and at least at the time of Brown's Senate run were strongly in favor of it.
The Right attacks Romney using constitutional arguments. And, fundamentally that is the basis of Levin's case. Indeed, RomneyCare would be unconstitutional at the federal level. But, there is no constitutional prohibition against a state constructing a mandatory insurance scheme. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts compels drivers to purchase insurance to drive, surely it can also compel them to purchase health insurance, a service that all ultimately will require. The fact that one can choose not to drive is irrelevant. The precedent is established: government can compel you to make a private purchase, as well as drill in the militia.
The issue of FREE RIDING is a serious problem, whether the high and mighty Mark wishes to concede the point or not. If providers can't not provide a service than individuals can compel them to provide that service without compensation. That's legal theft and shouldn't be anything we support.
RomneyCare was designed to address this problem. MA addressed it the way MA wanted to address it. That is what I consider a “States’ Rights” and federalism. Romney tried to make the law as internal coherent as possible. Based on the overwhelming vote the bill received, it seems that it was pretty popular and a veto by Romney would have been overridden. So Romney made a pragmatic decision to support a proposal that would pass in some form to make it is sustainable as possible.
So, Levin is accusing Romney of acting as a pragmatist; a man who seeks to achieve the best possible solution to a problem when a perfect solution isn't available. Guilty as charged.
But we cannot afford to make perfection the enemy of the good. The U.S. electorate is not as conservative as Mark Levin. We live in a center right country that for better or worse expects its political class to use the power of the state to “solve” social problems. A politician like Romney will appeal to a broad section of that electorate precisely because of this underlying pragmatism. We need to win this one, to be pragmatic, and that was the fundamental argument that Ann makes in her article. I agree with it.
The appeal of Gingrich to the majority of posters on this board is that he is the anti-pragmatist: a committed ideologue who has all the answers even if a large percentage of Americans won't slurp down the bitter medicine he has for them. All fine and well, but he is not in step with the electorate and would lead to a disastrous result in November, up and down the ticket.
Calm down and be realistic. We need to win this one. Mitt isn't perfect but he is the best chance we have. End the fratricide and the guilt by association propaganda (Romney was photographed with Ted Kennedy, or my!). That's beneath Levin.
NOT one word about the negative misinformation that Romney is putting out only that Newt shouldn’t complain
Their integrity is in the toilet
You are exactly right Mr. X....i’m wondering if the clowns here today who are dissing Ann understand the english language the concepts in her arguement are not that hard to understand but they appear to mystify these whoop de do’s
....so lets see if we can make it clearer to them...: AS you say
‘She believes a Republican can’t win without pulling in voters who went for Obama last time. She thinks Romney is the candidate who can do that.’.
She’s RIGHT AND ROMNEY IS.....
Clearly ann has the right idea...to win the presidency we must win the Independents and Mitt scares them less than Newt...she intelligently makes 2 other crucial arguements...
There are 2 issues here.....CRUCIAL ONES.......the results of which are lethal to AMERICA and they cannot be undone.....the question becomes which candidate has the best stance on these 2 issues
1. OBAMACARE...if it is allowed to go forth and people get used to some of the treats it contains...then it cannot and will not be overturned AND AMERICA WILL FOREVER BE CONDEMEND TO GO DOWN THE SOCIALIST PATH......people simply will not let go of their treats...therefore we must back the man most likely to deep six obamacare....on Mitts website he pledges on his first day in office to write immediate waivers to each of the 50 states thereby rendering it a non starter then he pledges to work for its repeal.
2. Immigration ....if amnesty in any form goes forth its just a matter of time before America becomes CALIFORNIA...again it is something that cannot be undone AND WILL FOREVER CHANCE AMERICA... if allowed to go forth....Newt has some crazy mixed up red card guest worker scheme that will fade into general amnesty soon after its clumsyness is initiated and AMERICAA WILL BECOME CALIFORNIA..again it will not be able to be undone...
3. Ann points out that Mitt does show some willingness to be infulenced and listen to other conservative thought and with our control of both houses it will be not a difficult thing to bring him around to conplete conservative compliance...
4. What part of the above do you ding bats who diss Ann...NOT understand?
I understand enough to know that I would NOT vote for Romney under ANY circumstance.
All this post tells me is how little the Proud-GOP establishment really thinks of those supposed ‘independents’. The Proud-GOP establishment are stuck on stupid if they think they can out deceive the Obama administration. They spent nearly 18 million dollars in Florida just to win... And this is suppose to impress those coveted ‘independents’...
All this post tells me is how little the Proud-GOP establishment really thinks of those supposed independents. The Proud-GOP establishment are stuck on stupid if they think they can out deceive the Obama administration. They spent nearly 18 million dollars in Florida just to win... And this is suppose to impress those coveted independents...
psssst jmt...these are DEMOCRATS not phd candidates as such they are almost as gullible as the dem party hearty kool aiders themselves. Ann herself said about these in DEPENDS dents ‘if by this time you aren’t a registered republican then you don’t have the brains of a toaster oven’
Keep your eyes on the prize lets get the most electable candidate on the slate then use our majorities in both houses to make sure MITT complies with the conservative agenda after he’s sworn in....howzatt?
I understand enough to know that I would NOT vote for Romney under ANY circumstance.
GDBRT you’re probably a very nice fellos but you’ve got to Keep Your Eyes On the Prize ....lets get the most electable candidate nominated and elected then bring him around to a pure conservative agenda after we’ve taken both houses of congress as well.....Ann has already put the word out to Mitt...’you better not disappoint me’ WHAT A GAL..
That'd be young men 19, 20, 21....... 34 years of age who have the LARGEST rate of unemployment in the nation, and for whom NO ONE has done anything!
The other faction is young women 19 to 34 who have a high unemployment rate (compared to other women their age in prior periods) and who are literally delaying having babies ~ which they want ~ because those young men they might marry, or to whom they're already married, don't have jobs.
At the moment the Obots seem to be vaguely aware that they have to DO SOMETHING to keep the young women so they've come up with this business on Free Birth Control.
The Obots, on the other hand, are promising to make the conditions of unemployment worse by an early release of hundreds of thousands of young men from the military.
I could go on with this at some length, but the problem with Ann, Bolton and others of their kind is they simply do not understand the demographics of the Great Obama Recession.
Romney is exactly the least likely candidate to pull in the youth vote. He's a guaranteed loser.
Now that phrase alone is proof that the writer is very talented!!!
Hey, the YOUT VOTE is the wave of the future. They can go with the Republicans or if that doesn't work they'll buy all these boxes of red armbands from me and create their own third way ~ probably like a lot of older "third ways".
No, ACORN isn't in their picture ~ fur shur.
I know Ann is in the tank for Romney now but if i recall correctly she said nice things about him at the ‘08 CPAC as well. I can’t understand what she sees in that RINO.
My guess is that somebody has some dirt on her.
Remember when Bill O’Reilly was a fire breathing conservative until the sexual harrassment thing happened? My guess is that Coulter got caught in some sort of sting. Maybe she tried to import a truckload of duty free cigarettes to her house, maybe she’s a lesbian, maybe she’s a certified “fag hag” (my guess) that is pro gay marriage. Whatever, she’s been turned and can’t be trusted from now on. Think of her as a Medved or Hewitt.
No. OReilly has never been a conservative. Ever.
I agree. My personal interim working explanation for her volte-face -- and there is nothing else to call it, it's far more severe than a trim or a tactical rising above a scruple -- is that she's under duress. Someone has visited her and explained to her with convincing force, how and how much her life is going to be worse henceforth, if she doesn't do what is wanted, and endorse and defend Mitt Romney on all points and at all costs, against conservative refuseniks.
I await the book on Ann, and meanwhile thoroughly disbelieve everything she is telling us.
Maybe you watched a different FOX channel than I did prior to the harrassment meltdown. Of course, FOXNEWS nowadays is drek.
That's funny as heck ;-)
What's not so funny is where she's gonna go from here. She's turned her back on the conservatives who bought her books, read her columns and defend her every time she would act like an idiot.
She has now aligned herself with pubbies who, in normal times, wouldn't give her the time of day. Does she think that she's gonna get to sit at the "big people's table" after all this is through?
For some reason this year she thinks Romney has the best chance to win in November.
It seems to me that each of these candidates left in the race has assets and liabilities. Count on the evil ones to exploit the liabilities when the nominee is chosen.
The people I don't get are the candidates themselves. They all want to be Ronald Reagan, but not one of them has taken the time to understand what made Reagan so popular.
Hint to candidates: Reagan made mistakes...lots of them. He took possession of them, and I can't recall that he made the same one twice.
Even Obama wants to be Reagan.Obama just happens to be the quintessential empty suit, so there isn't much chance.
Hint to candidates: Reagan preached the greatness of the United States and that our best years were ahead of us...and here's why... He did it with optimism and a smile.
Watching the Republicans try to gain traction this year borders on torture.
I don't think Ann Coulter's politics have moved one one hundreth of one percent in either direction, and I'll wager she will write on behalf of the eventual nominee whether or not it's Romney.