Skip to comments.Ann Coulter sees ‘Occupy Wall Street’ in Bundy Ranch standoff
Posted on 04/26/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The biggest lesson in Nevadas Bundy Ranch standoff is how its angered conservative America, conservative commentator Ann Coulter said, urging Republicans to channel that passion in the most effective way possible.
Republicans and conservatives ought to learn, be careful before you choose a mascot, Coulter said Friday in an interview with CNNs Bill Weir.
In a comparison sure to anger some of rancher Cliven Bundys most vocal supporters, Coulter likened the Nevada cattle battle to the ineffectual Occupy Wall Street demonstrations of 2011, when thousands of unwashed, unemployed and unhappy young people took to the streets to protest not getting milk and cookies before their afternoon nap.
I never thought this was a great cause, Coulter said of Bundys battle. I dont see much difference between whats going on at that ranch and Occupy Wall Street.
The fallout from Bundys comments about slavery which liberals heralded from the moment they broke in The New York Times on Wednesday helps make Coulters point that flash-in-the-pan protests like Bundys are diversions from bigger concerns over the direction the country is taking in the age of Obama.
That anger needs to be channeled productively and thats something prominent conservatives who should be leading the movement are failing to do, Coulter said.
Theres a lot to be angry about, and people want to punch back, Coulter said, listing as boiling points Obamacare and the growing number of states approving gay marriage and legalizing marijuana.
But what I think is happening is people we look to be leaders to direct that justified anger are instead being followers, she said.
Stop following the mob youre supposed to direct the mob, who have a legitimate grievance.
The libs are going to love hearing Coulter call conservative activists the mob, but theyd be missing the point, as usual. Her message is that conservatives arent just the Occupy movement with better hygiene. A raft of issues with major implications for Americas future are at a tipping point, and turning them in the right direction requires effective political organization not just foot-stomping or camera-hogging.
That means the conservative movement needs leaders who arent getting distracted by another romantic mascot who may turn out rightly or wrongly to be an embarrassment.
There is legitimate anger, she said. We see these random explosions here and there where it ought to be directed to something useful and directed at something we can do something about.
And nothing more.
Ann is past her sell-by date. Just another drone for the establishment right now, with a Mitch McConnell fetish.
Ann saw Mittens Romney as a “Great Conservative”. ROFLMAO!!!
Ann is a New York idiot.
Huh? I think this exposes a fundamental issue -- the federal government has no business taking over our lands. That is the issue. It has nothing to do with Bundy or any specific personalities. This wrong is happening in Texas and elsewhere.
Republicans and conservatives ought to learn, be careful before you choose a mascot, Coulter said
Yeah. *Looks at the mannish former mascot*
The federal government has no business owning so much land. It’s like the king’s forests of feudal England. How can Coulter not see this as an important issue?
Ann was a long-time friend of FR. This really saddens me.
She writes extremely well, she knows the law, and she’s smart. I’m afraid that all these crazy statements, beginning with her pact with Drudge to nominate Romney by telling repeated lies about the conservative opposition, are not the result of stupidity. Because she still can write well when she wants to.
There must be some sort of payoff, or career opportunity, behind these pieces of RINO nonsense.
Because she already has hers and really DGAS about the rest of us???
She must also see little difference between crap and chocolate ice cream, simply because they’re both brown.
No, what Republicans and Conservatives must learn is to take a stand and stick with it, and do not go wobbly when the heat rises.
Well, as Bundy said, at least he’s producing something the country needs. Can’t say that about OWS.
What a crock !! ...For thousands of years it was a given you had a right to graze animal on public waste land.
Ann’s lost her mojo. It’s too bad.
We really need to kick these a..holes to the curb..they fliped the whole premises of the country on its head..you have to ask the goverment permission to live your life..there it such thing as common public land now..its all the kings private land now you to have permission be on...
Particularly since his slavery remarks we all know that this guy’s gonna lose.Not that he *should* lose but that he *will*.That’s simply because both Dirty Harry (who clearly stands to benefit financially) and Osama Obama are both utterly fearless *and* utterly amoral.
I don't choose mascots. I respond to events that threaten liberty.
Ann Coulter and her ilk are stuck in the old, worn out practice of crafting vain images and bolstering political celebrities.
Shut your stupid yap, Coulter. You no longer speak for us.
Mann doesn’t need the press.
“Ann Coulter and Bill OBaxter are both knee jerk elitist idiots.”
They just masquerade as conservatives, their real agenda is to keep conservative in line. They’re just a tool for the liberal establishment. With the exception of a few, you really can’t trust any of those so-called conservatives who functions in the establishment media. I’m starting to turn more towards alternate news sources to keep informed.
Bump. She needs to try something new. She needs to ask Mylie Cyrus for pointers.
Just stop buying her books, stop clicking on her opinion links, and stop watching her appearances on Hannity. Let her dry up and blow away.
Be careful before you choose a mascot, says Ann. Apparently she doesn’t take her own advice since she’s all for running Romney again.
I see Bill Maher and Chris Christie in Ann Coulter. Stop acting like she is, was, or could be the conservative female spokesperson. She aint.
Not much. They won't even enforce the Constitution. And most Republicans despise the right to keep and bear arms, secretly, in their Washington soirees, when the liquor is flowing and the cheap girls are ho-ing.
After decades of watching conservatives slink away protesting that they were not racist what I liked about Michael Savage is he grabbed such contumely by the neck and flung it right back at the Left.
Look at super rich blacks like Oprah Winfrey saying all the old white folks should just die, that's what will cure racism. Total acceptance by the public. They came for the "racists" (guilty or not) but I . . . .
How have some of these normally professional conservative pundits forget to wait for the rest of the story?
yep, there is a big issue here - and she missed it. She is right on the bigger point, however. A conservative leader, one with some media savvy, should have taken the lead on this - AND helped shelter Bundy from the media and himself.
This person, (Cruz?) could have kept the heat on Harry and his hired thugs in the BLM. I haven’t heard Cruz say anything about the Red River border wars - has anybody else?
Given that the issue is, at bottom, a state vs federal matter, it was the governor's job to have stood with Bundy.
Sandoval missed an opportunity to become the leader of a movement.
Similarly, it will be the job of the Texas governor to lead the opposition to any BLM land grab on the Red River. I've no doubt that both Perry and Abbott will be up to the job.
Her basic point is correct. There’s huge energy out here in flyover country and our so called leaders aren’t giving it a channel.
Ann is a statist, socialite, media whore.
She is the equivalent of political point shaver...Wanting the elite (of both Parties) to win, but not big enough to impact her conservative ATM scam. Do yourself a favor and ignore every word that passes over her forked tongue, no matter what the issue. It’s all pandering for either your money or for Party invitations.
She has been accepted into the high brow, better than thou club. It changes people, making them believe they are better because of money.
Jumping the shark are we, Annie?
Yes, you’re right. Sandoval gave lip service, but didn’t get out in front of the cause.
Perry and Abbot have made it very clear that the BLM will be met with resistance in Texas - the clear implication was military resistance.
How do we shut her up? Ann, Mitt Romney thats the ticket.