Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ann Coulter Strikes Again

October 21, 2007

Well, Ann Coulter has done it again. The "purveyor of hate" has dared to stick her neck out again, making statements which are upsetting to the rest of the civilized world. First, she upsets the tender-hearted Left when responding to Matt Lauer during an interview on the NBC Today show:

LAUER: On the 9-11 widows, and in particular a group that had been critical of the administration:

COULTER: "These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing bush was part of the closure process."

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband's death so much."

Then, without asking their permission first, she actually used a word that, heretofore, had mainly been used by homosexuals when exchanging comments about themselves:
"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out that you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm - so, kind of at an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards, so I think I'll just conclude here and take your questions,"

These trespasses may be all that you can take, I'm sure. I mean, if you're as delicate and soft as the nation's left-wing bloggers are, and assume that all of us are as well, then you've already spewed your latte all over your parlor-room furniture and choked on your biscotti at the above passages. "Who is this she-devil that spews such vile propaganda and hatred?", I can hear you saying. Or, more accurately, I can hear Kathy Griffith still shrieking. Kathy appeared on the same episode of the Today show that Ann made the above statements about the 9-11 anti-Bush widows. Kathy Griffith, a darling of the Bravo channel crowd, made the absolutely best, most intelligent retort that she and her ilk could when she was trotted out after Ann's segment had ended:

"I saw that nut-bag on the show earlier. What's she doing wearing a cocktail dress at seven in the morning. She got home from the party last night. Doesn't she just make stuff up Al? Who fact checks? You can't just let Ann Coulter…"

Too bad for Kathy, I guess. No one informed her that her 'D-List" savvy wasn't going to hold up when going against an intellectual who is several stories higher than her basement-level mentality. Poor Kathy thought that after her profound insight on Today show dress code was launched, that she'd score a knockout blow with that jab about, "Who fact-checks?"
But when you're just a reactionary, you don't care about arguing intelligently.

Just ask the Left.

They can't manage to defeat this exquisite Siren we know as Ann Coulter on ANYTHING she has ever said. Ann Coulter is not just some airhead fantasy writer like Maureen Dowd. Ann got her credentials the honest way: Graduated with honors from Cornell University; earned her JD from the University of Michigan Law (serving as editor of the Michigan Law Review); clerked for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and was an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates; practiced law for a private firm in New York City; and she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, DC, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.

A typical media-type or Washington talking head she ain't. Idiots like Maureen Dowd, Alan Combs, or Michael Kinsley aren't qualified to shine her shoes.

But that won't stop the brain-dead crew from The View from launching into Ann for her remarks during a recent interview on the Donny Deutsch show. In case you're like the other 99% of the world that hasn't seen Donny's show, you aren't missing anything. Donny showcases people who are near and dear to his heart: they're millionaires. He practically fawns over guests as they give their blow-by-blow experience with MAKING MONEY. All the way through it, Donny turns to the camera, telling us average Americans that "You can do this, too", with wide-eyed excitement and near delirious excitement.

For Donny, nothing is as important as MAKING MONEY. He doesn't understand someone who comes by millions of dollars as a by-product of doing something more important: living by their own standards. Ann is just such a person. You only have to read one chapter of her many books to understand that she is a passionate, committed, integrity-filled person, who just so happens to have made it rich because those of us in America are drawn to her pure analysis of the world stage. We buy her books faithfully. Me, included. I have every one of her tomes, and am the proud owner of one which was hand-signed by her. She doesn't have to market herself in the ways that hucksters like Donny Deutsch have made a lifetime of perfecting. She attracts millions of us loyalists by her mind only. No billboards, distributors, or slick packaging cause us to stop and buy her product.

Perhaps this is why Donny ended up turning on Ann by the end of their interview. I watched it from beginning to end, and saw Ann repeatedly try to get it across to Donny that her craft is just that: a skill. Donny kept trying to get her to divulge some simple formula which results in making the millions she does. "Being controversial sells", he kept trying to get her to say. Ann would try to rephrase his statement, correcting his shallow, materialistic analysis of what she does for a living, but he kept interrupting her—as if she was speaking a foreign language to poor Donny:
ANN:"I do what I do without calculating how I can make money from it." You could see those statements hit Deutsch between the eyes, leaving him speechless. He didn't know how to package that one.

After about three or four failed attempts to get some statement from Ann which would fit into a marketing slogan for Donny to wrap his mind around, you could hear the frustration welling up in him. He's getting to the end of his big interview with a well-known provocateur, and he hasn't produced some startling ratings-getter. Finally, he starts to sound desperate to get something, anything scandalous out of Ann:

DEUTSCH: Let me ask you a question. We're going to get off strengths and weakness for a second. If you had your way, and all of your — forget that any of them —

COULTER: I like this.

DEUTSCH: — are calculated marketing teases, and your dreams, which are genuine, came true having to do with immigration, having to do with women's — with abortion — what would this country look like?

COULTER: UMMMMM (pause) ... It would look like New York City during the Republican National Convention. In fact, that's what I think heaven is going to look like.

DEUTSCH: And what did that look like?

COULTER: Happy, joyful Republicans in the greatest city in the world.

DEUTSCH: No, no, no, no, but I'm talking about this country. You don't want to make this country — it's not about Republicans. I'm saying, what would the fabric of this country look like? Forget that the Republicans would be running the show.

COULTER: Well, everyone would root for America, the Democratic Party would look like Joe Lieberman, the Republican Party would look like Duncan Hunter —

DEUTSCH: No, no, no, I don't want — I'm not talking about politically the landscape. What would our — would we be safer? Would people be happier? Would they be more —

COULTER: We would be a lot safer.

DEUTSCH: Would there be more tolerance? Would there be — would women be happier, would the races get along better? The Ann Coulter subscription — prescription. What — tell me what would be different in our fabric of country, because —

COULTER: Well, all of those things.

DEUTSCH: I can give — I can give you an argument there would be more divisiveness, that there would be more hate —

COULTER: Oh, no.
DEUTSCH: That there would be a bigger difference between the rich and the poor, a lot of other — tell me what — why this would be a better world? Let's give you — I'm going to give you — say this is your show.

COULTER: Well, OK, take the Republican National Convention. People were happy. They're Christian. They're tolerant. They defend America, they —

DEUTSCH: Christian — so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?


DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?

COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

DEUTSCH: So I should not be a Jew, I should be a Christian, and this would be a better place?

COULTER: Well, you could be a practicing Jew, but you're not.

DEUTSCH: I actually am. That's not true. I really am. But — so we would be better if we were —
if people — if there were no Jews, no Buddhists —

COULTER: Whenever I'm harangued by —

DEUTSCH: — in this country? You can't believe that.

COULTER: — you know, liberals on diversity —

DEUTSCH: Here you go again.

COULTER: No, it's true. I give all of these speeches at megachurches across America, and the one thing that's really striking about it is how utterly, completely diverse they are, and completely unself-consciously. You walk past a mixed-race couple in New York, and it's like they have a chip on their shoulder. They're just waiting for somebody to say something, as if anybody would. And —

DEUTSCH: I don't agree with that. I don't agree with that at all. Maybe you have the chip looking at them. I see a lot of interracial couples, and I don't see any more or less chips there either way. That's erroneous.

COULTER: No. In fact, there was an entire "Seinfeld" episode about Elaine and her boyfriend dating because they wanted to be a mixed-race couple, so you're lying.

DEUTSCH: Oh, because of some "Seinfeld" episode? OK.

COULTER: But yeah, I think that's reflective of what's going on in the culture, but it is completely striking that at these huge megachurches — the idea that, you know, the more Christian you are, the less tolerant you would be is preposterous.

DEUTSCH: That isn't what I said, but you said I should not — we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then, or —


DEUTSCH: Really?

COULTER: Well, it's a lot easier. It's kind of a fast track.

DEUTSCH: Really?

COULTER: Yeah. You have to obey.

DEUTSCH: You can't possibly believe that.


DEUTSCH: You can't possibly — you're too educated, you can't — you're like my friend in —

COULTER: Do you know what Christianity is? We believe your religion, but you have to obey.

DEUTSCH: No, no, no, but I mean —

COULTER: We have the fast-track program.

DEUTSCH: Why don't I put you with the head of Iran? I mean, come on. You can't believe that.

COULTER: The head of Iran is not a Christian.

DEUTSCH: No, but in fact, "Let's wipe Israel" —

COULTER: I don't know if you've been paying attention.

DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?

COULTER: No, we think — we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?

COULTER: Yes. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we're all sinners —

DEUTSCH: In my old days, I would have argued — when you say something absurd like that,
there's no —

COULTER: What's absurd?

DEUTSCH: Jews are going to be perfected. I'm going to go off and try to perfect myself —

COULTER: Well, that's what the New Testament says.

DEUTSCH: Ann Coulter, author of "If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans," and if Ann Coulter had any brains, she would not say Jews need to be perfected. I'm offended by that personally. And we'll have more "Big Idea" when we come back.

Isn't it funny when the liberal intelligentsia gets bested at their own game? Donny had to result to ad-hominem attacks against Ann, because she simply answered his Utopian question.

See, there is no right and wrong when you ask a hypothetical like Donny did, but he obviously becomes unhinged when Ann provided thoughtful, intelligent, cogent answers. Up until now, America has had to hear about what "the best that America should be", as defined by the Left.

Well, it turns out that us quiet, patriotic, Christian Americans have got just as much a vivid vision of what America should be, also. And when it comes out as beautifully as what an intelligent, beautiful woman like Ann Coulter says, they become rabid urchins, clawing and screaming that "You insulted me as a Jew".

Relax, Donny, it was a hypothetical question she was respondidng to. You're still safe in this Christian nation, ok? You're still welcome to spit on those of us who call ourselves Christian brothers of yours, who came to your rescue in WWII and gave you a safe place to make your precious money. Go find an easier interview next time.

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