Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Ann Coulter receives a clear message: We've had enough!
Ann Coulter's new book Guilty: Liberal "victims" and Their Assault on America is about to hit bookstores. Until yesterday she was slated to appear on NBC's the Today Show, but because of an uproar from viewers, her visit is now canceled. Why you say? Let me include a few excerpts from her upcoming, heart-warming book. Gather your children around and get the popcorn. It's a real page turner.
~Coulter calls children whose parents divorce "future strippers" in a chapter titled "Victim of a Crime? Thank a Single Mother": We also have a term for the youngsters involved: "the children of divorce," or as I call them, "future strippers." It is a mark of how attractive it is to be a phony victim that divorcées will often claim to belong to the more disreputable category of "single mothers." [Page 36]
~Coulter, discussing "Republican turncoats," remarks that "their gender always remains the same. They are women, not limited to the biological sense". [Page 114]
~Coulter claims that Obama, actress Halle Berry, and musician Alicia Keys "race bait[ed] their way to success": In a related phenomenon, various half-black celebrities insist on representing themselves simply as "black" -- the better to race-bait their way to success. Actress Halle Berry, singer Alicia Keys, and matinee idol Barack Obama were all abandoned by their black fathers and raised by their white mothers. But instead of seeing themselves as half-white, they prefer to see the glass as half-black. They all choose to identify with the fathers who ditched them, while insulting the women who struggled to raise them. [Page 7]
~Coulter calls former White House press secretary Scott McClellan "retarded". [Page 118]
~ Coulter advances several falsehoods about Kerry in defending the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth...* Coulter also falsely suggests that no witnesses supported Kerry's account that his convoy came under enemy fire during the March 13, 1969, actions for which he was awarded the Bronze Star.* Coulter writes that Kerry "carrie[d] a home-movie camera to war in order to reenact combat scenes and tape fake interviews with himself" during his tour in Vietnam [Page 100].
~ Coulter devotes four pages of Guilty [173-176] to discussing her false assertion that "Obama himself compared Palin to a pig and then denied doing so."
I can't help but wonder who buys her books. Do people actually read this, or just burn them in effigy... She's still talking about Kerry because she has little else. Single mother's and Halle Berry? What did they ever do to her I wonder, and what do they have to do with politics?
My point in bringing up this hideous woman is this, NOBODY'S buying it! Does anyone really care what this woman has to say? Aren't we more worried about staying in our homes, keeping our jobs, our financial futures?
Someone needs to let the Republican extreme right-wingers know, we don't want to hear this dribble!
Recently the New York Times ran an article on how conservative right wing talk radio is gearing up to aggressively go after President-Elect Obama over the next four years. Rush Limbaugh demonstrated his commitment to this crusade last week on his radio show by blaming Democrats — especially Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) — for starting the current economic crisis.
Limbaugh's theory: Schumer caused on caused a run on Ind Mac Bank in California this summer, in order to create a feeling of financial panic amongst the public. Democrats then capitalized on this panic with electoral wins in the White House and Congress. The purpose of gaining this power, according to Limbaugh, was to nationalize U.S. industries:
LIMBAUGH: Who’s benefiting? Aside from the people being bailed out. The Democrat party and Barack Obama are benefiting.
They got elected, they increased their numbers in the House, they increased their numbers in the Senate, they got the White House now, and they’ve got a crisis that people think can only be fixed with the all-mighty and powerful government interceding to save this or to save that, when in fact, the government is going to nationalize the automobile industry. It’s going to nationalize some banks. It’s going to nationalize the mortgage industry, and may end up nationalizing the automobile industry.
What??That's probably the dumbest thing I've ever heard.
So, this is the "rebirth of principled opposition"? This from the man who told Barbara Walters he's "not participating in the recession." Well, when you make 100 million I guess you don't have to. Just the little guy does. Just us poor folk.
You know what this kind of talk does? It polarizes a nation. It further divides us. With the economy such as it is, people losing their jobs, their homes, you'd think we'd try to come together instead of drawing more lines in the sand by lies and generalizations.
I'm hoping this plan of action backfires. That viewership will fall, that no one will buy Coulter's book.
I hope people from both sides can work together, and follow the best example of it I've seen so far, President-elect Barack Obama.