Just so we can get it out of the way and deny any of you lefties an opening.
If you actually need the questions, go here and here. I’ve answered them before and don’t feel like repeating myself. Question #2, if too obscure, is “Don’t you think Ann Coulter is typical of all conservatives?” Since every single conservative blogger I have seen this morning has roundly condemned her as well as most going so far as to believe she should never be invited to a respectable political gathering again, any broad brush painting done by liberals can easily be dismissed for what it is; rank stupidity.
Instead of repeating what everyone agrees about Coulter, let us take a moment to marvel at the Pavlovian response that Coulter not only expected but intended with her untoward remark about John Edwards. She is a “controversy slut” as my good friend Jay so succinctly put it. Why in God’s name the left falls for it and why the right then feels the need to respond is absolutely nuts! This is what she wants. She is playing us like a violin – right and left. And the fact that this despicable woman then gets to sit at home and laugh at all of us makes my blood boil.
Well, she’s our problem and it’s time for conservatives to solve it once and for all. If liberals want to help us with her emasculation, fine. Otherwise, shut the F**k up and stop ginning up the outrage over what anyone with half a brain can see is a deliberate attempt by Coulter to garner cheap headlines and publicity. If you want to be stupid enough to play into her hands and jump through the hoops she sets up for you, don’t expect conservatives to follow.
I urge everyone – right and left – to take the following actions:
1. Never write another blog post about Ann Coulter no matter how outrageous, cruel, or bigoted her language.
2. Immediately write the Presidents of Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN demanding that they refuse to schedule Coulter on any show for any reason on their networks.
3. Write the editor of Human Events and demand that they drop her column.
4. If her column appears in your local newspaper, write a letter to the editor demanding that they drop her column.
5. If you see her writings in any on line or print publication, write the editor and demand that they stop carrying her columns.
6. Any upcoming forum in which she is scheduled as a speaker or panel participant, write a letter to the organizers and make it clear that the reason you are not attending is due to Coulter’s presence.
The goal is to starve the witch of the attention she craves. I’ll have more on this later today, including an on-line petition we can sign and send to the cable nets and a report on my progress.
Enough is enough. I am sick to death of this woman leading people to believe that she speaks for conservatives. She doesn’t speak for me. And if you believe that she speaks for you, or if you were one of those mouth breathers who applauded when she used that disgusting epithet deliberately to hurt other people (not just John Edwards), then you are hopelessly beyond the pale yourself and would do well to examine exactly what you believe a conservative is and what is acceptable political discourse.
Anyone who reads this site knows I am not a wallflower when it comes to lashing out at my political foes. But there are limits. And Coulter regularly crosses them – not because she doesn’t know any better but because she deliberately uses hate language to get a rise out of the left and get the rest of us talking about her.
I will no longer be a willing cog in her publicity machine. And if we conservatives really care about our movement and the people who represent it, then we will do everything in our power to limit the exposure of this ghastly person who sells hate like Frosted Flakes and laughs at all of us while carrying her loot all the way to the bank.
Ha! Mark Coffey writes what many of us are thinking:
Jeez, Ann, thanks; predictably, the lefty blogs are all a-twitter, as if something newsworthy had actually happened here (can a massive Glenn Greenwald denunciation of the right be far behind?).
Indeed, I can just see Lambchop hunched over his computer, his stern visage growing darker as he pounds the keyboard relentlessly. No doubt, His Puppetress will tell us all what it really means and that no matter how loudly Coulter is denounced by conservatives, we all secretly want to sleep with her and make little conservative babies.
What a humorless twit.
Our crazy Uncle Andy writes something I tried to say yesterday about conservatives:
It’s a party that wants nothing to do with someone like me. All I heard and saw was loathing: loathing of Muslims, of “illegals,” of gays, of liberals, of McCain. The most painful thing for me was the sight of so many young people growing up believing that this is conservatism. I feel like an old-style Democrat in 1968.
I wouldn’t go quite that far (‘68 Democrat? More like a ‘64 Democrat with LBJ and The Happy Warrior) but it is disconcerting to see these college kids with about as much empathy as a Three Toed Sloth.
I have just sent the following email to Jonathan Klein, President of CNN. I plan on sending similar emails to the Presidents of MSNBC and Fox News:
To: Jonathan Klein, President, CNN
I am writing to respectfully request that you no longer feature Ann Coulter as a commentator on any programs shown on your network.
Miss Coulter has, on more than one occassion, demonstrated a lack of restraint in her characterizations of her political opponents. Just yesterday at a gathering of conservative activists in Washington, D.C., she referred to Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards as a “faggot.”
It is not the first time that Miss Coulter has used hateful, spiteful, and inappropriate language when alluding to her political opponents. Last year at the same forum – the CPAC Conference – she referred to Arabs as “ragheads.” She has also made allusions to killing Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, and others.
As a conservative, I resent the fact that she is trotted out before the cameras on CNN and other networks and identified as a “conservative commentator.” She is not, by any light of decency a conservative.
She is, in fact, a clown. And her outrageous statements, designed solely to garner headlines and publicity, should not be given the imprimatur of respectability by CNN or any other respectable news outlet.
By booking her to appear on any of your shows, you unwittingly play the fool by giving her exposure and allow her to make ever more hateful and hurtful statements – thus giving her a platform to generate more publicity and more headlines.
I appreciate your careful and serious consideration of this matter. Will CNN contribute to a more respectful political discourse in America? Or will you continue to feature Miss Coulter on your shows and continue the politics of hate that have the effect of dividing this country in one of our most perilous hours?
The choice is yours.