Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ann Coulter-- The Democrats' Best Friend

Now that the flooded basement is under control, the pantry is painted and Adam's baseball camp is done (Vacation? What vacation?), I've had a chance to catch up on what's going on with the rest of the world.

I was just over at the Tennessee Guerilla Women site watching the Ann Coulter video that I've seen mention of on blogs lately. I'm talking about the Hardball episode in which Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic Presidential hopeful John Edwards called the show and asked Coulter to end the personal attacks, which had, cruelly, included reference to the Edwards' son Wade, who was killed in an automobile accident in 1996.



Predictably, Coulter was an ass. She is the master of what we called, when I taught Language Arts to my old sixth grade students, "loaded" language. She really gets a reaction out of people, whether they love her or hate her.

One of my favorite bloggers, Splotchy, makes a really good point: she only has the power we give her.

Back about ten years ago, I was embroiled in a horrific custody fight with my son's mother. She lied, bullied, manipulated and took advantage of a legal system biased in her favor. It consumed my life-- it was all I could think of and talk about. Then one day, Dave, a friend of a friend, gave me some great advice: don't rent her free space in my head. It was her intent to enrage me, and I was obliging her.

I took his advice and calmed down.

Coulter gets off on the fact that she pisses liberals off. And there's a shrill minority of conservatives who cheer her and her creepy behavior on. But the average conservative wants safe streets, good education, lower taxes and a secure nation.-- pretty much the same as the average liberal. I doubt the average moderate conservative can stomache her or even finds her relevent.

Coulter's behavior is grotesque. It is certain to alienate all but the hardest core whackos-- just the same as this current bunch of buttmunches in office have alienated their moderate core. As far as I'm concerned, let Coulter run her idiotic mouth off. She's the best friend the Democrats have, spurring complacent Democratic voters to get more involved and turning moderates away from the Republicans in droves. I hope she gets even more attention.

12 comments:

Erik Donald France said...

Coulter's a whack job.

Sorry about your flooding. That sucks!

J.D. said...

WILL YOU STOP SAYING HER NAME OR DO YOU WANT TO BE ANNIHILATED BY THE DEPTHS OF HELL AND ALL IT'S WONDERS OF TORMENT?!?!?!?!?!?

Big Orange said...

I heard recently that she was called the leader of the American Taliban.

I found that both amusing and descriptive.

MacGuffin said...

I watched the entire interview and "debate' and I have to admit she gets to me on a very visceral level which is just what she wants. The part about the Edward's son, I just began seeing red at that point. I'll be damned though if I ever buy one of her "books'. It's not like she has anything remotely worthwhile to add to any political dialogue.

cheer34 said...

She is just mean. I usually change channels when she is on TV, radio whatever. But the blogs, I did read and I did watch the video clip. So I guess I was sucked in and her goal was accomplished. I watched and reacted and decided I really do not like her.

I won't be sucked in again.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Although I can't resist the odd insult, I generally resist blogging about Coulter, because that's exactly what she wants me to do. She lives by the adage that "there's no such thing as bad publicity."

kim said...

She gives blondes a bad name.

lulu said...

I treat Coulter the way I treat any other thing I dislike. I avoid her. I don't think I have seen more than a minute or two of her on televison, and I have only read what snippets of her work others have posted on their blogs. My time and emotions are far too limited to waste on the like of her.

Splotchy said...

lulu, for your sake, I hope you don't dislike going to the dentist's office.

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week.

Skylers Dad said...

Why can't she get caught giving Bush a blowjob so we can be done with both of them?

The Elk said...

She's a MAN Baby!!!!!!
Check out the Adam's Apple....
I won't mention its name, read its books or view any meida outlet that puts it on.....
Life is far too precious to waste on irrelevant fluff like it....

Danielle said...

I also do not allow myself to get caught up in her condescending illogical commentary.

Be well