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Friday, July 2, 2010


Ann Coulter's been around for a long time.  A very long time.  She's famous for her mean-spirited and hateful rhetoric.  The conservatives adore this worn-out, stale demagogue for reasons known only to them.  I imagine they like her because they believe she "gets to liberals."  In fact she "gets" to us the way swine flue does:  It's a rotten nuisance we have to deal with from time to time, but some day it will go away forever. 

Coulter's wasted her education and squandered her reputation for fame and fortune.  The good news is that she's rarely seen on the teevee anymore, so we don't have to listen to her splenetic gum wagging; the bad news is that people still invite her to speak at colleges and universities.  Here's what one university president said about her:

"Coulter gets a lesson in hurling invective

Ann Coulter has a reputation for being a smart mouth with a thorough contempt for civil discourse - and a bewildering disinterest in actual evidence. For example, this is what she says about climate change:

"There are more reputable scientists defending astrology than defending 'global warming'."

As if she would know ....

But for pure smartness of mouth, you gotta love Allan Rock, the former Liberal cabinet minister who now sits as the President of the University of Ottawa. Rock, in commenting on his concerns that Coulter was going to speak at his university, offered this, just-released assessment:

"Ann Coulter is a mean-spirited, small-minded, foul-mouthed poltroon. She is ‘the loud mouth that bespeaks the vacant mind.'

“She is an ill-informed and deeply offensive shill for a profoundly shallow and ignorant view of the world. She is a malignancy on the body politic. She is a disgrace to the broadcasting industry and a leading example of the dramatic decline in the quality of public discourse in recent times."

h/t Desmogblog


The J Mopper said...

The Tea Baggers love her because she speaks "their" truth, not "the" truth.

Octopus said...

Franz Liebkind: Hilda, where are you going? Argentina's that way!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Franz Liebkind: "I was never a member of the Nazi Party! I only followed orders! I had nothing to do with the war! I didn’t even know there was a war on! We lived at the back, near Switzerland. All we heard was yodelling… yodel le he hoo! Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo, Yodelay, Yodelay, Yodelay."

Pamela D. Hart said...

I don’t think Coulter is stupid. She is highly educated but she uses her education to “shock” the masses. There are times after she says something outlandish that I am left speechless and there are not many people who can do that to me!

I believe in saying what you mean and meaning what you say, but I also believe in having a sense of decorum, class if you will, but Coulter lacks those and I think she does it on purpose because she found a niche that she can cash in on—and it HAS made her quite wealthy. I don’t believe I could do something like that, no matter how much money I could make. I think that honor, and yes “class”, is more important. Call me crazy.

Hugh Jee From Jersey said...

I'm kind of disappointed. From your title I thought there was going to be a video of Chris Rock trashing Coulterguist on stage as thousands laughed!

Nice piece though!

dmarks said...

So, do tell me, what are the rules of rock/scissors/Coulter/paper/Spcck?

James' Muse said...

I actually don't know anyone who listen to her at all...and I have a lot of conservatives in my family. I only know of one person who likes Glen Beck, none who like Coulture, and way too many that like O'Reilly and Rush...

Liberality said...

As Ann ages and she is no longer seen as the "hottie" of the right then of course she won't be seen or heard from as much.

Guess it's time to trot her out to the kids since she can't be seen on national television anymore. Poor kids!

TRUTH 101 said...

While all that Mr. Rock said about Ann Coulter is true, there still isn't a deluded right wing fool alive that doesn't want to do the nasty with her.

Dirty talk to a rightie is things like "OOHH! Give me less government and low taxes." "Deregulate me Ronald! Go deep with those tax cuts. AAAAAGGGGHHHH!"

God I hope that kook Coulter doesn't read this and start stalking me.

Dave Miller said...

Speaking of never being part of the war, did you see where Mr. Steele of the GOP has called a ground war in Afghanistan unwinnable and called it Obama's War of choice?

Today must be opposite day for the GOP!

As you have repeatedly said, you can't write this stuff...

Anonymous said...

Happy fourth of July.

Coulter sucks.