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Ann Coulter can’t explain her flip flop on Romney

Ann Coulter can’t explain her flip flop on Romney

Ann Coulter was on Hannity last night, and it was embarrassing.  (Video embed at bottom of post)

Coulter stumbled trying to explain why she declared Romney a sure loser against Obama at CPAC in February of this year. First she said Obamacare changed her mind about Romney, but Obamacare passed in March 2010.  Coulter then mumbled something to do with a bad economy, but the economy was bad in February too.  In other words, she had no explanation.

Equally absurd was Coulter’s attempt to minimize Newt’s tremendous achievements, which Hannity tried to interject but Coulter scoffed at as if balancing the budget, forcing welfare reform on Clinton, and regaining control of the House for the first time in half a century were meaningless.

What great policy change did Mitt Romney implement as Governor, Ann?  Oh, that’s right.  Romneycare.

Coulter also repeated her frequent line that Romney proved how great a politician he was by tricking Massachusetts liberals into electing him.

Sean, before you allow Coulter to repeat that line, please read my post from Monday morning. Romney didn’t trick anyone, he was the fourth in a line of Republican Governors, and his electoral margin was the weakest.

Richard Viguerie, who has not yet decided whether to endorse Newt, explains what is behind the Newt pile on:

In a forty-year career in politics, Gingrich has stepped on a lot of toes and made plenty of enemies who are only too happy to come forward to say that he is temperamentally unfit to be president, would waste money on faddish intellectual exercises, has too much personal baggage, etc….

But much of what has appeared in the media in the past week or two is nothing more than the personal trashing of Gingrich to mask the real reason the Republican establishment is deathly afraid of a Gingrich presidential candidacy.

Grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers are flocking to the Gingrich candidacy because outside of Washington, conservatives don’t want another content-free election.  They want a campaign that says, “here’s how the federal debt crisis can be solved and the American economy restored,” and, “here’s how government can be more accountable and efficient.”  That means building public support behind the kind of fundamental change that Gingrich is talking about.

And the Republican establishment fears more than anything that, just like in 1994, Gingrich actually means it and can pull it off.

Also check out Mark Levin’s commentary about the Newt pile on.

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Ann didn’t make my Christmas list after her and Laura Ingraham’s pile on of Palin. I wonder what she thinks of Christie’s endorsement of Mitt?

Jusuchin (Military Otaku) | December 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

Huh. Didn’t realize she was on, granted I don’t watch Hannity. His show has gone campy over the time, while his talk radio segment has none of that, or at less of it.

And I’ve already put Coulter as the female version of Beck, meaning I don’t care for em and that they aren’t the people I’d say holds my political compass holding steady (rather it’s people like you, Prof. Reynolds, and others) and this merely proves it.

Sadly someone out there will take her comments to use against Newt before January, and if Newt wins it, all they way up to November next year.

I’ll take Prof. Jacobson’s powers of rational thinking and logic over Ann Coulter’s.

Joan Of Argghh | December 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

Ann’s an entertainer, first and foremost. Something she must have learned from her buddy, Bill Maher.

Salt by the grain. . .

Newt has learned some of his weaknesses. He is trying to run a positive campaign (what a welcome relief for us that will be), he knows he talks before thinking. He knows he screwed up with the ad and Pelosi. But he is trying to change. He apologized.
Name one other politician that is trying to change himself and not change us.
The greatest change you can make in the world is to change yourself…..Go Newt!

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Hawk. | December 14, 2011 at 10:46 am

    “Name one other politician that is trying to change himself and not change us.”

    Great point, great line.

Irrespective of what whomever pundit manufactures as a reason for or against Newt, the reality is that he was a political mercenary upon leaving the House. The choice between Mitt and Newt is not a conservative choice, rather a stylistic choice. And the only way that we can keep either from presiding ‘too smart by half’ is to make sure the House and Senate have strong conservative voices.

I have to say this is the first time I have felt really disappointed in Ann Coulter. Her advocacy of Romney is ridiculous and she is going to pay a heavy price for it with her reputation. Newt has been the only conservative who has ever delivered on his promises sans Reagan and Lincoln. Of course he was demonized, he was the first republican speaker of the House in 40 years. I am not saying Newt is my first choice, he’s not my last choice, its just right now i this moment in history, he is our only choice.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | December 14, 2011 at 9:44 am

The media player is broken (for me), but I saw it last night.

As I watched it I wondered in what universe is Romney as conservative as Bachmann. Certainly not the Milky Way where I live.

Coulter has become a partisan establishment hack.

It’s the money. Wealthy supporters of Republicans got cut out of the last feeding at trough. They’re scared of Palin, Cain, and Gingrich because these are people who might be effective at cutting off the flow.

progress ( ) n. Movement, as toward a goal; advance.

There is nothing intrinsicly wrong with progress or being progressive. Where is usually goes wrong is in the selection of the “goal.”
Large “P” “Progressives” in this country have a “big government, welfare state” as their goal which is fundamentally at odds with this year’s $1.4 trillion deficit.

Don’t forget that he won that 2002 election because he was “A Moderate” who held “views (that) are progressive.”

Mitt “I’m not gonna go back to Reagan” Romney – what this country REALLY needs… apparently *rolls eyes*

If there’s a GOP candidate who’s done more to advance the conservative agenda over the past twenty years than Gingrich, I’d like to hear the name.

If there’s ANY GOP member who’s done more to advance the conservative agenda over the past twenty years than Gingrich, I’d like to hear the name.

What Gingrich did as Speaker was no less than to secure *the rest* of the Reagan agenda.

    Pretty much any Republican that didn’t endorse Deedee Scozzafava or bash the Ryan plan as right wing social engineering, so take your pick.

    Just think about how much more damage Newt can do to conservatives if he is elected president!

      Henry Hawkins in reply to Astroman. | December 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      It is sufficient to admit you cannot name anyone who’s done more over the last twenty years to advance conservatism.

Since the insiders are calling Newt a socialist, not a conservative, blah, blah, why isn’t that a good thing? Isn’t the whole goal of the GOP to appeal to the squishy moderates? Haven’t we been told time and time again that a hardline conservative isn’t electable? If Newt is all the GOP elite say his is, he should be the perfect candidate – appeals to the base but still can draw in the Independents. /s

“[Romney]was the fourth in a line of Republican Governors, and his electoral margin was the weakest.”

It’s even worse than this sounds. MA only elected Republican governors since Dukakis. Mitt ended this winning streak in a single term (he would not have been elected to a second term, and decided against running rather than lose).

Ann Coulter is a bright woman, with a fun, snappy mouth and great wordsmithy ability. But I think she’s goofed this time. Once again I am wondering who in the media benefit from the application of Romney-connected dollars. Seconding the below, I think voters are tired of these media spun political campaign games, epitomized in the last election.

Grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers are flocking to the Gingrich candidacy because outside of Washington, conservatives don’t want another content-free election. They want a campaign that says, “here’s how the federal debt crisis can be solved and the American economy restored,” and, “here’s how government can be more accountable and efficient.”

Ann Coulter has completely lost it some time ago and has ZERO credibility.

This was made clear by her fanatical level of support for the RINO Christie, even when the field was still wide open.

Perhaps Romney promised her a field office in the White House basement whereas Gingrich offered only a trailer out in the Rose Garden.

Ann needs to join Glenn in taking some time off … and Charles and George need to get outside of D.C. for a while.

huskers-for-palin | December 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Ann didn’t make my Christmas list after her and Laura Ingraham’s pile on of Palin. I wonder what she thinks of Christie’s endorsement of Mitt?
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And to think that these same bozos (barking and bitching at Palin for this and that) will be the same ones asking for her endorsement, stump speeches, fund raising, crowd gathering, etc.

Meanwhile, they stood silent during the bogus ethics complaints and Gifford shooting. Fricken ingrates. Sarah don’t owe them a thing and if she did help them, they stab her in the back again….no good dead goes unpunished.

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I am utterly perplexed by Ann’s support of Christie and then Romney. It just seems to out of character for her. She has always struck me as an ueber-conservative. And neither Christie nor Romney are remotely conservative…

What is she thinking?

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