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Ann Coulter’s Swan Song

Ann Coulter’s Swan Song

Her schtick is not funny anymore.

Maybe it never really was.

[post updated with new video since prior video links have gone bad)


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Still, at one time, it’s been suggested, Bill Maher apparently liked her humor, at least I think it was supposed to be her humor. Not at all certain why!

    myiq2xu in reply to Doug Wright. | February 11, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    He’s not funny either.

    They are political shock jocks. They say outrageous and offensive things for laughs. That’s not humor, it’s junior high.

      LukeHandCool in reply to myiq2xu. | February 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm

      I agree … except that my son is now in junior high and has a much funnier sense of humor. Maher is primary school level.

      Maher is even uglier on the inside than on the outside.

My school had her scheduled to speak once (largely as a way to bash conservatives). It was a debate, but Coulter restricts who you can schedule to debate her to “level the playing field” or somesuch (to stake the deck in her favor). Our choice (and I’m told it was the best of the possibilites) was Donna Brazile. Lucky for us, Coulter got sick, and we ended up with Dinesh D’souza who was able to run circles around Brazile and provide a good argument for conservatism to people expecting to heckle.

Is there a CPAC award for ‘Most Overrated Conservative Pundit’? (I think Coulter claims to be a pundit. At least she did at one time.)

I never cared much for her … still don’t.

As we have seen, Coulter, Drudge and Breitbart are pro-Romney, anti-Gingrich political operatives. They are supposedly secular/political/economic conservative and not social/religious conservatives.

Problem is, their candidate Romney has violated every standard and measure of conservatism: economic, political, as well as virtue and veracity.

Breitbart bashed Gingrich the day before his supposedly unifying (take any GoP candidate) CPAC speech and we have seen and tracked Coulter and Drudge doing the same. In his speech, Breitbart set up the election as a Tea Party vs Occupy simplistic two-forces at war, exclusively secular conflict…which is a covert way to urge acceptance of the establishment’s selection of Romney (despite the fact that he can’t win and won’t be conservative, but will fine-tune Hillarobamacare into HillarObamneycare and shove it down our throats.

Backing Romney, the Drudge/Coulter/Breitbart lose their own conservative credibility.

    I just learned something. I hadn’t noticed that Breitbart was pro Romney, or really pro anybody.

      CWLsun in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      I appreciate Breitbart a lot. However, as Gov. Palin always said, do your own homework. Think for yourself.

      A lot of people including myself tuned into politics in the financial crash of 2008. We didn’t know all the inside baseball that Breitbart is talking about from 2008. It seemed more like the talk show hosts were the ones that went all in for Romney in 2008 to stop McCain… I turned to yes Wikipedia a few months back to figure out how the 2008 primary campaign developed.

      “He went on: “Do I think he’s kind of tone deaf to what these people want? Yes. Oh well. Everyone wanted him in 2008 over McCain; I remember when he was the conservative candidate.””

      Uncle Samuel in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

      The day before his CPAC talk, Breitbart, “called former House Speaker Newt Gingrich “damaged goods.” And he said that people are misreading Gingrich’s win in South Carolina as a nod from the Tea Party. Breitbart calls Gingrich a “proxy” who won the anti Mitt Romney vote.

      As for Romney, Breitbart says he needs to use CPAC to “get in the trenches” and get in touch with the Tea Party voters who are responsible for change in the Republican party. Breitbart claims Romney is “managing his campaign from afar.”
      Breitbart, also sees CPAC as a potential “game changer” for former Senator Rick Santorum. Breitbart says Santorum doesn’t “recognize the media is everything” in this election. He says Santorum needs to use the media to emotionally connect with voters and continue the momentum he picked up in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota.”


      That is not neutral, neither are his headlines about Newt.

      Always look at the titles, headlines, descriptors for hints of who is being marketed and who is being crucified, slandered, given the poison pen.

    StrangernFiction in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Breitbart has been a great patriot, but he doesn’t seem to have much of a clue who Romney is.

    Tamminator in reply to Uncle Samuel. | February 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Uncle Samuel, where’s the video of Breitbart bashing Gingrich?
    This I gotta see!
    Link, please.

The most important election. Last chance to repeal Obamacare. Romney won’t scare the little moms. Except that Romney has already stated that he’s not going to repeal Obama care; he’s going to “fix it”. And he’s already promised the job of overseeing that to Pam Bondi (in connection with his winning Florida shenanigans) (who has no credentials that I’m aware of qualifying her to analyze health care laws).

Will Ann Coulter’s next book be “How To Kill A Career In One Easy Lesson?”

The only thing Pam Bondi had going for her in the election was the R behind her name. As for Ann, she’s tried so hard and for so long to be a part of the “in crowd” that she’s totally torpedoed anything else she had going for her (acerbic tongue comes to mind). She is no longer witty, just shrill.

Maybe it never really was.

True story.

I do believe the 10 minutes I listened to were the longest stretch of Coulter I have ever heard. She is a mean girl. She refers to her gender. I didn’t know “bitch” was a gender. She enjoyed playing with her hair, one shot showed her from the side, and she looked to be wearing a mini-skirt. Is part of her attraction that she is a tall, thin woman with long blonde hair?

Her “jokes” were more mean than funny. Her disdain for Newt is real and concrete, although her reasons for disliking him seem vague. After listening to Newt’s speech of very concrete proposals, I must put Coulter with other Establishment elites.

Professor, thanks again for your blog.

I guess I’m just not one of those people who don’t automatically erase someone’s name off my dance card if we don’t agree on the same menu item. In this case, it involves a menu of candidate choices in the same party.

Ann Coulter has been a controversial conservative writer, spokeswoman for many years. Her natural style is abrasive and single-minded. While her sights are aimed at liberals, everyone seems to either love or at least tolerate her. Now, though, since she has become a fervent Romney supporter she is dismissively waved aside with insults and condemnation.

I guess what this proves is that one better stay in a straight line, in the conservative movement, or they will get yanked out and spurned for their recklessness of being an independent thinker.

Who knew!

    Smedley in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Coulter was a disgrace before she decided to be Romney’s second wife. It is one thing to denounce liberals as liberals but her screeds were unreadable, she was a huckster who played on emotions rather than offering substantive arguments. Good riddance.

    StrangernFiction in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I guess what this proves is that one better stay in a straight line

    Well if by this you mean one better not write articles entitled “Three Cheers for Romneycare,” you are right. Or at least I hope you are.

    tsrblke in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Hello Doppleganger!
    My real problem with Coulter is not that she’s “single minded” or that I “don’t agree with her on all the issues.” Actually I agree with her on many issues (although I’m still no committed to any candiate except ABO, so we disagree there I suppose). In any case my problem is that she drops to ad hominems, red herrings and other bad argument styles immediately out of the gate. It’s almost like she wants to give liberals ammo to fire back at us. Frankly I think you can be one of two things, either a comedian or a pundit, she’s trying to be both at exactly the same time and it’s not worrking.

    SeanInLI in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    “I guess I’m just not one of those people who don’t automatically erase someone’s name off my dance card if we don’t agree on the same menu item.”

    When said person blatantly lies about conservative candidates to promote a fairly liberal Republican/middle-of-the-road Democrat as a conservative, then yes, they’re off my dance card.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    “Now, though, since she has become a fervent Romney supporter…”

    You don’t get to decide why I don’t like Ann Coulter, the fervent Romney supporter who just a few months ago was screeching that Romney had zero chance, and that we should all vote for Chris Christie.

    If glaring hypocrisy isn’t enough reason to dislike a person, I don’t know what is, and Romney needn’t have a thing to do with it.

    Aitch748 in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Or maybe it’s just possible that a lot of us did like her at one time, except she kept saying stupid things, we forgave her for a while, but we finally got sick of it, and now on top of her abrasiveness finally getting on our nerves, she does a 180 on Mitt Romney this year, going so far as to give “three cheers for RomneyCare,” at which point she’s simply jumped the shark.

    I’ve had enough of her. You can have her. I don’t want her anymore.

    SmokeVanThorn in reply to tsr. | February 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    But you are one those persons who automatically ignores someone’s hypocrisy, dishonesty and lack of decency if she supports the same candidate as you. Go peddle your self-righteousness somewhere else.


The problem is that conservatives are at war with the establishment. Ann Coulter chose to go along wth the establishment; ergo, she is the enemy. It is unrealistic to like and praise your enemy when they are working with all their might against you with false statements and cutting scorn. She is supporting a guy who will probably not repeal any of obama’s executive orders and more than likely make more grabs for power of his own.

Coulter is an attention freak and instead of offering intelligent analysis she only offers hysterical screeds that only the dimwitted would read. It was inevitable that her act would grow old, only those with substantive arguments can survive the political wars over the long run.

Sorry, Ann, or as you refer to yourself, “bitch”, but you’ve derided the tea party(which I’m a part of) and you’ve called me a “right winger”(whatever that means) and I’ve had enough of you.

Go back to your cocktail party elites.
You bore me.

I have no desire to watch Ann in this or any other video.

IMO she is no longer the darling of the conservatives, and hasn’t been for some time, so I guess she makes up for it by being meaner and shriller. She’s really pathetic.

It reminds of a line from the movie “Dolores Claiborne” – “Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold on to.”

So Ann is afraid that women will be afraid of Newt.

I’d like to talk that over with Chris Matthews. He’s just written a book. A glowing tribute to JFK.

Another book just came out by an intern under (intended) JFK. This 19-year-old intern (that’s right, 19) was yet another one of JFK’s “Girls of Camelot.” This 19-year-old girl was spending time in bed with the president (when he wasn’t pimping her out to his staff and younger brother) when the president was dealing with the results of his disastrous summit with Khrushchev the previous year, (a meeting of which Kennedy said “He beat the hell out of me” and was subsequently seen by Khrushchev as weak and inexperienced), aka the Cuban Missile Crisis (which took place about a year after the Bay of Pigs fiasco).

If I were a woman (and my wife says I would’ve made a better woman) that kind of recklessness would scare me.

Little Newt looks pretty tame and careful compared to that.

Rinse and repeat with Bill Clinton’s reckless behavior.

Please go home, Ann. You’ve had much more than your 15 minutes.

Ann Coulter’s Swan Song

The professor nails it again…..still.

As to Brietbart and Newt-

How many Newt supporters have been in his camp from day 1?

Some of us came around to him a little faster than others-

Other still haven’t.

Besides, everyone has the right to be wrong–doesn’t make them the enemy…necessarily.

This link is from October 16th, a synopsis of the GOP field at that time. Breitbart obviously feels similarly. Doesn’t make him right, but it’s important to know where someone with his influential megaphone is coming from. “Damaged goods” comes from policy professors and the like, not the tea party.

“Jeremy Mayer, a public policy professor at George Mason University, told Fox News Gingrich is more electable than other middle-tier candidates such as Cain or Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

“I think that the Republican unhappiness with their choices is really fueling a second and third and fourth look at Newt Gingrich,” Mayer said. “This is a moment for substance … so Gingrich is going for that substance group within the Republican Party.”

But Mayer gave Gingrich a “very small chance” of surging ahead to clinch the nomination, saying may Republicans consider him as “damaged goods.”

Agreeing with that sentiment was political commentator Steven Schier, political science professor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn.

Gingrich is a bright, articulate man who is a good debater, but the broader public “is not very warm toward him” Schier said, adding that some consider him “yesterday’s Republican.””

Can somebody photoshop a picture of CPAC’s “Most Underrated” and “Most Overrated” prize winners standing side by side holding their awards and smiling?

Yes, I mean the good Professor and Ann.

Coulter seemed to be on form until about 7:30 into the clip. That was about the time she started talking about trying to convince Christie to run, and then started the shill for Romney and attacking Gingrich.

I really don’t know where she’s getting the idea that the independents think Gingrich is unelectable. There hasn’t been much polling on the issue, but what little there has been has somewhat indicated that the independents are indifferent to Gingrich (yes, he has a high-ish negative rate, but that’s more because people remember the demonizing from the 90s and haven’t paid attention to him since). You let people actually hear him speak and his positives raise significatnly

At least we know who SHE fears has the ability to take out Romney. She didn’t even mention Santorum or Paul.

If she had stuck to the first half of the speech, she could start to repair her reputation. But she chose to go to the shill instead. It’ll be interesting to see if she falls into line or not depending on whom wins the nomination.

Some of her lines were funny. Like that Obama would be a good neighbor as long as you’re not Chinese – he’d always be borrowing stuff.

But, she had no serious content. She has cut the ground out from under herself in her groupie-like support of Chris Christie. (Public sector unions are the “evil empire” of our day? How about radical Islam? – which Gov. Christie has not been so hard on.)

What to say about the shrinking of conservatism in order to fully support Gov. Romney? Now, for Ann, conservatism equals the 10th amendment. If it’s done by a state, whatever it is, it’s okay. This is just incoherent.

Then there’s the utter hypocrisy of lecturing us on the need to have a candidate who can appeal to moderates and independents after years of famously railing against that standard.

Ann Coulter’s conservative beliefs are now as hard to descry as Gov. Romney’s.

I’ve never been a big fan of hers. She is kind of a poor version of a female political Don Rickles. I never really understood what she did to get her inserted as a political leader. Other than talk, strut around in mini skirts and fluff her hair. That she now supports socialized medicine just shows how shallow she has been all along.

huskers-for-palin | February 12, 2012 at 12:04 am

Ann and Laura Ingraham lost me last year when they had their little “cackle fest” berating Palin on FOX.

Funny how the “true conservatives” have had to rebuke and disown Coulter and Bolton and Christie and Haley, among others, for the egregious sin of supporting Romney, who will likely be our nominee.

I’ve been fighting the conservative fight since Goldwater (I was for him, unlike Newt who was a state organizer for Rockefeller), and I’ve seen plenty of ups and downs. But there are elements claiming or pretending to be conservative Republicans these days on the internet who are much closer to the lunatic fringe than to the mainstream of conservative thought.


I’m an old timer like you. Go back to Goldwater. Even voted for Reagan for president in the primaries in 1968 (Oregon) – a privilege few conservatives got.

I’m not criticizing Coulter for supporting Romney. It’s the way she’s supporting Romney. Really, is it conservative policy to support a mandated medical care program be it state or federal?

Even on unemployment which she railed about in this speech notice there was not a word about a huge driver of unemployment–the minimum wage law. And Gov. Romney not only supports it but wants it indexed. That’s not conservative.

If you support a candidate, at least have the guts to say when the candidate is wrong. Gingrich was wrong on the mandate and wrong on cap and trade. At least he has acknowledged that. Gov. Romney has not yet acknowledged that government mandates, especially health care mandates, are wrong. And Ann Coulter’s view has morphed from saying they are wrong to saying they’re right because a state can do anything it wants. Really?

If instead of admitting when your candidate is wrong you find ways to support bad policy, you’re more of a partisan than a conservative. That’s Ann Coulter’s problem.