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    Ann Coulter’s Moment of Weakness

    Ann Coulter’s Moment of Weakness

    On The O’Reilly Factor (with Laura Ingraham sitting in) the other night, Ann Coulter claimed the status of the only brave conservative on TV willing to criticize Sarah Palin (full transcript at the link, video here):

    And it doesn’t really matter, I might add, that, oh, it’s the media’s fault  and they attacked her and they saw her as a threat, all of which I believe is  true.

    Nonetheless, yet and still it has worked, and most Americans don’t want Sarah  Palin for president. But she’s become sort of the Obama of the Tea Party. She’s  just “The One” to a certain segment of right wingers. And the tiniest criticism  of her — I think many of your viewers may not know this. No conservative on TV  will criticize Palin, because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail. You  know, you say her voice is a few octaves too high or perhaps Michele Bachmann’s  speaking voice is more modulated, and you will be inundated with enraged e-mails  and letters….

    You know, fish or cut bait here, because you are ginning up this group of  Americans who will not even consider anyone else.

    You know, we used to all love Sarah Palin, conservatives like me, for her  enemies. I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans.

    While Coulter portrayed herself as heroic, in fact she is just one in a long line of conservatives who have criticized Palin including on TV and made the same points made by Coulter. Read the full Coulter transcript of Coulter on O’Reilly, then watch these videos.

    Did Coulter say anything that hasn’t been said ad nauseum by mainstream conservatives on TV and elsewhere?

    Ann, you have done great work over the years. But piling on Palin while claiming victim status was not one of your finer moments.


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    delicountessa | September 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    All of the candidates have a few over-zealous supporters. Especially the ‘Palinistas, Perrykrishnas and Paulies.’ I think it’s the mark of idiocy to alienate these vocal, passionate groups of people who are, most importantly, voters. Other than a few, most of those voters will switch to the nominee when/if their candidate loses the primary. To me,that’s the greater danger. If our candidates are unfairly attacked by the media pundits, many of us may simply become less inclined to support the ‘other guy’ because of the vitriol that passes for analysis by the MSM.

      katiejane in reply to delicountessa. | September 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

      Personally I figure those candidates who don’t have a few over-zealous supporters are candidates most people really don’t care about one way or the other. One person’s over-zealous is another person’s actively engaged. The GOP is going down the same road that led us to McCain – the media & Independents liked him and we got told to hold our noses & vote for him. Oops – those Independents who kept saying what a great candidate he was turned around and voted for the Dem not the Dem-lite.

      The bland milk toast candidates aren’t likely to rally the GOP base and unless you really want to let the media & the Independents totlly pick our candidate again it seems like a little fire in the supporters is a good thing.

    BarbaraS | September 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    If I remember correctly weren’t these people, Brooks, Frum, Noonan, Coulter and co, the pundits who jumped on W over the Dubai port deal and the Harriet Myers thing and helped destroy both thus aiding the dims? How did that port deal turn out, idiots?

    You have to understand thse people earn their livings from the elite class. If they should ever support the antithesis of the elite world, they will get no more interviews from that world and they will get no more invitations to appear on Meet the Press, etc. The elite world whether republican or dim, never forget or forgive. So they do have a dog in this race.

    I am an avid Palin fan but if she chooses not to run or fails to win the nomination, I, too, will vote for ABO. To do anything less is self destructive.

    jakee308 | September 8, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Let’s look at reality folks. Ann Coulter’s Modus Operandi is to say outrageous stuff so that:
    a. liberal talk shows will have her on.
    b. she can peddle her latest book/book tour/speaking gig.
    c. think of her as a conservative Don Rickles; she says outrageous stuff to get laughs and bucks.

    With that in mind, which do you think will net her more air time and attention.
    a. saying she loves palin and will vote for her
    b. saying palin should go away. (note she was careful NOT to say anything really nasty or personal unlike our liberal friends and their fetish over her womb)

    This is Coulter being Coulter. Relax. I don’t believe she has a record of prognostication in re the Presidential election.

    I believe the problem for Ann goes deeper than what has been described.

    Ann (and Laura) over the years have asked people to buy their books. Having a loyal fan base, they have prospered as a result of a stead stream of consumers.

    Problem is, Gov. Palin, Ann, and Laura generally share the same fan base. Essentially, Ann and Laura have bitten the very hands that feed them.

    Ann wasn’t done with her victim card throw-down after the interview on Fox News. No, she continued portraying herself the victim in a Washington Times (“those Palin fans are sure nuts aren’t they) article and apparently on a very recent episode of “Inside Edition.”

    The only reason I can see for Ann driving her book purchasers off the cliff is that she has decided to go mainstream establishment republican.

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