Coulter: Big Meanie

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

This is rich. Ann Coulter is currently under attack (somewhat deservedly) for making the case that liberals use victims (Cindy Sheehan, the 9/11 widows) to spout their arguments so they can't be refuted, because that would just be plain mean. Sure enough, Coulter tries to refute and is blamed for it accordingly.

Adam Lisberg of the New York Daily News is currently recovering from a stroke:

Ann Coulter has been accused of cynically dumping gasoline on the fires of American political discourse - scorching liberals, feminists and just about anyone else who doesn't agree with her.

Liberals, she insists, "want to take more of our money, kill babies and discriminate on the basis of race."
Yes liberals want to take more of our money. It's called taxes. Yes liberals want to kill more babies. It's called abortion. Yes liberals want to discriminate on the basis of race. It's called affirmative action. What's so controversial about that often-repeated quote? Oh, ok - abortionists don't "kill," they "dilate and extract."
With her blond tresses and endless skinny legs showcased in trademark micro-miniskirts, Coulter has fashioned herself into a highly marketable icon of the right.

The more outrageous she is, the more money she makes.

Her first four books - the fifth was published yesterday - have been best sellers, spawning a genre of acid blond conservative female writers.
Right. So if an author has a slew of best sellers, it must be because she is engaged in a marketing scheme designed to make as much money as possible regardless of the substance of the books. Don't bother reading what she has to say, it's just to make money!

Now critics are mad because on The Today Show Coulter defended her point against the 9/11 widows, a group of women who lost their husbands on Sept. 11 and started a political campaign to embarrass President Bush. Trust me, he doesn't need the help.

But when you say, as the group of four widows did, that President Bush was responsible for 9/11, you deserve whatever criticism comes your way. Making such statements puts yourself into the political arena and all bets are off. We're sorry you lost a loved one, but don't expect immunity from criticism after you call the president a terrorist.

Liberals who haven't read the new book are spamming the Amazon page for Godless with their pseudo-reviews and 1-star ratings. Doesn't matter though, it's currently the #2 book in its second day.