Ann Coulter is the Biggest Threat to a GOP Victory

No, it’s not Hillary Clinton, it’s not the Democrat attack machine, it’s not MoveOn.org, and it is not even Ron Paul that will prove to be the biggest thorn in the GOP’s side over the next year leading up to the Presidential election. That distinguished award goes to Ann Coulter. She will do more damage to GOP chances than any of the above. She is the conservative version of Michael Moore.

Last week, while on the Big Idea with Danny Deutsch, Ann Coulter basically trashed Judaism and said all Jews basically need to become Christian, here is a bit of transcript:

DEUTSCH: … we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then, or …

COULTER: Yeah.

DEUTSCH: Really?

COULTER: Well, it’s a lot easier. It’s kind of a fast track.

DEUTSCH: Really?

COULTER: Yeah. You have to obey.

DEUTSCH: You can’t possibly believe that.

COULTER: Yes.

“We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say,” Coulter said later in the show. “That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express.”

Sadly, this is just simply the latest of a string of stupid and asinine comments by Coulter. Here are some fun ones:

“If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

“I was going to have a few comments about John Edwards but you have to go into rehab if you use the word faggot.”

“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

“We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens’ creme brulee”

“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.”

Some of these are silly, most are unacceptable. And I recognize that she is a shock artist so to speak, it is what she gets paid for. But unlike Michael Moore, she is viewed as more mainstream Conservative. Which she is not (if she is, then we have real problems). This continued perception of her being mainstream is continually reinforced by conservative icons defending her; people like Sean Hannity. It is reinforced as people go to various conservative websites and blogs and see her picture in the ads she pays for. So people will try to argue that the democrats embrace Michael Moore as much as the GOP embraces Ann Coulter. This is just not the case. We don’t see Michael Moore everywhere and most people actually associate him with being on the extreme, sadly most people don’t associate Coulter as being on the opposite extreme.

So, unless she can be either reigned in or completely marginalized and condemned for her comments, it will be a long and painful year in 2008 for the GOP. On the fence voters will hear her comments and will think, well if that is what the GOP is standing for, I will be better off with Hillary. So memo to Sean Hannity, et al, STOP GIVING HER A PLATFORM AND DEFENDING HER. It makes you look like a conservative hack and an idiot. We need the GOP to have a strong come back year next year, let’s not screw it up by ho humming asinine, racist, and bigoted comments from people like Ann Coulter.

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5 responses to “Ann Coulter is the Biggest Threat to a GOP Victory

  1. I am a conservative and I love Ann Coulter. Sorry, she is a satirist and very funny. It seems that there are just too many conservatives willing to abandon people because it is expedient. The left NEVER leaves one of their people behind. Until we get over the double standard and DEFEND PRINCIPLES we will not win. The biggest problem for the GOP is themselves. Those in congress are arrogant and unheeding in their ways. After the election, they chose the same leadership that cost them the election. The Senate wasted money fighting for Lincoln Chaffee who never supports the party, same for Specter and Hagel. The GOP is not offering a choice, but the same me tooism that kept them in the minority for 40 years.

  2. jaglick

    I don’t know if she’s necessarily the biggest threat to the GOP, but she’s certainly not mainstream conservative. Then again, it depends what you mean by “mainstream.” Personally, I never read anything she has to say just because of her pictures. And quite frankly, I pretty much avoid websites and news-sources that associate with her. That’s not the kind of “conservative” the nation needs.

  3. Liz

    Speaking of Sean Hannity, I am suspect of how he leaves conservative morals and reason aside and throws in behind Giuliani all the time. Is it because boss, whatsit Rupert Murdoch is buddies with Giuliani? I’ve abandon the show pretty much this political season ’cause it seems he is backpedaling a bit on conservatism and the slant is TOO pronounced. Ann Coulter is sassy and I like her but she tends to embarrass.

  4. “ho humming asinine, racist, and bigoted”?
    I think not! I know that three of the above quotes were taken out of context, which makes me question the validity of the rest. I’ve read a couple of her books and most of her articles on line. I tell you, she ain’t anything you’ve said. No, the biggest threat to the GOP is the GOP itself. The more they stray from the principles of the constitution, the more they look like democrates.

  5. I’ve noticed that Ann Coulter’s books are tough to read — tough like leather

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