I never thought I would say this but I’m afraid my Ann Coulter Action Figure is going out with today’s garbage. She’s said a lot of stupid things in the last few years. But her recent statements about Hillary Clinton have shown that she isn’t a true conservative. In my opinion, she’s sold out.
I was first irritated with Ann when she suggested we should invade Muslim nations, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. I stopped short of supporting the decision to fire her from The National Review. But I did cringe at the thought of anti-Christians using her statements to hurt our religion. You know the people I’m talking about. They’re the ones who try to use the Crusades to suggest that Christianity is “just the same” as radical Islam.
And, speaking of radical Islam, there was also her “rag head” comment at CPAC a couple of years ago. After she said it a conservative Muslim stood up and politely asked her to reconsider her use of the term. It wasn’t her suggestion that she would stop saying “rag head” when Muslims stop flying planes into buildings that bothered me. It was the rude manner in which she spoke to the student. I’m usually rude to arrogant liberal college students in order to make them more humble. Ann is rude to humble conservative college students in order to sell books.
Ann really has no other goal these days, in my opinion. That’s the reason for the “faggot” remark at CPAC in 2007. I don’t think the term is “offensive” and neither do they. (Author’s note: By “they”, I mean gays, not “faggots.”) Gays call each other “faggot” all the time and pretend to be offended when they hear the term. They do it to get attention just like Ann Coulter. She only uses the term to make sure that no one leaves CPAC talking about any issue other than Ann Coulter. That’s the way she sells books.
But Ann’s latest remarks about campaigning for Hillary in the event of a McCain/Clinton showdown have made listening to Ann Coulter almost as unbearable as listening to Hillary Clinton. And, make no mistake about it: Young conservatives take Ann seriously, regardless of whether Ann is actually serious about supporting a possible Clinton ticket. At my speeches, young conservatives have actually asked whether they should follow Coulter’s lead in crossing party lines.
So, please, join me in imaging the following three-part scenario: 1) the choice for President comes down to McCain and Clinton; 2) Ann Coulter sticks by her guns and supports her “girl” Hillary; 3) Clinton is elected.