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Wednesday's Connector of the Day – Ann Coulter

November 17th, 2009
09:10 PM ET

Whether you love or loathe her, the self styled polemicist is arguably one of today’s most well-known conservative authors, columnists and political commentators.

Once described as the “Michael Moore of the right”, the so called ills of liberal American society have come under fire in her columns and novels which regularly top the New York Times bestselling list. During her colourful career, the vociferous republican has evoked both revulsion and praise for lampooning everything from pro-lifers to Islam.

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In her most recent book ‘Guilty: Liberal Victims and Their Assault on America’, the liberal left are persistently blamed for promoting single motherhood – which she opines is a “recipe to create criminals, strippers, rapists and murderers”.

An opponent of President Obama (who she refers to as ‘B. Hussein Obama’ to emphasise his Muslim background ), she claims that, along with celebrities such as Halle Berry and Alicia Keys, he perpetuates America’s “culture of victimhood” by identifying with the ethnicity of his absent black father.

Of the recent Fort Hood massacre, Coulter was quoted as saying “We have a caste system in America with different levels of victimhood. You have the feminists, gays, blacks, Jews. But the number one victims, (...starting on 9/11 when they killed 3,000 Americans), became Muslims.”

Vicious vitriol or a brazen breath of fresh air? What do you think? Send your questions for Ann Coulter and we’ll put a selection of them to her on Wednesday’s show.

soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. Mitchell

    Uh...nothing good to say, so...

    November 18, 2009 at 9:13 am | Reply
  2. Aladar Stolmar

    What is Anna`s opinion about the still operating in the Russian Federation 11 Chernobyl type (RBMK) nuclear reactors? Would not that be time to call on Putin to shut these down?

    November 18, 2009 at 9:23 am | Reply
  3. calvin huckable

    what a babe

    November 18, 2009 at 9:33 am | Reply
  4. Nichole

    She is symptomatic of what's wrong with the right. Constant blame accompanied by media grabbing vitrol and no offer of real solutions. It's disappointing that CNN even has to ask the question...there's nothing fresh about her. Hatred and bigotry are as old as mankind.

    November 18, 2009 at 9:57 am | Reply
  5. John Sebastin

    At last we have a Queen of Sheba in America.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:14 am | Reply
  6. Agnes Malatinszky

    I would be curious to know how much of Ms. Coulter's work is intended as satire. She seems like an intelligent woman (at least in the way she markets herself and her ideas), so it would not surprise me if some of the drama and radicalism she portrays is an act.

    So be honest Ann - do you really believe everything you say?

    November 18, 2009 at 10:30 am | Reply
  7. Jack

    The time it took me to write this phrase is already too much time wasted on this.... person. And since when is a stripper in the same category as a murderer? Hello...? Is that Anita Bryant on the line?

    November 18, 2009 at 10:36 am | Reply
  8. Roger

    Ms Coulter is one for the unthinking ideologue. When I've heard her speak her arguments come thick and fast, leaving little time to respond to any one point made in the ideological web she weaves. She's never one to let facts get in the way and I've rarely known her to give air to views anathema to her own. Poison for the unthinking, black comedy for the rest.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:41 am | Reply
  9. Aladar Stolmar

    "Ann Coulter calls out liberals for always playing the victim � when in fact, as she sees it, they are the victimizers." – and you prove her right!

    I think she is very intelligent and I`m interested in her answer on the crucial for our future issue.

    November 18, 2009 at 10:52 am | Reply
  10. Vinay Prabhu

    Wow..how profound are the ills of the knowledge-economy where one makes a living indulging in mere bitchsome rants. Its excruciating to note how the rightist ideology is held hostage by a few yokels like Ms. Coulter who far from envisaging solutions prefer to just crib about the perceived (rather contrived) evils of what is mistakenly labelled 'liberal-left' . All said:
    Ms.Coulter: An uber-glorified pseudo-intellectual media wench. Period.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:17 am | Reply
  11. Al Edan

    Ann Coulter reminds me of new fashioned racism.
    God created everybody equal and different, so we must respect other's
    belief. Ann must be related to Ex- US President Mr. Bush Junior
    as ignornant as he is.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:23 am | Reply
  12. Stuart

    She is brilliant. At least she says what a vast majority think but are too weak to verbalise. 10 out of 10 Coulter – rock on.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:35 am | Reply
  13. Alan McClean

    I find it difficult to believe that a person with the intelligence to write several perfectly legible books could hold such ill-informed opinions.
    I would expect a person who believes in Biblical literalism and other such claptrap to have the writing skills of a disfigured sheepdog.
    Does she pen her own diatribes? If so, does she believe them? Is she really a left wing satirist?
    There's something amiss with Anne Coulter.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:39 am | Reply
  14. thinkbeforeyouspeak

    Extremism in any form, right, left, up, down, whatever – is the true recipe of so many of the worlds past and future evils. Anne Coulter perpetuates extremism through her want to pigeon-hole peoples from all walks of life into groups that can unfairly and inaccurately characterized, to back her argument. The single mother can't raise a successful child, the Muslim should be feared, etc.. I can't believe Coulter is ignorant enough to believe what she writes, and so one must conclude that she banks (both figuratively and literally) on readers who do so and lap up her prejudicial extremism.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:48 am | Reply
  15. Geralyn

    What's the solution to Afghanistan? If AC's response is "pull out and let them suffer", how do we prevent our past mistake–namely, leaving Afghanistan in a state of chaos, prime for civil conflict, and ultimately becoming a safe haven for Al Qaeda to prepare and plan attacks on the U.S.?

    November 18, 2009 at 11:55 am | Reply
  16. Sergio

    She is a hatred promoter in every sense. I am not an american and I am writing from 6000 miles away from Washington but I am very familiar with her job. I am a conservative christian from Brazil and I would say that people like her makes USA look very bad before the world eyes.

    November 18, 2009 at 11:56 am | Reply
  17. Carol

    I put her in the same category as Rush Limbaugh, she is an entertainer, concentrating on money making, and should not be mistaken for a serious journalist.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  18. Kreg

    I agree with most of her ideas however she does come across roughly to some. If she toned it down a little she would get a larger following. I think she would be better portaying herself as a "conservative" vice "Republican" and, if I were her, would focus more on fiscal conservatism vice a moral-construct, even though many of her moralist ideas are right on.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  19. Eric

    If Anne Coulter is middle aged and never married, is she a virgin? Someone should ask her. She likes to criticize unwed mothers, so I'm interested in knowing if she, the Christian, has sex out of wedlock.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  20. Mark

    Ann, every time I listen to you or read a quote from you, I get nausea.
    So my question is, while so many people are trying to bridge our differences, while people are trying to live together despite all the crazy events we hear about, what do you want to reach by spreading hatred through your populist simplistic speeches?

    November 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm | Reply
  21. Josh

    My question: Why even let her appear on the network?

    November 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Reply
  22. Jody

    I would love any republican who feels justified in trashing the other side, to come out with alternate solutions. What is her solution to the lack of health coverage for a large number of Americans, and the large amount of money made by the Health Insurance companies by denying coverage to anyone with a pre-existing condition?

    Should the US be prosecuting the previous administration for torture? If not, why not? Does she feel that torture is justified in any circumstance if you justify it by claiming it's a short path to information? If she feels it was right to torture prisoners, does she feel it's right when it's done to our people?

    Outing Valerie Plame was an illegal act by someone in the previous administration. Should we be prosecuting the offender?

    Did the Bush administrations practice of wiretapping without warrants constitute a violation of the constitution? Doesn't the president take an oath to protect and defend the constitution?

    November 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  23. Obama 2012

    Well, the way I see it, if there weren't any Gays, Blacks, Jews, or Muslims, Ann would be out of a job because she obviously doesn't have the intelligence to build a decent career besides degrading people who are different from her.

    She and others that are just like her are the latest "victoms" to date because the way she talks about people you would think they have done something horrible to her besides just being on this earth!!!

    Stop complaining other people and just live your life to best of your ability.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  24. Stewart

    Take this from a man currently on deployment for the US Navy. We here live with every ethnic group you can imagine. We have all religions present on basicly every boat and sleep two feet from the person next too you. The only way you can think like Anne Coulter is by seperating yourself from the rest of the world. Once you have spent your time in the gulf, off the Horn of Africa, and all other parts of asia you will see and respect the world. I can not even watch or read Fox news anymore because of her and I pride myself on having no political party. I wish that people who praise her would actually read one of her books. If you hate her please don't, it will only worsen your attitude.

    November 18, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  25. chris

    has anyone seen the open letter to her from henry rollins on youtube... 😉

    November 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  26. jason

    What's wrong with strippers?

    November 18, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Reply
  27. Eugene Berkovich

    The bafoonery she engages in makes me wonder about her intelligence. She either writes for the sake of writing, which makes her intellectually dishonest or she truly believes what she writes, which makes her a fool.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  28. Keith

    Folks it is clear that many love to hate Ann, but she is a human being like we are and I think she should have gotten the message by now. When hate shows its face as it will many times in our lives just remember its the devil at work.

    I would like to suggest that we show Ann love ever time she shows us hate, and over time God willing we can only hope that she realizes that something has got to be wrong. Because love will beat out and overcome hate ever time because it is one of the qualities that God endowed us with though we all don't show it at times.

    We have found one of our sisters that is deeply troubled and we should help her more than she is willing to help her fellow man by showing Love.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm | Reply
  29. Terry

    Whether you agree with her or not, she's brilliant.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  30. DuncanL

    Ms Coulter talks about a "culture of victimhood", apparently implying that groups such as women, blacks and gays unfairly portray themselves as victims. Is she suggesting that these groups are not discriminated against? I'm a white, hetrosexual male, but I have personally witnessed many examples of the at times devastating bias all these groups can face. We can debate how best to try and end such discrimination, but anyone who claims it doesn't exist is either deluded or a bigot themselves. There are victims of every society – people who through no fault of their own are victimized because of some social stigma. It's a basic sociological truth. It also lies at the heart of the American Ideal – as embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address – that we should strive for a society as free from such fundamental unfairness as possible. Is Ms Coulter proposing a shift in the American Ideal?

    November 18, 2009 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  31. Levi

    I would like to give her and other commentators (liberal and conservative) truth serum. There is no way they believe everything they say. Today's formula for success is not to be right, but to be controversial. If she spouted rational conservative views only conservatives would be interested in what she had to say and she would not be appearing on CNN and chumps like us would not be posting and reading comments attacking or defending her. It's what Michael Moore does, it's what Rush does and it's what she does. (Rather well by the way) It's why CNN and other networks have her on. If it were some conservative commentator that had sensible observations the message boads and comment sections would not light up.

    My question would be if she thinks the above is true.

    Thanks.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Reply
  32. erik

    She's wrong, the biggest victims are the loud-mouth, controversial, "hey look at me" political critics that like to give the perverbial finger to the world. Then when there's backlash their free speech rights are suddenly violated and they cry for justice. People like Anne Coulter make the world a worse place.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  33. Hammer

    That brazen lass!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  34. bruce kahn

    as much as most would not like to agree with her, she says what a majority of people do believe. any one who does not agree with the left is considered evil. i firmly believe this is why our country is in such a mess.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  35. kenny

    She may be brash and obnoxious at time's, but she call's it as she see's it. And i have to respect anyone today, who is not so PC scared to death to utter anything controversial, there is this culture of victim hood, and to not belonging to one of those group's she identified, is to be in the silent majority, where you have to get by on your own merit's.
    A recent example of that was Hasan shooting 13 innocent's, and General Casey come's right out immediately and say's I hope our diversity program's don't suffer as a result of this!!! Explain that to the family of a nineteen year kid General!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  36. dante

    "The Michael Moore of the right?" Wow, I hope not for republicans sake. That's really sad. She's a frantic liar and a joke. The right needs to sharpen up and stop embracing these people in order to be taken seriously as a party. The media as well should stop giving her the time of day, when it's clear with the slightest amount of research she makes at least half her facts up. CNN, become a news channel again and stop trying to make good TV drama.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  37. Whatever

    People like Ann Coulter have a positive impact on society in my opinion.

    The biggest obstacle for peace and social cohesion are people who for whatever reason choose to not maintain a healthy psychological distance from other people (especially children) without being 'mean'. Examples are smothering mothers or narcissistic priests.
    The people who have to be in daily contact with these people have a tendency to become mean-spirited out of cynicism and trauma.

    The latter kind of people are usually much maligned by society, and rightly so, but the former usually get away with their behaviour because they portray themself as victims, "martyrs for the Good", to the outside world. (They really aren't; they just wish to be seen in that way; true martyrs for the Good are invisible.)

    What people like Ms. Coulter are trying to do is to 'level the playing field' so that EVERYONE becomes criticizable, and not just the people who look mean on the outside.
    Political correctness prevents that.

    November 18, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  38. troutmaskreplica

    1) She's part of the conservative elite (Limbaugh, Hannety, Beck, O'Reilly, Faux News, et al) who's found a way to cash in on conservative political hate, and as such is doing significant damage to our political system and the United States in general.

    2) She looks a lot like my ex-wife, particularly with that smirky grin...

    November 18, 2009 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  39. Kanjo

    The commentators who say Ann's schtick is entertainment are right. I think of Ann as a comedy act, the Don Rickles of the right wing.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Reply
  40. Brian

    They should have a whole network for people like her to do their sick style of entertainment where it won't be confused with real news. Oh, yeah...they DO have a network like that. It's called FOX.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  41. LizardMom

    I cannot believe I am actually taking time to write about this woman. She's another unintelligent Sarah Palin, equally as bitchy, and CNN should be ashamed of devoting time, energy, or money to either of them. Enough!

    November 18, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  42. B

    Ann,

    I, and I think many Americans, although they may not admit it, agree with much of what you say. My only gripe is that you are pretty abrasive and I wish you'd deliver it differently (even though I enjoy listening to you). But I'm going to ask for your opinion. Do you think Condoleezza Rice will run for president in 2012 and which voters do you think she'd attract to grab the win?

    November 18, 2009 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  43. Eric

    I think I agree with some of the underlying points she's trying to make.

    The problem with her is that she burries them in so much nonsencensicle extreme statements that she could be trying to make the point that Hitler was evil and you couldn't agree with her.

    It's the usual American popular media problem of trying to make your point by going out of your way to sound extreme and loosing your point along the way.

    It's why I never watch US news on TV, barely read it online. I stick with the BBC and other miscellaneous european news agencies. Even for news about the US.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  44. Richard

    Yeah Ann – what's wrong with strippers?

    November 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  45. Franco

    Wow, I just wanted everyone to take a look at what Stewart wrote, a serviceman; very profound: "Take this from a man currently on deployment for the US Navy. We here live with every ethnic group you can imagine. We have all religions present on basicly every boat and sleep two feet from the person next too you. The only way you can think like Anne Coulter is by seperating yourself from the rest of the world. Once you have spent your time in the gulf, off the Horn of Africa, and all other parts of asia you will see and respect the world. I can not even watch or read Fox news anymore because of her and I pride myself on having no political party. I wish that people who praise her would actually read one of her books. If you hate her please don't, it will only worsen your attitude."

    November 18, 2009 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  46. Kirby

    Ann Coulter is a one of the most ignorant, racially prejudiced, self centrered persons representing the republican party, that I have seen from 4,000 miles away !
    Surely, it is because she can claim only 1/16 of the intellect of your current president, that she is one of the prime contributors to the much mistrusted, and unbalanced Fox News!
    From the beautiful island of Barbados, WI.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Reply
  47. Christopher Meyer

    On the one hand, she is a loud voice against the multitude that seemingly just accept (and worship) the waste and incompitince of our administration.

    On the other hand, though, both sides have such ideologues that rave, rant, and through twenty questions/accusations at you so fast that there is no time to answer. While she and Michael Moore will never admit they have anything in common, their personalities are the same.

    On a cheuvanist note, though, she's very easy on the eyes. Michael Moore not so much.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  48. oladele

    writing conservative books how do you get it right you good at it some makes me feel nausea

    November 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  49. Vera West

    my questions:

    is it hard being a conservative straight white american woman these days? should we pity her?

    it's a polemicist's job to simplify and exaggerate. but if you take away the exaggerations and simplifications – would there be ANYTHING (substantial) left at all?

    according to her "analysis" of contemporary american society's problems – what would be the solutions (aside from taking away women's right to vote)? expatriation of all gays, blacks and jews? guantanamo for single moms?

    November 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  50. michael

    The best moment of her television pseudocelebrity reign was her on Real Time with Bill Maher, and I quote " Al Gore had the exact same SAT score as George Bush" and the host said " 100 bucks on that RIGHT NOW, because I swear you just proved you MAKE S–T UP!"
    She would not bet.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  51. Luiz Freire

    You rock.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  52. joe

    Ann is so correct.. it leaves the liberals wondering who they really are.. she is the best voice for common sense this country ever had..way to go Ann.!. keep blasting the pinheads!.. they deserve it.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  53. opal

    people like her and the rest of her Fox friends, who wanted war especially O Rielly. I never hear them mention that their family members were serving. American has lost it's mind if people like them are representing what the majority or thinking. They need to wake up. She speaks of victimshood, and name all of who she thinks they are. She is a Nazi" . It so sad people buy her books and gives her a voice, send her to china!!!!

    November 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm | Reply
  54. biggie

    Jason right, what's wrong with strippers. I had one for dinner the other night.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Reply
  55. Alvin

    1. "Republican" should be capitalized.

    2. I imagine she lampoons abortion-rights advocates, not so-called "pro-lifers," with whom she agrees.

    3. Obama has no Muslim background. Your line perpetuates a myth.

    November 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  56. Gary

    Hi Ann,
    I am a democrat that thinks that you are sexy as hell. I wish Nancy Pelosi was so fortunate. My question is, do you think you your extreme conservative rhetoric is helping the republican party get elected , I assure you it is no hand job for independents?
    Cheers,
    Gary

    November 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  57. Antoine

    Coulter is nothing but an entertainer who throws out her rediculous thoughts to get attention and then spark nothing but wild erotic thoughts to her male audience with her blond hair.
    If she shaved her head, nobody would bother to listen to her.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  58. Was Buf., Now Was.

    I'm all for Eric's question: do you practice (or not, so to speak) what you preach? And if not, do you use preventive methods, and do you think others should?

    I really don't care about her answers, since most of those who worship her are willing to look beyond the hypocracy of their idols, all the while inventing hypocracies on the part of their enemies.

    Oh, and how do you get your hair so soft and manageable? Deal with the devil?

    November 18, 2009 at 3:07 pm | Reply
  59. pkin

    Interviews with Annie are the symptom of why CNN has lost respect as a news organization. From Nancy Grace to Lou Dobbs to Robin Meade, CNN is perfecting the business of generating as many clicks/viewers as possible by watching the equivalent of train wrecks. Coulter, like so much else CNN broadcasts, is NewsPorn: you can't turn away because its so outrageous. But just like drugs and other forms of porn, same old stuff doesn't satisfy, so you have to up the dose. In a couple of years Annie will just be screaming single word hate epithets at the top of her lungs, and CNN will broadcast it.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  60. mayagibson

    Ann Coulter have guts and she is not afraid to speak her mind...so for that I applaud her. Whether you are left or right, you shouldn't be attacked for voicing your opinion/s – if you don't agree with her then don't buy/read her books, if she is on tv just change the channel. You can always discuss or debate topics in a "respectful" manner without retorting to childish acts such as name calling (e.g. racist, b*tch, etc) – seriously to the people who take this rout to attack Ms. Coulter doesn't help prove their point at all.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Reply
  61. Jules

    Wow. "Media grabbing vitrol"? I'd say Ann's vitriol pales compared to Nancy Pelosi's and Barney Frank's...and her media grabbing is nothing compared to that of our Campaigner-in-Chief. Never met a photo op he didn't like... Keep up the good work, Ann. You speak for many of us.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  62. Dominic

    Ann is a liberal. She totally makes the right look ridiculous. I mean how can anybody take this woman serious, so the way I see it she is a liberal and she prime directive is to ruin the conservatives

    November 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  63. mr big

    Oh cummon – coulter is a has been.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Reply
  64. paul sherman

    rush, michael savage, the fox gang, and the blonde. all geniuses.
    ms coulter is putting us on and having a blast (not to mention the DOUGH). SHE IS WAY TOO SMART TO BE THAT DUMB.
    WAKE UP.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm | Reply
  65. Big Daddy Rat

    This is America.
    Anyone can make there living as a hate monger.
    Besides,it's the only thing keeping her off welfare.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  66. Roberto

    I am also writing from 6000 miles away from Washington and I am also a conservative christian from Brazil and I would say that people like her makes USA looks much better. It's really a relief to know that still there are people with brains in USA, which are not afraid to show what they think. Enough of hypocrisy, enough of Ob(s)ama & Bi(n La)den. Wake up Americans!

    November 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  67. dan

    Ann Coulter – her words are opium for the intolerant, and like any drug with a market, it sells well ...

    November 18, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  68. Big Daddy Rat

    Why can't Ann devote her talent towards bringing people togather rather than dividing them into armed camps?
    Isn't the country divided enough already,although I suppose controversy is more profitable.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  69. David Axelbank, London

    Ann Coulter (and others like her) who propagate such hateful speech and primordial political philosophy, are the unfortunate and ugly side effect of American free speech. ( That was a joke to my conservatives friends. Being an American citizen I always defend her fundamental rights to free speech.) Most of her rants are so hilariously stupid, they are funny. Like a comic book character speaking some outlandish fiction.

    Although, the aspect which most offends the intelligence is how freely she spews her venom, and seems so sure why she has the moral imperative to attack people. She may have honed her delivery for conservative TV and tabloid culture, but her opinions indicate a very high level of ignorance and lunacy.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  70. Pragmatic

    I praise Ann for her honesty. It lets us all know where the left stands on issues. March on Ann, or should I say goose step. I read one of her books. No, I didn't buy it, I checked it out at a library. I would never pay for such verbal pornography. She does have every right to say the things she says, because we are a mostly free and just society. If society were her making we would all be wearing brown shirts. As ludicrous as her and people like her diatribes are, it is important to be aware of them, lest we follow the paths of former despots throughout history. Remember, the Nazi state would have been nothing without Joseph Goebbels.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  71. ponceno

    Right-Left? Coulter-Moore? Why not Close-Open minded or Regressive-Progressive policies?

    November 18, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  72. Ant

    Stuart, you are a moron.
    This woman's words and views fit in nicely with the BNP here in the UK. How shallow, self-centred and ignorant she is. Her books are good for one thing though.... fuel to heat homes this winter!

    November 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  73. Joe

    I Love that she called John Edwards a Faggot.

    Somebody had to.

    November 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  74. Obama 2012

    To "mayagibson" what point is Ann making by stereotyping and degrading people that she knows nothing about?? She's not discussing anything in a "respectful manner" It's one thing to voice your opinion and totally another when you are speaking TRASH!! One has nothing to do with the other. You and Ann are both twisted!!

    November 18, 2009 at 3:58 pm | Reply
  75. Sam

    Ann Coulter is the voice of reason. She dares to says what needs to be said at a time when the tyranny of political correctness and the hounding of big business (both hallmarks of socialism) are threatening everything of quality. It is the reason that wealth is being destroyed as businesses and individuals pursue the ridiculous new religion of policies to combat climate change (I strongly suggest everyone gets a copy of "the great global warming swindle" on dvd before bridling). It is the reason why we cannot bear to celebrate the achievements of business and the enormous good chief executives have done – but rather enter gleefully and unthinkingly into corporate witch hunts in areas of industry we barely understand. It is the reason that teachers are unable to fail pupils and therefore to teach, why parents won't discipline children, why husbands and grandparents won't implore their wives and daughters to stay at home and actually parent their children (rather than outsourcing it). All that is the reason we have young people today who have minimal respect for authority, hard work and learning. It is why we tolerate the most shockingly banal popular culture in our human history. It is why we are unable to think independently enough to challenge the idea that technology is good, that it is better to read a book on kindle or spend hours on computers steeped in the lowest level of human communication thinkable, and why we cannot admit that putting children on computers at 3 might actually be turning them into what we already have become – overstimulated addicts. There is so much that is wrong with how we are doing things. That is perhaps why we are afraid of Ann Coulter – she dares to point it all out.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  76. Jim Armitage

    Armed with a bottle of peroxide and two ill fitting black mini dresses, Ann has made her American dream come true. Its your choice to drink the Kool Aid and buy her books, or go out and enjoy a beautiful day.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  77. Keith

    Joe Jules & others like you:

    Think before you speak less you only contribute to the hate. Our President is our president because this country was being taken down the wrong path.

    It was ordained, and because it was ordained no mane could have changed it. You see when God commands a decision there is none that can change it.

    We all will be held to account for our actions.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:08 pm | Reply
  78. Zoi P

    The hore of BABOLON speaks, once again the perfect example of how evil and hate uses Christ and Christian values to perpetrate dark energy and fear. This woman talks about family values but here she is unmarried and alone with all her wealth. Love is not in her core of being.
    Sad all that financial success and no one to share it with. I will pray for you Ann that you may find love and happiness.
    Oh the real kicker will be when she finds out that in a past life she was a black homosexual Jewish person livening in Iraq

    November 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Reply
  79. Yo Mama

    Ask her why she's still walking this earth. She should of sunk in some stink hole long ago.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  80. Patrick

    This woman spews pure hate

    Why anyone would read a book or listen to her is beyond me

    Once again the Republican party has found a great person to communicate their ideas of hatred, fear and greed

    November 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Reply
  81. PW

    This woman is what is wrong with America. If she put all that energy into something useful, instead of pointing fingers and placing blame, the world would be a better place. Instead, she makes a difficult situation worse for her own benefit. Instead of fostering understanding between different groups or trying to find a viable solution to the countries' problems, she involves those who actually buy her speal in a us vs. them battle. Nothing this woman says or does helps anything, except her own pocket book. And those who take her word as gospel are not becoming enlightened in anyway, they are just getting dragged into a dark, evil corner.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Reply
  82. Bob

    I love her, she is sharp, smart, (not to forget – beautifull), very articulate – no one on the left even come close...
    and there is a lot of truth in what she says...

    November 18, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Reply
  83. Cathy

    absolutely a breath of fresh air. the reason they hate her is because they know she is correct.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  84. jonathan chaste

    never saw crap coming out of a butt with green eyes and lipstick on the asshole

    November 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  85. Tom, Indiana

    My only question is the following:

    As an individual who has a Bachelor's from Cornell and a J.D. from University of Michigan, both schools of which are very high ranking and competitive schools... how are you so ignorant??

    November 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Reply
  86. Shadysider

    The ULTIMATE victimhood folks are Republicans and COnservatives. ALways talking about the Mainstream Media and what not. They make up their own narrative for everything, portraying themselves as the obvious choice, but without sound reasoning behind it and then complain of some unseen insidious force to explain their failure.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  87. DuncanL

    Sam – regarding your comment, "the ridiculous new religion of policies to combat climate change (I strongly suggest everyone gets a copy of "the great global warming swindle" on dvd before bridling)", I strongly suggest you do some research into the validity of this source. It was investigated by the offical British media regulator Ofcom, and found to be substantially misleading, impartial and inaccurate. Two of the scientists it featured to supposedly prove it's case repudiated it as totally misrepresenting their actual position. Ofcom also ruled that the film caused no real harm, because "the discussion about the causes of global warming was to a very great extent settled by the date of broadcast, meaning that climate change was no longer a matter of political controversy". The debate is over Sam, and it turns out you and the makers of "The Great Global Warming Swindle" were wrong.

    November 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  88. Pat

    Ann Coulter and Rush Limbough would make a "PERFECT" couple.......don't you think???????
    They would be truly sensational staring in War of the Roses.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  89. joe from the A

    Question One: Ann Coulter, why do you use your considerable intelligence not to promote rational discourse between people with differing viewpoints, but to polarize and divide the people of this country?

    Ann Coulter: Because this way I make more money.

    Any person with a brain, be they liberal or conservative, can see what a fringe reactionary this woman is both as a writer and public figure. I would guess that most conservatives don't agree with her that we should be "engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport" (Dec. 05) or that "women should be armed but not vote" (Feb. 02).
    That isn't conservativism, and this is not an issue about politics. It is an issue about inflaming the worst of a problem for profit. In much the same way that Micheal Moore disarms rational liberals by becoming a Straw Man for the right to attack, Ann Coulter stands in the way not only of progress for humanity but the basic ability of citizens in a country to communicate with each other.

    Question Two: Ann Coulter, what planet are you from?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm | Reply
  90. Kamran G.

    Poor lady. It's a shame she puts so much effort into airing her opinions, cause her vitriolic comments only serve to further divide our society. One wonders what unhappiness she carries inside her that makes her act that way.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  91. Esho sunny

    Ann coultert has over time been more consistent and intelligible than the legion of exasperated left views as innundated above.It is not only an insult to our collective humanity comparing or boxing race i.e.blacks to issues like homosexuality;but indeed arogant, shmeless and brazenly self- serving:for humans are born man or woman like been black or white for which humans have no choice imput.If you now decide to bleach your self or decide you feel more a woman even though you were born mail,then you have made a choice that you dont have any right whatsover to force people to accept.If for this truth Ann Coulter is seen as the first virgin in the maternity ward,bet she is not alone let to be the last.I hold you in awe and am happy for you Ann Coulter.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm | Reply
  92. Michael

    How much money and attention does she get from being so out of touch with reality? Ann Coulter is a big scheme to get a rise out of people that feel stifled by not being able to be racist or what-have-you. The real problems with America and the world in general are not so easy to see as Ann Coulter and her sham.

    CNN, please don't give her bit any more attention, there are plenty more important things happening in the world than her

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  93. Michael

    How is it that you feel you speak for Americans? Stop dumbing it down. You do such an injustice to your fellow Americans. They must see through your insipid observations. It must be pure entertainment value as to why you are allowed broadcast time.

    Canadians would never tolerate such a unqualified person to speak or represent them for political observatons, on their behalf, right or left.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm | Reply
  94. Josh

    This is the same woman who after 9/11 said we need to invade the middle east and "convert them all to Christianity." Great Job!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  95. Eduardo Sturla

    Ann Coulter,
    Can your entire political philosophy be summed up as WASPS owning the United States of America, and the rest "are just visiting"?
    (Quoted from the film The Good Shepherd)

    November 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Reply
  96. Aladar Stolmar

    I dont see much questions to her, just venting of bad breath in these posts.

    We are facing a runaway atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration increase. It is due to the anti-nuclear hysteria ignited after TMI-2 and preventing still building the much needed 5000 new units of nuclear power plants. Do you buy in into the scheme of carbon trading or you support the building of nuclear power plants?

    November 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  97. Jules

    Keith, if only we could all be held accountable for what we write... I find your comments confusing - what do you mean by "no mane could have changed it"?

    God gave us free will to choose and the ability to learn from our mistakes - WE erroneously elected Obama, not God.

    By the way, we're still going down the wrong path.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm | Reply
  98. bruce kahn

    people that believe in most of her thoughts should speak up, or we will be for sure on the eve of destruction. this is the usa, land of the free, many of our enemies are seeking to destroy our beliefs. take the handcuffs off and let us do what we have to do. tought times call for tough decisions. do what should be done, deal with iran the right way, get rid of your'e nukes or face the consequences. the hell with what the rest of the world thinks.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  99. michael

    Keith,

    There was nothing "Ordained" about Obama.

    No magical intercession like Dec.12, 2000 that stopped or swayed the "consent of the governed" as was perpetrated by the traitorous 5.

    This was the "will of the people" accurately reported.

    That's all that happened.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  100. shuggey08

    I liked her better in "Tales From the Crypt".

    November 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Reply
  101. Keira

    It's clear that anyone can write a book - cough, cough, Sarah Palin - but my question for Ms. Coulter (and I use the term loosely), is: what kind of research do you do when you write a book? Opinions are not facts! You can't measure an entire group of people: whether they're liberals (like me), gays, Jews, Muslims, single mothers, etc. That's just blatant ignorance not to mention borderline racism. We wouldn't tolerate this crap from John Rocker (the former baseball player), why should we tolerate her line of BS????

    It's obvious she's as out of touch with the realities of life as her fellow right-wing nutjobs of the Republican Party! Maybe a minimum wage job, struggling to put food on the table & a little hardship might do her some good!

    November 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm | Reply
  102. Craig Watts

    Ann Coulter is just another right wing racist who attempts to camouflage her bigotry and hatred of anything non-white as political opining. She is is the same category as Limbaugh, Mulkin, Ingraham, O'Reilly (Anyone of FOX). They are no different than the racist from the 1960's except they just dressed their hatred up in a different package because society has become less tolerant of them. What bothers me most is that media outlets have given them the forum to enrich themselves by spewing hatred and bigotry. Believe me, the things she says about black, hispanics, gays, etc.. she wouldn't dare say it to their face. She hides behind the safe walls of television and conservative idiots who listen to her crap.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  103. Kevin Blankinship

    Not to leave unmentioned, but there were at least 300 Pakistani muslims who perished in the 9-11 attack at the World Trade Center.

    November 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  104. alison

    The biggest bunch of "victims" I've ever seen these days are white people like Coulter Poor Ann. We've assaulted her "America." Poor Rush, having to live in "Obama's America" where black kids laugh when white kids get hurt. (After all, no kids ever laughed at the pain of others before the year 2009, of course). Poor Glenn, having to suffer under the "racism" of our President. Get over it, guys. Your team lost this time. How about trying to work together to improve America instead of whining and complaining and coming up with conspiracy theories. All three of these people are making even more money in "Obama's America" than ever. They play into the deepest, darkest paranoia of "their" America. They all make me sick.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  105. Horace Alexander

    Anne Coulter is a disgrace to human decency and to good common sense.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:13 pm | Reply
  106. Roger D.

    She is not a person who tells the truth. She has no real values, except hate and bigotery. It is sad that her voice has resonnance with a lot of people.

    When you analyse her thinking, rethoric, it is very close to any "trash" that come out of radical islamic clerics. Hate and violence are the answers to problems.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Reply
  107. Scott

    Coulter is obviously an intelligent woman despite the breathtakingly ignorant and bigoted things she says (the Muslims attacked America!), and is just pandering to a group of uneducated, narrow-minded conservatives who live in places like Arkansas and have probably never been outside this country's borders. It's made her rich and most people don't take her seriously, so hey, have fun with it.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:21 pm | Reply
  108. alison

    Dear Ann,
    1. I would like to know if you have anything positive that you can say about the Obama Administration without being sarcastic or joking.
    2. As a professing Christian, do you feel that your rhetoric attracts people to or repels people from the message of Christianity? Would you feel badly if you knew that you turned someone off of that message?

    November 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  109. deb

    She's a racist bottom line!

    November 18, 2009 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  110. Harry

    Queston Ann, when you made your pact with the devil, was Hitler your godfather, or did O'Reilly suffice?

    November 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  111. Katherine

    BRAVO Ann – keep up the great work! We need more strong, intelligent, assertive women like you (and Sarah P).

    November 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  112. Bob

    Ann Coulter -> barf..!

    November 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  113. Bobby Yarush

    Alot of the time I can get behind what this woman says.... right up till that point where Republicans do no wrong and its all Democrats that have caused the ills that face America. I find it pretty amazing how and educated woman / person can really deduct that its one parties doing. Ive lost all faith in either political party.... what keeps this woman going?? Faith?? Optimism?? Wishful thinking?? Seems to be everything but reality.

    November 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm | Reply
  114. Lei

    Nothing but a repulsive disgrace to America!

    November 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  115. Barbara

    She knows how to make money....by pandering to a certain group. But in her heart of hearts does she actually believe all that she says?

    November 18, 2009 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  116. Melissa

    Are there any people who are not white, conservative Christians who Ms. Coulter finds to be intelligent and deserving of respect and a serious, intelligent discussion as differentiated from the shrill playground invective she normally hurls?

    November 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  117. over her

    she is a performer, making a huge living off of giving networks and publications controversial material to boost their sales and ratings. no wonder CNN will give her some peak time moments, although in my preference a person like this should not be given any attention to. there are way more important and interesting things to discuss, i will turn the channel when she comes on.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Reply
  118. imogene johnson

    Shame on you Ann all these years and you have yet to find happiness. It's to bad you have to make money spreading hatered. Perhaps you should channel your energy in finding someone to share a positive life with. Maybe if you would look for the good in some of your assertions you might be surprise.

    With all of the money you are getting from selling books...are you really happy???

    November 18, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  119. Linda

    So Ann...Why do you have an Adam's apple?? Hmmm?

    November 18, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  120. Zoey

    A fascist , nothing more. I think she is a racist who's audience is the ill and the dumb. Her views on basic human rights disgusts me . She is repulsive and a bigot . Her views on Gays, Liberals and Muslims are ridiculous and just proves that she is one big idiot who knows nothing about the world around her.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  121. natali

    can someone please explain to me why she's not catagorized, and dismissed, with the rest of the nutjob white supremacists?

    November 18, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  122. Darren Hill

    I like her naughty giggle.

    November 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Reply
  123. Bob

    Liberalism is an education (not necessary knowledge) with no common sense...

    People on the left supposed to be nice and caring, why then there is so much vitriol and hatred?

    November 19, 2009 at 12:14 am | Reply
  124. Lydia

    I think she is just a sad little girl with nothing to say. I am glad I am a liberal and I hope she stays a REPUBLICAN!!!!!!!

    November 19, 2009 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  125. DuncanL

    Bob, I agree there is currently way too much vitriol and hatred in the forum of public debate these days. And to answer your (frankly stupefying) question as to why this this....look no further that Anne Coulter – second only to Rush Limbaugh as the prime exponent of vitriol and hate is this country today. Perhaps liberals can be guilty of less than charitable sentiments towards the likes of these two, but can you blame them? Have you ever listened to the poisonious tirades Limbaugh and Coulter continuously direct towards "liberals"?? I'm sure most liberals (ie, people that don't agree with everything they say – non-ditto-heads you might say) would rather engage in a genuine debate of ideas, but evading genuine debate is something Coulter and co. have turned into an art form.

    Ever heard the expression "the pot calling the kettle black" Bob?

    November 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  126. Shalaby

    I can not imagine this ignorant woman can use her mouth in anything worse than talking ... I recall her hostile views on gays, Muslims, Jews, Atheists, or in short anyone or anything that does not match her white Christian nonsense... I guess Becky should work a bit harder to get better than this ill-minded trash on her show.

    November 20, 2009 at 12:55 am | Reply
  127. Patricia

    Definitely a brazen breath of fresh air. She has my whole admiration and respect. She has the guts to say what others are afraid of saying. History will speak for itself.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Reply

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