Ann Coulter has been called many things. A radical, a neo-conservative, and a less than stellar respresentative of a conservative party that is trying to lose the elitist label. She may be all those things. She has a smart mouth on her, but unfortunately for the other side, she has a brain to back it up.
At times I have wanted to strangle her for her less than tactful approach during interviews, and her seemingly arrogant presentation of certain facts. Her fuse is short, her tongue is sharp.
The one thing you can’t say about her is that she doesn’t know her facts.
In her column Fall Fashion Preview: Cowboy Boots In, Flip Flops Out, (October 13, 2004) she made a statement that not only made me laugh, but gave me pause.
Ann: During the second presidential debate, John Kerry said: “I ask each of you just to look into your hearts, look into your guts. Gut-check time. Was this really going to war as a last resort?”
How about this for “gut-check time”: When you close your eyes, can you see the Democrats defending America? Because I can’t see it.”
Well, that is my biggest fear, and the biggest fear of most of the conservatives I come into contact with. The Democrats are so busy trying to appease the world, stay out of a military conflict, and back alley allies by telling them, “Well we wouldn’t have done this without your approval”, it makes me, frankly, want to vomit.
Does anyone really care what France thinks? Or any other country, for that matter, who didn’t have the cojones to stand up with their strongest ally who would be there within 24 hours if they needed help?
Then, in statements to the press, the people, and on the campaign trail, Mr. Kerry says he will never stop at anything to hunt down and kill terrorists. If he is so terribly opposed to the use of military force in Iraq, which he has also said he is (of course, its hard to keep track because his position changes depending on the color of the tree he is leaning against), why does he think we are there?
The issue of weapons of mass destruction notwithstanding, which as far as I am concerned is a dead issue until they turn up in a bunker in Syria, Libya, Lebanon, or some other fringe terrorist sympathizer country, and if Saddam didn’t make them, he facilitated their making. Iraq was run by a terrorist. A prima facia terrorist, a terrorist sympathizer, a terrorist funder (or facilitator), and could be trusted by the countries targed by terrorists as far as they could throw his golden toilet.
Ann: They [the French] call terrorism a “nuisance,” like prostitution and other petty crimes. (“Hundreds of Children Killed in Chechnya by Nuisance,” “British Civilian Beheaded by Annoyance,” “9-11: What a Hassle!”) They babble about nonexistent civil liberties violations under the Patriot Act. (which I realize has been argued to death).
As I mentioned somewhere else, the person ensconced in the oval office has certain powers.
I don’t worry about W because of his stance on abortion because he can’t do anything about it. It’s here, its staying, and he can’t stop it.
I don’t worry about W because of his stance on embryonic stem cell research because support is too strong, he can’t prevent it, and so it is moot as far as his being elected.
I DO worry about having a commander-in-chief who is willing to use military force (with a well equipped military) when my country (or someone else’s) is in imminent danger, without worrying about public opinion polls (which is another blog) or hesitating allies who have their own business interests at the core of their conscience instead of the safety of their countrymen. The man in the oval office CAN influence and implement that.
I DO worry about economically conservative policies which foster research and development, better technologies, life saving drugs (which we may or may not be able to afford) and a better quality of life for not just its own citizens but the world community. That is something that the commander-in-chief CAN influence and implement.
I DO worry about entitlement programs being dished out like candy to babies at the expense of the hardworking taxpayer, and the commander-in-chief CAN influence and implement that.
You have to know the issues and which ones the man you elect can influence. Of course, hand in hand with that goes those representatives you send to Washington from respective states. They have the power or a lot of hydraulics behind it.
Ann Coulter may be a sharp tongue, and a sarcastic mouth in a time when a little sugah’ might be a better approach. But she speaks the truth, even if she is abrasive doing it.
I recognize that this close to an election, emotions run high, opinions run strong, and everyone is running fast and scared. In other times, I have chastised Ann Coulter for the way she respresents the issues. This time I give her credit where credit is due.Powered by Sidelines