“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Monday, October 15, 2007

A special Monday edition of Ann Coulter Thursday!

OK, so some readers are perplexed that I am a fan of Ann Coulter. That's understandable.....that is if you're a sensitive, delicate, hot-house flower liberal who goes into spastic conniptions whenever somebody says something contrary to your warped sense of the human condition. That being the case, an irate reader whose handle I forget, sarcastically remarked last week about Ann's latest statement that went way over the line. I had not heard, but I dug it up and thought I'd comment on it. First, here's the pertinent part of the transcript with her conversation with Johnny Deutch in which Ann responded to a question that she thought the world would be better off if there were more Christians...

DEUTSCH: Christian — so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?
COULTER: Yes.

DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?
COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

DEUTSCH: So you don’t think that was offensive?
COULTER: No. I’m sorry. It is not intended to be. I don’t think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to, you know, live up to all the laws. What Christians believe — this is just a statement of what the New Testament is — is that that’s why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don’t believe our testament.


Ann has a caustic, direct way of stating the facts, but essentially that's what she did. It wasn't a slam on Jews, but indignant liberals, pretending to be horrified, will howl like rabid dogs at the moon about it as if it was. Theologically, Ann is spot on. As Christians we believe that Christ came to save us from our miserable selves. We were too incompetent to follow the laws so we needed a way to redemption. A way to become perfect as we enter the kingdom of heaven. It's a simplistic version I know, but it works for this discussion.

You see rather than debate the merits of what she actually said, liberals like Deutch and others see an opportunity to make political hay and attack Ann as anti-semitic, knowing full well that she didn't mean anything bad toward the Jews. It's typical of liberals to twist anything to use for political gain. For like the 50th time, liberals said, "Well she's done it this time. She's ended her career. She's gone way over the line this time and she'll pay." It's funny, every time liberals say her career is over for some imaginary line she's crossed, her book sales skyrocket, her speaking engagements and fees go up, her TV appearances go up, and her popularity among rank-and-file conservatives continues to grow. If Ann "ends her career" too many more times, she'll be able to afford a second Manhattan condo to go with the first one she paid cash for.

This is how the party of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion reacts when a conservative dares to challenge their hysterical, narrow ideology. Now, which is the party of hate?

4 comments:

Kevin said...

I feel like Ann Coulter would love this picture because of the publicity it would get her. Then she would sell more books!

By the way, I don't feel like she is anti-semitic. She writes what we refuse to say, and there are plenty of Liberal writers out there bashing controversial issues as well.

Anonymous said...

As a jew i do not find her anti semetic, I do find her to be a publicity whore. In this respect she is no different than the Al Sharptons of the world who i am sure you hate.

Just turn the tables. If this was some muslim who told said you would be perfected by converting to Islam, you would not be so flippant. You would be pissed off.

Anonymous said...

DEUTSCH: Christian -- so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?

COULTER: Yes.

DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?

COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

DEUTSCH: So I should not be a Jew, I should be a Christian, and this would be a better place?

COULTER: Well, you could be a practicing Jew, but you're not.

DEUTSCH: I actually am. That's not true. I really am. But -- so we would be better if we were - if people -- if there were no Jews, no Buddhists --

COULTER: Whenever I'm harangued by --

DEUTSCH: -- in this country? You can't believe that.

COULTER: -- you know, liberals on diversity --

DEUTSCH: Here you go again.

COULTER: No, it's true. I give all of these speeches at megachurches across America, and the one thing that's really striking about it is how utterly, completely diverse they are, and completely unself-consciously. You walk past a mixed-race couple in New York, and it's like they have a chip on their shoulder. They're just waiting for somebody to say something, as if anybody would. And --

DEUTSCH: I don't agree with that. I don't agree with that at all. Maybe you have the chip looking at them. I see a lot of interracial couples, and I don't see any more or less chips there either way. That's erroneous.

COULTER: No. In fact, there was an entire Seinfeld episode about Elaine and her boyfriend dating because they wanted to be a mixed-race couple, so you're lying.

DEUTSCH: Oh, because of some Seinfeld episode? OK.

COULTER: But yeah, I think that's reflective of what's going on in the culture, but it is completely striking that at these huge megachurches -- the idea that, you know, the more Christian you are, the less tolerant you would be is preposterous.

DEUTSCH: That isn't what I said, but you said I should not -- 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.

DEUTSCH: You can't possibly -- you're too educated, you can't -- you're like my friend in --

COULTER: Do you know what Christianity is? We believe your religion, but you have to obey.

DEUTSCH: No, no, no, but I mean --

COULTER: We have the fast-track program.

DEUTSCH: Why don't I put you with the head of Iran? I mean, come on. You can't believe that.

COULTER: The head of Iran is not a Christian.

DEUTSCH: No, but in fact, "Let's wipe Israel" --

COULTER: I don't know if you've been paying attention.

DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?

COULTER: No, we think -- we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?

COULTER: Yes. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we're all sinners --

DEUTSCH: In my old days, I would have argued -- when you say something absurd like that, there's no --

COULTER: What's absurd?

DEUTSCH: Jews are going to be perfected. I'm going to go off and try to perfect myself --

COULTER: Well, that's what the New Testament says.

DEUTSCH: Ann Coulter, author of If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, and if Ann Coulter had any brains, she would not say Jews need to be perfected. I'm offended by that personally. And we'll have more Big Idea when we come back.

[...]

DEUTSCH: Welcome back to The Big Idea. During the break, Ann said she wanted to explain her last comment. So I'm going to give her a chance. So you don't think that was offensive?

COULTER: No. I'm sorry. It is not intended to be. I don't think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to, you know, live up to all the laws. What Christians believe -- this is just a statement of what the New Testament is -- is that that's why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don't believe our testament.

DEUTSCH: You said -- your exact words were, "Jews need to be perfected." Those are the words out of your mouth.

COULTER: No, I'm saying that's what a Christian is.

DEUTSCH: But that's what you said -- don't you see how hateful, how anti-Semitic --

COULTER: No!

DEUTSCH: How do you not see? You're an educated woman. How do you not see that?

COULTER: That isn't hateful at all.

DEUTSCH: But that's even a scarier thought.

ed said...

Anon, do you have a point to make or are you just practicing your copy/paste skills?