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The Elephant in the Room - Ann Coulter

Postby zip.com » Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:08 pm

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
January 16, 2008
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Unluckily for McCain, snowstorms in Michigan suppressed the turnout among Democratic "Independents" who planned to screw up the Republican primary by voting for our worst candidate. Democrats are notoriously unreliable voters in bad weather. Instead of putting on galoshes and going to the polls, they sit on their porches waiting for FEMA to rescue them.

In contrast to Michigan's foul weather, New Hampshire was balmy on primary day, allowing McCain's base -- Democrats -- to come out and vote for him.

Assuming any actual Republicans are voting for McCain -- or for liberals' new favorite candidate for us, Mike Huckabee -- this column is for you.

I've been casually taking swipes at Mitt Romney for the past year based on the assumption that, in the end, Republicans would choose him as our nominee. My thinking was that Romney would be our nominee because he is manifestly the best candidate.

I had no idea that Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire planned to do absolutely zero research on the candidates and vote on the basis of random impulses.
Dear Republicans: Please do one-tenth as much research before casting a vote in a presidential election as you do before buying a new car.

One clue that Romney is our strongest candidate is the fact that Democrats keep viciously attacking him while expressing their deep respect for Mike Huckabee and John McCain.

This point was already extensively covered in Chapter 1 of "How To Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)": Never take advice from your political enemies.

Turn on any cable news show right now, and you will see Democratic pundits attacking Romney, calling him a "flip-flopper," and heaping praise on McCain and Huckleberry -- almost as if they were reading some sort of "talking points."

Doesn't that raise the tiniest suspicions in any of you? Are you too busy boning up on Consumer Reports' reviews of microwave ovens to spend one day thinking about who should be the next leader of the free world? Are you familiar with our "no exchange/no return" policy on presidential candidates? Voting for McCain because he was a POW a quarter-century ago or Huckabee because he was a Baptist preacher is like buying a new car because you like the color.

The candidate Republicans should be clamoring for is the one liberals are feverishly denouncing. That is Mitt Romney by a landslide.

New York Times columnist Frank Rich says Romney "is trying to sell himself as a leader," but he "is actually a follower and a panderer, as confirmed by his flip-flops on nearly every issue."

But Rich is in a swoon over Huckabee. I haven't seen Rich this excited since they announced "Hairspray" was coming to Broadway.

Rich has continued to hyperventilate over "populist" charmer Huckabee even after it came to light that Huckabee had called homosexuality an "abomination." Normally, any aspersions on sodomy or any favorable mentions of Christianity would lead to at least a dozen hysterical columns by Frank Rich.

Rich treated Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" as if it were a Leni Riefenstahl Nazi propaganda film. (On a whim, I checked to see if Rich had actually compared Gibson to Riefenstahl in one of his many "Passion" reviews and yes, of course he had.)

Curiously, however, Huckabee's Christianity doesn't bother Rich. In column after column, Rich hails Huckabee as the only legitimate leader of the Republican Party. This is like a girl in high school who hates you telling you your hair looks great.

Liberals claim to be enraged at Romney for being a "flip-flopper." I've looked and looked, and the only issue I can find that Romney has "flipped" on is abortion. When running for office in Massachusetts -- or, for short, "the Soviet Union" -- Romney said that Massachusetts was a pro-choice state and that he would not seek to change laws on abortion.

Romney's first race was against Sen. Teddy Kennedy -- whom he came closer to beating than any Republican ever had. If Romney needed to quote "The Communist Manifesto" to take out that corpulent drunk, all men of good will would owe him a debt of gratitude.

Even when Romney was claiming to support Roe v. Wade, he won the endorsement of Massachusetts Citizens for Life -- a group I trust more than the editorial board of The New York Times. Romney's Democratic opponents always won the endorsements of the very same pro-choice groups now attacking him as a "flip-flopper."

After his term as governor, NARAL Pro-Choice America assailed Romney, saying: "(A)s governor he initially expressed pro-choice beliefs but had a generally anti-choice record. His position on choice has changed. His position is now anti-choice."

Pro-abortion groups like the Republican Majority for Choice -- the evil doppelganger to my own group, Democratic Majority for Life -- are now running videos attacking Romney for "flip-flopping" on abortion.

Of all the Republican candidates for president, Romney and Rudy Giuliani are the only ones who had to be elected in pro-choice districts. Romney governed as a pro-lifer and has been viciously attacked by pro-abortion groups.

By contrast, Giuliani cleverly avoids the heinous "flip-flopper" label by continuing to embrace baby-killing. (Rudy flip-flops only on trivial matters like illegal immigration and his own marital vows.)

And, of course, Romney is a Mormon. Even a loser Mormon like Sen. Harry Reid claims to be pro-life. So having a candidate with a wacky religion isn't all bad.

At worst, Romney will turn out to be a moderate Republican -- a high-IQ, articulate, moral, wildly successful, moderate Republican. Of the top five Republican candidates for president, Romney is the only one who hasn't dumped his first wife (as well as the second, in the case of Giuliani) -- except Huckabee. And unlike Huckabee, Romney doesn't have a son who hanged a dog at summer camp. So there won't be any intern issues and there won't be any Billy Carter issues.

It's also possible that Romney will turn out to be a conservative Republican -- at least more conservative than he was as governor of Massachusetts. Whatever problems Romney's Mormonism gives voters, remember: Bill Clinton came in third in heavily Mormon Utah in 1992.
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Postby Yeh » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:21 am

I like Romney. I could pull the lever for Rudy or Fred too, but I think he's the most electable.
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Postby zip.com » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:40 am

\"Yeh\" wrote:I like Romney. I could pull the lever for Rudy or Fred too, but I think he's the most electable.


Yes, I was surprised Ann likes Romney. I am sceptical of Romney because of his Mormon background. Ann doesn't seem to think it will have any bearing on his leadership, though.

I don't like Rudy -- he's a phony, I think. Any man who's kids won't speak to him is NOT a good choice for President of the US, IMHO.

And Fred Thompson doesn't really show the gumption to lead. I think he should go back to his TV show. :mrgreen:
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Postby Banned_from_FD » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:10 am

Yes, I was surprised Ann likes Romney.


you are suprised that she likes a rich, white, male republican :?

not me

Andy Coulter is a jerk.
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Postby zip.com » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:54 am

\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:
Yes, I was surprised Ann likes Romney.


you are suprised that she likes a rich, white, male republican :?

not me

Andy Coulter is a jerk.


She'll live without your brilliant description of her. :roll:

How old are you?
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Postby Banned_from_FD » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:40 am

i am 45

she is a jerk, election cheater and a liar (and has an adams apple :shock: )

why anyone still listens to her/him is beyond me
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Postby Tory_canuck » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:03 pm

\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:i am 45

she is a jerk, election cheater and a liar (and has an adams apple :shock: )

why anyone still listens to her/him is beyond me



In your opinion, she is a jerk and you have the right to say that, but before calling anyone an election cheater you must prove she fudged an election such as news articles, etc.


Seeing that Reid is pro-life, he would be my candidate of choice if i were in the US.
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Postby Yeh » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:05 pm

\"zip.com\" wrote:Yes, I was surprised Ann likes Romney. I am sceptical of Romney because of his Mormon background. Ann doesn't seem to think it will have any bearing on his leadership, though.
Why would it?

I don't like Rudy -- he's a phony, I think. Any man who's kids won't speak to him is NOT a good choice for President of the US, IMHO.

He's not a phony. He did some amazing work here in NYC. I saw the transformation. He's the kind of guy who gets things done. It's moot because I don't think he's going to be nominated.
And Fred Thompson doesn't really show the gumption to lead. I think he should go back to his TV show. :mrgreen:
Yeah, I agree.
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Postby zip.com » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:24 pm

\"Yeh\" wrote:
\"zip.com\" wrote:Yes, I was surprised Ann likes Romney. I am sceptical of Romney because of his Mormon background. Ann doesn't seem to think it will have any bearing on his leadership, though.
Why would it?

It might. If he walks his "talk" about being Mormon. Do you know anything about the Mormon belief? It's quite fascinating, sounds like something from Mars though.

I don't like Rudy -- he's a phony, I think. Any man who's kids won't speak to him is NOT a good choice for President of the US, IMHO.

He's not a phony. He did some amazing work here in NYC. I saw the transformation. He's the kind of guy who gets things done. It's moot because I don't think he's going to be nominated.

He's on his 3rd wife (after he had a very public "affair" with her while he was still married to the other one), his kids don't talk to him, and he calls himself "catholic". -- and glad to see some people think he won't be nominated. I think the American people are smarter than electing him anyway, he's as phony as his present wife looks. :roll:


And Fred Thompson doesn't really show the gumption to lead. I think he should go back to his TV show. :mrgreen:
Yeah, I agree.
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Postby Banned_from_FD » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:30 pm

\"Tory_canuck\" wrote:
\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:i am 45

she is a jerk, election cheater and a liar (and has an adams apple :shock: )

why anyone still listens to her/him is beyond me



In your opinion, she is a jerk and you have the right to say that, but before calling anyone an election cheater you must prove she fudged an election such as news articles, etc.




no problem, how many links do you want?

here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,226838,00.html

and here is the motherload:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=ann ... raud&meta=

unfornuately, the guy who heads up the election investigation stuff in Florida is a GOP appoinment by a dude named Bush (not the one you think) and decided not to prosecute

but all the facts are out, she did indeed vote illegally

you or i would be charged with such an offence, but some people are special
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Postby Tory_canuck » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:39 pm

\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:
\"Tory_canuck\" wrote:
\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:i am 45

she is a jerk, election cheater and a liar (and has an adams apple :shock: )

why anyone still listens to her/him is beyond me



In your opinion, she is a jerk and you have the right to say that, but before calling anyone an election cheater you must prove she fudged an election such as news articles, etc.




no problem, how many links do you want?

here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,226838,00.html

and here is the motherload:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=ann ... raud&meta=

unfornuately, the guy who heads up the election investigation stuff in Florida is a GOP appoinment by a dude named Bush (not the one you think) and decided not to prosecute

but all the facts are out, she did indeed vote illegally

you or i would be charged with such an offence, but some people are special


Thank you....just wanted to clarify.I just havent heared of that before. :-)
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Postby zip.com » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:55 pm

\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:
\"Tory_canuck\" wrote:
\"Banned_from_FD\" wrote:i am 45

she is a jerk, election cheater and a liar (and has an adams apple :shock: )

why anyone still listens to her/him is beyond me



In your opinion, she is a jerk and you have the right to say that, but before calling anyone an election cheater you must prove she fudged an election such as news articles, etc.




no problem, how many links do you want?

here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,226838,00.html

and here is the motherload:

http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=ann ... raud&meta=

unfornuately, the guy who heads up the election investigation stuff in Florida is a GOP appoinment by a dude named Bush (not the one you think) and decided not to prosecute

but all the facts are out, she did indeed vote illegally

you or i would be charged with such an offence, but some people are special


And I'll believe that when pigs fly!! Why wasn't she charged if she voted "illegally" -- oh, because she's "special". Yep, I'll believe that one too.

Got anymore of your supposed "reliable" sources? Or do you just prefer the old tinfoil hat? I guess it's the latter.

Maybe use a crystal ball next time -- you might get a better reception. :laughing6:
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Postby Yeh » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:57 am

\"zip.com\" wrote:It might. If he walks his "talk" about being Mormon. Do you know anything about the Mormon belief? It's quite fascinating, sounds like something from Mars though.
Who cares? It's his values that I'm interested in, not his beliefs.

He's on his 3rd wife (after he had a very public "affair" with her while he was still married to the other one), his kids don't talk to him, and he calls himself "catholic". -- and glad to see some people think he won't be nominated. I think the American people are smarter than electing him anyway, he's as phony as his present wife looks. :roll:

Who cares how many times he's been married? Why does it affect what kind of president he'll be?
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Postby zip.com » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:13 am

\"Yeh\" wrote:
\"zip.com\" wrote:It might. If he walks his "talk" about being Mormon. Do you know anything about the Mormon belief? It's quite fascinating, sounds like something from Mars though.
Who cares? It's his values that I'm interested in, not his beliefs.

Oh my, and your Jewish beliefs have nothing to do with the way you live? The way you vote? etc. Think about it. He's Mormon -- to the core of his being. Read up on what they believe and come back and tell me you don't care.

He's on his 3rd wife (after he had a very public "affair" with her while he was still married to the other one), his kids don't talk to him, and he calls himself "catholic". -- and glad to see some people think he won't be nominated. I think the American people are smarter than electing him anyway, he's as phony as his present wife looks. :roll:

Who cares how many times he's been married? Why does it affect what kind of president he'll be?

If his OWN children won't speak to him -- what does that say to you? The fact that this 3rd marriage was not performed in a Catholic church when dear old Rudy says he's "catholic" says a great deal for his values. Meaning, whatever suits him to further his ambitions is all right.

Rudy will not make it. He's got big hopes for Florida -- but maybe that's all he's got.




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Postby Yeh » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:45 am

\"zip.com\" wrote:Oh my, and your Jewish beliefs have nothing to do with the way you live? The way you vote? etc. Think about it. He's Mormon -- to the core of his being. Read up on what they believe and come back and tell me you don't care.
Having had many conversations online with Mormons, I've actually come to the conclusion that ethically and morally they are closer to Judaism than any other Christian sect.

If his OWN children won't speak to him -- what does that say to you? The fact that this 3rd marriage was not performed in a Catholic church when dear old Rudy says he's "catholic" says a great deal for his values. Meaning, whatever suits him to further his ambitions is all right.
Who cares where his marriage was performed? Who cares what his kids do? I'm not voting for them.
Rudy will not make it. He's got big hopes for Florida -- but maybe that's all he's got.
Yeah, probably true. But I'd be happy voting for him, or Romney, or Fred.

If McCain or Huckabee win I won't vote.
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