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MOUSETHIN Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:17 PM
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What difference does Ann Coulter make?
Today is Thursday, so there's the usual fussing about Ann Coulter. Really, though, I like to ask everyone just what difference do you think she makes?
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:19 PM
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1. She pushes the discussion every rightward
As long as you're not THAT crazy, whatever hatemongering drool you're spitting out gets a little extra legitimacy.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:31 PM
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2. Unopposed hate makes a big difference
Ask the people in Rwanda, Kosovo and Bosnia. All the trouble in those places started with unopposed hate on the radio.

Give people permission to hate, and they will oblige. That is why it is important to identify hate as what it is and answer it at all times.
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:32 PM
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3. Who !
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:43 PM
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4. Who is Ann Coulter?
:evilgrin:
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:49 PM
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5. Ann obviously makes a living at what she does;
However I was once told ,when whining about someones irrational behavior, "Why treat someone who is irrational as being rational" If someone is crazy, them handle them as such. I don't listen to her, I have enough real things in my life to get worked up over. :boring:
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:50 PM
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6. The only people who truly take her seriously are the idiots on the far
right.
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jedr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:00 PM
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7. I Have a rebub Friend who considers her a satirist....? n/t
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:45 PM
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8. she's a table dancer
the gopigs love that harry butt....
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:48 PM
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9. She periodically causes people to post threads about her on DU;
beyond that, I can't imagine she makes any difference to anyone but herself.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:50 PM
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10. I never see or hear her anywhere but here (DU), and I live right in the
belly of the beast. So, I don't think she makes any difference at all, except to those that seek her out.

I do find it somewhat disturbing that so many feel it necessary to attack her on her appearance, as if that has anything to do with her insanity.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:56 PM
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11. She helps foster a general climate of RW extremism.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 06:56 PM by Crunchy Frog
She helps make other RW extemists look "moderate" just because they're not actually frothing at the mouth and biting people. She helps make that kind of extremism look "normal".
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:01 PM
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12. She makes everyone else look sane and reasonable
including people who AREN'T.

That's her true purpose, IMHO: to push the nasty right SO FAR to the nasty right that your average strong conservative looks perfectly middle of the road.
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3waygeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 07:25 PM
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13. Well, she gave Robin Williams
a lot of material for his appearance on today's Fresh Air.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:03 PM
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14. She's using up valuable oxygen (n/t)
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guinivere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:10 PM
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15. None to me.
I think she does provide some comic relief. Until someone finally drives a stake through her heart.


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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:12 PM
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16. The same difference Hitler made when he was just a foot soldier.
It's better to crush her now than have to have her mysteriously disappear in a bunker later before it is too late.
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