The CoulterGeist
August 1, 2002
By R. Porrofatto

Ann Coulter, like others of her right-wing ilk, is a hate monger, pure and simple. The CoulterGeist lives and loves to hate, to froth, to rage against her enemies, to spew forth mindless belligerence and intellectual dishonesty, and the people she loves to hate most are her fellow Americans. She wants the rest of us to hate these Americans, too.

Why? Because they are loathsome extremists, an evil "cabal," a "cult," the worst scum of humanity, and most importantly, they don't agree with her. She calls them "liberals," and it is a species which exists solely in what passes for her own mind. Sure, half a million more people voted for one of those liberals over what she calls our present "magnificent leader" but dear Ann hates them all. Hate, hate, hate. It's because "her" liberals are traitors, you see, treasonous villains who want to destroy America.

In her benighted Hassenlust, facts are beyond her ken, and she wouldn't want them to interfere with her lunatic rage. It doesn't matter that Ron Dellums, one of those "liberals" she excoriates for treason, is a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps. And who cares if Charles Rangel was decorated for valor in the Korean War or that George McGovern flew 35 bomber missions in WWII and earned a Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery under fire?

It makes no difference that John Kerry won the Silver Star, a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts, five more medals than the combined totals earned by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh Dick Armey, Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and all the rest of the right-wing chicken hawks. Kerry and McGovern are liberal, and therefore they must be traitors to America.

Of course, there are millions of other liberals who are combat veterans, firefighters, policemen, rescue workers, Red Cross volunteers, teachers, and so on. They are real Americans, patriots, and citizens. What they are not is shrill, puerile screamers who demonize their fellow citizens for cash and televised infamy. Unlike these "liberals," what single positive contribution has Ann Coulter ever made to our society? Does she think that by making insane, inflammatory, malignant generalizations about a fictive political enemy she is doing good work? Does she believe that by spewing her evil animosity she is engaged in a patriotic act?

An argument could be made that if she hates so many Americans as much as she does, perhaps she is the one who is disloyal, un-patriotic, and guilty of treason.

Below is a sampling of her words from various sources. Judge for yourself.

"Being in league with known terrorists may be suspicious, but it is not probable cause to believe that a particular crime is being or has been committed by a specific individual. Were the law otherwise, one could get a warrant to search anyone who associates with the Clintons."

"Even Islamic terrorists don't hate America like liberals do."

"If it wasn't for Linda Tripp, Monica Lewinsky would have ended up just like Chandra Levy."

"Liberals always get a lot of credit for suffering, while never actually being made to suffer."

"Liberals are always wrapping their comically irrelevant charges in a haze of lies..."

"The FBI allowed thousands of Americans [in the WTC] to be slaughtered on the altar of political correctness. What more do liberals want?"

"We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."

"Women -- and I don't mean to limit that to the biological sense -- always become hysterical at the first sign of trouble. They have no capacity to solve problems, so instead they fret. But despite the fearful fifth columnists whiling away the war naysaying America's response, we will win this war."

"[c]onservatives always knew they had to win at the ballot box; liberals prefer to skip voting and win by judicial fiat."

"A cruise missile is more important than Head Start."

"After Sept. 11, liberals are appalled by patriotism with an edge of anger because that might lead America to defend itself. "

"Anorexics never have boyfriends. ... That's one way to know you don't have anorexia, if you have a boyfriend."

"Clinton is in love with the erect penis."

"For the record, it is not illegal for a third party to pay legal fees. If it were, Bill Clinton would be bankrupt and Barbra Streisand would be in jail -- which, come to think of it, isn't a bad idea."

"God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours."

"I am emboldened by my looks to say things Republican men wouldn't."

"I have to say I'm all for public flogging. One type of criminal that a public humiliation might work particularly well with are the juvenile delinquents, a lot of whom consider it a badge of honor to be sent to juvenile detention. And it might not be such a cool thing in the 'hood to be flogged publicly."

"I think [women] should be armed but should not [be allowed to] vote."

"I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote."

"If they have the one innocent person who has ever to be put to death this century out of over 7,000, you probably will get a good movie deal out of it."

"If those kids had been carrying guns they would have gunned down this one [child] gunman. ... Don't pray. Learn to use guns."

"If you don't hate Clinton and the people who labored to keep him in office, you don't love your country."

"It's enough [to be impeached] for the president to be a pervert."

"Juan Gonzales is Cuba's answer to Joey Buttafuoco, a miscreant, sperm-donor, and a poor man's Hugh Hefner."

"Let's say I go out every night, I meet a guy and have sex with him. Good for me. I'm not married."

"Liberal sneers about President Bush's intelligence suddenly abated - at first for reasons of decorum, but then because of the indisputable fact that Bush was a magnificent leader. "

"Liberals can never just make a principled argument."

"Liberals are angrier at John Ashcroft for questioning angry Arab immigrants applying for crop duster permits than they are about the terrorists. These people simply do not have an implacable desire to kill those who cheered the slaughter of thousands of American citizens. "

"Liberals are up to their old tricks again. Twenty years of treason haven't slowed them down."

"Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy."

"Liberals dispute slight reductions in the marginal tax rates as if they are trying to prevent Charles Manson from slaughtering baby seals."

"Like everything liberals oppose but don't have a good argument for, all reasonable national security measures are called "unconstitutional." Whenever liberals are losing on substance, they pretend to be upset about process."

"My libertarian friends are probably getting a little upset now but I think that's because they never appreciate the benefits of local fascism."

"No matter what defeatist tack liberals take, real Americans are behind our troops 100 percent, behind John Ashcroft 100 percent, behind locking up suspected terrorists 100 percent, behind surveillance of Arabs 100 percent."

"President Clinton had crack pipes on the White House Christmas tree."

"The Democratic message is "socialism, class warfare and atheism"; liberalism is "the official government religion" and is "devoted to class warfare, ethnic hatred and intolerance"; "God has no part in the religion [liberalism] of sex education, environmentalism, feminism, Marxism and loving Big Brother."

"Name-calling has been the principal argument liberals have deployed against conservative arguments". (2/22)"

"The backbone of the Democratic Party is a typical fat, implacable welfare recipient."

"The infernal flag-waving after 9/11 nearly drove liberals out of their gourds. For the left, 'flag-waving' is an epithet."

"The liberal catechism includes a hatred of Christians, guns, the profit motive, and political speech and an infatuation with abortion, the environment, and race discrimination (or in the favored parlance of liberals, 'affirmative action')."

"The most crazed religious fanatic argues in more calm and reasoned tones than liberals responding to statistics on concealed-carry permits."

"The presumption of innocence only means you don't go right to jail."

"The swing voters - I like to refer to them as the idiot voters because they don't have set philosophical principles. You're either a liberal or you're a conservative if you have an IQ above a toaster."

"The thing I like about Bush is I think he hates liberals."

"Through their enervating dialogues and endless concerns with constitutional process, liberals have made themselves incapable of feeling hate for the enemy."

"To a disabled Vietnam vet: "People like you caused us to lose that war."

"We're now at the point that it's beyond whether or not this guy is a horny hick. I really think it's a question of his mental stability. He really could be a lunatic. I think it is a rational question for Americans to ask whether their president is insane."

When The New York Times urged Bush to "crack down" on anti-abortion activists who threaten doctors: "[i]n their darkest fantasies, this is what liberals claim McCarthyism was."

"When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed too. Otherwise they will turn out to be outright traitors."

"Whether conducted in Congress, on the political talk shows, or played out at dinners and cocktail parties, politics is a nasty sport. At the risk of giving away the ending: It's all liberals' fault."

"While hooting with laughter at patriotic Americans, liberals prattle on and on about the right to dissent as the true mark of patriotism and claim their unrelenting kvetching is a needed corrective to jingoism. (It's not jingoism, and the only people who use that word are fifth columnists.)"

"Women like Pamela Harriman and Patricia Duff are basically Anna Nicole Smith from the waist down. Let's just call it for what it is. They're whores."

"You want to be careful not to become just a blowhard."

"[Clinton] masturbates in the sinks."

"Liberals are savagely cruel bigots who hate ordinary Americans and lie for sport."

"We should have military tribunals for liberal lawyers."

"The spirit of the First Amendment has been effectively repealed for conservative speech by a censorious, accusatory mob."

"God said ... 'rape the planet -- it's yours.' That's our job: drilling, mining and striping. Sweaters are the anti-Biblical view. Big gas-guzzling cars with phones and CD players and wet bars -- that's the Biblical view."

"I think [Whitewater]'s going to prevent the First Lady from running for Senate."

"My track record is pretty good on predictions."

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