Posts tagged "Ann Coulter"

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

imageAnn Coulter likens U.S. demographic shift to ‘being raped,’ blames Democrats (via Raw Story )

In the video embedded below, arch conservative pundit Ann Coulter likened the shift in U.S. demographics to “being raped” as a room full of attendees of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference guffawed and applauded. Coulter was appearing…



 

crooksandliars:

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At CPAC on Saturday a tribute to William F. Buckley’s longtime PBS show Firing Line was put together with Mickey Kaus, columnist for the Daily Caller speaking from the “progressive” side and right wing heroine, the queen of nasty, Anne Coulter speaking for the right.
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Coulter replied, “and I think part of the problem is, and I completely agree with Charles Murray on this, I mean you read these terrifying divorce statistics and then find out they are completely different for college educated people and those without, or with only a high school degree.  The unwed motherhood rate and that just feeds upon itself, and the one thing that’s really changed besides, I mean you have the government often subsidizing bad behavior, or you have Hollywood rewarding bad behavior, but there’s also an overwhelming cultural sense, I think it is a political correctness to end shaming.  Shaming is good, this is how, I mean it’s almost a cruel and selfish thing, for lack of a better term, for the upper classes, the educated, for the college graduates to refuse to tell the poor people, ‘keep your knees together before you’re married.’”

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

Local reporting on Texas divorce law has finally put to rest the right-wing media smear that gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis lost custody of her children, debunking this myth as the lie it always was.

Since she announced her candidacy for governor, national right-wing media figures have gone after Davis and scrutinized her parenting choices in a way no male candidate would ever have to confront. One nasty example has been Fox News contributor and RedState editor Erick Erickson, who has repeatedly referred to Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” baselessly questioned her mental health on the basis of routine legal pleadings, and misrepresented the terms of her divorce settlement.

It was also the discredited Erickson who quickly jumped at the opportunity to help spread perhaps the most persistent myth about Davis — that her ex-husband, Jeff Davis, “got custody" of her two daughters following their 2005 divorce decree. This falsehood was unfortunately started by the Dallas Morning News, whose January 18 profile of Davis was criticized for various reporting failures. Although the Dallas Morning News never corrected the language in the original piece, the reporter correctly described what actually happened in a later article, in accordance with the editor’s online admission that the original version “left some readers perhaps too free to misinterpret the situation. We will print a clarification in tomorrow’s newspaper.”

In short, Davis never “lost custody” of her children; rather, she was granted what’s known under Texas law as “joint managing conservatorship" of her daughters. "Custody" isn’t even the relevant legal term in Texas divorce proceedings.

By the time the Dallas Morning News mentioned Davis’ joint conservatorship, the “lost custody” smear had already gained traction. Versions of the myth eventually cropped up in the New York Post (which claimed Davis “lost custody” of her daughters), Breitbart.com (she “gave up custody”), and even Ann Coulter jumped into the fray, accusing Davis of telling “huge whoppers” and erroneously reporting that the Texas family court “awarded [Jeff Davis] full custody.”

Unlike the Dallas Morning News, right-wing media have yet to issue a “clarification,” let alone a much-needed correction and apology to Davis after their smears about Davis’ divorce raced from the fringes of the internet to Fox News. Davis herself expressly pointed this out in a recent speech, saying, "I never gave up custody of my children. I never lost custody of my children. And to say otherwise is an absolute lie." 

Wendy Davis is telling the truth on custody of her children. 

H/T: MMFA

Ann Coulter: Obama acts like he’s from Kenya — and weed is a ‘legal retard pill’ (via Raw Story )

President Barack Obama may not be a covert anti-colonialist “Manchurian candidate” from Kenya, but he sure does act like it, according to conservative author Ann Coulter. “I know we’ve spent seven years trying to persuade right-wingers, no,…

Ann Coulter being a disgrace to her gender and to humanity as usual.

h/t: Kirsten Powers at The Daily Beast

Believe it or not, Fox is still attacking MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry for joking about Mitt Romney’s African American grandson. So who did Sean Hannity present as an arbiter of taste and sensitivity on the subject? None other than hatemongermurder fantasizer and serial voter fraud suspect, Ann Coulter. She showed her sensitivity alright – by saying that black people don’t live in New York apartments, because of “all the rich people.” And announcing that liberals have to invent racism because “There is more cholera in America than there is racism.” And more.

Earlier today, I pointed out that Coulter has previously joked – on the Fox Nation website, no less – about killing Meghan McCain.  Coulter also suggested on Fox News, “Maybe it’s time to…go after the Obama children.” Apparently, in Hannity’s world, it’s comments like that that make her qualified to judge Harris-Perry.

Unlike Coulter, Harris-Perry has profusely apologized for her comments. But not only was that not good enough for Mr. and Ms. Good Taste (Fox style), they actually used Harris-Perry’s apology to slime her further.

Hannity played the clip of Harris-Perry’s apology. He described it disparagingly as “weepy, weepy” because she teared up as she offered it. “Now is that dedicated to the goodness or dedicated to saving one’s job?” Hannity sneered.

Coulter joked that the sincerity came from “a heartfelt email from her boss.” She and Hannity chuckled heartily. A photo of Harris-Perry’s face remained on the screen with big letters that read: “CRYING TIME.” Later, Coulter scoffed, “I think she was really crying after she just saw her fourth quarter ratings at MSNBC.”

Hannity complained about MSNBC, “This race obsession over there!” Coulter cackled. However, I doubt she was laughing at the blatant hypocrisy of Hannity jeering at anyone else’s race obsession. This is the guy who hosts the go-to show for race baiting African Americans, who jumps to defend just about any white person in trouble for racial remarks, who pals around with a black guy who thanks God for slavery and formerly palled around with a white supremacist who said that if it weren’t for slavery, “black people would still be swinging on trees in Africa.”

Yes, THAT Hannity was making a federal case out of Harris-Perry’s stupid, brief joke for which she has apologized both on air and off.

But not to be undone in the hypocrisy department, Coulter announced, Harris-Perry “apologized for making fun of children. Yes, liberals always do that to conservatives… for sport. And it is an ugly thing when they go after the children.” I guess maybe Harris-Perry should have just joked about murdering Romney’s grandson. Then she could have gotten an entire segment of Hannity rehab!

“This was making fun of a child for his skin color,” Coulter continued self-righteously. Then, less than a minute later, she made fun of African Americans based on their skin color. Complaining that Mitt Romney had been accused of racism when he used the word “apartment” “because black people live in apartments,” Coulter added, “But not in New York, with all the rich people.” She giggled maliciously.

Of course, Hannity didn’t have a problem with it.

But Coulter wasn’t through with her special brand of racial insight. She now declared that racism is dead:

(Racism) was just about gone in this country and then (liberals) needed to start playing it again to promote the left-wing, the most left-wing president the country has ever seen, Barack Obama. And there’s been an explosion.

I mean if you had a graph of racism sightings, it was through the roof until the O.J. verdict and then, basically, completely disappeared. Between O.J. and Giuliani and Bill O’Reilly on this network going after Jesse Jackson repeatedly. It just went away!

It didn’t work anymore. It was like a subway token that didn’t open the gate anymore. And when Obama came back, wow, it just exploded again. But unfortunately for liberals, there is no racism in America. There is more cholera in America than there is racism. But they have to invent it.

Hannity chimed in: “It was a question in 2008, would America elect a black president? And you know what? America elected a black president twice!”


h/t:  Ellen at Newshounds.us

h/t: Molly Redden at Mother Jones

progressive-politics:

Excerpts form article:

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter said on Sunday that Republicans “had a problem” with single women who were more concerned about birth control than national defense and “look at the government as their husbands.”

“By the way, Republicans don’t have a problem with women,” Coulter opined. “They have a problem with unmarried women who think, ‘No, we don’t need national defense, we need our birth control paid for.’”

And why? Because single women look at the government as their husbands,” she added. “Please provide for me, please take care of me.”

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mediamattersforamerica:

"This is why I think the shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully. I’m so proud of these Republicans." — Ann Coulter, on the GOP making themselves into the anti-Obamacare party.

mediamattersforamerica:

"This is why I think the shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully. I’m so proud of these Republicans." — Ann Coulter, on the GOP making themselves into the anti-Obamacare party.

In her latest column, Ann Coulter laments the 1965 immigration bill that ended a racist quota system which favored immigrants from northern and western Europe. She said that “Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act was designed to boost the number of immigrants from the Third World,” and now “we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel by holding ourselves out as the welfare ward of the world.”

Just in case it wasn’t clear already, Coulter is talking about Latino immigrants, warning that the “Gang of 8” immigration reform bill will “turn the country into Mexico” and expand the welfare state.

“Was there a vote when the country decided to turn itself into Mexico?” Coulter asked, arguing that if “Rubio’s amnesty goes through, the Republican Party is finished.”

h/t: Right Wing Watch