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ugh fucking Ann Coulter

From her blog

“MSNBC’s Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats’ gun proposals. (Let’s start with Meghan McCain!)” 

Obviously McCain (daughter of the senator) was less than pleased with that statement

and she was completely right. She called Coulter’s remarks neither funny nor appropriate and said she reacted in disgust though she was not surprised.

Seriously this is a girl who knows what it’s like to get death threats to her family, this isn’t a fucking joke to her.

You don’t fucking specifically target one person that you think should be dead.

You know Coulter I would tell you to fuck yourself but I don’t want to wish something so nice as sex on you.

(via Ann Coulter on FNC’s Hannity: “‘If You Compare White Populations,’ U.S. Has Same Murder Rate As Belgium” (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire)

Right-wing firebrand Ann Coulter on Monday said that the United States has a demographic problem rather than a gun problem, arguing that the country has a comparable murder rate to Belgium “if you compare white populations.”

"On the gun crimes, we keep hearing how low they are in Europe, and oh, they’re so low, and they have no guns," Coulter told Fox’s Sean Hannity. "If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium."

Before the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School took place, two things were predictable:

  • that another mass killing was inevitable, given the increase in their frequency over the past year, and the fact that no measures had been taken to prevent them
  • that right-wingers would see in such a dreadful event an opportunity to promote their paranoid vision of a perfect America as one where every citizen is armed to the teeth, and trembling in awe of their vengeful God

The bodies of the 27 people — most of them children between the ages of six and seven — killed by Adam Lanza on Friday, December 14,  had yet to be returned to their families when the right-wing noise machine went into gear, blaming public education and a purported dearth of firearms for the tragedy.

Yet, even as right-wing pundits continued to name gun control as a reason that the killer took so many lives, producers at NBC’s Meet the Press were unable to get a single pro-gun senator to appear on the show the Sunday after the tragedy. All 31 gun-loving senators who will have seats in the new Congress were invited, according to executive producer Betsy Fischer Martin. 

Here we offer seven examples of the stunning lack of compassion and twisted logic expressed by right-wing leaders in response to a slaughter of children by the son of a gun enthusiast.

1. Ann Coulter: Everybody should carry a concealed firearm.  The killings took place in the morning, and by 11:07 a.m., Ann Coulter, the publicity seeker whose big, bad mouth gives the little black dress a bad name, was touting concealed-carry laws as the answer to America’s massacre problem. Coulter’s first tweet on the subject came so soon after the killings, that there was no definitive count yet of the number of people who had perished:

Well, that seemed to do the trick for a woman who never found a tragedy she couldn’t exploit, for by 11:30, she tweeted this:

And that, boys and girls, is how to work the Twitter machine for self-promotion on the backs of slaughtered children.

It’s not the first time that Coulter has expressed her love for guns in the wake of murder. At a Florida church in 2007, I heard Coulter describe the assassination of doctors who performed abortions as “a procedure with a rifle performed on them.”

[h/t The New Civil Rights Movement]

2. Mike Huckabee: Massacre the result of church-state separation.Apparently, former Arkansas governor and pastor Mike Huckabee thinks that if only the Constitution had been rewritten to allow for the mandatory worship of his God in public schools, the massacre would not have happened. It’s unclear from Huckabee’s remarks, made on the Fox News Channel’s Your World show (Huckabee also has his own show on the cable channel), whether he was saying that if only killer Adam Lanza had gotten religion during his public school education, he wouldn’t have killed, or if Huckabee was suggesting that God was punishing a public school for not allowing organized worship in the classroom.

"We ask why there is violence in our schools but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee told host Neil Cavuto. "Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?"

Media Matters has the clip.

3. Bryan Fischer: God let massacre happen in public school because he’s not wanted there. The noxious radio-show host and spokesperson for the anti-gay hate group known as the American Family Association, put the blame for the massacre squarely on the Supreme Court, which outlawed organized public school prayer in 1962, as seen in this clip captured by Right Wing Watch.

"I think God would say to us, ‘Hey, I’d be glad to protect your children, but you’ve got to invite me back into your world first,’" Fischer told his listeners. “‘I’m not gonna go where I’m not wanted; I am a gentleman.’" Fischer continued in his imagined voice of God. So much of a gentleman is Fischer’s God that the Almighty would await an invitation before rushing in to protect 20 children from being gunned down. Thank goodness the police and firefighters who responded were so terribly rude.

4. Steve Deace: Killings caused by widespread child-murder by parents and a school assignment in France. The right-wing radio talker took to his Facebook page the day of the shootings to attribute them to a “culture of death” for which he used, as evidence, deceptively packaged examples, including “asking kids to write suicide notes in schools” and “allowing and subsidizing parents killing 4,000 of their own children each day.”

I Googled “suicide note school assignment” and found one example — in France. Since Deace had published a blog post about the French story on his Web site, it’s safe to assume that’s what he was referencing, and it’s difficult to see the impact that would have had on a killer who attended school in Connectict.  

For Deace’s assertion of 4,000 killings of children by their parents per day, we could find no evidence. 

. Glenn Beck: Killings caused by soul problems. Taking to his Twitter stream, Glenn Beck was quick to tweet, at 12:24 p.m.: “Our communities are suffering and it is because of the ever expanding lack of self control & personal responsibility.”

Tweeter Val Farrelly replied: “It’s nothing to do with self control and everything to do with a lack of gun control.”

Another Beck gem about the shootings: 

6. Larry Pratt: Making schools gun-free zones caused the problem. The executive director of Gun Owners of America, a far-right group allied with the militia movement, makes a leap of logic by claiming that because the massacre happened in an school designated as a “gun-free zone,” that the absence of guns in Sandy Hook Elementary School must have caused the problem.

Despite the fact that Pratt once addressed a group of white supremacists and advocated for the creation of militias in the U.S. based on the model of anti-communist Guatemalan death squads, the USA Today Web site gave Pratt a big megaphone to its millions of unique viewers (23 million in May 2011, according to the company’s media kit), the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy, in the opinion section of the site. 

There, Pratt asserts

Hopefully, the Connecticut tragedy will be the tipping point after which a rising chorus of Americans will demand elimination of the gun-free zone laws that are in fact criminal-safe zones.

One measure of insanity is repeating the same failure time after time, hoping that the next time the failure will turn out to be a success. Gun-free zones are a lethal insanity.

As AlterNet reported in 2010, Pratt told a rally of gun owners at the Washington Monument that the Oklahoma City bombing was but a battle in a war between the citizens and the government.

7. Louie Gohmert: If only Sandy Hook principal had an assault rifle, everyone would have been saved. Speaking to host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, the Republican congressman from Texas let loose with this, as transcribed by the Huffington Post:

"Chris, I wish to God she had had an M4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out … and takes him out and takes his head off before he can kill those precious kids," Gohmert said.

The M4 is the rifle favored by the U.S. military; you can view its specs on the site of its manufacturer, Colt. Yeah, that’ll fix everything.

h/t: AlterNet

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.

h/t: Josh Glasstetter at RWW

On Sunday morning, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos gave right-wing shock pundit Ann Coulter a national platform to opine on national politics and promote herself and her books. This Week is generally a serious and reasonable look back on the week’s political events. Coulter, however, is neither serious nor reasonable – not even close. 

Coulter, a self-described “mean-spirited, bigoted conservative,” goes out of her way to provoke and offend and even promote violence.

In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Coulter attacked a group of widows that had joined together to lobby for a government investigation into the attacks, culminating with the 9/11 Commission:
These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzies. I have never seen people enjoying their husbands’ death so much.
There is really nothing that Coulter won’t say. Coulter – among many many other things – has said that:
  • Women shouldn’t be allowed to vote: “If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
  • Killing an abortion doctor isn’t murder: “Well, apparently, this one random nut who shot Tiller — I don’t really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.”
  • John Edwards is a “faggot”: “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word ‘faggot,’ so I — so kind of an impasse, can’t really talk about Edwards.”
  • Whites don’t think about blacks because they’re inferior: “Here’s a little inside scoop about white people: We’re not thinking about you. Especially WASPs. We think everybody is inferior, and we are perfectly charming about it.”
  • Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to fly on airlines: “I think airlines ought to start advertising: ‘We have the most civil rights lawsuits brought against us by Arabs.’” “[Muslims] could use flying carpets.”
  • Jews need to be “perfected” by becoming Christian: “We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express.”

Coultergeist being an idiot as usual.

The right-wing Village has been up in arms over Hoffa’s recent statements because they are pros when it comes to playing the victim card. They are trying to find anything which gives them the opportunity to try and white wash the entire tea party hate speech. And suddenly being a kindergarten teacher is a useless job.

Coulter: Hoffa Represents “Useless” Workers Like “Kindergarten Teachers” Instead Of “Men Who Have Actual Jobs”

I don’t write much about her anymore because almost the entire Republican members of the House of Representatives are all versions of Coulter now. She’s old news, a has been, passe, out dated, washed up. Please check out your thesaurus to add to the list. But she still can be as vile an anyone on the planet. Remember when she called all New Yorkers "cowards" back on 08/24/2005 after how they performed during the attacks on 9/11?

h/t: Crooks and Liars