By Ben Cohen
Ann Coulter, everyone’s favorite conservative to hate, is still yapping away.
The blonde numbskull is frothing at the mouth about Obama’s victory and busy tearing down John McCain and those who supported him during the election. In her latest article for townhall.com, Coulter goes on bizzarre rant about John McCain and David Brooks, then manages to tie it to Prop 8 in California. She writes:
For the first time in 32 years, Democrats got more than 50 percent of
the country to vote for their candidate in a national election, and now
they want to lecture the Republican Party on how to win elections.
Liberal Republicans have joined them, both groups hoping no one will
notice that we just lost this election by running the candidate they
chose for us.
According to Coulter, columnists like David Brooks pumped McCain up and are therefore responsible for the dire election results:
In January this year, Brooks boasted of McCain’s ability to attract “independents.”
And then Election Day arrived, and all the liberals who had spent years
praising McCain all voted for Obama. Independents voted for Palin or
voted against Obama. No one outside of McCain’s immediate family was
specifically voting for McCain.
But now Brooks presumes to lecture Republicans about what to do next time. How about: “Don’t take David Brooks’ advice”?
Brooks, a Republican clever enough to understand the nation’s discontent with the ultra right backed McCain because he had the best chance of winning. Of course, Coulter knew John McCain wouldn’t win because he wasn’t conservative enough. Like the market fundamentalist who want even less regulation to deal with the financial crisis, Coulter’s solution to Republican problems is for it to become even more extreme than it already is. It’s a recipe for disaster (and hopefully one the Republicans decide to try).
The rest of the article isn’t really coherent, mostly because Coulter isn’t too bright and is incapable of using logic to underpin her arguments . The tirade carries on, shifting to a weird note about Prop 8:
If liberals are going to use their first majority vote in a national
election since Helen Thomas was spilling champagne on Liza at Studio 54
to lecture Republicans on how to win elections, I have a tip for them
based on the exact same election: Constitutional amendments banning gay
marriage passed in every state they were on the ballot — Florida,
Arizona, even in liberal California.
I’ll accept the results of the presidential election, if you
anti-Proposition 8 die-hards in California accept the results of that
Firstly, Liberals are not upset about the result of the election. They are upset because the Proposition was a farce in the first place, and is a direct violation of the constitution. Secondly, what does this have to do with John McCain and David Brooks? Never failing to surprise, Coulter has an answer:
Let’s see, who was avidly pro-gay-marriage? Oh I remember: The guy
who’s once again lecturing Republicans on how to win elections: David
So let’s get this straight: David Brooks was responsible for the Republicans choosing John McCain (despite him winning the primary via the vote), John McCain is too liberal and therefore lost because the country wasn’t interested in liberals (despite voting for Barack Obama), and liberals should shut up about Prop 8 because Barack Obama won the election.
Jesus woman, shut up!
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.