Conservative Republican hit woman – ahem, author and pundit – Ann Coulter recently appeared on Fox Business‘s Stossel to attack show host John Stossel and other libertarians like him for supporting and voting for Libertarian candidates and voting against Republicans in the mid-term election this year because of Republicans’ refusal to radically shrink the cost, size, and scope of the State. Not surprised, right? After all, mouthpieces for the big GOP establishment like Coulter are nothing new in the world of GOP politics, except that her knee-jerk reactionary ideology gets the best of her when she makes ludicrous statements in print as well as on television, especially Fox News and Fox Business. It’s even worse – and funnier might I add – when you see her cobwebbed conservative Republican face on Real Time with Bill Maher every now and then. It’s worse for her to make a fool of herself on paper and on the airwaves.
Stossel’s reference to Coulter wanting to drown libertarians like him is due to a piece that Coulter wrote in her nationally-syndicated column, specifically a September 17th piece entitled “Your ‘To Do’ List to Save America,” in which, at the end of her article, she writes:
The biggest current danger for Republicans is that idiots will vote for Libertarian candidates in do-or-die Senate elections, including Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Colorado. (That’s in addition to the ‘Independent’ in Kansas who’s a Democrat.) Democratic candidates don’t have to put up with this crap — they’re even trying to dump the official Democrat in Kansas to give the stealth Democrat a better shot.
When we’re all dying from lack of health care across the United States of Mexico, we’ll be deeply impressed with your integrity, libertarians.
What an arrogant, pompous idiot she is, considering that she supports establishment Republicans who want to grow the cost, size, and scope of the State as much as the Democrats do, just only a bit slower might I say.
And then here’s the grand finale to her non-sequitor argument against libertarians voting for capital (L) Libertarians:
Which brings me to my final assignment this week: If you are considering voting for the Libertarian candidate in any Senate election, please send me your name and address so I can track you down and drown you.
Really, Coulter? You really want to go down there? Have you forgotten that you came to the Libertarian Party of Connecticut in 1999 because you wanted to run for Congress under my party’s banner? Must I also point out that the Connecticut Libertarians turned you down – and rightfully so! – because they discovered that your real reason for running for office was to take away votes from then-Republican congressman Chris Shays as an act to punish him for not voting to impeach then-President Bill Clinton over his politicized and sexualized affair with Monica Lewinsky? Of course, your pathetically preposterous social conservative views had a great deal to do with it, considering you think we Libertarians “obsess” over drug legalization (a la ending the War on Drugs) that you’ve been spoon-feeding your bullshit socially and politically conservative views on that matter and other private matters to the American electorate and viewers for far so long? How about that, Ann? Or have we already forgotten about that? Selective memory you must have, right?
After all, in your September 25, 2000 syndicated article “I’d Burn My Neighbor’s House Down” explains in full detail about the fact that you were trying to run a “sham campaign” – in other words, a fraudulent congressional campaign race – against Shays (once again I say this because he was a Republican congressman!) at the time because he refused to vote for Clinton’s impeachment, and your “campaign” was only contrived and orchestrated to put a Democrat in Shay’s seat.
Here’s the entire piece for everyone to read about what you did in 1999:
I’d burn down my neighbor’s house
9/25/2000 12:00:00 AM – Ann Coulter
Moreover, an excellent Connecticut Republican, Jim Campbell, did step up to the plate to oppose the pantywaist, offering Nutmeggers the enticing prospect not only of being a Republican, but also of representing the district rather than The New York Times. No one had ever heard of Campbell. He emerged from nowhere, and the principleless Connecticut Republican Party establishment was dead-set against him. (If Joseph Stalin called himself a Republican and ran for office in Connecticut, he’d have the full backing of the state party apparatchiks.) Still, Campbell took about 40 percent of the vote from Shays. Though I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my profession (and life) for the absolute minimum six months it would have required to run in a primary, I was willing to forsake my profession (and life) for about six weeks simply to achieve the greater glory of causing Shays to lose. My idea was that I’d run a total sham, media-intensive, third-party Jesse Ventura campaign for one month before the election, and hope for enough votes to cause the (official) Democrat to win. I just needed to find a third party that would have me. Since I hate the government, and the Libertarians hate the government, I figured — that’s my party. Except the thing is, the Libertarians’ opposition to government is narrowly focused on only one small aspect of government: the drug laws. Until several weeks of negotiations with the Connecticut Libertarian Party over its pro-drug legalization stance, my position on drugs was to refuse even to discuss drug legalization until I don’t have to pay for the food, housing, transportation and medical care of people who want to stay home all day shooting up heroin. It’s not as if we live in the perfect Libertarian state of nature, with the tiny exception of those pesky drug laws. We live in a Nanny State that takes care of us from cradle to grave and steals half our income. I kept suggesting to them that we might want to keep our eye on the ball here. (The Libertarians’ other big issue is privatizing Yosemite. Seriously.) In theory, our areas of agreement should have included, among other things: eliminating the Department of Health and Human Services, eliminating the Department of Education, eliminating the Department of Commerce, eliminating the National Endowment of the Arts, eliminating the National Endowment for the Humanities, eliminating the Department of Agriculture, eliminating the Department of Housing and Urban Development, eliminating the Department of Transportation, eliminating the progressive income tax and instituting a flat tax. Our sole area of disagreement was whether to abolish the drug laws before or after completing the above tasks. That wasn’t enough. I was deemed not a “true Libertarian” because my position was to defer the drug legalization issue until we had made a little more headway in dismantling the Nanny State. There’s a joke about a Frenchman, an Englishman and a Russian who are told they have only one day until the end of the world. The Frenchman says he will spend his last day with a bottle of Bordeaux and a beautiful woman. The Englishman says he will take his favorite sheepdog for a walk across the moors. The Russian says he will burn down his neighbor’s house. I’m with the Russian. Consequently, I have moved from being completely uninterested in drug legalization to being virulently, passionately opposed to it. So I’m initiating a periodic series of articles on the stupidity of drug legalization — it’s my newest Irish Alzheimer’s.
Here’s Coulter’s appearance on Stossel. You’ll see how fruity this bitch really is!
Ann Coulter, go jump off a cliff! We don’t need your moronic lectures, the world doesn’t need you, and nobody needs you. You are the problem, not the solution. What part of that will you not get at all? A blonde statist like you really lives up to the “dumb blonde” stereotype very well, not to mention the fact that you are a soulless political cash whore with an axe to grind against us Libertarians. You are definitely more like a typical Democrat (with very few minute differences) than you will ever concede to being and admit. You are Lady Liberty’s worst enemy, not her best ally. Remember that, bitch!
I rest my frickin’ case if everyone doesn’t mind me saying so!