Coulter has a new best seller

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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 12:14pm

Ann Coulter has a new best seller. Agree or disagree with Ann, she is provacative. The following is from the linked article, it is part of the ABC news story and part of the first chapter of her new book.

You can read about it here - http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Politics/ann-coulter-conservative-commentator-takes-liberal-mob-read/story?id=13773013

Ann Coulter on the 'Liberal Mob' of the American Left

New York Times bestselling author and conservative political commentator Ann Coulter's new book, "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America", tackles politics once again, this time taking on the liberal left and what she describes as their "mob behavior."

In "Demonic," Coulter traces the words and movements of groups from the Ku Klux Klan and the SDS to anti-war protesters and Democrats today to argue her point that liberals have "consistently used mob tactics to implement their idea of the 'general will.'"

"Just as fire seeks oxygen, Democrats seek power, which is why they will always be found championing the mob whether the mob consists of Democrats lynching blacks or Democrats slandering the critics of Obama Care as racists," Coulter writes.

"Demonic" is the eighth book from Coulter, also a frequent television political commentator.

Read an excerpt from "Demonic" below, then check out some other books in the "GMA" library

Chapter 1

The Liberal Mob

2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.


3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.

4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.

5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.

6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.

7 He shouted at the top of his voice, "What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God's name don't torture me!"

8 For Jesus had said to him, "Come out of this man, you impure spirit!"

9 Then Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."

-- Mark 5:2--9

The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. It is the nihilistic mob of the French Revolution; it is the revolutionaries who seized control of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century; it is the Maoist gangs looting villages and impaling babies in China; it is the Ku Klux Klan terrorizing Republicans and blacks in the South; it is the 1992 Los Angeles riot that left fifty dead and did $1 billion of damage after the first Rodney King verdict; it is the bloody riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention; it is the masked hoodlums smashing up Seattle when bankers came to town; it is the 500,000 illegal aliens marching under a foreign flag in Los Angeles; it is throngs of Islamic fanatics attending the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's funeral, tearing his body out of its coffin; it is left-wing protesters destroying property and attacking delegates at the 2004 and 2008 Republican National Conventions.

Everything else changes, but mobs are always the same. A mob is an irrational, childlike, often violent organism that derives its energy from the group. Intoxicated by messianic goals, the promise of instant gratification, and adrenaline-pumping exhortations, mobs create mayhem, chaos, and destruction, leaving a smoldering heap of wreckage for their leaders to climb to power.

The Democratic Party is the party of the mob, irrespective of what the mob represents. Democrats activate mobs, depend on mobs, coddle mobs, publicize and celebrate mobs -- they are the mob. Indeed, the very idea of a "community organizer" is to stir up a mob for some political purpose. "As so frequently happens when a crowd goes wild," historian Eric Durschmied says, "there is always one who shouts louder and thereby appoints himself as their leader."1 Those are the people we call "elected Democrats."

The Democrats' playbook doesn't involve heads on pikes -- as yet -- but uses a more insidious means to incite the mob. The twisting of truth, stirring of passions, demonizing of opponents, and relying on propagandistic images in lieu of ideas -- these are the earmarks of a mob leader. Over and over again, one finds the Democrats manipulating the mob to gain power. It is official Democratic policy to appeal to the least informed, most weak-minded and perpetually alarmed members of the public.


Their base consists of soccer moms, actresses, felons, MSNBC viewers (both of them), non-English speakers, welfare recipients, heads-up-their-butts billionaires, and government workers -- who can never be laid off. The entire party gave up on attracting the votes of white men decades ago. It's easier to round up votes by frightening women about "assault weapons" and promising excellent free health care to non-English speakers. Yes, a free health care system that is so superior that they exempt themselves and their friends from having to be in it. Liberals frighten people about their health care in order to stampede through ObamaCare. They claim the Earth is overheating in order to seize taxpayer money for solar panels and compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

They call out union thugs to force politicians to accede to insane benefits packages. They stage campaigns of calumny to get their way on gay marriage. Faddish ideas that would never have occurred to anyone fifty years ago -- or even twenty years ago -- are suddenly foisted on the rest of us by the liberal mobs.

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:42am

You posted a piece in which Coulter's obvious hatred of liberals is spewed in her inimitable vicious style. So tell me. Is her hatred and style of writing alright?

I'm just trying to figure out why her over-the-top hate speech (gee, Ann, don't hold back!) doesn't seem to have registered with the same degree of disdain or opprobrium as the posts of those here who have pointed out the multitudinous malapropisms and intellectual shortcomings of Dubya and Sarah.

Edited to add that Coulter's proclivity for lumping all liberals into a single category, ascribing characteristics to that one category and then damning them for those ascribed characteristics, will necessarily result in gross errors based on over-generalization.

Jabberwocka

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 12:45pm
The lack of civility towards Palin on these message boards tell us all we need to know about how the regular progressives here feel about her. For some weird reason, they just can't get enough of her. She walks out of her front door in the morning and the people on these boards start cackling about how dumb and stupid she is. They claim she is a media hog and the actual media even accuses her of this but they just can't seem to leave her alone. Why does everyone constantly talk about her? I guess it makes some people feel bigger when they can ridicule, mock, and bash others. Very sad.
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 1:46pm

Have you ever goggled at a person whose behavior was so self-serving, nonsensical and blissfully unaware of those two previous traits, that you just couldn't help yourself? I think what we find so remarkable about Palin is that she doesn't seem to realize how unfit for high public office she is.

Jabberwocka

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 2:31pm
What comments has Ann Coulter made publicly about specific liberals? I don't really know much about her. However, to me there is a difference between liberals ripping apart one person ad nauseum who they don't like and a conservative ripping apart liberals in general...not singling out one specific person.

To me it seems that before Sarah Palin, liberals ripped Bush apart. Nownthat Bush is out of the picture, they found a new punching bag.

All politicians make gaffes. Remember the 57 states comment Obama made? We won't even get started on Biden. However, for some weird reason, the media doesn't fixate on their gaffes. Go figure. There is a U.S. Congressman who is sending pictures of his privates to young women and having phone sex from his congessional office, and I have yet to hear any progressive on these boards even mention the issue, let alone claim he is unfit for public office, like you claim Sarah Palin is. Besides, I dont know of any office Sarah Palin is running for, please enlighten me.

The gross hypocrisy on these boards is stunning.
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 3:59pm

You're kidding, right?

Jabberwocka

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 4:58pm
Weiner is a slime. We all know it so what is there to discuss? You won't get any debate from me.

Ms. Coulter is inspired by hatred, greed & a need to be in the limelight. Again, I don't know a single conservative or true Christian that wants anything to do with her or her books. Don't think it's just a 'liberal' thing.

 nwtreehugger  

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:01pm
For years??? She only been on the scene for a couple of years! Before that, no one even knew who she was - except maybe those who lived in Alaska...and they found out how much their votes were worth when she quit the job halfway through!

Worked up? No. Laughing hysterically while holding our sides...yes! She's very amusing!!

 nwtreehugger  

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:03pm
Oh...and FYI, I'm ignoring the ridiculous comment about her deserving to be raped, etc. That is so far out there as to be not worth it.

 nwtreehugger  

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:12pm
I don't know of any liberal defending Weiner, however, I also don't hear any liberal saying he is unfit for public office, like they (yourself included) keep saying about Sarah Palin, who, for all anyone knows, isn't running for any office.

Wasn't Obama supposed to end the war in Iraq? We still have soldiers getting killed over there. IMO, he certainly doesnt get credit for bringing troops home by following Bush's timeline of withdrawal. Instead, he got us involved in another war costing more tax dollars. And I don't hear liberals complaining about those tax dollars wasted. I don't hear anyone calling him a war monger, war criminal (for starting this war without congress approval), etc.

On could also make the same argument that Obama loves the limelight too. He is constantly on TV every chance he can get. Talk show after talk show. Now he is busy campaigning again giving speeches and talks telling everyone he is finally going to start focusing on the economy. Wow...we heard that before. The further Obama's poll numbers fall, the more we see him on television. Sarah Palin is not the only politician with a big ego.
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:16pm
(For years??? She has only been on the scene for a couple of years!)

Years....plural of year....meaning more than one year. Years.

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