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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Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:21pm

I'll have to remember that.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-07-2002
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:27pm
Since we aren't defending him....why are you assuming that we don't think he should resign? Like I said earlier...no debate on the topic & this is a debate board. We don't discuss every 'oopsy' by conservative politicians either. It's if there is a debatable topic associated with it.

So, completing the job in Iraq is bad? We're having to finish up as best we can the mess that Bush's lies got us into. What do you want us to do? Just pull up & leave OUR mess behind? And FYI, we were in Afghanistan BEFORE Iraq. We just never finished the job. We dumped it on our allies. Are you upset that they found Bin Laden (the reason for Afghanistan in the first place!)? Are you talking about Libya? Because if you are, we haven't started a war with them. We're in support of our UN/NATO allies.

Alll politicians love the limelight to some extent. They wouldn't be running/holding office if they didn't. I don't see your point. In fact, many non-politicians crave the limelight too.

 nwtreehugger  

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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:32pm

Weiner needs to go!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-07-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 6:29pm
(Sarah Palin has been in the media for very close to 4 years. Not a couple)

You might want to go back and re-read what I wrote. I said "years" and another progressive poster made issue of that and said she was only around for a couple years and not years. So, I am not sure what your point is here. Maybe you meant to direct that comment to that other poster?
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Registered: 06-07-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 6:34pm
(There used to be a poster who defended Palin, no matter what she did. We have a lot of reincarnation here)

Again, not sure what your point is here, since I never defended her. What exactly are u trying to say? I am only puzzled with the liberal fascination of her. That's not defending her.
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Registered: 06-07-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 6:38pm
I have seen you put words in the mouths of others who don't have your point of view. I believe you call that "bating". I chose not to engage in that so I am very sorry but I will not be responding to you that's the way you choose to "debate" . Have a great day. :)
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 7:31pm

Wow!

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 7:37pm
I'm sure we'll now be hearing a lot about "liberal hypocrisy on these boards" and lots about us somehow "twisting words"...and and "Wow!" and lots of statements along the line of "Then you must be okay with *insert outrageously insulting thing*."
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 5:02am

Interesting and quite telling.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 06-07-2011
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 10:29am
First, I am not a stalwart Bush supporter and dont know why you would assume that I am, but I do see a pattern of this type of assumption on these boards. Anyone who has a different point of view than the regular progressives here must be this or must think that. Very judgmental, IMO.

Obama most certainly does seek media attention at every opportunity by going on silly daytime talk show such as The View, etc.
The more he drops in the polls, the more shows he does. It would bw nice if he actually got to work trying to fix this broken economy.

I wonder if his 2012 campaign slogan will be "Yes we can....make things a whole lot worse!"

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