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: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 2:04pm
I. for one,don't begrudge Obama an hour here or there on tv. Seems like some are reaching for scraps.

 

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 2:16pm
<< The Palin / Bush / Cheney / you name the conservative hate speech prevalent on so many internet forums, ...>>

Maybe it's not so much the dems fault, but the choices the repubs have made.

 

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 2:21pm
Just making note that the first reference to Bush and Palin was not from the "liberals" or "progressives."
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 3:33pm

I am an independent.

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 3:48pm
I am not very familiar with Coulter, but what has she specifically said that you consider "hate speech"? Do you have some examples?
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 4:50pm
Read the OP. Read the thread. I posted links to earlier Coulter poison in an earlier response.

Jabberwocka

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 5:27pm
I have read those and still don't see anything specifically representing "hate". She, IMO, seems to be a very opinionated conservative pundit, and in no way different to the very opinionated liberal pundits such as Maddow, Olbermann, and Matthews. But, as I suspect, you probably have no problem with the vitriol that those pundits spew...because you most likely tend to agree with them based on your previous negative comments of Bush, Palin, etc.

Just different ends of the spectrum, the way I see it.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 5:43pm

I don't watch any of the people you mentioned except on an exceedingly reluctant basis. When my father was in the hospital after oral surgery in March for two weeks, he watched television all day long. Drove me nuts.

I don't go for the confrontational, talking-over-my-guest, go-for-the-inflammatory approach. It's divisive and geared to emotion, rather than reason. There are NO pundits with whom I always agree, nor are their words the foundations for my thoughts and words. Slavish agreement just isn't my style.

If you cannot see that Coulter's comments are full of hate and vindictiveness then there's not much to discuss. But maybe you ought to try substituting "conservative" or "Republican" in some of her screeds against liberals and Democrats--then see if the feeling is warm and fuzzy. I kinda doubt it!


Jabberwocka

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 8:17pm
((If you cannot see that Coulter's comments are full of hate and vindictiveness then there's not much to discuss. But maybe you ought to try substituting "conservative" or "Republican" in some of her screeds against liberals and Democrats--then see if the feeling is warm and fuzzy. I kinda doubt it! ))

To do that, all I have to do is listen to Maddow, Olbermann, or Matthews. Like I said earlier, they are exactly the same but just different sides of the spectrum. Perhaps you should listen to them once in a while to see what I am talking about. I don't see any of it as "hate". Now, the Black Panthers and the KKK I see more as "hate" groups.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:09pm
Hatred is not limited to racism.

Coulter has proved that ideology can be just as lush a garden in which to plant the seeds of lies and loathing.

Show me the stuff which supports your contention that Maddow, Olbermann and Matthews stoop to the same level as Coulter. If they're as bad as you claim, the proof should be easy to find and post.

Jabberwocka

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