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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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 10:37am
Well written!!

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 12:55pm
Just google it yourself. There are way too many to post, besides they would be a violation of tos. Especially what Ed Shultz said and Bill Maher said. They were especially vulgar. Just more from the fortress of civility we have come to expect from the left. Lol!
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 12:58pm
Accusing Coulter of lying is pretty serious. Do you have one example of a lie she has told? Just one?
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 1:06pm
It's interesting how many 'liberals' here don't bother listening to ANY talking heads regardless of their poitical leanings...and yet so many conservatives seem to know the names of every single one! ;) Most of the time, I'll see some talking head referenced & not even know how he/she stands.

FYI, I NEVER listen to talking heads. I do, on a very rare occasion, listen to Jon Stewart but he's a comedian & he'll take swipes at both sides of the aisle. But again, that's an entertainment show...not a political op-ed show.

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 1:18pm
And what I find interesting is how many "liberals" seem to know every hateful lie that Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, or Coulter says, yet they absolutely no idea who Maddow, Olbermann, Matthews, Maher, or Shultz is and have never, ever heard any of the violent, vulgar, hateful things they say about conservatives. Weird.
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 2:34pm
Really? The liberals I know pay little attention to any talking heads. Sarah Palin gets commented on, rarely btw, because the media picks it up. Personally, aside from the amusement factor, I find most articles about what she says to be non-news & not worth covering.

I've never heard of Shultz & only vaguely know who Maddow, Olbermann, etal are. But, the only reason I know who Limbaugh is, is because he's been around so long & said some truly outrageous things - things even conservatives have shuddered about! I've never listened to Hannity at all.

But, I have heard Ann Coulter speak. I would suggest that you check out her books from the liberary (not worth wasting money on) & see what she has to say before you jump to her defense. Like I've stated before, even the NeoCons on my DH's side of the family think she's a raving nutcase who is blinded by her hatred & fear.

 nwtreehugger  

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 2:36pm
You're kidding, right? Coulter does nothing but lie. Look at the OP. How could her sweeping statements possibly apply to all Democrats and/or liberals?

Rather than give you just one example, here's a site which lists a number of her more egregious claims. http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Group_finds_more_than_dozen_lies_0105.html

In the meantime, I'm still waiting for examples of Maddow's, Olbermann's, and Matthews' words which are the liberal equivalent of Coulter's screeds. The person who makes a claim carries the burden of providing proof. That's how logic and debate work.

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 2:47pm
Believe it or not, I'm a liberal and have never heard any of those people personally on tv or radio.

I only heard of Schultz last month from my son. He said he's the guy with the short shorts on Reno 911. I've never heard one of his comedy routines, and am surprised to see it brought up here.

But I guess all us darn libs condone everything said by a comedian.



 

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 3:26pm

I did not jump to Coulter's denfense and I resent that you are claiming that I did.

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 3:54pm
I brought up Schultz because he just recently called Coulter a very inappropriate word on the air. He was forced to apologize. I will give you a hint, it started with sl and ended with a t.

Before I am accused, again, of jumping to her defense, I am not. I am merely saying she is no different that the hate filled vitriol spewing talking heads on the left. No different, just different ends of the spectrum. I am just curious about the "selective" outrage that goes on within these boards. Nobody ever seems to know or hear of any vitriol from the left, only the right. Hmmmmm. The fact is both sides do it.

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