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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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 12:26am

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 9:06am
You never said anything about your iPad and possible problems with posting links. You acted like it was our own fault that we couldn't access your links (since everyone told you that the links didn't work for us). How were we supposed to take that response?
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 9:57am
((You never said anything about your iPad and possible problems with posting links. You acted like it was our own fault that we couldn't access your links (since everyone told you that the links didn't work for us). How were we supposed to take that response?))

I acted like it was your fault?? Please explain. Please quote EXACTLY what I said claiming it was YOUR fault the links didn't work??? This is crazy!! I can't believe ivillage allows their boards to be conducted in such a hostile atmosphere!! Very disappointing.
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 10:24am
I'm not going to get into a back and forth with you over this. Been there, done that, not worth my time. :-)
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:07am
Coulter is not one of my favorite conservatives. Personally, I don't like to listen to her. She's a bully, only in my opinion the people she is bullying is conservatives that agree with her conservative ideology to keep them from entertaining any possible legitimacy in ideas coming from the liberal ideology. Liberals engage in this tactic also.
It's one of the biggest turnoff's in politics today. It used to be just the pundits that employed this tactic, now politicians are doing it as well.
Their financial survival is in keeping this country as partisan as they can. They are good at making issues personal to people, swaying people to believe that the issue will affect them at that personal level. It's the first step of engagement in the political policy process, and really any process where one wants to gain support from the masses.
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:32am

This board isn't "hostile". But its members are not very tolerant of statements which lack clear evidence.

As regards posting links, if there's a technical glitch, say so, rather than expect us to read minds. I find it particularly annoying to be castigated for making assumptions when information is withheld, whether deliberately or not.

And understand that other members may also have similar problems which keep them, in their turn, from being able to post links. For instance, Sam posts from a smart phone. Thanks to iVillage's dreadful programming for mobile devices (not an iPad?), her responses can only be sent to the author of the OP. Copying and pasting links might be difficult, if not impossible for Sam.

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 11:44am

According to Coulter, Democrats are the ones who use the tactic. From the OP: "As long as Democrats can win by demagoguing the mob, they are perfectly happy to turn America into a banana republic".

Seems to me she's doing a Karl Rove: Accuse an opponent of a nasty tactic when in fact, it's the accuser employing the nasty tactic. It's so outrageous but often works because of the sheer gall.

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 4:17pm

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 4:38pm

:-/

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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 4:45pm
Well, on this post you seemed to say that it was Jabba's problem and not yours.http://forums.ivillage.com/t5/Breaking-News-Stories/Coulter-has-a-new-best-seller/td-p/117593645/page/14

Asking the poster to google to prove your point, while not checking your own work seems rather harsh. Admit that your links didn't work or fix them to support your point.

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