COMMENTARY | Demonic – How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America is Ann Coulter’s newest book, and is available now at fine bookstores. According to ThirdAge, Coulter does not think Democrats themselves are demonic, but rather liberal mobs that shout down conservative viewpoints are demonic. The blogosphere is already atwitter with high-strung reviews of the book, with liberal reviewers decrying Coulter’s writing as immature and akin to the playground name-calling of a grade-schooler. And word on the street is that, like the alpha dog grade-school bully, Coulter hits hard, reports the Daily Caller.
Ann Coulter can get me riled, no doubt about it. She breaks the rules and gets my blood boiling faster than an espresso with a shot of lava. She’s outrageous, incredulous, and makes good money for being so. She has offended enough people that there are active movements to have her media syndication removed.
So here is a look at her top three pre-Demonic controversial moments:
1.) According to several reports, in 1997 she told a disabled Vietnam veteran on MSNBC that “People like you caused us to lose that war.”
That comment, the documentation of which remains somewhat controversial, would rank as her most inflammatory if true. Try to guess why…
2.) Unsurprisingly, her second-most-controversial moment would likely involve her views on women and voting. Specifically, she thinks that women should not be allowed to vote because they traditionally vote for Democrats and support liberal causes. She claimed that Republicans would have won the White House every election since 1950 if only men had voted, reports the Guardian, leading to “a much better country.”
What is inflammatory about this comment should be self-explanatory to the 50 percent of the population with two X chromosomes. If you don’t have two Xs, find someone who does — I’m sure she can explain it to you!
3.) Coming in third are her comments regarding Islam and terrorism, including a comment where she referred to Muslims as both “tent merchants” and “camel jockeys.” A second incident involved her mocking the notion that increased security measures at airports should not apply only to Muslims, saying that they could “use flying carpets” instead.
While I understand Coulter’s frustration with what can often be seen as excessive political correctness in regard to post-9/11 diplomacy and security measures, name-calling simply for the sake of name-calling is juvenile, offensive, and inflammatory.
Love her or hate her, Coulter is one guaranteed way to get fired up in the morning. If your morning comics aren’t enough to get your engine revving, I suggest one of her syndicated columns or blog posts — nothing like a shot of anger and rage, or righteous indignation, to start the day off right!