What you learn from watching the Republican party establishment flacks in the media is that they really don’t understand their own hypocrisy. On Tuesday evening, sitting in for Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham had Ann Coulter on the show to talk politics. What they did was hammer Sarah Palin. I knew it was coming, because O’Reilly is himself no Sarah Palin fan, and these two continued the establishment’s meme of “I like Sarah Palin, but…” Bad as that might have been, Coulter took a crack at Sarah Palin’s supporters leveled at our passionate and faithful support.
In her view, we’re becoming tiresome because we continue to support a candidate, who in Coulter’s view, clearly isn’t running. The irony of a woman criticizing a politician’s supporters because the politician hasn’t as yet announced a campaign, who herself continues to agitate on behalf of a politician who has flatly stated he won’t run is a laughable demonstration of the exhausting lack of self-awareness on the part of Ann Coulter.
Ann Coulter also enjoyed pointing out polls that suggest Palin can’t win. Apart from the fact that polls are mostly irrelevant so far from the election, I am reminded of Sarah Palin’s own view of polls, expressed at Saturday’s Tea Party rally saying:
“…usually I say polls, eh, they’re for strippers and cross country skiers .”
Ann looks neither athletic nor study enough to be a cross-country skier.
The two also got into a discussion of Sarah Palin’s voice. Really? Mentioning they have low voices, Ingraham went on to share a laugh with Coulter, but I’ve heard Ingraham herself attain higher octaves on the radio than she might care to admit. Once again, this is a completely superficial issue. Mean girl syndrome? Perhaps, but these two continue to take slaps at Governor Palin, in shrill language if not voice, mainly because they are the GOP establishment’s representatives in the Lamestream Media. Fortunately for Ingraham, most are willing to overlook the nasal tone of her voice.
What I find stunning is this, and it reveals how thoroughly part of the establishment Coulter has become: She acknowledges how the media has unfairly tried to destroy Sarah Palin in the media. Rather than fighting against lies and mis-characterizations of which she herself has been a frequent object, she essentially concedes the point and suggests that Palin should simply accept this and return quietly to Alaska for a life in exile.
If all of this seems strange to you, it shouldn’t, because these two have a long record of being part of the establishment when it comes down to it. Where the rubber meets the road, these two aren’t conservatives. Given their recent behavior, I don’t trust them, because their judgments seem clouded by hypocrisy. I can’t know their motives, but I know they’re not earnest because nobody can be so thoroughly wrong about an issue or a candidate accidentally.
Related Reading: Ingraham and Coulter, Hypocrite Much? – Adam Amick