It’s horrible when you realize that one who you had thought had been conservative makes a point of proving your belief wrong, while insisting otherwise. The meaning of the word “disappointment” hardly covers what has gone wrong with Ann Coulter’s writing over the last year, but when you realize that she has sidled up to the GOP establishment, the truth becomes undeniably clear. Proving that Ann Coulter is willing to forsake all her principles in favor of the latest establishment candidate, she has written a piece that is not only manipulative, but purposefully omits several important facts. Worse still, at one point, Coulter flatly lies, and no excuse of incomplete information can possibly cover it. Coulter wishes Three Cheers For Romneycare, but I know her cheers are really for Mitt Romney, and this cobbled-together nonsense constitutes a lie Ann Coulter ought not to have told.
Coulter couldn’t wait to posit the lie, but it’s such a well-known lie, she buried it at the end of a paragraph leaning on Rick Santorum for out-of-context, irrelevant support:
“Romney, incidentally, has always said his plan would be a bad idea nationally.”
This is demonstrably untrue, but what is stunning about this claim is the un-writing of history it proposes. My readers will doubtless remember the flap over the line pulled from the second printing of Mitt Romney’s book, where he originally made this very argument. This was of such controversy that it has been mentioned in the debates, so how is it possible that Ann Coulter ignored this while depositing this steaming pile in your midst. The original text of Romney’s book(H/T ABCNews) included the following text:
“We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care.” –No Apology – Mitt Romney (emphasis added)
As you can plainly see, Ann Coulter lied, and it angers me that not only did she lie, but that I was forced to dig up a link from the ABCNews site to prove it. This also demonstrates another point, and it’s an important one you should note: While Ann Coulter tells lies on Romney’s behalf, the radical left will give him no such pass in the general election should he become our nominee. Shame on Coulter for this lie in obstinate denial of well-known and widely-viewed fact. If Coulter doesn’t know this, I can only wonder how, since it’s clear that she reported watching the debate in which Governor Rick Perry(R-TX) raised the issue.
“No one is claiming that the Constitution gives each person an unalienable right not to buy insurance.”
Really? I am claiming it. I am. Several states and individuals are suing over this requirement of Obamacare. That Coulter doesn’t seem to notice that many Americans aren’t claiming a right not to buy it, but that this is the result of the opposite concept – that government has no authority to force us to buy it – makes it perfectly clear that Coulter now holds a view of individual liberties perfectly compatible with Barack Obama’s views on so-called “negative rights.” That Coulter is now reduced to making the backward argument of leftist filth-mongers should tell you all you really need to know, but I am still shocked by it. Nevertheless, unable to deal with reality, she throws out this laughable tripe:
“The only reason the “individual mandate” has become a malediction is because the legal argument against Obamacare is that Congress has no constitutional authority to force citizens to buy a particular product.”
One might wonder what is controversial in conservative circles about the idea of the unconstitutionality of an individual mandate, except for the fact that Ann now seems to support the notion. I almost cannot believe that Coulter has written this, as she urges the nomination of Mitt Romney as our only chance to repeal Obamacare. Why? Why repeal it, Ms. Coulter? Her article suggests she has absolutely no problem with it. I’ve told my readers over the last few days that I believe the GOP establishment doesn’t want to repeal Obamacare, and that Mitt Romney is the Trojan horse to make sure repeal never happens, but now Coulter comes along to virtually flaunt this in our faces.
Incredibly, she concludes her article after paragraphs of misdirection, manipulation, and at least one flat-out lie with the following:
“The problem isn’t health insurance mandates. The problem isn’t Romneycare. The problem isn’t welfare reform. The problem is Democrats.”
The problem is the health insurance mandate. The problem includes Romneycare. Democrats are indeed a party to this problem, but by this incredible piece of dishonesty posted under the banner of what had been thought to be a conservative writer, what we now know the real problem is that we can no longer tell how Ms. Coulter is any different from those who would rule over us. If this is Ann Coulter’s version of conservatism, she can keep it along with the rest of her lies.
It’s getting so that we can no longer discern when Coulter is telling the truth or a lie, since she now carries Romney’s water in ludicrous pieces like this one, but less than one year ago, before Christie bowed out, Coulter insisted to us that Mitt Romney could not win. Take Coulter with a grain of salt. This episode makes me question all the things she has ever written, never mind what she’s said. I remember her attacks on Sarah Palin, but at least we now know why, don’t we? Of course, I did believe she meant it when she implied that the Tea Party consisted of emotionally driven morons. Coulter has a sad obsession with the GOP establishment, but we have known that for some time.
Do I believe you, Ms. Coulter? No, I must state emphatically now that the real problem we face as conservatives lies also in part with you.