One of the things that I have begun to notice is how similar the GOP establishment and its shills really are to Democrats. Ann Coulter is a Mitt Romney supporter, who endorsed the former Massachusetts Governor after her preference, Chris “Krispy Kreme” Christie announced he would not seek the nomination on October 4th of last year. Ever since then, Ann Coulter has been a non-stop verbal siren for Mitt Romney, a man she told us only a year ago would lose if nominated. Coulter is never satisfied to let sleeping dogs lie, or to bury the hatchet and move on, but I think she actually takes her shots at Sarah Palin in a desperate attempt to curry favor with the GOP establishment. In this video clip, she was asked about the notion of a brokered convention, and possible “outlier candidates,” and she decided the moment was right to take another miserable swipe at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. It’s bad enough to be attacked by somebody in your own party, but when they resort to the same sort of cheap and nauseating tactics as the left, you know the attacker is a RINO.
Here’s the clip, H/T Sharktank:
Coulter lied. I have never heard or read one word from Sarah Palin whereby she suggests that she should be the Republican candidate if we wind up with a brokered convention. Many of her supporters would like to see that, but not once in all her media appearances has she ever said she would be that candidate, and she has explicitly said that the GOP establishment wouldn’t permit it. She’s likely right, and as if to prove the point, here is Ann Coulter jabbing at Governor Palin for something she never actually said. It makes one wonder what is next from Ann Coulter. Will she next tell us that Tina Fey’s portrayal of Governor Palin is accurate, or that Julianne Moore’s is any better?
I realize politics can be a nasty game, complete with a bunch of ankle-biters(and some would throw me in that category) who take their shots at targets of political opportunity, but as a grass-roots activist, I wonder about Ann Coulter. Apart from appealing to moderates and liberals with her attacks on Sarah Palin, and her unceasing, sycophantic support of Chris Christie, I am now in the position of being forced to ask what Ann Coulter has done for conservatives lately.
The truth is that when you listen to what Ann says, it no longer seems to be the speech of a firebrand conservative, but the compromising and haughty harrumph of an establishment lackey who has overestimated her worth to all concerned. Coulter apparently sees herself as part of the “in crowd,” but even if so, that won’t last the first time she questions something the GOP establishment does. For the moment, however, she’s safe, and she’s still useful, because she stands ready to propagate their talking points with the unquestioning obedience of a megaphone.
Actual conservatives hear her real message loud and clear, and are abandoning her to her establishment friends. I wonder how many copies of her latest literary cacophony the RINO wing of the Republican Party will buy? It’s a relatively narrow market segment, after all. Maybe that’s the problem: For a long while, Ann Coulter was the one of just a few highly visible Republican women, and perhaps she doesn’t like the competition? She’s seems concerned to a state of near distraction that Sarah Palin has the FoxNews job, doesn’t she?