Ann Coulter’s Sad Obsession With Establishment Republicans

Coulter Kissing-Up to Willard

In a column entitled “If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When?,”  Ann Coulter laid out her stunningly unconvincing case in favor of Willard “Mitt” Romney.  What Coulter seems incapable of grasping is that the base of the party will not accept Romney, and may even abandon the party if he is the nominee.  Coulter’s argument is that Newt Gingrich sucks, so therefore, we must now accept Romney.  She attempts to herd readers into supporting Romney on the basis that Obamacare won’t be overturned if we don’t win the White House in 2012.  I’ve seen this coming for some time, but it seems many conservatives won’t flinch this time.  They shouldn’t.  We will not win the White House in 2012 with a moderate, progressive, flip-flopping Romney, and as I explained at length recently, it is because Romney is an ideological zero.  Conservatives are not satisfied with Willard, and the establishment’s attempt to scare them into Romney’s arms has begun to anger them.  Coulter is speaking for them, but not you.

Coulter’s biggest criticism of Gingrich comes from the flap over his consultancy with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Gingrich earned $300,000 in consulting fees, personally, while his company was paid a total of around $1.6 million. The conclusion being drawn from Coulter(and others) is that this is evidence of some sort of crony capitalism, but given Gingrich’s history of consulting, think-tanking, and similar activities, it may not be a stretch to believe that this was a legitimate consultancy.

After assailing Newt, she moves on to make her case about Romney and Obamacare, and makes some rather bombastic claims on Romney’s behalf:

“The mainstream media keep pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney not only because they are terrified of running against him, but also because they want to keep Republicans fighting, allowing Democrats to get a four-month jump on us.

“Meanwhile, everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney.”

Coulter seems rather certain of herself, but I remain unconvinced.  Coulter reduces criticisms of Romney to “Romneycare and Mormonism.”  To be honest, I don’t know anybody who is criticizing Willard on the latter, because most Americans are relatively accepting of religions that are not their own.   Romneycare is another matter, however, and it’s not the only instance of his statist reflex.  There was the “Welfare Wheels” program, among other things I’ve covered, and of course the whole flap over the illegal immigrants hired by his landscaping contractor, who he publicly chastised, continued to use, and who ultimately brought illegal aliens back to work on Romney’s lawn.  I’m sorry, but I don’t view Romney as a conservative.  Among conservatives, he’s consider a “Mush” Republican, a “Repubic,” and a “RINO.”  I think that’s a fair assessment, so that I am baffled by Coulter’s unceasing support of this sort of Republican.

Coulter has long claimed to be a conservative, but I have serious doubts about her claim.  She couldn’t wait to bash Sarah Palin’s voice, or anything else that may have displeased her.  She spent the majority of 2011 pushing the notion of a Chris Christie candidacy, and as soon as Christie announced he would not run, but would instead endorse Romney, Coulter spent a five minutes one day in mourning for the Christie candidacy that would not be, but then jumped into supporting Romney.  I don’t trust Romney, like many conservatives, and the reason is simple: Mitt Romney goes out of his way to avoid staking out positions that we can later reference when he ultimately screws conservatives.  It’s what the establishment does.  It puts me in a mind to remember the words of another conservative who had some troubles with  progressive Republicans:

“I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies in a fight. But my friends, my goddamned friends, they’re the ones who keep me walking the floor at nights!” –Warren G. Harding

Of course, with Coulter on the warpath for Romney, arguing that only Willard can save us from Obama, I am likewise reminded of Harding’s Vice President and successor, Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge, who famously said:

“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions.” –Calvin Coolidge




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9 Responses to Ann Coulter’s Sad Obsession With Establishment Republicans

  1. Gail says:

    Well, look at the RINO she was in love with before he decided not to run for President….Chis Cristy…she loves RINOs

  2. Anne says:

    And we are now labeled, "Johnny come-lately, conservative purists".
    Ha! I'll wear it like a badge.

  3. Suzette Rodgers says:

    Ann has lost me . I don't think she is anything but a female Karl Rove. She is so in love with herself that she can't hear what America is saying.

    • dnr says:

      Her argument for Mittens (h/t hillbuzz) was so contorted I could barely get through it without gagging.

  4. dnr says:

    agreed! I enjoy reading Ann's columns, but she and I definitely part ways on the Romney issue, and the GOProud sponsorship, as well as a few other items of late. NO WAY, ANN! You do NOT speak for me!

    Oh, and as another example of her poor judgment, she once dated Bill Maher.

  5. And there was a report earlier today that when Romney left his post as governor of MA, he bought all the computers that had been used in his administration, thereby, if not eliminating completely, at least greatly reducing any kind of paper trail of the activities of his administration. I have heard nothing else on the matter, but if that is indeed the case, someone needs to be beating the bushes to find out what happened that he took such great pains to hide.

  6. bigmamas52 says:

    I used to enjoy Ann, I used to enjoy Rove when Bush was running. On the foreign affairs front Bush did a pretty good job, but on just about every other issues he was far from conservative. Michelle Bachman has one thing right we cannot settle for anything but the best (note not perfect, just best) conservative this time. This is our best shot to get one elected, a clear contrast to Obama….not some mealy mouthed, mushy, "compassionate conservative". Does Newt have some baggage…yes, but it's been out there for years and I think most conservatives want someone capapble and intelligent enough with concrete plans on how to save our country. Newt has that, Romney not so much….but he does have good hair. I no longer can tolerate Ann or Rove as they desperately try to cling to their self righteous roles within the GOP establishment. Their time has come and gone and if they don't wake up and see that the majority of the people are fed up with the GOP and this is their last chance to listen to us for a change.

  7. dnr says:

    Ann has jumped the shark.

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