The Aging Of Ann Coulter

December 21, 2011

Time was, there were huge debates and often heated arguments between bloggers out here over Ann Coulter. It boiled down to, is her style worth it? Does it attract, or turn off potential allies? In that sense, Bill Jacobson has it wrong.

Coulter isn't becoming "a political kamikaze." She's always been that. Her misfortune, assuming she even cares, is that her bombast isn't currently being directed at the Left; it's targeting the very people who were more prone to view her positively. In that sense, her brand is still about going down in flames, but for a different audience.

It's really nothing new, the net effect is that Ann Coulter is getting very old. See Bill Jacobson's take on Ann Coulter over at Legal Insurrection.

Ann, we get it, you support Mitt and you don’t like Newt. Nothing wrong with that, everyone is entitled to an opinion. But in the quest to sink the U.S.S. Newt, you are becoming a political kamikaze.

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  1. USA American says:

    Hey, patriots. How come no thread about the tax increase the House GOP is threatening to impose on 160 million Americans?
    Don’t worry – I know why. ;)

  2. USA American says:

    So, funny about MAnn Coulter. Only now that her schtick is directed at fellow wingnuts, is it getting “old.” Who could have predicted?

  3. Huey says:

    She would have voted for Hillary over McCain. She is an idiot and has been for a long time.

  4. harryass says:

    she is like beck and the rest just a attention grabbing whore end of story.
    what these jerkoffs ought to be doing is going after obama with everything they got.

  5. Ragspierre says:

    Jules Manson, who failed miserably in his 2011 bid for a City Council seat in Carson, Calif., urged the sickening reprisal, saying Obama’s support of a revised military authorization bill last week was an act of “treason” that “eroded” constitutional protections.
    An enthusiastic supporter of Tea Party pioneer Ron Paul, Manson described himself as a mechanical engineer bent on fiscal conservatism when he announced his city council candidacy earlier this year.
    Read more:
    So, again, the
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy…
    republishes crap from a crap source…
    in support of her two-minute hate.
    TEA Party people…unlike the Collective…repudiate that kind of crap.

  6. TexasFred says:

    Ann Coulter, an pundit I have never liked, and I AM one of those right wing knuckle draggers that some in here so hate, will say anything it takes to keep her name in the news… She IS an attention whore… Much like Sarah Palin…
    I think they would BOTH set themselves on fire if they knew it would play well in the press.. .

  7. Ragspierre says:

    “How come no thread about the tax increase the House GOP is threatening to impose on 160 million Americans?”
    Here, UAssMORON is going for daily record in how many lies she can insert in a single sentence.
    Lies, refudiated—
    1. the GOP House want to extend the tax holiday for a year
    2. there is no “tax increase” in ending a suspension of a tax on the books
    3. there is no “threat”; the House simply will not agree to a 2 month gimmick, foisted on the American people by the Deemocrats and their lying leader in the WH
    4. but the whole deal is an example of ANOTHER raid on Soch Security, and the Collectivist’s lie about “pay-as-you-go”, along with absolutely inane tax policy which can only lead us closer to disaster FASTER.

  8. USA American says:

    Poor lying Clownselor
    “The GOP House want to extend the tax holiday for a year”
    Really? Then why don’t they vote down the Senate bill, and simply send over a bill with a year long extension, Clownselor?
    “There is no ‘tax increase’ in ending a suspension of a tax on the books.”
    Really, Clownselor? Rhetorical gymnastics. Starting Jan 1, the taxes of 160 million Americans are going up. Tax increase. By your metric, the expiration of the Bush tax cuts is not a “tax increase” either, right? If not, why not? This will be good, I’m sure. The good news, is that regardless of how the House GOP’s intransigence works out this month, we’ll get to have the same fight alllllllll next year.
    “There is no ‘threat'; the House simply will not agree to a 2 month gimmick, foisted on the American people by the Deemocrats and their lying leader in the WH”
    If by “Deemocrats and their lying leader in the WH,” you mean 39 Senate GOPers who are also blasting the House GOP for refusing to even have AN UP OR DOWN VOTE …. But again, hopefully the GOP will keep listening to geniuses like you, what with your finger on the pulse of angry, old, white men dependent on the government for your very livelihood.
    “But the whole deal is an example of ANOTHER raid on Soch Security, and the Collectivist’s lie about “pay-as-you-go”, along with absolutely inane tax policy which can only lead us closer to disaster FASTER.”
    Haha, so cute. The Clownselor is suddenly totally concerned about the integrity of social security. And an ostensibly GOP policy is now “Collectivist tax policy.” If it’s so bad, then why are your heroes in the House going for ANY extension of the payroll tax holiday, much less a YEAR-LONG holiday, genius? The Dems and the WH only want 2 months. By your own metric, a 2 month holiday is less bad than a year long holiday.
    It must be difficult always having to take the position your masters demand of you, Clownselor. But like a good lickspittle, you do your best.
    Again, it’s ALWAYS ok when Republicans do it.

  9. Ragspierre says:

    How funny…!!!
    All that ad hominem, all those transparent lies…
    and for nothing. To no effect.
    Excellent waste of time, however…
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy…!!!
    But you DID accidentally ask ONE not-patently-stupid question:
    if two months is bad, why is a year better?
    The answer is all over the internet, stupid. Two months won’t even give most payroll departments or payroll providers time to accommodate the change, AND NOBODY will act on so brief a blip in the economy.
    A year would give people time to alter their behavior, see, stupid?
    But I think the whole idea…in common with all BIG GOVERNMENT screwing with the economy (especially via tax chicanery)…is TITANICALLY STUPID and COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.

  10. USA American says:

    “All that ad hominem, all those transparent lies…
    and for nothing. To no effect”
    Except to demonstrate the transparent hypocrisy of your “position,” which, as usual, you cannot defend with facts, reason, or logic. Once your straw men and RNC talking point are exhausted, we get the same thing every time: “blah blah blah.” – you never disappoint, lickspittle.
    “Two months won’t even give most payroll departments or payroll providers time to accommodate the change.”
    And HERE COME THE FALLACIES. I thought your “concern” was the viability of social security, Clownselor. And just so we’re clear, dip Sh*t, a two month extension wont require payroll departments or companies to CHANGE anything. The change would take place after the two months, if the holiday were allowed to expire. And if you don’t think payroll departments and companies can quickly adjust to changes, you’re stupider than you seem. They do it every day.
    “AND NOBODY will act on so brief a blip in the economy.”
    Really? People won’t use that tax savings to, say, pay their heating bills? Buy food? So in touch with other old, white, angry men dependent on the government for their livelihood.
    “A year would give people time to alter their behavior, see, stupid?”
    Yeah, I see you making things up without support, as usual, lickspittle. Secondly, if the GOPers wanted a year, they could very easily come back in January and get that done. But they don’t really want that. They want to add a bunch of poison pills unrelated to the holiday as a way of trying to jam their opponents. And to sabotage the recovery – because they are terrorists.
    “But I think the whole idea…in common with all BIG GOVERNMENT screwing with the economy (especially via tax chicanery)…is TITANICALLY STUPID and COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.”
    Sure you do, Clownselor. So says the parasite dependent 100% upon functioning, well-funded government for his livelihood. Only in the Clownselor’s bubble is a payroll tax holiday, that was originally a GOP mainstay, “big government screwing with the economy” in any event.
    As usual, when the GOP does it, it’s ALWAYS ok, because the Clownselor perceives that GOP policies will necessarily benefit him personally.

  11. Ragspierre says:

    ***The House members say they saw no evidence that the Senate Republicans checked with any businesspeople knowledgeable of how payrolls work before deciding on such an impractical scheme. It became evident to them that the two-month deal was in fact the deal-breaker.***
    “I went to coffee and then lunch with constituents, businessmen,” says a Republican member from the West, “and they’re telling me right away that two months is crazy. They’re hammering me. It was awful. I hadn’t had enough sleep anyway. I thought I was done for Christmas. And it was a disaster. Then we had the conference call with all the members. I heard the same thing from everyone on the conference call with the leadership. Two months is nuts. No one says it can work.”
    Stranger still, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said she will refuse to name conferees to negotiate with the Senate, throwing a twist into the mix when it reaches the possibility of a conference to resolve the conflict.
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy.

  12. sickofrinos says:

    Why would a tea bagger like me sway my walnuts for the GOP? People like Coulter have left morals and values behind.
    Their word is no good. And trusting them is out of the question.

  13. Ragspierre says:

    House Republicans are insisting on a year-long extension of the break and want to force the Senate to return to Washington to hammer out a compromise.
    ***The House voted 229-193 on ****partisan lines**** to call for a meeting of lawmakers to blend the House version of the bill with a Senate bill that passed 89-10 on Saturday.***
    See, Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy(tm)…???
    But, again (and I’ll help you with as much repetition as you need) all BIG GOVERNMENT screwing with the economy (especially via tax chicanery)…is TITANICALLY STUPID and COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.

  14. sickofrinos says:

    maybe the fica fund is loaded with cash? heh!!

  15. Ragspierre says:

    Harry Reid doesn’t like how the House version is paid for. Having failed — not once, but multiple times — to offset the payroll-rate cut with a new surtax on job creators, Senate Democrats were forced to huddle with Republicans to find common ground. What they came up with were enough offsets to fund a 60-day extension, mostly via increased fees on Fannie and Freddie. (This makes a certain amount of sense: Republicans abhor the government-sponsored enterprises, Democrats adore fees.)
    The Senate plan, then, was to pass the temporary extension, send it back to the House, and enjoy a lengthy Christmas holiday. The New Year, they seem to believe, will bring with it fresh opportunities to kick the can down the road. But the 60-day extension is both irresponsible and unworkable, and House Republicans were right to hold the line against it, even if it keeps Congress in Washington through these holy nights.
    Don’t take our word for it. Ask the National Payroll Reporting Consortium, a non-profit, non-partisan trade association of tax-service providers. NPRC warns that a last-minute, temporary extension of the payroll-tax cut could create chaos for small businesses, causing
    ***“substantial problems, confusion and costs affecting a significant percentage of U.S. employers and employees.”***
    The National Association of Wholesale Distributors agrees, warning that the Senate measure
    ***“would exacerbate and escalate the uncertainty about fiscal policies that has inhibited business activity and slowed economic recovery . . . for the last several years.”***
    By contrast, the House bill is paid for by, among other things, extending the federal pay freeze, reforming government-employee pensions, introducing modest means-testing to Medicare, and stepping up (sadly necessary) efforts to prevent millionaires and illegal immigrants from improperly receiving government checks.
    Why, it looks like the…
    Poor, stupid, lying, RACIST, evil, Collectivist harpy(tm)…
    was just lying up and down…
    forwards and back…
    right and left…!!!
    As usual.

  16. Ragspierre says:

    There is indeed something of the Dark Ages about all this. In the vast rural expanse between the Sierras and the Coast Ranges, and from Sacramento to Bakersfield, our rural homes are like stray sheep outside the herd, without whatever protection is offered by the density of a town. When we leave for a trip or just go into town, the predators swarm.
    Read the whole thing.
    Welcome to the Obamanana Republic. Welcome to dystopia.

  17. Nishner says:

    Actually, property crime is down, down, down. As is violent crime. Congratulations to Obama.
    Name the last time Republcans demanded a tax cut be paid for?
    But I’m all for Republicans. as they say in Braveheart, hold, hold, hold their position. Maybe it will become clear then what a laughingstock of a party it is.

  18. Ragspierre says:

    What an amazing trip into a delusional mind, nisheratu…!!!
    “Congratulations to Obama”, indeed.
    Obviously, you don’t read much. Just like you didn’t read the Hanson piece.
    Murders are down in Houston. Provide the RATIONAL link to Obama.
    More likely, the cause >>> effect relationship is more legally armed Houstonians.

  19. Nishner says:

    See if you can figure out how to use Google and look it up yourself. If you can’t, come back and ask nicely, I might help you out. Really, it’s easy. There are multiple sources available showing property and violent crime dropping. Congrats to Obama.
    Again, when was the last time Republicans demanded a tax cut be paid for.

  20. Nishner says:

    I know, Ragspierre figuring out how to use The Google is hopeless.
    Here ya go. Contrary to what your idol writes, the US is not devolving into some lawless wasteland. Or did you not understand the article?
    The FBI said Monday that violent and property crimes reported to police continue to drop despite tough economic times.An FBI report states that violent crimes reported in the first half of 2011 were down 6.4 percent compared to the first six months of 2010. The number of property crimes, including burglary, larceny and vehicle theft, decreased 3.7 percent.All four offenses in the violent crime category – murder and non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault – decreased between the first half of 2010 and 2011. Robbery experienced the biggest drop of 7.7 percent.The report is based on information from more than 12,500 law enforcement agencies, although many crimes go unreported to police. There were drops in every region of the country.The figures continue a downward trend in recent years. Violent crime was down 6.2 percent in the first half of last year, 4.4 percent in 2009 and 3.5 percent in 2008. And property crimes dropped 2.8 percent last year, 6.1 percent in 2009 and 2.5 percent in 2008.—Online:FBI’s 2011 Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report:
    Read more here:

  21. Ragspierre says:

    No, no, poor stupid nishferatu…
    I understand that national crimes stats are down…CONTRA Joe “Rape” Biden a few months ago.
    But Obama has had NOTHING to do with that RATIONALLY.
    In fact, the Holder DOJ has failed to TRY to prosecute whole classes of crime. For years. Well…in addition to being complicit in the murders of hundreds of brown people…and lying about it under oath.
    I know that word (rational) is like salt on your slug self.
    You’ll just have to deal with it, dear.
    Merry Christmas!

  22. Nishner says:

    Or if you prefer California crime stats, a state safer than it’s been in years, here ya go:
    Funny, the last year property crime was as low as it is now was in 1967, when the state’s population was half what it is now.
    Year Population # Property Crimes Prop Crimes per 100,000 population
    1967 19,153,000 900,757 4,703
    1968 19,221,000 1,018,363 5,298

    2010 37,253,956 981,939 2,635

  23. Ragspierre says:

    “Contrary to what your idol writes, the US is not devolving into some lawless wasteland.”
    Golly, reading comprehension and geography are really tough for Collectivist morons, aren’t they…?
    There are dystopic places in America. Funny, they are places where the Collective has had sway for long periods of time.
    Like Wall Street.

  24. Totally Domestic says:

    I’m done with Ann Coulter.

  25. Nishner says:

    Still waiting for an answer to:
    When was the last time Republicans demanded a tax cut be paid for?

  26. Ragspierre says:

    “When was the last time Republicans demanded a tax cut be paid for?”
    You start from the place where a tax cut is something a government gives you.

  27. Nishner says:

    if House Republicans are successful and block the bill, Americans pay more in taxes. (Tax Increase)
    If the Senate bill is passed, Americans pay less in taxes. (Tas Cut)
    Again, when was the last time Republicans demanded a tax cut be paid for?

  28. Ragspierre says:

    Nish, you can define lies any way you think might work.
    They’re still lies.

  29. Nishner says:

    Prove it.

  30. Ragspierre says:

    I have, Dummy.

  31. sickofrinos says:

    A city in Mexico fired its complete police force do to corruption.
    We should be able to do the same to d.c.
    Torches and Pitchforks

  32. Neo says:

    I was thinking about trying this “Obama is the greatest thing since sliced bread White House talking points while you’re passing the gravy” thing on my Obama-loving Sister-in-law and her husband. I figure if I pour it on so unrelentingly thick that even they won’t like Obama any more because they will be sure that if I like him, he must be a “Republican stooge.”

  33. Dawsey says:

    So why not give Huntsman a look? The concern is that Huntsman is too “moderate”, and yet….
    The front runners now are Romney and Gingrich.
    Gingrich has appeared in global warming ads with Pelosi and has a Clintonesque pecker problem, not to mention some very jumbled policy ideas.
    Romney has, in memorable history, stated that he is pro-abortion, pro-gov’t health care, and believes in global warming.
    I will not claim that Huntsman is MORE conservative than they are, but I don’t see the evidence that he is LESS conservative.
    I don’t see any flip-flops in Huntsman’s past (correct me if I’m wrong). I don’t see any evidence of scandal, either sexual in nature or otherwise.
    I mean, if Perry or Santorum or Bachmann were really viable at this point, I would agree. Vote for them! But they are not. Moderates LOVE Huntsman, and even some Pat Moynihan style liberals love his familiarity with ever-so-vital China and Russia issues. And he has a great track record with Utah and is WAY more conservative than people realize.
    What do you think?

  34. Chicks always go for the corporate type once they hit 50- it’s some subconcious security thing
    And seriously, Kamikazes follow ORDERS… who’s giving them to Ann, then

  35. sickofrinos says:

    Thats easy- Karl f-ing Rove. The traitor of conservatism.

  36. sickofrinos says:

    I wish Newt would get down and dirty with the remaining republican con artists on stage. He should be ripping them apart. screw R.R. 11th commandment-R.R. was talking about conservatives not progs. This group of dolts couldn’t win a race for dog catcher. Continuously reloading.

  37. Ragspierre says:

    A career employee in the Voting Section of Justice’s Civil Rights Division has confessed to committing perjury, sources say. The employee, Stephanie Celandine Gyamfi, reportedly told investigators from the Inspector General’s Office that she perjured herself during an inquiry into Justice Department leaks during the previous administration.
    ***Despite the admission, she has not been fired for criminal malfeasance. Indeed, it appears she has not been disciplined in any meaningful way at all.***
    The genesis of Ms. Gyamfi’s perjury is apparently rooted in political attacks on the Bush Justice Department. Throughout 2005-2007, numerous attorney-client privileged documents, confidential personnel information, and other sensitive legal materials were leaked from inside the Voting Section to the Washington Post and various left-wing blogs.
    One of the most prominent leaks involved the Voting Section’s privileged, internal analysis of the 2003 Texas congressional redistricting plan, submitted to the Civil Rights Division in October 2003 for review under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. The contents of the internal memorandum appeared on the front page of the Washington Post on Dec. 2, 2005, to great fanfare from Democrats on Capitol Hill and their surrogates in the liberal blogosphere.
    This is typical of the DOJ in the Obamabanana Republic.
    There is NO law they honor and obey themselves. There are few laws they choose to enforce, and they often enforce them based on race.

  38. Ragspierre says:

    Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Justin Griffin says they pulled over a vehicle and have eight people in their custody for human smuggling at 35th Avenue and Durango.
    Griffin says they attempted to give four of the detainees to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, but MCSO says ICE is refusing to take them.
    Griffin says, “We asked ICE, ‘If we were DPS, would you take them from us?’ And we were told specifically, ‘Yes.’”
    So, more outlawry by the Obami…this time the DHS…very selectively NOT choosing to enforce the law.

  39. J'hn1 says:

    Ann Coulter seems to me to be an Establishment Conservative.
    Emphasis on Establishment (like Sean Hannity)
    Positions are preferable to principles, because positions can be changed to get elected.
    Highest “good” is getting elected to office.
    Sometimes she takes strong positions for Conservative Ideas, but is always willing to set them aside for the sake of a “more electable” candidate.
    Too bad, as some of her initial positions match my principles.

  40. jg says:

    She really really rea;;y needs to trim about a foot off that hair. Only very attractive women over 40 can wear hair long. or tied up. Have to have nice shoulders to frame it.
    Ann -NOT winning.

  41. EBL says:

    Hey, us girls have it tough. Getting old sucks.
    I do not see two very flawed candidates with Gingrich and Romney.
    But what do I know? I am just an cow. An an old one at that.

  42. Ragspierre says:

    OK, I’m confused by Ann lately. Seriously. Confused.
    But…when she is on…she is one of my favorite polemicists.
    And I think she’s the hawtness…
    Along with so many other fine, fine Conservative ladies….

  43. Huey says:

    It is the idiocy that tax cuts have to be “paid for,” that has put us here. This mind-set assumes (and requires) that spending stay AT LEAST at current levels.
    That’s the fripping problem, you moronic idiots. WE SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY.
    Programs need to be CUT – not have their growth slowed. Less taxes need to be EXTRACTED from the American people and given to the central and corrupt federal government to pass to their cronies or to buy votes (directly from legislators and indirectly by funneling money to unions and corporations which will send part of it back in the form of campaign contributions and boots on the ground for campaigns).
    We need to CUT, CUT, CUT.
    “But, what about the poor people who need the government assistance?” I can already hear the whining of the people who helped to create the very class of dependent weaklings who they purport to now protect.
    This Great Society – this “War on Poverty” – this “Civil Rights” (evolving into a generational dependent class who feel entitled to Affirmative Action in the workplace and Handouts when they aren’t working) – began nearly FIFTY YEARS AGO.
    And we have more poor than we did then. And, the very people these programs were supposed to help (if you assume that the purpose was to actually help these people rather than to purposefully create a dependent class of people who would perpetually vote for the people who fed them – ask LBJ – he was pretty dang clear about the reason for the legislation…) those poor are POORER NOW – are more IGNORANT NOW – are more dependent on the charity of others (through the government) NOW. In every way, the Great Society, the War on Poverty – have been great FAILURES.
    Yet, we don’t fripping learn. When we raise our kids, we (most of us, anyway) understand that if we want more of a behavior, we reward it. And, if we want less, we punish it.
    This is elementary. Common sense. A most basic understanding of a most basic human truth.
    Yet, we don’t learn. Even worse, about 1/2 of the American public actually “learns” the opposite, i.e., that, since the number of people who are dependent on these programs are growing – we need to EXPAND THE PROGRAMS and spend more money on them!
    It is fripping maddening.
    We need to CUT, CUT, CUT. We need to have a “safety net,” for those who, for whatever reason, are TEMPORARILY unable to find employment, but, after they have had a SHORT amount of time eating the food off of my table, they need to GET A JOB, and if there isn’t a job to be had, they need to MAKE ONE. (Certainly a retraining program is called for, but, bottom line, Americans need to be SELF-SUFFICIENT as we once were.)
    Aargh. You bleeding heart liberals/progressives/collectivists are ruining this country and creating and encouraging a class of TENS OF MILLIONS of human beings who are useless leeches on the rest of society, who live essentially worthless and meaningless lives without hope or even the hope of hope – and THINK YOU’RE HELPING.

  44. Totally Domestic says:

    Is Ann Coulter the new Arianna Huffington?