Skip to comments.Classless Coulter Gets Her Facts Wrong
Posted on 04/08/2013 9:33:29 PM PDT by Bratch
Its disturbing that Ann Coulter is so desperate for attention that she would stoop this low on the day Margaret Thatcher died. Just like Politco (as Steve pointed out in another post) Coulter used Thatchers passing as an opportunity to take part in some trashy PDS. During an interview with Geraldo Rivera, Coulter starting punching up and didnt stop until she made a complete fool of herself.
Transcript, courtesy of Real Clear Politics:
COULTER: One thing that I know, because I know people who know her, is when Sarah Palin first burst on the scene, the political scene, she wanted to have a meeting with Palin, because she saw raw political talent, but wanted to teach Sarah Palin to do what she did.
COULTER: To teach her to speak proper English. Palin did not meet with her, and just a year or two ago, when Sarah Palin was promoting some reality show or something, she went to England. And she announced to the press that she was planning on dropping by to see Lady Thatcher, and Lady Thatcher put out the word that she was not available.
COULTER: What, I think, a lot of us saw, that Sarah Palin did have raw political talent. And if she had been willing to put her nose to the grindstone and pursue improving herself, speaking proper English, reading stuff, knowing lots of things, she could have been great. Shes a fine person, but that isnt what shes pursuing.
First of all, what business does Ann Coulter have demeaning a highly accomplished former executive like Governor Palin? What has Ann ever done to place herself on such a pedestal? Any noteworthy accomplishments, Ann, besides trashing good conservatives and promoting squishy moderates? At least for the past couple of years anyway, because we all know Coulter used to act and talk much differently than she does today.
Second, I realize Governor Palin does not use the same pretentious snob accent Coulter does, but Governor Palin speaks proper English. Does she use slang from time to time? Sure, and there is nothing wrong with that. Its called being human and having a sense of humor. Two things I guess Coulter is having trouble identifying with these days.
Third, if Ann Coulter knew anything about Governor Palin, she wouldnt make those comments about reading stuff, knowing lots of things etc. Perhaps Ann should read some of the stuff Governor Palin has written, or maybe take some time to watch some of her speeches. Coulter would certainly learn some things about the Governor she clearly doesnt already know, and considering what business shes in, she should. Nothing worse than an uninformed opinion writer.
Last but not least, Coulter repeats a debunked story by the left-wing Guardian from 2011. Margaret Thatcher never put out the word that she was not available to meet with Governor Palin. As former Thatcher aide, Niles Gardiner wrote (emphasis):
I have spoken to Lady Thatchers Private Office regarding the story, and they confirm that the attack on Sarah Palin definitely did not come from her office, and in no way reflects her views. As a former aide to Margaret Thatcher myself, I can attest that this kind of thinking is entirely alien to her, and that such remarks would never be made by her office. She has always warmly welcomed like-minded figures in the United States, and has in the past met with numerous US presidential candidates and political dignitaries when they have visited London. But at the age of 85 she is now able to receive very few visitors at all.
There was never any snub of Sarah Palin by Lady Thatchers office. However, there has been a great deal of mischief-making and unpleasantness from sections of the liberal press in a vain and futile attempt to use Margaret Thatchers name to smear a major US politician.
Add Coulter to this mix of mischief-makers.
Jim Hoft also reported the Thatcher Foundations response when asked by one of his readers if the story was true:
The Guardian, of course, is not a newspaper at all sympathetic to Lady Thatcher (or to Mrs. Palin), so reports on this topic, from that source, have minimal credibility. If nothing else, would Lady Thatcher have ever described a prominent US conservative politician as nuts, or approved an ally who used the description? I would hope that question answers itself.
Of course, sadly, Lady Thatchers health is not good these days and such considerations naturally dominate her schedule. That much is true. Someone once said that if you plaster together the true and the false you thereby manufacture the plausible, but in this case I dont think even that much has been achieved by the Guardian.
So there you have it. Ann Coulter used the day the world lost Iron Lady Thatcher to trash Governor Palin with rehashed, debunked lies and insults to play to the ignorant. Bravo, Ann! You, like Politico, have reached a new low.
What a pity
Coulter is a snob. Like so many people she grew up with and went to school with, she thinks she is superior. The reason why she opposed the Texas lady that Bush nominated for the Court, not because of her talents, but because she was a graduate of SMU.
I hope you don’t mean Harriet Miers
Like my mom would say, “I think Ann Coulter woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.”
If we’re judging Coulter this has to be balanced against her getting it right on immigration. She was one of the few sane voices at this year’s CPAC pointing out the obvious truth that amnesty and mass legal immigration equals more Democrats.
It’s so much easier to be a RINO than a conservative.
Still think Krispy Kreme will make a comeback, Anne? Well, I’m never voting for that jacka$$. We don’t forget him playing the Greek column for Obama, and we don’t forget that you wanted him for VP. You lost most of your credibility when a fat man hugged a Marxist.
I mean Miers. Coulter rejected her not for her merits or lack of them but because of her lack of Petigree. I was not in favor of Miers, but I was offended by the tone of Coulters opposition. And obviously she is envious of Palin.
Jealous of her looks, family, and life.
Poor little Annie.
Coulter lost it when she bit into the Romney apple.
Good for you, Bratch. Keep calling out the phonies. If left alone, the left’s lies become facts in the minds of the low information voters.
Actually, she may be offended by Palin and for good reason.
Palin never had any serious intention of running for President in 2012.
Palin’s Will she or Won't she Diva Tour publicity/attention whoring really hurt all of the Republican Presidential Candidates campaigns and helped Obama get re elected by default
She jumped the shark when she was actively supporting Romney EARLY in the primaries!
That’s some good satire writing there .... oh, you’re serious? Hahahahaha! Yeah, if only Gov. Palin had declared her intentions earlier, Mitt Romney would be in the White House right now! LOL
Total BS. There are far to many Palin blind followers on this site. Palin is lacking in areas that Coulter could have helped. Palin was a damn disgrace as a VP candidate. Make no mistake about Palin, and, if you think she is anywhere near Ben Carson-WRONG. Carson is smarter then 90% plus of us.
Ann has become a mixed bag but what can I say. Sometimes I like her sometimes I don’t. She still has a good deal of North Eastern snobbery but she isn’t alone. I worry about Ann. She’s 51 and is not married and has no kids. It has to be humbling for her to see a woman like Palin not only marry a real man, have plenty of kids, and rise to a governorship without any of the hoity-toity merit badges she has. Beyond that I don’t understand her need to criticize Palin so harshly but she seems to have become more bitter with age as her innate inferiority as a women becomes more and more evident.
Actually Coulter lost it about a year before she bit into the Romney apple. Perhaps she heard a rumor that Joe Scarborough may be retiring soon or something.
looks more like a chicken neck.
Palin ran into a brick wall. Every effort she made failed to launch. Of course I am just guessing, but my impression is that she got rugs pulled out from under her and was not surefooted enough to recover. Something like what happened to Colin Power in 1996. Powell and Palin are both natural politicians and in the end that was held against them.
False! Ann Coulter has become nothing more than a female Joe Scarborough (with a few (very few) conservative stances left just to keep being invited on the "conservative" shows so she can sell her books). Even when she was a conservative she managed to get pies thrown in her face by liberals in the audience. There is NOTHING she could teach Sara Palin unless we want to see our Candidate running off stage looking as if she were just attacked by Snoopy Sales.
Again... How many times is that now? I've lost count in the last four years. She's been off my Real Conservatives list for a long long time.
Powell, Coulter, Palin, Cristie
One of those names just does not belong
Ann’s shark is doing tail stands.
Pray for America to Wake Up
Go to bed. You're embarrassing yourself.
I know what I saw. Palin didnt read the landscape very well when she started out. I dont think that McCain was at all happy to be outshown by his #2. One reason why Ryan hid his light under a bushel: If the top of the ticket is a poor campaigner — I have seldom seen worse than McCain or Romney—then the #2 has to be very careful.
Wasn’t one of the last stories about Coulter (before endorsing Cristie and then Romney) something to do with a gay or lesbian group she was involved with?
Ann is GoProud.
She is a conservative Like McCain is a conservative- for cash and prizes.
If you mean Powell, he is now a very bitter man. But imagine him rather than the guy we have now as the first black President. Remember they called him the Black Ike, He would not have been a conservative President, but I do know that he would not have been a Barack Obama.
If the number one is vulnerable to being “outshown” by the number 2, then the number one had no business running for President in the first place.
What a load of bull s#$%!
It was. She became the national spokeswoman for GOProud.
Never crossed my mind actually. Although he did endorse and voted for Barack Obama.
I think she wanted the fat guy to be president.
She gives conservative women a bad name.
His running for President was all about #1. What an egomaniac he is. But I recall looking at that speech where Palin was unveiled as the VP candidate. Just look at McCains reaction.
Yep. She had me fooled for years.
In the end, Ann is just another liberal New England Republican.
To her, guys like Mitt Romney and Pork Porkie are "conservative". Whew.
Sure says a lot about the popularity of Mitt Romney if a non-candidate can actually steal the spotlight from the nominee.
Mitt Romney lost, the GOPe lost, the RINO wing lost. The buck stops at Romney.
The fat guy is a talented politician. But I think he was unhappy about being passed over and he knew that Romney was such a poor candidate that he was going to lose, He must have know that Romney was not going to carry Pennsylvania. So when the opportunity struck, he saw his chance to sew up the governorship with the bromance.
I really could care less about the reaction of a man who is now siding with Harry Reid and Barack Obama on gun control. The man is and always has been a disgrace. Everything he did in Vietnam has been reversed and he’s managed to put himself in debt to this nation since those days. That’s quite the accomplishment after all he did and went through in the 1970s.
You Palin types are killing us. She looked like a redneck mother when her drop out/unmarried daughter was on dancing with ——.
It’s the good folks over at Conservatives4Palin that are doing the heavy lifting.
I’m just providing links.