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Ann Coulter Smacks Down Mark Shields for Calling Her 'The Marie Antoinette
NewsBusters.org ^ | February 9, 2013 | Noel Shepperd

Posted on 02/09/2013 1:51:08 PM PST by Kaslin

Conservative author Ann Coulter has strongly responded to PBS's Mark Shields calling her "The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps."

Shields made this remark on PBS's Inside Washington Friday in the middle of a discussion about Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fl.) recent views regarding immigration reform (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Mark Shields Calls Ann Coulter 'The Marie Antoinette of the Conservative Press Corps'

MARK SHIELDS, PBS: Ann Coulter, the Marie Antoinette of the Conservative press corps, has already come out against Marco Rubio saying that all you’re doing is creating more Democratic voters with a path to citizenship, just like you did with easy divorce in her judgment.

GORDON PETERSON, HOST: Does she have a point, Colby?

COLBY KING, WASHINGTON POST: I don’t, as far as Rubio is concerned? No…

PETERSON: Creating more Democratic votes.

KING: They will probably continue to vote Democratic until the Republicans come up with policies that attract their attention.

Coulter responded by email Saturday:

I could write a book about what Mark Shields doesn't know about French history. Wait, I already did! Using his ahistorical cliche, it's the "Marie Antoinettes" who demand that the rest of us support their nannies, maids and gardeners. If illegal aliens competed with rich yuppies, Senators and Washington journalists for jobs (instead of being their underpaid nannies, maids and gardeners), I don't think people like Shields would be so excited about getting more of them here.

Ouch! That'll leave a mark on Mark!

For some background, here's what Coulter wrote about Rubio at the end of January:

The Democrats never change their ideas; they change the voters. For decades, Democrats have been working feverishly to create more Democrats by encouraging divorce (another Democratic voter!), illegitimacy (another Democratic voter!) and Third World immigration (another Democratic voter!).

Strangely, some Republicans seem determined to create more Democratic voters, too. That will be the primary result of Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty plan.

IT'S NOT AMNESTY! Rubio's proponents cry. They seem to think they can bully Republicans the way the Democrats do, by controlling the language.

Rubio's bill is nothing but amnesty. It isn't even "amnesty thinly disguised as border enforcement." This is a wolf in wolf's clothing.

Despite all the blather about how Rubio demands "Enforcement First!" the very first thing his proposal does is make illegal aliens legal. (Don't call them "illegal aliens"!)

Read the whole piece here.


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1 posted on 02/09/2013 1:51:13 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
KING: They will probably continue to vote Democratic until the Republicans come up with policies that attract their attention

Republicans could give each one a trillion dollars every 5 minutes, and they would still vote for the rats.

2 posted on 02/09/2013 1:56:52 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve stopped posting photos of Ann to the Coulter threads. That pretty much sums up my feeling towards Ann. The thrill is gone. Really enjoyed her a lot at one time.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 1:57:22 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Kaslin

What “Conservative Press Corps”?

Conservatives may have a “Press Squad” but nowhere near a “Corps”. Or should I say “Corpse”?


4 posted on 02/09/2013 2:11:35 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The question is whether other freepers who said they would “never again” support Ann Coulter (after she promoted GOProud and pushed for Chris Christie and Mitt Romney for President) actually follow through on it. We’ll see when her next book comes out. I think Ann is banking on the fact she can say and do whatever she wants, and gullible conservatives will still dole out plenty of money for her “I hate liberals” books and speeches.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 2:34:05 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

After her Obama like trance over Chris Cristie, that was it for me.
Cristie is a Trojan horse.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 2:35:27 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I’ve stopped posting photos of Ann to the Coulter threads. That pretty much sums up my feeling towards Ann. The thrill is gone. Really enjoyed her a lot at one time.

Sometimes Ann connects; sometimes, it's a swing and a miss. On the Rubio amnesty thing, she connected. As to photos of Ann, I never got that. I've bought several of her books, but IMO she's always looked like a skinny skank.

7 posted on 02/09/2013 2:37:16 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The thrill’s long gone re: Ann, but she’s absolutely completely right about Rubio and this issue—and Democrats for that matter—on this one.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 2:37:36 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Ann and Karl make a perfect match. They’re both Democrats in Republican clothing.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 2:41:18 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Ann pretty much has developed Political Tourette’s Syndrome:
she will say whatever comes into her mind, uncensored.
By now it’s expected of her.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 2:42:01 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: cruise_missile
"Cristie is a Trojan horse."

And there's a whole army inside!

11 posted on 02/09/2013 2:43:21 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Yeah, I remember when there couldn't be enough photos of her in here.

She said something onetime many of you disagreed with and now you are like a pack of Hyenas attacking her every chance you get

12 posted on 02/09/2013 2:53:37 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: BillyBoy

She released a book this past fall, and I’m pretty sure it didn’t do as well as her others. Right now it’s #8,917 on Amazon’s list.

I have most of her books, but I’m not interested any more. Her hysterical fangirl antics over Christie and her column “Three Cheers for Romneycare” did it for me.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 2:55:08 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kaslin

Is she on our side again? lol


14 posted on 02/09/2013 3:08:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Kaslin
The shine on the infatuation with Ann has diminished somewhat but as in a marriage, one is constantly renegotiating the relationship. Ann gets a zero for her support of Romney and Christie but is on our side for the most of her beliefs. I'd still have Ann as a cohort and friend but let my differences be known. She's better on our side than on theirs and besides, the left goes apoplectic when Ann is speaking and that alone is worth it all. Ann has been Alinskied by the left effectively as evidenced by many of the comments that are made here.
15 posted on 02/09/2013 4:20:41 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: CatherineofAragon
Yep. She screwed up with her positions in 2012.

Doesn't change the fact that she's right about Rubio's plan.

16 posted on 02/09/2013 4:25:14 PM PST by Washi (PUSH BACK! Encourage your legislators to introduce pro-second amendment legislation.)
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To: Kaslin

When you make illegal aliens legal they are not illegal aliens anymore.. and in some/most cases not even ALIENS.. and create the IMPORTATION of grand parents, cousins, Uncles, Aunts.. and those they SAY THEY ARE relatives buy are NOT..

Making the word.. “CITIZEN”.. a joke.. a byword.. a bait and switch scam..

Rubio is starting to look like a poseur.. a shill.. a phoney.. fake.. a MOLE....
A Mole... you know... like John Roberts... the Bush operative.. i.e. Supreme..


17 posted on 02/09/2013 4:36:33 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Kaslin
In her recent book Demonic , Miss Coulter gives a very sympathetic view of Marie Antoinette, more like a Christian martyr than the Paris Hilton type portrayed in modern culture. I'm surprised that she took offense at the comparison.
18 posted on 02/09/2013 4:39:54 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Washi

Yes, that’s true.


19 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:09 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kaslin

Shields either does not know who Marie Antoinette was or he doesn’t know who Ann Coulter is.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 4:51:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Kaslin

Had Ann Coulter, and some of her fellow “conservative” pundits, were not attacking Birthers and supporting Obama on the Eligibility issue....we would not be here defending America from bipartisan liberals pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty.

Of course, she is a few years late discovering that Marco Rubio is a La Raza Amnesty Liberal


21 posted on 02/09/2013 4:58:49 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Kaslin
These bozos never never learn....

The lesson is:

'Don't eff with THE ANN unless you can fly.' ... BAHWAHAHAA

Further again, unless you want to end up with:

1. her cowgirl boot up yer liberal can....

and

2. yer butt both black AND blue....

best avoid getting within booting distance of this BRAINY BEAUTY any time, any place.....


22 posted on 02/09/2013 5:28:40 PM PST by jimsin
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To: Kaslin

What does divorce have to do with this?


23 posted on 02/09/2013 7:36:59 PM PST by kenavi (Lost the country? Win your state.)
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To: jimsin

You could have at least put some pants on her.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 7:49:29 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Kaslin

This from a woman who called conservatives like me Neanderthal idiots because we dislike Romney.

Who by the way has the same stance on immigration as Rubio.

I quit listening to this lady last Summer during the primaries.

She is whatever she wants to be when it comes to defending who she wants to support at the time.

I will never ever spend another dime on her books, which I used to consistently purchase.


25 posted on 02/09/2013 10:57:04 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Kaslin
She said something onetime many of you disagreed with and now you are like a pack of Hyenas attacking her every chance you get

You obviously never watched her on the talk shows going off like she was batsh^@ crazy because conservatives would not support Romney during the primaries.

It was not that she did it once, it's because she repeatedly said it time and time again.

The woman is politically dead to me. I could care less what she says or sells for the rest of her life.
26 posted on 02/09/2013 11:03:03 PM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Kaslin
"She said something onetime many of you disagreed with and now you are like a pack of Hyenas attacking her every chance you get.

Not true, Kaslin. This is the first time I've publically stated anything negative about Ann and if you look at my original statement you'll see I'm pained to admit the thrill is gone.

I'm not in an hyena pack, K, and that's unfair of you.

27 posted on 02/10/2013 8:17:43 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

she’s a hottie no matter what...i said so....


28 posted on 02/10/2013 6:31:43 PM PST by jimsin
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