Best-selling conservative author Ann Coulter, who has used her nine books to launch vicious attacks on Democrats, is turning her guns on Republicans in a new book out Monday, calling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a hypocrite, urging donors freeze contributions to the GOP, and demanding that only governors or senators run for the party’s presidential nomination. Her point in “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 -- Especially a Republican” is to shake the party out of its doldrums in time for the 2014 and 2016 elections. “Elections matter. We’re trying to make the country a better place. But if our candidates don’t
Comments: I still think Ann bears some responsibility for her support of Romney as the only "electable" candidate
The Republicans need to know that if Obamacare goes into effect on the first of the year they are not going to be elected officials much beyond the first of 2015. Romney is not president because not enough of the base thought he would be all that much better than Obama. After all it was Romneycare before it was Obamacare. The same thing is going to be happening to a lot of Republicans in congress. If they are not eliminated in a primary, they are not going to get votes in the general. The lesser of two evils is still evil.
OP, I´m curious to learn who would have been more electable in 2012. A person has to run to be considered, then has to win votes in the primaries to advance to the nomination. None of the others was able to do that. Whether or not anyone is a Romney fan, it´s hard to spot another who would have come closer.
Does anyone really listen to Ann Coulter any more? I am really getting tired of so-called conservatives railing at the Republicans. They never have a good word. The MSM always quotes these slams and those are the only words the lofo voters hear. Then we have the give up and give in congress critters. When was it ever easy to stand up for what you believe?
Establishment Republicans as well as Democrats are enemies of liberty. Both despise the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. When the Republicans held both houses of Congress AND the White House during the Little Bush administration, they behaved liked drunken sailors with unlimited cash.
Just say "No!" to establishment Republicans. Send no money. Give no support.
Well, during the last primary she did nothing but draw blood from Gingrich, mock Santorum and drool over Chris Christie. All of this helped Romney by hurting everyone who presented a good contrast. Say what you want about everyone else, Romney failed to inspire and a good contrast may have motivated Romney to inspire us.
That said, she´s probably right about the GOP this time around, but she owes us some apologies.
I need to hear Ann passionately argue on behalf of someone. Perhaps Cruz, or even Rick Perry or Scott Walker. I need to hear this without the hate towards everyone else. I want a positive message from her for a change. I know that Coulter has it in her, but I´m not going to hold my breath and I´m certainly not going to buy her book.
There was no one more electable than Romney; I mean there was no Republican that could have been elected. Between the voter fraud perpetrated by the Regime and covered up by the press, and the gutless campaign orchestrated by the RNC (think Dan Senor aka. Mr. Campbell Brown) it was never a contest. I would bet that even Reagan would have had a hard time winning. Face it folks as long as the Globalist Establishment Republicans are running the RNC we will never see a President with an R next to his name. And if anyone disagrees I suggest they re-read Thursdays Most Read Article. We are at the point that fighting fire with fire is no longer good enough, we need full on flame throwers to fight the evil that has taken control of this country.
Great post from #3. I am sick and tired of so called Pubbies whining about elites and establishment Republicans. Sit on your duff at home and do not vote. Are you all happy with flapears? You elected him by staying at home.
#6, that just proves how weak the GOP is. Thank you for pointing that out. We can always count on #2 putting us in our place. You seem like good folk but backing middle of the road, at best, candidates is a losing proposition. If I am going to lose then I want to lose with my principles in tact.
I fervently support Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. I like Anne, but her love affair with Christie caused some disturbing thoughts about her. But, Christie played the conservative game until he got what he wanted, then he turned rino.
I voted in every election I could local and national since 1968. I did my part to vote against Obama and cast it for Mitt Romney also the crackpot Bozo McCain but I will never do that again. The last presidential election might be just that if the elites choose the next ´it´s my turn´ RINO. I am of the third party mind set now, the Tea Party is my party because there are only two more elections to correct this. I am also tired of trying to ´one up´ the democrat communist. If they run a woman I don´t believe we should ´one up´ them with ours. Elizabeth Warren will be their next pick. She´s as radical as Obama and Hillary is too old and ugly with plenty of baggage. Blanket hair Coulter is a blowhard as much as Karl Rove is an elitist. I don´t need either telling me what I need.
Zero beat Romney by roughly 3 million votes. If you think there were not at least 3 million illegal votes, double votes, triple votes, stuffed ballot boxes, etc. cast, then the communist party wants to talk to you about buying some obamacare.
Romney was the most electable candidate? Good God, he couldn´t even beat the worst president in US history, an unabashed marxist and America hater. Any candidate who did more than tilt his head and stand there with his cutsey schoolgirl smile should have been able to pull at least 75% of the popular vote. If the RNC had spent as much energy trashing Obama as they did trashing anyone who got close to Romney, we might not be living the nightmare we are today. I know its pointless to rehash last years battles, but this is absurd. The republicans are not listening. They seem satisfied with losing over and over again. We need a 3rd party, made up of real conservatives and libertarians, not these people. They stopped representing my values a long time ago.
Several insist that none were more electable than Romney and they know this er... cuz... well...cuz. Nothing but unsupportable blather. Others insist voter fraud was the culprit. No evidence just ignorant assertion. And finally the conservatives stayed home canard, another dopey slander directed against the most loyal component of the GOP. So what´s going on here. It´s real simple. The trendy progressive types cooed and gushed over Romney while conservatives warned that he was an empty and unprincipled suit who stood for nothing. Then voters delivered their verdict. Now the Romney sycophants are furiously ducking and dodging, throwing anything and everything against the wall, hoping something will stick so they can escape association w/this looser. How predictable. That the voters would choose the likes of Obama says volumes about their opinion of Romney, a laughable nominee.
Yes there was voter fraud by the Democrats. So Romney supporters should be blaming the party too chicken to ever call it out by name and FIGHT it. Guess what? Pubbies laying down playing dead in how many races now? They finally have let it go so long now that voila - we now have Obama. Don ´t blame those of us who knew what a squish Romney was but did our duty and voted for him anyway.
The only "unsupportable blather" comes from those who claim some unknown anybody would have won or almost won election in 2012. Who would that have been? Well, cuz...cuz...cuz...we don´t exactly know, but somebody sure could have done so.
#2, #3, #6, #10 et al: You and your party have made it abundantly clear that conservative money and votes are welcome, but conservative voices are not. Let me make this perfectly clear, we hear you. We´re getting pretty tired of being told to shut up and play along with the power kabuki, and blamed for every loss by the lukewarm.
You all are making it so much easier for the rest of us to leave the GOP.
#25. Even broken clock has the correct time 2x per day and this time you´re right. Claiming some unknown anybody could have won in ´12 is idle speculation; which is why I never made such an absurd claim. All we know is that Romney was and remains a loser against arguably our worst POTUS in history. Facts are so inconvenient for progressives.
No. 2: Rick Perry, IF the GOP had an effective communications shop. He has one mental slip on national TV and it´s curtains forevermore, while the Oval Office occupant can pontificate about 57 states? Jeepers! And Romney went for the jugular in those primary debates, then showed up in the fall debates offering milk and cookies to his opponent! As a fellow Texan, you know a federal judge knocked Texas out of the usual primary calendar lineup. A powerful and significant voice silenced by the stroke of a pen! It does seem the stars were not aligned for the GOP in 2012. We must ask ourselves, why? There is some larger reason and all will be revealed in due time.
I was here for the miserable death march that was the 2012 campaign, & the pro-Mitt posters definitely called him the most electable, but it was much more enthusiastic than just, well, we don´t have anybody better.
There were triumphant proclamations of "Romney´s gonna run, & Romney´s gonna win!" and any post mentioning any of his negatives was promptly denounced. Some even boasted he could win without the conservative vote & dared us to stay home. I didn´t stay home, but I´ve not forgotten how shabbily anyone who didn´t wave the pompoms for Mitt was treated.
#31. Rose, a note from history. In the period proceeding our Revolution, a substantial contingent of the population (some 30%) were Tory sympathizers whose first and only allegiance was to the British Crown. So when the going got tough, during our 8 year struggle, they fled to Canada. Today, we´re in the grip of another revolution, viz. who upholds the aspirations and ideals of plain and unpretentious people? When the inevitable schism comes, watch these progressive lefties run to their natural home, the D´s. Bet on it!
When the Pelosi-Reid-Obama troika triumphantly celebrated cramming through the ACA (Affordable Care Act) over majority sentiment, they crowed that this was the president´s signature achievement and ACA soon took on the name of its creator, ObamaCare. Though not one of them, nor any of the Democrats in the Senate who voted it into law uni-partisanly had read it, they all assured us that we´d grow to really, really like it. Boy, were they wrong.
A new report from the Texas-based Quorum Report, published by longtime Texas journalist Harvey Kronberg, says that House Speaker John Boehner plans to push amnesty legislation through the House, after the primary filing deadline for candidates. The move would prevent Tea Party from challenging GOP lawmakers who support amnesty in 2014. Scott Braddock reported on Tuesday that “in recent weeks, various Texas business interests have told Quorum Report that Boehner has been telling them that he will start holding immigration votes not long after the filing deadline has passed.”
The historic IT disaster known as the Obamacare web site has been of intense interest to me, since I´ve been a Senior Software Engineer for decades, and I have personally participated in, witnessed, and reported on (as a technology reporter) a number of IT disasters. But even so, the size of the Obamacare web site catastrophe on October 1 still takes my breath away. When I first heard, shortly after October 1, that there was 500 million lines of code in Healthcare.gov, I quickly rejected that figure, because it´s impossible.
In politics, process matters often nearly as much as — if not more than — substance, and the procedure by which the filibuster was weakened last week by Senate Democrats is likely far more problematic than the rank hypocrisy of their doing so. It is hard to view the Democratic majority’s use of the “nuclear option” as anything other than an admission of weakness and of curbed ambition. After the increasingly problematic Obamacare debacle, it seems as though President Obama and his fellow Democrats have given up the hope of governing through a national consensus. Instead, Obama has signaled that
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Fresh off the disastrous rollout of Obamacare which Senate Majority Leader Reid and (now former) Speaker of the House Pelosi rammed through Congress using unconventional procedures and with zero Republican support, his extremist wing compelled him to make yet another ham-handed move which predictably will hurt his party in the long run more than it will help it. Since the issue has for the most part been poorly explained in the major media, let me explain what has happened and why I think this will prove a major miscalculation.
A great deal of attention has been focused on the political fallout that Democrats in Congress will face because of their support for ObamaCare. Beyond video of Mary Landrieu in 2009 saying just what Obama was saying about people being allowed to keep their old health plans, surely the video of Nancy Pelosi that we had to "pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it" ought to be part of any Republican´s campaign against Democrats in the congressional midterm elections.
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Chris Matthews is crazy. Nevertheless, when left-wingers talk openly with one another, their craziness can be revealing. That is the case, I think, with this remarkable MSNBC clip. Matthews, fresh from his kneepad interview with President Obama, praises what he terms a uniquely brilliant insight by Al Sharpton: South Africa’s white politicians of the apartheid era were more patriotic than today’s Republicans: I haven’t heard anything as smart as what I heard Reverend Sharpton say a moment go in five years. The difference between the way F.W. de Klerk handled the need for change and the election – democratic election