by Carl, 12/11/2012, 7:48 PM

Digby points to a horrible thing Ann Coulter said to show that the GOP’s problem with their hatred of the other.

The Republicans have a problem all right, but it isn’t racial demographics. It’s Ann Coulter and all the people who think like her. And I don’t know what they’re going to do about that.

Right. But it isn’t just the cultural elite of the Republican party. It’s the fact that the Coulters, and the Limbaughs and on and on have an audience of people who want to hear the sort of things they’re saying. If they were just shouting into the wind, they wouldn’t have careers.

The Republicans can’t keep their base unless they regularly spout ugly crap.

7 Responses to “Not Just The Columnists”

1. Michael spews:

Forgive me for not taking Ann Coulter at her word but is this even true:

According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That’s the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic — white women under 30 — slightly favored Romney

I looked on Pews website and couldn’t find that factoid.

2. Serial Conservative spews:

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I couldn’t find the relationship to Reagan (may peace be upon Him) data in Pew.

But found this:

Only 44% of white voters under 30 backed Obama, while 51% voted for Romney.

http://www.people-press.org/2012/11/26/young-voters-supported-obama-less-but-may-have-mattered-more/

3. Michael spews:

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LOL… I read that article and somehow thought it ended after the first graph. Scrolling further down I see it now.

4. wharfrat spews:

Thanks Ann, keep up the good work and those comments coming. We’d appreciate some comments about blacks, Asians and Native Americans next if you please.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

I think it’s well established that Ann Coulter doesn’t believe the crapola she spouts and is only in it for the money. One of her closest friends and associates, David Brock, said this about her:

“Ann and I never had a serious conversation about politics, or anything else. Instead, we smoked, drank to excess – Ann seemed to live on nothing but Chardonnay and cigarettes – and vented our anger and cruelty by hurling all manner of epithets at liberals and the disadvantaged among us.”

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

I don’t remember anymore where I got this quote; I found it in my archives. It may even be something I wrote, although I doubt it, because I’m not this imaginative.

“Ann is nothing but a cheap media-whore hate peddler. She thinks it’s funny – yeah, in the same way that walking up to some burly guy and joking that you’re fucking his wife is funny. It’s a good thing for Coulter that she’s making enough money to live in security buildings for the rest of her life, because she’ll have to. And she needs to make it while she can because eventually she’ll fade like an old xerox copy in the sun. Like Chardonnay, she’s without. She’s in her forties now and can’t even get a date. Who the hell wants to go out with a chick you can’t walk on the same side of the street with without risking getting shot? Her idea of sex is writing in her underwear. I’ll bet she has her fingers in her undies playing with herself when she writes her books and columns. Every time she visits a campus there’s a guy selling Vaseline from the back of a van in the parking lot. Like I said, she’s over 40, and a cardboard box has more natural lubrication than she does. Any Young Republicans who salivate over a prune like her must not getting any on campus. I think it’s really funny that she never reads her official web site, because all the idiots posting adoring messages are wasting their time. If this is where we get our rocket scientists no wonder our space shuttles blow up. Those pics of her in a miniskirt are a real gas. She has the legs of a horse. If somebody didn’t tell you those doorknobs are her knees you’d try to turn them. I’d like to see her give a speech in a union hall sometime. Now THAT would be really, really funny!”

I don’t think I would have written that sentence about space shuttles blowing up. It’s too insensitive. I even thought about deleting it before posting this quote. And the information about her reproductive functioning is, well, gross and in addition irrelevant to the point the writer is trying to make — or maybe it’s intended to illustrate how she makes her “points.” I don’t know. I thought about deleting that, too. I guess I left that stuff in because somebody else wrote this, so whoever did it is responsible. All I did was save it in my archives.

7. Rael spews:

The Republicanists can’t win on the angry white vote alone anymore, but they also can’t reach out to other groups without losing that angry white vote.

The Reds richly deserve this dilemma for pandering to the knuckle-draggers for so long.

If the Democrats didn’t need decent opposition to keep them honest, I’d be completely happy about this.