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Ann Coulter Falls Out Of Love With Trump Over DACA

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It’s not just Sean Hannity and Breitbart News who’s upset with Donald Trump over his apparent DACA deal, Ann Coulter isn’t happy either: Ann Coulter has said some pretty over-the-top things about President Trump. She has sometimes referred to him as “emperor god,” proclaimed one of his immigration-themed campaign addresses to be “the most magnificent speech ever […]

Ann Coulter Calls Princess Diana ‘Anorexic, Bulimic Narcissist’

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Ann Coulter explains why she’s not a fan of the late Princess Di: “”I find it a little baffling when Americans get so gaga-eyed over a princess. In particular Lady Di, who was just this anorexic, bulimic narcissist.”

Ann Coulter Booted From World Net Daily Conference For Speaking To Gay Group

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Ann Coulter has been dis-invited from a World Net Daily conference for her decision to speak at a convention sponsored by a gay conservative group.

Ann Coulter Anti-War ?

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Is Ann Coulter’s defense of Michael Steele’s Afghan War skepticism the beginning of conservative split, or just an attempt to pile on President Obama ?

Self Help Quotes

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John Hawkins of Right Wing News has expanded his blog empire with a new site called Self Help Quotes, which purports to aggregate “more than 60,000 quotes — including the largest selection of Ann Coulter quotes on the web.” Here’s hoping he had some help with the typing. The front page is a series of […]

Comparative Fringes

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Steve Benen is a bit disappointed that I didn’t “follow [Charles] Johnson’s lead and reject what’s become of the contemporary political right” in my post responding to his departure.  In particular, he thinks I’m too easy on the conservative fringe groups and understate their hold on the movement. I continue to think this is a […]

Charles Johnson ‘Breaks’ From the Right

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In a move that has been coming for nearly two years, Charles Johnson has issued a manifesto explaining “Why I Parted Ways With The Right.”  For those who don’t know, Johnson is the founder and principal author of Little Green Footballs, one of the oldest and most popular blogs.  He was an elder statesman in […]

Hewitt Wins Yglesias Award

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Now, here’s something I thought I’d never see:  Andrew Sullivan has nominated Hugh Hewitt for an Yglesias Award for his defense of Sonia Sotomayor. For those who don’t keep up with such things, “The Yglesias Award is for writers, politicians, columnists or pundits who actually criticize their own side, make enemies among political allies, and […]

One of These Is Not Like the Other

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Timothy Sandefur is embarrassed: So I was watching this insane video of Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie discussing the War on Terrorism with Mos Def. And it’s amusing to laugh at the utterly hapless ignorance of “Mr. Def,” as he is repeatedly called—until you stop and wonder. Why is the black community not outraged by […]

The End of Fascism

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Megan McArdle calls for an extension of Godwin’s Law that would put an end to “using the word fascist to apply to the current, or indeed previous, administration.” How is this helpful?  Has clarifying the distinction between fascism and socialism really added to most peoples’ understanding of what the Obama administration is doing?  All this […]

Meghan McCain Too Fat?

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Meghan McCain, daughter of John, has managed to extend her fame into a 16th minute by antagonizing the likes of Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, the latter of which retorted that Ms. McCain was “too plus-sized to be a cast member on the television show The Real World.” McCain then sent out a Twitter alert: […]

Ann Coulter Book Sales Decline

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Jeff Bercovici notes Ann Coulter’s declining book sales: Coulter’s latest book, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, is something of a misfire by Coulterian standards. Of course, what constitutes a disappointment for Coulter would be a mega-hit for most authors; in its two months on sale, Guilty has sold 100,500 copies, according to […]

Would Reagan Recognize Today’s Republican Party?

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It’s been three decades since Ronald Reagan was elected and both America and the Republican Party have changed.

Obama Dines With Will, Kristol, Krauthammer, and Brooks

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The hottest story at memeorandum today is a remake of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” with Barack Obama in the Sidney Poitier role and George Will as Spencer Tracy.  Or something like that, anyway.    Obama had supper at Will’s Chevy Chase manse and Bill Kristol and David Brooks were on the guest list.   As […]

Can the Polls Be Trusted?

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It never fails that, as Election Day draws close, the supporters of the candidate trailing in the polls start telling us that the polls aren’t accurate.  Part of this is Pauline Kaelism, with most people associating with likeminded people and therefore floored that more than half the country could possibly prefer the other guy when […]

Blogs Then and Now

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Aaron Brazell is doing some research on the evolution of blogging in recent years and has asked for my input. [Update: The result, “Political Blogging 2.0,” is now up.] I started OTB in January 2003 and have seen a lot of change. I should note at the outset that my experience is almost entirely with […]

Edwards Questions Obama’s Masculinity

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Mark Halperin reports that John Edwards “has real questions about [Barack] Obama’s toughness, his readiness for the office. He has real doubts about Obama, not just as a president, but as a general election candidate.” Apparently, Edwards summed this up with a one-word epithet that is also used to describe kitty cats and female sex […]

Ann Coulter Calls Obama ‘Least Dangerous’ Hussein

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Ann Coulter’s speech this year wasn’t on the official CPAC docket but was instead sponsored by the Young America’s Foundation and others. Still, there was a packed house with long lines that I wouldn’t have bothered to stand in were I not able to bypass them with press credentials. As is her shtick, she threw […]

Ann Coulter Not (Officially) Invited to CPAC 2008

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I’ve been invited once again to be an official blogger at CPAC, the premier gathering of American conservatives sponsored by the American Conservative Union. I’m swamped with a project at work but hope to be able to make it to a few sessions; thankfully, it’s only a couple miles away from the office. Among the […]

Goldberg, Coulter, and Savage

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Goldberg, Kevin Holtsberry, and Steve Dillard take exception to the assertion in my recent post on The Conservative Minority that “the modern Conservative Moment seems to be dominated by the shrill nonsense of Coulter and Jonah Goldberg and Michael Savage and Neil Boortz.” First, it’s a good sign that conservatives at least recognize that being […]

The Conservative Minority

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I feel like I’m beating a dead horse on the issue, but the continued high pitched battle between conservative Republicans who have rallied around conservative-come-lately Mitt Romney in hopes of defeating Teddy Kennedy’s Good Friend John McCain remains the most interesting story this election cycle. Conservatives Love Romney The most recent Rasmussen poll shows that […]

Conservatives Against McCain

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Judging by the enemies he’s making, I’m liking John McCain more with each passing day. Ann Coulter says she’d “campaign for” Hillary Clinton, who she thinks “is more conservative.” Meanwhile, Glenn Beck is railing against “Juan McCain” for his outreach to Hispanics. Thankfully, this over-the-top stuff is being rejected by most conservatives. AllahPundit calls Coulter’s […]

Peggy Noonan on John Edwards’ Hair Poofing

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Peggy Noonan sizes up the presidential field for “Reasonable Person” qualities and passes all of the major candidates except Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Her reasoning on Clinton is, frankly, unreasonable: Because she’s polarizing, she wouldn’t be able to rally the nation in a crisis. By that standard, of course, the current president isn’t “reasonable,” […]

Ann Coulter Wants Jews to Become Christians

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Media Matters has manufactured yet another Outrage of the Day: Ann Coulter, a self-professed Christian, wants everyone else to become a Christian, too! During the October 8 edition of CNBC’s The Big Idea, host Donny Deutsch asked right-wing pundit Ann Coulter: “If you had your way … and your dreams, which are genuine, came true […]

Civility, Hypocrisy, and the Rules of Political Debate

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Glenn Greenwald argues that many of those now condemning MoveOn.org and/or demanding that Democrats condemn MoveOn.org for suggesting General David Petraeus would “betray us” are hypocrites, since many have used inflammatory rhetoric themselves. He’s surely right in many particulars. Those on the Ann Coulter wing of the Right, who routinely throw around words like “traitors” […]

Can a White Man Still be Elected President?

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The new Esquire arrived today and its cover feature asks, “Can a white man still be elected president?” It’s tongue-in-cheek, I’m sure, although rather amusing in light of recent polls showing Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama easily beating all Republican comers in a hypothetical election. One wonders, too, if Ann Coulter was involved in the […]

Liberals Just Too Darn Nice to Play Politics

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Glenn Greenwald chides The Politico for continually featuring a “vapid, petty, and inane” stories like John Edwards’ expensive haircut and Mitt Romney’s makeup consulting on its front page. He’s right, I think, as far as it goes. These stories are amusing and make sense from a business standpoint, but they’re hardly cutting edge journalism or […]

Ann Coulter: Democratic Fundraiser

John Edwards raised “$450,000 from 2,300 donors within 24 hours” after his wife confronted Ann Coulter on “Hardball,” John Harwood reports. One wonders if that will give Coulter’s defenders pause? via Taegan Goddard

Caption Contest Winners

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The Green Eggs and Hamas Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Why We Can’t Ignore the Kooks

David Adesnik wonders, To what extent does criticism, no matter how harsh or how justified, only build [Michael] Moore up into a bigger celebrity? If one wanted to completely marginalize a public figure, how would one go about it? The answer is not that if you ignore him, he’ll go away. Rather, I think the […]

The Whole World Really Isn’t Watching

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Thomas Friedman is very, very afraid of bloggers. When everyone has a blog, a MySpace page or Facebook entry, everyone is a publisher. When everyone has a cellphone with a camera in it, everyone is a paparazzo. When everyone can upload video on YouTube, everyone is filmmaker. When everyone is a publisher, paparazzo or filmmaker, […]

Elizabeth Edwards Confronts Ann Coulter

Elizabeth Edwards called in to “Hardball” yesterday afternoon to confront Ann Coulter. Elizabeth Edwards pleaded Tuesday with Ann Coulter to “stop the personal attacks,” a day after the conservative commentator said she wished Edwards’ husband, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, had been killed by terrorists. “The things she has said over the years, not just […]

Conservatives Turning on Bush over Immigration

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The anti-immigration forces are angrier at President Bush over his support of providing a path to citizenship for 12 million illegal aliens than his mishandling of the Iraq War, intrusions on their civil liberties by the FBI and other bureaucracies, and various scandals over his appointees. While I think the outrage is misplaced for reasons […]

Coulter Spouts Racist Bile

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Via WorldNetDaily we have Ann Coulter in all her glory: Bush’s America: Roach motel in which she rants about immigration. The grandest irony in the piece is that in the second paragraph she ponders: I don’t know why conservatives like Linda Chavez have to argue like liberals by smearing their opponents as racists. She then […]

Paying the Tax Man – And the Postman

Pejman Yousefzadeh guest blogger “joebwan” offers some sage advice for last-minute tax filers: Now isn’t the time to cheap out. Unless you are filing electronically, you ought to spring for the extra $4.25 to file your return “certified mail, return receipt requested.” It’s well worth the time and trouble of going to the post office […]

Free Speech Includes Offensive Jokes!

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Big Tent Democrat rightly excoriates Frank Rich for hypocrisy in denouncing Don Imus only after he could no longer benefit from using his show for self-promotion. His conclusion, however, is troubling: And to call this a free speech issue is a joke. We’re supposed to worry about the freedom to tell racist and sexist jokes? […]

OTB Caption JamTM

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Weekend Caption Jam Linkfest. . . and now also Saturday Traffic Jam for those who wish to link. Rodney is visiting the dunes of Arrakis. Wizbang is just happy to see you. Willisms is hoping to distract Sanjaya. Bullwinklette is tying one on. Right Pundits is looking for the roach motel. Cowboy Blob has a […]

Media Research Center DisHonors Awards

Last evening, I attended the Media Research Center’s 20th Anniversary Gala as a guest of Matt Sheffield of MRC’s Newsbusters blog. While the festivities went late into the evening, thanks to not starting the presentation until after everyone had finished dessert and a rather rambling performance by substitute presenter Mary Matalin, it was quite fun. […]

DeLay Appointed to ACU Board, Four Resign

Four board members of the American Conservative Union have resigned in protest over disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s appointment to the board. As Tom DeLay pursues a return to the public stage, he’s meeting resistance from an unexpected source: conservatives who say that he betrayed the movement as a congressional leader. Four board […]

OTB Caption JamTM

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Home of the only site to be live Blogging “Turn in Off and Tune Out” Day. Weekend Caption Jam Linkfest. . . and now also Saturday Traffic Jam for those who wish to link. Rodney has a Bridge Too Far. Wizbang is looking for a big Tipper. Willisms never Metamucil he didn’t like. Bullwinklette won’t […]

Caption Contest Winners

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The Captain kramerica Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Caption Contest Winners

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The Schweddy Balls Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Dowd and Coulter

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I’m getting tired of writing so much about Ann Coulter but there continues to be a stream of interesting things to which to react. Julian Sanchez reminds us that Dorothy Rabinowitz dubbed Coulter “the Maureen Dowd of the conservatives” in a July 2003 WSJ column and that he shortened that to “MoDoCon,” which Radley Balko […]

Faux Populism

Andrew Sullivan points out that Ann Coulter’s hypocrisy in writing, “Liberals are already comfortably ensconced in their beachfront estates, which they expect to be unaffected by their negative growth prescriptions for the rest of us” when, in fact, she owns a pricey beachfront estate. A fair point. The faux populism of the Coulters and Bill […]

Conservative Media Stick With Coulter

Robert Bluey observes that, “Coulter’s syndicated column, which is released about 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, was printed tonight on three prominent conservative websites: Townhall, Human Events and WorldNetDaily.” While dozens of right-of-center bloggers (not to mention all the leading contenders for the Republican nomination) condemned Coulter’s remarks, all indications are that she’ll be back at […]

CPAC’s Gay Porn Star Honoree Matt Sanchez

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Max Blumenthal passes on word “several gay blogs revealed late yesterday” that Marine Reserve Corporal Matt Sanchez, winner of the Jeanne Kirpatrick Academic Freedom Award at this year’s CPAC, “was known during his halcyon days as Rod Majors, a majorly well-endowed gay porn star.” In his spare time, he was “a $200-an-hour male prostitute who […]

Deep Thoughts and Faggot Jokes

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Andrew Sullivan begins a somber discussion of the implications of using anti-gay slurs as fodder for jokes with a pretty good line: I watched Ann Coulter last night in the gayest way I could. I was on a stairmaster at a gym, slack-jawed at her proud defense of calling someone a “faggot” on the same […]

OTB GMA Follies

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So I get an email at 2:41 this afternoon from “frighteningly talented ‘Good Morning America’ producer Max Culhane” asking if I was available to do a “quick taped interview in DC” about the Coulter open letter. I noted to myself that there would be nothing “quick” about anything in DC that time of the day, […]

An Open Letter to CPAC Sponsors and Organizers Regarding Ann Coulter

Conservatism treats humans as they are, as moral creatures possessing rational minds and capable of discerning right from wrong. There comes a time when we must speak out in the defense of the conservative movement, and make a stand for political civility. This is one of those times. Ann Coulter used to serve the movement […]

CPAC Candidates Criticize Columnist Coulter

The major candidates for the Republican nomination have criticized columnist Ann Coulter for controversial remarks she made at this year’s CPAC. Three of the leading Republican presidential candidates on Saturday denounced one of their party’s best-known conservative commentators for using an antigay epithet when discussing a Democratic presidential contender at a gathering of conservatives here. […]

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