Thursday, August 6, 2009

Coulter 8/6/09

The R's Have the Birthers But What Do the D's Have?

My take on Ann Coulter's latest. Her column was published on

Summary: Okay, the Birthers may be a little nuts. But before we judge the conservatives and the Republicans we also ought to look at the nutjob politics that the other side have tolerated - and even supported!

And as has been recently noted, a 2007 Rasmussen poll showed that 35 percent of Democrats believe Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance, while 26 percent aren't sure ...

My Views: It bothers me that so much of news coverage seems to be designed to influence rather than inform. The selective outrage at crazy political theories and the selective concern at the degree of crazy opinions and behavior in the political system is just one case of bother.

I would be a lot share the left's concern about the birthers a lot more if they weren’t so opportunistic in jumping on this story

Anybody who is as hated as Ann Coulter is must be doing something right. She is very right-wing but every left-wing blogger would love to write like her. I hate rants; opinion pieces must argue from the facts. Pay attention to how she uses facts and draws politically incorrect connections among them. People would do well to think and not just be outraged.

Here's her Wiki bio. Her latest book is at the right.