Ann Coulter's Message to Jews: Practice Makes Perfect

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Sigmund, Carl and Alfred: “The line to bash Coulter is now longer than the line of those who camped out to see the opening day screening of last Star Wars release. It is also evident that many of the same people who camped out for days in costume are the same people who are now bashing Coulter for her beliefs.”


Daily Kos: “The absurd part about all of this is not that a serial scenery-chewer like Coulter would say shocking things. The absurd part is that, in spite of all the things Coulter says all the time, she still gets invited by major news outlets to make those comments. Every. Damn. Time.”

Atrios: “If Ann Coulter has her way, one day Jews will all be perfect Christians like her.”

Matthew Yglesias: “For America to work as an enterprise you need people with deeply held but mutually inconsistent religious beliefs to all work and live together peacefully. Rubbing everyone’s noses in the precise implications of other people’s beliefs (Christians think Jews shouldn’t exist, Jews think Christians are worshipping a false messiah, Protestants think Catholics worship idols, etc.) isn’t really helpful. ”

Dolphin’s Dock: “The GOP is falling apart because the people who think this have gained too much power and are pushing sensible people away.”

Mind of Mog: “Ann does it to get a rise out of people. Cheap advertising for her book I imagine.”

The Plank: “Her whole life is like a kind of Freakonomics experiment in bigotry.”

Snarksmith: “She is rather like a Cabaret act gone awry.”

Thoughts by Seawitch:: “Everything she has said about Jews and how they need to become ‘perfected’ as Christians is offensive no matter how she tries to spin out of it in the end.”


Something… and Half of Something: “I am not going to toe the party line here. She was not just talking “shock” to sell her books or get attention and she was not misquoted or misunderstood. Ann said what she meant and she meant what she said.”

Andrew Sullivan: “She really does sum up what has happened to American conservatism, doesn’t she?”

John Podhoretz: “Speaking for all Jews, I would be delighted to be perfected, and I’m intrigued by the suggestion that it might be possible.”

Roger L. Simon: “It’s hard to know if Coulter believes what she’s saying, because the out-of-control narcissism of this woman rivals, maybe even out-strips, the egomaniacs on the Hollywood Left.”

Hot Air: “She’s not talking about forcible conversion; she’s saying Christians believe the Judeo-Christian tradition is The Way and those who don’t follow the path all the way to the end aren’t quite where they need to be.”

Little Green Footballs: “From my reading, Coulter was simply stating standard Christian doctrine-with a little extra edginess to get Deustch wound up. Looks like it worked, and now she’ll sell some more books as a result.”

Mere Rhetoric: “[This scandal] combines the best elements of liberal sophistication: the banality of multiculturalist tolerance, the humorlessness of scolding identity politics, and the blubbering of righteous indignation.”


The Anchoress: “If you read that transcript to the end, you can see where Coulter tries to clarify her meaning, but she can’t, partly because a sound-bite forum is NO PLACE for that sort of deep and too-easily-misunderstood discussion, and partly because her host is, from his perspective as a Jew, unsurprisingly appalled by what he is hearing, by what he thinks Coulter is saying.”

Robert J. Elisberg @ The Huffington Post: “Sometimes, in that sad effort to get attention, people reach a level that’s actually worth mentioning – not because it shows them in a bad light, but because it puts their supporters and defenders in a bad light.


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