By Joe Keck
I love Ann Coulter. Always have. Still do. And I’m not only speaking libido, here (I kind of got a thing for her).
I’ve been one of her biggest champions, defended her when my friends have attacked her, and I’ve read most of her books.
But with her Nov. 21, 2012 column on her website, Romney was not the problem, she has greatly disappointed me.
I did agree with some of what she said, but this piece reads like all of the ‘Establishment’ Elitist Neo-Cons.
They, and her article mentioned above, seem to be saying that we strong, Tea-Party types need to lighten up a bit on our hard-line conservative views. We need to ‘get with the program,’ not be so staunch and staid in our ideals. Join the twenty first century, come out of our troglodyte cave. As Coulter said, “. . . like Jenny Beth Martin by taking insane positions on rape exceptions for abortion — as 2 million babies are killed every year from pregnancies having nothing to do with rape.”
Let us not forget that a death sentence for those poor unfortunate babies who just happened to be the product of rape or incest wasn’t the only Leftist thing that the stalwart stanchion of conservatism, Sir Romney, was in favor of. Up until he sought the Presidency, he was a full pro-choice advocate. And not a reluctant one, either. He was a champion for abortion, with palpable enthusiasm.
“I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose. This choice is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the governments.”
“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it.”
“I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose, and I am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard.”
Romney filled out a Planned Parenthood survey answering ‘Yes’ when asked if he supported state funding for abortion services.
His – I suppose former – position on Gay rights tells a story not in alingment with true conservatism. He’s quoted as saying he’d be, “. . . better than Ted (Kennedy) for Gay rights.”
According to massresistance.org, “In 2003 and 2004 Gov. Romney issued proclamations celebrating “Massachusetts Gay/Straight Youth Pride Day” urging “all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.” His Youth Proclamations resulted in parades/events led by sexual radicals and transgender activists.”
How about gun control. Another change of heart, there.
“I don’t line up with the NRA.”
He signed a permanent assault-weapons ban when he was governor. Again, that was Romney before running for President. Here are some of his other quotes supporting Brady-style gun laws.
“We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts — I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they help protect us, and provide for our safety.”
“Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said at the July 1, 2004, signing ceremony. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”
I criticized Obama for becoming suddenly effulgent and generous with his money when he decided to run for President. Prior to that, our ever-compassionate leader was quite tight-fisted with his charitable giving.
I will use the same standard for Romney . . . and Ann Coulter.
But then, I’m a true conservative. That’s what we do. To the true conservative, the man or the woman, no matter how freakin’ damned hot she is, matters not. The Party doesn’t even take top shelf.
It’s the issue that is paramount, whatever it may be.
So, advice to Ann on softening her conservative principals.
I hate to get tough with the sexy and lovely Ann Coulter, but as Michael told Connie when she was threatening to marry that blonde, lambent non-Sicilian boy-toy standing in the background clutching the hem of her skirt, “If you do this,” he said, his hands deep in his pockets, his eyes boring into hers with menacing intensity, “. . . you’ll disappoint me.”
Please Ann, come back to the Family. Don’t make me have to resort to giving you Fredo’s warning.
p.s. I’m available.