Friday, June 09, 2006

A present for all of you who keep emailing me articles about you-know-who

I almost didn't read this post because I am just fucking sick of that cunt Coulter. But this is the smartest thing I've ever read about her:
A good thing came from watching Ann Coulter on Hannity and Colmes. I'd been rereading Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Darcy had been described twice as a person of "consequence," someone not approachable by those of normal status. I realized listening to Coulter, that she is not merely a mad woman.

Indeed, she is actually a reflection of a superior way of thinking that permeates much of what is now America's leadership. By describing the widows of 9-11 as enjoying a claim to fame based on the deaths of their husbands, as if this horror is somehow a less viable means of gaining attention for a cause than being born into a wealthy family with major connections, Coulter is mouthing the view of the hateful arm of the Republican Party. Their agenda is power and greed; their insignia is despicable condescension.

"How do we know their husbands weren't going to divorce these harpies?" is the language of a myopic, vile person who divides the world into people of consequence and people of inconsequence no matter the depths of their suffering. This is the antithesis of what America is supposed to stand for, no matter one's political party.



See what I mean? She's nailed it exactly.

3 comments:

michael said...

I thought that was the point of conservative rile-o-tainment: outrage outrage outrage.

Doesn't anyone else see these people (Coulter, Hannity, O'Reilly, Downey) all have one look? One look! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

Hill said...

Oh my God, I have never read such a hateful thing before in my life.

Oh wait, that's probably because I make it a point to avoid that bitch at all costs.

Fucking. Incredible.

Devang said...

All of her books at the borders near me can now be found in the fiction section.

Don't worry, I wore gloves...