This column is a whitewash. Romney was good enough to beat a disastrous president. Rushbo, whom is essentially contradicting Levin here, said as much. And Romney, in the end, got more votes than McCain. Of the swing states, only in Ohio did he do worse than McCain.
If people thought that Romney was too good-looking and successful to vote vote for him, then they're ignorant. Really, they're probably fairly rotten people.
And if people don't feel enough personal hardship yet because of numbing government welfare, then things in America will have to get worse before they get better.
This column is simplistic, and probably symptomatic of one of the stages of denial. It is now very evident that there are underlying problems with modern Americans.
the only thing she is, that I care about, is 'wrong'. She can feel any way she wants.
Bush was not a victory for conservatism, he was the best democrat president ever.
It will take less time and less work to clean out the Republican Party by electing conservatives than it will to establish a new political party. However, voting conservatives into office is not the only way to orchestrate change within the party.
Conservatives must get involved in their local Republican party establishments at the precinct, county, and state level. We must attend Republican party caucuses to propose platform changes and to elect conservative officers to the Republican National Committee.
Coulter lost me when she wrote that Three Cheers For Obamacare back in May. That was when Mark Levin called her out. I was confused how she went from trashing Romney in February at CPAC to supporting him by May. She jumped the shark. I was highly upset about it because her books against democrats were good. She is trying to support Northeast republicans and I do not agree. I was part of a small site call Nobama for two years and I quit when they all pushed Romney. It felt like Mitt Romney Central so when I disagreed I was opposed. I was against Romney until September when I caved in and decided he was better than Obama so I would vote for him. But I am opposing him and his ilk again. I almost voted for Virgil Goode, but I wanted Obama out. But now I dislike the republican party and I will re-register as Independent. I love the Tea Party and America. We need a new Conservative party.
I am a member of the Tea Party because I do not want the government in my business. I do not want them to take my money and spend it on things that I detest. I do not want them telling me how I can live. I believe in freedom. Freedom for me and freedom for every other American. I spent a career in the military fighting for freedom. At least that is what I thought I was fighting for.
We lost this election because a large part of the populace is afraid that "Conservatives" want to take away their freedom.
If the people are afraid of you you are doing something wrong.
I will never vote for a Democrat because I know they want a large powerful government so they can control the populace.
If you put another J@ck A$$ on the ballot who talks about abortion or gay marraige I will not vote for them either. I am not voting for anyone who wants to use the power of government to control people.
We need a new party alright. We need a party that stands for freedom.
I saw that column. It was over-the-top how she said Romney was more conservative than Ronald Reagan. And how she defended his passivity on attacking Benghazi. It was pretty condescending too how she thought anyone who thinks abortion in cases of rape are bad is "fringe", even though Paul Ryan thinks that.
I don't sympathize with anyone who sat this out though. And he was right about a lot of people being takers, even if it was harsh.
You have to remember, though. She's had two projects within this year she's been outspoken about that others don't want to join: one is promoting Romney and Christie as perfect and infallible, the other is talking about the unfortunate effects of the changing demographics and immigration, something few of our other people want to touch. Let's face it, Mark Levin probably wouldn't have the guts to say something like this column.
I believe that it is time to target the leftist media masquerading as objective journalists. It is time that these partisan hacks are exposed for who they really are.
It seems every conservative has a place where they have chosen to make their stand for the cause. The problem is, they need to recognize that it may not be the same as everyone else's.
Coulter's chosen place is to be a devastatingly factual researcher of history. Her books make arguments that lay open the hypocrisy, fatuousness, and falsehood upon which the left is built. But she is a weak political analyst.
Coulter clearly does not understand the terrible urgency of the restoration movement, and what she herself cost us in terms of that battle. While she has made a career out of showing the long-term consequences of amoral philosophy, economic illiteracy, and the rejection of man's spiritual side, she is blind to the currents of popular sentiment and the need to undertake major political risk in attempting to restore the Republic. And that is the problem with this past election. All arguments about why and how we lost revolve around the question of "how much are you willing to risk in order to restore liberty, as the founders envisioned it?"
Consider the question: "Should Republicans work hard to appeal to Mexican immigrants?" That is a question of risk. It seems far too risky to many Republicans to avoid pandering to those who arrived from South of the US border. They think we are risking too much by failing to act like the leftists, and promise "hispanics" (whatever the heck that means) lots of free stuff.
Consider the question of the social conservatives. The ambiguously conservative Senator McCain has been quoted today saying Republicans need to moderate their position on abortion (or basically shut up about it). Again it's really dancing around the question of risk. Are we afraid we will lose another political battle because of abortion? Really? And what price do we pay for falling for this new, risk-free environment he would have us participate in?
Ignore Senator McCain and Ann Coulter on these issues. Obviously the biggest risk of all is to become what the left wants us to be. Becoming like them means the game is over. Not just in peril, but OVER. Every good and decent thing accomplished from honoring liberty as the founding principle of this nation is now come to an end.
Do we really accept that? I choose not to. Republicans can go their own way, and continue selling themselves as Democrats with one or two moral principles. We must continue to find a way to restore liberty.
As I have written before: If ending slavery, passing the
So I can appreciate Coulter's work in writing her books. I choose to ignore her political commentary, since she's clearly out of her depth there. I also choose to ignore anything Senator McCain says on any issue, even the rare times when he is correct.
You are right about the Reagan Democrats. I know many who stayed home. Many people are just fed up with both parties and the stuffed shirts we nominate, and seeing no alternative, they just wash their hands of it, stay home, and focus on other things in their life.
These are the folks the Right has to reach and get re-engaged.
Why does anyone care what this stupid woman ever says? She is irrelevant! Only says what the GOPe want her to say.........................
Personally. I will stand with Ann Coulter over the author of this piece anytime, anyplace. My belief goes further; there will be violence in the future between the people of this nation. Does of us that still believe in an honest day's work will eventually get fed up with providing the free ride for the leaches and illegals in this country. Decent people will one day stand up and say "enough".
Till then we will continue to slowly bleed away the rights, freedoms and legacies that our fathers fought to pass on to us.
I can do quite fine under the liberals. I can manage to "live off" the system. It is just that I would like to leave a country for my son and (hopefully) future grandchildren. Or for that matter your children and grandchildren. I would go better to my end with knowing that my country would still be there for the future.
You can have Coultergeist! Can't wait to hear you give us lip 4 years from now when she is telling you you have to vote for the Jebbie/ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOObio ticket.
I stand with the author of this brilliant piece along with other Tea Party Patriots.
Listen good, I'm not voting for Jebster, Rubio, or Krispy Kreme. Moderates are toast. Jebbie and ROOOOOOOOObio campaigned with Romney and they couldn't even deliver Florida.
The gopE is dead. A.N.D. so is kinder, gentler, compassionate conservatism. No Bushwackers need apply.
Oooh, like I really care about your response. You're the kind I am hoping will end up in the field of view of my target scope.
--- America Get Your Guns ---
Closed primaries---enough of the Democrats voting in the Republican primary to "pick" the candidate they prefer!
Voter ID's: Its insane to continue without having to show an ID---EVERY STATE should have the rule. NO ID- no vote.
We should seriously consider going back to manual voting- not electronic
AND when are we going to STOP- STOP!!!! calling elections based on 1 or 2 % of votes being counted, and using exit polls and "other data?" No concession until every vote is counted, at least in the critical states.
Also, the Republicans should and need to be in the SWING and high ELECTORAL STATES NOW. Just like Obama did. I'm sure the Democrats haven't packed up.
They need to be building an allegiance with a new/stronger base. Working the community and establishing a connection with the people in the neighborhoods. When 2016 rolls around we can supplant the candidate.
Voter fraud, entitlements, liberalism and illegals have killed America.
Liberalism has encouraged the entitlements to be given to illegals. In Chicago when the Dream act was announced, the first thing out of the mouth of a illegal mother was, "How much more money will I get".
Now add voter fraud which is encouraged by SEIU and the unions, a encouraging democratic party, a spineless republican party and America is doomed. The hard working Americans that value American values and what hard work can do for their family's are outnumbered by those that expect freebie's from the govt. Once amnesty is given, America will become what the illegals ran away from because they will vote for what they know, govt support.
Reagen was a man of his time. Comparing him to today's political environment should be done. His system would never work. He had people that worked hard and expected the same as others supporting him. We don't have that now.
She did say we will nominate Romney and then we will lose. This turned out to be more accurate than a lot of other pundits. I have cooled tremendously toward conservative pundits after they led us astray for years. How can Hannity and O'Reily and yes, Levin be trusted after they so messed up the last time? What are O'Reily's "taking points" worth anything anymore? When 9pm rolls along, I have often found myself watching Pierce Morgan. Yes, he is a liberal but he does ask tough questions too and he is the kind of guy whom I want to question my side. I can't stand another Hannity panel that claims to know what will happen next in politics. Been there, done that. I don't know what the path forward is but it certainly isn't going back to my old listening and watching habits.
I think Ann Coulter was channeling Karl Rove in her assertions.
Got this in an email from the blog "USA SURVIVAL." He nailed it to the wall and had all along, when he talked about Rove setting up Romney to lose.
"Dear Friend of America's Survival:
In my September 24, 2012, column, "Why is Romney trying to lose?," http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kincaid/120924 I wrote, "Here is the dirty little secret: some conservatives have told me that they think former George W. Bush strategist Karl Rove, known as 'Bush's Brain,' wants Romney to lose so that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush can run for president in 2016 against Hillary.
The belief, supported by the available evidence, is that Rove is in hock to the Bush family and promotes their interests. He runs a Super PAC in 2012 that pulls in millions of dollars on pitiful advertising on behalf of Romney."
Well, look at what the New York Times is reporting. "Jeb Bush for 2016?".......
Makes a lot of sense, considering how Romney's opponents were systematically slandered and defeated by a less-than-passionate Romney and a million dollar Rove-led SUPERPAC.
I'm no fan of FOX-have not watched it since before the election. Since I live in Canada, I listen to SUN News-there's much more balanced and fair reporting on US Politics than FOX could ever dream of. Between that blogs such as here @ TRS and the one I mentioned above, that's where the real story is, not the faux-conservatives and talking bobbleheads populating FOX NEWS these days.
You're right on target. I too will no longer buy her books. And I cannot watch her on TV or listen to her on radio.
From an informed commentator, she has become a haridan, a wicked, scolding woman.
I'm reminded of David Brock, former writer for the American Spectator, now heading up "Media Matters for America," the far left blog site that always achieves new lows in journalism.
Can Coulter be far behind?
It's been said, "timing is everything" that would seem to apply in the bid for a third party. As I see it, now is the time to get started. We have four years to get the message out. I like the idea of a Palin/Paul ticket for a conservative America?...
Not a big fan of hers always thought she would make a great Liberal but I do agree that it wasn't Romneys fault, it was the peoples fault. I have seen poll aftre poll for the last 4 years and when asked the #1 concern on folks mind was jobs and the economy. So you gave them a guy that could do that but when it came time to elect someone all of a sudden other things were #1 to them like free abortions and condoms and amnesty for illegals.
Another point to make is that for all the Ron Pauler bashing Levin did we now learn that Ron Paul would've beaten Obama in the election. He would've have gotten the youth, hispanic, independant and libertarian votes he still would've lost the woman and black vote. I haven't heard Mark Levin remark on this however.
When she came out for Mittens, a RINO, I lost all respect for her. She ignored the fact that Obamacare is the same as Romneycare, Mittens was for partial birth abortions before he was against them and so many other flip flops it was amazing.
Mittens was Imam Obama's first choice to run against and Ann helped deliver him to the slaughterhouse. Now Ann wants to cover her scarecrow ass and become relevant again? Not on your life.
Please stop-the American people (if you discount voter fraud) delivered Romney...not anyone else-noone held a gun to your head...besides the country isn't as conservative as you think! It is time to face reality and stop blaming everyone else. We lost-but so much more than just an election. I don't care if every man and woman that was in the primaries had won collectively the hearts of too many Americans are immoral and unethical-it is seen time and time again. Noone wants to live a pure and chaste life it is too difficult so they swing with the ebb and flow of the culture as it becomes more debased. The only thing left to do is to pray and remain faithful to God who gives you breath each and every day. He is the only one that you can count on to have your back-remain faithful to Him and your soul will be safe. Because in the end that is what counts! The rest I cannot possibly predict!
How about we teach people conservatism rather than continually fret about what the nation has become, we don't know all of what happened, but you sound as though you are ready to take what's coming to you while praying. Praying is good, but the long-view of teaching fellow Americans must be done. Unless you do not care about the future of the country. If you are correct, and the country is not conservative, the republicans will never win. I think the majority are, and the proper candidate would get enough votes to win. I'm not sure the outright lying can continue forever, and the economics of the Democrats will surely not.
Throughout her career, Coulter has attacked practically every person alive - liberal and conservative. She often appears (where no other conservatives do) in the lion's den of Liberals - such as College campuses, and liberal TV shows.
During the 90's, when conservative got "sensitive" and quiet, Coulter was one of the few out there screaming bloody murder about the abuses of the Left.
Call Coulter what you wish - it's a free country.
But the idea that she's somehow afraid of Levin, and went after another person she deemed weaker, it not supported by her history of attacking ANYONE she sees fit to at the time.
I'm convinced if you look up under one of those short dresses she always wears, you'll find a large set of male testicles.
Coulter goes places and has debates in unfriendly territory where this story's author might not.
But, I'd never stoop to calling Jen a coward.
Here is a case of were a very old saying should come into play " If you have nothing good to say about a person don't say anything at all". Ms. Coulter has been a very opinionated writer and political analyst for a few years. A mere babe in the woods..no pun intended !
Mr. Levin on the other hand has true experience in the real world of Washington, DC. Mark know his stuff ! he is a true patriot and a person of great character, a fighter for the all that is " American", Both Coulter and Levin had opinions regarding Mr. Romney. As far as I see it those two constituted two votes for POTUS. Thats it just two votes ! So I must respectfully dis-agree with the writer, The fault or failure of the last election lays not with the commentators but with the people themselves.. " We the people of the United States"
Look inward not outward to why our cause failed ! It was a righteous fight for a better America, It was just the wrong time.. Too many with the hand in the cookie jar and not enough bakers.. its all going to crumble. So sad for us that love this country.
I can't stand this lady, as others already pointed out for her constant lambasting of the previous GOP candidates during the primary.
It was sickening....
Watching Romney giving his concession speech was equally sickening for several reasons, one of them was thanking Matt Rhodes (who worked in cahoots) with Matt Drudge to smear all the Republican candidates (especially Newt) during the aforementioned primary cycle.
This election cycle REALLY woke me up to the long battle between Conservatives and Moderates (as they are called) for the battle of the nomination.
I can never watch FOX News the same way, read the various Republican websites or listen or watch or respect people like Ann ever again.
I felt bad some time ago when she got a pie thrown in her face at the University of Arizona, I know longer feel this way.
Of course she received a much larger pie thrown in her face on November 6th as her nobody but Romney was defeated rather quickly and her love affair with Christie.
I NEVER liked that guy, ever!
She is no leader of anything other than her long blonde hair, consistent twitching and nauseously annoying ego.
But she'll keep going on FOX News, talk shows and such and she'll continue selling books and giving speeches like the Karl Rove crowd who will once again crash the GOP in 2016.
You make a very valid point. Though I am still pondering my next move in 2014, I will either vote for some off the wall candidate in 2016, if the Republicans cannot come up with someone that can project and promote conservative values.
As for Ann Coulter. Well.. lets just say I have put her in the old trash bin of pretend conservatives, along with Bill O'Reilly, Megan McCain, her daddy sugar plum John McCain, Bob Dole, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney and any other candidate that is a lame excuse for a conservative.
Let them keep bashing those conservative principles of less spending, reasonable tax rates and constitutional government, that used to provide a security blanket for the citizens and the country and you may see more of the same in 2014 and beyond, what just happened on 6 November 2012.
I already see them going in the wrong direction as indicated by the "fine" Senator from Georgia Saxby Chambliss. Go ahead compromise your principles and raise our taxes. It can only benefit the ones who are not working anyway and those who are friends of the ruling class.
No matter how they say it, that it will not affect those who make below a certain income, it somehow always affects us more.
So for Miss Coulter and her cronies, I am done with you. Can I impact her and the others in believing she has really pissed me off, more than Obama? Time will tell.
I used to like Coulter until she turned on all the R candidates except her beloved Romney. She sounded just like the Obamatons and the Paulbots with their cult-of-personality blinders.
I have never been a real fan of Coulter, but as others have stated, she lost me by trashing other GOP candidates, the Tea Party and their supporters (aka: us folks). Coutler's only interest is herself and nothing more.
I think this is way over done RS. Coulter is great and so is Levin. Their differences are small and inconsequential. In my opinion Romney ran a flawless campaign until the gallup poll showed him up by 5 plus for about a week in October. He went into a four corners, when he should have pressed his advantage. Even if he had done the right thing, Sandy, Christie, a four year give away of cell phones, food stamps, etc that set up a staggering large voter turnout among those earning under $30,000 and possibly wide spread voter fraud all set this up for an Obama re-election.
Net net. I suggest you stop the petty inter party stuff.
Romney couldn't get out of the huge 8 years of Bush's shadow. I guess voters thought it was only fair that a democrat get a chance of 8 years to screw it up or make it better.
Stay off the Kool-aid, the election is over. There are several reasons why Romney lost and it originates when the establishment started nominating RINOs for the presidential ticket.
Coulter was wrong just like Rove, Morris, Christie and all the other GOP RINO clowns.
And no, Romney did not run a flawless campaign. His campaign was McCain 2.0 with lots of bugs.