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2006-06-13 - 9:43 a.m.
Political commentary today. Brace yourselves...because the topic is Ann Coulter.
Coulter is a very well-known conservative commentator who rips liberals into small pieces. Her newest book, "Godless: The Church Of Liberalism", came out on June 6th. I'm sure THAT was planned. Here's a link to part of the first chapter.
The basic premise of the book is that liberalism is a religion. In her words, from the book: "It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as 'religion.' "
But that's not what has liberal pundits up in arms. Coulter made some references to a group called The Jersey Girls. The Girls are a group of women who lost their husbands in the attack on the World Trade Center. They are 9/11 widows. They have been pressing for an independent investigation of 9/11 and have made many appearances at Democratic functions, denouncing President Bush and the GOP in general.
Coulter's words regarding these women are harsh: "These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I've never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much."
Coulter's main point - that liberalism is a religion - isn't being debated. All the focus has been on her tearing into The Jersey Girls. Lawmakers in New Jersey are trying to ban her book. A columnist for Advertising Age has suggested - IN PRINT - that Coulter kill herself.
That would be like taking the Bible and complain that it advocates slavery due to one portion of the Old Testament.
Now, IMHO, Coulter's words are very strong and harsh. And the Jersey Girls have every right to speak out for what they believe in.
But SO DOES COULTER. And her point in making the statement was that liberals use folks like the Girls and Cindy Sheehan to speak out against the President and the Republicans because they are essentially bulletproof. If someone like Sheehan or the Jersey Girls speak out against the war, anyone who tries to debate them is almost automatically accused to either speaking out against widows and grieving parents, or they don't know what they are talking about because they "haven't gone through what we've gone through".
Coulter is starting a debate, and she's being demonized due to ONE statement. What about the rest of her words? Are they not being debated because...they might be true?
Discuss amongst yourselves. Be seeing you.
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