Coulter Right On About Political Left
- 21 July 2006 by Author 0 Comments
Coulter Right On About Political Left
By Richard Larsen
Published 07/21/06 – Idaho State Journal
The apoplexy over comments Ann Coulter made in her new book exemplifies the lack of equanimity in the media and political punditry. In her book, “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” Coulter refers to three 9/11 widows as the “witches of East Brunswick.” These three thrust themselves into the realm of public scrutiny not only through their involvement with the 9/11 commission, but in their ardent criticism of President Bush.
Coulter continues, “these broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities.” For these comments, Coulter has been venomously maligned. What is perhaps most significant about the vitriol against her is the lack of criticism of the basic tenet of her book. Coulter shows how liberal hostility to traditional religion stems from the fact that liberalism is itself a godless religion. She illustrates, with help from the liberals who dominate our courts, our government bureaucracies, our schools, and our media, how liberalism is now the established religion of our country. The reticence of the critics on this main precept itself speaks volumes.
For a better perspective on reactions to Coulter’s comments, let’s look at some of the idiotic, unfounded, outright prevarications generated by the other end of the political spectrum recently.
Last weekend on the McLaughlin Group, Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift charged that President Bush is “a dictator.”
Michael Moore, continually refers to those who attacked the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11/01 as “freedom fighters,” and has said that he hopes “more U.S. soldiers die in Iraq.”
Ward Churchill, the Colorado professor so detached from reality that he believes the U.S. did 9/11 to itself, is calling those who died in the WTC “little Eichmanns.”
Molly Ivins who last year incorrectly stated that Iraqi civilian deaths due to the Iraq war exceeded the number of Iraqis killed by Saddam Hussein. She later had to issue an apologetic retraction.
The Atlanta Journal ran an editorial cartoon recently that compares the U.S. to Al Qaida, while John Kerry calls the administrations’ policy on Iraq “lie and die.” Speaking of which, there are the multitudinous cries from all the “experts” in Hollywood and most of the Bush critics in D.C. that “Bush lied” about WMD’s in Iraq even though world-wide intelligence and recent discoveries substantiated those claims. Meanwhile, John Murtha is still claiming that our presence in Iraq is a greater threat to the world than nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea or Iran.
After two U.S. military personnel were tortured and killed in Iraq in June, bloggers on a Democratic website said “good riddance,” and “hope Rummy sleeps well tonight.” By the way, those same bloggers maintain that Ken Lay, former chairman of Enron, didn’t die of a heart attack, but that Karl Rove had him killed off so he wouldn’t ask President Bush for a pardon!
As bad as the pictures were from Abu Ghraib were, the abuse there can hardly be compared to Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers. But Ted Kennedy did just that when he said on the floor of the Senate, “…we now learn that Saddam’s torture chambers reopened under new management: U.S. management.” Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), referring to Abu Ghraib and Gitmo, compared our handling of detainees to what was “done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags or some mad regime — Pol Pot or others — that had no concern for human beings.”
There’s also a rather humorous collection of extremist comments from the left that have elicited little or no reaction publicly including Hillary Clinton, “I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.” And Michael Moore saying “White people scare the crap out of me.” We can’t leave out the disjointed, incongruent comment by Jane Fonda, “I don’t know if a country where the people are so ignorant of reality and of history, if you can call that a free world.”
Cindy Sheehan, who has no credibility and is just plain nutty, has said, “We are not waging a war on terror in this country. We’re waging a war of terror. The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush.” She further proved her state of logic detachment and candidacy for residency in State Hospital South by calling the President “that jerk,” that filth spewer and war monger,” and “that evil maniac.”
I’m sure there are some out there who applaud these outrageous comments, however unsubstantiated or unwarranted they may be. Regardless of how they may reflect your sentiment, they are factually groundless.
For every one outrageous comment from the right, there are 100 from the left of the political spectrum. The comments from the left are either applauded or create no media stir whatsoever. However, one pundit from the right makes a contextually reasonable observation and the media and the left go berzerk, while the rest of us simply shake our heads at the duplicity.
Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, and is a graduate of Idaho State University with a BA in Political Science and History and former member of the Idaho State Journal Editorial Board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.