What is Ann Coulter?
Doug H. writes:
A few months back, you made some critical comments regarding Ann Coulter. I don’t remember the specifics, but it threw me off. I have always been somewhat of a fan of hers, especially after reading a couple of her books. After the latest spat she had with Joseph Farah over her decision to speak at the conservative homosexual convention, I can see she was not really a conservative.LA replies:
It is true that many so-called conservative writers ride on the conservative train and make their living in the conservative world, but are really libertarians. Such people are guilty of bad faith in my opinion. However, I don’t know that it’s entirely fair to say that about Coulter. In fact, it’s difficult to sum her up politically, since she doesn’t seem to have any coherent political outlook. Her writings consist mainly of snarky, sarcastic, sometimes very perceptive comments about liberals, not of any articulated positions of her own.
Mark P. writes:
I think that there should be a special category for so-called “female conservatives” like Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, etc. These women should be more appropriately called “Republican Feminists.” These type of women have, through some accident of circumstance, discovered that liberalism does not benefit them. So, they gravitate to the Republican side as a useful foil against which to fight that which does not benefit them. But, they are not really conservatives. They just want to banish those parts of liberalism or feminism that do not benefit them.LA replies:
This needs to be fleshed out more. What are the parts of liberalism that do not benefit Coulter, or Palin? Give us a sample scenario of one of your Republican feminists, who discovers that liberalism does not benefit her in some way, and gravitates to the Republican side, and then gravitates back to the liberal side.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 21, 2010 06:56 PM | Send