Coulter: "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president"

››› ››› MATTHEW BIEDLINGMAIER

An October 2 New York Observer blog post featuring excerpts of an interview with right-wing pundit Ann Coulter quoted her as saying: "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat [sic] president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women." Coulter went on: "It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it's the party of women and 'We'll pay for health care and tuition and day care -- and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?' "

Additionally, a separate October 2 Observer article printing excerpts of the interview quoted Coulter as saying during a discussion of terrorism: "Now this isn't the Cold War, these aren't sane but evil white men -- these are crazy Islamists. This country -- people are under the impression that it could never change, that this can be taken for granted, it can't be taken away, and this is a terrifying time. I mean, it's terrifying to think what could happen with a one-term Democrat, any of those Democrats." Coulter made her comment as part of her response to interviewer George Gurley's question, "How much blame does Bill Clinton deserve for 9/11?"

The New York Observer website states that Coulter's interview "was published in the October 8, 2007, edition of THE NEW YORK OBSERVER."

From Gurley's October 2 New York Observer article headlined "Tea With Miss Coulter":

How much blame does Bill Clinton deserve for 9/11?

"A lot. Jimmy Carter got the whole thing started, Bill Clinton let it build, build, build, build, build. He wouldn't deal with it, because he had no credibility on deploying the military. He was a pot-smoking draft dodger, and so when he was presented with credible evidence that this or that country was behind a terrorist attack, he'd just have to look the other way: 'No, don't let me hear that. Call in Monica!'... Jimmy Carter gave Islamic craziness its first real foothold. There was no state-sponsored-they were just living in the dirt hating us until they had Iran. How did that happen? Because Americans forgot what it's like to put a Democrat in charge of national security. Then we have eight years of Bill Clinton ignoring, ignoring, ignoring, ignoring-they're ginning themselves up, Osama is saying, 'You have six dead in Somalia and you pull out? We have boys lining up.' Now this isn't the Cold War, these aren't sane but evil white men-these are crazy Islamists. This country-people are under the impression that it could never change, that this can be taken for granted, it can't be taken away, and this is a terrifying time. I mean, it's terrifying to think what could happen with a one-term Democrat, any of those Democrats."

From the October 2 New York Observer post headlined "Coulter Culture" on its blog The Daily Transom:

Ann Coulter's new book, If Democrats Had Any Brains They'd Be Republicans, hits bookshelves today, and as is his wont, George Gurley sat down with the self-proclaimed right-wing polemicist for a long chat [UPDATED: read the complete interview here].

George gave us a few bits of wit and wisdom from his interview, while the television is going wild about the beminiskirted babe.

[...]

On women:

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.

It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it's the party of women and 'We'll pay for health care and tuition and day care -- and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?'

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Ann Coulter
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