In anticipation of the October 5 release of right-wing pundit Ann Coulter's new book, How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter, Media Matters for America paid a visit to the world according to Coulter.
Coulterisms, starting with the most recent
- October 2004: Two days after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Coulter wrote about Muslims: "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity." She was fired from the right-wing National Review Online in late 2001 for this comment. Since then, she has not changed her position: In her new book, How to Talk to a Liberal, she wrote: "I am often asked if I still think we should invade their [Muslim] countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. The answer is: Now more than ever!"
Following are some more quotations from Coulter's How to Talk to a Liberal:
Teddy Kennedy crawls out of Boston Harbor with a quart of Scotch in one pocket and a pair of pantyhose in the other, and Democrats hail him as their party's spiritual leader.
Want to make liberals angry? Defend the United States.
Some of Coulter's past insights:
- September 28: On Senator Orrin Hatch's (R-UT) claim that terrorists "are going to throw everything they can between now and the election to try and elect Kerry": "I think it's true [that terrorists want Kerry to win]. Democrats are not particularly harsh with our enemies."
- September 23: On an uptick in President George W. Bush's standing among women polled "I'm so pleased with my gender. We're not that bright."
- September 7: On a John Kerry presidency: "I will grant that John Kerry will improve the economy in the emergency services and body bag industry."
- August 16: On Al Qaeda's terror attacks: "I'm not blaming the Democrats for 9-11 alone. I'm blaming them also for the Cole bombing, for the embassy bombings, for 20 years of attacks that have not been stopped."
- June 23: On opposition to Bush:
ALAN COLMES (FOX News Channel Hannity & Colmes co-host): Are all the American people that don't support him [President George W. Bush] dumb?
COULTER: No. I think, as I indicated in my last book, they're traitors.
- May 26: On Kerry and former Vice President Al Gore: "The question I really want to know is when they [Democrats] will admit that their current presidential candidate [Kerry] is as crazy as their last presidential candidate [Gore] was?"
- April 28: On racial profiling and air travel:
Like many of you, I carefully reviewed the lawsuits against the airlines in order to determine which airlines had engaged in the most egregious discrimination, so I could fly only that airline. But oddly, rather than bragging about the charges, the airlines heatedly denied discriminating against Middle Eastern passengers. What a wasted marketing opportunity! Imagine the great slogans the airlines could use:
"Now Frisking All Arabs -- Twice!"
"More Civil-Rights Lawsuits Brought by Arabs Than Any Other Airline!"
"The Friendly Skies -- Unless You're an Arab"
"You Are Now Free to Move About the Cabin -- Not So Fast, Mohammed!"
If John Kerry would promise to fire Norman Mineta and start racial profiling at the airports, I would campaign for him. Unfortunately, like George Bush, Kerry doesn't travel commercial air with the little people.
- February 11: On former Senator Max Cleland (D-GA): "Luckily for Cleland's political career and current pomposity about Bush, he happened to do it [lose an arm and both legs] while in Vietnam."
- August 26, 2002: On Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh: "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
Coulter's new book is published by Crown Forum, the Random House imprint that also publishes "Tammy Bruce, Kenneth Timmerman, the writers at NewsMax.com, and more." Other Crown Forum authors include Bill Gertz, Michael Barone, and L. Brent Bozell III.