Debating Ann Coulter at 5:00PM EST on CNBC

I'm going to be appearing on Kudlow's CNBC show today at 5:00pm EST to debate Ann Coulter. The topic is the Lieberman-Lamont race, and its implications on the national security debate. Coulter, as you may know, champions herself as a "tough on national security" conservative - even while calling for the bombing of buildings in American cities. I'm betting that she'll be shilling for Lieberman, claiming like him that a vote for Lamont is a vote for the terrorists, and regurgitating the RNC's talking point that - when the gauzy rhetoric is stripped away - essentially declares that the more Americans die in Iraq, the better the Iraq War is going. Tune in if you have time - and here's a request: if anyone can YouTube it, I'd really appreciate it.

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A Call for Public Denunciation of Ann Coulter's Fragging Comment

I opened up my email recently and saw  that I had received an unsolicited junk mail from Ann Coulter-- one of the many very conservative and very reactionary radio talk show personalites who, like the very well known Rush Limbaugh and others have become so infamous for some of their outrageous statements-- containing her weekly column. (link).

In her article she writes that:

I dedicate this column to John Murtha, the reason soldiers invented fragging.

She has stepped over the line.

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The Ann Coulter Republicans respond

Well, I knew this would happen. I write a story about the face of the Republican Party, Ann Coulter, and the Ann Coulter Republicans come out of the woodwork to prove my point. Through replies to the post, comments elsewhere and personal e-mails, right-wingers illustrated my arguments as only they could: Embarrassing themselves.

Coulter Republicans, like their namesake, are unable to do what seems so simple a tactic in a debate. They can't, for the life of them, disagree with someone on the merits of their argument. Instead, they lob grenades from afar, ruining the dialogue by making it about mudslinging, not civil, coherent, rational back-and-forth.

Why do this? Why drag any debate into the gutter instead of moving it forward by making solid points? Why, when pressed on actual issues, resort to name calling and overused right-wing insults? Because, deep down, Coulter Republicans are hiding a dirty secret. They simply don't know what they're talking about.

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Ann Coulter's Attack on 9/11 Widows Inexcusable

I have never met Ann Coulter, nor do I care to. In my opinion, she represents the worst example of anything modern American democracy has to offer, even if her rantings are just the shtik she uses to sell her books. And in the way that life is funny like that sometimes, I had just been wondering the other day why we hadn't seen her around for a while. I didn't miss her. I just wondered, like the way you sometimes wonder about the clouds or wonder why a wart suddenly decided to grow on your knuckle. I should have realized she's been in her lair writing another book.

Now she's back on the small screen with a vengeance, and she has the 9/11 widows in her crosshairs. All political talk about anything substantial has stopped. Ann's like the hyper-active child at the dinner table who prevents all hope of a civilized conversation from occurring by constantly interjecting, "I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I? I know you are, but what am I?" until someone either backhands her or sticks a fork in her arm. Well, someone needs to stick a fork in her now. She's done, and if she's not, she should be.

I admit, I never got Ann Coulter. Someone tried to explain to me that she's funny. I need a checkup on my funny bone then because society used to know that you don't pick on widows and orphans. It's gauche. Conservative Christians, of all people, should know that Jesus directed us to take care of our widows. And if these widows were very well taken care of, well, what's done is done. They lost a lot, and I wouldn't wish to change places with them.

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They're all Ann Coulter

Unless you've been hiding in a spider hole or an otherwise undisclosed location, you've been treated to a nice display by our friend Ann Coulter. Coulter, who published her latest bird-cage liner "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" Tuesday, has set her sights on, among others, the widows of those who died in the September 11 attacks.

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzies," Coulter writes. "I have never seen people enjoying their husbands' death so much." While criticism of Coulter came fast and furious from the likes of the widows themselves and Keith Olbermann, there's been a noticeable silence coming from the right.

The overwhelming right-wing response has come in the form of coming to the defense of Coulter. And, by doing so, agreeing with the pundit and taking what she said several steps further into the gutter. Try as some Republicans might to halfheartedly distance themselves from Coulter, her cancer has completely overtaken their party. They're all Ann Coulter.

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