The other day I, unfortunately, made the mistake of listening to Ann Coulter for the first time. She was on the Piers Morgan show. I must admit from the beginning I took a dislike for this abrasive, rude woman. Yet, I watched until I could stomach her no more as she verbally pushed her own agenda on Piers Morgan.
I could not believe the number of times I heard her say things such as “you have one more minute on this subject,”, and it wasn’t once it was multiple times. Yet, it was an eye opener. For the first time, I realized how clueless people like Ann Coulter really were. She actually didn’t or couldn’t see how condescending and bigoted she really was. I wish I had a chance to interview her on some of her outrageous and racist remarks.
At one point, Piers Morgan had the following conversation with her.
MORGAN: Right. But John Sununu has assumed that was the motivation behind what Colin Powell has done. Colin Powell has never used that as the reason for why he's
voted for Obama.
COULTER: Yes, I think he's probably wrong. But I just don't think it's such a terrible thing to speculate about.
MORGAN: If you play the race card in putting into Colin Powell's mouth words he hasn't
actually used for his reasoning, that's just playing a race game, isn't it? A rather unpleasant race game.
COULTER: Maybe. But I bet there are a lot of black people who are very proud of having the first black president. I don't hold that against them.
MORGAN: That's totally irrelevant to what I just said. It's not about black people voting for a black president. It's about the motivation of Colin Powell, a four star retired general, great statesman, making a decision based as he put it very clearly on politics, on foreign policy, on issues. To then have that condensed by John Sununu to actually it's just because he's black and so is Barack Obama --
COULTER: But that's what your question was. MORGAN: You didn't answer it. You did a Sununu on me. You went off on some weird tangent.
COULTER: I don't think it's that weird tangent. I don't think it's that slanderous. I also don't think it's true.
MORGAN: What isn't true?
COULTER: That it's only because he's black and Colin Powell is liberal. So was John McCain.
MORGAN: You actually agree with me?
COULTER: I agree with the bottom line. I just think it's a tempest in a teapot. If it were the case if Colin Powell said I'm voting for him because he's the first black president, I wouldn't think that's outrageous.
Here, is the problem with this conversation and why I would have loved to ask her a question. My question would have been after this portion of the interview would have been. Ms. Coulter would you endorse Hillary Clinton for President because she is a blonde, white woman? Yes, it shows the absolute stupidity of her position.
Or maybe it shows the truth, Ms. Coulter only trust and believes white men who are as abrasive, rude, bigoted, and cynical as she is. She also thinks little of women in general.
A little later in the program the following conversation took place, after a break featuring a young pop star, who has the following ad out for Obama.
The first time shouldn't be with just anybody.
You want to do it with a great guy.
It should be with a guy with beautiful --
Someone who really cares about and understands women.
A guy who cares when you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control.
The consequences are huge.
My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand. Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman.
I went to the polling station and pulled back the curtain. I voted for Barack Obama
COULTER: Yes, it's going to be my exhibit henceforth for both of the groups I want to take the vote away from, young people and women. All in one combo platter.
MORGAN: You would take away the female vote, would you?
COULTER: Yes. I have become quite famous for making that point.
MORGAN: What is the point?
COULTER: That it was a rash experiment and we should reconsider the 19th Amendment.
MORGAN: You called me in the break a sexist misogynist pig.
MORGAN: Can you explain why? What have I said that's been remotely
COULTER: Calm down. Oh, it is the conservative --
MORGAN: You were hyperventilating.
COULTER: I'm not hyperventilating. I'm disagreeing with you, which apparently is insulting your teeny tiny male ego. It is the most insulting, condescending, sexist thing to say to a female, generally conservative, who disagrees with you, no, it's my obligation to back down and accept your point. And if I don't, you're not being calm.
Ms. Coulter also went on to say that disabled people shouldn’t take offense because she called the President a retard.
What I discovered during this interview told me much about Ann Coulter, and more about the mindset of people who claim they aren’t racist or bigoted. They are so clueless, they cannot even see themselves for what they are or how stupid and damaging their statements are.
Ms. Coulter would not believe the world to be okay unless it was one where she was a man, able to control the world. Yes, you may think I am stupid for saying this statement, but how can any self-respecting woman want to take away women’s right to vote if she didn’t secretly want to be a man. The only other two explanations would be that either
she is in the closet herself or afraid to admit it, or she hates all women.
I find myself deeply disturbed by this glimpse into the mind of such a bigoted, hateful, clueless, woman who believes she is the be all and end all.