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Ear to the Ground

Faced With Reality, Coulter Walks

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Posted on Aug 25, 2006
Ann Coulter
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When conservative hate mistress Ann Coulter told two Democratic strategists on Fox News that Afghanistan was “going swimmingly,” they went to town on her, and Coulter cut her interview short. Watch it.


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Whenever Ann is faced with the reality that Osama hasn?t been caught yet by this administration?well?Poor Ann. Kirsten Powers actually responds to Coulter?s ridiculous line that Afghanistan is going swimmingly and brings up the fact that Osama is still alive and well. Coulter then plays her usual Clinton card and freaks. “Sean, help me?Sean, where are you? Sean, these mean people are talking?I can?t get my 10,000 words of Liberal hate speech in?I?m melting.” Michael Brown didn?t mind that Hannity talked over him during the segment..

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By Bryant, August 29, 2006 at 4:45 pm Link to this comment
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She runs over other people’s comments and has no manners, and she knows that is what happens on these shows. When she said “swimmingly” and she blew off the importance of finding Osama - who wouldn’t jump on that? Of course they were going to get excited. The only thing is, if she actually had something to say to back up the “swimmingly” assessment, she would have shouted it back at them and thrown them a finger while she was at it. The problem is, in her futile quest to try and defend the most blatant and obvious contradictions about Bush - which, amazingly, it has taken this long for someone to throw them up in the face of a bushie pundit - she had no answer, and she was not going to dream one up on the spot and neither was anyone who might have been waiting in the wings to help her. Any time you say “swimmingly” when talking about the US military performance anywhere right now, you are going to get jumped on, and it happens that this Britney-from-hell heifer didn’t know how to deal with it. She had already taken her best shot, and it didn’t fly, and she didn’t have any other weapons. She had overloaded her tactical playbook with reliance on the “swimmingly” adjective, and when it fizzled, she did too.

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By Person With a Brain, August 28, 2006 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t know what you all were watching, but I think the point was that she wasn’t given a chance to respond to questions posed her.  Instead of sitting there as a punching bag for people without any fact to back up comments like “euh.. no it’s not”(re: the war in Afghanistan going well) she made the point that they didn’t want her answers, they wanted to grand-stand with nonsense.  Let’s also not forget that Michael Brown was never actually able to answer a question, even when he was afforded time to do so.

What’s more, she never actually did leave on-screen.  If Kirsten Powers had wanted to call Ms. Coulter on what everyone’s so riled up about, she could have.  The fact is that she didn’t, because when you have neither facts nor logic on your side it’s easier to win a debate without any opposition.

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By Broiler, August 27, 2006 at 10:12 am Link to this comment
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Coulter was on home ground here in that Hannity
rules the roost on this show. She could have toughed
it out and responded. Hannity would not have left
her hanging and looking bad, they are in fact closely tied.

I believe they both saw the ship sinking and bailed.
Fox would have given her an hour of her own to respond.
It would have taken her a week to “formulate” a credible response.

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By Jon B, August 27, 2006 at 6:36 am Link to this comment
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Earth to coulter, that’s all I can say to her.

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By Chris, August 26, 2006 at 6:30 pm Link to this comment
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I know y’all hate her, but I watched this clip serveral times and have a different take than y’all.  I am not sure the name of the other two people, but the lady on the left (pun intended) wasn’t allowing Ann a word in edgewise - that may be a tactic but if Ann is so ridiculous, just let her talk, that’ll give her rope and she will hang herself if you are correct.  The way I saw it, she saw that she wasn’t going to be able to talk so she showed her frustration.  Oh, and calling her a ‘stupid bitch’ is a wonderful come back, such clever retort.  Oh, and if I am right, and I am, it is the libs that want to ‘cut and run.’  Have a good day - bring on your clever responses to me now.  As Paul Harvey would say, “Good day.”

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By mel, August 26, 2006 at 4:56 am Link to this comment
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This was great. She was in the middle like a useless 3rd wheel.

You all were great! Let’s hope this is not the last time.

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By kevin99999, August 25, 2006 at 6:29 pm Link to this comment
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why is this stupid bitch on TV again…what does she have to offer except lies and using of her own imaginary world.  Oh I forgot she was on FOX…no wonder.

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By NMC, August 25, 2006 at 5:02 pm Link to this comment
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Typical neo-con. Cut and run when the going gets tough.

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