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Lawrence O'Donnell Calls Out Ann Coulter Over Mitt Romney Flip-Flopping (VIDEO)

Posted: 02/15/12 09:01 AM ET  |  Updated: 02/15/12 12:27 PM ET

Lawrence Odonnell

Lawrence O'Donnell called out Ann Coulter during his MSNBC show on Tuesday by highlighting key moments in the recent years when Coulter has changed her tune on GOP candidate Mitt Romney.

Coulter, who staunchly supports Romney's 2012 run for the Republican nomination for president, has not always backed the candidate.

"Every time Ann Coulter talks about Romney at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), she has something new to say. And it's something in direct contradiction to the last thing she said," O'Donnell said.

He ran clips of Coulter's 2007 appearance at CPAC. Coulter said that she thought "Romney was probably [the Republican Party's] best candidate" for the 2008 presidential election. In 2011, Coulter told a CPAC audience that if the Republican Party does not run New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, "Romney will be the [2012] nominee and we'll lose."

Just last week at CPAC, Coulter said of Romney, "You can't call him dumb. You can't call him crazy. You can call him square...Let's try square for a while."

O'Donnell criticized what he called Coulter's standard for endorsing a Republican candidate. "If you can't call him dumb and you can't call him crazy, he gets the Coulter vote." He then told Coulter that she was "right the second time," referring to the 2011 clip he played in which Coulter predicted Romney becoming the Republican nominee for president and losing the general election.

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  • "You're Not Black"

    Coulter told a gathering of gay conservatives, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/27/ann-coulter-to-gay-conser_n_740066.html" target="_hplink">marriage "is not a civil right -- you're not black."</a>

  • Occupy Wall Street and Nazis

    Coulter made <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/04/ann-coulter-occupy-wall-street-nazis_n_993744.html" target="_hplink">an analogy between the Occupy Wall Street movement and Nazis</a> in October. She said that some of the phrases used by protesters could have been said "before the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and with only slight modification when the Nazis were coming to power..."

  • "Radiation Is Good For You"

    In May, Coulter appeared on Bill O'Reilly's show to argue that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/18/ann-coulter-radiation-is-_n_837512.html" target="_hplink">"radiation is good for you."</a> She was responding to concerns about radiation in Japan post-earthquake, and told a skeptical O'Reilly that levels of radiation higher than the cut-offs set by the government could actually reduce the risk of cancer.

  • Coulter on John Edwards

    In 2007, <a href="http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2007/03/02/10781/coulter-edwards/" target="_hplink">Coulter called John Edwards a "faggot."</a>

  • Obama's Cocaine Dealer

    Earlier this year, Coulter asked someone to put out an ad looking for President Obama's cocaine dealer.

  • Ann Coulter v. Princess Diana

    Coulter let loose on the late Princess Diana of all people, calling her an "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/01/ann-coulter-bashes-princess-diana_n_888647.html" target="_hplink">anorexic, bulimic narcissist</a>." Prior to that, she had called Princess Diana a "nitwit hussy."

  • Cenk Uygur A "Retarded Person"

    Coulter once called Cenk Uygur, then on MSNBC, "retarded."

  • Ann Coulter v. journalists

    In May, Ann Coulter told the crowd at an annual CPAC conference that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/13/ann-coulter-more-jailed-journalists_n_822533.html" target="_hplink">"there should be more jailed journalists."</a>

  • Ann Coulter v. Muslims

    Post 9/11, Coulter had this to say about Muslims: ''<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/07/09/opinion/bigotry-in-islam-and-here.html" target="_hplink">We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity</a>.''

  • Ann Coulter v. New York Times

    In a <a href="http://www.observer.com/2002/08/coultergeist/" target="_hplink">2002 interview with The New York Observer</a>, Coulter said she wished that the Oklahoma City bomber had targeted the New York Times. She said, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times building." Later, <a href="http://rightwingnews.com/interviews/anncoulter.php" target="_hplink">she said</a>, "I should have added, 'after everyone had left the building except the editors and reporters.'"

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