Call her hateful, racist, a right wing extremist or just way over the top, Conservative activist and top selling author Ann Coulter currently the center of a media flurry is laughing all of the way to the bank and doesn't give a damn!
The release of her latest controversial book Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America have the Limbaugh/Hannity Right praising Coulter for what heavy metal rock group AC/DC once bellowed, "THE BIGGEST BALLS OF THEM ALL." The Left is seething at what they would call her insanity and lack of real credibility for the hyperbolic statements she makes. CBS's Harry Smith told her to take a deep breath and chill out, and NBC's Matt Lauer said she "fans the flames." Whatever she does or does not do, says or does not say, the bottom line is, Coulter loud mouthed both Smith and Lauer showing who controlled the interviews and it worked for her. She is getting what she wants -- book sales! Coulter is top Bitchocrat; continuing to raise bitchocracy to a whole new level!
Several years ago Coulter came to speak at the University of Connecticut. After fifteen minutes of talking, on one of the few occasions perhaps in her life, she decided not to compete with the jeering audience. There were sporadic protests from groups such as Students Against Hate and the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center. She chose to do a Q&A from a college audience she said was more "stupider" than she. One of the young women who worked back stage with her had the opportunity to speak with her one-on-one as she was helping her to get ready for her talk. Coulter at the time had what was described as a big black man of a body guard protecting her. A shock, since Coulter is viewed as extremely racist and would seemingly be afraid to put her life in the hands of an African American male who, God forbid, might have been raised by a single mother. However, this man was to make sure no liberal got too close to go up one side of her head and then down again on the other.
She chatted with this assistant about her work and admitted she knows what she says is quite controversial, but she also said that was part of the job and laughed it off. The assistant (a woman of color), recalled it was a big joke. The assistant reluctantly admitted that Coulter was a nice person. That was quite a shock to hear.
For Coulter -- not withstanding her hardcore convictions -- the more outrageous she appears to be, the more relevant she remains. If anyone disagrees, look at how many national television and radio stations she has attracted in the last week. And no matter how irrelevant one might argue that she is, Coulter the major irrelevancy currently competes with national media coverage of the biggest economic disaster in American history and a very bloody and gut wrenching war in the Middle East. Her disrespectful and provocatively vicious attacks on President Elect Obama and his wife Michelle are meant to make people mad wishing karma would just smack her down. She wants you to wish bad things happen to her. What she means to do is what she always says, "stir the pot."
Whether you love her or hate her, Coulter is clever. She does not engage in any teleological reasoning. Additionally, in as much as people who read this piece might be critical of someone even taking the time to write about her might be right, the fact is Ann Coulter speaks for a significant number of persons in America who would love to publicly echo her exact sentiments, but won't. They are not just from small town America, but also the corporation, the local church ministry and many parts of America. These people live vicariously through her fury, purchasing her books feeling vindicated that someone thinks just like them and have the guts to say it.
Saying that Coulter is very sad and lonely, or attempting to analyze her psychosis or even delving into her personal life wondering about her egoism and why she could not close the deal on a couple of her relationships is not even important. Realizing what motivates her is opposition and name calling, perhaps trying a different approach like ignoring her might neutralize her. But that won't happen either. She is smart enough to turn that into something that will work for her too -- sell more books, leverage more interviews and piss more people off! You go Bitch!
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