How Ann Coulter Became Miley Cyrus

CoulterAnn Coulter was on television plugging an old book that just came out in paperback and a new one coming out next month.  So Ann did what Ann always does to drum up business.  She came up with something outrageous to say that would get the buzz going.

She went on Sean Hannity’s TV show and decided the best way to create some noise would be to call the first black president of the United States of America … a monkey.

And to make sure everybody got it, she used the M word not once, not twice, but three times.

She told Hannity that Vladimir Putin “is making a monkey out of Obama” in the Syrian situation.  She said. “Putin, time after time, made Obama a monkey.”  She said Putin created a situation in Syria, “to make Obama look like a monkey.”

Yes, we all know it’s an old, harmless expression: “He just made a monkey out of you.”  But surely Ann must also know that “monkey” was a favorite word of racists, especially the really stupid ones, who got a big kick out of comparing black people to monkeys.

Of course she knew.  That’s why she said it.

Even her good friend Hannity had had enough after the third monkey reference.  He asked her if she was merely being “provocative.” Ann, of course, had accomplished what she set out to do, so she told Hannity that Obama was a “rag doll” if that made him feel better.

She also bashed the president for pulling troops out of Iraq, a war Coulter called “the most magnificent United States foreign policy success in 50 years.”

Is there another Iraq I don’t know about?

Ann Coulter is too smart to so consistently sound so stupid.

Except, she isn’t stupid.  She knows exactly what she’s doing.  In Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right, I said this about Coulter:

“[B]eing Ann Coulter isn’t as easy as it looks.  You have to keep upping the ante just to maintain your status as the blond provocateur.  So she has suggested that ‘a baseball bat is the most effective way’ to deal with liberals, that Democrats are ‘gutless traitors,’ that ‘we need somebody to put rat poison in Justice Steven’s crème brulee,’ that we should invade countries that hide Muslim terrorists, ‘kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity,’ and she’s even lamented that Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, ‘did not get to the New York Times building.’”

Ann Coulter is the Miley Cyrus of political commentary.  Miley tried to shock us with her sex act on national TV.  She wanted everyone over 25 to gasp and be outraged.  Instead we yawned and said she’s pathetic. Anyone who tries that hard to shock is automatically boring.  Take note, Ann.

Here’s how I concluded my chapter about Coulter:

“Ann Coulter understands our culture better than almost anyone.  She understands that what you say is important, but in the United States of Entertainment, how you  say it is even more important.  Ann understands that it pays to be the blond who throws bombs at liberals.  In fact, she understands that it pays very well.”

After Ann is done hawking her current books, I have an idea for a new one, a memoir.  She can call it, How I Desperately Tried to Stay Relevant by Becoming Miley.

 

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  • Young (now old) Republican

    She’s nice to look at and clever. But the problem is she is more devoted to trolling than being effective. It’s epidemic among “temporary” conservatives of today. I say temporary because once Obama’s term is over perhaps all the hillbillies will go back to watching Nascar instead of politics.

  • disqus_Fct5923LDM

    Too bad IT’S THE REAL TRUTH!

  • http://cogitarus.wordpress.com/ ★✩★ David ★✩★

    And Bernie can continue to rip into conservatives for whom he thinks are irrelevant to try to keep himself from becoming as irrelevant as Boy George.

  • George Penwell

    Sometimes I can’t even hear what Ann is saying. I just get lost in that long, lean, hard body of hers. That says it all for me. I know a lot of people hate her but that’s okay with me. And I’m sure she couldn’t give a crap either.

    • MarioG

      Calm down, George. I see you like skinny blondes with high IQ’s and minds like a steel trap.

      • George Penwell

        Nice write up MarloG.

    • Anonymous

      She has an Adam’s apple bigger than most men. You are attracted to tranies? She’s not lean or hard either — that’s called scrawny and flabby.

  • americalsgt

    She lost me at Christie.

    • MarioG

      Don’t worry, Christie’s lost her already. It was only a matter of time for her to realize his liberal side and Coulter’s about as anti-liberal as one can get. She’s normally more perspicacious than she was with Chriistie. She was swayed by his combative attitude and success in finance and dealing with the unions.

  • Rick Caird

    I seem to remember (not really “seem to”) the left calling Bush a chimp and even posting pictures. Sauce, goose, gander.

    I am really, really tired of Obama getting a pass because he is half black. As far as I am concerned that chimp gets exactly the same treatment as the Bush chimp got. I am tired of the dual standards.

  • http://www.themusingsofthebigredcar.com/ JLM

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    If I had to spend a month on an isolated island with either Bernie Goldberg or Ann Coulter, well, Ann and I would have a great time.

    Bernie, you’re boring. Jealous?

    JLM
    .

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      Yes, I’m sure Bernie is quivering with jealousy over the idea of you picking Ann over him to be stuck on an isolated island with. ;)

    • Anonymous

      If I had to spend a month with either, I would pick Ann because it would be easier to kill her and eat her than to listen to her mindless babbling. Plus, then I’d have something to eat. Roasted leg of Coulter. Sounds delicious.

  • http://a-albionic.com/ Lloyd Miller

    Yeah, she should have called Obama a worthless person instead!

  • Cliffy44

    Mario, have you ever read, seen or even heard of Glenn Beck’s book, called “Arguing With Idiots”?

    When you debate with Franklyn Douglas, you, sir, are arguing with an idiot’s idiot.

    • MarioG

      I am waiting for Glenn to write “Only Educating Idiots will Save America”

  • Sam

    From the headline I thought Ann had gone too far with her skirt. She has become a bit of a cartoon character.

    • MarioG

      Eat your heart out.

  • http://www.insomniaclibertarian.blogspot.com/ BruceMajors4DC

    Ouch! I repair to French revolutionary themes like guillotines often when discussing the political class and its fawning media. Ann wrote a book admonishing her readers not to do that. So this discussion is even more interesting.

  • LAPhil

    I say let Ann do her thing. She’s making a monkey out of everyone who takes offense at her use of the term. All she’s doing is showing how hypocritical the PC crowd is.

    • MarioG

      Ann always calls a spade a spade.

      • LAPhil

        That reminds me of a recent example of when an expression is just an expression. On another forum a poster said Jon Stewart always “calls a spade a spade”, referring to his recent criticism of Obama, which is very unusual for Stewart. It was only when I replied to him that I realized the unintended meaning of what he said as I was quoting him back, so I put in parentheses “no pun intended”.

        • Cliffy44

          OR, of Bill Clinton’s “Definition Of What Is Is”.

        • MarioG

          LAPhil – I have never understood the concept of claiming “no pun intended”. with all due respect. If it’s a pun, it’s a pun, just like the spade.

          My puns are ALWAYS intended :-))

      • Cliffy44

        And rightly so.

        • MarioG

          Some liberals may call a spade an “earth worm killer”, just like they call terrorism “a man caused disaster” and the war on terrorism “an over seas contingency operation”

    • begbie

      I disagree. Ann Coulter does a lot to damage the cause. While her message is conservative on it’s face, her vitriol is no better than the left’s. Insults, baiting, and negativity. It’s not what we need. Bernie did good by us to pen this article, calling a spade a spade.

      • LAPhil

        Well, we can disagree, but I think most people who are familiar with Ann know better than to take her too seriously. She likes to tweak people on the left, particularly those who take pious and self-righteous positions and reveal themselves to be a bunch of PC hypocrites.

        • begbie

          I think the discussion on Ann Coulter was needed among conservatives to clear the air. This article and the comments serve us well. As far as tweaking people on the left, Charles Krauthammer does the same thing without the sarcastic smiles and baiting. As a result, the left has a hard time coming up with a fire back position for someone who presents the arguement so calmly and rationally. He tends to fight fire with….water.

          • LAPhil

            Yes, but Ann’s a lot funnier than he is.

          • brickman

            I have a great fire back position for Krauthammer. I simply mention his prediction of victory for Romney each time he predicts how something will play out or about strategy.

      • George Penwell

        Other conservatives should be as out spoken and honest as Ann is instead of being mealy mouthed milquetoasts that quiver at the site of Obama and his ilk. The Dem/Libs have no qualms about being provocative, accusatory, derogatory and adversarial. That’s how they won the last election, by kicking between the legs and fighting dirty. And that’s what the conservatives need to start doing more of instead of laying down for these “monkeys”. We need to stop bringing a knife to a gun fight.

  • Cliffy44

    I agree with Ann. But, calling the Lying, Corrupt Son-Of-A Bitch muslim Asshole a monkey is an insult to the American Association Of Monkeys.
    The
    piece of pig crap that we know (fictitiously) as obama is an un-evolved
    orangutan (appologies to the orangutans reading this – Ya know – the
    progressive liberal monkies; and if you reply, than that means YOU.),
    that needs to be tried and convicted of High Treason against what once
    was the best and the most revered country in the world. And it will be
    as such, once that un-trained kenyan baboon is removed, from office, in
    whatever manor necessary.

    • Mike Callanan

      Cliffy, stop messing around and tell us how you really feel. lol

  • ani maamin

    Spot on, Bernie. Lately, Coulter’s shrill dialogue on Hannity and O’Reilly just makes me turn the sound off. I just can’t take her seriously anymore. What was once her platform for conservative issues has morphed into a Harlem Globetrotters version of free-thinking.

    • begbie

      Agreed. Great post.

    • George Penwell

      That’s because she has the stones that most conservatives don’t have and the fortitude to say how she feels be it right or wrong. the Conservative Party has allowed the manipulation of the media by Obama and the Libs and political correctness to castrate them. They need to start fighting down and dirty again like the Libs do.

      I’d vote for Ann for any office she’d run for if she ran.

  • CalCoolidge

    I thought you were complaining about wimps on your right. You found the one non-wimp and now your complaining about that, too??

    In case you hadn’t noticed, Coulter doesn’t say anything worse than is said everyday by the liberal media and the Democrats on the floor of Congress, eg Republicans want you to “die quickly.”

    Give it up, Bernie. You can’t get to the A-Team by trying to snipe at Coulter. You need your own schtick. If O’Reilly wasn’t giving you a forum, no one know who you are.

    • begbie

      That’s what’s wrong with her…her message is different but her tactics are the same. So what you mean is, “I hate those damned liberals and their trash talk and lies! Let’s do it back to them!”
      I say no, take the higher ground of truth and present it with honesty and rational discussion.

      • George Penwell

        Romney took the “higher ground” and refused to fight chicken-shit like Obama did. Yes it was admirable but it didn’t win him the election. Libs learned to fight dirty by watching the old time Conservatives. And now the Conservatives lay on the side lines castrated by the media and the agression of the Liberals. Bring back the old time Conservatives that won elections. The loudest one wins the argument these days.

  • Jesustheonlyway

    Bernie likes to think he’s correct on all points but…. That aside, I agree with Ann, Obama is a monkey – the wind up kind that beats a drum and is nothing more than an empty headed (“We’ve been to 57 states and have 2 more to go.”) dummy puppet. Ann on the other hand is a very smart woman – something the left doesn’t understand with the likes of plastic face Pelosi. Ann ‘is’ very verbal, not afraid to speak her mind and knows exactly how to rile the liberal left – they take the bait every time – thus getting all the attention she needs to sell her books. A very smart woman.

  • LonesomeGeorge

    Bernie, I have read most of your books so I know where you are coming from on this one. However she is an entertainer just like Bill Maher, Baldwin, Chase every guest or cast member ever to appear on SNL and she is simply fighting fire with fire. Hooray for Ann!! She’s got balls. I think she is baiting liberals into an open discussion.

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      I’ve heard this argument a number of times now in response to this column, and I still don’t get it.

      How is she fighting fire with fire? She didn’t turn the tables on the liberals who routinely throw baseless accusations of racism at conservatives. What she did is lend credence to those accusations.

      The only discussion she baited liberals into was the one where they now get to say, “You see. What I’ve been telling you about conservatives is true… and HERE is proof.”

      • begbie

        Absolutely right. Two wrongs don’t make a right, as my pappy always said.

    • George Penwell

      Perhaps she is an entertainer but with the distinction of actually having an intellect un like any of those you mentioned.

  • plsilverman

    Bernie, thank you. Really strong commentary.

  • Phillip

    Bernie – Another great column, thank you! I saw that unfortunate appearance of Ann Coulter’s on Hannity and couldn’t agree with you more. Really low-blow words which were totally unnecessary. Ms Coulter is blessed with beauty and smarts, but like The Picture of Dorian Gray, she turns sinfully ugly at times and this was one of those times. As much as I like Ann Coulter I find this sort of baiting quite distasteful. Clearly Sean Hannity wasn’t amused by Ann’s performance. If I were him I would put her on extended leave.

    • Frankie

      Superb analogy, Phillip (your reference to Dorian Gray).

  • MAC

    When Howard Cosell used the term “little monkey” to describe Alvin Garrett, who is black, the vast majority of the country knew that there was no racial over tone in his comment. He used that term to describe smaller, more athletic players, and the ones who thought that he was making a racist comment conveniently for their own argument forgot how he used that term to describe Mike Adamle, a white football player for the Kansas City Chiefs, in 1974.
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Ann Coulter stops at nothing to ridicule President Obama, even referring to him as b. HUSSEIN Obama in of her “books”. You could clearly heard the racial overtone and the HATRED in Ms. Coulter’s comments.
    Anybody with half a brain could hear the context when she referred to OUR (Republicans and Democrats alike) president as the M word. The ones who defend Ann Coulter about this are clearly stupid, in serious denial, or just as hateful, if not more, then…well, her.
    What Ann Coulter said about President Obama is about as vile and disgusting as any other the left wing, elitist, “America bashers” that she claims to detest so badly. People want to talk about our country’s problems. NEWS FLASH…Ann Coulter is one of the BIGGEST problems in our country !
    Bernie, I hope I don’t get deleted from your web page. Keep the columns coming.

    • erik Edin

      Right on about Ann Coulter. I’m a conservative and she is an embarrassment, though mostly just to herself. I very much disagree with just about everything President Obama does, but what kind of fool uses a racial slur as argument?

      My only disagreement is when you say she is one of the biggest problems in America. She and her ilk on the right and left are a sideshow, playing to the crowd. I doubt she changes any minds, making her ineffectual, and racism will only push people away from whatever she might have to say that has merit, making her rants counterproductive.

      • Cliffy44

        erik, when Howard Cosell used the term “little monkey” to describe Alvin Garrett, who is black, the vast majority of the country knew that there was no racial over tone in his comment.

        I also see Biden, Kerry, Piglosi, Reid, Boehner, Graham, and McCain also as monkeys, in need of permanent caging, away from civilization, for the betterment of civilization.

      • George Penwell

        Unlike almost all of the Conservative politicians at least Ann can get people’s blood boiling instead of sleeping while the Left take over this country. We need more loud, intelligent and articulate voices like Ann. No one’s paying attention to sleepy, lethargic Conservative rhetoric any more. No matter how intelligent and full of reason it is, because today’s Americans haven’t the intelligent nor the attention span to hear it. You have to speak louder and more colorful than your oponent to be heard. It may be sad but it is true. Politics is mud slinging and dirty and Conservatives need to take it back.

    • Ksp48

      “NEWS FLASH…Ann Coulter is one of the BIGGEST problems in our country !”

      Huh? Do you want to re-read that?

    • Cliffy44

      At this time, we would all like to thank “MAC” for voting for the piece of crap, pathetically known as obama. Perhaps after he’s removed from office, we’ll find out his true identity.
      It’s people like “MAC” who, by his vote, helped to “F” up our great country.
      Thanks a heep.

  • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

    Get a grip?

    I wasn’t charging racism, and if you’d read any of my other responses in this column, that should have been clear. Coulter was trying to be edgy and get attention by purposely using a phrase she knew people would associate with our president’s race. It was a publicity stunt. I don’t think she’s a racist. She’s just an incessant self- promoter who will do anything for attention.

    The byproduct of the stunt, however, is that she finally legitimized people like Chris Matthews’ whose wide-eyed, insane rants about racial “code words” and “dog whistles” have been completely baseless… up until now.

    • MarioG

      Are you serious? I don’t have time to research everything you have written. There is no way you KNOW for sure that Coulter was doing what you allege unless you can read minds. It’s pure speculation. She was using a well-worn English phrase, i.e. calling a spade a spade, another well-worn phrase in Jolly Old England..

      Of course, Ann is a BRILLIANT self promoter. Who can resist an exquisite, skinny, witty, humorous blonde who is also BRILLIANT? Did you know she’s an expert in Constitutional Law in her spare time, and a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Law?

      Go Blue, baby!

      Self promotion is how how she makes a very handsome living. It’s her job and she does it in spectacular fashion. You should be that popular.

      We don’t need anything Coulter says to know that Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz are mind-numbed nut cases pushing an ideology that has never worked anywhere it has been used to uplift the poor and downtrodden. All it does is drag everyone down towards the lowest common denominator. I know. I escaped from a country, which eventually realized their folly, but damned if socialism’s first cousin, statism, didn’t follow me here.

      Those idiots on MSNBC have neither her intelligence nor her ability to research facts nor her ability to spin her conclusions to get the maximum effect. Matthews dog-whistles were always as baseless as whatever was trickling down his leg, and remain so.

      • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

        >>There is no way you KNOW for sure that Coulter was doing what you allege unless you can read minds.

        Oh please. You can go ahead and play this silly game if you like, but anyone familiar with Coulter and the things she regularly does to get attention knows exactly why she said what she did. Please stop insulting my intelligence.

        The rest of your post has nothing to do with any argument I’m making.

        • MarioG

          YOU are pretending you can read minds and I am the one who is supposed to be playing silly games? Good one, John. You don’t know jack for sure. Your opinion is pure speculation. You may be right, but, then again, you may be wrong.

          Did your vaunted intelligence even know that “making a monkey out of someone” and “calling a spade a spade” were common phrases in English, which a professional word-smith like Ann would be quite familiar with??

          The rest of my comment agreed with you that she was a brilliant self-promoter and then informed you that she was more than just a witty, wily, pretty face – she’s a Constitutional expert, and a fellow Wolverine whom you don’t want to mess with now that the football season is underway.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            You’re letting the crush you have on Coulter blind you, Mario. I get it… most of us guys, at one point or another in our lives, have willfully reduced our own intelligence to overlook the flaws of someone we’re sweet on.

            High school comes immediately to mind.

            The truth is that being good looking and smart doesn’t preclude someone from doing a jerky things. And Ann Coulter, whether you want to admit it or not, has done a number of jerky things.

          • MarioG

            John, You are absolutely correct. Ann and I have more in common than being fellow-alumnuses. We both despise liberals for the hypocrites they are, which is why I cut her a lot of slack in her self-promotion antics. She despises liberals because her research indicates they are bad for the rest of us, especially the poor and downtrodden. I dislike liberals for the exact same reasons but, in my case, I have personally seen and experienced what Ann has found through her research. The fact that I find her to be femininity personified is like icing on the cake.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            One simple question MarioG. Are conservatives immune to being hypocrites ?

          • MarioG

            Some individuals can be hypocrites, sure. However, the conservative principles are not hypocritical because they seek to bring out the best in every person.

            Conservatives gauge success by how many people are independent. It doesn’t help conservatives to have people poor because they cannot buy what the conservatives happen to be selling – but helping all boats to rise, conservatism is a win-win for everyone.

            Liberals gauge success by how many people are dependent. Having as many people poor and downtrodden increases the relative value of the liberal in their narrow minds.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Largely conservatives support freedom and the free market. However I am a small businessman and trust me conservatives twist freedom and the free market to their advantage every chance they get.

            Like I said before “I don’t trust the inherent goodness of man”. Man will always try to gain an advantage. Some conservatives will rail against welfare and social services. But at the same time, lobby govt. to stack the deck In their favor. They can hail freedom on one hand. Then attempt to monopolize a sector to drive out competition .

            Your words sound good, but there are flaws on both sides. I just happen to see it and not blindly follow either side.

          • MarioG

            I’m a small businessman too, and I don’t know what you mean by twisting the free market. Competing hard but legally is not twisting anything. Those who try pay a heavy price. No one can monopolize anything in this country.

            If I were King, I would scrap the entire IRS code and replace it with a two page flat tax. Tax revenues would skyrocket. I would eliminate entire agencies that cause nothing but economic inefficiencies, like the EPA and the Department of Education and the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security. The others would be sharply curtailed, their functions sent back to the states.

      • Franklyn Douglas

        I can resist her.

        • MarioG

          Her, physically, the very epitome of femininity, or her wit and wisdom or her playful but vicious skewering of liberals?

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Honestly to me she’s built like a 14 year old boy. I like my women with curves. But to each his own.

            She has made a point or two in the past. But I have to endure so much of her over bearing personality to get to the point that to me it’s not worth it. I also think she is just a mean person. If she walked in the room and started talking I would leave I’m sure.

          • MarioG

            Closer to the bone, sweeter is the meat! Oh, c’mon, Franklin, get a grip. What overbearing personality? You just don’t like strong, spectacular women is all. You call Ann mean – one lovely pussycat who can only voice an opinion and has no ability to harm anyone?

            Mean is when you can make policies like Obamacare that can devastate entire economies. Mean is telling legislators that they have to pass a bill before knowing what’s in it. Mean is when you pass billion dollar stimulus plans with a promise of shovel ready jobs that were never there – and then spend the money anyway. Mean is threatening small and medium sized businesses with higher taxes and swamping them with useless regulations. Mean is telling people who have their entire nest egg on the line that they didn’t build their business. Mean is lying about opponents wanting to deprive 30 million people – about half of them illegal aliens – of health insurance. Mean is lying about conservatives wanting to throw Granny over the cliff and thrown kids with autism under the bus. That’s mean.

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn Douglas, it’s hard to believe that you typed all that with just one hand, as we all know what your other hand was doing, once again.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Really CLIFF ?…..you follow me so you can then make dumb remarks to my post. Grow up.

    • Franklyn Douglas

      I mostly agree with what your saying John. But I do see dog whistles and code words being used at times. But I won’t go into it because I already know I would be on a island alone in here. I try for balance and can admit the the libs do the same and use code words. But it’s so funny how in all the rhetoric of the past 5 years…..I don’t think you could find two people here that Would admit to even one dog whistle, code word, or stupid and racially insensitive thing said by a conservative.

      I have given up expecting many on the right to truly see things from the minority perspective. But at least a comment like. ” wow that was really stupid ” once in a while would go a long way to breaking down some of these barriers. But that’s my two cents. The right will keep doing what it’s doing and loosing out on growing its voting block.

  • D Parri

    Now, how offensive does this feel?

    • T Ko

      I don’t want anyone monkeying around with my economic well-being!

      • Cliffy44

        T Ko, it’s too late.
        The un-evolved piece of monkey crap has already started the US economy away from a state of well-being.
        BUT, that was his and his regime’s agenda, all along.

        ANN COULTER ROCKS.

  • http://zakzek.blogspot.com/ MCFergy

    Come on Bernie… your writers are much like radio talk show hosts, belittling each other when you’re not in the lime-light. Long has been the saying, “Make a monkey out of me.” Must there be a subtext for everything? Leave it simple.

  • Ksp48

    “Refering to folks of Afican descent as monkeys…”

    Except of course that she did not.

  • Shesaidwhat?

    Ann is my hero! You can twist and turn anyone’s comments and make them racial if you want but the bottom line is that Ann has the balls to say what needs to be said and she will not back down to anyone. She is not afraid to call a spade a spade (and please don’t turn that into a racist remark because it’s not). In my opinion that is what makes her relevant. So please don’t put a racist spin on everything that people say because it’s not fair. The bottom line is that Putin didn’t need to work very hard to make a monkey out of Obamalamadingdong. He’s did a fine job all on his own.

    • George Penwell

      I’m with you Shesaidwhat?. Whatever office Ann ever ran for I’d be at the head of the line to vote for her. If I needed someone in my corner I would hope they had the stones and intellect that Ann has.

  • VICTOR

    i LOVE ANN COULTER AND I AM A RACIST HOMOPHOPE AND PROUD OF IT

    • MarioG

      I love her because she’s drop-dead gorgeous – a babe with brains – femininity personified. I can’t believe no guy has been able to corral her yet. She needs to get outside the liberal bubble she lives in.

  • Susan

    Most of we conservatives don’t have a public voice – we depend on the Sean’s, Rush’s, and Levin’s of the world to speak ‘for us’. These people need to understand where their support/$$$ comes from and respect those of us working in the trenches (via social media, elections, etc.). I’d argue it’s easy for those in the media to change peoples’ minds, for good or bad. It’s a lot harder for us to change peoples’ minds/educate people when our public media mouthpieces make people turn off their ears because of people like Ann Coulter. As I said above, Ann is gorgeous and bright – she would be more effective as a conservative spokesperson if she took a more Laura Ingraham approach. It’s more helpful to those of us ‘on the ground’.

    • Susan

      I would add that I recognize that liberals are the most racist people of all – but I deal with reality – it is what it is – and the reality is conservatives/GOP have to have a higher standard of speech in order to even think about being heard.

    • Ed

      Speak for us? you mean When Sean brings on that silly little girl to talk about how she freed the Lobster? Or the “Carpet Kitten” who fawns all over his private parts?, or any young girl that HE fawns all over consistently?? or when Sean tells us (Ad Nauseam) how fat he is? When Beck cries and writes on chalk boards faking a loss of voice? When Levin just screams out soophomoric bathroom humour??…please, its all BS. Another thing…You find Ann to be “gorgeous”? (I dont at all) but can you please tell me WTF that has to do with anything? Why are my conservative friends hung up on comparing “Looks” and “Wallet” sizes all the time? This is NOT about who sells more books and how many pictures of “Famous” people at rallies and “Meet & greets” we can take, to post on Facebook our refrigerators, to show that we are higher on some silly fictitious totem pole that’s apart of a group that will make people look up at YOU for a brief moment in time! PLEASE, nothing will change until we realize the real fight, and stop simply just turning The Hannitys, Levins, Becks, and alike, simply into Billionaires! We need more than that. I have been fighting the good fight for decades, and the only changes I see through time is that we keep changing what Conservative talking head that we make into a Rich “God”. Stop it.

      I gave up (grew out of) that childish garbage a few years ago.

      • Ed

        PS- Why do you think they are all writing books all the time? its a golden ticket! and you are all buying them and all their sponsored garbage!….wake up!. WE NEED MORE THAN THAT!

      • Susan

        Ed, I didn’t say ‘idolize’ our conservative speakers in the media, or agree with them 100% of the time. You aren’t facing reality – our culture is media driven, plain and simple, and you aren’t going to change that.

        • Ed

          I AM not facing reality? I beg to differ! I know very well that our “Culture is Media Driven” and I refuse to partake in it as it is. Have you BEEN to a Conservative Rally? all you see are people climbing on each other to get an iphone photo of the talking heads!. I am not saying that is all that is there, I am saying it is all you… SEE!. I know I have relatives that go and they email me photos. Last one I commented on, had no less than 20 iPhones taking pictures in one small frame. I have tuned…O-U-T, of that insanity.

          • Ed

            And I am not saying you are (or are not) I am saying that to me, it seems all “we”are doing is buying Books, “Pro Flowers” & “Lobstergrams”, etc, and thats what this movement has really only become, because we certainly are NOT getting any traction!

  • Roadmaster

    Good analogy, Bernie. Annie lost me when she went “all in” for Gov. Christie. Maybe that was just her trying to be relevant but pulling for that progressive tub of guts was a bridge too far. I’ve learned a lot from her books over the years, but don’t bother to watch her on the tube anymore. In fact I don’t watch any of them since last Nov. Life is to short to waste on self serving, self-righteous big mouths, especially Bill O’Really, although I do miss your segments.

    • MarioG

      She didn’t lose me because she remains a kick-ass conservative and quickly saw the light. She supported Christie because he is fiscally conservative and he is combative – he doesn’t take crap from anyone. This is unlike any other conservative out there until Ted Cruz came along. Sadly, Christie is a disappointment on almost everything else. The good news is Ted Cruz seems to be the real deal.

      • George Penwell

        Love Ann but can’t stand Christie. Maybe i just don’t know enough about him but it seems he’s kissed Obama’s ass a little bit too much for me.

        • MarioG

          I don’t trust Christie. My impression is that Christie’s main interest is Christie, and we must beware of that, unlike Ted Cruz who seems to stand on principle. Christie has done a good job on the financial side and in bringing the unions to heel, but he’s weak on immigration, gun control, climate change. However, if the opponent is Hillary Clinton……Christie will have to do, unless Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, who’s generally solid but still a little wet behind the ears, get traction from the right half of the country

  • Mike Callanan

    Bernie, It’s bad enough that the idiot left will take any word out of context to make someone on the right look racist. You don’t have to help them by pointing it out to them. We all know Ann wasn’t being racist about it. Let’s just call a spade a spade. I suppose we can’t say that either. We need to change it to let’s just call a club a club. This is all insanity.

    • Cliffy44

      And “Let’s Call A Monkey A Monkey”.

      WAIT . . .

      I believe that Ann Coulter already did; and since she has the balls to say what most people are thinking, she should be applauded and heralded.

      IF FOX was smart, they’d give Ann Coulter, Laura Ingram and Michelle Malkin a show, where all three were hosts.

      • Otto Maddock

        Whoa… imagine what Saturday Night Live would do with that one!

        • George Penwell

          SNL hasn’t been relevant in twenty years. I don’t imagine many of todays viewers even know what their political skits are about.

  • bonzo3244

    Every time she does this crap to sell her wares the rest of us on the right have to pay the price when we talk or debate any on the left.

    Obama’s policies give plenty of ammo for taking him to task, but this BS plays right into their narrative of any criticism of him being because WE ARE ALL RACISTS. FU Coulter, you should share some of your residuals with us since we have to put up with the fallout from your garbage.

    • Cliffy44

      Hey Bonzo (or is it Bozo?), no one is twisting your arm (or probably not any other tiny little vestigal organ of yours), and forcing you to watch FOX or any of it’s contributors.
      When your heroes Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Allan Colmes, Alan Greyson, John Boehner, John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Charlie Rangel, Mike Bloomberg, Chris Christie and Karl Rove appear as guests, I merely fast forward through their segments; as TiVo allows that.

      • bonzo3244

        And you are the reason I left the GOP and became a Libertarian. The Gomerish lack of intellect, the easy distraction from coherent reasoning by thoughts of getting to second base with your sister. Thanks for the validation, My god you are an idiot.

        • Cliffy44

          Hey Bozo, I have lost more brain cells than your entire incestual banjo playing clan will ever acquire in 4 lifetimes.

          Quick – How much is 11 + 11?

          No fair using this as an excuse for taking your pants down again.

          And obama-For-Brains (Bozo-Bonzo), I too am a libertarian; thanks mostly in part to Boehner, McCain, O’Connell and Graham.

          IF I want any “obama” from you, I’ll squeeze your head; and if ever we meet, I promise you that – – – – –
          (I can’t finish that sentence without being cited for making terroristic threats, that become accomplished feats.)

  • Concernedmimi

    Seems to me, she is just evening the playing field with those who get thrills up their legs over potus..

  • David Gorton

    Bernie, I’m shocked! Apparently you’ve never heard of a “congress of baboons”.

  • Bill589

    I’m a Constitutional conservative. I think Ann is one secondarily, at times, but first and foremost she is for Ann. Look at who and what she has supported. I think Mr. Goldberg is right.

  • Mutt

    So, does all this mean that Putin actually spanked the monkey?

    • D Parri

      Da!

  • Ralph Hahn

    An article on the late-Howard Cosell in a long ago issue of “Sports Illustrated” magazine:
    Howard Cosell is a legendary sportscaster who rose to celebrity pop culture status and changed the course of sports in America. Two of the more well-known trademark catchphrases of Howard Cosell were “What is popular isn’t always right, and what is right isn’t always popular” and “I’m just telling it like it is.” That is just what this web site attempts to do here as well… tell it like it is. Howard Cosell was a successful lawyer, a good family man and inarguably the “lightning rod” of Monday Night Football. There are far too many factual errors in Internet forums, blogs, books, and other media forms. The goal of this website blog is to clarify “WHAT” Howard Cosell said, and “WHEN” he said it. Howard Cosell made at least four “little monkey” comments, but it is important to put those comments in proper context. He often fondly referred to his own grandchildren using words like “little monkey” as terms of endearment for them. The comments that included the term “little monkey” were made in different games, about white and black players, in different decades, with entirely different media reactions. When you are done reading you can,

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      I believe that Howard Cosell’s use of that term was indeed innocent, and was in no way meant to have anything to do with race.

      I can’t say the same for Coulter. I think she was quite aware of what she was saying, and how it would be taken. It was a tacky publicity stunt.

  • Ed

    Do you ever notice that while all our So-called Conservative leaders / representatives, are all writing books and making millions while the Liberals are getting their agenda through? I think its time we see our own for what they are, I say- get your tongue out of their bindings!, stop feeding a machine of book writing friends, and lets do something instead of taking their pictures at rallies for your office wall, and talking / writing about it for decades. Its time to stop feeding all these writers and get down to some real business.

    • MarioG

      Ed – we cannot get any agenda through while Obama is in the WH and Harry Reid is running the Senate. The only thing we can do is slow down the mayhem. Even to do this is like pulling teeth because John Boehner and Eric Cantor are such unreliable wusses.

    • Phillip

      Boy, are you ever dead-on right! This whole conservative media book writing deal does nothing to assist real issues. It’s all self-promotion and vainglorious ego trips that do nothing in real terms except pay for extravagant living. Ms Coulter being a prime example of this genre of forgettable liberal hating writers. As a conservative I’ve really had enough of these type books that do absolutely zero to further our cause.

  • George Williams

    Ever since I remember, the saying “Don’t let them make a monkey out of you.” was a warning not to let someone take advantage of you. This is also the title of the recent real estate book by Alysse Musgrave. (Don’t Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! – Kindle edition by Alysse Musgrave, Feb 2013). Ms. Coulter obviously used it in this context, as she was referring to Putin’s ability to put one over on Obama. Unfortunately, the left will undoubtedly take it as something else as they continue their slander and libel of conservatives.

    • Ed

      No one can call Obama anything, cant use any words to describe him, cant say a thing, because if you DO…… “you are racist”, and Bernie has joined that group.

      • Cliffy44

        After that kenyan P.O.S. is gone from office, the world will see how much he “F’ed” up everything within a 10 mile radius of him, on a consistent basis.
        He is the worst mistake that ever happened; and he needs to be impeached and executed.

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      The problem, in this rare case, is that liberals will take it exactly the way a conservative (Coulter) WANTED them to. 99% of the time, the left’s decrying of racial “code words” and “dog whistles” from conservatives is absolute bologna.

      This time was different. I believe Coulter purposely used the term (repeatedly), knowing that people would tie it to race, and that she would get attention from it.

      If she wants to draw attention to herself, fine. But don’t reinforce b.s. conservative stereotypes in order to do it.

      • Ed

        Not a fan of Ann, and I agree with what you said, but I am PRETTY DAMN TIRED of us all following our rules and codes and dying by them while the liberal left is eating us all alive. My answer to the criticism about what she said is the same as the criticism to what Trent Lott said- Big F’n Deal!!!….so she called him a Monkey!…BFD!

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          I understand what you’re saying, but I don’t see this as an example of the standard racial demagoguery that liberals routinely use against conservatives.

          In this case, Coulter threw conservatives under the bus by reinforcing a b.s. stereotype – for the sole purpose of attention-seeking, self-promotion.

          It would have been one thing if Coulter had used the left’s tactics against them, but what she did was use the left’s tactics against us (conservatives).

          No, it’s not the biggest deal in the world, but I don’t like these racial games being played by ANYONE.

          • Ed

            Again….”Racial games” are played all day long by the left, they have no soul or moral code. WE however are dying by ours. Damn it….this President was elected BECAUSE of his skin color!…. there is a Supreme Court Justice who sits on the bench BECAUSE she is Hispanic, I can go on and on and on with examples of racist and sexist acts performed by the left, for God’s sake we need to STOP EATING OURSELVES!

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Believe me… I find the left’s use racial politics and racial demagoguery every bit as despicable as you do. I’ve written many columns on it.

            If Coulter had somehow found a way to turn the tables on the people that engage in this stuff by beating them at their own game, I’d be hailing her.

            That’s not what she did though.

        • joepotato

          True that… BFD

      • George Williams

        Have there been any conservative criticisms regarding Obama’s character flaws, poor judgment and failures that the left has not sought to tie to race? Those have wanted it to be so are already convinced and the rest haven’t changed from their inclination to condemn Obama for his abject failure as president. The country is so polarized that neither side is hurt by what the other says.

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          I don’t disagree, but it drives me crazy anytime prominent conservatives give legitimacy to their liberal critics’ outlandish charges. I don’t think Coulter is still a friend to the conservative movement. I don’t like having to answer for her.

          • joepotato

            Coulter is an establishment stooge… Fugitaboutit… The 2 parties are one… only renegades (as few as there are) are worth supporting… but keep in mind, all have been compromised in a way, or told to sit down and STFU! Until the minority (aka constitutionalists) get a solid foot hold the nation is doomed… There probably isn’t time to save the republic by “waiting” to vote…. The nation will be totally tits up before that…. Someone must lead… some must follow… and some should get the #3LL out of the way! Lock & dock….

          • Ksp48

            You don’t need to answer for her. Unlike the left, conservatives believe in individual, not group, responsibilities.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            True, but when prominent conservatives say stupid things, conservatives politicians and the conservative movement end up paying for it at the election booth.

          • D Parri

            Thank goodness Nancy Pelosi does not represent the complete Dem party and, likewise, I would offer that Ann Coulter does not represent all conservatives. I claim a modicum of intelligence in order to see that–and I trust that others will also.

      • D Parri

        I choose to apply the term as a reflection of Pres O’s humiliation in acting like such a dunce in his handling of the Syrian issue. Putin has managed to manipulate Pres O daily, and I believe that he is rather enjoying seeing the POTUS act like a monkey!

  • Ed

    That was the worst piece i ever read that you wrote Bernie, I actually yawned. I’m not a Coulter (or Sean) fan by a long shot, but I’m less of a fan of yours. Rush is all I hear these days, you are all children at play in comparison, in the political playground. You’re clearly more insignificant than the people you write about and call insignificant. Are you mad because she sells more books than you? How Glenn Beckish of you!.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734862248 Dan Hydar

    ‘“monkey” was a favorite word of racists’

    Actually, it’s the favorite word of lesser columnists and leftist political spokesgeeks. It’s fun to complain about.

    Sheesh

  • http://att.net/ patty

    As far as Putin…When he was chatting it up with George Bush jr. it was obvious he was patronizing Bush. I said at that time BUSH SHOULD HAVE SENT “PUTIN A SCOOTIN.” He is like having a “fox guarding your hen house” with trusting him! Ann Coulter, I like her and then I hate her Especially when she accused deceased,brave fighters from 9-11 wives of trying to make money off their death/paraphrasing. My humble opinion of Ann Coulter is she is sexually frustrated woman. On the edge/like a cat on a hot tin roof.

  • jimmcveigh

    I note that Bernard did not say that Ann was factually incorrect.

    I wouldn’t have used the monkey reference, too, lest PETA rain down hell for stating that monkeys have feelings, too.

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      >>I note that Bernard did not say that Ann was factually incorrect.

      I don’t think her point on Syria is in dispute. Her language is.

      • jimmcveigh

        monkey is a perfectly cromulent word

        • Cliffy44

          And, how about calling barry soetoro (aka:obama) an un-evolved orangutan?
          Is that acceptable; as it certainly seems accurate, with apologies to The American Society Of Orangutan Observers.

  • potvin

    Many black people and some whites do look like monkeys. What’s the problem?

    • Cliffy44

      And, Michelle Obama seems to have mated with one; so, as you say, “What’s the problem”?

  • sycamore10

    You hit the nail right on the head. She is one conservative I do not like to listen to.

    • Cliffy44

      sycamore10, so, then, don’t.

  • Bill589

    Conservatives are racists. See Ann. She knew what it meant.
    If she gets headlines, it’s at conservatives’ expense.
    She puts herself before the cause. I can’t like her.

  • Jim Walters

    The underlying problem is that too many people (and yes on the right as well as the left) do not actually think before they give their knee-jerk reactions. And the media exascerbates this by both becoming pundits as they try to claim journalism and by giving the most airtime por print coverage to the most extreme positions, when in truth, both realisty and the best course of action are much closer to center. But that is boring, that doesn’t generate ratings, that doesn’t turn into heightened sales or market share.
    Ann is actually a very smart woman, and I agree with many of her positions (but by no means all). Her resorting to the baser elements may get her more attention, but I can’t help but think it also lessens her value as a spokeswoman for conservative values.

  • Dave

    Ann Coulter could not possibly outrage me as
    much as the liberals do when they tell me their
    version of truth. You are doing great work Bernie.
    Please stick together.

  • Conservachic

    Bernie is insecure & obviously fixated on Ann. So much so he had to REWRITE the parts of his book he wrote all about Ann. psshhh….he’s a monkey.

  • davewin

    For God’s Sake – where did she call Obama a Monkey? She did say he was “being made a monkey of>>” But?
    In New Zealand we live in a rugged democracy. I would have said to Obama and to you “Get a Life!” If you don’t behave like and ape, you can’t be called one.

    • Jim Walters

      The problem is, saying someone made a monkey of you and you being a white person is just an expression along the lines of Aesop. As soon as you say that about a black person you dredge up the historical racist context and you lose de facto regardless of the context.

  • D Parri

    At least Vladimir Putin is having fun with the “monkey”.

    • D Parri

      At least we can feel safe here in the USA, though, as we do have the protection of the ASPCA.

  • DonaldYoungsRevenge

    Obama himself declared he was a descendent of monkeys on the campus of Messiah College when he on his own volition declared that he was an evolutionists. He was never asked by the moderator, he volunteered the information in a very proud fashion. Google George Bush and monkeys and see how many times folks called GW a “monkey” or posted pictures of him looking like a monkey. I am not a big fan of Ann Coulter when she does interviews but she is a great author who presents a ton of facts about the liberal mindset in ALL of her books. She knows how to push the liberal anger buttons and I love her for that. Liberals hate the truth and when she pulls the cloths off them and exposes their idiotic and moronic philosophies I get some serious belly laughs. Bernie grab the crotch and man up it is okay to use African and Monkey in the same sentence, especially when it comes to this Fraud in Chief.

    • D Parri

      When she pulls their loin cloths off?

  • ph16

    I’m so sick and tired of you people cheerleading for Ann Coulter. Liberals are humans too, be nice to them, treat them the way you wanted to be treated!

    • Polarisguy

      Why? What goes around, comes around

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734862248 Dan Hydar

      Um….. “you people”? Speaking of catch-phrases favored by racists….

    • George Williams

      The only good thing about Planned Parenthood is that liberals practice abortion and they become more scarce as time passes. As far as treating people the way they want to be treated, tell that to the babies who wind up in the bio waste bins in abortion clinics.

    • Cliffy44

      PH, does your Mommy know that you’re using her computer? And since when are liberals human??

  • Shane

    I enjoy Ann’s commentary and her excellent books. Yes, she says things just to outrage liberals, but somebody has too!

    • D Parri

      Mission accomplished.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=734862248 Dan Hydar

        And, like Pavlov’s dog, you can’t help but salivate when the bell rings. Neat.

        • D Parri

          I suppose that when she wants to light a fire, then she knows how to do it.

  • Lloydl333

    Good for her! 1st amendment. This politically correct sickness is BS. She stated a saying that has been used for centuries. When someone makes you do silly things it is said to ne making a monkey out of you. Why do people visit the monkey cage?

    My opinion: you people that are so into PC. Grow the hell up!
    If your skin is so thin that your are offended by something said, for someone else, that is none of your business, Get a life.

    We need to have a course in schools called,”mind your own business”.

    Putin is making a monkey out of Obama.

    Don’t ask me what I really think. You will be really offended.

    • ph16

      Oh? And what do you really think?

    • D Parri

      Here! Here! Agree 100%!!!

    • DonaldYoungsRevenge

      Bernie needs to grab hold of his crotch and man up. Using Obama and monkey in the same sentence is politically correct in that Obama has confessed he is an evolutionist, thus he believes his ancestors swung from the trees.

    • Cliffy44

      Lloydl333, so tell us what you really think.

  • D Parri

    Racial hypersensitivity is alive and well!

  • Franklyn Douglas

    I quit…. Good luck GOP as you become even more irrelevant in elections. Enjoy your homogeneous Ecco chamber.
    ” forgive them, for they know not what they do ”
    Jesus

    • Integrity

      Coulter’s remarks were offensive for exactly the reasons Bernie articulated. You act as if there are no racists in the Democrat party. Do you really believe that?

      • Franklyn Douglas

        I never said there wasn’t. Yes it happens in the Dem party too. But if I can see it on both side why can most of the people in here. I AGREE WITH BERNIE ON THIS.

  • D Parri

    Everyone has their own persona, and Ann’s is one which is intended to attract attention. Mission accomplished. Monkey reference? My take is that it denotes humiliation of someone who has acted foolishly. Apropos concerning Pres O’s handling of Syria. It is easy to see that Putin is having fun.

  • JannyMae

    Epic fail here. Couiter didn’t “call him a monkey.” She said Putin, who recently took a dig at Obama, using the word monkey, “made a monkey out of him.” Mr. Goldberg clearly has issues with Ms. Coulter, and his attacks on her, here, make him look petty and silly.

    • ph16

      Did you happen to notice she used the word monkey THREE times to the point that Hannity had enough of it himself? I mean, at the very least, she was definitely trying to be proactive and make people mad which makes conservatives look bad especially when they cheer her on. Honestly, Coulter’s 15 minutes of fame should have been up a long time ago. She’d be great for Jerry Springer, Howard Stern, and those types of shows.

    • Cliffy44

      Ya do know, that if it wasn’t for FOX’s Bill O’Reilly, that no one would know who Bernie Goldberg is.

      BUT, Ann’s been on every FOX program; and on ABC, CBS and NBC. And I think that she also must have lost a bet, and was forced to appear on MSNBC.

  • dee cee

    agree with all ya said, bernie. Ann Coulter, who’s intelligence I admire very much, was just trying to stir up some publicity using race, a true and tried successful formula…by both sides of the aisle. The latest example could be Oprah, in and around of the time of The Butler being released, claiming to be racially profiled.

  • floridahank

    Whether it’s people like Savage, Coulter, O’Riley, Sharpton, Jackson, etc. from both sides of the issues — who cares what they say. Only those who get emotional and crazy about their comments think what is said is worthwhile. If indeed the comments are informative, then I’ll take it to heart and learn something either positive or negative. Otherwise most of them are blowhards, talking nonsense –just like to hear themselves talk and get some publicity. There are too many other intelligent people saying intelligent things and those are worth listening to and learning something worthwhile — otherwise I just ignore others.
    That goes for anything this administration makes public — it’s either lies or deceit and propaganda – I tune them out.

  • McWeijun

    One thing about being brilliant and rich Bernie. You can say exactly what you think. Some people agree with you and some people don’t. So you and Ann have that going for you. I personally think her statements were very unfair to monkeys. I love monkeys.

    • DonaldYoungsRevenge

      Bravo!!!!

  • Hey berto

    For all the things Ann gets right and speaks truthfully on.. She reflects poorly on conservatives by resorting to liberal tactics of name calling and insults toward the opposition. It just doesn’t help sway opinion….not that she cares about doing that.

  • RoscoeBonifitucci

    Sounds like Ann Coulter is spot on in her analysis and should be running the show rather than the Marxist Moron in the White House. She is indeed a Patriot.

  • http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM TOM P O’DONNELL

    LADY ANN COULTER HAS BEEN VICIOUSLY ATTACKED BY COLLEGE COMMUNISTS. PHYSICALLY ATTACKED BY COLLEGE MUJAHADIN. SHE IS STRONGLY PRO LIFE AND A GOOD PERSON. HER ONLY MISTAKE WAS DATING BILL MAHER AND NOT TAKING HIM HIKING ON THE PALISADES WHERE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. NEVER FORGET BERNIE IS A DOUBLE AGENT. YOU TUBE SAVE THE KIDS.

    • bmmg39

      Why don’t you address the issues Goldberg actually raised?

      • DonaldYoungsRevenge

        If it were not for O’Reilly most people would have forgotten who Bernie Goldberg is. I know he and O’Reilly and for that matter, Ann Coulter and many other conservative commentators are scared to death of this first White/Arab President pretending to be our “first Black President.” He is a fraud and that will soon be exposed thanks to the true patriots operating with Sheriff Joe Arpaio. They have packaged the evidence they have gathered in their 23 month long investigation and are briefing many Congresspersons and VIPS in Washington DC over the past three weeks. Bernie and Fox and Friends do not want to tell you about it and they will soon have a ton of MUD to wipe off their sorry arses.

  • Don777

    Unless conservatives soon ostracize Coulter she will do irreparable to their cause. She is far too caustic and throws out accusations just to get reaction. Everything has to be about Ann and there is no regard for the overall conservative cause.

    • MarioG

      She’s only “far too caustic” to liberals and the odd roadkill who has to also contend with her liberal counterparts like the ugly toad, Bill Maher.

      Conservatives need to embrace Coulter, Malkin, Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh, etc. because they do what most white conservatives are too scared to – take on the barbarians at the gate head-to-head with facts and common sense. She not only gets attention with her excessive femininity but also makes her point with her battle axe. The phrase “Making someone look like a monkey” is only racist to the grievance peddlers. It is a popular phrase in English. just like calling a spade a spade. Nothing racist about either.

      • DonaldYoungsRevenge

        BRAVO!! Little babies like Bernie and O’Reilly should be the people thrown under the conservative bus. Obama is a Fraud and he needs to be exposed quickly and decisively. Prison would be the best place for him.

    • Shane

      No, she uses the same tactics left winger use against conservatives. Turnabout is fair play, indeed.

      • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

        And what exactly is the tactic she used against liberals on Hannity’s show? All she did was give fuel to them.

      • Integrity

        Sorry, I disagree. She went too far this time and devalued every valid point that she ever made. I lost a lot of my respect for her.

        • Cliffy44

          So, Integrity, to refer to the un-evolved orangutan known as obama a monkey is an inaccurate statement?

    • D Parri

      In order to remain relevant, she has to attract attention. Otherwise, no shows, no guest appearances, no book sales, and no career.

      • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

        And you believe that is a defense, rather than merely an explanation, of whatever comes out of her mouth?

        I think everyone understands WHY she said it. That doesn’t mean have to commend her tasteless stunt.

        • D Parri

          I did not offer my explanation in defense or condemnation of Ann Coulter. She is what she is–period. I don’t always agree with her but she is entitled to express herself with the same degree of freedom as Pres O (“Polish Death Camps”) and Harry Reid (Sandy worse than Katrina comment). Nazi Death Camps was obviously what he meant (Pres O), but he managed to piss off 38 million Poles with this ‘misinterpretation’.

    • Cliffy44

      Don777, Rosann Barr called; and she wants her brain back. or, was that Rosie O’Donnell?

      Same Difference

  • Ksp48

    If she had said Putin was “pulling the wool over Obama’s eyes would that have been ok. If she had said Putin was making a monkey out of Kerry. would that have been OK. Who exactly is introducing racism.

    • Franklyn Douglas

      Yes that would have been ok. Because there is no racist history with those remarks and white people. Ahh forget it I am wasting my time. Why bother.

      • RoscoeBonifitucci

        Time for the Racist Superiority laws such a Affirmative Action to die the natural death it should die. Likewise with White Guilt and other Liberal Mental Pathology. I know a lot of racists…and they are ALL Black. Time for the Racial Wound in America to heal. Time for ALL Americans to play by the same set of rules…not “Special” ones for Black People. Sorry. Time to get over it already. Racism is not the excuse for the poor performance of Black children…it is lack of a nuclear family. If one adds in the scum crap served up by Ghetto Rappers, Puff Daddy, Jay-Z, Beyonce…etc as high “Culture” then you have the reason for the general failure of Black Americans today. The “Blame” on the White Man that can be foisted is the Liberal Progressive pushing Big Government Welfare Programs on Black Americans. Democratic Socialist keep the American Black down. Conservatives help American Blacks rise in economic, social and spiritual scales. Progressive Revisionist History re-writing is NO longer tolerated in America.

        • Franklyn Douglas

          Ok ALL THE RACIST YOU KNOW ARE ONLY BLACK ? ( I guess that implies that there are no WHITE RACIST )
          So you know a lot of black people that think that they are superior to white people ?
          You also are an expert on black culture and point of view. You stand here and pontificate on the troubles and solutions for the black community. DO YOU EVEN KNOW ANY BLACK PEOPLE ? You have taken my comments to a different level. And I don’t have the energy to battle you on this.

          All I wonder is since the only racist you know are black. Have you ever met a good fair minded law abiding black person. That just may have conservative views and lives his life right ? If so I …..
          Ahh never mind what’s the use. And conservatives wonder why more minorities don’t warm to the GOP.

          • Ksp48

            I actually know very few racists of either color and the ones I do know are anti-semites regardless of color (Farakhan and David Duke for examples).

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn, PLEASE GO AWAY.

      • JannyMae

        Really? President George W. “Chimpy” Bush might disagree with you about that. Your double standard reeks.

        Political correctness and the people who cave in to it are helping to destroy free expression in this country.

        • Franklyn Douglas

          Why am i even trying to engage on this issue ? If you don’t see the difference in calling black people a monkey instead of any other animal. Any animal that doesn’t have the racist undertones and history like equating black people to monkeys. Then you will never see the other side.
          However let me ask a simple question. Are there any good with being PC or is all a waste of time in your book ?

          • Pearl

            Blacks call white people anything they want and get away with it. Handling blacks with kid gloves and walking on eggshells around them is pointless. Black people act as if they are the only ones alive who suffer injustice. Life is hard for everyone, move on.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Well pearl I call white people my friends, my neighbors, my family, even the my current girlfriend. But Im glad you are qualified to lump us all in one group and speak to and for us all.

            If I were to make sexist comments that were hurtful and stereotypical about women would most of you still feel so blasé about it ?

          • Pearl

            I am not speaking for all blacks, I am speaking for myself, which I am perfectly qualified to do.

            96% of American blacks voted for Obama simply because his skin looked black, he possessed NO QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE to be President.

            Example, if someone gave me a bag of 100 apples and 96 of them were rotten and I am expected to dig through the rot to find a measly 4 apples that are fresh and viable? Unless I am starving I will just throw the entire bag away.

            As for you making sexist comments, go ahead, doesn’t affect me one bit. I know who and what I am and require no validation from you or anyone else to live my life. My life has been a hard road since birth, No silver spoon, no white privilege and I blame no one for that. I have personally made the required adjustment and improvements to reach my potential.

            If you are one of the 4% I applaud you, but you need to acknowledge you are an outlier and not representative of black people in general.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            LAST THING FIRST…..I’m an outlier not a representative of black people in general. HOW OFFENSIVE IS THAT ? To me you just basically said….. Your an ok good black person, but most aren’t . OMG I didn’t know people still thought like that. Sadly I think you believe you just gave me a compliment. That’s like me saying your nice for a white lady. Wow is all I can say.

            Next just because 96% of black people voted does not prove they did it because his skin was black like there’s. Traditionally democrats get about 90-93% of the black democratic vote. Bush did good by honest outreach and claimed 7% but Romney only got 3%. So Obama only got an extra 3-6%. But once again I like how many of you are experts on black culture, and even voting motivation.

          • Pearl

            Didn’t realize you only deign to discuss issues with “experts” how special you must be.

            I was wrong to see you as an “individual” you’ve made that clear. Bye for now!

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Yeah bye. Lets just stay on opposite sides of the room.

          • Pearl

            Thumbs way up on that one Mr. Douglas. Good fences make good neighbors. Word.

          • Cliffy44

            Pearl, the last person that addressed Franklyn as “Mister” was the court bailif.

          • Cliffy44

            See Pearl, I told you that you were wasting your time.

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn, WHY are you still here?

            Isn’t there a fire hydrant somewhere that needs you to relieve yourself on it?

          • Bob Hadley

            “I am not speaking for all blacks, I am speaking for myself,…”

            “96% of American blacks voted for Obama simply because his skin looked black, he possessed NO QUALIFICATIONS OR EXPERIENCE to be President.”

            “…. if someone gave me a bag of 100 apples and 96 of them were rotten am I expected to dig through the rot to find a measly 4 apples that are fresh and viable? ”

            Huh????????? You’re not speaking for all blacks, but you ARE speaking for the 96% who voted for President Obama, comparing them to rotten apples??????? That is, you’re somehow reading all of the 96%’s thought and conveying them here.
            Do you ever read what you write?

          • Cliffy44

            Pearl, why are you wasting your time talking to a piece of excrement, the likes of Franklyn Douglas?

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn, I call your girlfriend “WHITE TRASH”; with her having a VERY low sense of self-esteem.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            There you go….IGNORANT AND HATE FILLED .

            I would have thought at least one person in here is moral enough to challenge this fool. But I was wrong.

            I WILL NOT LOWER MYSELF TO YOUR LEVEL. NOR WILL I READ OR REPLY TO YOUR COMMENTS ANYMORE.

            THE END.

          • Ksp48

            She did not call him a monkey or compare him to a monkey. The issue raised is whether one must adjust common usage of terms such as “making a monkey of him” because of the race of the person . So once again, I ask, who exactly is introducing race/racism to the conversation. As of her third usage, I assume that’s exactly aha she was doing.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            To answer your question as succinctly as I can……YES.

            KSP wrote ” The issue raised is whether one must adjust common usage of terms such as “making a monkey of him” because of the race of the person ”
            My response is…. YES….FOR example if an Itilian dies….you don’t assume or say …” Must have been a MOB hit ”
            And it’s wrong to say that someone haggling for a good price….is ” trying to JEW you down ”

            But we will never see eye to eye. Now if I can only walk away from the keyboard and let y’all revel in your right ness. Wink.

          • Ksp48

            She did not say it must have been a MOB hit. She said that Putin ‘made a monkey” out of Obama.

          • Cliffy44

            And besides, it was Stanley Ann Dunham that, in all reality, made the monkey. – TRUE STORY

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn Douglas, WITH ALL DISRESPECT INTENDED, PLEASE WALK AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD.

          • DonaldYoungsRevenge

            As I said in a previous comment, Obama declared himself to be an evolutionist at a debate on the campus of Messiah College back in 2007 thus declaring his ancestors and your ancestors and my ancestors swung from trees. Get a life, if you can’t keep the pace get out of the race. Thin skin is weak skin. Republicans need to man up like Ann Coulter is constantly doing. She puts fear into the brain dead libtards.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            >>As I said in a previous comment, Obama declared himself to be an
            evolutionist at a debate on the campus of Messiah College back in 2007
            thus declaring his ancestors and your ancestors and my ancestors swung
            from trees.

            With all due respect, this might be the lamest excuse I’ve read today. I don’t even think YOU buy it.

          • Conservachic

            I’m sure you’re as outraged when you hear Black actors “joking” about how fun & good it was to be “killing white people” in his film. I’m sure you’re concerned how a good many if not majority of black people are raising their children to hate white people whereas the majority of white people teach their children not to judge others by the color of their skin. And I’m sure you get just as bristled when you hear white people referred to as ‘crackers’ – or wait…what about the increase in hate-white-crimes done by blacks, especially recently? You’re overly-pc attitude is just feeding on black victimhood & prejudice. And you want to focus on this remark by Ann, which is ridiculous to insinuate it’s racial?? I agree with the noter who said it’s OK to use the word African and monkey in the same sentence. If you want true equality & want to do away with prejudice, your expectations need to be equal for each race. If you want to be a pc-neurotic, you better be as neurotic with blacks as with whites.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            I had just made this long reply to you but my iPad just freaked out. I will redo and send. But you are wrong on so many levels. Damn I hate when that happens.

          • Cliffy44

            Frankie, Please do us all a favor and don’t bother.

            As a matter of fact, I bet that you don’t even know if your iPad needs 350 or 400 degrees to melt in the convection oven.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Ok here is my reply…..I don’t know what actors your talking about saying it was good to kill white people. So how can you pin that on me. But i would be outraged…..as I would if a white actor would say hes had fun killing blacks on the set.

            I know Tons of black people, AND I DON’T KNOW ONE THAT TEACHES THEIR KIDS TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE. I guess your more in touch with the black community then I am. And since you said the majority of blacks…..may I ask where you get this fact. Maybe I was working or visiting my daughter at her college graduation when the pollsters called. I am pleased to know that you also know that the majority of white families teach there kids to be color blind. Guess my WHITE girlfriend and her family missed that pollsters call too.

            If I heard someone call white people CRACKERS i would call them on that. just as I have when people say racial terms about Hispanics, blacks or any race. I do this because if I don’t challenge the people I know when they say stupid stuff about one group when I am around. What will they say about me or blacks when I am not around. But I am just one man. And your so wired in to this evil black culture that hates white people. Honestly other then the Zimmerman case I had not heard that term in years. And fro the record. Trayvon Martin also called GZ a N-Word. So I took both comments as just the way he talks not so much as a hatred of any race of people. It may be ignorant but some people talk that way. I have heard white kids call other white kids the N word. I don’t use it but Its not always used as a tool of hate. And I am confident that I know the difference.

            Finally I have not seen a uptick in Black on white hate crime. If I did I would speak out against it.I recently say a DVD called Ghetto Fights and in it SOME misguided black thugs targeted random white people and started hitting them. I spoke out against this on my FB page. But I also did the same when I saw youtube clips of some white teens doing the same to black homeless people. Wrong is wrong and i try to stand up for what is right. But I guess in this post you are so venting and no matter what I say you will never see or give any credence to the minority point of view.

            And I am not PC neurotic. I will just leave you with this joke from the great Richard Pryor.

            He was having an argument with some white guy …and at some point the white guy called him a N word. Richard said…..” ahhh now I’m a N word. i cant just be a man ? now I have to be a N word too ?” I can sadly relate to that joke. Some things cut closer to the bone then others. But that’s not your burden so it has no validity I guess.

          • Cliffy44

            Conservachic, why bother trying to reason with A-Holes, the likes of Franklyn Douglas?

            Back in the 80’s, he thought that Johnny Cash was code for “Pay Toilet”.

          • Conservachic

            And I will clarify, I’m not saying it’s OK to call a black person a monkey in a racist sense, as the example you provided. But in the sense Ann used it, I don’t believe she intended it that way & nor did I take it that way. And back to my point….being so touchy about this common remark is treating black people “differently.” It causes more separation. Everyone ignores the rude remarks made about white people in general in relation to black people. For example, I know for fact that Conservatives or Republicans are not racists. Being racist is not a prerequisite to be in either of those categories. I am so outraged by the Left, the liberal media, & most blacks I see in the media lump white people in the negative ways they do— & there’s no uproar about it; we’re expected to just take it i guess. I resent that. I was raised in the Mid-West, I’m 58…& in my entire life none of my “redneck” friends ever referred in racist or in general racist terms about black people. On the other hand, I worked with 3 black intelligent girls, 2 with college educations…& they said sarcastic rude things about whites all the time..things I would have been fired for had I said it about black people. One who said she had lots of white people at her family reunions said she was raising her daughter to mistrust white people. I have to remind myself not all black people are like these girls….I LOVE the black Conservatives I am aware of as Dave Webb, Deneen Borelli, Mia Love, T.D.Jakes, Hermain Cain, Tim Scott, Tony Evans, Kevin Jackson…and I could go on & on. I have no idea whether T.D.Jakes or Tony Evans are Democrats..but the thing these people have in common is that they are Conservatives..maybe Republicans. Whatever. I’m just tired of the double standard and I’m tired of being falsely accused. My response here is probably not as thought-out as it should have been…I’m just so tired of this walking on egg shells when there’s such a double-standard. Everything said should not be automatically accused of as being racist. Just like the rodeo clown incident. Rodeo clowns have put on the current Presidents mask for decades…but now Obama is treated EQUALLY, mind you, & it’s made to be a ‘racial’ thing. Drives me crazy. (And before I close…I’ve dated black, mexican, chinese, portuguese, & apache….so don’t put me in any box…and my dating years was decades ago when it wasn’t as common.)

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Well I find this post more balanced. And less umm I don’t know the word for it. But its less of something and that’s a good thing.

            To me it all boils down to perspective. Many minorities have one point of view and non minorities mostly whites have another. I hear over and over how white people are tired of this or that. Tired of since Obama came into office how they cant say this or that. How they are being prejudged and how unfair that is. To that I say your right. However to that I also say. What if you lived your whole life with these unfair assumptions. Walk into a store as a black kid and you get followed because the clerk thinks your stealing. Get extra scrutiny from law enforcement for doing nothing wrong but your supposed to suck it up. Have a life long series of ongoing slights because of the color of your skin.But for the most part you take it in stride.

            SIDE NOTE: One reason I respect Herman Cain because he went to a historically Black college because he was not allowed in the University of Georgia at the time. Much like my uncles in Florida. They mostly went to Florida A&M. But he did not let that get him down. He got his masters degree because a supervisor told him he was not qualified for a promotion because he did not have an advanced degree. Long story short. He got the Masters and went back and applied for the promotion. He then learned that no one else in that position had advanced degrees. He was told that because he was black and that was used a barrier they thought he could not cross. I use this to point out that he sucked it up and over came. I respect him for that. But these little slights happen still toady. And once in a while being human we say enough is enough and fight back. But its even worse when all off a sudden now white people think its bad to be prejudged and its a big problem. Y`all didn’t care when it was just happening to us. But now that you have some discomfort in your life based on skin color….its a problem. I think i lost my point or anger so I will just stop. I am sorry that the only people that have done or said anything racist around you have been black. But you do know that there are some hateful white people in the world too.

            I am sure I have not opened any minds here today. But hey I tried. Good night.

          • Integrity

            Don’t sell yourself short because you never know. Some people are harder to get through to than others, but it is still possible. People can change. How do I know? I did.

          • Cliffy44

            Referring to someone as a monkey is not necessarilly an attack on his pigment.

            In the case of the monkey currently trespassing in the white house, it’s more a reflection on his lack of intellect and his desire to show the world how un-educated he is.

            A Harvard professor? Sure, I’ve heard all of that BS, also.

            BUT, I have yet to see anyone substantiate it with 100% valid proof that “Barry The Monkey” ever taught anyone anything, except how to eat a bananna with one’s own feet.

          • Ksp48

            Except that she did not. no matter how many times you say she did. I think she (deliberately) used a very common expression (that was absolutely correct) knowing that the real racists (those who view everything through a prism of color) would jump on it. You did. So apparently you are a racist. I didn’t even notice it, so apparently, I think of Obama as just another human.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Oh KSP you have convicted me. After 46 years on earth. 20 years in the military, leading troops through two tours in Iraq leading mostly white troops safely in battle, having 3 white roommates, and just finishing dinner with my white girlfriend at a Thai restaurant ……. I finally can see I’m a racist. Thanks for clearing that up for me. I owe you so much for that.

          • Ksp48

            You view her use of a common expression through a lens/prism of race. I do not. Despite your sarcasm (and exemplary military record), you are the one introducing race.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            We all have prisms. They are tuned by our life experiences. Who’s to say what’s right or wrong so I will stop beating this dead horse.
            And yes I was being sarcastic. I let my girlfriend read some of the comments. Other then WOW, she asked me why do I even do this. All I could do was look at her and say sometimes I don’t even know. I think very few minds minds are ever changed or at least opened in venues like is. Both conservative and liberal sites like this are more Ecco chambers then spaces for openminded thought.

            Anyway I tried to impart another perspective. That’s all I can do. And I wish the GOP well. I think they are leaving possible votes, hearts and minds on the table.

          • Cliffy44

            And, Frankie, we conservatives didn’t have to use the IRS to suppress votes; and eliminate Voter ID, in order to manuever an election.
            AND, if the 2012 election (and perhaps the 2008 election, with recently learned facts just coming out) had of been 100% legitimate, then, we would not have that un-evolved chimpanzee trespassing in the white house, pretending to be president.

            McCain and Kerry, before him, would have been just as bad; BUT, Romney would have turned things around; and America wouldn’t be in the zooological command that it’s in now.

            PLEASE, 2016, PLEASE hurry up; as we’re all running out of monkey food. – INTENTIONALLY.

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn Douglas, earlier you driveled “Why Bother”, after one of your comments.

            I again raise that question; as to why you continue to bother us?

            Go and watch The View or Romper Room. Or, better yet, Al Jazeer seems to be more your speed.

          • Cliffy44

            Don’t insult monkeys like that, Franklyn Douglas

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Putting my fingers in my ears to ignore this Cliff Idiot.

      • Ksp48

        As I said, the first two times she said it, i didn’t even notice. I just don’t think of Obama as Black or of Blacks as protected species. The third time did seem odd, but I still didn’t make anything of it, though Hannity did.

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          The issue isn’t so much whether you or Hannity thought anything of it. The issue is if Ann thought about it before she repeatedly made the comment. I think we all know she did, which is why I can’t figure out why some people are defending her today.

          • Ksp48

            Yes, why she did it was to show the absolute hypocrisy of the left in thinking about every person and every phrase in racist terms and then decrying others as racists. She seems to have succeeded in that very well.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            Do you honestly believe that? I don’t think her intent was to point out hypocrisy, and I certainly don’t believe she succeeded in doing anything other than giving more fuel to liberals.

      • Integrity

        …..because you have intellectual honesty and a valid point.

        • Cliffy44

          And, Integrity, if Franklyn Douglas wears a hat, no one will see his “point”.

          Wow, Integrity, you should share your screen-name with the Orangutan-In-Chief – just sayin…

      • Cliffy44

        Franklyn Douglas, I was going to ask you why you even bothered; and then, I was going to ask you why you’ve not simply deleted your comment; so the world wouldn’t also wonder why you bothered.

  • MontanaMade

    All I have ever found Ann to do is to throw the EXACT same things/insults back at the liberals as fast as they throw at the conservatives.

    I would love to believe that we are above that- but truth be told, we NEED someone to light the fires at times to get the conversation moving- and to show just how ridiculous liberals sound in the very arguments they believe to be heartfelt and real!

    If Ann wants to put herself out there- I’m happy to let her. But she does so with purpose, no matter what the left wants to believe. Miley? just… eeeewwwwww…

  • Ksp48

    I guess I’m not as attuned to color as the rest of the country. I heard her say it and at least the first two time I thought making a monkey out of him was a perfectly fine use of an age old expression having no racial content whatsoever. When you have to be careful about using commonplace expressions with a person solely because of his race, then who exactly is being racist?

    • MarioG

      What Ann was doing was calling a spade a spade :-))

      • Cliffy44

        Or, a spook a spook . . .

  • Drew Page

    Late night talk show hosts and comedians can and do get away with ripping, vilifying and mocking conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman, often calling them the vilest filthy names. If any body calls them on this they get off the hook by saying “Hey, I’m just a comic telling a few jokes. If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” When grandpa and grandma take their lawn chairs and American flags to a Tea Party rally, they are called “tea baggers” and right wing radicals and “wacko birds” and that’s what the Republican “leaders” are calling them. The liberal Democrats call them worse things. If someone objects to anything Obama does, that person is branded a racist. Republican “leaders”s and conservatives don’t fight back against these attacks. they want to be gentlemanly and polite and above it all. And where has it gotten them? On the outside looking in, that’s where; and the rest of us end up paying for their ‘civility’.
    I think Ann is disgusted with the Republican party and their constant capitulation to the Liberals. I think that the reason a lot of people like her is that she isn’t afraid to respond in kind to liberal attacks on conservatives and the MSM’s cheerleading camp for Obama. I hear a lot of people say “You have to respect the office of the President.” If by that they mean the Executive Branch of the government, I’ll go along, but when we have a president whose actions and inactions disgrace the office he holds and violates his oath of office, I don’t think it wrong to rip him a new one. It may not be P.C., or polite, or respectful to call a liar a liar, especially when the liar is the president, but there is a simple cure for that. The liar needs to stop lying.

    • MontanaMade

      Amen and amen- but I don’t think the current liar CAN quit lying… he’s spun so many webs, he’s starting to get caught up in the tangles.

      • Cliffy44

        MontanaMade, don’t worry, the kenyan P.O.S. will be gone, soon enough; as America finally see’s him for the chimpanzee that he really is – And I am speaking strictly of intellect, tact and a compassionate sense of fair play and integrity.

        Besides, can anyone tell me one person that ever wanted osamacare? (and that was NOT a typo).

    • Bob Hadley

      “Late night talk show hosts and comedians can and do get away with ripping, vilifying and mocking conservatives like Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman, often calling them the vilest filthy names. If any body calls them on this they get off the hook by saying “Hey, I’m just a comic telling a few jokes.”
      Same with Dennis Miller on O’Reilly’s show. Have you ever listened to him? I bet you have you haven’t even noticed how nasty and demeaning his words are, if taken literally. Why don’t you read the transcripts to his comedic rants? They make the late night comedians look tame.
      But anyone in their right mind, or at least anyone who is attuned two our culture, knows better than to take him literally. He’s just doing schtict. Too many Ideologues are just too eager to be offended at other ideologues who are at different points of the spectrum.

      • Patrick H.

        I don’t think they make the other comedians look tame, but you’re right that Miller can also be mean spirited as can Adam Carolla when they want to be. So I agree with you in that sense that it cuts both ways.

  • Brhurdle

    I’m not a particular Ann Coulter fan (a little too self assured for my taste), but I have to admit that she’s willing to take on the race victim industry without fearing their retribution. In my opinion, Mr. Goldberg skirts around this issue and is unwilling to take on the practitioners of this business – but feels free to take on Ann Coulter who was obviously guilty of inflammatory comments. Perhaps Mr. Goldberg should examine his own proclivities and the fact that he is willing to ignore dubious claims of racism on one side but is more than willing (eager?) to take on “dog whistles” on the other side.

    • Bernie Goldberg

      For the record, I have written frequently about the dubious claims of racism coming from the left. Just because you’re unaware of that fact, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

      • Franklyn Douglas

        Good for you Bernie. Most times I scratch my head on some of your views. I have even tried to explore your past writings. But this time…as a black man and understanding the history of MONKEY being used to hurt black people. I tip my hat to you. Thanks more then you will ever know.

        • Cliffy44

          Franklyn: Bozo The Clown called and wants his brain back.

      • D Parri

        You are correct. I have seen some of your comments and I’ve seen you making the point of what seems to be a burgeoning ‘racism victim industry’ that has taken hold of several public issue debates in recent years. I mean, photo id requirement laws are a form of voter suppression, hence racial in nature?

        I agree with you that Ann Coulter can (and does at times) become rather caustic in her comments. But…”to like, or not to like…”, that is our choice, thankfully.

    • MarioG

      Don’t forget, Bernie Goldberg is a recovering liberal who lived in the liberal NY bubble for decades. He and his buddy, Bill O’Reilly, are far too obsequious towards the barbarians at the gate. How does O’Reilly think he’s looking out for us when he is giving those who are screwing us “the benefit of the doubt” even after 5 years?? He writes a book called “Culture Warrior” – obviously a warrior against the liberal horde, but then chokes on calling himself a conservative. In a similar vein, I heard him say the other day he was a Catholic “believer” who went to Mass every Sunday, but he wasn’t religious. Whaat?! This guy is a serious case of roadkill. I guess taking sides is bad for his business, yet he pretends and preens like he has unshakeable principles.

      • Ksp48

        What I find interesting is that O’Reilly leans over backwards to be fair, benefit o=f the doubt etc (which is how a legitimate journalist should), but it doesn’t matter. He is still reviled, slandered and hated by liberals and the left.

        • MarioG

          The problem with what you have written is that O’Reilly is not a news reporter but a commentator. He cannot say that he’s looking out for us and then pander to those who are screwing us. If he is looking out for the folks he can’t give a pathological liar like Obama the benefit of any doubt five years into a presidency that is based and run on brazen lies, starting with his claim that he would run a transparenct administration. Everything Obama has said about Obamacare is a lie. His comments about Benghazi are a lie. His responses about the IRS targeting conservatives, more lies. His claim that he did not draw a red line in Syria, the latest whopper. It’s all on tape – yet he brazenly lies hoping the liberal media will bail him out again as they did while helping him get elected and re-elected.

          • Ksp48

            Ok, then let me say that he bends over backwards to look fair and balance, but it matters not a whit as the liberals still revile, slander and hate him uncontrollably.

          • Cliffy44

            Brhurdle and MarioG, O’Reilly will soon be replaced, by Megyn Kelly; and not a moment too soon.

            Laura should also have her own FOX program.

          • MarioG

            So, you think Roger Ailes will replace his No. 1 host in all of cable TV since Fox News began? Hard to imagine.

            Hannity has consistently been No. 2. Besides he is the only reliably conservative host on Fox news.

            I think the weak link in prime time is Greta, who is so clueless on political and economic issues that it is often painful to watch. Her expertise is in legal issues, in which the adorable Megyn is an expert as well.

      • Brhurdle

        I too have found that Mr. O’Reilly has become impossible for me to watch. He has such an oversize ego that he berates guests who have different reasons for agreeing with his position. I find his treatment of Laura Ingrahm was more then I was able to tolerate. I would think that his behavior would offend a significant portion of his audience. Mr. Goldberg is very polite and always maintains decorum, but seems to carefully measure his positions so that the liberals will never be offended and will only consider him misguided. I know it’s my bias, but Mr. Goldberg appears to me to be embarassed that he has criticisms of liberals.

        • MarioG

          You are right on the money. I wouldn’t worry about Laura, who can take care of herself, or the other guests who know what they are getting into. The problem with O’Reilly is his preening arrogance and most of all, hypocrisy.

        • Cliffy44

          Brhurdle, do you agree with me that Laura Ingrahm should DEFINITELY replace Bill O’Reilly?
          Then, there’d be no Bernie Goldberg on TV, anywhere.

          PLUS, Ms. Ingrahm’s style and wit far eclipse the tired, worn out brain farts of Bill O’Reilly; and at least, Ms. Ingrahm doesn’t interrupt as soon as a guest starts answering a question.

          It’s time to say “Buh-Bye To Billy O”.

          • Brhurdle

            I no longer watch Bill O’Reilly since I find that he irritates me beyond explanation. I have no problem with other people watching him if they find him satisfactory, but it’s a wasted hour from my perspective. I also find that I don’t object to Mr. Goldberg, but I do find his criticisms of liberals couched in apologies to be cowardly. If Ms Ingrahm took over the 8:00p slot, I would definitely become a patron again

  • LAPhil

    I didn’t even think about the racial connotation of the “monkey” comment right away when Ann used it last night. She used a perfectly legitimate expression “to make a monkey out of someone and did so in the appropriate context. Now it’s possible she did so knowing how it would taken by some racism-conscious types, in which case it would have been done in order to pull their chains, something which Ann likes to do and for which I don’t blame her much.

    • Ksp48

      The first two times I didn’t even notice. After Hannity’s comment I suspect that you are precisely right.

  • docww

    As much as I dislike Obama’s policies, I don’t approve of attempts to degrade him as a human being. Calling him a monkey certainly falls in this category.

    You don’t need to go out on a limb to insult liberals because they live at the end of the limb. Let them do their own talking.

    • Ksp48

      She did not call him a monkey. She said Putin was making a monkey out of him. I saw it and thought nothing of it, until Hannity “cautioned” her. Who exactly is the racist by attributing racist connotations to that common expression?

      • Cliffy44

        Ksp, just in case you’ve not already noticed, the trespasser in the white house s the biggest freaken’ racist that’s been there since Lyndon Johnson – Ya remember him; don’t you?

        He’s the SOB that masterminded JFK’s assassination.

        Note to Vice President Biden: Vice President Lyndon Johnson wanted to be president so much that he engineered the then current president’s assassination. – – Just Sayin . . .

    • MarioG

      Doc – get a grip. Ann is degrading ONE low-life. She has no power to do anything else. When she said that Putin was making a monkey out of Obama she was calling a spade a spade. There I used a racist phrase according to the PC police. To me it’s just a proper use of English. In the meantime the monkey has degraded millions or working people, and his foreign policy has made the world a more dangerous place. Your concerns are misplaced.

      • docww

        MarioG–You may be right. I certainly agree with the essence of her arguments.

    • Wheels55

      Monkeys live out on a limb

      • Cliffy44

        . . . . and eat watermellon, grits and southern fried chicken, while watching Oprah, Chris Matthews, Morning Bob, Bill Mahr and Al Sharpton (NOT A LEGITIMATE REVEREND) on Television.

        That disease is called a “Low Education Voter” or a “Progressive Liberal Democrat”, who voted for the Primate-In-Chief. (Not for his color. But for his expertise, or more accurately, for his lack of any human quality – – Just ask Moosechelle, if you can catch her when she’s not stuffing her face, with food that you and I are paying for, while on any one of her 20 vacations, in any given year).

  • Fish and bones

    Do you really consider Ann’s comments to render her and Cyrus as moral equivalents?

    • MarioG

      That’s just Bernie reverting to his previous liberal self.

  • Jesse Salazar Sr.

    I like a man or woman who tells it like is. Sometimes the unvarnished truth hurts.
    Ann has nothing to hang her head about. When it comes to this President she is spot on. If you inject racism in her comments that is on you.

  • tomwinfield77

    Love your writing, Bernard. I also like Ann. I believe you misread her monkey references. Misunderstood. I also like Ann because she stood up to Obama and the Liberals in a strong, clear way when the rest of you were like leaves blowing around in the wind. Unable to say what you felt in a hard, declarative way. I also love you. You are a fresh breath of air on the O’Reilly Show. I wish we could figure a way to get you to accept Jesus as your savior and thereby obtain eternal life with God, along with Ann and me. Doesn’t Ann wear a cross? That means she takes it seriously. No mean-spirited monkey stuff. As far as Putin making a monkey out of Obama, he surely did, don’t you agree? Keep your stuff coming, Bernard. I still want to hear what you have to say. –tom

    • Fish and bones

      Amen.

  • allen goldberg

    She is way too smart..she knew exactly what she was doing and saying..and of course, she was right..I wonder how many liberals heads exploded???

    • MarioG

      That’s the whole point – liberals getting heartburn for a change. Their policies degrade entire populations but one small simile sends them whining home to Mommy!

      • Cliffy44

        MarioG, Al Sharpton and Rachell Madcow are perfect examples of your comment; of which, I agree 200%

  • Thomas_More

    Bernie, I have up to this point received your e-mailings…no more. Coulter has always used her wit to drive home a point. Using the monkey reference is simply an old phrase, one that I have use hundreds of times on my two, now grown sons. What is pathetic is how conservatives undermine each other by arguing about who has been TOO OFFENSIVE to that Marxist in the White House. Thank goodness she didn’t say that whe was just calling a spade a spade!

    • Rafael

      You, Thomas More, are what is wrong with too many conservatives. You say you have received Bernie’s e-mailings but you no longer want them. Why? Because this time you and he disagree. You apparently only want to read opinions you agree with. You are as bad as liberals who demand total orthodoxy.

    • Cliffy44

      Or a lawn jockey a lawn jockey.

      And besides, that piece of excrement, who is currently trespassing in the white house will be legally ousted, before the 2016 elections.
      That M.F.’er needs to be impeached and taught, for once and for all, the true significance of what the term “responsibility for one’s own actions” really means. And the significance of the sacred value of the once respected and revered American Constitution.

  • http://TrochilusTales.blogspot.com Trochilus

    Come on, Bernie! Sometimes you can really be quite frustrating. Should we now get the impression that you can take the boy out of CBS, but you sadly can’t take the CBS out of the boy?

    Bernie, it was not a personal philippic — it was mockery. And the point is well taken. The President drew a line in the sand, and then claimed he hadn’t when Assad stepped over the line!

    Those of us who have been around for a while, recall Dean Rusk’s famous line when he told Pres. Kennedy during the ’62 missile crisis:

    “We’re eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked.”

    Half a century later, Barack Obama has somehow managed to reverse that in his dealings with Putin.

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      And you think that in choosing to repeatedly use the word “monkey” instead of something like “fool”, Coulter had no anterior motive than that of merely weighing in on the situation in Syria?

      • MontanaMade

        This is really a big deal over nothing. The classic definition of the phrase from the Cambridge Dictionary is “to make one appear stupid.”

        In that context- Putin DID make Obama look stupid- period. Could Ann have used another phrase or word? yes, but why should she? That phrase is old english- it’s been around for 100’s of years. Is it racist? to some, maybe- not to most people. A monkey is a monkey is a monkey… I don’t think the color of a human’s skin defines a monkey. Two different animals.

        Which brings up another question: Why do we let society hi-jack words or phrases, then use them as weapons or “dog-whistles” against certain people?

        There’s a new word everyday that I can’t use any more- it’s hard to keep up!! But really- why should I?

        • Cliffy44

          MontanaMade, Putin did NOT make the corrupt lying muslim kenyan look stupid. Stanley Ann Durham did fine in that aspect, with no assistance needed from any outside entity.

          And, Montana, I find it so sad that others (not you) don’t have the wisdom to see that when referring to that “monkey” as a “monkey”, they’re referring not to the color of his melanon pigment; but rather, they’re referring to his adherence to a chimpanzee’s lack of intellect and applied wisdom that he proves to the world, any and everytime he speaks about anything.

      • http://TrochilusTales.blogspot.com Trochilus

        By employing the curious phrase “anterior motive” are you suggesting that Ann was somehow being up front in the use of what you saw as a “code” expression (monkey), one which some (such as you) would immediately flail and squawk about as an unacceptable affront?

        Gee, I always thought that accusations regarding the use of racial “code” expressions were based on ways of hiding one’s real meaning — not making it obvious. Sure you didn’t mean “ulterior motive?”

        Look, why don’t you ask her what her motive was? I’m over the PC tea-reading left jumping all over everything someone says as somehow consisting of a race-based or sex-based affront that must be confronted and condemned. Such accusations are frequently employed as a diversion — a way of changing the subject when things are not going well for some leftie.

        As I said in my comment above, I saw what she said as mockery — which the President deserved. Mr. Obama (and his new Sec’y of State) have so badly botched this issue that they have literally handed control of the issue over to — of all people — Vladimir Putin, the former KGB head who has been supplying the Assad regime and bad actors throughout that part of the world with deadly weapons and agents for decades!

        Even Jay Leno is now employing mockery — making jokes about Obama “being on a new diet” — the way it works is that every day Vladimir Putin eats his lunch!

    • Jesse Salazar Sr.

      Wow! Wish I had opined that. Kudos is for making it!

  • ph16

    I know I’ve said some things here on this board that I regret immensely and I’m sorry for in anger, so I’m just putting it out there to avoid being accused of a hypocrite.

    That said, Ann Coulter is really the Jerry Springer of punditry. She has become the biggest attention whore of the century. Whether it’s the Jersey Girls comments, calling John Edwards the f word, calling the President the r-word as well as using the r-word disparagingly two other times I know of, joking about killing Meghan McCain, her “National Disown Your Son Day” comment on National Coming Out Day….it goes on and on and it’s so hard just to keep up with her. She knows they’ll cause trouble, but she says them anyway. She’s an insult to conservatives and just humankind in general.

  • lark2

    Ann Coulter is a person who tells the TRUTH. Liberals don’t like her because she has no fear. She rips them openly and without fear every chance she gets. Sadly, there are Republicans and Conservatives who are afraid of their own shadow. They think they need to be nice and go along to get along. They get trashed constantly and always come back for more. Ann Coulter is cut from a different bolt of cloth. I celebrate Ann Coulter.

    • Cliffy44

      Ditto

  • david l. carls

    Ann Coulter has become tedious,

  • Paul Vasek

    I watched last night and was cringing as Ann was saying that…shame on her.

    • lark2

      Do you “cringe” every time the Liberals play the Race Card in response to ANY criticism of Obama? Have Republicans EVER been credited with going along? Has the media EVER been “fair”? They play in the dirt, we allow it and then we LOSE.

      • ph16

        But Coulter’s comments don’t help conservatives look any good especially when some of us automatically try to defend her comments no matter how awful they are.

      • Paul Vasek

        Ann knows better and the left are horrible and we should rise above such silliness.

      • bmmg39

        One can cringe when people wrongly play the race card AND when someone uses a racially charged term.

  • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

    The most irritating thing about this is that Coulter has finally given people like Chris Matthews and the other nuts at MSNBC a LEGITIMATE example of those racial “code words” and “dog whistles” they’re always screaming about.

    • Franklyn Douglas

      The more I follow you John the more hope I see. I am glad that so far the responses to her MONKEY comments have been frowned at. I listen to John Gibson on Fox News Radio and I have read his book. The swift boating of George Bush. In the book and on his radio he shouts down black people when we say. The Monkey comments are a step too far. That they are harmful racial comments that marginalize black people. His response is that if you google bush and monkey…there are tons of comments about him being a monkey. Therefore doing the same to Obama is not racial or racist. That drove me and drives me crazy. The difference is Bush is white….and calling white people monkeys has not been used to hold them back or treat them unfairly because of there skin color. So if you call Obama a bobcat, hippo, or giraffe that is ok. But the monkey term has a painful history. And it’s things like this that makes it hard for me as a black conservative. To try to bring other black people into the fold.

      But it’s small times like this….that give me hope. Now I’m sure someone will walk in and throw fire on the good right minded people in here. But for a moment…..all was good.

      • Ksp48

        At no time did she call President Obama a Monkey. Not once. She did say that Putin was making a monkey of him.

        • Franklyn Douglas

          Wow are we really going to play this game ? Sometimes it’s ok to say people do stupid or hateful things. I will just shake my head and walk away.

          • Cliffy44

            Hey Franklin, I’ll give you a dollar if you walk away and go and play your banjo, while you and your incestual cousins bark at the moon, whilst drinking Mountain Dew out of jugs.

        • Cliffy44

          Ksp48, you’re 150% correctamundo; and it’s mental midgets, such as Franklyn Douglas who are incapable of comprehending anything beyond “See Spot Run”, from the “Adventures of Dick and Jane”, from kindergarten reading books.

      • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

        Thanks Franklyn.

        I’ve written many columns on this site in which I’ve taken to task those who treat people differently based on their race. Liberals tend to do this far more often than conservatives do, typically in an unintentionally condescending way. For example, those who say that voter ID laws discriminate against minorities are essentially saying that minorities aren’t as competent as white people. I think that’s absolutely ridiculous.

        I subscribe to Martin Luther King’s dream of living in a color-blind country.

        But this notion that we’re supposed to completely ignore our racial history, and the racist inferences of the past, is absurd.

        This isn’t about being PC. It’s about common decency, and an insulting feigning of self-unawareness by Ann Coulter.

        Here’s a line of questioning I would put forth to those defending her today:

        Do you believe that when Ann used that phrase over and over again with Hannity, in reference to our current president, that she honestly didn’t know that she was saying something provocative?

        If you honestly believe that she didn’t think she was saying something provocative, or that she didn’t foresee how her words would be taken, I could at least accept your point of view (though I would strongly disagree with your conclusion).

        But if you believe that she DID know she was saying something provocative, WHY was it provocative? Was it provocative because she said it against a president of the United States? Or was it provocative because our president is black?

        And if the latter is correct, what was the point she was making by using that phrase? What was the statement she was making?

        • Franklyn Douglas

          Well said and thanks for a reasonable voice in the forest today. I just scratch my head at times. I don’t think some conservatives she the harm they are causing. Or don’t seem to then understand why more minorities don’t give conservative thought a fair shake. The Dems may not do anything for us. But at least they don’t demean us and then act like I have no right to be offended. You have no idea how hard it is to be black and conservative . I catch hell from Black dems, and conservatives say the dumbest things. I`m torn between a rock and a hard place.

          On the voter ID point. I am all for having a valid ID card. But I will ask you what I asked Herman Cain on his radio talk show a few days ago. Aside from valid ID. What is the reason for cutting down early voting. I mean true its available to all voters. Statistics show that a larger % of the black voting block uses early voting. So this effects them more. Next in Texas and North Carolina they have also cut the number of voting stations on college campuses and disallowed the students college ID to be a valid form of ID. I wonder what voting block this affects more. Could it be the young who overwhelmingly voted for Obama and just may do the same for H. Clinton ? I think this is just too coincidental. I could go on but just one more. We all know that the polls are packed on voting day and many polling stations have long lines. Well they have changed the laws so that now a judge cannot keep the polls open until everyone in line has a chance to vote. I’m not talking about people that walk up after the polls close. I’m talking about people that were in line but not inside the building when the polls officially close. Even at Wal Mart when a cashier is closing they tell the last person in line that they are the last to be served. I mean c`mon We can all see this is to get less people to vote. Because the GOP voting base is older, whiter, and votes at a higher % on the final day in polling stations. So my question to you is….how do you justify this. I believe make people show a valid state ID. Then make it as easy as possible for people with ID to Vote. The world is hectic……so give more time to vote. Just convince more people to vote for your side. Don`t use dirty tricks to stop the base of the other party.

          • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

            There’s a lot of frustration that many conservatives, including myself, experience when it comes to the topic of race in this country.

            Conservative policies and the conservative philosophy have nothing to do with race. They’re colorblind. We’re concerned with creating an environment in which everyone can succeed if they work hard and make smart decisions. Our instincts tell us that this message should resound with everyone, regardless of their race or gender.

            Liberals on the other hand, have worked diligently to convince minorities that they’re different than whites – that they’re victims. Their message is that minorities CAN’T make it in a country with a white majority, and thus they need the help of the Democratic party to ‘even up the playing field’.

            I think we both know that in reality, the Democratic party’s idea of ‘evening up the playing field’ is essentially making it harder for EVERYONE to succeed. But the perception they’ve created is that conservatives are disinterested in the betterment of minorities because they don’t cater to racial demographics. And frustratingly, many minorities buy into that perception.

            The media is as much to blame for this as anyone. They play the race-card at every given opportunity, and they largely get away with it. Conservatives are framed as racists for opposing a black president, and they’re sick and tired of having to explain why they’re not.

            I think that’s what is behind a lot of the reaction you’re reading today regarding Ann Coulter’s comments. Many conservatives are so sick of the race-baiting that their instinct is to fight back against any charge involving race.

            What I think people keep missing, however, is that Coulter did this on purpose. She wasn’t misinterpreted. She was interpreted exactly the way she intended to be interpreted, and think Bernie precisely nailed her motivations.

            I very much admire your stance as a black conservative, especially with all of the heat you take from your peers. I’d say that the best thing you can do is stick to your principles, vote for the policies, and don’t let the people who make idiotic statements affect your core beliefs. Trust me, there are just as many Democrats saying dumb things as there are Republicans. People like Todd Akin and Ann Coulter don’t speak for me. I speak for me and my vote speaks for me.

            I’m all for early voting, so I can’t really make a defense against it. I don’t see how it would target minorities however. Even if a higher percentage of minorities took advantage of early voting than whites, the change affects everyone. Lots of loyal Republicans certainly vote early as well. I can’t imagine the GOP would want to discourage them. I’d have to look up the details on the college campus change. I’m not familiar enough with it to weigh in with constructive thought, but I’ll certainly do my homework.

          • Franklyn Douglas

            Fair enough. I agree about your view of what the Dems are doing to minorities. But I think since history tells me not to believe in the inherit goodness of man. I do think there is a place for government to look out for peoples rights. And it does kind of bother me when some conservatives NEVER see race. They seem to take huge leaps and bounds to never see it. Sadly at times I think the only thing many white conservatives will agree was racist was the killing of Mr Byrd in Texas. But sadly you don’t have to pull a man behind a truck and behead him to qualify as something being racial or racist. Anyway thanks to you and a few others here that at least have a open mind and are a bit more welcoming of other perspectives.

          • Bob Hadley

            “I think we both know that in reality, the Democratic party’s idea of ‘evening up the playing field’ is essentially making it harder for EVERYONE to succeed. But the perception they’ve created is that conservatives are disinterested in the betterment of minorities because they don’t cater to racial demographics. And frustratingly, many minorities buy into that perception. ”

            When you talk like this you are demeaning the discussion. You are implying that minorities are Democrats or vote Democratic, not because out of informed opinion and conviction, because they are being bought-off or hoodwinked. If you think someone is being bought-off or hoodwinked, there is no reason to have a discussion with him. If you talk to him, you assume the missionary position. :)

            It that old canard: “Anyone who is in basic disagreement with me is not rational.” This is a way of thinking of many on all points f the spectrum.

            My parent were both flaming liberals. From the time we were small, they taught my older brother and me, both by example and by instruction, to respect those we merely disagree with or who vote differently or who worship or believe differently from us. They repeatedly told us that we are no better people who act or think or believe differently from us. The only exception to this was those of any persuasion (even our own) who act bigoted or demeaning to others.

            Yes, many liberals fall into the rut you describe. But I think there are many, many, many more who do not.

            “Liberals on the other hand, have worked diligently to convince minorities that they’re different than whites – that they’re victims. Their message is that minorities CAN’T make it in a country with a white majority, and thus they need the help of the Democratic party to ‘even up the playing field’.”
            As Alan Dershowitz once charitably said to Bernie: “You’re using too broad a brush.”
            Many consider me a liberal, especially conservatives. What you said in no way describes me In fact, I know of very few liberals (other than when I was in college) who even barely resembles your characterization.

  • Bordergranny

    Coulter has always been a bomb thrower. She does not speak for any conservative that I know. Can’t stand the woman.

  • Seattle Sam

    Bernie, when you go on TV are you not trying to be provocative also? If so, then your only point is that you think the limits to which you will go are lower than Ann’s.

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      Bernie is sometimes seen as provocative because he’s brutally honest. He says what other people are thinking but are afraid to say. Coulter’s merely an attention-hungry shock jock at this point. She’s not saying what other people are thinking. She’s just dropping an f-bomb in a library so everyone around her will stop what they’re doing and give her some attention.

  • Haaseline

    Bernie, this is why I listen to your journalism on an entertainment program “The Factor” …. Its the one time a week we get journalism and with Kraut we get political opinion… the rest whether right or (left) is entertainment… and we watch and listen to entertainment to be “entertained” . Ms Coulter is entertaining…period. Kraut is intellectually provocative and you are a fair and provocative journalist …. keep up the good work and continue to write about the truth…its still “entertaining”!!! Best!!

  • floridahank

    I don’t see people getting all worked up about what journalists or commentators say — they’re just trying to make a point — it’s not the end of the world!
    All you have to do is take everything with a grain of salt. If you don’t like it, disregard it, if you like it pass it on. I like to read things from the right and the left, the libs, and conservs…..nobody has all the answers or solutions and you can learn something from idiots sometimes.. Think for yourself and don’t panic.

    • Bordergranny

      Coulter gives fodder for the libs that is why we care. She is opportunistic. Carl Rove in another pundit who is cluesless I want them off the screen and put somewhere in obscurity. They do not speak for any conservative I am familiar with.

  • Kevin

    Present company excluded, it’s hard to find a sincere, articulate, erudite conservative who is steadfast, passionate and is skilled in the art of advancing an intellectual argument without offending his opposites. Pandering is not the goal, but rather the argument goes that much further when perceived offense is not part of the discussion. Milton Friedman was superb, as was Bill Buckley, still my favorite of all time.

  • JohnC

    Ann is the first to “ManUp” to Leftists on TV with Common Sense. She pointed out that American Unity was divided by Leftists to subvert that unity with African preceding American,No God or Judeo-Christian ethic fro LeftDEMarxists, and certainly redirecting man’s freedom to “StateControl” with CulturalMarxism for our young.

    By the way Ann I have a single-masculine son who would compliment your strength and independence :)

  • some angry white guy in texas

    Bravo, Mr. Goldberg! The popular media’s political people all operate like she does to some degree. Whether right or left wing, nearly all seek to get people upset–either with them or at them. Ann Coulter generally takes the latter approach.

    I do think she should be taken to task for referring to Obama as a monkey. That comparison is highly insulting to monkeys and being an animal lover, I don’t appreciate that.

    • lark2

      Coulter said PUTIN made a monkey of Obama …..he did.

      • ph16

        Why not the word “fool” or something like that? She had to know that people would consider her comment racist especially when “monkey” and “President Obama”, the first African American president are used in the same sentence?

        • Stephanie S

          Why do we have to tippy-toe when using common expressions? If I say “Ann Coulter’s commentary is too plain vanilla for me,” am I slamming her for being white? When can we leave our little-kid sensitivities behind?

          • ph16

            Well bascially, calling a black person a monkey is obviously racist. I agree the left can be too sensitive when it comes to words like these at times, but this was sheer racism period.

          • Cliffy44

            It was more a commentary on his lack of any humanly redeeming qualities.
            Who cares that he’s an Oreo Zebra?

    • Cliffy44

      Some Angry White Guy In Texas: I disagree with you, when you said that “Ann should be taken to task for referring to obama as a monkey”. She should have referred to, with all due respect; and far more biological accuracy, as an orangutan.

      AND, S.A.W.G.I.T.,I especially love and sincerely agree with you that the comparison between the kenyan POS and monkeys is demeaning and disrespectful to “The American Association Of Monkeys, Who Want To Rid Themselves Of The Saga Of Being Compared To The Rodeo-Clown-In-Chief.”

  • bobjr4freedom

    I like this Bernie.Ann Coulter knows how to spread her mouth around and she wonders why no one likes her.I hate to say that but her yaps is worse the Miley Cyrus’s songs.

  • MarioG

    Bernie needs to calm down. Unlike Bernie, who would be eaten for lunch by the liberal activists because he believes they are as honest as he is, Ann’s MO is to fight fire with fire.

    When you listen carefully to the essence of what she’s saying – which requires one to look past the distractingly feminine attributes and wiles that seem to have defied being corralled – her research and fact-finding is brilliant and meticulous. No one uses Nexis-Lexis to better effect than she does.

    Her take-down of Bernie’s friend Bill O’Reilly in a column titled “Killing History” using O’Reilly’s series of “Killing….” books against him, was simply spectacular – and O’Reilly had no rebuttal because she proved he was flat-out wrong about RFK being a heroic savior of the blacks in the south.

    Everything she says about liberal DemocRATS is 100% accurate – just look at how they repeatedly screwed the black community from fighting to preserve slavery to terrorizing them through the KKK to filibustering civil rights legislation and then building the Government Plantations in every urban center, finally finding a way to destroy the black family which had survived the dark days of slavery and Jim Crow (D) by paying them to have more kids without getting married. All this mayhem while pretending they were helping blacks. If more Americans, especially blacks, who I suspect of suffering from a version of Stockholm Syndrome towards their DemocRAT oppressors, realized it, this the country would be a far better place.

    • lark2

      Careful … you’re not being nice!

      • MarioG

        Like Ann, I have no intentions of being nice to liberals and effete moderates. I grew up under socialism and it has followed me here. I don’t take kindly to anyone who is either FOR statism, or wishy washy like Bernie and O’Reilly always looking to give those screwing us the benefit of the doubt. I have no doubt that the liberals are destroying our economy and standing in the world.

        • ph16

          Um, in case you didn’t notice, liberals are human beings too, they’re not monsters to destroy. It’s a shame many conservatives can’t realize that on this board.

          • MarioG

            Yeah, liberals are human beings, just barely. Besides, no one wants to destroy them – just their hideous ideology which has destroyed the hopes and dreams of millions of people, especially the poor, wherever it has been used from fully developing their potential, and also causing political oppression in the most extreme cases. Yet they pretend they are God’s gift to the poor the insufferable hypocrites. Just look what they’ve done to the black community in every urban center in the country. – trapped them as a permanent underclass with failing schools and no jobs because of the prevailing wage laws and disincentives to small and medium sized business and insults like “you didn’t build that” from a clueless community organizer who has never worked a day in the private sector.

          • Patrick H.

            “Yeah, liberals are human beings, just barely.”

            Wow, is this what politics has come to when we consider those who we disagree with to be barely human?

            And while I agree with you that their policies have had destructive consequences like you’ve noted. I think it’s not a result of liberals being evil, but just well intentioned and we all know where the road to good intentions often leads.

          • MarioG

            What does “politics” mean to you? To me liberal politics means the lowest labor force participation rate in history, the highest deficits and national debt in history FIVE years into an administration who said they were going to fix things. Only I knew from being a refugee from a previously socialist country that it was a cruel hoax.

            Karl Marx may have been well intentioned when he hypothesized that a group of elites could know what was good for everyone else better than they do, but he did not have the evidence we have now that it’s all a crock because it denies human nature to be free and independent. The modern liberals have the evidence but they don’t care – all they care about is political power. The Clintons, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are great examples of this – they will say and do ANYTHING to maintain their power and to HELL with the consequences.

            THAT is why Ann and I despise them – because what they do to people – what they have done to millions of blacks.

          • Cliffy44

            PH, exactly when was it that progressive liberals actually evolved into “human being” status??

  • Red47

    One can jump the shark. In my view, Ann (whose early work I usually enjoyed) jumped the interview shark a couple of years back when she started being provocative for the sake of being provocative. It meant to me that she has nothing left to say.
    Miley Cyrus became Ann Coulter.

    • Cliffy44

      And, the corrupt lying kenyan muslim became human.

      • Red47

        You are babbling.

  • expat50

    I must agree with you Bernie. I have enjoyed Ann’s biting commentary for a long time, but really feel she crossed the line on her “monkey” comment. I have very strong conservative views and am certainly not an Obama fan, but her remarks were over the top and blatantly disrespectful. I think Hannity was embarrassed as well. Might want to think twice before having her back (or on any Fox News program). Such speech only feeds the liberal pundits and I’m sure will be replayed on MSNBC many, many times. Some level of standards and respect needs to be maintained on both sides, and conservatives should at least set the example of avoiding cheap shots.

  • Bucky Butler

    Alvin Garrett would sure be proud. I agree with the sentiment that it was deliberate for the “shock” value, per se. But you’re playing into her point of liberal sensitivities and over zealous political correctness gone amok. This is all really much ado about nothing.

  • F16JetJock

    Mr. Goldberg
    I sense a bit of professional jealousy. If you know you are “better” than her, then why stoop to comment on her perceived deficiencies since ALL of we humans have deficiencies including you. Indeed, instead of wasting our time and yours commenting on colleagues, you should spend all of your time improving your brand and occupation.

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      Are you saying that commentators should only comment on themselves?

      • F16JetJock

        Hi, John
        Indeed, I was concise and definitive in my missive. Please re-read the last sentence.

      • Drew Page

        No, John, I think F16 is saying “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” I have read articles by Bernie when he was upset with something that someone else said or did.
        They may play “Hail to the Chief” when Mr. Obama strolls into a room, but he still puts his pants on one leg at a time. The point is when he screws up, he shouldn’t be above criticism, even caustic criticism, just because he holds the office.
        As far as I am concerned, all journalists, reporters, columnists and talk show hosts are entertainers, first and foremost. They all want the public’s attention, the by line, the anchor position, the number 1 ratings for their radio or TV shows and they all have their ways of getting that attention. Are Chris Matthews, Rachael Madow, Ed Schultz or Keith Oberman better pundits than Ann Coulter? Are they more P.C. more polite or respectful when they tear into Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman, or George Bush?
        I think a commentator like Bernie should spend equal time evaluating the comments of some of these liberal pundits.

        • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

          >>I think a commentator like Bernie should spend equal time evaluating the comments of some of these liberal pundits.

          Drew, Have you really not noticed that he takes liberal pundits to task all the time for their racial rhetoric?

  • Joh

    Well put. I consider myself a conservative, but most of the things that come out of her mouth make me cringe. For every 10 left wing moron like Bill Maher or Michael Moore I suppose one nut like Ann Coulter is not a bad average

    • Junior Crusher

      i fully agree. i cant stand ann coulter nor can i stand rush limbaugh for that matter. these one dimensional commentators who only know rhetoric make their side look bad. the left is full of these people but the right is not empty. i can figure out on my own how dumb i think liberals are, i dont need help with that. what i do need is someone with something constructive, i like to hear people smatter than myself discuss solutions, not bash opponents.

  • Gloria

    Calling him a monkey is high praise. A compliment. Monkeys are pretty intelligent.

    • joepotato

      I don’t know… Monkeys everywhere should feel insulted … I’m sure PETA will have something to say…. ;-)

      • MarioG

        Precisely. What the hell does she have against monkeys?

        • Cliffy44

          From what I’ve recently read, most self-respecting monkeys would rip your face off, if you compared them to Barry, in person. (or is that “In Monkey”?)

          • MarioG

            Is that why 90% plus voted to re-elect their fellow-monkey?

      • some angry white guy from Texa

        Monkeys making funny noises, run around like freaks, and fling poo. Without a doubt that puts them at least 5 rungs above Obama on the evolutionary ladder and at least 10 rungs above anyone who voted for him.

        • Franklyn Douglas

          Maybe I spoke too soon in my prior post. Oh well it was nice while it lasted.

          • Integrity

            My apologies. I know some of this ridiculous, over the top, language is hurtful to you. We are never going to get anywhere with this kind of stupidity.

          • Cliffy44

            Franklyn, does your Mommy know that you’re using her computer for more than looking at porn pictures of her, from the night that you were conceived in the back seat of a stolen pick-up truck?

        • gloria

          You said it bro!
          Well put.

        • Cliffy44

          OMG, that’s the best thing I heard, since they re-introduced Hostess Twinkees.

      • Gloria

        The monkeys are – as we speak – forming a union, a coalition, banding together to protest this comparison as demeaning to monkeys of all types. The gorillas, the chimps, the orangutans, etc. find the comments absurd and animal-racism at its worst. They may run a candidate in 2016, and if he/she/it loses there will be a zoo backlash across the nation.

        • joepotato

          I’m not surprised… The monkeys have wanted their own union for a while ever since PETA paved the way…. I don’t worry about the gorillas too much, but those d*** chimps and orangutans can really take the property value down…. Sure your taxes go down, but you never know when one of those primitive primates will break through your window and wait for you to return with your bank card… It can really get ugly… ;-)

        • Cliffy44

          And, Gloria, that candidate will be the super RINO and obama Lover – Chris Christie.

          I would vote for Charlie Sheen or Pee-Wee Herman, before I’d ever vote for Chris Christie.

      • Cliffy44

        Joepotato, when you say “monkeys everywhere”, are you including Moosechelle in that equation?

  • Jon

    Ann more than anyone else gives conservatives a bad name and keeps potential converts away. She completely lives up to the stereotype that conservatives are heartless.

    • MarioG

      Why is it “wrong” for Ann to use a verbal battle axe when almost every liberal media personality and commentator does it – with only a small handful on the conservative side like Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Malkin and Coulter.

      Are those moderates open to conversion only bothered when conservatives do it?

      Who would ever be converted by the over-civilized O’Reilly or Bernie or even Laura Ingraham, who never fail to profess their LOVE and RESPECT for liberals as individuals. LOVE and RESPECT, for people who are destroying lives and putting the country in harms way? Phooey!

      If you listen to the facts she lays out you would know that it is the Democrats who are heartless – just look what they have done to the black community. Any sane moderate worthy of conversion would see that she is fighting fire with fire. We don’t need weak-kneed converts, we need to expose liberal perfidy and defeat them in the arena of ideas.

      • Jon

        It’s wrong because she is clearly trying to make a racist statement to get attention. Should Christians behead people in battle because Muslims do it? If your no better than your opposition then there isn’t any point to fighting.

        • MarioG

          a) Making a monkey out of someone, i.e. making a fool out of someone, is an old English saying that you now come along and decide is “racist”. Phooey! You have no idea what was in her mind.

          b) We are talking about political speech here, not a physical attack like beheading. Wise up.

          You have to listen to the facts and analysis to realize that we ARE better than the opposition as far as what we do for the poor and the downtrodden – just look at what the DemocRATS have done to the black community over the years. Besides, their polemicists vastly outnumber ours, so it is absurd to say that one gorgeous conservative blonde bombshell will deter the moderates whereas an ugly toad like Bill Maher and the scores of others like him, will not.

          • ph16

            Do you know something? I’m no Obama fan, but honestly I’m getting sick and tired of you and some other conservatives dehumanize liberals the way you do. They’re humans, you arrogant snob, don’t you realize if you were born in the same circumstances and by the same parents and experienced what they experienced, you’d be a liberal too. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

          • MarioG

            What rhetorical point are you trying to make by saying they are humans, as if that is in dispute. What is at issue is their hideous ideology and their chronic lying about everything large and small led by a president who is a modern incarnation of Pinocchio. His latest is denying he drew a red line in Syria in spite of being on video clearly saying it in on August 20, 2012. Liberals think they know what’s good for everyone else better than they do. Their ideology has never worked anywhere it has been used to uplift the poor and downtrodden yet they keep doubling down on policies that have never worked. Just look at what Obama has done to the US economy and foreign policy. The labor force participation rate is at it’s lowest in history and we are the laughing stock of the world and emboldening our enemies by “leading from behind”.

          • ph16

            Well, my point is that often some conservatives talk about liberals as Ann does like they’re evil monsters instead of people with different points of view even if they’re wrong and ignorant. I disagree with their ideology, but I wish you would be nicer to them and not cheer lead every time Ann Coulter throws a bombshell like this one.

          • MarioG

            Here’s why Ann and I consider liberal DemocRATS evil.

            They just don’t have a “different point of view” as you so quaintly put it as if they are harmless.

            The Democrats fought a bloody civil war to preserve slavery. They then terrorized the freed slaves through their KKK subsidiary. Then Democrat Senators including Al Gore, Sr. filibustered civil rights legislation.
            It was Democrat Governor Fritz Hollings who first flew the Confederate flag over the Statehouse in South Carolina. Bill Clinton’s mentor was segregationist Sen. Wm. Fulbright.

            Democrat
            LBJ FINALLY found a way to break up the black family which had survived
            the dark days of slavery and Jim Crow (D). In 1965 births to unwed
            black mothers was 24%. Then LBJ started paying them to have more kids
            without marrying to increase their welfare benefits. Today, births to
            unwed mothers among blacks is 73% and the poverty rates among families
            headed by single black women is 60%, which is like a third world
            country. In the meantime, the
            poverty rate among two-parent black families is 8%, which is LOWER than
            the rate for all two-parent American families which is 11%.

            Then, to add insult to injury, they pretend that they are the champions of the black community.

            Since Obama was elected, racial divisiveness has become worse, not better, because he sees race in everything including opposition to his policies. His policies have stifled the small and medium sized businesses where most of our jobs traditionally come from through threats of higher taxes and regulations, the disaster called Obamacare and his insults that they didn’t build their businesses. This from a community organizer who has never worked a day in the private sector. Labor force participation is at the lowest level in history, and federal deficits and the national debt is at an all time high with nothing to show for it. I won’t even get into the mess in foreign affairs and increasing the jeopardy to Israel.

            If all that is not EVIL, how would you describe it?

          • Cliffy44

            MarioG, it seems that ph16 “put something in his pipe, and smoked it” (as he suggested that you should do), before and while he was writing his blurb.

            And, I and the rest of intellectual America could NOT agree with you more, in your opinion of the MONKEY-IN-CHIEF.

          • MarioG

            Cliffy44 – You are a great American.

      • Franklyn Douglas

        And how does her comments and your support. with knowledge of the terrible history of SOME RACIST white people comparing black people to monkeys help to make black moderates or conservatives feel welcomed ? Or should i say at least a valued equal ?
        One step forward….two steps backwards. SHM

  • SkyCitizen

    Bernie

    Ann
    is a polemicist, it’s her profession. Where you
    analyze she characterizes her victims, and being victims is what liberals do
    best. Conservatives buy her books and liberals howl about them. I sure Ann
    appreciates the free advertizing. So, is calling President Obama a
    monkey fair? Let the reader be the Judge. Personally I think Obama is more like
    a 60s Jaguar automobile, looks great but won’t take you anywhere without
    breaking down. But then my analogy won’t sell any books. Somehow, I think
    Thomas Paine is in Heaven laughing his butt off.

  • clutch cargo

    C’mon Bernie. If you are upset about the commonly used phrase “make a monkey” …. perhaps you are projecting your disparaging subconscious.

    Stop with the

  • ScranunSlim

    The WSJ routinely says things like “The market makes monkeys out of the economists every day.” And then there was the brouhaha when Howard Cosell said a black player “a little monkey.”

    But Coulter saying it THREE TIMES is just too deliberate and deserves censure

    • retsam369

      I’ll bet that you wouldn’t consider censure for billy maher, or al sharpton!

      • ScranunSlim

        Au contraire, mon ami. Le Guillotine for both of ‘em.

        I always thought Rush should’ve warned his affiliates that at
        exactly 12:29 he was going to play a clip of Maher calling Palin the “c-word,” then refused to pay the FCC fine on the grounds that HE didn’t say it – Maher did Then offer to debate “Phony Pheminists” with The Nation’s Katrina vanden Eveil or that nitwit Jehmu “Let’s have a National Conversation” Green, who once called Tucker Carlson a “bow-tying white boy”

      • Cliffy44

        retsam369, I think that a tarring and feathering would be a far more deserved activity for Mr. Roadmap Face-mahr or for Race-Baiting-sharpton. AND, I would pay the rights to have that taped for broadcast as a Pay-Per-View event.

    • Red47

      Howard said a lot more than that. The monkey comment was the final straw.

      • Cliffy44

        Red47, so tell us – What else did Mr. Cossell say???????

        • Red47

          You are allowed to read stories about him like everyone else. Google, the library, people who were into sports when he was popular…it’s there. And when you search, it’s Howard Cosell. Have fun.

  • retsam369

    I loved it! Someone has the b^lls to say it like it is. The pc crowd be damned!

    • Franklyn Douglas

      I don’t understand the hatred of being PC. As a black man that lives in the south I can appreciate that it’s not the norm for people to call me BOY anymore. Or That I don’t have to walk in the street or cross the street when “good white folk” pass by. I’m sure Jewish people like that they are not called some of the hateful things they were called in open in the past. It seems that people have a problem being respectful of others. Which I don’t understand.

      When I hear people complain about things being more PC or diverse now. It makes me wonder if they are mad that its not acceptable to call me the ” N WORD” anymore. Lol now I’m being provocative

      • Cliffy44

        GO AWAY.

  • Paul Borden

    Bernie: How about your next column you write about how O’Reilly has “jumped the shark.” I have quit watching him ever since he went from talking over his guests to shouting over them, and it’s amazing how it has improved my attitude in the evenings, not to mention my blood pressure.

    • Cliffy44

      Paul, when O’Reilly shouts over his guests, seconds after he asks for their comments, or before he tells them that he’s going to give them the last word, all that jerk-in-a-box (NOT A TYPO) is doing is proving, beyond any reasonable doubt, that he is no better than the MSNBS A-Hole Chris Matthews – Ya know he’s also known as “Mr. Thrill Up His Leg”, whenever the Monkey-In-Chief is near, or if he’s on TV.

  • ginger

    So, she said monkey,,,so what? We know that she was referring to obama’s ineptness.

    • Cliffy44

      Ginger, that’s what the brain-dead progressive liberals can’t seem to perceive.

      I guess that that comes from watching too much sharpton, rove, morning joe, colmes, behar, beckel, matthews, mahr, madcow, juan williams and geraldo rivera.

      Did I forget anyone?

      P.S. The Monkey (obama) is as sharp as a bowling ball; but far less intellectual.

  • Richard A. Ekstedt

    As someone, like O’Reilly, is a political Independent and is Center/Right, I have to remind everyone this comment the Hard Right still plays down. Ann Coulter: “JEWS NEED TO BE PERFECTED!” I saw her say this on tv, as she smirked and laughed. She is an insult to anyone who is a conservative and is a trivial Diva Howard Stern/Al Sharpton level shock jock

  • Nicholas344

    Yes Ann is being provacative but the real question is why it works. What is this weakness in our personalities that allows for the superiority of style over substance? There is very little substance in the media because of the concern for and the dominance of style. it is this weakness that explains the success of the demagogue
    .
    “The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he”.Karl Kraus

    Of course this explains Obama but that is another topic.

    • legal eagle

      It works only on people with limited intelligence…

  • paco12348

    I like Ann Coulter, I didn’t miss what she was doing with the words used but I think she does see many things clearly and doesn’t mince words. The Left sure doesn’t mince words and are quick to yell Racist or let lies roll out of the mouths. Obama lies every time his mouth opens.
    All we needed was for our own Conservatives to ATTACK other conservatives and their methods! Thanks Bernie, one can always count on you.

    • Franklyn Douglas

      Ok really ….He lies every time he open his mouth ?
      So even when he say hello, or I love you to his kids….he lying ?
      Your a fair and balanced person.

      • Cliffy44

        And, Franklyn, YOU are a festering piece of rancid 5 day old dog-obama.

  • Chris

    Bernie – this is really getting old. Can you get me the handbook on PC terms that are offensive. I was not raised when there were slaves. I was not raised in the south. I am sure there are a LOT of thing that Blacks or African Americans or Hispanics or Mexican Americans have been called that I am simply unaware of. For that matter, Polish and German and Italian and French and people from Bali Bali. A monkey is a monkey. Can we stop playing into the hands of the race card players?

    • legal eagle

      You’re either 5 years old or just playing ignorant…..or both..

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      99% of the time, when liberals accuse prominent conservatives of using racial “code words” and “dog whistles”, the charge is utter nonsense.

      What Coulter did was give the libs a LEGITIMATE example to cling to. She knew what she was doing. And even though she did it for personal attention, other conservatives will now have to answer for her.

      • Franklyn Douglas

        Thanks I needed that, that does of common sense.

        • Cliffy44

          Franklyn, your Mom just told me to tell you that you’ve been disowned, out of sheer embarrassment; and that you’re not to come to Thanksgiving or Christmas family events ever again.

      • Integrity

        Good grief! What the hell is going on here? I get tired of the extreme political correctness as well, but the intent here was clearly to be provocative in a manner that was clearly racist. It is the INTENT, not the actual use of the word monkey that I have an issue with. And the thought that I may be in agreement with Legal Eagle on something scares the hell out of me!

  • http://theromancatholicvote.com/ catholicvoter

    I used to be a fan of Ann’s. I learned a lot about certain aspects of history by reading her books. But I have noticed that she’s been losing it over the last few years. I’m with a lot of you – Chris Christie?! PLEASE! Then Mitt? Not the Ann I used to know.
    Good job last night, Bernie. Keep up the good work.

  • theFantom

    The difference between Ann and Miley, if this really needs to be stated, is that Ann has something to say while Miley is struggling with her post-Hannah Montana identity crisis. If Miley were smart enough, she’d perform ritual Satanic masses on stage to make her YouTube presence soar. If you read Ann’s books, there is actually content and you will learn something. You might dispute her salesmanship, but don’t disregard her research efforts.

  • Susan

    Ann is so beautiful and intelligent she doesn’t need to draw attention to herself with bombastic comments. Once we conservatives understand that a higher bar is required to not TURN OFF YOUNG PEOPLE to our cause, maybe we will get more traction. My 2 daughters, in their 20’s, are conservative or at least moderate by nature. However, once they detect showmanship whether it’s liberal or conservative, they turn off the political message entirely. It’s okay for me to be bombastic on Twitter or Facebook, I’m not a highly paid political pundit. But those in the public eye do our cause terrible harm by turning off young people.

    • Franklyn Douglas

      Bravo well said. And some minorities too. And we just may be needed next election cycle. Just a thought.

      • Cliffy44

        Franklyn, just like the Monkey-In-Chief, you also won’t go away. Are you a relative of his?

  • Callipygian1

    For those who say Ann was wrong about Romney, which Republican would have done better?

    • Gandalf

      Newt! His mind and mouth would have done much better. Ann has done well promoting herself, but what does she have to say that has any meaning or appropriate to the conversations? I would call her a Bill Buckley wanna be! Sorry to say, FOX brings out a bunch of bags of wind as regulars and she is on that list. When TEA Party futures are down, Colter’s future is up! Romney? Really?

    • Cliffy44

      Too bad that Rand Paul wasn’t running, in 2012.

  • Brian Fr Langley

    In 2013 the world scientific consensus, is that we have global warming. BUT in the days prior to WW2, there was much scientific consensus that evolution had created (some) less and (some) more evolved races. Thus, some races were demonstrably less evolved than others. No one embraced this new science more vigorously than the Nazi’s. Happily the scientific consenus died with the Nazi’s in the fires of WW2. In our modern era the liberal elite (along with complicit mainstream media) try to paint virtually anybody holding traditional values as a Nazi. (Fascist). In fact in his run to Canadian Prime Minister the liberal contender (who many thought would win) actually said folks who were against abortion and gay marriage held a “hard right” ideology. That is, we’re just like Nazi’s. The point. Using the term monkey in this case (for those holding traditional values) is counter productiive to the traditionalist cause.

  • kayakbob

    Ann Coulter simply follows the axiom: there is no such thing as bad publicity. If it is publicity that gets attention, it is good.

    Personally, I think such tactics get in the way of the point the user wants to make. But that’s just me.

  • http://www.LuckyLuxtonAffiliateMarketing.com/ Keith “Lucky” Luxton

    All I know is that I am fed up with Demorats and repugnican politicians ignoring we the people and trotting along doing what makes them so dammed rich and us so dammed poor. She is not staying relevant she is speaking how millions of Americans would like to talk about these treacherous politicians. 80 to 90 % of Americans do not want this war. Russia has taken away the necessity for it. But Obama and crew continue warmongering. Well done Ann, keep up the good work that these PC so called political authors are afraid to do.

  • Jackryanvb

    Ann will probably be the next, non Neo Conservative to be purged from American Conservative Inc. she doesn’t toe the Neo Con party line enough, as she’s against unrestricted third world immigration to the USA. Ann sometimes, makes a few noises that she’s not 100% on board for these insane AIPAC Neo Conservatives wars in the Middle East.

    Iraq, Iran, Iran, Iraq – now get Suadi Arabia to fund US attacks on Syria, genocide of Arab Chrsitians etc.

    I think Ann is about to be purged from Neo Con dominated Conservative Inc Joe Sobran and Sam Francis got purged from National Review, Conservatice Inc., next it was John O’Sullivan and Peter Brimelow, then Pat Buchanan and John Derbyshire.

    Conservative Inc in the USA is getting to be like USSR under Stalin and Beria – endless purges for thought crime, then show trials, or flat out social banning.

    For those not in the know here’s the Neo Con party line:

    Attack the Arab/Muslim worlds for Israel
    Invite the world to the USA – open borders third world immigration, amnesty.
    In hoc to the world to pay for the above.

    “Republican” money man, Vegas Casino shyster Sheldon Adelson is now meeting with Obama, lib Dems to tell them how to sell the attack on Syria.

    Any questions? You can still look up the purged, honest Conservatives like Buchanan, Peter Brimelow, john Derbyshire – find the truth on the Internet.

  • Rick Geiger

    And this is who Goldberg shills for his book….

  • Paul Bailey

    I am glad someone is saying this after she rammed Mitt Romney down our throats (only after she couldn’t get Christie). How many times did I hear Mitt is the only one who is electable?…look at me…you’re wrong…look at me. Now if I am watching O’Reilly and see Ann or Dick Morris or Karl Rove, I immediately change the channel…so make sure you are on before them Bernie.

    • Cliffy44

      Paul, IF you see Dick Morris on O’Reilly’s program right now, you’d better turn off your TiVo and go back to live TV.

      • Paul Bailey

        Ha Cliff. I’ve been turning off the toe sucker for years. I emailed Rush, Bill & Sean that he was worthless when they started quoting his stuff & invited him on the shows.

  • Sambo Caesar

    She’s just doin’ her job. Want some cheese w/ that whine Bernie?

  • Cinderzz

    Sadly she is more interested in staying “relevant” so to speak than she is in the state of the nation. Too bad her point will be lost because of the language she chooses to use. This makes her no better than the flame throwing liberals that she accuses of treason.

  • Peep

    I stopped listening to her when she came out for Romney in the primaries.

    • Sue

      That is why Romney lost, because she came out and supported him. Fox news ought to get rid of her and next Hannity. They are an albacros on the Republicans back.

      • MontanaMade

        She’s not the reason Mitt lost- he lost because he’s not perfect- period. He wasn’t the perfect statesman, the perfect Christian, the perfect businessman, the perfect politician, the perfect Tea Party Member, the perfect Republican, the perfect conservative, the perfect husband, the perfect father, the perfect dog owner, the perfect investor, the perfect philanthropist, the perfect…

        You get the point. Too many people stayed home because they refused to vote for someone who wasn’t THEIR perfect candidate, and there were/are too many factions on the right side of the aisle to make the majority vote count- so we got stuck with Obama- yet again.

        We may win an election again if conservatives stop believing that someone has to be perfect, but until then…

      • Cliffy44

        Sue, Mitt Romney lost because of the obama-generated IRS intimidation program that kept the Tea Party and various other conservative groups from getting tax-exempt status, and thusly keeping the conservative Get Out The Vote program to allow what would have been the best victory in the history of America. I was a poll worker (for the past 24 years) and I can prove that without corruption, that the Monkey would not have been re-elected.
        AND, point-in-fact – Mitt Romney did not lose in any state that had Voter ID laws in tact.

    • Jimmy Cooper

      And you ended up so much better off with Odumbo right?

      • Cliffy44

        Jimmy, “Odumbo”, as you call him, is the single worst thing that has ever happened to America. – PERIOD.

  • Missy5537

    Of course her statements were provocative, but why waste time going after another conservative? Liberals NEVER eat their own; conservatives do it constantly. A house divided against itself cannot stand.

    And why not focus on this: American Pastor Saeed Abedini has been held captive in an Iranian prison for almost a year. His only crime was in being a Christian. I am making it my mission to get this family’s plight “out there” and see if someone can get our government to act to get him released from this hell hole. Jay Sekulow and the ACLJ are on this, but we need more help!

    Bernie, I know you know O’Reilly well; please have him bring this up on his program. He is great at getting people released from captivity. Thank you.

    (And Bernie, I am one of your fans; I just say let Ann do her thing and go after the libs instead!)

    • Bob Olden

      Certainly, focusing on Pastor Saeed would have the potential of producing a good result if enough outrage were expressed to have some leverage on a criminal fascist Muslim state like Iran. I don’t know what good it does to criticize Ann Coulter. Anything she says is less than harmless compared to the damage that leftist leaders and their supporters in the mainstream media have done to America.

    • kayakbob

      Missy, I agree with your first paragraph, 100%. But perhaps Mr. Goldberg is calling Coulter out in an effort to provide some consistency. Calling out a lib can’t be taken seriously if you don’t call out the conservative for doing, essentially, the same thing. No, I am not say we should sit on our hands and take whatever vulgar or disparaging remark toward conservatives.

      What frustrates me about Ann Coulter is that such rhetoric detracts from the usually accurate point she is trying to make. Her terms get in the way of her message. Added to which she puts herself down on the level of Al Sharpton, et. al.

      • Missy5537

        Good point, Bob. I remember she had a very good book out a few years ago (memory fails me as to its title), but she made an outlandish statement on TV, and it was that that everyone focused on. But in general, we conservatives are much harder on each other than are libs, and as a result, our coalition is often in fragments.

        • kayakbob

          Yes Missy. We tend to be harder on each other, and “our own” on Washington. It’s called self respect.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    I hear Ann Coulter’s upcoming book will be titled Wrecking Ball.

  • Seattle Sam

    Speech crime. Stone her.

  • Jerome S. Kaufman

    it sounds to me like Bernie is jealous of the fact that Ann Coulter sells more books, has more TV Time and is certainly a lot better looking.

    Jerome S. Kaufman

    • http://johndalybooks.com/ John Daly

      Yes Jerome. Bernie can’t get over the fact that he’s not as pretty as Coulter. Thus, he wrote this column. * hand-slap to forehead *

    • Cliffy44

      Jerome – Even Bill Mahr is better looking than Bernie, with his roadmap face.
      Heck – Even Krauthammer is better looking than Goldberg.

  • MSMfail

    Each time she said it, I heard Howard Cosell, who used that word once during a MNF telecast and got his plug pulled. No question she was determined to SHOCK the audience — and succeeded in the way Capt. Renault was shocked. Her name will get bandied about but her points about Putin/Obama will be lost in the furor over the wholly inappropriate word choice.

  • RickonhisHarleyJohnson

    I don’t think you understand her, after all. She is consistently poking the PC crowd, not trying to up the ante. We are an overly sensitive society these days and that’s why I think she does it. Miley Cyrus is a whole different animal.