Reading Ms. Coulter’s column today I can’t help but think of another “Republican” who contorts logic and the traditional understanding of words to make the case for squishes, David Frum.
Take, for example, this ridiculous paragraph:
To act as if Obamacare is the same thing as “Romneycare” is just a word game, on the order of acting like a “gun” has the same properties as a “gunny sack,” or “fire” is the same thing as a “firefly.”
Question: If I impose an immoral piece of legislation on 6.5 million people, and then another imposes the same basic legislation on 310 million, does the legislation affecting “only” 6.5 million people become somehow moral because it affects less people? Of course not.
The individual mandate is what conservatives rightfully find absolutely appalling, and it is the keystone in both Romneycare and Obamacare.
While we’re on the subject, the nation’s leading conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation, helped draft Romneycare. Indeed, Bob Moffit, Heritage’s senior fellow on health care issues, can be seen in the picture of the bill-signing ceremony, standing proudly behind Romney.
I like the Heritage Foundation as much as anyone. But if the Heritage Foundation woke up one day and supported abortion, would I support abortion? No. Would Ann? What if Romney did, again?
The problem, Ann, is that when you lose all mooring to principle you lose the ability to think straight. You’ve twisted yourself into so many knots you’re not sure which way is up. Matter of fact, so low your standards have fallen that you’re now quoting the unfunny, unserious, creep Jon Stewart to attack Newt Gingrich.
Gingrich may have spent his entire life in Washington and be so much of an insider that, as Jon Stewart says, “when Washington gets its prostate checked, it tickles [Newt],” but he is deemed the rebellious outsider challenging “the Establishment” — because, again, “the Establishment” is anyone who opposes Newt.
Quoting a liberal icon to attack Romney’s opponent is as pitiful as Romney’s opponents attacking Bain Capital. To nominate a liberal Republican to run against President Obama (a Marxist of the first order) would be dangerous, stupid, and ridiculous.
And I don’t even support Newt. My candidate is Santorum.
Ann Coulter, Conservative. May that career RIP.