Queen of Elimination Rhetoric, Hate Speech Joins 'Conservative' Presidential Candidate on the Dais...
By Brad Friedman on 4/20/2007, 12:41pm PT  

Guest Blogged by Daniel Borchers of Citizens for Principled Conservatism

Controversialist Ann Coulter, legendary for her hate speech and elimination rhetoric (see just a few of her most notorious greatest "hits" in the chart below), is a featured speaker at tonight's New Jersey Right to Life (NJRTL) Banquet. That’s right, an advocate for death is a spokesman for life.

Presidential candidate Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), among others, will be sharing the dais with Coulter.

Despite Coulter controversies just last month at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC, and at the Reclaiming America for Christ (RAC) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, NJRTL still prominently features conservatism’s most prominent polemicist.

Ann Coulter at CPAC 2006:

“I think our motto should be post-9-11, ‘raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences.'“

(Responding to a question from a Catholic University student about her biggest moral or ethical dilemma) “There was one time I had a shot at Clinton. I thought 'Ann, that's not going to help your career.'“

If we find out someone [referring to a terrorist] is going to attack the Supreme Court next week, can't we tell Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalito?

Ann Coulter at the Reclaiming America for Christ Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 3/3/07.

“I spoke at CPAC yesterday, and I [took questions] about Obama and Hillary and Gore and global warming, and I said I was going to also have a few remarks about the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but apparently you have to go to rehab if you use the word ‘faggot.’

Those few abortionists were shot, or, depending on your point of view, had a procedure with a rifle performed on them. I'm not justifying it, but I do understand how it happened....The number of deaths attributed to Roe v. Wade - about 40 million aborted babies and seven abortion clinic workers; 40 million to seven is also a pretty good measure of how the political debate is going.”

I contacted both Sen. Brownback and Rep. Smith. Neither deigned to address, or even respond, to my concerns over their tacit endorsement of Ann Coulter’s views, despite my having written them to explain that…

…it behooves those who are genuinely pro-life to differentiate themselves from charlatans.

Coulter “is pro-fetal life, not pro-life.” Her frequent use of ad hominem language and elimination rhetoric, her espousal of hatred as “the fuel that powered the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” and her denial of the Golden Rule besmirches both Conservatism and Christianity.

Would Jesus Christ talk like Ann Coulter? Should Christians give Ann Coulter legitimacy to speak in Jesus’ name?

Knowing what you do about Ann Coulter, will you still participate in this pro-life event with Coulter, or will you publicly repudiate her remarks and refrain from sharing a platform with her?

As neither of them chose to reply, I suppose the answer is yes. Shamefully.

Even the most cursory Internet search would yield numerous examples of Coulter’s hate speech and death threats. Citizens for Principled Conservatism put together a video, “Not Fit To Live,” highlighting many of those contemptible, non-Christian and anti-life remarks by Coulter. The chart below highlights some of her more notorious death wishes...

Ann Coulter's Death Wishes include:
Elizabeth Dole
assault weapons
John Walker Lindh
burned alive
Norman Mineta
New York Times
truck bomb
Al Gore
friendly fire
Gray Davis
friendly fire
John Edwards
John Kerry
carpet bombing
Justice Stevens
Liberal Justices
terrorist attack

Contact information is provided below for those who wish to express their concerns about pro-death Coulter championing pro-life causes and doing so with the implicit acceptance of Republican presidential candidates and legislators.

New Jersey Right to Life
113 North Avenue West
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: (908) 276-6620
Fax: (908) 276-5516
Email: feedback@njrtl.org
Website: http://www.njrtl.org

Sen. Sam Brownback
303 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6521
Fax: 202-228-1265
Senatorial Website: http://brownback.senate....actme/contactoffices.htm
Presidential Campaign Website: http://www.brownback.com/

Rep. Chris Smith
2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3765
House Website: http://www.house.gov/chrissmith/


Daniel Borchers is the Founder and President of Citizens for Principled Conservatism (CPC), a non-profit organization which combats extremism within the conservative movement. CPC seeks to elevate political discourse and facilitate effective (civil) dialogue across the political spectrum.

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