by Bob Quasius
Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter has made a small fortune selling books mocking and castigating liberals. Not unlike other book authors, she stays in the media limelight, and doesn’t mind being a “flame thrower”, which helps her sell books.
Coulter often makes good points about media bias, liberals ‘playing the race card’, etc. However, she also makes ‘over the top remarks’ remarks at times that detract from her message. I’ve blogged about her rhetoric on immigration, which I found rather appalling.
At last night’s debate, Ann Coulter tweeted:
Just two days ago, Ann Coulter was on Fox News blasting Eva Longoria for a retweet in which a twitter follower tweeted conservative women and minorities are “stupid” and Mitt Romney is a “racist” and “mysinogist.”
Cafe Con Leche Republicans and others were very critical of Eva Longoria’s tweet, and she promptly apologized and made clear she respects conservatives. No one else we’ve criticized has ever reached out to us and offered an olive branch, which speaks well of Eva Longoria. The situations are somewhat different in that Ann Coulter does not hold any official capacity with the Romney campaign, while Eva Longoria is a national co-chair of the Obama for America campaign.
Ann Coulter should apologize, both to President Obama and to those afflicted with Down Syndrome and their families, many of whom I’m certain are upset about Coulter’s tweet. We don’t support President Obama and are very critical of his job performance as president, but he’s not lacking in intelligence either. Such name calling is major part of the problem with politics these days, whether it comes from the left or from the right, and the tenor of the debate badly needs to improve.
Will Ann Coulter do the classy thing and apologize? Past experience with Coulter suggests she will not apologize, but she’s welcome to surprise me.
Bob Quasius is the founder and president of Cafe Con Leche Republicans.