You know, I remember reading a story a while back (written by a moderate conservative) that claimed extreme right-wing radical Ann Coulter was actually a liberal who masquerades as a conservative to make them look bad.
And while that theory rates as nothing more than a humorous conspiracy theory, I understand why some moderate conservatives might think this when listening to this woman talk.
Case in point, her recent comments where she called the Republican handling of the government shutdown “magnificent” and claimed it was “run beautifully.”
Well, let me just show you her full comments and I’ll go from there:
“The shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully. I’m so proud of these Republicans, and that is because they have branded the Republican party as the anti-Obamacare party.”
On what planet was that travesty for the Republican party “run beautifully?” You know how insane you would have to be to really believe that Republicans came out of that shutdown looking good?
Not only that, just who in the hell wasn’t fully aware that Republicans were the “anti-Obamacare” party? Were there some Americans that were a little confused about that?
They’ve been established as the “anti-Obamacare” party for 4 years — they didn’t need to shut down the government in order to prove it.
But what Coulter also essentially admitted with her foolish comments was that Republicans were the ones to blame for the whole thing.
So while individuals like Ted Cruz have continued to perpetuate this ridiculous idea that Republicans weren’t the ones to blame for the shutdown, even though many within their own party have blamed people like him for the government being closed, Ann Coulter seems to agree with liberals (for once) that Republicans were indeed the ones who caused the shutdown.
However, it’s completely laughable to think that the shutdown was anything but a total disaster for the Republican party.
Sure, some may simply say she’s a right-wing media personality trying to spin the shutdown in a positive light for the GOP, which might be true. Still, if that’s the case, that just goes to show how small-minded and easy to control conservative voters are.
Yes, some of the “we hate the government” conservatives undoubtedly cheered the fact that the government was shut down by tea party Republicans. However, just like many liberals are embarrassed by the glitches plaguing the Affordable Care Act marketplace website, so too should conservatives be embarrassed at the fact that their party shut down the government for no other reason than to stage some kind of pathetic political stunt.