Balderdash

The Random Ruminations and Observations of a Curmudgeon

26 August 2005

Coulter Counting

Ann Coulter stated last night on Hannity and Colmes [via Crooks and Liars ] that she’d prefer terrorists attack Georgia (or Alabama or Mississippi) rather than New York.  Aside from most Georgians (et al.) preferring the opposite, her context was that Georgians fight and New Yorkers do not.  Notice, she didn’t offer her neighborhood for attack, so she could personally participate.  

The gross generality is, of course, ridiculous, as is any suggestion that the average American would shy away from defending home and hearth.  Some are braver than others, to be sure, in both Georgia and New York.  1.9 million people voted for Bush in Georgia, 2.9 million voted for Bush in the state of New York and 1.3 million voted for him in the counties that form New York City and surround it.  Mississippi had only 685,000 Bush voters.  Even on the basis of the usual wingnut presumption that libruls are chickenshit, NYC has more than enough hairy chested folks like Ann to deal with terrorists, unless, of course, the terrorists targeted libruls just so they’d surrender.  Picky terrorists those.

However, logic is but one of many qualities lacking in her audience.  One of Colmes’ jobs is to ask the librul questions so the talking points are easily identified.  If Hannity asked her in an accusing way if she thought New Yorkers were cowards, the masses would be confused.  The entire exchange was scripted to reinforce the Republican notion that if you’re not a warmonger, then you’re a coward.  

I will not dignify her odious injection of Cindy Sheehan into her venomous spewings by comment other than to note that Ms. Sheehan has apparently become a synonym for Michael Moore.