Ann Coulter, Asshole of the Day for March 9, 2014
by TeaPartyCat ()
Immigration reform seems pretty dead these days, as John Boehner refuses to bring it up for a vote. But it’s still part of the conversation, and there are still people afraid of what will happen if it passes and we have to, you know, treat immigrants just like they were people. The horror!
And there are also those politicians and pundits who play off those fears. Yesterday at CPAC, Ann Coulter said this:
Coulter said the Reagan deficits were Tip O’Neill’s fault, and made a crack about the “browning of America.” She did not believe these new brown Americans would pay for her social security and Medicare.
And there’s plenty more along this line over at here.
The “browning of America”. Wow. She’s not even bothering to hide what she means. And of course she also adds that these “new brown Americans” are all such moochers that they won’t pay their share.
It’s hard to say if Ann Coulter really believes this, or if it’s just more things she says to pander to get people to buy her books and keep booking her on TV. But it really doesn’t matter, because whether she is or isn’t a racist is besides the point— she’s playing into racist fears and encouraging racists to fear immigrants, so the net effect is emboldened racists. And that is why she is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Ann Coulter's third time as Asshole of the Day. Her previous wins were for saying Putin was “making a monkey out of Obama”, knowing full well the racist history of that description, and for saying "single women look at the government as their husbands".
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When it started, I dubbed CPAC the “Asshole Convention”, and now that it’s over, I think you’ll agree they lived up to it: