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Incredibly Well Timed And Relevant,
This review is from: Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama (Hardcover)
Ann Coulter's thesis in "Mugged" is that racial demagoguery, not actual racism, is the malady that afflicts America, and that it's the deliberate product of left-liberal political action. As usual, Coulter has assembled a compelling, well-referenced case for her thesis, including the impact of exactly such demagoguery on the 2008 presidential election. And as usual, the Left is going nuts over it, as indicated by the one-star reviews of her book by persons who've never read it and can't make a single factual statement about it.
At the core, Coulter argues, it's left-liberals' exploitation of white Americans' unease about race relations that really matters. Actual racial discrimination, except for the sort imposed upon us by legally mandated preferential treatment of blacks, is effectively gone from American life. But the "need" to "prove" one's lack of racism (as impossible as that is when, according to the Left, we're all talking in racial code words all the time) still motivates far too many of us to speak and act from unearned, undeserved guilt over things done long ago by persons long dead.
With the 2012 elections a bare five weeks away, "Mugged" could hardly be more relevant. The tragedy of the thing is that so few as-yet-undecided voters will read it before casting their ballots.
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Initial post: Oct 11, 2012 11:02:53 PM PDT
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 3:31:24 PM PDT
Fact Check says:
Has the country gone completely daft? This is the party that wanted Sarah Palin to be elected to one of the two most important offices in the free world! This is the obstructionist party who has passed on getting jobs for people in order to make Obama a one term president! This is the party that has George Bush's advisers in place to advise Romney on world affairs. This is the party who wants to de-regulate Wall Street. This is the party whose VP nominee complains about the government stimulus but admits it will create jobs and grow the economy. This is the party who takes their cue from people who believe the world is only 5000 years old. This is the party that is supported by racist bigoted commenters. This is the party that doesn't believe women should be paid the same amount as men. This is the party composed of men who believe they should be making the decisions regarding women's reproductive rights. This is the party whose economic policies brought us to the brink of collapse. BEAM ME UP, SCOTTIE!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2012 12:21:57 AM PDT
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C. Demain says:
That you include the charge of racism in your screed underscores the need for Coulter's book. How exactly was the Republican party "obstructionist," when for the first two years of Obama's term there was a Democrat majority in the House and a filibuster-proof Democrat super-majority in the Senate? Which economic policies exactly brought us to the brink? From where I stand, it's the green job "investment" program that has produced failure after failure after failure (famously including Solyndra and A123). http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/
It is also telling that you bandwagon-hate Sarah Palin, a successful governor (and the most popular governor in America before the hate machine), but you then go on to trumpet women's rights talking points - where was your anti-misogyny when the Obama campaign was chewing up women, Clinton and then Palin. ANd while we're on the subject, the income inequality for women is a horribly misreported statistic - in fact, how about you just go read Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012 8:10:36 PM PDT
Why are you reviewing a book which you obviously have not read?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 8:10:18 AM PDT
Sarah Palin, successful and popular? Wait what? You made my day.
Posted on Nov 14, 2012 12:01:40 PM PST
Every time I hear negative "stuff" about S. Palin it's always from libs who barely have enough brain cells to pick their nose much less think in complete sentences.
Palin was and still is a dynamic woman who took on the oil industry and won;even fighting against her conservative counter parts.
She is a great lady!
But you pathetic libs- just keep watching your golden boys like Chris Mathews and the like, you're just a bunch of foul mouthed,lying,conniving,no good ,rotten to the core,racist,baby killers.
Ann Coulter is right on the money about the left-wing media,and thank the LORD there's people out there not afraid to talk about it.....
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 12:07:23 PM PST
"enough brain cells" and S. Palin should never appear in the same sentence. Ever. That is pretty universally accepted, even by weirdo republicans. Each side has a few foul mouthed pundits. Get over it. Ann Coulter is a hateful woman, but you can support whomever you want. I don't think the Lord approves of people who make comments like, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 12:22:56 PM PST
And you actually think that she was being serious? Damn, liberals are so humor-impaired sometimes.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 12:25:22 PM PST
When you are in the public eye, writing books, you don't say things like that, and not expect them to be taken serious. What is wrong with you? Would you go on national tv and say comments like that? So sad. I am ashamed that you may be a fellow countryman.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 12:31:39 PM PST
Now the liberals are all upset because she called Brono Bamma a "retard." lol......