Ann Coulter: The Recall Heard Around the World

Ann CoulterI watched the Wisconsin returns on MSNBC Tuesday night, and it came right down to the wire between “the Democrats were outspent 7-to-1” and “Republicans are stripping union rights!” As we go to press it’s still too close to call.

President Obama wanted to go to Wisconsin, but he just didn’t have time. He’s been doing so many campaign fundraisers lately he barely has time to play golf.

The left’s “outspent” argument is ridiculous. Unions take money by force from members, hire hundreds of political operatives and give them salaries to work on campaigns, then call them “volunteers” so their work isn’t reported as a campaign contribution.

Luckily for them, government employees’ non-punishing work schedules leave them plenty of time to be in a constant state of grievance, demanding recalls after any election they lose, and mobilizing voters.

This election had nothing to do with people being paid a fair wage for the work they do. The question is: Do you want a society where the people whose salaries you pay make more than those who pay them?

The Democrats will do anything the government unions ask, because (1) It’s not their money they’re spending, it’s the taxpayers’; and (2) Government unions reciprocate by making sure the Democrats keep getting re-elected.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is about to turn New York into Pottersville from “It’s a Wonderful Life” by legalizing gambling so he can keep paying the unions.

All manufacturing has been driven out of the state by high taxes — and by well-compensated government employees who make it impossible to do business in New York. The state’s principal cash cow, New York City, is now entirely composed of a tiny slice of Wall Streeters and the people who serve them –- personal trainers, doormen, maids, doctors, lawyers, restaurateurs and Keith Olbermann’s cat groomer.

Outside of New York City, everyone works for the government. But there’s no actual industry in the state. People are fleeing New York faster than Democrat legislators fled Wisconsin before a vote they were going to lose.

Soon it will be just another mid-range, dying state. If the financial sector ever leaves, New York City will be Detroit, which itself was once the nation’s crown jewel metropolis.

So Cuomo’s going to bring in casinos to save public sector salaries, perks and pensions. Democrats don’t care that gambling destroys neighborhoods and ruins lives. They will do anything to keep government employees happy. They’ll legalize drugs or sell body parts to keep paying off public sector workers.

There’s a reason both FDR and labor leader George Meany said it would be insane to ever allow government employees to unionize. People who work for the government don’t have a hard-driving capitalist boss on the other side of the bargaining table demanding more work for less pay.

No one is worried about the profit margin because there is no profit — it’s government! Rather, the only people on the other side of the table are the unions’ co-conspirators: Democratic politicians willing to spend the public treasury on union members, who will repay the politicians by mobilizing voters.

This is why Walker’s victory Tuesday night was an amazing, miraculous, transformative event in the history of the nation.

Even the Terminator couldn’t beat the government unions. In the dumbest move ever made by a politician, in 2005, two years into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first term, he called an off-year special election to enact a few minuscule reductions in public-sector union perks, such as making it humanly possible to fire bad teachers.

Even in a normal election year, initiatives curbing government employees’ boondoggles are nearly impossible to get past the powerful unions.

But worse — as in Wisconsin — this was an off-year election. Unlike Wisconsin, however, it was Schwarzenegger’s idea to hold a special election on the advice of his political consultant, Mike Murphy, the Bob Shrum of the Republicans.

Let’s see, who would be likely to vote in an off-year election? We’re going to cut your exorbitant benefits, require you to work, and make it easier to fire you, public employees. Do you have any interest in voting on that?

Anyone with half a brain could see disaster coming from a mile away. Even with the language barrier, Arnold should have seen it coming.

Within weeks, Tony Quinn, a California Republican consultant, stated categorically: “The governor needs to cancel this special election, regardless of the political cost, because he’s headed for a huge political defeat.”

But Schwarzenegger’s adviser, Murphy, was brimming with confidence, dazzled by the governor’s celebrity status. He gloated, “He’s still Arnold Schwarzenegger.” (Murphy never saw “Twins.”)

Public sector unions spent a jaw-dropping $80 million to defeat Schwarzenegger’s initiatives, portraying the governor as the enemy of cops, teachers, firefighters and “people like us.”

Mike Murphy: “I am confident we will win.”

In the end, union members turned out in droves on Election Day, defeating every single initiative. Everyone else in California woke up the next day and said, “Hey, did you know there was an election yesterday?”

The failure of Schwarzenegger’s propositions ended his governorship. From that day on, he became the Democrats’ plaything.

The 2010 census marks the first time California has lost population since it became a state.

The decision to call an off-year special election to roll back public employees’ perks will long be remembered as the all-time stupidest idea in political history. One hundred years from now it will still be studied at the Kennedy School of Government.

Wisconsin made history in a different way Tuesday night. As Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said, the recall election will go down in the record books as the night “the campaign to save America” began.

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Ann Coulter: ‘Post-Racial’ Lynch Mob

RE: The shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

It’s a crying shame that the strongest, smartest, gentlest black leader in my lifetime isn’t alive to lead racist black crybabies and opportunists toward a more positive outlook on life, a better lifestyle, and stronger social skills. I refer, of course, to the late Dr. Martin Luther King.

A sufficient number of American blacks have complained, belly-ached, lied, race baited, cried wolf,  taken advantage of others, followed clowns like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X and other racist blacks for so long now that many of us (most of us) just don’t give a damn any longer. Their behavior clouds and pollutes any real chance for meaningful dialogue and concrete solutions.

Given any issue where they can stir up a ruckus over some issue by calling it racism they do just that. And about 99-percent of the time there was no racism at all, except perhaps their own.

For me, their exaggerated rage is no more alarming than a mosquito buzzing around my ear — nothing one good slap couldn’t handle.

Given the latest non-racial “racial” issue with Martin and Zimmerman, Ann Coulter hits this nail right on the head and illustrates the ineptitude and irresponsibility of the liberal media and how they fan the flames of already over-heated situations.

Ann is a major babe with a major brain...GO ANN!Even after the Duke lacrosse case, Texaco executives allegedly using the N-word in private meetings — which turned out to be “St. Nicholas” — the Tawana Brawley case, not to mention virtual hailstorms of racist graffiti and nooses materializing on college campuses, all of which invariably end up having been put there by the alleged victims, the Non-Fox Media (NFM) didn’t even pause before conjuring a racist plot in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida last month.

Like Captain Ahab searching for the Great White Whale, the NFM is constantly on the hunt for proof of America as “Mississippi Burning.” Continue reading “Ann Coulter: ‘Post-Racial’ Lynch Mob”

Ann Coulter: WHY OUR BLACKS ARE BETTER THAN THEIR BLACKS

Ann CoulterNovember 2, 2011

By spending the last three decades leveling accusations of “racism” every 10 seconds, liberals have made it virtually impossible for Americans to recognize real racism — for example, the racism constantly spewed at black conservatives.

In the last year alone, a short list of the things liberals have labeled “racist” include:

— Being a Republican;

— Joining the tea party;

— The word “the” (Donald Trump’s statement that he has a “great relationship with the blacks”);

— References to Barack Obama’s playing basketball (Trump again);

— Using Obama’s middle name;

— Scott Brown’s pickup truck;

— Opposing Obamacare;

— Opposing Obama’s stimulus bill;

— Opposing Obama’s jobs bill. Continue reading “Ann Coulter: WHY OUR BLACKS ARE BETTER THAN THEIR BLACKS”

Ann Coulter: AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA!

Ann CoulterDespite liberals’ desperate need for Europeans to like them, the American media have enraged the entire nation of Italy with their bald-faced lies about a heinous murder in Perugia committed by a fresh-faced American girl, Amanda Knox.

The facts aren’t elusive: In December 2009, the Italian court released a 400-plus page report detailing the mountains of evidence that led the judges and jury to conclude that Knox, along with her Italian beau, Raffaele Sollecito, and a petty thief of her acquaintance, Rudy Guede, had murdered Knox’s English roommate, Meredith Kercher, on the evening of Nov. 1, 2007.

Now liberals are howling that the DNA evidence was “contaminated,” but they always say that. It wasn’t. And the DNA was already thoroughly vetted at trial.

Nonetheless, let’s consider only a tiny slice of the evidence available to the police in the first week after the murder — long before any DNA tests came back. Continue reading “Ann Coulter: AMANDA KNOX: THE NEW MUMIA!”

Ann Coulter: GET RID OF GOVERNMENT — BUT FIRST MAKE ME PRESIDENT!

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I consider all Republican debates time-fillers until New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jumps in, but Monday night’s debate did crystallize for me why I dislike libertarians. (Except one, who is a friend of mine and not crazy.)

They lure you in with talk of small government and then immediately start babbling about drug legalization or gay marriage.

“Get the government out of it” is a good and constitutionally correct answer to many questions, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to all questions.

It was a good answer, for example, when libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, was asked about government assistance to private enterprise and government involvement in the housing market.

But it’s a chicken-s**t, I-don’t-want-to-upset-my-video-store-clerk-base answer when it comes to gay marriage.

Asked about gay marriage, Paul said, in full: Continue reading “Ann Coulter: GET RID OF GOVERNMENT — BUT FIRST MAKE ME PRESIDENT!”

Ann Coulter: OBAMA: HOPE, CHANGE, AND THE OCCASIONAL SEX DREAM

Ann CoulterJune 8, 2011

In Part One of my new book — released this week! — “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” I demonstrate that liberals have all the earmarks of mob psychology.

Their myths, slogans, demands for immediate action, messianic goals, demonization of opponents, creation of political idols and occasional resorts to violence — all this is classic herd behavior.

Because mobs are irrational, immature, subject to wild passions and infatuations, they cannot be reasoned with. And they are always dangerous.

The mob attributes of liberals we will review this week are a crowd’s inability to perceive contradictions and its tendency to form an infatuation for an individual.

Consider just one blinding contradiction recently embraced by liberals. Continue reading “Ann Coulter: OBAMA: HOPE, CHANGE, AND THE OCCASIONAL SEX DREAM”

Ann Coulter: MORE GUTSY CALLS FROM OBAMA!

Ann CoulterObama has been making “gutsy calls” all over the place!

In full campaign mode, he’s been deploying his administrative agencies to do favors for his big contributors, to the detriment of ordinary Americans.

Last week, Obama made the gutsy call to threaten public schools that are asking students for proof of residency. The memorandum warned school districts that it’s illegal to ask students for proof of citizenship or legal residency status.

Obama’s wealthy donors need illegals so they can get cheap nannies, cooks and pool boys.

On the other hand, illegals being paid off the books are not helping Americans find jobs. Continue reading “Ann Coulter: MORE GUTSY CALLS FROM OBAMA!”

Ann Coulter: NEXT TIME, USE FEDEX

Ann Coulter

The CIA stepped up the search for Osama bin Laden last week after becoming as sick of royal wedding coverage as the rest of us.

American intelligence operations located Osama by following his trusted couriers, whose names were given up by al-Qaida members during harsh interrogations at CIA black sites under President Bush.

Yes, the same interrogations endlessly denounced by the entire Democratic Party (save Joe Lieberman), the mainstream media, and an especially indignant Jane Mayer in The New Yorker.

The most-wanted terrorist in the world was living in a moldy, million-dollar mansion in a gated community just outside of Islamabad. It took the CIA five years to figure out the four-digit code to get in. Continue reading “Ann Coulter: NEXT TIME, USE FEDEX”

ANN COULTER: Reagan Democrats: ‘Tea Baggers’ or MSNBC Viewers?

Ann CoulterAmong the most preposterous claims being made on MSNBC about the fight over public sector unions in Wisconsin is that Gov. Scott Walker and the Republicans are losing “Reagan Democrats” by taking on government employees.

The theory seems to have been concocted by Howard Fineman, editor at The Huffington Post, who said, back in February on Lawrence O’Donnell’s “The Last Word,” that the “whole idea of a Reagan Democrat” was that union families were voting for Reagan. But today, according to Fineman, they are shifting against Republicans because of Walker’s tough line on government unions. “That’s got to scare Republican strategists nationally,” he said.

Private sector unions are as similar to public sector unions as they are to gay civil unions. Continue reading “ANN COULTER: Reagan Democrats: ‘Tea Baggers’ or MSNBC Viewers?”

Ann Coulter: THANKS FOR RAISING MY TAXES — WHAT ELSE CAN I DO FOR YOU?

When Wisconsin Democrats fled the state in order to avoid voting on splendiferous public sector union contracts, did they happen to notice that the rest of the country is in the midst of a massive recession?Ann Coulter

For years, Democrats have been using taxpayer money so that their buddies in public sector unions never have to know when there’s a recession. People who are already suffering have to suffer more so that those who are doing pretty well don’t have to suffer at all.

The high salaries and magnificent benefits paid to government employees are used to fund the public sector unions, which then funnel a portion of that money back to the Democrats, who vote for the pay packages of government workers. The unions function as a pass-through from the taxpayers straight to Democrats running for re-election.

As a result, taxpayers are paying people to continually raise their taxes. Continue reading “Ann Coulter: THANKS FOR RAISING MY TAXES — WHAT ELSE CAN I DO FOR YOU?”