Ann Coulter has a piece up at The Daily Caller that illustrates why I do not care for Ann too much. It is not that she is not right a lot of the time, because she is. It is not that she hits hard against those she disagree with, I am much the same way. It is that she goes out of her way to make every issue a firefight, because, publicity! Here is some of what she writes.
Based on the hysterical flailing at Donald Trump — He’s a buffoon! He’s a clown! He calls people names! He’s too conservative! He’s not conservative enough! He won’t give details! His details won’t work! — I gather certain Republicans are determined to drive him from the race.
These same Republicans never object to other candidates who lack traditional presidential resumes — Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain, to name a few. I’m beginning to suspect it’s all about Trump’s opposition to mass immigration from the Third World
First off here I will say that Ann Coulter IS right, the 14th amendment does NOT guarantee birthright citizenship. The wording of the amendment makes that pretty clear. So, Carly Fiorina, or anyone else that says it does, is wrong. But their stance on the issue would certainly not make them “pro-illegal immigration”. Nor would it make them “pro-amnesty”. To assert that attacks against Trump are because people somehow support illegal immigration is simply wrong. It is overkill, which is a Coulter specialty. There would be no one that despises our leaders inattention to border security, and to national security more than I do. As I have written many times, those who support open borders are attacking American sovereignty. The open borders types are Leftists who loathe America, and wish to destroy what we are. They wish to take E Pluribus Unum (out of many one) and bastardize it to destroy what makes America great. It should not surprise anyone that these same Leftists also want to destroy “In God We Trust”, and “Liberty for All” as well. In short, those seeking to eradicate these things are either evil, or are supporting evil ends out of ignorance.
So, let me set this straight. My opposition to Trump has nothing to do with border security. Frankly what Trump says about the border is correct. My opposition to Trump is based on his very shaky ideological record, his over inflated ego, and his petulant attitude that might actually cost the election if he were to be nominated. Back to Coulter for a moment.
Also, let me be clear that I would have trouble supporting Ben Carson due to his misunderstanding of the second amendment, and recent foreign policy statements. Newt Gingrich? He is not trustworthy to me, and Herman Cain also lost my initial support in 2012 because he was less than stellar on foreign policy. See Ann ISSUES matter to me, PRINCIPLES matter even more. That whole principles things also makes me not trust Trump. I mean he brags about being part of crony Capitalism, and being great at it. Kind of makes me doubt he would ever do anything about it. See Ann, records matter. Oh, did I mention Trumps love of eminent domain?
See he offered her “good money” for her “terrible house” but she was defiant. What a loser she must be! Michelle Malkin wrote about this too
Too many mega-developers like Trump have achieved success by using and abusing the government’s ability to commandeer private property for purported “public use.” Invoking the Fifth Amendment takings clause, real-estate moguls, parking-garage builders, mall developers, and sports-palace architects have colluded with elected officials to pull off legalized theft in the name of reducing “blight.” Under eminent domain, the definition of “public purpose” has been stretched like Silly Putty to cover everything from roads and bridges to high-end retail stores, baseball stadiums, and casinos. While casting himself as America’s new constitutional savior, Trump has shown reckless disregard for fundamental private-property rights. In the 1990s, he waged a notorious war on elderly homeowner Vera Coking, who owned a little home in Atlantic City that stood in the way of Trump’s manifest land development. The real-estate mogul was determined to expand his Trump Plaza and build a limousine parking lot — Coking’s private property be damned. The nonprofit Institute for Justice, which successfully saved Coking’s home, explained the confiscatory scheme: Unlike most developers, Donald Trump doesn’t have to negotiate with a private owner when he wants to buy a piece of property, because a governmental agency — the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority or CRDA — will get it for him at a fraction of the market value, even if the current owner refuses to sell. Here is how the process works. After a developer identifies the parcels of land he wants to acquire and a city planning board approves a casino project, CRDA attempts to confiscate these properties using a process called “eminent domain,” which allows the government to condemn properties “for public use.” Increasingly, though, CRDA and other government entities exercise the power of eminent domain to take property from one private person and give it to another. At the same time, governments give less and less consideration to the necessity of taking property and also ignore the personal loss to the individuals being evicted. Trump has attempted to use the same tactics in Connecticut and has championed the reviled Kelo v. City of New London Supreme Court ruling upholding expansive use of eminent domain. He told Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto that he agreed with the ruling “100 percent” and defended the chilling power of government to kick people out of their homes and businesses based on arbitrary determinations:
The fact is, if you have a person living in an area that’s not even necessarily a good area, and government, whether it’s local or whatever, government wants to build a tremendous economic development, where a lot of people are going to be put to work and make [an] area that’s not good into a good area, and move the person that’s living there into a better place — now, I know it might not be their choice — but move the person to a better place and yet create thousands upon thousands of jobs and beautification and lots of other things, I think it happens to be good.
Oh well, Michelle is likely one of those open border types right Ann?
Then there is Trumps criticism of Pam Geller in hosting a “Draw Muhammed” event that was the target of Jihadists
American Freedom Defense Initiative President Pamela Geller took to two morning news programs Monday to defend a cartoon contest and art exhibit held for depictions of the Prophet Muhammad as being held in defense of free speech, but outspoken real estate mogul Donald Trump said it looked to him like “she’s just taunting everybody.”
“I watched Pam prior, and it looks like she’s just taunting everybody,” said Trump. “What is she doing? Drawing Muhammad and it looks like she’s taunting people.”
And while he called the violence “disgusting,” Trump said he wonders “what are they doing drawing Muhammad? Isn’t there something else they can draw? They can’t do something else? They have to be in the middle of Texas and on Muhammad?”
He said he has to question why Geller would organize such an event.
“You know, I’m one that believes in free speech, probably more than she does,” said Trump. “What’s the purpose of this? She’s taunting them…I don’t know, maybe she likes risk. What the hell is she doing?”
Yes, how DARE Geller taunt those that would kill us for speaking our minds?Funny, Trump plays the “I am tough, I will not be silenced” cards a lot, which I like. He also bashes PC a lot, which I have been doing for 20 years plus now. But, he seems a bit inconsistent on those principles. Ah yes, there is that word again PRINCIPLES!
But really, who am I to challenge Ann Coulter on principles right? I mean she told us we HAD to nominate Christ Christie in 2012, that Mitt Romney would lose. Then she decided Romney was the ONLY ONLY ONLY hope, and was REALLY strong on illegal immigration somehow. Then Mitt lost, and in the 2014 midterms Ann bashed those primary challengers to establishment Republicans. She criticized the Tea Party types, and bashed Ted Cruz We HAD to reject these challengers because OBAMACARE had to be struck down. Well how did that work out Ann? Oh, yeah, right.
But that is OK folks because now Ann Coulter is telling us Donald Trump is the newest in a growing line of only hopes. And you better listen to her or you are just an open borders, Tea Party/Ted Cruz supporter who reads Michelle Malkin columns and thinks little old ladies should keep their own property or something.