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SCOOT: Ann Coulter is wrong - all Republicans don't have to agree

The hate that is so present in the political battles between the right and the left in Washington, D.C., on talk radio and in daily conversations across America is rooted in the current divisiveness of partisanship.  Bipartisanship has become a lost political art and rather than recognize that it is the missing link in the evolution of the political process – it is celebrated as a team sport.  There is such a wide spectrum of beliefs and opinions among both Democrats and Republicans that it is unrealistic to expect all of those who align themselves with one of the parties to agree with everything the party professes.  Those who do are easily exposed as political hypocrites.

Conservative author and political commentator Ann Coulter condemned those Republicans, who were critical of members of their own party over the recent attempt to defund Obamacare that led to the 16-day government shutdown.  Coulter is promoting her new book Never Trust A Liberal Over 3: Especially A Republican and she told HuffPost, “Look, if you’re a liberal, if your brain is wired that way, ya know – fine.  But in the case of people like Rubio and McCain, Lindsay Graham, Huckabee, I think an awful lot of it is so they will get favorable press in the media.”  Coulter said Republicans, who attack members of the Republican Party, should “just become a Democrat.”

Ann Coulter is wrong.  The individuals of both parties should be encouraged to speak out against members of their own party, if they have honest disagreements.  It is the blind loyalty to a party that gives the impression that both parties are only interested in advancing their own ideology and agendas, rather than doing what is in the best interest of the American people.

It would be nice, if we all could trust that people honestly believe in what they say.  But, any scrutiny of the extreme voices like Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow, Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz or any of the far right-wing or left-wing pundits or politicians, reveals opportunistic motives behind their extremism.  All of the aforementioned political pundits benefit financially from their extreme party-line positions.  Having said that, there have been a few occasions when Limbaugh has disagreed with some extremists within the Republican Party and recently said that the government shutdown was the biggest political disaster he has ever witnessed.  Over all, extremists have been rewarded by audiences that rally around the leaders of their flock.  It is fair to question whether Ann Coulter is more interested in selling her new book than she is in speaking rationally about politics.  To put forth the idea that any Republican, who disagrees with even the most extreme factions in the Republican Party, should switch parties and become a Democrat is similar to the mentality that led to the Republican Party’s failure in last year’s presidential election.

The reluctance of the Republican Party to show solidarity in denouncing the extreme and absurd views on the issues of rape, abortion and birth control from ultra-conservatives, like senatorial candidate Todd Akin and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, so tainted the image of Mitt Romney and the party that reelection of President Obama was certain.  If the extreme right, as Ann Coulter and others suggest, reflects the heart and soul of America – then how did Obama win reelection in the face of a down economy, high unemployment and low consumer confidence?  Obama benefited from right-wing extremists.

After the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party was publically licking its wounds and many prominent Republican leaders warned that the party must change or face losing more elections.  It didn’t take long for the far-right to again commandeer the direction of the entire Republican Party and bring the party’s image to a historic low.

So tarnished is the image of the Republican Party that Hillary Clinton has seized this moment to become visual and vocal as she positions herself as the candidate-to-beat in 2016.  Clinton’s sudden presence on the political scene may not have been planned in advance, but is the immediate reaction to the public’s view of the Republican Party following the government shutdown.

Whether it’s fair to blame the Republican Party more than the President and Democrats is less significant in the minds of the American public than the perception that the Republicans were more to blame and appeared to be selfishly forcing their agenda rather than moving America forward.  And, perception is reality.

Since it is obvious that America is not dominated by the extreme right or the extreme left, I am continually perplexed by how many of the extreme voices proclaim they are speaking for America.
Disagreement within the Republican Party or the Democrat Party may be the only evidence that everyone in this country is not a blind follower of their party – and that means some people are still courageous enough to express their honesty.

Adhering strictly to a party’s ideology makes one more of a cult follower than an independent thinker, and America was built on and has thrived on independent thinkers.
Are you a political cult member – or do you have the courage to disagree with your own party?

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10/29/2013 4:37PM
SCOOT: Ann Coulter is wrong – all Republicans don’t have to agree
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10/29/2013 6:02PM
Ann Coulter only loves the RINOs
Ann loves the RINOs who have abandoned their core value of limited and restrained government and instead opted for a was on liberty, freedom. and pursuit of happiness with her war on marijuana.
10/29/2013 8:05PM
Funny how scooter boy and Dems only want Republicans or Conservatives to break
ranks ... Scoot is an Obama Cult member.
10/29/2013 8:18PM
Obama is hateful, abusive, a liar, and views the American people a mere chattel.
There is no common ground with this petulant pùnk. No person of honor would respect Obama. He is an incompetent clown tyrant wanna-be. Only a FOOL like Scoot would grovel over Obama.
10/29/2013 8:21PM
Obama will continue to lie and spew propaganda and sadly most blacks
will continue to dance and chant and worship him ... they are stuck on stupid and remain in the Democrat Slave Plantation.
10/29/2013 8:24PM
Despite Scooter Boy and his heroes that slander of us, there is nothing wrong
with us. There is a left-win radical in the White House name Obama who is seeking to destroy the country as founded and is well on his way.
10/29/2013 8:26PM
The free-loaders worship Obama.
Obama is DOG SH!T.
10/29/2013 8:32PM
For Coulter, it's all about her own glory
The book, Vanity: Ann Coulter's Quest for Glory, is extremely enlightening. It's a free PDF download at www.CoulterWatch.com/vanity.pdf.
10/29/2013 8:33PM
It would be poetic justice for Obama, Reid, and Pelosi to develop cancer and
die a slow, painful death and exempting themselves from ObamaCare would NOT save them.
10/29/2013 8:39PM
Gee, you know Scoot his a liberal hack ... he is saying Repuboicans are tarnished
with all that is finally being proven true about the ásshole Obama .. LOL ... Scooter has spent too many nights with his Obama Blow-up Doll.
10/29/2013 8:41PM
Scoot is repeating the LIberal talking points ... nothing new to see here ...
Scoot is ignorant.
10/29/2013 8:42PM
Obama is a lame duck and Scoot still gets a tingle up his leg over Obama.
LOL. Embarrassing.
10/29/2013 8:44PM
Scoot, get a clue. Obama°s election mean that the Democrat Party has been
take over by the far left. We get it. You are a Democrat and hate conservatives.
10/29/2013 8:53PM
You do NOT wreck health care for 80% of the country in order to help 20%.
It took nearly 100 years to develop our health care system which was the envy of the world. People came here from other countries to get treatment. Scoot trashes conservatives for trying to save the country from the ObamaCare disaster. Scoot is stupid, or just another Obama Zombie.
10/29/2013 8:54PM
Scoot loves Obama because he endorsed þutt sex.
10/29/2013 8:59PM
Obama is wrecking the healthcare system, putting business out of business and
people out of work and has made the US the laughingstock around the world and Scooter thinks conservatives are the problem ... LOL ... really? Gee, Scoot, you better get your head out of your own old, stinky áss and take a breath before you suffer any more brain damage.
10/29/2013 9:56PM
The Tea Party are the very people that Scoot is asking people to become.
Of course Scoot HATES the Tea Party and trashes them often. Scoot is asking regular people to rise up and reject professional politicians and their paid consultants and get involved ... well, if some folks do that Scoot will end up hating them to.
10/29/2013 9:59PM
Scoot, get a clue. WE ARE BROKE. You want another million Mexicans here
getting free health care and welfare.
10/30/2013 7:11AM
At some point in the future Obama will get older and eventually die from
some cause and that will be cause for celebration.
10/30/2013 7:14AM
Free people always celebrate the deaths of DÌCK-tators ...
when Obama’s time comes, many will celebrate the passing of this tyrant.
10/30/2013 7:30AM
WWL with the addition pf Scoot and Angela has become a liberal sewer.
Scoot is owned by the gay lobby and Angela tries to play Oprah. They are a joke.
10/30/2013 8:55AM
White liberals like Scoot are some of the most racist people on the planet.
White liberals do not hold blacks to the same standards of excellence as they do whites thus, Obama gets a pass. Liberals have a lot of guilt. They view many groups of people as inferior and have to lie about who they are daily, or they will be rejected.Liberalism is a cancer that destroys the souls of people and turns them into arrogant, hateful, mean people.
10/30/2013 9:04AM
White liberals prove their racism with their policies.
They encourage and celebrate government dependence because they believe most people are not capable of making it without government oversight and welfare. They especially believe that about blacks and have created generational dependence destroying the spirits of millions of blacks over the past 50 years. Blacks have enslaved other blacks going all the way back to the African slave trade. Obama is just another slave trader, but then he is half white.
10/30/2013 9:19AM
Obama is a leftist radical, tyrant wanna-be ... All tyrants create straw dogs to
help them maintain power. Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party. Yet, Hitler and Obama were and are the real abusers. They both hated their countries and sought to fundamentally change them. Hitler already ended up on the trash heap of history. Obama will join him in time.
10/30/2013 9:34AM
The lap-dog liberal press will do a few stories on the disaster that is ObamaCare
just so they do not look like the total ássholes they are, but they will come groveling back defending Obama and spewing his lies as facts shortly.
10/30/2013 9:43AM
Perhaps conservatives should not oppose abortion to save children.
Liberals would kill off more of their offspring and thin out their numbers.
10/30/2013 9:46AM
The republican party will continue to lose elections and moderate folks
I left the GOP when it sold out to the Christian Coalition. Centrists and moderates are not the enemies of the core values that the GOP tossed out.
10/30/2013 9:57AM
The White House is a toilet and the Obama Administration is the feces floating in it.
10/30/2013 9:59AM
Centrists and moderates are merely liberals who are afraid to admit it.
moderate lay choose whatever side they think is winning. They care nothing about the country and have no values of their own.
10/30/2013 10:01AM
The Democrat party has been taken over by leftist radicals. The Tea Party
is merely a reaction to an extreme left-wing White House. The nut jobs have taken over the DemRAT Party.
10/30/2013 10:10AM
Hey, Mr, Centrist no one is stopping you from having all the þutt sex you can sand ...
we would rather not have the country bankrupted and the healthcare system wrecked.
10/30/2013 10:20AM
Freedom is hard to sell to Democrats. It requires personal responsibilty.
Democrats are the party of bottom-feeders.
10/30/2013 10:23AM
HEALTH SECRETARY KATHLEEN SEBELIUS spent the morning lying her
sorry áss off again ... nothing new.
10/30/2013 10:32AM
Sebelius, the Queen of Partial Birth Abortions running America's health care.
The Queen of Partial Birth Abortions running America's health care. Who could predict that it would be botched?
10/30/2013 10:35AM
Sebelius and Obama have no honor ... they need to
fall on a sword. Perhaps Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi could assist them and then do each other .... LOL ...
10/30/2013 10:41AM
Obama has spewed hate and slander his entire political career. He won his
first election not on the issues but by exposing his opponents divorce records. Obama a petulant child and abusive to others. It is great to see his chickens coming home to roost as his hate is returned to him.
10/30/2013 11:34AM
Scoot you cannot compromise with EVIL—Obama. Obama does not compromise
and you are OK with that. YOU just hate conservatives because you think they are keeping you from having þutt sex.
10/30/2013 2:55PM
Are you getting sick and tired of being herded over the cliff by the Fuhrer Obama regime ??
The Corruption and Lies of KING Fuhrer Obama Fast & Furious SEAL Team 6 Obamacare would save the avg family $2500 per year Forcing businesses to violate their religious beliefs Violating the rights and sanctity of our Churches Obamacare web site-cronyism NSA acting as Obama Gestapo 17 Trillion in debt Lies about Benghazi Voter fraud Intentionally trying to hurt Americans during the sequester Intentionally trying to hurt Americans during govt shutdown Blocking veterans from seeing their own memorials Allowing illegals on mall during govt shutdown Shutting down ‘The Peoples House’ tours We can keep our insurance if we like it We can keep our doctors if we like them Military not getting their votes counted Supporting the Muslim Brotherhood with arms and money DOJ spying on the free press Not securing our borders Spying on Americans on American soil with drones SOLYNDRA Picking winners and losers IRS targeting conservatives IRS targeting the Tea Party Millions losing health care coverage Increasing welfare rolls Increasing disability rolls Countless party’s Countless exorbitant vacations Releasing illegal’s from prison Unconstitutional recess appointment NO budget for 5 years Clapper lying to congress Holder lying to congress Failing to prosecute the New Black Panther Reading our e-mail War on women Promoting race war War between makers and takers A123 Systems Cash for clunkers failure
10/30/2013 3:00PM
Gee, Obama is SH!T!
.... hope the B!TCH keeps smoking.
10/30/2013 3:07PM
Looks like the old hippie Scoot has stepped in it again ...
his fans are out in force. LOL.
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