Friday, September 28, 2012

Ann Coulter on The View

I first became interested in politics thanks to the fun Ann Coulter seemed to be having when debating the left.

I have stopped buying her books when I got tired of hearing how wrong the left is about everything.  (Even though they are.)  She also endorsed Mitt Romney in 2008 and 2012, which I don't care for.

Thanks to a commenter at Althouse I found this video of Ann on The View.

The hosts of the show are mad at Ann for saying things like: "the democrats don't really care about the blacks."  The black members of the panel got mad because they can, "ask their grandmothers who lived through the republican racism." And Ann points out that the republican racism is a myth that we all believe because that is what we have always heard.

Barbra Walters asked why everything that Ann writes is so controversial, and Ann responds that she is trying to correct the myths that we all believe; such as it being the republicans who were racist in the south.  Ann points out that the first black congressmen were republicans, the first black governor was a republican...and she didn't even get to mention, while on the view, that the republican party was founded to be opposed to slavery and a higher percentage of republicans voted for the civil rights act of 1964 than the democrats.

Her point is that when the democrats find an issue they support they claim that the republicans are opposed because of racism, weather or not the issue has any race involved in it at all, like voter ID laws.

I may buy her latest book.  They are always full of ideas that we have been told, and all believe, but are myths.

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