Friday, October 12, 2007

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter’s at it again, this time it’s Jews. She also threw in something about “mixed race couples” having chips on their shoulders. How does Coulter know this? Because the TV show Seinfeld had an episode where the character Elaine dated someone of another race just to tick people off. People, Coulter referred to a sitcom from over ten years ago to make a point about race and racism in America today! You also have to love the irony of Coulter using Seinfeld, created by and starring a Jew, as her example.

Anyway, she moves on to the Jews:
DEUTSCH: That isn't what I said, but you said I should not -- we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians, then, or --

COULTER: Yeah.

DEUTSCH: Really?

COULTER: Well, it's a lot easier. It's kind of a fast track.

DEUTSCH: Really?

COULTER: Yeah. You have to obey.

DEUTSCH: You can't possibly believe that.

COULTER: Yes.

DEUTSCH: You can't possibly -- you're too educated, you can't -- you're like my friend in --

COULTER: Do you know what Christianity is? We believe your religion, but you have to obey.

DEUTSCH: No, no, no, but I mean --

COULTER: We have the fast-track program.

DEUTSCH: Why don't I put you with the head of Iran? I mean, come on. You can't believe that.

COULTER: The head of Iran is not a Christian.

DEUTSCH: No, but in fact, "Let's wipe Israel" --

COULTER: I don't know if you've been paying attention.

DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?

COULTER: No, we think -- we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?

COULTER: Yes. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we're all sinners --

DEUTSCH: In my old days, I would have argued -- when you say something absurd like that, there's no --

COULTER: What's absurd?

DEUTSCH: Jews are going to be perfected. I'm going to go off and try to perfect myself --

COULTER: Well, that's what the New Testament says.

DEUTSCH: Ann Coulter, author of If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, and if Ann Coulter had any brains, she would not say Jews need to be perfected. I'm offended by that personally. And we'll have more Big Idea when we come back.

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DEUTSCH: Welcome back to The Big Idea. During the break, Ann said she wanted to explain her last comment. So I'm going to give her a chance. So you don't think that was offensive?

COULTER: No. I'm sorry. It is not intended to be. I don't think you should take it that way, but that is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews. We believe the Old Testament. As you know from the Old Testament, God was constantly getting fed up with humans for not being able to, you know, live up to all the laws. What Christians believe -- this is just a statement of what the New Testament is -- is that that's why Christ came and died for our sins. Christians believe the Old Testament. You don't believe our testament.

DEUTSCH: You said -- your exact words were, "Jews need to be perfected." Those are the words out of your mouth.

COULTER: No, I'm saying that's what a Christian is.

DEUTSCH: But that's what you said -- don't you see how hateful, how anti-Semitic --

COULTER: No!

DEUTSCH: How do you not see? You're an educated woman. How do you not see that?

COULTER: That isn't hateful at all.

DEUTSCH: But that's even a scarier thought.

Exactly so, Mr. Deutsch. It is “even a scarier thought” that Coulter doesn’t get that it’s hateful and anti-Semitic.

I want to parse this a little bit. What the hell does this woman mean when she says "We believe your religion?" Lousy grammar aside, what does that mean? If she does "believe our (your) religion" then what's the problem? Why would she want to believe a religion that's not "perfected?" I want my psychos to make some sense when they rant, damnit.

As to her insistence Christians "have to obey" I believe that's incorrect, dear. Jews (practicing ones, which by the way she doesn't seem to get that being Jewish isn't only about the religion) are mandated by G-d to obey. Follow the law (s) -- religious laws. That's what it's about. Christians however, it isn't about obeying. It's about belief. Accept, belief, preach it out. Sin all you like, as long as you believe and ask for forgiveness you have a pass.

Sources
Ann Coulter on CNBC Show: Jews Need 'Perfecting'
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003657196

Ada Calhoun Reports (News bloggers)
http://news.aol.com/newsbloggers/2007/10/11/ann-coulter-says-jews-need-perfecting/

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