Friday, February 03, 2012

What in the world is wrong with Ann?

Ann Coulter hearts Mitt Romney.

This is no surprise she endorsed him last time around too, choosing him over the far more conservative Fred Thompson even before it became obvious that Fred wasn't even really trying to win the nomination.

But this time around her crush on Mitt has taken on psycho-stalker overtones which have her twisting herself into intellectual pretzel shapes that extend into so many dimensions that she stands in imminent danger of collapsing into a quantum singularity.

I refer, of course, to her latest essay in which she stands up for her man by defending Romneycare.  W. James Antle takes Miss Ann to task for this on the American Spectator blog here and here.  Mr. Antle points out that Coulter is putting forward arguments which will be used by the left to argue against the repeal of ObamaCare, or ObamneyCare as it could be better termed since it is simply RomenyCare on a national scale.

The great Mark Levin also takes Miss Ann to the woodshed here (the embedded video is around 30 minutes long but well worth listening to).

Romney's supporters (I really should start calling them Romney Pod People since they are taking on the mind programed zombie aspects of Ron Paul supporters - but this is happening to Newt supporters as well) keep trying to defend Romney by pointing out that under the constitution states have the right to do things like health insurance mandates but the federal government does not.

This is true but largely irrelevant.  No one is questioning the fact that the state of Massachusetts has the legal right to enact RomneyCare.  We are simply pointing out two facts.  One is that not everything that one has the legal right to do is either good or wise.  Someone has the legal right to have "Heil Hitler" tattooed on his forehead but if he does he's an idiot.  In the same way a woman has the legal right to have five children by five different fathers, none of whom she ever bothers to marry, but if she does she is trash.

RomneyCare makes us question Rommey' judgement.  If he thought it was a good thing for Massachusetts he is a moron and most of us don't want a moron for our president.

The second fact that we want the public to consider is that it is going to be very hard for the man who is proud to this day of RomneyCare in his home state to convince an electorate that, for the most part, doesn't give a rat's ass about the concept of federalism that he is going to strive to totally repeal a national law which is little more than his own signature law expanded to a national scale.

If Ann Coulter thinks that Mitt Romney is the best man for the job then she has every right to say so.  But while she has a right to her own opinion she has no right to her own facts.  Whether you call it RomneyCare or ObamaCare it is a bad idea.  In one state or the entire nation it is a bad idea.

It doesn't matter if there was a time when some Me-Too-Republicans [1] once touted it as an alternative to Soviet style socialized medicine it was a bad idea.

Rick Santorum is correct.  We can not give this issue away by nominating the author of the state level monstrosity which was the basis for Obama's national monstrosity.  Nor can we afford to nominate Newt Gingrich who was supporting an ObamaCare style mandate up until halfway through 2011.

Ann Coulter should be ashamed of herself.  As things stand now denying Obama a second term may well require conservatives to sell out a bit of our integrity by voting for either Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich as we gave up some of it four years ago by voting for McCain.  But there is a difference between selling out and selling your very soul.

[1] A Me-Too-Republican is a Republican who hears the Democrats advocate some bit of liberal/progressive insanity and runs along behind them shouting "me too, me too - just not quite as much".