Ann Coulter and “the Democrats’ Thousand Year Reich”

At an Eagle Forum Leadership Summit earlier this month, Ann Coulter told the youth audience, “It seems like we’re in the middle of the Democrats’ Thousand Year Reich.”

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Coulter Abhors Nazi and Fascist Imagery

Coulter claims,

“We certainly don’t demonize the opponents the way they do. We may ridicule them, make jokes about them. But the way they turned George Bush into the enemy, a Nazi. George Soros and Al Gore have all compared him to Hitler. He was compared to Osama bin Laden by a New York Times op-ed writer. William Raspberry, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, a liberal, called him the devil.”[1]

“A novel released in 2004 advocated the assassination of President Bush ‘for the good of humankind.’ Liberal columnist William Raspberry referred to President Bush as ‘the Devil.’ Remember the good old days, during Bush’s honeymoon with the press, when he was just Hitler?”[2]

Coulter Employs Nazi and Fascist Imagery

If conservatives don’t demonize opponents, then Ann Coulter is not a conservative.

Having lambasted those who employ Nazi imagery, what does Coulter do? Employ Nazi imagery.

Coulter’s remarks at the Heritage Foundation come as no surprise to those who have witnessed Coulter’s regular use of Nazi imagery.

Coulter once compared both Barack Obama and John McCain to Hitler – in the same election year. Coulter asserted, “[Obama’s autobiography is] a dime store Mein Kampf” [and Obama is a two-bit Hitler].”[3] As for McCain, “I’m not comparing McCain to Hitler. Hitler had a coherent tax policy.”[4] Similarly, Coulter famously named Katie Couric “the affable Eva Braun.”

Coulter has a fascination with fascists. “[Liberals are] total fascists, but they’re going out and imposing their left-wing fascism on the rest of the country. … They’re not only fascist where they live, they’re expanding their fascism to the rest of America.”[5]

Time and time again, Coulter makes the same point: “I think that is not going to inure to the Democrats’ benefit, to be having this obviously political prosecution of a political enemy. No, that just shows them to be the fascists that they are.”[6]

Coulter’s fascination extends to Nazis, with these assertions about liberals: “They’re Nazi block watchers. … Block watchers, you know. They tattle on their parents, turn them in to the Nazis. They’re little Nazi block watchers.”[7] Ever on her mind, Coulter warns, “Those, the Nazi block watchers are coming back and attacking the Democrats now if they’re not crazy enough.”[8]

And now, a new generation of young conservatives – at a Leadership Summit – have been indoctrinated in Coulter’s ideological humor: “It seems like we’re in the middle of the Democrats’ Thousand Year Reich.”

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Endnotes:

[1]       Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 6/6/11.

[2]       Ann Coulter, Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, Crown Forum, 2009, pg. 244.

[3]       Ann Coulter, Hannity & Colmes, FNC, 4/3/08.

[4]       Ann Coulter, CPAC, 2/8/08.

[5]       “Ann Coulter: The blonde assassin,” The Independent, 8/16/04.

[6]       Ann Coulter, The Big Story, FNC, 10/27/05.

[7]       Ann Coulter, O’Reilly Factor, FNC, 12/1/05.

[8]       Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck Show, 10/5/07.

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