One of the Republican Party's leading pundits kicks off her fall television book tour and the 2008 election season with a little old fashioned bigotry and anti-semitism.
On CNBC's The Big Idea, right-wing harpy Ann Coulter continues this week's verbal grenade assault, this time targeting Jews: The country would be better off if everyone were Christian and Jews "were perfected." The comments were made to an incredulous host, Donny Deutsch, who is Jewish, although Coulter insisted he was "not" practicing his religion. "Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?"
Video and transcript at Media Matters. The money quotes are after Deutsch asks Coulter to explain her concept of a perfect society.
COULTER: Well, OK, take the Republican National Convention. People were happy. They're Christian. They're tolerant. They defend America, they --
DEUTSCH: Christian -- so we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?
DEUTSCH: We should all be Christian?
COULTER: Yes. Would you like to come to church with me, Donny?
DEUTSCH: So I should not be a Jew, I should be a Christian, and this would be a better place?
COULTER: Well, you could be a practicing Jew, but you're not.
DEUTSCH: I actually am. That's not true. I really am.
Coulter's subscribes to a unique logic where she values a Normal Rockwell-esque society of "tolerant", "Christian" Republicans who want to convert Jews. That's explained later where the pundit insisted "we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say." Not sure who "they" are, but the script follows the talking points illustrated by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
America is for Christians. Convert Jews. Yeah, let's add "anti-semite" to the many, proud badges worn by Ann Coulter.
On CNBC's The Big Idea, Coulter Said ... [Media Matters]
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