Ann Coulter: "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president."

-- Bryan J. Fischer, the outspoken Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy for the SPLC-certified hate group American Family Association, quoting Ann Coulter on Twitter yesterday with tacit approval.

Coulter's full quote, from The New York Observer in October 2007:

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.

It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and 'We’ll pay for health care and tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?'

Coulter didn't "misspeak"; she stood by her remarks in an interview soon afterwards with Right Wing News:

You caught a lot of flack for saying, “If we took away women’s right to vote [...] women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.” Wasn’t that just a tongue in cheek comment meant to point out the bad choices so many single women are making about which political party to support?

No, it’s not tongue-in-cheek, it’s an inarguable statement of the facts.

(emphases and ellipsis mine)

Talk about a new low in blending unadulterated misogyny with the right-wing manipulation of people into voting against their own interests! In the 21st century Bryan Fischer, a self-styled guardian of morality, is endorsing a repugnant idea that's so five 50 500 years ago.

Tags: American Family Association, Ann Coulter, Bryan Fischer, Bryan J. Fischer, conservatives, divide and conquer, dominator culture, hate groups, manipulation, men vs. women, More…politics, pseudopopulism, reversing suffrage, right to vote, suffrage, voting, voting rights, women vs. men

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If Coulter doesn't want the right to vote she doesn't have to vote.  Or is she telling us something? 

So ... she'd disenfranchise HERSELF in order to get her pipe dream of no more democratic presidents.  But then, what if men voted a democrat into office ANYWAY and voted democratic policies she disagreed with into law?  On top of this, does she really suppose that men are so monolithic in their thinking and voting practices?

Someone please tell me how anyone gets to be this self-loathing ... or on second thought, maybe not!

This really doesn't surprise me. Not even in the least. What the right wing extremists want is a 1 party state - reminiscent of Franco's Spain, Salazar's Portugal, and Mussolini's Italy. Karl Rove said it himself - long before the anorexic fascist party girl Coulter had the thought. He called for a "permanent republican majority." And, lest anyone thinks they've loosened the reigns on that goal, look at the efforts to disenfranchise voters in the various states which are going on as we speak. The Justice Department did a study that between 2002 and 2007 there were 86 cases out of 300 million votes. But listening to the right wingers in State government, this is a national priority that must be stamped out - along with the rights of anyone not voting Republican. Coulter is a clown. Unfortunately, so are a number of state governors and legislators; except the latter are using their power to try and make it happen.

It says something when public figures repeat ideas of explicit disenfranchisement (not even under a veneer of "preventing vote fraud")!

Speaking of which, a professor on NPR a few days ago pointed out that individual voter impersonation was grossly inefficient and risky. There might be hundreds of cases, but not the hundreds of thousands needed to rig an election. A more promising avenue for fraud would be absentee ballots: "wholesale" rather than "retail".

For 144 years only men (originally only land owners) had the right to vote in this country, and they did elect Democratic presidents....

I think Coulter is an animated cadaver...probably programmed by Karl Rove.

Talk about bat-sh*t crazy!

I agree with you sk8eycat - a cadaver - no brain in the head!

She also reminds me of a character in a performance of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" that I saw a long time ago; one of the self-righteous women watching the trial, and practically drooling at the thought of the accused being put to death.

I'm with Loren...I wonder how in the world she became such an incredibly hateful person.

"Anger and hate are actually fear in drag."  Spider Robinson

I agree with you sk8eycat - a cadaver - no brain in the head!

She's despicable and I think it is she who should not be voting.

Yuck!

sk8eycat, I like your quote: 

"Anger and hate are actually fear in drag."  

~ Spider Robinson

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