Most of the time I ignore aging would-be pin-up Ann Coulter, but this week she came out with a whopper that could be as much of a gift to the Democratic Party as MoveOn.org's advertisement on Gen. Petraeus was for the G.O.P. More of a gift, even.
Usually, like most bullies, Coulter restricts herself to mocking those who have less social and political power -- gays, Arab-Americans, Muslims, and so on. But now she's gone and started gunning against the majority of the electorate.
The New York Observer's George Gurley sat down with Coulter as part of her P.R. push around her new book, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans. Here's what she had to say about women voters:
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?’'
I would like to see that quote, "If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democratic president. It's kind of a pipe dream, a personal fantasy of mine," as the header on GOTV mailers along with pictures of Coulter and whichever candidates were stupid enough to associate themselves with her earlier in the year. I would like to see it on television ads.
The idea that today's G.O.P. leaders are craven and idiotic enough to associate themselves with someone who could say such a thing will catapult women to the polls.