DISENFRANCHISING ANN COULTER.

This would, of course, be one of the outcomes if Ann Coulter's "modest proposal" about women losing their suffrage would be carried out. How does she reconcile being the voice of scorn and contempt towards women and its object, too? I'm glad I don't know the answer to that, even if it's all only a performance.

Garance's earlier post on this topic is titled "Coulter Comes Out Against Women Voting". In fact, this is not the first time she has advocated the abolition of her own rights. Here are a few earlier examples:

On TownHall she writes:

Webb began his rebuttal by complaining that we don't have national health care and aren't spending enough on "education" (teachers unions). In other words, he talked about national issues that only are national issues because of this country's rash experiment with women's suffrage.

In an interview with the U.K. Guardian:

Why does she think the franchise is too big already? Who exactly has the vote who shouldn't have? "Women," she says, laughing. "It's true. It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted."

And on Politically Incorrect:

"I think [women] should be armed but should not [be allowed to] vote. No, they all have to give up their vote, not just, you know, the lady clapping and me. The problem with women voting -- and your Communists will back me up on this -- is that, you know, women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it. And when they take these polls, it's always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care."

While I agree with Ezra on the desire for some Democratic commentator to express just a little outrage over all this woman-hating, I doubt that the outrage will come now. After all, Coulter has been telling this little story for almost a decade with nary a peep of protest from the Democratic politicians.

I guess those politicians have decided to believe Coulter when she tells us that she is just joking. Better not to react to silly jokes (say, calling someone a General BetrayUs), right?

Whatever liberals may think of Coulter's "jokes", her conservative fans like them. For example, No Liberal Spin writes:

I concur. The FIRST President that got into office when women FIRST got the vote, was Warren G. Harding. He presided over an administration SO CORRUPT, that it wasn't surpassed in corruption until BILL CLINTON was voted in, with the women vote. Women voted for Warren: "because he was good-looking." Women voted for Bubba because: "he was good-looking." See a trend here? However, there ARE conservative chicks who merely need to be vetted before getting the right to vote.

--J. Goodrich

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