Ann Coulter to Intern Japanese and Torture Arabs

If one has ever had difficulty understanding Republicans, Ann Coulter’s latest column may help clarify things a bit:

Which brings me to this week’s scandal about No Such Agency spying on “Americans.” I have difficulty ginning up much interest in this story inasmuch as I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo.

I can see Coulter (unless she is standing sideways) responding that the statement above was written somewhat tongue-in-cheek. Coulter must be aware that if a large batch of economic liberals were sent to Gitmo, the balance of power would likely shift to the Democrats.

This next line involves a different appendage (her foot, to clarify for some readers) in Coulter’s mouth. It’s hard to take this one as being satire:

In previous wars, the country has done far worse than monitor telephone calls placed to jihad headquarters. FDR rounded up Japanese — many of them loyal American citizens — and threw them in internment camps. Most appallingly, at the same time, he let New York Times editors wander free.

Note the following about the Japanese internment:

The Supreme Court upheld the president’s authority to intern the Japanese during wartime;

That case, Korematsu v. United States, is still good law;

There are no Japanese internment camps today.

I’m guessing that Coulter just alienated pretty much all of the readers she once had who are of Japanese ancestry. To paraphrase Niemoller:

First they came for the Ragheads,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Raghead.
Then they came for the Japanese,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t Japanese.
Then they came for the media,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a member of the media.
Then she came after me,
and by that time that she was through
she had no readers left.

7 Comments
  1. I’m not so sure she has true political leanings. Despite her current Hitler spiel, I’ll bet she’d spout Marx and Engels if it paid her bills.

    In my ‘hood, they call it being a ho.

  2. I agree with comment # 2 by Stephen Gordon. AnnCoulter is nothing more than a blip on the radar given far too much time and space in the media. She would espouse communism if it paid the bills. Shallow and transparent, paid cheerleader.

  3. Umm, Korematsu is good law the way the Gulf of Tonkin resolution is good law. It holds for the proposition that the courts are deferential to constitutional abuses when there is an actual military necessity. However, it turns out that the assertions made by the Administration in their Korematsu briefs were completely false.

    In other words, if you lie to the court and the American people, you can get them to do lots of fucked up things. What’s more, those lies are seldom, if ever punished.

    Yours truly,
    Nick

    …barf…