Reddit and Ann Coulter: a match made in heaven?
In service of hawking a new book, the right-wing humorist and pundit agreed on Monday to participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and duke it out with Reddit’s notoriously fearless community. As anyone familiar with Coulter and Reddit would guess, the results were interesting — and often incendiary.
With that in mind, here are the five most Ann Coulter-y answers of this profoundly Ann Coulter-y event.
1. Ann Coulter on racial politics
Redditor question: Ann, in a recent op-ed article discussing the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident, you said ”Perhaps, someday, blacks will win the right to be treated like volitional human beings. But not yet.” Can you please expand on this? Do you consider Black people to be sub-human? Do you believe that the 13th Amendment should be repealed? I’m very curious.
Coulter’s answer: If you have a line from the column, then you read the whole column, so you know perfectly well I was issuing a complaint about how liberals treat black people. (A brief summary: for the first century of the nation’s existence, the Democrats refused to treat blacks like human beings, for the 2d half the Democrats refused to treat them like adults.)
2. Ann Coulter on the media
Redditor question: How do you think the media handles violence?
Coulter’s answer: They run like the girls that they are.
3. Ann Coulter on the women’s vote
Redditor question: Do you still stand by your statement that women should not vote because every President since 1950 would have been Republican except for in 1964?
Coulter’s answer: That questions answers itself. Bad things happen when Democrats win huge majorities, see, e.g. Obamacare. It’s striking, to me at least, that every baby seal Obama has produced to show a grateful beneficiary of Obamacare has been a woman.
4. Ann Coulter on gun control
Redditor question: What is your opinion on guns and gun control? Should we enact more regulations, or should we simply enforce the ones we have? If I might give my own two cents, I am a very ardent believer in the 2nd Amendment, and am very attached to weapons and their history. I am also of the opinion that gun should be regulated (but this garbage about limiting magazine size is…well garbage in my opinion).
Coulter’s answer: Just hold it steady and you’ll have it under control. As all the recent shootings have demonstrated — summarized in my book — we need crazy person control (involuntary commitment) not gun control. How about get rid of all gun restrictions and watch the crime rate fall in Chicago?
5. Ann Coulter on women’s health
Redditor question: What are your feelings about the recent reproductive rights issues as a woman and a conservative? With your stance on limited government and the arguments made about Obamacare “in between you and your doctor” how do you reconcile your party’s push to legislate women’s health issues? These two positions seem at odds with each other.
Coulter’s answer: Neither I or my party has any interest in legislating “women’s health issues.” We just want to save the lives of unborn children, which is such a repellant procedure that it is given a euphemism by people who want to kill unborn children as “women’s health issues.”