Ann Coulter attacks Obama for nominating a woman to lead West Point

You'd think someone so concerned about other people's opinions would factor in how we feel about her

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 2, 2016 7:55PM (UTC)
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Ann Coulter (AP/Cliff Owen)

That Ann Coulter uses Twitter to loose upon the world the thoughts even the most conservative of people know need filtering is beyond question, so it's more a matter of when she will be horrible again than if, and over the weekend she maintained true to form.

Yesterday, she decided to complain about the fact that President Obama nominated a woman to oversee West Point, the United States Military Academy, writing that:


It's ironic that Coulter -- who is, obviously, seriously concerned about how Islamic fundamentalists interpret social progress in America -- is incapable of seeing that having a female dean oversee the institution responsible for training members of the most powerful military in the world would actually be more insulting, not less, to members of ISIS.

But Coulter's sense of irony isn't well-attuned to the world as it is so much as her odd -- but lucrative -- interpretation of it, which is why she believes this is funny:

And this:


This too:

Or considers this somehow cogent:

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Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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