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Feb 26 2014

Wingnut on Wingnut Crime: Farah v Coulter

This is not the first clash between Joseph Farah and Ann Coulter. The Worldnetdaily carries Coulter’s weekly column, but Farah was not pleased when she ignored and then made fun of the birther movement that he helps lead. Now imagine living in a world where Ann Coulter is considered a weak-kneed moderate.

While claiming to “love” the tea-party activists “out there in America,” she denigrates some unnamed organizations that are getting rich fighting “establishment Republicans.”

The solution to all of America’s problems, according to Ann Coulter, lies in electing Republicans – any and all Republicans. It doesn’t matter where they stand on the issues. It doesn’t matter how effective they have been in office. It doesn’t matter if they have betrayed those who elected them or the Constitution.

Ann Coulter enthusiastically supported Mitt Romney in 2012 – in the Republican primaries. Her real favorite at the time wasn’t running – Chris Christie.

Is this still the face of conservatism in America?

I hope not.

A Facebook friend the other day came up with a great name for this kind of thing: the One True Scotsman. Only Farah is pure enough to be the One True Conservative. Republican politicians keep moving further and further to the right and it’s still never enough. Even John Cornyn, rated as the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate, gets multiple Tea Party types wanting to run against him in the primary. In the end, there can only be One True Scotsman.

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  1. 1
    holytape

    Now imagine living in a world where Ann Coulter is considered a weak-kneed moderate.

    No. I refuse to. No, my imagination will not go there. Even forced at gun point.

  2. 2
    busterggi

    I recently saw Coulter on a show praising the memory of the late Joseph McCarthy as a great man who saved America. apparenty Tail-Gunner Joe is now considered a moderate too.

  3. 3
    left0ver1under

    holytape -

    Now imagine living in a world where Ann Coulter is considered a weak-kneed moderate.

    Why would you need to imagine one? Wasn’t Europe of the 1930s and 40s real enough?

  4. 4
    sh3baproject

    i cannot imange this. my mind would explode if i did.

  5. 5
    D. C. Sessions

    There’s the Highlander Corollary to the One True Scotsman: There Can Be Only One.

    In the meantime, the beheadings will continue until electoral results improve.

    Works for me.

  6. 6
    Artor

    DC beat me to the reference. There can be only One True Scotsman, and his name is Connor McLeod.

  7. 7
    Randomfactor

    DC beat me to it. “Please proceed, Highlander.”

  8. 8
    sundiver

    I hate having to share a fucking planet with Coulter, to say nothing of sharing a planet where she’s considered a moderate.

  9. 9
    Alverant

    Iran comes to mind….

    I wonder if she’ll lose her invite to CPAC since they don’t allow attacks on a person.

  10. 10
    Brent

    The “One True Scotsman” concept is not original to your friend. It’s a well-known logical fallacy.

    From Wikipedia: ” When faced with a counterexample to a universal claim (“no Scotsman would do such a thing”), rather than denying the counterexample or rejecting the original universal claim, this fallacy modifies the subject of the assertion to exclude the specific case or others like it by rhetoric, without reference to any specific objective rule (“no true Scotsman would do such a thing”).”

    It is certainly a bit of a problem in the ideological purity-insane GOP these days.

  11. 11
    d.c.wilson

    Alverant@9:

    “Iran comes to mind….

    I wonder if she’ll lose her invite to CPAC since they don’t allow attacks on a person.”

    Since when?

  12. 12
    cptdoom

    The real measure of insanity in the modern GOP is that Coulter rightly predicted Romney’s loss if he were the nominee, and then supported him anyway.

  13. 13
    =8)-DX

    From the times I’ve heard her, Coulter’s weakness lies elsewhere…

  14. 14
    abusedbypenguins

    Mayan rules in all republican elections. The losers will be executed with great ceremony, fireworks and cake.

  15. 15
    mikey

    Brent @ 10:

    It’s “No True Scotsman” that is the established fallacy. This is a funny variation.

  16. 16
    Alverant

    @Wilson
    Well since yesterday when they denied permission for an Atheist group to attend. That is is CPAC is going to be consistent on their standards and …
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA sorry I couldn’t finish that sentence.

  17. 17
    D. C. Sessions

    The real measure of insanity in the modern GOP is that Coulter rightly predicted Romney’s loss if he were the nominee, and then supported him anyway.

    It’s quite rational if you think of her business model: attacking those in power from the right. Business is much better when there’s a Democrat in the White House.

  18. 18
    qwerty

    I always think that Ann Coulter must buy her clothes at a boutique run the Elvira.

  19. 19
    qwerty

    run by Elvira

    duh and I previewed

  20. 20
    Chris

    @Brent.

    You have no idea what’s going on.

    They know the fallacy called No True Scotsman. They modified it, purposefully, to be One True Scotsman, and even explained why that is the case.

    As someone with a degree in logic and argumentation, it’s bad enough just reading thoughts on the internet; however this woeful misunderstanding of the fallacy and what everyone is talking about, then trying to educate people who are already referencing the thing you’re trying to educate them in…

    I need something for this headache now. Seriously, I appreciate the effort, but take a few classes before trying to educate. Coming here before my coffee was a mistake.

  21. 21
    Kimpatsu

    In the end, there can only be One True Scotsman.
    Perhaps we should make them all duel to the death with swords…?

  22. 22
    freehand

    Off topic, but you know…
    .
    “There can be only one” really ruined the highlander series of movies for me. I hate when Hollywood committees add stupid elements to a movie*. They are never necessary to the plot. MacLeod could simply be dealing with an ambitious immortal; it wouldn’t be unreasonable. And don’t get me started on aliens [grumble].
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    .
    * Humans as batteries, anyone? Why not, say, processors in a giant parallel

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