Here comes Ann Coulter with 'Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America'
Ann Coulter, who uses rhetoric so inflammatory it's a wonder her books don't come equipped with fire extinguishers, is now promoting her latest, "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America." The book, published by Crown Forum, officially hit shelves Tuesday and Coulter has made many appearances this week to promote it.
When CBS' Jeff Glor asked what inspired her to write the book, Coulter replied, "How difficult it can be to talk to liberals. You're talking about Fannie Mae pushing subprime mortgages on the banks, bigger banks bundling the mortgages, and then the real estate market tanking and blowing up the entire economy -- and suddenly they're babbling about Bush driving a car into a ditch."
Coulter told Sean Hannity: "[W]hat the book is about and the reason it is called "Demonic" is that I've always sort of noticed that liberals behave in a mob-like way. ... For example, creating messiahs, a crowd very quickly goes to extremes, they're simple-minded, they will create messiahs and I have a hilarious chapter because I quote liberals on what they say about FDR, JFK, about Clinton, about Obama, fainting at his speeches, they're pledging their loyalty to him. Same thing with Clinton, go back to him and meanwhile, Ronald Reagan wasn't even the most popular conservative his first year in office."
She told the Atlantic about how she gets her news: "When I first wake up, I don't open my eyes right away so I can read the backs of my eyelids, which say on the right one: 'God is Republican' and the left: 'Christie 2012.' Second, I turn on MSNBC because there's nothing like a good belly laugh to start your day, then Fox News, to make sure Obama hasn't issued an executive order banning it yet. I only go to CNN if MSNBC, Fox, TV Land, WGN, TBS, USA, Bravo, HGTV and BBC America are in commercials. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, boy, do I appreciate having CNN."
She told CNN: "The Democratic Party was the party of slavery, segregation, the KKK, George Wallace, Orval Faubus and Bull Connor. The Democratic Party only began to care about civil rights when blacks started voting in sufficient numbers -- thanks to Republican voting rights acts -- to matter to the Democrats' electoral prospects. Then, the Democrats latched on to blacks as another mob to be led -- just like women, gays, Hispanics, illegal immigrants, government workers, etc., etc."
She told George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America": "The reason I raise the civil rights movement is because that gave mobs a halo."
Coulter's book is excerpted on ABC's site. From its opening pages:
"Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America" is Coulter's eighth book. Her publicity work has borne fruit: it is currently the No. 5 bestseller on Amazon.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: Ann Coulter at the Time 100 gala in April. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press