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Ann Coulter speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Those who said Ann Coulter’s tweet about the Jews came as no surprise referred to her scandalous remarks in a 2007 CNN interview that Jews needed to be “perfected.” Ironically, or perhaps appropriately, it was in an answer to the same question Ann Coulter mocked GOP candidates in 2015 for handling ineptly. On CNN’s “The Big Idea,” Donny Deutsch, who in the middle of the interview identified himself as Jewish, asked Coulter what America would look like, under ideal circumstances.

Coulter: It would look like New York City during the Republican National Convention. In fact, I think that is what heaven is going to look like … People were happy, they’re Christian. They’re tolerant. They defend America.

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Deutsch: Christian? So we should be Christian? It would be better if we were all Christian?

Coulter: Yes

Deutsch: We should all be Christian?

Coulter: Yes, would you like to come to church with me, Donny?

Deutsch: So I should not be a Jew. I should be a Christian, and this would be a better place?

Coulter: Well, you could be a practicing Jew, but you’re not.

Deutsch: I actually am. That’s not true, I really am. But—so we would all be better if we were no Jews, no Buddhists?

Coulter: Whenever I’m harangued by—

Deutsch: In this country? You can’t believe that—

Coulter: You know, liberals on diversity—

Deutsch: Here you go again.

And she did go on. Then, later in the same interview:

Deutsch: …we should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians then, or—

Coulter: Yeah.

Deutsch: Really?

Coulter: Well, it’s a lot easier. It’s kind of a fast track.

Deutsch: Really? Yeah, you have to obey.

Coulter explained that Jews needed to be “perfected,” but that this fact shouldn’t really be offensive to Jews because she said Christians saw themselves as “perfected” Jews who didn’t need to follow the laws of the “Old Testament” but could just accept Jesus.

Coulter: We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.

Deutsch: Wow, you didn’t really just say that, did you?

Coulter: Yes, that is what Christianity is. We believe in the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we’re all sinners—

Two very different Jewish responses to Coulter’s remarks in 2007 were from Bradley Burston of Ha’aretz and conservative talk show host Dennis Prager. Burston said Ann Coulter is a symptom of what is “wrong” with America. Burston said prior to the CNN interview, he had written off Coulter’s racist, anti-woman and homophobic comments as “scattershot schtick,” but he then saw something more sinister at work. “I was wrong to see her as some highly intelligent, well-educated, perversely gifted panderer to the lowest common denominator,” or “an overqualified infotainment shock jock … I should have taken her seriously” as “my enemy” as “what is wrong with America.” Burston wrote, “I’ll never underestimate her again. Ann Coulter has a plan for the Jews. She has one for the Muslims as well. And it’s her people who are exactly the kind of Americans who could find the way to try to carry it out.”

In 2007, in response to the interview and the aftermath, Dennis Prager wrote, “Those who label Ann Coulter an anti-Semite do damage to the battle against anti-Semitism.” Prager listed his credentials as a religious Jew and lecturer and author of several books on Jewish topics, including anti-Semitism, and said that Coulter has done or said nothing to indicate that she “hates Jews or wishes them ill,” so how can she be considered an anti-Semite. Prager then asked if liberals don’t also think conservatives need to be “perfected” and come around to their viewpoint. “What damage has she ever done to Jews?” he wrote in Townhall. “What’s wrong with a person believing that it would be better for another person to adopt their faith?” He asked how Jews who demand a boycott of Coulter don’t also call for a boycott of Jimmy Carter, who has called Israel an “apartheid” state. Prager said even if Coulter believes Christianity is superior to Judaism, why should Jews be any more offended by that than by a liberal who thinks left wing viewpoints are more sound than conservative ideology. “Liberals not only believe that conservatives are philosophically imperfect” writes Prager, “but they often believe Conservatives are bad human beings” for allegedly not caring about the poor and are “immeasurably more likely to impose their views on others than Christian Americans are.”

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39 COMMENTS

  1. Coulter claims her innocence. She insists she “likes” Jews. Does she consider “f—ing Jews” a compliment? An expression (epithet) of love? How can she defend her choice of words and how could she even imagine marrying those words to begin with? Did she greet her father, “F—ing Father?” How does she speak to her lovers?

    Moreover, Coulter is a consummate wordsmith. She knows language and is proud of her expertise. The adjective “f—ing” modifies the noun “Jews” – not panderers. Indeed, she only tweeted about “pandering” after fallout from her earlier tweets.

    See “Ann Coulter’s Jewish Roots” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-a1.

  2. If something looks like a duck, swims like a duck, walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it fine to deduce that it is a duck… As for Ms. Coulter…draw your own conclusions after reading her remarks. Stupid is as stupid does…. Perhaps Jesus will forgive her… I won't!

  3. It seems that Antisemitism and Jew-baiting is rapidly becoming the "In" thing to feel and do. This Reality IS constantly being reinforced by:
    24/7, 365, unlimited petro$$ hiring the best in the business of anti-Jewish propaganda and brain-washing, utilizing the enormous power of the Internet ! The gruesome results are by now omni-present – from the U.N. to Academia, racists of all persuasions, BDS, all the way to power-drunk (and maybe on other substances too) female like Ann Coulter.

  4. She works for Vdare (as does Michelle Malkin another prize) an openly racist, anti-semtiic group that some of their members have rightly been thrown out of mainsteam conservaitve publication so she fits right in. Only two exceptions are her and MM. She also defended council of concerned citizens in one of her books which everyone else knows it is a racist group but according to Ann they are only guilty of this 30 years ago. Which no one else things they changed except her. She is more of the Ron Paul type then anything else and she doesn't even have the sense to see that this is wrong as she works for publication that support her comments. SHe has become irrelevent in the last 10 years or so and maybe she thinks that is the Jew fault but it isn't. She gives lip service to various causes but in the end the only issue she really cares about is that someone only white Christians from Europe are good people and supports the white supremisists who are acutally user her to try to get their ideas into the Republican party. So she is bad for Jews and also bad for the Republican party who harm themselvse with toxic people like this.

  5. So much for believing those phoney republicanswho constantly say "we love Israel" to get votes! I asked 10 Republicans who constantly say the "i love Israel" often what do they love about Israel and or the Jewish people and those were the answers :"Jews always own everything and I like this" Jews are "clannish, and I like this.." "Jews know how to handle those pesky muslims and I love this," "Jews are smart and I hope the proximity will make me smart.." all the stereotypes that antisemites spread for generation.. no matter that Conservative Jews are afraid of change and orthodox Jews do not trust their Torah knowledge and make their Rabbi decide…

  6. Is she married? I pity her husband who has to deal with a racist, xenophobic who does know that the 2% of Jews in the US and less than 1% world wide are running the show with 35% of all Nobel Prizes, Google, Facebook, MSN, AOL, Medical labs of top of the drawer. The list is very, very long of what Jews have been instrumental in educating and helping the world. They have succeeded tremendiously well except in a few exceptions including you.

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