I will say right off that I have no intention of getting a copy of Ann Coulter’s book, Godless.
By now, I have all the Coulter I need.
Here is, for instance, Coulter on Hannity & Colmes peddling anti-Darwinist idiocy as she discusses the philosophy of liberalism:
Well, it is an entire cosmology view of the world, beliefs in the supernatural. I do think, something I don’t get to until the end of the book, that at the root of the lot of it is — is their obsession with Darwinism and the Darwinian view of the world, which replaces sanctification of life with sanctification of sex and death. Sex and death. That’s how you get the improvement in the species. And allegedly, the new species, which they’ve never been able to produce.
Of course, one might argue just as plausibly that Christianity, of which Coulter proclaims herself an ardent adherent (she’s certainly got the “Love thy neighbor” part down pat), sanctifies death. I’m saying this not in order to take a swipe at Christianity but to point out how absurd Coulter’s swipe at Darwinism is.
And then, the invaluable Patterico offers some excerpts from the first chapter of Godless, available online.
I don’t particularly care if liberals believe in God. In fact, I would be crestfallen to discover any liberals in heaven.
This is probably the kind of line that Coulter apologists find exquisitely funny and mordant. Move over, Dorothy Parker. Maybe they should ask themselves if they still found it funny it that was, say, Molly Ivins or Jeaneane Garofalo on conservatives.
And then there’s this:
Liberals use the word science exactly as they use the word constitutional.
Both words are nothing more or less than a general statement of liberal approval, having nothing to do with either science or the Constitution. (Thus, for example, the following sentence makes sense to liberals: President Clinton saved the Constitution by repeatedly ejaculating on a fat Jewish girl in the Oval Office.)
Patterico is aghast at La Coulter’s use of the word “Jewish,” which he says has vaguely anti-Semitic overtones. But even leaving that aside, Coulter’s caricature of liberal views is so hyperbolic that it’s not even particularly funny, because it has so little connection to reality. Again, let’s try a role reversal:
Conservatives use the word science exactly as they use the word constitutional.
Both words are nothing more or less than a general statement of conservative approval, having nothing to do with either science or the Constitution. (Thus, for example, the following sentence makes sense to conservatives: Clarence Thomas saved the Constitution by repeatedly talking dirty to a black chick at work.)
Hilarious and full of insight, no?