Ann Coulter: The Dizzy Blonde Who Runs the Republican Party
by Dr. Boyce Watkins
When I received a call from my good friend Marc Lamont Hill about appearing on his show on Huff Post Live, the answer was an automatic “yes.” Not that I care one way or the other about appearing on The Huffington Post (liberals can be as racist and condescending as conservatives, plus I believe we need more black-owned media to have a truly authentic voice), but I respect Marc immensely. Marc is the shining star of the Columbia University faculty, and also the kind of black intellectual warrior we need to do the heavy lifting to move our community forward.
After making the mistake of agreeing to do something without knowing all the details, I casually asked the producer, “Who else is going to be there?”
The producer said, “Oh, you’ll be on with Ann Coulter.”
That’s when my life became a scene from “The Matrix” : Time came to a stand still, my face crinkled up in pain and about a gallon of vomit came out of my mouth and onto the floor.
As you can probably guess, I just don’t like Ann Coulter.
I am still going to make the appearance to support my friend Marc, but interacting with Ann Coulter is an exercise that is about as meaningless as celebrating Columbus Day. Ann is a female and more obnoxious version of Donald Trump, saying whatever she can to get attention. She is probably the greatest embarrassment to the Republican Party in human history, barely surpassing her colleagues, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
I stopped appearing on Fox News five years ago, after Bill O’reilly spent a week telling lies in order to get me fired. I may change my policy of rejecting all Fox News interview requests, but I just haven’t been motivated to do so as of yet. It’s difficult to respect any of the cartoon characters that this network promotes, all for the sake of entertaining the ignorant bigots who remain firmly entrenched in the socio-political a**s of America. Ann Coulter is a manifestation of the most disgusting, unpatriotic parts of our nation, which makes it difficult for me to respect her.
Perhaps one day, the Republican Party can find real leaders who truly want to do the right thing. Men like Colin Powell are few and far between, and the presence of pathetic human beings such as Coulter will always keep conscientious public figures like Powell from becoming more involved in party politics. Ann represents the very worst that our country has to offer, and even many of her fellow Republicans would be happy to see her go. It’s hard to get excited about this conversation.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is the founder of the Your Black World Coalition. He is also the creator of the Building Outstanding Men and Boys Family Empowerment Series. To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here.
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