Wednesday, June 07, 2006

9/11 Widows = Witches of East Brunswick

That kooky Ann Coulter is up to it again!

LAUER: On the 9-11 widows, an in particular a group that had been critical of the administration:

"These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing bush was part of the closure process."

And this part is the part I really need to talk to you about:

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much."

Because they dare to speak out?

COULTER: To speak out using the fact they are widows. This is the left's doctrine of infallibility. If they have a point to make about the 9-11 commission, about how to fight the war on terrorism, how about sending in somebody we are allowed to respond to> No-No-No. We always have to respond to someone who just had a family member die--

LAUER: But aren't they in the middle of the story?...

Oh boy . . . That 9/11 widows have disagreed with the Republicrat Statist Party of Incumbistan tends to be politically inconvenient for them, but does it really merit this type of tripe from Coulter's new book? That she has turned on the War on Terror's first war widows and blasted them double-barrel, calling them "Witches" and accusing them of "enjoying" 9/11, has got to rank up there with some of her most outrageous material. The 9/11 widows have responded, and hopefully it will do the damage to her shrill ass she deserves. The frustrating thing is that Coulter can say such outrageous moonbattery and get herself to a best-seller.

I think the quotes from her book are quite relevatory though, and do point at a certain mindset that has overtaken the Republicrat base. Coulter tries to belittle the widows' suffering by declaring that 9/11 was an attack on "our nation" and she denies that it "only happened to them." I hate to burst Coulter's bubble, but loopy metaphysics aside, it sort of "only happened to them." In a large sense America was attacked, but these people felt it in a more personal way than anyone in the Midwest did. The people who have the least likelihood of experiencing a terrorist attack will likely be the primary consumers of this extravagant piece of printed shit, and Coulter has given them the gift they've always wanted: a feeling of moral superiority over 9/11 victims. Coulter tries to spin it on the Today Show by trying to bring up Cindy Sheehan, but this is fundamentally a different issue. When we've launched war after war because of an event, the people who experienced that event in a direct way do have a legitimate point of view, and have a more personal and close experience of the tragedy than others. Especially when the people killed were innocent civilians in a horrific mass murder.