May 7, 2009

It's always special when the King and Queen of Wingnuttery get together. And last night on The O'Reilly Factor, BillO and Ann Coulter didn't disappoint.

We even got some special comedy stylings from the Annorexic One:

O'Reilly: OK, tactics now. Do you agree that the Republican Party is severely weakened at this point in history?

Coulter: No, I think we just lost an election. I hope Republicans aren't this insufferable we win an election, declaring the Democratic Party finished forever.


Good one, Ann. Later in the segment she hints that this is all comedy anyway, so obviously she's just getting in some early licks.

Anyway, Coulter goes on to give us the smug and secure view from Planet Wingnuttia:

Coulter: I mean, it seems to me if you look at it historically, over more than, oh, ten minutes ago, um, Americans forget how bad the Democrats are, the Democrats come in, and then we come roaring back.

O'Reilly: OK, so you don't see that the structural party damage is something that can't be resurrected.

Coulter: No. And what's peculiar about this is, no matter what the facts are, liberal Republicans are always telling us we have to be more liberal, no matter what the evidence is, and that's a perfect example of it.

Of course, conservative Republicans are never telling the party that they have to be more conservative, no matter what the evidence. And this not a perfect example of that.

O'Reilly: But isn't that the split, though, the Colin Powell wing vs. the Ann Coulter wing?

Coulter: But the evidence keeps proving them wrong. But no matter how many times we run the experiment, they'll turn around to us and say, 'But you aren't liberal enough.' We just ran the most liberal Republican in the party, other than Arlen Specter, and he's no longer in the party. I mean, we tried a liberal Republican, and they lost, and now they're coming back and blaming us again.

O'Reilly: If the party is divided between the Powell wing and the Coulter wing, how can it ever come together, and defeat a machine that has the American media on its side?

Coulter: Right, it certainly does, which is why it's not just liberal Republicans, it's the entire media, haranguing, hectoring Republicans because we have to stop being conservative.

O'Reilly: So you have a divided party. You may be right, you may be wrong, it doesn't matter. But the GOP is divided, against the Democratic Party and the media. That's tough!

Coulter: It certainly is. But the party is a lot smaller than conservatives. I mean, these polls that keep being cited about the number of people who call themselves Republicans, it's only 21 percent -- well, OK, something like 34 percent call themselves conservatives, whereas only 17 percent call themselves liberals. Or something like that. It's been like that for decades. There are more conservatives than there are Republicans. So it's not a coincidence that the people who want us to lose -- the media and the Democrats -- keep telling us to stop being conservative. We win when we're conservative, and we lose when we're liberal. And we just ran that experiment again last November.

O'Reilly: But you don't always win when you're conservative. Barry Goldwater got his butt kicked.

Coulter: And he's the one who's always being cited today as not being conservative on social issues!

Comedy gold, folks. Comedy gold.

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