What Fresh Hell Is This?

October 30, 2013

Mike Pintek and Ann Coulter, BFFs - seriously?

I caught a few minutes of Mike Pintek's show on KDKA yesterday.  I was lucky enough (I suppose) to snag a few minutes of his interview with Ann Coulter.

Why would anyone take Ann Coulter seriously these days?  Let's examine some of the ways she's invalidated herself.

Well there's this:
Slash-and-burn columnist Ann Coulter shocked a cable TV talk-show audience Monday when she declared that Jews need to be "perfected" by becoming Christians, and that America would be better off if everyone were Christian.
And this:
I think the government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo.
And finally this:
If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.
THAT'S who Mike Pintek invited onto his air yesterday.  I'll ask it again: In light of the above, why would anyone take her seriously?

Seriously, Mike.  Why?

In any event, they were talking about the recent NBC reporting about the ACA:
President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.
It all has to do with which policies were "grandfathered in" and which comply with ACA regulations.  From NBC again:
Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”

That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.
Mike and Ann were discussing how Obama "lied" by withholding this information until now.

Except that it was reported a few years ago.  Here - THREE YEARS AGO.

Ann made the comment to the effect that had this been a republican president, the Democrats would be saying it's an impeachable offense.

No, Ann.  An impeachable offense would be:
  • Okaying torture
  • Lying to Congress to justify an illegal invasion
  • Sidestepping the FISA court
All of which were committed by the previous republican president.

Why would anyone take Ann Coulter seriously?  And more importantly, Mike, why would you?


Existential Type said...

His name's not Mike Pinhead for nothing.

Heir to the Throne said...

Obama's lie pledge that ‘no one will take away’ your health plan is old news.
But Bush and the Iraq war is always current !1!!

Now I wonder why Bush tried to sidestep the FISA court since their approval of NSA spying on US citizens proves them are a rubber-stamp.