Skip to main content

Ann Coulter, author and conservative political pundit, in an interview with Fox News Sean Hannity brought down the hammer on presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul.

Responding to a pro-Obama campaign ad about a man's wife dying because of lack of health care, Saul said to news cameras Tuesday:

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Gov. Romney’s healthcare plan, they would have had healthcare.”

Coulter went ballistic, saying:

“Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime, because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has,” Coulter told Sean Hannity on Fox News Wednesday night.

“There’s no point in you doing your show, there’s no point in going to the convention and pushing for this man if he’s employing morons like this,” Coulter said. “This ad is the turning point and she has nearly snatched victory from the jaws of defeat! She should be off the campaign.”

Poor Ann, having to put up with a Republican presidential nominee who has been the biggest flip-flopper to date has been tough on her.  On top of that, I wager she has had to bite her tongue numerous times on the air to keep from saying any more negative comments concerning the presidential contender.

The thing about Ann is, she is a true conservative down to the bone -- Mitt Romney is not. She knows that, I am certain but she is also trying to be a true Republican by not saying even more than she already has.

Then here comes Ms. Saul and blurts out this truth-telling fact about Mitt Romney's past as a governor - the very part that Republicans are trying so hard not to pay any attention to. That fact is that Mitt Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts that he signed into law as governor, was a success and the brainchild of the Affordable Care Act -- ObamaCare. That is not a fact people such as Ann Coulter likes to hear about, they would rather bury it under a cloud of dust as they try convincing the public, that Mitt Romney is the conservative we all want and need.

Andrea Saul only told the truth and she was promoting her boss the best she knew how to do and that was to talk about his successes. The problem is, Mitt Romney is representing the small-government party and they do not like anything that is not business promoting, anti-tax, anti-abortion, anti-gay, or pro-gun.

What Andrea Saul did wrong was that she presented the wrong Romney. She somehow forgot that the one she was supposed to represent was the one who did not like health care programs that looked a lot like ObamaCare. In other words, she forgot the "Etch a Sketch" before she started that interview; now poor Andrea.

The GOP has a conundrum here; their Republican nominee was a moderate to liberal governor who is now claiming to be a conservative. Republicans would like to sweep Romney's liberal record, especially his signature health care law he signed into law as governor, under the rug. Fortunately, the media and we bloggers will make sure that does not happen.

Why does Ann Coulter have a problem with Romney's spokesperson lauding the successes he has had in the past? Why is it that Romney and the Republicans are ashamed of Romney's health care plan in Massachusetts? Hypocrisy rears its ugly head in Republican politics yet again I think.

Our nation has a choice this November; they can choose to continue down the path to a slow recovery, or they can choose to follow a man who seems to be ashamed of his own success record as governor.  Moreover, that shame is because the party he represents did not like that success.

I must say, I'm truly convinced Republican voters are extremely motivated this election, if they would hold their noses long enough to pull the voting lever for this guy, one of the most liberal Republican governors I've ever heard of.

This is a republish from my website: Fidlerten Place

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site