Ann Coulter: 'Flash Mob Method Argument' Got Obama Elected
October 21, 2011 – Conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter called the Occupy Wall Street movement an example of “mob mentality liberals” during her student-sponsored lecture at Georgetown last night.
“They love street protests and physical attacks on their opponents, protesting outside their opponents’ homes [and] class warfare,” said Coulter, author of a recent book, Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America (2011, Crown Forum).
In the book she adds that liberals “love mobs because writhing and anarchy and disorder and chaos [is] their path to power.”
Slogans and Sayings
The Georgetown University College Republicans and the Student Lecture Fund co-sponsored the event.
Coulter said at the lecture that the Democratic Party uses slogans and sayings “to fool the perpetually alarmed and always outraged most gullible people in America” such as “books not bombs” and “health care is a right, not a privilege.”
“The slogans … give you the impression of having meaning but when you sit back and think about it for 10 seconds mean nothing,” Coulter says.
She said it was “the flash mob method of argument that got [President Barack Obama] elected.”
Health Care, Gadhafi
Coulter also criticized Obama on his policies, including health care reform.
“Any medical service that happened to have a very strong lobbying arm would have its service mandatorily required and it became virtually impossible to buy the kind of insurance a normal person would want to get,” she says. “The Democratic solution to problems created by the government is to create more government.”
Coulter also chastised the United States for contributing to the demise of deposed Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi, who was killed earlier in the day.
She questioned the U.S. national security interest in the country after Gadhafi gave up weapons of mass destruction and admitted state responsibility and restitution costs for the Pan Am 103 bombing after the U.S. invaded Iraq and deposed Saddam Hussein.
“The problem with Democrats and foreign policy is they prefer humanitarian missions, by which I gather they mean missions that serve absolutely no United States national interest,” she says.
Coulter wasn’t optimistic that new leadership in Libya would provide any positive changes to the country.
“I don’t think we know what we’re going to get with the new regime taking over,” she says. “It doesn’t look too promising so far, but we’ll hope for the best.”