I [heart] Ann Coulter (and relish the nickname bestowed upon me – “Dagny Coulter”) but, geez Ann, could your newest column have had a worse lead-in? The very day that Rand Paul made history on the Senate floor by spending hours speaking out against John Brennan, she wrote this:
Republicans don’t control the U.S. Senate and they don’t have the presidency. Instead of wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama’s Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens, why not focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions?
Now, I’m all for forcing Democrats to take stupid positions, like supporting late-term abortion, but there’s something to be said for standing and fighting. We couldn’t defeat ObamaCare, but we got Scott Brown elected on the promise of being the 41st vote against it, and our determination to stop the abomination in its tracks lead Republicans to one of the biggest electoral landslides in a century.
(In somewhat related news, Glenn Reynolds stated yesterday morning that the influence of “Randian purists” on the GOP is “vastly overstated.” Heh.)