Ann Coulter Dreams Of The Day When Women Can’t Vote

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy, Women's Issues1 Comment

Coulter in the New York Observer:

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.

It also makes the point, it is kind of embarrassing, the Democratic Party ought to be hanging its head in shame, that it has so much difficulty getting men to vote for it. I mean, you do see it’s the party of women and "We’ll pay for health care and tuition and day care — and here, what else can we give you, soccer moms?’’

It’s quite true that there is a gender gap when it comes to presidential elections, and that women primarily vote Democratic.  But it’s matter of less than 10 percentage points.

And besides, it’s no surprise, particularly when you have people like Ann Coulter — shills for the GOP — calling women (half the voting block of this country) "stupid" and not being called on it by the conservatives.

Garance Franke-Ruta is right:

I would like to see that quote, "If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democratic president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, a personal fantasy of mine," as the header on GOTV mailers along with pictures of Coulter and whichever candidates were stupid enough to associate themselves with her earlier in the year. I would like to see it on television ads.

Or you could use the phrase "women are voting so stupidly, at least single women."

Of course, when it comes to the issue of women voting and stupidity, Ann is the poster girl.  She can’t even vote correctly and/or legally, a simple task mastered by millions of American men and women.

Palm Beach Post’s Jose Lambiet now reports …that the sheriff’s office "punted a voting fraud probe in April" but "the Florida Elections Commission now is investigating" the February 2006 incident in which Coulter — who’s also an author and lawyer — allegedly cast her ballot in the wrong precinct in a Palm Beach election after registering with an address that wasn’t hers.

"The Coulter voting saga is now known as FEC Case No. 07-211," Lambiet continued. "The investigator assigned, Tallahassee’s Margie Wade, wouldn’t confirm she caught the case; FEC complaints are supposed to be confidential. Still, [I’m] told Coulter already has been notified she’s under investigation.