Guilty by Ann Coulter

March 24, 2010

guilty Summary: In Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America, conservative columnist Ann Coulter once again sets her sights on the biggest problems in America — most of which can be traced to faulty liberal ideology and policies. Her main argument here is that the way to get ahead in America these days, much to the detriment of the country, is to shout from the rooftops that you’re a “victim” of one sort or another, even when that’s clearly not the case. Then the Democrats will champion your cause, you’ll become a media darling, and you’ll be called “courageous” for speaking out. And, from the examples that Coulter presents, this is not far off the mark.

One group of “victims” that Coulter rails against is single mothers. She goes on for quite some time about the financial burdens that single mothers place on society and how they should not be considered “victims” or receive special treatment just because they slept with a man and had his child without bothering to get married. (Note: Coulter distinguishes between single moms and divorced moms.)

Coulter also talks about how extreme the liberal media bias is, and gives many examples about how legitimate scandals involving Democrats are brushed aside as “personal matters”, while similar scandals involving Republicans are given lots and lots of coverage.

Throughout the book, Coulter inserts humorous one-liners and occasionally offers her thoughts about what should be done to overcome some of the problems she points out.

Liked:

  • I loved how coulter showed the way the media always trot out “single mothers” as victims of any and every new policy or happening. Grocery stores moving out of the neighborhoods? Newspapers report that single moms will be hit the hardest. Home oil prices going up? Single mothers will suffer the most. Bankruptcy reforms? Single moms beware! Health insurance changes? Let’s pray for all the single moms. Immigration fees? “… and single mothers will suffer the most.” LOL. That was actually a very eye-opening passage in the book.
  • I also liked how Coulter pointed out that the Democratic party is basically owned by billionaire non-American George Soros. It’s worth noting that Soros finances a bunch of efforts to get the liberal message out there, and if it weren’t for his money, the Dems would be in real trouble. Apparently, the rank and file party members simply don’t contribute at the same rate as average Joe Republicans do.
  • After reading a couple of Coulter books that were full of nothing but column reprints, it was refreshing to see her actually write at length about certain subjects. Moreover, since I read this book within a reasonable time frame from the publishing date, the issues actually felt current and important.

Disliked:

  • Coulter frequently takes jabs at liberals in this book, and while the things she says are mostly funny, I think this takes away from her message quite a bit. It’s easy to dismiss her as mean-spirited or bitchy instead of taking her arguments seriously.

My Rating:

Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America by Ann Coulter is clearly not going to be to everyone’s liking. If you’re conservative, you will probably enjoy some or most of this book. If you lean the other way, then why would you even want to put yourself through the headache of reading something like this? I give Guilty 4 stars out of 5.

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