The old saying is that you tell a lot about a person by the company they keep; in the case of conservative commentators you can tell a lot by the people they piss off. In the case of conservative firebrand Ann Coulter, she has the uncanny ability to tick off most liberals, most notably the low information types that seem to dominate the left.
In her new book, Never Trust a Liberal Over Three – Especially a Republican, Coulter collects a series of her weekly columns and lays them out in a series of broad categories that she pens fresh introductions for. I’m not certain it was her intention or not, but along the way Coulter draws a road map for the communication challenged Republican party to do a better job of delivering their messages.
We are in the midst of a classic example of how the Republicans get messaging wrong. It’s not enough to simply say that Obamacare sucks! People have been told for so long that our healthcare system is awful that low information voters will think that anything would be a solution to that hot mess. Republicans need to make clear the FACT is 88% of those with health insurance coverage were satisfied with their plans and that they didn’t want to turn our health care system into the equivalent of the DMV. They need to make clear their plan for dealing with uninsured, pre-existing conditions and how the billions of dollars wasted on this entire process and the crappy website could have been better spent addressing those issues.
Imagine the impact that the ability to communicate with Coulter’s direct style could have on the Republican party. Unfortunately, the best conservative communicators aren’t politicians, but end up being folks like Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.
With chapters on everything from: Guns and Crime, Immigration, Liberals and science, education and the judicial branch among many others Coulter give clear, concise and fact based responses to liberal Democrat lies. This book should be placed under every Republican politician Christmas tree and maybe more importantly forced into the hands of Republican consultants who seem content with blowing campaigns and losing elections.