In a remarkable interview on The Seth Leibsohn Show on Monday, Ann Coulter expressed her disgust with the Colorado state GOP. (Note: Our Publisher, Chris Buskirk appears with Seth every Monday.) Rather than hold a statewide caucus as they have done in the past, they decided to exclude 1 million Colorado Republicans from the process. Instead, they let party bosses give the state’s delegates to the candidate they chose without input from voters. Ann is having none of it. And who can blame her? It goes against every stated principle of the Republican Party and is unworthy of a free people.
But the backlash is real and growing. She related a conversation with an Ivy league friend in the wake of the Colorado scandal:
“People will start to see, oh my gosh the Republican Party is trying to steal the election from, by far, the frontrunner and you’ll have more people saying, ‘You know, screw it I wasn’t necessarily for Trump, but I’m not going to let them steal it from him.’ Her friend explained, ‘I am a sensible, Harvard-trained individual, Trump should not be my man. After what I saw in Colorado we are blood brothers.'”
But The Rules…
Appeals to “the rules” almost always sound guilty. That’s because people usually do it when they’re caught doing something that is self-evidently unfair and they want to justify it with a well-rehearsed interpretation of an obscure rule. In the court of common sense this type of appeal is tantamount to a confession of guilt. And the Colorado GOP and Cruz partisans touting “the rules” still haven’t cited the specific rule they believe justifies their actions.
“What is the rule that says we’re not going to have an election, we’re not going to have a caucus. We the state party members are just going to pick the delegates without any kind of vote. We’re just going to exclude representatives from the candidates we don’t want. I believe what they are saying is, “there is nothing that forbids this particular form of cheating. I don’t think there’s a rule that says this form of cheating is ok. It’s just we haven’t prohibited yet…the fact that you can do something does not disprove that it is cheating.”
At her wit’s end with smarmy Republican tactics, Ann told Seth the way she thinks it should go from here:
“I am more for direct action at this point. I want to call up Roger Stone and say, ‘you know, just find out what’s going on with these Colorado party officials.
No, you’re talking about the appropriate legal, civilized way. I’m talking…I want to know about their divorces, their oxycontin addictions…I want to know about them beating their children, visiting prostitutes and I want that all up on the web.”
Listen to the whole interview. It is Ann at her best.