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Exclusive Chapter 1 excerpt from Ann Coulter’s new book ‘Demonic’

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The Daily Caller has obtained exclusive excerpts of Ann Coulter’s new book “Demonic.”

ONE
The Liberal Mob

2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him.
3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain.
4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.
6 When he saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.
7 He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? In God’s name don’t torture me!”
8 For Jesus had said to him, “Come out of this man, you impure spirit!”
9 Then Jesus asked him, “What is your name?” “My name is Legion,” he replied, “for we are many.”
—Mark 5:2–9
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The demon is a mob, and the mob is demonic. It is the nihilis-
tic mob of the French Revolution; it is the revolutionaries who
seized control of Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century; it is
the Maoist gangs looting villages and impaling babies in China; it is the
Ku Klux Klan terrorizing Republicans and blacks in the South; it is the
1992 Los Angeles riot that left fifty dead and did $1 billion of damage
after the first Rodney King verdict; it is the bloody riots at the 1968
Democratic National Convention; it is the masked hoodlums smashing
up Seattle when bankers came to town; it is the 500,000 illegal aliens
marching under a foreign flag in Los Angeles; it is throngs of Islamic
fanatics attending the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s funeral, tearing
his body out of its coffin; it is left- wing protesters destroying property
and attacking delegates at the Republican National Conventions.
Everything else changes, but mobs are always the same. A mob is an
irrational, childlike, often violent organism that derives its energy from
the group. Intoxicated by messianic goals, the promise of instant grati-
fi cation, and adrenaline- pumping exhortations, mobs create mayhem,
chaos, and destruction, leaving a smoldering heap of wreckage for their
leaders to climb to power.

The Democratic Party is the party of the mob, irrespective of what
the mob represents. Democrats activate mobs, depend on mobs, coddle
mobs, publicize and celebrate mobs—they are the mob. Indeed, the
very idea of a “community organizer” is to stir up a mob for some politi-
cal purpose. “As so frequently happens when a crowd goes wild,” histo-
rian Erik Durschmied says, “there is always one who shouts louder and
thereby appoints himself as their leader.”1 Those are the people we call
“elected Democrats.”

The Democrats’ playbook doesn’t involve heads on pikes—as yet—
but uses a more insidious means to incite the mob. The twisting of truth,
stirring of passions, demonizing of opponents, and relying on propagan-
distic images in lieu of ideas—these are the earmarks of a mob leader.
Over and over again, one finds the Democrats manipulating the
mob to gain power. It is official Democratic policy to appeal to the
least- informed, weakest minded members of the public. Their base
consists of soccer moms, actresses, felons, MSNBC viewers, aging Red-
diaper babies, welfare recipients, heads- up- their-asses billionaires, and
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