Will Coulter be debating MSNBC’s liberal hosts on her book tour?
“I wish, I wish, I wish,” she said. “I think the mainstream media’s official position on this book is that it doesn’t exist.”
“I’m going to try to taunt them into it,” she added, noting that MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton may not be too fond of the book.
“He’s all over this book,” she said. “I think he may be the only black person who will not really like this book. I mean, even Jesse Jackson comes off pretty well in my book.”
Coulter said she came up with the idea for the book in April and rushed to complete it so it could be released before the election.
“This was the fastest book turnaround in world history,” she explains, noting that despite the rushed delivery it has no more typos than your average New York Times story.
As for how the idea for “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama” dawned on Coulter, she said it came to her during the media coverage of the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
“It was a little Trayvon Martin and my obsessive viewing of MSNBC,” she said. “And it just hit me like a thunderbolt: Obama can’t run on his record. His usual campaign strategy is to force his opponent to default by digging up sealed divorce records. Well, he’s not going to get that on [Mitt] Romney. And I realized this fall is going to be non-stop racial demagoguery from white liberals in the media and that is certainly what we are already getting right now.”
And it is white liberals who are the main villains of her book, she explained.
“Definitely mainly white liberals. And it’s always been that way,” Coulter said, arguing that group was principally responsible for what she sees as racial demagoguery. But she also pins blame on President Obama, though principally for his actions before he was elected president.
“My impression before writing the Obama chapters [was] that definitely that Obama doesn’t use the race stuff,” she said. “It’s all done on his behalf by white liberals. And it’s true they do it a lot more. I was surprised when I actually wrote the chapters on Obama how much he does use it.”
After rereading her chapter on President Obama last week when her book finally came from the printer, Coulter says she was inspired to send a copy of it to a certain former Obama political opponent who she thought would appreciate it.
“When I got to those sections about the 2008 campaign, I thought, ‘I should send a book to Hillary [Clinton], signed to her, saying I think she’ll like this book more than my others,’” Coulter said.
President Obama’s secretary of state has yet to respond to Coulter’s gift. To be fair, Coulter says she isn’t quite sure it has arrived yet.