Actresses Scarlett Johansson, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington warn in a new MoveOn.org web ad that a Mitt Romney presidency would irrevocably undercut women’s rights, destroy Planned Parenthood, redefine rape and mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for women across the country.
But Ann Coulter, author of “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama,” isn’t buying it. On Monday’s broadcast of “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Coulter said the ad’s dire predictions — along with threats by some liberals that blacks will riot if President Barack Obama loses in November — are simply invented to stir up emotions.
“I think the threats to riot and the claim that abortion will be somehow miraculously be illegal in places like California and New York is not going to swing the undecided voters here,” Coulter said. “I will note that white liberals are always threatening black riots whenever they’re about to lose an election. Al [Gore] did it in 2000.”
Coulter referenced her 2009 book, “Guilty: Liberal “Victims” and Their Assault on America,” for viewers interested in learning more about Gore’s statement.
“It was very clear that [Gore] was speaking in both cases about black people rioting,” Coulter said. “Black people don’t riot, but thanks for the hat tip, liberals. And if it’s white liberals who are threatening to riot, I don’t think we have much to worry about from the people who have been hysterical about Big Bird over the last two weeks. You know, what are they going to do, knock over their sippy cups or throw a tantrum when mother is changing her blouse in the department store too long? I don’t think we have much to worry about white liberals rioting, and black people have not shown a disposition to riot, despite liberals slandering them by saying they are about to.”
Turning back to the MoveOn ad, Coulter said the organization had chosen the wrong spokeswomen.
“I don’t think it will work,” she said. “I mean, women can walk into Wal-Mart and see, you know, on the wall they can buy contraception for $9. But just the idea of actresses putting together a political ad like this, it’s like listening to trust fund babies. The reason you have the ability to put this ad together is because of nothing you have done yourself. Completely unearned — God gave you the gift of genetic beauty and nothing between your ears. So that’s why we’re supposed to listen to you, because God gave you beauty or because, you know, daddy gave you a trust fund?”
Coulter also said Democrats had no standing to criticize Republicans for mistreating women.
“The [Democratic Party] defends John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and meanwhile, you have these absolutely honorable and decent men, in the case of [Republicans] Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney,” Coulter said. “I just, I don’t think this is much of a winning argument.”