Political Animal


April 19, 2013 9:49 AM Carrion Crows

By Ed Kilgore

The situation in Boston is fluid, to put it mildly. We know the two bombing (and cop-killing) suspects, one of whom is already dead, are brothers who are of Chechan origin, one born in Russia and the other in Kyrgyzstan. They were both in this country legally, and have been here for years. That’s about it.

But what we don’t know didn’t keep Anne Coulter from tweeting:

It’s too bad Suspect # 1 won’t be able to be legalized by Marco Rubio, now.

It’s a token of the ability of our wingnut friends to use everything that happens as a rock to throw at the nearest object that Coulter (who is not alone in this behavior, BTW) chose to exploit this situation to attack immigration reform instead of screaming for the return of the Global War on Terror or bringing Benghazi! Benghazi! back up.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • c u n d gulag on April 19, 2013 10:05 AM:

    If Coulter's ever on fire, don't waste any perfectly good spit or pee, to try to put it out.

    Sadly, being so skinny, she won't burn long enough to suit me.*

    *Yes, I'm aware that I'm stooping to her level.
    F*ck her.
    And f*ck people like her.
    I'm sick to death of the whole lot of them, and their cruelty-p*rn.

  • R on April 19, 2013 10:19 AM:

    This morning I've been musing on what atrocities the two brothers must have suffered as children to turn them into such vicious specimens. I'm now beginning to wonder the same thing about Ann "Our Blacks Are Better Than Their Blacks" Coulter.

  • Mark_NC on April 19, 2013 10:30 AM:

    I'm just enjoying the fact that Rubio is having some Wingnuts thrown in his face. I do hope they hurt - right to the bone.

    It's his nutty world after all - he should enjoy wallowing in the rhetoric that he seems to like when it's directed at Pres. Obama or any Dem/liberal/other than Republican.

  • winner on April 19, 2013 10:35 AM:

    I guess we will know the details soon enough, but best I can tell from the scattered reports they both had PR status, and were not on student visas.

    As for Coulter, who the f--- still listens to anything she says? Her shtick was tired by 1999. Do we care what Ken Starr thinks about anything? A guy wearing a sandwich board raving about the end of the world has more credibility.

  • LAC on April 19, 2013 10:57 AM:

    Following along the sarcasm of Coulter, too bad that she never joined the ranks of motherhood.

    Dried up old bitch...

  • MuddyLee on April 19, 2013 11:30 AM:

    Should we be looking forward to a denunciation of Coulter from the responsible, non-crazy conservatives? If any can be found...how about from the conservatives with spouses or girlfriends not born in the USA?

  • jonh on April 19, 2013 11:31 AM:

    It isn't even clever. Nowhere near.

    Give me a good Bond villain, or Bela Lugosi Mad Scientist. The formula + = is a waste of my, and everyone's, time.

    She's the Lawrence Welk of vitriol.

  • Josef K on April 19, 2013 11:58 AM:

    Seth McFarlane already provided the best takedown of this woman:


    Keep in mind this episode was from March 2009. McFarlane seems downright prescient sometimes.

  • sparrow on April 19, 2013 12:10 PM:

    It's Coulter's MO, a Harpy that lets no slur go to waste. Since she never seems to have anything to add in the way of intelligent discourse, she relies on her ability to make outlandish remarks to draw attention to herself and, in her mind, keep herself relevant. She really is a pretty poor excuse for a human being.

  • "Fair and Balanced" Dave on April 19, 2013 12:18 PM:

    So Ann Coulter Tweets something asinine and you're surprised???