Poor little Annie. It's pretty pathetic when even the Fox footage proves that she's talking out of her hind side right after she claims that there weren't any women protesting in Egypt. Along with that obvious lie, Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity had themselves a nice little fear mongering session over the protests in Egypt and slamming President Obama’s response to it. They wrapped things up with Coulter proving she needs to do a little research on protests in our own country and what they've led to.
They started out with more of the yammering we’ve been hearing out of way too much of our media about how the Muslim Brotherhood is going to take over the country. Coulter goes on to take shots at Obama for his response to this uprising in Egypt compared to the one in Iran and then after claiming she’s an “expert on mobs”, says she didn’t see any women protesting in Egypt.
Cue the Fox video that plainly shows women out there protesting where even Hannity was forced to point it out to Coulter. She then is forced to correct herself and admit that yes there were women there, but they were only “a small portion” of the “mob” and she paints them as “dangerous”. Yeah… okay Ann. Whatever. When even your buddy Hannity has to call you out it’s pretty obvious you’re just talking out of your posterior.
Onto more fear mongering about Muslims taking over and Coulter winding it up with this bit of flame throwing:
COULTER: Yes, that is what I’m worried about. Sure, or course change needed to be made. It wasn’t a fabulous regime and brutally unfair and a dead end society; the same sort of society Obama wants to create here. But nothing good has ever come from riots like this in the streets. You need a slow transition and I think you’re right. Obama, you know, if they’re going to turn around and support the protesters when this comes up, then they should have been supporting a peaceful transition to a more democratic and just regime with a rule of law. This isn’t a rule of law protest.
So Obama wants us to be a “dead end society” huh Annie? I’d say your Republican buddies beat him to that by about thirty years or so. And if you don’t think anything good ever came from riots in the streets, maybe you need to spend a little time reading about the history of the labor movement in the United States.
Those "riots in the streets" or in other words, protests and men, women and children being willing to put their lives on the line taking to the streets brought us an end to child labor, a forty hour work week, overtime pay, collective bargaining rights, and a host of other laws that protected workers from being abused by their employers.
I don't know if Coulter is lying or just doesn't know that people protesting has actually been one of the few things that have led to reform when people have finally had enough of being abused, but I would guess the former is true.
That said, I'm sure reading up on that dirty f&#king hippie, commie, evil union history about how the Pinkertons shot at women and children who were out there protesting with their husbands, or how coal mines basically kept their workers as slaves in company housing, or how women burned alive in factories that kept them locked because their doors were chained and on and on with more examples I could give are just too much for Ann to worry her pretty head about and read about. Lord knows there are more important issues for her to spend her time on like figuring out how to trash liberals and get more air time on Fox.
The only reason we have the labor laws today that people take for granted is because people were finally outraged that too many people were dying because of injustices by companies that treated their employees like cattle. And those protesters weren't too worried about the "rule of law" at the time, just as the protesters in Egypt are not. They're fed up to the point that they're finally willing to risk their lives for something better.
It's a lesson we'd better not forget here with the powers that be wanting to take us backwards and one that the likes of Hannity and Coulter would prefer to erase from our history.