Ultra-conservative Christian talk-radio hosts are taking a new
approach to get their message out — ambushing right-wing pundit Ann
Coulter for supporting 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Absolutist anti-abortion activists accuse Romney of being “willing to
sacrifice children for your vote.”
The Denver-based American Right to Life Action (RTL) leads the
charge against Coulter with a YouTube video that shows excerpts of
Coulter’s on-air radio freak-outs and calls on the acid-tongued author
to apologize and retract her support for Romney.
In typical Coulter fashion, she calls the critics “crazy Romney
froofers,” “fanatics” and “on the order of 9-11 conspiracy theorists”
before hanging up.
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The foul-mouthed pundit, whose stock in trade is making withering
remarks about liberals, may have met her match in American RTL’s
leaders: ex-Colorado GOP chairman Steve Curtis, Brian Rohrbough, whose
son Daniel died in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and
bombastic Pastor Bob Enyart — the three men are no shrinking violets
The controversial group was established in November 2007 shortly
after Colorado Right to Life was booted from its affiliate status with
National Right to Life for running a series of ads criticizing Focus on the Family founder James Dobson for not being anti-abortion enough in The Washington [D.C.] Times and Colorado Springs Gazette.
American RTL then moved on as an outspoken backer of Amendment 48, the failed 2008 Colorado ballot measure that sought to give constitutional rights to fertilized eggs.
Bashing Coulter appears to be its latest cause célèbre.
Says Rohrbough in a written statement accompanying the video release:
Ann Coulter has misrepresented and even defended some of
the most egregious and immoral behavior. When Ann covers up
aggressively anti-marriage action, and pro-abortion legislation that
actually funds the killing of unborn children, she apparently is
motivated by a desire to distort the truth and deceive Christians for
some personal gain.