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While the recent nomination of Hariet Miers for the Supreme Court by George W. Bush may have revealed more than a few cracks in the usually lockstepped Conservative Movement in America, Daniel Borchers has been calling out “fake Conservativism”—as we refer here at The BRAD BLOG to those who use the tenets of the true Conservative Movement merely for cynical, opportunistic political gain—for years.
Borchers’ organization, Citizens for Principled Conservatism (CPC) is currently in-production of a documentary named The Truth About Ann which aims squarely at political and religious hypocrisy of Rightwing commentator and author, Ann Coulter.
It was inspired, according to Borchers, “by Ann Coulter’s ‘jaw-dropping’ expression of faith in God, a faith which otherwise seems so empty in everything Coulter does.”
Indeed, Coulter’s “faith” may be as empty and phony as her self-proclaimed “conservative” beliefs. The documentary points out the recent TIME Magazine profile of Coulter which implies that she is a member of Redeemer Presbyterian, an evangelical Christian church in New York, and yet the ministry at the church never seems to have heard of her!
The Truth About Ann, the documentary DVD currently in-production promises to “expose the extremist nature of Conservatism’s preeminent diva and reigning political icon,” according to a press release given to The BRAD BLOG by CPC. The film is said to examine “Coulter’s worldview, and the extremist polemics used to promote it.”
Coulter's greatest fault, however, is not her provocative policy ideas or discriminatory remarks. Ours is a country of free thought and free speech, and Coulter is entitled to her opinions. Coulter's offense is rather that she portrays herself as a Christian conservative, a representative of the views and principles of the Religious Right, and then uses that adopted identity to spread hate and fear, thus stigmatizing all those who embrace Christian conservatism.
The article -- linked on BradBlog.com -- also noted that Coulter "criticized the media for being liberal and Democrats for whining about their rights under the First Amendment. 'They're always accusing us of repressing their speech,' she said. 'I say let's do it. Let's repress them.'"
Many of the more than 800 people in the audience applauded Coulter's remarks, according to the Alligator story. The article said attendees paid between $25 and $75 to hear the conservative pundit -- with the money going to the Alachua County Republican Party, which paid Coulter $30,000 to speak.
The Universal Press Syndicate columnist also called the Iraq War "a magnificent success," according to the story.