Crossposted from The Colorado Independent
Ultra-conservative Christian talk radio hosts are taking a new approach to getting their message out — ambushing right-wing pundit Ann Coulter over her support for 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who absolutist antiabortion activists accuse of being “willing to sacrifice children for your vote.”
The Denver-based American Right to Life Action is leading the charge with a YouTube video excerpting Coulter’s on-air radio freak outs and calling 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.
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 chair Steve Curtis and Brian Rohrbough, whose son Daniel died in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and bombastic Pastor Bob Enyart — no shrinking violets themselves.
The controversial group was established in Nov. 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 antiabortion 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.