This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," October 31, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: We are continuing to follow the developing story surrounding Herman Cain. As we reported, Politico.com is claiming that at least two women accused Cain of inappropriate behavior way back in the early 1990s. However, the article conveniently leaves out very key details, but that's not surprising considering the left wing media has a lengthy track record of breathlessly attempting to take down Republican presidential candidates while shamelessly protecting their Democratic friends. Like for example, John Edwards, who ran for president twice, the news of his affair, his love child were only exposed by a National Enquirer investigation that was after the campaign had ended.
Joining me in studio, with much more on the double standard. The author of The New York Times, huge massive best-seller, "Demonic" Ann Coulter is here. Last time on the program called me a gossipy old woman and a brat, and -- because I liked your boyfriend.
ANN COULTER, AUTHOR, "DEMONIC": To the enjoyment of everyone in this room. It's true. OK.
Now, back to Herman Cain.
HANNITY: All right. Go ahead.
COULTER: Look, the important point is, as we have all suffered through for the last three years, any criticism of Obama from Donald Trump, the Tea Party.
COULTER: People who don't like Obamacare is, oh, you must be racist. No, I think we are upset because he is wrecking the country. Maybe that figures in to it, we are against socialized healthcare. And this is why liberals detest, detest, detest, conservative blacks. I mean, they harang blacks and tell them, you can't be Republican, you can't be Republican, it is so hard for a black to be a Republican. And then when we don't have that many Republicans or blacks showing up at a Republican event, oh, you have no blacks there. Well, maybe if you want haranguing them so much.
In any event, this is now the second time a conservative black has had outrageous and what appear to be --
COULTER: -- false allegations of a sexual nature leveled against him by the left, Clarence Thomas of course. And it's ironic because the sexual harassment laws, ironic in a cruel vicious horrible way, civil rights laws were designed to protect blacks from Democrats. From Democrat laws, from Democrat segregators, from Democrat governors, and Democrats in the White House wouldn't protect them. That's why we have civil rights laws. From that, you get the anti-discrimination laws and sexual harassment laws. Now, you got liberal women using laws to protect blacks in order to attack conservative blacks with these vicious outrageous charges.
HANNITY: You know, that's why I went through the list of comments by liberal women that protected Bill Clinton.
COULTER: Oh, yes!
HANNITY: But wait a minute. But then they were all outraged about Clarence Thomas. Think of the just absolutely vicious comments that mutual friends of ours, conservative, African-Americans in this country go through hell and are called the most vial, vicious names, but yet the media here, I think this is journalistic is it malpractice on their part. Because they run with a story, there's no real sourcing, and quote, they now tell us they aren't going to get into the details.
HANNITY: If you aren't going to give us the details, don't give us the story.
COULTER: Right. No, that's right. And everyone knows that an awful lot of these sexual harassment lawsuits, the bar has been set so low by court cases, I mean, things like a man having a photo of his own wife in a bathing suit on his desk, that has been considered a hostile environment. Silly comments made at a meeting, comments overheard, not even directed at a woman in the workplace has been used as grounds as a sexual harassment.
HANNITY: Did you realize as a friend, the conversations and the things we joke about on a regular basis, what you will always say about me, I am your -- don't say it, but you know, when you say that, do you realize in any work environment we would both --
COULTER: No, it's absolutely true.
HANNITY: Because people are humorless. And I'm not saying real sexual harassment doesn't occur.
COULTER: No, exactly. But they don't care about real sexual harassment as we know from Bill Clinton. He dropped his pants and said kiss it to Paula Jones.
HANNITY: Pushed up against the wall Kathleen Willey.
COULTER: He was credibly accused of raping Juanita Broaddrick. He groped Kathleen Willey, and in response to that, Gloria Steinem, the grapes grandee of the feminist movement wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times, announcing the new rule for sexual harassment. At least in the case of a pro-choice Democrat which is the boss gets one free grope. She said, well, he groped her, but when she said no, he took no for an answer, so if you are a pro-choice Democrat, white southern man, one free grope. If you are a conservative black they will believe the most horrible sexualized fantasies of these white women feminists.
HANNITY: Herman Cain and Lawrence Thomas used the term, high-tech lynching. Is that --
COULTER: Yes. Absolutely is. Absolutely is coming from the exact same people who used to do the lynching ropes, now they do it with the word processer.
HANNITY: The Democratic Party.
COULTER: Yes. Yes. And we had to have national federal civil rights laws to protect blacks from Democrats. As described in a full chapter in my book "Demonic," giving the revisionist of history to their revisionist of history, of civil rights in this country. It was always Democrats. I mean, these liberal historians always describe it as southerners, southerners. They weren't all southerners, but you know, what they were all, they were all Democrats.
HANNITY: But it seems the liberal establishment was threatened by Cain early on, symbolic crack pipe, bad apple, currying white favor. He is the guy that the Tea Party gets to say is their black friend.
HANNITY: All these things have been said. What is it about Herman Cain that threatens liberal establishment thought?
COULTER: Well, there are many wonderful qualities to Herman Cain. But to be honest with you, I think liberals are too dense to see them. All they see is a conservative black man. Look at how they go after Allen West. Look at how they go after Michael Steel. I mean, all of them with one qualities. I mean, that's why our blacks are so much better than their blacks. To become a black Republican, you don't just roll into it. You are not going with the flow. You have fought against probably your family members, probably your neighbors, you have thought everything out and that's why we have very impressive black people in our party.
HANNITY: You know, here is what is disappointing about this.
COULTER: No, John Connors (ph) in the Republican Party. No Maxine Waters in the Republican Party.
HANNITY: His mother was a maid, his father worked three jobs, he was a janitor, et cetera.
HANNITY: He grew up poor, just like Clarence Thomas, his grandfather. My grandfather -- a great book. He tells this whole story growing up, they are role models for people of all races.
COULTER: No. Not only that, yes, they are. He was a math major, he was literally a rocket science. Not only that, but the reason we do have a special place for blacks in American society because there was slavery, because there was Jim Crow, thanks Democrats. The president we have now who has benefited from this, oh, isn't it great, we have our first black president. Well, he's half black, and he's not the descendant of blacks who suffered these Jim Crow laws, who suffered through slavery. I'm not going contesting that he was born in America or anything. But he is the son of a Kenyan. He's not the son, the grandson, the great grandson of American blacks who went through the American experience. That is Herman Cain.
HANNITY: All right. Ann Coulter, thanks for being with us.