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Adios, Ann: Coulter Trashes Nikki Haley

In her zeal to combat America’s existential immigration crisis, Ann Coulter denounces all immigrants as culturally (and genetically[1]) inferior[2] to Americans.[3] Coulter’s views regarding Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) are emblematic of her worldview.

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When asked about the Confederate flag controversy, Coulter boasted, “Well, I’m a student of American history.”[4] She continued, “On the other hand, [Nikki Haley] is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.”

Yes, Coulter called Nikki Haley an ignorant immigrant! In reality, Haley is a native South Carolinian well-versed in its history.

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According to Coulter’s logic, Nikki Haley had to be ignorant because she was an immigrant and she had to be an immigrant because of her ethnicity.[5]

Coulter’s false claim perfectly fits into her dehumanizing, anti-immigrant narrative – all to sell a book and an agenda.[6] Coulter is captured by her own racial,[7] xenophobic[8] paradigm.

Coulter wields the word “immigrant” like an epithet.

Right Scoop is chagrined: “Thanks a lot, Ann Coulter, you’ve sunk to Joe Biden level stupidity.”

Coulter Denigrates Gov. Nikki Haley

In a recent tweet, Coulter compared Haley to terrorists!

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In her tweet, Coulter claimed that Haley “constantly brags” about being a second-generation immigrant. (In other words, Haley’s bio says she’s a native South Carolinian with immigrant parents.) But then, Coulter compares Haley to jihadist Nidal Hasan (Ft. Hood massacre) and jihadist Anwar al-Awlaki (influential imam) as well as infamous tabloid queen Octomon, snidely noting, “we R getting the best ppl!”

Why does Coulter denigrate and despise Haley, who is a successful and popular governor of a major state? Is it because Haley is not of white Anglo-Saxon heritage? Is it because, in her eyes, Haley is a foreigner who somehow became a governor but Coulter couldn’t even find a party to support her run for Congress in Connecticut?

Why does Coulter attack Haley? Coulter calls first-generation Americans (citizens) second-generation immigrants to fudge her data, flesh out her case, and blur the concept of American-ness. Haley’s success contradicts Coulter’s stereotype of legal immigrants and threatens her agenda.

Coulter’s attacks upon Gov. Haley are not an aberration but, rather, manifestations of how Coulter thinks and feels – about herself and others. Coulter regards herself as extraordinary, as the measure – the gold standard – of patriotism,[9] of conservatism,[10] of Christianity.[11]

In her exasperation with Haley, we see the coalescence of elitism, classism, racism, nativism, and narcissism – all intertwined into the being we now know as Ann Coulter.

Coulter has developed an immeasurable sense of superiority toward others,[12] constantly contending that she knows best, and, as a consequence, condemns Christian missionaries as fake Christians,[13] was incensed at not being invited to speak at CPAC,[14] denies that ISIS is in America,[15] and insists Romney should be the 2016 GOP nominee.[16]

It wasn’t that long ago when Coulter compared Hillary Clinton to Josef Mengele![17] Coulter has also referred to Marco Rubio as “the Jack Kevorkian of the Republican Party.”[18]

Ace of Spades Speaks Out

Ace of Spades made some salient observations on these points. He wrote:

“But I would still have to reject the Essentialist nature of that argument – the implication that only ‘true Americans,’ born here, made of this blood and this soil, can understand America.”

“America is not chiefly about a place. Our physical location is happenstance. It is not about blood or soil. It is not about race. America is an idea – and ideal.”

[But Coulter makes it entirely about raceWhite Anglo-Saxon Protestants – with the emphasis on white.[19]

He continues:

“But if she’s now going down the road of asserting that an ‘immigrant’ (who is not an immigrant) really can’t understand America like the native-born can (even though many native-born Americans seem to want to kick American tradition to the cub and go full-on decadent European socialism), then I’ll have to conclude that she has become more than merely unfashionable, but instead simply … not worth reading.”

“That is off-base. That’s just Nativist and Essentialist – only the native-born are truly American; only those born with the essence of America in their blood can understand America.”

“And frankly, that sounds a lot like the Tribal Identity Politics that I don’t like in the newer classes of immigrants.”

Defending Coulter

Peter Brimelow penned a defense of Coulter, writing, “Ann Coulter misspoke trivially.” Coulter’s tweet regarding her words belies Brimelow’s defense. (Coulter does not misspeak. She says what she wants to say exactly the way she wants to say it.)

Far too many people try to justify Coulter’s misdeeds. Regarding Nikki Haley, Coulter’s words were extremely clear and unhesitatingly spoken.

In a Facebook dialogue, Coulter defenders came to her rescue. Here is an abbreviated version:

Steve Mason: I sure can see the connection between persecuting the Rebel flag and Third World, Turd World immigration. Are we Immigration Patriots the only ones?

John Rutowicz: Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley

Daniel Borchers: You can try to justify Coulter’s extremely clear and unhesitatingly spoken words, but Coulter’s false claim perfectly fits into her narrative of criticizing unworthy immigrants – all to sell a book and an agenda.

John Rutowicz: And you think this will make us dislike Ann Coulter?

Daniel Borchers: It’s not about like or dislike. It’s about truth and its opposite. Are you arguing that Coulter is right when she’s wrong? Haley is an American, born in America. Not an immigrant.

John Rutowicz: Americans are racially European, and religiously Christian.

Daniel Borchers: Where do blacks fit?

John Rutowicz: In Israel.

Thomas Meehan: I wouldn’t wish Israel on them. Sub Saharan Africa would be nice though.

[These people represent Coulter’s audience!]

Conservatives should have long ago abandoned Coulter as their spokesman. Coulter has proven herself to be, time and time again, a self-promoter interested in what is best for her [20] – not for conservatives and not for the country.

Update: Following the State of the Union address in 2016, Coulter tweeted that Trump should deport Nikki Haley!

Endnotes:

[1]               “Maybe there is something genetic involved here, but that isn’t the point, there is definitely a cultural element.” Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[2]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[3]               See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Kennedy Nation, FBN, 6/24/15.

[5]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7f.

[6]               See “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7j.

[7]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[8]               See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[9]               See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[10]               See The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[11]              See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[12]               See “Ann Coulter – Smartest Person in the World” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-59.

[13]               See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

[14]              See “CPAC Shuns Coulter, Ann Incensed” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4M.

[15]              See “Coulter Denies Islamist Threat” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-69.

[16]               See “Adios, Ann: Only Mitt for Me” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-70.

[17]              See “Fifty Shades of Coulter” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5E.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 1/12/15.

[19]             See “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7j.

[20]             See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Adios, Ann: Diversity = White

During the entirety of her Adios, America! book tour, Ann Coulter has played racial politics.[1] Bemoaning America’s changing racial demographics,[2] Coulter addresses the consequential cultural transformation of America and offers a political solution: “The way Republicans win is by appealing to their base – whiters, white voters.”[3]

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For Coulter, there is only one path to victory: “You gotta concentrate on winning the white vote, particularly, I’d say, the white male vote.”[4]

Coulter’s demagoguery is virulent and racially tinged[5] as she attacks all things foreign.

Ann Coulter’s America

Last year, Coulter made headlines when she announced, “All countries suck compared to America.”[6]

With just six words, Coulter managed to convey two concepts in a rather polemical fashion. Nativism and xenophobia are two sides of the same coin.

Most Americans love America.[7] Some do not.[8]

Coulter admits, “My ideal world would be without liberals.”[9]

Coulter’s utopia “would look like New York City during the [2004] Republican National Convention. In fact, that’s what I think heaven is going to look like.” Coulter added, “People were happy. They’re Christian. They’re tolerant. They defend America.”[10]

But Coulter goes to an extreme, hating all things foreign.[11] Even soccer.[12] And Christian missionaries![13]

White Saviors of Civilization

Even back in 1996, Coulter lamented America’s changing racial demographics, complaining:

“It’s extremely difficult to come in if you’re coming from a Western European country. However, if you are from a Third World country, ‘Welcome.’ If your genetic ancestors did not invent the wheel, ‘Oh, well, let them come in.’ But they’re the natural Democratic voters.”[14]

Why? Western Europeans were historically white. (By the way, whose “genetic ancestors” did invent the wheel?)

Shortly after 9/11, Coulter stressed the importance of race, “Thank God the white man did win or we would not have the sort of equality and freedom, or life, that we have now.”[15]

The following year, racial superiority again emerged triumphant as Coulter proclaimed, “manifestly, white men have no political power in modern America. They just rush in to save us when the nation is attacked.”[16]

America’s Roots

Coulter’s family roots go back to America’s founding.[17] They were among the first settlers.

Yes, this is personal for Coulter. Her roots are primarily Scottish and Irish – Anglo-Saxon.

Often without prompting, Coulter swiftly segues into her history of the origins of America. She notes that, “We’re a nation of British and Dutch settlers,”[18] adding, “For the first few hundred years, it was 100% British and Dutch, almost 100% Protestant.”

Coulter emphasizes what I consider an important and valid point: “They created America. They were not coming to colonies named America. They were not coming to a country named America. They created that thing. They are settlers. They are not immigrants.”

Even though Coulter claims to be speaking of culture, she is obviously fixated on race as she talks about “white Anglo-Saxons.” Coulter explained:

“I’d say if white Anglo-Saxons have a flaw, it is their tendency to sit quietly while others abuse and denounce them. … Only white Anglo-Saxons always seem to be in the position for apologizing for being white Anglo-Saxons. Well, no: You can come in and you can be part of what is a white Anglo-Saxon-American culture, which is better than the culture that it was created from.”[19]

Why Coulter’s emphasis on the racial aspect of our Anglo-Saxon roots?

However, I fully endorse Coulter’s next two sentences: “I mean we are better than England. Sorry to any British readers, but America did create something even better.”[20]

America is a unique and special place which, sadly, Coulter actually does truly grasp. Nor does she understand its source of greatness. (More on that in my next column.)

Cultural Invasion

But then, in the 19th century, foreigners started the process early on of attempting to fundamentally transform America. Coulter points out that true Americans put those foreigners in their place: “And then, for some crazy diversity, we took different white people from other parts of Western Europe – the Germans and the Italians. And, oh boy, they had to be whipped into shape.”[21]

But those foreigners – as bad as they were – were at least white.

Now, America is beset by a foreign invasion which poses an existential threat to America as we know it. As Coulter puts it, “Immigrants pre-1970 – whole order of difference from immigrants post-1970. I’m sure there were some good, worthy immigrants post-1970, but, by and large, they weren’t good or worthy.”[22]

Now, “we’re being inundated not only with people from cultures different from ours, but particularly cultures that are not as advanced as ours. Thus the drunk driving, the child rape, the Jihad, and I mean – you haven’t asked, but this isn’t a genetic thing, it’s a cultural thing. We have a superior culture and we’re throwing it away importing people from cultures that have never experienced it before.”

Having just insisted this is cultural, not racial, Coulter then admitted, “Maybe there is something genetic involved here, but that isn’t the point, there is definitely a cultural element.”

Notice, Coulter wants only Anglo-Saxon immigrants: “We’re turning away British scientists and Scottish engineers so that we can make room for entire villages from Pakistan, because you get an advantage if your retarded push-cart operator uncle got here first.”

Again, “When you bring people here, you bring those cultures here: that includes honor killings, it includes uncles killing their nieces, not paying your taxes, it involves paying bribes to government officials. That isn’t our culture.”[23]

Yesterday, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke in similar terms, declaring, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Trump, like Coulter, assumes there must be “some” good Mexicans.

Quick to demonize and dehumanize, Coulter actually refers to Mexicans as roaches,[24] and she derides “millions of welfare-receiving, assistance-needing peasants” from “peasant cultures” whose “parents were utter peasants,” [25] “from the most primitive peasant societies.”[26]

Race remains a crucial element in Coulter’s formulation:

“The only problem with the fact that [recent immigrants] are brown – well, you’re saying they’re brown, I’m saying they’re peasants – is that they’re piggy-backing on the black experience, and saying ‘that’s racist’ if you tell them to do things our way, and ‘you can just assimilate to us,’ not the other way around.”[27]

She reiterates her complaint in another interview: “This is the problem with taking in poor people who are brown: We’re allowed to criticize German immigrants. If they did the things our current, our recent immigrants are doing, we’d notice it, we’d point it out and complain.”[28]

Coulter is absolutely correct that America is being invaded by immigrants (legal and illegal) who are changing America, politically, culturally, and economically. However, in her latest book, Coulter gets some of her “facts” mixed up and uses exaggeration and polemical hyperbole which are counterproductive and actually detract from her message.

Coulter’s elitist use of “peasant” and similar terms in every interview, and her derogatory insults diminish her message and tarnish her credibility. Promoting racial politics conjures up visions of the Know Nothing Party, America Firsters who represented the xenophobes of their era.

WASP Culture

Coulter insists, “American culture is WASP culture.”[29] But for Coulter, the most important component of that acronym is the beginning: White.

Her emphasis, notwithstanding her protestations to the contrary, are on race:

“It’s a monochromatic WASP country that other ethnicities have come to and for the first 400 years of its existence, (as a colony and then as a country) the ‘wildly diverse’ immigrants were other white western Europeans. That was the extent of the diversity.”[30]

So, when Coulter speaks of culture, she really does mean race.

In reminiscing about her childhood, Coulter revealed, “When I was a kid, all the yardwork was done by especially handsome college students and they made a lot of money in the summer. And they were tan and gorgeous – and now you cannot find a gardener who isn’t a small undefinable brown person.”[31]

A “small undefinable brown person?”

Ann Coulter’s America is exceedingly small and insular. Coulter crows, “It used to be more diverse, admittedly from white, Western European countries, mostly. But I consider, you know, the Scotch, the Irish, the English – I think that’s enough diversity. That really mixes it up for me.”

Truly delusional,[32] Coulter brags, “I am the one who is defending Hispanic immigrants and blacks.”[33]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[2]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs Tonight, FBN, 6/12/15.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[5]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7f.

[6]               Ann Coulter, Heritage Foundation, 7/11/14.

[7]               See “American Exceptionalism is in the Eye of the Beholder” at http://t.co/UDFIbFm5hr.

[8]               See “Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.

[9]               Ann Coulter, USC, 11/10/13.

[10]             Ann Coulter, The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch, CNBC, 10/8/07.

[11]             See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[12]             See “Coulter’s Soccer Flop – Part Trois” at http://t.co/uy7FDPu79v.

[13]             See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[14]             Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 8/23/96.

[15]             Ann Coulter, Oregon State University, 11/19/01.

[16]             Ann Coulter, “The Color of Demagogy,” 1/16/02.

[17]             See Chapter 1: “The Seduction of Ann Coulter,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf; Chapter 1: “Roots: Ann Coulter’s Christian Heritage,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf; and Chapter 1: “Rising Crème: Narcissism – A Primer,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[19]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[20]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[22]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[23]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[24]             Ann Coulter, “Bush’s America: Roach Motel,” 6/6/07

[25]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[26]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[27]             Ann Coulter, quoted by Lloyd Grove, “Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America,’” Daily Beast, 5/26/15.

[28]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[29]             Ibid.

[30]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[31]             Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[32]             See “Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3z.

[33]             Ann Coulter, speech, 6/15/15.

Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion

Ann Coulter is incredibly confused about race. She says that whites owe blacks for slavery but that the GOP should ignore blacks and court whites. Moreover, according to her, browns are never victims of racism. Incredibly, Coulter lambastes the racial grievance industry while advocating for the cult of victimhood, the core component of that industry.

Coulter is as confused in her own views on race as transracial people are in their own identities.

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Civil Rights for All Citizens

Just over a week ago, Coulter made this astonishing claim:

“The only time you should be able to sue for discrimination is if you are an African-American. That’s it! That’s it! I don’t want to hear about anybody else. You can hire whomever you want to. You can fire whomever you want to. … Civil rights are for blacks.”[1]

(So the Bill of Rights only applies to blacks?)[2]

Eager to press the point, Coulter recently exclaimed, “It’s at least indisputable, that’s why civil rights laws were written.”[3]

Coulter first advanced her bogus civil rights theory in Mugged (2012), which posits that civil rights are only for blacks![4] She was wrong then and she’s wrong now.

In Mugged, an otherwise exquisite book, Coulter was dreadfully wrong on the issue of race. And she still does not get it!

The Civil Rights Amendments and Acts that Coulter refers to in her commentary were designed to include blacks – and others – into the pool of individuals whose civil rights are guaranteed.

Civil rights, which Coulter can’t quite grasp, are for all citizens – not just blacks. Blacks were not given special rights but equal rights. Is that so hard for a constitutional attorney to grasp? The whole point of the exercise – of the entire Civil Rights Movement – was to enshrine equality under the law.

Civil rights guarantee equal protection under the law.”

Remember King’s I Have a Dream speech? Character, not skin color. Lady Justice is colorblind for a reason!

Coulter seemed to understand this in 1997, when she commended California’s Proposition 209[5] “to prohibit racial discrimination, much like the equal protection clause under the Civil Rights Act.”[6]

Coulter on MSNBC in 1996-1997

Coulter once had a far firmer grasp of civil rights than she does now.

Almost twenty years ago, Coulter bemoaned the increasingly complex racial categories being foisted upon Americans by liberal elites and special interest groups. She warned “how complex, and confusing and annoying, affirmative action is going to become,” warning that “We’re going to have to turn back to the racial composition charts of South Africa to figure out, ‘Are you colored or are you black?’”[7] She predicted, “I think people are really going to get fed up with it.”

Coulter also criticized the growing insertion of race into society by the government, arguing,

“But unfortunately, the government – almost the government alone – still does care what your race is. I mean, it’s interesting, the courts are even ahead of the Clinton administration on this, partially in lawsuits brought by my law firm. They are striking down racial classifications while the Clinton administration is promoting them.”[8]

Coulter also condemned the notion of generational sin and the supposed legacy of slavery:

“I don’t understand the principle under which I’m supposed to be responsible for what some white people may have done six generations back. I mean, on that theory we oughta be punishing the children of criminals. We don’t even hold one – the next generation – responsible for what that person’s precise father did, much less some white guy 200 years ago.”[9]

Embracing the Racial Grievance Industry

It is puzzling that she has joined the racial grievance industry on racial identity and racial grievances, having once condemned the racial grievance industry.[10]

Coulter expresses contradictory viewpoint on race, sometimes at the very same time. On Hannity, Coulter claimed, “America does owe black America for slavery, for the Democratic policies of Jim Crow.”[11] But then, Coulter added, clearly suggesting the debt has been paid, “I think we’re making it up now. When you’re getting admitted to Princeton when you can’t read, is that enough yet?”

Yes, the debt has long been paid.[12]

Coulter correctly noted, “The Great Society programs are what destroyed the black community, and the left doesn’t want us to notice that.”[13] We see the self-evident effects of fifty years of liberal rule in many major metropolitan areas, including Baltimore.[14] The continuing chaos in Ferguson[15] is emblematic of these dysfunctional liberal regimes, which – due to its ideology – are self-destructive.[16]

A dysfunctional black subculture arose after the welfare state was established, with present-day Detroit and Baltimore prime examples of liberal Democrat failure.

Many contemporary black conservatives have noted that black families were intact prior to the welfare state and the nuclear black family has been decimated by the welfare state. Race-based solutions to problems never work.

But now Coulter embraces the central tenet of the racial grievance industry: victimization. In an utterly ridiculous manner, Coulter is emulating the Left in advancing a race-based victim culture.

Coulter claims that America owes blacks for slavery but aren’t blacks part of America? She seems to be treating blacks as second-class citizens who can’t better themselves, yet she urges the GOP to ignore blacks and court white votes, even as she amazingly defends race-based “civil rights” under a racial mindset which belongs to a bygone era.

WASPs Unite!

Coulter’s solution to America’s contemporary ills is to advance the whiteness of America. Coulter explicitly targets whites for advancement. The acronym WASP – White Anglo-Saxon Protestant – accurately identifies Coulter’s perfect solution for restoring American greatness. She goes to great length underscoring the Anglo-Saxon origins of this nation and, at times, promotes its Protestant underpinnings, but, in the end, when Coulter addresses our cultural or religious roots, they are merely proxies for race.[17]

According to Coulter:

“Eighty-five percent of the United States Presidents were 100% British or Dutch, descended from people who were not immigrants but settlers, they created this country. … It’s a monochromatic WASP country that other ethnicities have come to and for the first 400 years of its existence, (as a colony and then as a country) the ‘wildly diverse’ immigrants were other white western Europeans.”[18]

Time and again, Coulter exhorts Republicans to cater to white America. For instance, “So Republicans better wake up and for the first time – in, oh, I don’t know, my lifetime – appeal to white Americans for votes.”

Even though Coulter treats black people as a protected group, she targets White America for votes. For Coulter, blacks were beneficiaries – but not originators – of American culture. We need, today, according to Coulter, to let white men save the day.[19]

But Coulter has adopted an elitist sense of superiority veering toward racism and condescension.[20]

How else to understand this remark: “And I agree with that, we are not allowed to insult black people. Blacks, African-Americans can boss us around.”[21] Say what?

To an Hispanic questioner, Coulter shouted, “The answer is: you’re not black, so drop the racism crap.”[22] As I’ve noted before, Coulter actually uses race as a criterion for racism when, in fact, anyone from any race can be guilty of – or a victim of – racism.

Key Black Leaders

To conclude this column, let’s look at some relevant comments from key black leaders, past and present.

From Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Clarence Thomas, America’s black leaders have observed that black people don’t want to be treated as either inferior or as victims, but as equals. Equals. Equality under the law.

Frederick Douglass

“The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us… I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! … And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! If you see him on his way to school, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going to the dinner table at a hotel, let him go! If you see him going to the ballot box, let him alone, don’t disturb him! If you see him going into a work-shop, just let him alone – your interference is doing him positive injury.”

Booker T. Washington

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs – partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give us the ballot, and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights.”

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Clarence Thomas

“To define each of us by our race is nothing short of a denial of our humanity.”

“I don’t believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.”

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Red Eye, FNC, 6/6/15.

[2]               Remember, Coulter’s own law firm, the Center for Individual Rights, has defended non-black plaintiffs suing due to racial discrimination. See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Free Speech with Gavin McInnis, 6/8/15.

[4]               For more on Coulter’s sometimes bizarre formulations on race, class, and gender, see chapter “Chapter 10: Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” in my free PDF book, The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, which is available for download at http://www.CoulterWatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[5]               Proposition 209 was modeled on, and mirrored, the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

[6]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 4/12/97.

[7]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 12/1/96.

[8]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 6/7/97.

[9]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 6/14/97.

[10]             See “Ann Coulter Takes on the Racial Grievance Industry” at http://t.co/YgG2rpgZIc.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/15.

[12]             See “King’s Dream Realized (sort of)” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-76.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/15.

[14]             See “Baltimore ‘Purged’” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8S.

[15]             See “Ferguson in Flames” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-5I.

[16]             See “Propaganda Kills” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-6n.

[17]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[19]             See Chapter 4: “Prejudice,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[20]             See Chapter 10: “Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[22]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

Adios, Ann: Only Mitt for Me!

In her latest book and book tour, Ann Coulter unveils her innermost being as she advances a universal conspiracy theory to destroy America.

During her Adios, America! book tour, Coulter championed an identity politics given the David Duke seal of approval,[1] and heralded Mitt Romney as the savior of the nation (and the world).

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To do so, Coulter uses slash-and-burn politics and engages in the politics of personal destruction. She also lied about presidential elections in 1980, 2008, and 2012, trashing Reagan’s legacy while deifying Romney.

In the process, Coulter glories in being an elite among elites even as she rails against her peers and her betters.

Conspiracy Theories

Coulter proffers several conspiracy theories – though in 1998, she contended that only liberals are conspiracists. At that time, she even denied the existence of any conspiracy requiring more than two or three people.

But now Coulter claims, “It’s not a crazy conspiracy theory.”[2] Moreover, the Conservative Book Club apparently agrees, promoting Adios, America! as “Ann Coulter Exposes The Illegal Immigration Cabal.” [3] Conservative! Cabal!

Nevertheless, Coulter has actually entertained conspiracy theories for a number of years.[4] Not surprisingly, her theories revolve around herself and her interests.

Conspiracy

# 1 – Silencing Coulter

Now, Coulter asserts that there is a vast left-wing and right-wing conspiracy to silence her.[5] She claims, “I’m terrified [that the book] will be blacklisted everywhere.”[6] She adds, “It’s more ignoring me and my book. It’s more refusing to debate me on my book.”[7]

Indeed, “I will get no mainstream media attention for this. None whatsoever. And I’m having a little trouble getting it from the quote ‘conservative press.’”[8]

# 2 – Destroying America

Coulter also claims, “The media has completely blacklisted [immigration] from discussion.”[9] She continues, “We are in the midst of a massive, massive cover-up.”[10]

Indeed, she argues, “It’s the most massive conspiracy of a national homicide made to look like a suicide I’ve ever seen.”

# 3 – The Conspirators

Coulter asserts that a near universal conspiracy of anti-American liberals, corporate conservatives, greedy churches, et. al., all seek to destroy America as we know it.

In her words:

Republicans conspiring with Democrats for the Republicans’ short-term electoral interests and the money; Democrats, to destroy the country forever and destroy the Republican Party, having conspired three times in the last decade to try to pass amnesty. All three times, opposing this were about three talk radio hosts and three bloggers. And every time it was the American people that shut those amnesties down.”[11]

Yes, all of these elites are conspiring and opposed to the will of the American people.

On the Sean Hannity Show,[12] Coulter contended: “The media are conspiring to hide the evidence.” Beyond the media, she asserted: “Everyone is conspiring to change this country in a way that crushes the middle class, crushes the working class, that Americans absolutely do not want.”

(But if everyone is in on the conspiracy, then it isn’t a conspiracy.)

Moreover: “You have all of the elites conspiring to bring in Democratic voters, servants for the rich, cheap labor for businesses, tax money for the churches.”[13]

Coulter insists:

Every elite group in America – the media, the churches, the nonprofits, Washington lobbyists and both political parties – conspire to continue this destruction of the greatest country in the world for their own selfish reasons.”[14]

Again, she blames “the rich … Democrats … Republicans … [and] the greedy fake churches.”[15] She especially hates the latter, who seek “money to bring in refugees who are blind, have leprosy, and seventeen kids. Oh, the churches love that. They get a lot of taxpayer money.”

Coulter contends that the media manufactures stories to distract us from the truth:

“The Bruce Jenner story, like the Doogen [Duggar] story – whatever their names are – and the ISIS stories are all just ways for the media to distract us from immigration. They really just don’t want Americans even thinking about it.”[16]

Coulter feels beleaguered, claiming, “It’s pretty much three talk radio hosts, three bloggers, when I force him to talk about it, Sean Hannity, and our savior, Matt Drudge.”[17] Yes, Ann even has to “force” her friend, Sean, to talk about immigration.

Hence the reason America needs her book (It’s nice to be needed, isn’t it?): “I do think it’s my most important book. … In this book, I am correcting lies you are being told right now that will affect the continued existence of the United States.”

It all turns back to Coulter, who alone can save America from demographic suicide!

Slash-and-Burn Politics Against GOP

In a remarkable column posted on Daily Caller – and then removed by Daily Caller[18]Coulter attacked every GOP presidential candidate.

That is what Ann Coulter does. Slash-and-burn politics, destroying everything and everyone opposed to her agenda. Rhetorical carpet bombing – as she did in 2012 – against all those who threaten the candidacy of her political savior.[19]

As a whole, Coulter regards the current and potential GOP presidential candidates as “idiot Republicans.”[20] “They’re all pretty disastrous [candidates],”[21] according to Coulter.

Indeed, “Every single Republican candidate running right now is a complete abomination, other than Walker, who has recently changed his position [on immigration].”[22]

Complete abomination?

As for specific candidates, “Much like Saddam, there are so many reasons to dislike Jeb Bush.”[23] Coulter likens Bush to a maniacal madman who killed and tortured countless people?

On Rand Paul, “Well, this seems unfair, but come on, we’re not running a midget and he is very short. He is very, very short. I almost stepped on him at a cocktail party!”[24] She also dismisses “utterly useless Libertarians like Rand Paul”[25]

Coulter called Marco Rubio “the Jack Kevorkian of the Republican Party.”[26]

A Tea Partier Who Hates the Tea Party

Once beloved by the Tea Party, Coulter – who still regards herself as a Tea Partier[27] – never fails to attack those who once supported her. She has special disdain for Sarah Palin, saying, “We’ve been through this before with Sarah Palin. You have to be a governor.[28] The rest of them should just forget it. You’re just distracting us.”[29]

Seemingly hating the Tea Party she claims to love, Coulter asserts: “The feminists are to the Democratic Party what the fake tea party leaders are to the Republican Party. A thorn in their side forcing them to run totally unelectable candidates. The tea party clearly did it to us.”[30]

Actually, the Tea Party sought to keep out the RINOs Coulter fought to elect.[31]

Incensed, Coulter charges, “Fake conservatives and tea partiers followed the crowd and slammed Romney as an ‘establishment’ Republican.”[32]

But Coulter continues to rewrite history, claiming, “As for these idiot Tea Partiers or whichever conservatives are idol-worshipping Ronald Reagan, he was great for his time, but it was a different world. I don’t think he’s going down as the greatest president when he signed an amnesty law.”[33]

(Coulter once idolized Reagan,[34] but no longer. More to follow.)

Impugns Motives of GOP

Not only are all of these alleged conspirators wrong, in Coulter’s eyes, but they are guilty of evil motives.

Jealousy and envy play a huge role, according to Coulter: “I think jealousy had a lot to do with that in the case of Mitt Romney.”[35]

Also, “The one sin no one will admit to having – and the most dangerous – and that is envy. … the one thing no one will ever admit to is envy and it is the most damaging.”[36]

As Coulter puts it, “These losers, they are jealous of Mitt Romney. … You see the ugly face of envy coming out in vicious attacks [on Romney].”[37]

That’s right: Romney was defeated because all of the other GOP candidates were envious of Romney.[38]

Romney’s GOP rivals, says Coulter, had sinister motives and expressed enmity toward him: “The hatred for Mitt Romney … the personal venom toward him [by conservatives] is very hard to explain other than as some sort of psychological, or sinful, compulsion.”[39]

Outraged, Coulter berates those she blames for Romney’s defeat:

“Mitt Romney. … I think people need to wake up and see that they were lied to about Mitt Romney. He was the best we ever had. There’s no one who can compete with him. He was Jan Brewer before Jan Brewer was Jan Brewer. I think he did the right thing by saying he’s not going to run. He can’t take on both the New York Times and the entire idiot conservative movement that refuses to look at his record and are being led astray by people who just think it’s fun to follow the crowd. I mean, Sarah Palin denounced Romney throughout that campaign: ‘RINO,’ “establishment.’ … Right-wingers, can you look at the record?”[40]

Everyone who thinks or behaves differently from what Coulter regards as right is evil!

They are all evil, according to Coulter:

“It is not only selfish and outrageous that both the Left, and many on the Right, and business interests, and media personalities, greedy churches who want the taxpayer money – everyone who is in favor of mass immigration from the Third World (i.e., our current immigration policies) is in it for his own personal, selfish reasons. That’s outrageous enough. But with Republicans, you also have just utter stupidity.”[41]

Yes, Coulter regards the GOP as not only evil and cowardly, but stupid: “It’s not even just cowardice on the part of Republicans. It’s abject stupidity.”[42]

As always, it returns back to Coulter: “I’m coming under the same attacks Mitt Romney is – from the alleged conservatives.”[43]

Trust Ann: Coulter Knows Best

Remember, Coulter is the smart one![44]

Born and bred an elite,[45] Coulter has an extraordinarily overly-developed sense of superiority. Here, Coulter casts herself in the role of virtually the only virtuous elite.

On several shows, Coulter has told the same story:

“I went to a fancy dinner party at which I was the only non-billionaire, and I tried to politely harangue them throughout the dinner because they’re such utter morons politically. … It’s really a problem that our rich people are so stupid.”[46]

Coulter, a multi-millionaire herself, was privileged to attend a private dinner party exclusively for billionaires, and she harangues them – and calls them stupid!

Here she is again!:

“I went to a dinner party … with some very, very, very wealthy people; they’re good people, they’re conservatives, they’re Republicans – but they’re idiots. They are such political idiots.”[47]

Coulter’s message – trust Ann:[48] Coulter knows best.

Coulter expressly wrote part of her latest book to appeal to these stupid rich people – and to convince all of these “disastrous” candidates: “Obviously, none of [the candidates] have my position. But, again, they haven’t read the book yet. I think I’ll persuade them.”[49]

It is with such a winsome approach – one that Coulter has honed for nearly two decades – that she seeks political converts.[50]

Kidnap Mitt Romney!

All things revolve around Coulter – at least, in Coulter’s world. And Coulter is intent upon being the animating force to save the world:

“I think Romney will get back in. That’s what I’m hoping my book will do. Republicans will wake up and realize, ‘Oh my gosh, Romney was the best we ever had. Why were these nuts pretending to be true blue conservatives?’”[51]

Coulter is so petulantly insistent that Romney be the GOP nominee in 2016, that she not only employs the politics of personal destruction against all of his rivals (even though Romney is not running), but she would, if she could, force Romney to run!

In denial of reality,[52] Coulter boasts, “I’m not accepting that [Romney is not running].”[53] For her, “The real answer is, we’ve gotta recruit Mitt Romney to run again.”[54]

Last year, Coulter mused, “Well, don’t tell him, but I’m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest, flying out, kidnapping him, and depriving him of sleep, food and water, until he agrees to run again.”[55]

It’s all up to Coulter: her plan, her action, her goal.

Asked just a few days ago who the GOP nominee should be, Coulter answered, “Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney. … We have to demand that he run.”[56]

On show after show, Coulter insists that Americans demand that Romney run in 2016. Coulter’s version of liberty is demanding obedience to her will. (I won’t!)

That’s Coulter’s style: “demand that he run![57]

If you’re not on Coulter’s side, watch out! As only Coulter can put it, “I wanted to call the [last] chapter a Voters’ Guide or Potential Death Squad List.”[58]

Romney Better Than Reagan

Coulter is so obsessed with a Romney nomination that she engages in historical revisionism, repeatedly claiming that “[Romney] did better than Reagan did. I think that’s pretty good.”[59] Per Coulter, “The best we ever had was Mitt Romney.”[60]

Asked who her champion is now, Coulter replied, “Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney.”[61] Coulter argues, “Mitt Romney was not only the most articulate but the most conservative candidate we’ve ever had.”[62]

Pardon me, Ann, but the Gipper [63]was brilliant, thoroughly conversant with the issues, utterly conservative, and articulated his principles better than most, including William F. Buckley, Jr. When Reagan spoke to the American people, they could relate to him and they could grasp his message.

But now Coulter looks askance at Reagan and his admirers, bemoaning, “These johnny-come-latelies to Reagan worship seem to think that he was Jesus Christ and could do no wrong.”[64]

Reagan was beloved both during and after his presidency. Nevertheless, Coulter tosses truth down a memory hole and proclaims, “I don’t really like groupthink and mob-think. I liked Reagan a lot more when it was unpopular.”[65]

Unpopular? When?

Coulter goes further, asserting, “We’re not up against the Evil Empire. Today’s war has moved from fighting communism to fighting mass Third World immigration to destroy our country.”[66]

Has Coulter not heard of Putin’s efforts to restore that empire?[67] Or Iran’s growing hegemony in the Middle East? Or China’s growing hegemony in the Far East? Or Islamic jihadist’s growing power around the world – and in the United States?[68]

According to Coulter, these are all efforts by the media to distract us from the immigration crisis.

But Coulter has a plan!

“My plan is still that Romney comes in at the end when conservatives realize that they were lied to by many of their own alleged spokesmen, because Romney is the most conservative candidate we’ve had to run for President and the most articulate and appealing and scandal-free. He’s more conservative than Reagan.”[69]

Coulter’s False Claims on Presidential Elections

To buttress her assertions, Coulter fabricates fantasies.

Coulter claims that changing demographics led to an Obama victory in 2008.[70] She is wrong![71] Still, she persists in the lie: “Obama never would have been elected the first time, but for Teddy Kennedy’s immigration act.”[72]

According to a Brookings Institute demography expert, applying “1980 demographics [to the 2008 election, it was] almost a dead heat Obama and McCain each getting about 49 percent of the vote.”[73]

Coulter also lies about the 2012 election, claiming:

“In 1980, Reagan won the biggest electoral landslide in history against an incumbent president, Jimmy Carter. Without the last 40 years of immigration, in 2012, Mitt Romney would have won a bigger landslide than Reagan did. He got more of the ‘Reagan coalition’ than Reagan did.”[74]

On show after show, Coulter claims, “Romney got more of the Reagan coalition than Reagan did. He would have won a bigger landslide than Reagan did in 1980.”[75]

Is it true? No!

With 1980 demographics, Romney would have received 52% to Obama’s 46% – a 6 point spread. But Reagan won in 1980 with a 10 point lead. In 1980, Reagan received 51% of the popular vote; Carter, 41%.

Moreover, a better comparison would be between incumbent presidents: Reagan in 1984, Obama in 2012. In 1984, Reagan received 59% of the popular vote; Mondale, 41% – an 18 point spread.

Extols Romney as Her Messiah

Coulter has been[76]and remains[77] – Mitt Romney’s biggest cheerleader.[78]

Coulter contends, “Romney is the best we have had in my lifetime.”[79]

“If Republicans would only run Mitt Romney, oh, if they would only run Mitt Romney with that nice governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker.”[80]

Calling herself a “one-issue” voter, Coulter excuses Romney’s flip-flopping on abortion rights (from pro-choice to pro-life) because “he flipped on it our way” and when he was pro-choice, it was 1994 and “he was trying to take out Teddy Kennedy” in the Massachusetts Senate race.

Strangely, Coulter admits, “Look, if he had to be Adolf Hitler but managed to take out Teddy, I would salute him to end that menace.”[81]

But have no fear: Coulter has a plan!

“But my secret plan is I like Walker, but I would rather have him be (Mitt) Romney’s vice president, and I think Romney may have done a smart thing by getting out of this nonsense where people who refuse to read go dashing from one candidate to the next.”[82]

In virtually every interview, Coulter makes the point of saying, “Mitt Romney was Jan Brewer before Jan Brewer was Jan Brewer.”[83]

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Romney Is Running But Only in Coulter’s Mind

On his radio show, Sean Hannity chided Coulter, saying, “This is you. No matter what I say, you’re gonna say, ‘Mitt Romney.’ He’s not running.”[84]

Consider this dialogue from Hannity’s television show that night (emphasis added):

Hannity: “Who do you like for president?”

Coulter: “I would like Mitt Romney with Scott Walker as his vice president”

Hannity: “He’s not running. Keep going. He won’t jump back in.”

Coulter: “I think he’s going to jump back in when people realize [interrupted] … Ann’s going to be right. You’ll apologize.”

Hannity: “You’re going to be wrong. I will bet you any amount of money he’s not getting in.”

Coulter: “We’ll see.”

Hannity: “Is that – you’re living in the past that much?

Coulter: “I think Republican primary voters will realize, oh my gosh, we were lied to by idiots who said they were speaking on our behalf. Mitt Romney not only the most articulate but the conservative candidate we ever had. I love Scott Walker, but I would really prefer for him to be Mitt Romney’s vice president for a few years.

Hannity: “Alright, so you’re not going to get your way. You are going support whoever the nominee is.”

Coulter: “If it’s Scott Walker.”

Hannity: “What if it’s somebody else?”

Coulter: “I’ll take a long vacation.”

Hannity: “You’re that rigid now?

Dispelling the doubts of his critics, Romney commended both Romneycare and Obamacare, saying, “Without [Thomas Stemberg] pushing it, I don’t think we would have had Romneycare. Without Romneycare, I don’t think we would have Obamacare. So, without Tom, a lot of people wouldn’t have health insurance.”

Moreover, Romney disparaged the advent of conservative media for making it harder to get things done in Washington, D.C. As Rush Limbaugh put it,

“Mitt Romney is on record in the David Axelrod podcast as lamenting and complaining about the fact that there is now a conservative media, both on talk radio, in print, in broadcast, and on the World Wide Web. Romney told Axelrod that the demise of legacy media had empowered conservative insurgents like this show and others, which has prevented collaboration in Washington.”

Despite it all, including her current infatuation with Donald Trump, Coulter remains enamored with Romney, saying, “I still am holding out hopes that Romney will get back in.”[85]

In fact, Coulter has developed a new dream ticket to incorporate the two loves of her life: “I have the most dynamite ticket: Trump-Romney.”[86]

And she means it: “TRUMP-ROMNEY! If you don’t know why, you haven’t read “Adios, America!” and you are dead to me.twitter.com/mycroft1920/st…[87]

She really, really, really means it: “My dream team: @realDonaldTrump-@MittRomney twitter.com/DhhuizarDebbie…[88]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6H.

[2]               Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[3]               Ann Coulter, “Ann Coulter Exposes The Illegal Immigration Cabal,” Conservative Book Club interview, http://www.conservativebookclub.com/ann-coulter-exposes-the-illegal-immigration-cabal/.

[4]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Bio Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6p.

[5]               Ibid.

[6]               Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[7]               Ann Coulter, The Blaze, 6/3/15.

[8]               Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[9]               Ibid.

[10]             Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro Show, KTTH, 6/5/15.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Mike Gallagher Show, WDTK, 6/3/15.

[12]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 6/1/15.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Joe Piscopo Show, WNYM, 6/5/15.

[14]             Ann Coulter, “Ann Coulter Exposes The Illegal Immigration Cabal,” Conservative Book Club interview, http://www.conservativebookclub.com/ann-coulter-exposes-the-illegal-immigration-cabal/.

[15]             Ann Coulter, The Blaze, 6/3/15.

[16]             Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[17]             Ann Coulter, The Blaze, 6/3/15.

[18]             Ann Coulter, “Most GOP Champions Are Immigration Sellouts,” Daily Caller, 6/2/15, http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Bnrg13BJTcgJ:dailycaller.com/2015/06/02/most-gop-champions-are-immigration-sellouts/1/.

[19]             See Case Study # 6: “Romney v. Everyone Else,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[20]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Mike Gallagher Show, WDTK, 6/3/15.

[22]             Ann Coulter, The Blaze, 6/3/15.

[23]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 5/21/15.

[24]             Ann Coulter, interview at KSU, Kennesaw, GA 4/22/15.

[25]             Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 5/7/15.

[26]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 1/12/15.

[27]             See “Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3z.

[28]             Coulter is so confused! Palin was a successful governor!

[29]             Ann Coulter, Red Eye, FNC, 6/6/15.

[30]             Ann Coulter, interview at KSU, Kennesaw, GA 4/22/15.

[31]             See “Coulter Discovers RINOs will be … RINOs” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-56.

[32]             Ann Coulter, Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Regnery, 2015, pg. 276.

[33]             Ann Coulter, quoted by Lloyd Grove, “Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America,’” Daily Beast, 5/26/15.

[34]             See “Remembering Reagan” at http://t.co/GYAescwhYa.

[35]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 6/4/15.

[36]             Ibid.

[37]             Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[38]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 6/4/15.

[39]             Ibid.

[40]             Ibid.

[41]             Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro Show, KTTH, 6/5/15.

[42]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 6/9/15.

[43]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 6/4/15.

[44]             See “Ann Coulter – Smartest Person in the World” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-59.

[45]             See Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[46]             Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[47]             Ann Coulter, Garrison, WIBC, 6/8/15.

[48]             See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[49]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[50]             See “Coulter, Simply Offensive” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5i.

[51]             Ann Coulter, The Blaze, 6/3/15.

[52]             Coulter almost single-handedly (and, certainly, single-mindedly) foisted Romney on an unwilling Republican electorate, only to see his decisive loss. In denying that he was less than an ideal candidate, Coulter can thereby deny her part in Obama’s reelection. See Case Study # 7: “Mitt Romney – Ideal Candidate,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[53]             Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Show, 6/3/15.

[54]             Ann Coulter, Joe Piscopo Show, WNYM, 6/5/15.

[55]             Ann Coulter, Howie Carr Show, WRKO, 3/31/14.

[56]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[57]             See “Coulter Dictates” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3E.

[58]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[59]             Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[60]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[61]             Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[62]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/11/5.

[63]             See “Remembering Reagan” at http://t.co/GYAescwhYa.

[64]             Ann Coulter, Ricochet, 6/4/15.

[65]             Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Show, 6/3/15.

[66]             Ibid.

[67]             See “Putin = Hitler? Yes!” at http://t.co/czfFgLNzmx.

[68]             See “OK Beheading? Must be Tea Party Christians!” at http://t.co/JeE8yIckeC.

[69]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 5/8/15.

[70]             Ann Coulter, “Knowing What We Know Now, Would You Say Jeb Bush is Retarded?” 5/20/15.

[71]             See “Coulter’s Iraq War Nonsense” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6j.

[72]             Ann Coulter, Garrison, WIBC, 6/8/15.

[73]             Interview.

[74]             Ann Coulter, “Ramos Can Stay, But Matt Lauer Has to Go,” 5/27/15.

[75]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 6/4/15.

[76]             See “Chapter 11: The Beauty of Conservatism,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[77]             See “Chapter 2: Presidential Follies,” Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[78]             See “Case Study # 6: Romney v. Everyone Else,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[79]             Ann Coulter, Boston Herald Drive, 6/4/15.

[80]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 5/21/15.

[81]             Ann Coulter, quoted by Lloyd Grove, “Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America,’” Daily Beast, 5/26/15.

[82]             Ann Coulter, interview at KSU, Kennesaw, GA 4/22/15.

[83]             Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Show, 6/3/15.

[84]             Sean Hannity, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 3/4/15.

[85]               Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 7/10/15.

[86]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 9/14/15.

[87]              Ann Coulter, tweet, 10/8/15, 11:56 a.m.

[88]              Ann Coulter, tweet, 10/21/15, 6:36 p.m.

Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics

Coulter lied about her credentials[1] and she lied about ISIS and Mexican immigration.[2] Now, Coulter promotes blood politics while decrying blood politics.

Every time Coulter has been interviewed about her new book on Fox News, the hosts have begun by asking her whether she expects to be called a racist. Invariably, the answer is in the affirmative, with Coulter claiming that 1) the Left is afraid to debate her and 2) spurious charges of racism is their only recourse to the truth she proclaims.

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For instance, on Hannity (6/1/15), Hannity introduced the topic: “You will, you know you will be called racist for this.” Coulter replied, “As I say, that’s the only argument they have. They prefer not to debate me at all, but if they have to, they’ll call me that.”

Similarly, on Kelly File, Coulter responded, “But they won’t say it to my face because few are brave enough to interview me.”[3]

Invariably, the hosts line of questioning is designed to inoculate Coulter from such charges and, also invariably, the hosts never actually consider the validity of the question.

Overlooked are the many and varied reasons so many people suspect she is racist. Coulter has been hostile to countries across the globe[4] and vilified overseas Christian missionaries.[5] She has demeaned seemingly every racial group imaginable[6] and openly displayed her prejudices.[7]

It is a small wonder that some people regard Coulter as racist.

Blood Politics

Coulter is correct in identifying major cultural transformations in America due, in large measure, to unbridled immigration and the Left’s refusal to pursue a proper integration into the existing American culture. She is also conversant with the Left’s obsession with identity politics and cautions conservatives from adopting their positions.

An American conservative of Cuban descent told Coulter that he was proud to have two GOP candidates of his blood in the presidential race. Coulter’s response – initially – appeared exemplary, mildly rebuking this young conservative:

“This blood thing – not really an American Anglo-Saxon tradition. This is a problem, and that’s why the Democrats are insistent upon dumping all of these very different cultures on America, because they can get people to vote on the basis of blood. That is not how Anglo-Saxons vote. Not at all.”[8]

Liberalism’s penchant for voting (and judging) on the basis of race, gender, or class is a Marxist, not an American, notion.[9]

Coulter continued: “No, and we have, we have Third Worlders voting in tribal ways.”

So far, so good. Coulter first stated the standard: the American Anglo-Saxon tradition. She then identified the problem: identity politics.

But then Coulter launched into her own version of identity politics, saying: “If we had gotten 71% of the Hispanic vote, Mitt Romney still would have lost. If he’d gotten about five percent more of the white vote, he would have won.”

Having condemned tribal voting as un-American, and then complained about the results of tribal voting in the last presidential election, Coulter next urged Republicans to vote tribally:

“So Republicans better wake up and for the first time – in, oh, I don’t know, my lifetime – appeal to white Americans for votes.”

On the Laura Ingraham Show, Coulter said, “Any immigrant to this country is going to make America less free, more statist, and more corrupt, unless they are from one of the half dozen northern, Western European, Protestant nations.”[10]

For all Coulter’s stuff and nonsense about her book, her viewpoint, and her mission being about cultural preservation, they are not. Coulter is not seeking to preserve an American culture but a white culture. She couches it in other terms – Anglo-Saxon, British, Western European, etc. – but, at heart, she means white.

From her book: “Historically, when Republicans ignore white voters, they lose.”[11]

White!

Race. Not culture.

White.

Are there not voters who are black, Asian, and Hispanic who believe in Rev. King’s colorblind vision of the world,[12] who believe in a constitutional and republican form of government, and who cherish the values of America’s Founding Fathers?[13] I would argue “Yes.” Coulter apparently believes otherwise.

Again, from her book, “By unapologetically opposing the transformation of America into a Third World country, the GOP could sweep the white vote – once white people recovered from the shock of any candidates asking for their vote.”[14]

No! Don’t appeal to whites! Appeal to Americans!

Coulter continues: “Any party incapable of winning the vote of white men ought to hang its head in shame.”[15] I would argue that blacks should overwhelmingly support conservatives given the abject failures of liberal policies over the last fifty years.[16] But Coulter focus is on whites.

Does Coulter really believe this stuff? Only the white man could have tamed the North American continent? She thinks so!

“Without the white settlers, what is known as ‘America’ would still be an unnamed continent full of migratory tribes chasing the rear end of a buffalo every time their stomachs growled.”[17]

No one else – except white men from western Europe – could possibly colonize and civilize America? Even today?

Affirmative Action and Racism

Surprisingly, Coulter reiterates already debunked claims from several years ago, namely that civil rights are an exclusively black thing.

In her book, Coulter claims, “The entire edifice of civil rights and discrimination law was meant of address the black experience in America, not to reward any loser with resentments.”[18]

To a question from the audience, Coulter shouts, “The answer is: you’re not black, so drop the racism crap.”[19]

Coulter clearly does not understand what constitutes racism. Coulter actually uses race as a criterion for racism when, in fact, anyone from any race can be guilty of – or a victim of – racism.

But Coulter’s position is absolutely astonishing in that she hails conservative author and intellectual Thomas Sowell as “the greatest economist” and she claims to have read most of his books. If her claim is true, then she must modify her reading habits to concentrate on absorbing what she reads. Sowell repeatedly condemns thinking such as that displayed by Coulter.

I am reminded of her similar nonsense when she was on tour for Mugged, claiming that civil rights are only for blacks.[20]

Although she is a self-described constitutional attorney who worked as a litigator for the Center for Individual Rights and has been the Legal Editor and the Legal Affairs Correspondent for Human Events since the mid-1990s, on the eve of her book tour for Mugged, Coulter was surprisingly inarticulate and in-artful when discussing civil rights, “one of the most important points of [her] book.”[21]

Indeed, her words were astonishing! Coulter claimed, “civil rights are for blacks.” Her reasoning? “We owe black people something, we have the legacy of slavery.” In contrast, “We don’t owe the homeless. We don’t owe feminists. We don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions, or gays who want to get married to one another.”

On her Adios, America! tour, Coulter insisted: “The only time you should be able to sue for discrimination is if you are an African-American. That’s it! That’s it! I don’t want to hear about anybody else. You can hire whomever you want to. You can fire whomever you want to. … Civil rights are for blacks.”[22]

Again, “And I agree with that, we are not allowed to insult black people. Blacks, African-Americans can boss us around.”[23] What? Ask Thomas Sowell or Clarence Thomas if they agree. (Hint: They do not.)

As noted by Cornell Law School: “Discrimination based on ‘race, color, religion, or national origin’ in public establishments that have a connection to interstate commerce or are supported by the state is prohibited.” Civil rights are individual, not collective, and pertain to all citizens.

Coulter to this day still contends that affirmative action remains intact “to make up for the legacy of discrimination and of slavery,”[24] claiming, “Their experience has been stolen by people who have never set foot in this country.”

But this is nonsense.[25] America has already paid its slavery debt – many times over. The Civil War (which wiped out any economic boom from slavery) and LBJ’s Great Society/War on Poverty are but two examples.[26]

Coulter herself has known better for the better part of two decades. In the course of our personal and professional correspondence (which lasted well over a year), Ann sent me precisely one press release, suggesting its importance to her.

While working for the Center for Individual Rights in 1997, Coulter forwarded me a press release on a CIR lawsuit to end racial preferences by the University of Michigan. (Coulter was hired by CIR expressly because she had graduated from U of M.)

At that time, Coulter considered racial preferences (i.e., affirmative action) “unconstitutional.” That press release stated, “The lawsuit seeks to terminate use of race-based admission preferences.”

“According to University documents, minority and non-minority students with identical credentials are treated differently solely on the basis of their race. In some cases, minorities are automatically admitted whereas non-minority applicants with identical SAT scores and grades are automatically rejected.”

“The lawsuit contends that the University’s racial preferences violate the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection clause and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”

Those students who were discriminated against were white.

(CIR has this case information online.)

Still, in many ways, Coulter emulates the Left in racial thought.

Update: David Duke loves Ann Coulter and Adios, Americaexcept, he wants her to attack Jews.

See also “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7f and “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7j.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Bio Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6p.

[2]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Kelly File, FNC, 6/2/15.

[4]               See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[5]               See “Ann Coulter’s Xenophobic Anti-Gospel of Hate” at http://t.co/aQGhLuWwtD.

[6]               See Chapter 10: “Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[7]               See Chapter 4: “Prejudice,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[8]               Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[9]               See “Identity Politics Is the Problem” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1l.

[10]               Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Show, 6/3/15.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Regnery, 2015, pg. 257.

[12]             See “King’s Dream Realized (sort of)” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-76.

[13]             See “CPAC: America’s Christian Heritage Denied” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8E.

[14]             Ann Coulter, Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Regnery, 2015, pg. 266.

[15]             Ann Coulter, Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Regnery, 2015, pg. 278.

[16]             See “Baltimore ‘Purged’” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8S.

[17]             Ann Coulter, Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Regnery, 2015, , pp. 51-52.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Adios, America: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, Regnery, 2015, pg. 63.

[19]             Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[20]             See Chapter 4: “Prejudice,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf. For more on Coulter’s sometimes bizarre formulations on race, class, and gender, see chapter “Chapter 10: Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” in my free PDF book, The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, which is available for download at http://www.CoulterWatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[21]             Ann Coulter, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC, 9/23/12.

[22]               Ann Coulter, Red Eye, FNC, 6/6/15.

[23]               Ann Coulter, Chronicles, 6/8/15, https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/ann-coulter-interview-part-one/.

[24]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 6/1/15.

[25]             See my 1998 column, “Race Does Not Matter – Part 1,” at http://www.brotherwatch.com/files/Race%20Does%20Not%20Matter%20-%20Part%201.pdf.

[26]             See “King’s Dream Realized (sort of)” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-76.

Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists!

If we can’t trust Ann Coulter with basic biographical information,[1] then how can we trust Ann Coulter with so-called “facts” that she presents in her columns or books?[2]

With Adios, America! Coulter both exaggerates the immigration crisis and denies the jihadist threat to (and in) America. In reality, these are intertwined and interrelated crises. But, in her book and during her book tour, Coulter single-mindedly fixates on the former and willfully ignores the latter, as if we can’t dance and sing at the same time.

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Moreover, in seeking to STOP! immigration, she would do nothing do address either immigrants currently here legally or the rapidly growing jihadist movement within America.

Coulter asserts, “I am a maniacal researcher.”[3] If true, then why does she get so much wrong? (With 89 pages of endnotes, one would think greater accuracy would be attainable.) Coulter …

  • Cites statistics and anecdotal evidence to suggest that every illegal alien and legal immigrant is harmful to the United States.
  • Denies the growing jihadist threat in America and would do nothing to combat it.
  • Falsely claims that America has taken in 25% of the Mexican population.
  • Offers conspiracy theories.

Fear Mexicans = Islamic Jihadists

In a controversial (e.g., normal for Ann) interview, Coulter astonished the predominantly Latino studio audience with this claim: “I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria. If you don’t want to be killed by a Mexican, there’s nothing I can tell you.”[4]

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Ending the lengthy silence of a stunned audience, Coulter added a demonstrably untrue assertion,[5] “Very easy to not be killed by ISIS. Don’t fly to Syria.”

Here – and throughout her discussion on immigration – Coulter proffers a moral equivalency between Mexican immigrants and Islamic jihadists, regarding both as equally dastardly. For this entire century, Coulter has asserted that all Muslims are potential terrorists (and all liberals are de facto traitors). Now, she is apparently asserting that all Mexicans are potentially violent criminals.

Coulter ignores the obvious: while some Mexicans are criminals, all terrorists are evil.

In differentiating between terrorists and illegal aliens[6] or legal immigrants, we must remember that there are differences in kind, in degree, and in motivation.

One group is terroristic, will do anything to further the cause of Islamic jihad, and seeks the destruction of America. The other group is not, will not, and does not.

Coulter says that the bulk of her book addresses legal immigration. She said, “Somalis leaving to fight with ISIS. Those are legal immigrants.”[7]

Yet, Coulter admits, “I don’t even care about ISIS!”[8]

Why not? She asserts, “ISIS is not at our doorstep.” But in her book, Coulter says that Somali immigrants legally in America are joining ISIS.

Disconnect?

Don’t Fear Jihadists

While Coulter exaggerates the immigration threat, she minimizes the terrorist threat.

In her obsession to attack immigrants and illegals, Coulter denies the threat posed to every American by domestic Islamic jihad.[9]

Beyond being outright wrong, Coulter’s formulation – “don’t go to Syria” – actually blames the victims of terrorist attacks.

Brigitte Gabrielle, of Act for America, says, “The Islamic State is one of the greatest threats to our homeland. Its goal is to establish a caliphate governed by Islamic Law.”

On her website:

“At least 60 terrorist plots targeting the United States have been foiled since 9/11, largely prevented by U.S. law enforcement. The top five post-9/11 domestic targets include the U.S. Military (16 plots); New York City (14 plots); mass gatherings (nine plots); mass transit (eight plots); and critical infrastructure and Washington, D.C. (six plots each).”

“Through its seizure of oilfields, banks, weapons, and other resources, ISIS has amassed a war chest estimated to total $2 billion according to NBC News. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) warns that ‘the threat ISIS poses cannot be overstated.’ Feinstein, who has criticized President Barack Obama for being ‘too cautious’ in confronting ISIS, calls the terror group ‘the most vicious, well-funded and militant terrorist organization we have ever seen.’”[10]

Indeed, Islamists are seeking to establish sharia law in America.

But Coulter asks, “Why are we talking about ISIS when you would have to get on six connecting flights and walk through the mountains to put yourself in danger of being killed by ISIS?”[11]

Coulter is wrong[12] – and Coulter knows it!

Coulter lavished praise in a blurb for one of Robert Spencer’s books, writing, “Religion of Peace? is the perfect book to give liberals who fervently believe that Christianity is as dangerous – if not more dangerous – than Islam. Robert Spencer skewers the liberals’ paranoid and suicidal hatred of Christianity while reminding us how they ignore the real threat: Islamic jihadists with bombs. This splendid book demonstrates that what Islamic terrorists hate about the West is not its MTV, not the easy availability of pornography and abortion, but its Christian tradition. This goes a long way toward explaining why liberals never wanted to fight this war in the first place. Spencer’s book is well written, heavily researched, and a clarion call to America to wake up and fight back.”

Coulter’s lifelong friend, Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Draw Mohammed Contest, has been combating Islamic jihad in America for the better part of two decades, so this can’t be news to Coulter.

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Moreover, from the moment 9/11 took place,[13] Coulter had been a ferocious warrior against, seemingly, the whole of Islam. Now, Coulter has been abundantly clear: “I don’t even care about ISIS!”[14]

In the wake of the latest Islamist attack in Boston, Geller warned: “This is just the beginning. The one thing that’s being ignored that came out of Garland, Texas, is that ISIS is here. Islamic terrorism is here. Now. Will the media realize what’s at stake and that their heads are next? Or will they continue to target me because they hate my message of freedom? That’s the question.”

False “Facts”

Coulter boasted, “There are a lot of unbelievable facts in this book.”[15] Coulter is right! Some of her “facts” are unbelievable because they are wrong.

According to Coulter, “America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico’s entire population.”[16] Conservatives and immigration foes have recited that factoid as if it were holy writ. It is wrong!

Coulter’s “facts” are often wrong.[17] She misconstrues the data on Mexicans, falsely claiming that we have “taken in” one quarter of the Mexican population. Wrong! 65% of the Mexicans cited in the report were born in America!

Coulter’s hatred of foreigners is legendary.[18] Here, she is claiming Americans by birth are foreigners.

According to Coulter’s very own source material:

“A record 33.7 million Hispanics of Mexican origin resided in the United States in 2012, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Pew Research Center. This estimate includes 11.4 million immigrants born in Mexico and 22.3 million born in the U.S. who self-identified as Hispanics of Mexican origin.”

Moreover, “In the decade from 2000 to 2010, that pattern reversed – births surpassed immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth in the U.S. Mexican-origin population.”

One liberal blogger addressed Coulter’s absurdity is a Coulteresque fashion: “Using Coulter’s flawed logic, if we were to analyze the number of people of Irish descent in the United States, the country has taken in 737 percent of the population of Ireland.”

Coulter – not a mathematician – still claims, “We’ve taken one quarter of Mexico’s population. … lives in the United States.”[19]

On the John Gibson Show, Coulter doubled-down on her claim: “A quarter [of the population of Mexico]. At a minimum – a minimum!”[20]

Yet, Coulter accuses Republicans of stupidity, saying, “It’s not even just cowardice on the part of Republicans. It’s abject stupidity. It’s an inability to do math.”[21]

What about Coulter’s math?

Coulter’s source: “That’s from the Pew Research Center. They don’t specifically say quote ‘One quarter of the population’ but they say there are 30 million Mexican immigrants and of Mexican descent living in the United States. Well, Mexico’s about 120 million people.”[22]

If 30 million people came from Mexico into the United States, then Mexico’s population was closer to 150 million before the mass exodus. Thus, that 30 million would be 20% of 150 million.

But, the report that Coulter cites as authoritative actually reports that two-thirds of that cohort were born in America. Yes, Coulter is citing Americans as being “taken in” from Mexico.

Coulter’s figures are wrong! Two-thirds of people with Mexican ancestry in America were born in America. They were never “taken out” of Mexico. That drops the percentage down to less than 7% of the Mexican population.

[To be technical, 120 million (current Mexican population) + 11 million (Mexican expatriates) = 131 million. 11 million is 8% percent of 131 million.]

Coulter’s Conspiracy Theories

Last summer, Coulter made a discovery. She claimed to have unearthed a conspiracy! Coulter accused the entire media – from the New York Times to Fox News – of lying about the loophole which allows Central American children to receive special treatment at the border.[23]

Unlike her alleged conspiracy, the loophole that she claimed was nonexistent was real.

Yesterday, Coulter offered up another conspiracy theory, claiming the media, open borders liberals, establishment conservatives, and corporate America are conspiring to destroy America. (Everyone, that is, but a few bloggers, Hannity, and Coulter!)

On the Sean Hannity Show,[24] Coulter contended: “The media are conspiring to hide the evidence.” Beyond the media, she asserted: “Everyone is conspiring to change this country in a way that crushes the middle class, crushes the working class, that Americans absolutely do not want.”

Indeed, she argues, “It’s the most massive conspiracy of a national homicide made to look like a suicide I’ve ever seen.”

Hence the reason America needs her book (It’s nice to be needed, isn’t it?): “I do think it’s my most important book. … In this book, I am correcting lies you are being told right now that will affect the continued existence of the United States.”

It all turns back to Coulter, who alone can save America from demographic suicide!

Update: On her book tour, Coulter repeatedly erupts – “It’s madness!” – when addressing the current state of open borders. It is also madness to do as Coulter has done: 1) cite acts of Islamic terrorism in the United States at the hands of legal immigrants, 2) deny the existence of Islamic terrorists in the United States, and 3) oppose those seeking to vanquish Islamic terrorists in the United States.

Coulter’s book is principally about legal immigration. Her solution to those already here legally is to enact a moratorium on future immigration so that those already here can assimilate to the native American culture. But she decries the existence of immigrant enclaves (such as entire Somali communities in Minnesota) and the existence of atrocities committed by legal residents while simultaneously thwarting those who are opposed to those atrocities and trying to to stop the radicalization of those legal residents.

Quoting Coulter, it’s madness!

Update: Even after being apprised of her math error on Mexico, an unrepentant Coulter doubled down, asserting, “We’ve already taken in – at a minimum – one quarter of Mexico’s population.”[25]

Here, Coulter explicitly repeats her false claims of “taken in” and 25%.

See also “Ann Coulter … Dangerously Wrong!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7x.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Bio Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6p.

[2]               See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[3]               Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 5/11/15.

[4]               Ann Coulter, America with Jorge Ramos, Fusion, 5/26/15.

[5]               See “Coulter Denies Islamist Threat” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-69.

[6]               See “Word Police Targets Illegal Immigration” at http://t.co/cOxvPGoWKR.

[7]               Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 6/1/15.

[8]               Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[9]               See “Coulter Denies Islamist Threat” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-69.

[10]             See also Jihad Watch, http://www.jihadwatch.org/why-jihad-watch.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 5/281/15.

[12]             See “Immigration More Dangerous Than ISIS” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5e.

[13]             See “Reflections on 9/11” at http://t.co/86kIRapYtf.

[14]             Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[15]               Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 6/3/15.

[16]             Ann Coulter, “Ramos Can Stay, But Matt Lauer Has to Go,” 5/27/15.

[17]             See “Coulter’s Scoop That Never Was” at http://t.co/SM1UL8DLVk.

[18]             See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

[19]               Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 6/3/15.

[20]               Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 6/4/15.

[21]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 6/9/15.

[22]               Ann Coulter, Howie Carr Show, WRKO, 6/3/15.

[23]             See “Coulter’s Scoop That Never Was” at http://t.co/SM1UL8DLVk.

[24]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 6/1/15.

[25]               Ann Coulter, The Schilling Show, WINA, 6/12/15.

Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Bio Fraud

(Saying Goodbye to Integrity Even in a Book Cover)

Bad habits die hard, if ever. Ann Coulter’s proclivity for embellishing her accomplishments continues to this day.

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Coulter’s fraudulent biographical claims include:

  • Status as a ten-time bestselling author
  • Writes and researches her own books
  • Founded the Cornell Review
  • Had a private law practice
  • Does pro-bono work

(If you can’t trust Coulter’s bio, how can you trust Coulter?)

Ten Nine-Time New York Times Bestselling Author

Adios, America is emblazoned with the assertion that Coulter is “Author of 10 New York Times Bestsellers.” Wrong!

In 2013, Coulter insisted, “By the way, it’s now ten best sellers.”[1] Two months later, I exposed her claim as fraudulent.[2] Still, Coulter continues to – very unnecessarily, I might add – puff up her résumé.

Coulter’s newly-launched Facebook page claims, “Ann Coulter is a ten-time New York Times bestselling author, gun-clinger and right-wing polemicist.”

Contrary to Coulter’s contentions, her tenth book did not make the best-seller list. Even her publisher disputes Coulter’s claim.[3]

Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 did not make the bestseller list. According to Regnery, her last book made the “Also Selling” list, not the Bestseller list.

Regnery maintains a list of Regnery books making the bestseller list and it necessarily includes rankings from only 1 – 15. Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 is not on this list.

To reiterate, Also Selling is not Bestselling. But Coulter insists it is. (Hint: Also Selling books aren’t given a “number of weeks on bestseller list” number.)

It would be like placing fifth in the Olympics and claiming to be an Olympic medalist, or like being virtually a virgin.

Why does Regnery exclude Coulter’s tenth book from its list of published bestsellers yet promote her as a ten-time best-selling author? I suspect that we can blame Coulter more than Regnery.

A little history is in order. Regnery published Coulter’s first book in 1998. At that time, Coulter boasted, “I had vituperative arguments with Regnery that required a number of tantrums to pull off.”[4] Apparently temper tantrums work in Ann Coulter’s world.

(Oddly, Regnery doesn’t use Coulter’s criteria for its other books. To date, Regnery has not provided a rationale for its  decision.)

But why would Coulter lie? With such an obvious, fact-checkable lie?

Perhaps Coulter felt her 10th book deserved to be a best-seller so she claimed it was. Perhaps she wanted a perfect record of bestsellers.

Alternatively, she may have felt ashamed of her failure to make the list, especially given her history of using that list as a criterion for success.

Coulter’s Obsession

Coulter has an obsession with bestsellers.

As a guest host for a three-hour talk show in 1999, Coulter repeatedly introduced herself as the author of a bestseller which was on the New York Times bestseller list longer than James Carville’s book.

For Coulter, an elite’s elite, rank matters. Status matters. Image is everything.

Coulter loves to cite her bestseller status:

“I’m a massively successful bestselling author.”[5]

“I write about it in my very first New York Times’ bestseller, High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”[6]

“It’s nine [bestsellers] now. .. It does technically make it nine, I made number three the first week.”[7]

“I’m Ann Coulter, the author of NINE massive NYT Best sellers.”[8]

Coulter thinks of her books as her children, and she lavishes praise on every single one. Here are but two examples:

“This fabulous book [Mugged] is available at fine book stores everywhere – or it oughta be!”[9]

“As noted in that great book that came out this week, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans …”[10]

How gauche! Praising her own books. (More to follow.)

Coulter’s Adios, America

As for Adios, America, Coulter said that the publisher should move up its publication date because, “The country needs this book. … this is the best one ever.”[11] Hubris?

In March, Coulter said, “I’ve just turned in the edits to my next book, which is fantastic.”[12]

Effervescent and irrepressible in praise of her own book, Coulter gushed, “It’s a rollicking book!”[13] It’s an “explosive upcoming book.”[14] “It’s a blockbuster.”[15]Fantastic book. It’s unbelievable. Out June first.”[16]

“I’ve been finishing my page proofs for my magnificent new book that comes out June 1st.”[17]

“This blockbuster book …”[18] “You’re gonna love it.”[19] “But the audiobook is fantastic.”[20] Also, “my smash new book,”[21] “isn’t it fun? Don’t you love [my book]?”[22]

Not only is Coulter’s book yet another blockbuster – and magnificent to boot – but it will save America!

(Didn’t Coulter repeatedly describe both Romney and his catastrophic 2012 presidential campaign as magnificent?)[23]

“And this next book of mine, I’ve told my friends … this is my last shot at saving the country, and if this doesn’t work, then screw it. I’m building a bunker and hiring the cheap maids.” [24]

Yes, Adios, America will save America!

“I’m thinking we may have to move [the release date] up. The country needs [my new] book.”[25]

It is promoted thus: “If you love your country, you need to read ¡Adios, America!

Moreover, Coulter contends that an elite conspiracy seeks to silence her. Coulter claims, “The only problem is going to be getting word out about my book when every elite group in America is against me.”[26]

As if preparing an excuse for not getting a bestseller, Coulter again promoted a vast left-wing conspiracy to deny her due glory as a bestselling author.

Coulter began her last column prior to book launch hyping her book, her bogus bestseller status, and her perceived liberal conspiracy to silence her:

“I have an explosive book on the No. 1 issue in the country coming out next week, I’ve already written 10 New York Times best-sellers – I’d be on a postage stamp if I were a liberal – but can’t get an interview on ABC, NBC or CBS.”[27] She made the very same claim that night on Hannity.

“I love Jorge [Ramos]. I salute Jorge. I finally found a Mexican willing to do a job no American will do: interview Ann Coulter.”[28] Coulter then repeated her column lead virtually verbatim, adding, “Will NBC, ABC, CBS have me on? Oh no, no, no, it’s like I’m a blogger.”

Coulter is insistent on this point: “The media’s just pretending I don’t exist and the book doesn’t exist. … Maybe Barnes and Noble will be forced to stop hiding it.”[29]

Coulter is so paranoid that she accused her friends at Fox News of being part of this vast conspiracy of silence when her segment on Justice with Judge Jeanine was canceled due to breaking news. Coulter tweeted: “Oops – canceled. Immigration is a little too hot.”[30] Were the two killers who escaped from a maximum security prison with the help of a prison employee part of that conspiracy, too?

Yes, Coulter thinks her friends are conspiring against her.

Coulter’s Paranoia Over Godless

Let’s revisit Coulter’s paranoia from nine years ago. Godless was released on June 6, 2006. The very next day, Coulter published her own review of Godless, arguing, “If the New York Times reviews it at all, they’ll only talk about the Ann Coulter action-figure doll, so I think I’ll write my own review.”[31]

Disproving her conspiracy theory, just five days later, the New York Times published a substantive review of Godless,[32] which became her second of two books to top the bestseller list.

But in her fantasy world, Coulter really believes:

“The main problem with ‘Godless’ is that I had to walk through the valley of darkness to find it. You will have to push past surly bookstore clerks, proceed past the weird people in the ‘self-help’ section, and finally past the stacks and stacks of Hillary Clinton’s memoirs. If all else fails, ask for the ‘hate speech’ section of your local bookstore. Ironically, if you find ‘Godless’ without asking for assistance, it’s considered a minor miracle.”

Although couched in humorous terms, Coulter’s personal apocalypse did not occur. Her conspiracy did not materialize. Yet another contrived Coulter controversy.

Plagiarism

Coulter unswervingly contends, “I both write and research my own books … I am a maniacal researcher.”[33] Also, “I am a ferocious researcher.”[34]

On Hannity, she again made that same false claim: “I research my own books. I write my own books. … I look it all up myself.”

History proves otherwise. Coulter committed plagiarism in at least two books: High Crimes and Misdemeanors[35] and Godless.[36] And she has gone to great lengths to cover-up her behavior.[37]

Asked about how she came to be an author, Coulter claimed, “I’d been writing about Clinton’s various scandals for Human Events, Regnery’s sister company, so Regnery came to me and suggested to write a book on Clinton’s impeachable crimes.[38] Actually, Regnery first came to Michael Chapman because of his expertise on the Clinton scandals, and then he gave his notes to Coulter when she refused to co-author the book with him.[39]

Cornell Review

Just as Coulter repeatedly and insistently lied about her bestselling status, she exhibited a similar measure of insecurity when she padded her credentials for almost three decades, claiming that she had founded the Cornell Review. That claim was made in interview after interview, profile after profile. And it was false.

But then, once her professional status as a journalist and bestselling author was secure, Coulter admitted (just a few years ago), “I don’t think I was technically a founding editor … of the Cornell Review.”[40]

As with Also Selling being equivalent to Bestselling, Coulter treated being on the newspaper staff after its first edition was published as if she were a founding editor.

There’s something pathological there, an irrepressible neediness and insatiable longing for approval, accolades, and acclaim.

Private Practice

Coulter’s bio still claims, “After practicing law in private practice in New York City …” when, in fact, she was never in private law practice.[41] Coulter worked, consecutively, for two corporate law firms, work which she described as “mind-numbingly boring.”[42] In citing a bogus “private practice,” is she seeking to demonstrate her independence and ability to be successful on her own? Or does she feel that her legal credentials, such as they are, are insufficient as they are?

Pro-Bono

In the summer leading up to Clinton’s impeachment, Coulter boasted of doing pro-bono work for her law firm: “Pro-bono work is all I do these days. My law firm is a non-profit law firm.”[43] But according to a spokesman at the Center for Individual Rights, Coulter provided no pro-bono work for them.[44]

Clearly Coulter side-stepped the intent of the question which was whether she had ever volunteered her time. While the Center for Individual Rights does pro-bono work, Coulter was paid for her work.

Long after Clinton’s impeachment took place, Coulter again boasted of her pro-bono work for Paula Jones. That year, she also boasted of her betrayal of Jones and took credit for getting Bill Clinton impeached.[45]

In a George magazine essay,[46] Coulter defended her “motives” and accentuated her “pro-bono” generosity in aiding Paula Jones in Jones’ hour of need.

“As Isikoff reports, I had been doing a little unofficial pro bono work on the Jones case, along with a few other civic-minded Gen-X lawyers, a.k.a. the Elves. Unfortunately for Paula, she wasn’t the sort of pro bono client most lawyers favor, like a cop killer.”

“For the benefit of the American Bar Association pro bono awards committee … We are all fairly confident that none of us will be getting any pro bono awards from the ABA, which reserves its awards for enterprises such as getting guys who were convicted of molesting and murdering children off death row. Pro bono work on behalf of some poor girl who’s been sexually assaulted by the most powerful man on the planet isn’t the kind of thing that wins you accolades, at least not if the defendant is a Democrat. That kind of pro bono work gets you fired, harassed, and accused of having bad ‘motives.’”

Finally, “we were just a few nerdy lawyers quietly doing pro bono work for an unpopular plaintiff.”

[For those counting, Coulter used “pro-bono” seven times in those 170 words.]

Bear in mind, Paula Jones is the only known client for whom Coulter did pro bono work and Coulter, in the end, betrayed that client!

As for CIR, Coulter’s bio states:

“From there, she became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, DC, a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.”

Did you notice? The bulk of that paragraph describes the work CIR does, not the accomplishments of Ann Coulter.

Coulter’s Bio Fraud

Ten-time bestselling author? No!

Writes and researches her own books? Not always.

Founded the Cornell Review? No.

Had a private law practice? Never happened.

Does pro-bono work? One time. Didn’t work out so well for the client.

Coulter’s Blue Max

Recently, I again watched the classic Blue Max in which the antagonist so desperately seeks Germany’s highest honor, the titular medal awarded to superior pilots during World War I. At one point, his aeronautical nemesis asked him whether people respected the medal or the man who wore it.

Coulter faces a similar introspective quandary. With all of her emphasis on her professional accomplishments, literary achievements and bestseller status, does she ever wonder if she would be respected without her own literary Blue Max?

Does Coulter care more about her image than about the person she has become?[47]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Daybreak with Drew Steele, Fox News, 10/28/13.

[2]               See “Appendix 2: Ann Coulter’s Trust Busted,” Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

[3]               Regnery’s list of its bestselling books excludes Never Trust a Liberal Over 3. Though clearly Coulter’s tenth book did not make the bestseller list, Coulter’s bio and Adios, America both claim it did.

[4]               Howard Kurtz, “The Blonde Flinging Bombshells at Bill Clinton,” Washington Post, 10/16/98, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/coulter101698.htm.

[5]               Ann Coulter, interview with PJMedia, 2/2/09.

[6]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 4/6/15.

[7]               Ann Coulter, Through the Mirror with Larry Sinclair, 10/10/12.

[8]               Ann Coulter, CPAC, 3/16/13.

[9]               Ann Coulter, Bill Frank Show, KTVA, 10/1/12.

[10]             Ann Coulter, “Pretend to be all that you can be,” 10/3/07

[11]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufmann Show, WFTL, 2/2/15.

[12]             Ann Coulter, Good Day, LA, KTTV, 3/17/15.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 4/30/15.

[14]             Ann Coulter, tweet, 5/12/15.

[15]             Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 5/7/15.

[16]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 3/4/15.

[17]             Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 4/8/15.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 4/29/15.

[19]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 5/8/15.

[20]             Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 4/30/15.

[21]               Ann Coulter, “Immigration Advocates Frightened by 99-Pound Blonde,” 6/3/15.

[22]               Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 6/3/15.

[23]             See “Coulter Stumps for Romney – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4V.

[24]             Ann Coulter, interview at KSU, Kennesaw, GA, 4/22/15.

[25]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 2/2/15.

[26]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 5/8/15.

[27]             Ann Coulter, “Ramos Can Stay, But Matt Lauer Has to Go,” 5/27/15.

[28]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 5/27/15.

[29]               Ann Coulter, Mark Simone Show, WOR, 6/3/15.

[30]              Ann Coulter, tweet, 11:45 a.m., 6/13/15.

[31]             Ann Coulter, “Hey you, browsing ‘Godless’ – buy the book or get out!” 6/7/06.

[32]             David Carr, “Deadly Intent: Ann Coulter, Word Warrior,” New York Times, 6/12/06, http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/12/business/media/12carr.html?_r=0.

[33]             Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 5/11/15.

[34]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 6/1/15.

[35]             See “Ann Coulter’s Plagiarism – High Crimes” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4l.

[36]             See “Ann Coulter’s Plagiarism – Godless” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4z.

[37]             See “Ann Coulter’s Plagiarism Cover-up 2014” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4o.

[38]               Ann Coulter, “Ann Coulter Exposes The Illegal Immigration Cabal,” Conservative Book Club interview, http://www.conservativebookclub.com/ann-coulter-exposes-the-illegal-immigration-cabal/.

[39]               See “Ann Coulter’s Plagiarism – High Crimes” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4l.

[40]             Ann Coulter, In Depth, C-Span, 8/7/11.

[41]             See Chapter 1: “The Seduction of Ann Coulter,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

[42]             Howard Kurtz, “The Blonde Flinging Bombshells at Clinton,” Washington Post, 10/16/98.

[43]             Ann Coulter, Washington Journal, C-Span, 6/8/98.

[44]             Author interview.

[45]             See Case Study # 1: “Oh, Paula (Jones)! Ann Coulter’s Betrayal,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free PDF download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[46]             Ann Coulter, “Spikey and Me,” George, May 1999.

[47]             See Daniel Borchers, Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.