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@AnnCoulter’s Bush Derangement Syndrome

Self-described polemicist Ann Coulter is well known for embracing elimination rhetoric. She equally enjoys mocking the recently deceased and those grieving their loss.

Barbara Bush Funeral

2018 would prove no exception to the Coulter Ghastly Eulogy Rule. Coulter’s tongue-in-cheek tweet must have sliced into the hearts of the bereaved who knew of her hatred for them.

George Herbert Walker Bush Funeral

With the passing of President George H.W. Bush, Coulter kicked her Defaming the Dead and Bereaved Shtick into high gear without a moment’s hesitation.

Coulter deliberately and maliciously published her weekly column early to taint George H.W. Bush’s public funeral at the National Cathedral. She sought to coincide her smear job as closely as possible with the funeral services.

In her column, Coulter totally disparaged the accomplishments and character of a true American war hero, public servant, and an honorable, God-fearing family man.

Instead, she claimed that the Willie Horton ad was “the one thing Bush got right in his entire public career.”

In addition to a very flawed reading of the man and his presidency, Coulter got one crucial detail totally wrong: Bush did not produce the Horton ad; rather, it was the product of the National Security PAC, which, by law, was not allowed to coordinate its activities with a particular candidate.

Again, the central core point of Coulter’s columnBush’s greatest 30 seconds of his public lifewas totally wrong.

One of Bush’s most striking accomplishments was his nomination of Justice Thomas to the Supreme Court!

Coulter’s close friend, Greg Gutfeld, had this to say:

“When you thought of Mr. [George H.W.] Bush, what did you most think about? Patriotism, duty, family, faith. Isn’t that the stuff that is openly mocked today by pop culture, the media, academia? … Yet, this week, those were the things that mattered!”[1]

Well, apparently not to Coulter.

Coulter’s column (in lieu of an actual eulogy) totally misrepresented the man, his character, and his presidency. Coulter claimed that Bush’s finest moment was the 30-second Willie Horton ad that, in fact, Bush had nothing to do with.

Rather than enumerate his many accomplishments over a lifetime of public service (beginning as an American war hero), Coulter denigrated him at every opportunity.

Bush was her political foe (on her issues) and, therefore, an evil person.

Coulter even managed to get a dig in for both the McCain and Bush families. (Classy!)

This is how most Americans remember George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

American Thinker offered thoughtful reflections:

“In Bush’s funeral this week we remembered how long we have endured this wasteland of character.”

Continuing (emphasis added):

“Perhaps the strongest note of wistful longing in Bush’s funeral was the lifelong example of a leader who lived by a set of transcendent values.  Honor, friendship, loyalty, honesty – Americans have always believed that these immaterial attributes were the basis of a good life.”

Common human decency and honor continue to elude Coulter. Perhaps that’s why so many people regard her as heartless.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become the polemicist whom people either love or hate.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Endnotes:

[1]              Greg Gutfeld, Greg Gutfeld Show, FNC, 12/8/18.

Foundational Errors in @AnnCoulter’s Demonic!

Naomi Wolf’s latest book, Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love, has been proven to be fatally flawed. It’s entire foundational premises and “evidence” was recently proven wrong in the space of a very short interview.

Ann Coulter’s book, Demonic, suffers from similar, even more egregious flaws than those contained in Wolf’s book.

Demonic is replete with projection and the hallmarks of addictive thinking. Her assessment of and contrast between the American and French Revolutions is largely accurate, though hyperbolic, however, she conflates cause and effect. Her exclusive focus upon mob mentality ignores the far more important factors of the disparate ideological goals and spiritual milieus of the respective revolutions. The objective of the American Revolution was liberty; that of the French version was equality. The former was birthed in a Judeo-Christian environment; the latter in a secularized atheism.

Both revolutions had mobs (crowds). Ours sought freedom in a Christian environment; theirs pursued equality in an anti-religious (and anti-intellectual) one. By focusing exclusively on mob-like behavior, Coulter can condemn the motives and character of her targets. In acknowledging intended (noble) goals, she would have to concede to a certain degree hearts that are not necessarily evil and foes who are not intrinsically demonic. Further, her behavior-focused analysis prevents her from accepting that people can and do peacefully assemble in large assemblies without exhibiting the mob-like behavior Coulter decries.

Are Americans in a French-like revolution now? One would think so given the tenor and tone of her tome. When was the epidemic of beheadings in America and who were the perpetrators. Did we miss passage of the Build the Guillotine Now! Act or the Off With Their Heads Protestor Reduction Act?

Who exactly is advocating violence and the mass murder of innocent people? Oh, that would be Coulter.

Coulter advocated carpet-bombing Iran (“Well, I keep hearing people say we can’t find the nuclear material, and you can bury it in caves. How about we just carpet-bomb them so they can’t build a transistor radio?”[1]) and launching a nuclear attack against North Korea (“I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning. Boom! … I just think it would be fun to nuke them and have it be a warning … to the world.”[2]).

Foundational Errors in Demonic

When asked, on C-Span’s In Depth, why she began her book with Scripture, Coulter analyzed Mark chapter 8 and asserted, “There you have it – from the Holy Bible – the mob is demonic!”[3] Wrong!

Coulter preceded her claim by saying that her book began with Scripture because it is central to her thesis and spiritually foundational to her book. But neither the words of Jesus nor the gospel she cites make the claim she asserts. The Gospel of Mark tells us a story about a man who was possessed by a “Legion” of demons; it is neither a political treatise nor a psychological evaluation of what happens when a number of people assemble together into a large group.

The quoted Scripture is a descriptive narrative of an event, not a prophetic pronouncement of the future nor a psychological textbook on human nature in isolation or in large groups.

Still, Coulter claims – based on her cited Scripture – “That really is the theme of the whole book: that the mob is demonic and the demons are always a mob.[4]

Unfortunately, people who don’t know any better are very likely swayed by her assertions, ones which are untrue.

Definition of a Mob

Coulter’s definition of “mob” is problematic at best – both intrinsically demonic and uniformly liberal in nature. She relies heavily on the seminal work of Gustave le Bon,[5] whom Coulter regards as the definitive expert on mobs. Le Bon doesn’t even use the pejorative word “mob” in his work. Rather, he wrote of “crowds.”

That’s right: Coulter turned non-judgmental term “crowds” into the more pejorative term “mobs.”

Le Bon observed, “Without a doubt criminal crowds exist, but virtuous and heroic crowds, and crowds of many kinds, are also to be met with.” Le Bon reiterated, “A crowd is as easily heroic as criminal.” Again, “Doubtless a crowd is often criminal, but it is often heroic.”

These nuances are lost on Coulter. One must wonder what Coulter made of this passage from The Crowd: “Still, this does not mean that crowds, skillfully influenced, are not capable of heroism and devotion and of evincing the loftiest virtues; they are even more capable of showing these qualities than the isolated individual.”

But Coulter’s theme requires that individuals assembled into large groups inevitably lose their rationality, yet she makes exceptions for some (Tea Party) and not for others (Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and she altogether ignores many (Promise Keepers) – with no coherent differentiation among them. Indeed, Coulter ignores the largest “mob” in American history – the Promise Keepers’ Stand in the Gap in 1997 (estimated to be as many as 2 ½ million people, mostly men, on the Mall). I was there! Also, as flawed as the Nation of Islam is, the Million Man March was a peaceful “mob.”

Coulter’s definition of a mob is uniformly one-dimensional (it is large and unruly) and unipolar (it is always liberal). Indeed, her definition of a mob defines nothing. It is purely circular logic: “the mob is demonic and the demons are always a mob” – the mob is liberal and only liberals are a mob. Remember, from the very first words of her book, Coulter got it wrong: her citation referred to a possession and an event that was neither a description nor definition of a mob.

Returning to Scripture, in the Old Testament (which transpired before the Holy Spirit was universally dispensed) the nation of Israel frequently gathered into large groups that would be considered “mobs” under Coulter’s definition, but yet they were godly religious assemblies. Indeed, the unconverted Israelites were required to assemble annually in Jerusalem for specific holy days. Did God sanction “mobs?”

In yet another inconsistency, Coulter equates “mobs” with “factions” in the Federalist Papers, but the Founders regarded “factions” as a natural outgrowth of human nature. In Federalist 55, James Madison observed the universality of factions, writing, “Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” Madison would be the first to deny Coulter’s claim that “the mob is demonic and the demons are always a mob,” just as he would decry the notion that only liberals can become mobs.

In Federalist 10, Madison clarified his views on factions, writing:

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

Madison poetically expressed a universal reality: “Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires.” A free people in an open society will necessarily – from their own human nature – form factions. When the freedom to form factions is denied, liberty dies. Madison continued: “The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society.” Thus, factions are not intrinsically evil just as the Left is not ipso facto demonic.

Characteristics of a Mob

What defines and determines a mob? Coulter does not really provide the answer. She quotes at length one author and claims to have read a dozen books on a similar theme, yet what emerges from Demonic is more a diatribe than a dissertation.

Per Coulter, what factors define a mob in Coulter’s view? First and foremost, they are liberal. Second, they are violent. Third, they may be large. Fourth, they use slogans. Fifth, they have revered leaders.

What about the character of the individuals involved? She says people [all people] lose control in a mob – but this is demonstrably untrue and not a predetermined outcome. Other factors ignored by Coulter include the temperament of the crowd, the ethos of the existing environment and culture, the goals of the gathering, and the purposes of the leaders.

In fact, Le Bon’s analysis of the adverse behaviors of crowds contains a disclaimer:  “… what crowds may become, but not what they invariably are.”[6]  He explains, “All depends upon the nature of the suggestion to which the crowd is exposed.” Moreover, Le Bon does not suggest barbarous crowds are peculiar to a particular political persuasion.

Coulter herself participated in the March for Justice, an anti-Clinton rally held on Halloween, 1997. She was there. She spoke from the dais. She felt compelled to attend and compelled to speak.

I said I wouldn’t talk. … God bless you. … I promised my publisher that in the interests of appearing non-partisan that I would not be speaking today but I had to come and see my fellow Freepers. Um, I can’t tell you what a wonderful thing it is to go on Free Republic – which I do every day and I did about 17 times a day when I was out of the country for a while – um, God bless you all. Thanks.[7]

That rally incorporated countless signs and slogans with many protestors attired in costumes of one kind or another. Seeking the impeachment of a president, it was remarkably calm and, indeed, lighthearted – even jovial in atmosphere. Speakers and people from across the country participated in this mob before whom Coulter spoke – a mob videotaped by C-Span with no reports of violence. This is but one example of many raised for which Coulter is unable to explain the differences between “good” mobs and “bad” mobs, other than that the former are conservative and the latter liberal.

This author has attended annual March for Life marches populated by individuals and organizations running the gamut of political perspectives, including feminists, Democrats, and atheists – all gathered together in unity for one cause: the pro-life movement. They are always, always, peaceful.

Would Tea Party rallies or Trump rallies be regarded by Le Bon as “crowds?” Yes!

Slogans

Per Coulter, slogans are evidence of a mob and unique to liberals. Coulter preposterously claimed, “It is striking how many slogans liberals have and how pathetic conservatives are at even coming up with slogans.”[8] Yes, she claims that only the Left uses slogans. This is demonstrably false.

The American revolutionaries, whom Coulter holds in such high esteem, certainly used slogans as political shorthand: 1) No taxation without representation, 2) Don’t tread on me, 3) United we stand, divided we fall, and 4) If we don’t hang together, we’ll all hang separately.

Moreover, today’s Tea Party, of whom Coulter considers herself a member, uses slogans![9] A multitude of slogans (here’s a flavor of what’s out there): 1) Born free, taxed to death, 2) Cut taxes, not deals, 3) Don’t mortgage the future, 4) Don’t stimulate … liberate, 5) Fair tax or no tax, 6) Foreclose the White House, 7) Give us liberty, not debt, 8) More taxes = less jobs, 9) No more bailouts, 10) TEA – Taxed Enough Already, and 11) Where’s the fence?

Let’s not forget – “Read the Bill!”

Or … “Build the Wall!” Coulter incessantly tweets, writes, and opines about “Build the Wall!”

Americans have always used slogans (and mottos) to encapsulate their points in a memorable fashion. Consider just these three alone: 1) Duty, Honor, and Country, 2) Liberty and justice for all, and 3) Remember the Alamo.

Snappy slogans and revered leaders are natural ingredients of any large group of people gathered together with a common purpose.

Conservative Heroes

Being the recipient of hero worship herself (literally!), it is astonishing to hear her assert that only liberals have adoration for their heroes. Isn’t Coulter a Conservative Idol and a Goddess? Still, on Hannity, Coulter claimed, “We don’t worship our leaders. We don’t turn them into idols, probably because we have a real Savior.”[10] A few days later, she said, “The most striking aspect of liberal behavior that is stunningly a part of mob mentality is their creation of Messiahs and their tendency to demonize all those that disagree with them.”[11] (Ironically, it was only a few years later when Coulter would repeatedly – over a period of years – refer to Donald Trump as the “Emperor-God Trump.”)

What is Coulter’s evidence for this “most striking aspect of liberal behavior?” Ronald Reagan!

For example, creating Messiahs, a crowd very quickly goes to extremes, they’re simple-minded, they will create Messiahs and I have a hilarious chapter because I quote liberals on what they say about FDR, JFK, about Clinton, about Obama, fainting at his speeches, they’re pledging their loyalty to him. Same thing with Clinton, go back to him and meanwhile, Ronald Reagan wasn’t even the most popular conservative his first year in office. My newspaper, Human Events, which was Ronald Reagan’s favorite newspaper was attacking him so much. The Washington Post reported at one point that Reagan said and I’m still reading you guys, but I’m liking you a lot less. And I’ve got headlines throughout all late years of the Reagan administration.[12]

But Coulter is deliberately deceptive when using Reagan as definitive proof that the Right does not have heroes. For instance, she uses polling data from 1983 (one of the Gipper’s roughest years) as cherry-picked evidence for her assertion. Rather, one need only look at the 1980 presidential election cycle to see that Reagan decisively defeated both of his Republican rivals and then the incumbent Democrat in the White House.

Reagan’s popularity among conservatives – and among Americans – was such that he won a third term with Bush 41’s presidency. Conservatives ever since have looked for a successor to Reagan, in character and in spirit. Yet Coulter knows that even as she tries to deny it.

When asked in 2004 what it was “like to meet a man you admired so much, Ronald Reagan,” Coulter beamed, “It was like an orthodox Jew meeting Moses.”[13] Sounds almost messianic to me. Just seven years earlier, Coulter was rapturous while speaking of the Gipper:

I went to Ronald Reagan’s first inauguration, and that, that really was something. I mean, nobody thought somebody that conservative could ever be president. He was denounced during the campaign, “Oh, this is gonna be Goldwater all over again,” If you read articles then, everyone thought it was gonna be another 1964 debacle. And people were just thrilled walking along the streets. It was a warm, sunny day, and to have conservatives take over the White House. … Ronald Reagan really just always set the standard at the first inauguration. And the next one, the only other one I remember getting sort of that choked up and emotional about was George Bush’s and that was only when Ronald Reagan’s helicopter flew up and flew away.”[14]

Scores of books have been written about Reagan and he remains, even in the 21st century, both the standard to which conservatives look and the model they seek to emulate. Coulter gives short shrift to Reagan just as she also ignores America’s devotion to and adoration of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, to name just two other presidential giants revered by generations of Americans.

In 2001, a captivated Coulter “swooned for” Bush 43: “When I began swooning for George W. Bush during the Republican primaries, my friends warned me that I was going to have to eat my words. It’s now a month into his presidency, and I’m even more doe-eyed about Bush than ever.”[15]

Now, Coulter has only hatred for the entire Bush family.[16]

Coulter’s scriptural foundation for her book is wrong; her definition of “mob” is wrong; and the characteristics that she ascribes to “mobs” is wrong. Some would rightly say that twisting truth into lies is itself demonic.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become the polemicist whom people either love or hate.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Endnotes:

[1]       Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity, Sean Hannity Show, ABC Radio Network, 7/21/06, http://mediamatters.org/items/200607240011.

[2]       Ann Coulter, New York Observer, 1/10/05.

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

[4]       Ibid.

[5]       Gustave le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, The MacMillan Co., 1896, http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/BonCrow.html.

[6]       Ibid.

[7]       Ann Coulter, March for Justice Rally, Washington, DC, 10/31/98.

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

[9]       See http://www.teapartyslogans.com.

[10]     Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 6/6/11.

[11]     Ann Coulter, Newsmax interview, 6/12/11.

[12]     Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 6/6/11.

[13]     Ann Coulter, If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, Crown Forum, 2007, pg. 236; 2004 interview with the American Enterprise Institute. See also Coulter’s tribute to Reagan at http://reagan2020.us/tributes/coulter.asp.

[14]     Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 1/19/97.

[15]     Ann Coulter, “How to Talk to a Liberal,” 2/22/01.

[16]     See Case Study: Politics of Death in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

God Loves … Even YOU, @AnnCoulter!

Dear Ann,

You are well aware of the many criticisms directed at you in my latest book, Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged. You also know of the praise and encouragement contained within that book.

Permit me to, again, offer you hope!

Your failures, faults, and foibles all derive from your soul-deep self-identities. They, in turn, are your way of coping with the deepest wounds of your past and your deep insecurities – which you hide from others by various means. Your arrogance and hubris mask the emotional turmoil raging within you.

Narcissism is so very unbecoming. So, too, are hardened hearts and closed minds.

Yet, Ann, despite all of your failures and all of your psychological dysfunctions, you remain a very gifted person.

You are clever, though not wise. You have a wealth of knowledge, yet can be an ignorant know-it-all like @AOC. You are an accomplished wordsmith who, all too often, uses your words injudiciously. Often, you have keen insights, yet, you also often go astray due to your obsessive self-identities, those you have created as a raison d’etre and to hide your wounds and brokenness.

Your self-identities, as identified and explained in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged, have warped your worldview and imprisoned you in a prison of your own making. As a consequence, you have alienated people from across the political spectrum and severed many personal and professional relationships with individuals and organization who were once enthralled by you.

But, take heart, there is hope. You can be restored. Your wounds and brokenness can be healed. Your calloused heart and closed mind can be made whole again.

Will you listen? Will you take heed? Will you allow humility to conquer your hubris?

God loves you. Yes – YOU!

Will you accept His love? Will you allow His love to transform your life? Will you follow His will instead of your own?

Until you do, you are and will remain Dead Ann Walking!

Your REAL Identity

Who are you? If you knew the Bible as well as you know 1984, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and Alien Nation, then you would know who you are.

Throughout Scripture, God tells us over and over again who we are. If we have been redeemed by Christ and Jesus lives in us, then we are beloved children of God.

In John 15:9, Jesus tells His disciples, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.”

Ann, accept Jesus’ love and live in His love.

Several videos exquisitely convey the significance of what it means to have one’s identity in Christ. Among them, Our Identity in Christ, Your Identity in Christ, 101 Truths about our identity (position) in Christ, Identity in Christ Scripture Meditation, Identity in Christ, Identity in Christ, How God sees you in Christ, Identity in Christ, and Who Am I (Know Your Identity in Christ).

Therefore, our true identity – both our sense of self and our sense of worth – are found and bound up in Jesus Christ and only Jesus Christ.

Jesus is our only hope for freedom. “So, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

God is infinite. Nothing is impossible with Him. And His love for His children is everlasting. When we forget who He is and who we are, we become lost, bewildered, and alone. But when we remember that we are the beloved children of an infinite God, everything changes.

If you are in Christ, never forget who you are and that your identity is found in Him.

If you are not in Christ, go to Him, repent, seek forgiveness and transformation, and rest in Him!

Author and evangelist Timothy Keller exhorts Christians “to live as the adopted sons and daughters of God secure in the abiding and abundant love of their heavenly Father (Rom. 8:15-17; 31-39).”[1]

Countless worship songs express God’s infinite love and unfathomable grace for His people. Among them are Casting Crowns’ Only Jesus, Lauren Daigle’s You Say, Sidewalk Prophets’ Come to the Table, Hawk Nelson’s Drops in the Ocean, Francesca Battistelli’s He Knows My Name, Melody Noel’s Mistakes, Matthew West’s Mended, and MercyMe’s Flawless.[2]

Let There Be Light in your life, flowing from God, through you, to others!

The more we limit God by putting Him in a box, the more limitations we place on ourselves. The more we have a diminished view of God, the more we place Him, ourselves, and others in ever-smaller boxes. But with an exalted view of God, we have a liberating view of Him, ourselves, and others.

With a limitless God, not the sky, but heaven itself is the only limit to our dreams.

Take heart, Ann! The best is yet to come – if you will see yourself and the world through God’s eyes and embrace His unfathomably deep, boundless, and everlasting love for you.

Please reread Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged with an intent to (re)establish a relationship with our Father in heaven, who deeply loves you and desires the best for you in this life and the next.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become the person she is today.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Endnotes:

[1]           Timothy Keller, Encounters with Jesus, Viking, 2013, pg. 6.

[2]           A colleague of Ann’s once asked me, “She doesn’t care about you. Why do you care about her?” Let me answer that question this way: Every human being has been rebellious to God. Everyone has sinned against Him and let Him down. Nevertheless, He still loves us with an unfailing love. If I – as a fallen human being who has seen the dark side of Ann up close and personal – if I can care for her, how much more does our Father in heaven, filled with everlasting love, love her with a perfect love?

@AnnCoulter – Walled Off … From Reality!

#WackyNutJob Ann Coulter has, yet again, tweeted a Twitter rant with hysteria and apoplexy. Her temper tantrum, again, was aimed at President Trump because … she is not getting wants she wants, when and how she wants it.

Coulter’s single-minded fixation on immigration, in general, and a wall, in particular, blinds her to the realities of the big picture – what most Americans (and the President) sees on a daily basis.

Coulter has become a shrill scold and shrew, thinking that browbeating and bullying the President will achieve her goals, when, in fact, all she is doing is erecting a wall around herself and walling herself off from reality.

Quick to condemn arrogant leftist elites, Coulter has become an arrogant elites herself, one of the Alt-Right persuasion.

Coulter’s fears cause her to panic and, like the Left, to ignore the manifold, real accomplishments achieved by the Trump administration in just the first half of its first term.

There are none so blind as those who will not see. Coulter has become both hard-hearted and close-minded, incapable of perceiving what most Americans see as Trump pursues his Make America Great Again agenda.

The author of In Trump We Trust has become a Never Trumper!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Ann Coulter – Rejected by Her Peers, Sponsors, and Fans

In the late 1990s, Ann Coulter was called the Goddess of the Conservative Movement. In the early 2000s, Coulter became a Conservative Icon. For over a dozen years, Coulter was the go-to pundit for radio and TV interviews and she was regularly featured on Fox News (at least weekly, often more often than that).

Once regarded as one of the most powerful and influential people in America, Coulter’s meteoric rise has, ironically, found its meteor lost in a black hole of her own making.

Pride goes before destruction. Hubris destroys everything it touches.

Virtually every organization which one championed Coulter – and lavished her with praise, power, and lucrative speaking fees – has, one after another, abandoned her.

The conservative forum, Free Republic, worshiped Coulter as a goddess in 1998 and many years thereafter. Now, for the better part of a decade, its members almost uniformly dismiss Coulter with exceedingly uncomplimentary denunciations.

Coulter was a regular speaker for the Claire Boothe Luce Policy Institute (CBLPI) for well over a decade, but no longer. That relationship ended many years ago.

Similarly, Coulter was a very popular speaker for Young America’s Foundation, which would typically sponsor a dozen or score of Coulter speeches in any given year. That ended a few years ago.

The College Republicans frequently sponsored Coulter speeches for a number of years, but, for quite some time, has not done so.

Eagle Forum, once a Coulter advocate and speech sponsor, now acts as if Coulter does not exist.

Coulter was a featured speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) from 1998-2014. For the past five years, despite Coulter’s best efforts, CPAC has shunned Coulter due to her antics, polemics, and provocative behavior.

For over a dozen years, the Media Research Center (MRC) adamantly supported Coulter and featured her in its annual prestigious Dishonors Awards program. Following Coulter’s repeated series of anti-Catholic tweets and comments, MRC has privately disavowed Coulter.

For nearly two decades, Coulter was beloved by Fox News. Following a series of anti-Semitic tweets in 2015, Coulter was banished from its airwaves for about a year-and-a-half. Coulter’s bizarre behavior in 2018 led to another banishment. She hasn’t appeared on Fox News since November 2018.

In 2017, Turning Point USA added Coulter to its roster of speakers, but then, the very next year, declined to invite Coulter to speak at its four-day conference in Coulter’s backyard of West Palm Beach, Florida. (Coulter was actually in town during the conference.) Even now, in 2019, it excludes her from “The BIGGEST & most influential women in conservative politics will be in Dallas, TX for #YWLS2019 June 6th-9th.”

Most recently, Coulter has been abandoned by her journalistic home of some 23 years, Human Events! She was recently described as “formerly a regular on Human Events.” Her last column was published on February 20, 2019.

Coulter feels sorry for herself. She laments her loss of friends and relationships. But she seemingly fails to grasp why she lost those relationships.

Despite having over two million Twitter followers, Coulter’s actual fan base seems to be shrinking. Her last few books were flops!

Coulter’s words, last August, express her sorrow without really acknowledging the reality of why those relationships became broken. (Coulter is not one to take responsibility for her own actions or failures. Rather, she is quick to blame others for her own faults.)

I suspect that, in reality, Ann is saddened that she is no longer wanted. People have come to know who she really is and they don’t trust her.

When will Coulter look in the mirror, see her own faults, and seek forgiveness and redemption?

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become a pariah among her peers and former colleagues and friends.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Until then, Coulter has become a spent force … all sound and fury signifying nothing.

#WackyNutJob @Ann Coulter

Incredibly, President Trump’s nickname for Ann Coulter – #WackyNutJob – is more than accurate.

Megachurch pastor and author Chris Hodges observed (emphasis added), “If we allow our self-pride to grow, it will lead to insanity.”[1]

Coulter’s self-pride has filled her heart, hardening it to God, truth, and reality.

Coulter – “Wacky Nut Job”

Is Coulter a wacky nut job?

Coulter’s wackiness was evident in November, 2018, when she tweeted:

Seriously? Coulter has falsely argued that Trump’s agenda is that of Jeb!

Here, she claimed that Hillary would have been a better president than Trump.

In reality, there was no Republican candidate who could have done a better job than Trump is doing right now. Trump has been phenomenal in many areas, good on most, but falls short on others. Trump has proven himself a fighter in spirit, reminiscent of William Wallace.

Coulter’s suggestion that Hillary would have been better than Trump belies the fact that nothing Trump accomplished would have been executed by Hillary.[2] Indeed, Clinton would have covered-up all of her shenanigans prior to and during the 2016 election cycle, would have solidified the Deep State, and would have run pell-mell toward the far-left fringe of the Democrat base, cementing and expanding upon Obama’s legacy. All without a wall!

Instead, Trump has been steadily dismantling the Obama legacy and making America First his top priority.

Coulter’s hubris compels her to believe that her single issue – the wall – is paramount to everything else. Her myopic vision blinds her to the bigger picture. She needs to replace her electron microscope with a telescope to see more clearly.

But Coulter’s pride prevents her from even considering that she might be wrong.

Wacky is the perfect word to describe many of Coulter’s positions and tweets. Here we will address just a few of the most recent inanities offered up by the erstwhile goddess of the conservative movement.

For example, Coulter lashed out at Trump, using the marriage of her best friends, George and Kellyanne Conway, as a foil. Her betrayal of her friends, whom she has known for over two decades, posed a threat to the health of their marriage.

Five days later, Coulter insanely tweeted that Trump “hasn’t kept any of his promises.” (She would still make that claim even if he had kept every promise but one – the wall.)

Two particular points stand out regarding the above tweet. First, she is giving aid and succor to the enemy (as she has often done over the past year or so), ostensibly to “pressure” Trump to do her bidding.

Her strategy of bullying and threats against Trump – going back well before his 2016 election victory – is obviously not working, yet she continues to behave in the exact same manner as before, somehow, expecting different results.

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results (e.g., like Progressives’ vain pursuit of a Socialist Paradise).

Second, Coulter hyperbolically contends that Trump “hasn’t kept any of his promises.” We know this to be an utter, bald-faced lie.[3]

Trump’s supporters know it is a lie and love the abundance of promises that he has kept.

Trump’s detractors also know it is a lie and they hate the abundance of promises that he has kept.

It appears that Coulter is alone in believing that Trump “hasn’t kept any of his promises.”

Is Coulter channeling her inner Ross Perot? She certainly appears to be channeling her inner Rachel Maddow and Adam Schiff by promoting a demonstrable lie to attack President Trump.

Coulter has surprisingly joined the ranks of the delusional #Resistance (which she once claimed is futile!), suffering from late-onset #TrumpDerangementSyndrome.

The next day, upon hearing of the Mueller Report’s vindication of Trump, Coulter tweeted:

Again, Coulter’s tweet betrays the depths to which she has sunk in her own delusions. Her advocacy for collusion (with a wall) is utterly nonsensical. If the Trump presidency were to be brought down over collusion (real or fabricated), Coulter’s wall would be null and void.

Really? Law and order are now inconsequential? Justice no longer matters? Restoring the integrity of our institutions of government is unimportant? Bringing down a presidency and subverting our republican government by a coup employing false narratives to overturn the results of the 2016 election – that is of no consequence?

Moreover, why would a law-and-order conservative want any president to be falsely convicted of being a Russian agent (the Left’s delusion)? Coulter’s inner Jerry Nadler grows stronger by the day.

Coulter would destroy the entire #MAGA #AmericaFirst agenda – and the integrity of our governmental and cultural institutions – all for the sake of a wall!

Coulter recently announced that she favors Bernie Sanders for President in 2020! Coulter wants a wall and doesn’t mind all that “socialist stuff!” She said she would vote for – and work for – Sanders!

Ever since Trump won his election, Coulter has claimed that she wished she had voted for Gore (2000), Kerry (2004), and Clinton (2016). Now, she’s favoring Sanders (2020).

Why? Because, at one point or another, each of those people has made a statement regarding immigration with which Coulter agrees.

Coulter has obviously not thought this through. She wants a wall and immigration moratorium to prevent the Left from seizing power forever. But she will endorse, vote for, and work for a Leftist … who promises a wall. But, in her books and columns and in interviews, Coulter has repeatedly observed that the Left never keeps its immigration promises. So, why believe them now?

If Sanders became president, with a far-left Democrat Congress in power, Coulter’s worst nightmare would unfold: an unbridled descent to a Socialist Paradise using the Green New Deal or using whatever name they want to call it. Welcome Venezuela 2.0.

For a wall? Consider this, every Socialist dictatorship has used walls to wall people in, not wall people out.

(This is an abbreviated extract from a case study in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Endnotes:

[1]              Chris Hodges, The Daniel Dilemma, Nelson Books, 2017, pg. 118.

[2]              See “Coulter Hawks Hillary – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8P.

[3]              Charlie Kirk: “He moved the embassy to Jerusalem, he canceled the Iran deal, he deregulated the American economy, he cut taxes, he went by his list to put strong justices on the Supreme Court, such as Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, he has protected the religious liberty of all Americans, he has put over 100 Circuit Court Judges in every single district across the country. At every single turn he’s done everything in his power to do what he’s said he’s going to do.”

Ann Coulter’s Cowardly Berkeley Bluff

In 2017, Coulter was undeservedly hailed a valiant heroine for the Battle at Berkeley, yet her perceived defiance of leftist mobs and censoring administrators was really not at all courageous.

In fact, Coulter never expected or intended to give a speech at Berkeley! It was all a clever ruse and publicity stunt. Bravado, not bravery, marked Coulter’s Berkeley bluff.

The sole purpose of this event was not to speak but to prove censorship of conservative speakers. (Coulter offers polemics, not persuasion. The organizers picked the person most likely to provoke left-wing activists on campus.)

After successfully portraying herself as a courageous free speech warrior – having gotten exactly what she wanted: publicity and a new image – Coulter did not give what would have been a truly “free” (no honorarium) speech in what she herself insisted was the “safest place on earth” for her.

Before getting into details, let’s recall that Berkeley has justifiably been almost universally condemned (except by some on the far left) for not allowing Coulter to speak. Nevertheless, Coulter is not the courageous heroine she would have you believe her to be.

(This is a very abbreviated extract from a case study in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

Clever Marketing Ploy

I gave Ann an Alamo Award in 1997 for her unquestioned courage – at that time – in speaking truth to power, at the risk of losing her livelihood. At Berkeley, Coulter risked nothing whatsoever. Indeed, regardless of the outcome, Coulter expected to gain that which she sought: publicity and an image of being a heroic-martyr.

This epic battle of wills pitting liberty lovers against left-wing mobs and academic censors saturated national news coverage. Coulter’s gambit was actually just a PR stunt from the very beginning. And it worked.

Her #BerkeleyBound mission perfectly suited her purposes. Whether or not she spoke, she won. If she spoke, she was heroic; if not, she was a courageous martyr. Win-win.

The Washington Post reported: “In a classic case of ‘heads I win, tails you lose,’ conservative provocateur Ann Coulter emerged from last week’s events at the University of California at Berkeley as a free-speech martyr.”

Coulter couldn’t lose. That was the plan from the start. It was all braggadocio and bravado, a marketing ploy explicitly designed to reinvigorate her reputation and career.

Timeline

Here’s the actual timeline of events according to Coulter and her speech sponsors:

BridgeUSA and YAF sponsored Coulter’s speech. She knew – given riots at Milo Yiannopoulos’ event in February – that she wouldn’t be giving her speech. The university and/or rioters would surely shut it down.

Berkeley placed ever-demanding restrictions on Coulter’s speech. She insisted that YAF concede to every single demand. Coulter could not quit. She had to wait – and wait patiently she did (because she knew it was inevitable) – for Berkeley to cancel, making her a martyr. She told Tucker Carlson, “Well, they changed the rules every ten minutes. I kept agreeing to all of their conditions – they were hoping I would cancel.”

In this high-stakes game of chicken, Berkeley flinched. Berkeley caved and cancelled her speech, enabling Coulter to play the heroic victim of institutional censorship and mob rule.

Under intense media and political pressure, Berkeley offered an alternative date, which Coulter refused, keeping the pressure on Berkeley. Meanwhile, her sponsors filed lawsuits.

Coulter demanded her original speaking slot, insisted she would speak, and suggested she would speak in Sproul Plaza, if need be.

Berkeley announced that it could not ensure the safety of the speaker and attendees. Then YAF folded. Coulter wrote, “We were on [the] cusp of victory and YAF backed down, refused to seek a court order or allow the College Republicans to request a court order.  It’s a sad day for free speech.”

Coulter’s sponsors caved. Coulter was incensed. Why? She wanted Berkeley to cave and herself be vindicated as a heroine. Instead, she would have to speak outdoors, something she did not want to do. Her rant in the above-linked video was a visual and verbal expression of the hatred within her heart – the source of her vitriol.

In the end, Gavin McInnes, her good friend and latest knight in shining armor, gave Coulter’s (hastily-written and extremely-short) speech on her behalf in Sproul Plaza. Coulter was there, in Berkeley, but not at that peaceful event. Afterward, she joined McInnes and supporters for drinks at George and Walt’s.

As noted above, Coulter exhibited genuine courage in 1996-97. Hence her Alamo Award.

Since then, Coulter has gotten edgier and edgier while simultaneously abandoning her principles and ideals. In doing so, Coulter has actually embraced her fears. Now she is desperately grasping for the glory she once had and which increasingly eludes her.

What she fears most is facing the truth about the person she has become. Moreover, Coulter fears that she is beyond redemption, so why not continue on her downward path. (Ann, My Redeemer Lives, and so does yours!)

Ann Coulter isn’t a voice for freedom or free speech. Ann Coulter is a voice for Ann Coulter.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.