Long before Ann Coulter was beset by a virulent form of Trump Derangement Syndrome, Coulter developed CPAC Derangement Syndrome.
Since then, Coulter seeks out every opportunity to berate and defame CPAC, which she regards as America’s enemy!
Since then, Coulter continues to CPAC, suggesting that CPAC is America’s enemy!
- It’s the “Chamber of Commerce PAC,” used to promote Matt Schlapp’s lobbying clients. – 2/24/21, 2:24 a.m.
- CPAC IS unsafe. It’s Matt Schlapp’s lobbying clients masquerading as “conservatives.” – 2/24/21, 4:09 p.m.
- This isn’t your older brother’s CPAC anymore. – 2/24/21, 4:10 p.m.
Coulter has also claimed that CPAC is funded by the Koch rothers, whom she has said are evil! In her mind, the Koch brothers = George Soros!
Who are these enemies of America?
CPAC’s primary sponsors this year are the American Conservative Union, Fox Nation, and Liberty Health Share.
Coulter was a featured speaker at CPAC for 17 consecutive years from 1998 to 2014. Her time at CPAC represents both a microcosm of and an allegory for her career.
“Presenting Sponsors” comprise: Save the American Inventor, Korea CPAC, Save Our States, and World Forecast. The “Partnering Sponsors” are Liberty Ecosystem and Washington Times.
Oh, the horror!
But it gets worse! “Supporting Sponsors” include The Epoch Times, Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, Turning Point USA, and Young America’s Foundation.
Say it ain’t so! (These are hardly anti-American organizations.)
The funny thing is that Young America’s Foundation sponsored Coulter’s speeches for almost two decades, Turning Point USA has sponsored several speeches, and Coulter gave at least one speech at the Heritage Foundation.
CPAC “Contributing Sponsors” include Project Veritas, Citizens United, and the Leadership Institute.
But … Coulter participated in several documentaries for Citizens United and has recently given speeches for the Leadership Institute, which vigorously promoted her speaking tour. Moreover, Coulter was best friends for over two decades with David Bossie, President of Citizens United.
CPAC “Participating Sponsors” include CFACT and the Center for the Claire Boothe Luce Conservative Women, both of which sponsored Coulter’s speeches. Indeed, the latter did so for over fifteen years!
Who has changed? All of these splendid American and conservative organizations? Or Ann Coulter?
Was Ann Coulter an enemy of America then or is she an enemy of America now?
Sampling of Coulter’s Attacks on CPAC!
In 2015, Coulter told the Washington Examiner: “I wasn’t invited. I might just show up anyway just to piss them off. I could be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC.”
Why would Coulter want to piss off CPAC? Ego? The woman scorned? A vengeful nature?
Did you notice, Coulter places herself and her situation on par with that of Bibi Netanyahu?! Coulter likens herself to the Israeli Prime Minister, renowned for his courage, his eloquence, and his principled character.
But beyond that, Coulter’s tweets also reveal her own denial of reality and her self-absorption.
- CPAC = Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
- “attendees surveyed after the conference consistently chose Coulter as the most popular speaker”
- Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to the Mexicans, I’ll watch the Oscars again.
- I’ll be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC!
Even though she considers herself indispensable to CPAC (and CPAC indispensable to her standing as a great conservative leader), Coulter was missed only by herself.
In 2018, Coulter told the audience of the Lars Larson Show, “I remember when CPAC wasn’t funded by the Koch brothers.” (Those evil anti-Americans!)
In 2019, Coulter again sniped at CPAC.
One person tweeted: “Every societal movement will eventually turn into a grift once people realize they can gain money and power by pilfering the herd. If you join one, join early and get out early.” Coulter retweeted thusly: “See, e.g., CPAC.”
Coulter also retweeted (“Duh.”) to a tweet claiming: “What everyone is saying: ‘CPAC isn’t fun without Ann Coulter. And hasn’t been for years.”
Yes, Coulter still believes her own press. Meanwhile, in the real world, CPAC thrives and expands!
Why CPAC Rejected Coulter
After 9/11, Coulter’s CPAC appearances were continually mired in controversies of Coulter’s own making. Her provocative rhetoric became ever more extreme. She regularly employed elimination rhetoric. Coulter seemingly sought to upstage CPAC at every turn.
One year, a host of conservative organizations and bloggers threatened to boycott CPAC if Coulter was invited to speak. Coulter was rejected as a speaker but, through slight-of-hand, spoke anyway. In both 2013 and 2014, Coulter was invited at the last minute, due to aggressive campaigns by Coulter to appear. (Friends in high places have always come to her aid.)
Coulter’s antics continued in 2014, with Coulter coordinating a phony “debate,” disparaging poor people, issuing death threats, and falsely claiming to have been raped.
But in 2014, Coulter crossed a non-negotiable red-line: Coulter boasted publicly of betraying CPAC.
Within weeks of her appearance at CPAC 2014, Coulter boasted of scamming CPAC. She bragged about this “really so brilliant” scam to thwart CPAC’s agenda “despite CPAC’s best efforts.”
Nicely done, Ann.
Such is Coulter’s ego that she believes – after scamming CPAC and bragging about it – that CPAC would be obligated to invite her to speak in subsequent years.
See Case Study: CPAC Escapades in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged for more details.
 In the early 2000s, CPAC routinely promoted its next conference far in advance, often nine months or more before the conference date, and Coulter would regularly be highlighted as one of the first speakers invited.