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CoulterWatch promotes the proposition that Conservatism can only endure as a viable and vibrant movement if it maintains a commitment to the core character traits of honor and integrity, honesty and virtue. Ann Coulter – the “Goddess of the Conservative Movement” and a “Conservative Icon” – has proven herself unreliable, unscrupulous, and untrustworthy. Currently, five books are available as free PDF downloads: The Beauty of Conservatism at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf. The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf. Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf. Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf. #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia, at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.

@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.

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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.

What Would Ann Coulter Eat?

If Ann Coulter can ask Who Would Jesus Kill (WWJK)? then we can surely ask What Would Ann Coulter Eat (WWACE)?

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

When not drinking chardonnay, Coulter’s non-alcoholic beverage of choice is a Diet Coke.[1]

In a 2000 column, Coulter wrote, “If anyone ever opened my closets, they would have thought I belonged to some crazy survivalist cult that believes in storing a year’s worth of toilet paper and Diet Coke.”[2]

Ann’s current Twitter fan club, Anntensity, observed: “Coulter reacted with tacit satisfaction, calmly took a sip from her Diet Coke.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported:

“But here is Ann Coulter, fresh from a lecture and book-signing, sipping a glass of Diet Coke in a quiet conference room and exuding not venom and hatred but sunshine and light.”

“So fine-boned and slender she almost disappears when viewed sideways, she’s all glowing tan and shiny blond mane. A diamond tennis bracelet twinkles on her right arm. Her pale blue-gray eyes sparkle. With a smile she says no, she doesn’t write to shock.”

“She’s wearing a cropped jacket and a form-fitting spaghetti-strapped dress cut to her signature micro-mini length. (‘Skirts so short you can see her brains,’ a Salon wag wrote of her wardrobe.)”

“It’s an outfit that would look absurd on most women of 39 (by her account) or 41 (according to her voter registration record). But it flatters Coulter, who lacks thighs and wrinkles and could pass for a mid-20s grad student.”

Nicorette Gum

Not technically a food, Coulter often treats Nicorette gum as if it is a nutritional necessity.

Multiple interviewers have observed Coulter’s addiction to Nicorette. One noted, “I believe she was chewing her fourth piece of Nicorette…”[3] Another asked, “How does she stay so thin? Never ate, chewed gum all night.”[4] Another wrote, “[Coulter] devoured tablets of Nicorette gum as though they were Tic Tacs.”[5]

Coulter “chewed her third piece of Nicorette at a French café on the Upper East Side.”

To one interviewer, Coulter exclaimed, “I have two patches on right now – and Nicorette gum in my purse! I quit last October and I don’t feel any better – no better whatsoever. Plus, it’s like a miracle drug. When you’re upset, it calms you down.”[6]

Is Coulter so addicted to nicotine that she can’t quit?

Is Coulter so nervous before an appearance that she needs nicotine to appear in control?

Check out this fascinating off-air but on-camera exchange: [7]

FEMALE SPEAKER: “Did you want to keep the gum?”

ANN COULTER: “No, I have my little thing [container].”

FEMALE SPEAKER: “You do?”

ANN COULTER: “I’m waiting for them to come to me. It’s my Nicorette. So, it’s like smoking before I go on.

FEMALE SPEAKER: “Right.”

ANN COULTER: “Right? And they’re still chattering with Peter King. And then there will have to be a commercial.”

FEMALE SPEAKER: “OK.”

MALE SPEAKER: “I have two here.”

ANN COULTER: “I don’t think I’ll need another one before I go on, but thank you. If you can chop it up so I can snort it. That would help. …”

ANN COULTER: “Oh, OK. So, we do have a commercial before you come to me? OK, I’m putting my Nicorette back in.”

Coulter was relentlessly mocked for her rather endearing self-deprecating humor regarding nicotine. Yes, it is evidence of an addiction she cannot seem to kick. Her words were intentionally comical, yet her chewing was unintentionally exaggerated – chewing to get as much out of it as quickly as she could. This suggests Coulter experiences some measure of insecurity on set and requires her nicotine fix to be calm. (Remember, Ann suffers from panic attacks.)

From the moment I saw that clip, I felt it was endearing (but I repeat myself). Coulter exhibited genuineness and likeability. Her real personality appeared to shine through.

However, I would think that if one has been struggling with addictions for decades, one would have some measure of compassion for others with theirs.

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]              1) Moneyrunner, “I Had Dinner With Ann Coulter,” Free Republic, 10/26/03, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1008544/posts.

2) Katie Schnack, “Celebrity Sighting: Every Republican who has ever been on Fox News, Democratic Wedding Party has fit,” 6/4/09, http://pbwaitress.wordpress.com/tag/ann-coulter/.

3) George Gurley, “Ann Coulter Ecstatic: Enemies Stoke Sales – ‘They’re Like My Pets,’” New York Observer, 7/3/06.

4) David Bowman, “Ann Coulter, Woman,” Salon, 7/25/03, http://www.salon.com/2003/07/25/bowman_3/.

5) Joe Kovacs, “What Ann Coulter Really Thinks,” World Net Daily, 6/28/03,  http://www.wnd.com/2003/06/19518/.

[2]              Ann Coulter, “Reform it back,” 7/12/00.

[3]              John Cloud, “Ms. Right: Ann Coulter,” Time, 4/17/05, http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1050304,00.html.

[4]              Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts, “Bush Serenade Is a Gridiron Smash,” Washington Post, 3/10/08, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/09/AR2008030902099.html.

[5]              Andrew Lawton, “The Ann Coulter I know,” Breitbart, 2013, http://landmarkreport.com/andrew/2013/06/the-ann-coulter-i-know.

[6]              Scott Raab, “A Date with Ann Coulter,” Esquire, 11/1/04, http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ1104-NOV_COULTER.

[7]              “Norman Shearer’s Found Objects,” http://www.mydamnchannel.com/harry_shearer/found_objects/foundobjectscoulteroreillycouric_437.

The Day Ann Coulter Cried at CPAC!

In 1999, I attended my first CPAC conference as a credentialed member of the press. I had no inkling of the drama that was about to unfold before my eyes.

Although Coulter claims she hasn’t cried since she was a child, Radley Balko disagrees: “I’ve seen her cry.”[1]

Coulter, at the age of 37, cried at CPAC in 1999.

I attended that conference as a member of the press and witnessed what Balko would later describe. Coulter was part of a panel, but when the moderator asked her his first discussion question, she got up, went to the podium, and started giving a speech. After a few minutes, she was asked to sit down.

As the panel discussion ensued, it was not long before Coulter griped that she had been hooked off the stage and she was later cross with several audience questioners. Coulter – while still on the panel – sniveled: “Well, I’m already worried about the extent of the White House spin when I get hooked off the stage.”[2]

In what I’m sure the audience originally perceived as a non-event, Coulter turned into a big deal, even accusing the coordinators of skullduggery and the moderator of conspiracy. Since Coulter turned this into an event and leveled accusations against others to cover her own faux pas, let’s look at what really happened.

Gary Nolan, President of Capitol Watch, introduced the event as a panel discussion and introduced Ralph Hallow as the moderator, who, in turn, introduced the panel, and then asked Coulter a discussion question to start things off.

Coulter got up, walked around the moderator to the podium, and began a speech, saying: “I’m going to keep talking until a light goes on.”

In the midst of her soliloquy, Hallow handed her a note telling her to sit down. She ignored his note. Later, Hallow interrupted her again, this time whispering in her ear. Surprised at the interruption, she asked, “Sorry, what do you want me to do?” Puzzled, she asked, “You didn’t want a speech?”

Balko observed, “the panel concluded with Ann struggling to choke back tears. I snuck back behind the panel after the session, of course, hoping to witness more drama. And that’s when I saw Cold-Blooded Coulter in sobbing hysterics. She’d been bullied. And now she was crying.”

Don’t take Balko’s word for it. The Washington Post made a similar observation. Coulter lamented, “The moderator cut me off! I was humiliated in front of 600 people!’ Between sobs, she sucked on a cigarette.”[3]

A minor faux pas became a newspaper headline which opened a window into Coulter’s heart.

Coulter retaliated in a letter-to-the-editor.[4]

“I must write to correct a few of the many egregious misstatements in your Jan. 27 Reliable Source column.

“I am not, and have never been, arm candy for Bob Guccione, Jr. The Gooch was my arm candy – my boy toy – whom I eventually, and regretfully, had to replace with a much younger man.

“As for your report that I might run for the House in order to be taken more seriously, I am puzzled. Would becoming a member of the House really be a step up from being a New York Times bestselling author?[5] If so, I might start really dreaming. Perhaps someday I could trade in a seat on the House subcommittee on sheep-products for the dizzying heights of becoming a no-name gossip columnist for your paper.

“Ann H. Coulter”

In 1997, Coulter told me that she had trouble defending herself using letter-to-the-editor “without sounding defensive and pathetic, no matter how short and sarcastic.” She was right.

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. This is but one of many CPAC escapades by Coulter presented in Joker.

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]               Radley Balko, “My Lunch with Ann Coulter,” 8/6/03, http://www.theagitator.com/2003/08/06/my-lunch-with-ann-coulter/.

[2]               Ann Coulter, CPAC, 1/21/99.

[3]               Washington Post, 1/23/99, pg. C1.

[4]               Ann Coulter, “Seriously, Folks,” Washington Post, 2/6/99, pg. A19. Notice how Coulter attacked her ex-boyfriend, Congress, and the media – all because she had embarrassed herself on stage!

[5]               In reality, Coulter was preparing to run for Congress in opposition to Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) in what she would later describe as a “total sham campaign.”

Ann Coulter: From Jingoist to Pacifist

In the space of a few short years, Coulter turned from being a neoconservative zealot to a Fortress America fanatical isolationist and pacifist.

Her current isolationist and nativist obsession with “pointless wars” in foreign lands leads her inevitably to conclude that World War II was also a pointless war.

Coulter’s foreign policy heart lies with that of one of her mentors, Patrick Buchanan.

During the Clinton presidency, Coulter continually denounced the administration’s use of military force overseas, arguing that it was not in our national interest.

In 1997, Coulter said, “I don’t think we should be trying to go around and be the world’s Policeman because you can guess wrong. I mean, we can’t create a beautiful constitutional democracy across the world.”[1]

Bur for fully a decade following 9/11, Coulter was the fiercest armchair war hawk in America. Toward the end of the Obama presidency, Coulter reversed course, returning to her Buchananite foreign policy roots. (She could easily join the “War Is Not the Answer” crowd if it were more pro-American.)

Once a zealous moral and cultural conservative and fervently pro-life – “There’s almost no conversation I couldn’t turn into an abortion discussion.”[2]Coulter turned her back on the unborn for most of the past two decades. Instead, the political realm possessed Coulter, and, following 9/11, Coulter attacked everyone.

My first essay critical of Coulter in BrotherWatch (January 2002) began with these words:

Following the 9/11 terrorist attack, controversial “conservative” columnist Ann Coulter – best known as that “acid-tongued blonde” wearing her trademark micro mini-skirts – appeared to descend into madness. Cutting edge went over the edge. Coulter declared a two-front war against terrorists and liberals. – Right Wing Warrior Princess

Coulter’s stance on the Korean Peninsula is emblematic of her approach to geopolitics. She also hates our pro-Israel policies and would just as well jettison the War on Terror completely. (Coulter always frames terrorist threats as immigration threats,[3] having absolutely no solutions to the domestic threat posed by ISIS and ISIS-inspired terrorists currently in America.)[4]

Of course, her Fortress America paradigm blindly dismisses the very real and existential threats facing America today and in the near future posed by terrorists and tyrannical, America-hating regimes around the world.

Coulter now denounces the Reagan Doctrine’s formulation of “peace through strength” and she appears oblivious to the renaissance of peace and prosperity which Americans enjoy today – due to Trump’s emulation of Reagan’s proven policies.

Coulter’s single-minded fixation with immigration and a wall has given her a myopic perspective on reality and the world in which we live. She has tunnel vision – like a horse with blinders on – and is oblivious to anything which does not fit her own pet paradigm.

As is always the case, anyone who disagrees with her perspective and agenda is a traitor or evil – even though she herself has completely reversed many of her positions over the past two decades. (At one point or another, she could have called herself a traitor.)

Coulter went berserk over Trump’s visit to the Wailing Wall:

On the eve of Trump’s major prime time national address regarding a national crisis on our southern border, Coulter reversed her position, issuing a series of nonsensical tweets attacking President Trump.

The following chart encapsulates a few of Coulter’s transitions and key transformative periods during Coulter’s professional career as a “journalist.”

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]              Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 3/23/97.

[2]              Ann Coulter, Vantage Points: Issues for Women, Amazon City Radio, 12/5/97.

[3]              See “Stop Immigrants, Not Terrorists!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-b2.

[4]              See “Coulter Still Doesn’t Get Terrorist Threat!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bg.