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Five Stages of Coulter’s Trump Grief

Donald Trump sabotaged Ann Coulter’s paean to him by betraying the central premise of her book and its raison d’etre.

Alex Griswold at Mediaite observed that in less than 36 hours, Coulter exhibited the five stages of grief.

Coulter’s Five Stages of Trump Grief

Coulter's Five Stages of Grief

Are Coulter’s ‘Facts’ Right?

Ann Coulter has been sacked by the Truth[1] more often than RG3 has been sacked by the Detroit Lions.

Coulter often does speak truth, but she all too often tells lies. Discerning between truth and lies can be problematic with Coulter. During her latest book tour, Coulter has told countless lies. Small lies. Big lies. Smug lies. Hurtful lies. Shameful lies.

Sacked

One tactic Coulter uses to present her propaganda[2] (to promote herself and her agenda) is that of speaking with conviction. She will forcefully and vehemently lie with the expectation that her seeming conviction will convince others of her falsehoods.[3]

Coulter v. Colmes

Before highlighting some of the many falsehoods from Coulter’s current book tour (so many lies, so little time), it would be instructive to consider an exchange with Alan Colmes:[4]

Coulter: “The truth about immigration is always the same; the lies are always different. I look at the studies. You know, you have to read down and figure out, where’s the lie here? Where’s the lie there? They lie in all different kinds of ways.”

Colmes: “So whenever I present data you don’t like, you just say it’s a lie.”

Coulter: “Exactly!

Colmes: “So every study is wrong except the ones you quote?”

Coulter: “Look! I show the data. You can look at it yourself.”

Whenever Coulter is confronted with facts she cannot refute, she will dismiss them or deny their veracity.

Coulter’s False “Facts” on Her Book Tour

Here are just a few of Coulter’s many prevarications:

[The hyperlinked headings provide the truth about her fraudulent claims.]

ISIS poses no threat to the American homeland.[5] “I don’t even care about ISIS! … ISIS is not at our doorstep.”[6] And, “I have a little tip. If you don’t want to be killed by ISIS, don’t go to Syria.”[7]

ISIS: 0.[8] Dismissing the terrorist threat in America, Coulter concluded a column: “Now go back to worrying about ISIS.”[9]

America has taken in 25% of Mexico.[10] “America has already taken in one-fourth of Mexico’s entire population.”[11] And, “We’ve taken one quarter of Mexico’s population.”[12]

Civil rights[13] are only for blacks.[14] “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.”[15]

Diversity is white.[16] 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.”[17]

America will be a WASP nation again.[18] Coulter explained (emphasis added): “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.”[19]

And, “Send me a million people who want to come to America, and I will decide them all before breakfast. I can pretty much decide on looks; it would save a lot of money.”[20]

Coulter has never been accused of racism.[21] “One thing I have never been called, ah, is, is, is, is a racist. Um, anyone, anyone who reads my book – or, or Mugged – will see, um, that that would be a very difficult case to make.”[22]

All immigrants are bad.[23] “My only quibble with [Trump] is that, No. 1, it’s legal immigrants, too. And, No. 2, there are no good ones.”[24]

Pro-lifers are putzes[25] and sissies.[26] “Exactly. So sick of the anti-abortion machismo from right wing sissies.”[27]

And, “… their big thing is to keep talking about this abortion thing. Well, that’s great if it were 1977. I’d think you’re really brave and you’re doing a great thing. But I kind of think you’re just a putz imitating what was good forty years ago at this point.”[28]

Mitt Romney was better than Reagan.[29] “[Romney] did better than Reagan did. I think that’s pretty good.”[30] And “The best we ever had was Mitt Romney.”[31]

Donald Trump could win as a third-party candidate.[32] “[A third party candidacy] would be fantastic! Go, Trump, Go!”[33] And “I think he could be not only a nominee who could win but a third party candidate who could win.”

Hillary Clinton will be Democrat nominee.[34] “I promise you Jeb or Rubio are going to lead to a Hillary presidency.”[35] And, “You have to vote for Hillary over those two[36] [Bush and Rubio].”[37]

Nikki Haley is an ignorant immigrant:[38] “Well, I’m a student of American history. On the other hand, [Nikki Haley] is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.”[39]

Ted Cruz is ineligible to be President:[40] “Ted Cruz gave a good answer on immigration. Too bad he’s not a natural born citizen!”[41]

Carly Fiorina is just a woman who can talk:[42] “I’ve turned against [Carly Fiorina] as of yesterday with the hot, hot hate of a thousand suns. … At first, I admit I was suspicious because I hate this, ‘Oh, a woman can talk, oh, isn’t that’s great?’”[43]

Ann Coulter is better that Donald Trump.[44] “Trump’s a piker compared to moi.”[45]

Coulter is Not Conservatism’s Best

Delusions of grandeur aside, Coulter cannot be trusted because she thinks too highly of herself and she regards her lies as superior to the truth that we all need to make informed decisions.

RG3 boasted: “I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that … There’s guys in this league that have done way more than me. But I still view myself as the best because that’s what I work toward every single day.”

Throughout her book tour,[46] Coulter has boasted about her superiority,[47] praising herself[48] and her book.[49]

Coulter is sacked by truth on a weekly, if not almost daily, basis. Until Coulter speaks the truth and sticks with the truth, Conservatives should not stick with Coulter.[50]

Endnotes:

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

[2]               See “Propaganda: George Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4j.

[3]               Ibid.

[4]               Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 7/10/15.

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

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

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

[8]               See “Coulter’s Loopy Logic” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7L.

[9]               Ann Coulter, “ISIS: 0, Ted Kennedy: Too Many to Count,” 7/8/15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[18]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s WASP Fantasy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7H.

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

[20]             Ann Coulter, National Press Club, 6/17/15.

[21]             See “Ann Coulter’s ‘Racism Credit’” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7V.

[22]             Ann Coulter, Washington Journal, C-Span, 6/23/15.

[23]             See “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8w.

[24]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 7/27/15.

[25]             See “Coulter Disses Pro-Lifers – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8J.

[26]             See “Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9a.

[27]             Ann Coulter, tweet, 8/12/15, 10:40 a.m.

[28]             Ann Coulter, Mornings on the Mall, WMAL, 7/24/15.

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

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

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

[32]             See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[33]             Ann Coulter, Mornings on the Mall, WMAL, 7/24/15.

[34]             See “Coulter’s Flawed Calculus” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8i.

[35]             Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 7/20/15.

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

[37]             Ann Coulter, Garden Grove, CA, 7/13/15.

[38]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter Trashes Nikki Haley” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7m.

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

[40]             See “Coulter Claims Cruz Ineligible” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9j.

[41]             Ann Coulter tweet, 8/6/15 at 9:39 p.m., also posted on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAnnCoulter/posts/743268929116257. (Her Facebook posting has not yet been deleted.)

[42]             See “Ann Coulter Hates Carly Fiorina” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9z.

[43]             Ann Coulter, Mike Gallagher Show, 8/18/15.

[44]             See “Coulter Gaga?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9s.

[45]             Ann Coulter, tweet, 8/17/15, 9:54 a.m.

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

[47]             See “Ann Coulter’s Crazy Funhouse Mirror” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8n.

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

[49]             See “Coulter Trumped Up” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7Q.

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

Ann Coulter’s Growing Irrelevancy

Despite an nine-week-long appearance on the New York Times bestseller list,[1] a transcontinental book tour, a guest spot as a heroine in Sharknado 3, and multiple appearances on C-Span (Washington Journal and repeat showings of two of her speeches), Ann Coulter is proving her growing irrelevancy day-by-day.

Irrelevant

By many measures, Coulter owes her success to her connections (friends and colleagues) who support her, no matter what she says or does. Major speeches and events sponsored by the Reagan Library, Eagle Forum, YAF, and other organizations garnered easy book sales and media attention.

Though she has appeared on countless radio shows (often with very close friends), a number of Internet telecasts, and several mainstream media television programs, Coulter has appeared on Fox network programs at least 24 times since her book was released.

One could argue that without the unstinting support of Fox and her friends, Coulter’s “massive” (in her words) bestseller would be neither best nor a seller.

Has Ann Coulter become irrelevant? Let me offer a few datum points for consideration.

In years’ past, the Internet was awash with parodies of and cartoons about Coulter. No longer. Not even Netizens are interested in taking her to task, apparently considering her a spent voice who has become irrelevant. Do caricaturists rightly perceive that even many of Coulter’s conservative allies have become disenchanted with her?

Remember, Coulter recently lamented that conservatives are dissing her.[2] While many conservatives are still looking to Coulter for leadership, increasingly she is being seen as the anti-Reagan conservative.

Coulter’s Debate Exclusive

Just last night, Coulter hurriedly published a post-debate exclusive on Breitbart (allied closely with Coulter) in which she heaped enormous praise on her hero of the day – Donald Trump[3] – while belittling virtually everyone else (except Cruz and Walker).

In it, Coulter confuses sophomoric humor with substantive analysis. Is “well-spoken” Rubio Coulter’s “articulate” black? No wonder so many conservatives diss Coulter![4]

Adulating Trump,[5] Coulter began, “It’s still all the Donald. He was the big man on stage.” She thrice called him “brilliant” in the next paragraph. (The exact same verbiage she uses to describe Romney!)[6]

Other GOP contenders were “hapless” self-promoters in denial over the significance of Eric Cantor’s defeat. (Strangely, Coulter is experiencing her own denial over those results.)[7]

Coulter disparaged Christie as a failed Tony Soprano, likened Bush to Caitlyn Jenner,[8] called Rubio “a field mouse,” and dismissed Kasich’s “humble origins.”

Wanting to be taken seriously, Coulter goes comic. Seriously?

Time for Conservatives to Reject Ann Coulter for Good

Also published yesterday, conservative Alex Griswold proposed what many conservatives have believed for years: it’s time to reject Coulter for good.

Praising Coulter’s “razor-sharp wit, and a willingness to say exactly what she’s thinking,” Griswold makes an important point: even though bringing the immigration debate to the national foreground is a good thing, nevertheless, Coulter is “just a bigot.”[9]

Griswold reviews Coulter’s latest weekly column, noting that “based on seven instances, Coulter declares that the entire Latino culture – including about 604 million Latin-Americans and more than 50 million Latino-Americans – are accepting of child rape.”

Coulter repeatedly contends that immigration is all about “who gets to vote.” But, more importantly, Coulter is obsessively focused on race.[10] Coulter repeatedly calls for the restoration of a WASP (white) nation.[11]

Griswold charges that Coulter “just completely invents a made-up child rape crisis and offers up zero evidence for its existence. This is not just a critique of Latino culture devoid of nuance, it’s a critique devoid of reason itself.” Yet, Coulter believes that she is not a racist![12]

Griswold concludes,

“Coulter only receives the small shred of respectability she does because thousands of conservatives buy each book she pumps out every year or so, and because conservative media outlets continue to run her column and book her for appearances. I can’t understand why openly anti-Semitic and anti-black racists are rightfully ostracized by the right, and Coulter is so adored.”

“There are some good signs that Coulter’s star is already fading. CPAC’s organizers — who aren’t exactly known for being squishy moderates – banned Coulter[13] this year despite being a crowd favorite. It’s time for the rest of the conservative movement to do the same.”

Endnotes:

[1]               A bulk purchase dagger appeared each week. Many of those “purchases” were actually admission prices for her speeches (i.e., some events charged a nominal entrance fee with all attendees then receiving a free copy of her book). It’s called buying your way on to the list.

[2]               See “Conservatives Diss Coulter!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8V.

[3]               See “Coulter Trumped Up” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7Q.

[4]               See “Conservatives Diss Coulter!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8V.

[5]               See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

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

[7]               See Case Study # 7: “Political Playbook,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf. See especially graphic on page 165.

[8]               Coulter has a strange habit of verbally emasculating her male foes in blatantly sexual ways.

[9]               See “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8w.

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

[11]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s WASP Fantasy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7H.

[12]             See “Ann Coulter’s ‘Racism Credit’” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7V.

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