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Coulter Logic (she wants candidate who won’t pursue her agenda)

Ann Coulter displays her superior logic as no one else can. She wants a candidate to pursue her immigration agenda (pro-wall, anti-amnesty) and is dead set against the one candidate who has proven he would follow that agenda.

Coulter Logic

Instead, she worships[1] a charlatan whom she admits is a liar and fraud[2] – and “mental[3] to boot. One, in fact, whose policies would be opposed to her wishes.

Go figure!

Coulter says that immigration is all the matters,[4] that we need to build a wall and oppose amnesty. But she also claims that Donald Trump – who actually favors amnesty and a big door in his wall[5] – is the best candidate, indeed, the only candidate who can do what she wants done.

Moreover, Coulter adamantly opposes – and continually lies about – Ted Cruz,[6] who has been consistently opposed to amnesty and has actually attempted to build a wall.[7]

Coulter, who admits that Trump is a liar and fraud,[8], seems to believe that Trump will build a wall and stop immigration, when, in fact, Trump has consistently been inconsistent and flexible[9] on both of those issues (as he is on all issues). (Does Ann believe in fairy dust, too?)

Yet, Coulter continually[10] defames[11] the one candidate,[12] Ted Cruz,[13] who has a record of trying to do what Coulter wants done.[14]

It’s no wonder that Coulter has gone mental over a candidate she herself has called mental.

Why Would Coulter Do This?

First, Coulter is delusional,[15] holding a very warped self-image.[16] Back in the late 1990s,[17] one of her colleagues observed that she displays a “mass of contradictions.” Once regarded as a far-right conservative, Coulter has lately fervently supported RINO candidates, from Christie, to Romney,[18] and, now, Trump.[19] She loves wealthy, Northeastern elites.[20]

Second, Coulter’s priorities have radically changed throughout this century. Now, she eschews conservative and Christian principles and values for something more pragmatic. Now, she opposes constitutional conservatives and pro-lifers[21] in favor of a libertine liberal[22] whose nomination would give Democrats the White House,[23] and, perhaps even Congress.

Moreover, Coulter has placed self-interest ahead of her country and her God. Trump’s candidacy, conjoined with Coulter’s book tour, was a boon to her career. Speeches and book signing at Trump rallies certainly helped. The media, contrary to Coulter’s claims,[24] has lavished attention on her.

But, Coulter has so intertwined her own career, reputation, and credibility with a Trump victory that she can’t escape culpability for his many sins. What she should do is repudiate him, but her vanity[25] and impenitent spirit will not allow it.

If she had known then what she knows now, would Coulter have pursued a different course? We will never know. For now, she is stuck with her foolish and bullheaded choices. Will she repent and try to salvage what’s left of her reputation, or obstinately stick with her arrogant tomfoolery? (My guess: the latter.)

Already, Coulter has lost an incredible degree of credibility and, in many circles, is largely irrelevant.[26] Many people who once held her in esteem will never trust her again.[27] Coulter’s penchant for prevarication and propaganda[28] over facts and truth has alienated her from huge swaths of conservatives, Christians, and patriots.

Coulter’s future rests in how she tackles the moral and spiritual dilemma she currently faces. In the meantime, Coulter cannot be trusted. (And neither can Trump!)

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Meet Ann Coulter’s Savior” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bM.

[2]               See “Coulter Admits Trump is a Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cf.

[3]               See “Coulter Goes Mental Over Her ‘Mental’ Candidate” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-d8.

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

[5]               See “Trump’s Phony Wall” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cn.

[6]               See “BrotherWatch Endorses Ted Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-dw.

[7]               See “Coulter Goes Mental Over Her ‘Mental’ Candidate” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-d8.

[8]               See “Coulter Admits Trump is a Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cf.

[9]               See “Trump’s Phony Wall” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cn.

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

[11]             See “Birther Coulter Births More Lies” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bI.

[12]             See “Coulter Bashes Cruz – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aZ.

[13]             See “Coulter’s Desperate Lies About Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-c8.

[14]             See “BrotherWatch Endorses Ted Cruz” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-dw.

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

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

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

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

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

[20]             See “Coulter – An Elite’s Elite” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aW.

[21]             See “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bj.

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

[23]             See “Only Trump Can Lose!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dA.

[24]             See “Coulter Banned For Trump? Ridiculous!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dD.

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

[26]             See “Ann Coulter’s Growing Irrelevancy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8Y.

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

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

Birther Coulter Births More Lies

Erstwhile anti-birther Ann Coulter, worshiping at the idol of The Donald, has become the premiere birther attacking Ted Cruz. Why? She wants to scuttle Cruz’s presidential ambitions and stop his burgeoning support before her own Savior, Trump, loses the nomination.

Birther Ann Coulter

(Coulter has, after all, tied her future – and that of America[1]to a Trump victory,[2] however wise or foolish that might be.)

Just two days ago, Coulter burst out, “Thank God for raising up Donald Trump and giving us a chance to save the country.”[3]

It’s Really Not About Ted, But All About Ann

Seemingly on emotional steroids, Coulter has turned her attack dog persona on Trump’s most formidable Republican foe, all the while professing an “Ah, shucks, I don’t want to do this, but it’s the right thing to do” attitude even has she sticks a shiv in Ted’s side.

Coulter dodges claims that she changed position on Cruz’s eligibility solely to support Trump by asserting she took her current position prior to Trump’s candidacy. That is a red herring.

Just yesterday, Coulter wrote: “I said so long before Trump declared for president, back when Cruz was still my guy.”[4] Coulter claims, “It’s not that I want him not to be a Natural Born Citizen.”[5] Except, Coulter’s later claim is patently false and demonstrably untrue.

In reality, Coulter was obsessed with recruiting Romney for president, so much so that her close friend, Sean Hannity, was aghast at the depth of her obsession. Ted Cruz was becoming an impediment to Coulter’s plans for Romney.

Coulter first sought to disqualify Cruz as a presidential contender to force her idol, Mitt Romney, to run again[6] in 2016. At that time, she wanted Romney – and only Romney![7]

Now, she wants Trump – and only Trump![8]

In fact, just three days ago, Coulter boasted that she still wants a Trump-Romney ticket: “In fact, my ideal ticket is Trump-Romney. That’s what I’m really hoping for. That’s the dynamite combo.”[9]

Bob Woodward recently said, “History is character; behavior is character.”[10] Coulter’s history, and her behavior these past two decades, proves Coulter’s own lack of character.[11] Coulter lied about the Constitution and Supreme Court cases during the 2000 election[12] and she is doing the same thing now.

Why would Ann lie? Donald Trump[13] is her new political savior.[14] In Ann’s words: “[Donald Trump is] America’s savior.”[15]

Nevertheless, Coulter hypocritically attacks those who correctly interpret the Constitution, lamenting, “It’s kind of annoying me that we are all Ruth Bader Ginsburg now and people interpret the Constitution based on what they want the Constitution to say, not what it does say.”[16]

1608 or 1790; Blood or Soil?

According to Coulter, “In the U.S., also in Great Britain and in France, citizenship is determined by soil. … Congress can write laws for naturalization. That is also in the Constitution. But if Congress has to write a law to make you a citizen, you’re not natural born. … It is determined by a law written by Congress; not by the common law, not by the Constitution. So that is not natural born.”[17]

Except, the law written by Congress (and empowered by the Constitution) establishes who is natural born! In 1790, Congress established citizenship by blood.

Coulter asserts: “The phrase ‘natural born’ is a legal term of art that goes back to Calvin’s Case, in the British Court of Common Pleas, reported in 1608 by Lord Coke. The question before the court was whether Calvin – a Scot – could own land in England, a right permitted only to English subjects.”[18]

The case which Coulter cites – Calvin’s Case (1608) – has to do with English subjects, not citizens. Americans are not subjects. Our Founders took those portions of English common law with which they agreed and modified or dispensed with those portions which were incongruent with the new American constitutional system that they were creating.

Chief Justice Joseph Story wrote, in an 1829 Supreme Court opinion: “The common law of England is not to be taken, in all respects, to be that of America. Our ancestors brought with them its general principles, and claimed it as their birthright; but they brought with them and adopted, only that portion which was applicable to their situation.”

Coulter claims that a 1608 case in England is the basis for America’s definition of Natural Born Citizen.[19] Consequently, Coulter asserts that the 1790 law enacted by Congress is irrelevant. Does Coulter seriously believe that a 1790 American law enacted by the Founders is nullified by an English case law from 1608? Really?

According to the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities (emphasis added), “In Britain, even before Calvin’s Case, various acts and proclamations provided that a child born out of the territory of England could also be a natural-born subject, as long as the child’s parents owed allegiance to the sovereign of England. This is an example of the jus sanguinis [blood] operating alongside the jus soli [soil]. In the history of both Britain and the United States, the jus sanguinis has always been established by statute, never by judge-made law.

The 1790 statute by Congress, which Coulter dismisses as “irrelevant,” precisely establishes the principle of right of blood which Coulter denies!

The Congressional Research Service published its findings on this issue (emphasis added):

“From historical material and case law, it appears that the common understanding of the term ‘natural born’ in England and in the American colonies in the 1700s may have included both the strict common law meaning as born in the territory (jus soli), as well as the statutory laws adopted in England since at least 1350, which included children born abroad to British fathers (jus sanguinis, the law of descent).”

Cleverly, Coulter very subtly suggests that those defending citizenship by blood are nascent Nazis, saying, “The two methods are soil or blood. Curiously, in Germany, it’s, it’s blood.”[20]

Coulter Lies About ANOTHER Supreme Court Case

Coulter writes: “As the Supreme Court said in Bellei, a case about the citizenship of a man born in Italy to a native-born American mother and an Italian father: ‘It is evident that Congress felt itself possessed of the power to grant citizenship to the foreign born and at the same time to impose qualifications and conditions for that citizenship.’”[21]

Coulter uses this case to prove her contention that Cruz is ineligible, when, in fact, it proves the opposite!

As noted in ROGERS v. BELLEI, (1971) (emphasis added):

“Section 301 (a) of the Act, 8 U.S.C. 1401 (a), defines those persons who ‘shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.’ Paragraph (7) of 301 (a) includes in that definition a person born abroad ‘of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States’ who has met specified conditions of residence in this country.”

The plan thus adopted by Congress with respect to a person of this classification was to bestow citizenship at birth but to take it away upon the person’s failure to comply with a post-age-14 and pre-age-28 residential requirement. It is this deprival of citizenship, once bestowed, that is under attack here.”

“The very first Congress, at its Second Session, proceeded to implement its power, under the Constitution’s Art. I, 8, cl. 4, to ‘establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization’ by producing the Act of March 26, 1790, 1 Stat. 103. That statute, among other things, stated, ‘And the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea, or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States.’” [Subsequent statutes extended it to either a citizen mother or citizen father.]

Cruz Is Eligible!

Gary DeMar is perhaps the foremost expert on America’s Founders. DeMar recently offered a history of originalist thought on Natural Born Citizen and reached this stunning conclusion: “Ted Cruz [is] more of an American than some of the drafters of the Constitution.”

Endnotes:

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

[2]               See “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bj.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 1/12/16.

[4]               Ann Coulter, “We’re All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now,” 1/13/16.

[5]               Ann Coulter, Hardball, MSNBC, 1/11/16.

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

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

[8]               See “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bj.

[9]               Ann Coulter, Hardball, MSNBC, 1/11/16.

[10]             Bob Woodward, Fox News Sunday, FNC, 1/10/16.

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

[12]             See “Coulter Lies About Supreme Court Case” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bE.

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

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

[15]             Ann Coulter, Peter Tilden Show, KABC, 8/28/15.

[16]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 1/12/16.

[17]             Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 1/8/16.

[18]             Ann Coulter, “We’re All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now,” 1/13/16.

[19]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 1/12/16.

[20]             Ann Coulter, John Gibson Show, Fox News, 1/8/16.

[21]             Ann Coulter, “We’re All Ruth Bader Ginsburg Now,” 1/13/16.

Coulter – An Elite’s Elite

The Ann Coulter I’ve known for the better part of two decades is an elite’s elite. Coulter is an elite. Coulter loves elites. In fact, Coulter depends upon them.

Elite

Born and bred an elite,[1] Coulter graduated from high school, in the most prosperous county in America, wanting the “crème to rise to the top.” Coulter, through networking with her elite friends and colleagues, rose to the top. Those very same friends and colleagues – elites one and all – salvaged her career multiple times during many of her most outrageous controversies.

A multi-millionaire herself (many times over), Coulter’s best friends are millionaires and billionaires.

Coulter’s Dream Ticket

This Thanksgiving Eve, Coulter appeared on the Sean Hannity Show. Her friend, Mark Simone (acting as guest host) was literally speechless.

For the umpteenth time, Coulter proffered her Dream Team presidential ticket: Trump[2]Romney![3] Coulter eagerly exclaimed, “I want Trump/Romney.[4] That is an unbeatable ticket.”[5]

Taken aback, Simone said that would never happen, then broached the enmity between the two candidates.

Coulter replied: “Look, they both hate one another right now. It would be like staging the Peace of Westphalia to bring them together. But I am up to the job.”

“I am up to the job.”

Silence from Simone.

Truly delusional,[6] Coulter really thinks that she can reshape reality into her utopian ideal. Coulter – and Coulter alone – can orchestrate events to save America. Has Coulter always been this crazy or is it simply a part of her emotional, intellectual, and spiritual devolution?

But that was not the first time Coulter made that delusional claim. She told her friend, Eric Metaxas, “Well, it will take a lot of careful negotiation on my part [to get a Trump-Romney ticket] since they both seem to hate one another, but it’s a dynamite combo platter.”[7]

Since her continual defamation of innocent Christians[8] can’t stop them from pursuing God’s will,[9] it would behoove Coulter to rethink her alleged power to change the hearts of these two powerful elites. (Would she also broker peace between Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu?)

Power Broker Extraordinaire

Ann Coulter has always seen herself as the ultimate power-broker, whether in local, state, or national elections.

In 2000, Coulter attempted to run a totally sham campaign for Congress[10] simply to oust a sitting Republican who had voted against impeachment.

Coulter coronated George W. Bush as President in 1999[11] – long before anyone knew what his platform would be. She selected Bush based solely on his huge war chest.

Coulter wanted Romney for President as early as 2008[12] (Coulter: “I supported Romney back in 2008”)[13] because she viewed him as a wealthy patrician who looked presidential and, since then, she has rationalized away his non-conservative credentials.

Now, Coulter wants Trump,[14] even though he has demonstrated for over two decades that he is not a conservative.

Coulter has no faith in conservatism and consistently chooses pragmatism over principle. Hence her proclivity to promote non-conservative candidates in the guise of winning elections. Coulter is a RINO-lover par excellence.[15]

After McCain’s debacle in 2008, Coulter told Rush Limbaugh and others privately, and Sean Hannity’s radio audience publicly, that she (Ann Coulter!) would not let that happen again. As a result, Coulter foisted Romney on conservatives in the 2012 election and she is trying to foist Trump on us now. Don’t let her!

Pride’s Proverbial Fall

“I am up to the job.”

An impossible job that no one asked Coulter to undertake.

Pride has always been Coulter’s downfall[16] and it is the source of most of the dysfunctional aspects of her life.

Pride is the Devil’s greatest weapon and man’s Achilles’ heel.

I had often wondered whether wicked people know they are wicked. I found the answer in Psalm 36:1-3 (NLT), which reads (emphasis added):

“Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good.”

We know that much of what Coulter says “is crooked and deceitful.”[17] Coulter truly cannot be trusted. Why? Because she believes her own lies. In her “blind conceit,” Coulter is blinded to the evil that she does.

Pray that God humble Ann, cleanse her heart, and renew a right spirit within her. Until then, never trust Ann Coulter.

Endnotes:

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

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

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

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

[5]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 11/25/15.

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

[7]              Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 10/22/15.

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

[9]               See “Coulter Attacks Christians for Being Godly” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-az.

[10]               See “Case Study # 3: Coulter for Congress: Only Scoundrels Need Apply,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[11]             See “Case Study # 5: Raising Cain for McCain and Fascist Christians,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[12]             See “Case Study # 7: Mitt Romney – Ideal Candidate,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Washington Journal, C-Span, 10/5/12.

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

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

[16]             See Chapter 1: “Rising Crème: Narcissism – A Primer,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

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

Coulter Belittles Carson and Fiorina – as a black and a woman

Ann Coulter has proven herself to be nothing more than a political hack shilling for Donald Trump (and promoting herself and her book).

CarsonFiorina

Yesterday, Coulter revealed her true feelings about blacks, women, the GOP, and the electorate. Moreover, she justified Trump at every turn while attacking his chief competitors, without regard for either truth or decency. Just as she did with Romney, Coulter defended Trump’s many flip-flips, saying, “I think these [criticisms of Trump’s flip-flopping] are all unfair.”[1]

According to Coulter, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are so popular with the people because they are merely novelty candidates: one is a black conservative, the other a female conservative. Yes, Coulter’s lowest common denominator is race and gender. Identity politics is at the heart of the Ann Coulter we have come to know.[2] (Do conservatives really have to emulate Hillary Clinton and the Left’s obsession with identity politics?)[3]

For many years, Coulter has promoted racist and sexist stereotypes[4] which clearly demonstrate how she views blacks, women, the GOP, and the average American voter.

Ben Carson – an Unqualified Black

Asked why she has been so critical of Carson, Coulter caustically blurted, “We’re so happy we have a little black Republican [Ben Carson].” Amazing! Coulter really thinks Carson’s surge in the polls is simply because he is black?

Coulter added, “Oh, we have a woman who’s a Republican, oh, it’s so amazing. Oh, we have a black who’s a Republican. They don’t know what their positions are!” That’s not true! Carson and Fiorina have given many interviews and press conferences espousing their views.

In effect, Coulter is saying that Carson’s only qualification is being black and Fiorina’s only qualification is being a woman. Apart from their racial/gender traits, Coulter thinks that these two individuals are unqualified.

Coulter actually denies the obvious! Ben Carson has phenomenally high favorability ratings. People like Carson. They recognize his genuineness, honesty, and integrity. They appreciate his humble, soft-spoken demeanor, his clarity of thought, and his humor. One might call him the ultimate anti-establishment, anti-Trump candidate.

Carly Fiorina – an Unqualified Girl

Asked about the Fox debate with the lower tier of candidates, Coulter said that she was unimpressed and regarded it as a snooze-fest (feigning an exaggerated snore). A record-setting television audience clearly disagreed.

As for Coulter’s opinion of Fiorina, “No, I have not been impressed with her. … Not only is she wrong on [anchor babies], she’s bossy!”

Bossy? This is the best Coulter can come up with? A sexist cliché?

If anything, Coulter and Trump are the bossy ones. Why not just call Carson an uppity black and Fiorina just a girl. Oh, but she does!

Asked what she thought of CNN revising their debate criteria to conform with reality, Coulter smugly smirked, “No, they’re adding 11 because she’s a girl!”

A girl? Coulter tried that stunt a few weeks ago.[5] (It didn’t work then, either.)

Fiorina is a successful businesswoman who has travelled the world extensively, met with world leaders far more productively than Hillary Clinton ever did, and communicates well her views and her vision for America. She is, also, perhaps quicker on her feet than Coulter. (Oops!)

Like Carson, Fiorina is not a “token” anything. Fiorina trounced the other candidates in her Fox debate. She won the debate and she deserves to be in the top tier in the next debate based upon her performance and her high ranking in the polls. Even her fellow candidates agree.

Ann Coulter – an Unqualified Hack

But Coulter has her own agenda: promoting herself and reshaping America into the image she envisions. As she has done for almost two decades, Coulter has decided who the best GOP candidate is and she is willing to foist that candidate on America regardless of what the rest of America thinks about it.[6]

Ironically, she backed George W. Bush long before his political positions were known (he had a huge war chest at the time), but now she belittles Carson, claiming no one knows his positions.

Coulter has a no-holds-barred, no-quarter-given approach to political discourse. She attacks anyone and everyone who threaten either her agenda or her Chosen One.[7] She defended Romney against all his foes[8] and is now doing so for Trump.[9]

But, truth is the very first casualty in Coulter’s campaign.[10] She gets so many things wrong![11] And, to satisfy her desperate need to have her own way, Coulter willfully risks giving the Democrats the victory in 2016.[12]

Will Coulter’s hubris be the death of America?[13]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Good Day, LA, KTTV, 9/2/15.

[2]               Even though Coulter once worked for the Center for Individual Rights, she seemingly views people as part of particular groups rather than as individuals, following in the footsteps of Marx rather than America’s Founding Fathers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[11]             See “Are Coulter’s ‘Facts’ Right?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9E.

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

[13]             See “Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3k.

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.

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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.

Coulter Claims Cruz Ineligible

In the midst of the first GOP presidential debate, Ann Coulter made the astonishing claim that Ted Cruz is ineligible to be President!

Coulter tweeted: “Ted Cruz gave a good answer on immigration. Too bad he’s not a natural born citizen!”[1] Although she quickly deleted her tweet, a few weeks later she again claimed, “Cruz is not a natural born citizen.”[2]

Now you tell us! But is it true?

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No, Ann got this one wrong,[3] too. (And she knows it. Ann deleted that tweet from her twitter feed.)

Constitutional scholar Mark Levin explains:

“The Framers’ understanding, combined with statutes enacted by the first Congress, indicate that the phrase [natural born citizen] means both birth abroad to American parents in a manner regulated by federal law and birth within the nation’s territory regardless of parental citizenship. The Supreme Court has confirmed that definition on multiple occasions and in various contexts.”[4]

Ted Cruz’s eligibility is incontestable, as pointed out be Levin in his video (produced in 2013).

Why would Ann lie? Donald Trump[5] is her new political savior.[6] In Ann’s words: “[Donald Trump is] America’s savior.”[7]

Free Republic Response

Because Coulter deleted her tweet, few people know of it. But people at Free Republic saw it. Here are a few of their observations:

  • “Looks like Ann pulled that tweet from her feed. Too late, though.”
  • “She’s trying to pull support from Cruz to Trump by throwing out flat out lies. I can’t stand Ann.”
  •  “Former Chistie/Romney gal now on board with the former Democrat/Independent/whatever will make me the most money post primary candidate.”
  •  “I think Coulter has lost most of the stature she ever had with her love affair for RINOS over the past few election cycles.”
  •  “Ann always becomes unhinged when she’s in the grip of one of her political crushes. I remember one instance in 2012 when she started screaming – literally shrieking – about Romney on Hannity’s radio show. Sean seemed taken aback and said, ‘Good grief, calm down.’”
  •  “That’s the final straw. Ann is all about Ann.”
  •  “Last cycle she pushed Christie and then Romney, telling us how he was the only one who could win.”
  •  “Ann has been talking about this for some time. But she’s been erratic. Sometimes she says she says Cruz is ineligible. Sometimes she says she doesn’t know. Once she tweeted that he was eligible.”
  •  “Ann Coulter, an accomplished and proud polemicist.”

Yes, Ann is a proud polemicist.[8] Vanity[9] has unhinged her from reality.[10] But Coulter still wants us to obey her[11] and will do whatever she can do achieve her goals.[12] Coulter, the propagandist![13]

Update: In her Veterans’ Day column, Coulter claimed, “Too bad Cruz isn’t a natural-born citizen.”

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Update: Coulter thrice tweeted this same nonsense on January 6, 2016.

Tweet #1: I thought so too until I looked into it. Lawyers I usually trust were playing fast and loose with the Constitution.

Tweet #2: NYT: Cruz was born outside the U.S. to 1 American parent: “Under the Constitution this makes him a ‘natural born citizen.’” Absolutely false

Tweet #3: Same lawyers who said anchor babies are in the Constitution now tell us being born outside U.S to 1 American parent = natural born citizen.

For a definitive refutation of Coulter’s phony birther claims and true motivation, see check out this column at “Birther Coulter Births More Lies” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bI.

Endnotes:

[1]               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.)

[2]               Ann Coulter, Peter Tilden Show, KABC, 8/28/15.

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

[4]               See “MARK LEVIN explains that Ted Cruz IS a natural born citizen” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKvT6DDR-4A.

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

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

[7]               Ann Coulter, Peter Tilden Show, KABC, 8/28/15.

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

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

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

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

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

[13]             See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

Conservatives Diss Coulter!

Ann Coulter recently evinced surprise to be criticized by conservatives. Why? Is she just now noticing?

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Since 9/11, many conservatives have frequently found fault with the substance and style of Coulter’s work, as well as with her integrity and veracity. In fact, conservative criticism of Coulter has increased dramatically in recent years.

Yet, Coulter grumbled, “I expect liberals to diss me, but not conservatives.”[1]

Playing the victim card once again,[2] Coulter added, “What is it with me? Is it because I’m a girl?”

No, Ann. It’s because you are not the conservative you claim to be.[3]

Coulter consistently attacks Christians,[4] the Tea Party,[5] pro-lifers,[6] and libertarians,[7] while promoting RINOs[8] – from Chris Christie, to Mitt Romney,[9] to Donald Trump.[10]

As she does so, she issues death threats[11] and tells lies[12] (often whoppers!) about individuals,[13] groups,[14] and even American war heroes.[15]

Ann Coulter – Not a Reagan Conservative

For years, Coulter idolized America’s 40th president, proclaiming herself a Reagan conservative – and proud of it.

No longer.

In her 2004 eulogy for the Gipper,[16] Coulter attacked his grieving family.[17]

Since the 2012 election cycle, Coulter has regarded Mitt Romney as the new and improved Ronald Reagan.[18]

Until Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, Coulter was so obsessed with a Romney nomination that she engaged in historical revisionism, repeatedly claiming that “[Romney] did better than Reagan did.”[19] Quick to lie about one of the greatest American presidents and a hero to the Right, Coulter falsely asserts:

“In 1980, Reagan won the biggest electoral landslide in history against an incumbent president, Jimmy Carter. Without the last 40 years of immigration, in 2012, Mitt Romney would have won a bigger landslide than Reagan did. He got more of the ‘Reagan coalition’ than Reagan did.”[20]

Is it true? No!

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

Immigration is Coulter’s single-issue this election cycle, and, therefore, immigration trumps everything else – including reason, integrity, and veracity.

Now, Coulter looks askance at Reagan and his admirers, bemoaning, “These johnny-come-latelies to Reagan worship seem to think that he was Jesus Christ and could do no wrong.”[21]

A recent Coulter tweet berates conservatives: “GOPs all trying 2 B Reagan in a nation that wld not elect RR today bc of post-1970 immigratn.”

Actually, Ann, Reagan was a visionary who knew what he was talking about and he had a way of connecting with people from all walks of life. He was truly a People’s President. (See my 1997 “Ronald Reagan Special Edition” (28 pp) with tributes from people who knew him best.) I suspect Reagan would have done well in today’s political environment.

Reagan, a charming and compassionate man with character and integrity, was a real winner. (But not good enough for Coulter, whose appreciation of those very qualities is decidedly lacking.)

Ann Coulter – Not a Conservative

As I noted in my CPAC 2002 press kit:[22]

“Let us dispense with this preposterous notion that Ann Coulter is arch-conservative or far-right. Adding arch or ultra to conservative implies more; Coulter is less. Coulter may be arch but she’s not conservative; she may be far but she’s not right.”

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, YAF Conference, 7/31/15.

[2]               See Chapter 6: “I Am Victim, Hear Me Whine,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

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

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

[5]               See “Coulter Trashes Principled Patriot, Promotes Corrupt Incumbent” at http://t.co/4yJQgFLSJr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[12]             See “Ann Coulter Falsely Accuses Journalist of Plagiarism” at http://t.co/lig5hQLg5S.

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

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

[15]             See “Coulter Defames American War Heroes” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-81.

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

[17]             See Chapter 8: “The Lost Art of the Eulogy: It’s All About ME!,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

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

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

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

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

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

Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory

Yet again, Ann Coulter supports a RINO, but this one isn’t even a Republican![1]

An ecstatic Coulter gushed, “[A third party candidacy] would be fantastic! Go, Trump, Go!”[2]

Ann Coulter’s latest RINO love is Donald Trump, who, if he runs a third party campaign, wouldn’t even be a Republican. (Right now, he is a faux Republican.)

Trump’s political self-identity is, at best, murky. That he would even consider a third party run – which would ensure a Democrat victory – proves he is not a conservative.

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So why would Coulter support Trump for a third party candidacy?

Coulter Loves RINOs

Coulter’s love of RINOs is no secret. She still yearns for Chris Christie and has loved Mitt Romney since 2006.[3] Coulter has fought against the Tea Party – and for RINOs – for years,[4] even ferociously supporting Mitch McConnell, who has seriously disappointed her.[5]

Consider her infatuation with Christie: “My flirtation with Christie was like running off with a biker. He was new and exciting – and made conservatives feel alive.” Even now, she says, “I still like [Christie], except he’s bad on amnesty. He’s smart. He’s articulate.”[6] Coulter argues, “I was [Christie’s] biggest fan because he’s funny and smart …”[7]

But, early in 2014, Coulter admitted, “But I don’t think Christie was that electable other than the fact that he probably would have been the most liberal candidate running in a primary.”[8] Yes, Coulter supported the most liberal GOP candidate.

Nothing has changed after all these years.

Coulter Loves Trump

Now, Coulter has been smitten in a big way by the Donald,[9] so much so that she has defamed American war heroes[10] and redefined racism[11] – all to defend Trump, and herself, from criticism.

So, what does Coulter like about Trump? His looks and his style! [She thought Romney was tall and handsome, too!]

As reported by the Daily Caller, Coulter thinks “He’s attractive. He’s tall. He’s hilariously funny.” (Is Coulter talking about herself?) (A few weeks earlier, Coulter exclaimed, “Donald Trump, I love him because he does talk a little like me, which is to say, blunt.”[12])

Coulter continued, “I think he could be not only a nominee who could win but a third party candidate who could win.” (Really? As a third party candidate splitting the conservative vote?)[13]

Coulter added, “The more I see Trump talk, the more it diminishes the other candidates.” (Coulter has already called the other GOP candidates “midgets.” How much smaller can they get?)

Coulter insisted, “I promise you that if the nominee is Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry or really any of those midgets, our fate is sealed. … The Republican isn’t winning if it’s Marco or Jeb Bush. It’s absolute madness.” (Yet another promise Coulter can’t keep.)

Coulter’s own madness: “The polls show Donald Trump is way ahead.” (Since when does Coulter trust polls? And polls this early in the election cycle? Coulter has often said that the only poll that counts is the election.)

Trump is Like Coulter

Perhaps what Coulter really likes about Trump is that Trump is so much like Coulter (though more flamboyant and less erudite). They are both self-promoting narcissists with few filters on their speech.

Consider a National Review column promoted by Coulter on her website. It describes Trump this way:

“A brash showboat and celebrity, self-promoter and controversialist, silly and mocking, a caricature of a caricature, Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a serious presidential candidate. Which is exactly why the radical middle finds him refreshing. Not an iota of him is politically correct, he plays by no rules of comity or civility, he genuflects to no party or institution, he is unafraid of and antagonistic toward the media, and he challenges the conventional wisdom of both parties…”

Those character and personality attributes could equally apply to Coulter, which perhaps explains to a large extent his appeal to her. Coulter describes herself as a polemicist who seeks to be outrageous and offend people.[14] (Latching on to Trump’s coattails to garner greater book sales is surely another personal motivator for Coulter.)

(To be fair, Coulter does reflexively defend Republicans, unless doing so interferes with her agenda.)

Trump and Coulter are similar in character and temperament. Maggie Gallagher observes: “He is our id, he doesn’t play by the rules, he gives out Lindsey Graham’s personal cell-phone number, he beats the media over the head and calls his fellow Republicans ‘losers.’ He’s politically incorrect on steroids, and he’s not going to apologize for any of it, ever.”

(Don’t expect any apologies from Coulter, either.)

Like Coulter,[15] Trump thinks he knows better than everyone else. Jonah Goldberg observes:

“Of course Trump wouldn’t hesitate to attack John McCain’s war-hero status. Trump’s bottomless insecurity cannot countenance the idea that his critics have any legitimacy. Of course Trump won’t apologize – because his dog-and-pony show is predicated on the idea that he ‘tells it like it is’ and ‘fights.’ He’s the omniscient master of The Apprentice. He can’t behave like the Biggest Loser.”

Likewise, Coulter discounts her conservative critics as “phony,” “fake,” and “so-called” conservatives.

Trump = RINO (Without the R?)

How, exactly, is Trump not a conservative?

George Will succinctly summarized core aspects of Trump’s character and platform:

“They’ll find he’s not just uncouth; he is unprincipled. They’ll find out he was pro-choice, ‘very pro-choice ‘as he used to say. They’ll find he gave money to Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Reid, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) because he obviously wanted the Democratic congress. And they’re going to want to think about that. Other issues, the Kelo, the worst Supreme Court decision of this century, which vastly expanded the power of people like Donald Trump using government to take away private property. He supports that. See how people like that.”

Trump also favors gun control and socialized medicine and opposes entitlement reform. As noted by the American Enterprise Institute, “His hair has been more permanent than his political positions.”

While Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric appeals to many voters who rightly feel ignored by the political class, his attitude toward Islamic jihad in America mirrors that of Coulter. Trump continues to denounce Pamela Geller’s courageous stand against Islamists in America, calling her an “obnoxious blowhard” and “nobody” – very Coulteresque language.

Like Coulter,[16] the Donald does not get it: We need to defend our right to free speech against Islamists.[17]

Real Clear Politics asked why Trump isn’t running as a Democrat. Carl Cannon wrote, “Let’s go further, however, and point out that this guy has never really been on the GOP team.” Cannon added,

“In a recent interview, Ari Fleischer, who was White House press secretary under George W. Bush, said it was clear that Trump was ‘no conservative.’ The real issue is more basic: there’s not much evidence he’s even a Republican.”

That Coulter-promoted National Review column reiterated what most informed people understand: “Trump is not a conservative, nor by any means a mainstream Republican.” Moreover, he reached a conclusion in direct opposition to Coulter’s views.

The closing paragraph warns, “What so worries the GOP about Donald Trump is that he, like Ross Perot, has the resources and ego to rend the two [factions of the GOP] apart. … So the demagogue rises. The party splits. And the Clintons win.”

Ego can be extremely destructive (and self-destructive).

Trump as Third Party Candidate?

Could Trump win as a third party candidate? Is Ann Coulter right? Time will tell. (One thing we do know is that Coulter’s track record at political prognostication is mediocre, at best.)

A recent Quinnipiac poll reveals, “Perhaps the biggest loser, however, is Donald Trump, who has negative favorability ratings of almost 2-1 in each state.” It is pretty hard to win an election if people don’t like you.

While defending the viability of a Trump candidacy for the GOP, Larry O’Connor predicted, “Third party is death for the country.”[18] History agrees. Theodore Roosevelt’s third-party run gave us Woodrow Wilson, an inspiration for progressives throughout the 20th century. Ross Perot – another flamboyant billionaire – derailed George H.W. Bush’s re-election efforts, leading to a Clinton victory.

Let us avoid a repeat of 1992.

Endnotes:

[1]               Trump has changed party affiliation more often than he has changed wives.

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

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

[4]               See “Coulter Attacks Principled Conservatives” at http://t.co/npUIoRm4gt.

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

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

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

[8]               Ann Coulter, Piers Morgan, CNN, 1/22/14.

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

[10]               See “Coulter Defames American War Heroes” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-81.

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

[12]             Ann Coulter, Federalist Radio, 6/17/15.

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

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

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

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

[17]             See “Islamists Fear Cartoons” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-9Z.

[18]             Larry O’Conner, Mornings on the Mall, WMAL, 7/27/15.

Coulter Dictates

Since becoming a conservative celebrity in 1998, Ann Coulter has felt compelled to dictate to Americans whom they should vote for. In the last presidential cycle, Coulter foisted Romney on reluctant Republicans, and we all know how that turned out. (Although Coulter, alone, still thinks Romney was an “ideal” candidate who ran a “magnificent” campaign.)

Ever since Romney’s debacle in 2012, Coulter has insisted that only governors or senators run for president. (But wasn’t Romney a former governor?)

Now Coulter is becoming even more strident in her zeal to coronate the next Republican nominee.

Dictates

Nevertheless, with the 2016 election almost two years away, Coulter is insistent that her choices – and only her choices – be considered as Republican nominees for President.

Coulter’s Criteria for President

On Fox & Friends, Coulter explained, “On the Republican side, for the first time ever, I would really like if we didn’t have a bunch of crazy candidates.”[1]

Those “crazy candidates” would, of course, be those who were not governors or senators.

Coulter again reiterated her general criteria for a presidential nominee: “If you haven’t been a governor or a senator – preferably a governor – please do not run for President as a Republican.”

She then whittled away specific candidates who do not conform to her criteria: “We do not want Carly Fiorina. I love her, but no, she can’t run.”

Who is “we,” Ann? Who says “we” don’t want Carly? And why “can’t” she run?

Coulter quickly continued, “Same thing with Ben Carson. Fantastic surgeon. I never wanted Ronald Reagan to be my surgeon.”

Who asked Reagan to perform surgery? How about another non sequitur – Did Ann ask Reagan to act?

Next, Coulter dispensed with an entire category of politicians: “You can’t have congressmen.”

What does Coulter mean by “You can’t have …?” Coulter is telling us (conservatives, Republicans, libertarians, Americans) whom we can or cannot nominate! What we can or cannot do!

Advocacy for a particular candidate or policy position is one thing, but dictating whom we can vote for is quite another.

Coulter’s Very Short List

In the end, Coulter offered conservatives her four choices for Republican presidential candidates: “No wasting time. It’s down to Romney, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie, or Scott Walker. That’s it, Republicans!”

Romney and Christie are both on her very short list. 50% RINOs! Romney – her first choice! Again!

And why is Christie back in favor if amnesty is the single most important issue facing Americans today? Remember, Coulter claimed, “I’m now a single-issue voter (on immigration), so Christie is off my list.”[2] Moreover, Coulter insisted, “The only thing I can’t forgive [Chris Christie] for is amnesty.”[3]

It makes no sense!

I guess Coulter has forgiven Christie. Or, far more likely, she does not care that Christie is a RINO. All that matters to Coulter is that Christie is “electable.”

Coulter’s entire convoluted set of criteria for presidential candidates is not really about selecting the best candidate, but the most electable one. For Coulter, it’s about position, not policies.

Whereas most conservatives want a robust and vigorous debate, Coulter wants to stifle and control debate – and be the one in control.

When she tells us she ponders being “czar of the universe,” it should give us pause. When she admits that she wants and needs to be the “ayatollah of the conservative movement,” we have been forewarned. We have already seen her habitual abuse of power.

Principles have never been very important to Ann Coulter. Not in her personal life. Not in her professional life. Not in her spiritual life. And clearly not in politics.

Endnotes:

[1]       Ann Coulter, Fox & Friends, FNC, 12/6/14.

[2]       Ann Coulter, CPAC, 3/16/13.

[3]       Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 11/6/13.