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@AnnCoulter, the Left’s Secret Weapon Against America

Ann Coulter is 100% wrong about Donald Trump and the 2020 election – and here’s why!

Coulter is a brilliant writer, but she is totally wrong about the 2020 election.

Coulter has claimed throughout Trump’s presidency that unless he builds a wall, he will lose in 2020 and Democrats will forever be in power overseeing America’s demise.

Coulter’s apocalyptic prediction has far less validity than any of the polls showing Hillary winning a landslide victory in 2016.

Even without a wall, Donald Trump will win with a landslide victory.

Let’s examine the validity of each of her claims.

Trump Will Lose the 2020 Elections

Coulter absurdly contends that Trump will get less votes in 2020 than he got in 2016.

Seriously?

First, Trump is an incumbent and incumbents generally possess huge advantages from that status.

Second, every demographic has benefited from Trump’s policies, which have resulted in a roaring and soaring economy, record unemployment for every demographic and increased wages and incomes across the board. Moreover, America has become energy independent, exporting oil.

Third, Trump has fought for Americans – all Americans – most notably the working class, the unborn, and people of faith.

Fourth, Trump is the most pro-American, pro-life, pro-freedom, pro-free market, pro-liberty, pro-military, and pro-Israel president America has had in my lifetime.

Fifth, Trump has exposed the Left for who they really are, showing them to be anti-American, anti-liberty, anti-Constitution, and anti-Christian fanatics who will subvert the law and employ mob rule to achieve their Progressive utopia.

In doing so, Trump has exposed the depth of – and subversive nature of – the fake news media, the deep state, the resistance, and all those who have sought and continue to seek to overthrow the results of the 2016 election.

Americans have discovered that there was “No collusion, no obstruction” and that it truly was a Russia hoax and witch hunt. We have also learned of spygate and the shadow government, tracing back to the Obama administration and Clinton candidacy.

Sixth, Trump has clearly delineated deep distinctions between the Left and the Right, between Socialism and Capitalism, between Identity Politics and Liberty for All.

Seventh, Trump’s enemies have overplayed their hands or are no longer in play: FBI, CIA, DOJ, Fake News Media, Obama, Hillary, and Hollywood. The Deep State is dwindling and scurrying for cover.

Meanwhile, the Left has proven itself to be the party of illegal aliens, infanticide, reparations, mob rule, and many other extremist positions in a growing number of areas – all anathema to most Americans, including moderate Democrats.

The Left has moved so far left that, contrary to Coulter’s assertions that Democrats will get more votes in 2020 than they did in 2016, I predict moderate Democrats will abandon the party and simply walk away.

Far from a shrinking fan base, Trump’s base is expanding in every demographic.

Democrats Will Get More Votes in 2020

A Politico feature listed a number of ways the Left can forfeit victory to Trump in 2020. Among them: “Hold firmly to the idea that Twitter is the beating heart of the real Democrat Party,” “Embrace the weird,” “Keep promising lots of free stuff and don’t seat paying for it,” “Go ahead and abolish private health insurance,” “Spend time talking about reparations,” “Lots more focus on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” “Socialism,” and be extremist on abortion, guns, and court-packing.

A Breitbart feature contended that it is already too late for the Democrats to pivot for a 2020 election victory. Joel Pollak’s lead paragraph:

“The near-unanimous verdict across the mainstream media about last week’s Democratic debates – from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal – is that the party has moved so far to the left that it is jeopardizing its chances to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020.”

Pollak concluded: “It is not clear Democrats can right themselves. They are gambling the country will hate Trump so much by 2020, it will not matter.”

That gamble is disastrous for the Left, as Trump’s approval ratings among all demographics rises.

Philip Klein tweeted:

“There’s actually a relatively broad consensus among 2020 Dems on policies. It’s just that Biden wants to work with Rs to not get them; Warren/Harris want to steamroll Rs to not get them; and Bernie wants to start a revolution to not get them.”

To which Jonah Goldberg replied:

“This analysis is spot on, but leaves out Williamson who wants everyone to hold hands to form a human circle of love and positive energy to not get them.”

A tweet by Janie Johnson encapsulated Trump’s 2020 opposition:

“Democrat Platform 2020: Reparations, Abortion at 39 weeks, infanticide, pack the Supreme Court, Abolish the Electoral College, let 16 year olds vote, gun takeover, free healthcare to illegals, ocare for citizens with mandates, and open borders!”

Even avowed Never Trumpers might turn away from Democrats and toward Trump. In The Bulwark, Sarah Longwell admitted:

“if Never-Trump type Republicans want a candidate whose policies broadly align with their own preferences, they have one. His name is Donald J. Trump.”

There is an intense civil war within the Democrat Party, spearheaded by freshmen congresswomen hell-bent on a canvas-cleansing revolution employing scorched-earth polemics to create a progressive paradise in America. Americans do not want that and will not vote for that outcome.

Trump Hasn’t Kept Any of His Promises

Raging at reality, Coulter churlishly screams, “Trump hasn’t kept any of his promises.”

Huh?

Trump is winning by every economic indicator!

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) provided a brief list of Trump’s accomplishments.

Charlie Kirk summarized some of Trump’s key kept promises (video here):

Immigration is All that Matters!

Whenever a prominent Democrat (e.g., Al Gore, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden) evinces interest in building a wall or controlling immigration, Coulter believes them – but she doesn’t believe Trump!

Since Trump’s inauguration, Coulter has said it would have been better if any of those other Democrat candidates had become president because, then we might have a wall. In each instance, they said something she agreed with on immigration – as if any one of them would have built a wall!

No sane person believes that to be the case.

Coulter is living in an alternative reality giving Twilight Zone commentary.

Coulter claims that demography is destiny. It is not. As Erick Erickson noted,

“hispanic and black voters tend to support traditional marriage and cultural conservatism and be more religious than the rich white people making up the Democrat coalition with them.”

Erickson added:

“As cancel culture and wokeness have picked up speed and girls are suddenly fighting for their own bathrooms instead of having to let boys in or let boys into girls sports, more and more data is showing plunging rates of support for leftwing social engineering among younger voters – the post-millennial voters.”

People from every imaginable demographic are benefiting from Trump’s foreign, domestic, and economic policies – and they will reward Trump with their votes!

Trump’s Enemies!

All this in the face of astonishing opposition which would have crushed anyone but Donald Trump.

American Thinker offered its list of Trump’s enemies:

  1. The Democratic Party.
  2. The Mexican and Central American Governments.
  3. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  4. The Wall Street Journal.
  5. The Leftist News Media.
  6. Hollywood.
  7. The Deep State.
  8. RINOS.
  9. Unelected Leftist Democrat Judges.
  10. George Soros and His Open Society Foundation.
  11. Left-Wing Think-Tanks and Academia.
  12. The Lawyers Guild. 
  13. The United Nations. 
  14. The pope.
  15. Assorted U.S. Industries.
  16. The Russian and Chinese Governments.
  17. Jihadis.
  18. Labor Unions.
  19. The Mexican Crime Cartels.
  20. The Reconquista Movement.
  21. The Illegal Aliens.

One could arguably add Coulter’s name to this list (as well as the GOP establishment even today).

Given the insidious forces arrayed against him, Trump’s tremendous accomplishments are that much more breathtaking! (People of faith might suspect that God has had a hand in this – and they would be right.)

Coulter is 100% Wrong on the 2020 Election

If anything …

  • America’s prestige and power have been greatly enhanced
  • America has experienced the longest economic expansion on record under Trump’s watch.
  • Trump’s economic, judicial, and foreign policies have all been vindicated.
  • Trump’s political base has greatly expanded.
  • The Democrats’ base has significantly contracted.
  • Moderate Democrats will either stay home or vote for Trump. (#walkaway)
  • The fake news media is dying.
  • The deep state is being ever more exposed for what it is on a daily basis.
  • Christians, pro-lifers, and constitutionalists who once doubted Trump’s genuineness and commitment to their issues have had all of their doubts removed.

Coulter’s Idée Fixe

Coulter suffers from an idée fixe. For the past five years, it has been her vehement contention that immigration – and only immigration – matters. (Prior to that, for a dozen years, she claimed that terrorism – and only terrorism – mattered.)

Coulter repeatedly, ad nauseam, claims that every other problem will be solved by controlling immigration. Well, not really.

Trump has consistently proven Coulter wrong. Trump has shaken up the 3D-chessboard in a new realignment of America First priorities, exposing opponents of America First as enemies of America.

Trump has blown up political correctness and infuriated snowflakes, making it far easier for regular Americans to think more clearly and speak more freely.

Coulter’s obsession with immigration is her panic over the prospect that Democrats will have total power forever in America.

But Trump has routed the Left. They are in panic. They are desperate. They are doing everything they can to stop Trump. (And they will fail and America will succeed.)

The Left failed in 2016. The Russia Hoax and Spygate failed. Their continued Resistance continues to fail. And the American People now know the truth. The truth will set America free.

The more the Left lurches leftward, the fewer Americans will heed their siren call.

Trump can more than handle any Democrat nominee in any debate. Even with the fake news media and establishment elites against him. Even with Coulter, a #TDS-addled #NeverTrumper constantly on the attack.

A #Trump2020Landslide is just around the corner.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.

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.

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Foundational Errors in @AnnCoulter’s Demonic!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foundational Errors in Demonic

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

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

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

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

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

Definition of a Mob

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Characteristics of a Mob

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slogans

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

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

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

Let’s not forget – “Read the Bill!”

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

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

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

Conservative Heroes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Endnotes:

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

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

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

[4]       Ibid.

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

[6]       Ibid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[14]     Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 1/19/97.

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

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

@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.

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.

Ann Coulter Channels Her Inner @AOC

An astonishing thing happened following the 2018 election: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshmen congressman from New York, and Ann Hart Coulter, a veteran opinion writer also from New York, mirrored one another in outrageousness, idiocy, policies, and sheer silliness.

I was not alone in seeing the obvious equation: Ann Hart Coulter = Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Dana Perino observed that “AOC is the intellectual leader of the Left.”[1] Coulter has long been regarded as (or, more importantly, regards herself as) an intellectual leader on the Right.

David Wayne tweeted: “AOC is just viewed as the Left’s Ann Coulter.” John Griner tweeted to Coulter: “U are getting as annoying as AOC.”

Speaking of AOC, talk show host Derek Hunter, a friend of AHC, said that AOC’s greatest fault is that “she thinks she knows everything.” The exact same thing could be said of Coulter!

Utterly hilarious Cortez memes populate social media very single day. They are priceless. Her gaffes are legendary … and proving a major liability for the Democrat Party. Similar memes increasingly target Coulter, directly correlating the two.

With her late-onset Trump Derangement Syndrome and full throttle embrace of the #NeverTrump movement, Coulter has become a laughingstock on both the Left and the Right.

AOC and AHC jokes are quickly replacing blonde jokes!

The parallels between, and the parodies of, these two provocateurs proliferate on both social media and in news broadcasts and entertainment.

One adventurous soul even suggested that AHC and AOC run on one ticket for president in 2020.

In almost simultaneously-occurring controversies, AHC and AOC both claimed to be in charge!

AOC simply said, “I’m the boss” while AHC declared, “I’m president of the Trump re-election campaign.”

Both AHC and AOC think they know everything even as they make flabbergasting blunders, and yet they think (or want to think) that they are in charge.

AOC contends: “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.” Tucker Carlson calls AOC a “screechy moron,” yet has only high praise for AHC, despite her many, notorious gaffes.

Both AHC and AOC have been featured in comic books. Coulter was 47 years old when her first comic book debuted; AOC was 29 years old. Another Coulter comic book was published in 2017.

Both AHC and AOC are prone to using apocalyptic language to incite their base. (Coulter has been doing this for almost 20 years. Coulter said the world would end if Gore was elected in 2000! And she frequently speaks of impending doom for America and the world if her policies are not put into place.)

Both AHC and AOC have totalitarian tendencies. AOC declares “I’m the boss” and intends to place every aspect of American life under the control of a centralized Progressive (statist) government. Meanwhile, AHC, for over two decades has sought to shape and control the outcome of local, state, and national elections by whatever means necessary.

Coulter has frequently spoken of the “benefits of local fascism,” called for suppression of liberal speech, sought to rescind the 19th Amendment (giving women the right to vote), and called for poll taxes and literacy tests for voting.

Ever the control freak, Coulter wants to control the mechanisms and policies of government. She has often joked (but, seriously, folks!) about using Tinder to determine who can immigrate to America.

AHC, like AOC, thinks that she is – or should be – the boss!

Both are incredibly obsessed with identity politics!

(The hyperlinks in the above chart are active in the free PDF book, Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

AHC differs from AOC in that she is more professional, polished, and nuanced that AOC (except when she is not).

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]              Dana Perino, The Five, FNC, 1/22/19

Public Resists Coulter’s Resistance Is Futile

Ann Coulter’s latest book, Resistance Is Futile, is classic Coulter. She exhibits her characteristic flair for effectively conveying her point of view. Earlier, I highlighted what Coulter gets right – and wrong in Resistance. Here are more salient observations, many of which you are probably unaware of.

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Dedicated to Deceased Bodyguard and Lover

Let me begin with what I “knew” about Resistance before it was published. I knew (from the very moment I heard the announcement that she was writing another book) that Coulter would dedicate this book to Floyd Resnick, now deceased. (Her second book, Slander, published in 2002, was dedicated to her deceased former editor, Robert Jones.)

I fully expected Resistance to be dedicated to Resnick, Coulter’s faithful, long-time bodyguard and lover. For a time, Coulter’s speaking contract even required first-class airfare for two. They went everywhere together.

RIP Floyd Resnick

I knew Floyd and, at one CPAC conference many years ago, I saw him lead Ann by the hand through the crowds, displaying a certain casual intimacy.

Resnick died on 11/11/16. In lieu of a public eulogy (or even a tweet), Ann gave him this book dedication.

Failing Book Tour

Coulter’s 13th book was released on August 21st to much fanfare and debuted near the bottom of the New York Times bestseller list (#14), only to precipitously plunge into a black hole the following week.

Her book’s disappointing showing (by Coulter standards) cannot be attributed to media bias as several similarly-themed books appeared higher on that list for longer periods of time.

Her (thus far) failing book tour and abysmal sales may be puzzling to some (my own forthcoming book will shed ample light on many factors for this), especially given Coulter’s energetic efforts to achieve success: two book launch parties; intense promotion from Breitbart, Daily Caller, and other Coulter-friendly news media; two appearances on the Rush Limbaugh Show; several appearances on Tucker Carlson’s highly popular Fox News TV show; and a slew of radio, television and print interviews.

Then there’s Coulter’s own Twitter following of over two million Twitter followers. With over two million followers, one would expect more than a paltry 13,100 books (including preorders) to be sold in the first three weeks (per Bookscan). Do Ann’s followers not like her? Not trust her?

Many Coulter followers don’t trust her because of her past history of lies and deception and her Romney-like shifting political positions.

Coulter’s biggest and most vocal fans support her immigration stand. Many of her fans are fixated upon her, in their words, being “hot.” Some of her biggest detractors are pro-Trumpers outraged at the depth and degree of her attacks on Trump. (It is striking that Trump has yet to comment on Resistance Is Futile.)

By my (albeit unscientific) observations, among her following, Ann has some very ardent admirers, many who are neutral and – to use a journalistically “precise” term – a helluva lot who vehemently hate her. (It is as if they follow her merely to criticize everything she tweets.)

Despite all of the positive factors favoring success, after three weeks, Resistance had sold in the mere tens of thousands. (Her previous book, In Trump We Trust, didn’t even make the bestseller list!)

Her fourth week also saw her fall short of a resurgence on the bestseller list, even though audience members at her speeches (Acushnet, MA, and Concord, NH) “purchased” her book as part of their tickets. (People wanting to meet Ann had to buy her book.)

Coulter on Her Own Book

But what does Coulter say about Resistance?

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Coulter typically boasts that all of her books are blockbusters (even when they’re not even bestsellers) and that her columns are excellent. On the Mark Simone Show (8/16/18), Coulter bragged,

“The chapter titles are excellent and they’re very short chapters with lots of headings because I am part of the Twitter generation. And notice it’s a nice short book. It has a lot of footnotes.”

I was particularly struck by one phrase, “I am part of the Twitter generation,” which is utterly absurd, yet she has repeated it on multiple talk shows, evidently considering it a snappy soundbite. If Coulter is part of a Twitter “generation” – whatever that is – then that “generation” spans scores of years.

Twitter was made for Coulter. She has always been good at quick quips and snappy repartee – thus perfect for Twitter. (Though she is prone to gaffes when tweeting off-the-cuff.)

But, no, she is hardly part of a Twitter “generation” which is largely populated by millennials and Generation Z, but also encompasses people of all ages. There “are over 67 million Twitter users in the U.S.

People using a social media platform who range in age from young children to senior citizens can hardly be called a “generation.” Is Ann trying to recapture her youth? Appear hip? Relevant? Perhaps she is trying to make herself more relevant or appear younger than she really is.

Contents of Resistance

Coulter’s writing is solid, including her trademark penchant for hyperbole, as with her concluding chapter title: “For Democracy to Live, We Must Kill the Media.” (Where’s the guillotine?)

(Presumably, Coulter is referring to the #FakeNewsMedia and not genuine journalism. Is Ann not part of the media? She is unclear as to whether she is targeting the institutions themselves, or the people within those institutions.)

As this table of contents indicates, Coulter addresses the hot issues of the day.

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Coulter’s Clever Title

Coulter’s titles are often clever and this one – Resistance is Futile – is no exception. Coulter effectively merges a contemporary political and cultural phenomenon with a well-known pop culture meme from twenty years ago.

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But, as with so many things Coulter, contradictions abound, and, in this case, her title itself proffers confusing ideological optics.

Within her book, Coulter accurately conveys the ultimate end results of the Left’s #Resistance movement while adopting its faulty historical and political precepts.

The Left’s #Resistance movement carefully portrays itself as comparable to and the moral heirs of the French Resistance in World War II, when, in fact, they are the enemies of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.

With #ViveLaResistance, Progressives conjure up images of determined French patriots resisting Nazi occupation (think Casablanca) and they infer that America is occupied by Nazi-like GOP leaders pursuing tyrannical control of America.

In Casablanca, Rick Blaine is the reluctant freedom-fighter while Victor Laszlo (not an American) is the courageous leader of the French Resistance. The Left loves Bogart’s character, but, now, have adopted Paul Henreid’s serious, combative, and irrepressible hero as a standard-bearer for their own cause – a cause against which the French Resistance would have ferociously fought.

Similarly, while Coulter’s Resistance is Futile accurately identifies the tyrannical and thuggish behavior – and anti-Liberty, anti-American nature – of the #Resistance, Coulter herself frequently emulates their ideology, behavior, tactics, and rhetoric.

Ironically, Coulter has chosen for the title a slogan beloved by tyrants from antiquity to sci-fi villains of the future (most notably, the Borg).

For today’s Progressives, GOP = Nazi = Borg.

Coulter’s title unconsciously confirms their viewpoint.

Coulter – Borg Queen

Coulter’s clever but contradictory title unwittingly presents herself as the villain (Borg Queen) and the #Resistance as heroic freedom fighters.

The irony of Coulter’s latest book title, Resistance is Futile, can’t escape one’s notice. It is a tyrannical imperative that has rung through the ages, most recently by the Nazis and Soviets (and other Socialists), the aliens of V, and, most memorably, by the Borg in the Star Trek franchise.

Strikingly, the Borg demand assimilation, as American nationalists do, albeit in a decidedly un-American, tyrannical, non-Melting pot paradigm.

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In 2015, Coulter spoke at the Eagle Forum’s Collegiate Summit, saying:

“There was no pussyfooting around. We’re assimilating you, you’re here, and you’re going to be an American. There will be no celebration of Cinco de Mayo, there will be no Ramadan, in fact there won’t even be a Feast of the Immaculate Conception – we are an Anglo-Protestant country, and you will learn about the Battle of Valley Forge.”

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In Resistance, Coulter addresses very real problems of tyranny, violence, and mob rule on the Left while using a construct to promote her own hive mentality of the Alt-Right.

Coulter Is Part of the Resistance

Another great irony during the Trump presidency thus far is that Coulter has frequently been part of the #Resistance! She has often attacked Trump’s positive agenda (tax cuts, deregulation, and peace through strength, which she describes as commitment “to the Military Industrial Complex). Coulter also frequently raises the specter of impeachment.

Coulter told the Independent Journalism Review, “I would do it all over again. I would write In Trump We Trust all over again. At least he’s saying things. He may not be fully following through and I do have to swat him on the nose with a newspaper every once in a while.”

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To Rush Limbaugh and his audience, Coulter said Trump “has a suck-up personality” and his “presidency is more of a transactional presidency. He does have to be swatted on the nose with a rolled up newspaper when he goes astray.” In other words, Coulter knows best!

Last year, as reported by the Washington Examiner and other media outlets (emphasis added), “Coulter said she and Trump were involved in a profanity-laced screaming match in the Oval Office last year over his immigration policy.” (Coulter claims that Trump “started it.” Still, Ann, it’s not a good approach to win hearts over to your side.)

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Not to be outdone, on The Next Revolution (9/16/18), Coulter argued, “If the Resistance were smart, they’d read my book and attack Trump for not building the wall.”

Nihilistic Annihilation

The corollary to “You will be assimilated” is the alternative: “You will be annihilated.”

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Coulter has always had a bit of a Borg mindset. In the early 1990s, she wanted to eradicate feminism. Post-9/11, her mantra was “Kill, kill, kill.” In the 2000s, Coulter constantly spoke about how wonderful it would to have a world without liberals. During that same period, she was engaged in a jihad against both liberals and jihadists. Prior to and during the last presidential election cycle, Coulter sought the death of the GOP. (On September 23rd, Coulter’s tweetstorm demanded that we “crush the GOP.”)

Now, Coulter seeks the death of the press: “An essential component of saving the country is absolutely destroying the press. Not a brick upon a brick should remain. Then it can be rebuilt on more ethical lines.” (She fails to make clear distinctions between the #FakeNewsMedia and objective journalism.)

Coulter’s conclusion in Resistance is “We Must Kill the Media.” On The Next Revolution (9/16/18), Coulter pondered, “Maybe we do have to destroy everything first” – something a cultural Marxist would say.

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Remember, Coulter has been a canvas-cleanser for most of her adult life.