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.@AnnCoulter – Conservatism’s Cross Cassandra

For over two decades, self-described polemicist and perpetual doomsayer Ann Coulter has hyperventilated over the impending apocalypse in America. (It never happens.)

Even during the 2000 election, Coulter predicted an apocalypse if Al Gore won that election. She did the same thing in 2004 with John Kerry. Now, Coulter is heralding apocalyptic doom because Trump isn’t governing as she sees fit, doing her will.

For five presidential election cycles, she portended catastrophe if a Democrat won. At some point after Bush and Trump won, Coulter opposed them She has come to hate every Republican presidential nominee she endorsed these past twenty years.

Bridging the turn of the century, Coulter said liberalism would destroy America. Then her primary enemy changed. Post 9/11, she turned her sights on Islamic jihadists (all Muslims and Arabs, not just the radicalized ones). Coulter became a jingoistic zealot.

During the end of Obama’s presidency, Coulter switched views, becoming an isolationist, nativist pacifist, claiming that immigration would destroy America.

(When will she make up her mind?)

In each instance, Coulter called those who disagreed with her “traitors,” with total lack of self-awareness that one Coulter incarnation could denounce another Coulter incarnation. Which Coulter is the traitor? The arm-chair warmonger or the agoraphobic pacifist?

Throughout these past two decades, Coulter has operated out of fear, anger, and spite, instead of faith, hope, and optimism.

Coulter writes hyperbolic polemics (though she has gotten better in recent years) venting her fears, rage, hatred, and insecurities. Hence her habitual use of invective, elimination rhetoric, and ad hominem attacks. She is desperate to assuage her fears and destroy the objects of her wrath.

Coulter is the leader of “Apocalypse Now Conservatism.

Now, she vents her wrath at Donald Trump, blaming him for the imminent demise of America.

But Coulter is wrong. Trump’s #AmericaFirst agenda is working. Trump’s #MAGA #AmericaFirst agenda is #winning!

Yet, Coulter remains oblivious to reality.

In reality, Trump is keeping his promises. We are living in a time of peace and prosperity (interrupted only by Leftists intent upon thwarting Trump’s agenda).

Coulter’s prediction will fail. Trump will complete his first term and be reelected in a landslide.

On life issues, Trump is saving the lives of the unborn and those subject to human trafficking. On structural issues, Trump is exposing the #DeepState, #Resistance, and #FakeNewsMedia for who they really are.

Trump is uniting all Americans of every race and culture and vanquishing the progressive nightmare that was the #ObamaLegacy, which a President Hillary (shudder!) would have expanded upon.

Coulter has been prophesying death and destruction for over twenty years, and, now that we have a president who fights, she’s given up.

Unlike Coulter, Trump’s message is uniformly positive and optimistic, much like the greatest president of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan.
For more on Coulter’s dysfunctional views and commentary, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged, which provides an in-depth, detailed and holistic exposé of  Coulter.

 

Meet @AnnCoulter, Sociopath

Erstwhile conservative icon Ann Coulter can be charming and engaging, yet her inner sociopath often erupts in Twitter tirades, employment of elimination rhetoric, attacks on the recently deceased and bereaved, and vilification of whole swaths of humanity.

Yes, Ann Coulter can be – and often is – cruel!

Degrees of Sociopathy and Psychopathy

There is often a correlation between narcissism and sociopathy and/or psychopathy.

Coulter registers at the high end of the Sociopath Scale and is probably mid-range on the Psychopath Scale.

I have never seen Ann express or exhibit guilt over hurting people, whether personally or professionally. Indeed, she takes delight in provoking people, enjoys employing elimination rhetoric, and loves attacking the recently dead and grieving.

Ann experiences no guilt over anything and exhibits no shame in attacking and wounding others. But she does experience shame when it comes to herself. She hates criticism of herself, hates being viewed as a liar, racist, or fool. She feels shame when she fails to measure up to her various self-identities, such as beauty, brains, and balls. She feels shame when her jokes fall flat, her witticisms are proven witless, and her credentials are credibly challenged.

In other words, any shame Ann feels is because of how people view her as opposed to how she treats others. Her shame in inward-oriented, not outward-directed. The world could end tomorrow and she would be fine with that as long as the world loved her.

Twenty years ago, Ann boasted that she was obsessed with biographies of serial killers (“studies of serial killers”), saying, “I actually am sort of interested in it.”[1] Would she, herself, kill anyone? I doubt that. Does she take pleasure in the death of other people? Quite often. Did she, as a child, exhibit cruelty toward animals or insects? I don’t know. But, throughout her career as a journalist, she has exhibited cruelty toward her fellow human beings.[2]

Was Ann Coulter raped? Perhaps in college? (That could certainly be a causal factor.)

If so, that would explain her three-decade-long enmity toward feminism and ire over rape hoaxes as well as her zeal in advocating for and owning guns. As she emotionally vented on MSNBC, “Men’s hands are lethal weapons. … Every male I walk past, every male I walk past, I look at him knowing with his bare hands he could kill me, and I can do nothing. … But I have no option. I can’t kill somebody with my bare hands.”[3] (It is noteworthy that she was off-the-clock for that segment; she stayed longer to express her views, without being paid for her time.)

It might also explain her repeated claims of being raped not just as political allegory but, perhaps, as a means of subconsciously admitting to actual rape.

It might also explain her desire for rough sex (in which she wins or takes revenge). The Internet is populated with images of Ann as a dominatrix (created by fans and foes alike).

A psychologist clarified this for me (emphasis added): “Personally, she’s functional and most likely doesn’t kill people and animals by some driving need to do so, but her ideation probably veers in those directions. … Think fatal attraction material without the actions. … One can o learn to hide it if they aren’t committing violent acts. Many people who are sociopaths or psychopaths are very successful in life, but they aren’t serial killers or criminals, but they think like one. They restrain their darker impulses, however.”[4]

While Coulter is certainly not on the violent/homicidal end of the Psychopath Scale, she is certainly well positioned mid-range on that scale.

Simply put, she enjoys hurting people. Her words wound. They are calculated to do so with maximum effect. She wants her foes to be sputtering in rage.  Coulter is certainly a narcissist with a strong sociopathic streak and psychopathic tendencies.

There is an interconnectedness among narcissism, sociopathy, and psychopathy. The following chart compares and differentiates among them.

Another important aspect I’ve discovered is this:

Guilt is relational; shame is image-based, identity-based.

We see throughout Coulter’s life that she fails to express or exhibit guilt over her wrong behavior toward others. Guilt is utterly absent. But she does feel shame – shame over public exposure of her behavior and shame related to credible challenges to her own, deep-seated, self-identities.

The Clinton Affair

The 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s impeachment generated a slew of documentaries, some of which featured Coulter. Among them, Scandalous (FNC) and Truth and Lies: Monica and Bill (ABC).

Naturally, Coulter considered ABC’s to be the best of many such documentaries, primarily because she was heavily featured in it with close to a dozen segments featuring her.

Notable in ABC’s documentary were the number of Coulter soundbites in which she laughed as she was talking about the various ways in which Clinton harmed his female victims. I was reminded of some of Coulter’s appearances on MSNBC in early 1997 when she would gleefully recite from memory various portions of Paula Jones’ legal brief against Clinton, laughing at the accusations against Clinton – not caring that a real human being had experienced such pain and anguish.

 

Quadriplegic Lady or Dead Dog?

Sociopathy could have developed as early as infanthood when Ann was in an incubator for several weeks. Sociopaths have little to no empathy, but they can learn to fake empathy and thereby manipulate other people.

The real Ann Coulter was on display during a 2015 radio interview[5] which demonstrated, like Animal Farm, that some people are more equal than others and that Ann is more equal than everyone else.

At the beginning of the interview, Ann was told the heartbreaking story of an innocent woman who was struck during a high-speed car chase, becoming a quadriplegic. Utter silence from Ann. Shortly thereafter, she made jokes about car chases and joked about a suicide.

Then Ann was told about a tragedy concerning a dog. She asked, “What happened to the dog?” Hearing that he died (burned to death on live television), she replied in shock, “Awww!”

Moments later, Ann said, “I feel sorry for the quadriplegic lady, too. I don’t want you to think I’m only worried about the dog [laughs]. That was just kind of a surprise ending.”

Coulter is so intellectually agile that she immediately recognized the disparity in her reactions to two very similar tragedies and she knew the audience would take note at well. So, she instantly went into justification mode, trying to put out the flame before it became a raging fire.

Note that Coulter is more concerned with what people think of her than she is about the tragedies which have befallen others.

That segment of that interview strongly reinforced my conclusions that, for Ann, most people are worthless (worthless = worth less than Ann). To her, they are invisibles. She cared far more about the deceased dog than about the quadriplegic lady – but doesn’t want us to know that.

[Much more on this subject can be found in Character Study: Narcissism in my new book, Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.]

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become 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, Rivera Live, CNBC, 7/28/99.

[2]              See Lydia Cornell’s harrowing experiences at the hands of a wrathful Coulter (The Wrath of Ann) in her Foreword. Consider Coulter’s approval of attacking President Obama’s daughters!

[3]              Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 11/10/96.

[4]              Author interview.

[5]               Ann Coulter, The Drive Home with John & Jillian, KABC, 9/2/15.

@AnnCoulter’s Bush Derangement Syndrome

Self-described polemicist Ann Coulter is well known for embracing elimination rhetoric. She equally enjoys mocking the recently deceased and those grieving their loss.

Barbara Bush Funeral

2018 would prove no exception to the Coulter Ghastly Eulogy Rule. Coulter’s tongue-in-cheek tweet must have sliced into the hearts of the bereaved who knew of her hatred for them.

George Herbert Walker Bush Funeral

With the passing of President George H.W. Bush, Coulter kicked her Defaming the Dead and Bereaved Shtick into high gear without a moment’s hesitation.

Coulter deliberately and maliciously published her weekly column early to taint George H.W. Bush’s public funeral at the National Cathedral. She sought to coincide her smear job as closely as possible with the funeral services.

In her column, Coulter totally disparaged the accomplishments and character of a true American war hero, public servant, and an honorable, God-fearing family man.

Instead, she claimed that the Willie Horton ad was “the one thing Bush got right in his entire public career.”

In addition to a very flawed reading of the man and his presidency, Coulter got one crucial detail totally wrong: Bush did not produce the Horton ad; rather, it was the product of the National Security PAC, which, by law, was not allowed to coordinate its activities with a particular candidate.

Again, the central core point of Coulter’s columnBush’s greatest 30 seconds of his public lifewas totally wrong.

One of Bush’s most striking accomplishments was his nomination of Justice Thomas to the Supreme Court!

Coulter’s close friend, Greg Gutfeld, had this to say:

“When you thought of Mr. [George H.W.] Bush, what did you most think about? Patriotism, duty, family, faith. Isn’t that the stuff that is openly mocked today by pop culture, the media, academia? … Yet, this week, those were the things that mattered!”[1]

Well, apparently not to Coulter.

Coulter’s column (in lieu of an actual eulogy) totally misrepresented the man, his character, and his presidency. Coulter claimed that Bush’s finest moment was the 30-second Willie Horton ad that, in fact, Bush had nothing to do with.

Rather than enumerate his many accomplishments over a lifetime of public service (beginning as an American war hero), Coulter denigrated him at every opportunity.

Bush was her political foe (on her issues) and, therefore, an evil person.

Coulter even managed to get a dig in for both the McCain and Bush families. (Classy!)

This is how most Americans remember George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush.

American Thinker offered thoughtful reflections:

“In Bush’s funeral this week we remembered how long we have endured this wasteland of character.”

Continuing (emphasis added):

“Perhaps the strongest note of wistful longing in Bush’s funeral was the lifelong example of a leader who lived by a set of transcendent values.  Honor, friendship, loyalty, honesty – Americans have always believed that these immaterial attributes were the basis of a good life.”

Common human decency and honor continue to elude Coulter. Perhaps that’s why so many people regard her as heartless.

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]              Greg Gutfeld, Greg Gutfeld Show, FNC, 12/8/18.

How Ann Coulter Became a Psychopath

Ann Coulter has long been recognized as a high-end narcissist.

Where is Coulter on the Narcissism Spectrum? The following chart offers my perspective.[1]

Narcissism Spectrum

Coulter could learn much from George H.W. Bush. Sen. Alan Simpson’s tribute to the later George H.W. Bush included these words: “He was a man of such great humility. Those who traveled the high road of humility in Washington D.C. are not bothered by heavy traffic.”

But Coulter won’t. For her, other people are merely “’objects’ that [she moves] around to meet [her] needs.” This objectification of people falls in well with the sociopathic and psychopathic traits discussed below. It also explains Coulter’s willingness – even eagerness – to betray friends, colleagues, and other people who trust her!

Narcissists have shame over public exposure of their faults, but they project their personal (private) guilt (if they have any) onto others. For narcissists, appearances matter far more than reality. They want to feel good about themselves.

Coulter gets her validation and approval – and her sense of self-worth – through praise, book sales, talk show appearances, red carpet events, networking and cavorting with elites of all kinds, her socio-economic status, being seen as a mover and shaker and as a sex symbol, and wielding the power of a provocateur to provoke others (controlling their emotions) while remaining unscathed from the consequences.

As a narcissist, Coulter has a desperate need to control everything so that nothing can bring her shame.

Coulter was raised in a shame-based family and religious culture and shame is her greatest fear.

Did you know that Coulter also ranks high on a scale for sociopaths and that she is a mid-range psychopath?

Degrees of Sociopathy and Psychopathy

There is often a correlation between narcissism and sociopathy and/or psychopathy.

Coulter registers at the high end of the Sociopath Scale and is probably mid-range on the Psychopath Scale.

Sociopath and Psychopath Scales

I have never seen Ann express or exhibit guilt over hurting people, whether personally or professionally. Indeed, she takes delight in provoking people, enjoys employing elimination rhetoric, and loves attacking the recently dead and grieving.

Ann experiences no guilt over anything and exhibits no shame in attacking and wounding others. But she does experience shame when it comes to herself. She hates criticism of herself, hates being viewed as a liar, racist, or fool. She feels shame when she fails to measure up to her various self-identities, such as beauty, brains, and balls. She feels shame when her jokes fall flat, her witticisms are proven witless, and her credentials are credibly challenged.

In other words, any shame Ann feels is because of how people view her as opposed to how she treats others. Her shame in inward-oriented, not outward-directed. The world could end tomorrow and she would be fine with that as long as the world loved her.

Twenty years ago, Ann boasted that she was obsessed with biographies of serial killers (“studies of serial killers”), saying, “I actually am sort of interested in it.”[2] Would she, herself, kill anyone? I doubt that. Does she take pleasure in the death of other people? Quite often. Did she, as a child, exhibit cruelty toward animals or insects? I don’t know. But, throughout her career as a journalist, she has exhibited cruelty toward her fellow human beings.[3]

As noted on Quora (emphasis added): “Her pronouncements may seem outlandish and are often astoundingly untrue, but she has a sociopath’s flair for framing her actions in a moral or noble way. When she is exposed in a lie, she dramatically plays a martyr. … I think she cares about having lots of attention and making lots of money. When she inevitably loses popularity, she will become ever more desperate, even clownish in her attempts to get the attention that every narcissist needs so badly. Intelligence and self-insight don’t always go together. I think she is capable of experiencing triumph, but never peace or true happiness.  It is sad.”

So sad. Ann is truly to be pitied.

How, why, and to what extent did Ann Coulter become a psychopath? For in-depth answers, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

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

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Endnotes:

[1]              See also https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-it-together/201708/narcissism-and-capacity-change and https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/reading-between-the-headlines/201702/remembering-jodi-arias-poster-girl-narcissism.

[2]              Ann Coulter, Rivera Live, CNBC, 7/28/99.

[3]              See Lydia Cornell’s harrowing experiences at the hands of a wrathful Coulter (The Wrath of Ann) in her Foreword to Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged! Consider Coulter’s approval of attacking President Obama’s daughters!

Death is Sexier Than Sex to Ann Coulter

According to one psychologist (emphasis added): “[Ann Coulter] most likely cannot achieve sexual satisfaction without extreme fetishes if at all, her interpersonal relationships are probably rocky with few real friends, and she is most likely an insecure, lonely, aging wreck at the end of the day. Think fatal attraction material without the actions.”[1]

ConvertOrDie

This column’s title, “Death is Sexier Than Sex to Ann Coulter” is borrowed from my friend, Lydia Cornell from her 2005 column. Her “facetious” title is far more accurate than anyone could have grasped at the time and, indeed, is prescient regarding Coulter’s devolution of character and descent into darkness.

Coulter responded to Lydia by doxing her on the front page of Coulter’s website with the caption, “Death is certainly sexier than Lydia Cornell. Wait until I tell her about the death camps I have planned for liberals.”

Wow! Elimination rhetoric to the max. (Coulter left Lydia’s private information on her website for a full year, encouraging an abundance of hate mail and stalkers.)

Lydia concluded, “I didn’t realize the extent to which hate and death are such a turn-on for Coulter.”

Coulter does, indeed, have dark fantasies. She has an obsession with making bogus rape accusations (with herself as the victim) to achieve her political ends. She frequently delights in fantasizing about liberals being sodomized in jail.

Coulter Gang Raped

In a shocking interview, Coulter told Sunday Times Magazine (emphasis added): “I like being sexually assaulted.”[2]

Discussing the #MeToo movement, Coulter boasted (emphasis added): “I’ve had very, very aggressive men push me beyond where I’ve wanted to go. I thought it was a great date. I don’t think of it as an assault. I have fond memories.”

In light of that, Coulter’s familiarity with anal sex and fisting give one pause. Coulter as dominatrix has been a popular meme for twenty years.

Coulter - POTUS

For over fifty years – beginning as a kindergartener – Coulter has engaged in a battle of wills to achieve political supremacy and victory.

Apparently, her political confrontational style has crossed over into her romantic and sexual relationships, wherein she seeks a worthy opponent to subdue (or be subdued by).

Now, she confesses that she is “dying to be date raped.” Wow! (What would Mother think? Father?)[3]

No wonder Coulter employs elimination rhetoric so often, never misses a chance to taunt the recently deceased and bereaved, and appears utterly devoid of empathy. Remember, in 2006, Coulter was already being called “cruel.”

Death

How did Coulter become so cruel? Why are hatred and death such turn-ons for Coulter? Why has the dark side taken over so much of Coulter’s heart, worldview, and life? For answers, see Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

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

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Endnotes:

[1]              Author interview.

[2]              This may be why Coulter has become an authority on anal sex and fisting.

[3]              According to multiple sources, at least one of Ann’s lovers was abusive and liked S&M. Author interviews.

Ann Coulter: America’s Fool!

Once hailed the Goddess of the Conservative Movement and a Conservative Icon, polemicist and Alt-Right Queen Ann Coulter has become America’s Fool!

Joker cover

For over twenty years, Coulter’s preferred presidential nominee has become someone she ultimately hates.

Coulter shares astonishing similarities with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and has been called the AOC of the GOP!

Every self-identity Coulter holds is bogus.

Coulter is not a Settler, but an Immigrant.

Coulter is not a WASP purebred, but a mongrel.

In addition to two decades of presidential follies, Coulter’s fiascos are legendary, including at Berkeley, the Hamptons, CPAC, and with Delta.

How did Coulter become America’s Fool? Hubris!

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter became the person she is today.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Coulter extant 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 a public intervention to help Ann to face her brokenness and seek healing and restoration.

Separated at Birth II: Joy Reid & Ann Coulter – Christian Edition

Despite their personal enmity and political differences, Joy Reid and Ann Coulter are remarkably alike in their polemical nature and viewpoints in certain areas: anti-Mexican, anti-Semitic, death threats, hate speech, rape fantasies, identity politics, and even misogyny. To that, we can add hostility toward Christians.

Separated at Birth 2

Joy Reid regards evangelical beliefs as fiction, fantasy. She decries mainstream Christianity as opportunistic and apathetic toward those in need. As noted in Christian Post, “Joy Reid’s declaration against faith and family are part and parcel of a greater spiritual movement among the liberal elite to destroy both faith in God and the family.” Indeed, Reid regards “Church … family … police … military … the national anthem” as anachronistic and old-fashioned, things to be forgotten. Reid even attacked Sarah Palin for displaying a Christmas tree – on Christmas!

Ann Coulter has opposed Christians for fully two decades (while claiming to be a Christian!) Coulter has repeatedly condemned Christian missionaries for daring to fulfill the Great Commission in foreign lands, aiding those who are poor, sick, and in need. She calls Christians heeding their consciences “fake Christians” and attacks Christians for being godly. Further, Coulter demands that Christian refugees from genocide overseas be martyred. Moreover, Coulter’s WASP worldview compels her to continually denigrate Catholics.

In many ways, Joy Reid and Ann Coulter are twins. Both are openly hostile to Christianity while one – Ann Coulter – actually claims to be a Christian. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks, revealing the truth.