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Coulter’s Know-Nothing American Party

Ann Coulter, head cheerleader for a new Know-Nothing American Party,[1] champions a faux conservative as America’s savior,[2] calling him a “real American,” as opposed to Trump’s opponents, and she again conflates being conservative with being Republican.

Coulter's Know-Nothing American Party

In her current column[3] – this week’s shtick – Coulter heralds yet another grand conspiracy theory, this one by the “liberal and conservative media.”

Coulter repeatedly attacks “conservative news outlet(s)” which break “fake Trump scandal(s),” decries “the ‘conservative’ media calling him a socialist, a Democrat, a flip-flopper, a fake conservative,” and asserts that all such accusations are merely “name-calling” and non-substantive.

According to Coulter, “the accusers never include examples, not true ones, anyway.” This is the exact same tactic Coulter used to defend Romney,[4] boldly asserting that Romney’s flip-flops and gaffes were all imaginary.[5]

Coulter again confuses “conservative” with “Republican,” regarding them as synonymous. One would think that she would have learned by now that electing RINOs[6] (the very non-conservative Republicans Coulter is prone to promote) does not further a conservative agenda.

Still, Coulter vilifies “Conservative pundits [who] keep assuring clueless viewers that Trump is not a ‘real Republican.’” Trump may be a “real” RINO, but he is not a conservative!

Nevertheless, Coulter envisions a time when the next generation will invoke “Trump Republicans[7] with adulation. (Ann, Trump = Rockefeller = Eastern.)

Coulter warps herself and her savior in the American flag to shield both of them from criticism for their non-conservative views. Coulter reprised her nativist[8] politics,[9] asking, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a president who likes us more than he likes foreigners – and the rich donors who employ them?”

Coulter concludes her hit piece with this paragraph:

“Looking at what the party has become, I certainly hope he’s not a ‘real Republican.’ I know he’s a real American. Those used to be the same thing.”

Conservatives criticize Trump for not being a real conservative, not a real Republican. Further, Coulter suggests that anyone opposed to Trump is not a real American.

Real conservatives – those who defend the Constitution and support a traditional, biblically-grounded American culture – recognize the dangers of Trump’s anti-Constitutional, non-Christian, non-conservative approach[10] to solving the manifold problems besetting America today.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “First, Jews; Now, Catholics?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-ah.

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

[3]               Ann Coulter, “Liberal and Conservative Media Unite Against Trump,” 1/20/16.

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

[5]               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.

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

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

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

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

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

Coulter Bashes Cruz – Again!

In a remarkable interview on the eve of Thanksgiving, Ann Coulter again bashed Ted Cruz, calling him a “midget” “compared to Trump!”

Extolling a Trump-Romney ticket, Coulter rejected Cruz for even the V.P. spot. The reason is astonishing!

CruzMidget

Coulter explained her logic, claiming that Trump is being self-sacrificing in running for President while Cruz and the remainder of the candidates have “got nothing else to do.” The other candidates have “nothing else to do?”

Coulter declared (emphasis added):

“I would put Reagan, Romney, Trump in the same category in this way and that is all three of them – unlike everyone else running for President – their lives are made worse by running for and becoming President. They have fantastic lives. They’re wealthy. They have beautiful families. The fact that they run for President at all suggests to me that these three genuinely love America and would like to save it.”

That’s right, Trump is a good candidate because he’s got a “fantastic” life. In what way is his life fantastic? Well, he’s “wealthy” and has a “beautiful family.” (Don’t the other candidates have beautiful families, too?)

Coulter claimed that Trump “genuinely love(s) America and would like to save it.” Does Coulter mean that Cruz hates America and wants to destroy it?

As for the self-sacrificing nature of Trump’s presidential aspirations, doesn’t he want to be President for the sake of being President?

Coulter further asserted (emphasis added), “These guys who are running because they’re got nothing else to do, they really are such midgets compared to Trump.”

Coulter, ever the elite, knows no better!

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.

Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion

Last Friday, Ann Coulter launched yet another tirade against conservatives for being pro-life. In other breaking news, Coulter claims to be totally pro-life herself.

How obtuse can one get? I have lauded Coulter’s intelligence and craftsmanship in the past, but her hubris has blinded her to reality.

AbortionBlind

Phony Conservative Bad-Asses

As a guest host for the Peter Tilden Show,[1] Coulter passionately attacked conservatives for pursuing a pro-life agenda. Coulter began her rant ridiculing those who seek to defend the lives of the unborn by saying, “I am getting very, very bored with [conservatives] being bad asses on abortion.”

The implication in her choice of words (“bad asses”) suggests, as she has often done in the past,[2] that present-day politicians currently in office who are pursuing a pro-life agenda are engaging in political posturing. Yes, she is impugning the motives of those she condemns.[3]

This is classic Coulter, who denigrates all those who disagree with her. During the 2012 election cycle, Coulter besmirched all those who opposed her hero, Mitt Romney.[4] Now, she belittles all those who endanger [5]a Donald Trump candidacy.[6] To do so, Coulter frequently attacks their motives and character.

We’ve Won

Continuing to berate pro-life conservatives, Coulter made another demonstrably false claim, “We’ve won that, Republicans.”

No, Ann, we haven’t.

Victory would mean that abortion has been eradicated. Remember, Coulter is attacking conservative politicians (and presidential candidates) who are fighting for the unborn. Coulter is chastising them for seeking to defund Planned Parenthood. Coulter is lambasting them for doing what they are supposed to do: represent their pro-life constituency.

The pro-life cause has been given new life – on a national stage – due to the heroic efforts of the Center for Medical Progress, which, through a series of investigative videos, has exposed the truly evil nature of the “medical procedures” being performed by Planned Parenthood.

For perhaps the first time in our nation’s history, We, the People of the United States, have before our eyes the graphic evidence of a baby holocaust in America.

And Coulter would have pro-lifers do nothing!

No! Pro-lifers are seizing the moment to seize the victory which Coulter contends we have already won.

Pro-Life in Name Only

Coulter went on to explain what she meant by victory:

“Since the hero of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani, ran for president as a Republican and didn’t get out of the starting because he was pro-choice, the one thing – I promise you – any Republican candidate is going to be is pro-life. You’re not proving to me that you’re a cool guy now by being pro-life. No, that was cool when Ronald Reagan ran, which was, what, three decades ago?”

Victory, in Coulter’s view, is to have Republicans who profess to be pro-life. But the moment they start to put into practice their pro-life principles, she condemns them.

Few people regard Coulter as a principled conservative because, over the years, she has proven herself to be without scruples. Principles come and go, but Coulter’s career must continue.[7]

During the last election cycle, Coulter attacked the Tea Party[8] for seeking “ideological purity” and she urged voters to vote for anyone running as a Republican. After the election, Coulter discovered that RINOs will be RINOs.[9]

Still, Coulter acts as if only she is principled.[10]

On Peter Tilden Show, an incensed Coulter stammered, “these Republicans who want to prove what hairy-chested conservatives they are by endlessly talking about immigration [she meant abortion]. No, we have won that, Republicans. We have won it within the Republican Party and that’s all we’re gonna be able to win it in until Roe v. Wade is overturned.”

Astonishing! Coulter wants to wait till Roe v. Wade is overturned. But who will overturn it? The pro-lifers she is now condemning! Coulter practically screams: “They are cowards. They’re unimaginative. They’re not very smart.”

New Litmus Test

Being pro-life is so passé now that Coulter has created a new litmus test for conservatives:

“Now, today‘s litmus test – today, how you separate the mice from the men – is the question of immigration.” To be clear, Coulter repeats: “They have no imagination. That is not the litmus test now. The litmus test is immigration.”

But if simply espousing pro-life principles without acting on them is sufficient for Coulter, then what can we expect from politicians espousing the current set of principles Coulter advises? And why have litmus tests at all if we expect them to be ignored?

Coulter continued her rant, claiming, “I’m pro-life. Donald Trump is pro-life. But let me tell you pro-lifers, you’re never gonna get rid of abortion unless our current immigration policy is changed. … So don’t even pretend you care about abortion, unless you care about immigration first.”

This is nonsense! As she has done since at least the 2000 election cycle, Coulter subordinates pro-life concerns to virtually everything else. She is a pro-life procrastinator, putting off till some perfect moment in time in the future what she should be doing today.

The concept of fighting on more than one front at a time seems foreign to her. Somehow, the Allies in World War II managed to defeat enemies in both Europe/North Africa and the Pacific. Courage is required (the courage Coulter lacks) to combat abortion and immigration at the same time. This is the moment to which we have been called – and Coulter vilifies those who are answering that call.

Speaking of illegal immigration, Coulter once joked, “The motto should be: There are way too many, and there shouldn’t be any. It even rhymes.”[11] Coulter has repeatedly said that even just one crime committed by one illegal alien is one too many.

If only Coulter would apply her immigration motto to abortion: “There are way too many, and there shouldn’t be any.” But, for Coulter, the unborn will have to fend for themselves.

The 2,000 babies aborted every day will have to make do until Coulter’s immigration agenda is put into place. Anyone (in or outside the womb) who poses a threat to her new hero, the Donald,[12] must be dispensed with, regardless of principle – or life.

Endnotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[11]             Ann Coulter, Kelly File, FNC, 7/23/15.

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

Are Coulter’s ‘Facts’ Right?

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

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

Sacked

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

Coulter v. Colmes

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

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

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

Coulter: “Exactly!

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

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

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

Coulter’s False “Facts” on Her Book Tour

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

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

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

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

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

Civil rights[13] are only for blacks.[14] “The only time you should be able to sue for discrimination is if you are an African-American. That’s it! That’s it! I don’t want to hear about anybody else. You can hire whomever you want to. You can fire whomever you want to. … Civil rights are for blacks.”[15]

Diversity is white.[16] Ann Coulter’s America is exceedingly small and insular. Coulter crows, “It used to be more diverse, admittedly from white, Western European countries, mostly. But I consider, you know, the Scotch, the Irish, the English – I think that’s enough diversity. That really mixes it up for me.”[17]

America will be a WASP nation again.[18] Coulter explained (emphasis added): “It’s a monochromatic WASP country that other ethnicities have come to and for the first 400 years of its existence, (as a colony and then as a country) the ‘wildly diverse’ immigrants were other white western Europeans. That was the extent of the diversity.”[19]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coulter is Not Conservatism’s Best

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

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

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

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

Endnotes:

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

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

[3]               Ibid.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coulter’s Assault on Pro-Life Movement Continues

Coulter retweeted Jim Norton’s tweet: “The morons are easy to find. They write multiple tweets questioning the motives of a comedian.”[1]

Abortion

Coulter has herself written multiple tweets questioning the motives – and character – of Republicans opposed to abortion. Coulter calls them “pathetic,” “weak-kneed” “sissies” and “pussies” trying “to prove their toughness by being pro-life.”

Is Ann Coulter a moron?

(Moreover, Coulter argues that the war against abortion is over! Over? When did that happen? Tell that to the 2,000 babies aborted every day in America!)

In her zeal to oppose immigration (legal and illegal) as the defining issue for this election, Coulter abandons the pro-life movement with equal fervency.[2] (But, then again, she has attacked pro-lifers for nearly two decades for her own political purposes, so why should we expect an impenitent Ann Coulter to change now?)

Ann Coulter’s (Recent) Tweets Attacking Pro-Lifers
RT @FrankJ1232: @AnnCoulter Exactly. So sick of the anti-abortion machismo from right wing sissies. – 10:40 AM – 12 Aug 2015
Absolutely, positively no GOP candidate 4 POTUS will ever be for abortion. Why do pathetic GOPs try to prove toughness by being pro-life? – 11:01 PM – 11 Aug 2015
GOP hard-asses on abortion (but not immigration) are like the Dems coming around on Civil Rts AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER. #ItsImmigrationStupid – 10:57 PM – 11 Aug 2015
We won the abortion fight (in the GOP) 30 years ago! Weak-kneed GOPs can talk about nothing else. Where were you during the fighting? – 10:56 PM – 11 Aug 2015
I love GOPs who are hard-asses on abortion, but pussies on immigration. IMMIGRATION IS THE NEW LITMUS TEST. – 10:55 PM – 11 Aug 2015

Update: Coulter’s latest presidential messiah – Donald Trump[3] – is wishy-washy on abortion, just like previous candidates Coulter has promoted (from Christie to Romney). Coulter is ever willing and even eager to subordinate moral imperatives for political expediency or to personal advantage. In her world, politics supersedes morality and godliness.

Yet, Coulter defends Trump on abortion! “It isn’t a flip-flop on Planned Parenthood. He is not a politician, he is not familiar with all the deceptive ways Planned Parenthood will sneak through funding for abortion.”[4]

It would behoove Coulter to heed her own words: “When you go along with the in crowd and don’t speak out against liars, against promiscuity, against abortion, you are taking a step closer to the devil.”[5]

Update: Coulter demonstrated her unscrupulousness and willingness to betray any principle for the sake of political expediency, tweeting,  “I don’t care if @realDonaldTrump wants to perform abortions in White House after this immigration policy paper. http://t.co/l7nq8gN7i5.”[6]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter tweet, 7/25/15, 7:27 p.m. (emphasis added).

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

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

[4]               Ann Coulter, Hannity, FNC, 8/13/15.

[5]               Ann Coulter, How to Talk to a Liberal (if you must), Crown Forum, 2004, pg. 343.

[6]              Ann Coulter tweet, 8/16/15, 9:36 a.m.

Conservatives Diss Coulter!

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

Diss

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 Disses Pro-Lifers – Again!

Coulter claims, “I am totally pro-life.”[1] But then, why does she always attack pro-lifers? What explains her 15-year opposition to the pro-life movement?

Did you know that pro-lifers are putzes? Ann Coulter says you are!

Putz

Referring to the current furor over Planned Parenthood’s selling body parts from aborted fetuses, launching of congressional investigations, and attempts to stop funding of Planned Parenthood, Coulter chides the so-called (in her eyes) bravery of politicians who are behind the times, saying,

“… 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.”[2]

Sorry, Ann, but “this abortion thing” is a big deal, especially now, when the entire country is horrified by what recently released videos reveal. (Much like the public is horrified by the Kathryn Steinle murder, a media frenzy Coulter is all too keen to exploit and take credit for.)[3]

Instead of doing the right thing – protecting the lives of those most vulnerable – Coulter would have Congress do nothing but pursue her immigration agenda. (Build fences while babies die!)

For Coulter, it is never the right time to defend the unborn,[4] to help those who are regarded as somehow “below human.”

In 2000, Coulter vilified GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer and other pro-lifers who were seeking a constitutional remedy to abortion. Her essay was titled, “Must Christian conservatives be fascists?” Coulter’s purpose was to preserve George W. Bush’s candidacy from the wrath of the abortion industry.

Ever since, Coulter has subordinated pro-life considerations to whatever matters she considers more immediate or more expedient. Coulter has, in fact, rejected many potential pro-life candidates for others she deemed more electable.[5]

Coulter blamed pro-lifers for Republican defeat in 2012, writing, “Can you learn to say, ‘no exceptions’ or rather, ‘no abortions with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother?’ Learn that. Memorize that. Stop waxing philosophical when you’re running to make laws.”[6]

Yes, Coulter blamed pro-lifers for Romney’s defeat: “The last two weeks of the campaign were consumed with discussions of women’s ‘reproductive rights,’ not because of anything Romney did, but because these two idiots [Akin and Mourdock] decided to come out against abortion in the case of rape and incest.”

Moreover, Coulter thinks life in the womb is a “philosophical” argument and wants pro-lifers to be pragmatic by permitting human beings who are conceived in rape to be aborted. Coulter’s disregard for human life is clear in her pretzel-twisted logic:

“No law is ever going to require a woman to bear the child of her rapist. Yes, it’s every bit as much a life as an unborn child that is not the product of rape. But sentient human beings are capable of drawing gradations along a line.”

A child of rape is “every bit as much a life as an unborn child that is not the product of rape,” yet that child’s life is forfeit for political reasons.[7]

Ethics have never been Coulter’s forte.[8]

Last year, Coulter offered a talking point for Republican candidates:

“Yes, of course there should be exceptions in the case of rape and incest, and I also support giving rapists the death penalty, unlike my Democrat opponent, who wants to give rapists the right to vote.”[9]

Now, Coulter scorns pro-lifers to target immigration – her current single issue – because she is selling a book.[10]

Still, Coulter has the temerity to claim, “I am totally pro-life.”[11]

Coulter is the real putz![12]

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

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, quoted by Emily Freund, “Ann Coulter: She May Be Right …” Westchester WAG, October 2002. See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

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

[3]               See “Coulter’s Ego: I Did It!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8F.

[4]               See “I’m having a … fetus” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-7d.

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

[6]               Ann Coulter, “Don’t Blame Romney,” 11/7/12.

[7]               See Rebecca Kiessling, “Rebecca Kiessling’s Reply to Ann Coulter – Save the 1,” 11/9/12, http://www.savethe1.com/?page_id=125.

[8]               See “Ann Coulter Trivializes Rape” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3M.

[9]               Ann Coulter, “Young People Don’t Change – Neither Does the N.Y. Times,” 3/19/14.

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

[11]             Ann Coulter, quoted by Emily Freund, “Ann Coulter: She May Be Right …” Westchester WAG, October 2002. See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[12]             See “Case Study # 8: Life Issues,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.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.

TrumpDefeat

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.

Ann Coulter’s Crazy Funhouse Mirror

Peeking behind the variety of masks Ann Coulter wears can be very intriguing and entertaining. Looking into her soul reveals insights into human nature. Seeing Ann Coulter through her eyes is equally enlightening.

Last year, I noted Coulter’s many conflicted expressions about her self-identity[1] and her divorce from reality. For Coulter, nothing less than superlatives describe her. (Only the best for the best.)

CrazyMirror

She calls herself, “right-wing crazy and proud of it.”[2] She’s not just a run-of-the-mill crazy, but the best: “I’m second to none in right-wing lunacy.”[3]

Coulter is anything but a squishy conservative or a RINO (as she tells it): “I went to Cornell, but I was a casual conservative. After being in Ithaca, NY, I left a violent conservative.”[4] Indeed, she goes to an extreme to prove herself the ultimate conservative: “I’m like the conservative ayatollah.”[5]

Ann is also the poster child for libertarians, claiming, “I’m more libertarian than most people who call themselves libertarian.”[6]

Condemning Sarah Palin (whom she regards as a fake Tea Party leader), Coulter considers herself the opposite (and a card-carrying member at that): “I’m more Tea Party than most tea partiers.”[7]

Let’s not forget her (not so) warm and fuzzy spiritual side: “I’m an extraordinarily good Christian.”[8] Do “extraordinarily good Christians” actually call themselves that, or, being “extraordinarily good Christians” do they exhibit a tad bit more humility than Ann?

So, to recap, Coulter is the best conservative, best libertarian, best Tea Partier, and best Christian. Oh, I almost forgot, paraphrasing Coulter, nobody does crazy as well as her.

Coulter’s Characters

In addition to superlative characteristics, Coulter imports herself into superlative characters, likening herself to famous people, such as Bob Woodward, Bibi Netanyahu, Abbie Hoffman, H.L. Mencken, and Mark Twain.

(One must wonder whether Coulter really thinks that highly of herself, or whether she thinks so little of herself that she wants to be someone else!)

The masks Coulter chooses to wear are illustrative of how she wants to be seen by others (and how she wants to think of herself).

Coulter’s bio promotes the irreverent, iconoclastic, side of Ann, proclaiming her to be “the Abbie Hoffman of the Right.” Strikingly, the qualities which made Abbie Hoffman Abbie Hoffman are neither conservative nor Christian in nature, suggesting the impossibility of a right-wing version. But irreverence is part of what she sells and is a term frequently used to sell her books. (Wait! Didn’t Ann write a book decrying anarchy and mob-like behavior? Yes – Demonic!)

Coulter has strongly denied any comparisons of her with her counterpart, Michael Moore, but she has offered up two preferred alternatives: “I think I am the right-wing [H.L.] Mencken, the right-wing Mark Twain. I am not the right-wing Michael Moore.”[9]

However, “Newsbusters’ Warner Todd Huston dubbed Coulter ‘the H.L. Mencken of our times … minus the intellect.’” As Ilana Mercer put it, “Coulter is sui generis, but Mencken she is not.”

More recently, Coulter has repeatedly compared herself to the renowned investigative journalist Bob Woodward, only (in her mind) she’s better than him and she does it all on her own. Coulter boasts, “I’m the female. I’m the conservative Bob Woodward, except I don’t hire researchers and co-writers.”[10]

Strikingly, Coulter plays the Gender Card as she crows, “I’m the female Bob Woodward except I don’t have researchers or co-writers.”[11] Coulter reiterates, “As I said, I’m the female Bob Woodward.”[12]

Yes, she thinks she better than Woodward and she does her own work. (Yes, Ann, we believe you: not a smidgeon of plagiarism.[13]) Plus, she’s a woman to boot. (Yes, Ann likes her boots.)

To demonstrate her own courage, Coulter likens herself to a renowned Israeli warrior and statesmen: “I might just show up anyway just to piss them off. I could be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC.” Her Facebook bio brazenly states: “Coulter … has emerged as the bold heroine of our day!”

Carrying on in the grand Coulter tradition, others have made their own Coulter comparisons. Brad Miner claimed, “[Coulter] is to the 21st century what Lenny Bruce was to the 20th.”[14] (Again, Coulter is being compared favorably with a decidedly countercultural figure antithetical to conservatism.) Yet, in many ways, such a comparison is apropos. Coulter is known to use profanity, racial (and other) slurs, and, generally, just say whatever she wants to.

In fact, with her book, How to Talk to a Liberal (if you must), Coulter enumerated her rules on how to be deliberately offensive. Coulter fervently and irreverently follows her own rules.[15]

Bernard Goldberg, once a big fan of Coulter, admitted, “Ann Coulter is the Miley Cyrus of political commentary.” Dorothy Rabinowitz said, “[Ann Coulter is] the Maureen Dowd of conservatism.”

Meghan Daum suggested another intriguing impossibility: “[Coulter is] the adopted lovechild of Oscar Wilde and Gore Vidal.”

A Wordsmith – More or Less

I have always regarded Ann Coulter as a gifted wordsmith[16] – and said so.[17] But receiving praise and praising oneself are two different things. The former should be done with grace; the latter is unseemly and tasteless (gauche).

(Rush Limbaugh’s shtick includes tongue-in-cheek superlatives about his own greatness; Coulter is serious.)

Ann Coulter has an exalted sense of self because she constantly exalts herself.[18] Consequently, she says and does some very foolish things.[19] Pride is the embodiment of foolishness.

During Passion Week, Coulter spoke about Christian courage:

“I mean if the one thing – a few days before Easter, it’s worth mentioning besides eternal life with your Creator – the one thing every Christian should have is courage. The most important thing in your life.”[20]

Does Ann Hart Coulter have the courage to face herself and her Creator?

Endnotes:

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

[2]               Ann Coulter, Vantage Points, 12/5/97.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Southern Illinois University, 3/27/02.

[4]               Ann Coulter, quoted by Rush Limbaugh, “My Conversation with Ann Coulter,” Limbaugh Letter, August 2003, pg. 6.

[5]               Ann Coulter, Piers Morgan, CNN, 10/15/13.

[6]               Ann Coulter, America’s News HQ, FNC, 3/16/13.

[7]               Ann Coulter, CNN Tonight, CNN, 11/3/14.

[8]               “Church Militant: Ann Coulter on God, Faith, and Liberals,” beliefnet.com, 2006, http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19646.html.

[9]               Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN, 6/8/06.

[10]             Ann Coulter, Daily Caller, 6/16/15.

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

[12]             Ann Coulter, PJTV, 7/10/15.

[13]             See “Case Study # 2: Plagiarism,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[14]             Brad Miner, Smear Tactics: The Liberal Campaign to Defame America, HarperCollins, 2007, pg. 59.

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

[16]             See “Ann Coulter at Her Best” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-2u.

[17]             See “An (Almost) Perfect Piece of Propaganda” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-4q.

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

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

[20]             Ann Coulter, O’Reilly Factor, FNC, 4/2/15.