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Coulter Turns 55 – or Zero?

Ann Coulter was born 55 years ago, today, on 12/8/1961. Coulter’s spiritual birth date is as yet undetermined.

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Chronologically, Ann is 55-years-old; spiritually, she may not even be a newborn.

Coulter received a strict Catholic education (K-8) at St. Aloysius Catholic School until she entered public school. She eventually rejected her father’s Catholicism in favor of her mother’s Presbyterian faith, yet, upon reaching adulthood, she apparently disengaged herself from religion altogether. The absence of an internal moral compass would forever plague her.

With the publication of Godless (2006), Coulter zealously expressed a newfound faith in God, one which was conveniently finely calibrated to her ideology, agenda, and career.

Her father passed away in 2008, after years of declining health from dementia. Her mother died the following year. Since then, Coulter’s religious and political views have become quite bizarre, suggesting that her religious beliefs – whatever they were as a child and young adult – were actually those of her parents but not something she herself truly believed.

Coulter has never been restrained by an internal moral compass. Rather, when she toed the line it was to please her parents, not God. With their passing, Coulter has liberated herself from all moral and religious constraints.

As Coulter puts it, “My mother passed away. I can say anything now.

Non-Christian Behavior

Coulter claims to be “an extraordinarily good Christian” and “a big Christian.”[1] (I’m surprised she hasn’t claimed to be a Yuge Christian, like her savior, Donald Trump.)

For a “Christian,” Coulter spends an ungodly amount of time attacking Christians for behaving like Christians.[2] Moreover, Coulter’s own version of the gospel[3] is decidedly different from that of traditional and historic Christianity.

Coulter defends Trump on virtually everything, irrespective of the truth, belying her claim, “I want to speak the truth.”[4] But then, truth has never been a high priority for Coulter.[5]

Coulter’s latest iteration of the gospel message of Jesus Christ casts into question her very definition of “evangelical” – a term she has actually applied to herself: “I don’t think the Republicans understand evangelicals. We don’t need to be coddled to constantly.”

Coulter denigrates evangelicals, claiming, “Evangelicals won’t come out in droves for him because he’s not having ecstasies on stage.”[6] She repeated, “You don’t have to have ecstasies on stage to impress a Christian.” Yet again: “You don’t have to have religious ecstasies on stage to get the Christian vote.”

Is that how Coulter views evangelicals?

But Coulter also shockingly implied that Christians don’t have to behave like Christians. She said, “Like the military, you don’t have to observe, you have to respect the military, respect what they do.”

Her words are somewhat confusing, but the implications of her words mirror her defense of Trump’s unchristian behavior: “Some Christians want proof that a candidate has memorized Bible verses. I want a candidate who lives by this verse: ‘So do not be afraid of them.’”[7]

Coulter, again, eschews character and godliness to further her political and ideological agenda. She relegates integrity to the margins and places expediency front-and-center. In doing so, Coulter demonstrates her own faithlessness to not only the principles and doctrines of her faith but to her professed faith itself.

Fruit of the Spirit

Coulter boasts of being a Christian, yet doesn’t act like one. Are we to believe her claims or our eyes?

In Galatians 5:22-23, the apostle Paul describes the character traits of a Christian: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”

Coulter appears bereft of the fruit of the Spirit. (Perhaps this is more hyperbole than reality, but then, so is much of Ann’s work.)

Love. If Coulter loves anything, she loves to hate. A master of polemics, vitriol is her passion. Sarcasm – cutting – is her favorite form of humor.

Joy. Coulter appears most joyful when she is in the spotlight (narcissist seeking glory[8]) and when she is emasculating her foes (and they are legion).

Peace. Peace seems to elude Ann. She is well known for her diatribes on matters great and small. (Even soccer filled her heart with rage.)

Longsuffering. The very moment someone steps out of line, Coulter instantly launches into a Twitter tirade. Those tirades are frequent and they are often ugly.

Kindness. Coulter is not particularly well known for her kindness. Indeed, Coulter lacks simple charity.

Goodness. If anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism, and nativism count as “goodness,” then Coulter is filled to the brim.

Faithfulness. Coulter is renowned for betraying[9] her friends, her clients, her readers, and voters in both local and national elections. Similarly, Coulter betrays the very people of God, attacking their godliness, calling them traitors, and facilitating their martyrdom.

Gentleness. Another spiritual trait lacking in Coulter’s repertoire, gentleness was not to be found for Gold Star Families who are “immigrants.”

Self-control. Coulter’s temper tantrums (on-air, in commentary, and on social media) are inescapable. If Coulter doesn’t get her way – look out! Self-control? No. Control freak?[10] Yes. (The odd thing is, Coulter wants to control everything except herself!)

What has Ann actually accomplished with all of her nonsense? How many lives has she damaged or destroyed? How much damage has Ann done to herself and to those she loves?

The apostle Paul exhorts each of us to focus on what is most important in life: faith, hope, and love. Paul wrote (1 Cor. 13:1-3, emphasis added):

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.”

Coulter sees herself – and more importantly, wants to be regarded – as “an extraordinarily good Christian.” But worldly people are incapable of living a godly life. The fruit of the Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit. The worldly cannot behave in a godly manner.

We expect Coulter to act her age – and she does: 55 (chronologically) and zero (spiritually).

May Jesus touch Ann’s heart this Christmas season and fill her with His love, joy, and peace.

[A new book, #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia, examines the origins, worldview, and impact of the Alt-Right movement. It is now available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 1/19/16.

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

[3]               See The Gospel According to Ann Coulter, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/gospel.pdf.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 1/15/16.

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

[6]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 1/19/16.

[7]               Ann Coulter, “The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth, but They Shouldn’t be President,” 10/28/15.

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

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

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

Free book: Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory

Free book: Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory explores the narcissism and hubris which besets Coulter and her savior, Donald Trump. Both profess a desire to save America but each seeks their own glory.

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Hubris demands the fulfillment of personal ambition regardless of the consequences to America.

What is the impetus for this self-serving pride and how does it become so potent, yet, ultimately, impotent?

Highlights from Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory can be found here. The entire book is available as a free download here.

Coulter’s Colors of the Rainbow

In a fascinating interview with Scottie Nell Hughes, Coulter revealed her racial confusion and racist inclinations. She said, “No normal person thinks of themself as Hispanic. They think of themselves as ‘I’m Mexican,’ ‘I’m Cuban,’ ‘I’m Ecuadorian.’ [Hispanic] is an invention of the political parties.”

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Really? Coulter continued:

“Trump transcended this. He’s appealing to ‘Hispanics’ [Coulter placed air quotes around Hispanics], blacks, Asians, Americans, white Americans.”

If Hispanics don’t think of themselves as Hispanic but of various nationalities, then why is that not true of blacks? Aren’t they Kenyan, or Jamaican, or Haitian, or Nigerian, or …. [fill in the blank]? Yet, Coulter doesn’t deny that they are black. (In fact, she also claims that America still owes blacks for slavery, even those who emigrated after emancipation.) So, why deny that Hispanics are “Hispanic?”

What about whites? Are whites, as Coulter implies, homogenous? Are there no cultural and linguistic differences between Swedes, Polacks, Britons, French, and Italians? Yet, when it suits her, Coulter emphasizes those differences, always in favor of English WASP culture. Moreover, Coulter actively courts “white” votes to the exclusion of non-white ones.

Does anyone say “I’m Asian?” No. They refer to their national origins, whether China, Korea, Japan, Nepal, or elsewhere. Would Coulter suggest “Asia” “is an invention of the political parties?” Hardly.

It’s funny. When Coulter listed peoples to whom Trump appeals, she said: “Hispanics, blacks, Asians, Americans, white Americans.” When she said “Americans,” she quickly corrected herself and qualified it as “white Americans,” almost as if she doesn’t regard non-whites as Americans, or, perhaps more accurately, to emphasize the group of Americans she values most: whites.

Whites are crucial for Coulter’s restoration of a WASP (i.e., white) America.

Apparently, “Hispanics” (don’t forget those air quotes), blacks, Asians and other non-whites aren’t real Americans to Coulter.

Trump’s Not So Smart Consigliere

Coulter says she doesn’t think of herself as smarter than Trump (or anyone else), yet she relishes being regarded as Trump’s brain. Go figure.

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When asked, “did you feel like you were smarter than Trump?” Coulter coyly demurred, charging that it was “such a liberal question.” She added, “I don’t think of myself that way.” (When has she not thought of herself that way?)

Coulter continued her riff, contending, “’Oh, we just like to think we’re smarter than other people,’ I would never think that.” (Pick almost any Coulter book or column for a refutation of her claim.)

Coulter then absurdly averred, “I don’t evaluate people that way.” But she does that all the time.

Coulter even repeatedly attacks  prominent conservative leaders (e.g., “Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, all the alleged conservatives” for disagreeing with or opposing her views. She actually claimed that those people don’t read and don’t know what they are talking about, in contradistinction to Coulter, who boasted: “My thought is that everyone should just listen to me.” (Yes, she’s the smart one.)

Even at the “Ann Coulter Roast with Rob Lowe,” Coulter claimed to have the very best jokes.

Coulter seems to see herself as the smartest person in the world. Everyone else fits on a scale from dumb to imbecilic. Calling someone “stupid” is one of her most used attacks.

Furthermore, Coulter loves the word “retard” and sees no problem with mocking “spastic retards.”

But Coulter has always felt superior to most people, even to her peers and her colleagues (see Chapter 4, “Brains”, in The Beauty of Conservatism).

As for Trump, Coulter argues, “Getting details wrong doesn’t interest me. He can follow my Twitter feed to get those things right.”

Wait? If Coulter is not smarter than Trump, then why should he take her advice? If Trump is so smart, why does he keep getting details wrong? And why does Coulter go crazy whenever her candidate goes “mental?”

A recent Coulter profile explained “How Ann Coulter Created Donald Trump.” If Coulter’s “The woman who tells Donald Trump what to think,” how could she not be smarter?

She just won’t admit it publicly. Perhaps she fears angering Trump again.

Coulter – Face of the Alt-Right

Donald Trump’s chief propagandist and cheerleader, Ann Coulter, is the face of the alt-Right.

Face of the alt-Right

Coulter has been a prominent member of the alt-Right community for decades. Over the past two years, Coulter’s beliefs and character have been exposed as never before. This is particularly problematic given her position as advisor to and promoter of the GOP presidential nominee. Her current book, In Trump We Trust, is a fawning tribute to failing candidate.

The alt-Right, according to Jonah Goldberg, “want[s] to replace the conservative movement.” That is Coulter’s goal, too: Destroy and replace.[1] Following are the core beliefs and attitudes of the alt-Right movement as exemplified by Coulter.

Anti-Semitic

Coulter’s anti-Semitic roots go back to the early 1990s           [2] when she worked for, consecutively, two Jewish-run law firms in New York City. Her anti-Semitism exploded[3] last year[4] during the presidential debates and recently re-emerged[5] to the point[6] where a long-time friend tweeted, “I’m ashamed ever to have known you.”[7]

Anti-Catholic

Once raised Catholic,[8] Coulter now expresses deep animosity toward Catholics.[9] She calls them “moral show-offs” and “fake Christians.” [10]Her anti-Catholic sentiments have only grown worse[11] as she seeks to create a New Know-Nothing Party.[12]

Nativist

Coulter’s New Know-Nothing Party is modeled after the mid-19th century version, complete with its America First, anti-immigrant rhetoric and platform. Her nativism runs deep[13] as she hates all immigrants[14] and even hates Christian missionaries[15] for going on overseas mission trips to save lives.

Coulter even trashed native-born Gov. Nikki Haley,[16] calling her an “ignorant immigrant.” Haley’s roots weren’t pure enough, unlike Coulter’s which trace back to the Puritans.[17]

Racist

Race figures prominently in Coulter’s worldview[18] and remarkably so. Yet, she remains very confused in her racial constructions,[19] regards diversity as white,[20] seeks a restoration of a white WASP nation,[21] and argues that she and Trump deserve a “racism credit”[22] for seeking to help blacks even as she advocates for her own (white) racial grievance industry.[23]

Make America White Again

Neo-Confederate

To that end, Coulter adopts and furthers neo-Confederate ideas,[24] continually defends the Confederacy and Confederate flag, and has actually confused the Confederate and American flags![25]

Coulter’s (and Trump’s) America is one where the elite few (like Coulter and Trump) would determine the nature of our national identity[26] at the expense of individual liberty,[27] the Constitution,[28] and our founding ideals.[29]

If one is truly America first, then one must be #NeverTrump!

[A new book, #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia, examines the origins, worldview, and impact of the Alt-Right movement. It is now available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Coulter Wants to Destroy GOP” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bn. Yes, I know, Conservatism and the GOP are not synonymous. However, Coulter has waged war – for years – against conservative and Christian ideals, values, and principles. She seeks to root out and destroy whatever opposes her will and willingly props up a would-be tyrant and statism to achieve her own objectives, whether they are peculiar and pecuniary or personal and political.

[2]               See “Ann Coulter’s Jewish Roots” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-a1.

[3]               See “Effing Jews and Ann Coulter’s Waterloo (or Damascus Road?)” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-a9.

[4]               See “Jews: Quality, not Quantity” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-al.

[5]               See “When Will Conservatives Reject Coulter’s Anti-Semitism?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-eY.

[6]               See “Is Ann Coulter Anti-Semitic?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-f4.

[7]               See “I’m Ashamed Ever to Have Known You” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-f1.

[8]               See “Ann Coulter’s Root Causes – Part 1 (12/8/1961)” at http://t.co/VSsvq9UBlF.

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

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

[11]             See “Is Ann Coulter Anti-Catholic?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-f7.

[12]             See “Coulter’s Know-Nothing American Party” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bP.

[13]             See “Ann Coulter Auditions for U.N. Ambassador” at http://t.co/R7IDzwnUJ8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[23]             See “Does @AnnCoulter Love #BLM?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-fK.

[24]             See “Trump, Coulter, and the KKK” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cF.

[25]             See “Coulter Confuses Confederate and American Flags” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-fg.

[26]             See “The End of the American Experiment?” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-eZ.

[27]             See “Why Brad Thor is #NeverTrump! Litmus test is liberty!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-fb.

[28]             See “Liberty Died in Cleveland: America’s Establishment Coup” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-g1.

[29]             See “CPAC: America’s Christian Heritage Denied” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-8E.

Trump Ignores Coulter, Ann Irate

Trump consigliere Ann Coulter is irate at her Savior. (Not our Savior, Jesus Christ. Her Savior, Donald Trump.)

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The Donald ignored Coulter’s painstaking advice for selection of his vice presidential running mate and chose Gov. Mike Pence (IN).

In her column (7/6/16), Coulter vilified fiery former House Speaker Newt Gingrich only to have Trump choose milquetoast Pence. Apparently, Little Hands Donald feared being upstaged by his own running mate.

Coulter vented her wrath on Facebook and Twitter.

Coulter’s Principal Facebook Posting

Coulter considers Pence “the combo platter of disasters.”

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Coulter’s First Set of Tweets (reverse chronical order)

Coulter contends her “next-door neighbor” or Harriet Myers would be better options. Given Coulter’s prior vitriol against Myers, I hope her neighbor is well-armed.

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Coulter’s Second Set of Tweets (reverse chronical order)

In a state of denial, hoping the nightmare would soon pass, Coulter declared Gingrich to be the only worse possible VP choice.

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Subsequent tweets continue to tar and feather Trump’s selection. The smartest women in the world disagrees with the choice made by the best candidate she’s ever seen.

Will Coulter continue to attack her presumptive VP, and, in effect, attack Trump himself?

Or will avarice and self-interest inevitably prevail?

Trump is, after all, her current meal ticket and subject of her next book.

Trump to Pick Coulter for VP

In a stunning develop, political pugilist Donald “The Donald” Trump will pick polemicist Ann “The Shock Jock” Coulter to be his running mate in his bid for Bully-in-Chief[1] of the United States of Trump.

Coulter as Trump's VP

At least one insider was nonplussed over this development, pointing out, “When they look at each other, it’s as if they’re looking into a mirror.”[2] Coulter agrees, saying, “Donald Trump, I love him because he does talk a little like me, which is to say, blunt.”[3] Moreover, “I’ve detailed everything he’s saying. He gives the campaign speeches on it. My book is the footnotes.”[4]

(Yes, Ann Coulter is the Leni Riefenstahl[5] of the Trump campaign’s propaganda[6] machine.)

Like Trump, Coulter forsakes the pro-life movement,[7] looks with disdain on immigrants,[8] and actually pursues non-conservative policies.[9] Oh, and they’re both    [10] bullies.[11] Coulter has certainly proven that she’s no better than Trump.[12]

Inquiring minds want to know if love is in the air. Early in Trump’s campaign, Coulter said, “I would like to be the head of Donald Trump’s Homeland Security.” An enraptured Ann later gushed, “I totally would [marry Trump if he were single].”[13] It looks like she may have to settle for vice president.

Denied (at least for now) a real marriage made in heaven, Coulter is presently part of a political one. Coulter declares, “Trump – the greatest candidate for president ever!”[14] Everything The Donald says and does is magnificent in Ann’s eyes. (Love is blind! But, bear in mind that Ann calls Trump her Savior and admits their relationship is one of “blind worship.”)[15]

Referring to Trump’s immigration policy, Coulter tweeted, “The greatest political document since the Magna Carta.” (Yes, Ann skipped over the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Washington’s Farewell Address, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Lincoln’s Second Inaugural, etc.)

Coulter’s assessment of Trump’s recent foreign policy speech is equally hyperbolic (ALL CAPS on Twitter!): “GREATEST FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH SINCE WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS.”

Privately, Coulter entertains some doubts. In a brief moment of candor, Ann admitted that Trump is “mental,”[16] but, nonetheless, she still argues, “he’s magnificent now.”[17] (Perhaps they are both mental!)

Coulter has staked her career and what’s left of her tattered reputation[18] on a Trump victory and she has even renamed the GOP “the new Trump Republican Party.”[19] Indeed, Coulter admits, “I hope Donald Trump does destroy the Republican Party and we have a new pro-American Republican Party.”[20]

Even though Ann views herself as the Harriet Beecher Stowe of this New Trump Party,[21] becoming Vice President Coulter would be a splendid prize and honor which would only further increase her vanity.[22] Hubris is surely a trait Ann shares with Donald.[23] They are, after all, the elite of elites.[24]

Ann Coulter played the role of Vice President of the United States in Sharknado 3 and on a Fox News comedy show. Will she become the real thing?[25]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “How to Talk to a Bully (if you must)” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bY.

[2]               This is a totally fabricated quote. The remainder of this piece is 100% factual!

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

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

[5]               See “Ann Coulter = Leni Riefenstahl” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5w.

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

[7]               See “Ann Coulter Still Blind to Abortion” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9I.

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

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

[10]             See “Bully Boy Trump” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cv.

[11]             See “Ann Coulter: Wisconsin Sucks” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-ec.

[12]             See “No Better Than Trump!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-dW.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 1/15/16.

[14]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 12/17/15.

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

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

[17]             Ann Coulter, Alan Colmes Show, Fox News, 7/10/15.

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

[19]             Ann Coulter, Live Book Signing, 12/21/15.

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

[21]             See “Coulter’s Know-Nothing American Party” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bP.

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

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

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

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