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.@AnnCoulter Has Incurable #CPAC-Derangement Syndrome!

Long before Ann Coulter was beset by a virulent form of Trump Derangement Syndrome,[1] Coulter developed CPAC Derangement Syndrome.

Since then, Coulter seeks out every opportunity to berate and defame CPAC, which she regards as America’s enemy!

Coulter retweeted agreement with this tweet: “Florida’s useless sellout bimbo of a Senator – Marco Rubio – was invited to CPAC but true conservatives – like @AnnCoulter – weren’t? Seriously?”

Since then, Coulter continues to CPAC, suggesting that CPAC is America’s enemy!

Coulter tweeted:

  • It’s the “Chamber of Commerce PAC,” used to promote Matt Schlapp’s lobbying clients. – 2/24/21, 2:24 a.m.
  • CPAC IS unsafe. It’s Matt Schlapp’s lobbying clients masquerading as “conservatives.” – 2/24/21, 4:09 p.m.
  • This isn’t your older brother’s CPAC anymore. – 2/24/21, 4:10 p.m.

Coulter has also claimed that CPAC is funded by the Koch rothers, whom she has said are evil! In her mind, the Koch brothers = George Soros!

Who are these enemies of America?

CPAC’s primary sponsors this year are the American Conservative Union, Fox Nation, and Liberty Health Share.

Coulter was a featured speaker at CPAC for 17 consecutive years from 1998 to 2014. Her time at CPAC represents both a microcosm of and an allegory for her career.

Presenting Sponsors” comprise: Save the American Inventor, Korea CPAC, Save Our States, and World Forecast. The “Partnering Sponsors” are Liberty Ecosystem and Washington Times.

Oh, the horror!

But it gets worse! “Supporting Sponsors” include The Epoch Times, Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, Turning Point USA, and Young America’s Foundation.

Say it ain’t so! (These are hardly anti-American organizations.)

The funny thing is that Young America’s Foundation sponsored Coulter’s speeches for almost two decades, Turning Point USA has sponsored several speeches, and Coulter gave at least one speech at the Heritage Foundation.

CPAC “Contributing Sponsors” include Project Veritas, Citizens United, and the Leadership Institute.

But … Coulter participated in several documentaries for Citizens United and has recently given speeches for the Leadership Institute, which vigorously promoted her speaking tour. Moreover, Coulter was best friends for over two decades with David Bossie, President of Citizens United.

CPAC “Participating Sponsors” include CFACT and the Center for the Claire Boothe Luce Conservative Women, both of which sponsored Coulter’s speeches. Indeed, the latter did so for over fifteen years!

Who has changed? All of these splendid American and conservative organizations? Or Ann Coulter?

Was Ann Coulter an enemy of America then or is she an enemy of America now?

Sampling of Coulter’s Attacks on CPAC!

In 2015, Coulter told the Washington Examiner: “I wasn’t invited. I might just show up anyway just to piss them off. I could be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC.”

Why would Coulter want to piss off CPAC? Ego? The woman scorned? A vengeful nature?

Did you notice, Coulter places herself and her situation on par with that of Bibi Netanyahu?! Coulter likens herself to the Israeli Prime Minister, renowned for his courage, his eloquence, and his principled character.

But beyond that, Coulter’s tweets also reveal her own denial of reality and her self-absorption.

  • CPAC = Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
  • “attendees surveyed after the conference consistently chose Coulter as the most popular speaker”
  • Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to the Mexicans, I’ll watch the Oscars again.
  • I’ll be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC!

Finally, CPAC discovered that we should Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age![2]

Even though she considers herself indispensable to CPAC (and CPAC indispensable to her standing as a great conservative leader), Coulter was missed only by herself.

In 2018, Coulter told the audience of the Lars Larson Show, “I remember when CPAC wasn’t funded by the Koch brothers.” (Those evil anti-Americans!)

In 2019, Coulter again sniped at CPAC.

One person tweeted: “Every societal movement will eventually turn into a grift once people realize they can gain money and power by pilfering the herd. If you join one, join early and get out early.” Coulter retweeted thusly: “See, e.g., CPAC.

Coulter also retweeted (“Duh.”) to a tweet claiming: “What everyone is saying: ‘CPAC isn’t fun without Ann Coulter. And hasn’t been for years.”

Yes, Coulter still believes her own press. Meanwhile, in the real world, CPAC thrives and expands!

Why CPAC Rejected Coulter

After 9/11, Coulter’s CPAC appearances were continually mired in controversies of Coulter’s own making. Her provocative rhetoric became ever more extreme. She regularly employed elimination rhetoric. Coulter seemingly sought to upstage CPAC at every turn.

One year, a host of conservative organizations and bloggers threatened to boycott CPAC if Coulter was invited to speak. Coulter was rejected as a speaker but, through slight-of-hand, spoke anyway. In both 2013 and 2014, Coulter was invited at the last minute, due to aggressive campaigns by Coulter to appear.[3] (Friends in high places have always come to her aid.)

Coulter’s antics continued in 2014, with Coulter coordinating a phony “debate,” disparaging poor people, issuing death threats, and falsely claiming to have been raped.[4]

But in 2014, Coulter crossed a non-negotiable red-line: Coulter boasted publicly of betraying CPAC.

Coulter has a long history of betraying friends,[5] colleagues,[6] and clients.[7] Then, Coulter publicly betrayed CPAC.

Within weeks of her appearance at CPAC 2014, Coulter boasted of scamming CPAC. She bragged about this “really so brilliant” scam to thwart CPAC’s agenda “despite CPAC’s best efforts.”

Nicely done, Ann.

Such is Coulter’s ego that she believes – after scamming CPAC and bragging about it – that CPAC would be obligated to invite her to speak in subsequent years.

See Case Study: CPAC Escapades in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged for more details.

Endnotes:

[1]              See Case Study: #CoulterMeltdown in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[2]              See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age at http://bit.ly/2a6Ns4w.

[3]              In the early 2000s, CPAC routinely promoted its next conference far in advance, often nine months or more before the conference date, and Coulter would regularly be highlighted as one of the first speakers invited.

[4]              See “Case Study # 8: Life Issues,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter at http://bit.ly/1N7zDji.

[5]              See “Preface: Alamo Remembered,” The Beauty of Conservatism at http://bit.ly/2a79k0j.

[6]              See “Case Study # 2: (Linda) TRIPPed Up!” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5.

[7]              See “Case Study # 1: Oh, Paula (Jones)! Ann Coulter’s Betrayal,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5.

.@AnnCoulter = Bernie Sanders

What can arch-conservative Ann Coulter and Bolshevik Bernie Sanders possibly have in common? Surprisingly, a great deal.

Ann Coulter and Bernie Sanders are far closer than one would think in temperament, disposition, and ideology.

Both are New England elites who think that they alone have all the answers.

They would both force their own will upon others.

Both would weaponize the Deep State to their own ends.

Neither forgives nor repents.

Both are anti-Semitic.

Both are obsessed with Identity Politics, but from different perspectives. While Sander’s version is steeped in class warfare, Coulter’s viewpoint is distinctly WASP Supremacy.

Sanders claimed, “Italians are gangsters, Jews are greedy, Irish are drunk and blacks smell.”

Here is Coulter version:

Though one is an avowed Socialist and the other purportedly champions the free market, Coulter is willing to vote for a Socialist in order to get her Wall for the express purpose of preventing America from becoming Socialist.

This is called cognitive dissonance, or, in Orwell’s vernacular, Doublethink.

Coulter told Bill Maher (video) and Margaret Hoover (video) that she would vote for Sanders. It almost seems as if Coulter is a Socialist (or, at least, a Statist) at heart.

Notice, Coulter doesn’t “care about the rest of the socialist stuff.” But it is the “socialist stuff” which would complete Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America into something real Americans do not want. All that “socialist stuff” would permanently solidify the Deep State and destroy what remains of the constitutional structure of our government and the Judeo-Christian ethos of our culture.

Like Sanders and many far-left activists, Coulter has repeatedly called for a wealth tax – a pernicious tax which confiscates wealth and inevitably diminishes the health of a nation’s economy (more on that below).

Coulter has even mirrored many of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s views.

And they call Bernie crazy! Trump was right to label Coulter a #WackyNutJob!

Like a true Socialist, Coulter believes in, operates from, and lives her life in accordance with the Marxist Maxim: The end justifies the means.

We see this exhibited throughout her career, from lying on her resume, to betraying clients, to attempts to subvert the American election process. Coulter will do and say whatever she has to do in order to accomplish her goals. The atheistic “will to power” is strong in this one.

Coulter is Radically Wrong About Radical Sanders!

In her weekly column (BERNIE IS STILL TRUMP’S NIGHTMARE, 3/4/20), Coulter made some utterly ludicrous claims (emphasis added).

“Bernie Sanders is [Trump’s] greatest nightmare.”

Actually, no. Even Democrats fear his fatal flaws with the American electorate, hence the Left’s coalescence around Biden.

“True, the media, the donors and the Democratic Party are convinced that Sanders is a sure loser – just as, four years ago, Fox News, the donors and the Republican Party knew that Trump was a sure loser.”

There is simply no reasonable comparison between the two campaigns or candidates, as addressed below.

“What made both Trump and Sanders unique in their respective primaries was their voluble opposition to Wall Street, war and immigration. I’m beginning to suspect that Americans hate Wall Street, hate war and hate mass, low-wage immigration.”

Actually, Trump was the pro-America candidate; Sanders the anti-America one.

“Recall that, in 2016, Trump and Sanders were the only presidential candidates opposed to the mass importation of low-wage workers immiserating our working class.”

Wrong. Ted Cruz and others also opposed illegal immigration.

“Sadly, they both moved left on the issue at about the same time: Bernie when he went from being a Socialist to a Democrat, and Trump when he went from the campaign to the White House.”

Wrong. Trump has made considerable, quantifiable progress on reversing the tide of illegal immigration (to be addressed in future columns).

“Then Trump became president, and the only people working overtime on his war stance became his own voters, constantly on edge that he’s about to start a war with Syria or Iran.”

Wrong. Trump has been the most anti-war president in generations.

“Maybe a Fidel-admiring revolutionary was never the best champion of even the most popular ideas – just as a vulgar reality TV star wasn’t. Maybe Bernie is dead. But the universal popularity of hating Wall Street, war and immigration will never die.”

Who on the Right hates Wall Street? Besides Ann, of course. Coulter’s is becoming a rabid Leftist.

“It could be that a ‘safe’ choice is all the Democrats need. But I think Trump just dodged a bullet.”

According to Coulter, “Trump dodged a bullet” with Sanders delegate failure on Super Tuesday. Actually, No.

Coulter supplemented her column with an interview with Breitbart News. Coulter claimed (emphasis added):

“[Bernie Sanders] really would have helped himself if he had not flipped on immigration.”

Sanders didn’t crash and burn over immigration! The Left loves open borders. No, his anti-Semitism and defense of totalitarian regimes, such as Cuba, did him in.

Coulter’s Tyrannical Wealth Tax

In her Breitbart News interview, Coulter warned (emphasis added):

“The one saving grace from this – because I’m just about to the point of writing my final book Screw It, We’re Doomed – at which point all there really is left for us to is take revenge on the people who have wrecked our country. And we’re getting the initial taste of it right now.”

How would Coulter take revenge (apart from using her oft-repeated firing squad scenario)?

Coulter has repeatedly proposed an unconstitutional wealth tax to target, specifically, the Koch Brothers. That’s right, Coulter would politicize and weaponize the IRS and specific people she does not like.

According to Coulter (emphasis added):

“Hispanics are voting for Bernie, not because of immigration, he’s had the toughest position on immigration, just like they voted in Venezuela, they want socialism. When the country’s over, I’m volunteering to go work for Sanders and AOC to make sure we have a really strict wealth tax. I want to clean out the Chamber of Commerce-types, I want to bankrupt the Koch brothers.

Coulter’s wacky proposal, reminiscent of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left radicals, is blatantly unconstitutional, tyrannical, and something Bolshevik Bernie would love. Moreover, Trump – not Sanders – has the toughest position on immigration.

As noted by American Thinker (emphasis added):

“The Sixteenth Amendment of 1913 gave the federal government an additional right to tax income, and only income.”

“That is because the Constitution includes caveats as to how direct taxes can be applied, most notably in Article I, Section 9, Clause 4, which reads, ‘No Capitation or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.'”

“A direct tax on assets held without any ‘transmission’ of property having taken place is the arbitrary confiscation of property by a federal government which clearly has no right enumerated in the Constitution to do so.”

One economist put it to me this way:

“It’s especially destructive and immoral. Morally It’s just plain old theft, practically discourages production and encourages hiding wealth. It’s safer to hide it than invest it with a wealth tax.”

#BolshevikBernie could learn a thing or two from Coulter about really going Marxist.

Sanders is Nothing Like Trump

American Thinker provided an excellent analysis debunking the myth that Sanders and Trump are comparable “populist” leaders.

He writes (emphasis added):

“While Trump’s early performance in 2016 signified crossover appeal for the Republican ticket, Bernie has shown no crossover appeal at all.

Bernie is unappealing in critical swing states because he’s openly miles to the left of moderate Democrats and independent voters, and he’s generally unappealing to most Americans because he’s an ideological lunatic whose entire adult life has been devoted to thinking and talking about the magnificence of socialism.”

“His promise to pay for it consists of higher income taxes and an unconstitutional wealth tax to finance the unfathomable amount of debt his proposals demand.”

“And far from being out of touch with the American people, Trump seemed to have his finger firmly on the nation’s pulse.”

“[Trump] shared many other conservative positions with them, too, such as unequivocally declaring himself to be pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-military, and in favor of tax cuts. … He ran on his longstanding opposition to the Iraq War, protectionist trade policies to shield domestic manufacturing jobs from outsourcing (which earned him strong union support), relative protection of federal entitlement programs, and an unmistakable lack of emphasis on reductions to federal spending.”

Bernie Sanders is a revolutionary whose ideas are radically socialistic and entirely un-American, and he doesn’t seem to like this country much, either. Trump, on the other hand, is not on the political fringe, and there’s certainly nothing un-American about him. His very visage hearkens back to the Reagan era, which many Americans fondly look back upon as a time of patriotic prosperity, where America waged and won a war against the ideology to which Bernie Sanders is devoted.”

Ann Ocasio-Coulter = Bernie Sanders

So much of what Coulter says about Sanders is wrong, perhaps because she actually agrees with so much of his ideological and programmatic perspectives.
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.