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

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

Separated at Birth 2

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

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

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

Separated at Birth: Joy Reid & Ann Coulter

Arch-left commentator Joy Reid and alt-right polemicist Ann Coulter hate each other (and one another’s politics), yet they have many traits in common. (One trait which markedly distinguishes the two is that Reid will actually apologize when she screws up.)

Separated at Birth

Ann and Joy have frequently butted heads on national television, with mixed results. But have they ever looked into the mirror of their own souls? If they had, they would have seen similarities in their viewpoints (Identity Politics) and polemical style.

Roseanne Barr and Joy Reid

The most recent kerfuffle began with an injudicious Roseanne Barr tweet which caused a meltdown on the Left. Just days later, Samantha Bee’s hateful attack on conservatives put a spotlight on liberal hypocrisy.

Then Joy Reid’s hateful attacks on whole groups of people bubbled up into the national consciousness.

Conservatives were quick to highlight Reid’s many attacks on Coulter, without realizing that Coulter shares Reid’s modus operandi and, in some areas, polemical perspective and nature.

Here are a few of Reid’s remarks regarding Coulter:

Joy Reid anti-Coulter tweets

What commonalities can be found between Reid and Coulter? Many. Here are just a few.

Misogyny

Reid’s misogynistic language employed against Coulter mirrors Coulter’s own decades-long style. Indeed, on Ingraham Angle (6/1/18), in response to Reid’s postings, Coulter replied:

“And then there’s the always popular calling me a man for having a beautiful swan-like neck. Liberal women, as long as we’re being frank here, aren’t used to that because they have rolls of fat on their neck. They’re really taken aback by my beautiful swan-like neck.”

Ingraham was taken aback: “Oh gosh. Okay, alright.”

But is it really “OK” and “alright?”

Coulter has, in fact, attacked women (for being women and on the basis of this looks and lack of intelligence) for around three decades. [See chapter 10,”Equality: Self-Evident Truths,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter and chapter 7, “Spawn of Satan Convention,” The Beauty of Conservatism.]

Hate Speech

Coulter calls herself a “polemicist” and says she enjoys her “vitriol.” [See Chapter 8, “Polemics R Us,” The Beauty of Conservatism.]

Anti-Mexican

I tweeted: “She sounds an awful lot like @AnnCoulter who for several years now has denounced Mexican rapist culture and illegals who take jobs & welfare from Americans. http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.”

[See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists,” “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Blood Politics,” “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s Racial Confusion,” “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad,” and “Stop Immigrants, Not Terrorists!”]

Anti-Semitic

I tweeted: “Reid has savagely attacked @AnnCoulter yet they both love Identity Politics and both have a long history of #Antisemitism #AnnCoulter http://wp.me/p4jHFp-f4 .”

[See “Ann Coulter’s Jewish Roots,” “Effing Jews and Ann Coulter’s Waterloo (or Damascus Road?),” “First, Jews; Now, Catholics?,” “Jews: Quality, not Quantity,” and “Is Ann Coulter Anti-Semitic?”]

Death Threats

I tweeted: “Like Reid, @AnnCoulter is OK with death threats and rape jokes. Many of #AnnCoulter‘s “jokes” preceded Reid’s and Coulter has NEVER apologized. http://wp.me/p4jHFp-fY .

[See “Coulter OK with Her Death Threats” and Appendix 1, “Sampling of Coulter’s Elimination Rhetoric,” The Gospel According to Ann Coulter.]

Rape Fantasies

I tweeted: “Like Reid, @AnnCoulter is OK with death threats and rape jokes. Many of #AnnCoulter‘s “jokes” preceded Reid’s and Coulter has NEVER apologized. http://wp.me/p4jHFp-fY .

[See “Ann Coulter Trivializes Rape,” “Ann Coulter Was Gang Raped!,” “Ann’s Rape Fantasies,” and “Coulter on Rape – Good for Politics.”]

Identity Politics

I tweeted: “Reid has savagely attacked @AnnCoulter yet they both love Identity Politics and both have a long history of #Antisemitism #AnnCoulter http://wp.me/p4jHFp-f4 .”

[See “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White,” “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s WASP Fantasy,” “Coulter – Face of the Alt-Right,” “Warped Alt-Right Worldview,” and an e-book, #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia.]

If you regard Joy Reid’s words and worldview as reprehensible, then you should so regard Ann Coulter’s.

 

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.

Honest Ann? Honestly?

Ann Coulter seems intent upon continually out-Coultering herself. Yesterday, she claimed: “If you crave association with honest people, you’ll love Ann Coulter!”[1]

When it comes to truth, Coulter is frequently truth-deprived. Coulter has a trust deficit because she has a truth deficit. (Not unlike Hillary Clinton.)[2]

Honest

Let’s consider Ann’s record over just the past nine weeks, during her current book tour.

Coulter has lied about …

Even after her claims have been debunked, Coulter repeats them – and even amplifies to them.

For quite some time, Coulter has been living in an alternative universe[17] where she envisions and ascribes various and sundry superlatives to herself[18] (best Christian, conservative, libertarian, pro-lifer, etc.).

Why is Coulter not trusted? It all has to do with Coulter’s integrity and veracity,[19] or lack thereof.

To be trusted, one must be trustworthy. Coulter is not.

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter tweet, 8/11/15, 1:46 p.m. (emphasis added).

[2]               See “Is Coulter as Corrupt as Clinton?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-64.

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

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

[5]               Ibid., at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[6]               See “Ann Coulter … Dangerously Wrong!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7x. See also “Coulter’s Loopy Logic” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7L.

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

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

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

[10]             Ibid., at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-70.

[11]             Ibid., at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-70.

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

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

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

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

[16]             See “Conservatives Diss Coulter!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8V.

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

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

[19]             See “Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3p.

Coulter Trumped Up

Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations have dovetailed well with Ann Coulter’s book tour for her most recent polemic, Adios, America! However, Trump’s media firestorm – and Coulter’s response to it – says more about Coulter than it does about America.

Coulter “Dines” With Trump

CoulterTrump

In a fascinating dialogue with Alan Colmes, Coulter claimed, “I am having dinner with [Trump] tonight,”[1] implying it was a private dinner. After Colmes queried her several times about this dinner, Coulter explained, “There will be 500 people there.”

So, it was to be a Trump event, not a personal tête-à-tête. But then Coulter explicitly made the point that she would be “sitting at his table,” suggesting favored treatment by Trump. (Was she invited by him to sit at his table or did she pay for a meet-and-greet?)

Colmes later asked whether she expected to have “any one-on-one time” with the Donald. Coulter expressed hope, saying “I just wanted to slap him on the back, shake his hand, tell him to keep up the work, and tell him to cite my book.” So, it’s really all about her book![2]

I’m reminded of a very desperate Coulter pleading for President Bush to hold her second book in public.[3] (Nothing has changed after all these years!) Coulter’s first book in four years, Slander, was being published and she was desperate for success. At that year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, she pleaded with Ari Fleischer, President Bush’s press secretary. What did Coulter want? For the president to be seen carrying her book!

Coulter begged Fleischer: “I will do anything! I’ll swear to you you’ll like it! I will do anything!

Trump NOT Using Coulter’s Book?

Tweeting about a column by her good friend, Mickey Kaus, Coulter wrote: “BRILLIANT ANALYSIS. (But I’m expecting more than a little asterisk ‘honorable mention,’ Mickey.)” In his brilliant analysis, Kaus wrote:

“*** I’ve just finished Ann Coulter’s anti-immigration polemic, Adios America!, which may have influenced Trump. Coulter talks a lot about immigrant rapists, but she doesn’t say Mexico is sending us the dregs of its society, nor does she suggest that most Mexican illegal immigrants are criminal types. She says they come from a peasant culture, and peasant cultures are not known for, say, their progressive treatment of women.”

Coulter actually disagrees with Kaus, arguing that Trump lifted his material from her.

“Yes [Trump got an advance copy], I’ve been broadcasting it like mad. I don’t know why he won’t admit it. … I’ve detailed everything he’s saying. He gives the campaign speeches on it. My book is the footnotes.”[4]

(According to Coulter, only the first chapter of her book discusses illegal immigration; the remainder addresses legal immigration. Trump’s immigration campaign focuses almost entirely on illegal immigration. Is Ann saying that Trump’s entire campaign derives from one chapter of her book?)

Coulter insists that Trump is promoting her book, only “not by name, and I’m a little ticked off by that.”[5] She claimed, “I’m going to bring up the fact that he got an advance copy of the book. All this stuff he’s saying is coming directly from my book.” Coulter argues, correctly, that “it would help him if more people read this book.”

But perhaps Coulter is wrong. Perhaps Trump is not getting his information from her book! (The world does not revolve around you, Ann.)[6] Trump has, in fact, cited sources other than Coulter. How does Coulter know that Trump has actually read her book? Perhaps this busy billionaire running a presidential campaign can’t spare even five minutes for her book.

Still, Coulter asserts, “Isn’t [Trump] magnificent? One thing – I think he could mention my book.”[7] Nevertheless, Coulter has no idea whether or not Trump has read it.

Coulter says she sent Trump an advance copy of her book. But why would she? Before Trump’s announcement as a GOP presidential candidate, Coulter considered him a clown.

Trump: Clown or Hero?

In April 2011, Coulter said, “I think Trump is a clown,” criticizing him for pretending to be conservative, for donations to Democrats, and for advocating a “birther conspiracy.”

[Dana Perino recently questioned conservative support for a candidate who is clearly not a conservative: “The thing as I don’t understand on the point of this issue is the conservative purity that is demanded from most people on the conservative side, but for some reason, they’re totally accepting of a Donald Trump candidacy. When actually in his background, he has supported some of the most liberal policy positions and candidates in his career.”]

Four years later, when asked if Trump is still a clown, Coulter replied, “No, he’s magnificent now.”[8] Defending the erstwhile clown, Coulter averred, “We all make mistakes. He made a mistake after the 2012 election criticizing Romney for the self-deport language, so we all make mistakes. By-gones will be by-gones.”

Indeed, Coulter has actually endorsed Trump for president, saying, “I absolutely am [supporting Trump for President].”[9] Again, “Obviously, [I’m supporting] Donald Trump [for the GOP nomination].”[10]

In defending Trump, Coulter is actually defending herself. And promoting her book in the process – a sound marketing strategy. Yes, Trump’s campaign is a proxy for Coulter’s book tour, or so she would like it to be.

Donald Trump, a Male Ann Coulter

Perhaps looking in the mirror, Coulter exclaimed, “Donald Trump, I love him because he does talk a little like me, which is to say, blunt.”[11]

What did Trump say?

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Coulter loved that last line! “I thought it was nice when [Trump] said, ‘And I assume some of them are nice people.’ I loved that!”[12]

Again claiming to be the source for Trump’s derogatory remarks, she added, “And, by the way, he did get an advance copy of my book. He’s getting all that spicy stuff about Hispanic gang rapists from moi.”

Spicy stuff, indeed.

But when asked by Hannity to respond to GOP criticisms of Trump’stone” regarding Mexican immigrants, Coulter evaded his question.[13]

Coulter has even attacked her idol, Mitt Romney,[14] for criticizing Trump, asking, “Why? Then he comes out and condemns Trump? Trump speaks in a blunt, harsh manner that Romney doesn’t have to speak in. So what? You have to leap out and condemn him?”[15]

(I guess book sales are more important than the next election.)

Coulter is known to inject attacks on abortion into any conversation and constantly defends the humanity of the unborn – a humanity she seems loathe to extend to many who are living outside the womb.

Coulter once defended the paparazzi from charges of harassing the rich and famous. Coulter said, “You’re rich and famous. I mean, you people talking about how horrible it is to live with the paparazzi. Of all the problems there are in this world this is really kind of at the bottom of my list, I have to say. Who wouldn’t trade places with you guys?”[16]

Incensed at the notion of treating paparazzi as subhuman, Coulter barked, “It’s not below a human. Look, having your brains sucked out as a baby is below human.”

Surprisingly, Coulter is well known for being someone who treats (certain) other people as if they were, indeed, “below human.” Notably, Coulter literally loves Trump’s tone and his blanket categorization of Mexicans as rapists and criminals, as Coulter likes to say, “from primitive rape cultures.”[17]

Courage in Coulter’s Eyes

Coulter even calls Trump courageous for speaking out against immigration, a view unpopular with his sphere of friends and colleagues. She notes, “To be bad ass, you have to be saying something that people disagree with where you live.”[18] Again, “Courage is, is going against the people where you live, who your friends are.”[19]

But, Trump was a “clown” – in Coulter’s eyes – for promoting the birther conspiracy, which was also unpopular with his in-crowd.

Inconsistent? Yes.

Her friends and fans have similarly lauded Coulter as courageous for speaking out on immigration. This is utter nonsense. Coulter is a self-described provocateur and controversialist. She lives to create controversy. Coulter has built her career upon controversy.

And, in doing so, she has never had to face consequences for her actions. When she is right, she garners praise from her peers for being right. When she is justly criticized for her faults, she is hailed as a heroine who is the victim of a vast left-wing conspiracy.

Thus, justified praise is affirmation of her heroism and justified criticism is affirmation of Coulter as a “victim” of liberal hatred. Both praise and reproach reinforce Coulter’s behavior – for good or ill. This could be called Coulter’s doctrine of heroic infallibility.[20]

Courage has nothing to do with it. Rather, Coulter’s conduct is predicated upon the belief that she – and she alone[21] – knows what is best for America, with the knowledge that her friends and colleagues will support her, no matter what, as they have done for decades.

Lest we forget, Ann Coulter is the premiere propagandist and what she sells most is herself.[22]

Update: Coulter contends that Trump could even win the presidency as a Third Party candidate. In her own words: “I think he could be not only a nominee who could win but a third party candidate who could win.”

Endnotes:

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

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

[3]               See Chapter 9: “Conscience and Innocence,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[4]               Ann Coulter, Drive at Five, WMAL, 7/7/15.

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

[6]               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.

[7]               Ann Coulter, Mike Church Show, Sirius XM, 7/6/15.

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

[9]               Ibid.

[10]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 7/13/15.

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

[12]             Ann Coulter, Good Day LA, KTTV, 7/1/15.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 7/13/15.

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

[15]             Ann Coulter, Mike Church Show, Sirius XM, 7/6/15.

[16]             Ann Coulter, Politically Incorrect, ABC, 9/24/97.

[17]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, 7/6/15.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Drive at Five, WMAL, 7/7/15.

[19]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 7/13/15.

[20]             See Chapter 5: “… and Balls!” The Beauty of Conservativism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

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

[22]             See Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.