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Coulter’s Curse: Her Endorsement is the Kiss of Death

Erstwhile conservative celebrity Ann Coulter – who has admitted more than once that she is bad at predictions – demands that Americans heed her choice for political candidates ranging from the state assembly, to governors and senators, and, especially, presidential candidates.[i]

Coulter’s track record is abysmal.

One could arguably contend that an Ann Coulter endorsement is the kiss of death!

Jeff Sessions in 2020

In 2020, Coulter endorsed and endlessly supported Jeff Sessions to regain his former senate seat. For four years, Coulter relentlessly touted Sessions as the best member of the Trump administration and the best (perhaps only) savior of America.

Sessions lost in a crushing landslide defeat (61% to 39%). Coulter’s full-throated support for Sessions went down in flames.

True Americans will never forget that Sessions abdicated his responsibilities as U.S. Attorney General by failing to drain the swamp. Moreover, his foolish and cowardly recusal needlessly allowed the #DeepStateCoup and #RussiaHoax to continue for three more years, thus embedding a false narrative into the American consciousness, lending a foundational framework for the #UkraineHoax and #FakeImpeachment, and crippling the Trump administration from fully fulfilling its MAGA agenda.

Had Sessions done his job properly and been the warrior for truth and justice we all expected, Trump would have undoubtably been even more successful than he has been in pursuing his America First agenda, including on immigration, the one issue Coulter is most passionate about.

But instead of blaming Sessions, she adoringly praises him and bitterly attacks Trump! #TDS![ii]

Kris Kobach in 2018 and 2020

Coulter, laser-focused on immigration, vigorously campaigned for Kris Kobach for Kansas governor. Kobach, a bureaucrat and policy wonk, was defeated 48% to 43%. She endorsed and campaigned for him in vain. Apparently, the citizens of Kansas did not view him as a leader.

Coulter made the exact same mistake in 2020, endorsing and vigorously promoting Kobach for Kansas senator in a state which had previously rejected him for governor. Kobach was handily defeated (39% to 26%). (Some would say that qualifies as a landslide.)

There was a dumbfounded silence on Coulter’s Twitter feed following Kobach’s debacle. Nary a word. One person sarcastically tweeted that Coulter’s endorsement “carried no weight.”

Strikingly, Coulter’s brazen ego thought that Kansans would forgive and forget her snarky tweet two years earlier: “Kansas is dead to me.” Instead, Kansans (wisely) don’t trust Coulter and they decisively rejected her endorsement.

Paul Nehlen in 2016

In 2016, Coulter endorsed and campaigned for Paul Nehlen for his bid for a Wisconsin congressional seat. Nehlen garnered an abysmal landslide defeat (84% to 16%).[iii]

Perhaps Wisconsinites didn’t like two Alt-Right leaders sharing a platform together.[iv]

Mitt Romney in 2012 and 2016

Who can forget Coulter’s lavish worship of Mitt Romney for president in 2012 and her insistence that Romney was the ideal and perfect candidate? Romney was crushed (electoral votes 332 to 206).

Even so, Coulter still wanted him to run in 2016![v]

Even during Trump’s rise to victory, Coulter proposed a Trump-Romney ticket and assured the whole of America that she could broker a rapprochement between the two.

Utter nonsense!

To this day – despite Trump’s endorsement of Romney for the senate in Utah – Romney has consistently back-stabbed Trump whenever and wherever possible (very much like Coulter).

Coulter’s hubris compels her to think she can accomplish anything, distorts her perceptions of the world and reality, and clouds her judgment.

Jeffers Dodge in 2006

Long before that, in 2006, Coulter endorsed and campaigned for her friend, Jeffers Dodge, for California state assembly. Dodge lost in another abysmal landslide defeat (85% to 15%).

[NOTE: These are just some highlights of Coulter’s infamous endorsements which backfired. Perhaps Ann is not the king-maker that she would have us to believe.[vi]]

Ann Coulter in 2000

Coulter’s own political ambitions were thwarted two decades ago. Talk about utter humiliation!

From 1999-2000, Coulter desperately sought to get on the ballot – for any party – to oppose her own Republican congressman (Chris Shays) in an act of revenge for his vote against the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The Republican Party was not interested given their satisfaction with Shay’s performance.[vii]

Coulter then groveled before the Libertarian Party, believing her celebrity status would draw votes away from Shays, but the Libertarians wanted a true Libertarian who would endorse the Libertarian candidate for president.

Coulter has hated libertarians ever since.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.[viii]

Endnotes:

[i]               See Chapter 2: Presidential Follies in Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age at http://bit.ly/2a6Ns4w.

[ii]              See Apocalyptic @AnnCoulter Screams Doomsday in Midst of American Renaissance at https://wp.me/p4jHFp-pa.

[iii]             See “Stunning Coulter-Nehlen Defeat” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-fm.

[iv]             See Case Study: Alt-Right in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF. See also #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.

[v]              See Case Study # 6: Romney v. Everyone Else in Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter at http://bit.ly/1N7zDji.

[vi]             See Preface in #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.

[vii]            See Case Study # 3: Coulter for Congress in Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5. See also Case Study: Coulter 2020 in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at http://www.coulterwatch.com/joker.pdf..

[viii]           See Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at http://www.coulterwatch.com/joker.pdf.

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.

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.

Ann Coulter at Her Best

Yesterday’s Ebola column by Ann Coulter was priceless.[1] Factual, well-reasoned, incisive, witty, non-polemical. (I wouldn’t change a word.)

Coulter also wrote a literary gem[2] a few weeks ago which I would like to share with you.[3]

Entitled “Your ‘to do’ list to save America,” Ann addressed the upcoming elections with insight, wit, and vigor. I thoroughly enjoyed her literary style (while disagreeing with a few of her points). It was well written and engaging, with a good overall structure, and it adroitly expressed her intended message with flair. Forceful, yet restrained.

Best

Coulter opened with the need to “swing the Senate to Republican control,” then, in her second paragraph, wrote my favorite sentence in this column:

“Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers.” Beautiful imagery, quaint, to the point, with a cascading effect which lends a subtle sense of mounting urgency.

Coulter concluded her paragraph:

“For the next six weeks, nothing matters more to the country than Republicans taking a majority in the Senate. When it comes to politics, conservatives need to learn one thing from liberals: All that matters is winning.”

Next, she handily handicapped key Senate races in a straightforward, yet interesting and compelling way.[4]

Below, Coulter’s parenthetical (restrained) rebuke of Republicans was an “I told you so” without saying “I told you so.” She wrote:

“(Take a moment to notice something, Republicans: No incumbent Democrat had to deal with a primary challenger this year. That’s one reason why Democrats win more elections than their insane ideas would seem to dictate. Liberals understand that you can’t do anything if you don’t win, so Democrats don’t stage primary fights against other Democrats.)”

Ann next gave us all “assignments.” The first was for Sen. Pat Roberts to campaign nonstop to victory. In another dig at the GOP, she again chided, “I don’t know why Roberts got a primary challenge at all. Please stop doing that, Republicans.”[5]

Coulter emphasized the need to flip enough “Democratic seats to take a majority in the Senate,” then, beautifully added, “Hopefully, the GOP will take more than three, and store them like chestnuts for a long, cold winter.”

Her second assignment was for all Americans to support Scott Brown’s candidacy (twice linking to his website): “Donate. Right now!” A sense of urgency conveyed in brevity.

“The biggest current danger for Republicans,” Coulter correctly cautioned, is that Libertarians will jeopardize key elections by wasting their votes on Libertarian candidates who cannot win. As she put it, “When we’re all dying from lack of health care across the United States of Mexico, we’ll be deeply impressed with your integrity, libertarians.”[6]

Though not “priceless” like yesterday’s column, this one – despite its imperfections – is eminently commendable.

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, “We’ll tell you how dangerous Ebola is after the election,” 10/15/14.

[2]               Ann Coulter, “Your ‘to do’ list to save America,” 9/17/14.

[3]               While I disagree with some of her conclusions, her presentation was excellent. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read, except for the elimination rhetoric in the very last phrase. (Some habits die hard.) (I would also have chosen words other than “insane” and “idiots,” though, perhaps I am getting too picky.) But for a nuts-and-bolts let’s-get-down-to-the-details election analysis, it was top notch, and, again, an enjoyable read. Consider it an unpolished diamond.

[4]               My dear readers, you are urged to read the entirety of her column. Her analysis of each race is informative and her writing style is very appealing, making what some might regard as a boring, inside-the-beltway subject actually interesting.

[5]               Here’s why, Ann. Coulter’s supreme reluctance to primary less conservative GOP candidates – which has caused a rift between Coulter and the Tea Party – stems from a somewhat flawed grasp of the dynamics involved. Ann seems to think that all Republicans will actually vote Republican (or conservative, which is not the same thing), when history shows that recent Republican congresses have raised taxes, increased spending, enacted new entitlement programs, and toyed with amnesty. We need more conservatives (not more Republicans) in office. Hence the need to challenge recalcitrant incumbents.

[6]               Another well-worded nugget, accurate in this instance. It is noteworthy that Ann criticizes Libertarians for holding on to their “integrity” in the face of defeat (and thus squandering their votes), just as she has in the past blamed electoral defeat on pro-lifers who were “too” pro-life (integrity, again) or Tea Party candidates for being too principled (again, integrity).