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Coulter’s Book STILL Failed!

Almost three month after her failing book launch, Ann Coulter boasted, “[The Rob Lowe Roast] was the best advertising I got for my book. I got way more advertising out of it, more publicity than Rob Lowe did, before it even ran a week later.”

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As reported earlier, in a stupendous election year with a magnificent candidate in Trump and massive #TrumpTrain fans, Coulter’s awesome book worshiping Trump failed to become a bestseller!

Ann, you really do have to work on your self-promotion. If the Coulter/Lowe Roast was your best publicity and you still failed miserably, then something is seriously wrong!

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Ann Coulter – POWERless?

Once among the most powerful women in American politics, Ann Coulter has become arguably the most hated and most mockable woman in America.

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In a remarkable interview for Politico, Coulter claimed: “I don’t care about power. I don’t care about credit.” She added, “I couldn’t care less,” asserting, “I intensely don’t care about that.”

That would be a first.

Coulter has always cared about power and always cared about credit. So much so that she has sought power most of her adult life and claimed credit where it is not due. Coulter is an elite’s elite who loves wielding power.

According to an ex-boyfriend of Coulter’s from the late 1990s, “She became infatuated with her exploding celebrity, and really got caught up in that Republican heroine thing, and forgot that it was shtick.” (My own observations these past twenty years validate his assessment.)

That remarkable Politico interview included this breathtaking claim, “I really just want to save America.” That is precisely what Coulter has been trying to do for two decades. To accomplish her goals, Coulter has – again, for two decades – attacked pro-lifers, Christians, and conservatives who even potentially stand in the way of her agenda.

Hence her growing irrelevancy within the conservative movement. Some organizations now shun her. Some friends now disown her. Why? Because Ann Coulter cannot be trusted.

Just this election cycle, Coulter 1) fervently campaigned for Paul Nehlen (WI), who lost in a stunning defeat; 2) had her own presidential candidate sabotage her paean to Trump; 3) published a book which failed to make the New York Times bestseller list despite all of the advantages inherent in releasing a pro-Trump book during a volatile election year; and 4) was humiliated at the Roast of Ann Coulter with Rob Lowe.

But if Coulter’s claim of not caring about power is true, well, then that’s a good thing for Coulter because she’s rapidly becoming powerless.

Coulter’s Book is NOT a Best Seller

In Trump We Trust is the second Ann Coulter book to not make the New York Times bestseller list. (Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 was her other failure.)

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In an interview with Politico, Coulter praised Trump for his clever marketing strategy to increase her book sales. She said, “I think Trump accomplished three things by the fake-out on the softening. No. 1 one, most importantly, he helped promote my book.” Actually, that alleged strategy failed.

Coulter’s book debuts on the “Also Selling” portion of the New York Times bestseller list on September 18, 2016. Rank: 17.

What happened to all those Donald Trump lovers on the Trump Train? Either they don’t love Coulter as much or they don’t really love Trump.

Trump is STILL Coulter’s God

Self-described Christian conservative and evangelical Ann Coulter began 2016 by extolling her worshipful devotion to The Donald.

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Asked to describe her actual relationship with Trump, Coulter replied, “Blind worship.”

Blind worship? “It’s a little like the North Korean people with their dear, dear leader.”

Nine months later, Coulter expanding her adoration for Trump, claiming that she would die for him.

In a taped interview for Politico, Coulter boasted, “I worship him like the North Koreans worship the ‘Dear Leader.’ Yes, I would die for him.” Later in that same interview, Coulter emphasized, “Like a North Korean, absolutely. He’s my ‘Dear Leader.’ He’s the ‘Dear Leader.’”

Yes, she calls Trump “my” Dear Leader, then “the” Dear Leader, as if there could be no other.

Hence her book title displacing God: In Trump We Trust.

(By the way, her book did not make the New York Times bestseller list. It made the Also Selling list.)

Coulter Admits Her Column Is Fraudulent

By Ann Coulter’s own standards, Coulter’s most recent column is completely fraudulent.

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In her 2002 bestseller, Slander, Coulter argued, “A false argument should be refuted, not named. That’s the basic idea behind freedom of speech. Arguments by name-calling, rather than truth and light, can generally be presumed fraudulent.”

Ergo, Coulter’s most recent column is fraudulent.

Slander Standards

In Slander, Coulter decried Democrats using “name-calling as political strategy.”

Coulter avers, “For the left, name-calling need bear no relationship to the facts: It is mere liturgy.” That strategy, per Coulter, involves “the ritual imprecation [which] must be uttered” – calling opponents “stupid.”

Coulter continued, “The ‘you’re stupid’ riposte is part of the larger liberal tactic of refusing to engage ideas.” Indeed, Coulter claimed:

“More often, liberals withdraw figuratively by responding with ludicrous and irrelevant personal attacks. Especially popular are non sequiturs that are also savagely cruel. A vicious personal smear, they believe, constitutes a clever counterargument. Your refusal to submit to name-calling means you were overwhelmed by the force of their argument that you are a penis-head.”

Coulter’s Fraudulent Column

Coulter’s essay title this week, “Moonies for Cruz,”[1] apparently alludes to moonbats and not the religious group. Either way, her column went downhill from there.

Coulter’s critique of election antics thus far included ad hominem targeting Cruz and his supporters, provided here sequentially: “cheaters … Cruz-bots … cat’s paw by the Never Trump crowd … Cruz cultists … guttersnipe, lying political operators … lies … insane lie … Cruz and his cult-like followers lie … They lie … They lie … They lie … They lie … Cruz-bots … Cruz cult … as big a liar as the liberals … They lie … slavishly devoted Cruz-bots … how dishonest they are … swine.”

Most of Coulter’s column is pure propaganda, disguised as analysis. (Future column forthcoming to address this.) Coulter defends the indefensible and attacks a vast array of innocent people. Culprit becomes victim and victim culprit. Moreover, what Coulter calls “lies” are actually the truth she seeks to deny.

Coulter’s concluding sentence: “I was under the misimpression that honesty was still a conservative value.”

Honesty remains a conservatives value, one which Coulter clearly does not value.

Trump Critics Not Name-Calling

This January, Coulter claimed, “The attacks on Trump from the ‘conservative’ media calling him a socialist, a Democrat, a flip-flopper, a fake conservative are just name-calling.”[2]

Coulter is wrong. They are naming (as in identifying), not name-calling (as in insulting and demeaning).

In reality, every one of those claims cited by Coulter accurately identify specific, definable characteristics, which are backed up by substantive evidence, looking at Trump’s long history of support for liberals and liberal positions, or his contradictory statements on various issues. (Recently, Trump gave five different and differing statements regarding his views on abortion.)

Strikingly, the ad hominem originates with (as opposed to being directed toward) the Trump campaign.

The New York Times provides a list of “210 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List.” On the other hand, no such list exists for Ted Cruz, whose most-remarked-upon “insult” was to deride Trump’s “New York values,” an objective observation any sentient being grasped at the time.

Coulter’s Hatred

Coulter hates to lose as much as she hates being wrong, and she’s done a lot of both lately.

Joe Newby, at the Conservative Firing Line, called her column “a hate-filled screed one might expect to see at Salon.” Newby made a strikingly accurate observation (emphasis added):

“But more to the point, she has ripped the mask off and revealed that underneath, she truly hates conservatives, especially those who disagree with her – and she’s not beneath throwing them all under the bus.”

Why the animus against conservatives, Christians, and pro-lifers? Because for two decades Coulter has moved away from their principles, ideals, and goals. She has abandoned what she once believed and held true.[3] And we know it.[4]

Over the past two election cycles, Coulter has spent far more time attacking conservatives,[5] Christians,[6] and pro-lifers,[7] than she has either attacking liberalism or defending conservatism.

Perhaps her animus partly stems from not getting her way. Coulter foisted Romney on us in 2012[8] and failed to get him elected. Now, she is foisting Trump on us, and his failure is imminent.

Coulter is terrified of Trump’s imminent failure because she has inextricably linked her own credibility and career to Trump’s success and his failure will be her failure.

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, “Moonies for Cruz,” 4/6/16.

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

[3]               See “An Open Letter to Ann Coulter” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cK.

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

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

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

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

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