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Ann Coulter: From Jingoist to Pacifist

In the space of a few short years, Coulter turned from being a neoconservative zealot to a Fortress America fanatical isolationist and pacifist.

Her current isolationist and nativist obsession with “pointless wars” in foreign lands leads her inevitably to conclude that World War II was also a pointless war.

Coulter’s foreign policy heart lies with that of one of her mentors, Patrick Buchanan.

During the Clinton presidency, Coulter continually denounced the administration’s use of military force overseas, arguing that it was not in our national interest.

In 1997, Coulter said, “I don’t think we should be trying to go around and be the world’s Policeman because you can guess wrong. I mean, we can’t create a beautiful constitutional democracy across the world.”[1]

Bur for fully a decade following 9/11, Coulter was the fiercest armchair war hawk in America. Toward the end of the Obama presidency, Coulter reversed course, returning to her Buchananite foreign policy roots. (She could easily join the “War Is Not the Answer” crowd if it were more pro-American.)

Once a zealous moral and cultural conservative and fervently pro-life – “There’s almost no conversation I couldn’t turn into an abortion discussion.”[2]Coulter turned her back on the unborn for most of the past two decades. Instead, the political realm possessed Coulter, and, following 9/11, Coulter attacked everyone.

My first essay critical of Coulter in BrotherWatch (January 2002) began with these words:

Following the 9/11 terrorist attack, controversial “conservative” columnist Ann Coulter – best known as that “acid-tongued blonde” wearing her trademark micro mini-skirts – appeared to descend into madness. Cutting edge went over the edge. Coulter declared a two-front war against terrorists and liberals. – Right Wing Warrior Princess

Coulter’s stance on the Korean Peninsula is emblematic of her approach to geopolitics. She also hates our pro-Israel policies and would just as well jettison the War on Terror completely. (Coulter always frames terrorist threats as immigration threats,[3] having absolutely no solutions to the domestic threat posed by ISIS and ISIS-inspired terrorists currently in America.)[4]

Of course, her Fortress America paradigm blindly dismisses the very real and existential threats facing America today and in the near future posed by terrorists and tyrannical, America-hating regimes around the world.

Coulter now denounces the Reagan Doctrine’s formulation of “peace through strength” and she appears oblivious to the renaissance of peace and prosperity which Americans enjoy today – due to Trump’s emulation of Reagan’s proven policies.

Coulter’s single-minded fixation with immigration and a wall has given her a myopic perspective on reality and the world in which we live. She has tunnel vision – like a horse with blinders on – and is oblivious to anything which does not fit her own pet paradigm.

As is always the case, anyone who disagrees with her perspective and agenda is a traitor or evil – even though she herself has completely reversed many of her positions over the past two decades. (At one point or another, she could have called herself a traitor.)

Coulter went berserk over Trump’s visit to the Wailing Wall:

On the eve of Trump’s major prime time national address regarding a national crisis on our southern border, Coulter reversed her position, issuing a series of nonsensical tweets attacking President Trump.

The following chart encapsulates a few of Coulter’s transitions and key transformative periods during Coulter’s professional career as a “journalist.”

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of how and why Coulter has become such a warped human being.

Joker addresses the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, familial, sexual, and spiritual dimensions which have shaped the Ann Coulter that we know today and it highlights both the positives and the negatives of Coulter’s life and career.

Ann’s brokenness provides an object lesson for all of us and, hopefully, this book will act as an intervention to help Ann face her deep brokenness and motivate her to seek healing and restoration.

Endnotes:

[1]              Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 3/23/97.

[2]              Ann Coulter, Vantage Points: Issues for Women, Amazon City Radio, 12/5/97.

[3]              See “Stop Immigrants, Not Terrorists!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-b2.

[4]              See “Coulter Still Doesn’t Get Terrorist Threat!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bg.

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.)

Ann Coulter’s Next Book

Polemicist Ann Coulter’s next book, In Trump We Trust, is slated for release in August. This paean to The Donald will indisputably prove Coulter to be a bigger fraud than Trump.[1]

In Trump We Trust

Ten years ago, Coulter vilified the Left, denouncing godless liberals, but now she calls one her Savior.[2]

Coulter has long worshipped this candidate whom she herself has characterized as a fraud[3] and mental.[4]

Will In Trump We Trust incorporate the following sentiments already expressed by Coulter?

Coulter gushed, “thank God for raising up Donald Trump and giving us a chance to save the country.”[5] She said that Trump is “my hero, our Savior, the man who’s going to save my world.”[6] She claims Trump is “the greatest candidate for president ever,”[7] “the candidate I’ve been dreaming of.”[8]

Coulter astonishingly said, “I totally would [marry Trump if he were single].”[9] (She really must “trust” Trump to keep that marriage vow.)

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

Blind worship? Sounds like a religious experience to me. Coulter amplified her answer, “It’s a little like the North Korean people with their dear, dear leader.” (Trump is really like a crazy, socialist tyrant?)

Was Coulter ever a conservative? A Christian?

Coulter may trust The Donald (she has, after all, staked what’s left of her reputation and her career on his success),[10] but we, the People, are not required to blindly worship him as she does.

Ann Coulter’s blind worship of a godless liberal is yet another reason to never trust Ann Coulter.[11]

Endnotes:

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

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

[3]               See “Coulter Admits Trump is a Fraud” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-cf.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s Nuke Europe For the Fun Of It

A confused Donald Trump couldn’t grasp why we would not (should not) nuke Europe! (He seems to be emulating his most conspicuous policy advisor, Ann Coulter.)

Nuke Europe

Donald Trump Goes Nuclear

Here are highlights from his most recent Hardball interview:

[Warning: Scary stuff follows.]

Chris Matthews: “Your most controversial suggestion was don’t take nuclear weapons [off the table]. …  I have been trying to think of how we could conceivably use a nuclear weapon in the Middle East or in Europe in fighting ISIS. Where can you? And why put it on the table or leave it on the table if you can’t imagine where to use it?”

Donald Trump: “Well, I didn’t say, ‘Don’t take it.’ I said I would be very, very slow and hesitant to pull that trigger.”

Matthews: “Where would we drop a nuclear weapon in the Middle East?”

Trump: “Let me explain. Let me explain. Somebody hits us within ISIS, you wouldn’t fight back with a nuke?”

Trump: “I’d be the last one to use the nuclear weapon.”

Matthews: “So can you take it off the table now?”

Trump: “Because that’s sort of like the end of the ball game.”

Matthews: “Can you tell the Middle East we’re not using a nuclear weapon on anybody?”

Trump: “I would never say that. I would never take any of my cards off the table.”

Matthews: “How about Europe? We won’t use it in Europe?”

Trump: “I, I’m not going to take it off the table.”

Matthews: “You might use it in Europe?”

Trump: “No, I don’t think so. But I’m not taking …”

Matthews: “Well, just say it. ‘I will never use a nuclear weapon in Europe.’”

Trump: “I am not, I am not taking cards off the table.”

Matthews: “OK.”

Trump: “I’m not going to use nuclear, but I’m not taking any cards off the table.”

Welcome to the man who wants to control the nuclear football but hasn’t got a clue about the nuclear triad.

The Donald learned well from his consigliere, Ann Coulter.

Ann Coulter Goes Nuclear

Coulter began 2005 with a proposition: “I think we ought to nuke North Korea right now just to give the rest of the world a warning.” Coulter added, “I just think it would be fun to nuke them and have it be a warning to the rest of the world.”

Just last year, Coulter advocated the “liberal use of nukes, daisy cutters, drones,” saying she was “in favor of lots of nukes and daisy cutters.”

Last October, Coulter extensively debated the employment of nuclear weaponry.

Cenk Uygur: “You said you wanted to drop nukes, so would you have dropped a nuke? … So would you have dropped the nuke [on Iraq]? … Would you have dropped the nuke?”

Ann Coulter: “Nuke, daisy-cutter, drone – it doesn’t matter. And by the way, the way this is supposed to work is a question an answer and I have given the same answer now 16 times.”

Uygur: “You have clearly answered: you would have dropped a nuke and Saddam would have probably died as well as maybe a million others … babies burned alive – but hey, we’re having fun – it’s a hyperbole.”

Coulter: “I know this is apparently mostly an audience that doesn’t really care about 9/11, but I am an American.”

If The Donald is really taking foreign (or domestic) policy advice from Ann Coulter, he should get a new advisor.

Update: A reader took issue with the title of this essay, to which I replied, re-posting relevant excerpts from Trump’s transcript, and then added:

“IN OTHER WORDS, Why Not Nuke Europe? Trump does not even give a rationale for why he would nuke Europe. He clearly can’t take a firm position – one way or the other – on this crucial (and crystal clear) question. If he does not know why he should NOT nuke Europe, then the question posed on the graphic – Why not nuke Europe? – fits both the dialogue that took place and Trump’s own thinking process. Trump, again, DOES NOT KNOW WHY HE SHOULD NOT NUKE EUROPE! If he knew why he should not nuke Europe, he would take nukes off the table.”

P.S. The essay title – Let’s Nuke Europe For the Fun Of It – obviously merges the sentiments of both Trump (why not nuke Europe) and Coulter (“I just think it would be fun to nuke them”). Satire, apparently, escapes Trump supporters.