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Ann Coulter Channels Her Inner @AOC

An astonishing thing happened following the 2018 election: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a freshmen congressman from New York, and Ann Hart Coulter, a veteran opinion writer also from New York, mirrored one another in outrageousness, idiocy, policies, and sheer silliness.

I was not alone in seeing the obvious equation: Ann Hart Coulter = Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Dana Perino observed that “AOC is the intellectual leader of the Left.”[1] Coulter has long been regarded as (or, more importantly, regards herself as) an intellectual leader on the Right.

David Wayne tweeted: “AOC is just viewed as the Left’s Ann Coulter.” John Griner tweeted to Coulter: “U are getting as annoying as AOC.”

Speaking of AOC, talk show host Derek Hunter, a friend of AHC, said that AOC’s greatest fault is that “she thinks she knows everything.” The exact same thing could be said of Coulter!

Utterly hilarious Cortez memes populate social media very single day. They are priceless. Her gaffes are legendary … and proving a major liability for the Democrat Party. Similar memes increasingly target Coulter, directly correlating the two.

With her late-onset Trump Derangement Syndrome and full throttle embrace of the #NeverTrump movement, Coulter has become a laughingstock on both the Left and the Right.

AOC and AHC jokes are quickly replacing blonde jokes!

The parallels between, and the parodies of, these two provocateurs proliferate on both social media and in news broadcasts and entertainment.

One adventurous soul even suggested that AHC and AOC run on one ticket for president in 2020.

In almost simultaneously-occurring controversies, AHC and AOC both claimed to be in charge!

AOC simply said, “I’m the boss” while AHC declared, “I’m president of the Trump re-election campaign.”

Both AHC and AOC think they know everything even as they make flabbergasting blunders, and yet they think (or want to think) that they are in charge.

AOC contends: “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.” Tucker Carlson calls AOC a “screechy moron,” yet has only high praise for AHC, despite her many, notorious gaffes.

Both AHC and AOC have been featured in comic books. Coulter was 47 years old when her first comic book debuted; AOC was 29 years old. Another Coulter comic book was published in 2017.

Both AHC and AOC are prone to using apocalyptic language to incite their base. (Coulter has been doing this for almost 20 years. Coulter said the world would end if Gore was elected in 2000! And she frequently speaks of impending doom for America and the world if her policies are not put into place.)

Both AHC and AOC have totalitarian tendencies. AOC declares “I’m the boss” and intends to place every aspect of American life under the control of a centralized Progressive (statist) government. Meanwhile, AHC, for over two decades has sought to shape and control the outcome of local, state, and national elections by whatever means necessary.

Coulter has frequently spoken of the “benefits of local fascism,” called for suppression of liberal speech, sought to rescind the 19th Amendment (giving women the right to vote), and called for poll taxes and literacy tests for voting.

Ever the control freak, Coulter wants to control the mechanisms and policies of government. She has often joked (but, seriously, folks!) about using Tinder to determine who can immigrate to America.

AHC, like AOC, thinks that she is – or should be – the boss!

Both are incredibly obsessed with identity politics!

(The hyperlinks in the above chart are active in the free PDF book, Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

AHC differs from AOC in that she is more professional, polished, and nuanced that AOC (except when she is not).

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]              Dana Perino, The Five, FNC, 1/22/19

Ignorant Ideologue

Only a willfully ignorant ideologue could concoct such an utterly meaningless factoid.

What did Ann Coulter say this time? Just a few weeks ago, Coulter claimed:

Ignorant Ideologue

“From 1924 to 1965, the United States of America virtually stopped all immigration – the most prosperous period in American history. That’s when we developed into a country with this massive, wealthy middle class.”[1]

Here, Coulter merges multiple, disparate periods of American history together – the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties, the decade-long and aptly-named Great Depression, World War II, and the post-war, pre-Great Society years – as if they formed a stable and cohesive baseline for her economic analysis of the implications of immigration in America.

Coulter treats immigration as if it were the only variable in the equation. How did an immigration moratorium lead to both depression and expansion, both world war and post-war peace?

How can all those periods be merged into “the most prosperous period in American history?” Tell that to those who experienced rationing during World War II or the worldwide impact of the Great Depression. Where was this “massive, wealthy middle class” in the 1930s?

Did the Immigration Act of 1965 end American prosperity? Or did Lyndon Johnson’s massive war on poverty initiate that economic decline? How did the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, race riots, and the countercultural revolution impact America’s economy? For Coulter, immigration is the only variable that matters.

Coulter made a similar claim in September:

“For example, in the twenties, 1924, basically a total moratorium for the next 40 years. It was the most prosperous period of American history.”[2]

Coulter is so intent upon crushing immigration that Coulter makes things us. Again, where is the economic continuity from the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression through World War II and the Cold War? Foolish nonsense!

Still, she repeats her fabricated factoid ad infinitum. Speaking to a Canadian audience, Coulter again asserted:

“We cut off immigration and had the most prosperous period of American history, from 1924 until Teddy Kennedy’s immigration act of 1965. Immigration was basically shut down and this country’s economy, welfare – everything – went through the roof.”[3]

Rather than recognize her foolishness and do the wise thing – stop talking! – Coulter repeats her blather on show after show after show. The fool proves her own folly.[4] As Mark Twain famously observed, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”

Only a willfully ignorant ideologue could concoct such an utterly meaningless factoid.

Update: Michael Novak recently highlighted what Ann Coulter dismisses: the unparalleled prosperity brought about by the leadership of Ronald Reagan. Novak wrote:

“Following the economic ‘malaise’ bemoaned by President Carter, President Reagan changed the country’s direction dramatically. He ended the oil shortage, brought interest rates down by two-thirds, spurred the creation of 16 million new jobs, and put a higher proportion of American adults to work than ever before in history. Under Reagan, the American economy added to its wealth the equivalent of the whole economy of West Germany. This American boon lasted another 20 years after Reagan, through Democratic and Republican administrations. Reagan pointed out that government bureaucrats do not put more citizens to work; millions of new business startups do. He gave priority to sparking business startups.”

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 12/18/15.

[2]               Ann Coulter, Tavis Smiley Show, PBS, 9/9/15.

[3]               Ann Coulter, Everything is Political, Sirius XM, 12/10/15.

[4]               See “Coulter’s ‘Useless Idiots’ and Other Foolishness” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-ar.

Coulter Wants to Destroy GOP

Ann Coulter wants to destroy the GOP (and, ultimately, America, in the process).[1]

Donald Trump is Coulter’s current Savior[2] – and America’s, too. So says Ann.

Destroy GOP

For many election cycles, Coulter has promoted RINO candidates and vilified conservative ones. For several years, she has insisted that we always vote R regardless of any questionable conservative credentials of the candidate.

Coulter has defamed the Tea Party,[3] pro-lifers,[4] and Christians[5] – all to promote her RINO of the day.

Coulter has even joyfully contemplated the demise of the Republican Party – all out of pique over its failure to be transformed into her image. (Ironically, Coulter has promoted many candidates who, like her, are unprincipled.)

Now, Coulter insists that we preempt the nominating process in order to coronate her candidate. Her most recent column title says it all: “It’s Time for the Other 13 Candidates to Drop Out.”[6] (My column, “Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump,”[7] was posted the day before hers.)

Coulter has always regarded herself as a king-maker[8] and has been ever-willing to circumvent the electoral process.[9]

Destroying GOP

Let’s be clear here: Coulter wants to destroy the GOP over immigration using Trump as her weapon.

With whom would she replace the GOP? The Tea Party she has attacked for several election cycles? The genuine conservatives she has trashed in pursuit of her own agenda? Her dwindling fan base?

A gloating Coulter opined, “it’s apparently considered a devastating attack for Republicans to go on Fox News and say, ‘He’s not a real Republican.’ Well, OK, half the country is say, ‘Oh, he’s not? Fantastic!’ … I think this is an incredibly important election year. This could be the end of the Republican Party. It could go the way of the Whigs.”[10]

And again, “With Donald Trump, I think we may be seeing the breakup, ironically, of the Republican Party, like something we haven’t seen since the Republicans broke away from the Whigs.”[11]

As Jamie Weinstein noted, “If [Trump] won it would be the death of the conservative movement.”[12]

Coulter seems to cherish the thought. Why? During Tuesday’s debate, Coulter tweeted: “Audience so stacked with RNC toadies!!!!! I’m surrounded by America’s enemies!”[13]

Coulter has already vilified every Republican candidate (save Trump), saying she hates them.[14] Coulter claims that all of the GOP candidates (save Trump) are awful, embarrassing, and unpatriotic.[15]

What to do with a party you hate, with candidates you regard as America’s enemies? Coulter’s answer: Destroy them!

Time after time, Coulter has stated her goal of destruction, saying, “All we’ll have to do is organize the death panels for the people who destroyed America, and map out whose graves will be desecrated.”[16]

Again, “No, I’m just not getting to the point that I think the only the only thing left for us to do is death squads.”[17]

Again, “Now it’s time to call out the death squads.”[18]

Again, “OK, now it’s time to call out the death squads.”[19]

Coulter’s warning before the 2014 election: “We’ll vote one more time for Republicans. You screw us on immigration, we are done. At that point, there’s no point to anything except organizing the death squads.”[20]

What If?

What if Coulter had backed staunchly conservative candidates[21] instead of her “magnificent” RINOs? (All Republicans, like pundits, are not equal.)

What if Coulter had insisted on principles over pragmatism? (Unscrupulous people don’t have principles.)

What if Coulter has been true to her espoused core beliefs instead of trading them in for a fantasy? (The only thing Coulter seems to believe in is herself.)

What if, instead of vilifying true conservatives, she had kept her mouth shut? (That would truly be a miracle.)

Perhaps we would then have a Republican Congress and White House which abides by the Constitution and pursues a conservative vision for America.

Update:

Writing immediately after Super Tuesday, Liam Donovan contends (emphasis added):

“But whatever divisiveness a contested convention might bring, whatever fissures within the party it might deepen, there would be nothing more destructive to the GOP than a Trump nomination. If anything, taking this to the convention and fighting until the bitter end is a necessary battle for the soul of the party of Lincoln and the movement it has come to be associated with. There can be no catharsis unless the resistance is fierce.”

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[2]               See “Coulter Trumped Up” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7Q.

[3]               See “Coulter Discovers RINOs will be … RINOs” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-56.

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

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

[6]               Ann Coulter, “It’s Time for the Other 13 Candidates to Drop Out,” 12/16/15.

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

[8]               See “Case Study # 6: Romney v. Everyone Else,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

[9]               See “Coulter – An Elite’s Elite” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aW.

[10]             Ann Coulter, Studio 11LA, KTTV, 12/11/15.

[11]             Ann Coulter, Flipside with Michael Loftus, Telco Productions, 11/7/15.

[12]             Jamie Weinstein, Drive at Five, WMAL, 12/11/15. I realize that conservative and Republican are not interchangeable. (Apparently Coulter does not grasp that distinction.) In the context of this column, one main point is that we have not nominated and elected enough genuine conservatives as Republicans. At the moment, the only political party with a conservative orientation is the GOP. Coulter has nothing with which to replace it.

[13]             Ann Coulter, tweet, 12/15/15, 9:41 p.m.

[14]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 11/11/15.

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

[16]             Ann Coulter, Stevens Institute of Technology, 2/19/15.

[17]             Ann Coulter, Howie Carr Show, WRKO, 1/28/14.

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

[19]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 8/3/15.

[20]             Ann Coulter, CPAC, 3/8/14.

[21]             See “Coulter Bashes Cruz – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aZ.

Coulter Hates All GOP Candidates But Trump

In yet another series of bizarre radio interviews, Ann Coulter expressed her utter contempt for the entire GOP presidential field (with the singular exception of Donald Trump).

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During her rapid-fire rant on the Eric Metaxas Show,[1] Coulter boasted that upon Trump’s nomination she began “dedicating the next 18 months of my life to making sure he becomes the next president.”

Why interview a partisan shill for one candidate about all of the other candidates? What’s the point? How can Coulter’s views be considered valid when she has dedicated herself to ensuring that Trump wins? Especially given her exceedingly long history of lying for those she supports and defaming those she opposes?

Continuing her modus operandi from the 2000,[2] 2004, 2008[3] and 2012[4][5] election cycles, Coulter championed her man and defamed his opponents. Coulter did so this election cycle, supporting Mitt Romney,[6] until Trump appeared on the scene.[7]

On Eric Metaxas Show (11/11/15)

On her friend, Eric Metaxas’ show, Coulter made a demonstrably false claim: “[Trump’s] always been a Republican his whole life.”[8] She went on to say: “I’m proud of my country; I hate these candidates. I think they are awful. They are embarrassing. They are led by the RNC. They do not care about Americans.”

That’s right: All of the GOP candidates (save Trump) are awful, embarrassing, and unpatriotic.

Coulter again, and frequently, lambasted Carly Fiorina[9] (as she has in the past),[10] complaining, “Carly got an applause line. I hate applause lines.” (Now, that’s funny! Doesn’t Coulter live for applause lines?) Coulter continued with her looksist attacks, charging, “She’s a sourpuss. She is. She never smiles.” On another program, Coulter reiterated her complaint: “She’s a sourpuss. … her little Nurse Ratched face.”[11]

As for Ted Cruz, “He’s not a natural born citizen.”[12] Another lie![13] Surprisingly, her friend did not correct her.

Oh, and Coulter wants Jeb Bush to continue his campaign so that he can “attack Ricky Ricardo.”[14] (But, in the summer, Coulter was positive that, barring a Trump victory, either Bush or Rubio would get the nomination.)[15]

Coulter is so confusing because she, herself, is confused.[16]

On Eric Metaxas Show (10/22/15)

On a previous Eric Metaxas Show,[17] Coulter asserted, “I think any Republican – other than Trump – would be a disaster [for America].”

Again, according to Coulter, all of the GOP candidates (save Trump) “would be a disaster [for America].”

Why would they all be a disaster? Because, according to Coulter, they are wrong on immigration. Coulter said:

“The shortcut [to determining whether someone is smart] is ‘Where do you stand on immigration?’ It’s the litmus test of our day. It tells you how bright someone is. It tells you whether they care about the country. It separates the mice from the men.”

Metaxas responded with “Wow!”

Shockingly, Coulter recently admitted, “I’m not even sure I trust Trump to do the right thing on immigration.”[18]

If that is true, then why demonize every other Republican? Because, Trump is Coulter’s kind of elite.[19]

Hates All Republican Candidates (Except Trump)

Coulter condemns every GOP candidate who is not The Donald. “All these eunuchs running in the presidential race against Donald Trump.”[20] Coulter ridicules them all. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Coulter denounced “the various Bushes – George, Jeb, Shemp, Zeppo – are trying to turn America into Mexico.”[21]

Remember: Coulter was George W. Bush’s biggest supporter for almost eight years; now he is the butt of her jokes. Was she right then, or is she right now?

Coulter openly professes to be a very-biased Trump advocate: “I’m a super-fan [of Trump].”[22]

If that is true (and Coulter boasts that it is), then why do people interview her about Trump and the other candidates? They know she is a partisan hack and a shill for Trump. They know her history of propagandistic commentary (as noted above), that she will say and do anything to give victory to her candidate. So why have her on at all?

Do ratings really matter more than having an honest discussion with people who will eschew ad hominem attacks and cite real facts instead of fabrications?

If Coulter is the best they can do, then we are doomed.

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 11/11/15.

[2]               See “Case Study # 5: Raising Cain for McCain and Fascist Christians,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2013, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[3]               See “Case Study # 6: Let’s Get Drunk and Vote for McCain,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2013, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[4]               See “Case Study # 7: Mitt Romney – Ideal Candidate,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2013, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[5]               See “Case Study # 6: Romney v. Everyone Else,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter, 2014, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/propaganda.pdf.

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

[7]               See “Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8t.

[8]               Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 11/11/15.

[9]               See “Ann Coulter Hates Carly Fiorina” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9z.

[10]             See “Coulter Belittles Carson and Fiorina – as a black and a woman” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9L.

[11]             Ann Coulter, The Drive Home with John & Jillian, KABC, 12/10/15.

[12]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 11/11/15.

[13]             See “Coulter Claims Cruz Ineligible” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9j.

[14]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 11/11/15.

[15]             See “Coulter’s Flawed Calculus” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8i.

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

[17]             Ann Coulter, Eric Metaxas Show, Salem Media Group, 10/22/15.

[18]             Ann Coulter, Studio 11LA, KTTV, 12/11/15.

[19]             See “Coulter – An Elite’s Elite” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aW.

[20]             Ann Coulter, Joyce Kaufman Show, WFTL, 12/8/15.

[21]             Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity Show, Premiere Radio Networks, 11/25/15.

[22]             Ann Coulter, The Drive Home with John & Jillian, KABC, 12/10/15.