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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.

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.

Stunning Coulter-Nehlen Defeat

They came, they campaigned, they lost. In a landslide.

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Leading up to his spectacular defeat, Paul Nehlen, with Ann Coulter close by his side, sought to unseat Paul Ryan (R-WI). (Never mind that Coulter had previously defamed the entire Badger State.)

Nehlen/Coulter attempted to latch on to Donald Trump’s nonexistent coattails and ride the “anti-establishment” Trump Train to victory.

Through Ann Coulter’s Eyes

Coulter’s tweets tell the story. With bold confidence, Coulter promoted Nehlen as a surrogate for Trump and a savior in miniature for the nation. (Yes, she likened Nehlen to a savior as she had Trump.) For weeks, Coulter championed inevitable victory for Nehlen. He would be as big a winner as Trump.

Coulter tweeted:

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Notice, Coulter called for Wisconsinites to “dump Paul Ryan,” saying “It will be historic.” She noted, “In 2010, only 4 of more than 390 House members lost in primaries.” Obviously, she was confident that Ryan would lose his primary battle in 2016.

Coulter tweeted:

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In the midst of the primary, Coulter observed, “Ryan’s 88.6-point win in 2014= largest victory margin in a contested primary since 1950,” seemingly confident that Ryan’s imminent defeat would be similarly epic. So much for hubris.

Nehlen lost in a 68.2-point defeat.

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The Donald has proven he has no coattails and the Trump Train is really a personality cult as opposed to a political movement (like the Tea Party) built around a clear set of principles.

Befuddled, Coulter lashed out at the media. From the onset, Nehlen’s campaign enjoyed being favorably compared to David Brat’s. Why? Underdog Brat ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2014. Nehlen’s failure to perform (does he have little hands, too?) naturally made news.

Coulter tweeted:

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Coulter continued:

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So, Coulter and Nehlen’s campaign deliberately raised the expectations bar to an “historic” victory comparable to Brat’s in 2014, one which Coulter herself suggested would also be like Ryan’s own “largest victory margin” in 2014, and, yet, Coulter rails against the media because she lost?

Coulter was wrong. Again. (Does anyone else remember the magnificent Romney victory Coulter predicted in 2012?)

Perhaps Coulter fears that, despite being Trump’s consigliere and biggest shill, her irrelevancy will continue to grow. Perhaps Coulter realizes that she had tied herself and her future to Trump’s success and that his failure would be hers as well.

Indeed, Coulter fears Nehlen’s defeat prefigures Trump’s and that she will be the biggest loser of them all.