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@AnnCoulter and @KTHopkins – Alt-Right BFFs

Ann Coulter has long been called America’s Katie Hopkins and Katie Hopkins has likewise been regarded as the British Ann Coulter. Why? They hold extremelhy similar views and confrontational styles. They frequently retweet and support one another.

Until their infamous meeting at Politicon, some jokingly pondered whether they were the same person.

Katie Hopkins – British Ann Coulter (Alt-Right)

Like Coulter, Hopkins expresses racist views and also regards herself as a courageous heroine.

Here are a few lowlights from Katie Hopkins (whose ideas are highly congruent with those of Ann Coulter):

  • Tweet: “Dear black people. If your lives matter why do you stab and shoot each other so much”
  • “I hear cries that he is a blithering idiot. I have often been called a deranged fool. But if this were true you could ignore me, ignore us, imaging the two of us shouting naked at the rain. It’s because we articulate sentiments repressed by the politically correct consensus that we have a voice”.
  • “I asked fair questions and I think it’s important that someone has the balls to speak out.”
  • Tweet: “Little sweaty jocks, sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn’t cricket. Scottish NHS sucks.”
  • Column (4/17/15): Hopkins compared migrants to “cockroaches” and “feral humans” who are “spreading like the norovirus.”

Like Coulter, Hopkins engages in fat shaming:

“Would I employ you if you were obese? No I would not. You would give the wrong impression to the clients of my business. I need people to look energetic, professional and efficient. If you are obese you look lazy. To call yourself ‘plus size’ is just a euphemism for being fat. Life is much easier when you’re thinner. Big is not beautiful, of course a job comes down to how you look.”

Like Coulter, Hopkins is misogynistic:

“I think women are really vicious in the work place, they’re really jealous, really competitive. Women are emotional, they cry in toilets. The sisterhood only extends as far as the kitchen door. Men talk in logic and rational terms, they don’t squark and make a noise.”

Like Coulter, Hopkins hates feminism:

“Women don’t want equal treatment, they couldn’t handle it if they got it. It’s a tough world out there. What a lot of women are actually looking for is special treatment. What women need to realise is that they have to toughen up.”

Like Coulter, Hopkins is obsessed with white genocide in South Africa (but not the genocide of other races or, even, of Christians in the Middle East):

“My kind are being slaughtered. Your kind are theiving farms and failing. Your kind turned the breadbasket of Africa into a barren wasteland, less fertile than @Julius_S_Malema

Hopkins called for a “Final Solution for Muslims,” not dissimilar to Coulter’s two-decade-long jihad against Islam (remember, Coulter wanted to kill all of them!):

“Yeah, though Hopkins started off as a conservative and, over a relatively short space of time, became a fascist. She’s called for a ‘Final Solution’ for Muslims (that’s how she lost her radio job) and described migrants as ‘cockroaches’.” [[Coulter has frequently called immigrants “cockroaches.”]]

Like Coulter, Hopkins is a provocateur:

“Provocation for provocation’s sake. No wit. No humor. No intelligence. So yes, like Ann Counter without the LBD.”

Naturally, the Left despises these two individuals just as they despise the entirety of the Alt-Right. (However, the Left often lumps in mainstream conservatives with the Alt-Right, failing to distinguish between the two.)

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s own Alt-Right views.

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.

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GOP Base is Fringe

Coulter recently gave a stunning description of the GOP base. She claims it is a “teeny, tiny base” composed of religious zealots and extremist pro-lifers!

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Coulter defended charges that Trump is “not a real Republican” by saying (emphasis added), “I don’t want someone appealing just to the base. Somebody appealing just to the base is, you know, handling tongues and having raptures on stage and is saying, like Marco Rubio, correcting Megyn Kelly, that, ‘No, I don’t support abortion in the case of rape and incest.’ Oh, good grief. Did he not remember – did he not live through Todd Akin? No, that’s sucking up to a teeny, tiny base.”

Yes, Coulter’s gunsights are aimed at Christian conservatives and pro-lifers – whom she claims represent “a teeny, tiny base.” Alert readers will gather that Ted Cruz is the specific object of her wrath. (Cruz, of course, is solidly pro-life and unabashedly Christian.)

Beginning with the 2000 presidential election cycle, Coulter has actively opposed pro-lifers for what she regards as politically pragmatic purposes. Nevertheless, Coulter told a Politicon audience, “I’m an evangelical pro-lifer. I don’t need my president speaking in tongues.” Yes, she again blended the pro-life movement with evangelical Christians. (Coulter even claims to be an “evangelical pro-lifer,” even though evidence for her being either a Christian or a pro-lifer is scant.)

Using her recurring ugly stereotype on the Nowman Show (6/25/16), Coulter argued, “[Trump] doesn’t have religious ecstasies on stage. He doesn’t speak in tongues.” Coulter will say anything to destroy Cruz.

Sadly, time after time, Coulter attacks Christians for behaving as Christians are supposed to behave – in a godly manner. Why? Political expediency? To justify her own ungodly behavior?

Coulter hated every GOP candidate but Trump – who isn’t even a Republican! Moreover, her mission was and remains to destroy the GOP. Coulter’s latest broadside against the GOP base is in keeping with her ultimate goal. She does, after all, want to form a New Trump Party.

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.