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Coulter Bashes Cruz – Again!

In a remarkable interview on the eve of Thanksgiving, Ann Coulter again bashed Ted Cruz, calling him a “midget” “compared to Trump!”

Extolling a Trump-Romney ticket, Coulter rejected Cruz for even the V.P. spot. The reason is astonishing!

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Coulter explained her logic, claiming that Trump is being self-sacrificing in running for President while Cruz and the remainder of the candidates have “got nothing else to do.” The other candidates have “nothing else to do?”

Coulter declared (emphasis added):

“I would put Reagan, Romney, Trump in the same category in this way and that is all three of them – unlike everyone else running for President – their lives are made worse by running for and becoming President. They have fantastic lives. They’re wealthy. They have beautiful families. The fact that they run for President at all suggests to me that these three genuinely love America and would like to save it.”

That’s right, Trump is a good candidate because he’s got a “fantastic” life. In what way is his life fantastic? Well, he’s “wealthy” and has a “beautiful family.” (Don’t the other candidates have beautiful families, too?)

Coulter claimed that Trump “genuinely love(s) America and would like to save it.” Does Coulter mean that Cruz hates America and wants to destroy it?

As for the self-sacrificing nature of Trump’s presidential aspirations, doesn’t he want to be President for the sake of being President?

Coulter further asserted (emphasis added), “These guys who are running because they’re got nothing else to do, they really are such midgets compared to Trump.”

Coulter, ever the elite, knows no better!

Coulter – An Elite’s Elite

The Ann Coulter I’ve known for the better part of two decades is an elite’s elite. Coulter is an elite. Coulter loves elites. In fact, Coulter depends upon them.

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Born and bred an elite,[1] Coulter graduated from high school, in the most prosperous county in America, wanting the “crème to rise to the top.” Coulter, through networking with her elite friends and colleagues, rose to the top. Those very same friends and colleagues – elites one and all – salvaged her career multiple times during many of her most outrageous controversies.

A multi-millionaire herself (many times over), Coulter’s best friends are millionaires and billionaires.

Coulter’s Dream Ticket

This Thanksgiving Eve, Coulter appeared on the Sean Hannity Show. Her friend, Mark Simone (acting as guest host) was literally speechless.

For the umpteenth time, Coulter proffered her Dream Team presidential ticket: Trump[2]Romney![3] Coulter eagerly exclaimed, “I want Trump/Romney.[4] That is an unbeatable ticket.”[5]

Taken aback, Simone said that would never happen, then broached the enmity between the two candidates.

Coulter replied: “Look, they both hate one another right now. It would be like staging the Peace of Westphalia to bring them together. But I am up to the job.”

“I am up to the job.”

Silence from Simone.

Truly delusional,[6] Coulter really thinks that she can reshape reality into her utopian ideal. Coulter – and Coulter alone – can orchestrate events to save America. Has Coulter always been this crazy or is it simply a part of her emotional, intellectual, and spiritual devolution?

But that was not the first time Coulter made that delusional claim. She told her friend, Eric Metaxas, “Well, it will take a lot of careful negotiation on my part [to get a Trump-Romney ticket] since they both seem to hate one another, but it’s a dynamite combo platter.”[7]

Since her continual defamation of innocent Christians[8] can’t stop them from pursuing God’s will,[9] it would behoove Coulter to rethink her alleged power to change the hearts of these two powerful elites. (Would she also broker peace between Ahmadinejad and Netanyahu?)

Power Broker Extraordinaire

Ann Coulter has always seen herself as the ultimate power-broker, whether in local, state, or national elections.

In 2000, Coulter attempted to run a totally sham campaign for Congress[10] simply to oust a sitting Republican who had voted against impeachment.

Coulter coronated George W. Bush as President in 1999[11] – long before anyone knew what his platform would be. She selected Bush based solely on his huge war chest.

Coulter wanted Romney for President as early as 2008[12] (Coulter: “I supported Romney back in 2008”)[13] because she viewed him as a wealthy patrician who looked presidential and, since then, she has rationalized away his non-conservative credentials.

Now, Coulter wants Trump,[14] even though he has demonstrated for over two decades that he is not a conservative.

Coulter has no faith in conservatism and consistently chooses pragmatism over principle. Hence her proclivity to promote non-conservative candidates in the guise of winning elections. Coulter is a RINO-lover par excellence.[15]

After McCain’s debacle in 2008, Coulter told Rush Limbaugh and others privately, and Sean Hannity’s radio audience publicly, that she (Ann Coulter!) would not let that happen again. As a result, Coulter foisted Romney on conservatives in the 2012 election and she is trying to foist Trump on us now. Don’t let her!

Pride’s Proverbial Fall

“I am up to the job.”

An impossible job that no one asked Coulter to undertake.

Pride has always been Coulter’s downfall[16] and it is the source of most of the dysfunctional aspects of her life.

Pride is the Devil’s greatest weapon and man’s Achilles’ heel.

I had often wondered whether wicked people know they are wicked. I found the answer in Psalm 36:1-3 (NLT), which reads (emphasis added):

“Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good.”

We know that much of what Coulter says “is crooked and deceitful.”[17] Coulter truly cannot be trusted. Why? Because she believes her own lies. In her “blind conceit,” Coulter is blinded to the evil that she does.

Pray that God humble Ann, cleanse her heart, and renew a right spirit within her. Until then, never trust Ann Coulter.

Endnotes:

[1]               See Chapter 1: “The Seduction of Ann Coulter,” The Beauty of Conservatism, 2011, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/beauty.pdf.

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

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

[4]               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.

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

[6]               See “Delusional – New Ann Coulter Book” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-3z.

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

[8]               See “Fake Christians” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5T.

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

[10]               See “Case Study # 3: Coulter for Congress: Only Scoundrels Need Apply,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[11]             See “Case Study # 5: Raising Cain for McCain and Fascist Christians,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[12]             See “Case Study # 7: Mitt Romney – Ideal Candidate,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[13]             Ann Coulter, Washington Journal, C-Span, 10/5/12.

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

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

[16]             See Chapter 1: “Rising Crème: Narcissism – A Primer,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory, 2012, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/vanity.pdf.

[17]             See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age, 2013, available as a free download at www.coulterwatch.com/never.pdf.

Coulter’s Latest RINO Would Give Democrats Victory

Yet again, Ann Coulter supports a RINO, but this one isn’t even a Republican![1]

An ecstatic Coulter gushed, “[A third party candidacy] would be fantastic! Go, Trump, Go!”[2]

Ann Coulter’s latest RINO love is Donald Trump, who, if he runs a third party campaign, wouldn’t even be a Republican. (Right now, he is a faux Republican.)

Trump’s political self-identity is, at best, murky. That he would even consider a third party run – which would ensure a Democrat victory – proves he is not a conservative.

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So why would Coulter support Trump for a third party candidacy?

Coulter Loves RINOs

Coulter’s love of RINOs is no secret. She still yearns for Chris Christie and has loved Mitt Romney since 2006.[3] Coulter has fought against the Tea Party – and for RINOs – for years,[4] even ferociously supporting Mitch McConnell, who has seriously disappointed her.[5]

Consider her infatuation with Christie: “My flirtation with Christie was like running off with a biker. He was new and exciting – and made conservatives feel alive.” Even now, she says, “I still like [Christie], except he’s bad on amnesty. He’s smart. He’s articulate.”[6] Coulter argues, “I was [Christie’s] biggest fan because he’s funny and smart …”[7]

But, early in 2014, Coulter admitted, “But I don’t think Christie was that electable other than the fact that he probably would have been the most liberal candidate running in a primary.”[8] Yes, Coulter supported the most liberal GOP candidate.

Nothing has changed after all these years.

Coulter Loves Trump

Now, Coulter has been smitten in a big way by the Donald,[9] so much so that she has defamed American war heroes[10] and redefined racism[11] – all to defend Trump, and herself, from criticism.

So, what does Coulter like about Trump? His looks and his style! [She thought Romney was tall and handsome, too!]

As reported by the Daily Caller, Coulter thinks “He’s attractive. He’s tall. He’s hilariously funny.” (Is Coulter talking about herself?) (A few weeks earlier, Coulter exclaimed, “Donald Trump, I love him because he does talk a little like me, which is to say, blunt.”[12])

Coulter continued, “I think he could be not only a nominee who could win but a third party candidate who could win.” (Really? As a third party candidate splitting the conservative vote?)[13]

Coulter added, “The more I see Trump talk, the more it diminishes the other candidates.” (Coulter has already called the other GOP candidates “midgets.” How much smaller can they get?)

Coulter insisted, “I promise you that if the nominee is Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry or really any of those midgets, our fate is sealed. … The Republican isn’t winning if it’s Marco or Jeb Bush. It’s absolute madness.” (Yet another promise Coulter can’t keep.)

Coulter’s own madness: “The polls show Donald Trump is way ahead.” (Since when does Coulter trust polls? And polls this early in the election cycle? Coulter has often said that the only poll that counts is the election.)

Trump is Like Coulter

Perhaps what Coulter really likes about Trump is that Trump is so much like Coulter (though more flamboyant and less erudite). They are both self-promoting narcissists with few filters on their speech.

Consider a National Review column promoted by Coulter on her website. It describes Trump this way:

“A brash showboat and celebrity, self-promoter and controversialist, silly and mocking, a caricature of a caricature, Donald Trump is no one’s idea of a serious presidential candidate. Which is exactly why the radical middle finds him refreshing. Not an iota of him is politically correct, he plays by no rules of comity or civility, he genuflects to no party or institution, he is unafraid of and antagonistic toward the media, and he challenges the conventional wisdom of both parties…”

Those character and personality attributes could equally apply to Coulter, which perhaps explains to a large extent his appeal to her. Coulter describes herself as a polemicist who seeks to be outrageous and offend people.[14] (Latching on to Trump’s coattails to garner greater book sales is surely another personal motivator for Coulter.)

(To be fair, Coulter does reflexively defend Republicans, unless doing so interferes with her agenda.)

Trump and Coulter are similar in character and temperament. Maggie Gallagher observes: “He is our id, he doesn’t play by the rules, he gives out Lindsey Graham’s personal cell-phone number, he beats the media over the head and calls his fellow Republicans ‘losers.’ He’s politically incorrect on steroids, and he’s not going to apologize for any of it, ever.”

(Don’t expect any apologies from Coulter, either.)

Like Coulter,[15] Trump thinks he knows better than everyone else. Jonah Goldberg observes:

“Of course Trump wouldn’t hesitate to attack John McCain’s war-hero status. Trump’s bottomless insecurity cannot countenance the idea that his critics have any legitimacy. Of course Trump won’t apologize – because his dog-and-pony show is predicated on the idea that he ‘tells it like it is’ and ‘fights.’ He’s the omniscient master of The Apprentice. He can’t behave like the Biggest Loser.”

Likewise, Coulter discounts her conservative critics as “phony,” “fake,” and “so-called” conservatives.

Trump = RINO (Without the R?)

How, exactly, is Trump not a conservative?

George Will succinctly summarized core aspects of Trump’s character and platform:

“They’ll find he’s not just uncouth; he is unprincipled. They’ll find out he was pro-choice, ‘very pro-choice ‘as he used to say. They’ll find he gave money to Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Reid, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) because he obviously wanted the Democratic congress. And they’re going to want to think about that. Other issues, the Kelo, the worst Supreme Court decision of this century, which vastly expanded the power of people like Donald Trump using government to take away private property. He supports that. See how people like that.”

Trump also favors gun control and socialized medicine and opposes entitlement reform. As noted by the American Enterprise Institute, “His hair has been more permanent than his political positions.”

While Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric appeals to many voters who rightly feel ignored by the political class, his attitude toward Islamic jihad in America mirrors that of Coulter. Trump continues to denounce Pamela Geller’s courageous stand against Islamists in America, calling her an “obnoxious blowhard” and “nobody” – very Coulteresque language.

Like Coulter,[16] the Donald does not get it: We need to defend our right to free speech against Islamists.[17]

Real Clear Politics asked why Trump isn’t running as a Democrat. Carl Cannon wrote, “Let’s go further, however, and point out that this guy has never really been on the GOP team.” Cannon added,

“In a recent interview, Ari Fleischer, who was White House press secretary under George W. Bush, said it was clear that Trump was ‘no conservative.’ The real issue is more basic: there’s not much evidence he’s even a Republican.”

That Coulter-promoted National Review column reiterated what most informed people understand: “Trump is not a conservative, nor by any means a mainstream Republican.” Moreover, he reached a conclusion in direct opposition to Coulter’s views.

The closing paragraph warns, “What so worries the GOP about Donald Trump is that he, like Ross Perot, has the resources and ego to rend the two [factions of the GOP] apart. … So the demagogue rises. The party splits. And the Clintons win.”

Ego can be extremely destructive (and self-destructive).

Trump as Third Party Candidate?

Could Trump win as a third party candidate? Is Ann Coulter right? Time will tell. (One thing we do know is that Coulter’s track record at political prognostication is mediocre, at best.)

A recent Quinnipiac poll reveals, “Perhaps the biggest loser, however, is Donald Trump, who has negative favorability ratings of almost 2-1 in each state.” It is pretty hard to win an election if people don’t like you.

While defending the viability of a Trump candidacy for the GOP, Larry O’Connor predicted, “Third party is death for the country.”[18] History agrees. Theodore Roosevelt’s third-party run gave us Woodrow Wilson, an inspiration for progressives throughout the 20th century. Ross Perot – another flamboyant billionaire – derailed George H.W. Bush’s re-election efforts, leading to a Clinton victory.

Let us avoid a repeat of 1992.

Endnotes:

[1]               Trump has changed party affiliation more often than he has changed wives.

[2]               Ann Coulter, Mornings on the Mall, WMAL, 7/24/15.

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

[4]               See “Coulter Attacks Principled Conservatives” at http://t.co/npUIoRm4gt.

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

[6]               Ann Coulter, Good Day, LA, KTTV, 3/17/15.

[7]               Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham Show, 6/3/15.

[8]               Ann Coulter, Piers Morgan, CNN, 1/22/14.

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

[10]               See “Coulter Defames American War Heroes” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-81.

[11]             See “Ann Coulter’s ‘Racism Credit’” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7V.

[12]             Ann Coulter, Federalist Radio, 6/17/15.

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

[14]             See “Coulter, Simply Offensive” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5i.

[15]             See “Ann Coulter – Smartest Person in the World” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-59.

[16]             See “Coulter Denies Islamist Threat” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-69.

[17]             See “Islamists Fear Cartoons” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-9Z.

[18]             Larry O’Conner, Mornings on the Mall, WMAL, 7/27/15.