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Ann Coulter’s Upside Down World

Erstwhile ultra-conservative Ann Coulter now worships faux conservative Donald Trump as her Savior and claims genuine conservatives are traitors. (It used to be she called liberals traitors; now it’s conservatives!)

Upside Down World

An avowed pro-lifer, Coulter has berated and defamed pro-lifers for nearly two decades.

A fierce opponent of Obamacare, now Coulter is ready to embrace Trumpcare.

Once an advocate for federalism and limited government, Coulter now shills for a statist who would wield his own pen and a phone.

A self-proclaimed constitutional attorney, Coulter defames the only constitutionalist running for president while championing the only “Republican” running against the Constitution.

A virulent anti-immigration, anti-amnesty activist, Coulter defends Trump who did and does support amnesty. This is Coulter’s signature issue – her obsession – and she backs someone who unquestionably supports amnesty while she continually thinks he doesn’t.

Coulter is lost in her own little world into which she won’t allow reality to enter.

Who is really surprised? Coulter has been supporting RINOs and spouting propaganda for years. Now she has gone incredibly far over the edge, losing more and more credibility.

Will the real Ann Coulter please stand up!

Trump’s Phony Wall

Donald Trump’s signature issue is immigration and border security. On that issue (as on most issues), he is a fraud!

Trump promises to build a yuuge wall – with a big door!

Trump promises to deport all illegal aliens – and bring them back!

Phony wall

Yuuge Wall with an Open Door

The centerpiece of Trump’s immigration policy (and the major plank of his platform) is building a wall. In his words, “I will build a great, great wall on our southern border and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.”

An exuberant Ann Coulter, Trump’s greatest supporter, has introduced him at several rallies. Coulter gushed, “I love the idea of the Great Wall of Trump. I want to have a two drink minimum. Make it a big worldwide tourist attraction and everyday live drone shows whenever anyone tries to cross the border.”[1]

But will the Great Wall of Trump ever come to pass?

But let’s not forget the fine print. Trump added, “I don’t mind having a big, fat beautiful door right in that wall so that people can come into this country legally.”

That’s right, a great, great wall with a big, fat door. Border security with a sieve.

The Donald’s son, Eric Trump, explained the purpose of that door: “ The point isn’t just deporting them, it’s deporting them and letting them back in legally. He’s been so clear about that and I know the liberal media wants to misconstrue it, but it’s deporting them and letting them back legally.

Ironically, as reported by Ed Straker, “ it was Cruz, not Trump, who first pushed a border fence not just with rhetoric, but with legislation, and it was Trump who started talking about the need for a border fence after Cruz started pushing for it. Because up to then, Trump was a pro-amnesty liberal democrat.”

Touchback Deportation & Amnesty

Inextricably intertwined with Trump’s monumental, Eighth Wonder of the World, wall is his policy on immigration – what the wall will secure Americans against. Having a “great, great wall” with a “big, fat beautiful door” kind of defeats the purpose of the wall in the first place.

Trump repeatedly promises to deport massive numbers of illegal immigrants – and to let the good ones return. Amnesty has been his position since at least August 2013, when he tweeted: “Congress must protect our borders first. Amnesty should be done only if the border is secure and illegal immigration has stopped.”

Yes, Trump actually used the verboten word “amnesty.” (Don’t tell Ann Coulter. She just might get upset. Why? She loves Trump,[2] asserting that he is the only candidate opposed to amnesty.[3])

But Trump endorses amnesty. He said, “I would get people out and then have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal…. I want to move ’em out, and we’re going to move ’em back in and let them be legal.”

 That’s right. Trump wants to expedite the process for illegal aliens to become legal in America. He reiterated his views, saying, “I would expedite [the process], because some of these people (illegal aliens) are fantastic people. … So what I’d do is that I would expedite it. … I want to expedite it so they can come back in legally.”

Cruz, on the other hand, fully opposes amnesty: “My position is very simple. I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization … Today, tomorrow, forever. I believe in the rule of law.”

Trump, and his shill Coulter, continually castigate Marco Rubio for his participation in the Gang of Eight bill, neglecting to mention Trump’s own support of that very same bill by financing its sponsors! As reported by Red State, Trump “proposes roughly the same wall that was already put forth in the Gang of 8 bill (roughly 1,000 miles).”

Moreover, Trump is not the restrictionist Coulter imagines. Though he has spoken out against H-1B visas, Trump has “sought to import at least 1,100 foreign workers on temporary visas since 2000.”

It is not surprising that a large percentage of Nevadan Hispanics voted for Trump, given his pro-amnesty views and his history of hiring illegal aliens to cater to his personal and professional needs. Trump admits, “You know, the truth is I have a lot of illegals working for me in Miami.”

Trump employs illegal aliens at the expense of American workers. If Trump will not build a figurative wall around his business enterprises to protect American workers, why should we believe he will build an actual wall along our southern border to defend American sovereignty?

Red State also reported that, “in 1991, a judge found that Trump has conspired with business associates to hire illegal workers and cheat them of their pay.”

Trump also favors accepting Syrian refugees, insisting, “I hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, you have to [because] it’s living in hell in Syria. There’s no question about it. They’re living in hell, and something has to be done.”

Yes, the Great Wall of Trump is a mirage, one worthy of a Las Vegas casino.

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Update: See Ian Tuttle’s excellent analysis of Trump’s “flexible” immigration and H-1B visa policies. David French explores the lunacy of believing anything Trump promises about anything – particularly immigration.

Update: Andrew McCarthy delved deeply into Trump’s “plan” to build a wall, demonstrating how nonsensical, anti-Constitutional, and authoritarian it really is.

[NOTE: This essay was originally posted on BrotherWatch at http://wp.me/p4scHf-dc.]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, speech introducing Donald Trump, Dubuque, IA, 8/25/15.

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

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

Tortured and Torturers are All the Same

Ann Coulter wants to do nothing about the Christian genocide[1] taking place in the Middle East, so her apathy toward non-Christians being persecuted is not surprising. One would expect, though, that she could distinguish between the tortured and the torturers! Coulter can’t!

Tortured

In yesterday’s column,[2] a confused Coulter again conflated victim with victimizer, demonstrating yet again that in her mind refugees fleeing persecution are synonymous with their persecutors and no different from all those bad immigrants who are “hell bent” on destroying America.[3]

By Coulter’s own account, Kamal, a Syrian refugee living in Texas, fled a government which imprisoned and tortured him for protesting against the government. Kamal fears for the lives of his relatives in Syria who do not abide by sharia law. Kamal understandably wants his family and other freedom-loving refugees from Syria to be able to join him in the land of the free.

From Coulter’s perspective, Kamal is no different from his persecutors. Coulter asks, “Why would any country not jump at the chance to admit masses of people who administer electric shocks and remove organs as punishment for protesting the government? We must be crazy!”

Kamal is the victim, not the perpetrator!

Yes, Coulter equates a protestor opposed to government tyranny and persecution with the government being opposed and performing the persecution!

Coulter also claims that Kamal hates Syrians (because he fled Syria) but wants to bring Syrians to the U.S. Wrong! He hates the Syrian government, not the Syrian people. Coulter used to be more sanguine. As she noted in 1996, “It wasn’t that we hated the Russians; we hated the system, we considered them victims of the system.”[4]

Now, Coulter has changed her tune. Now, she is outraged at those who want to help persecuted Syrians. Sarcasm directed at the Times, Coulter wrote, “they’re shocked when readers don’t respond to descriptions of these medieval cultures by saying, What this country needs is more electric shock torture and organ harvesting of prisoners. How about we bring in some more Syrians?

Kamal was the victim of “electric shock torture and organ harvesting,” not the culprit!

Coulter next relates a gruesome story of Farkhunda Malikzada, was savagely “beaten to death” by “a homicidal mob in Afghanista,” “after being falsely accused of burning a Koran.” One local merchant, Mohammad Yaqoub, was “eager to join.”

Coulter, apathetic to all the victims of these Islamists, jokes: “Let’s get Yaqoub here. He can work at Lens Crafters!”

Coulter decries “the government’s plan to continue dumping these sick, sadistic cultures on us.” Again, Coulter confuses peoples and cultures. They are not the same. Individual refugees fleeing persecution (especially those actively opposed to the government and sharia) are fleeing the culture.

Ask Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She is a Somali-born, Dutch-American activist who has dedicated her life to end the culture of female genital mutilation and reform Islam.

For over 15 years, Coulter has projected her own unique worldview, one which posits good and evil with no shades of gray. Her paradigm offers only stereotypes. In 2002, Coulter claimed that all liberals are to blame for all the evils extant in the world. In 2003, Coulter contended that all liberals are traitors and opposed to civilization. In 2006, Coulter asserted the godlessness of all liberals. Now, she claims that all immigrants are bad.

Well, almost all. (She likes the white European ones.)[5]

In the end, Coulter seeks to restore a lost WASP culture in America and she seeks the permanent elimination of Third World immigration. She laments that the Obama administration has admitted only “approximately 12 immigrants from the British Isles.”

(Ann, non-white Middle Easterners also reside in the British Isles. Oh, that’s right, that’s why you want to use Tinder to process their applications.)[6]

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Let Them Be Martyred!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aR.

[2]               Ann Coulter, “The New York Times’ Featured Syrian Refugee of the Week,” 12/30/15.

[3]               See “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8w.

[4]               Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 9/29/96.

[5]               See “Adios, Ann: Diversity = White” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7j.

[6]               See “Adios, Ann: Coulter’s WASP Fantasy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7H.

Coulter Still Doesn’t Get Terrorist Threat!

In her celebratory “Happy Birthday to Me!” column[1] last Wednesday, Ann Coulter finally – finally! – acknowledged and highlighted terrorism in America. But then, she quickly reversed course, urging us to “Forget the terrorism”[2] and, instead, focus on immigration.

Still

After vigorously denying,[3] for almost a year,[4] the very existence of Islamic jihad in America,[5] Coulter suddenly spotlighted Islamic terrorism in one column.

Brief Recognition of Domestic Terrorism

An elated Coulter penned her birthday column, praising Donald Trump for her “best birthday gift this week” – his plan to stop all Muslim immigration into the U.S.

Coulter repeatedly used terms and phrases like “Muslim terrorist attacks on U.S. soil,” “radical Islamic terrorism,” and “as if the nation had come under terrorist attack,” suggesting that she now understands the threat posed by Islamists to Americans. Coulter admitted there have been “more than a dozen Muslim terrorist attacks on our soil in the last 15 years.”

Coulter even acknowledged, “there are more than a thousand active investigations of ISIS in all 50 states.” But Coulter’s only solution to terrorism is to stop immigration!

Coulter offered no ideas for what to do with terrorists who are already here. Further, she opposes stopping terrorists overseas! Coulter chided Rubio for his military solution to destroy the source of terrorism in the Middle East.[6]

Ignore Domestic Terrorism?

The very next day, Coulter reverted to norm, dismissing the process in which ISIS victories overseas translate domestic radicalization and telling Americans to “Forget the terrorism.”[7] So, Coulter’s seeming change of heart on terrorism was ephemeral, illusory, merely a trick to capitalize on the news of the day.

Why did her column last week focus so much on terrorism? She was not prompted to do so because of the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino or in Paris. Rather, Trump’s call to ban Muslim immigrants and refugees acted as a jump start to Coulter’s own anti-immigration crusade.

Coulter decries the immigration of over a million Muslims since 9/11, “as they continue to launch these terrorist attacks here in America.”[8] Coulter also attacks the folly (in her mind) of fighting ISIS overseas. Why? Because the San Bernardino terrorists (she calls them “shooters”)[9] had planned terrorist plots prior to the formation of ISIS. (Except, ISIS is an outgrowth of Al-Qaeda and all the Islamist terrorist groups have a shared goal of a global caliphate.)

Just as she has done all this year, adopting a very Obamaesque line of reasoning, Coulter dismisses the Islamist threat in America in order to focus on her anti-immigration agenda and to promote her book and her Chosen One: Donald Trump.[10]

For Coulter, terrorism is merely a distraction from the real threat to America – climate change. No, that’s Obama’s fear.[11] Make that, immigration.

What To Do About Domestic Terrorism?

Throughout this year, Coulter has merged domestic terrorism into the immigration crisis, when they are, in fact, overlapping concerns. Having subordinated domestic terrorism to immigration, she ignores it.

Coulter is zealous over immigration while dismissing terrorism.[12] Indeed, she refers to the San Bernardino terrorists as shooters.[13] Coulter was horrified at all of the attention paid to the Paris terrorist attack[14] (at the expense of immigration) and, in the face of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Coulter again opposed immigrants, not terrorists.[15]

Coulter claims that immigration is the answer to everything!

Coulter’s proposal – a moratorium on immigration – would do nothing to stop those Islamists who are already here in America. Coulter neglects those terrorists, Islamists, and others who could be radicalized who already have their green cards or are American citizens. Coulter has no plan for them. Nor does she have any proposals to stop the radicalization of future terrorists.

And Coulter will attack you if you raise the issue!

Instead, Coulter commands us to “Forget the terrorism.”[16]

Endnotes:

[1]               Ann Coulter, “Happy Birthday to Me!” 12/9/15. (Coulter turned 54 the day before.)

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

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

[4]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[5]               See “Ann Coulter … Dangerously Wrong!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7x.

[6]               Ann Coulter, “Happy Birthday to Me!” 12/9/15.

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

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

[9]               Ann Coulter, Good Morning Britain, ITV, 12/9/15.

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

[11]             See “Obama’s War … on Global Warming!” at http://t.co/WmjRvUyVlw.

[12]             See “Coulter Flips Out, Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aH.

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

[14]             See “Coulter Aghast at ISIS Coverage” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aK.

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

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

Stop Immigrants, Not Terrorists!

Ann Coulter’s column on the San Bernardino, Paris-style massacre by an Islamist couple repeats her year-long refrain: Stop Immigrants, Not Terrorists.

Stop Immigrants

Perhaps inhabited by the spirit of Obama,[1] Coulter cannot admit that ISIS and other Islamists[2] pose a deadly threat to Americans in America. Instead, she conflates immigrants with terrorists and focuses exclusively on the former while ignoring the latter.

Like the Black Lives Matter group that was incensed over the recent Paris attack[3] – not for the carnage wrought but for taking the spotlight off of them – Coulter was equally incensed that her pet cause (immigration) was overshadowed by the deadliest attack in France since World War II.[4]

Coulter deliberately conflates routine criminal activity and abnormal killing sprees conducted by the mentally ill[5] with terrorism perpetrated by Islamists intent on destroying America.[6]

Coulter’s response to the San Bernardino mayhem is to focus exclusively on the immigrants[7] and deny the Islamist threat already here.[8] Most of the examples Coulter regularly cites are of Hispanic immigrant crime, not Islamist terrorism.[9]

Coulter’s solution is to stop the influx of immigrants and refugees into America. But, at the same time, Coulter has no interest in stopping the Islamists who are already here. Rather, she denies that they even exist!

In denying the threat, Coulter preempts any possibility of combating that clear and present danger.

When Coulter discusses “immigrants” she includes native-born Americans.

For Coulter, unless your family traces its pedigree back to the Mayflower, you are not a real American.[10] Coulter falsely called Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) an ignorant immigrant.[11] In Coulter’s world, even Jews and Catholics are suspect.[12] In fact, Coulter refuses to countenance refugee status for tens of thousands of Christians being martyred by ISIS and other Islamists.[13]

As events unfolded in San Bernardino, Coulter tweeted (emphasis added): “Forget the terrorism, crime, welfare etc. Why are we bringing in ppl who are ugly? My Tinder immigration application process much better.” For Coulter, the only thing that matters is immigration. ISIS? Not at all.

Coulter opposes all immigration, claims all immigrants are bad,[14] and frequently cites selective statistics and specific horrific crimes by immigrants as if they were normative for the entire immigrant population. Coulter is wrong. Most immigrants are not bad people.

On the other hand, all Islamists (even those in America right now) are bad people. Failing to recognize that, and to profile accordingly to prevent future massacres, will ensure that future massacres do occur.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “ISIS Is Contained!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-bX.

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

[3]               See “The Left Goes Gaga Over Paris Attack” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-c0.

[4]               See “Coulter Aghast at ISIS Coverage” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aK.

[5]               See “Making Sense of Madness” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-aY.

[6]               See “Terror Strikes America – Again!” at http://t.co/nurkdy0GI6.

[7]               See “Immigration More Dangerous Than ISIS” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5e.

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

[9]               See “Adios, Ann: Fear Mexicans, Not Jihadists” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-6A.

[10]             See “Ann Coulter’s ‘Real’ Americans Fallacy” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-9Y.

[11]             See “Adios, Ann: Coulter Trashes Nikki Haley” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-7m.

[12]             See “First, Jews; Now, Catholics?” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-ah.

[13]             See “Let Them Be Martyred!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-aR.

[14]             See “Coulter: All Immigrants Are Bad” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8w.