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.@AnnCoulter – Wackier Than Ever!

#WackyNutJob Ann Coulter both claims that she is “the head of Trump’s re-election campaign” and declares that she will attack Trump more than ever in 2020.

Last year, I exposed Coulter as the Left’s secret weapon against Trump and against America.[1]

Coulter was also exposed as a betrayer extraordinaire![2] Nevertheless, Coulter has the audacity to charge Trump with disloyalty.

Cognitive dissonance reigns in Coulter’s mind. Doublethink prevails.

Coulter continually attacks Trump for pursuing our #AmericaFirst agenda (in a holistic and not compartmentalized manner), consistently denounces Trump’s character and integrity, yet, somehow, this is helping him get re-elected?

Coulter has – for years – been a liability to Conservatism, America, and Trump’s #AmericaFirst agenda. (This series of essays will flesh that out in more detail.)

Coulter is virulently anti-Trump (she hates his entire family), is crazy about a wall and only a wall, and loves his “Mexican rapists” line – which is the line which the Left points to as proof of Trump’s racism.

Thanks a lot, Ann.

Trump Keeps His Promises

Every day, we see more evidence that Trump already has an amazing record of extraordinary achievements[3] toward Making America Great Again, and most Americans – apart from Coulter and the #TDS-addled Left – can see those accomplishments and want to reward him with a #Trump2020LandslideVictory!

Unlike Coulter, Trump keeps his promises. Yet, Coulter absurdly contends that Trump hasn’t kept any of his promises.

In contrast, last year Charlie Kirk highlighted many of those kept promises:

(Question for Charlie Kirk and Turning Point USA: If Coulter has continually blatantly lied about President Trump for almost four years and is siding with the #FakeNewsMedia against Trump, then why are you sponsoring Coulter’s speeches?)

American Thinker recently reported on a Trump rally, writing (bold and underlined emphasis added):

When Trump spoke about outreach to the black community, the whole crowd roared its approval.  People there clearly believe that blacks have been enslaved by the Democrat party for too long. It’s time for them to break free and come to a community that welcomes them as fellow Americans who can enjoy this land’s bounty, rather than as a victim class that can reliably be played for votes as needed.

While the crowd may have been mostly white, there was nothing else “mostly” about it. Judging by looks, there were young families, retirees, current and former military, cops, blue-collar workers, white-collar workers, bikers, farmers, scads of “women for Trump,” high school and college students, polished urban people, and rough hewn country people.  What bound them together was a shared love of country and, because he is serving this country well, love of Trump.

In 2020, they’re supporting him more fervently than ever because he kept those promises. That was the theme they came to over and over again: he kept his promises.

And they agreed with his policies: a controlled border protects us from criminals, job-takers, and disease; socialism is bad; the Second Amendment is good; law enforcement is good; Trump’s economic policies are great; skin color shouldn’t matter; and Israel deserves America’s support. They see only good coming from Trump having four more years – and, given how Congress and the press treated him during three of his first four years, they jokingly agree that he should get a do-over.

To the above list, I would add his revamping of the judiciary, incredible support for the pro-life movement, opposition to human trafficking, and restoration of America’s position on the world stage.

In contrast, Coulter attacks Trump whenever he deals with anything which is not related to the wall or immigration. Coulter’s tunnel vision blinds her to the reality of what Trump is doing – an end run around the #DeepState, #Resistance, and #FakeNewsMedia.

Moreover, President Trump is for all Americans, not just the white Americans Coulter demands he cater to.

Trump’s Kept Promises!

American Thinker provided superb analysis of Trump’s economic achievements, writing (emphasis added):

When Trump took office, the U.S and World economies were slowing. The CBO projected job growth of 1.8 million in Trump’s first three years. We were told that the labor force was aging and that is all we could get.  Economic “experts” like Paul Krugman and Mark Zandi, who always shill for Democrats, predicted a severe recession with millions of job losses.

Instead, in the first three years we got around seven million new jobs, one million fewer part time jobs, a higher labor participation rate, a record high around seven million job openings and we finally got rising wages, especially for those at the bottom.

We also got record oil production because of Trump’s policies, and despite rising interest rates, we have had soaring stock markets, until the current coronavirus scare, because of Trump’s tax cuts.

We also got stabilized health care insurance rates after Trump got rid of the individual mandates – despite predictions prices would soar. Freedom of choice and more competition always work. We have a lot of slow earners. Life expectancy finally ticked back up after getting rid of the individual mandates.

We also have fewer people on food stamps because more people, especially minorities, the disabled, blue collar workers and the less educated, have more economic opportunities and are earning more. Many categories of workers have reached record low unemployment. No, President Obama, it did not take magic to bring back manufacturing jobs, it just took good policies.

We were told that the tax cuts would only help the rich and would cause revenues to go down trillions. Those were both lies.

It is not luck that the U.S economy is doing so much better than Europe and other countries around the World. It is because Trump’s policies focus every day on getting the power and purse back to the people as fast as possible instead of building up the greedy, powerful government. He is the opposite of the dictator and fascist that he is called.

American Thinker also outlined many of Trump’s judicial accomplishments, writing:

In the two to three years since that rash of decisions, Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell have been working steadily to break the stranglehold activist judges have on the federal judicial system. To that end, they have placed 193 new judges in the federal system.

These are judges who do not believe that it is their role to legislate from the bench, who do not believe that the Constitution is a “living document” that can be folded, spindled, and mutilated to justify any outcome they want, and who do not believe that their emotional responses override the law.  Instead, strict constructionists believe that it is their responsibility to interpret the Constitution and the law as written, and as the drafters intended, regardless of their preferred outcome.

Donald Trump is finally able to fulfill his promises regarding immigration. And unlike what Obama did, when he unconstitutionally implemented his “DREAMer” policies, Trump is not rewriting or ignoring existing law. Instead, Trump has been working to enforce federal immigration laws as written. It took getting a majority of strict constructionist judges on the federal bench to stop activist judges from blocking his efforts to enforce the law.

But Coulter still vilifies Trump for not building a wall on her timetable!

#RussiaHoax Continues

American Thinker also had a feature which addressed the illogical and ideological fallacy of the whole spectrum of #RussiaHoax claims that we have seen over the past four years. He writes (emphasis added):

It is relatively easy to surmise the kind of leader whom Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping would love to see leading America.

That leader would be weak, show little interest in a militarily strong America or its allies, and implement policies that would weaken America and American influence. That leader would be skeptical of capitalism and would be advocating the dismemberment of the U.S. energy sector, since this would significantly boost Russia’s economic prospects and global influence while crippling America. That leader would propose obscene levels of government spending to bury the country under a mountain of debt. He would be all in on open borders.  He would be groovy with unfair trade agreements and would seek to tie America’s hands behind its back with ineffective international treaties and agreements. That leader would be a committed globalist inclined to see America as the problem. He might even own a flexible red plastic reset button.

Notably, there are candidates aplenty in the race who check the right boxes, and none of them is named Trump. Anyone who is telling you Russia wants Trump to be re-elected is telling the big lie, one that is so absurd that only a university-educated fool would believe it. It also demonstrates that the media and their fellow Democrat travelers are convinced that Americans really are a special kind of stupid.

Coulter ignores the daily and hourly onslaught of attacks against President Trump and foolishly adds to those attacks!

#DeepStateCoup

Is Coulter unmindful of the depth to which the Left has sought to undo the 2016 election and prevent a #Trump2020LandslideVictory?

In fact, Coulter seems sure that he will lose if he doesn’t build a wall to her liking.

American Thinker offered highlights from 2015 to the present. Here are a few selected paragraphs:

The Justice Department then used this fictitious document to commit fraud on the FISA Court. The DOJ needed to lie in order to spy on and infiltrate the Trump campaign. Its agents needed insurance to make sure Hillary won. They didn’t care how many people and families they destroyed and how many crimes they had to commit to achieve their only goal, which was to elect Hillary. So far, few, if any, of the criminals in the Justice Department have been charged.

Most of the media never cared about any of the crimes or unrelenting attacks on Trump. In fact, they were a major participant.

Then, Heaven forbid, Trump beat the odds and won, and the attacks escalated. Most of the media, bureaucrats, and other Democrats set out to impeach Trump, no matter how many fictional charges they had to bring. The investigations and fake articles have been unrelenting. The number of people Democrats are willing to destroy as they quest for power is pathetic.

Still, Coulter joins the chorus of far-left activists denouncing Trump, while claiming she is helping him!

Coulter’s ever-increasing wackiness is recounted in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged, which provides an in-depth, detailed and holistic exposé of Ann Coulter.

Endnotes:

[1]      See @AnnCoulter, the Left’s Secret Weapon Against America at https://wp.me/p4jHFp-oh.

[2]      See @AnnCoulter: Betrayer Extraordinaire at https://bit.ly/2GzovR1.

[3]      For a partial list of Trump’s many accomplishments, see https://www.docdroid.net/KDaSuMo/trumpaccomplishments.pdf.

@AnnCoulter Trashes Trump and CPAC

Ever vindictive, Ann Coulter has trashed CPAC for the better part of a dozen years and she has trashed President Trump since even before his (first) inauguration.

Why? If she doesn’t get her way, she goes for the jugular.

CPAC (and many other conservative organizations) quietly rejected Coulter a long, long time ago. However, Trump’s rejection was very public, with him calling her, justifiably so, a #WackyNutJob!

(Ironically, hubris and arrogance have been Coulter’s downfall but she is too proud and arrogant to see it.)

Repentance and forgiveness remain utterly foreign concepts to Coulter, who claims to be a Christian.

Just this month, Coulter went on a Twitter tirade against both Trump and CPAC. As those things go, it was ugly.

Here are a few of her tweets and responses from her followers:

Here’s another set:

Consider the context of Coulter’s complaint. Trump was thanking the head of the organization – Matt Schlapp – for his repeated invitations to speak at CPAC. Trump spoke at CPAC in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and is scheduled to speak in 2020.

Why would Trump thank Lisa de Pasquale, an ardent Coulter fan and acolyte who betrayed CPAC to help Coulter? In fact, de Pasquale actually launched anti-CPAC events to coincide with CPAC conferences.

Coulter doesn’t know the meaning of the word “loyalty.”

Coulter’s various escapades at CPAC are recounted in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged, which provides an in-depth, detailed and holistic exposé of Ann Coulter.

@AnnCoulter’s Last CPAC Conference (2014)

Ann Coulter had been a perennial speaker at CPAC since 1998. For a number of years, she was a favorite of the crowds.[1] More often than not, Coulter became involved in some sort of Coulter-generated controversy which threw the spotlight on her rather than the conference itself.

Indeed, many conservative organizations boycotted the conference because of Coulter’s participation in it. Since then, each year, her credibility and stature declined, a reflection of her bizarre behavior and conflicted ideology.[2]

Coulter’s CPAC 2014 Highlights

Skipping to Coulter’s last appearance at CPAC, several noteworthy observations must be made.

Coulter’s Death Threats at CPAC

Coulter accelerated her use of elimination rhetoric in 2014.[3]

Coulter Trivialized Rape – Again

Coulter, who would deny life to babies conceived by rape, now equated immigration with rape using graphic terms. Clearly, Coulter does not truly believe in the sanctity of human life.

For nearly two decades, Coulter has railed against rape hoaxes, such as Tawana Brawley’s, which were perpetrated to make political points.  But Coulter’s real attitude toward rape is cavalier.  Babies conceived in rape have no value in her eyes. Coulter speaks favorably of raping the planet. And, here, she claimed immigrants were raping her!

Coulter’s Courage at CPAC

Coulter applauded her own courage in debating “the smartest living liberal” – except, it was all a scam. Coulter and Kaus, best of friends, colluded to an ostensible “debate” which would really be a forum for Coulter to advance her immigration agenda.

In a series of tweets (and, presumably, emails) Coulter repeatedly requested that Mickey Kaus debate her at CPAC. It must have taken enormous courage to “debate” a close personal friend in agreement with her views.[4]

Others quickly noticed what I had discerned: It was a sham “debate.” The American Spectator’s bold headline asked: “Where Was the Debate?”

But this was really a scam from the beginning. Three years later, Coulter reminiscently gloried in her victory over CPAC.

Coulter Scammed CPAC – Again!

Yes, Coulter’s “debate” was just the latest (and last) scam Coulter would perpetrate against CPAC, it’s sponsors, and its audiences.

Speaking on-air with her friend, Joyce Kaufman, Coulter gloried in her hijinks, saying:

“Oh, by the way, this scam I pulled with CPAC was really so brilliant, I just need to take thirty seconds to tell you about that.”

“They weren’t letting me speak, even though – I think I told Joyce this – I’m sorry I have to say this but it’s relevant to the story; every year they poll ten thousand CPAC attendees and every year I’ve been voted, for a decade now, the most popular speaker, even when Rush is speaking, even when Sean Hannity is speaking. They’re wonderful people, but I’m an excellent CPAC speaker.”

“And so, ‘Well, that’s weird, they’re not inviting me to speak this year.’ And they keep saying, ‘The invitation’s in the mail, the invitation’s in the mail,’ and then, finally, ‘Oh, we have an idea. Why don’t you have a debate?’ Why?”

“So, Mickey Kaus and I were ‘debating’ [air quotes here] and no matter what question we were asked – it’s a wonderful video, you should look it up – no matter what the question was, we turned it back to immigration.”

“They had immigration panels last year. No one was allowed to be anti-amnesty. But I just give a speech. They don’t ask what I’m going to say, so my speech last year was anti-amnesty. Thus, the trouble this year. … We weren’t on the schedule, weren’t on the agenda. Nobody knew I was even going to be at CPAC, but we still packed the ballroom.”[5]

 Coulter’s Shamelessness at CPAC

Coulter’s shamelessness extends beyond her betrayal of friends, colleagues, and the organizers and sponsors of CPAC. Coulter’s shamelessness is obvious in her words, behavior, and hypocrisy. At CPAC, she asserted, “shaming is good” and demanded that we tell poor people to “keep your knees together before you get married.” Does she follow her own advice?

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of Ann Coulter. This is but one of many CPAC escapades by Coulter presented in Joker.

Endnotes:

[1]      Not surprisingly, Coulter does not regard these crowds numbering in the hundreds and thousands to be “mobs.” Her flawed definition and analysis of mobs can be found in The Beauty of Conservatism.

[2]      We should Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age.

[3]              Her obsessive employment of elimination rhetoric is highlighted in The Gospel According to Ann Coulter.

However, I actually thought one of her jokes was funny, placing her phone conservation in the context of one in a popular movie, Taken. But Coulter has a long and deep history of employing elimination rhetoric and passionately expressing her hatred for a vast number of individuals and groups, thus counteracting any humorous content contained in the “joke.” Moreover, one could argue that, in this joke, Coulter was equating Obamacare employees with Serbian killers and human traffickers.

In the most recent case, quoting a line from the movie Taken could be taken as humorous coming from someone who does not have Coulter’s track record. If Coulter were less cavalier about life – and less liberal in using elimination rhetoric – her death “jokes” might have some value. But she has dipped into that well far too many times.

[4]      The myth of Coulter’s courage is debunked in several chapters of The Beauty of Conservatism.

[5]      Ann Coulter, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 3/22/14.

The Day @AnnCoulter Cried at CPAC

For decades, envelope-pusher Ann Coulter has promoted herself as “FEARLESS” and claimed that she never cries. Neither claim is true.

In 1999, I attended my first CPAC conference as a credentialed member of the press. I had no inkling of the drama that was about to unfold before my eyes.

Although Coulter claims she hasn’t cried since she was a child, Radley Balko disagrees: “I’ve seen her cry.”[1]

Coulter, at the age of 37, cried at CPAC in 1999.

I attended that conference as a member of the press and witnessed what Balko would later describe. Coulter was part of a panel, but when the moderator asked her his first discussion question, she got up, went to the podium, and started giving a speech. After a few minutes, she was asked to sit down.

As the panel discussion ensued, it was not long before Coulter griped that she had been hooked off the stage and she was later cross with several audience questioners. Coulter – while still on the panel – sniveled: “Well, I’m already worried about the extent of the White House spin when I get hooked off the stage.”[2]

In what I’m sure the audience originally perceived as a non-event, Coulter turned into a big deal, even accusing the coordinators of skullduggery and the moderator of conspiracy. Since Coulter turned this into an event and leveled accusations against others to cover her own faux pas, let’s look at what really happened.

Gary Nolan, President of Capitol Watch, introduced the event as a panel discussion and introduced Ralph Hallow as the moderator, who, in turn, introduced the panel, and then asked Coulter a discussion question to start things off.

Coulter got up, walked around the moderator to the podium, and began a speech, saying: “I’m going to keep talking until a light goes on.”

In the midst of her soliloquy, Hallow handed her a note telling her to sit down. She ignored his note. Later, Hallow interrupted her again, this time whispering in her ear. Surprised at the interruption, she asked, “Sorry, what do you want me to do?” Puzzled, she asked, “You didn’t want a speech?”

Balko observed, “the panel concluded with Ann struggling to choke back tears. I snuck back behind the panel after the session, of course, hoping to witness more drama. And that’s when I saw Cold-Blooded Coulter in sobbing hysterics. She’d been bullied. And now she was crying.”

Don’t take Balko’s word for it. The Washington Post made a similar observation. Coulter lamented, “The moderator cut me off! I was humiliated in front of 600 people!’ Between sobs, she sucked on a cigarette.”[3]

A minor faux pas became a newspaper headline which opened a window into Coulter’s heart.

Coulter retaliated in a letter-to-the-editor.[4]

I must write to correct a few of the many egregious misstatements in your Jan. 27 Reliable Source column.

I am not, and have never been, arm candy for Bob Guccione, Jr. The Gooch was my arm candy – my boy toy – whom I eventually, and regretfully, had to replace with a much younger man.

As for your report that I might run for the House in order to be taken more seriously, I am puzzled. Would becoming a member of the House really be a step up from being a New York Times bestselling author?[5] If so, I might start really dreaming. Perhaps someday I could trade in a seat on the House subcommittee on sheep-products for the dizzying heights of becoming a no-name gossip columnist for your paper.

Ann H. Coulter

In 1997, Coulter told me that she had trouble defending herself using letters-to-the-editor “without sounding defensive and pathetic, no matter how short and sarcastic.” She was right.

Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis in this holistic exposé of Ann Coulter. This is but one of many CPAC escapades by Coulter presented in Joker.

Endnotes:

[1]      Radley Balko, “My Lunch with Ann Coulter,” 8/6/03, http://www.theagitator.com/2003/08/06/my-lunch-with-ann-coulter/.

[2]      Ann Coulter, CPAC, 1/21/99.

[3]      Washington Post, 1/23/99, pg. C1.

[4]      Ann Coulter, “Seriously, Folks,” Washington Post, 2/6/99, pg. A19. Notice how Coulter attacked her ex-boyfriend, Congress, and the media – all because she had embarrassed herself on stage!

[5]      In reality, Coulter was preparing to run for Congress in opposition to Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) in what she would later describe as a “total sham campaign.”

#WackyNutJob @Ann Coulter

Incredibly, President Trump’s nickname for Ann Coulter – #WackyNutJob – is more than accurate.

Megachurch pastor and author Chris Hodges observed (emphasis added), “If we allow our self-pride to grow, it will lead to insanity.”[1]

Coulter’s self-pride has filled her heart, hardening it to God, truth, and reality.

Coulter – “Wacky Nut Job”

Is Coulter a wacky nut job?

Coulter’s wackiness was evident in November, 2018, when she tweeted:

Seriously? Coulter has falsely argued that Trump’s agenda is that of Jeb!

Here, she claimed that Hillary would have been a better president than Trump.

In reality, there was no Republican candidate who could have done a better job than Trump is doing right now. Trump has been phenomenal in many areas, good on most, but falls short on others. Trump has proven himself a fighter in spirit, reminiscent of William Wallace.

Coulter’s suggestion that Hillary would have been better than Trump belies the fact that nothing Trump accomplished would have been executed by Hillary.[2] Indeed, Clinton would have covered-up all of her shenanigans prior to and during the 2016 election cycle, would have solidified the Deep State, and would have run pell-mell toward the far-left fringe of the Democrat base, cementing and expanding upon Obama’s legacy. All without a wall!

Instead, Trump has been steadily dismantling the Obama legacy and making America First his top priority.

Coulter’s hubris compels her to believe that her single issue – the wall – is paramount to everything else. Her myopic vision blinds her to the bigger picture. She needs to replace her electron microscope with a telescope to see more clearly.

But Coulter’s pride prevents her from even considering that she might be wrong.

Wacky is the perfect word to describe many of Coulter’s positions and tweets. Here we will address just a few of the most recent inanities offered up by the erstwhile goddess of the conservative movement.

For example, Coulter lashed out at Trump, using the marriage of her best friends, George and Kellyanne Conway, as a foil. Her betrayal of her friends, whom she has known for over two decades, posed a threat to the health of their marriage.

Five days later, Coulter insanely tweeted that Trump “hasn’t kept any of his promises.” (She would still make that claim even if he had kept every promise but one – the wall.)

Two particular points stand out regarding the above tweet. First, she is giving aid and succor to the enemy (as she has often done over the past year or so), ostensibly to “pressure” Trump to do her bidding.

Her strategy of bullying and threats against Trump – going back well before his 2016 election victory – is obviously not working, yet she continues to behave in the exact same manner as before, somehow, expecting different results.

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results (e.g., like Progressives’ vain pursuit of a Socialist Paradise).

Second, Coulter hyperbolically contends that Trump “hasn’t kept any of his promises.” We know this to be an utter, bald-faced lie.[3]

Trump’s supporters know it is a lie and love the abundance of promises that he has kept.

Trump’s detractors also know it is a lie and they hate the abundance of promises that he has kept.

It appears that Coulter is alone in believing that Trump “hasn’t kept any of his promises.”

Is Coulter channeling her inner Ross Perot? She certainly appears to be channeling her inner Rachel Maddow and Adam Schiff by promoting a demonstrable lie to attack President Trump.

Coulter has surprisingly joined the ranks of the delusional #Resistance (which she once claimed is futile!), suffering from late-onset #TrumpDerangementSyndrome.

The next day, upon hearing of the Mueller Report’s vindication of Trump, Coulter tweeted:

Again, Coulter’s tweet betrays the depths to which she has sunk in her own delusions. Her advocacy for collusion (with a wall) is utterly nonsensical. If the Trump presidency were to be brought down over collusion (real or fabricated), Coulter’s wall would be null and void.

Really? Law and order are now inconsequential? Justice no longer matters? Restoring the integrity of our institutions of government is unimportant? Bringing down a presidency and subverting our republican government by a coup employing false narratives to overturn the results of the 2016 election – that is of no consequence?

Moreover, why would a law-and-order conservative want any president to be falsely convicted of being a Russian agent (the Left’s delusion)? Coulter’s inner Jerry Nadler grows stronger by the day.

Coulter would destroy the entire #MAGA #AmericaFirst agenda – and the integrity of our governmental and cultural institutions – all for the sake of a wall!

Coulter recently announced that she favors Bernie Sanders for President in 2020! Coulter wants a wall and doesn’t mind all that “socialist stuff!” She said she would vote for – and work for – Sanders!

Ever since Trump won his election, Coulter has claimed that she wished she had voted for Gore (2000), Kerry (2004), and Clinton (2016). Now, she’s favoring Sanders (2020).

Why? Because, at one point or another, each of those people has made a statement regarding immigration with which Coulter agrees.

Coulter has obviously not thought this through. She wants a wall and immigration moratorium to prevent the Left from seizing power forever. But she will endorse, vote for, and work for a Leftist … who promises a wall. But, in her books and columns and in interviews, Coulter has repeatedly observed that the Left never keeps its immigration promises. So, why believe them now?

If Sanders became president, with a far-left Democrat Congress in power, Coulter’s worst nightmare would unfold: an unbridled descent to a Socialist Paradise using the Green New Deal or using whatever name they want to call it. Welcome Venezuela 2.0.

For a wall? Consider this, every Socialist dictatorship has used walls to wall people in, not wall people out.

(This is an abbreviated extract from a case study in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

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]              Chris Hodges, The Daniel Dilemma, Nelson Books, 2017, pg. 118.

[2]              See “Coulter Hawks Hillary – Again!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-8P.

[3]              Charlie Kirk: “He moved the embassy to Jerusalem, he canceled the Iran deal, he deregulated the American economy, he cut taxes, he went by his list to put strong justices on the Supreme Court, such as Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, he has protected the religious liberty of all Americans, he has put over 100 Circuit Court Judges in every single district across the country. At every single turn he’s done everything in his power to do what he’s said he’s going to do.”

Ann Coulter’s Cowardly Berkeley Bluff

In 2017, Coulter was undeservedly hailed a valiant heroine for the Battle at Berkeley, yet her perceived defiance of leftist mobs and censoring administrators was really not at all courageous.

In fact, Coulter never expected or intended to give a speech at Berkeley! It was all a clever ruse and publicity stunt. Bravado, not bravery, marked Coulter’s Berkeley bluff.

The sole purpose of this event was not to speak but to prove censorship of conservative speakers. (Coulter offers polemics, not persuasion. The organizers picked the person most likely to provoke left-wing activists on campus.)

After successfully portraying herself as a courageous free speech warrior – having gotten exactly what she wanted: publicity and a new image – Coulter did not give what would have been a truly “free” (no honorarium) speech in what she herself insisted was the “safest place on earth” for her.

Before getting into details, let’s recall that Berkeley has justifiably been almost universally condemned (except by some on the far left) for not allowing Coulter to speak. Nevertheless, Coulter is not the courageous heroine she would have you believe her to be.

(This is a very abbreviated extract from a case study in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

Clever Marketing Ploy

I gave Ann an Alamo Award in 1997 for her unquestioned courage – at that time – in speaking truth to power, at the risk of losing her livelihood. At Berkeley, Coulter risked nothing whatsoever. Indeed, regardless of the outcome, Coulter expected to gain that which she sought: publicity and an image of being a heroic-martyr.

This epic battle of wills pitting liberty lovers against left-wing mobs and academic censors saturated national news coverage. Coulter’s gambit was actually just a PR stunt from the very beginning. And it worked.

Her #BerkeleyBound mission perfectly suited her purposes. Whether or not she spoke, she won. If she spoke, she was heroic; if not, she was a courageous martyr. Win-win.

The Washington Post reported: “In a classic case of ‘heads I win, tails you lose,’ conservative provocateur Ann Coulter emerged from last week’s events at the University of California at Berkeley as a free-speech martyr.”

Coulter couldn’t lose. That was the plan from the start. It was all braggadocio and bravado, a marketing ploy explicitly designed to reinvigorate her reputation and career.

Timeline

Here’s the actual timeline of events according to Coulter and her speech sponsors:

BridgeUSA and YAF sponsored Coulter’s speech. She knew – given riots at Milo Yiannopoulos’ event in February – that she wouldn’t be giving her speech. The university and/or rioters would surely shut it down.

Berkeley placed ever-demanding restrictions on Coulter’s speech. She insisted that YAF concede to every single demand. Coulter could not quit. She had to wait – and wait patiently she did (because she knew it was inevitable) – for Berkeley to cancel, making her a martyr. She told Tucker Carlson, “Well, they changed the rules every ten minutes. I kept agreeing to all of their conditions – they were hoping I would cancel.”

In this high-stakes game of chicken, Berkeley flinched. Berkeley caved and cancelled her speech, enabling Coulter to play the heroic victim of institutional censorship and mob rule.

Under intense media and political pressure, Berkeley offered an alternative date, which Coulter refused, keeping the pressure on Berkeley. Meanwhile, her sponsors filed lawsuits.

Coulter demanded her original speaking slot, insisted she would speak, and suggested she would speak in Sproul Plaza, if need be.

Berkeley announced that it could not ensure the safety of the speaker and attendees. Then YAF folded. Coulter wrote, “We were on [the] cusp of victory and YAF backed down, refused to seek a court order or allow the College Republicans to request a court order.  It’s a sad day for free speech.”

Coulter’s sponsors caved. Coulter was incensed. Why? She wanted Berkeley to cave and herself be vindicated as a heroine. Instead, she would have to speak outdoors, something she did not want to do. Her rant in the above-linked video was a visual and verbal expression of the hatred within her heart – the source of her vitriol.

In the end, Gavin McInnes, her good friend and latest knight in shining armor, gave Coulter’s (hastily-written and extremely-short) speech on her behalf in Sproul Plaza. Coulter was there, in Berkeley, but not at that peaceful event. Afterward, she joined McInnes and supporters for drinks at George and Walt’s.

As noted above, Coulter exhibited genuine courage in 1996-97. Hence her Alamo Award.

Since then, Coulter has gotten edgier and edgier while simultaneously abandoning her principles and ideals. In doing so, Coulter has actually embraced her fears. Now she is desperately grasping for the glory she once had and which increasingly eludes her.

What she fears most is facing the truth about the person she has become. Moreover, Coulter fears that she is beyond redemption, so why not continue on her downward path. (Ann, My Redeemer Lives, and so does yours!)

Ann Coulter isn’t a voice for freedom or free speech. Ann Coulter is a voice for Ann Coulter.

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.

What Would Ann Coulter Eat?

If Ann Coulter can ask Who Would Jesus Kill (WWJK)? then we can surely ask What Would Ann Coulter Eat (WWACE)?

(This is a very abbreviated extract from a case study in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged.)

When not drinking chardonnay, Coulter’s non-alcoholic beverage of choice is a Diet Coke.[1]

In a 2000 column, Coulter wrote, “If anyone ever opened my closets, they would have thought I belonged to some crazy survivalist cult that believes in storing a year’s worth of toilet paper and Diet Coke.”[2]

Ann’s current Twitter fan club, Anntensity, observed: “Coulter reacted with tacit satisfaction, calmly took a sip from her Diet Coke.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported:

“But here is Ann Coulter, fresh from a lecture and book-signing, sipping a glass of Diet Coke in a quiet conference room and exuding not venom and hatred but sunshine and light.”

“So fine-boned and slender she almost disappears when viewed sideways, she’s all glowing tan and shiny blond mane. A diamond tennis bracelet twinkles on her right arm. Her pale blue-gray eyes sparkle. With a smile she says no, she doesn’t write to shock.”

“She’s wearing a cropped jacket and a form-fitting spaghetti-strapped dress cut to her signature micro-mini length. (‘Skirts so short you can see her brains,’ a Salon wag wrote of her wardrobe.)”

“It’s an outfit that would look absurd on most women of 39 (by her account) or 41 (according to her voter registration record). But it flatters Coulter, who lacks thighs and wrinkles and could pass for a mid-20s grad student.”

Nicorette Gum

Not technically a food, Coulter often treats Nicorette gum as if it is a nutritional necessity.

Multiple interviewers have observed Coulter’s addiction to Nicorette. One noted, “I believe she was chewing her fourth piece of Nicorette…”[3] Another asked, “How does she stay so thin? Never ate, chewed gum all night.”[4] Another wrote, “[Coulter] devoured tablets of Nicorette gum as though they were Tic Tacs.”[5]

Coulter “chewed her third piece of Nicorette at a French café on the Upper East Side.”

To one interviewer, Coulter exclaimed, “I have two patches on right now – and Nicorette gum in my purse! I quit last October and I don’t feel any better – no better whatsoever. Plus, it’s like a miracle drug. When you’re upset, it calms you down.”[6]

Is Coulter so addicted to nicotine that she can’t quit?

Is Coulter so nervous before an appearance that she needs nicotine to appear in control?

Check out this fascinating off-air but on-camera exchange: [7]

FEMALE SPEAKER: “Did you want to keep the gum?”

ANN COULTER: “No, I have my little thing [container].”

FEMALE SPEAKER: “You do?”

ANN COULTER: “I’m waiting for them to come to me. It’s my Nicorette. So, it’s like smoking before I go on.

FEMALE SPEAKER: “Right.”

ANN COULTER: “Right? And they’re still chattering with Peter King. And then there will have to be a commercial.”

FEMALE SPEAKER: “OK.”

MALE SPEAKER: “I have two here.”

ANN COULTER: “I don’t think I’ll need another one before I go on, but thank you. If you can chop it up so I can snort it. That would help. …”

ANN COULTER: “Oh, OK. So, we do have a commercial before you come to me? OK, I’m putting my Nicorette back in.”

Coulter was relentlessly mocked for her rather endearing self-deprecating humor regarding nicotine. Yes, it is evidence of an addiction she cannot seem to kick. Her words were intentionally comical, yet her chewing was unintentionally exaggerated – chewing to get as much out of it as quickly as she could. This suggests Coulter experiences some measure of insecurity on set and requires her nicotine fix to be calm. (Remember, Ann suffers from panic attacks.)

From the moment I saw that clip, I felt it was endearing (but I repeat myself). Coulter exhibited genuineness and likeability. Her real personality appeared to shine through.

However, I would think that if one has been struggling with addictions for decades, one would have some measure of compassion for others with theirs.

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]              1) Moneyrunner, “I Had Dinner With Ann Coulter,” Free Republic, 10/26/03, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1008544/posts.

2) Katie Schnack, “Celebrity Sighting: Every Republican who has ever been on Fox News, Democratic Wedding Party has fit,” 6/4/09, http://pbwaitress.wordpress.com/tag/ann-coulter/.

3) George Gurley, “Ann Coulter Ecstatic: Enemies Stoke Sales – ‘They’re Like My Pets,’” New York Observer, 7/3/06.

4) David Bowman, “Ann Coulter, Woman,” Salon, 7/25/03, http://www.salon.com/2003/07/25/bowman_3/.

5) Joe Kovacs, “What Ann Coulter Really Thinks,” World Net Daily, 6/28/03,  http://www.wnd.com/2003/06/19518/.

[2]              Ann Coulter, “Reform it back,” 7/12/00.

[3]              John Cloud, “Ms. Right: Ann Coulter,” Time, 4/17/05, http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1050304,00.html.

[4]              Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts, “Bush Serenade Is a Gridiron Smash,” Washington Post, 3/10/08, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/09/AR2008030902099.html.

[5]              Andrew Lawton, “The Ann Coulter I know,” Breitbart, 2013, http://landmarkreport.com/andrew/2013/06/the-ann-coulter-i-know.

[6]              Scott Raab, “A Date with Ann Coulter,” Esquire, 11/1/04, http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ1104-NOV_COULTER.

[7]              “Norman Shearer’s Found Objects,” http://www.mydamnchannel.com/harry_shearer/found_objects/foundobjectscoulteroreillycouric_437.

The Day Ann Coulter Cried at CPAC!

In 1999, I attended my first CPAC conference as a credentialed member of the press. I had no inkling of the drama that was about to unfold before my eyes.

Although Coulter claims she hasn’t cried since she was a child, Radley Balko disagrees: “I’ve seen her cry.”[1]

Coulter, at the age of 37, cried at CPAC in 1999.

I attended that conference as a member of the press and witnessed what Balko would later describe. Coulter was part of a panel, but when the moderator asked her his first discussion question, she got up, went to the podium, and started giving a speech. After a few minutes, she was asked to sit down.

As the panel discussion ensued, it was not long before Coulter griped that she had been hooked off the stage and she was later cross with several audience questioners. Coulter – while still on the panel – sniveled: “Well, I’m already worried about the extent of the White House spin when I get hooked off the stage.”[2]

In what I’m sure the audience originally perceived as a non-event, Coulter turned into a big deal, even accusing the coordinators of skullduggery and the moderator of conspiracy. Since Coulter turned this into an event and leveled accusations against others to cover her own faux pas, let’s look at what really happened.

Gary Nolan, President of Capitol Watch, introduced the event as a panel discussion and introduced Ralph Hallow as the moderator, who, in turn, introduced the panel, and then asked Coulter a discussion question to start things off.

Coulter got up, walked around the moderator to the podium, and began a speech, saying: “I’m going to keep talking until a light goes on.”

In the midst of her soliloquy, Hallow handed her a note telling her to sit down. She ignored his note. Later, Hallow interrupted her again, this time whispering in her ear. Surprised at the interruption, she asked, “Sorry, what do you want me to do?” Puzzled, she asked, “You didn’t want a speech?”

Balko observed, “the panel concluded with Ann struggling to choke back tears. I snuck back behind the panel after the session, of course, hoping to witness more drama. And that’s when I saw Cold-Blooded Coulter in sobbing hysterics. She’d been bullied. And now she was crying.”

Don’t take Balko’s word for it. The Washington Post made a similar observation. Coulter lamented, “The moderator cut me off! I was humiliated in front of 600 people!’ Between sobs, she sucked on a cigarette.”[3]

A minor faux pas became a newspaper headline which opened a window into Coulter’s heart.

Coulter retaliated in a letter-to-the-editor.[4]

“I must write to correct a few of the many egregious misstatements in your Jan. 27 Reliable Source column.

“I am not, and have never been, arm candy for Bob Guccione, Jr. The Gooch was my arm candy – my boy toy – whom I eventually, and regretfully, had to replace with a much younger man.

“As for your report that I might run for the House in order to be taken more seriously, I am puzzled. Would becoming a member of the House really be a step up from being a New York Times bestselling author?[5] If so, I might start really dreaming. Perhaps someday I could trade in a seat on the House subcommittee on sheep-products for the dizzying heights of becoming a no-name gossip columnist for your paper.

“Ann H. Coulter”

In 1997, Coulter told me that she had trouble defending herself using letter-to-the-editor “without sounding defensive and pathetic, no matter how short and sarcastic.” She was right.

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. This is but one of many CPAC escapades by Coulter presented in Joker.

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]               Radley Balko, “My Lunch with Ann Coulter,” 8/6/03, http://www.theagitator.com/2003/08/06/my-lunch-with-ann-coulter/.

[2]               Ann Coulter, CPAC, 1/21/99.

[3]               Washington Post, 1/23/99, pg. C1.

[4]               Ann Coulter, “Seriously, Folks,” Washington Post, 2/6/99, pg. A19. Notice how Coulter attacked her ex-boyfriend, Congress, and the media – all because she had embarrassed herself on stage!

[5]               In reality, Coulter was preparing to run for Congress in opposition to Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) in what she would later describe as a “total sham campaign.”

Ann Coulter: From Jingoist to Pacifist

In the space of a few short years, Coulter turned from being a neoconservative zealot to a Fortress America fanatical isolationist and pacifist.

Her current isolationist and nativist obsession with “pointless wars” in foreign lands leads her inevitably to conclude that World War II was also a pointless war.

Coulter’s foreign policy heart lies with that of one of her mentors, Patrick Buchanan.

During the Clinton presidency, Coulter continually denounced the administration’s use of military force overseas, arguing that it was not in our national interest.

In 1997, Coulter said, “I don’t think we should be trying to go around and be the world’s Policeman because you can guess wrong. I mean, we can’t create a beautiful constitutional democracy across the world.”[1]

Bur for fully a decade following 9/11, Coulter was the fiercest armchair war hawk in America. Toward the end of the Obama presidency, Coulter reversed course, returning to her Buchananite foreign policy roots. (She could easily join the “War Is Not the Answer” crowd if it were more pro-American.)

Once a zealous moral and cultural conservative and fervently pro-life – “There’s almost no conversation I couldn’t turn into an abortion discussion.”[2]Coulter turned her back on the unborn for most of the past two decades. Instead, the political realm possessed Coulter, and, following 9/11, Coulter attacked everyone.

My first essay critical of Coulter in BrotherWatch (January 2002) began with these words:

Following the 9/11 terrorist attack, controversial “conservative” columnist Ann Coulter – best known as that “acid-tongued blonde” wearing her trademark micro mini-skirts – appeared to descend into madness. Cutting edge went over the edge. Coulter declared a two-front war against terrorists and liberals. – Right Wing Warrior Princess

Coulter’s stance on the Korean Peninsula is emblematic of her approach to geopolitics. She also hates our pro-Israel policies and would just as well jettison the War on Terror completely. (Coulter always frames terrorist threats as immigration threats,[3] having absolutely no solutions to the domestic threat posed by ISIS and ISIS-inspired terrorists currently in America.)[4]

Of course, her Fortress America paradigm blindly dismisses the very real and existential threats facing America today and in the near future posed by terrorists and tyrannical, America-hating regimes around the world.

Coulter now denounces the Reagan Doctrine’s formulation of “peace through strength” and she appears oblivious to the renaissance of peace and prosperity which Americans enjoy today – due to Trump’s emulation of Reagan’s proven policies.

Coulter’s single-minded fixation with immigration and a wall has given her a myopic perspective on reality and the world in which we live. She has tunnel vision – like a horse with blinders on – and is oblivious to anything which does not fit her own pet paradigm.

As is always the case, anyone who disagrees with her perspective and agenda is a traitor or evil – even though she herself has completely reversed many of her positions over the past two decades. (At one point or another, she could have called herself a traitor.)

Coulter went berserk over Trump’s visit to the Wailing Wall:

On the eve of Trump’s major prime time national address regarding a national crisis on our southern border, Coulter reversed her position, issuing a series of nonsensical tweets attacking President Trump.

The following chart encapsulates a few of Coulter’s transitions and key transformative periods during Coulter’s professional career as a “journalist.”

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]              Ann Coulter, MSNBC, 3/23/97.

[2]              Ann Coulter, Vantage Points: Issues for Women, Amazon City Radio, 12/5/97.

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

[4]              See “Coulter Still Doesn’t Get Terrorist Threat!” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-bg.

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