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.@AnnCoulter Has Incurable #CPAC-Derangement Syndrome!

Long before Ann Coulter was beset by a virulent form of Trump Derangement Syndrome,[1] Coulter developed CPAC Derangement Syndrome.

Since then, Coulter seeks out every opportunity to berate and defame CPAC, which she regards as America’s enemy!

Coulter retweeted agreement with this tweet: “Florida’s useless sellout bimbo of a Senator – Marco Rubio – was invited to CPAC but true conservatives – like @AnnCoulter – weren’t? Seriously?”

Since then, Coulter continues to CPAC, suggesting that CPAC is America’s enemy!

Coulter tweeted:

  • It’s the “Chamber of Commerce PAC,” used to promote Matt Schlapp’s lobbying clients. – 2/24/21, 2:24 a.m.
  • CPAC IS unsafe. It’s Matt Schlapp’s lobbying clients masquerading as “conservatives.” – 2/24/21, 4:09 p.m.
  • This isn’t your older brother’s CPAC anymore. – 2/24/21, 4:10 p.m.

Coulter has also claimed that CPAC is funded by the Koch rothers, whom she has said are evil! In her mind, the Koch brothers = George Soros!

Who are these enemies of America?

CPAC’s primary sponsors this year are the American Conservative Union, Fox Nation, and Liberty Health Share.

Coulter was a featured speaker at CPAC for 17 consecutive years from 1998 to 2014. Her time at CPAC represents both a microcosm of and an allegory for her career.

Presenting Sponsors” comprise: Save the American Inventor, Korea CPAC, Save Our States, and World Forecast. The “Partnering Sponsors” are Liberty Ecosystem and Washington Times.

Oh, the horror!

But it gets worse! “Supporting Sponsors” include The Epoch Times, Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, Turning Point USA, and Young America’s Foundation.

Say it ain’t so! (These are hardly anti-American organizations.)

The funny thing is that Young America’s Foundation sponsored Coulter’s speeches for almost two decades, Turning Point USA has sponsored several speeches, and Coulter gave at least one speech at the Heritage Foundation.

CPAC “Contributing Sponsors” include Project Veritas, Citizens United, and the Leadership Institute.

But … Coulter participated in several documentaries for Citizens United and has recently given speeches for the Leadership Institute, which vigorously promoted her speaking tour. Moreover, Coulter was best friends for over two decades with David Bossie, President of Citizens United.

CPAC “Participating Sponsors” include CFACT and the Center for the Claire Boothe Luce Conservative Women, both of which sponsored Coulter’s speeches. Indeed, the latter did so for over fifteen years!

Who has changed? All of these splendid American and conservative organizations? Or Ann Coulter?

Was Ann Coulter an enemy of America then or is she an enemy of America now?

Sampling of Coulter’s Attacks on CPAC!

In 2015, Coulter told the Washington Examiner: “I wasn’t invited. I might just show up anyway just to piss them off. I could be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC.”

Why would Coulter want to piss off CPAC? Ego? The woman scorned? A vengeful nature?

Did you notice, Coulter places herself and her situation on par with that of Bibi Netanyahu?! Coulter likens herself to the Israeli Prime Minister, renowned for his courage, his eloquence, and his principled character.

But beyond that, Coulter’s tweets also reveal her own denial of reality and her self-absorption.

  • CPAC = Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
  • “attendees surveyed after the conference consistently chose Coulter as the most popular speaker”
  • Of course, if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to the Mexicans, I’ll watch the Oscars again.
  • I’ll be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC!

Finally, CPAC discovered that we should Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age![2]

Even though she considers herself indispensable to CPAC (and CPAC indispensable to her standing as a great conservative leader), Coulter was missed only by herself.

In 2018, Coulter told the audience of the Lars Larson Show, “I remember when CPAC wasn’t funded by the Koch brothers.” (Those evil anti-Americans!)

In 2019, Coulter again sniped at CPAC.

One person tweeted: “Every societal movement will eventually turn into a grift once people realize they can gain money and power by pilfering the herd. If you join one, join early and get out early.” Coulter retweeted thusly: “See, e.g., CPAC.

Coulter also retweeted (“Duh.”) to a tweet claiming: “What everyone is saying: ‘CPAC isn’t fun without Ann Coulter. And hasn’t been for years.”

Yes, Coulter still believes her own press. Meanwhile, in the real world, CPAC thrives and expands!

Why CPAC Rejected Coulter

After 9/11, Coulter’s CPAC appearances were continually mired in controversies of Coulter’s own making. Her provocative rhetoric became ever more extreme. She regularly employed elimination rhetoric. Coulter seemingly sought to upstage CPAC at every turn.

One year, a host of conservative organizations and bloggers threatened to boycott CPAC if Coulter was invited to speak. Coulter was rejected as a speaker but, through slight-of-hand, spoke anyway. In both 2013 and 2014, Coulter was invited at the last minute, due to aggressive campaigns by Coulter to appear.[3] (Friends in high places have always come to her aid.)

Coulter’s antics continued in 2014, with Coulter coordinating a phony “debate,” disparaging poor people, issuing death threats, and falsely claiming to have been raped.[4]

But in 2014, Coulter crossed a non-negotiable red-line: Coulter boasted publicly of betraying CPAC.

Coulter has a long history of betraying friends,[5] colleagues,[6] and clients.[7] Then, Coulter publicly betrayed CPAC.

Within weeks of her appearance at CPAC 2014, Coulter boasted of scamming CPAC. She bragged about this “really so brilliant” scam to thwart CPAC’s agenda “despite CPAC’s best efforts.”

Nicely done, Ann.

Such is Coulter’s ego that she believes – after scamming CPAC and bragging about it – that CPAC would be obligated to invite her to speak in subsequent years.

See Case Study: CPAC Escapades in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged for more details.

Endnotes:

[1]              See Case Study: #CoulterMeltdown in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at https://bit.ly/2TttHtF.

[2]              See Never Trust Ann Coulter – at ANY Age at http://bit.ly/2a6Ns4w.

[3]              In the early 2000s, CPAC routinely promoted its next conference far in advance, often nine months or more before the conference date, and Coulter would regularly be highlighted as one of the first speakers invited.

[4]              See “Case Study # 8: Life Issues,” Propaganda: Orwell in the Age of Ann Coulter at http://bit.ly/1N7zDji.

[5]              See “Preface: Alamo Remembered,” The Beauty of Conservatism at http://bit.ly/2a79k0j.

[6]              See “Case Study # 2: (Linda) TRIPPed Up!” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5.

[7]              See “Case Study # 1: Oh, Paula (Jones)! Ann Coulter’s Betrayal,” Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5.

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.