Thursday, August 25, 2016


A lot of people are talking about Ann Coulter's criticism of Donald Trump after he made major changes to his stance on immigration:
Donald Trump "panicked" when he said he was open to softening his immigration policies, according to conservative pundit and Trump ally Ann Coulter....

Coulter, a hardline opponent of illegal immigration and one of Trump's most prominent media backers, was speaking to The Hill at a party to launch her new book, "In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!"

In the book, Coulter writes that "there's nothing Trump can do that won't be forgiven. Except change his immigration policies."

But now that Trump is toying with doing just that, Coulter is placed in the awkward position of having to defend a man who is no longer drawing such a hard line on immigration as he once did.
You might think she wouldn't defend him after this betrayal. But you'd be wrong:
Conservative author and Donald Trump supporter Ann Coulter isn't giving up on her candidate yet, even as he appears to be shifting on an issue most dear to her....

In an interview [Wednesday] with the Washington Examiner, Coulter, whose own stance on immigration inspired Trump's controversial views on it, said it's not worrying her.

"It mostly worries me rhetorically ... I mean, what to do with the illegals already here was never really a big part of it," she said. "We're getting a wall. We're definitely getting a wall. That's the one thing we know about a Trump presidency."
Excuse me, Ann? "What to do with the illegals already here was never really a big part of it" for you? What about this interview you gave in November when Trump was explicitly promising to deport every undocumented person in America?
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter told a local Phoenix news station Thursday she would use a “deportation force” to remove the estimated 11 million individuals inside the U.S. illegally....

“How would you deport all these people?” [KSAZ-TV anchor Troy Hayden] asked.

“God bless Donald Trump. He mentioned it. Dwight Eisenhower did it using 1950's technology. I mean everyone acts like there’s a time limit. Well, no. You start your deportation force, you start deporting them,” Coulter replied. “And they get the message.”

“Well, you knock on the door? How do you find them?” Hayden asked.

“Look up Dwight Eisenhower’s. It was called ‘Operation Wetback.’ He started at the border, the troops moved north, they knew the businesses and they knew the homes. They went in and deported them,” said Coulter....

“And by the way, Donald Trump, yeah he’s right, you should go after the criminals. I’d go after the law abiding ones to send the message. Law abiding! They are not law abiding if they are illegal immigrants,” she added. “They get the message and then you do what Mitt Romney was saying: enforce e-verify. Make sure only Americans can get jobs. They get the message. They leave on their own.”
But now she's all in, even though Trump has backed away from deportations without mercy. And when I say "all in," I mean it:

And of course she is. Her book came out on Tuesday. She can't sell a book she's effectively disavowed. She let off some steam, but she wants the money. So Trump is still her man -- at least until her book falls off the bestseller list.


Lit3Bolt said...

Like you steve, I only pay attention to Ann because she's got her thumb on the pulse of the neo-nazi "alt-right" core of the Republican Party.

He's being erratic enough to actually have a net loss of support at this point, I think it's safe to say.

Feud Turgidson said...

Already? On Best Seller lists as a pre-order?

No one has read it. Few will. Much of her intended audience will read a chapter or a paragraph, then hold the book against their foreheads and intuit the rest - accurately.

There are no reviews; tmay we be none reviews before this book hits the BS lists. In the genre she exploits, book clubs have no role and are no factor.

As a writer, she's no J.K. Rowling, indeed no George Will, no even as accomplished as the conservative screedsters at Breitbart, NRO and Ace of Spades HQ. To the extent her oeuvre comparable to others who make their living in publishing, it seems most comparable to the works of WingNutDaily's Joseph Farah.

None of her previous books are readable, even by fans of her irreconcilable political views. She has no insights, interesting or otherwise. She has no anecdotes, not even boring. Forget portraiture: she's never even attempted a vignette. Whatever else might be said of her supposed attempts at comedy, they always can be depended on to fall short of funny. Any amusement she peddles comes down to the same ball of string offered the same perpetual kittens she's supposedly amused for years. Her entertainment form is basically incitement.

I don't doubt it will make several BS lists.

Unknown said...

Trump's not going to build a wall and he's not going to deport 11 million. Republican backers make a lot of money hiring the undocumented.

Ten Bears said...

Remember a couple of weeks ago I promised that though as it has been made clear you people neither want nor need my vote and I will not vote for Clinton, in four years when you will want and need my vote I'll vote her re-election IF: Sarah Palin is prosecuted for her culpability in the bullet that went through Gabrielle Gifford's head and those who died around her?

Prosecute this pig bitch too.

Victor said...

One of the key "characteristics" of a successful grifter, is the ability to shift with the grift.

This sociopathic, hate and fear filled pig, can easily make a sow's purse, out of a sow's ear.

Gerald Parks said...

A saying comes to mind ..."There is no honor among thieves!"

The Grifters grift and now WE THE PEOPLE get a ringside seat ...a behind the curtain look at the depravity of these people!

Paul Gottlieb said...

Ann Coulter would blow a dead donkey for 10 seconds of TV time. Everyone has known this about her for a long time

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With the obvious exception of the voters and possibly, certain legitimately true-believing elected office holders, it's never about anything other than money with these people.