Ann Coulter: Impeach Trump Now

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Commentator Ann Coulter addresses the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 12, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR2IICL
Two people, one ideology.

…by Jonas E. Alexis

 

Ann Coulter, the author of the bestselling book In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! and the person who previously called Trump an “emperor god,” now wants to impeach Trump. Trump, for Coulter, is “the worst negotiator I’ve ever seen.”

Coulter was asked whether she still believes In Trump We Trust, and her response was: “I think it may be too late. … It may be too late for the country, which is why I am sad for the country. We did everything we could do.”[1]

Why? Well, Coulter thinks that Trump hasn’t done a damn thing about keeping his “America First” policy and other promises he made during his campaign. Trump, according to Coulter, has huddled up with the war machine in America. Coulter tweeted back in April:

“Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.”[2]

Ann Coulter is being dishonest here again because she was a warmonger for years. In fact, she has written one book after another praising George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq and making fun of people who criticized sodomy at Abu Ghraib. Right after the 9/11 attack, Coulter wrote:

“Airports scrupulously apply the same laughably ineffective airport harassment to Suzy Chapstick as to Muslim hijackers. It is preposterous to assume every passenger is a potential crazed homicidal maniac. We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”[3]

It was Coulter herself who said that “the magnificently successful Iraq War has been rewritten as a failure”[4] by Democrats or Liberals who are too stupid enough to know that Iraq was a thriving country until Obama took office.

With respect to the war in Iraq, Coulter again wrote unashamedly: “We won, executed a dictator, presided over democratic elections, and killed loads of al Qaeda fighters.”[5] Listen to what Coulter says of Trump in In Trump We Trust: “He opposed the Iraq War, a massively popular position now that Obama has turned our victory there into a defeat and the birthplace of ISIS.”[6]

One must say that Coulter is dumb on purpose. It was really Obama who turned the Neocon’s vision of Iraq into a defeat! Coulter does not lack the intellectual or scholarly sophistication to realize that her position is vacuous and morally worthless, but because she is ideologically under the Neoconservative or Israeli system, she cannot think straight at all.

Coulter is criticizing Trump’s move in the Middle East, but she has never dared to say a word about the Israeli regime or the Neoconservatives themselves, the real people who are pushing perpetual wars virtually all over the world. She hates Trump for pushing for more conflict in Syria, but she loves Benjamin Netanyahu, the man who is largely responsible for the war in Syria. In fact, Coulter has said very explicitly that “I wish we could have Netanyahu as our president”!

Now that tells you why Coulter cannot string two coherent thoughts together. Even with respect to the Iraq war, she was dead wrong. Before Obama was elected in 2008, scholars across the political spectrum were saying that Iraq was a disaster.[7] The only people who were pounding the incoherent thesis that Iraq was a success were the Neoconservatives and pawns like David Horowitz, Thomas Sowell, Victor Davis Hanson, etc.[8] Listen to Horowitz:

“In four years, George Bush has liberated nearly 50 million people in two Islamic countries. He has stopped the filling of mass graves and closed down the torture chambers of an oppressive regime. He has encouraged the Iraqis and the people of Afghanistan to begin a political process that give them rights they have not enjoyed in 5,000 years.”[9]

No sane person believes this nonsense. The sad part is that Coulter believed crazy things like that, and she has never had the intellectual courage to address the issues that scholars have been talking about for years.[10] The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard was published in 2007, and Coulter has never addressed that particular book in her entire writing career. Paul R. Pillar, an academic and a 28-year veteran of the CIA, has also written extensively on these issues.[11]

Coulter asserts that “If we were 100 percent consistent with foreign policy, there are a lot of other countries we’d be invading besides Iraq.”[12] And now she is complaining that Trump is attacking Syria after seeing a picture?

You see, Coulter has no moral or intellectual muscle whatsoever. If we were consistent with our foreign policy, we would do well to consider what the founding fathers actually believe about “foreign entanglements.” Coulter obviously has never discussed this issue in any of her books because the founding fathers’ view on foreign policy would inevitably ruin the Neoconservative ideology, which is existentially unlivable and ontologically satanic.

If Coulter is upset that the Trump administration got involved in Syria by seeing “a picture on TV,” then how did she get so rich by brazenly writing books and praising America’s involvement in the Middle East? Should she start refunding the people who actually plunked down the money to buy her books? Should she start apologizing to Americans and to the people in the Middle East?

What we are seeing here is that both Coulter and Trump are drawing their political weltanschauung from the same ideological well, and that well has poisoned much of the Middle East and America and even the West.


[1] Callum Borchers, “Ann Coulter called Trump an ’emperor god.’ Now she calls him the ‘worst negotiator,’” Washington Post, September 15, 2017.

[2] Cited in Jeremy B White, “Trump supporter Ann Coulter calls for his impeachment after he compromises on immigration,” Independent, September 14, 2017.

[3] Ann Coulter, “This Is War,” National Review, September 13, 2001.

[4] Ann Coulter, Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican (Washington: Regnery Publishing, 2013), 3.

[5] Ibid., 17.

[6] Ann Coulter, In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome! (New York: Sentinel, 2016), 6.

[7] See for example Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005); Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004); Andrew J. Bacevich, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (New York: Metropolitan Books, 2013).

[8] Thomas Sowell, Intellectuals and Society (New York: Basic Books, 2009), chapter 7; Victor Davis Hanson, The Savior Generals: How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost – From Ancient Greece to Iraq (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013), chapter 5.

[9] David Horowitz, “Why We Were in Iraq,” FrontPage Magazine, March 20, 2013.

[10] See for example Michael MacDonald, Overreach: Delusions of Regime Change in Iraq (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014); John M. Schuessler, Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy (New York: Cornell University Press, 2015); Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2014); John J. Mearsheimer, Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

[11] Paul R. Pillar, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).

[12] Coulter, In Trump We Trust, 62.

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Jonas E. Alexis

Jonas E. Alexis graduated from Avon Park High School, studied mathematics and philosophy as an undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has a master's degree in education from Grand Canyon University.

Some of his main interests include the history of Christianity, U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book ,Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism: A History of Conflict Between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism from the first Century to the Twenty-first Century.

He is currently teaching mathematics in South Korea. He plays soccer and basketball in his spare time. He is also a cyclist. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Zionism and the West.

Alexis welcomes comments, letters, and queries in order to advance, explain, and expound rational and logical discussion on issues such as the Israel/Palestine conflict, the history of Christianity, and the history of ideas.

In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, Alexis asks that all queries be appropriately respectful and maintain a level of civility. As the saying goes, “iron sharpens iron,” and the best way to sharpen one’s mind is through constructive criticism, good and bad.

However, Alexis has no patience with name-calling and ad hominem attack. He has deliberately ignored many queries and irrational individuals in the past for this specific reason—and he will continue to abide by this policy.

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  1. Maybe not a bad idea for USA to have Bibi as American President. US politics will not change at all. Just the Zionist masquerade stage shows worldwide would cease and Israel can run the land of the free into the ground after milking it like it has done to Russia during Yeltsin’s reign.
    Impeach Trump? And then continue the same sh.. all over again?
    Your American swamp is alive and well looked after.
    Rather start with Bibi as an option as this is closer to American reality then what you Americans call democracy.

  2. PLOUGHING A STONE FURROW!

    A coulter is part of a plowshare that cuts an edge usually about 7 inches deep ahead of the chisel that turns the sod. Ms. Coulter – a would-be agricultural lass – abbreviated to ‘ass because she even falls short in this, in intellectual terms cuts a poor furrow measured in intellectual millimeters – say 2. On the very rocky political terrain she is hardly likely to ever make the cut let alone a cut in rational dialogue. A woman of no substance, an air-head totally lacking in depth of character about whom we can never repeat the words of Hopkins – ‘Sheer plod makes plough down sillion shine.’ Dull as a doofus, why all the fuss about a wuss? Alexis, the irony of your article is that you succeeded wonderfully where she failed miserably herself, and buried her beneath the sod.

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