Every Cult Eventually Divides Into Two Warring Factions…
We should have seen it coming, though it’s enjoyable to watch now that it’s happened. Desiccated Pterodactyl Ann Coulter is warring against the Sean Hannity Karate faction of the Trump cult, over the big issue everyone cares about – Goldman Sachs bankers!!!!
This is what set it off. Ann Coulter was set to appear on Sean Hannity’s show, and she planned to really rip into Trump for hiring yet another Wall Street banker to his administration. But she knew there was a chance Hannity would edit it out:
I'm on @seanhannity at 10 discussing Trump's "rich man" comment & if Sean cuts ONE WORD of my attack on Goldman Sachs, it will be a scandal.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 22, 2017
And she was right!! If you watch the video put out by Fox News, there’s a REALLY AWKWARD cut at about the 36 second mark.
Then go to 2:35 – there’s a weird video cut to Hannity just so that the meathead can say “yeah, there are a lot!” because that’s about as brilliant an insight as you’re gonna get out of that last barely operating brain cell of his. But during that tirade, her stream of thought seems to be cut as well.
Also notice the title of the video is, “Ann Coulter speaks out about Goldman Sachs, leftist rage” – but Goldman Sachs isn’t mentioned once. Weird huh?
So she ripped into him on Twitter:
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 23, 2017
To which he responded angrily:
I have done more to help promote you and your books which I like over the years. No CONSPIRACY. THERE ARE TIME CONSTRAINTS ON TV. https://t.co/zhem0bIGFd
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 24, 2017
Notice the very first thing he says – I helped you sell books, how DARE YOU accuse me of anything!! LOL!! The opportunist shows what he’s really about and what the giant Trump scam is really about for these charlatans posing as conservatives – selling books and cashing in on the dupes that watch them and listen to their idiocies.
Ok Ann cut the BS. You were the last guest. I was taping that night. I tried repeatedly to to get you to stay on time. U went over time https://t.co/OjSLbBV2cl
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 24, 2017
That’s not an unreasonable claim, right? It’s just weird that he would cut those particular comments. The show is recorded, they could cut anything else. And it’s not like they have novel segments all the time – every show is basically the same since inauguration.
Ann didn’t buy it either:
If it's just time constraints (requiring you to cut what I was invited on to talk about!) then post it on the web. A Hannity "Extra"! https://t.co/ZhmUdbmpD1
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 25, 2017
That’s a good point. What’s he scared of? Why can’t he post the full audio? Is he so afraid of offending his lord and savior that he can’t be a party to anyone criticizing his deity?!
But it gets better, if you can believe it.
Eventually she did actually publish that article she promised. And it nailed Trump AND Hannity.
Sean Hannity, bless his heart, has the zeal of the late Trump convert. He would endorse communism if Trump decided to implement the policies of “The Communist Manifesto.” (Which the GOP’s health care bill actually does!)
On his show last Thursday, he tried to get me to defend Trump’s “rich person” remarks about Cohn. I wish you could see the segment, but, unfortunately, Hannity decided no one would ever see it — NOT, I hasten to add, because he would ever censor criticism of Trump, but simply because he ran out of time.
In a pre-taped interview. It was a time problem. (It may not be evident to most viewers, but three minutes MUST be left at the end of every Hannity show for Nerf football throwing.)
Here’s when the rift really begins – notice how she mocks him as a “late Trump convert.” In fact, Hannity is ashamed of this, as he keeps repeating on his show that he was there “from the very beginning.” Of course, before Trump won he said he wasn’t on anyone’s side, which was a brazen lie to anyone with at least half a wit still operating – a Venn diagram which would include no one in his audience. [Here’s the evidence of that from a popular post and analysis I did.]
Coulter really lobs some reasonable accusations in her post. So of course, Hannity ignores them all.
Ann, u fall in and out of love with Christie Romney Trump and how many others. Frankly you just bore me. https://t.co/ERf1TUUk8U
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) June 28, 2017
A blindingly stupid thing to say given he’s been just as lacking in principle and loyalty to Republican candidates. But that’s all his little dim wit could muster. Poor little guy.
Now I think there are actually three factions here.
THE ANN COULTER SECT
Ann Coulter’s big issue with Trump is immigration. She just wants to get rid of all the brown people in the United States, and she’s been intimating this for quite a while. For her, conservatism and Christianity are just useful tools in order to make America white again.
Don’t believe me? Here’s one of the many instances she made it clear:
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 16, 2015
That serves as a pretty decent definition of the alt-right, which she often flirts with. Yes, she’ll pretend to care about abortions, but really it’s about getting rid of brown people.
BUT NOTICE the abject hypocrisy here. Above she wrote, “He would endorse communism if Trump decided to implement the policies of ‘The Communist Manifesto,'” to mock Hannity, accurately saying that he is such a blind zealous Trump cultist that he’d abandon his false love of conservatism to serve his master.
But isn’t that what Coulter is admitting she’d do with the tweet referenced above?
So what’s with the obsession about bankers? It might have to do with the anti-Semitic tendencies of the alt-right, or it may be more practical – she believes Trump’s cozying up to bankers will erode his base, and with 37% support, he needs all he can get. Another possibility is the narrative that big business is pro-illegal immigration because it suppresses wages – maybe she believes the bankers are influencing Trump’s meandering on illegal immigration.
And in the OTHER corner….
THE KUNG FU HANNITY SECT
Hannity suffers from a deep-seated inferiority complex. He’s surrounded by much more intelligent conservatives on Fox News, and Trump was his way to undermine them and show him that his Kung Fu moves are more important than their stupid brains and big confusing words. This is why he keeps sticking it to “Never Trumpers,” though these days that basically refers to “people who criticize Trump based on rational conservative principles.” Ahem.
His inferiority complex also forces him to pitch conspiracy theories to his dim-witted audience about people who look down at him. That’s what makes him so susceptible to idiotic fake news sites [and here] [and here too] – and why he whines about CNN’s “conspiracy” stories – it’s pure projection.
Of course the most douchebag example of that is his pushing the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, just for the sake of defeating the Russian collusion story to protect the object of his unrequited love.
But that’s why he is perfectly willing to let Coulter be edited – his only principle is to please Trump so that he can cash in on his television show.
And in the THIRD corner… ?!
THE ERIC BOLLING SECT
Eric Bolling is just a dumber (despite being against the laws of physics, he does it) version of Sean Hannity. This guy is SO dumb, he’s actually intellectually intimidated by Hannity!! OK, I just slipped this section in to mock Bolling some more. It’s so fun!!
Let’s get back to the Hannity-Coulter internecine flap. To prove my analysis of what drives both idiots, let’s go back to the LAST time they had a feud – it was 2016 and it was over immigration.
She said that Marco Rubio had fooled dim-witted Sean Hannity (an easy feat, surely) into buying his immigration plan – here she quotes Phyllis Schlafy:
To this day, Rubio supports citizenship for illegals, expansion of foreign guest workers & more refugee resettlement https://t.co/kJV483Hcvl
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 28, 2016
Rubio told [Sean] Hannity, on his media tour that: “I don’t think any of that [amnesty] begins until we certify that the border security progress has been real. That a workplace enforcement mechanism is in place. That we are tracking visitors to our country, especially when they exit.” This prompted Hannity to reply: “It’s probably the most thoughtful bill that I have heard heretofore.”
Look at Hannity’s response – it’s pure tribalism.
Ann, how many times over the years when u were under fire DID I SUPPORT U? Now it's "what have u done4 me lately?" https://t.co/btdc54ePVb
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 28, 2016
“I helped you, why are you accusing me of anything?!” without addressing whether it’s true or not.
Rubio lied, tricked Hannity & country almost died. https://t.co/G4G6rarXCY
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 29, 2016
Thus again, Coulter just wants to keep immigrants out – not even illegal aliens, but all immigrants. The piece quotes this passage:
If we don’t stop immigration—this torrent of immigrants coming in—we’re not going to be America anymore because most of the people coming in have no experience with limited government. They don’t know what that is.
These are the two factions that explain so much of Trumpism – anti-immigration with a dash of racial bigotry, and blind tribalism based on anti-intellectualism, and a mistrust of experts.
I know SOME dedicated few are still defending Ann Coulter against the charge that she is actually a racist and toxic to the conservative movement – something I pointed out waayy back in July of 2015. In the intervening months, she’s done her best to prove me right by doing this, and doing all sorts of thing that brush against racism, but allow for plausible deniability for her fans.
Anyway… let me add one caveat – when I mock the Trump cultists who worship Trump, I am NOT saying that all Trump supporters are cultists. There are many reasonable people who reluctantly voted for him and reluctantly support him now. I got no problem with you people as long as you’re honest about his shortcomings.
So enjoy the Trump cult’s implosion as they discover that they can’t trust a guy that was never trustworthy before he was elected president either….