Ann Coulter Excluded from Speakers at CPAC

Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner, February 26, 2015

Author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was not invited to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, marking the first time in several years that she was not scheduled to attend in an official capacity.

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“I wasn’t invited,” Coulter confirmed in an email Thursday to the Washington Examiner media desk. “I might just show up anyway just to piss them off. I could be the Bibi Netanyahu of CPAC.” (The Netanyahu mention is a reference to a controversial invite from congressional Republicans to the Israeli prime minister to address Congress.)

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Lisa De Pasquale, who served as the conference director from 2006 to 2011, confirmed that attendees surveyed after the conference ended consistently chose Coulter as the most popular speaker. “You can definitely quote me on that,” said Pasquale.

Dave Hemsath sets up a booth selling books by conservative authors each year at the conference. He told the Examiner that her books tend to sell particularly well among attendees. “She’s my best seller,” he said. He also said he didn’t want to “speak out of turn” but that he’s “sorry” he won’t be able to sell as many of her books this year, as he didn’t bring as many as usual due to her absence from the speaker schedule.

Coulter’s strained relationship with conference organizers was also evident at last year’s event. She said at the time that she was not invited to speak until two weeks before the conference and that it was sprung on her that instead of a solo speaking slot, she was only offered time used to “debate” a liberal speaker.

Coulter suggested on Twitter that her exclusion might have something to do with immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, a policy front Republicans have struggled with and that Coulter has been intensely critical of. “if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I’ll watch the Oscars again,” Coulter tweeted.

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  • David Ashton

    Kill the messenger – Powell in the UK, Buchanan and Coulter in the US – as soon as they touch the nerve of the powers-that-be. In future messengers should GET TOGETHER, and not get picked off one by one.

  • dd121

    The Republicans are certainly doing everything possible to guarantee defeat
    in the next election.

    • Jason Lewis

      If they nominate Bush, Huckabee or Rubio they’ll be beaten easily.

      • dd121

        Not controlling illegal immigration is what the American people want and voted for. They aren’t doing that. They’re caving on every point. There is no candidate they can field that will overcome that.

        • archer

          “It’s what the American people want”, that’s funny I thought we lived in a democracy, apparently not.

          • Realist

            Democracy doesn’t work.

    • Realist

      It is a given.

  • Luca

    Political Correctness will destroy republicans like it destroys everything else. The only brave, sane voice at CPAC and they squash her. I’m afraid this is a prelude of things to come.

    She should really piss them off and become a candidate.

  • It’s gotta be immigration. CPAC is getting more and more dominated by big money Republican oriented donors, and of course their top wish is open borders.

    CPAC’s history of purges is worse than National Review.

    • Realist

      One reason Democracy doesn’t work is money corruption.

      • Or, maybe it’s because democracy inevitably leads to money corruption.

        • Realist

          Quite possible.

        • archer

          The quote is” democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for lunch”.

  • Travis Lee

    CPAC is looking to be just another part of the puppet show.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      Two things will happen at CPAC… Ben Carson will win the straw poll, a joke if there ever was one, with say, 15-16% of the vote, to deflect charges of “racism”: After CPAC, there will be a push to make Jeb Bush the nominee.

      • BernieGoetzFan

        Worse – Rand Paul might win. He is leading the GOP even further to the left on amnesty, affirmative action and pandering to the likes of Al Sharpton and the Ferguson rioters.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          Against my better judgment, I was listening to Hannity on FOX tonite about CPAC, and he interviewed Rand Paul. He proudly announces he’s going to Haiti to serve in some medical capacity to offer free health services.

          Attention to Rand Paul: how many poor, unemployed, hungry families of Kentucky coal miners have your offered free health services to?

          • 1G25

            Excellent point.

          • Realist

            Coal mining is hard work, therefore few blacks are coal miners.

          • Brutus

            But many coal miners are black, after a hard days work.

          • Realist

            Touché

          • Robert Smith

            Their is no political benefit to helping poor white people.

    • LHathaway

      When Obama was running hot and the dems controlled the house and senate, CPAC was in the news, even hosting Jared Taylor to visit. Now that republicans have a majority in the house and senate and the 2016 election is up in the air, republicans could potentially win so now they must make polite.

      The whole world panders to people of color (as they eagerly pander to themselves). The time is not quite right for the revolution to being. But it will.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    Good for Ann Coulter. I’m proud of how she never bucks under pressure to conform her views. Her speech is the only reason I ever watched CPAC on CSPAN. Now we have milquetoasts like Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum, all praising the need for more legal immigration and safe-guarding diversity.

    Needless to say, I hope there are many, many empty chairs at CPAC this year.

    • TruthBeTold

      Being marginalized has made her bolder.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        The marginalization of Samuel Francis also emboldened him to write whatever he dam’d well pleased.

    • phillyguy

      Nah, the stupid sheep will fill the seats.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Yes, the sheeple. I will not watch CPAC, but will see how really dumb the sheep are… Here’s the litmus test…. listen to how much louder the applause will be for Ben Carson than for all other candidates, with Jeb Bush getting a very, very close second. And keep an eye on the straw poll. Ben Carson will probably win the ugly contest on that one.

  • walt

    Wonderful strategy. Allow the opposition to make the rules for you. Brilliant.

  • shatwood

    Damn, with CPAC coming I was looking forward to hearing her speak. It’s the highlight of the whole event.

  • WR_the_realist

    “if I want to watch a bunch of rich white people suck up to Mexicans, I’ll watch the Oscars again,” Coulter tweeted.

    Can we get her as a speaker at the next Amren conference? Of course as John Derbyshire realized you can only do this when you are fully prepared to be cast out of “respectable conservatism”.

    • Alexandra1973

      On that note, I wish the AR conference could come to Cleveland…or even Columbus.

      • Tarczan

        I am planning on attending the Amren conference with this provision: they must hire one of those deaf sign language people in case there are any deaf racial realists in the crowd. The person chosen doesn’t actually have to sign correctly, but just put on a good show. It will make my liberal anti-racists side feel so much better.

        • John Smith

          Get the black guy from the Mandela funeral – he was the best part of all that maudlin horsecrap for the dead black commie.

  • Dear Ann Coulter:

    I bet there are still tickets available for “Beyond Conservatism.”

  • Alex Dihes

    My Talmud
    — Vladimir, I object your making an idiot of me.
    — Sorry, Barack. You see, the material is just right!

  • TruthBeTold

    “A voice that cries in the wilderness’.

    ‘A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house’

    Not meaning to sound to messianic but I thought the quotes were applicable.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    All that kissing queer buttocks for nothing …

  • Dave4088

    This is just more evidence that the worthless GOP and kosher cons are attempting to purge themselves of all “nativists” and immigration restrictionists to curry favor with their Jewish billionaire donors, Rupert Murdoch, the fast growing mestizos and the anti-white, ultra left wing media establishment. Racially conscious and patriotic whites are being completely marginalized and shut out of the political system since we have no voices on Capitol Hill.

    • phillyguy

      The time is ripe for the start of a new party for the Euro Americans, like you said, we are completely marginalized and shut out of the current political system,,it has to start where we will be completely destroyed in the near future.

      • 1G25

        Secession of the red states would be a good start.

  • Realist.44

    They do hate to hear the truth. It’s racist, don’t you know?

  • MekongDelta69

    Don’t forgetThe American ‘Conservative'[sic] Union sponsors CPAC:
    http://conservative[dot]org/

    Go there if you want, and say “hello.”

  • NoMosqueHere

    I sincerely hope it’s not because she’s dating a black guy.

    • shawnmer

      Is she?

      • Robert Smith

        JJ Dyno-mite Walker

        • shawnmer

          You have GOT to be kidding me. Are looks not an issue for her at all?

          • Robert Smith

            That’s my understanding.

        • Ringo Lennon

          But, but maybe he has a large basket?

    • Ringo Lennon

      Oh, no.

      • Rhialto

        Oh, yes! I didn’t believe until I did a google search: our Anny is Afrophilic.

    • Kenner

      She was friends with JJ Walker back in 2010. It seemed more of a ‘fanboy’ thing, not a romance.

      • NoMosqueHere

        I love Ann, but a 50 something white conservative christian woman who never married?? And her fairly pronounced adam’s apple is a bit disturbing to look at. But I really do love her brilliance.

  • pcmustgo

    “Fiscal Conservatives” suck… Most “Conservatives” I know in NYC think “Race doesn’t matter”, or if it does, it’s all Liberals fault, think their one or two Black Conservative friends represent most Blacks, some even think “Race doesn’t exist”… Most totally avoid ALL social issues, are quick to point out they support gay marriage, etc… I know, because I dialogue with a lot of them.

    • LHathaway

      I’m not exactly John Engelman, but I just do not understand ‘fiscal conservatism’ at all.

    • The NYC “fiscal conservative” is merely a social and racial leftist who wants low tax rates.

      • Robert Smith

        Yep, cheap liberals.

  • John Ambrose

    That’s the whole point of political correctness. “PC” is the modern day term for what used to be referred to as “towing the party line” (the party in question being the Communist party). The Left now sets the parameters for our whole political system and everyone’s obliged to be in lock-step with it.

    • John Smith

      Or “toeing.”

  • MBlanc46

    Going anti-immigration will certainly burn her bridges with corporate Repubs.

    • Robert Smith

      Light the match and start a revolution Ms. Coulter. You can found a new party with your announcement to run in 2016.

      • MBlanc46

        She’s certainly a provocateur, but I doubt she’s a revolutionary. She makes inflammatory comments, then back establishment candidates. Perhaps she’s finally seen the light on immigration, in which case she’ll become a pariah, like the rest of us.

        • Robert Smith

          I know you’re right. She is controlled opposition. It would be nice if she wasn’t. She sure knows how to stir the pot.

        • Laura Dilworth

          She backs establishment candidates when she thinks they can win. She figures it’s better than a democrat

  • Speedy Steve

    I just spent the day at CPAC. It was better than I expected. A lot of Hillel yarmulkes wandering around, though.

  • ViktorNN

    Yep, it’s because she’ll talk about beaners.

  • Peter Lamoureux

    I guess we can’t expect any establishment candidates to stand up for American culture and sovereignty.

  • It’s because you’re White, Ann. Maybe one day you will finally “get it” that there is a certain mechanism that pushes society forward(or a devolution or backward depending on how you look at it) that is neither Democrat nor Republican. This devolution has been happening at almost the exact same pace, whether there are Democrats or Republicans in office. You think the solution to this is having more Republicans and conservative voters, race being secondary. You are dead wrong. A 99% White country that is made up of mostly Democrats and liberals will, from a viability/safety standpoint, function in much of the same way as a 99% White country that is made up of mostly Republicans and conservatives. That 99% White conservative country will NOT look or act anything like a 99% black or brown country that is made up “conservatives.”

    Put aside your ego for a minute and ask yourself why in the world a political party would talk about not wanting to alienate a small(a good portion of it illegal) voting bloc, while simultaneously ignoring and intentionally harming a very large voting bloc? Why would they go out of their way to open the floodgates to an alien people and their alien cultures when the dominant people and culture — the European people who designed and built most of this country — have spoken against it?

  • Epiminondas

    It’s amazing how the reach of donor money winds its way into the tiniest crevasses of the Republican party. These jerks haven’t changed since the the 1860s.

  • Realist

    “Author and conservative firebrand Ann Coulter was not invited to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, marking the first time in several years that she was not scheduled to attend in an official capacity.”

    Surprise, surprise.

  • Ringo Lennon

    I noticed you can’t talk freely at work because there’s always Negroes or a Muslim in the mix.

  • puffdaddy

    She is absolutely right – it’s all about immigration and CPAC’s eagerness to import as many third world peoples as possible. I do not understand the self-destructive ambitions of CPAC members and “free market, small government” libertarians either. The people they are so eager to import always go for the strong man, they do not even know the meaning of “liberty” and if they did, wouldn’t want it anyway.

  • eddiemm

    poor decision.. very poor

  • BernieGoetzFan

    He recently called for business to voluntarily take up the NFL’s “Rooney Rule” quotas. Paul is not to be trusted.

  • Spikeygrrl

    The GOPe loves to hate Ann.

    In the main I LOVE Ann. Her intellect SHINES in her acerbic attacks on Leftist idiocies. I own most of her books in hardback.

    But I have a really hard time understanding her penchant for “swarthy” liberal men (Mark Cuban, anyone?). Let alone how she keeps bellowing about premarital virginity, like she’s got any??!!

    PLEASE, Ann, keep doing what you do because WE NEED YOU. But you’ll do us more harm than good as long as your personal life is not in conformance with your public persona.

    [Full Disclosure: It took me most of 10 years to haul ALL of my habitual behaviors into conformance with my emerging moral code. I wish that had been easier…sigh…but since that’s brought me to a saner place I don’t resent even a minute of it.]