“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, May 15, 2017


Ann Coulter Is Worried The ‘Trump-Haters Were Right’

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Political commentator/author Ann Coulter speaks onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe will premiere on September 5, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Conservative author Ann Coulter was one of the most vocal supporters of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign.

She wrote “In Trump We Trust” and proclaimed that she worships him like the “people of North Korea worship their Dear Leader – blind loyalty.”

Coulter described herself as a single-issue voter during the election and was drawn to Trump due to his “Mexican rapist speech” and him calling for a border wall to be built.

In an interview Sunday with The Daily Caller, Coulter let it be known she still has hope in the Trump presidency, but is ready to jump ship.

So there’s no wall, and Obama’s amnesties look like they are here to stay. Do you still trust Trump? 

Uhhhh. I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.

I hate to say it, but I agree with every line in my friend Frank Bruni’s op-ed in The New York Times today. Where is the great negotiation? Where is the bull in the china shop we wanted? That budget the Republicans pushed through was like a practical joke… Did we win anything? And this is the great negotiator?

You said during the election and in columns that if there is no wall it’s the end of America. 

Trump was our last shot. I kind of thought it was Romney, and then lo and behold like a miracle Trump comes along. I still believe in Trumpism. I have no regrets for ferociously supporting him. What choice did we have?

We had no choice. Yeah, I mean, my fingers are still crossed. It’s not like I’m out yet, but boy, things don’t look good. I’ve said to other people, “It’s as if we’re in Chicago and Trump tells us he’s going to get us to LA in six days. But for the first three days we are driving towards New York. Yes, it is true he can still turn around and get us to LA in three days, but I’m a little nervous.

What’s behind him driving towards New York?

If he grabs the steering wheel and turns around and takes us toward LA, then I’ll just put it down to him not being a professional politician and having to come into the presidency with no support network, with all of official Washington against him.

I have from the beginning been opposed to Trump hiring any of his relatives. Americans don’t like that, I don’t like that. That’s the one fascist thing he’s done. Hiring his kids.

But I understand if you’re in Washington you don’t know who to trust, the party was against you, the politicians were against you, the bureaucracy was against you, and by the way this isn’t to say anything bad about Jared. Everything I know about him, I think he’s doing a great job. But even if he is absolutely the best person for the job, I don’t like the hiring of relatives.

I could understand all that if he gets control of the steering wheel and turns around and starts going towards LA.

If we just keep going to New York. Well again, I’ll say we had no choice, but the Trump-haters were right…It’s a nightmare. I can’t even contemplate that. Right now I’m still rooting for him to turn around and take us toward LA.

Are you going to be apologizing to these Never Trumpers?

I don’t apologize for supporting Trump. He said all the right things and nobody else would even say it. I suppose it’s possible that another politician who really meant it would come along. There’s Kris Kobach, Tom Cotton, Jeff Sessions…there are probably a handful of politicians.

I got to tell you when I wrote “Adios America” I thought there was a 10 percent chance of saving the country. On the evening of November 8, I thought, “Wow we have a 90 percent chance now, this is a chance that comes a long once every thousand years, we can save America now.”

And now, I don’t know, I’m someplace between 10 percent and 90 percent.

How much blame does congressional leadership deserve?

I do, of course, blame Congress most of all. They are swine. They only care about their own careers. Who knows how much of it is corruption and how much of it is pure stupidity? People should start sending Paul Ryan bricks to indicate how much we want the wall.

They are the opposition party to Donald Trump. This is really something we’ve never seen before. The president stands alone, it’s his own political party, he’s Gary Cooper. All we have is millions of Americans behind him, but he doesn’t have anybody in Washington behind him.

During the campaign you said you would have to start writing mystery books if Hillary Clinton won. Are you preparing to start writing these?

No. But I must say I’ve been contemplating it a bit more. You can’t give up yet. We have to keep Trump’s feet to the fire. It’s weird because I really think in his heart he’s a genuine patriot.

It’s just that it has been such a disaster so far, and that General Kelly is so preposterous, and McMaster — did you see him at that press conference? I thought he was retarded. You have to link to that video.

I’ve never actually heard anyone other than liberals mocking their idea of a stupid Republican say, “Murica.”


[Trump] might not have realized how intense the opposition was going to be. Not on everything. Nobody else would have done the trade deals, that is to save American jobs. But they are not going to complain and massively resist on trade. They are not going to massively resist him on things like tax cuts. They are going to love for him to go to war, we have to try to resist him on that.

The one thing he will get massive resistance from every source in Washington including his “own party” is immigration.

What does your friend Matt Drudge think of all of this? Recently on Michael Savage’s radio show he seemed nervous about the Trump administration.

I’ll let him speak for himself, but I think all of the Trump true believers are petrified.

This interview was edited and condensed for clarity.
Tags: Ann Coulter


  1. Uhhhh.

    She grates on me because she always mumbles uhhhhhh before every damned sentence. If that was audio you'd hear it, become aware of it, and after a while it'd drive you nuts too, regardless of what she is saying.

    Also, it's way too early for much of her criticisms. It's only been three months. And he has to work with Congress, and also some real asshole Republicans. He's not a dictator. And, thankfully, so far hasn't shown any real signs of wanting to become one.

    When/if I see that I'm off the Trump Train too.

    And she seems to forget too easily what a gift The Donald gave to our nation by keeping Hillary and the Clinton Criminal Enterprise out of the White House.

    Perfect, wonderful day outside here, and I'm outta here.

    Cheers !

    1. By the way, I put up a link to The Quirkettes at the end of the last thread. Quintessential Quirk at Soho, it is.

      Didn't know ol' Quirk was into the music business, did ya ?

      That guy is as dynamic a dynamite mover as The Donald !


    2. Mika and Joe: Kellyanne Conway Secretly Hates Donald Trump ‘Doing This For The Money’
      by Jon Levine | 8:30 am, May 15th, 2017

      Given the source how much credibility should one put in this ?

      As for me, I'm not looking to have a nice pleasant cup of coffee with the man, I just want my Federal Income Taxes to go down.

    3. And this just in from the Quirk described racist American Thinker blog -

      May 15, 2017
      Fighting anti-America, anti-Trump Resistance in Montana
      By Lloyd Marcus

      Hi, folks. I've been kind of out of the loop because Mary and I are in the process of moving from Florida to a tiny town in West Virginia to be closer to our parents and family. We're taking a break from packing to fly to Montana to join the Conservative Campaign Committee team in their quest to defeat extreme liberal Democrat Rob Quist, running for Congress.

      This guy is yet another vitriolic operative of the left's treasonous anti-America and anti-Trump Resistance. Quist's agenda is the polar opposite of Trump's agenda to make America great again. Quist wants to severely cut funding of our military. He wants government-controlled health care. He wants new gun control laws. Quist was a fan of the lawless, disgusting, and obscene Occupy Wall Street movement.

      Quist contributed monthly to Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign, which boldly proclaimed Sanders's mission to transform America into a socialist nation. The last thing America and Trump need is Quist in D.C. – there solely to be a thorn in Trump's side, blocking him from doing what We the People sent him to Washington to do.

      These people on the left are obsessed with taking out Trump, and they have no problem taking down America in the process – our country be damned – as long as they can get Trump out of the Oval Office.

      I'm a black American. The more I think about it, the more I conclude that I could never lower myself to become a Democrat. My goodness, look at what they stand for. Everything coming out of that bunch is about lowering cultural, moral, and behavioral standards and redistributing people's hard-earned money to give to the lazy to create more loyal Democrat voters. It's disgusting.

      Democrats say Trump is a hate-filled demon for vowing to raise every American higher. Trump is dismantling Obama's obstacles blocking Americans from experiencing the dignity and pride of earning their own way.

      Democrats love to promote the lie that Republicans are against a safety net. Nonsense. We are a compassionate nation and will always have a safety net. Trump is simply transitioning from eight years of Obama's leftist ideology, which encouraged Americans to use our safety net as a hammock....

      I'll check that Montana race out for us when I get back. After all, it's just over there....

    4. .

      Quist is my surrogate in Montana.



  2. The corporate CEOs have stopped coming. No one in Congress fears him. Trump is on the edge. If he does not stop the bleeding, the frame and the nonsense, it will be over very, very soon.

  3. How "drama" came out as "frame" is beyond me.

    My spell checker in fifth grade was much better; Sister Anastasia with her ruler.

  4. .

    Ann Coulter: One batshit crazy bitch with a quivering adam's apple.


  5. I agree with Ann....and Deuce. Trump needs to get it going in the right direction....soon.

  6. My Chromebook woke up with the screen rotated 90 degrees.

    If he can fix that without me having to reset it and lose my settings, I'll vote for him again.

  7. In case anyone missed this in the last thread:

    Cooper's Butt Plug Malfunction:

  8. Taking a peek under the poncho we find -

    "The more Rob Quist's past is laid bare, the more his claim to represent Montana values is exposed as another charade," National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Jack Pandol said in an email. "When all is stripped away, this washed-up hippie is just a naked embarrassment to the voters he's running to represent."

    Yes, Montana Democrat Rob Quist performed at a nudist resort
    Jessica Estepa , USA TODAY 11:18 a.m. ET April 27, 2017

    In this March 18, 2017 file photo, congressional candidate Rob Quist meets with supporters during the annual Mansfield Metcalf Celebration dinner hosted by the state's Democratic Party in Helena, Montana. (Photo: Bobby Caina Calvan, AP)

    Musician Rob Quist, the Democratic candidate in Montana's at-large congressional race, performed a number of times over the years at a nudist resort in Idaho.

    Quist, a cowboy poet who is locally famous in his home state, was paid to perform at the Sun Meadow Resort in Idaho. According to his campaign, he doesn't discriminate about which gigs he takes.

    And no, Quist is not a nudist himself, nor does he perform in the nude.

    "This is just a naked attempt to distract voters from (Republican rival) Greg Gianforte's shady Russian investments," Tina Olechowski, Quist's communications director, said in an email.

    Quist is currently locked in a battle against Republican Greg Gianforte and Libertarian Mark Wicks to fill Montana's at-large seat, which was vacated when former congressman Ryan Zinke became Interior secretary this year.

    The story, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, was blasted out Wednesday by the Republican National Committee. According to the Free Beacon, Quist performed at the resort at least four times from 2009 to 2014....

    This dirty old hippy performed for Quirk's Quit With The Clothes, LLC across the border into Cd'A, Idaho off of I-90 at Sun Meadows Resort.

    1. The Quirkettes often 'perform' at Sun Meadows, and more than musically, too.

    2. Sun Meadow is a real shit hole off a dirt road not far from The Coeur d'Alene Indian Casino.

    3. If this Quist fraud is performing there he'll probably feel right at home in the Democrat Party's parties in D.C.

      And if he needs to perform at Sun Meadows he ain't worth much, I can tell ya.

      Sounds like Quirk's kind of guy !

    4. Quirk, you probably already know this, but if you become a Member of Sun Meadows you can hang out there in a tent indefinitely for $15/night.

      This beats what I would charge you out at the farm, which would be $49.99/night, plus local squatting taxes.

    5. Sun Meadows ought to be shut down by the Idaho Health Department, is the truth of it.

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  9. Meanwhile back in the financial world The Donald Boom continues -


    1. Talk about being laid bare, here's the soul of the Democrat Party for ya -

      Fight for 15 champion DNC sued for not paying minimum wage
      POSTED AT 4:31 PM ON MAY 15, 2017 BY JAZZ SHAW

      With a hat tip to America Rising Squared, it’s worth noting that the DNC (and Big Labor) is off to a rough start this week. There’s an embarrassing lawsuit percolating in Pennsylvania where a group of Democratic campaign workers are upset with the state party and the leadership of the national committee. The reason? They were apparently working their tails off for them during the 2016 campaign, laboring to help the party who was promising to Fight for 15 and give a “living wage” to everyone. Unfortunately, as Sam Dorman at the Free Beacon explains, those generous wages were not intended for the party’s own workers out on the streets. In fact, some of them weren’t even getting minimum wage....

  10. Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital. Why Can’t the U.S.?
    Trump must soon decide whether to move the embassy. Doing so would help promote peace.

  11. Commie Cowboy Quist is just trying to prop up his musical career.

    Montana House Special Election Poll:

    Put a fork in him, Quirk, he's cooked.

  12. No trains @ Truckee Webcam, so I'm putting up my personal cam:

    1. Train!

    2. I think Truckee, when it's going good, is more exciting than your place, Doug.

      That Soggy Dollar Bar nearly put me to sleep.

    3. Agree.
      I lied:
      Never been there.

  13. .

    While the Twins worry about some guy named Quist, their boy in the White House once again proves he is felony stupid.

    Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats


    1. Definitely a fuck up, but the Post didn't have a problem endorsing the criminal, nor condemning the President when he communicated with the criminal on her unsecure, illegal server, did they?

      Maybe there would have been different outcomes had they not been part of the corruption.

      Like there are different consequences for Trump.

    2. For Christ Sake Quirk, the subject was bombs in laptop computers.

      How sensitive is that ?

      From what I've been hearing The Compost made it all up.

      Even if it happened the President didn't do anything illegal.

      Get a life, dude.