Why do Republicans always lose? Because they’re all too willing to jump ship.
Take, for example, conservative Ann Coulter.
This political and social commentator, best-selling author, and self-defined polemicist was one of Donald Trump’s loudest and most emphatic supporters. She even wrote the book, “In Trump We Trust,”
But now, Coulter is backpedaling.
Her faltering support is a result of his faltering campaign promises.
Simply put, after 100 days, Trump isn’t living up to the hype.
What did Coulter want from Trump?
According to The Blaze:
Coulter opined that the president, whose very presence in office she called “comically improbable,” isn’t “winning” after his first 100 days in office.
“We want the ruthless businessman we were promised,” Coulter demanded, and during her interview with The Daily Caller, she doubled down on her remarks.
About Trump’s promises, Coulter said, “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.”
Specifically, she’s very upset with the lack of progress towards the promised security wall between the United States and Mexico.
However, despite her frustration towards Trump, Coulter still believes in “Trumpism”.
National Review defines Trumpism as an ideology which “focuses on fundamental tradition, carries disdain for elitism on both sides of the political aisle, touts national pride, and seeks an increasing presence for U.S. manufacturing, among other things.”
Is it entirely Trump’s fault?
Coulter agrees that Trump is not entirely to blame. In fact, she blames Congress most of all for not being able to achieve many of Trump’s promises.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Coulter called Congress the “opposition party” and “swine” who “only care about their own careers.”
She attributed Congress’s lack of support to either “stupidity” or “corruption.”
Although President Trump has millions of Americans behind him, “he doesn’t have anybody in Washington,” Coulter says.
Which leaves all Trump believers dissatisfied.
Bottom line: Democrats remained fairly unified around Barack Obama for 8 years. The GOP almost immediately splinters after Trump’s election.
Just like with George W. Bush.
Will the agenda that so many voted for ever be carried out?