GOP WAR: Ann Coulter And Sean Hannity Get Crazy, Get In Twitter Battle Over Donald Trump


The giants are fighting. You can hear the clang of their weapons on Twitter and see them draw blood. The giants are, of course, author and columnist Ann Coulter and TV talk show host Sean Hannity. It all started when the “New York Times” printed an earth-shaking article about the 2013 immigration bill, informally called the bipartisan (four Democrats and four Republicans) “Gang Of 8” bill.

The purpose of this “Gang Of 8” effort was to convince the media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the chairman and CEO of Fox News Division Roger Ailes to keep the network’s personalities from tearing the bill to shreds, before it had a chance of success.

This bill would have created a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. The bill also included securing our southern borders and both tightening and tracking visa expiration dates.

Murdoch and Ailes decided to meet with the Democratic senators. The media men convinced the senators they must talk to their on-air personalities, so the group sent Senator Marco Rubio out to convince the conservative media to support their legislation.

A good soldier, Rubio talked to Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity in the hope of softening their opposition. Rubio had no easy task, but he soon found himself on the cover of “Time” magazine, named the “Republican Savior” for trying to change immigration laws.

That is when whispers about a Rubio presidency first arose:

‘Mr. Rubio also reached out to other conservative power brokers, including the radio hosts Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham, telling them that the legislation did not amount to amnesty. The Fox anchors Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly became more supportive.’

‘At the time, The Washington Post reported that Mr. Rubio’s advisers were monitoring to the minute how much time the hosts devoted to immigration, and that “they are heartened that the volume is much diminished.’

But Ann Coulter is a ringing opponent of illegal immigration amnesty. Soon, she and Hannity were in the war of the Tweets:

Hannity was not happy:

Still friends, but..:

Hannity started raising the stakes:

The hate began showing in their love-hate relationship:

Ah, then out comes the olive branch:

Coulter not appeased:

It occurs to Hannity, their true enemy was not one another:

The mini-feud ends, a truce is called:

Hannity eventually decided to go after the “New York Times.” The bill passed the Senate, then stalled in the House.

Ah, the complex relationships of the verbose conservatives. Isn’t it lovely?

Featured Image: Mario Piperni via Flickr, Creative Commons

H/T: NewYorkTimes and IndependentJournalReview