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Coulter: Republicans Should Cave on Tax Hikes Because "We Lost the Election"
Townhall ^ | December 7, 2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 12/07/2012 9:05:51 PM PST by cruise_missile

Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter

SH: So are you saying that, for PR purposes, that they should give in to Obama on the tax rate?

AC: Not exactly, I--Well, yeah, I guess I am.

SH: You're saying capitulate to Obama? We don't have a revenue problem, Ann.

AC: We lost the election, Sean.

Hannity seems genuinely flummoxed by Coulter's capitulatory attitude, but does she have a point? Recent polling has been gruesome for Republicans. Not only does an overall double-digit plurality favor raising taxes on "the rich," support for extending all current tax rates has plummeted by nearly 30 percentage points in two years...among self-identified Republicans. From the Associated Press:

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anncoulter; cave; cino; coulter; liberalhairflipper; manncoulter; mole; notsosecretliberal; rino; secretliberal; taxes
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1 posted on 12/07/2012 9:05:58 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: cruise_missile

Ann Coulter going headlong into oblivion.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 9:06:44 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: cruise_missile

Well we didn’t lose it by a heck of a lot and the guy in the white house does NOT have a “mandate.”


3 posted on 12/07/2012 9:08:39 PM PST by madison10
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To: cruise_missile
Huffington/Brock Syndrome: Stage 2.

(Can't wait for her book on how she was deceived by the right and now sees the light.)

4 posted on 12/07/2012 9:08:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: PhiloBedo

Ann should go to Disney world with Mitt.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 9:09:04 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: cruise_missile

Will she soon join former Governor Charlie “Green Iguana” Crist in the Democratic party?


6 posted on 12/07/2012 9:10:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: cruise_missile

If the GOP “caves” on raising taxes on “the rich”, the commie ‘RATS and their toadies in the state controlled “media” will trash the hell out of the GOP for raising taxes on “the rich”.


7 posted on 12/07/2012 9:12:13 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: nickcarraway

More like Mann Coulter loved darkness rather than light.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 9:13:59 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: cruise_missile

This useless twit is a card carrying member of the Stupid Party, no doubt about it.

I feel like I’m being pretty damn generous with my choice of vowels too.


9 posted on 12/07/2012 9:14:07 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: cruise_missile

I hope she means, “Go over the cliff and let Ubanga take the blame because it was he, after all, who failed to negotiate in good faith, and it was he who insisted on drop-in-the-bucket, symbolic tax hikes on America’s employers.”

If that’s what she means, okay. I agree completely.

But if she means cave in and agree to a tax hike on America’s employers, then she’s still the moron she became when she touted Christie Kreme for the GOP nomination, and then Mittens Romney, the father of the Romneycare model Ubanga used for his own Mengelecare legislation.


10 posted on 12/07/2012 9:14:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: cruise_missile

Has saying things to get leftist negative attention proved no longer effective? Now she is in the business of saying things to get the ire of conservatives? Eh, whatever. If you have read one Ann Coulter book, you have read them all.


11 posted on 12/07/2012 9:16:22 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: cruise_missile
Hannity seems genuinely flummoxed by Coulter's capitulatory attitude, but does she have a point?

Given her support for Christie and Romney, she does have a point ... on the top of her head.

12 posted on 12/07/2012 9:17:09 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: riri

We stopped buying her books.I gave Ann a lot of room but I have to admit she is on the wrong side of many things.Not only her I see no leadership at all.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 9:21:15 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: cruise_missile; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ..
I saw a clip from this. Coulter put Hannity on the ropes when she asked Him :

Principle?? What principle does it serve for Republicans to raise taxes on 98% of taxpayers over the 2% having to pay higher taxes? That serves no principle”
Dumb Shaun had no answer to that.

The House needs to pass those <$250K 98% tax cuts yesterday or the GOP is doomed,
Hell, a coworker told me that if the GOP did this 6 months ago Obama might have been fired next year.

Is this the stupid party or what?

14 posted on 12/07/2012 9:21:15 PM PST by sickoflibs (Has Bohner caved yet? And called it historic again?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
If the GOP “caves” on raising taxes on “the rich”, the commie ‘RATS and their toadies in the state controlled “media” will trash the hell out of the GOP for raising taxes on “the rich”.

To the contrary, I believe the Democrat "mainstream" newsrooms will sneeringly congratulate the Republicans for "finally doing the right thing", and then promptly proceed to the next phase of their agenda wherein they chide the Republicans for demanding spending cuts that are akin to pushing granny off a cliff.

See, it's lose-lose for the Republicans. They get blamed for higher taxes AND pushing granny off a cliff. Caving to Ubanga at this point would gain the Republicans not one single vote. On the other hand, caving to Ubanga would turn off so many conservatives in the party base that it would kill the GOP. No joke. Dead as a doornail.

If the Republicans don't simply step back and let Ubanga take America over the cliff they are freaking morons.
Unfortunately, I fear that Boehner and company are freaking morons.

15 posted on 12/07/2012 9:25:16 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai

I used to buy her books.
But, I realized she’s in it for the money, just like everyone else-—NOT for the liberty and best interest of the American people.
She insulted many of us, and that’s an elitist “tell”.

I won’t support her anymore.

But, your comment intrigues me; I’ve never known a female to have such a pronounced Adam’s apple.


16 posted on 12/07/2012 9:25:40 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: cruise_missile

God bless foot soldiers like Hannity and Coulter but I just can’t stand another 4 years of handwringing while my liberty and treasure is stolen. Channel off. Wake me when its time to go door to door.


17 posted on 12/07/2012 9:26:02 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: cruise_missile

Pissst Ann.. The pubs kept the house. They have a “mandate” to.. Speaking of that Ann.. Have you had a man date lately?


18 posted on 12/07/2012 9:26:08 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cruise_missile

Coulter must be dating a liberal boyfriend and he’s infusing her with liberal doctrine. She was breathless promoting Christie for President - and we see what a phoney Conservative he has become. Now, she says “throw in the towel”......she’s lost!!!


19 posted on 12/07/2012 9:26:08 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: cruise_missile

I wasn’t aware that we lost the House of Representatives.

Haven’t heard the term “the loyal opposition” mentioned since the Rats lost the House back in 2010.

Must be a coincidence.


20 posted on 12/07/2012 9:29:21 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (As they say in China, erections have consequences...)
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To: PhiloBedo

What the heck kind of drugs is she on?


21 posted on 12/07/2012 9:29:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cruise_missile

Well, seems like the people gave the GOP a mandate to control spending by giving them control of the house.


22 posted on 12/07/2012 9:30:08 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: sickoflibs
Hell, a coworker told me that if the GOP did this 6 months ago Obama might have been fired next year.

A coworker said that? Well then... It must be true.
If only the GOP had committed party suicide by agreeing to symbolic, drop-in-the-bucket tax hikes on America's producers and employers, then the moocher class wouldn't have re-elected Ubanga. Got it.

23 posted on 12/07/2012 9:31:33 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: FlingWingFlyer
why should the pubs protect the rich?.....seriously, they'll avoid the taxes, the ultra rich always do....but its a hot button issue among the people and before ANY cutting can be done, the rich have got to suffer, even if its just a phoney baloney move....

why are we falling on our swords for the stinking rich?....

except for the debt limit dictatorship, I say let the rats have it all...own it all....its not going to end well...

24 posted on 12/07/2012 9:31:59 PM PST by cherry
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks cruise_missile.
Not exactly, I--Well, yeah, I guess I am.
She reminds me of the old adage about monkeys and typewriters. The Pubbies need to vote "present" for any Obamanations that make it to the floor.


25 posted on 12/07/2012 9:34:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lancey Howard; cruise_missile
I hope she means, “Go over the cliff and let Ubanga take the blame because it was he, after all, who failed to negotiate in good faith, and it was he who insisted on drop-in-the-bucket, symbolic tax hikes on America’s employers.”

If that’s what she means, okay. I agree completely.

I think that's exactly what she means, Lancey. It fits the narrative of her Nov. 28th syndicated column:

MAKE THE DEMOCRATS OWN THE OBAMA ECONOMY

26 posted on 12/07/2012 9:39:48 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: cruise_missile

This gal’s brain has migrated to her Adam’s apple.


27 posted on 12/07/2012 9:42:03 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: cruise_missile

So this attention whore and Drudge endorse a RINO 4 years after the previous RINO got his ass handed to him, and the RINO loses.

And now she’s saying everyone should give Obammie the Commie whatever he wants.

I’m no conspiracy nut, but she sure sounds more and more like a DNC plant to me.


28 posted on 12/07/2012 9:42:21 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: cruise_missile
Ann Coulter ????

That's a MAN, Baby!!!!

29 posted on 12/07/2012 9:49:05 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Actually, I don’t think AC is a plant. It’s more of. . .Stockholm Syndrome, I believe. . .


30 posted on 12/07/2012 9:51:53 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for the link. I don’t know how I missed that column.


31 posted on 12/07/2012 9:52:45 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: cruise_missile

Ann Coulter: America’s least-favorite liberal Democrat.


32 posted on 12/07/2012 9:55:24 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: PhiloBedo; cruise_missile; madison10

I watched the show and I think this is not what she was trying to say. Of course, the gas bag Hannity wouldn’t let her get a word in edge-wise. What is it with Hannity and Cavuto? They ask a question, and almost immediately interrupt the person attempting to answer. But I digress...

What I think Coulter was trying to say (and I could be wrong since she was never able to complete a sentence) is that Republicans should let the Democrats raise taxes and have the resulting slump all on them. I don’t think it’s a bad strategy.


33 posted on 12/07/2012 9:57:10 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Lancey Howard
It's a good column. If the Republicans did exactly what she lays out, they would own the high ground and Obama would own the economy. Problem is, the Republicans probably lack the discipline to pull it off.
34 posted on 12/07/2012 10:01:54 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: cruise_missile

Any Republican in a position to vote on this won his/her last campaign—and should vote in accordance with what he/she advocated or promised in that campaign.


35 posted on 12/07/2012 10:03:07 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: smoothsailing

The one thing the Republicans can NOT do is give up control of the debt ceiling.
That would be unforgivable.


36 posted on 12/07/2012 10:04:25 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: cruise_missile

Ann is wrong. What they should do is pass bills to make the Bush tax cuts and the payroll tax cuts permanent — for everyone. then repeal Obamacare and its 20+ taxes. The pass spending cuts along the lines of Rep. Paul’s $1 trillion cut.

The Democrats will never allow any of this to pass the Seante, but then you campaign around the country, hitting them on the fact that you passed bills to keep everyone’s taxes low and to stop irresponsible spending and the Democrats would rather put the country’s economy at risk and take more money from your pocket than do that.

Then you refuse to budge and take the sequester, because it’s the only way we’re realistically going to cut anything in the near term.

Obama isn’t going to budge off his higher taxes, so make the Democrats eat it and position yourselves for 2014.


37 posted on 12/07/2012 10:05:47 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Agreed. It’s a powerful advantage and should be wielded as a weapon.


38 posted on 12/07/2012 10:09:14 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Lancey Howard
...caving to Ubanga would turn off so many conservatives in the party base that it would kill the GOP. No joke. Dead as a doornail.

That's the way I see it.

Regarding Ann, looks like she needs another spanking, send her to me.

39 posted on 12/07/2012 10:11:24 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Salgak

40 posted on 12/07/2012 10:20:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mortrey

My fault for listening to libs’ conversations (we all have ‘em in the family, I guess): they gave her that nickname.


41 posted on 12/07/2012 10:22:58 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: PhiloBedo
I have yet another thought on how we can fix this. Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which party to blame, the party of high taxes. Let's don't be the party of just almost as high taxes.

This sounds clever; kind of like one team in a tug-of-war letting go of the rope to avoid a certain loss in order to make the other team look foolish.

The end result is the same, though. The other team wins.

I'm not sure that ensuring economic collapse (hurting America) is worth a little moral victory over the socialists.

And, I'm not at all sure that the media would allow the low information voters to think that the Democrats "owned" the bad economy.

42 posted on 12/07/2012 10:33:11 PM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: sickoflibs

Up yours Sick of Libs.
We are a small business and this is the effective crusher.

Are you stupid or what? Perhaps a corporate or gov’t employee without a clue spouting off at he mouth?

Buzz off.


43 posted on 12/07/2012 10:34:27 PM PST by acapesket
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To: cruise_missile
Coulter is starting to sound like a two bit hooker who is ready to settle for 10 cents.

She's LOST a LOT of credibility over this past year... a LOT.

44 posted on 12/07/2012 10:34:35 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: cruise_missile
I was once an admirer of Ann Coulter, and I have all of the books she wrote before 2011. But in 2012, I've probably posted this song on FR a dozen times--and here it is again:

Annie Pulled a Humbug--The Midnights

45 posted on 12/07/2012 10:35:08 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

They need to vote PRESENT and get it over with.


46 posted on 12/07/2012 10:40:00 PM PST by des
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Would they do any differently if they didn’t cave? The problem with the Republicans is how shallow they are on where they would even propose to cut expenses, and not just tax cuts. However, they don’t do anything to reinforce, and when the left uses a word, the GOP paints itself into a corner, when they could at least take the other side at their own words.


47 posted on 12/07/2012 10:41:43 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: FlingWingFlyer
As history has proved, there is no compromise with the Enemy.
Soon they'll be asking the republicans to willfully step up to the guillotine.
And they will.
48 posted on 12/07/2012 10:48:15 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: cherry

It’s deeper than that, it’s time to have some common sense, and realize that the Democrats are owned by the richest of the rich. Who do you think Bill Gates is affiliated with? Who do you think the CEO of Google is affiliated with? Look at the top 5 on the Forbes list for wealthy Americans (All Democrat funders), and you’ll find that the Democrats have people so stinking rich backing them, it’s rediculous, you could tax all these Democrat supporters, assuming that there is zero corruption involved (fat chance) and you would pretty much not make a dent, only ensure that you had a business monopoly in America. However, that’s the problem with the Republicans, they give the wealthy liberals the knife to stab them in the back with, by assuming the wealthy in America are some kind of monolithic group, when in fact, they aren’t. The only real issue here is cutting expenses, and taking the opposition to their own words, which is something the GOP largely is too lazy to do.


49 posted on 12/07/2012 10:49:18 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: cruise_missile

She and others as her have no use for people like me that have a small business. The profits are there to keep the company going. More taxes, we have to cut or possibly close. Why work to pay over half of your income to the IRS! Once the House caves, part of the base will never ever forgive them, Ann. She wants us to be more like the democrats. It’s odd every time Sarah Palin says charge down this road, Ann comes back to say, no, let’s head this way. Ann needs to go away. She can’t be trusted and her hateful speech does not represent me as a conservative. Please stop putting her on programs.


50 posted on 12/07/2012 10:54:39 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt. Our nation's foundation is under attack.)
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