Skip to comments.Coulter: Republicans Should Cave on Tax Hikes Because "We Lost the Election"
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:
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Ann Coulter going headlong into oblivion.
Well we didn’t lose it by a heck of a lot and the guy in the white house does NOT have a “mandate.”
(Can't wait for her book on how she was deceived by the right and now sees the light.)
Ann should go to Disney world with Mitt.
Will she soon join former Governor Charlie “Green Iguana” Crist in the Democratic party?
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”.
More like Mann Coulter loved darkness rather than light.
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.
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.
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.
Given her support for Christie and Romney, she does have a point ... on the top of her head.
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.
” 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?
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.
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.
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.
Pissst Ann.. The pubs kept the house. They have a “mandate” to.. Speaking of that Ann.. Have you had a man date lately?
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!!!
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.
What the heck kind of drugs is she on?
Well, seems like the people gave the GOP a mandate to control spending by giving them control of the house.
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.
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...
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.
If thats 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:
This gal’s brain has migrated to her Adam’s apple.
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.
That's a MAN, Baby!!!!
Actually, I don’t think AC is a plant. It’s more of. . .Stockholm Syndrome, I believe. . .
Thanks for the link. I don’t know how I missed that column.
Ann Coulter: America’s least-favorite liberal Democrat.
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.
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.
The one thing the Republicans can NOT do is give up control of the debt ceiling.
That would be unforgivable.
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.
Agreed. It’s a powerful advantage and should be wielded as a weapon.
That's the way I see it.
Regarding Ann, looks like she needs another spanking, send her to me.
My fault for listening to libs’ conversations (we all have ‘em in the family, I guess): they gave her that nickname.
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.
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?
She's LOST a LOT of credibility over this past year... a LOT.
Annie Pulled a Humbug--The Midnights
They need to vote PRESENT and get it over with.
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.
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.
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.