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Ann Coulter berates GOP for their divisions on immigration policy in CPAC speech
Red Alert Politics ^ | 3-16-2013 | Laine Milam

Posted on 03/16/2013 7:25:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing

March 16, 2013

Ann Coulter berates GOP for their divisions on immigration policy in CPAC speech

Laine Milam

Ann CoulterAs she has done many times before, bestselling author Ann Coulter delivered an uncensored critique of the Republican party at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Her criticisms this year were harshest when it came to the party’s current divide on the topic of comprehensive immigration reform.

Following up on her column from last month, Coulter argued that the GOP needs to have a tough but cohesive message on immigration policy, but not the one that many party leaders have touted lately.

“One public policy that will harm average Americans, drive up unemployment permanently, and is supported by businessmen who will never vote for a Republican anyway, is amnesty for illegal aliens,” she said.

She went on to outline the consequences of Republican support for amnesty and how it could lead to the destruction of the conservative movement.

“If amnesty goes through, America becomes California, and no Republican will ever win another national election. The state that gave us Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan will never elect another Republican,” said Coulter.

Coulter’s tough stance on immigration reform helped attendees understand why she could not support a popular figure like Chris Christie, who is pro-amnesty, for president in 2016. She instead offered her thoughts on who the GOP should nominate for the top of the ticket in three years.

“You can’t run a congressman. I have learned that,” she said. “You can’t run a governor from a state that is as big as a congressional district. That’s the equivalent of running a congressman. And we can’t run businessmen, pundits, or candidates who have not won elections in at least midsize states.”

So who does that leave for the ultra-conservative pundit? Options that fit Coulter’s bill included Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, Gov. Paul LePage of Maine, Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio. She was also willing to back the new kid on the block, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; ann4romneycare; anncoulter; coulter; davidbrock; goproud; huffingtonii; illegal; immigration; unemployment
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1 posted on 03/16/2013 7:25:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Coulter needs to start eating more frequently so there will less time for her to speak and to begin to emulate her NJ donut man.


2 posted on 03/16/2013 7:28:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing
I'm confused. I thought Coulter was a big Chris Christie fan. I was pretty sure of that. I am less sure of this other point: I thought Coulter had become somewhat soft on amnesty.

Two possibilities: My memory is faulty, or Coulter is making a play to regain some of her lost popularity.

3 posted on 03/16/2013 7:31:22 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Paladin2

4 posted on 03/16/2013 7:33:02 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: smoothsailing

I still love her books, but I lost respect for her backing the Sears suit model for President.


5 posted on 03/16/2013 7:33:18 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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6 posted on 03/16/2013 7:34:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BerryDingle

7 posted on 03/16/2013 7:38:43 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: smoothsailing

Ann Coulter
READ MY LIPS: NO NEW AMNESTY
May 17, 2006

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2006-05-17.html


8 posted on 03/16/2013 7:42:22 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ClearCase_guy
Ann thinks she can make up for that faux pas with the Romney guy.

She can't!

9 posted on 03/16/2013 7:42:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SunkenCiv
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10 posted on 03/16/2013 7:43:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: muawiyah

Flashback: THREE CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE! (Coulter Finally Officially Signs Ownership of Soul Over to Mittens)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2841287/posts


11 posted on 03/16/2013 7:44:59 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: smoothsailing

Anne makes really bad choices when it comes to men..
Romney, Christy, Maher... and God knows who else..

Maybe a liberal father or Uncle abused her.. her books don’t reflect those choices..
MAybe there is a Stockholm Syndrome going on here..
Romney and Christy and Maher are protagonists in her books..
They are THE very PEOPLE she mocks..

Something bipolar going on with that girl...


12 posted on 03/16/2013 7:50:52 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: smoothsailing

Illegal immigrants should be denied jobs. Easiest way to accomplish that is to place fines on employers or those who do business with firms operated by illegals. If that was done, illegals will self-deport.

But I will not hold my breath.


13 posted on 03/16/2013 7:52:47 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: jjotto

I remember reading that when it came out. Her disdain for amnesty has remained consistent.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 7:53:56 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Glad she’s so vocally anti-amnesty, but quite frankly I find it impossible to put much stock in anything she says after her rabid support of both Romney and Christie. Not that she’s exactly alone... after the past four years, I’ve pretty much dumped well over half of the so-called conservative “voices” I used to follow. When the rubber hit the road, they sided with the big-government, establishment elites over the grassroots tea-party crowd. Beholden to the beltway. Just don’t trust them anymore.


15 posted on 03/16/2013 8:06:29 PM PDT by greene66
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To: greene66

You might be my twin.


16 posted on 03/16/2013 8:15:42 PM PDT by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: hosepipe

She’s a used-car salesman, will say anything to anyone at anytime if she thinks it will benefit her.


17 posted on 03/16/2013 8:20:16 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: greene66; posterchild

Ditto. When push came to shove, too many “conservative” voices folded. There are a number of them that I admired before. They are no longer deserving of my attention and I won’t listen to them anymore.


18 posted on 03/16/2013 8:28:41 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: muawiyah

And I will bet that 90% of those who complain about Coulter’s backing of Romney just went ahead and helped re-elect Obama, since they no doubt STAYED HOME when they could have kicked Obama’s ass out of the WH last year. Maybe that’s not you.

Maybe you didn’t take the coward’s way out and maybe you pulled the lever to defeat Obama. Righteous bastards who refused to do the courageous thing by turning out and voting against Obama, and instead gagged on Election day, make me sick and angry. How dare they complain about anyone who had the guts to attempt the defeat of Obama—hate Romney or not.

Or else that same 90% who complain about Ann likely weigh 300+ and have a grudge against fit people.

Maybe that’s not you either.


19 posted on 03/16/2013 8:53:51 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: smoothsailing

The bottom line is quite simple, our party, our cause, and our country will be doomed if we can’t break the race barrier.

If we do however managed to break the race barrier we can expect to win landslides elections for the next generation.

There is no higher priority that breaking this barrier.


20 posted on 03/16/2013 9:02:35 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: smoothsailing

Flashing back to the 70’s.. I am voting for Alice Copper... I loved his song Elected......And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the Wild Party!
I know we have problems,
We got problems right here in Central City,
We have problems on the North, South, East and West,
New York City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles,
Detroit, Chicago,
Everybody has problems,
And personally, I don’t care.”


21 posted on 03/16/2013 9:10:07 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: Monorprise

How do you propose that we “break the race barrier”?


22 posted on 03/16/2013 9:15:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ann is over Chris Christie.

I heard Ann say on a talk radio show that when Christie burst into tears upon meeting Bruce Springsteen, she completely gave up on Christie as a presidential candidate.

I live in Maine, and Ann’s inclusion of Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, on her presidential sweepstakes list is interesting.

Maine’s governor is a TEA Party conservative and he doesn’t take any crap from the democrats in this state. Gov. LePage has attended Second Amendment rallies in Maine and has vowed to protect the right to keep and bear arms.


23 posted on 03/16/2013 9:20:44 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (November 6, 2012.....A day that will live in infamy!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
My memory is faulty, or Coulter is making a play to regain some of her lost popularity. <<

does a bear $hit in the woods???...Her cocktail ticket depends on book sales....she feels the pinch and the liberals aint buying....but the good thing is...

NEITHER ARE WE!...Never again annie...Sorry...

but keep running your horses ass mouth...

24 posted on 03/16/2013 9:25:55 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: hosepipe
What u said!!....shes a whacko once she showed her true thoughts........Maher?....GAWDDDDDDD!
25 posted on 03/16/2013 9:29:38 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: ClearCase_guy
...or Coulter is making a play to regain some of her lost popularity.

Yeah, that's it. She has a tough row to hoe.

26 posted on 03/16/2013 9:33:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

We have part ownership of a family farmhouse in Maine (Hebron) and I try to catch up on the state’s politics when we visit or vacation. LePage definitely interests me. He’s a little tough to pin down, but he certainly seems to be his own man, not beholden to anybody.


27 posted on 03/16/2013 9:37:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ClearCase_guy

Coulter has never been soft on amnesty. She has been consistently against it.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 9:39:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Husker8877

Guess what, Bunky? I’m not voting for Jeb Bush or Pork Porkie, either.
So, hello President Clinton.


29 posted on 03/16/2013 9:40:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: entropy12
Easiest way to accomplish that is to place fines on employers or those who do business with firms operated by illegals. If that was done, illegals will self-deport.

It is already the law of the land. It was contained in the 1986 amnesty bill. It was never enforced. AZ has passed a law mandating the use of e-verify with businesses losing their license if they knowingly hire illegal aliens. SCOTUS upheld the law in 2010.

30 posted on 03/16/2013 9:42:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Monorprise

How does the GOP “break the race barrier?”


31 posted on 03/16/2013 9:43:35 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Lancey Howard

It really doesn’t matter how you vote in 2016. Hillary is a lock to be the next President. Demography is destiny.


32 posted on 03/16/2013 9:45:20 PM PDT by kabar
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To: tumblindice

“How do you propose that we “break the race barrier”?”

I wish I could tell you but the truth is I am as in the dark as everyone else.

My current thoughts on the subjects involves building upon the findings of republican latenos.
http://www.rnha.org/

I know there are those out there that say we need to change a few of our policy approaches. That may be so, but we also need to go after the way the left place the race war in a one sided conflict.

Perhaps we should try picking out the racist remarks made by democrats and trying to publish them to nail the democratic party is a lateno hating organization?


33 posted on 03/16/2013 9:48:42 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: kabar

I wish I could tell, Some say we need to change policy positions.

Others say we need to change the way we speak to avoid the democrats using every little word being savagely used by democrats to portray us as racist hating the minority group in question.

My problem with that approach is that we can never hope to keep the democrats from finding something among millions of republicans to use to label the whole party.

We can try to chastise anyone that does, but in the end that’s a never ending game that only diminishes our own position and never gets to everyone.

So if you ask me we need to go on the offence, we need to start using Democratic racist remarks to portray democrats as Hispanic and black hating racist to theses groups.

If democrats want to play race politics let them get burned by their own fire.


34 posted on 03/16/2013 9:56:57 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

It is NOT a race barrier. It is a spiritual barrier. Confusion about that true nature, is an uncrossable rubicon.


35 posted on 03/16/2013 10:07:05 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: kabar
Hillary is a lock to be the next President. Demography is destiny.

I have a funny feeling all is not well with Hillary, health-wise. She'll be 69 when election day 2016 rolls around.

36 posted on 03/16/2013 10:10:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RedHeeler

Whether that is true or not i’m force to refused to believe that because it if is we are doomed. We must proceed as if there is a hope, or there is no hope.


37 posted on 03/16/2013 10:11:15 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

Yeah, it’s a tough nut. Most of the people from Mexico I knew in San Diego were good people, but we can’t go on as we have—kicking this can down the road with virtually open borders.
I would have to agree about the importance of the issue, with the problem located not just in AZ, CA, NM & TX, but as well between VA and MD. Young people must not think much of us. We can’t even seem to do what most college students manage—budget or balance a checkbook.
I don’t know about you but I don’t use illegals to mow my yard, make my beds, cook my meals, clean my (non-existent) pool or roof my house.
People who do, I believe to be the source of the problem. Just as I don’t use drugs, we wouldn’t have a drug problem either if there wasn’t a market. So maybe it isn’t really that tough a problem: Americans must accept that the fiesta’s over ...


38 posted on 03/16/2013 10:12:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Lancey Howard; Husker8877

Your type are costing me and my family a fortune. Husker is exactly right. The cowards stayed home and helped the child king narcissist get his 2nd term.

So you will be OK with 2 or 3 Sotomayor and Kagan type’s appointed to SCOTUS. And therefore abortions will continue by the millions. You are OK with Obamacare, with our healthcare premiums jumping 20%. You have no problem with 47 million on food stamps and 22 million people have given up looking for jobs, because the community organizer from Chicago has never worked in a profit making business and has zero clue how to stimulate private sector.

How disgusting.


39 posted on 03/16/2013 10:15:10 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: smoothsailing

Ann’s GOProud.

She’s as conservative as McCain.


40 posted on 03/16/2013 10:16:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve.I predict FR will hate GOP Candidate for 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032...)
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To: kabar

Then it is Bush’s fault for non-enforcement of that law. Please, no more Bushes.


41 posted on 03/16/2013 10:17:21 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: tumblindice

I’m not sure I know at all what your saying. But if your saying what i think your saying, we are no longer capable of ending the “fiesta”.

We must either adapt to it or die.


42 posted on 03/16/2013 10:19:16 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

ah... I was not suggesting doom. Only faith... only, only faith in God.


43 posted on 03/16/2013 10:31:08 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Monorprise

I’m afraid your suggestion would never work. It reminds me of when guys like Sean Hannity rattle off on the now-irrelevant fact that a higher percentage of Senate Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act. Or when he talks about “Robert KKK Byrd”. It all comes across as desperate, because it is all pointless.

It is no doubt true that some of the black, latino, and Asian support for Democrats results from the Democrats (and their media allies) branding the GOP as racist. But we have to face the fact that those groups simply favor the Democrat position on most issues. They are liberal groups, and they aren’t going to support the less liberal party.

Coulter is absolutely right about amnesty; it is a guaranteed vote creating policy for the Democrats. Most of those amnestied who go on to become citizens and vote, will vote Democrat. Most of the millions of relatives they will then sponsor through mass legal immigration will go on to vote Democrat. Most of the children of the amnestied illegals and chain migration legal immigrants will vote Democrat.

That’s just the way it is. The GOP should be offering it’s own version of comprehensive immigration reform, where illegal aliens are not given a path to citizenship, where chain migration is ended, where the Diversity Visa is abolished, where refugee settlements are much fewer and smaller, and where overall legal immigration is greatly reduced. They can try this and maybe it will work, maybe it will fail. But at least it would be a conservative alternative. And the alternative is to simply hasten the demographic destruction of the GOP.


44 posted on 03/16/2013 10:36:09 PM PDT by Aetius
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To: smoothsailing
"If amnesty goes through, America becomes California, and no Republican will ever win another national election. "

She's exactly right and that is the dem plan.

45 posted on 03/16/2013 10:40:55 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: entropy12
Please, no more Bushes.

Yeah sure. ..But you'll shrug and reward the GOP establishment with a vote for Jeb if that's who they give you.

How disgusting.

46 posted on 03/16/2013 11:26:00 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I will vote for Jeb only if Jeb’s opponent is a democrat.
Which is why I am successful in life. I know who will help me and who will hurt me. Only fools help elect narcissist socialists like Obama. Don’t tell me you abstained from voting for Romney and include yourself in that category of fools. I hope you are not a complete fool.


47 posted on 03/16/2013 11:37:14 PM PDT by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: RedHeeler

“ah... I was not suggesting doom. Only faith... only, only faith in God.”

God does not help thous that do not help themselves.
We must find a way to break the racial barrier.

That means:
1: understanding how democrats polarize minatory to vote along racial lines rather than natural political belelives.

2: blocking and/or reversing that lock to free them to vote their values.

The evidence I have thus seen seems to indcate that miniority democrats are as a group largly held hostiage to the idea of racism and hate for them comeing from our party.

* The democrats kindle encorage and contently work to reinforce this false notion.

What can we do?

1: we can try to tell them the truth about us. (parsical success on 1 on 1 basis but group fail due to resource limitations).

2: We can use the Democrats own race bating tactics against them by campaigning to show how democrats hate them.

3: We can seek to shut down and isolate any republican that damages our brand by speaking this way.(Impossible among a group of millions, as there is always a fire somewhere in the USA.)


48 posted on 03/16/2013 11:39:03 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: entropy12

You would vote for a former governor who got stared down by a freaking county probate judge and then stood by wringing his hands while the world watched on their TVs the excruciating, month-long, murder-by-starvation of a disabled woman? Maybe I’m a fool, but you’re something else entirely.

You go ahead and keep on rewarding the people who hand you the likes of McCain and Romney (the father of gay marriage and Obamacare). Congratulations.


49 posted on 03/16/2013 11:46:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing
Welcome back, Ann.

You were an inspirational force in stopping the Bush-McCain Amnesty in 2005-2006.

Now, Amnesty 2013 is an existential threat to American Conservatives.

Please know that at least one Freeper has extended his hand in friendship and appreciates your help in this political battle that MUST be won.

50 posted on 03/17/2013 12:01:08 AM PDT by zeestephen
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