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Anne Coulter: 'Shysters' who attack 'establishment' GOP risk control of Senate
Examiner.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | David W. Thornton

Posted on 02/20/2014 11:54:30 AM PST by SoConPubbie

On Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on February 19, guest Anne Coulter and Hannity got into a heated discussion about the nature of the Tea Party on its fifth anniversary. While both are Tea Party supporters, Coulter differentiated between “people in America who call themselves Tea Partiers [who] are fantastic” and the “con men and scamsters” who “trick good Americans into sending them money, claiming we are fighting for you and they aren’t fighting for you.”

“Basically anyone who claims to be going after establishment Republicans, the key word there is ‘Republican,’” Coulter said. “If we don’t elect Republicans, I don’t care which Republican, we will not repeal Obamacare.” She continued, “The only way to repeal Obamacare is to elect Republicans. It is not to be fighting against Republicans.”

Coulter said that everyone has “got to read” Thomas Sowell’s column, “Cruz Control,” published on Feb. 18, in which the prominent conservative economist and author criticizes Ted Cruz for weakening the Republican Party in order to remake it as a more pure conservative party in the long term. Sowell argues that such a strategy may bring America past the point of no return with respect to both Obamacare and the larger erosion of personal freedoms. She also pointed out that groups that attack Republicans would face less media scrutiny than groups that attack Democrats.

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When Hannity asked why the Republicans could not force the issue on the Keystone pipeline, the debt ceiling, and a host of other issues, and implied that the GOP had given up the fight, Coulter replied, “Fight to give them a majority then we will repeal Obamacare and have the keys to the pipeline.”

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1 posted on 02/20/2014 11:54:30 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Exactly what has McConnell done for the country over the last 30 years?


2 posted on 02/20/2014 11:55:37 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

Coulter said. “If we don’t elect Republicans, I don’t care which Republican, we will not repeal Obamacare.”

DOES ANN FORGET THAT WHEN WE HAD CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE THE REPUBLICANS WANTED TO PASS AMNESTY? AND IT TOOK GRASSROOTS SCREAMING CONSTANTLY TO KILL THE DAMN THING?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 11:56:57 AM PST by GraceG
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To: SoConPubbie; Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter is a GOP-E, Karl Rove tool.

She proved that when she endorsed Mitt Romney and lied about him being conservative.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 11:58:58 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: GraceG

When the voting starts the typists start defending the RINO’s.

amazing.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 11:59:06 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SoConPubbie
'Shysters' who attack 'establishment' GOP risk control of Senate

She's got it exactly backwards!

"Establishment" GOP who attack conservatives and the Tea Party risk control of the Senate.

6 posted on 02/20/2014 11:59:36 AM PST by Maceman
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To: SoConPubbie
“The only way to repeal Obamacare is to elect Republicans.

You got to elect the right Republicans.
Chuck Hagel, Lincoln Chafee , Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, John McCain, Jim Jeffords etc. were elected as Republicans.-Tom

7 posted on 02/20/2014 12:00:41 PM PST by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: GraceG

I read what Cruz told Rush about the Republicans in the Senate, and Coulter is dead wrong. This is crunch time for our republic if it is going to survive and boner and the turtle, et al, will only damage us further. It’s easier to win a battle when the lines are clear.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 12:01:49 PM PST by gr8eman (Neptune, Titan, stars don't frighten!)
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To: Maceman

Bingo!


9 posted on 02/20/2014 12:01:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SoConPubbie
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately -- Ben Franklin at the signing of the declaration of independence.

That said, GOP-e Republicans have weakened the brand. What Cruz and TeaPartiers are trying to do is to make it clear just what being a Republican means.

10 posted on 02/20/2014 12:03:01 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: SoConPubbie
Shouldn't she be off writing another self-aggrandizing book?
11 posted on 02/20/2014 12:04:16 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: SoConPubbie

The #1 impediment to Conservative power is the GOPe / Democrat Lite rump of the party.

A complete Republican takeover of the Senate with the current “leadership” will not change Federal Spending one iota.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 12:07:17 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: SoConPubbie
the “con men and scamsters” who “trick good Americans into sending them money, claiming we are fighting for you and they aren’t fighting for you.”

Ann, of course by this you mean Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, with their "show votes", right? Senator Cruz is calling them out on it ...

I will tell you the single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here. I mean, we don’t even talk about how to win a fight. There’s no discussion. We talk about, “Hey, let’s get a show vote so we can go tell our constituents we’re doing something.” But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you’d be in therapy for a month.

Many of these are my friends, but they’ve been here a long time, and they’re beaten down, and they don’t believe we can win. They don’t believe it can happen, and the answer they say on every issue is, “No, we can’t do it. We can’t do it.

And Washington, look, in both parties you’ve got entrenched politicians who have barely veiled contempt for the American people. I mean they think their voters are gullible rubes, and, you know, you give them a little show vote, you tell ‘em, “Hey, I’m totally with you,” then they go to Washington and they don’t actually do what they say.

13 posted on 02/20/2014 12:07:31 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SoConPubbie
This is so damn confused I doubt any conservative has the slightly idea what to do. The only real thing is to take back the Senate so we can kick Reid in the ars and start getting bills from the House on the floor. All this arguing who is the best doesn't mean a damn unless we get the Senate. Stop trying to be so damn smart we lose again.

Remember, miss Romney yet? Obamacare would not be now.

14 posted on 02/20/2014 12:08:37 PM PST by Logical me
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To: WayneS

I guess she’s thrown in her lot with RINOs for the recognition, show time, and interviews on TV over actually sticking with principles.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 12:11:45 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoConPubbie

So what Ann? When the GOPe had the House, Senate and WH they MASSIVELY increased spending and the size of the federal government and LOST IT ALL in 2006 after trying Amnesty then also.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 12:17:09 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Wrongy-o, Ann. And Sowell is wrong, too. What people need to understand is that we have been betrayed. RINOs don’t feel defeated and they aren’t making mistakes. Their job is to enable and protect the Rats by spreading FUD and doing nothing when they should be fighting back and being proactive. They are very, very good at what they do - the Rats are utterly dependent on them. They are political saboteurs of the highest order.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 12:18:50 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Coulter had some good points until she fell on her face. It’s the kind of republican you elect, Ann, and you know that. Unite behind the good ones.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 12:21:48 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Stop socializing, Coulter, and start thinking.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 12:22:13 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SoConPubbie
She continued, “The only way to repeal Obamacare is to elect Republicans. It is not to be fighting against Republicans.”

Yes, like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn. Those Republican stalwarts who did everything they could to stop Obamacare. Right, Ann?

21 posted on 02/20/2014 12:23:24 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Not falling for that BS, Ann. Establishment Republicans have routinely given lip-service to conservative principles to win the support of the real conservative faction that represents a MAJORITY of the party, then proceeded to act like Democrats. If they are going to act like Democrats, we may as well elect Democrats. So your name-calling is misplaced because REAL conservatives have not committed fraud against those who are supposed to be on our side.

Your “hostage” is a Democrat running as a Republican. If we stand pat and you “shoot” the hostage, we get a Democrat running as a Democrat. If we relent and you let the hostage go, we get a Democrat running as a Republican. For us, that is lose, lose, because we get more of the same old garbage, with the added problem that there is no progress in correcting the problem: leftist policies and out-of-control government. Establishment Republicans helped create this problem along with the Democrats, so it is beyond absurd to believe they will be part of the solution. Establishment Republicans need us REAL conservatives a lot more than we need them. With their record and operating principles, they need to be taking orders from us, not the way you want it, Ann.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 12:26:57 PM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: onyx

Trey Gowdy is my hero...did you catch him on FOX the other night when he went off about the three ambasador appointments to Argentina, China, and Norway?

He called the apointees “the Three Stoges” and morons who didn’t even know where the countries were and what form of government they had. It was priceless and vintage Gowdy.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 12:28:27 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: SoConPubbie

Whst is the benefit of having republicans in office if all they do is remain quiet or actually help the democrats?


24 posted on 02/20/2014 12:32:35 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: SoConPubbie

Harpy Coulter showing her true colors again.


25 posted on 02/20/2014 12:33:57 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoConPubbie
“trick good Americans into sending them money, claiming we are fighting for you and they aren’t fighting for you.”

Sounds like one of her book signing tours.........

26 posted on 02/20/2014 12:36:38 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: Logical me
Remember, miss Romney yet? Obamacare would not be now.

How so, considering that the Senate would have remained in the hands of the Democrats?

27 posted on 02/20/2014 12:37:41 PM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Maceman
She's got it exactly backwards! "Establishment" GOP who attack conservatives and the Tea Party risk control of the Senate.

You're 100% correct!!

Ann is plain wrong!

28 posted on 02/20/2014 12:38:07 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Coulter, Rove and others are behind the times.

There is now a group of people who really don't care what party you identify yourself with.

You are either going to shrink the size and influence of the Federal government or you are not.

NO democrats are on board for this plan, a minority of Republicans are on board. I'll vote for those Republicans only.

29 posted on 02/20/2014 12:39:54 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Cuttnhorse

I TIVO every time I know he’s going to appear on a FOX NEWS show.

Dang, I missed that one!

Was it Greta’s?


30 posted on 02/20/2014 12:40:30 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Earth to Ann:

The GOP is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet its maker! Its stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! Its metabolic processes are now ‘istory! Its off the twig! Its kicked the bucket, its shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARTY!!

Don’t let your brain rot...you’re becoming frightfully RINO.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 12:41:58 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SoConPubbie; xzins

It looks like Ann Coulter has jumped the shark again.

Sorry Ann, I was considering checking your next book out from the library, but now I’ll just pass.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 12:43:10 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Logical me
I don't think you are going to convince any conservatives to vote for liberal republicans with that line.

/johnny

33 posted on 02/20/2014 12:43:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SoConPubbie

She sure is awfully thin for having drunk all that Kool Aid.


34 posted on 02/20/2014 12:43:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: GraceG

RINO Ann and Tokyo Rove have done more harm to Conservatives than all the RATs combined. Memo to self: Next time she’s on radio, turn off station. Don’t have calbe anymore, so don’t have to watch her. And don’t buy her books.


35 posted on 02/20/2014 12:45:38 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: SoConPubbie

Can we spell her first name
Ann-e

Ann-e Coulter


36 posted on 02/20/2014 12:45:40 PM PST by kidd
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To: SoConPubbie

“If we don’t elect Republicans, I don’t care which Republican, we will not repeal Obamacare.” She continued, “The only way to repeal Obamacare is to elect Republicans. It is not to be fighting against Republicans.”

Yeah and Romney is the only candidate that can win! Oh wait....

Hey Ann, How are those republicans that hold the majority in the house doing with that repeal effort? How about the way the Senate Repubs stood with Ted to defend it?

Nope, electing “republicans” isn’t working and it won’t work. What we need is to clean the RINO’s out of the party and replace them with Conservatives. However, I wouldn’t expect an east coast elitist that likes to trash Tea Partiers to get the nuance.


37 posted on 02/20/2014 12:45:50 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ann is sounding like an idiot. Dr. Sowell was measured, but tragically wrong. Ann is igniting cannon fire without realizing that the cannon is pointing in HER direction. Bob


38 posted on 02/20/2014 12:47:16 PM PST by alstewartfan (The dawn is turning away The ghost of Charlotte Corday. Al Stewart)
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To: onyx

Yeah, but Pirro was filling in for Greta. Trey was great, he always is.


39 posted on 02/20/2014 12:47:40 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: SoConPubbie
One thing is for certain: If enough conservatives stay home because their choices are not conservative enough than the democrats will run the show and turn our nation into a communist state.

We can elect more Tea Party members to office but if Democrats control the Senate and Presidency than Democrats will still run the show and turn our nation into a communist State.

If we elect more Tea Party members and if enough Republican moderates are elected to give us a majority in the Senate than the Rhino's “probably” will compromise with the Tea Party rather than radical liberals and we will begin the process of reversing the damage done by the communists.

The best chance to advance a conservative agenda is for every conservative to vote, and to vote for the most conservative choice in both the primary and general election, regardless of one’s opinion of the conservative purity of the choices offered.

40 posted on 02/20/2014 12:52:26 PM PST by thejokker
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To: SoConPubbie

Coulter/Sowell/ Jumping shark. Ted Cruz IS NOT the problem.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 12:56:32 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: SoConPubbie

Three Blind Mice — Coulter — Rove — Hannity


42 posted on 02/20/2014 12:56:52 PM PST by GoldnGate
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To: thejokker
regardless of one’s opinion of the conservative purity of the choices offered.

So, you are saying to vote for the liberal republican if the only other choice is a liberal democrat.

/johnny

43 posted on 02/20/2014 12:58:31 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Coulter replied, “Fight to give them a majority then we will repeal Obamacare and have the keys to the pipeline.”

Sorry Ann. been there, done that.


44 posted on 02/20/2014 1:02:28 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Anne Coulter- Once a hero on FR, but long ago exposed.


45 posted on 02/20/2014 1:02:36 PM PST by Revel
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To: Paladin2

“Exactly what has McConnell done for the country over the last 30 years?”

Ann needs to understand that the biggest shysters in the Republican party ARE the establishment Republicans.


46 posted on 02/20/2014 1:03:41 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Night Hides Not

If Romney had won, things would be vastly different in this country.


47 posted on 02/20/2014 1:05:06 PM PST by zeebee (There are no coincidences.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Coulter said that everyone has “got to read” Thomas Sowell’s column, “Cruz Control,” published on Feb. 18, in which the prominent conservative economist and author criticizes Ted Cruz for weakening the Republican Party in order to remake it as a more pure conservative party in the long term. Sowell argues that such a strategy may bring America past the point of no return with respect to both Obamacare and the larger erosion of personal freedoms.”

The problem with this line of reasoning is that the status quo has brought us to the point where we got Obamacare and the current erosion of personal freedoms. If we don’t change the status quo, we can only expect more of the same.


48 posted on 02/20/2014 1:05:56 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: zeebee
If Romney had won, things would be vastly different in this country.

Without a doubt. I had many problems with Romney, but he would have known how to get the economy up and running again.

Instead of a very successful businessman, we elected a petulant community activist.

49 posted on 02/20/2014 1:08:02 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: thejokker
"...to vote for the most conservative choice in both the primary and general election..."

Some RINOs need to be put down, even in the General, as an example for the others.

McConnell is No. 1 on that list.

50 posted on 02/20/2014 1:10:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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