Conservative columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican,” Ann Coulter said she was “not surprised” only 36% of voters have a favorable view of the Republican Party because Republicans “aren’t the populist party” and that changing this perception will require them to “bring up issues like immigration” on Friday’s “O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel.
“They’re [Republicans] not pushing the issues that Americans care about. They aren’t the populist party. They’re allowing themselves to be painted as the party of Wall Street and not the party of the people. If the Republican Party is going to win they’re going to have the populist party and bring up issues like immigration, which they won’t touch.”
She added, “the country has changed…Democrats have been bringing in ringers since the 1965 Immigration Act, you think it’s the same people voting, it isn’t. The Democrats get, basically, every immigrant group to block vote for the Democrat.” And “look, Americans are out of work. No more guest workers. we need a little time to consolidate, and instead of constantly sucking up to a group of people who will never vote for you, how about appealing to the other voters who are just going to stay home and say ‘screw you’?”
She also expressed that she hoped Mitt Romney would be the Republican Party’s nominee for president in 2016, and that the nominee “has to be either Ted Cruz or Mitt Romney.”
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