Ann Coulter Accepts Paul Ryan’s Challenge to Debate Marco Rubio’s Amnesty Bill

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On Friday’s program of the Howie Carr radio show, conservative icon and best-selling author Ann Coulter announced that she will accept Paul Ryan’s challenge to debate the Obama-Rubio mass amnesty plan.

In 2013, Paul Ryan declared, “I will debate anybody who tries to suggest that these ideas that are moving through Congress [the ‘Gang of Eight’ plan] are amnesty.” That pledge is still featured on his website to this day.

“You’ve got to get a call into his office and tell him I’ll debate him,” Coulter told Howie Carr. “Seriously, put in a call to his office. We’ll do it on your radio [show].”

Coulter suggested she wouldn’t have a hard time taking on Ryan. “Did anybody else see his debate with Biden?” she asked.

Indeed, Paul Ryan became the subject of ridicule after his 2012 Vice Presidential debate with Joe Biden. As The Guardian wrote at the time, “Joe Biden’s alpha-male display leaves Paul Ryan overwhelmed in VP debate… On more than one occasion, the Republican candidate visibly gulped.”

Coulter suggested that Paul Ryan’s visible anxiety throughout his performance should disqualify him from running for Speaker of the House. “If you’re losing a debate to Joe Biden, maybe you are not [the Republican Party’s] best spokesman,” she declared.

Coulter said that Ryan is not the only intellectual lightweight in the Republican Party. She argued that many Republican establishment pro-amnesty lawmakers are not particularly intelligent but have seen their careers propelled forward by media elites. Coulter cited Marco Rubio and Kevin McCarthy as examples.

[Kevin McCarthy is] a complete abject moron. Have you heard him talk? And what I’ve noticed about our guys is that we do have a lot of smart guys. They all happen to be the ones that don’t want the Republican party to commit suicide by continuing our current immigration policies. I mean, it’s [smart] guys… [like] Dave Brat. We have some smart guys and they’re the ones that were opposing Kevin McCarthy for perfectly sound policy reasons. I hate this stuff about…  “the shut down caucus,” and the Freedom Caucus… no, the issue is immigration. This is the litmus test… And the smart ones are all on the anti-immigration side, the stupid ones–being promoted by the media because that’s their left wing, anti-American agenda–are the stupid ones they can push around like Kevin McCarthy, like Marco Rubio… If they’re dumb, they’re pro-amnesty, they’re beloved by the media, so they get pushed forward, “Oh, they’re the Young Guns and look at these smart guys. Why, gosh we’re so afraid for Democrats. They want to tinker with social security,” –but they’ll pass amnesty and then the entire country is finished.

“Kevin McCarthy is massively pro-amnesty,” Coulter declared. “He’s another one, like Marco Rubio, who went to some bush-league college on a football scholarship. We have really smart guys in our caucus: how about Dave [Brat]” for Republican House leadership, she asked.

Brat, who rose to national prominence after defeating former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, got his B.A. in Business, his Master’s Degree in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D in economics from American University. He served as an economic consultant for the World Bank and was a professor of economics for 18 years.

Paul Ryan got a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio before immediately beginning his lifelong career in politics.

“All of these young conservatives have been so promoted by the media,” Coulter said. “Kevin McCarthy, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan–‘Oh, the Young Guns.’ They’re ridiculous. They’re all pro-amnesty, they’re pro-mass immigration, and their big claim to fame is, ‘Oh, we’re going to tinker around with some entitlement programs.’ Oh yeah, that’s the road to victories, Republicans… [Mickey Kaus’s] idea was, ‘could someone introduce Paul Ryan to Renee Ellmers?’.”

Coulter continued to highlight the similarities between Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio. Carr cited a 2013 piece from the National Review which read, “Ryan was a ‘protégé’ of strategist Cesar Conda… Ryan’s ‘ties to the pro-immigration mafia ran deep.'”

Coulter told Carr that Rubio relies on the same pro-amnesty strategists as well. “And now [Conda’s] ruining Marco Rubio’s career,” she said. Conda was Rubio’s former Senate chief of staff and now serves as an adviser to Rubio. Mimicking an imagined exchange of Conda advising Rubio, Coulter continued, “‘Oh, amnesty, the voters will love you, [Rubio]. You’ll have this great op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.'”

Whit Ayres, a master strategist of the plan to disenfranchise Republican voters through immigration, has been effusive about both politicians’ ability to deliver for donors. Ayres is Rubio’s top presidential campaign pollster. He has made a living, in part, by demanding that the Republican Party pass large-scale immigration expansion bills favored by Republican donors such as the Gang of Eight bill–or, as The Washington Poswrites, Ayres has “urg[ed] the GOP to adapt to the country’s rapidly changing demographics or risk irrelevancy within a few political cycles.” Ayres also speaks highly of Paul Ryan, describing him as “one of the most effective messengers the Republican party has in the House… If Paul Ryan talks, the House Republicans will listen.”

The U.S. foreign-born population is currently at a record high of 42 million people. The Ayres-Rubio-Ryan strategy of increasing immigration at a time of record highs is a radical break from past U.S. immigration policy. After the foreign-born share of population reached its last peak during the early part of the 20th century, immigration was reduced for nearly five straight decades to successfully assimilate past arrivals and grow wages.

Those immigration curbs were reversed, however, in 1965 because of a Sen. Ted Kennedy-supported immigration law which lifted those immigration caps and opened immigration to predominantly poor and developing countries. As Breitbart News has previously reported, between 1965 and 2015, immigration added new residents to the population at a one-to-one ratio with net births to the preexisting population. But a recent study by Pew projects that unless our current immigration policy is changed, between 2015 and 2065, immigration will outpace net U.S. births at a ratio of seven-to-one.

Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan would like the number of immigrants admitted to be even greater. Rubio’s immigration bill would have imported 7 times more green cards in the first decade of its implementation than did Ted Kennedy’s immigration bill in its first decade.


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