Columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican,” Ann Coulter declared that “the Wall Street crowd” is “going to be wasting a lot of money on Jeb Bush” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
“I hope the Wall Street crowd doesn’t watch your show because, boy, they’re going to be wasting a lot of money on Jeb Bush” she said. And “usually this far out the polls don’t mean that much because it’s just a matter of name recognition…I don’t think you can argue that Jeb Bush does not have name recognition. So, the fact he’s polling, he has higher unfavorables and far more than Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, his unfavorables are about 50%, his favorables in the 30s.”
Coulter also said of Hillary Clinton, “her main problem, it seems to me, besides the whole everything about the Clintons, is that she’s not a very likable person. She was the odds-on favorite last time. And, oops, Democrats ran off with a new trophy wife, Barack Obama. I think what is more important for a Republican victory is whom the Republicans choose.”
Coulter then turned to the battle over illegal immigration, arguing “Americans keep telling pollsters they don’t want amnesty. They voted out Eric Cantor, as I wrote in my column this week. What do we have to do to convince politicians we don’t want amnesty, make it a host on ‘The View’? We can’t get them to do what they said they were going to do. And as I said in my column, every one of these guys including Mitch McConnell and all the establishment Republicans, even Lamar Alexander said ‘vote for us Republicans and we will block Obama’s executive amnesty.'”
She also criticized the media coverage of the DHS funding battle, saying “I think we could talk about it maybe a tenth as much as ISIS. If you want to cover Muslim atrocities, you can do that from 1632 until the end of time 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There’s always going to be Muslim atrocities. whenever the media starts obsessing with ISIS, I think you’re hiding something.”
Coulter continued that “a few secretaries won’t go to work at the Department of Homeland Security [if its funding expires.] 90% of the employees there are essential personnel, they can’t be let go. There’s no risk. So, I don’t want to hear from these Republicans, ‘oh, we can’t.’ We gave you a majority, you said ‘give us a majority, we will block executive amnesty.’ Okay. You got it…I think we could use a little more explanation from Republicans. Look, even if you think we shouldn’t be hounding illegal aliens to get them out of the country, I don’t think most Americans even understand that what Obama’s amnesty does is give them social security cards, give them work permits and give every illegal alien $25,000 from the US Treasury. Did Americans sign up for that? And why aren’t Republicans talking about that? I mean, the media is in the tank for amnesty, true, but the media’s in the tank for global warming, the media was in the tank for, you know, indicting the officer in Ferguson. The media’s in the tank for that mattress girl up at Columbia, it doesn’t work in any of those cases. Why? Because the public hates the media. So how about Republicans get on TV and attack the media and tell them what’s really going on with this executive amnesty?”
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