The GOP (Republican Party) deserves to die if it backs immigration reform, allowing more Latinos to become citizens, right wing pundit Ann Coulter says in a new column, If the GOP is stupid, it deserves to die.
The article is the latest in a series since President Barack Obama’s November reelection in which Coulter paints Hispanics as lazy, poor and government-dependent, concluding that they could never vote for conservatives and immigration reform would destroy both the Republican Party and the country as a whole.
“Democrats terrify Hispanics into thinking they’ll be lynched if they vote for Republicans, and then turn around and taunt Republicans for not winning a majority of the Hispanic vote,” Coulter wrote in the column, published Wednesday.
Coulter went on to claim that Latinos don’t favor a path to citizenship.
“Hispanic voters are a small portion of the electorate,” the column says. “They don’t want amnesty, and they’re hopeless Democrats. So Republicans have decided the path to victory is to flood the country with lots more of them!”
It’s unclear what Coulter bases this on, as she does not cite a source. A Fox News Latino poll published last year found that 85 percent of Hispanics support offering a path to citizenship for the undocumented. A poll released this week by Latino Decisions found that 81 percent of Hispanic voters want Congress to address the pathway to citizenship and border security simultaneously, while only 13 percent favor the border security-first approach advocated by conservatives like Coulter.
Coulter reinforced the views presented in her column during an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday evening that ran under the banner “Legalizing Illegals.”
“This bill has nothing in terms of enforcement,” Coulter said. “If you’re serious about enforcement, just say ‘we’re enforcing E-Verify.’”
In fact, the comprehensive immigration reform proposal under debate in the Senate pours $6.5 billion into border security and mandates the expansion of E-Verify.
During a disagreement over whether Coulter was directly responding to a question about the path to citizenship, she and the host called one another “liberal.”
“You’re not answering my question,” Hannity said, as Coulter continued speaking. “You’re like a liberal.”
“No, nothing… you, you… on the contrary, you are like a liberal,” Coulter stammered back as Hannity sniggered.
She said if “amnesty” happens, “America is over” and “the only thing left for people like you and me to do, Sean, is to punish the people who destroyed America.” – Huffington Post