Ann Coulter tells Republicans to stop ‘waxing philosophical’ on rape

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 8, 2012 19:46 EDT
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Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Wednesday slammed the Republican candidates who tarnished their races with offensive comments about rape.

“Oh, man, you’re talking about Romney,” she told radio host Laura Ingraham. “We’ve got to do something about these Senate candidates. Any Republican running for office, knock it off with the philosophy on rape and incest and abortion. Can you learn to say, ‘no exceptions’ or rather, ‘no abortions with exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother?’ Learn that. Memorize that, Republicans. Stop waxing philosophical when you’re running to make laws.”

Republican Senate candidates Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock both sparked national outrage after attempting to explain why they believed abortion should be prohibited even in cases of rape. Republican House candidate John Koster and Wisconsin state Rep. Roger Rivard also found themselves in hot water after making controversial comments about rape. All four candidates lost.

During her appearance on The Laura Ingraham Show, Coulter also insisted that Mitt Romney was the best Republican candidate the party had to offer. Coulter said that Romney was a better campaigner and also more conservative than former President Ronald Reagan — two claims that Ingraham found incredulous.

“If Mitt Romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached,” Coulter said. “We have more takers than makers and it’s over. There is no hope.”

Listen to audio, courtesy of MRC-TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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