In a far-ranging interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, conservative columnist Ann Coulter said that the immigration bill recently passed by the Senate was not only akin to the death of the entire Supreme Court, but that it signaled the end of the Republican party.
“All the Democrats care about here is the votes,” Coulter said on Hannity’s radio show on Friday. “They don’t care that they’re legalizing law-breakers, they don’t care that they are going to massively harm African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans who dominate the low-wage professions by bringing in 30 million unskilled, law-breaking voters for the Democratic Party.”
The bill, which was approved by the Senate in a 68-32 vote on Thursday, establishes a 13-year path to citizenship for the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, and won Republican support by also adding border security benchmarks.
Regardless, Coulter continued to refer to it as an “amnesty bill,” while fretting that most of these potential new citizens skewed heavily toward voting for Democrats, accurately pointing out Pew Research Center data showing increased support for marriage equality and far-ranging support for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid in 2012.
Coulter also said that Latinos reported “more negative associations” with capitalism than socialism than members of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but the Pew center noted that most Latino respondents replied negatively to both terms. She also alluded to research indicating heavy Latino support for both the Affordable Care Act and reproductive choice for women.
“Any politician who claims to be pro-life but supports amnesty is a liar,” she continued. “If you bring in 30 million voters who overwhelmingly support socialism, gay marriage, abortion, Obamacare, then you don’t believe in any of those things. This is changing the electorate so that the entire country becomes California and Republicans never win another election.”
As the Senate bill makes its way to the House of Representatives for consideration, Colter said the passage of new legislation would be like a plane crash killing the entire Supreme Court and Obama replacing the justices with “9 Ruth Bader Ginsburgs.”
“Do not tell me, Republicans, that voting to confirm nine Ruth Bader Ginsburgs is just another vote,” she argued. “Amnesty is not just another vote. It is the end of the pro-life movement. It’s the end of the marriage movement. It’s the end of trying to repeal Obamacare. It is the end of everything.”
“I’ve actually come around to your way of thinking on the House,” Hannity answered. “I think the House should leave it alone.”
Hannity told Coulter that “sources” told him that Republican members of the House of Representatives supported a five-year “temporary legal status” clause for undocumented immigrants, which would be rescinded if border security guidelines went unmet.
“That’s not even a believable fig leaf,” Coulter responded. “They really think we’re stupid. The Democrats must be sitting back thinking, ‘I can’t believe Republicans are falling for this.’”
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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