Ann Coulter describes the government shutdown as ‘brilliant’ and ‘beautiful’

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:17 EDT
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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said Monday night that Republicans were smart to shutdown the federal government in an attempt to delay or defund Obamacare.

“This is why I think the shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully, I’m so proud of these Republicans, and that is because they have branded the Republican Party as the anti-Obamacare party,” she told Fox News host Sean Hannity.

House Republicans repeatedly tied funding for the federal government to provisions to undermine the Affordable Care Act. Democrats in the Senate refused to pass the legislation and a government shutdown ensued.

Amid the shutdown, the Republican Party saw its favorability ratings hit record lows for any political party. Voters also blamed Republicans for causing shutdown.

Coulter said she disagreed with those who said Republicans should have kept the government shutdown for a longer period of time. She thought Republicans handled the shutdown well.

“What is the point of banging your head against a wall?” she added. “They accomplished a lot. And it was brilliant how they played it.”

Watch video, via Media Matters, 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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