Politics

Ann Coulter Wonders Why the GOP Won’t Cater to their Base

Ah, the excitable but sound logic of Ann Coulter strikes again!

In a recent segment with Bill O’Reilly on the Fox News show the O’Reilly Factor the inflammatory but witty Coulter wonders what many of us have wondered for years. Why don’t Republicans try appealing to their base in an effort to win? Instead of hoping to sheer tiny minorities of voters away from the Democrats – why not focus their efforts on the people most likely to swing their votes to the GOP?

At first blush Coulter’s suggestion sounds as divisive as ever, but she’s not arguing for division here, but for sound electoral strategy. Listen to this tidbit from the discussion with O’Reilly…

 

If Romney had won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still loses.

If he had gotten four points more of the white vote, he would have won. What should Republicans be going for?

 

 

 

Truly amazing, isn’t it? Republicans are begging and scraping for a couple votes here and a couple votes there from minority groups, when if they just concentrated their efforts on rallying their base we could be winning these campaigns handily.

 

Ann Coulter: The way Republicans win is by driving up the white vote. 

It is not by appealing to women, or Hispanics, or blacks. In fact, those groups are going to start fighting among one another.

Bill O’Reilly: So you would write off the Hispanics?

Ann Coulter: Not write off, but how about for once appealing to your base?

The Democrats don’t obsess on ‘how do we get gun rights voters to support us a tiny bit more? How do we get pro-lifers to support us? Let’s get a slice of the evangelicals.’

The Republicans have been tricked into a suicidal electoral strategy.
If [Mitt] Romney had gotten 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, which by the way Bush didn’t get … he didn’t get 51 [percent]. If you’re not getting 51 percent, you’re losing.

If Romney had won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still loses.

If he had gotten four points more of the white vote, he would have won. What should Republicans be going for?

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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