Ann Coulter: It's "electoral suicide" for Republicans to do anything except "drive up the white vote"

It's time for the GOP to give up on women, blacks, and Hispanics and focus on who really matters -- white people

By Scott Eric Kaufman
June 9, 2015 4:21PM (UTC)
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Last night on "The O'Reilly Factor," Ann Coulter got a little confrontational with host Bill O'Reilly, telling him that the conservative strategy to appeal to minority voters is doomed to fail, and the only option the party has is to get out the vote -- the white one, that is.

O'Reilly was introducing her via a discussion of polling numbers that indicate the majority of Americans are in favor of amnesty for illegal immigrants, but Coulter stopped him cold, shouting "Correction! I'm talking about all immigration."

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In her book "Adios, America," Coulter told O'Reilly, she addressed how Republicans are buying into the media's narrative that they need to appeal to Hispanic voters.

"This is how Republicans are going to keep losing," she said. "The only way Republicans win is by driving up the white vote. It's not about appealing to women or Hispanics or blacks -- those groups are going to start fighting among one another."

"So you would write off the Hispanics?" O'Reilly asked.

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"Not write off," she replied, "but how about for once, appealing to your base. Democrats don't obsess over how to get gun rights voters to support [them] a tiny bit more!" Coulter added that they also don't sit around worrying about how "to get a slice of the evangelical" vote.

"Republicans," she said, "have been tricked into a suicidal electoral strategy."

Watch the complete interview below via Mediaite.

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