Ann Coulter is at it again, displaying her usual complete disconnect from reality. In a recent appearance on the Hannity show, she said, “The shutdown was so magnificent, run beautifully, I’m so proud of these Republicans.”
Of course, Hannity was in total agreement when she said “everything run by the government will get more expensive and worse over time.”
Never mind the fact that this is not a government-run insurance program and that the government is acting only as a middle man, much as an insurance agent would; showing people what is available and allowing them to choose which product they will purchase — products which are being offered by private sector insurance companies. So don’t let the facts get in the way, Annie.
She goes on to say that the “liberal media” would never attack the Democrats for shutting the government down in opposition to a law that they did not like. There is of course no argument on that point because the Democrats would not do anything this irresponsible. They would use the proper legislative channels to repeal a law that they didn’t like rather than hold the entire nation hostage to achieve their goal.
She and Hannity go on to deny the validity of the polls which show that the GOP was severely damaged by the shutdown, saying that the truth is that the nation is evenly split as to which side they hold responsible. Never mind little facts such as the President’s approval rating which has remained constant before, during and after the shutdown, while the approval ratings of the Congressional Republicans have sunk ever lower during the same time frame. Again, they are oblivious to the facts.
Coulter does see one thing correctly — sort of. She says that the idea of “primarying” fellow Republicans is not a good idea, but not because she thinks that after this latest debacle they do not need to move even further to the right. She thinks that they need to hold those seats and add to them in the next election.
This is, of course, is more evidence of her complete refusal to see the reality of the situation. The chances of the GOP gaining seats in Congress are virtually non-existent. Come next November, the Democrats will regain control of the House and the Republicans will be out on their ear.
Watch the conversation in the video below.