On ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday, Ann Coulter said the Democratic party has shifted its strategic campaign focus to the Latino vote ahead of the November elections. Of course, the conservative firebrand phrased it a little differently.
"Democrats are dropping the blacks and moving on to the Hispanics," Coulter said during a roundtable discussion that featured Coulter, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich and former Obama domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes.
Coulter's comments came in response to Ramos, who accused the GOP platform of ignoring immigration. "If Republicans don't do something with immigration," Ramos said, "they're going to lose not only this election, they might lose the White House for a generation."
Romney, Reich said, "is basically taking a position that is anti a large and the fastest growing segment of the electorate."
Earlier, Coulter was asked by about her criticism that Democrats have largely abandoned African-Americans when it comes to civil rights.
"I think the way liberals have treated blacks like children and many of their policies have been harmful to blacks, at least they got the beneficiary group right," Coulter said. "There is the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. We don't owe the homeless. We don't owe feminists. We don't owe women who are desirous of having abortions or gays who want to get married to one another. That's what civil rights has become for much of the left."
"Immigrant rights are not civil rights?" Stephanopoulos asked.
"No," Coulter responded, "No. I think civil rights are for blacks. What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven't even been in this country."
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[9/27/2012 3:34:29 AM]
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Please remind me of the origin of colonists in the 16th century... Weren't they immigrants?
Followed by wave after wave of immigration.
WASPs did not spring into being spontaneously: they are all descendants of immigrants at one point.
9/27/2012 3:42:42 AM
Meh, Coulter. Her fifteen minutes were up years ago.
9/27/2012 4:30:09 AM
"Immigrants" aren't a race.
Next time, bleach your hair, not your brain.
9/27/2012 4:30:53 AM
Sometimes there really needs to be a higher rating than "WTF?!"
9/27/2012 4:37:43 AM
You don't understand civil rights, do you?
9/27/2012 6:19:52 AM
What gets me about Ann is that she babbles against stuff like feminism & women's suffrage yet it never crosses her tiny noggin that if it weren't for those things, she wouldn't be doing what she does.
She's also too stupid to realize that everybody in America, except for Indigenous folks, are immigrants or descendants of immigrants.
Which Indigenous Turtle-Island tribe do YOU belong to, Annie-baby? No wait...none of them! You're a white European descendant!
9/27/2012 7:52:53 AM
Why hasnt this stunned cunt suffocated on her own malice yet?
Civil rights are for people... ALL people.
9/27/2012 12:02:05 PM
Ann Coulter's average Tuesday, everybody.
Genocidal cunt. Even Eva Braun had more class than this horrible person.
9/27/2012 5:37:49 PM
For a MtF she's very uncaring. Must be rich.
9/27/2012 6:02:19 PM
Raised by Horses
I could use some brain bleach myself after reading that tripe.
9/27/2012 6:41:37 PM
Percy Q. Shunn
Oh mAnn, you were such a nice boy. What happened to you?
9/27/2012 8:07:12 PM
Meh, pretty much everything Coulter ever says is fitting for a category here.
9/27/2012 10:11:04 PM
Did this woman actually say that civil rights are only deserved by people that the white race owes a debt to?
People like this need to be marginalized in such an extreme way that they will never show there face in public ever again.
9/28/2012 12:19:26 AM
"What have we done to the immigrants?"
"Deterring democracy" by Noam Chomsky.
The first 9/11 was Chile 1973.
9/28/2012 3:18:16 AM
"We owe black people something. We have a legacy of slavery."
Ann Coulter said that?
9/28/2012 4:04:54 AM
Democrats are dropping the blacks and moving on to the Hispanics
Democrats are "dropping" blacks? When Romney has 0% support among black voters? Yeah, I think not.
Immigrants haven't even been in this country.
Then how can they be immigrants?
9/28/2012 6:13:02 AM
I believe in freedom of speech and I think everyone should have it EXCEPT Ann Coulter.
9/28/2012 12:53:17 PM
Rabbit of Caerbannog
"Ann Coulter said that?
I know, it kinda reminds me of The Simpsons:
"You're still evil! And when you're trying to be good, you're even more evil!" — Lisa Simpson, to Mr. Burns
9/28/2012 7:40:42 PM
Sorry lady, let's put aside the fact that your ancestors were inmigrants. Who on Earth do you think that picks the tomatoes you eat?
9/30/2012 6:09:56 AM
Fuck, there might be something wrong with me. I think Ann Coulter is really hot. If i could duct tape her mouth closed, I would plough her until the cows came home.
9/30/2012 9:16:00 AM