Coulter: Romney Was Right That Obama Supporters Are Dependent on Government

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 05:26 PM

By Jim Meyers and John Bachman

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Conservative political commentator and best-selling author Ann Coulter tells Newsmax that Mitt Romney was “absolutely right” when he said supporters of President Barack Obama are dependent on the government.

She also states that the nation is approaching a “dangerous tipping point” when “takers” outnumber “makers” — and it’s “lights out for America” if Obama is re-elected.

Watch the exclusive interview here.




Coulter is a syndicated columnist and frequent commentator on TV news shows. Her latest book is the just-released “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.”

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In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV on Tuesday, Coulter discusses Romney’s secretly recorded comments that the 47 percent of Americans who supported Obama were “people who pay no income tax” and thought of themselves as “victims” who are “entitled” to government benefits.

“I don’t understand what’s even disputable about it. I mean, that’s how the Democrats get people to vote for the Democrats,” she says.

“Give them a government job, give them some house, some sort of government largess. This is what it seems to me we’ve all been talking about, what’s happening to America and the dangerous tipping point we’re getting to where, when you have 51 percent of the population that’s taking more than it’s paying for government, they’re going to keep voting for the party of bigger and bigger government.

“But then you run out of the people who are paying for the government. You can’t do it forever. That’s the end of the republic. That’s a rather important issue and Romney is absolutely right.

“God bless those who still vote Republican even though, at least the short term, they could probably make more money and get even better benefits and even better healthcare deals and even better pensions under the Democrats. But some of them have to recognize that that’s going implode pretty soon.”

Coulter says it’s probably advantageous for the Republicans that Romney came out and said what he said.

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“It probably is good for people. Most of us understand that’s what’s going on. It explains what’s happening with the polls. Any Republican running for president has to acknowledge we’re not going to get that 47 percent of the electorate. In fact, we could probably tell 40 states it’s very expensive, you don’t really need to vote. We just need to have 10 states vote. They’re the only one who we’re not sure about.

“But this is an election dividing the makers and the takers and we are at that tipping point and if Romney loses, it’s lights out for America and we have no place else to flee to.”

According to the Real Clear Politics Poll Average, Obama leads Romney by three percentage points. Asked if Romney can use these remarks as an opportunity to close the gap and pull ahead, Coulter responds: “I don’t know that it excites the base but it certainly doesn’t upset them.

“By the way, the base is very excited. I was at the Republican National Convention. I’ve never been at a convention with so much energy and I was remarking at the time the Democrats can’t possibly match this. There was so much enthusiasm for our ticket.

“We have two Republicans who can talk running this time and we really need to take out Obama so Obamacare can be repealed. That is it for America if that isn’t repealed in the next few years and this is our last chance. I don’t see any way out if Obama is re-elected because then we will never repeal Obamacare.

“As it is right now, Timothy Geithner, Obama’s own tax chief, says that within 10 years the three entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security — this is without Obama — plus interest on the national debt to fund the entitlements program, will consume 92 percent of the federal budget. That leaves eight cents of every dollar for the military, for national parks, for food inspection. It can’t work that way.

“Look at Europe. Look at Greece. And they can save a lot of money since they don’t have to worry about protecting the sea lanes or protecting the world from terrorism or protecting the world from pirates. Well, they’re not going to have the United States anymore. There is no other United States on the horizon.”

As for what the Romney campaign should do to better its chance of victory, Coulter observes: “Mostly do what they’re doing. I mean there are a few things Romney could be a little clearer about, reminding people who may not have watched the Republican debates that he’s going to issue a 50-state waiver for Obamacare his first day in office and then seek its repeal and replacement.

“We really need to apply a little free market magic to the sale of health insurance, which we don’t have right now. You can’t buy health insurance unless you are buying insurance for speech therapy, marital counseling, having children — generally birth control — restless leg syndrome. How about if you don’t want it?

“I don’t think I’m at risk of having a recovered memory that my father raped me. I don’t need insurance for that. I would like insurance for cancer, heart disease, and no limits. That’s what I want to buy.”

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Coulter’s basic advice for Romney: “Just keep reminding us you’re repealing Obamacare.

"The free market is a very counterintuitive concept and you always feel like you’re explaining to an old Soviet woman how she’s going to get bread if the government doesn’t provide it. But the free market will provide it. Just get the government out.

“Please apply some free market magic and I am very confident that the Bain Capital guy understands that.”


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