Coulter to GOP: ‘Try being popular’

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has a message for Republicans: “try being popular.”

In her new Townhall column, the fabulously outspoken Coulter suggests Republicans stop “wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama’s Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens,” and instead “focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions.”


Coulter wrote a lot on gun control and mental illness, but offered advice to the GOP on several topics.

“Here’s how I think Republicans should be looking at things,” Coulter wrote:

Pushing amnesty for illegal aliens: 80 percent of Americans ferociously oppose you.

Pointlessly opposing Obama’s Cabinet nominees: 99 percent of Americans need a constant supply of NoDoz just to listen.

Staking out an Amnesty International position on a president’s hypothetical ability to use a drone against an “American citizen” (named Anwar al-Awlaki) about to launch a devastating terrorist attack on U.S. soil: 70 percent of Americans are against you.

Opposing the Democrats’ idiotic proposals on gun control: 60-70 percent of Americans support you, but the other 30 to 40 percent will hate you because they want to “Do Something.”

Proposing the involuntary commitment of dangerous psychotics and implementing measures to prevent them from obtaining guns: 83 percent of Americans support you and will be furious at Democrats for trying to undercut such laws.

Coulter concluded simply, yet powerfully, and I do hope the powers that be in the GOP are listening to her:

Your choice, Republicans: Take positions that will make you extremely popular, reduce mass murder in America and simultaneously reveal the insanity of the Democratic Party, or keep prattling about topics of interest to no one. Take all the time you need. 2014 is a whole year away.

Read Coulter’s column in Townhall here.

Visit Coulter’s website here.

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Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR


4 thoughts on “Coulter to GOP: ‘Try being popular’

  1. Jeannie says:

    Let's all just stop pandering for the next paycheck, shall we? …while floodgates are wide open allowing folks to enter, putting Americanism at an all time low; quite frankly, we do give a damn. We'd better start seeing some good ol' yankeeism from the top down or we may stop paying for a job undone. The filibuster was a welcome sight. Kudos to Rand! Do you hear us now?

  2. Greg Stevens says:

    Ann may have said this: "Proposing the involuntary commitment of dangerous psychotics…."

    And it may even make sense.

    But that would cost money, and conservatives are against taxes.

    As long as the Tea Party is steering the ship, the Republican Party can't propose any sane or popular solutions to anything that will cost money.

    That's part of the problem.

  3. Doug Hanks says:

    As pointed out here before Rand Paul's posturing fires up the 30% who agree with him. The other 70% see no problem.

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