Coulter on fire: Defund Obamacare, throw out GOP amnesty supporters

Conservative pundit and columnist Ann Coulter, never at a loss for words, was fired up during her Thursday night appearance on the Sean Hannity Show, and delivered a message to Republicans — cull your ranks of any members who back amnesty or Obamacare.

Coulter saw a link between immigration reform and the Affordable Care Act. She opined that although Obamacare is almost universally despised, “if amnesty goes through, Obamacare will never, ever, ever be overturned,” reasoning that “Hispanics overwhelmingly support not only big government, but specifically Obamacare.”

She emphasized the importance of Republicans working together on a government shutdown to defund Obamacare, even though the GOP controls but “one-half of one-third of the government.”

Although a government shutdown hurt the GOP when led by then-Speaker Newt Ginhrich in the 90s, she found three differences on this go-round.

“This time we have Ted Cruz and Mike Lee leading the fight; last time it was Newt Gingrich. That ended up not being as helpful as it turned out,” she said.

“Point two, every time Republicans have either threatened to shut down the government, or shut down the government, it’s been over the budget generally” and no one cares. “Obamacare is different,” she said, remarking that even the Teamsters are against it and may end up campaigning with Cruz to defeat it.

Her third point was that “It’s very, very important to get Democrats on the record, in another vote, right now” on Obamacare for the 2014 election, noting that it was originally “passed in a sleazy way with 100 percent Democrat votes” and none from the GOP.

“Get them on the record,” she insisted, after noting that a lot of Democrats were up for re-election.

Watch the exchange courtesy of Mediaite.

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