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Ann Coulter prepares public for Trump candidacy

Ann probably suspects that Trump is going to soften his position on abortion after he wins the Republican nomination in order to make himself more electable in the general election. Trump understands that immigration is a populist position that will pull in votes from working-class voters who usually vote Democratic, but that being anti-abortion turns voters away.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

August 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

Posted in Politics

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  1. I agree with the paper; Coulter’s tweet is kind of obnoxious.


    August 17, 2015 at 11:05 am

  2. Coulter rightly identifies immigration as the number one priority for people on the right. If the population is replaced, none of the other right leaning issues will ever be handled.

    Mike Street Station

    August 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

    • She doesn’t just identify that, she points it out for her followers:

      These morons with their little position papers on how to replace Obamacare, deal with Iran and defund planned parenthood …— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 16, 2015

      Without @realDonaldTrump's immigration plan, it will be nothing but Obamas and Hillarys as president for the rest of our lives. #USAmatters— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 16, 2015

      She is pro-life, but she realizes that important future Democrats makes the country less pro life. Not all of her followers are smart enough to understand:

      You probably never understood them. I don't write for stupid people.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 16, 2015

      Dave Pinsen

      August 17, 2015 at 11:54 am

  3. Working class voters generally don’t care about abortion or are anti-abortion. So it doesn’t really affect his chances with them.

    People who are pro-abortion and for whom abortion is a decisive issue generally are liberals who don’t vote Republican anyway.


    August 17, 2015 at 11:54 am

  4. On a related note, no one in the world is more qualified to cover Trump’s jury duty experience than our very own Lion:

    Lion, you should take the train down to the State Supreme Court and sit in the gallery for this. It seems tailor-made for you.


    August 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    • Correction, jury expert Yakov should be the stringer on this. Plus if the court’s air conditioner goes out, he can help.


      August 17, 2015 at 6:03 pm

  5. Coulter has always said sensible things in an obnoxious way in order to gain attention to sell books.


    August 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm

  6. The fact is that Republicans need BOTH closet racists and social conservatives to win elections. As Buchanan points out in his latest column, there aren’t enough chamber of commerce types to win anything, there aren’t enough people pissed off about immigration, and there aren’t enough Christian conservatives. But put them all together, and you occasionally have enough to overcome the demographic advantages of the left.

    Lion thinks that just because he doesn’t like the pro-life stuff, voters must feel the same way.


    August 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    • Yarp. Lion’s political analysis has always been crap because he lives in a metrosodomite clusterbubble.


      August 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm

  7. I don’t care if @realDonaldTrump wants to bring Monica Lewinsky into White House after this immigration policy paper.


    August 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm

  8. My hunch is people have abortions because they can’t afford to have kids. There is an argument to be made that by reducing immigration, decreasing wealth inequality and raising the standard of living, people can afford to not have an abortion. Do you want to make abortion safe, legal and rare? Reducing legal and illegal immigration is the way to do it. Immigration reduction is a winning issue with almost everything–the economy, abortion, wealth inequality. If Trump made a big deal out of it, he could win.


    August 17, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    • “My hunch is people have abortions because they can’t afford to have kids.”

      It’s a fact, not a hunch, that women who have abortions are disproportionately unmarried, poor, and already have a kid.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      August 17, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      • What % of the “unmarried, poor” are college students who are “poor” because they are in college and not working?

        Dave Pinsen

        August 17, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      • A small percentage, small enough that it doesn’t change the truth that poor women are the ones having abortions. As I said, the typical woman who has an abortion is NOT Juno, she’s an unmarried minority woman who already has a kid and is on welfare.

        Also, the typical college student who has an abortion is NOT a white girl at Harvard, it’s a minority woman attending a crappy commuter school or community college.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        August 17, 2015 at 5:05 pm

  9. Coulter has been drifting on abortion for a while now. She blamed the “legitimate rape” guy for costing Romney the 2012 election and said something like no-exception pro-life people are like hipsters who get off on the smug moral superiority of liking something everyone else hates.

    But, you know, she’s also made the very accurate statement that abortion is basically the only issue of substance that divides the two parties. That suggests Trump’s weakness on abortion could be what eventually brings him down.


    August 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    • Trump isn’t weak on abortion. He said that he is pro-life. That’s all that he needed to do. It worked for McCain and Romney.


      August 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    • She hasn’t really been drifting at all. She’s generally pro-life, but believes in an exception for rape. As a matter of politics, she’s consistently made these points:

      – In a GOP primary, it’s stupid for voters to focus on abortion, because they’ve already won on that issue within the party: every GOP presidential nominee will toe the pro-life line.

      – In a general election, opposing abortion in the case of rape is stupid, because the vast majority of Americans think rape victims should be able to get abortions.

      – Immigration is the most important issue, because if Democrats can keep importing future voters, the country will drift left on abortion and every other issue.

      Dave Pinsen

      August 17, 2015 at 5:01 pm

  10. You gotta give Trump credit for seizing on an issue where the leaders of both major parties are wildly out of touch with public sentiment.

    I like Lion’s analogy of finding undervalued property for a real estate deal.

    Anyway, Trump should point out to liberals that if we stop the flood of illegals, it will be a lot easier to improve minimum wages and working conditions.


    August 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm

  11. I’m a single issue voter – my issue is whoever can increase the number of self-actualizing jobs that pay above the 70% percentile in a given MSA.

    That’s the new american dream – not real estate.


    August 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    • I don’t mind acronyms. But obscure ones should be spelled it out.


      August 18, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    • How can anyone increase the number of anything above any percentile except by increasing the number of things?

      Lloyd Llewellyn

      August 19, 2015 at 4:36 pm

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