Ann Coulter accused Republicans of hurting their chances for the 2016 presidential election by considering immigration reform.
Speaking on a panel during the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday, the ultra right-wing commentator said immigration reform would threaten entitlement programs and the 2016 GOP presidential effort, according to Politico.
“You’re talking about bringing in 1.2 million poor people per year,” Coulter said of offering “amnesty” to undocumented immigrants. “That’s going to be sustaining Social Security? That’s going to be sustaining Medicare?
“And on top of that, something I think people haven’t really noticed — well, certainly they’ve noticed on MSNBC where they are celebrating the browning of America, but if you don’t celebrate it you’re a racist — it is going to be people who are not from America who are going to be in theory funding older white people who are getting to their Social Security, Medicare age,” Coulter continued. “I don’t think that can last.”
Coulter said the influx of immigrants was not “natural,” tacking on a tacky analogy: Republicans accepting immigration as inevitable is like a rapist telling a woman to lie down and take it.
“No, this isn’t a natural process,” Coulter said, to the shock and delight of her audience. “It’s like you’re being raped and the guy is telling you, ‘Sorry, my penis is in you. Nothing you can do about it.' 'No, you’re raping me!’”
Coulter pinned the blame on ordinary Americans who have not bolstered the Republican effort to block immigration reform. She advised presidential candidates to make immigration a key issue in 2016.
“It’s not elected Republicans, it’s the American people who are stopping Republicans, and I think that’s probably the best hope,” Coulter said.
Coulter also called the rumored GOP presidential hopefuls “pretty bad.”