Op Ed: Ann Coulter snarls at Marco Rubio over his immigration plan while Marco Rubio struggles to exist as a politician
Oblivious to the fact that Marco Rubio is going nowhere unless he gets a grip on the Hispanic immigration and voting issue, Ann Coulter attacked his immigration plan with a disturbingly robotic gripe: Immigration Amnesty is no good at all. No American should ever consider amnesty as an option.
So Ann Coulter has said. So it must be.
These days, I write off everything Ann Coulter has to say. She is a ridiculous, hateful parrot who bleats out the policies of the extreme right. She draws attention to herself by embellishing with a special brand of nastiness that brings her mental stability into question.
This time, the issue is immigration and one pressing questions is whether Ann Coulter is even relevant any more. The other question is, can Marco Rubio ingratiate himself with Hispanics while catering to his increasingly unpopular conservative base?
Neither Coulter nor Rubio are providing the answers. They just bring up questions about why they are allowed to suck so much oxygen out of our atmosphere while contributing an overload of methane.
Here is a summary of Rubio's plan according to Huffington Post Politics,
"If you have violated our immigration laws, you'll have two choices: Choice number one, under the current law, is return to your country of birth, wait 10 years and apply for a green card through the regular process. The second choice is if you want to stay here, you have to pass a background check, you'll have to pay taxes, you'll have to pay a significant fine, you'll get a work permit, and then at some point in the future -- when the enforcement mechanisms are in place and some time has elapsed -- you'll have the opportunity to apply for a green card through the regular process, just like anybody else would."
That is one hard amnesty plan! According to Yahoo News, Coulter did not hesitate to push two talking points: not making more Democratic party voters and not offering amnesty in any form to illegal immigrants,
"Some Republicans seem determined to create more Democratic voters, too. That will be the primary result of Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty plan,"
So what is it going to be? Is amnesty as bad as Coulter thinks it is, or is preventing an increase in Democratic voters her real agenda. Immigration plans with amnesty are to Republican extremists as garlic is to vampires.
Coulter can't even pass that section of the intelligence test because her brain switch is broken. It is frozen in the "No to everything I don't want people to do or think!" position.
She, he or it continues to behave as if Republican politicians are threats unless they do as she dictates. Her outlet, Fox News, is in decline. The Tea Party is a reviled mess. Voters sent a powerful message last November and plan to speak up during the midterm elections with historical turnouts.
The Republican party is in big trouble and extreme propagandists like Coulter are losing their ability to control politicians or voters. Even "Mama Grizzly" is out the door at Fox News because America is beyond sick of her.
America is beyond sick of Coulter and this is why she, he or it must resort to increasingly shocking, inflammatory and hideous rhetoric in order to cling to her last shred of relevance.
Republican politicians, on the other hand, learned the hard way that they cannot steal elections. They woke up from their Tea Party highs with a major hangover. However, it does not matter if Republicans see the light. They have so violated the law, the constitution, all aspects of morality and the world's trust that they will never recover.
This is why Rubio's patently obvious Hispanic ingratiation tactic is so important today.
Rubio's self-healing tactic is based on greed for 11 million undocumented immigrants who would likely stay with a center-left party. He only managed to get into power two years ago by ingratiating himself with a conservative base. Now he is swimming from sinking ship to sinking ship.
Conservative bases and undocumented immigrants don't mix.
Republicans face an uphill battle, no doubt. The GOP is irrevocably bonded and beholden to a repulsive, treasonous, evil minority of extremists and cannot get free of them.
Rubio may be a big Republican star, but his big mistake was aligning with a conservative base in the first place. Now he is branded an odd duck, is stuck with a limited constituency and has a reputation as bad as can be. He dove willingly into the Tea Party quagmire and his cheesy immigration plan will not save him.