Ann Coulter, author of Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 – Especially a Republican, joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss the implications of Tuesday’s elections – especially Bill de Blasio’s landslide victory in the New York City mayoral race and the contentious gubernatorial race in Virginia.
“Two days ago, election day across the nation. It’s being spun in a million different ways,” Glenn said. “My favorite is: Bill de Blasio is just going to usher in a new experiment on progressivism. That sounds good. [A new experiment] with the nation's financial capital and the financial capital of the world. Let's experiment, Dr. Frankenstein.”
“It's not an experiment. They do what liberals always do: They keep going back to the same ideas. Liberals cannot just learn,” Ann responded. “Criminals are predators and they look for any opportunity to be predators. Liberals are convinced, if we just increase the self-esteem, it will be the end of crime. This experiment was tried throughout the 70s with disastrous consequences, thousands of people raped, maimed, murdered, robbed.”
“The main thing for a mayor and for a place like New York, I still think the crime rate is going right back up and making New York City unlivable again,” she continued. “I grew up outside New York… New York was my city. Everybody believed it was an ungovernable city, from [John] Lindsay through Abe Beame through Mayor [Ed] Koch, then the little cherry on top, the David Dinkins' Administration. And nobody could get the city under control. here was just despair, riots, and endless bankruptcies, and one man, [Rudy Giuliani], comes in and turns it around. I think that's a story worth remembering – same thing with Carter to Reagan.”
Glenn disagreed with Ann because unlike a Koch or a Dinkins, de Blasio seems generally hostile towards any and all people who do not share his vision, and that has the potential be extremely dangerous. When it comes to Virginia, Ann took issue with the actions of the GOP establishment.
“First, we have Karl Rove and the establishment opposing [Cuccinelli] and we have the RNC not giving him as much money as they gave the prior Republican to run for governor,” Ann said. “We have… the current sitting Republican governor who is using his power to get mink coats for his wife and Rolexes – and that doesn't help Cuccinelli. We have corruption and greediness hurting Cuccinelli. We have the establishment hurting him. And we have the ‘purist libertarian,’ allegedly, hurting Cuccinelli.”
So where does the Republican Party go from here?
“Concentrate on winning elections,” Ann said simply. “We need Republicans talking about the issues that are popular and not talking about the issues that are unpopular. And they can do that with or without the Republican National Committee.”
Watch the interview in its entirety below: