Ann Coulter and Hugh Hewitt in San Bernardino
Ann Coulter and Hugh Hewitt in San Bernardino
While on the Norcal Tea Party Bus Tour, the bus stopped in San Bernardino at a subsequent event featuring Ann Coulter and Hugh Hewitt. Around 400 people attended, and the crowd loved what they saw. Both of them took pictures with people lucky enough to be in the vicinity when they arrived.
The emcee came out with a cough and announced that he had a dog in his throat, a reference to President Obama’s eating habits. This led to a discussion on the phony war on women and class warfare accusations the left keeps launching.
Ms. Coulter jokingly said that if there was a real GOP war on women, she would be for it. What people really resent are the behaviors of the GSA employees in Las Vegas and the Secret Service agents in Colombia. She lambasted teachers retiring at 50 with gold plated pensions, pointing out that this is the type of class warfare she adores.
She went after the other cable networks nobody watches, pointing out that anyone representing the conservative cause on CNN or MSNBC is not representing the conservative cause. She deemed Chris Matthews the stupidest person on television, and pointed out that her friends on MSNBC think so too.
Continuing the class warfare rebuttal, she announced her own Warren Buffett rule. Mr. Buffett should pay his own taxes. He is exploiting a loophole that effects maybe 100 or 200 people. Anyone worth over a billion dollars who wants to raise her taxes should have all his money taken away.
As for the mythical benefit to the treasury that the surtax on millionaires would result in, Hugh Hewitt noted that we all know it’s nonsense. This is akin to taking a single fry out of a supersized meal and saying you are dieting.
Ms. Coulter said that there will be an October surprise. Perhaps President Obama would send ships to the Strait of Hormuz with Vice President Joe Biden on board. This would solve two of his problems.
Ms. Coulter declared California the most beautiful state in the union, and that it should not go the way of Michigan. Michigan is a dying, and perhaps already dead, state.
Mr. Hewitt sees California being bankrupt by July, as the class warfare approach to taxes continues to fail.
The topic switched to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who faces a critical recall election June 5th. Ms. Coulter is very nervous about the Walker recall. Before going any further, she reminded the world again that she wanted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for Vice President. She just could not wait for the question to be asked, so she answered it anyway.
Returning back to Governor Walker, she pointed out that we know that the unions will vote. The problem is that average Wisconsinite may not. The left will have the advantage of asymmetrical warfare. They will be fighting for their livelihoods. Conservatives if they lose will merely see a few more bucks for all of us go out the window. Therefore, we may not have the same passion as those fighting for survival.
Mr. Hewitt stated that after people give to U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel of Ohio, we should give to Scott Walker. Wisconsin will be the left’s Waterloo of elections. If they lose, there is no way for the unions to get back in the public’s good graces. It would be game, set, match, over.
The conversation then turned to President Obama’s grossly inaccurate remarks regarding judicial review in the wake of Supreme Court hearings on Obamacare. Mr. Obama was so off the mark that Ms. Coulter now wants to see student Obama’s transcripts. She said that the President made illiterate remarks. It is hard to teach Constitutional Law and sound that dumb.
Finally the topic turned to Governor Mitt Romney’s choosing of a Vice Presidential candidate. Ms. Coulter only wants Chris Christie, but conceded that on this subject she is always wrong. She was wrong in 2008, but nobody saw Alaska Governor Sarah Palin coming. In 2012 it cannot be a novelty candidate, So not Florida Senator Marco Rubio or Florida Congressman Colonel Allen West. It would be smart to have them run for Florida Governor and then President after a record as Governor. This is an election to run two white guys and have the GOP get back to what we know. What Ms. Coulter meant was that this was a year to play it safe and avoid rock star candidates.
Another advantage to Chris Christie is that forcing President Obama to campaign in New Jersey is huge. Even if we do not win, it forces him to spend resources. Florida is back to being a Republican state, so New Jersey makes better strategic sense.
Mr. Hewitt would be fine with Chris Christie, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Christie will go anywhere for any candidate to campaign. Mr. Hewitt is not sure that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is ready. Christie is ready tomorrow.
Ms. Coulter offered more thoughts. Rubio looks like he is ten years old. Paul Ryan looks eleven. Maybe he is shaving. Jeb is a no go because his name is Bush. This is not fair, but such is life. Also, Jeb Bush did not going thru the fire. He had a friendly legislature. New Jersey is the Soviet Union. Current Florida Governor Rick Scott is doing exactly what Scott walker is doing but Rick Scott is not getting raked over the coals. Also, many conservatives did not like the Bush family turning on former Florida Secretary of State Kathryn Harris when she ran for the Senate.
A quick attempt to discuss illegal immigration led Ms. Coulter to remark that when you want to divide the GOP house, talk about illegal immigration. That discussion quickly ended.
For those worried Governor Romney might not cut spending, Ms. Coulter reminded the audience that even President Ronald Reagan did not cut spending. Yes he won the Cold War and created a 25 year economic boom, but he did not eliminate the Department of Education or any other Department. Romney should be given a fair chance to make his mark.
Mr. Hewitt pointed out that Romney has the “4 Cs”: Capacity, courage, character, constitution. President Obama is running over the Constitution. One example is his refusal to defend the (DOMA) Defense of Marriage Act signed into law by President Bill Clinton. That is radical. Whether one agrees with the law, the President has to enforce laws on the books. Picking and choosing which laws to obey is not allowed.
The final topic was Election 2012. Mr. Hewitt pointed out that if its not close, the left can’t cheat. If it is close, they will cheat. Therefore, Conservatives and Republicans must get out and vote in numbers that will lead to victory beyond any doubt.
Mr. Hewitt headed home and Ms. Coulter stayed to sign books. They then headed from San Bernardino to San Diego for the next event, as the Norcal Tea Party Bus Tour did likewise.