Ann Coulter on Latinos: 'America reaches el tipping pointo'

Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief, FCC Member, IC Task Force GeneralASUville, PhoenixPosts: 14,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2012 in R & R (Religion and Race)
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has sparked outrage after publishing a column in which she describe Latinos as a lazy underclass.

In a piece titled ‘America reaches el tipping pointo,’ Coulter goes on an extended tirade, blaming Latinos for the nation’s plight and placing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent loss largely on their backs.

Specifically, Coulter writes that the influx of ‘Mexico’s underclass’ and the ‘poorest of the world’s poor’ has so thoroughly changed the country’s political landscape that no amount of Republican outreach will turn the tides in their favor.

‘Perhaps the reason elections maven Michael Barone was so shockingly off in his election prediction this year was that… Barone has been assuring us for years that most of these Third World immigrants pouring into the country would go the way of Italian immigrants and become Republicans. They're hardworking, they have family values,’ she wrote. ‘Maybe at first, but not after coming here, having illegitimate children and going on welfare.’

But already, her words have drawn ire from many pro-immigration activists, not only based on the rhetoric, but on many of the facts she used in making her argument.

Roque Planas, of the Huffington Post’s Latino Voice section, wrote a detailed response to Coulter’s column, citing a number of sources that call into question the veracity of Coulter claims.

First, Planas argues that Latinos do not disproportionately claim welfare, as Coulter claims, but in fact use less than the government benefits allotted to them.

According to a study released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan group that works on fiscal policies to help low-income Americans, Hispanics made up 16 per cent of the population in 2010 but received just 12 per cent of benefits. In contrast, non-Hispanic whites accounted for 64 per cent of the population and received 69 per cent of entitlement benefits.

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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief, FCC Member, IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 14,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In another passage, Coulter attributed poverty in the Latino community to an excessively high birth rate, citing that more than half of all babies born to Hispanic women are illegitimate.

    Again, Planas argues that these facts are misleading. Citing a 2010 Pew Hispanic Study, Planas writes that 45 per cent of undocumented-immigrant households consisted of a spouse or cohabiting couple with one or more children. He then compared that the 34 per cent rate for legal immigrants and 21 per cent of the U.S. born.

    Meanwhile, the Arizona Lincoln Republicans, a pro-immigration group in Arizona, has also come down hard on Coulter, issuing a scathing rebuke of her essay.

    ‘If Abe Lincoln or Ronald Reagan could read your latest column, they would turn over in their graves,’ it read. ‘You obviously know nothing about the Latino vote, and your repeated and shrill rhetoric against Latinos are a major reason that so many conservative Latinos hold their nose and vote Democrat.’

    ‘You conveniently never mention in your columns that the GOP was competitive in California until the harsh rhetoric surrounding proposition 187 caused Latinos to leave the GOP in droves. Since proposition 187, the GOP has not been competitive in statewide races. This phenomenon has followed the rhetoric and spread from California to the rest of the nation. The GOP is now often perceived by many Latinos as hostile to Latinos.’

    Coulter is no stranger to making such claims or the reception that it often brings with it.

    Earlier in the year, Coulter characterized Obama's base of voters as 'stupid, single woman,' shortly following the debate over contraception led by law student Sandra Fluke.

    'And I would just say to stupid single women voters, your husband will not be able to pay you child support if Obamacare goes through and Obama is re-elected,' she said. 'You are talking about the total destruction of wealth. It is the end of America as we know it.'

    Coulter was also the subject of much criticism after she referred to Obama as a 'retard' in a tweet. Despite receiving considerable backlash, including a open letter written by Special Olympics athlete John Franklin Stephenrs, Coulter defended her statement.

    'These were all technical terms at one time. “Retard” had been used colloquially to just mean “loser” for 30 years. But no, no — these aggressive victims have to come out and tell you what words to use,’ Coulter said.
  • StoneColdMikeyStoneColdMikey I am what the people need. MIKEYFORMOD CHITOWN THE BEST TOWNPosts: 24,376 ✭✭✭✭✭
    white people are oc
  • KaiKai evil nerd bitch from hell Posts: 21,505 Regulator
    ann coulter is so gross looking, that bitch is as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside
    Plutarch
  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson I drive a fast car... Posts: 49,211 Regulator
    she just got a real fucked up way of saying shit we all feel... like she gotta put that extra racist white bitch, on it...



    she even does it to her own kind...
    soul rattlerCharlie_
  • playmaker88playmaker88 You over did it holmes, you in the danger zone, you shouldn't be alone Posts: 53,845 ✭✭✭✭✭
    put that cartel on her ass
  • Swiffness!Swiffness! Posts: 7,780 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jono wrote: »
    Whenever the bills due she say some either racist or xenophobic shit to get her name out there. Now she gonna get TV spots to "explain" and people gonna pay her to come speak.

    fuckin word lol
  • KNiGHTSKNiGHTS Mr. Fifth Letter Your ConsciencePosts: 3,659 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Didn't this chick date Jimmy "DYN-O-MITE!" Walker?

    She gave up pussy to a brother that ain't been famous since 1970 something, and we supposed to give how many fucks about what she talking?

    Stop it.
    LUClENSneakDZACopperJabu_Rule
  • cannonspike1994cannonspike1994 Posts: 917 ✭✭✭✭✭
    she's always saying something controversial.
  • LUClENLUClEN Sociologist. Logician. Champion Lova Babylon Posts: 17,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This is nothing new. The upper classes have been calling the lowest classes lazy for centuries. It's a way that they distort reality: they make it appear as though things are bad because the lowest class, which is undoubtedly the hardest working, is responsible for it.

    Blaming the victim is part of American life.
    Ajackson17Copper
  • Ajackson17Ajackson17 God King Posts: 16,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The rich are the actual laziest people in society, they try to deceive people, its all for controlling the poor and hardworking before they realize that they are just gambling with people's lives.
    Copper
  • Well Got DamWell Got Dam Posts: 5,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    white people gotta do better
    LUClEN
  • Meta_ConsciousMeta_Conscious Hypocrite The BashmentPosts: 26,227 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She's only dangerous because ppl believe her... Ppl hate facts...
    Lurker6Plutarcha.mannAjackson17
  • High RevolutionaryHigh Revolutionary Posts: 3,574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    KNiGHTS wrote: »
    Didn't this chick date Jimmy "DYN-O-MITE!" Walker?

    She gave up pussy to a brother that ain't been famous since 1970 something, and we supposed to give how many fucks about what she talking?

    Stop it.

    I just googled it and they really did.

    That shit is mad random.
  • Lurker6Lurker6 Posts: 4,049 ✭✭✭✭✭
    she also has been married liek 5 times or some shit
  • PlutarchPlutarch Philly by way of Ca$hvillePosts: 1,944 ✭✭✭✭
    Ann Coulter is still relevant? Really? She's like the Kim Kardashian of political commentary. Always in the news for no real good reason. Why do we feed these attention whores?
    freehuey89 wrote: »
    im convinced the boondocks has her right on the money. this has to be all for show, same with bill o'rielly

    Lol, the Boondocks was the first thing that came to my mind. I'm convinced of this as well. Funny thing is that I feel the same way about Glenn Beck (who I am convinced is the Andy Kaufman of political comedy) and Rush Limbaugh (who is just a shock jock like Don Imus anyway). These people live for the attention. I never thought of Bill O'rielly this way though.
    Lurker6 wrote: »
    she also has been married liek 5 times or some shit

    She actually seems like a miserable person to me. I almost feel sorr...

  • atlneveratlnever Posts: 102 ✭✭
    Wow. I have to say that listening to her words make me change my mind about welfare a little bit.
  • loch121loch121 Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wanna put my dick in her racist mouth
  • aladdin1978aladdin1978 Poo Poo Jenkins- pronounced Pow POW West coastin'Posts: 3,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Latinos? Lazy? Clearly this bitch doesn't live in reality. Nor does she have gardeners or ever catch a flat tire.
  • Jabu_RuleJabu_Rule Don't believe the hype Posts: 4,995 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man Latinos cook and deliver my food, trim hedges, and poor concrete all in the same go. You can't put all Latino's in the same category though. She's obviously talking about Mexicans and others south of the border. Zuit Suit rocking Dominicans and Puerto Rocs were targets at one point too. These Germanic crackers can't stop, won't stop.
    mind control
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