Watch out, Democrats: Romney-Ryan ticket energizes GOP base
Ann Coulter weighs in on Republican ticket's impact on White House race
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- Date Aug 13, 2012
Ann Coulter weighs in on Republican ticket's impact on White House race
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And tonight it is game on as he ticket is now set and governor Mitt Romney has selected congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
And to merely suggests that this announcement has energized -- the base would be a dramatic understatement -- voter enthusiasm is surging.
Donations are pouring in and thousands of Romney Ryan supporters flocked to campaign events both over the weekend and earlier today.
Now tonight we'll check it would Ann -- Dick Morris Frank Luntz Liz Cheney Bob Beckel and others they'll all be here to break down governor Romney's game changing announcement.
But first the man who could be the next vice president of the United States had the privilege of returning to his home state of Wisconsin on Sunday and not surprisingly congressman Paul Ryan showed his raw emotions when he was greeted like a rock star by the massive crowd.
And that excitement carried over into the -- today where he spoke to a raucous group of supporters at the Iowa state fair.
Now word of warning to Joseph Biden this is the -- -- to be sitting across from an October as vice presidential debate end.
By the way you won't be able to hide behind Barack Obama's teleprompter watch that's.
Has given us for years a trillion dollar plus deficits.
He's making matters worse -- is spending our children into a diminished future.
We don't have to stand for that we're not gonna stand for that and November the -- organized change that.
-- now -- Joseph Biden I'd be worried as for the president he happened to be in Iowa today is well let me add this to say about congressman Ryan.
Right -- is a family man he's.
-- -- -- As an articulate spokesman Bert governor Romney's version but the problem is that vision is one that I fundamentally disagree with.
Governor -- -- -- have allies in congress.
They think that if we just get rid of more regulations on big corporations give more tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.
If we end Medicare as we know what.
Make it about a system that somehow this is all that'll lead to jobs and prosperity for everybody.
And joining me now with her take on Romney's decision in the president's ridiculous continuing class warfare rhetoric is the author of the newly released paperback demonic have a liberal mob is endangering America.
And Coulter is back with a -- -- into the sale.
Good to see you -- here's why I like this decision.
And I know you wanna Chris Christie had a million is stalled is inhale iPhone name -- on my lines.
You change your mind that your prerogative you know you could do that.
Here's why I think I think Paul Ryan is the perfect -- I didn't see it until Romney Canada and now I said -- -- Romney -- make the right choice and I was right he made the right choice it's a beautiful synergy is the perfect combo platter.
There and there were many there were predicting -- -- safe there's a bold -- to this decision here's here's my take on us.
We're gonna take on your economic ideas your failed policies we're gonna offer a bold alternative.
To what what Obama's offer will then take on the class warfare will -- take on redistribution.
And let the American people.
You know here both sides this is a fight we can -- that's why I like it.
Other I it it's so much -- let me and I -- you mean I just think it's small or.
Trick the Democrats -- being forced to debate ideas.
Because that is not their strong suit that's not their -- field.
And may win on issues like like Medicare like taxes one is an issue that gets talked about 40510 -- today on some business show some place.
This is going to be the issue of the debate now how the Democrats are lying about Medicare it is going bankrupt it will bankrupt form anyone under.
Page 45 are under by the your 2034.
And the Democrats don't have a plan in what was what was Obama just sitting and in that speech just now it's a bit.
He acts like he knows something it's a vision I fundamentally disagree with -- you slammed what is the democrats' plan.
And part of their plan by the way is for those 55 and older -- got to keep the old Medicare.
It's -- -- -- paying the doctors so you're not gonna have good doctors NEY get on under the Ryan play on the doctors for people.
Up on Medicare 55 and older.
They'll be -- -- you'll get better doctors you'll get -- better medical care and those.
-- -- 55 and younger will be -- better medical care because prices will come down one someone is paying on other than the government IE someone who cares what the pricing has yet you know in the narrative is -- And I found the president using these terms we just heard amusing class warfare all weekend long David Axelrod and company he's dangerous he's extreme I ask you what's more extreme.
Borrowing forty cents of every dollar.
You know raising the debt in this country.
Nearly six trillion in four years or saying that we've got to live within our means and just reduce the rate of growth of government.
What's more extreme -- right.
It seems like this is an argument that is very winnable when it is commonly.
Which I think cannot destroy stops.
Yes Republicans always win on issues that get elevated to the national issue.
Democrats win one they -- and call names and create.
And tell law -- you can't conservatives can't respond to the day illusion winds coming from.
You know every major mainstream media outlet we have on you can get some of the truth on.
One cable station a few conservative magazines you can't respond to an all.
By elevating this dueling national conversation of course -- when the same way Ronald Reagan won this is going to be an election about ideas.
And on this class warfare I keep hearing about it's.
Eat eat eat eat is like a beat up -- -- saying.
I don't love the -- or I hate the rich.
There -- it is not going to help the economy to raise taxes on the rich and by the way they're liberals I pick some more than what -- liberals dale.
On but it is not going to make the economy percolate and get people -- John's back by taxing George -- more when Ronald Reagan and this is the anniversary of Ronald Reagan's tax cuts.
When he cut taxes -- -- taxes that was a lot to cut.
He -- he increased the revenue to the United States treasury if you wanna spend a lot of money on government programs.
You should want to cut taxes because that will increase the money going to be IRS.
But they don't care about that big big big don't care about the economy they don't love the -- they hate the -- -- let me let me.
Should I wish I had more time because I did show you I mean he eviscerate.
Obama at the health care summit that they had I mean literally tore him up.
But I had a couple moments wanna set the Republican retreat in Baltimore and the other is when he took on not -- -- Tim Geithner wanted to see these.
-- -- these these are really incredible moments of somebody that is well informed.
Those budget numbers better than anywhere else in Washington and has no problem using them when.
This spending bills that you signed into law -- domestic discretionary spending and increased by 84%.
You've also said he wanted to get -- to the budget go through it line by line we want to give you that skill.
But I claiming this solves all the prospects in the country but it does meet the critical essential test.
Which you have -- of restoring our deficits to a more sustainable position for the next ten years.
Here's the point.
Leaders are supposed to fix problems.
We have a 99 point four -- dollar unfunded liability for our government is making promises.
Two Americans that it has no way of accounting for them.
And so you're saying yeah we're stabilizing -- we're not thinking along on that means we're just gonna keep blind people.
Here's my take on this what we saw the effort to remove Scott Walker Wisconsin.
It was very telling to me that the people of Wisconsin understand the times that we're living -- understand the dangers dangers of deficit spending.
It seems to me that what Ryan has been arguing what Mitt Romney is positioning as here.
Is that they are banking on the fact that the American people understand the danger.
Of us becoming a bankrupt society.
Is that is the right fundamentally does that is does this campaign come down to that.
Yes and I know I mean the other thing -- voucher program does is it harms the democrats' true constituency.
Which is government workers their constituency -- in the old people that -- they just cut in Medicare payments.
On the floor for people who are on Medicare -- housing you're getting lousy or.
Not as good doctors and that's going to increase it we stay on the path we're on Medicare is.
Going bankrupt that is according to Tim Geithner on Alice -- and and Ron Wyden and a whole slew of other Democrats they can't avoid saying that.
-- but what a voucher program does is it cuts out the government workers the -- -- highly pensions.
And well well compensated government workers.
And gives you the voucher to go spend it and and look over your medical bill -- we were just talking about how you know if you know people -- dealt with someone in the hospital checked the bill you'll see a fifty dollar bill for Kleenex.
We have -- -- the consumer doesn't care because the government just can limit consumer -- Medical costs are gonna come down and your medical care is going.
To -- now I never thought it was possible but I I think that being called to love somebody more than Governor Christie Henning and Paul Ryan it's amazing we made history tonight and I didn't see your position.
Wanna see if you're in the is the best for this possession with a -- and still.