Ann Coulter, the conservative that never quits, just called out the Democratic Party for what she sees as an area of sensitivity and perhaps opportunity. Coulter stated that the Democrats have dropped blacks in favor of Hispanics.
In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Coulter was asked about her book, “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.”
In the book, Coulter wrote that feminists, LGBT activists and immigrants have taken over the black civil rights experience.
“The way that liberals have treated blacks like children, many of their policies have been harmful to blacks,” Coulter said. “We do have a legacy of slavery and Jim Crow laws. We don’t owe the homeless, we don’t owe the feminists, we don’t owe women who are desirous of having abortions or gays who want to get married to one another. That’s what ‘civil rights’ have become for much of the left.”
When she was asked if immigrants’ rights are the same as civil rights, Coulter stood her ground.
“No, I think civil rights are for blacks,” Coulter said. “What have we done to the immigrants? We owe black people something, we have a legacy of slavery. Immigrants haven’t even been in this country.”
“That’s why Democrats are dropping the blacks and moving on to the Hispanics,” Coulter said. “There are a larger group of Hispanics now.”
“You can have open borders or you can have a welfare state. You cannot have both,” she added. “When you have a big government giving out all sorts of things then you have to care very much who the immigrants are — and it ought to be for something other than who lives within walking distance.”
Coulter’s remarks are consistent with those who feel that the Democratic Party is dependent upon the black vote, but not willing to embrace legislation that has been requested by the black community. Black leaders have long asked that the Democratic Party help deal with unemployment disparities, poor educational systems in the inner city, the mass incarceration problem and the problems of urban violence. Most of these issues were not mentioned during the Democratic national convention, which based most of its platform on gay marriage and abortion.