Ann Coulter's Political Love Affair with Ted Cruz

The conservative pundit defends McConnell for reelection and bashes Rubio.
4:53 | 10/25/13

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Welcome to power players I'm Rick Klein from ABC news and our guest today is Ann Coulter the prominent conservative pundit and author of the new book is never trust -- liberal over three especially Republican let's talk government shut. You were quoted recently saying it was magnificent yes party every -- -- -- wrong every poll says this is a disaster for the Republican Party why was it that. I think it was a good thing because it branded Republicans as. As the anti obamacare party and Obama care is less popular than the ball -- Bonnie played right now that's a great brand and Ted Cruz was the architect of a lot of the strategy what's his future in the party. I think it's huge he unlikely there that I think they have the highest -- in the senate which is frankly kind of prayer -- party. And they are so young an appealing and attractive I think he has a very -- -- Germany was over -- the house. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I think it's an enormous mistaken I think I'm going to have to have a chat with my love Ted Cruz because he's been so magnificent and everything else I'm thinking we wanna concentrate on taking out. Or replacing democratic senators with Republican senators in Louisiana and Arkansas and Montana and West Virginia and Alaska those are big fat targets what are these Tea Party activists that are again making noises about running against Lamar Alexander for instance in Tennessee or. We're we're Mike Enzi in in Wyoming for that matter what are they missing about the reality of politics. You have to win to accomplish anything and by the way if they could find something good to run against Lamar I'd be all for it I mean amnesty -- do -- does adopt do or die issue more important than any other issue it changes the country we lose Republicans lose across the board they lose everything if we give. Democrats thirty million new voters what about Mitch McConnell. They're driving me crazy on that Mitch McConnell with a fantastic conserve he was the Ted Cruz on campaign finance reforms may not remember -- Mitch McConnell is. And how is he voted differently from the great Tea Party. On you know improvement Rand Paul and they voted differently note to the -- -- Paul fell for rubio -- -- for two months. I didn't see Mitch McConnell out there campaigning for amnesty ditzy -- -- campaign for now in the end you voted properly finding good long rams fall again. What is their problem with Mitch McConnell he was. This Republican leader in the senate one not one single Republican voted for Obama care Chris Christie can win a big reelection in New Jersey when he think it. I had been the last right wing are ferociously defending Christine. I am no longer since he had his temporary senate -- from amnesty is okay fine you're the party of Wall Street now that's not the Republican Party C hinted it marker -- he's mentioned the lot as a rising star. He did not agree little. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- For that particular state in the primary against a Republican that's -- -- say with Omar Al Alexander Lindsey Graham. You -- have a good candidate same thing with rubio and that's what -- talking about in Florida finally. And cultures -- for 2016 -- of the Republican standard bearer B. All I care about is that we only have governors and senators and our primaries and I've made this mistake -- -- you know Duncan Hunter for a while I was on the 999 back -- -- -- -- fight -- last year I don't Herman Cain. OK I've learned my lesson. -- congress and Carson know Ben Carson I love him but -- you have to pull Ryan. Not. No he wouldn't even be in the running -- considering congressman. No congressman no operational leader is now no one who's only been a businessman it -- time it gets -- distracted if it ends up having more Republicans attacking our eventual nominee. Just throw them in the debate and -- -- -- a series of debates but maybe not 312. Primary debates I was my other thought that was -- for Democrats -- -- 112 of its effect. It's all right. And Coulter the author of the new book never trust a little over three especially Republican and thanks for being here on power players thank you -- that does it for this edition of power players you can watch us all week long -- and -- Yahoo! News you can check me out on Twitter at Rick Klein and of course. -- honest next on.

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