Coulter vs. Hannity: "Passion And Principle Is Great, But You Need To Win Elections"


SEAN HANNITY: So Paul Ryan comes out with a budget. I'm glad we are going to balance it in ten years, a lot of things I like in there. It still has growth, liberals can't say you're cutting because we're increasing spending every year for ten years. Now, they want to repeal health care. The problem is, it's not going to happen through the Ryan budget. That means the House Republicans, they've got to hold the line and be willing to "shut down" the government and deal with the president demagoguing.

ANN COULTER: I'm not sure that's a good idea.

HANNITY: Alright, we're going to disagree. I like this. But, Ann, we won't get to a balanced budget unless we rid of this monstrosity.

COULTER: I agree, but I think what we have to concentrate on is winning. As the last series of elections have shown us, passion and principle is great --

HANNITY: But that is passion and principle.

COULTER: -- but we need to win elections and that's how you actually change stuff. I mean, Obama is not going to sign the repeal of Obamacare and I was working for the U.S. senate after the 1994 election, because I thought things wouldn't change if real right-wingers didn't go and work there and I remember what happened. I mean, things were going gang busters, first Republican congress in 40 years, we cut taxes, that is what gave us the magnificent economy that Clinton brags about and yet, that government shut down, in the end of 1995, our first, the Republicans first term there. It really, really hurt Republicans because it looks like we didn't can't care about the things weren't being --

HANNITY: Wait a minute, they still hung on to the House.

COULTER: -- weren't dealing with the deficit

HANNITY: They hung on, they won. And not only that, but that's how we got to a balanced budget.

COULTER: They hung on, it hurt us, it hurt us trying to push other things and this is -- repealing Obamacare, yes, keep talking about it, yes keep putting it in. But the idea of shutting down the government unless Obama signs a repeal of Obamacare, isn't going to work.

HANNITY: But that's symbolic.

COULTER: No, it isn't.

HANNITY: That means Obamacare will never be taken out.

COULTER: No, I'm planning on winning the Senate back in two years.

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