Conservative columnist Ann Coulter thinks Scott Walker has the perfect approach to “gotcha” questions from the media.
Speaking in Nashville Monday night, the Wisconsin governor said the GOP needs to talk about issues that matter to Americans and not answer “gotcha” questions.” Coulter told Don Lemon Republicans should emulate Walker’s response as “a perfectly genteel way of saying, ‘screw you, I’m not answering the question.’”
“I think that is a great answer and I wish every elected Republican would adopt that because he is absolutely right,” Coulter said. “It drives me crazy during these — for example, all these presidential debates, instead of talking about energy policy or foreign policy, Republicans are always going to get the gay marriage question, the global warming question, endless questions on global warming, and abortion, and school prayer and the death penalty…or the birther questions. Oh, my gosh.”
“I think Republicans should just give that answer,” she continued. “It’s a perfectly genteel way of saying, ‘screw you, I’m not answering the question.'”
Coulter also touched on the Rudy Giuliani comments that have been making headlines, asking why they were less legitimate than prominent Democrats accusing conservatives of racism.
“Liberals are constantly questioning conservatives’ position on race, i.e. we’re constantly being called racists,” Coulter said. “This idea that in this one case, you can’t look at their motives. These red-faced denials, ‘No, we love our country, we just look like people who don’t, we’re just naive and inept.’ Well, OK, maybe you can start a group of Democrats who are aren’t naive and inept.”
“I mean, Obama — how else do you explain — he threw away our victory in Iraq, for no reason whatsoever, he sends more troops to Afghanistan. I suppose you could just criticize his policy, but if liberals are going to go around constantly questioning conservative motives on other issues, why shouldn’t we question their motives on patriotism?” she asked. “Why isn’t that the exact parallel?”