Fox News talk show host, Bill O’Reilly, has come out in support of President Barack Obama’s push to pass “immigration reform” this summer. Politico reported today that hours after Republican Sens. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) unveiled a sweeping border security amendment, Bill O’Reilly said, “It is time for the U.S.A. to pass immigration reform” and that he hopes “this bill does become law.” O’Reilly added in O’Reilly fashion, “It’s not perfect, but it’s the right thing to do.”
Bill O’Reilly has now separated himself from folks such as Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and some of the more prominent right-wing nuts. Ann Coulter no longer aims her poison at only Democrats, now targeting Republicans that don’t agree with her viewpoint. Yesterday, Ann Coulter appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show spewed more poisonous rhetoric into the immigration debate by calling Senator Marco Rubio the “Jack Kevorkian of the Republican Party.”
Ann Coulter wrote a column titled “If the GOP is this stupid, it deserves to die.” The theme of Ann Coulter’s column is that Hispanics will not vote Republican anyway, so why bother supporting “immigration reform” and grant “amnesty.” Ann Coulter wrote “Hispanic voters are a small portion of the electorate. They don’t want amnesty, and they’re hopeless Democrats. So Republicans have decided the path to victory is to flood the country with lots more of them!”
She concludes by calling Republicans supporting “immigration reform” just plain “stupid.”
Whereas, Bill O’Reilly is taking the high road on the debate on “immigration reform,” saying that “The Republican Party has a lot to lose here. If it doesn’t compromise, many Hispanic voters will reject the GOP entirely, pretty much dooming the party in the future.”
Not only does Ann Coulter disagree with the Bill O’Reilly’s position on “immigration reform,” another conservative commenter also disagreed. Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said on O’Reilly’s show that the Hoeven-Corker amendment “makes no sense” after tougher border security measures were voted down and criticized O’Reilly for trusting the Gang of Eight, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Told Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and McCain support the bill and will ensure the border security provisions are enacted, Ingraham asked: “Why would we believe McCain?”
“Why would I believe him? Because he says it. You know I don’t think he’s a liar. I don’t think John McCain is a liar,” O’Reilly responded, ending the segment: “All right Laura I disagree with you 100 percent. I think the bill should go through.”
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