Ann Coulter is under heavy media fire for an uncouth (and probably boozy) tweet where she implies that during the debate the Republican candidates were all pandering to Jewish-Americans.
Never mind that she’s among the most relentlessly pro-Israel pundits out there–and especially fond of Bibi Netanyahu.
And never mind that she was obviously referring to Jewish Republican donors rather than Jewish Republican voters, which are negligible in numbers.
Point is: The media is suddenly in an uproar because someone mentioned political pandering to a “small but powerful and well-heeled minority.”
Gosh?…but I hear and read Ann-Coulter type complaints from the media almost daily–but regarding a different “small but politically-powerful and well-heeled minority.” In fact I constantly read and hear from this same media that this minority–rather than being pandered to– should be forthrightly called-out, sandbagged and emasculated. Then I read and hear the media’s gleeful gloats when this “politically-powerful” minority seemingly gets sandbagged and emasculated, as in in recent U.S.-Cuba relations.
USA Today seems particularly incensed that Ann Coulter pointed out some political pandering by politicians to a politically-powerful minority.
(USA Today founder the late Al Neuharth in Havana with friends)
Gosh?…but some of us coulda sworn this sort of thing was pet peeve of USA Today itself? After all here’s USA Today’s very founder, Al Neuharth:
“A small number of powerful exiles in South Florida cow our politicians into keeping the crazy Cuban policy!” (Late media baron Al Neuharth in his USA Today, 2002.)
Among the shrillest Coulter-bashers on this issue we find Salon.com. They’re all over Ann Coulter for pointing out political pandering.
Gosh?…here’s a Salon.com article–that sure seems to me?–points out and bemoans the very thing Ann Coulter bemoaned this week, but regarding another group of pander-ees.
Change the terms “south Florida” to–say–“New York.” Change “Cuban-Americans” to “Jewish-Americans” and see how this Salon article–so perfectly acceptable in politically-correct circles–then reads….See what I mean?
Bandwith limitations restrict my listing of all media lamentations of pandering to “Right-Wing Cuban-Americans.” But –just for fun–here’s a few more:
“Cuba Policy isn’t made in Washington,” griped Bill Press in a CNN column. “It’s made in Miami by former Batista supporters who think they can reverse history!” (CNN’s Bill Press, 2002)
“Bush’s defense of the (Cuban) embargo serves a family voting bloc and little else!” ( Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker, 2002.)
“Challenge the Cuba Lobby at your peril. In Miami, conservative Cuban-Americans have long presumed to be the sole authentic voice of the community, silencing dissent by threats and, occasionally, violence… The congressional wing of the Cuba Lobby, in concert with its friends in the executive branch, routinely punishes career civil servants who don’t toe the line.” (Dean of the American University School of Public Affairs and Council on Foreign Affairs senior fellow William LeoGrande in Foreign Policy Magazine, April, 2013)
During their Convention in 2004, America’s majority political party (Democratic) feted Michael Moore as their honored guest, seating him in a place of honor right next to Jimmy Carter. “Cuban-Americans,” wrote this honored guest for America’s majority party in his book “Downsize This,” “are responsible for sleaze and influence-peddling in American politics. In every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades, Cuban exiles are always present and involved.”
And let’s not even get into Hillary Clinton’s recent Gusano-bashing as revealed in her e-mails and exposed here at Babalu.
All this takes talent, my friends. Around our domino tables we snicker derisively at those bumbling Trilateralists. Between handfuls of mariquitas we guffaw and slap our thighs at the incompetence of the Bilderbergers and Rothschilds. We Cuban-Americans are the Illuminati to beat all Illuminati, the slickest of the slick.
Finally it went to my head. How could it not? “That’s Right!–WE BAD!!!”
That’s Right!–WE BAD!!!–WE BAD