I stand with Ann

Apparently someone is getting very worried about Ann Coulter drawing attention to the fact that too many of the Republican politicians appear to care more about Jews and Israel than they do about Americans and the United States. It’s even in the British media, of all places:

If you haven’t ever heard of Ann Coulter, you might want to count your blessings and stop reading now. For the more thick-skinned out there, Coulter is essentially the Katie Hopkins of America. Just like angry, mean Hopkins, Coulter seems to be on a personal crusade to become the most hated woman in her country – and by the looks of things, she’s succeeding.

This week, she was labelled anti-Semitic and sent social media into meltdown.

During a Twitter rant about Republican candidates trying to pander to Jewish voters by focusing on the topic of Israel, she asked ‘how many f***ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?’

    Good grief! Huckabee is running for PM of Israel.
    — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015

    Rubio running to be curator of the Reagan Museum.
    — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015

    Cruz, Huckabee Rubio all mentioned ISRAEL in their response to: “What will AMERICA look like after you are president.”
    — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015

    How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?
    — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) September 17, 2015

It’s clearly offensive. But in keeping with her Conservative beliefs, Coulter hasn’t let herself get too carried away: she’s starred out the f-word.

Her comments haven’t just been criticised for their racist undertones – they’ve also been pulled apart for their ignorance.

US political hopefuls might be turning their attentions on Israel, but that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with Jews. Many Jewish people living in the West don’t have close ties to Israel, while many non-Jewish Americans care about what’s happening to one of their country’s top allies.

What’s worrying is that not everyone on Twitter gets this. Instead Coulter’s ‘effing Jews’ post has had more than 1,500 retweets and sparked the hashtag #IStandWithAnn.

Right. We’re supposed to believe that all the Republican talk about Israel has nothing at all to do with the Jews in America. Isn’t it convenient how Israel=Jews whenever it suits the media to call someone anti-semitic, but Israel “doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with Jews” whenever it suits the media… to call someone anti-semitic.

The reason Ann’s remarks are resonating is that a large majority of Americans don’t give a flying fuck about what apparently is the primary concern of about one in fifty people presently living in America. And the fact that so many presidential candidates care more about what concerns one in fifty Americans than what concerns the other forty-nine is indicative of a serious problem.

You don’t have to hate Israel or Jews, you don’t even have to mildly dislike them, to not want your own political leaders to be observably more concerned about their interests than yours. And if Republicans don’t like observers criticizing them for always talking about Israel, perhaps they should talk about something of considerably more concern to most Americans, such as the massive immigrant invasion.