Reaction to Ann Coulter tweets


The following three tweets were posted by Ann Coulter on 9/16/15 following the GOP debates. Evoking thoughts of classical anti-Semitism, they reveal some of her animosity for the Jewish people.

“Good grief! Huckabee is running for PM of Israel.” (11:00 PM - 16 Sep 2015)

“Cruz, Huckabee Rubio all mentioned ISRAEL in their response to: ‘What will AMERICA look like after you are president.’” (11:05 PM - 16 Sep 2015)

“How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” (11:05 PM - 16 Sep 2015)

For those of you who believe that President Obama has not been strong enough of an ally to Israel… things could be much worse. Ann Coulter is celebrated by many Republican hopefuls in the upcoming election. She opened for Trump at his Iowa speech only a few weeks ago.

What is most disturbing is that her tweets were retweeted by thousands of people. Comments like hers are lionized rather than shunned. Trump’s commanding lead in the polls so early on is attributed to the same sort of comments. This should bother every one of us.

Every election marks a point in time when Americans will decide what direction our country will look toward for the next four years. It should be alarming to all of us that several presidential hopefuls are publicly relying more heavily on sensationalism than expertise. Whoever offers the best entertainment could be the next president. How is this possible? How has our democracy been hijacked by a popularity contest for the biggest name, movie star, or businessperson? Has this happened before in this country? What if a president were elected who decided to go on a crusade to build a wall between the United States and Mexico? What could happen if America were dragged into Iraq War III? Or what could happen if the next president simply chose to invade Syria or Iran, or reignite the Cold War?

I think we are at a crossroads in America. Are we going to allow our country to be run by the same families for decades? The names Bush, Trump and Clinton are as familiar as Coke and Pepsi, so voters think they already know what to expect. But America has changed in the past 8 years. We cannot return to the same policies of the 90s or early 00s. Where are the real questions? People of my generation are in their 20s and 30s. Our issues were seemingly shut out of the Republican debates. What is this country going to do about unaffordable education, cost of living, housing, and healthcare? It seems everyone talking in each of the GOP debates had no answers to our real questions.