Wednesday, September 30, 2015

P.J. O'Rourke Slams Ann Coulter's "F---ing Jews" Tweet

O'Rourke isn't prepared to give Coulter the benefit of the doubt on this one (even though she claims it was all a joke and that she's a big time supporter of Israel). Re her Baker-esque comment, O'Rourke writes:
Not anywhere near as many as there would and should be if FDR hadn’t been as much of a jerk about immigration as you are, Ann, you etiolated bean sprout butt trumpet. 
As to why Israel is important, to paraphrase John F. Kennedy, “Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is ‘Ikh bin a Ishral.’ ” 
And I mean it, even if, pope-kissing Mick that I am, my Yiddish is maybe sketchy. 
Partly this is personal, Ann, you jangle-tongue, you all-clapper- and-no-carillon, you crack in the Liberty Bell. To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld, “It’s not me, it’s you.” 
But, first, my contempt is moral. Antisemitism is evil. Per se, as you lawyers like to put it. For the sake of argument, let us “stipulate” that you are not per se an antisemite.  
Instead of saying that’s true, let us stipulate it with all the snarky lawyer freight that “stipulating” carries. 
Being so stipulated, you are damn rude. One does not say, “f—ing Jews.” One does not say “f—ing blacks” or “f—ing Latinos” or even “f—ing relentlessly self-promoting Presbyterian white women from New Canaan.” 
Manners are the small change of morality. You, Ann, are nickel and diming yourself.  
And may all the coins in Scrooge McDuck’s money bin land on you and squash you flat. (Scrooge, by the way, is not a Jew, he’s a duck.)
Or, as Ann might say, he's an effing duck. ;)

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