Conservative author and private citizen Ann Coulter:
‘Raghead talks tough, raghead faces consequences.’
You would think that would be great news for Democrats. But maybe not…
Democratic former VEEP, party Presidential nominee and Dem Party leader Al Gore.
Former Vice President Al Gore told a mainly Saudi audience on Sunday that the U.S. government committed “terrible abuses” against Arabs after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that most Americans did not support such treatment.
Gore said Arabs had been “indiscriminately rounded up” and held in “unforgivable” conditions. .
“The thoughtless way in which visas are now handled, that is a mistake,” Gore said during the Jiddah Economic Forum.
Gore told the largely Saudi audience, many of them educated at U.S. universities, that Arabs in the United States had been “indiscriminately rounded up, often on minor charges of overstaying a visa or not having a green card in proper order, and held in conditions that were just unforgivable.”
“Unfortunately there have been terrible abuses and it’s wrong,” Gore said. “I do want you to know that it does not represent the desires or wishes or feelings of the majority of the citizens of my country.”
That’s Al Gore’s problem. The majority of the citizens of his country don’t agree with him. Given the choice of erring on the side of offending Arabs or erring on the side of reducing national security, the people of America would rather the former. Adding to the Dems problems, Ann Coulter probably has 10% name recognition on the streets of America. (If she’s lucky.) Al Gore is one of the Top 10 faces of the Dem party.
They both said stupid things. But in their stupidity they gave us a snapshot into the national debate right now. And why Dems keep losing.