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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Here’s how to diss the World Cup with right-wing political rhetoric
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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I can’t prove it, of course, but it’s my guess that the most rabid of the right-wing pundits out there aren’t rooting for the U.S. soccer team in the World Cup competition.

You see, any American success during Barack Obama’s presidency is not a happy occasion for people whose hatred of the Kenyan interloper in the White House is all-consuming.

Hints of such mania are evident in separate comments made this week by Keith Ablow of Fox News and columnist Ann Coulter, respectively.

HERE‘s what Ablow had to say:

At a time when there’s so many national issues and international issues of such prominence, I am a little suspicious of yet another bread and circus routine. Let’s roll out the marijuana, pull back the laws and get people more crazy about yet another entertainment event. This is to distract people. This is like Rome. I can see why Obama would love the World Cup.

And HERE are a few of Coulter’s observations:

I resent the force-fed aspect of soccer. The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO’s “Girls,” light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton…

It’s foreign. In fact, that’s the precise reason the [New York] Times is constantly hectoring Americans to love soccer…

If more “Americans” are watching soccer today, it’s only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law. I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time.

 

 

 

 

 

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