Just weeks after Republican Sen.Ted Cruz compared the glitches plaguing the website for Obama’s signature health care law to the methodologies of “Nigerian email scammers”, drawing diplomatic anger of Nigeria, another American has picked on the country.
“You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately,” Cruz said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website.”
Ann Coulter, a rabid conservative ideologue, in an article posted on Yahoo, ridiculed Nigerians, over the Obamacare.
Coulter wrote: “Do you notice anything that stands out about the list of convicts? Would any of their names have sounded strange to Ben Franklin? Of 22 people convicted of defrauding American taxpayers by fraudulently billing Medicare or Medicaid, at least 17 have almost comically foreign names.
“None of the scammers should be foreigners! We can’t do anything about our native-born crooks, but why are we importing them?
“Enormous, unwieldy corrupt government programs run by arrogant bureaucrats would be bad enough in 1950. But after decades of our Third World-only immigration policies, one can’t help noticing that Medicare and Medicaid are beckoning Disneylands for foreign-born thieves.
“The problem isn’t their complexion, it’s their culture. In America, we think only dumb people become criminals. That’s not true in the Third World!
“Nigeria, for example, leads the world in criminal enterprises. Every level of Nigerian society is criminal, with the smart ones running Internet scams, the mid-range ones running car theft rings, and the stupid ones engaging in piracy and kidnapping. At the University of Lagos, you can major in credit card fraud.
“There were almost no Nigerians in the United States until the 1970s. Today, there are nearly 250,000 Nigerians in the U.S. (committing the cyber-crime Americans just won’t do!). In 2011, we took in more immigrants from Nigeria than from the United Kingdom (9,246 from the U.K. and 9,344 from Nigeria).
“Of course, Obamacare never would have passed without decades of massive immigration from the Third World. Liberals didn’t change any minds — they changed the voters. In order to pass Obamacare, Democrats had to bring in the Third World to vote Democratic.
“The downside is that the country is now chock-full of people who come from cultures where criminality and government corruption is a way of life — at the very moment that the country is expanding a government-run health insurance program already shot through with fraud and abuse.
“Only confiscatory tax rates can support such a system.
“Gosh, I sure hope our new Somali and Nigerian immigrants have German-style rectitude and are very honest about reporting all their income to the government”.
Recent events have shown how dented the image of Nigeria is many countries of the world, with the Minister of Goa in India freely using derogatory comments following protests by Nigerians in the province after a Nigerian was killed in a drug-related attack.
Coulter was once alleged to have refused to stay onboard a commercial airline flight to New York from Miami after learning the pilot was a woman of African-American descent, an allegation the conservative commentator and author denied.
The text and photo below was said to have originated in a satirical (i.e., fictitious) article published on the humor website The Daily Currant on Jan. 29, 2013.
Nigeria is yet to respond to Ann Coulter’s disparaging comment.
Ann Hart Coulter was born December 8, 1961. An American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer, Coulter frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.
She rose to prominence as a talking head in the 1990s as an outspoken critic of the Clinton administration. Well known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she presents and defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot”, and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do”, sometimes drawing criticism from the right, as well as the left.