Home
In this issue
December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review December 24, 2012/ 11 Teves, 5773

The short shrift given to the historic appointment of Tim Scott is unconscionable

By Cheri Jacobus



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The reaction to the naming of Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to the U.S. Senate compared to Barack Obama entering the Senate and subsequent appointment of Roland Burris to the body four years ago is an interesting and revealing study in contrasts — and hypocrisy.

When the Democrats have a black man in the Senate, they make him president in about 10 minutes, the left calls him "savior," bestows the Nobel Peace Prize on him, names him Time magazine's "Person of the Year" and shrilly tags those who disagree with him as "racists" and other ugly invectives.

When Republicans put a black man in the Senate, the media ignore it, or the left proceeds to question his "credibility" as an African-American. An op-ed published in The New York Times refers to Scott as a "cynical token" of the GOP, despite the fact that his fiscally conservative record mirrors those of his predecessor and the governor who appointed him, as well as his South Carolina constituency. It further pontificates that Scott will not represent African-Americans while in the Senate, even though South Carolina has a large black population and Scott said he represents all of his constituents.

Yet the far-left Daily Kos, while engaging in gratuitous slamming of Scott, also assessed: "While Scott hasn't been the iconoclast DeMint has (few could be), he's already put together a reliably conservative profile and should fit right in with the rest of the GOP caucus in the upper chamber." If Tim Scott is so reliably conservative and fits right in, then how can he be a "cynical token," as the Times op-ed claims? The two would seem to be mutually exclusive, but are an indication the left will throw everything up against the wall to see what sticks.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) tapped Scott to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Senate as Jim DeMint exits to lead the Heritage Foundation. A female governor of Indian descent appointed an African-American male who will be the sole African-American in the Democrat-led Senate. Given the media's obsession with race and gender, one would assume this would be big news, deserving of laudable coverage. But one would be wrong.

Their problem, simply, is that these power-players are Republicans. It flies in the face of the narrative about the GOP as racist and sexist, including NBC's Andrea Mitchell, who "reported" that Susan Rice taking herself out of the running to be secretary of State after her role in the Benghazi cover-up became apparent was a case of Republicans "forcing out a woman of color."

The nightly newscasts of ABC and CBS skipped the Tim Scott story altogether. According to the media watchdog group Newsbusters of the Media Research Center, those networks devoted ample coverage to African-American Roland Burris's appointment to the seat vacated by Obama, with ABC clocking in at 623 words and CBS at 470. And Andrea Mitchell on Tim Scott? Crickets.

It's hardly a stretch to envision the media hoopla had the first African-American in history from South Carolina to join the Senate, and the first from the South since Reconstruction, and who was appointed by a female minority governor, been a Democrat. No doubt, Andrea Mitchell would be first on the phone scoring an interview. But since a high-ranking Republican woman of color appointing a Republican man of color to a high-ranking position interferes with the left's caricature of the GOP as racist and sexist, I am not holding my breath.

Clearly the GOP needs to do a much better job with women and minorities. And there may be a handful of entrenched consultants and operatives at the national level who need to change, or be excised like malignancies. Outside of Washington, women and minority candidates organically do well, with several GOP minority and female governors: Govs. Haley, Jan Brewer (Ariz.), Bobby Jindal (La.), Susana Martinez (N.M.), Mary Fallin (Okla.) — matching the Democrats in the bean-counting exercise.

With an openly hostile, feral national media, good news, and all too often, important truths about the GOP remain hidden. The short shrift given to the historic appointment of Tim Scott to the Senate is unconscionable.


Every weekday JewishWorldReview.com publishes what many in the media and Washington consider "must-reading". Sign up for the daily JWR update. It's free. Just click here.

To comment, please click here.


JWR contributor Cheri Jacobus, president of Capitol Strategies PR, has managed congressional campaigns, worked on Capitol Hill and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management. She is a columnist for The Hill and appears on CNN, MSNBC and FOX News as a GOP strategist.


Previously:


12/18/12: Save a kid, arm a teacher
10/11/12: Binders full of problems? What Mitt Romney must do to woo women
5/10/12: Media accountability
4/23/12: Obama and his merry band of misogynists
01/20/12: If Obama said what Newt said, he'd get a standing 'O'
12/01/11: Newt, Mitt and paper tigers
11/20/11: High-tech lynching, part II
09/23/11: Obama: Love me!
09/12/11: Waive wage rule, create jobs
07/25/11: Dems changed their tune
07/15/11: Clinton's bad advice
06/27/11: Cut, cap and balance
06/03/11: Weiner Twitter kerfuffle
05/16/11: Osama, Obama and 2012
04/19/11: Obama's charity state
04/12/11: Dems too crazy to win
03/21/11: Revere real journalism
03/14/11: Dems generous to a fault
03/07/11: Cut with a machete
03/02/11: $100,000,000,000 of waste is immoral
02/28/11: GOP 2012 hopefuls are getting in touch with their inner Cheesehead
02/14/11: Patriot Act needs diligence
06/15/10: Republican girl power
06/01/10: The petulant president
05/26/10: Party like it's 1994
04/26/10: For animals' sake, or yours
04/19/10: My friend Michael Steele should resign
03/16/10: Waste, fraud and abuse
02/24/10: Put down the shovel
12/22/09: Hurry up and slow down
11/24/09: Jury of peers
11/10/09: Czar light, czar bright
11/02/09: Reid's landmines
10/26/09: Public option for Congress
10/19/09: Big Brother wins
10/13/09: Dancin' DeLay
09/26/09: Paterson under the bus
09/14/09: Start over, Mr. President

© 2009, Cheri Jacobus

Columnists

Toons

Lifestyles