There's an article in today's New York Times about an ethnically and culturally homogeneous group who've set themselves up in an enclave in America -- in America! -- where they have very large families, speak less English than their own language, and proudly proclaim their willingness to double up in apartments if they can't find adequate housing for every family.
And yet I don't see a word of outrage at MichelleMalkin.com, even though Michelle's usually all over that kind of thing.
There's more: The women don't drive. The community won't even hire female school bus drivers, because it offends them that women might drive their male children.
Yet there's nothing but silence at Malkin's other site, HotAir.com.
These people are Hasidic Jews. The language they prefer is Yiddish. Their enclave is the town of Kiryas Joel, about 60 miles north of New York City.
So much for the abstract principle, expressed by Malkin and so many other right-wingers, that if you don't dress like everyone else in America, talk like everyone else in America, and observe American cultural mores, you're a fifth columnist aimed at the destruction of the United States as we know it.
The reason is simple: Mainstream wingnuts, unlike old-school anti-Semites such as Pat Buchanan and David Duke (and Mel Gibson), see Jews, especially culturally conservative Jews, as friends, allies, and fellow members of the Republican coalition -- in reality or at least potentially.
So you'll never see the wingnut punditocracy denouncing the lack of assimilation in Kiryas Joel, any more than you'll see a major push from anti-immigrant forces on the right to change the "wet-foot-dry-foot" policy that allows a lot of Cubans into Florida -- in fact, right-wingers think it lets in too few Cubans, even though many of those Cubans speak Spanish in their American homes.
This is America -- speak English! (Unless we like you.)