Can someone explain to us in what dimension Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin can still consider herself a conservative of any stripe?
We understand that there are people on the right who couldn’t bring themselves to support Donald Trump. That’s one thing. What Rubin has done with her column for the last three years is quite another. Like her fellow Never-Trump cohorts like George Will, Ana Navarro, Steve Schmidt, Nicolle Wallace, and others, Rubin has dedicated her professional life to opposing this president with every word that comes out of her mouth. If you’re a “conservative” who can’t admit, at this point, that you were dead wrong to support Clinton over Trump, what business do you have calling yourself that? It’s pathetic.
In any case, part of Rubin’s schtick is to use her shroud of conservative clothing to actually go further than most mainstream liberal pundits in slamming the Trump administration. That way, she gets lots of TV appearances and headlines that read: “Conservative Writer Says Trump is the Devil Incarnate” and so on. She’s soaking up the liberal adoration for all that it’s worth. No one said selling your soul wasn’t profitable.
So that brings us to Rubin’s appearance on AM Joy this weekend, where she told Joy Reid that she not only supported the Red Hen owner throwing Sarah Sanders out of her restaurant, but that Sanders should NEVER be able to enjoy a meal in public again!
Leading up to that moment, Rubin said that she was eager to see Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski live up to their word and refuse to vote for a Supreme Court nominee who would overturn Roe V. Wade. This is a “conservative columnist,” in case you’ve already forgotten. And she encouraged feminists and liberals and all others to join in a pressure campaign against those senators.
A conservative columnist said these things. Just wanted to remind you.
“Let’s get a million people to go to Maine or a million people to go to Alaska and start putting pressure on those Senators,” she said. “So it’s perfectly civil to do that — no one is telling them to be violent protesters, but we’re not going to let these people go through life unscathed. Sarah Huckabee has no right to live a life of no fuss, no muss, after lying to the press — after inciting against the press. These people should be made uncomfortable, and I think that’s a life sentence frankly.”
What a joke this woman is, and what a joke it is that anyone is still referring to her as a conservative.