So, An Uninformed Jennifer Rubin Is Now The Self-Appointed Arbiter Of The Right?
Honestly. I've never seen one shred of documentation as to what the Washington Post's alleged conservative Jennifer Rubin did as a Los Angeles labor lawyer for 20 years. There's nothing at all quickly available via a Google search to speak to her background, or previous political leanings. I tried to look tonight, not to attack her, but only so that I might be better able to understand something of where the hell she's coming from with her latest self-infatuated nonsense. It's nonsense, as her link claiming broad Tea Party support for Boehner's deal quotes Matte Kibbe and the Club for Growth President as somewhat positive, while any genuine Tea Party types are very upset. So, yes, that makes it a foolishly ignorant claim, especially for a lawyer and now supposedly serious journalist. She must not have even read the WSJ item she linked; that, or she has no real idea of what the Tea Party is and isn't. But it gets worse.
The budget deal as a Rorschach test
But there is silliness on the Republican side as well. … These are the voices of the perpetually aggrieved on the right who will oppose any deal because their aim is not conservative governance but confrontation and incitement of an anti-Washington base.
Nevertheless, we also know that the cranky voices are a very small minority …. Moreover, Tea Partyers whom the Democrats were setting up to take the fall in the event of a shutdown were overwhelmingly positive about the deal. Perhaps the anti-dealmaking right is largely a creation of liberal media and of a few sour conservative pundits.
… those on the right who whine about any deal should not be taken seriously. After all, the CR shows how little credibility they have.
So, she moves to Virginia, gives up law to, according to her, spend time with her children and invests a few short years doing some decent blogging, but mostly making nice to establishment Republicans, while demonstrating herself to be a Neo-Conservative, at best. Yet, today, she evidently feels entitled to sit at the Washington Post as a would be "conservative," while claiming that if you aren't simply raving about Boehner's performance and the deal he made, you have no seat at the adult's table?
She certainly seems pretty full of herself, or full of something. Representative Mike Pence is far from certain the deal's worth supporting. Bachmann's not sold, as I'm sure many others aren't. I'm no fan of it, Jedediah Bila sees through it. Mark Levin reponds by speaking to the dangerous times we're in.
These beltway folks are blinded by their camaraderie or something. Obama is not playing catch up and the GOP is not united. The Tea Party is very disappointed, and rightly so. And without the Tea Party the GOP cannot win majorities.
But we should all go home because we're silly, unhinged and irrelevant? And we know this all because the Washington Post's newest useful idiot and newcomer of a Neo-Conservative says so? The WaPo employs ideologues on the Left in Sargent, Klein and whomever. And the Right gets this? Yes, these are dangerous times, indeed, my friends – all the moreso if we continue to allow establishment hacks and Neo-cons to continue to co-opt the conservative brand, especially with pundits with no serious record of achievement to make them leaders, or serious voices of much of anything, let alone a serious conservatism.