Jennifer Rubin’s Moronic Blathering Smearing Heritage and DeMint

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December 6, 2012

These days I mostly ignore Jen Jen Rubin, the hawkish Democrat the Washington Post dressed up like a conservative to pimp to Republicans in DC.

In truth, Heritage’s Action Network has become among the most screechy in the all-or-nothing brand of politics, challenging all but extreme right-wingers and calling virtually all possible compromises a “cave.” While the Foundation is separate from the political arm, the appearance to the public is one of untempered extremism. Via Good riddance, Mr. DeMint.

She rants, more than she raves and her language there is imprecise because she’s really not the careful thinker she pretends to be.

For example, “untempered extremism” could just as easily be interpreted to mean the opposite of what she intends it to given an informed look.

untempered;  Not brought to the proper hardness or consistency

Goldwater on extremism:  “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”

So, how did Heritage come to be, any way, hmm? That would be Goldwater, duh! Rubin’s depth of understanding of conservatism is as shallow as her previous Hollywood career.

Paul Weyrich had been inspired by Barry Goldwater’s principled run for the presidency in 1964. Paul called himself a movement conservative.

You see, Barry Goldwater’s landslide loss in 1964 taught many of us young conservatives a valuable lesson that I still focus on at my Leadership Institute: “Being right, in the sense of being philosophically correct, is not sufficient to win.”

Rubin never was a conservative in the Goldwater, Reagan tradition and has always been more a part of the problem, than a solution. But then, that’s why the Post hired her. Berkeley doesn’t graduate conservatives. lol Sadly, neo-conservatism has helped to bring about the very thing it was most against. We’re weaker now internationally than ever and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the more genuinely conservative right become more isolationist given fiscal realities. Oh well, at least they can then go back to being Democrats. Good luck with that!

Rubin was born in the New Jersey suburbs of Philadelphia, and moved with her family as a child to California in 1968. [2] She attended college and law school at the University of California, Berkeley. Before moving into journalism, Rubin was a labor and employment lawyer in Los Angeles, working for Hollywood studios, for 20 years. In 2005, she moved to Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. She offered a story to the Weekly Standard about Mitt Romney, and continued doing freelance work for two years before joining Commentary Magazine. [3]

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Comments:
  1. “Rubin never was a conservative in the Goldwater, Reagan tradition and has always been more a part of the problem, than a solution”
    ________________________________

    Interesting observation, seeing that DeMint appears to be moving outside the party so as to better serve the pending TEA Party takeover of the Gee Oh Pee… surely he found the ossified RNC/Boehner establishment a (temporarily) immovable obstacle

    Viva la revolucion!

    • GPearl says:

      The Gee Oh Pee is no longer the grand old party. DeMint is closer to the real GOP than than current members. So he is only breaking from the members who sold out on true conservative values. So call him little “r” republican and Big C conservative. The democrap party is no longer it’s former self, either. It has been 100% hijacked by the socialist party. Listen to Kennedy in the 60′s compared to Obama today. Night and Day.

  2. Melody Warbington says:

    Rubin’s a hack with no imagination.

  3. If “untempered extremism” equals “adheres to constitutional principles”, then screw Rubin, I’m all for it.

    Curious (and too lazy to look – Broncos are playing), how often has Jen Jen called Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, or Boy King Obama “extremist”?

  4. Jerry Jones says:

    So we all agree. Heritage Foundation = good. Including when it invented Obamacare. Except when Obama proposed it. Then it became communism.

    • Garym says:

      Awwww! A squirrel found an acorn. How cute!

    • Ragspierre says:

      People who think sometimes come up with an idea they think is pretty shiney…until they put it out in the world for others to consider.

      Conservatives think. We explore. We create. Sometimes, we get an idea that can’t be supported.

      ObamaCare is not communism. It IS fascism. Look up the term “fascist economics”.

      It IS Collectivism. It IS evil, in the sense it costs individuals their freedom.

      It is ALSO an economy killer…even when you have a really good economy, which we do NOT.

      • Patriot says:

        “Conservatives think. We explore. We create. Sometimes, we get an idea that can’t be supported.”

        Haha. Yes. Clearly.

        “ObamaCare is not communism. It IS fascism.Look up the term “fascist economics”.

        It IS Collectivism. It IS evil, in the sense it costs individuals their freedom.”

        I wonder whey the Heritage Foundation came up with it then, and pushed it heavily. I also wonder why wingnut heroes like Newt Gingrich were all for it. I further wonder why Teabilly candidate Willard M. Romney used the Heritage Foundation’s invention to push the individual mandate in Mass. Remember when Willard M. Romney said that he “LOVED” mandates?

        It’s fun to wonder why all kinds of wingnut ideas are suddenly worse than Hitler when a black democrat implements them. Little matter – Americans tend not to keep listening to losers, no matter how much they scream.

        • Ragspierre says:

          I know this is too complex for your lil’ crap-filled skull to take in…

          A state is not the Federal government.

          The idea of mandates ON ANY LEVEL attempting to compel people to purchase health insurance had been explored and roundly criticized by BOTH conservatives and OTHERS long ago.

          Mr. Romney worked to brunt the passage by Deemocrats of a really BAD mandate system in his state. Of course, it went into the crapper as one would expect.

          Nobody here…except you…gives a rat’s ass about Obama’s race. YOU are the only racist here. We loath the imposition of this AWFUL stinking system from whoever authored it and voted for it.

          • Patriot says:

            “A state is not the Federal government.”

            Ah, the distinction without difference. So what? Why is it good when a state MANDATES that I do something if I do not want to do it?

            “The idea of mandates ON ANY LEVEL attempting to compel people to purchase health insurance had been explored and roundly criticized by BOTH conservatives and OTHERS long ago.”

            Yes. So roundly criticized that Jim DeMint’s new employer invented Obamacare.

            “Mr. Romney worked to brunt the passage by Deemocrats of a really BAD mandate system in his state. Of course, it went into the crapper as one would expect.”

            Yes. For which you have ample proof, and not just speculation, conjecture, and what Rush Limbaugh barfed out.

            “We loath the imposition of this AWFUL stinking system from whoever authored it and voted for it.”

            Sure you do. And to prove it, you rugged individualists nominated its first practical architect to take on the black fella. Your other hero, Newton Leroy Gingrich also loved federal mandates before they became worse than Hitler when the Kenyan Islamofascist embraced it.

            http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/01/newt-gingrich-supported-an-individual-mandate-as-recently-as-may-2009/252233/

          • Ragspierre says:

            Now you’re just stomping around in a lil’ circle chanting the same lying BS that has been refuted.

            Or…in the case of the Heritage proposal…agreed to have been their mistaken THOUGHT proposal.

            Newt is a human being, and has been so foolish as to buy into AGW crap for a time. Hell, he even sat next to Crazy Nanny Pelosi. Everyone can have a brain fart.

            Now, in your case, that is a impossible, you skull being constantly packed with crap.

        • westie says:

          patriot-you give intelligence a bad name,
          such a tool!

      • Chap says:

        Yes….agree.
        Read Dr. C.L.Gray book, Battling for the Soul of America. This details the evil
        ahead.

  5. Dave says:

    You’re using the second meaning for untempered in your piece, try using the first.

    un·tem·pered
    /ˌənˈtempərd/
    Adjective

    1. Not moderated or lessened by anything: “untempered by political imagination”.

    2. (of a material) Not brought to the proper hardness or consistency.

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  10. Patriot says:

    Here’s some totally NOT fascist policies wingnuts support:

    1.FORCING women to get transvaginal ultrasounds. Virginia.

    2. ORDERING women to cremate and bury their miscarried fetus. Michigan.

    3. Requiring doctors to lie to female patients, i.e. that they faced a risk of cancer from having an abortion. Kansas.

    4. Making a dying woman consult two doctors before she can get a life-saving abortion. New Hampshire.

    Remember, when wingnut liars like Quackspierre screams about his undying love for FREEDUM!!!! this is what it means.

    • Ragspierre says:

      1. That is a lie. The MEDICAL standard of care MANDATES transvaginal ultrasounds ALREADY. The only change involved the requirement that the screen be visible to the mother.

      2. So? You want it done by the abortion industrial machine? Out of sight, out of mind. Somebody has to do it.

      3. Cite to your source, ’cause I am calling bullsh!t.

      4. What is your problem with informed consent, and good diagnostics before you kill another human? you hate-twisted, lying, moronic Collectivist troll?

      You don’t even understand that you are supporting fascism. What an idiot.

      • Patriot says:

        “That is a lie. The MEDICAL standard of care MANDATES transvaginal ultrasounds ALREADY. The only change involved the requirement that the screen be visible to the mother.”

        Yes. According to a known liar on the internet. I’d ask you to cite to the primary source material demonstrating that the standard of care is ultrasounds in all cases, but I know I’d be wasting my time with a collectivist liar like you.

        “2. So? You want it done by the abortion industrial machine? Out of sight, out of mind. Somebody has to do it.”

        Why do you statists get to MANDATE who does this?

        “Cite to your source, ’cause I am calling bullsh!t.”

        Haha, a lying sack of shit like you asking for sources. Use your internet machine, idiot. Public knowledge.

        “What is your problem with informed consent, and good diagnostics before you kill another human? you hate-twisted, lying, moronic Collectivist troll?”

        You can’t be THIS stupid and dishonest. Why do you statists get to decide what constitutes “informed consent” as between a woman who is dying and her doctor? Why do you statists get to tell someone WHO IS DYING that she has to talk to another doctor about saving her life? Of course, you are the kind of genius who thinks that when people get in a car accident they should shop around before deciding which ambulance to call, and which hospital to be taken to.

        We just don’t want your mental illness to infect the rest of us.

        • Patriot says:

          1. Edit: Transvaginal ultrasounds.

        • Ragspierre says:

          “Of course, you are the kind of genius who thinks that [if you] get in a car accident [you] should shop around before deciding which ambulance to call, and which hospital to be taken to.”

          Yep. Abso-FLUCKING-loooty. If I am conscious, I DO want to know and decide. I want good information, too, and may not take the word of just one person.

          It is called being informed and responsible. Well…AND rational…which you totally cannot grasp, being the lying, hate-twisted, moronic Collectivist troll you prove yourself with each post.

          btw, thank you for your demonstration, again!

          • Patriot says:

            “and may not take the word of just one person.”

            Yes, you really are that stupid.

            I’m quite certain that if you are conscious and alert after a serious accident, your first concern will be hopping on your Blackberry and checking Angie’s List for the highest rated ambulance service, and which hospital provides the best continental breakfast. Are you going to get on the phone and bargain for service after maybe suffering a concussion, broken ribs, etc.? Are you going to self-diagnose your injuries so that you can limit your search to providers that provide those services best, at the best rate?

            And wait, if you are unconscious, how will the invisible hand save you? Never mind, consciousness, what if you are too disoriented to make an informed free market choice? What will you do when some fascist policeman, fireman, EMT takes you to the hospital you would not have chosen?

          • Ragspierre says:

            You really provide priceless educational material…!!!

            Along with self-parody rarely seen from someone so totally lacking in sentience.

      • Ragspierre says:

        1. Moron, go to the Planned Parenthood of Virginia site.

        2. States have adopted health codes for over 100 years. What is it about you Collectivists that so attracts you to mass killing and industrial cremation?

        3. You lied about the Kansas law. You may not agree with the science (you and science…HA!), but there is a body of research supporting the warning, done by the likes of the WHO. (I know…that confused you. Not the band…OK?)

        4. How does a woman know her life is at risk unless a doctor informs her? (The whole idea of this law presupposes a clinical setting, which you are too stupid or insane to even recognize.) Why is it wrong to verify that diagnosis? Why do you totally ignore the other person involved in the life-or-death decision?

        • Patriot says:

          Do you get the difference between PP having a policy to do a transvaginal ultrasound when a doctor orders it, and your big-government, statist pals ORDERING her to in all cases?

          “How does a woman know her life is at risk unless a doctor informs her? (The whole idea of this law presupposes a clinical setting, which you are too stupid or insane to even recognize.) Why is it wrong to verify that diagnosis? Why do you totally ignore the other person involved in the life-or-death decision?”

          It’s not “wrong” to get a second opinion in all cases. It might, however, be impractical, dangerous, too expensive, etc., to FORCE a person to get a second opinion in ALL cases. If a woman’s life is in danger right now, and her doctor tells her so, dip shit, why do you statists want to FORCE her to go get a second opinion. If you are injured in a car accident, and get to the hospital, and doctor 1 tells you that he needs to operate or you will die, why shouldn’t we FORCE you to get a second opinion before being provided with the necessary treatment?

          Because this is ALL about your political opposition to abortion, and the STATE punishing women for being sluts and wanting access to sage, competent, and LEGAL medical care that hurts your feelings.

          Unless it’s your wife or daughter, of course.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “Do you get the difference between PP having a policy to do a transvaginal ultrasound when a doctor orders it, and your big-government, statist pals ORDERING her to in all cases?”

            But that is a lie. As I’ve shown. Ultrasounds are MANDATED by the medical standard of care. SEVERAL, in many procedures.

            You lying SOS.

            All the law did is mandate that the screen be visible to the mother.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “If a woman’s life is in danger right now, and her doctor tells her so, dip shit, why do you statists want to FORCE her to go get a second opinion.”

            A big, fat red herring, you lying phuc. Such a stituation is an EMERGENCY. It is not clinical.

            Stupid.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “Because this is ALL about your political opposition to abortion, and the STATE punishing women for being sluts and wanting access to sage, competent, and LEGAL medical care that hurts your feelings.

            Unless it’s your wife or daughter, of course.”

            More of your lying, hate-twisted, moronic ravings.

            I recognize that unborn human beings are human beings. Their rights should be weighed against the mother who conducted herself so as to CAUSE her pregnancy (except, of course, in the VERY rare case of a rape).

            And that is from a strictly rational POV, based on the fact that human beings are uniquely what we are, scientifically.

    • Ragspierre says:

      What I find hiiii-larry-ous is that you just never think or investigate BULLSHIT before you cut and paste it from Thunk Progressive.

      They can pack you full of that, and you just ask for more! What a whore.

  11. Annie says:

    I agree, Ruben is a poor excuse even for a pretend conservative. And I applaud DeMint for leaving the Senate, even though he will be sorely missed, he clearly saw he could do more for the conservative movement outside of Congress. He has been instrumental in supporting and encouraging conservative candidates and I expect he will do more of the same.

    As to the back and forth above, I would only say that playing with the trolls only results in raising your blood pressure. You can’t debate someone who has no intention of actually debating but rather just messing with you. Leave him in his pool of hate and lies, we have work to do and messing with these idiots should be last on the list.

    Annie

  12. Wayne says:

    I love this word “compromise”. YOU DAMN RIGHT IM NOT WILLING TO COMPROMISE MY LIBERTY AND FREEDOM!

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    The Fox is in the hen house and its the little foxes that spoil the vine!

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  16. Patriot says:

    “But that is a lie. As I’ve shown. Ultrasounds are MANDATED by the medical standard of care. SEVERAL, in many procedures.”

    Ha, back to you being a Clown. It always comes full circle. You haven’t “shown” ANYTHING, professor. You’ve made an ASSERTION that you cannot back up. Again.

    “I recognize that unborn human beings are human beings.”

    Congratulations. Maybe medical science generally, specific doctors and patients DO NOT – doesn’t matter though, right? YOU and your statist pals know better, right?

    “Their rights should be weighed against the mother who conducted herself so as to CAUSE her pregnancy (except, of course, in the VERY rare case of a rape).”

    Yes, punish the slut. Unless she was raped, in which case most of the time the body shuts that whole thing down, anyway.

    ” Such a stituation is an EMERGENCY. It is not clinical.”

    Yes. According to a known internet liar. One of these days you’ll prove this clinical limitation that you “assert”. Haha, just kidding. We know you don’t do that!

    And we’re still dying for your learned free market solutions to shopping for services after a car wreck.

  17. Ragspierre says:

    “Ha, back to you being a Clown. It always comes full circle. You haven’t “shown” ANYTHING, professor. You’ve made an ASSERTION that you cannot back up. Again.”

    I made the assertion, pointed to the abortocide industry you fascists love for support. Anyone here can read that ultrasounds…at least one…are done in virtually every abortion procedure.

    I never lie. You do constantly.

    “Congratulations. Maybe medical science generally, specific doctors and patients DO NOT – doesn’t matter though, right? YOU and your statist pals know better, right?”

    Of course, this is the fallacy of “authority” and “general knowledge”. A lot of people rationalized slavery, too. If an unborn human being has the same unique qualities according to biology that make us a species, what would they be but human beings? You poor, moronic, hate-twisted, Collectivist phuc. And “statists” are not people who fight to extend rights to people and preserve rights.

    “Yes, punish the slut. Unless she was raped, in which case most of the time the body shuts that whole thing down, anyway.”

    I don’t consider weighing a child’s…invited into existence…rights against the rights of the mother “punishment”. That is a perverse insanity, even for your perversion of a “mind”. I DO consider the current practice of vesting rights ONLY in ONE female in this one area of law a matter of astounding injustice.

    The rest of what you labored to poop against the wall is just too stupid to even use as foil material, and my positions are rational and open to anyone with a brain.

    I never lie. You do constantly, as here.

    • Patriot says:

      No. You asserted that the medical standard of care was transvaginal ultrasounds in all cases, while simultaneously conflating PP’s standards with your big-government, statist pals FORCING transvaginal ultrasounds in all cases. You haven’t (a) pointed to ANY primay source material demonstrating the standard of care; nor (b) established that PP does transvaginal ultrasounds in ALL cases.

      Because you cannot.

      “Of course, this is the fallacy of “authority” and “general knowledge”. A lot of people rationalized slavery, too. If an unborn human being has the same unique qualities according to biology that make us a species, what would they be but human beings? You poor, moronic, hate-twisted, Collectivist phuc. And “statists” are not people who fight to extend rights to people and preserve rights.”

      Uh no. YOU claim that unborn fetuses at 4 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks are human beings who possess all of the “unique traits” that would make them, by definition, human beings. If medical science does not agree with you, who gives a shit what you *believe*?

      “I don’t consider weighing a child’s…invited into existence…rights against the rights of the mother “punishment”. That is a perverse insanity, even for your perversion of a “mind”. I DO consider the current practice of vesting rights ONLY in ONE female in this one area of law a matter of astounding injustice.”

      Yet you speak in terms of “conduct,” and assigning fault and causation to the woman as if she should be punished. You even typed the word “caused” in all caps.

      “The rest of what you labored to poop against the wall is just too stupid to even use as foil material, and my positions are rational and open to anyone with a brain.”

      In other words, you STILL can’t support your blather. When challenged, like all intellectual cowards, you run like a punk. Flabby and pasty – but a punk nevertheless.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “No. You asserted that the medical standard of care was transvaginal ultrasounds in all cases…”

      That is a lie, and you are a liar. As is your Thunk Progressive punk-meister.

      The law never mentions “transvagninal”.

      You lying SOS.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “Yet you speak in terms of “conduct,” and assigning fault and causation to the woman as if she should be punished. You even typed the word “caused” in all caps.”

      YOU assigned fault, without the least support in anything I’ve said. But a woman using abortion as a means of birth control HAS a string of CONDUCT leading to that point, dunnit she, you poor, stupid, hate-twisted, lying, Collectivist moronic liar?

      The Supreme Court once held that black slaves were not human beings, too. Finding extra-constitutional human beings has never been a good idea, though I can see how you would like it.

    • Ragspierre says:

      The rest of what you labored to poop against the wall is just too stupid to even use as foil material, and my positions are rational and open to anyone with a brain.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “If medical science does not agree with you, who gives a shit what you *believe*?”

      Cite to some “medical science” that “proves” human beings are NOT unique in that they possess a common genetic code, present at conception, you poor, stupid, hate-twisted, moronic, Collectivist monster.

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