February 2, 2013

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (020213)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

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9:00 a.m.: Ranting on Rubin — Jennifer Rubin, who ran non-stop establishment press interference for Mitt Romney from her allegedly conservative perch at the Washington Post, recently trashed (HT Tim Graham at NewsBusters) Virginia Attorney General and likely gubernatorial candidate Anthony Cuccinelli.

You see, Cuccinelli is committing the political crime of “coming out with with what Politico described as a ’252-page tea party jeremiad of blistering attacks on government in general and President Barack Obama in particular that could make it difficult to broaden his appeal to the kinds of voters he needs to win in November.’”

First of all, Jen, you’re trusting the Politico’s characterization when it’s long since been known that it’s a Democratic propaganda outfit disguised as a news site (sort of like your employer).

But even if Politico is somewhat correct, what’s wrong with a guy clearly stating what he believes? It’s the left whose politicians run from telling the truth about what they really believe like cockroaches from light — which explains why all sorts of Democrats who have said for decades that they aren’t at all interested in taking law-abiding citizens’ guns are capitalizing on the Sandy Hook massacre to try to take law-abiding citizens’ guns.

Cuccinelli “just so happens” to have been the lead attorney general in challenging ObamaCare, and Jen Rubin “just so happens” to have been Mitt Romney’s number 2 cheerleader (after the incorrigible Hugh Hewitt). Mitt Romney “just so happens” to have signed the law which established state-run health care in Massachusetts, the law which served as the template for ObamaCare.

Even after her guy Romney, who is no conservative, couldn’t beat the president whose economic stewardship has inarguably been the worst since Franklin Delano Roosevelt needlessly lengthened the Depression by more than eight years with his New Deal, Rubin still believes that genuine conservatives who believe that the Constitution means what it says can’t win.

Romney didn’t win because he didn’t generate passionate support. Cuccinelli will. I’m not saying he’ll win, but he’s got a better chance than any moderate squish alternative she is seeking to challenge him in the primary.

Rubin used to write at PJ Media, and tried to portray herself as a genuine conservative when she was there. She has shown that she is neither.


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