If I were Senator Ted Cruz, I would read Jennifer Rubin’s latest blog post while laughing my ass off.
Mark Levin keeps an eye on this liberal blogger, and linked to her latest post, “Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz“, on his facebook page. The blog post reads like a needling, manipulative mothering stereotype, guilting her youngest into being more like her eldest.
It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving (presuming principles are of no matter to opponents) and lazy in that it is always easy to say no, ridicule compromise and remain pristine rather than trying to improve legislation or introduce an alternative.
Just shut up, Rubin.
It’s never easy to say no when the tide is against you, never, and Rubin’s post has many holes in it, but what does it matter, she dutifully bashed a conservative so she can be loved by the liberals. Ever think about saying no, Rubin? I doubt it, as disgustingly servile as she has been to gun-grabbing, Jihad-denying, Obama-hugging, Chris Christie, I think it’s clear that the principles Rubin admires are those of an ego-maniacal political prostitute.
There is being principled, and then there is being a jerk.
And there is being a duplicitous whore, willing to bend and mold to the left. And there is being a prostrate pawn, letting all kinds of rubbish molest sanctity. And there is hatred for truth, and aversion to discomfort, which feeds the nothingness of capitulation.
Putting down your colleagues to boost your own street cred with the base falls into the latter category.
Rubin might want to run this one past Lindsey Graham, who mocked and belittled Rand Paul and Cruz and Rubio after the filibuster. Or perhaps call John McCain a jerk for treating the entire House freshman class of 2010 like a slew of disheveled commoners unworthy of the royal court. But then, I’m not sure that Jay-Linds’ actions ingratiated them to their base, so what is the thing missing here?
I’m sure Rubin could whip out some quotes from Burke and Kirk and use them, twist them, to make what she says sound plausible and officially conservative, but after calling a popular conservative Senator a jerk, why go back to faking credibility?
But, never fear, Jennifer Rubin, former liberal Hollywood lawyer turned “conservative” blogger, has corrected Cruz’ shortcomings by shining a light on his misdeeds, and bitching him out.
For starters, it’s just not smart to annoy colleagues whose cooperation and support you’ll need in the future.
The will of the people be damned.
Second, as a conservative he should understand humility and grace are not incompatible with “standing on principle”; the absence of these qualities doesn’t make him more principled or more effective.
Sounds pretty effective to me, Rubin, you seem to have to really kick him in the groin here.
Third, for a guy who lacks manners (see his condescending questioning of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) he comes across as whiny. They yelled at me! Boo hoo, senator.
To be sure, the thing coming off as whiny here is this needling, petulant, nagging post of Rubin’s, and, as I’ve said before, that’s her style.
Rubin is not principled, and she argues consistently against taking principled stands. Here, she mocks Cruz for standing for conservative principles and rallying his base, but not long ago, she was praising Romney for rallying his base without moving right. Obviously she was right about Romney because he’s the President now.
Fakes like Rubin are a dime a dozen in the beltway, and it’s clear that’s about what they are worth. The people are yearning for strength and righteousness in the face of losing the nation forever, and that is what we see in Cruz. The fortitude to stand for what is right is a noble and proper thing to do, and those who disregard what is good, right, and true, may over-populate the political world, but are keeping us on a path of national suicide.
It is laughable that Jennifer Rubin could, in any way, speak for the people in the great State of Texas, but she also doesn’t speak for patriots all over this nation, who agree that principled stands are what wins the day.
Rubin included a quote from Cruz on her post, and I think it shows exactly how hard he is working, how not only unprincipled many in his chamber are, but truly unwilling to understand the principles they swore to defend.
“We’ve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing up and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at the top of their lungs — I mean really . . . And they said: ‘Why did you do this? As a result of what you did, when I go home, my constituents are yelling at me that I’ve got to stand on principle.’ I’m not making that up. I don’t even bother to argue with them. I just sort of let them yell. . . . They said: ‘Listen, before you did this, the politics of it were great. The Democrats were the bad guys. The Republicans were the good guys. Now we all look like a bunch of squishes. Well there is an alternative. You could just not be a bunch of squishes.”
The people are miles ahead of their public servants in the understanding of the principles that made America great. Cruz understands this, but what is so wonderful about him, is that he is unafraid, unapologetic, and willing to take the arrows to spread the concept that this nation is worth fighting for. He is representing his great State of Texas admirably, and is gaining the affection of the best weapon in the Nation’s political arsenal. The American patriot.
Rubin is advocating against rallying the patriots, so what is she really advocating?
Within the blog post, Rubin says that Cruz should be more like Rand Paul, and cites some flowery lines to paint Rand as a better example of a Senator, and insists it has nothing to do with ideology. Hogwash. Through tearing Cruz down, Rubin is explicitly denouncing conservative principles in a very slimy and filthy way, and she’s proud, and she’ll continue to bash Cruz and any other conservative she can, and in turn, bash the people in this nation who believe we are at the lowest point precisely because more people are not taking principled stands.
Since the nation can’t be bettered by following the Rubin rules for decline, her opinion is really only worth that of carnival entertainment, except that most of that will cost you a quarter.