Liberalism advocate Jennifer Rubin calls Senator Cruz a jerk

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.

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  • Tena Gallagher

    Bravo Jen… you pegged Ms. Rubin with every single word! Encore, encore!

  • task

    So far Cruz has been a solid conservative and if Rubin thought differently about him I would start to worry. She sounds like she is doing a personal biography about herself.

    The greater the insults and consternation coming from the left the more principled the target is. I would be proud to have Rubin say something like this about me. I suspect Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin would feel about the same as well.

  • Andromedastar1

    WOW-super articulate!!

  • thereaganiterepublican

    Well put- Rubin is making an ass of herself.

    Ted Cruz is about the most principled politician I can even name, and his leadership skills PROVEN in taking down the recent gun bill, please.

    Oh and BTW, he’s a WINNER, too.

  • ulyssesmsu

    Sounds like Rubin has a long way to go to be an authentic conservative.As of now, she's just a less-radical left-wing nut, which probably qualifies as conservative at the WaPo.

  • MrBlonde

    2 thumbs up, would LOL again!!

  • Gary Cobb

    Do you know what all liberals are? Progressive Liberals are nothing more than spoiled children that lay on the floor, scream, cry and kick their little legs up and down until they get what they want. Spoiled brats!
    What is at the root of conservatism but the determination, will and fortitude to say, no. This is where all of Congress over these many years has let all Americans down. We elect our representatives to represent us but more importantly they where sent to Washington to be good stewards of the Constitution. Especially in times of prosperity they where to guard the treasury and not spent every damn dime and give "the people" everything we ask for and say, NO! Simply put they where sent to Washington to "guard the bank" but only succeeded in robbing it from the inside. It was as though they had stumbled onto some long lost hoard of gold and silver free for the taking for whomever found it. They, Congress, became the authors, partners and enablers in the destruction of America. Along with the passing out of our nations gold and sliver when that was not enough and did not satisfy their constituents they attacked, raided, and abused their legislative powers much in the same way that they had raided the treasury. In doing so they manipulated their power to govern so as to all grow rich in the process. The deep roots of conservatism gave way to the free for all, shallow roots of progressive liberalism. Now America frantically feeds on the carcass, skin and bones, of what is left of our Constitution, and our treasury. Liberalism is at the head of the line demanding more and more freedoms, but devouring all of our unalienable rights in the process.
    Congress, an extremely hard line on conservatism, and a determination to say, NO to the liberal minded people are the only things that will save this country and turn it around. To hell with all the Jennifer Rubin's because that is where progressive liberalism must go.

  • BearNJ

    The Rubin article from a supposed "conservative voice" show why so many of our candidates succumb to the intense pressure from the Beltway establishment politicians, K street and the media. It's far too easy to go off the reservation and be praised as a “leader “and “statesman” for selling out your base on immigration like Marco Rubio did. McCain and his boy Friday Graham have made careers out of being political gadflies attacking conservatives more than they do Obama's agenda.
    I think Cruz is a tough fighter and articulate voice in the cause. We need more like him in the Senate. The conservatives should create a plaque that says “Today I am fighting to save my country” and tap it, like football player do, to remind themselves every morning before going to the Senate floor.

  • gjsmith_62

    "Cruz’s actions suggest an immaturity and lack of sophistication"

    Pure projection.