The Existential pain of the Anti-Trump proper-Wing Blogger
Posted by Jonathan M. McCoy on 2nd November 2019

Meet the Press - Season 68

All and sundry who’s spent lots time reading the Washington post’s particular conservative blogger Jennifer Rubin, or dealt with her (as I’ve) in media appearances, knows her as one of the most intensely partisan writers of an intensely partisan era. Her devotion to Mitt Romney throughout the 2012 presidential cycle became mythical. however, she’s additionally a person of constant ideological views (fiercely hawkish on countrywide protection, conventionally conservative on monetary and monetary policy, in large part indifferent to cultural issues), which, fortuitously for her, have by and large coincided with the dominant elite GOP views of the latest years. Unluckily for her, the ones perspectives have now been overthrown through Donald J. Trump.

Rubin spent a goodly a part of the pre-primary and early-primary length mentally auditioning diverse applicants to stop Trump. She become self-disciplined sufficient to quick throw over her one-time favorite, Marco Rubio, for Ted Cruz (not a favorite) whilst it became clean only Cruz had a chance to take down the Donald. She’s been as scathing about Trump himself as anybody you can call. So it is been thrilling to expect how she will be able to deal with the nightmarish prospect of her loved birthday party falling into evil fingers.

Nowadays, she committed a publish to spitting contempt at the previously anti-Trump pols who are now crawling back into the tainted birthday celebration tent. She stored some special venom for Marco Rubio, who struggled to rationalize his support for Trump in an interview with Jake Tapper

Surely, Rubin might not, as her headline positioned it, “protect Trump for the following six months.” but what’s going to she does alternatively? Spend the subsequent six months hissing at both predominant-birthday party candidates? Barring the increasingly not likely third-birthday celebration conservative candidate, the alternatives are not appropriate for a person like her. She’s horrified by using libertarian overseas coverage, and is even much less possibly to fall in with the Christian Nationalists of the constitution birthday party. I guess she ought to expand an interest in a few coverage subjects, or dig into down-ballot races, although it is unclear her readership is inquisitive about a political blogger who doesn’t cover the presidential race. A six-month sabbatical could paintings, I assume.

however, if she sticks around I worry about Rubin’s mental fitness. She has to sense a piece like a devoutly religious individual who’s offered with convincing proof there may be no God — or as a minimum that God has taken four years off.

Perhaps, on the closing minute this fall, she’ll be so enraged through Hillary Clinton and so fired up via all the antique partisan hymns that she can go back to the Republican faith, like an atheist in a foxhole. If so, she’ll have that many more phrases to consume than Marco Rubio.