February 26, 2013

VA’s “conservative” Governor biggest tax raiser in VA history; WaPo “conservative” Jen Rubin applauds

… calls those who think what McDonnell has done is both irresponsible and an affront to those responsible for his being elected “purists”.

— Meaning, you know: fringe extremists who fetishize the Constitution and who aren’t open to common-sense reforms to hidebound old texts written by misogynistic racists who were banging their slaves. Or who resist an exciting, hip new rebranding to a moribund anti-government image, one that simply doesn’t resonate with those who have learned to game the system.

Because the best Republicans — those who are the harbingers of the next great GOP resurgence — are those who are willing to act like leftwing Democrats. Just ask Presidents Dole, McCain, and Romney!

In the minds of the great political strategists like Jen Rubin — whose Romney push was her last great contribution to the GOP’s resurrection — surrender is victory. A willingness to repudiate every principle in order to “get things done” is bravery. And having an R in front of one’s name — even if it means adopting the policies and governing strategies of Democrats — is more important than promoting conservative principles, because at the end of the day, its all about whose party gets to control the trough and divvy out the spoils.

Good lord. I can’t get an advertiser or a link from a high profile “conservative” site here anymore, yet this dangerous Potemkin GOP bint — a not-too-distant Gore devotee — represents the views of “the right” in the WaPo?

Tell me that’s not by design. That this all isn’t by design.

God help us.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:50am
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  1. I can’t get an advertiser or a link from a high profile “conservative” site here anymore, yet this dangerous Potemkin GOP bint — a not-too-distant Gore devotee — represents the views of “the right” in the WaPo?

    If it wasn’t for Journolist exposing his lefty creds and disdain for the right, that gig would still belong to Dave Weigel, so that might not be the best measure.

    God help us.

    Yup.

  2. Tell me that’s not by design. That this all isn’t by design.

    Sorry, Jeff, I won’t lie to you.

  3. And when Virginia picks McAuliffe because McDonnell broke his promise, screwed over the GOP and turned off the base, Rubin will be perplexed.

    Perplexed, I tell you!

    Actually, she won’t–she’ll point out that Cuccinelli wasn’t as “pragmatic” as McDonnell, so she has that narrative to hand.

  4. God help us.

    No one else will.

  5. cranky-d, that seems surely to be the entry whereupon Machiavelli makes a motto of “by means of one’s own arms” against Fortuna, and begets the modern age.

  6. You know, I voted for this fuckwit four years ago. Still cannot believe what the Virginia GOP has become.

    Ah well, there is something liberating about not having to worry about my vote being wasted on a 3rd party candidate. It was obviously wasted on the GOP candidate, so I might as well vote for someone that I actually like next time.

  7. God helps those who help themelves. I read that somewhere.

  8. A willingness to repudiate every principle in order to “get things done” is bravery. And having an R in front of one’s name — even if it means adopting the policies and governing strategies of Democrats — is more important than promoting conservative principles, because at the end of the day, its all about whose party gets to control the trough and divvy out the spoils.

    Since last year’s election campaign, I’ve occasionally tried to get Prof Jacobson’s resident concern troll “Ragspierre” to understand this, but all I get is denounced as a “low information voter”, a fringe kook who’s dragging down the Grand Old Party. Rags is a lawyer, and self-proclaimed Constitutional scholar, see?, so he knows everything… everything that’s good for us unenlightened Hobbits and Bitter Clingers.

    I don’t know why I waste my time, but when I’m pissed off and feel like being a obstinate dick towards someone, he’s an easy target.

  9. Rubin is one of a fair number of liberals who got the pants scared off them by 9/11, briefly adopted conservatism as part of a bed-wetting shift towards foreign-policy hawkishness that was mostly reflective of juvenile fear if not outright cowardice (“Daddy, save me! There’s a monster under the bed!”), and eventually for the most part went back to their old patterns of thought. There are plenty of others, Andrew “The Last True Conservative” Sullivan being one of them.

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