Jennifer Rubin to Tea Party: Drop Dead

Guest Post by Mike LaRoche

Fresh off of the Republican Party establishment’s disastrous showing in last month’s presidential election, and with the federal government seemingly heading toward an alleged “fiscal cliff” amidst a bitter budget battle, “conservative” columnist and Team Romney head cheerleader Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post unloads on her favorite targets: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and the Tea Party.

An excerpt:

First off they are a year and a half late. The GOP’s offer of more revenue was first made in the summer of 2011. Republicans offered revenue again in the supercommittee. And if the no-to-everything crowd is going to primary people they should include Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and dozens of other solid conservatives who have supported this approach for more than a year. When primarying incumbent conservatives, full disclosure would require that those doing the primarying acknowledge their other brilliant challengers included Richard Mourdock, Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin and Ken Buck — losers all.

Losers just like your RINO hero Mitt Romney, right Ms. Rubin?

Also, “revenues?”  Just call them what they are: higher taxes.

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  • Godzilla

    Jen has a long, long history of infuriating conservatives. She, Parker, Jr. Kristol, David Brooks are pond scum for conservatives.

  • Mad Hatter

    She’s another Donkey is disguise. She has now shown her true colors.

  • SeniorD

    From Mount Elitist to the unwashed masses comes a lightning bolt which …

    does nothing.

    Just like the other anti-TEA Party (get the spelling right) elitists do.

  • Ella

    It is really high time that we organize another major Tea Party street protest so these idiots understands we are not a small sliver of the population.

  • iamsaved

    First of all, the Bush tax cuts are expiring. Kaput! Gone. Anything afterwards belongs to Obama. He can raise taxes or he can institute another round of tax cuts. The bottomline is they are no longer Bush’s.

    If the people who agree with the basic principles of the teaparty fail to mobilize than apathy has truly set in and there will be no one or anything to try and turn this titanic ship of state from hitting the proverbial iceberg.

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  • Rubin used the conservatives to build up her readership. Now, she’s jumping ship to who she thinks will be the more popular.

    I say that the conservatives should vote their conscience. Personally, I think that they should let the sequester go…. Congress wrote it and Obama signed it. If they wanted to…they could just REPEAL IT.

  • Matt

    When do we admit that the Tea Party was hijacked? It went from being a fiscal conservative movement to being another failed religious movement.

  • Paul in N. AL

    There’s more than enough blame to go around on both sides here.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The GOP’s offer of more revenue was first made in the summer of 2011.

    Let’s get this straight: tax increases do not necessarily equal “more revenue”. The idea that bumping up the tax rate will produce a sustained increase in revenue is mistaken, and no one with any common sense would believe, say, or insinuate that.

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  • Time for a new party, The American Conservative Party. All the Rhinos can go beg for handouts at the Obama state farm.
    $hit or get off the pot. You are either a Conservative or Obama supporter it’s come to that!

  • Mad Hatter

    Matt commented:

    When do we admit that the Tea Party was hijacked? It went from being a fiscal conservative movement to being another failed religious movement.


    I don’t recall the Tea Party pushing Religion as their core message. I remember them standing up for social conservatives values the way Reagan did, but I don’t remember anything about them making Religion front and center.

  • When do we admit that the Tea Party was hijacked? It went from being a fiscal conservative movement to being another failed religious movement.

    You obviously know nothing about the Tea Party.

  • shadow

    She’s another Donkey is disguise.

    She may act like a jack-ass, but she is surely no donkey.

  • Jeroboam

    OK. But what does it tell you that NEITHER Tea Party Republicans NOR “moderate” Republicans did very well, on the whole, in November?

  • Tim Tomlinson

    Rubin is untrustworthy. She’s clearly not an American-firster.

  • shadow

    It is really high time that we organize another major Tea Party street protest so these idiots understands we are not a small sliver of the population.

    The day to affirm your numbers was on Nov. 6th. Now it’s just “sore loser-ism.”

  • BurmaShave

    Rubin lives in the Beltway area and writes for the WaPo.

    So, Jennifer, whatcha gonna do? Stand by your principles, or be a sellout?

    Jennifer is has been a Palin basher from way back; if Jenn ever had a kind word for Sarah Palin, who does stand by her principles, I bet she would disavow it.

  • Bubba

    What a brainless bimbo. Sad (pathetic) thing is, she most likely fancies herself as some intellectual voice of the Right. Nope, douchebag…you’re just a ridiculously out of touch no mind. Romney was at best a “grin and fake it” candidate. And by that, I mean anyone on the right saying they were a Romney supporter was just grinning past the tears of knowing this guy was the best the GOP could put forward, and faking any kind of enthusiasm.

    Romney got his ass absolutely KICKED (Levin and Rush need to STFU with the “Obama only won 52% of the vote nonsense–it makes them sound like idiots). Romney got trounced, and in hindsight, the outcome was never ever in doubt.

  • vityas

    I can so do without this woman

  • TeachX3 to Jennifer Rubin AND the GOP: Drop Dead

  • Ragspierre

    Romney opposed all increases in tax rates, and promised a reform of the tax code.

    For the record.

  • serfer62

    Has anyone found a Kommiecrat voting block that is excoriated or is it only The Establishment that attacks their base?

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  • “or is it only The Establishment that attacks their base?” … I agree #24 … and I am tired of the low down tactics each party (but mostly the republicans) use on their own people. IMO, there are actually FOUR parties… in both the democrats and republican parties there lies two sides, the traditionalists and the progressives. That is where the division and hostilities lie. There are just far less of the traditionalists in the democrat party, which is why their division is not so strong. The battle currently raging inside the republican party is very, very important. Whoever ‘wins’ determines what direction the party takes… *sigh* just my opinion of course.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The day to affirm your numbers was on Nov. 6th. Now it’s just “sore loser-ism.”

    A repeat of 2010 will be coming in 2014, and that will be especially so if Obie’s brinksmanship fails and the country goes over the “fiscal cliff”.

    Watch Obie when that happens, and you’ll see a sore “winner”.

  • SeniorD

    I’m reminded of an amazingly true observation:

    “Politicans never say what they mean and never mean what they say”

    There is not one politician in Washington telling the truth. Secession is looking more and more interesting all the time.

  • myohmy

    The final nail in the coffin. Rinos will going to lose election after election.

  • Mitt Romney did not want to raise taxes. The person that posted this article by Rubin is a Sarah Palin zombie.

  • Cindy

    Jenny: My, that was a cranky column. And not horribly perceptive. From it we learned: 1. You were in a pissy mood when you wrote it. 2. You hate anyone who challenges the current power structure. 3. Shut up if you have a different idea.

    Rather run of the mill stuff for mainstream media. Other people have pulled this kind of thing off with much more flair – until they were fired from MSNBC, that is.

  • JT

    This is exactly the type of internecine warfare that Obama was counting on to tear the GOP apart and neuter it heading into his second term.

    You are playing right into Obama’s master plan, to the extent he has one.

    Give him his lousy tax increase already for the top 2%. When it doesn’t work & the economy crashes & burns he’ll own it outright. Or maybe not. But one thing is certain, if we do nothing, taxes go up for everybody & the GOP will be hung with that albatross & its consequences.

  • Jennifer Rubin? Who’s that?

  • Just who’s side is she on? With fellow Republicans like her, who needs enemies?

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  • MIke

    A an internet warrior with the name of “Bubba” says that Romney losing by 2 percentage points means he “absolutely got his ass kicked” and that “Limbaugh and Levin should STFU about it”. Well, by all means -Bubba must be correct because his obvious intellectual inferiors think that 2 percentage points is a small margin of victory.

    Get this straight – BO received no mandate from his paper thin victory. If the weakling Repubs give in to him on amnesty and taxes they are writing a needless death warrant for the USA.

  • bad actor

    Well, add another pundit whose columns I will no longer read, and who will get muted when she’s on tv. Geesh. What a jerk.

  • Mike

    The idea that Akin was a tea party candidate is quickly becoming an accepted truth. It is a fabrication since FreedomWorks supported John Brunner and Sarah Palin supported Sarah Steeleman. Some shrewd advertising by McCaskill partially led to Akin’s nomination.

    Without the Tea Party, we wouldn’t have Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, Mike Lee, Deb Fisher and other conservative stalwarts in the Senate, as well as the majority in the House. Furthermore, moderate GOP candidates in North Dakota and Montana cost us seats we should have easily won.

  • luddite

    Sharon Angle nearly displaced Harry Reid who has brought millions of crony money to Nevada.

    Ken Buck got screwed by last minute allegations of plagiarism…which were proved to be false – after the election.

    Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin were idiots.

    But there have been plenty of rino losers that lost.

  • SeniorD

    Let’s get this straight:


    TEA Party. Everyone who uses the lower case “tea party” denigrates the anti-tax movement.

  • donh

    We don’t need a 3rd party…WE NEED A SECOND PARTY…because all we have now is ONE party rule.

  • mundus civilitas

    If you don’t have room for “RINO’s” like Rubin and Romney in the GOP, your % of the vote will continue to shrink-Political parties looking to expand their base and actually win elections do not look for strict adherence to tax edicts issued by lobbyists like Grover Norquist-You folks need a third party because you will never be happy with any of your national candidates-BTW, did any of you note that Dick Armey left Freedom Works because he believed that Matt Tibbe was abusing his position for his own personal profit and, as a result, endangering the continued existence of FW? I’m guessing that this story will never make the Drudge Report, Gateway Pundit, or Fox-

  • FMB42

    And a “Happy Holidays” to you too Jennifer!

    Be sure to let us know when you receive your company pink sli…er…Christmas party announcement.

    Meanwhile, please keep writing the RINO/CINO columns that help keep your employer running solidly in the black. Your faithful reader just can’t get enough of your thoughtful and provocative material (hopefully he or she might even put in a good word for you at the WaPo).

    Anyway, I’ll let you get back to your “raw-raw Romney” cheers…

  • Rhonda

    The establishment republicans seem to believe they are better off without conservatives. I have been a life long republican voter but Mitt Romney may have been my last republican vote. If we are gonna have our own TEA PARTY, we better get started. I’m really tired of republicans and their back-stabbing “know it alls” better to stand for something then believe in nothing. Sarah, Col West, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, its time to go ROGUE!

  • przHim1st

    #17 December 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    Tim Tomlinson commented:

    Rubin is untrustworthy. She’s clearly not an American-firster.

    Both parties are American fisters, neither party is a United States of America fister.

  • przHim1st

    All of our politicians want to make on large, open region of the Americas as part of the plan, which is already being implemented as evidenced by the U.N., to create a one world government.

  • Lynn

    Mark Levin:

    “Go to hell, Jennifer Rubin.”

    I agree.