A Victorian Era idiot
No, Sparky, that’s not an ad hominem. It is the only term that would describe a sober assessment of her latest drivel in the formerly great Washington Post. To whet your appetite, however, this brilliant complete misunderstanding of Actual Reality:
Not even Jimmy Carter did this much, I would suggest, to jerk his party to the left …
Seriously? Did Ms. Rubin bother living through the 1970s? The Carter Administration?
Jimmy Carter was to the right of the mainstream Democratic Party. That’s why Teddy Kennedy decided to challenge him (fatally, as it turned out) for the renomination in 1980. What Ms. Rubin in her “thoughtful conservative” manner has proposed herein is far more amazing science fiction than anything Ray Bradbury ever produced. It is turning Stalin into a hero, Lincoln into a villain, day into night, sheep into pigs, cats into dogs — and clueless ignorance into “conservative intellectualism” (an oxymoron if ever there was one).
But reality doesn’t matter to these folks. Continue reading