I'm angry at William Buckley because of the way he mistreated Ayn Rand and the John Birch Society. I think they know what it takes in a movement, but he aided the left in smearing them. Yeah, apparently our sovereignty is real "crazy" to these elitists.
Granted, when he was alive liberals didn't like him, but now they pretend to cite him. You have to wonder what gives.
Oh sure, taking one sentence -- out of context -- is whole basis of ideology for a political groups 50 years later.
Yep, that lefty sure did nail the TEA party philosophy.
How did I think that the main goal was to reduce the size & powers of the growing, overwhelming state? -- aka "limited gov" & NOT for anarchy
Thank you for addressing Ms. Rubin's rantings and musings. I was rather annoyed when I read this piece.
What really galls me is the arrogance and ignorance as you state. I guess we should just forget her full throated support for Romney, and how according to her, he was the "electable" one.
We did it Rubins way in 08 and 12. We did it our way in 2010. Who's way wins elections?
In her zeal to discredit and attack Jim DeMint, she also conveniently forgets that he was responsible for Rubio and Toomey.
Look at Rubin's track record and you will see it littered with support for losers and capitulators to the liberal agenda. She is only interested in power sharing with the Left.
Bravo Ms. Kuznicki - I worked with Bill Buckley on many projects. If Bill was alive today, he would have been a proud supporter of the Tea Party and true conservative leaders like Sen Jim DeMint.
Yesterday I wrote a brief comment that was critical of Jennifer Rubin, Ann Coulter and the growing list of cowardly clown conservatives.
Today, I'm glad Jen wrote a brilliant piece which explains my wrath and that of real conservatives toward Rubin and the rest of the RINO cowards.
Well done Jen! Time to cue up Peggy Noonan or is she still trying to get over sensing a Romney landslide?
Some people talk because they have lips.
Some people write because they can't speak (or think) intelligently. But of course, in Rubin's case, writing intelligently doesn't matter either. Ignorance on parade.
I'm stunned that anyone even reads her bunk.
To people like Rubin, the only "good" Republicans are the ones that bend over and let the Democrats have their way with them on a regular basis. I'm getting so sick of the RINO Republicans turning into Democrats light. More and more I'm beginning to believe the only thing left is to just leave the party and start a third party. Let's see how much Rubin likes it to be part of a rump party that comes in a distant third in elections. The Republican Party may go the way of the Whig party, and it's about time. We will win no more major victories with worhless hacks like Rubin around.
Well written and well said Jen.
I am tired of people try to co-opt the legacy of Buckley but at least it gives co-opting the legacy of Reagan a temporary respite.
What Rubin failed to notice is Buckley himself more than once got into some very famous shouting matches. He didn't always take the high road. Perhaps she should pay a little visit over to You tube.
For action, there will be an equal and opposite or opposing reaction. The extremist politics of the left call for some equal opposite reaction....which currently isn't happening but will. Even Buckley would recognize this.
Rubin also failed to notice that his comment about phone books and Harvard is a direct dig at Harvard itself since Buckley was a Yale man.
Thank God for the internet because we the American People no longer have to put up with over inflated puffed up opinion pieces from columnists who think more of themselves than the public does. They now can be answered and it is long past time. Maybe we can undo some of the malignant narcissism rife in our society.
Jennifer Rubin ......... MSNBC just called, they need a "conservative" who agrees with them and your name came up.
oh, a token "conservative" at the Washington Post (writing for the Post isn't a dead giveaway in general is it?). Is that like that conservative guy on Morning Joe? Alas yet another RINO that thinks the solution for Republicans and/or Conservatives is to abandon all principles and just be more like the Democrats. As many people have said, nobody wants Democrat-lite (why vote for the lesser evil?). I'm getting more and more embarrassed to be a registered Republican, I'm constantly wondering if they're all just congenitally stupid.
Rubin? She is a hack, and anything she writes would line my kitty litter box anyway...so all I can say is thanks for helping me recycle Jennifer!