Never Trumper Jen Rubin Gives up the Game in Bizarre Tweet Scolding Folks for 'Hostility Towards Government'

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One of the main arguments from the Never Trump crowd has always been that President Trump should never have been allowed anywhere near the White House because he allegedly would abuse his power and turn into an authoritarian who thought he more than anyone else knew what was best for America.

They’ve spent considerable amounts of time writing op/eds, posting on social media, and appearing on CNN and MSNBC talking about this very thing, warning about the dangers of executive branch overeach.

So with that in mind, it was mildly fascinating to find prominent Never Trumper Jennifer Rubin – who is 100% in Joe Biden’s corner in an effort to “conserve conservatism” – yet again flip-flopping on her supposed standards in a tweet scolding people about having “hostility towards government”:

Rubin, as you can see from the link she posted, has become a big fangirl of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approach to managing the overwhelming Wuhan coroanvirus crisis that has plagued his state over the last month.

What was especially noteworthy about her praise for Cuomo is that it came on the heels of him making some extraordinarily tone-deaf comments to a local reporter Wednesday who asked him about people who want to go back to work because they don’t have money to provide basic necessities for their families the longer strict measures are kept in place, as reported by my RedState colleague Nick Arama yesterday.

“You want to go to work? Go take a job as an essential worker” he told the reporter condescendingly. “Do it tomorrow.”

Rubin’s comments did not go over well with people who understand that there is a difference between government leaders making minor decisions one may simply disagree with versus them making major decisions that make it impossible for hard-working Americans to put food on the table:

In other words, Jen really is only against the imaginary “authoritarianism” she sees in Trump, but not against the very real authoritarian tendencies we’re seeing in states like New York, Michigan, California, and North Carolina – all led by Democratic governors.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

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