There are self-awareness fails, and then there are the Jennifer Rubin-style epic self-awareness fails.
As we’ve documented extensively here at RedState, Rubin, a “conservative” columnist for the Washington Post, has a penchant for sticking her foot in her mouth in a way rivaled by few in the media and national politics outside of maybe failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Such was the case on Twitter earlier today when Rubin responded to a New York Times hit piece on conservative media because of course she did.
Rubin’s reaction to the piece was to suggest that no one could “understand these people” unless they understood that “1. They never had the respect of better known conservatives 2. they are not smart 3. they crave fame and $”:
You cannot understand these people without understanding 1. They never had the respect of better known conservatives 2. they are not smart 3. they crave fame and $ https://t.co/OCTD324W8V
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 3, 2020
Conservatives who are familiar with Rubin’s tiresome schtick hit back with a few counterpoints of their own:
What conservative position do you hold? https://t.co/2BTVAGxG5G
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 3, 2020
Jennifer Rubin on Jennifer Rubin: https://t.co/MmI99W0pPZ
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) August 3, 2020
Self awareness… How does it work? https://t.co/mXEZySLy5D
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) August 3, 2020
— Dodd (@Amuk3) August 3, 2020
Jennifer Rubin fell for the Russia Collusion hoax and is now mad about people that didn't fall for it.
— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) August 3, 2020
That last tweet has to be particularly stinging for Rubin since it gets to a core reason why she’s long been considered a not so smart fake conservative who is out for fame and money because the few conservatives who did respect her stopped doing so a long time ago.
In other words, the projection level from Rubin here is absolutely off the charts.
In a previous post on this very topic, I explained why political commentators like Rubin do what they do. Reupping it here because it needs to be said again.
Like Democrats, diehard Never Trumpers have been thoroughly discredited by actual conservatives on many levels, including on the issue of Russia/Trump collusion, on the issue of Obamagate, and so much more. Never Trumpers themselves have especially been exposed as massive hypocrites on the issue of conservatism, waving the “I’m a truuue conservative!!” banner but then turning right back around and cheering when liberal Democrats at all levels of government win elections.
Some Never Trumper groups are even funded by billionaire Democrats.
Needless to say, that’s not how actually “conserving conservatism” works, folks.
It’s just straight-up gaslighting over and over again from people who have accidentally revealed how they have few real core beliefs beyond whatever can get them their next paycheck and party invite.
But they keep on keeping on because that’s what politically homeless grifters hungry for acceptance and desperate to be taken seriously by the NYC/DC cocktail circuit do. It’s sad, really, but it’s just who (and what) they are.
I think that covers most if not all the bases. Feel free to add your own in the comments.