Regular Crooks and Liars readers know that Jennifer Rubin has long been a defender of the Republican lie machine.
Here are just a few headlines we've used here at C&L about Jennifer:
Jennifer Rubin Falsely Claims Obama Never Mentioned Benghazi In Paragraph With 'Terror'
Jennifer Rubin Dismisses Voter Suppression Concerns As 'Sour Grapes'
Rubin Pushes Lie That Romney's Health Care Plan Covers Pre-Existing Conditions
Jennifer Rubin: Bush Should 'Put The Screws' To Candidates Opposed To 'Boots On The Ground' In Syria
And now Donald Trump's utter failure as a candidate has brought an ice bucket challenge to Jennifer and beltway conservatives. They have to wake up and face actual reality? Whoa!
Yep, all of a sudden, and likely only until her hair is dry, Jennifer Rubin is actually making sense. From her column in yesterday's Wapo:
One...is left with an unpleasant reality: A plurality of GOP voters wanted Trump. They did not care or may have actively embraced his lunacy, bigotry and ignorance. His rotten character and abject honesty elicited shrugs. They wore his “pants on fire” fact checks like badges of honor. A significant segment of the GOP primary electorate itself lacked common sense, standards of decency, and intolerance of bigotry and cruelty. No group was worse than the evangelical “leaders” who cheered him along the way.
A Republican wag joked that the GOP needs not only a new candidate but also a new base. There is something to that.
Oh, dear. Driftglass picks up the story from here:
So then what happened, Unca Driftglass? Did she hand in her resignation and leave the pundit business to search for a body of water large enough to wash the blood from her own hands?
Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.
Did this public confession that the Left has been speaking nothing but the unvarnished truth about the Right result in a sudden uptick in Liberal hires among the nation's newspapers?
Are any Conservatives anywhere lining up to offer a simple apology for slandered and demonized us dirty hippies for the unforgivable sin of telling the truth?
Are any of them planning to make amends for making a living -- often a very good living -- by lying about us decade after decade?
Oh good God no.
That is not not how these people roll.
The GOP needs a new base? Oh Jennifer...We need a new beltway media.