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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just Too Easy

The fail parade that is Jennifer Rubin at the WaPost continues with 76 trombones.

Basically, Rubin lead the snit fit because Chuck Hagel said that the "Israeli lobby" intimidates US Senators and that he's a US Senator, not an Israeli Senator.

(When Lindsay Graham challenged Hagel to say which Senators had been cowed by the Israeli lobby, I would have loved for Hagel to toss him a mirror.)

Anyway, now Rubin is saying, "Only if AIPAC had opposed Hagel more vociferously, he could have been defeated."

For a host of reasons - ideology, anti-science, reflexive anti-Obama positions - the GOP has entered a phase where it literally cannot make sense from one day to the next.  On the sequester they are simultaneously arguing that the sequester is no big deal, but it is also going to kill us all in our sleep and it's all Obama's fault.  Rubin is arguing that Hagel is an anti-Semite for saying that pro-Israel lobbyists exert too much influence over our foreign policy and then turns around and say that the pro-Israel lobbyists could have defeated him if they had exerted more pressure.

Rubin is on quite the losing streak.  Her unfailing flogging of Romney's campaign helped sustain the illusion in some quarters that Romney was viable.  That must have been a rough night when the returns came in.  Romney at least has his millions to console him.  Rubin has to keep churning out incoherent and spectacularly wrong columns.

Bless her heart.

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