The conservative blogosphere is still buzzing over the news of Sen. Jim DeMint retiring to head the Heritage Foundation. Lefties predictably chimed in with giddy DeMint hate, but they weren’t alone. The Washington Post’s resident “conservative” columnist, Jennifer Rubin, pitched in with a gleeful hit piece on the departing senator, branding him an extremist and blaming him for the current political turmoil:

Now for the U.S. Senate, I am sure many senators on both sides are clicking their heels. DeMint has been a destructive force, threatening to primary colleagues, resisting all deals and offering very little in the way of attainable legislation. He has contributed more than any current senator to the dysfunction of that body. He has worsened relations between the House and Senate, as he did in the budget fights in recent years, by meddling and pressuring his home state representative. His departure leaves other senators who seemed impressed with his brand of politics free to find their way to a more constructive position in the body.

Rubin received support from a handful of conservatives:

But most weren’t remotely interested in bestowing praise upon her. Talk radio host Mark Levin pulled no punches in his response to Rubin’s piece, telling her to “go to hell.”

Levin’s sentiments were echoed by several people:

https://twitter.com/AtomicJacket/status/276772117733847041

And Rubin quickly found herself the object of fierce derision:

https://twitter.com/AlexDestino/status/276756392222793728

https://twitter.com/adamsbaldwin/status/276767084141232128

  • Steve_J

    Rubin and others don’t seem to realize the Democrats are playing for keeps and there is no compromise with them. It’s their way or no way. We need more people like DeMint in both the Senate and House.

    • SpinMeNot

      I agree we need more people like DeMint in the Congress — the problem is we don’t have more people like DeMint. Boehner is consolidating his powerbase, Obama is going to pay his special interest supporters back for getting re-elected, and well, those of us that voted the other side of the ballot, we are going to get hosed.

      BHO and the Dems don’t want to avert sequestration, or the expiry of the Bush-era tax rates. They want more revenue. They want more spending. Howard Dean said so himself.

      I believe it has to get a lot worse before it gets any better. We’ve given up too many of our liberties over the past 10 years, for the illusion of safety.

      Buckle up boys and girls …

    • conservativechick

      This JEN RUBIN is uninformed, for sure! She is NO conservative if she thinks it’s a good thing that DeMint is leaving! Jim did say he would leave back in 2010 if Republicans continued to betray the trust of the American people.. here: http://www.therightscoop.com/jim-demint-republican-party-must-change-or-im-leaving/

      • BeautifulAmerica

        Thanks for the link. Senator De Mint IS a true conservative. And hero.

    • conservativechick

      This JEN RUBIN is uninformed, for sure! She is NO conservative if she thinks it’s a good thing that DeMint is leaving! Jim did say he would leave back in 2010 if Republicans continued to betray the trust of the American people.. here: http://www.therightscoop.com/jim-demint-republican-party-must-change-or-im-leaving/

    • $24698634

      Yes, more people like DeMint to give us the likes of Christine O’Donnell and Sharon Engel who then lose elections.

  • b_truit

    Off topic but…Allen west for speaker of the house. Make dems heads explode! Conservative revival! lets go tea party gop house members. West does not have to be in house to be speaker! Or just get some conservative as speaker with some gonads. Email, tweet your house members! Fire boehner!

    • Eagle_Eyed

      He isn’t in Congress anymore, so I’d recommend someone like Justin Amash, Duncan Hunter, or Mike Pompeo.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    That skank even looks lime a left-wing, liberal, feminazi. If it looks like shit, smells like shit…good thing I didn’t step in it.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      An un-and-anti-feminine nazi. Yes.

      They think that hellish screed and that look gives them POWER.

  • EOD

    Flaming Liberals, such as Jen Rubin, time and time again put forth the Stealth, and not so Stealth Narrative that if the Nation only went another 16 Trillion Dollars in Debt that everything would be just fine… that if only a few small tweaks were implemented to the Communist Systems of days gone by, in places that are no longer on the Map, that everything would work out this time.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I say: Good riddence!
    To the Senate: that bunch of blackguards are unworthy of the presence of a man– agree with him or not– who sticks with what his conscience guides!

    I didn’t always agree with positions he took, (and though no specific instance comes to mind, memory of their existence does…,) I always knew they were principled and not based in political expediency.

    The senate(sic lowcase) is working quickly to make itself irrelevant under The Black Emperor. It is a good thing if he can go where he’s free to speak his mind w/o sugar-coating his opinions to protect overblown egos.

    *&1:
    I’m already chuckling b/c the Proggie nitwits who troll here are going to throw the RaceCard™ over calling Emperor Foul-Odor™ “The Black Emperor“™ and perhaps also b/c of noting the filling of the senate with “blackguards” as well.

    I don’t mind their tantrums and accusations: they’re unable to think abstractly, being mentally and emotionally immature and undeveloped, having worked hard to suppress thos higher faculties.

    So let them squeal— it provides an old man an opportunity to laugh in these trying times.

  • SpinMeNot

    Hey wait, Does that last tweet from Jen Rubin remind anyone else of Streetie? Do you think they might … nah ….

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      I’m just saying, you never see both of them in the same place at the same time…

    • Finrod Felagund

      I think you’re onto something here! They’re definitely about the same level of mentality, that’s for sure.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      @SpinMeNot:
      Nah, that’s Madcow’s handle.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Dadgummit, I wish liberal women weren’t so damn sexy. It just makes it extremely difficult to stay true to my conservative principles….

    • b_truit

      Lol

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    “She’s a faux conservative, what do you expect?”

    …and all across the twitterverse, idiot liberals pronounced that like “Fox”…. *sigh*

    • $21367552

      Umm, twitter is in written form. Unless you are using voice recognition software, how do you “pronounce” anything on Twitter? You dear sir are the true idiot, I’m afraid.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Go faux yourself, twatface. ( And that is pronounced, “Good day, esteemed colleague.” Since you are not using voice recognition software.)

        • Grandma HeadInjury

          BOOM!

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Go faux yourself, twatface. ( And that is pronounced, “Good day, esteemed colleague.” Since you are not using voice recognition software.)

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Wow, could you make any less sense? Words are pronounced the same whether written or spoken. Just. Wow. I’d mock you more, but you are more deserving of pity.

        Oh, and please do not call me “dear sir,” young lady. I’m not interested in your faux civility.

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’d take it one step further than Mark Levin and tell her in the words of Dick Cheney: “Go fuck yourself”.

    • $23629333

      If Barney Frank can do it, so can she.

    • $23629333

      If Barney Frank can do it, so can she.

  • Skitshin

    Rubin is a Republican for one reason: Israel. She couldn’t give a shit about anything else besides that.

    • Eagle_Eyed

      Which is why we should generously ask her and others like her (ahem) to politely move there.

      • Skitshin

        I couldn’t agree more. What a shame so many conservatives fawn over them. Imagine if more conservatives picked up a talmud and read what it had to say about Jesus.

  • gracepmc

    Jennifer Rubin is WAPO’s Joe Scarborough.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      Both should be fired.

  • gracepmc

    Jennifer Rubin is WAPO’s Joe Scarborough.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    a prime example of the difference between republican and conservative. ones an affiliation, the others a set of principles.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    a prime example of the difference between republican and conservative. ones an affiliation, the others a set of principles.

  • yviemarie88

    What happened to the days when Republican meant conservative? Why now do we have all these different types? Aren’t we fractured enough?

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      There were very few days when Republican meant conservative. Look back to the early/mid ’60s when William F. Buckley and Barry Goldwater were trying to re-invent the Republicans as a conservative party. Nixon was no conservative, and Ford only slightly so.

      • Grumpa Grumpus

        @Ice Cold Troll:
        You’re exactly right about the separation between Republicans and Conservatives.

        I usually don’t go as far back as Nixon— it’s tiring enough bringing people up-to-speed on recent history starting Bill Clinton.

        Kudos to you for the attempt, however!

        Since we’ve been trying to “take back/over the Republican party” since before Nixon why keep trying?

        Imagine if those “take the party back” — when we haven’t really had it since Lincoln — resources were instead into forming a Constitutionalist party?

        We might have gotten somewhere…

      • Grumpa Grumpus

        @Ice Cold Troll:
        You’re exactly right about the separation between Republicans and Conservatives.

        I usually don’t go as far back as Nixon— it’s tiring enough bringing people up-to-speed on recent history starting Bill Clinton.

        Kudos to you for the attempt, however!

        Since we’ve been trying to “take back/over the Republican party” since before Nixon why keep trying?

        Imagine if those “take the party back” — when we haven’t really had it since Lincoln — resources were instead into forming a Constitutionalist party?

        We might have gotten somewhere…

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      There were very few days when Republican meant conservative. Look back to the early/mid ’60s when William F. Buckley and Barry Goldwater were trying to re-invent the Republicans as a conservative party. Nixon was no conservative, and Ford only slightly so.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      Republican never meant conservative until Reagan really…and then came the Bushes and others to ruin it.

  • http://treeofmamre.wordpress.com/ John Scotus

    How often has Rubin been on the wrong side of things? She hates social cons, hates conservative hard liners, and was an early and vociferous champion of Romney when there were still other more plausible candidates available. Won’t say she is a liberal, but she sure doesn’t sound very conservative at times.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      She’s a liberal or she wouldn’t have written this piece of vitriol.
      Just another commie-wolf in sheep’s clothing trying to deceive the public.

    • $21367552

      oh yeah, and meanwhile DeMint’s candidates like the pro-rape candidates Akin and Mourdock have been doing sooooo well lately.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      “Won’t say she is a liberal, but she sure doesn’t sound very conservative at times.”

      You sound like Rubin. She is liberal.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    Senator De Mint –Please don’t go. America needs you desperately. You can’t abandon the ship.
    I wonder if a Chelsea-Clinton-type threat was involved.

    • Eagle_Eyed

      If he wants to leave, he should. Too often politicians (Juan McCain, Orrin Hatch, Harry Reid) stick around when tradition and respect for the position dictates one should leave gracefully after serving half their lives in D.C. However, I wish he wouldn’t nominate his replacement–leave that to the voters of South Carolina.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

        Voters don’t pick…governor does.

  • Lewis33

    Anyone else tired of these “The one j-w said and the other j-w said.”

  • Ekhart

    GO TO HELL, MARK LEVIN !! You maligned Ron Paul for a year leading up to the primaries and destroyed America’s last chance to return to constitutionalism. Your as divisive, excluding, and ineffective as Boehner. Get off the air and do landmark legal full time.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      So much of what Ron Paul knows just isn’t so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    Please someone take a tweezer to her eyebrows.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    ” a more constructive position” Like what they used to call “Collaborators”?

    • BeeKaaay

      ” a more constructive position”means “please do what the Democrats tell you, like the rest of the RINOpublican party does”

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    ” a more constructive position” Like what they used to call “Collaborators”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joenjoy.stewart Joe N Joy Stewart

    This is the very reason my wife left the Republican party after this election. She was tired of the Republicans attacking the conservatives of her party. Why stay in a party that attaches you like the liberals do. She said until they come up with a conservative party she will probably never vote again and she has voted since she turned 18.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      I understand her sentiments but the trick to it is to get them to recognize and work for your vote. If you give up what power you have there is nothing to stop them. Complacency and apathy are the real enemies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joenjoy.stewart Joe N Joy Stewart

    This is the very reason my wife left the Republican party after this election. She was tired of the Republicans attacking the conservatives of her party. Why stay in a party that attaches you like the liberals do. She said until they come up with a conservative party she will probably never vote again and she has voted since she turned 18.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Jennifer Rubin- Anti-Semite.

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Jennifer Rubin- Anti-Semite.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    You will never find any Senator who understands what living under the US Constitution means more than Jim DeMint. For a ‘conservative journalist’ to write what she wrote tells me she is not a conservative and never could have been. More than likely as republican as Charlie Crist was and just faking it for the money. Washington is full of these people and it’s why we are in fiscal collapse because there is no opposition to the spending especially from the media point of view.

  • BeeKaaay

    And the RINOpublican party will just nominate a Marxist to take his place. Guaranteed. “C’mon, might as well join the bandwagon…..”

  • OHNESA

    OK really, look at her. Did anyone ever think she was a conservative woman?