Guys, big news! Jennifer Rubin just had a major COVID breakthrough!
And she wants to share her epiphany with the rest of us:
As we recognize that covid-19 is not a deadly or even severe disease for the vast majority of responsible Americans, we can stop agonizing over “cases” and focus on those who are hospitalized or at risk of dying.https://t.co/S4OQD7R58u
— Jennifer 'pro-voting' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 28, 2021
In typical Jennifer Rubin fashion, this is amazing:
Joe Biden punts to the states — which is what he should’ve done at the outset — and suddenly Jen decides he’s brilliant for it, despite the fact that she also thought Biden was brilliant for doing the exact opposite.
You’ve gotta love it.
you mean what we should've been focused on the entire time? https://t.co/j5g5WKflV4
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) December 28, 2021
Rational people have been saying this for over a year https://t.co/KsCrP2owT3
— Seth (@LibertarianSeth) December 28, 2021
Lol, most reasonable people have been saying this for almost two years. https://t.co/pz3VvGPjFU
— B Randon (@onestrikeaway) December 28, 2021
Note this has been the smart play for ~18 months now…. But of course not good headline clickbait…
— VestigialLars (@LarsVestigial) December 28, 2021
We knew this in early 2020. Just in time for the calendar to read 2022. https://t.co/CujhVxqbZQ
— Kyle Lamb (@kylamb8) December 28, 2021
Don’t worry — it gets even better. The ending is just *chef’s kiss*:
Biden has correctly shifted the responsibility for the worst results to vaccine resistors, but he could go a step further and highlight the best and worst states each week on hospitalizations, deaths and vaccinations, underscoring best and worst practices. Red-state governors and MAGA rabble-rousers have gleefully impaired the vaccine effort, as they could turn around to blame Biden for the ongoing pandemic. But if they are scrutinized for their own poor performance, they might stop their obstruction and start vying for better rankings among the states.
None of this suggests Biden is indifferent to the plight of the unvaccinated. To the contrary, he has undertaken herculean efforts to educate them, enlist conservatives in vaccination efforts and push them toward vaccination with mandates. But as he told Americans in his remarks on covid-19 before Christmas, he cannot force people to be vaccinated. He can excoriate the purveyors of anti-vaccine propaganda and try to reason with those still entranced by MAGA anti-vaccine lunacy. But he need not carry the burden of the former’s malicious conduct or the rotten choices of the willfully unvaccinated.He should continue to drive vaccination efforts and treatment breakthroughs, but he cannot keep wringing his hands over those who recklessly endanger themselves. Right-wingers who keep whining that federal mandates are intrusive (or even tyrannical) will see which Americans are responsible and which are not. It will be quite a reflection of the benefits of embracing scientific reality and tuning out right-wing nonsense and MAGA blowhards.
She’s still taking shots at red states and conservatives, as if they — and not her — have been wrong all this time. It’s just so perfect.
— JimmEEE (@EEElverhoy) December 28, 2021
— The Subjective Opinion (@FactsVs0pinion) December 28, 2021
The exact opposite.
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) December 28, 2021
That’s our Jen.
This is hilarious… coming from people who labeled others as dangerous for saying the same thing a year ago. The hypocrisy is startling. https://t.co/Sao16Zpc2C
— Notorious BOB (@NotoriousBob5) December 28, 2021
It’s like watching the training wheels finally come off a year and a half later, except you were accosted if you took them off too early by the same people finally learning to ride the bike #COVID19 https://t.co/ZgLZtypSTm
— Travis Shirkman (@t_shirkman) December 28, 2021
El. Oh. El.
— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@sistertoldjah) December 28, 2021
— Jordan Lethal (@CaptPeteMitch) December 28, 2021
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional text and a tweet.