Over the weekend, Sen. Ben Sasse tweeted his disappointment that University of Nebraska football was cancelled due to thunderstorms with bad lightning that was deemed to be a threat to the crowd and the players.
it is un-American to cancel football
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) September 2, 2018
Not long afterwards, a supposedly conservative columnist for the Washington Post tweeted at Sasse, who attacked him for not attending Sen. John McCain’s funeral.
Why didn’t you go to McCain’s funeral ?
— Jennifer 'I stand with Ukraine' Rubin 🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@JRubinBlogger) September 2, 2018
It was quickly pointed out to her that Sasse had attended McCain’s funeral in Arizona on Thursday before the memorial service in Washington D.C. on Friday:
It’s a normal person tweet about football. But since you asked, he did: https://t.co/rhAI2UXIKx
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 2, 2018
Despite her protestations that she is a conservative, Rubin has a long history of attacking conservatives. Here are just a few of Rubin’s attacks on conservatives:Advertisement - story continues below
Calling employees of Rasmussen Reports “monkeys” when appearing on “Real Time With Bill Maher”: ”Well, first of all Rasmussen is like Kool-Aid drinking, you know, they have monkeys, you know, calling people on the phone, and it’s nonsense.”
Appearing on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” and attacking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “And people like me think that — not that she should be harassed — but that she should be shunned. The reason is that she lies. She attacks our free press and no respectable employer should hire her after this term. Also, no university and no news outlet. She has lied and she has endangered the lives of reporters and that’s why she should be shunned. Not harassed — shunned.”
Twitter took Rubin to the woodshed for the dart she threw at Sasse. Here’s a few of the good ones:
WaPo’s “conservative” “columnist” dunking on a principled conservative GOP Senator for not attending a service that he actually attended in Arizona. Beyond parody.
— Neal 🇺🇲 🇺🇦 (@NealPierson) September 2, 2018
What's worse than your being wrong is your motivation for this tweet in the first place: to score points with your simplistic "I get to call you a bad person because you didn't do this" equation.
— Lecture Cloak (@LectureCloak) September 2, 2018
Unbecoming and frankly embarrassing tweet. Sen Sasse was one of 24 Senators attending the Phoenix service. Rather revealing in it's pettiness, wrongness, and smallness.
— Andrew Donaldson (@four4thefire) September 2, 2018
When the media’s favorite so-called “conservative” blogger attacks one of the most conservative Senators in Congress over his attendance at a funeral you know her liberal transformation is complete. You’re a terrible person.
— Jenny Woodruff (@JennyWoodruff3) September 2, 2018
Obviously, one can be critical of a movement they belong to, but when it seems like all you ever do is attack the other members of your “tribe” for lack of a better term, it starts to make it seem as if you don’t really adhere to the beliefs of the movement.
If Rubin is really a conservative, surely there are others holding to that ideology she agrees with, right? If she doesn’t actually hold to the tenets of the conservative movement, perhaps she should find a new label to apply to herself?
Just some food for thought.
Source: Daily Wire