Rubin asks the media to “stop treating Republicans like” [They’re] Normal!’

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Former Republican Jennifer Rubin is so far left these days that she feels compelled to lecture the liberal media about how they are too soft on Republicans. The Washington Post The columnist appeared on MSNBC on Saturday to preach to the choir about how the media must adopt “new rules” and treat Republicans like pariahs.

Did he live under a rock?

Hosting guest on Saturdays Velshi, MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar was talking about the Democrats who moved to censor Arizona Republican Paul Gosar for his violent anti-AOC tweet. This was just the springboard for characterizing all Republicans as bloodthirsty violent extremists. Their strong evidence? Parents opposing radically abandoned school boards.

How “fascists” of them!

Kumar urged Rubin to complain about how the GOP has embraced its “autocratic tendencies” (click “expand”):

Jennifer, you are a Republican, correct me if I’m wrong, but then you also have Steve Schmidt who is no longer a Republican. David Jolly who is no more. Bill Kristol who often corrects what Republicans are doing, and George Will too. You have a group of Republicans who are sounding the alarm that what is happening right now among the upper echelons of power and increasingly in the lower areas of the government elected by the school boards and so on is asymmetrical to what the match. How can we talk about what seems to be happening that is not only undemocratic, but also has autocratic tendencies at the end of the day when you try to intimidate your colleagues across the aisle because they disagree with you. Can you tell us a little about this?

Reminding Kumar that she was a “former Republican,” he taunted that the GOP had “tacitly encouraged and rationalized violence” for “years”.

Rubin falsely complained that Republicans “whitewashed” the January 6 uprising, when in fact Republicans condemned the uprising, which was a far cry from the endorsement or whitewashing that the media and Democrats did in the against the Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots in 2020.

And Rubin felt no sympathy for parents who were angry with far-left school boards. She herself whitewashed the National School Boards Association along with Merrick Garland by labeling parents as domestic terrorists for complaining about parents’ “tantrums”:

We have an explosion of threats of intimidation against local officials, both school boards and election officials. When the US Attorney General says he intends to investigate, you have an absolute outburst from members of the Republican Senate [mocking] “How dare you question your parents!” It is not questioning parents, it is holding people accountable for violent threats and violent actions.

Rubin then rallied the media to treat Republicans as fascist threats. “They have to stop treating Republicans like ordinary politicians,” he exclaimed. Adding:

I have to say that the mainstream media are part of it. They deal with these issues and immediately go back to having Republicans on talk shows and asking them about other questions. Allow them to voice their false complaints and rather than scold them incessantly about why they tolerate this behavior. This is fascist behavior. This is what fascist regimes do. They use extras beyond the limits of reasonable, democratic, small methods to get what they want. They intimidate, threaten and use the threat of violence. This is absolutely intolerable. It has been going on for years now in the Republican party …

….I think you also need to have some new ground rules for media. I think they need to stop treating Republicans as ordinary politicians. They are not normal politicians. This is not normal behavior. This is a party that spends all of its time making up these ridiculous cultural memes, fueling violence and making up outright lies.

Kumar agreed, even slandering the right as responsible for mass killings:

Jennifer, what you are saying is absolutely right. We live in asymmetrical times and we have to call it for what it is. I think people often say it’s just words, but let’s not forget that the tragedy of the Tree of Life was based on the inspiration of the former president. What we saw in the El Paso massacre was inspired by the former president that took place online and then went offline and tragedy. So you are absolutely right. We need to start creating and talking about what’s happening before anyone gets hurt.

The media will go out of their way to label all violence as the fault of the right, even when inconvenient facts stand in the way of their narrative (like the El Paso killer who is a eco-extremist.)

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Read the transcript below:

MSNBC Velshi
13/11/21
8:45:15 am Eastern

MARIA TERESA KUMAR: With me now is Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor and author of Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump. I want to point that out, Jennifer, thank you for joining me right now. I want to ask you, this is the conversation that Jay Rosen spoke about in the New York Times in an opinion piece where he was mentioned, said how the conversations we are having between the Republican party are really so asymmetrical to what it currently is. happening. Jennifer, you are a Republican, correct me if I’m wrong, but then you also have Steve Schmidt who is no longer a Republican. David Jolly who is no more. Bill Kristol who often corrects what Republicans are doing, and George Will too. You have a group of Republicans who are sounding the alarm that what is happening right now among the upper echelons of power and increasingly in the lower areas of the government elected by the school boards and so on is asymmetrical to what the party stands for. How can we talk about what seems to be happening that is not only undemocratic, but also has autocratic tendencies at the end of the day when you try to intimidate your colleagues across the aisle because they disagree with you. Can you tell us a little about this?

JENNIFER RUBIN: Sure. By the way, I’m a former Republican. I left the party.

KUMAR: [chuckling] I wanted to remind everyone.

RUBIN: I just wanted to clarify. Take it out. The Republican party has long tacitly encouraged and rationalized violence. You can go back to the 2016 campaign when Donald Trump was out there encouraging his supporters to insult troublemakers and critics and right up to the presidency when he joked with police officers about allowing them to mistreat suspects. This continued throughout January 6 to the point where now virtually the entire Republican party is masking that matter, to try to downplay it. Now you not only have Gosar, but people like Marjorie Taylor Greene and others who use violent imagery that will result in intimate violence if the elections don’t go their way. We have an explosion of threats of intimidation against local officials, both school boards and election officials. When the US Attorney General says he intends to investigate, you have an absolute outburst from members of the Republican Senate [mocking] “How dare you question your parents!” It is not questioning parents, it is holding people accountable for violent threats and violent actions. Why wasn’t the congressman interviewed by the secret services? That he should also take humorous images, presumably, of the president’s attacks or attacks on public officials seriously. This is absolutely unsustainable.

I have to say that the mainstream media are part of it. They deal with these issues and immediately go back to having Republicans on talk shows and asking them about other questions. Allow them to voice their false complaints and rather than scold them incessantly about why they tolerate this behavior. This is fascist behavior. This is what the fascist regimes do. They use extras beyond the limits of reasonable, democratic, small methods to get what they want. They intimidate, threaten and use the threat of violence. This is absolutely intolerable. It has been going on for years now in the Republican party. I think, number one, that the House should do something about it. By the way, I think they might get a couple of Republican votes. Both congressmen [Liz] Cheney and Congressman Adam Kinzinger will accompany him, which I think would be very healthy.

I think you also need to have some new ground rules for media. I think they need to stop treating Republicans as ordinary politicians. They are not normal politicians. This is not normal behavior. This is a party that spends all of its time making up these ridiculous cultural memes, fueling violence and making up outright lies. So where is the media …

KUMAR: Jennifer, what you are saying is absolutely right. We live in asymmetrical times and we have to call it for what it is. I think people often say it’s just words, but let’s not forget that the tragedy of the Tree of Life was based on the inspiration of the former president. What we saw in the El Paso massacre was inspired by the former president that took place online and then went offline and tragedy. So you are absolutely right. We need to start creating and talking about what’s happening before anyone gets hurt.

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