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December 11, 2018

Asked What Actual Conservative Policies She Supports, The Washington Post's Fake Conservative Jen Rubin Runs Away

She was speaking at a, get this, "libertarian" event run by a group called the Niskasen Center.

Hmmm... again, that sounds familiar.

Let's check in with Julie Kelly of American Greatness again to see if the Niskanen Center shows up in her list of people and organizations funded by Pierre Omidyar.

Pierre Omidyar is the "wealthy benefactor" and socialist plutocrat behind the Sovieteshly named "Democracy Fund."

In 2017 alone, Democracy Fund spent more than $47 million to bankroll dozens of organizations, including several that support anti-Trump Republicans. (Kudos to Democracy Fund for its transparency. Figures only are available through 2017.)

Here are a few:

...

The Niskanen Center touts itself as a "center right" think tank, with numerous self-styled libertarians (or former libertarians, anyway) on its staff. But its policy agenda is indistinguishable from that of the Democratic National Committee. Niskanen pushes climate change policies, including a carbon tax, loose immigration rules, and universal health care coverage. It has been criticized for its climate advocacy and it's funded by other left-leaning foundations.


So now let's check in with the Washington Post's dishonestly-bylined "conservative commentator."

Rubin, who has been criticized by a number of conservatives for not actually espousing conservative ideas and principles, spoke on a panel sponsored by the Niskanen Center in Washington DC about how those on the Right have "wildly exaggerated" the problems with U.S. immigration. She also said the Republican Party exhibits a "blind spot towards race, "and that it "needs a new base" after it was infiltrated by Dixiecrats with the rise of Donald Trump. Rubin was joined by Bill Kristol and Peter Wehner, who agreed the right has been corrupted by Trump primarily because of the fringe racists who became mainstream within the GOP.

What a shock.

...

After the panel discussion had ended, I asked Rubin if she still considers herself to be conservative, to which she replied: "Yes, but I think the rest of the party has gone insane."

When I tried to ask her what conservative principles she holds, she said that she "had to run" and turned away from me to continue walking down the aisle to greet other attendees.

Bre Payton lists all the positions upon which this Resolute Conservative has completely reversed itself in order to put herself in more perfect opposition to Trump.


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