This is just a damn shame. It was once my amusing custom to spot-check the uniquely awful ravings of WaPo's Jennifer Rubin--her Romney Deification blog is, I imagine, diurnally dipped in bronze by the jealous god himself--but I see that she's gone conventionally meshuga. Her page now reads like a GOP talking point memo, with any unused cliches and excess platitudes swept up at night for tomorrow's recycling.
Her blog once strained (which was what made it so fun) to be one of the big boys, part of the institutional goofy far right, an authentic enrollee of the pseudoconservatively cracked club. Now, well, just how was that induction ceremony, Jennifer?
Her latest, or at any rate the latest I saw: "Obama and Biden scrape the bottom of the barrel." That's the title. And need I point out that any piece so unoriginally titled has already bottomed out?--therefore the best one can say is that it can get no worse?
That's what you'd think, or at least that's what I thought, until I pluckily plowed on. I'll be merciful, which is to say, exiguous in my Rubin-quotation: Obama's surrounded by "political hacks," mostly because "In truth there are few 'wise men' in the Democratic Party with the gravitas and the nerve to tell Obama to clean up his act"; even "The mainstream media find it hard to ignore how low the Democratic ticket has sunk"; every pitiable media attempt to assert campaign-low "equivalency is false, of course" (my emphasis, her delusion); and--brace for insight impact--"we should expect non-stop Romney attacks at the Democratic National Convention."
What did I learn from all that? Only two things. One, that the old Pravda is missing a "journalist," and two, that I really need to see someone about this masochism tic.