“We currently have an inferno of political violence to which the president of the United States adds fuel,” Jennifer Rubin thunders from her bully pulpit at the Washington Post. “[I]t is time for bipartisan voices, local and state leaders, police and other first responders, civic and religious leaders, and all responsible media outlets to try to quench the flames of violence.”
Rubin is no lone voice in the wilderness. As America’s latest long hot summer drags into autumn, politicians and pundits are getting louder and more shrill in their denunciations of political violence.
Considering the sources, those denunciations smack of hypocrisy.
In another Post column published the very same day as her rant against political violence, Rubin tells us U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) should be “revered and thanked for her courage and service to the country.” Duckworth lost her legs co-piloting a helicopter during the U.S. occupation…