Today she crossed the Rubicon. She called for the elimination of the Republican Party. I've always wondered when this day would come. Thomas Friedman came close last year but never quite said the obvious: the Republican Party needs to go. Rubin's tone is rather light-hearted for something that is both essential for the survival of American democracy, and possibly for the planet's climate. Nonetheless, she gets the main point, that this is a diseased shell of a political party that has very few honest, respectable politicians left to salvage anything from its ashes.
Assuming, that is, that it burns to the ground. One never knows in politics. This is a political party that is hesitant to force out Judge Roy Moore as their candidate for an open Senate seat in Alabama, now that Moore has admitted he had a fondness in his 30's for dating teenage girls. Maybe if they turned on Moore, it would expose them to the necessity of taking seriously the much more substantial allegations against Trump, who bragged about sexually groping women. This is an extraordinary scandal that got swept away when the Republican voters forgave Trump for something he did over a decade ago. The Roy Moore situation is testing once again just how forgiving the Republican base truly is. If Moore survives these allegations, which are too numerous to just swat away, and if Alabama voters make him their Senator, Jennifer Rubin will have yet one more reason to demand the dissolution of this sorry excuse for a political party.
The Washington Post hides its material behind a firewall, so normally you have to wait a few days to see it after it has become old news. For important articles, such as this one by Rubin, The Post may lift the barriers, so it is worth it to try this link to her column this week.