Jen Rubin tells ‘extremist’ DeMint good riddance, Mark Levin tells her to ‘go to hell’!/ByronYork/status/276770104551829504

The conservative blogosphere is still buzzing over the news of Sen. Jim DeMint retiring to head the Heritage Foundation. Lefties predictably chimed in with giddy DeMint hate, but they weren’t alone. The Washington Post’s resident “conservative” columnist, Jennifer Rubin, pitched in with a gleeful hit piece on the departing senator, branding him an extremist and blaming him for the current political turmoil:

Cause for Cheer: DeMint leaves the Senate

— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 6, 2012

Now for the U.S. Senate, I am sure many senators on both sides are clicking their heels. DeMint has been a destructive force, threatening to primary colleagues, resisting all deals and offering very little in the way of attainable legislation. He has contributed more than any current senator to the dysfunction of that body. He has worsened relations between the House and Senate, as he did in the budget fights in recent years, by meddling and pressuring his home state representative. His departure leaves other senators who seemed impressed with his brand of politics free to find their way to a more constructive position in the body.

@jilldlawrence I really don’t like his brand of all-or-nothing conservatism as I’ve written many times in regard to him and more generally

— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 6, 2012

Rubin received support from a handful of conservatives:

fearless Rubin. and i agree with her > @jrubinblogger Cause for Cheer: DeMint leaves the Senate

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 6, 2012

@richardgrenell @jrubinblogger I don’t like DeMint.Cannot tell you why, but have never trusted him.So I am sort of on Rubin’s side.

— Christa Cooper (@MissMarple2) December 6, 2012

But most weren’t remotely interested in bestowing praise upon her. Talk radio host Mark Levin pulled no punches in his response to Rubin’s piece, telling her to “go to hell.”

Go to hell, Jennifer Rubin…

— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 6, 2012

Levin’s sentiments were echoed by several people:

@byronyork @jrubinblogger @marklevinshow I agree with Mark. What a petty and spiteful thing to say to DeMint.

— Atomic Jacket (@AtomicJacket) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger …. INSANITY meet STUPIDITY and Beltway DELUSION…RT @marklevinshow: Go to hell, Jennifer Rubin…

— Greg Halvorson (@GHalv) December 6, 2012

@ewerickson @marklevinshow Glad he said it. Niceties failed. Must fight w/ same ferocity as the left. @jrubinblogger is no conservative

— JR (@jrr000) December 6, 2012

And Rubin quickly found herself the object of fierce derision:

In the history of ignorant takes onconservative, @jrubinblogger may have just written the most ignorant thing ever.…

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 6, 2012

Dear @jrubinblogger, I was “diminished” by reading your “non-scholarly” screed about Sen. DeMint – Shame on u –

— Brian Darling (@BrianHDarling) December 6, 2012

Now that the election is over and her moderate candidate lost, @jrubinblogger returns to trashing conservatives like during the primary

— Kyle Raccio (@kyleraccio) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger Hope your having fun with your MSNBC audition #CauseForUnfollow

— Jason Davenport (@iamjasond) December 6, 2012

Someone remind me of @jrubinblogger’s conservative bona fides… And what, exactly, is this Washington Compost thing? #tcot #ocra #teaparty

— WitCoHE (@EricStrobel) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger You could not be more wrong. You should change your blog to Left Turn…

— Alex Destino (@AlexDestino) December 6, 2012

Wow, @jrubinblogger, you say @jimdemint ruined senate, not @senatorreid and his power grabs? So stopping bad legislation is bad?

— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger I don’t think that’s being honest. You don’t like his basic conservatism at all.

— Rowdy yates (@Rowdyyates1) December 6, 2012

@seanmdav @jrubinblogger Give it up Jen. No one on the right takes you seriously. You are of the left, for the left and by the left. #tcot

— Josh Painter (@Josh_Painter) December 6, 2012

She’s a faux conservative, what do you expect? @jtinfo @jrubinblogger

— Jennifer O O’Connell (@asthegirlturns) December 6, 2012

You won’t be cheering when we go to his right to replace him. RT @jrubinblogger: Cause for Cheer: DeMint leaves Senate

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger Only leftists are rejoicing, which means DeMint’s a good conservative. Make the switch, Jennifer.

— cummingsamerica (@cummingsamerica) December 6, 2012

@ewerickson Bet @jrubinblogger is about to get invited to MSNBC and other networks to do her rounds.

— Jason11 (@JasonColemann) December 6, 2012

It’s almost like @jrubinblogger doesn’t just disagree with — but actually can’t comprehend — devotion to principle.…

— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) December 6, 2012

QFE: “@jrubinblogger, you ignorant slut.” –…

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) December 6, 2012

Poll: If @jrubinblogger‘s work didn’t trash conservatives would Wapo have any interest in it?

— Stephen Gutowski (@collegepolitico) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger Is WaPo ever going to change the false header “from a conservative perspective”? Another reason WaPo and you are frauds.

— J Strat (@Phillstrat) December 6, 2012

The Washington Post either needs to fire @jrubinblogger or at least stop calling her a conservative…

— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) December 6, 2012

@drewmtips But @jrubinblogger‘s idea of good, moderate conservatism is the only way we’re going to win ele…oh, wait.

— Slublog (@Slublog) December 6, 2012

@jrubinblogger I’ve had all I can take of your supposed Conservative comments.Good luck with your future, I won’t be reading you anymore.

— Ann(@Evilpa) December 6, 2012

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