One of the marvels of the Donald Trump era is to see some of those who cheered on the Bush-Cheney administration in its endless wars and its support of Israel’s repression of Palestinians (Max Boot, David Frum, Jennifer Rubin) now, because they dislike Trump for whatever reason (most likely because he hasn’t signed on to new wars) become much-sought-after commentators on Democratic party politics.
You would think that any self-respecting Democratic presidential candidate would view an endorsement from any of those people as a negative and distance themselves from it. So it was disturbing to see Washington Post columnist Rubin endorsing Pete Buttigieg. Her invoking the desire to see a ‘kinder and gentler America’ is rich coming from someone who cheered the country on in its vicious wars that polarized the country.
Buttigieg gets the coveted “Republican warmonger who advocates for bombing Iran and routinely libels Palestinians” endorsement. https://t.co/4aIZWMePvI
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) August 20, 2019