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Dana Pico Schools Jen Rubin (But Trump Derangement Syndrome Is Incurable)

Posted on | November 2, 2022 | 2 Comments

My general stance toward Jennifer Rubin is to ignore her as much as possible, which is quite easy, because she’s become so predictable that no intelligent person takes her seriously. Recall that she was hired by the Washington Post as a “conservative” columnist, but good luck finding any controversial topic on which she takes the conservative position, and since the rise of Donald Trump in 2015, Rubin has been shrieking in unison with all the other #NeverTrump True Conservative Principles™ types who lost their minds from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

After the husband of Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked Friday in the couple’s San Francisco mansion by a deranged Canadian nudist, Jennifer Rubin immediately jumped onto the left-wing media bandwagon — did I mention she’s predictable? — trying to blame this incident on “extremist” rhetoric from Republicans. Jeff Goldstein explains what’s wrong with that narrative (i.e., everything), sparing me the trouble of composing a thorough fisking of Rubin’s Oct. 31 column:

Republicans have made
violence part of their brand

Is it really my duty, as a mere blogger, to dismantle Rubin’s nonsense paragraph by paragraph, sentence by sentence? Is there anything in there that deserves so much of my attention? (Quick scan: nope.)

The unfavorable work-to-annoyance ratio, however, did not discourage Dana Pico at First Street Journal. After a late-night tweet on Sunday when Rubin, perhaps three-quarters of the way through her nightly half-gallon of wine, declared, “if Republicans would stop inciting violence crime might go down,” Dana sprang into action and cited the case of “Killadelphia” as disproving Rubin’s hypothesis:

In 2020, there were 1,009 murders in the Keystone State, 499, or 49.45%, of which occurred in Philadelphia. According to the 2020 Census, Pennsylvania’s population was 13,002,700 while Philadelphia’s alone was 1,603,797, just 12.33% of Pennsylvania’s totals.
It got worse last year: with 562 homicides in Philly, out of 1027 total for Pennsylvania, 54.72% of all homicides in the Keystone State occurred in Philadelphia. Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, was second, with 123 killings, 11.98% of the state’s total, but only 9.52% of Pennsylvania’s population.
The other 65 counties, with 78.11% of the state’s total population, had 33.30% of total murders.
In 2020, Philadelphians gave 81.44% of their votes to Joe Biden. The Mayor, Jim Kenney, is a Democrat, as have been every Mayor since Harry Truman was President. The George Soros-sponsored District Attorney, let ’em loose Larry Krasner, is a Democrat, and won re-election in 2021, by a landslide. Philadelphia is by every possible measure, a heavily Democratic city.
It’s more than that. Those 65 counties other than Philadelphia and Allegheny? They gave 54.98% of their two-party votes — meaning: third party candidates excluded — to President Trump! It seems as though those evil, reich-wing Republicans whom Mrs Rubin claims are “inciting violence” are inciting it in heavily Democratic areas!
I’m far less familiar with our other murder capitals, like Baltimore (87.28% of vote in Baltimore City to Mr Biden) and St Louis (80.85% of vote in St Louis city to Mr Biden) and New Orleans (83.15% of Orleans Parish to Mr Biden) and Chicago (74.35% of vote in Cook County to Mr Biden), but it seems like most them are not exactly Republican strongholds.
It’s clear: Mrs Rubin somehow sees the assault on Mr Pelosi as somehow a far, far, far worse thing than the 441 murders in Philadelphia so far this year, or the 562 who were killed in 2021. I suppose I can only fault her partially for that, because that’s pretty much the way the Democrats as a whole see things.

These statistics are insuperable proof that Jen Rubin is an idiot and, to repeat what I’ve often said before: Crime is a people problem.

Democrats want us to believe crime is caused by guns, or poverty, or racism, but in fact crime is caused by — wait for it — criminals.

Democrats don’t want to put criminals in prison, because — once again, wait for it — Democrats are the pro-crime party. When people elect Democrats, they are voting for more crime, so the people of Philadelphia are actually choosing the daily bloodbath that is destroying their city.

Jennifer Rubin doesn’t care how many people get murdered in Philadelphia (or St. Louis, or New Orleans, or Baltimore, or any other Democrat-controlled urban hellhole) as long as the survivors keep electing Democrats. This is the sum and essence of her politics — Democrats good, Republicans bad — and no amount of evidence will change her mind. Trump Derangement Syndrome is incurable.



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