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Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin was roasted Tuesday for a complete about-face on the 2013 State of the Union response from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., which she as soon as celebrated however out of the blue remembers as the “worst” ever.
In 2013, again when Donald Trump was finest often known as a actuality tv star and Rubin was nonetheless thought-about a conservative, the Washington Post columnist effusively praised Rubio for his response to President Obama’s State of the Union. At the time, Rubio was a first-term U.S. Senator.
On Feb. 12, 2013 Rubin penned a column headlined, “Rubio responds and shines,” which fawned over the lawmaker who went viral for his notorious sip of water throughout his speech.
“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) did not disappoint tonight, showing a fresher face and more dynamic brand of conservatism –- presented by a fresher and more dynamic face. He appeared relaxed and jovial throughout, hardly the stereotype of the angry Republican,” Rubin wrote. “As a TV communicator he did the best job of any State of the Union respondent I can recall.”
The following day, Rubin continued to reward Rubio in a follow-up through which she declared, “There are few politicians as relaxed and effective in explaining his views.”
Rubin, who has remodeled into one of the most fanatically pro-Democratic columnists in the media, lambasted Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds’ response to President Biden’s State of the Union tackle on Tuesday night. To make her level, Rubin utterly flip-flopped on Rubio’s nine-year-old response.
“Marco Rubio might be off the hook for the worst response to a SOTU,” Rubin tweeted.
Rubin’s change of coronary heart was broadly mocked:
Before Trump’s political rise that led Rubin to desert earlier positions on a number of points, the columnist was incessantly criticized on the left for over-the-top boosting of mainstream Republicans like 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. An Atlantic piece after the election torched her for persistently poor, rose-colored-glasses evaluation of the race that Romney misplaced to Obama.
Now Rubin is understood for enthusiastically boosting Biden and different main Democrats. She memorably referred to as herself an “Andrew Cuomo Democrat” when the New York governor was having fun with media adoration over his coronavirus response, earlier than his governorship resulted in shame.