News that President Trump may nominate Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has invited pushback by pretend-serious people supposedly concerned about these men’s qualifications. The notion that these detractors would accept some other “Good Republican,” just not these two, is a farce.
The Good Republican would mostly agree with Democrats about the horribleness of other Republicans, scowl at standard Republican policies and nod along on a panel of liberals on your television. Moore and Cain aren’t Good Republicans, and that’s why their credentials are called into question.
Instead of spending the last two years going after Trump on policy and crafting an attractive agenda, liberals decided the president was a Russian spy. It makes sense they would extend the insanity to his nominees.
The Washington Post’s excitable faux-conservative blogger, Jennifer Rubin, called Cain and Moore “outrageously irresponsible picks.” Rubin goes after any Republican who dares line up with the president on anything -- even on positions Rubin herself once held. (Rubin might have the strangest gig in American journalism: She pretends to represent conservatives at the Washington Post while simultaneously tearing them all down.)