Skip to comments.George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society
Posted on 02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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George, Orville Reddenbacher wants his bow-tie back. It is cutting off the oxygen to your brain.
It seems to me that all these posts from effeminate Ivy League snobs like Will should have mandatory barf alerts. That will save me the trouble of starting to read one.
“The president-elect (Obama) arrived at the Chevy Chase, Md., home of syndicated columnist George Will shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to a press pool report. Greeting him at the residence were other luminaries of the conservative commentariat, including the Weekly Standard’s William Kristol, New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post.”
With the exception of Kristol, I will predict that the other three (Will, Brooks and quite possibly Krauthammer) will endorse Obama for reelection over Palin. This election is shaping up not as liberal versus conservative(although Will etc are not what I would call conservative) but as elite versus populist, similar to the Jackson versus John Quincy Adams election of 1828.(BTW, the elites lost that one 57-43, losing the entire country except.....you guessed it the Northeast)
“Besides, full-throated populism has not won a national election in 178 years, since Andrew Jackson was reelected in 1832.”
This guy will is an Oxford don, with a PH.D from Princeton, an elitist snob to the core and yet he is historically illiterate. Although he was involved in the election as I was, he does not realize that 1980 was such an election. (of course, I think he does realize it and refuses to acknowledge it both because it is so recent that it could be repeated and Palin is just the kind of candidate to repeat it.) Matthew Continetti had an excellent article in the weekly standard analyzing the Jackson-Adams election, Bryan-McKinley and Reagan-Carter elections , concluding that all involved populist versus elite contests and that the populist had prevailed in 1828 and 1980.
The elites such as Will and his ilk, try to present the electorate with two alternatives, both of which are guaranteed to maintain the elite’s power. That is what Will’s idiotic column and many others are about. He would love to present the country with the choice of two elitists, Romney and Obama. That way, the Establishment wins before the first vote is counted.
This is so patently untrue! Gov. Palin has showed ten times the competence of any Washingtonian while gaining heavy EXPERIENCE in governing!
George Will is here participating in a BIG LIE! He talks like a Liberal or, more likely, a NWO.
Where in Texas?
But after his showing in Iowa, the press anointed Obama as Once and Future King and and offered only adoring press coverage from that point onward. That will not happen with Palin.
None of the other R candidates will get any better, so that argument is a non starter.
“One could make the argument that its really only since we started electing yahoos from the lower class like Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Clinton, and Obama that this country has gone to hell in a handbasket.”
Clinton may have started out lower class, but when his mom married his stepdad, Clinton became part of the upper class. Also, Obama spent all his time with his mom Ann Durham, and she was from a well to do white family. I doubt that either of them were truly lower class. Also, all of the pol you mentioned were liberals, except for Nixon. I doubt that Palin is like him in ay way.
Actually, I thought it was the voters.
Congressman Miller is still the only Catholic on a Republican presidential ticket to this day.
Sorry, but it is. He was comparing Obama's electability with Palin's. By your logic, the comparison with Obama is equally a non-starter. Indeed comparison of Palin with any dem is a non-starter.
Sorry, the point still stands. Any R will get that trteatment from the press. You can say she’s unique in that regard all you want, it doesn’t make it true. Just ask John McCain, former darling of the press, until he bacame the R candidate that is.
I really get tired of this crap..........
Take out of your purse or billfold a twenty dollar bill....
THERE IS A QUITTER...........OLD HICKORY, ANDY ‘BY GOD’(QUOTE FROM ‘THE ALAMO’ by John Wayne) JACKSON, WAS A ‘QUITTER’............
HE WAS ELECTED TO THE SENATE AND HE HATED IT.........HE ONLY LASTED TWO YEARS AND HE ‘QUIT’.............
HE RAN FOR PRESIDENT A FEW YEARS LATER AND WON........
George Will is really smart, but he is a JOURNALIST.........
He 'knows' because he lives in Washington. Us 'peasants' in flyover country just don't have a clue. /s
Plus, he's a Princeton man doncha know. :)
However, he did register to vote in the last election, courtesy of ACORN... /g
You know you’re getting old when you can remember when George Will was relevant.
Playing the "who's the greater noob" game can bite you in the ass.
“As far as experience, she has more than Washington and Lincoln. Im serious!!”
Yes, except Washington didn’t resign in the middle of the war for Independence, nor Lincoln in the Civil war, to write books and become wealthy celebrity pundits.
First Reagan and Thatcher, now you’re comparing Palin to Washington and Lincoln?
This Palin worship get’s loonier by the day.
Rubbish. The huge crowds she has drawn at Fort Hood and at her recent campaign appearances for Perry put the lie to your claim. Attendance at all the Texas candidates rallys has been rather tepid EXCEPT when Palin appeared.
BTW, there are several million other Texans who get a vote and they "know the deal" as well... /g
Oh, and lest I offend you further, Sarah rules all...
To be fair, there is awful lot to loath about George Will. I’m not certain how he even makes it into the conservative fold.
Thanks so much for the post. I will have to do some research and thinking about that, as well.
Exactly—and when his predictions are proved wrong, they just disappear down the memory hold and he goes merrily on, thinking he knows the future.
In 2006, Will wrote an article on the handicapping of the 2008 GOP race and thought Romney was in the catbird's seat.
"Yet with Allen much diminished and perhaps out of contention, and with Rudy Giuliani not yet doing serious groundwork for a national campaign, the Republican field is already down to two. That is good for only one of them: Romney."
WTG, George. We're in the internet age. Somebody always remembers...LOL.
Who's seat is it George? (hint: Ted Kennedy)
This poll he cites was what was called an outlier. It's been deconstructed as having terrible sampling procedures (twice as many dems as R's, and other such things). All the other polls show much greater suppport for her, one that is growing. Will is so stuck in his little cocoon, he reports the fuzz as reality for the whole world.
Now excuse me, I have to go set up my picture of Sarah between the two candles on my altar.......
FreeReign:You think Sarah is a lying, America hating, self-centered, freedom grabbing, abortion loving, Constitution shredding, commie?
I do knock down strawman fallacies and I don't set them up (which is probably what you meant to accuse me of).
Back to point, Obama is a lying, America hating, self-centered, freedom grabbing, abortion loving, Constitution shredding, commie while Sarah is not. That is why some people like Sarah, I'm not sure why some people like Obama, which is why Obama and Sarah are different. Your comparison of the two is false.
I have never liked George Will, he has been the token fake Conservative for ABC News as long as I can remember.
Sarah has now said that she would want to be president under certain circumstances.
Obviously, it is now apparent that Sarah didn't resign as governor just to become wealthy.
It is your vision that is distorted, because you work in denial and emotion, while I go by the evidence.
I see that you and George have met!
Has to be either Brownsville, or Austin....
Ahahaha! Great find!
Fellow Paulestinian, is he?
The historical verdict on populism is that the morons with confused politics (IE Populists) lose outside of local contests. Jackson was an exception, as his election was the first in which non-land holding white males could vote (and they voted for one of the largest landholders in Tennessee!).
>Populism gave us the income tax, usury laws, and other noxious statism.
Left wing populists, I suspect. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Tea Party people want all that to be flushed down the commode of history.
>Populism is to brain dead hicks what socialism is to brain dead urbanites/suburbanites.
The kind of populism you mentioned above is not unlike socialism, IMO. They’re both of the Left.
None. What's your point? Will isn't running for president, nor is anyone seriously considering him as a candidate.
I see. So just because the Dems nominated and managed to elect some ignoramous completely unprepared for the office, we should do the same thing.LOL.
Well put! That qualifies as quote of the day in my book!
You should make it your tagline.
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