Skip to comments.Plan B for stopping Obama [George Will opinion]
Posted on 03/02/2012 9:29:08 PM PST by advance_copy
Sept. 11, 1964
On that evening 48 years ago it was still summer, early in the presidential campaign Buckley, whose National Review magazine had given vital assistance to Barry Goldwaters [blah blah blah]
Still, the presidency is not everything, and there will be another election in the next year divisible by four.
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George Will is a pompous shmuck and has been forever. “The next year divisable by four”. Blech. He’s sooo clever that he figured out the presidency isn’t important really, we should “concentrate” on 2/3 of the government yada yada yada.
Meanwhile people who dare to think they are just as smart as George Will think he is a fool and gee, duh, there are polls right now showing Barack Obama being defeated by Romney or Santorum.
The GOP doesn’t want to stop Obama. Winning Congress will not change anything.
As Rush says, the Congressional pubbies are only interested in the chairmanships. For those with a taste for history, this is how Bismarck handled the Reichstag: he just by-passed it.
When you take baths in vinegar, you get pickled.
George Will can go to Hell, for the past 10 years or so.
He will double down on executive regulations whose repeals will never get passed his veto.
George Will needs to stick to baseball in his old age. Remember Goldwater's golden years.
George Will’s idea is to stop Obama with a filibusterer in the Senate, and to cede the House and Senate to the Democrats.
I don’t think they even want to hold on to the House or win the Senate. They would love nothing than to see the Tea Party flushed out of the House. And if some of their own elite in Congress have to go to do this, so be it. They would rather complain about things than do anything about it.
Apparently Mr. Will hasn’t heard of the czars or B.O.’s E.O.s.
The baseball expert is right - electing the establishmentarians Mittie or Saintorumn will achieve nothing!
George Will is every Liberal’s favorite conservative. He’ll concede any point (”for the sake of the argument”) so that he can make his point, which is so hopelessly diluted by polite and scholarly language (with a few arcane anecdotes thrown in) that by the time he gets to it, you wonder why he bothered. Little wonder he’s lasted so long on that ABC Sunday show.
All I needed to know was the author. I don’t put any stock in his drivel and didn’t read it.
He is irrelevant.
LOL. I didn’t read either.
Spotted the author and time is too precious!
My dead grandmother or either of my twin infants could beat Obama bloody in this election year. I am certain my five year old could take him in a debate, He is certainly more intelligent!
By the time September rolls around gas will be somewhere north of $5.00, another five to ten million Americans will be on Food Stamps remembering when they could take their kids to Applebee’s once a month and Six Flags every year, Iran will either have gone nuclear or their Oil production completely taken off line by Israel (who will then be in a hot war with Iran's Sock Puppet Hezbollah) GOOD BYE 3.5 million BPD, Syria will be WORSE THAN NOW with potentially fifty thousand casualties and we still haven't scene the results of continued high gas prices on the larger economy, IE: massive Unemployment spike! Companies have cut out all the fat they have and the next move is muscle and bone to maintain profits.
We have a real chance to have a bullet proof House and damn near 60 Senators, many of them more Conservative than at any point in history.
The real problem will be making them fight off the media while rolling back Obama and his damage.
“The question answers itself”.
He’s implying that, both Romney and Santorum may be unelectable, but if one of them might damage Conservatives’ long-term prospects, then we should nominate the other even though he might be unelectable. Gee, I wonder which of those two George Will thinks will damage the Conservative cause?
Romney can’t win, but Santorum will make us look too EXTREME, so nominate Romney. That is the weasely argument he wants to make, but is too cowardly to actually come out and say.
Exactly, considering how chicken-sh*tted the GOP is in stopping his agenda. Can we really, honestly see Mitch McConnell standing up a credible resistance to 0bama`s nomination of a leftist radical to backfill the next conservative justice who steps down or dies?
0bama could name Jeremiah Wright to replace Clarence Thomas and the chances of a successful filibuster to stop it would be no more than 50-50.
Today`s GOP simply can`t hold up under pressure. When faced with a challenge, their first tactic is to whimper and cower in the first corner they can find. 0bama will slice through McConnell and Boehner like a hot knife through room-temp butter.
Much as I despise Reid and Pelosi, I give grudging admiration for their ability and willingness to fight. They never accept defeat, they never back down, they always find ways to win, and they always go for the kill.
Will seems to have forgotten that it is the President who puts Supreme Court nominees before the Senate. Eventually Obama would get a fifth liberal on the Court and the Dems would then control both the executive and judicial branches.Furthermore, Obama with his veto pen will kill off any chance Will’s Republican Congress has to dismantle Obamacare. Come 2014 we will be in a world of hurt when it takes effect and runs already skyrocketing deficits through the roof.
His successor as chancellor was more expeditious: he burned it.
The thing to do now is to attack the dinosaur media and the left-wing Mediots. The way to do it is financially, not just because they are in straits now (which is true) but because so many of them rely on 1970-era special exemptions and favorable legislation protecting them against antitrust enforcement for monopolistic practices. Hit them, and hit them hard. Nail PBS to a cross, and make sure it dies there.
They're trying to escape to the blogosphere, to metastasize out into the Internet and capture that the way they did print and electronic mass-media. Go after the 501(c)3's and other foundations that support them -- go after the money, the board memberships, the already mapped-out web of relationships, and attack them using the IRS. Tear them apart; DEFUND THE LEFT.
No more Mr. Nice Guy -- besides, what are they going to do to us, that they haven't been doing since 1994 and the hate-filled "Man of the Year" cover of Newt by TIME magazine?
Either we handle these people now, or they will put their boots on our throats and end the Republic.
There is no one left running who can win.
I heard Eric Erickson discussing this article on the Boortz show Friday and was surprised at the tone he took as I thought Erickson was more of a red meat kind of guy. Personally, when I heard/saw it was a Will piece, I thought the discussion would be about his annual baseball spring training column, the only one he writes most years that I read with any level of agreement or interest. Otherwise, Will is just another bow-tied fop of the establishment.
then Will Must Like Obamacare
Will, of course, with the GOP "elite," counts Newt out. Newt is the only candidate with a record of ending 40 years of the Dem-controlled House. Mitt has no congressional record, but in MA he managed to reduce the already pathetically small number of legislative seats held by the GOP. Santorum, AFAIK, has no relevant record.
What is he smoking? What dream world is he living in?
Be wary of anyone who wears round glasses and looks like Joseph Goebbels.
“There is no one left running who can win.”
Perhaps the only way to permanently remove Mitt Romney from the political scene is for him to run... and then lose.
If Rick Santorum somehow wrests the 2012 nomination from Romney’s grasp, and then goes on to lose the election, Romney [like the Terminator] will be back in 2012, running again and re-creating the schism in the party that we are seeing now.
He has the potential (backed by wealth) to become a latter-day Harold Stassen amongst Republican contenders. Like the energizer bunny, he will just keep running... and running... and....
Another thought, completely off-topic. Regardless of whether Obama wins or loses, who will be the upcoming ‘rat contenders for the nomination in 2016? Hillary won’t be in the game. Who else is there?
Georgie Will’s next original thought will be his first. The life of a Porch Conservative.
Pray for America
“Much as I despise Reid and Pelosi, I give grudging admiration for their ability and willingness to fight. They never accept defeat, they never back down, they always find ways to win, and they always go for the kill.”
Careful now, careful lest you should uncover the truth! Is it just possible that the Republican party is mainly composed of clowns who are paid to take a dive? It surely is beginning to seem that way to me.
I know Will is brilliant, but how do we get people who want to vote for Obama to then vote for a republican further down the ballot?
I`m coming to that conclusion too. If the team I`ve been supporting has no desire to win, what the hell is the point of expending any effort on my part when the outcome is predetermined to be a blowout loss?
I've thought of that too. If we get a mediocre consdrvative as the nominee and he loses the "elite" will claim it is our fault. If it's Romney, and believe me Romney WILL lose, he's gone for good and perhaps we can actually get a conservative if there is anything left of the country.
I don't have a dog in the hunt anymore but I'll work for any ABR who gets the nomination. If it's Romney I not only won't work, I won't vote.
Too late, that already happened in the spring of 1865. The leftist are still waiting for the republic's corpse to stop wiggling. They are getting impatient.
“I don’t have a dog in the hunt anymore but I’ll work for any ABR who gets the nomination. If it’s Romney I not only won’t work, I won’t vote.”
Even if Romney becomes the nominee, don’t you think it’s worth voting for the “down ticket” for reasons of advancing Republicans at the local/state/Congressional levels?
Obama may win against either Romney or Santorum in 2012. But that doesn’t mean his next term can’t be “thwarted” by a Republican House and Senate.
That may become our only feasible scenario for 2013-17....
Yes, but if it takes four years per RINO, its going to be 2056 before they are all cleared out. :)