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  • George Will’s Unhinged Anti-Trump Position

    08/12/2018 6:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Bruce Bialolosky
    After his recent passing, Charles Krauthammer was justifiably lauded as a leading commentator on public policy from the conservative point of view. Some said he was the single-most important and intelligent conservative force since William F. Buckley. While the praise for Dr. Krauthammer is well-deserved, I thought these comments were remiss by excluding George Will. Simultaneously, Will published a column that seems to display that his Trump Derangement Syndrome has caused him to suffer an apparent nervous breakdown telling people to vote for Democrats. Mr. Will is justified in his thoughts about the (at times) choice of verbiage by our...
  • George Will:"This sad, embarrassing wreck of a man" (Trump)

    07/17/2018 3:31:39 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17 | George Will
    Where Oh Where did you go George?.....:( ""America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment...." More at link:(if you can stand reading it) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-sad-embarrassing-wreck-of-a-man/2018/07/17/d06de8ea-89e8-11e8-a345-a1bf7847b375_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4e7f60f44ef8
  • I left the Republican Party. Now I want Democrats to take over

    07/04/2018 10:56:46 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 210 replies
    The washington Post ^ | July 04, 2018 | Max Boot
    Personally, I’ve thrown up my hands in despair at the debased state of the GOP. I don’t want to be identified with the party of the child-snatchers. But I respect principled conservatives who are willing to stay and fight to reclaim a once-great party that freed the slaves and helped to win the Cold War. What I can’t respect are head-in-the-sand conservatives who continue to support the GOP by pretending that nothing has changed. They act, these political ostriches, as if this were still the party of Ronald Reagan and John McCain rather than of Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller...
  • George Will Is Down and Out

    06/28/2018 8:55:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6-28-2018 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I have in my office a framed note from President Donald Trump. It says, "Bob, Now We Really Did It. Thanks For All Of Your Help!" The note is dated Jan. 13, 2017. He was responding to my congratulatory email to him earlier acknowledging that indeed he "did it." He won the election and was then gearing up for his inauguration and what would follow. Today he has been president for almost a year and a half. What has he done? He has realized more of his conservative campaign promises than anyone since President Ronald Reagan. Perhaps he...
  • Don’t Throw the Republicans Out: A Response to George Will

    06/26/2018 7:30:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2018 | Dan Mclaughlin
    George WillÂ’s Friday column has kicked up a stir by arguing that voters of all ideological stripes should hand majority control of the Senate and House to the Democrats in November. This is a profoundly bad idea, and Will makes nearly no effort to consider its actual consequences.There are four main reasons why running Republicans out of Congress will not produce the results that Will is seeking. One, Democrats do not respect the values Will champions and cannot be counted on to advance them. Two, the recent history of divided government shows that it moves policy toward the out-partyÂ’s ideology...
  • George Will urges voters to oust the Republicans in November

    06/25/2018 3:29:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    Neoneocon.com ^ | 6-23-2018 | Neo-Neocon
    George Will has been writing columns for a long, long time, and has been considered a highly influential columnist on the right. But I never have read him much; I'm not sure why, but he just never appealed to me.You'd think he would appeal to me. After all, when I experienced my political change, I considered myself (and still do consider myself, in certain ways) to be a relatively moderate conservative. Will was supposedly a moderate as well. But I found his writing boring and uninsightful for the most part.Just now I wondered whether I just wasn't remembering correctly. Maybe...
  • Laura Ingraham: George Will is ‘sad and petty’ for urging votes against GOP

    06/24/2018 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 34 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-24-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed conservative columnist George Will on Friday for his op-ed urging Americans to vote against Republicans in November. In a tweet, Ingraham responded to a post of Will’s op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that “Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced,” calling the writer’s words “sad and petty.”
  • GEORGE WILL LEAVES GOP

    Georgie tells Repubs to not re-elect Rep Congress
  • George Will: Vote against GOP in midterms

    06/22/2018 2:57:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 160 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/18 | Justin Wise
    Conservative columnist George Will is making the argument to vote against Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. In a piece published Friday in the Washington Post, Will says that President Trump's "zero tolerance" policy at the border was "the most telegenic example of misrule" and it provided “fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which” independents and moderate Republicans should vote. That principle he says is that the number of Republicans in office must be “substantially reduced.” "The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of...
  • This November, cast your vote against the GOP - (GEORGE WILL BARF)

    06/22/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 56 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | June 21, 2018 | George Will
    Amid the carnage of Republican misrule in Washington, there is this glimmer of good news: The family-shredding policy along the southern border, the most telegenic recent example of misrule, clarified something. Occurring less than 140 days before elections that can reshape Congress, the policy has given independents and temperate Republicans — these are probably expanding and contracting cohorts, respectively — fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which they should vote. The principle is: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of the Constitution's Article I powers...
  • George Will: Trump is no longer the worst person in government (Pence is)

    05/10/2018 6:25:08 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 192 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9, 2018 | George Will
    Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become AmericaÂ’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of todayÂ’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this yearÂ’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing. Last June, a Trump Cabinet meeting featured testimonials offered to Dear Leader by his forelock-tugging colleagues. His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, caught the spirit of the worship service...
  • How Billy Graham Might Have Responded to George Will

    03/05/2018 9:51:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Michael Brown
    To the surprise of many, conservative columnist George Will penned an unflattering article about Rev. Billy Graham after he passed away last month. To the chagrin of others, the article, titled, “Billy Graham: Neither Prophet nor Theologian,” was carried by the historically conservative National Review. How might Rev. Graham have responded to an article like this?In 1957, as reported by Collin Hansen for Christianity Today, Graham’s gospel crusades in New York City were met with serious opposition.“Leading the charge against Graham,” Hansen writes, “was none other than Reinhold Niebuhr, the venerable professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In...
  • ‘Conservative’ Writer George Will Smears Billy Graham

    02/27/2018 5:32:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    I was profoundly disappointed to learn that National Review had published George Will’s ugly attack on evangelist Billy Graham just days after America’s pastor died. “Billy Graham: Neither Prophet nor Theologian,” the conservative publication’s headline declared. I would expect to read such anti-Christian mockery in the pages of The New York Times and Washington Post, but not National Review. My, how times have changed. “Prophets take adversarial stances toward their times, as did the 20th century’s two greatest religious leaders, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II. Graham did not. Partly for that reason, his country...
  • Whirlpool Has Trapped Washington in a Spin Cycle

    12/16/2017 10:10:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | George Will
    <p>A household appliance will be the next stepping stone on America’s path to restored greatness. The government is poised to punish many Americans, in the name of protecting a few of them, because, in the government’s opinion, too many of them are choosing to buy foreign-made washing machines for no better reason than that the buyers think they are better. If you are wondering why the government is squandering its dwindling prestige by having opinions about such things, you have not been paying attention to Whirlpool’s demonstration that it is more adept at manipulating Washington than it is at making washing machines.</p>
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers — regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • 2018’s most important, expensive and strange election

    12/04/2017 1:40:22 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 6 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Nov 17 | George Will
    ...This model is the iron alliance of the Democratic Party and government workers’ unions. Madigan supports Pritzker, who is committed to the alliance. This is the state of the state under it: Unfunded state and local government retirement debt is more than $260 billion and rising. Unfunded pension liabilities for the nation’s highest-paid government workers (overtime starts at 37.5 hours) are $130 billion and are projected to increase for at least through the next decade. Nearly 25 percent of the state’s general funds go to retirees (many living in Texas and Florida). Vendors are owed $9.5 billion. Every five minutes...
  • Why America is falling out of love with football

    09/04/2017 3:12:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 128 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 3, 2017 | George Will
    CTE is a degenerative brain disease confirmable only after death, and often caused by repeated blows to the head that knock the brain against the skull. The cumulative impacts of hundreds of supposedly minor blows can have the cumulative effect of many concussions. The New York Times recently reported Stanford researchers’ data showing “that one college offensive lineman sustained 62 of these hits in a single game. Each one came with an average force on the player’s head equivalent to what you would see if he had driven his car into a brick wall at 30 mph.” Boston University researchers...
  • Listen up, millennials. There’s sequence to success.

    07/06/2017 10:31:48 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/05/2017 | George Will
    ~snip~The success sequence, previously suggested in research by, among others, Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution, is this: First get at least a high school diploma, then get a job, then get married, and only then have children. Wang and Wilcox, focusing on millennials ages 28 to 34, the oldest members of the nation’s largest generation, have found that only 3 percent who follow this sequence are poor.A comparably stunning 55 percent of this age cohort has had children before marriage. Only 25 percent of the youngest baby boomers (those born between 1957 and 1964) did that. Eighty-six...
  • The Real Reason Washington Post Republicans Hate Donald Trump

    05/09/2017 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | James Lewis
    When George Will and other leading intellectuals started to rip holes in their warm comfort couches in despair at Donald Trump's long series of victories, culminating in his election to the presidency, a lot of us were scratching our heads. What was it about winning that drove George Will, Jonah Goldberg, and Bill Kristol to despair? It made no sense. Their Conservative Cringe makes even less sense today, when Trump is carrying out a series of actions that we have long clamored for. Well, Mr. Will has finally identified his complaint in a WaPo opinion piece dramatically called "Trump Has...
  • George Will: Trump has a dangerous disability

    05/08/2017 1:16:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 111 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 3, 2017 | George F. Will
    It is urgent for Americans to think and speak clearly about President Trump’s inability to do either. This seems to be not a mere disinclination but a disability. It is not merely the result of intellectual sloth but of an untrained mind bereft of information and married to stratospheric self-confidence. In February, acknowledging Black History Month, Trump said that “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice.” Because Trump is syntactically challenged, it was possible and tempting to see this not as a historical howler about a...