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  • George Will: In Ted Cruz, a candidate as good as it gets

    06/16/2011 9:09:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2011 | George Will
    For a conservative Texan seeking national office, it could hardly get better than this: In a recent 48-hour span, Ted Cruz, a candidate for next year’s Republican Senate nomination for the seat being vacated by Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, was endorsed by the Club for Growth PAC, FreedomWorks PAC, talk-radio host Mark Levin and Erick Erickson of And Cruz’s most conservative potential rival for the nomination decided to seek a House seat instead.
  • George Will predicts Weiner ‘digs in,’ uses the Americans with Disabilities Act

    06/12/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    George Will predicts Weiner ‘digs in,’ uses the Americans with Disabilities Act Jeff Poor - The Daily Caller 41 mins ago When in crisis, there’s always rehab. Professional golfer Tiger Woods used it when he was in trouble with sex scandal. Former Republican Florida Rep. Mark Foley used it when allegations of his icky behavior involving congressional pages made the news. And now embattled New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner is using it so he can try to survive in public office. And according Washington Post columnist George Will, it is a sign of the times. On Sunday’s “This Week”...
  • George Will: Government by the ‘experts’

    06/10/2011 7:30:04 PM PDT · by inkling · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 10, 2011 | George Will
    "The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands... The power of the legislative, being derived from the people... [is] only to make laws, and not to make legislators." — John Locke, “Second Treatise of Government”Here, however, is a paradox of sovereignty: The sovereign people, possessing the right to be governed as they choose, might find the exercise of that right tiresome and so might choose to be governed in perpetuity by a despot they cannot subsequently remove. Congress did something like that in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. The point...
  • George Will's savage attack on Sarah Palin shows GOP establishment is desperate

    05/30/2011 2:53:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies
    Irish Central ^ | May 30, 2011 | Patrick Roberts
    Conservative columnist and commentator George Will has slammed Sarah Palin saying she should not be trusted with nuclear weapons. Will was speaking on ABC yesterday and his damning words,coming from the right, may give many people pause. Here is what he said: "Two things are infinite. One is the expanding universe, and the other is media attention to Sarah Palin, who is a genius at manipulating it. But she has several political problems. The first of which is there's no undecided vote in this country anymore about Sarah Palin. Sure, second, the threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in...
  • George Will, Republagogue

    05/29/2011 9:06:20 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 65 replies
    Texas For Sarah Palin ^ | 05/29/2011 | Josh Painter
    Levin: "The contempt for Palin does, in fact, remind me of the contempt some had for Reagan" A demagogue is defined as a person, especially an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing people's emotions, passions, and prejudices. Which is exactly what George Will did this morning, as Doug Powers observes: George Will seems to think American voters are concerned that our nuclear arsenal could fall into the hands of… Sarah Palin: “The threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in everyone’s mind in a presidential election. ‘Should we give this person nuclear weapons?’ And the...
  • George Will: Everyone Knows Sarah Palin Should Not Be Trusted With Nuclear Weapons

    05/29/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Mediate ^ | Sunday May 29, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    With Sarah Palin fever sweeping across the media again, persistent Palin critic and conservative commentator George Will clearly was not excited by the speculation surrounding her potential run for President. Donna Brazile, Jonathan Karl and Ed Gillespie joined in on the conversation, yet Will had the most pointed remarks regarding how Palin is a “genius at manipulating” the infinite media attention she receives. Christiane Amanpour began the segment commenting “no one steals a show like Sarah Palin,” and while Will admits she will have a huge impact on the nomination process if she does decide to run, he still dismisses...
  • George Will Goes Nuclear On Sarah Palin

    05/29/2011 12:13:30 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 97 replies
    Ward World ^ | 05/26/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    George Will has in the past demonstrated intellectual disdain for conservatives that he deems unrefined in advancing conservative principles. His assault on Sarah Palin today is over the top. Does George Will think Sarah Palin is untrustworthy of presiding over our nuclear arsenal? Why would he make this statement if only to imply that Palin is mentally unhinged and therefore unsuited for office? George Will has contributed mightily to the conservative movement in a scholarly role, like a professor to a student. But like most students admire the intellect of the teachers they ultimately shed the presumptions of the ivory...
  • Contrary to Media Reports, GOP Has Strong Field in 2012

    03/11/2011 5:19:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | March 11, 2011 | Matt Towery
    This past week, I've seen or read plenty of news analyses suggesting that the Republicans have a weak field of presidential hopefuls for 2012. Not so. I believe that many of the potential candidates who might seek the GOP nomination have strategically strong paths to the White House, assuming that President Obama is still vulnerable next year. Last week in this column, I put forth an explanation as to why Newt Gingrich is a stronger political force than many imagine. This week, let's consider the Republicans' other potential major candidates for the White House. For starters, there's Mitt Romney. Some...
  • On the GOP Menu for 2012

    03/09/2011 6:36:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 9, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    And so now we enter the mopey phase of the GOP presidential contest. The gloom takes many forms, but foremost is the fear that the field taking shape might be the one we're stuck with. It's like that feeling you get when you're starving and you go into a restaurant. At first everything on the menu looks great, until you have to make your choice and you realize there's nothing you actually want to eat. There isn't a German word for this sensation, but one that comes close is futterneid -- the envy one feels when somebody orders a better...
  • George Will's Atrophied Intellectual Curiosity. He may well have exhausted his shelf life.

    03/08/2011 7:12:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2011
    For all his contributions to the cause, and they have been many, conservative media personality George Will may well have exhausted his shelf life. In his much-discussed Sunday column, Will all too predictably excoriated those Republicans politicians and pundits who have questioned Obama's origins and ideology.  Most troubling was Will's slam of WOR Radio host Steve Malzberg for asking would-be presidential candidate Mike Huckabee a question that strikes those of us who have done some investigating as altogether reasonable: Asked Malzberg, "Don't you think it's fair also to ask [Barack Obama] . . . how come we don't have a...
  • Crazy Larry: Pawlenty Only Plausible GOP Prez Pick

    03/07/2011 7:11:58 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Larry O'Donnell has named Tim Pawlenty as the only "plausible" Republican candidate for president in 2012. Take it for what it's worth. And consider that O'Donnell was almost surely seeking to sow dissension in Republican ranks. Caveats carefully in place, consider the reasons O'Donnell dinged all the other possible nominees. View video here.
  • Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and the spotlight-chasing candidates 2012 (Will blind to O's past?)

    03/06/2011 8:52:59 AM PST · by jobim · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/6/11 | George Will
    ....A magazine article containing what Gingrich calls a "stunning insight" is "the most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama." Gingrich begins with a faux question: "What if he is so outside our comprehension" that he can be understood "only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior?" Then Gingrich says this is not just a question, it is "the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior." To the notion that Obama has a "Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview, the sensible response is: If only. Obama's natural habitat is as American as the nearest faculty club; he is...
  • George Will:Palin‘cannot be elected’[but if you're short,bald,uncharismatic but competent governor]

    01/03/2011 5:14:56 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Updated: 4:28 PM 01/03/2011 | Laura Donovan
    To many, the biggest question surrounding the 2012 presidential election remains: Will Sarah Palin run? Regardless of the answer, conservative columnist George Will believes Palin “cannot be elected president because she cannot compete where elections are decided.” On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Will explained that Palin will have trouble getting votes in specific parts of the country.
  • George Will Definitively Declares Sarah Palin “Cannot Be Elected President”

    01/02/2011 6:17:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 2, 2011 | Frances Martel
    We’re now less than two years away from the next presidential election, which means it’s time for 2012 presidential speculation to begin! The first This Week of the year kicked off the talk with some of the biggest names on the Republican side, and George Will seems to have found through the litany of names what he called “the President’s secret weapon”: Sarah Palin’s inability to be elected. Asked by Jake Tapper (filling in for Christiane Amanpour) to evaluate the Republican landscape for November 2012, Will began by addressing the fact that Mike Huckabee had performed particularly well in the...
  • The Retreat of The State - George Will at his best!

    12/15/2010 8:03:26 AM PST · by rvoitier
    Video of his talk at last year's CPAC
  • Bush v. Gore, 10 years later

    12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST · by paudio · 70 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 12.12.10 | George Will
    The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida. Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and...
  • Why Does the Media Love to Pick On Palin?

    11/30/2010 3:22:43 PM PST · by JohnRLott · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 30, 2010 | John R. Lott Jr.
    The media just loves to hate Sarah Palin. And, if polls are to be believed, the constant media bombardment has hurt her standing among many independents. Unfortunately, over the last couple of weeks, even conservative media pundits such as Mona Charen, Peggy Noonan, George Will, Joe Scarborough and Matt Labash see these attacks and warn that she can’t win the presidency. They even buy into the attacks on her judgment, intelligence, and competence. But what these conservatives don’t appreciate is that Palin is being attacked because she is smart and effective, not because she is dumb. For just how far...
  • Howard Dean: Bring Back the Fairness Doctrine Because Fox ‘Makes Stuff Up’ etc.

    11/30/2010 8:31:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 30, 2010 | Rusty Weiss
    An audio clip from about two months ago has been uncovered by The Blaze which clearly demonstrates that, even with all of his opining and public speaking skills, there is a reason that Howard Dean’s most notable quote will always remain a timelessly incoherent scream.  Despite being a one-word definition of ignorance, Dean doesn’t mind discussing how to control the media in an effort to educate what he considers to be the ignorant masses – Americans. What would he do about the media? “I would bring back the Fairness Doctrine so you couldn’t have a spectacle of a Fox Flooze, which...
  • The T.S. of A takes control

    Fifty years ago, William F. Buckley wrote a memorable complaint about the fact that Americans do not complain enough. His point, like most of the points he made during his well-lived life, is, unfortunately, more pertinent than ever. Were he still with us, he would favor awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which he received in 1991, to John Tyner, who, when attempting to board a plane in San Diego, was provoked by some Transportation Security Administration personnel.
  • George Will: Palin ‘Non-Presidential’ TV Appearances Will Not Lead to WH (call him a waambulance!)

    11/21/2010 3:56:34 PM PST · by dselig · 227 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 21, 2010 11:00 AM
    George Will: Palin’s ‘Non-Presidential’ TV Appearances Will Not Lead to the WH Sarah Palin can been seen all over television this week – from the debut of TLC’s “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” to her daughter’s controversial appearance in the finale of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” – but can Americans see her in the White House in 2012? George Will says no. “The independent voters have made up their minds about her, and it is a negative judgment they’ve made,” ABC’s George Will said on the “This Week” roundtable. In an interview with Barbara Walters that airs December 9th, Sarah Palin...