Skip to comments.Back Off, Bill Kristol!
Posted on 09/23/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I keep hearing a lot of moaning at the bar from the right wing; most notably from Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard. It seems like every time I see this guy, whom I refer to as The Wincer because he always looks like he thinks hes about to be slugged, hes going off on Mitt Romney. No matter what Romney says or does, Kristol and a few of his fellow ivory tower pinheads cant wait to dissect it, as if theyre performing the worlds longest autopsy.
Ill admit that Romney doesnt always say things in the best way possible, and that his attempts at humor often bring the term lead balloon to mind. But hes entitled to goof occasionally. Heck, hes been on the campaign trail for what must seem like an eternity to him, and a bit longer than that to me. But the bone Id pick with Kristol is that until the debates, Romney isnt going to have a chance to go toe-to-toe with Obama. Every single thing Obama says will be filtered through the media until it shines like gold. Everything out of Romneys mouth is going to be slathered with mud. Thats no excuse for conservatives to pile on, as though jockeying for an invitation to MSNBCs Christmas bash.
I keep hearing that Obama will win the debates. The same people who believe that must also assume that Joe Biden will put Paul Ryan in his place. I will simply remind one and all that after Romney got the hang of debates, he even began getting the best of Newt Gingrich. And anyone who believes that Obama is smarter, sharper or funnier than Gingrich needs to have his head examined...
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He was a pr*ick during the Bush admin, too..
Kristol is the poster boy for the neocon chicken hawks in DC. I stopped paying attention to what he says a long time ago.
Bingo. I suppose that, deep down, Kristol is unhappy with Romney because Romney isn't warlike enough.
Kristol is a beltway RINO. His opinion is nothing.
“I keep hearing that Obama will win the debates”
I don’t understand why there will be 2 rats asking the questions. Can some one enlighten on how they are selected. It would be nice to have Rush/Hannity/Levin asking some questions.
He was on Fox this AM, and I asked the wife to please change the channel. I cannot stand that arrogant pr*ck. His father was a decent guy and smarter than Billy.
Most of the pundits I see on tv all spout the same lines whether they are Dems or Repubs. They all get their notes in the morning. Why anyone listens to them is a mystery to me.
Actually, I think that the chattering class resents the obvious fact that Mitt Romney is running his own campaign and doesn’t listen to their advice.
The kindest answer to your question is that the GOP is made up of idiots and cowards. It would have been so easy for Romney to have simply said: you pick a moderator and I'll pick a moderator. If we need a third one, let's agree on somebody from CSPAN.
good for you.. couldn’t agree more
Kristol is pathetic.
I don't think Kristol has said anything profound in a long time....his punfunity (sp) is old and stale
Bingo. This is very widespread.
The one that really drives me up a wall is NPR when they have EJ Dionne from the Washington Post debate issues with "Conservative" David Brooks. They basically agreee on just about anything, although Brooks may be slightly more pro-Obama.
He’s no conservative. He and Britt Hume are in Obama’s camp and the reason I no longer watch Fox News Sunday. If you’re going to call yourself a conservative then stand by our nominee or STFU.
I use to love The Weekly Standard (and National Review). Quit reading both years ago.
...which explains why he covers up his mental depletion of original thought with conservative bashing in pursuit of GOP-e RINO propaganda pandering for the attention of the Hollywood MSM and their mindless mass media munchie munching minions.
He should disappear and be quick about it if Fox News wishes to retain a conservative fan base.
Throw in a little condemnation of his own supposed-compadres, and you have a DC elitist who doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of understanding real Americans and what their problems are. He is comfortable in his DC community standing as a token conservative Sunday Media voice. He is comfortable because he still gets invited to parties and functions thrown by liberals because he's "one of the good ones." If I were to meet the appeasing, backbiting little pissant in person, I'd probably deck his ass.
Anyone who has ever been to Fire Island, Key West or Jackson Heights has dirty pictures of Shep.
His eye makeup is a dead give away.
Has the weekly standard ever made a profit (I’ve never bought 1)
...Reagan wouldn't read them now, he would call them seditious to the conservative cause.
All networks have their “experts”, and most, if not all, have a background in politics or journalism. Journalists are not experts anymore than pool cleaners are, and if the ones who have a background in politics were uber smart, then why are we 16 trillion in debt?
When politicians balance the budget every year, and pay off our debt, then they should feel free to enter into a career in punditry but until then, they need to STFU and go into hiding.
Same here. There is better conservative thought available than those two magazines. History passed them by. And Bill Kristol is a colossal douchebag.
One is nausea but two is projectile vomiting!
He’s either some male executive’s lover or nephew. Or both.
“With friends like that, who needs enemas.”
He seems to be part of this insufferable group of fogies, that came on the scene in the 80s and early 90s, that somehow still passes for conservative.
You mean there are no other real conservative talking-heads, younger than 55, that can be on these shows?
Bill Kristol is to conservatism what Elton John is to heterosexuality...
Years ago I was hooked on American Spectator then they changed their format completely. I think they did a comeback with the old format - does anyone read it anymore?
We have Bill Kristol to thank for Mitt Romney to begin with. His discomfort at this point is playing for the world smallest violin.
Shep makes well north of $10 million dollars a year, plus a Cadillac benefit package. The only people at FNC who make more are Sean Hannity and Ted Baxter. He can afford his own medications.
My understanding is that he was looking for an alternative to Romney during the primaries and promoting Gingrich and Santorum for a while.
Kristol may have looked to Romney in 2008 as an alternative to McCain, but he certainly wasn't in Romney's camp this primary season.
Mr. Kristol also “discovered” Governor Sarah Palin and convinced Senator McCain to make her his running mate.
Romney may be a RINO, but he's not one of the 'beltway boys', so he's suspect.
With ‘allies’ like Kristol, he doesn’t need enemies.
I have heard that his daughter is named Crystal Kristol. Ya think it’s true?
Each side was able to nix a network. Romney nixed one (prob MSNBC, can’t remember) & Obama nixed Fox News - not sure about how the exact people were determined though.
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