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  • Trump on success: 'It's a movement'

    08/28/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Donald Trump, White House hopeful and Republican leader of the pack for president, said in a telephone interview on Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe” on MSNBC that his success with poll numbers shows the country is going through a massive change, the magnitude of which some say has never before been seen. He made the remarks in answer to a question from one of the panelists who spoke of Trump’s unpopularity with many of the so-called establishment Republicans, like pundits George Will and Charles Krauthammer, and whether he could win the nomination without such support. And Trump’s response? First, he...
  • The Havoc that Trump Wreaks

    08/27/2015 3:55:02 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/27/15 | George Will
    Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney.
  • What to Make of Trump Fans’ Remarkable Cognitive Dissonance?

    08/27/2015 8:02:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 26,2015 | GEORGE WILL
    Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney. It is perhaps quixotic to try to distract Trump’s supporters with facts, which their leader, who is no stickler for dignity, considers beneath him. Still, consider these: The white percentage of the electorate has been shrinking for decades and will be about two points smaller in 2016 than in 2012. In 2008,...
  • George F. Will: The havoc Trump wreaks

    08/26/2015 7:14:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 137 replies
    MercuryNews.com ^ | 08/26/2015 | George F. Will
    WASHINGTON -- Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach even the paltry numbers that doomed Mitt Romney. It is perhaps quixotic to try to distract Trump's supporters with facts, which their leader, who is no stickler for dignity, considers beneath him. Still, consider these: The white percentage of the electorate has been shrinking for decades and will be about 2 points smaller in 2016 than in 2012....
  • George Will: Guardian of The GOP “Establishment”

    08/23/2015 6:37:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    It is difficult to determine wither George Will has remained within the confines of the GOP “Establishment” for so long that he actually believes what he writes, or if he’s so steeped in conceit and self-absorption that he’s convinced he can alter reality by the sheer power of his baseless assertions. In either case, it is glaringly apparent that he and his kind have completely lost touch with the nation that surrounds them. And in the face of a Tsunami of grassroots rejection of the D.C status quo (as epitomized by the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump), they flail...
  • Conservatives provide a reality check on Donald Trump's mass deportation plan

    08/23/2015 12:07:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Ever since Donald Trump, the mercurial businessman, media personality, and presidential candidate, proposed his immigration policy, centering on the mass deportation of up to 11 million human beings, reaction among conservatives has been decidedly mixed. Ann Coulter, for whom illegal immigration is the alpha and the omega of public policy, exalted that Trump could perform abortions in the White House, and she would not care. But Charles Krauthammer, writing in the National Review on Thursday, and George Will, in his latest column published Saturday, provided reality checks. Krauthammer wondered what the practical political effects would be of reenacting the Trail...
  • George Will: Trump’s immigration plan could spell doom for the GOP

    08/22/2015 7:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/22/2015 | George Will
    It has come to this: The GOP, formerly the party of Lincoln and ostensibly the party of liberty and limited government, is being defined by clamors for a mass roundup and deportation of millions of human beings. To will an end is to will the means for the end, so the Republican clamors are also for the requisite expansion of government’s size and coercive powers. Most of Donald Trump’s normally loquacious rivals are swaggeringly eager to confront Vladimir Putin but are too invertebrate — Lindsey Graham is an honorable exception — to voice robust disgust with Trump and the spirit...
  • Trump Making Biased Experts Look Foolish (George Will's wife works for Rove, too...)

    08/22/2015 1:54:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/21/15 | Jeff Crouere
    When Donald Trump first burst on the political scene two months ago as a presidential candidate, many of the analysts, commentators and pollsters who populate cable news programs, the so called “experts,” claimed it was all a publicity stunt. Then, they said he would never release his financial statements. Then, they said his controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigration, Senator John McCain and Fox News Host Megyn Kelly would doom his campaign. Now, they are saying his lead cannot continue for his support has a “ceiling” and his campaign is a flash in the pan. Unfortunately for the “experts,” they...
  • Trump Accused of Trashing GOP 'Brand' -- By GOP Brand-Trashers

    08/20/2015 7:05:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Donald Trump stands accused of "trashing the GOP brand" by many of the same GOP politicians and pundits who have no reluctance in "trashing" the most consequential recent decision made by a Republican president -- the decision to go to war in Iraq. When asked a few months ago whether he would have authorized the 2003 war in Iraq, as his brother President George W. Bush did, Republican candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush first said yes, "I would have." Then, when criticized days later, the younger Bush did a 180: "So here's the deal. If we're all supposed...
  • The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….

    08/18/2015 8:46:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-19-2015 | sundance
    August 18, 2015The GOP Consulting Class Is Becoming Seriously Unhinged….by sundance Beyond the previous examples of DC’s chattering class punditry: George Will, Charles Krauthammer, Stephen Hayes, Dana Perino, Charles Lane, Bill Kristol et al, and their on-air splodey head moments -which are continuing with the speed of an interstate covered in bubble wrap- we now have the paid GOP consultant class joining them.GOP political consultant Rick Wilson has been in a highly visible war of words with Breitbart.com over the website’s editorial support for GOP candidate Donald Trump.Wilson said on CNN that approximately 25% of Republicans were “low information voters”,...
  • George Will Gives Middle Finger To Angry American Conservatives: “Get Over It” !!….

    08/16/2015 5:28:39 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 102 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-16-2015 | sundance
    August 16, 2015George Will Gives Middle Finger To Angry American Conservatives: “Get Over It” !!…. By sundance Exactly a week ago Fox Analyst, George Will, called Donald Trump supporters “vulgar, unwashed masses“. He further explained his opinion of them as “incapable of cognitive thought or rational argument”.Moments later George Will gave rules for the voter who may identify as a Donald Trump supporter, saying such an insignificant slope-head should only be allowed in the Republican party if they enter on “his terms, not theirs“.Later in the week the same man -whose wife coincidentally works for Scott Walker- again stood up...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • George Will: Purge Trump and His Supporters from GOP

    08/16/2015 1:02:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 16, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    “Trumpites” are only “lightly attached to the political process”George Will has written a thought-provoking piece over at WaPo in which he argues that the GOP should purge itself of Trump and Trump’s supporters. Will explains: "When, however, Trump decided that his next acquisition would be not another casino but the Republican presidential nomination, he tactically and quickly underwent many conversions of convenience (concerning abortion, health care, funding Democrats, etc.). His makeover demonstrates that he is a counterfeit Republican and no conservative. He is an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the...
  • GEORGE WILL: ‘DO WE REALLY WANT TO GIVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO DONALD TRUMP?’

    08/16/2015 12:00:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16,2014 | PAM KEY
    On “Fox News Sunday,” conservative columnist George Will said voters will eventually turn on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when they ask themselves “Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to Donald Trump?” Will said, “What’s going on is that those deemed least qualified to be president, are most qualified to do what the voters want done today, 160 days before the first votes are cast in Iowa, which is send a message. That was George Wallace’s engaging theme in 1968. He said, ‘Send them a message!’ The antecedent of the pronoun ‘them’ was anything you wanted it to...
  • Hey George Will, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? The “Vulgarians”….

    08/14/2015 7:17:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-14-2015 | sundance
    August 14, 2015Hey George Will, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner? The “Vulgarians”…. By sundance Donald Trump is a counterfeit Republican and “an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began” ~ George Will (Excerpt from Jeffrey Lord) Back in April of this year, two months before Trump announced his candidacy, Will was on the panel of Bret Baier’s Special Report at Fox and said this when the panelists were asked how much money they would place on various candidates in Baier’s “candidate casino.” When he got to Trump he said: ..”One dollar on Donald Trump in the...
  • Will Says Trump Supporters Aren't Republican & He Should Be Banned From Debates

    08/14/2015 9:54:14 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 70 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 8/14/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Who made George Will the spokesman for the GOP? HeÂ’s defining himself in this article as the consummate judge of who and who isnÂ’t a conservative or a Republican. This is one of the most dishonest political hits I have ever read. Never mind that WillÂ’s wife works for Scott Walker, who I already had issues with because of the people he has surrounding himÂ… IÂ’m sure that has nothing to do with this at all (thatÂ’s sarcasm by the way). I support and want Ted Cruz elected, but I take great umbrage at the way Trump is being treated....
  • Donald Trump Is an Affront to Anyone Devoted to William F. Buckley’s Legacy

    08/12/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 205 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2015 | GEORGE WILL
    Donald Trump, Counterfeit Republican By GEORGE WILL August 12, 2015 In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions. Because the actual Donald Trump is wealthy, he can turn himself into an unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate. It is his right to use his riches as he pleases. His squalid performance and its coarsening of civic life are costs of freedom that an open society must be prepared to pay. When, however, Trump decided that his next...
  • George Will: “Trump Supporters Need To Come Into The Republican Party On Our Terms, Not Theirs”…

    08/09/2015 9:08:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 182 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-9-2015 | sundance
    August 9, 2015 George Will: “Trump Supporters Need To Come Into The Republican Party On Our Terms, Not Theirs”… by sundance The Pontificating Arrogance of The GOPeIn a very clear and deliberate delivery of how the GOPe establishment view those who do not want to accept Jeb Bush in the White House, the republican party elitist and BFF of Charles Krauthammer, George Will, outlines the acceptable parameters for Donald Trump supporters -those unwashed, unintelligent masses- to be good little Republicans.Money quote (ie. Sunlight upon how the GOPe feel about you) at 04:33: VIDEO These are voters the Republicans want, the...
  • Will: Information Will Come Out Showing Trump is ‘Unprincipled’

    07/26/2015 12:46:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/26/2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will said voters are not going to like finding out information about Donald Trump’s past, which will show he is both “uncouth” and “unprincipled.” [Relevant portion at 4:00 mark]
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Fox News Special Report: Ted Cruz "conservatives across this country are frustrated"

    06/24/2015 5:50:45 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Bret Bair
    Ted Cruz hits it out of the park.
  • **LIVE**: Ted Cruz on Special Report with Bret Baier FNC

    06/24/2015 3:35:36 PM PDT · by Textide · 156 replies
    FNC | 06/24/2015 | Self
    Ted Cruz live on FNC
  • Cruz: The last thing Republicans in Congress should do is codify President Obama’s lawlessness...

    06/24/2015 8:40:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 06/24/15
    Discusses Obamacare, ISIS on Special Report with Bret BaierHOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today participated in the Center Seat panel on Special Report with Bret Baier, taking questions from Baier and panelists George Will, Mara Liasson, and Jonah Goldberg. They covered several issues including Trade Promotion Authority, the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, what must be done to defeat ISIS, and why Americans should vote for Ted Cruz for President.Select excerpts are below and full video may be viewed below:https://www.youtube.com/embed/zN3SP6reB7URegarding Trade Promotion Authority:“Two things have changed since that first vote. Number one, WikiLeaks released the text...
  • The Trump Card

    06/21/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | Published on Saturday, 20 June 2015 21:46 | Written by Joan Swirsky
    A sure-fire way of assessing the threat that leftists feel toward any challenge to their nonsensical narratives and preposterous Trump Black and White Card RSN 320policies is to measure the long knives and “important” people they drag out to slam the competition. Whether it’s the leftwing JournoList cabal of 400 so-called journalists and academics who in 2007 colluded to launch relentless character assassinations against every person who challenged Barack Obama about anything, or the obsessive sexist attacks and slander leveled in 2008 against Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, or, more dramatically, the strange death of Obama critic Andrew Breitbart, the...
  • George Will challenges Ted Cruz’s ‘theory’ for running

    04/04/2015 11:25:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Conservative columnist George Will says that Sen. Ted Cruz’s theory for running for the White House — that he can get “more votes from traditional Republican constituencies” — was “slain” by the outcome of the 1964 presidential race and simply doesn’t add up. “The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives,” Mr. Will wrote this week in The Washington Post. “So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory.” Mr. Will...
  • George Will: Ted Cruz is aiming at the wrong Republicans

    04/02/2015 6:16:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/02/2015 | George Will
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory. This theory was slain by a fact — actually, 15,951,378 facts. That was the difference between the 43,129,566 votes President Lyndon Johnson received and the 27,178,188 that Goldwater got on the...
  • The Rough Math Facing Ted Cruz

    04/02/2015 9:28:25 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 62 replies
    San Diego Union-Triune ^ | April 2, 2015 | George Will
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was born in 1970, six years after events refuted a theory on which he is wagering his candidacy. The 1964 theory was that many millions of conservatives abstained from voting because the GOP did not nominate sufficiently deep-dyed conservatives. So if in 1964 the party would choose someone like Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, hitherto dormant conservatives would join the electorate in numbers sufficient for victory. This theory was slain by a fact — actually, 15,951,378 facts. That was the difference between the 43,129,566 votes President Lyndon Johnson received and the 27,178,188 that Goldwater got in winning...
  • George Will On the Race Card: ‘Liberalism Has A Kind Of Tourette’s Syndrome These Days’

    03/31/2015 3:16:53 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 13, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    “Look, liberalism has a kind of Tourette’s syndrome these days. It’s just constantly saying the word ‘racism’ and ‘racist.’ There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn't had a new idea since the 1960s except ObamaCare and the country doesn't like it. So what do you do? You say anyone criticizes us is a racist. It's become a joke among young people. You go to a campus where this kind of political correctness reigns and some young person will say looks like it's going to rain. The person looks and says, you're a racist. I mean it's so inappropriate....
  • George Will: The Export-Import Bank's grip

    03/13/2015 6:15:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NEWSOK ^ | 3-12-15 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — Conservatives’ next disappointment will at least be a validation. The coming reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank will confirm their warnings about the difficulty of prying the government’s tentacles off what should be society’s private sphere. The bank, which exists to allocate credit by criteria other than the market’s preference for efficiency, mirrors the market-distorting policies of foreign governments. These policies favor those countries’ exports that compete with America’s. Much of what the bank does is supposedly to “level the playing field.” When Fred P. Hochberg, the bank’s chairman and president, defends it, an old joke comes to mind:...
  • Will’s Take: There Is a ‘Culture Clash’ Between the Obama Administration and Israel

    02/25/2015 7:21:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | February 25, 2015
    Will’s Take: There Is a ‘Culture Clash’ Between the Obama Administration and Israel February 25, 2015 George Will said he thinks the disagreement between the Obama administration and Israel is representative of a personal dispute between President Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have a community organizer dealing with a commando; they’re not on the same wavelength,” Will said on Wednesday’s Special Report.
  • Tweeting against terrorism

    02/23/2015 9:24:08 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Human Events ^ | 02/23/2015 | George Will
    <p>“We’re here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We need answers that go beyond force.”</p> <p>WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s semantic somersaults to avoid attaching the adjective “Islamic” to the noun “extremism” are as indicative as they are entertaining. Progressives who believe that dialogues, conversations, engagements, conferences and summits are keys to pacifying the world have a peculiar solemnity about using certain words that are potentially insensitive. This mentality is perhaps especially acute in digitally drenched people who believe that Twitter and other social media have the power to tame turbulent reality.</p>
  • Why Indiana’s Mike Pence deserves the trust of conservatives

    02/11/2015 7:58:36 PM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11 2015 | George F. Will
    Although he is always preternaturally placid, Mike Pence today exemplifies a Republican conundrum. Sitting recently 24 blocks from Capitol Hill, where he served six terms as a congressman, and eight blocks from the White House, which some Republicans hope he craves, Pence, now in his third year as Indiana’s governor, discussed two issues, Common Core and Medicaid expansion, that illustrate the following: Today’s president, whose prior governmental experience was meager and entirely legislative, probably has strengthened voters’ normal preference for actual executives — governors rather than legislators — as chief executives. Governors actually govern, which means continually making choices and...
  • George Will: Questions for attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch

    01/11/2015 9:48:17 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    wa po ^ | January 9, 2015 | George Will
    The Justice Department has been, to say no more, unhelpful regarding attempts to fully investigate and properly punish the politicization and corruption of the Internal Revenue Service. Given the department’s seeming complicity in the coverup, would it not be appropriate to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS practice of suppressing the political activity of conservative groups? Civil forfeiture — the seizure of property suspected of being produced by, or involved with, crime — has become a lucrative business for lawless law enforcement. Civil forfeiture treats citizens worse than criminals, seizing the property of people neither convicted of nor...
  • Common Core and the Bill Gates Foundation vs George Will

    12/24/2014 4:24:28 AM PST · by dennisw · 5 replies
    self | Dec 25 | self
    Common Core and the Bill Gates Foundation and George WillYou know it is awful when cautious and moderate conservative George Will is against you because Common Core is just another Federal power grab. My reasons for being against Common Core are: The Federal Department of Education is highly affirmative action as in employment preferences being given to liberals, lefties, militant women, gays, blacks, minorities/ I don't like it when these fanatics are running the show.The various States are always more fair on such hiring practicesThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is really the Melinda Gates Foundation. She calls the shotsShe...
  • George Will: Ted Cruz Is ‘Completely Indifferent To The Fact That Politics Is A Team Sport’ [VIDEO]

    12/15/2014 9:13:44 PM PST · by South40 · 103 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | 15 DEC 14 | Al Weaver
    One day after saying Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz had no idea “what they were trying to accomplish,” syndicated columnist George Will said Monday on “Special Report” the pair have two “exceedingly strange careers underway.” Will told Fox News’ Doug McKelway that Cruz is “indifferent” to politics being a “team sport,” adding further that there hasn’t been “a more peculiar career” in the Senate than the one Cruz is currently enjoying. The conservative columnist also said while Democrats are “bemused” by his antics, he is “loathed” within the GOP caucus, while also telling McKelway if Cruz doesn’t get the GOP...
  • Responding to George Will's 'Welcome to America' Proposal for the Border Kids

    07/29/2014 9:53:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 07/29/2014 | Jerry Kammer
    In the mid-1990s, when the collapse of the Mexican economy produced a wave of illegal immigration to Arizona, I did volunteer work at a Phoenix school that was struggling to meet the needs of a few hundred Mexican children who spoke only Spanish. Even as I sought to help ease the transition for both sides, I thought it would be better for everyone if the influx subsided. That explains my contradictory reactions of appreciation for and disagreement with George Will' s open-arms pronouncement on "Fox New Sunday" regarding Central Americans streaming across the Mexican border into Texas. It is burning...
  • This Conservative Icon (George Will) Isn’t Apologizing for the Column that Has ‘the Rabble’ Furious

    06/21/2014 10:47:44 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 21, 2014 | Zach Noble
    George Will isn’t backing down, even as critics are “calling for [his] head.” Will’s Washington Post column on sexual assault stirred up a great deal of controversy, as he acknowledged in an interview with C-SPAN published Friday. “Today, for some reason … indignation is the default position of certain people in civic discourse,” he said. “They go from a standing start to fury in about 30 seconds.” The internet has “erased the barriers of entry to public discourse,” Will said, which is good because more people can be involved in conversations, but it’s bad because a lot of those people...
  • St. Louis paper dumps George Will for Michael Gerson

    06/19/2014 3:43:35 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6-19-2014 | ERIK WEMPLE
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Page Editor Tony Messenger writes that readers — both liberal and conservative ones — have lobbied the paper to change its lineup of conservative columnists. But apparently a bit of a push was necessary. That came from a recent controversial piece by Washington Post columnist George Will — the one about the “supposed campus epidemic of rape” and the way in which “victimhood” serves as a “coveted status that confers privileges.”
  • St. Louis newspaper ditches George Will after column on sexual assault

    06/19/2014 5:55:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    Wjhl TV / Raycom ^ | June 19, 2014 | Kimberly Wright
    (RNN) – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch axed conservative thinker George Will's syndicated column Wednesday. Editor Tony Messenger apologized to his readers. He stated the change had been considered for months, but "a column published June 5, in which Mr. Will suggested that sexual assault victims on college campuses enjoy a privileged status, made the decision easier. "The column was offensive and inaccurate; we apologize for publishing it," Messenger said. The newspaper announced Will's column would be replaced by Michael Gerson, "former speechwriter and top aide to President George W. Bush." In Will's column, Colleges become the victims of progressivism, he...
  • Petition to Fire George Will Launched By Wife of White House Media Director

    06/12/2014 9:27:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6/12/14 | MARK HEMINGWAY
    Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented "rape culture" on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood. I received the following press release yesterday, headlined: "87,000 Call on The Washington Post to Address Sexism, Fire George Will." A group called UltraViolet was touting the success of an online petition they'd whipped up over the controversy. From the release:
  • George Will: 'Quite literally, opposition to gay marriage is dying'

    12/10/2012 6:54:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Queerty and UPI Blog ^ | 12/10/12 | Kate Stanton
    When pundits on ABC's "This Week" Sunday discussed recent news that the Supreme Court would take up two major gay marriage cases -- challenges to the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Prop 8 -- conservative commentator George Will issued a blunt characterization of same-sex marriage's opponents. There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people. According to a Politico poll out Sunday, Will is right in saying that older Americans are less likely to support gay marriage. The poll said that while 63 percent of 18 to...
  • George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws

    07/22/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Time's Joe Klein on Sunday found out what it's like to actually have to debate conservatives rather than the liberal media members he normally appears with on political talk shows. When he uttered the typical left-wing line on ABC's This Week about the need for more gun control in the wake of Friday's movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Klein got a much-needed education from George Will and the Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin (video follows with transcript and commentary): George Will and Jennifer Rubin Demolish Time's Joe Klein on Gun Control Laws GEORGE WILL: The killer in Aurora, Colorado, was...
  • George Will: Power of College Sports Threatens Education

    11/12/2011 8:49:23 AM PST · by Publius804 · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11 Nov 2011 | George Will
    A few millennia from now, when archaeologists from an ascendant Brazil or Turkey or wherever sift the shards of American civilization and find the ruins of the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., they will wonder why a 109,901-seat entertainment venue was attached to an institution of higher education. Today, the accelerating preposterousness of big-time college football is again provoking furrowed brows and pursed lips. But there probably were few of either among the 20 million who Saturday night watched Alabama's student-athletes play those of LSU. These teams' head coaches' salaries are $4.6 million and $3.75 million, respectively, and their...
  • George F. Will Compares Mitt Romney to Michael Dukakis

    10/24/2011 2:48:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 24, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday on This Week with Christiane Amanpour, George Will -- this was during the roundtable discussion, George Will discussing Mitt Romney. WILL: It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology. RUSH: Did you hear that? George Will characterizing Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's Michael Dukakis. Michael Dukakis, a Democrat loser running for office in 1988, one of the most famous things that Dukakis did was he...
  • A Surprising Story on Crime ( George Will )

    06/22/2008 6:31:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 183+ views
    townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2008 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Listening to political talk requires a third ear that hears what is not said. Today's near silence about crime probably is evidence of social improvement. For many reasons, including better policing and more incarceration, Americans feel, and are, safer. The New York Times has not recently repeated such amusing headlines as "Crime Keeps on Falling, But Prisons Keep on Filling" (1997), "Prison Population Growing Although Crime Rate Drops" (1998), "Number in Prison Grows Despite Crime Reduction" (2000) and "More Inmates, Despite Slight Drop in Crime" (2003). If crime revives as an issue, it will be through liberal complaints...
  • George Will: Confounding Expectations, Giuliani Upends Assumptions

    02/19/2007 6:38:26 AM PST · by meg88 · 75 replies · 1,418+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2/18/07 | George Will
    Two Democratic presidential candidates with national campaign experience are stumbling. A Republican candidate who has run only municipal campaigns is confounding expectations, calling into question some assumptions about Republican voters. Regarding the Republican race, for many months commentators have said that when the Republican base learns the facts about Rudy Giuliani's personal life (an annulled first marriage, a messy divorce, then a third marriage) and views on social issues (for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control, in each case with limits), support for him will evaporate. But such commentary is becoming self-refuting. The insistent reiteration of it during Giuliani's...
  • George F. Will: Freedom vs. Equality (RIP small-government conservatism)

    01/31/2004 9:21:22 PM PST · by quidnunc · 74 replies · 239+ views
    Town Hall ^ | February 1, 2004 | George F. Will [Washington Post Writers Group]
    This may be the most nation-shaping election since 1932, not only — or even primarily — because of the parties' foreign policy differences. Those differences, about sovereignty, multilateralism, preemptive war and nation-building, concern vital fundamentals. But 2004 may secure the ascendancy of one of two radically different ideas of the proper role of government and the individual's proper relationship to it. This will be the first election since candidate George W. Bush made explicit in 2000 what had become implicit in conservatives' behavior. As recently as the 1994 congressional elections, Republicans had triumphed by preaching small-government conservatism, vowing to abolish...
  • George F. Will: Lap dancing may become next right

    06/27/2003 3:17:48 AM PDT · by kattracks · 87 replies · 193+ views
    Union Leader ^ | 6/27/03 | George F. Will
    EAGER TO IMPROVE their town’s moral tone, Los Angeles city councilors are considering an ordinance to improve decorum at strip clubs: No lap dances — dancers are required to remain six feet from customers — no direct tipping, no private VIP rooms in clubs with full nudity. Advocates of the ordinance say such goings-on lead to prostitution. Opponents of the ordinance, including the dancers, deny that prostitution flourishes at the clubs. And they call the ordinance an unconstitutional abridgement of free artistic expression. But a federal appeals court upheld a law in Washington state requiring dancers to stay 10...
  • Protests don’t derail Will’s commencement speech

    12/15/2014 5:32:04 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies
    Will, who once taught political philosophy at Michigan State, said he is “still a Spartan who takes equal pleasure from good MSU football seasons and dismal ones in Ann Arbor,” referring to the University of Michigan. Connie Rzemien, whose daughter, Katie, was among those graduating, told The Detroit News she thought Will was not the right choice. “I believe it is contradictory to what they are doing here to have somebody with such an insensitive view of rape to speak today,” she said. “I think it’s insulting to young women.” The U.S. Education Department this year revealed a list of...
  • In IRS scandal, echoes of Watergate

    05/14/2013 5:42:55 PM PDT · by what's up · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2013 | George Will
    The burglary occurred in 1972, the climax came in 1974, but40 years ago this week — May 17, 1973 — the Senate Watergate hearings began exploring the nature of Richard Nixon’s administration. Now the nature of Barack Obama’s administration is being clarified as revelations about IRS targeting of conservative groups merge with myriad Benghazi mendacities. This administration aggressively hawked the fiction that the Benghazi attack was just an excessively boisterous movie review. Now we are told that a few wayward souls in Cincinnati, with nary a trace of political purpose, targeted for harassment political groups with “tea party” and “patriot”...