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  • Is President Obama's 'manhood' in question? (video - and what manhood would that be?)

    04/21/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/21/2014
    Video linkGeorge Will, Ron Fournier, and Charles Krauthammer.
  • Progressives Don't Grasp the Constitution

    04/18/2014 2:13:56 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 12th, 2014 | George Will
    In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power. The Constitution, however, was adopted to confine that power in order to “secure the blessings of” that which simultaneously justifies and limits democratic government — natural liberty. The fundamental division in U.S. politics is between those who take their bearings from the individual’s right to a capacious, indeed indefinite, realm of freedom, and those whose fundamental value is the right of...
  • George Will totally nails why Democrats are addicted to the race card

    04/17/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Bob Woodward: There’s obviously something wrong at the IRS

    04/14/2014 12:22:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Tomorrow is Tax Day, and millions of Americans — myself included — will see a large drain from our bank accounts to satisfy our obligations to Uncle Sam. So far, though, we have not seen Uncle Sam fulfill his obligation to drain the apparent political corruption at the IRS, even with two Congressional investigations into the targeting of the administration’s critics in the tax-exempt department under Lois Lerner. Barack Obama claims that there isn’t “a smidgen of corruption” at the IRS, but the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward scoffed at that defense on yesterday’s Fox News Sunday. “There’s obviously something here,”...
  • George Will: ‘I’m quite confident that we’re going to rebel against this abusive government’

    04/14/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 65 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Apr. 11, 2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In an interview with TheBlaze in connection with the release of his new book, “A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred,” we spoke with columnist and author George Will on all things baseball and his unified theory of beer, and then moved on to the arguably more important topic of the state of the union, touching on everything from the American founding, Will’s affinity for the Tea Party, to 2016, to immigration. Among other explosive comments, Will told us that he is “quite confident that we’re going to rebel against this abusive government…sooner or...
  • George Will: The Obama Administration’s Constant Claims of Racism Are Becoming a Joke

    04/13/2014 1:05:40 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 13 Apr 2014
    On "Fox News Sunday," Washington Post columnist George Will criticized Attorney General Eric Holder who claim racism is behind his political adversaries' attacks: “Liberalism has a kind of Tourette Syndrome these days," Will said. "It's constantly saying the words racism and racist. There’s an old saying, 'If you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table.' This is pounding the table. There’s a kind of intellectual poverty now. Liberalism hasn’t had a new idea since the 1960s, except Obamacare, and the...
  • George Will: Take a Swing at These (baseball trivia quiz)

    04/03/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | March 29, 2014 | George Will
    "Andre Dawson," Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully once said, "has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?" Yes, so use some of your remaining time constructively by identifying the player or players who: (1) Won three batting titles by at least 44 points (two players)...
  • Adam Weinstein: Arrest Climate Change Deniers

    The Earth hasn’t warmed in 17 years. The Arctic ice cap haven’t melted by 2013 as Al Gore suggested in 2007. Instead like the Antarctic ice cap it has grown. Nearly every computer model created by global warming scientists has turned out to be a massive exaggeration if not outright false. Despite all of this the UN has doubled down on their extremist global warming/climate change theories. Meanwhile Adam Weinstein of Gawker wants to imprison “climate change deniers.” Rather than have a spirited scientific debate, Weinstein wants the matter declared settled science. As George Will mused several months back, when...
  • George Will: Progressives take lessons from ‘Downton Abbey’

    02/13/2014 3:24:16 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 5 replies
    WashPo ^ | 2/12/14 | George Will
    Many “Downton Abbey” watchers are nostalgia gluttons who grieved when Lord Grantham lost his fortune in Canadian railroad shares. There are, however, a discerning few whose admirable American sensibilities caused them to rejoice at Grantham’s loss: “Now perhaps this amiable but dilettantish toff will get off his duff and get a job.” This drama’s verisimilitude extends to emphasizing that his lordship had a fortune to squander only because he married an American heiress. By battening on what they disdained, this republic’s commercial culture, many British aristocrats could live beyond their inherited means — actual work being, of course, unthinkable.
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • Laura Ingraham battles George Will as conservative civil war over immigration intensifies [VIDEO]

    02/10/2014 9:04:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2014
    Conservative commentators Laura Ingraham and George Will can usually be counted on to agree on most issues, but on “Fox News Sunday,” the two sparred over immigration reform, an issue threatening to rip apart the uneasy alliance between the traditional and libertarian wings of the Republican Party. Fox host Chris Wallace began the discussion — which also included AP reporter Julie Pace and liberal commentator Juan Williams — by noting that Republican leadership seems to be rethinking the wisdom of partnering with President Obama on comprehensive immigration reform. Many conservative bulwarks — including the Wall Street Journal — argued that...
  • Ingraham Battles George Will, Fox Panel: GOP ‘Elites’ Pushing Immigration Reform

    02/09/2014 12:40:22 PM PST · by Jean S · 101 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/9/14 | Evan McMurry
    Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham battled the rest of the Fox News Sunday panel over immigration, arguing that immigration reform and current enforcement of immigration laws were weakening the American workforce, even as her fellow panelists countered that reform would bolster the economy. “I think what we’re seeing here is a split inside the Republican Party between two staunch conservatives,” host Chris Wallace said, going on to ply Ingraham with a Wall Street Journal editorial that called flinching on reform “de facto amnesty.” “As far as I can tell, the Wall Street Journal is on the side of Nancy Pelosi,...
  • Four words in the ACA could spell its doom

    01/30/2014 5:37:41 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1-29-14 | George F. Will
    Someone you probably are not familiar with has filed a suit you probably have not heard about concerning a four-word phrase you should know about. The suit could blow to smithereens something everyone has heard altogether too much about, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereafter, ACA). Scott Pruitt and some kindred spirits might accelerate the ACA’s collapse by blocking another of the Obama administration’s lawless uses of the Internal Revenue Service. Pruitt was elected Oklahoma’s attorney general by promising to defend states’ prerogatives against federal encroachment, and today he and some properly litigious people elsewhere are defending a...
  • George Will - Four Words In ObamaCare

    <p>Oklahoma is at the center of one of the major lawsuits being brought against the Affordable Care Act, other wise known as the ACA or better still, ObamaCare. Attorney General Scott Pruitt is waging a war against the law, with good reason and cause. It is based on four words that were carefully considered and included in the language of the bill. George Will has a good description of what is going on.</p>
  • More Bad News from Government-Run Education: The Corrosive Centralization of Common Core

    01/18/2014 5:27:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve posted hundreds of charts over the past several years, including on favorite topics such as tax code corruption and counterproductive government spending. But arguably the most powerful and compelling chart I’ve ever shared is on the topic of education. Prepared by my Cato colleague, Andrew Coulson, it shows that massive increases in spending and bureaucracy (which accompanied increasing federal involvement and intervention) have had zero impact on educational performance. Keep that chart in the back of your mind as we consider what George Will has to say about President Obama’s scheme – known as Common Core – to expand...
  • Doubts over Common Core

    01/17/2014 2:50:03 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 11 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/15/14 | George Will
    Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky. The Common Core represents the ideas of several national organizations (of governors and school officials) about what and how children should learn. It is the thin end of an enormous wedge. It is designed to advance in primary and secondary education the general progressive agenda...
  • The price of political ignorance: More government

    01/02/2014 10:02:16 AM PST · by DWar · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2014 | George Will
    It was naughty of Winston Churchill to say, if he really did, that “the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Nevertheless, many voters’ paucity of information about politics and government, although arguably rational, raises awkward questions about concepts central to democratic theory, including consent, representation, public opinion, electoral mandates and officials’ accountability.
  • 2013 's lesson for conservatives

    12/29/2013 8:24:06 AM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | Dec 29, 2013 | George Will
    Hitherto, they have thought that the most efficient way to evangelize the unconverted was to write and speak, exhorting those still shrouded in darkness to read conservatism’s most light-shedding texts. Now they know that a quicker, surer method is to have progressives wield power for a few years. This will validate the core conservative insight about the mischiefs that ensue when governments demonstrate their incapacity for supplanting with fiats the spontaneous order of a market society. As millions find themselves ending the year without insurance protection and/or experiencing sticker shock about the cost of policies the president tells them they...
  • George Will: "The New American Entitlement" Is "To Go Through Life Without Being Offended" (video)

    12/22/2013 11:13:45 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 22, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: What we do see here, and this goes to the viewers' question about political correctness, the new biggest American entitlement is the entitlement to go through life without being offended. People think they have a right not to have their feelings hurt, not to have their sensibilities in any way exacerbated. I'd refer them to Jefferson who said, it does me no harm if my neighbor believes in 20 gods or one god, it neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. We have forked for millennia to get to a point where we say the law will...
  • The two options on Iran

    12/05/2013 6:22:13 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2013 | George Will
    Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. They understand the agreement’s manifest and manifold defects and its probable futility. Crucial components of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure remain. U.S. concessions intended to cultivate the Iranian regime’s “moderates” are another version of the fatal conceit that U.S. policy can manipulate other societies. As is the hope that easing economic sanctions would create an Iranian constituency demanding nuclear retreat in exchange for yet more economic relief. Critics are, however, wrong in thinking that any agreement could control Iran’s nuclear...
  • George Will: "Someone Has To Tell Obama It's Not Clever To Be Seen Trying To Be Clever" (video)

    11/05/2013 5:04:01 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 16 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Nov 5, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    GEORGE WILL: Someone has to tell the president it's not clever to be seen trying to be clever. In all the prevarications and the equivocations of politics, one tries to be economical in the use of the word lie. That's why Churchill once said an opponent was guilty of terminological inexactitude. Well, it's hard to avoid the feeling that even if the president really didn't know on September 26th what was going to happen on the first of October, now he knows what he actually said then, and he's not telling the truth about what he said then. In the...
  • George Will: Obamacare supporters 'are pioneering new dimensions of sophistry'

    10/30/2013 5:52:54 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist George Will said supporters of President Barack Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act are bending over backward to justify the law’s expanding disaster, particularly Obama’s broken promise that consumers would be able to keep health insurance plans they like. Will pointed to remarks from House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer earlier in the day, who said Obama should have “caveated” his promises made in selling Obamacare. “As a result, the supporters of Obamacare are pioneering new dimensions of sophistry,” Will said. “Steny Hoyer, the second ranking Democrat in the House,...
  • George Will: Cuccinelli is far from the best choice for Virginia

    10/24/2013 2:47:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2013 | George Will
    <p>When William F. Buckley, running as the Conservative Party’s candidate for mayor of New York in 1965, was asked what he would do if he won, he replied: “Demand a recount.” Robert Sarvis, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia, will not need to do this.</p>
  • Fox News hires George Will

    The Daily Caller has confirmed that Fox News will announce later this afternoon that they have hired long-time Washington Post columnist George Will. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/01/fox-news-hires-george-will/#ixzz2gVP0UiZp
  • George Will's Libertarian Evolution: Q&A on Obama, Syria, & the Power of Choice

    09/13/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT · by Dysart · 58 replies
    Reason ^ | 9-13-13 | Gillespie & Welch
    "I've lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that's a lot of folly to witness up close," says Washington Post columnist George Will. "Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January 1, 1970 has pretty much dissipated at the hands of the government." "In part, I owe my current happiness to Barack Obama," continues the 72-year-old Will, who "so thoroughly concentrates all of the American progressive tradition and the academic culture that goes with it, that he's really put the spring in my step."More recently Will has become a champion of...
  • Clinton. Christie. Cringe. (2016: fat boy vs fat legs)

    On Jan. 20, 1981, Michael Deaver, a political aide, peered into a bedroom in Blair House, across from the White House, and said to the man still abed, “It’s 8 o’clock. You’re going to be inaugurated as president in a few hours.” From beneath the blankets, Ronald Reagan said, “Do I have to?” Some are so eager to be inaugurated in 2017 that the 2016 campaign has begun 28 months before the 1.4 percent of Americans who live in Iowa and New Hampshire express themselves. It is, therefore, not too soon to get a head start on being dismayed. Consider two...
  • Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s (George Will)

    08/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2013 | George Will
    President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality. Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to...
  • Democracy failed the Motor City

    08/01/2013 5:22:48 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | George Will
    DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars.” What appalled him had fascinated entomologist William Kirby (1759-1850): The ichneumon insect inserts an egg in a caterpillar, and the larva hatched from the egg, he said, “gnaws the inside of the caterpillar, and though at last it has devoured almost every part of it except the skin...
  • George Will: Detroit doesn’t have a fiscal problem, but a 'cultural collapse' (Video)

    07/28/2013 12:25:21 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 28, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Washington Post columnist George Will took on proponents of federal assistance for Detroit, which declared bankruptcy earlier this month. According to Will, the city isn’t undergoing a fiscal crisis, but is facing a much more serious cultural one, which is the source of its woes. “Can’t solve the problems because the problems are cultural,” Will said. “You have a city, 139 square miles. You can graze cattle in vast portions of it. Dangerous herds of feral dogs roam in there. You have 3 percent of fourth graders reading at the national...
  • Obama’s never-mind presidency

    07/05/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2013 | By George F. Will
    ...Although the Constitution has no Article VIII, the administration acts as though there is one that reads: “Notwithstanding all that stuff in other articles about how laws are made, if a president finds a law politically inconvenient, he can simply post on the White House Web site a notice saying: Never mind.” Never mind that the law stipulates 2014 as the year when employers with 50 full-time workers are mandated to offer them health-care coverage or pay fines. Instead, 2015 will be the year. Unless Democrats see a presidential election coming. This lesson in the Obama administration’s approach to the...
  • George F. Will: There's more, much more, to the Lois Lerner story

    06/12/2013 6:03:07 PM PDT · by rhema · 53 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 6/12/13 | George F. Will
    <p>WASHINGTON -- As soon as the Constitution permitted him to run for Congress, Al Salvi did. In 1986, just 26 and fresh from the University of Illinois law school, he sank $1,000 of his own money, which was most of his money, into a campaign to unseat an incumbent Democratic congressman. Salvi studied for the bar exam during meals at campaign dinners.</p>
  • Johns Hopkins’s And Planned Parenthood’s Troubling Extremism

    04/07/2013 6:31:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 05, 2013 | George F. Will
    Johns Hopkins’s And Planned Parenthood’s Troubling Extremism By George F. Will April 5 We know Johns Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so. Its “Diversity and Inclusion Statement,” a classic of the genre, says the university is “committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students.” Hopkins has an Office of Institutional Equity and a “Diversity Leadership Council” that defines “inclusion” as “active, thoughtful and ongoing engagement with each other.” Unless you are a member of Voice for Life (VFL), an antiabortion group. Hopkins’s Student Government Association has denied...
  • George Will, DOMA, and Polygamy

    03/24/2013 5:10:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 24, 2013 | Ken Klukowski
    Dr. George Will is a respected social scientist and acclaimed writer, but he’s not a lawyer. And he shows it by suggesting the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a challenge to that federal statute this week in U.S. v. Windsor. DOMA prevents the federal government from giving federal marital benefits to gay marriages or polygamous marriages, and the Constitution allows Congress to make that judgment. Will has made valuable contributions to the issue of gay marriage. And on a personal note, I’m grateful for Will’s very positive Washington Post column last...
  • Fusion Power on the Right

    03/20/2013 4:18:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2013 | John Goldberg
    "At CPAC, the Future Looks Libertarian," read a dispatch on Time magazine's website. "CPAC: Rand Paul's Big Moment," proclaimed The Week magazine. Meanwhile, the New York Times headlined its story about the annual conservative political action conference "GOP divisions fester at conservative retreat." George Will, a man who actually knows a thing or two about conservatism, responded to the NYT's use of the word "fester" on ABC News' "This Week." "Festering: an infected wound, it's awful. I guarantee you, if there were a liberal conclave comparable to this, and there were vigorous debates going on there, the New York Times'...
  • George Will: ‘What I did see at CPAC was the rise of the libertarian strand of Republicanism’ [VIDEO

    03/17/2013 11:13:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 200 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 17, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On this Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Washington Post columnist George Will criticized a New York Times article by Jim Rutenberg and Richard Stevenson that suggested the Conservative Political Action Conference revealed deep divisions in the conservative movement. “First, here’s The New York Times headline on the CPAC conference: ‘GOP divisions fester at conservative retreat,’” Will said. “Festering an infected wound — it’s awful. I guarantee you, if there were a liberal conclave comparable to this, and there were vigorous debates going on there, The New York Times headline would be ‘Healthy diversity flourishes at the...
  • George Will: I will do many things for my country & my profession. I won´t take seriously Jay Carney

    03/01/2013 10:14:41 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 1, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Laura Ingraham’s radio show on Friday, Washington Post columnist George Will took a few digs at the Obama White House for the way it has handled the so-called sequestration crisis. According to Will, the process has shown the public just where President Barack Obama and other liberals are on government and how any reduction is “intolerable.” “I think the sequester argument is extremely useful because it’s very educational for the American public,” Will said. “When the Obama administration increases on average 17 percent the budgets of the domestic agencies that are now facing a 5 percent cut, and they...
  • Forget RINO, let's just call people like Rove and Will what they are: Republicans

    02/05/2013 8:53:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/5/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Overuse of a word sometimes causes it to lose its meaning. As ugly an insult as being called a “Nazi” once was, in the mind of some Americans who think World War II was fought one hundred years ago, its overuse has caused the word to now connote a “busybody” or a “stickler for rules.” “Soup Nazi” makes this point. As an insult there is no longer any sting in the word “Nazi.” RINO “Republican In Name Only” is an insult whose time has come and gone as well. “RINO” as an insult to Republicans who were not conservatives, or...
  • George Will: “Opposition to Gay Marriage is Dying—It’s Old People”

    12/10/2012 5:39:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 137 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 10, 2012 | Pete Winn
    Syndicated columnist George Will, appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” said opposition to same-sex marriage is “quite literally” dying, because opponents tend to be older Americans. “There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people,” Will said. …
  • Will Schools Brazile on Mandates: ...

    11/18/2012 1:59:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 18, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    For approaching two weeks, liberal media members have been contorting themselves to make the case the President's victory on Election Day represented a mandate for his agenda. When CNN contributor Donna Brazile tried this on ABC's This Week Sunday, George Will marvelously responded, "Almost every member of John Boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than Mr. Obama won his renewed term" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Will Schools Brazile on Mandates: Almost Every House Republican Won By Much Bigger Margin Than Obama MARTHA RADDATZ, SUBSTITUTE HOST: Simple math? And is there a mandate?...
  • Rush IS right: The conservative base DID NOT show up for Mitt & giving amnesty will not help the GOP

    11/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 65 replies
    11/14/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Rush is right! And the GOP-e along with the Morrises, the George Wills, etc, failed in their predictions. Morris admitted he had egg on his face, but I did not see George Will admit this. Maybe he did, but I didn't see it. Are the now obsolete? Are the Krauthammers, the O'Reillys, the Vannitys, Rollins, etc also obsolete? Is Vannity still going to continue having the same ol same ol on his show? And what about the other shows on FOX News? Are they going to continue having RINOS/CINO guests/hosts on their shows? Mitt Romney got fewer votes than McCain...
  • George Will: Take Congress, not White House [March 2, 2012]

    11/06/2012 10:53:29 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 73 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 3/2/12 | TIM MAK
    <p>Columnist George Will says the 2012 presidential race looks like it might be a lost cause for Republicans and believes that the primary goal of conservatives should be to retain control of the House and win the Senate so Congress can restrain President Barack Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016.</p>
  • George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide

    11/04/2012 9:16:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/04/2012 | Jeff Poor
    - The Daily Caller - http://dailycaller.com - George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslidePosted By Jeff Poor On 11:21 AM 11/04/2012 @ 11:21 AM In DC Exclusives,DC Exclusives - Video,Politics | No Comments Add Washington Post George Will to the landslide column along with Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone.On this weekend’s broadcast of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Will revealed his prediction and added a bonus surprise by saying traditional Democratic state Minnesota would go for Romney as well.“I’m projecting Minnesota to go for Romney,” Will said. “It’s the only state that’s voted...
  • Obama: the real radical (Will Finally Gets It)

    09/06/2012 11:13:12 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/5/2012 | George Will
    Four years ago, Barack Obama was America’s Rorschach test, upon whom voters could project their disparate yearnings. To govern, however, is to choose, and now his choices have clarified him. He is a conviction politician determined to complete the progressive project of emancipating government from the Founders’ constraining premises, a project Woodrow Wilson embarked on 100 Novembers ago. [....] Progress, as progressives understand it, means advancing away from, up from, something. But from what? From the Constitution’s constricting anachronisms. In 1912, Wilson said, “The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power.” But as Kesler notes,...
  • George Will Calls Donna Brazile 'Racist' for Saying the Word 'Chicago'

    09/02/2012 10:21:55 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    George Will Calls Donna Brazile 'Racist' for Saying the Word 'Chicago' By Noel Sheppard Created 09/02/2012 - 12:32pm As NewsBusters reported Thursday, MSNBC's Chris Matthews believes that when Republicans link President Obama to Chicago, they're being racist. With this in mind, George Will got Donna Brazile on ABC's This Week Sunday to say the word "Chicago," and then marvelously called her a racist for doing so (video follows with transcript and commentary): GEORGE WILL: A subtext of all this is that we're all racists. Can I ask you a question? What is the largest city in Illinois? DONNA BRAZILE: Chicago....
  • Voters, are you bluffing? (George F. Will)

    08/31/2012 8:40:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington POst ^ | August 29, 2012 | George F. Will
    <p>Now begins the final phase of this cognitive dissonance campaign. America’s 57th presidential election is the first devoted to calling the nation’s bluff. When Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan, Republicans undertook the perilous but commendable project of forcing voters to face the fact that they fervently hold flatly incompatible beliefs.</p>
  • Why There Is Nothing Obama Won't Say About Romney...

    08/15/2012 4:11:32 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-15-12 | The Looking Spoon
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  • George Will's False Argument Against Football

    08/08/2012 4:58:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    Those who have convinced themselves that American football is incurably violent and shortens the life expectancy of those who play it -- I am thinking of George Will -- ought to read the study the American Journal of Cardiology published in March on the mortality of former NFL players. Men who played in the NFL for at least five years over a period of three decades, the study demonstrated, had a lower mortality rate than the general population of American males. However, in The Washington Post on Sunday, George Will wrote: "Various unsurprising studies indicate high early mortality rates among...
  • Read This Horrifying George Will Column and You Will – if You Have any Decency –

    08/01/2012 5:12:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I periodically provide mind-blowing examples of individuals who have their lives turned upside down by evil bureaucrats. You may think “evil” is too strong a word, but it sticks in my mind after perusing these examples of abusive actions by the federal government. A story of vicious IRS persecution. Two stories of innocent people who were victimized by the idiotic Drug War. A video about how the EPA tried – and fortunately failed – to destroy a family. A story about the Justice Department’s discriminatory attack on a hapless homeowner. Now we have a George Will column that will get...
  • George Will, Matthew Dowd Blast Mitt Romney For Not Releasing Prior Tax Returns

    07/15/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/12 | George Stephanopoulos - abc
    ABC News' George Will slammed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for failing to fully release information on his tax returns and offshore accounts, saying Romney "must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them." "If something's going to come out, get it out in a hurry," Will said this morning on the "This Week" roundtable. "I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that [John] McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn't get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore...
  • George Will: The consolation prize (The commerce clause was rejected.)

    06/29/2012 9:40:43 AM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/28/2012 | George Will
    Conservatives won a substantial victory on Thursday. The physics of American politics — actions provoking reactions — continues to move the crucial debate, about the nature of the American regime, toward conservatism. Chief Justice John Roberts has served this cause. The health care legislation’s expansion of the federal government’s purview has improved our civic health by rekindling interest in what this expansion threatens — the Framers’ design for limited government. Conservatives distraught about the survival of the individual mandate are missing the considerable consolation prize they won when the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional... --snip-- When Nancy Pelosi, asked where...