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  • George Will: House Republicans voted to endanger ‘civilization’ with Ukraine aid opposition

    04/24/2024 12:28:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/24/2024
    George Will, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, went after House Republicans who recently voted against more aid to Ukraine in a Wednesday opinion piece in the Post. In the opinion, highlighted by Mediaite, Will said the 112 Republicans House Republicans who voted against Ukraine aid “voted last Saturday to endanger civilization,” calling them “ignoble.” “Hoping to enhance their political security in their mostly safe seats, and for the infantile satisfaction of populist naughtiness (insulting a mostly fictitious ‘establishment’), they voted to assure [Russian President Vladimir Putin’s] attempt to erase a European nation,” Will wrote in his column. Opponents...
  • George Will: Trump and DeSantis will be GOP primary losers

    07/15/2023 2:17:26 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 98 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Fri, July 14, 2023 | Nick Roberson
    Conservative commentator George Will criticized 2024 GOP primary favorites former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, in a column Friday, saying that both candidates will come out of the GOP primary weaker. “The 2024 Republican nomination question was supposed to be: Could anyone harpoon the Great Orange Whale? Who knew that he would harpoon himself, repeatedly? Or that DeSantis, playing Captain Ahab, would pay Trump the sincerest form of flattery by imitating his persona as an unhappy warrior?” Will wrote in a Washington Post column.
  • On George Will’s Bold Prediction

    07/14/2023 8:06:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/14/2023 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    In the Post, George Will predicts that neither Donald Trump nor Ron DeSantis will be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024. Inter alia, Will bases this on what he considers to be voters’ inevitable “rebellion against inevitability”: Voters, however, become contrary when told that the game’s outcome is known in the top of the first inning. Hence what G.K. Chesterton called the game of “Cheat the Prophet”: People listen politely to explanations of what is inevitable, then make something else happen. As a rule, there’s a lot to this. Americans did not like being told in 2007 that the next...
  • Woke Word-Policing Is Now Beyond Satire

    03/08/2023 12:52:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2023 | George F. Will
    Sometimes in politics, which currently saturates everything, worse is better. When a political craze based on a bad idea achieves a critical mass, one wants it to be undone by ridiculous excess. Consider the movement to scrub from the English language and the rest of life everything that anyone might consider harmful or otherwise retrograde. Worse really is better in today’s America (if you will pardon that noun; some at Stanford University will not; read on) as the fever of foolishness denoted by the word “woke” now defies satire. At Stanford, a full-service, broad-spectrum educational institution, an “Elimination of Harmful...
  • George Will pleads with Dems not to run ‘past his prime’ Biden, ‘unqualified’ Harris in ‘24

    11/03/2022 9:07:59 AM PDT · by bitt · 86 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/2/2022 | mark moore
    Venerable columnist George Will begged Democrats Wednesday not to allow President Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris to seek the White House in 2024, warning that nominating either would “insult and imperil the nation.” “​​Biden is not just past his prime; even adequacy is in his past,” Will wrote in the Washington Post. ​The 81-year-old Will​, a longtime Republican who left the party in 2016 after Donald Trump won its presidential nomination, voted for Biden in 2020, and describes himself as “unaffiliated,” said the president’s false statement last month that the student loan forgiveness plan was passed by Congress marked...
  • WaPo Calls for New Leadership in the White House: 'Biden and Harris Are Unfit'

    11/02/2022 6:59:26 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/2/22 | Sarah Arnold (quoting George Will)
    You know there is a problem when even liberal media outlets admit that the current leaders in the White House need to go. Washington Post columnist, George Will, is calling on President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to resign from their positions.
  • Trump Identifies and Annihilates 5 “shortsighted ‘losers,'” Who’ve Lost All Relevance With Conservatives: “They will never understand what it takes to Make America Great Again!”

    07/15/2022 9:33:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 46 replies ^ | Jun 26, 2022 | Jesse Martin
    President Trump annihilates RINOs, “losers” and backstabbers in a Save America StatementIn a statement put out today by President Trump, he identifies and absolutely crushes 5 RINOs and backstabbers whom he describes as “shortsighted ‘losers'” who spend their time criticizing him and the America First movement, while providing nothing positive to the Republican Party or to this nation.President Trump’s statement reads:I listen to all of these foolish (stupid!) people, often living in a bygone era, like the weak and frail RINO, Peggy Noonan, who did much less for Ronald Reagan than she claims, and who actually said bad things about...
  • Trump Slams National Review, Noonan, Will for Not Seeing 'Potential Greatness of Our Country'

    06/30/2022 10:03:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 26 June 2022 11:21 AM EDT | Jay Clemons
    p>Former President Donald Trump criticized three nominally conservative pundits as well as National Review magazine on Sunday following their recent dismissive pieces of the former president. Trump excoriated Peggy Noonan, columnist for The Wall Street Journal and former speech writer for President Ronald Reagan; Rich Lowry, editor of National Review; and George Will, columnist for the Washington Post."I listen to all of these foolish (stupid!) people, often living in a bygone era, like the weak and frail RINO, Peggy Noonan, who did much less for Ronald Reagan than she claims, and who actually said bad things about him and his...
  • Trump Blasts ‘Never Trump’ Haters: No ‘Talent to Get Anything Done’

    06/27/2022 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jun 2022 | PAUL BOIS
    Former President Donald Trump issued a severe smackdown to his Republican haters in a statement on Sunday, characterizing them as talentless fools.Calling out George Will, Rich Lowry, Jonah Goldberg, and others by name, the former president said that nobody should listen to such “foolish (stupid!) people”:I listen to all of these foolish (stupid!) people, often living in a bygone era, like the weak and frail RINO, Peggy Noonan, who did much less for Ronald Reagan than she claims, and who actually said bad things about him and his ability to speak, or Rich Lowry, who has destroyed the once wonderful...
  • Pence goes big, bold, and specific in his new Freedom Agenda

    04/01/2022 7:57:24 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 01, 2022 | Quin Hillyer
    As former Vice President Mike Pence positions himself for a possible presidential race, he is setting a great example of substance of the sort that the public should demand from all White House aspirants. On Thursday, Pence’s Advancing American Freedom organization launched a “Freedom Agenda” featuring what, by modern standards, is a remarkable amount of depth and specificity. Readers may also be struck by how much its tone sounds Reaganesque, more focused on what the group (and thus Pence) is for than what it opposes. The agenda is divided into three sections: American culture, American opportunity, and American leadership. Each...
  • Donald Trump looks increasingly like a stray orange hair to be flicked off the nation’s sleeve

    03/05/2022 1:10:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 169 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2022 | George Will
    Floundering in his attempts to wield political power while lacking a political office, Donald Trump looks increasingly like a stray orange hair to be flicked off the nation’s sleeve. His residual power, which he must use or lose, is to influence his party’s selection of candidates for state and federal offices. This is, however, perilous because he has the power of influence only if he is perceived to have it. That perception will dissipate if his interventions in Republican primaries continue to be unimpressive. So, Trump must try to emulate the protagonist of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.”...
  • Dear Never Trumpers: The Cruise Is Over

    01/26/2022 7:00:30 AM PST · by MNDude · 59 replies
    Dear Never Trumpers: The Cruise Is Over How a generation of "conservative" intellectuals finally turned into Democrats A lot has happened since my well known essay "The Collapse of the Never Trumpers" appeared in 2018 — and none of it has been good for that tribe of pundits or their garden gnome leader, Bill Kristol. In fact, most of them have seen their careers collapse so spectacularly that only Michael Avenatti could really understand. George Will has semi-retired to a life of boring students to death as a commencement speaker at small colleges. Jonah Goldberg and Steven Hayes used to...
  • George Will: ‘Quarantine’ Republicans ‘Addicted to Furiousness’

    09/23/2021 5:53:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/22/2021 | Pam Key
    MSNBC political commentator and author George Will said Wednesday on “The Beat” that the Republican base needed to be quarantined because they were “addicted to furiousness.” Melber said, “What has happened to this moderate Republican Party?”Will said, “Well, it’s one thing to be for limited government. It’s one thing to be as the founders were, for a government of limited delegated and enumerated powers. This, however, is beyond politics. This is clinical psychology we have to consult.
  • George Will: Trump Demonstrated How One Man with ‘Lack of Conscience’ Can Change America for the Worse

    09/17/2021 11:33:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/17/2021 | Pam Key
    MSNBC political commentator and author George Will said Friday on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” that former president Donald Trump demonstrated how rapidly one man with a “lack of conscience” can change the entire tone of public life for the worse. Mitchell said, “In your new book, you write that it has been well said that the United States is the only nation founded on a good idea, the proposition that people should be free to pursue happiness as they define it. In recent years, however, happiness has been elusive for this nation in which too many people think and act as...
  • George Will: GOP Won’t Investigate Jan. 6 Because of the ‘Terror It Feels for Its Own Voters’

    05/24/2021 5:48:53 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2021 | Pam Key
    Washington Post columnist George Will said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” roundtable that Republican lawmakers would not investigate the Capitol riot on January 6 because of the “terror it feels for its own voters.”
  • Donald Trump Fought For Us. Now It’s Our Turn

    01/27/2021 9:13:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 27, 2021 | David Marcus
    Trump created a new conservatism. Now its our job to nurture it.Back in the early days of the Donald Trump phenomenon, whenever he supposedly got out of line a recurring joke about him was, “But he fights.” The pundits laughed. The poor rubes suckered by Trump were supposedly taken in by some canard that he was a fighter. But the fact is he was, he won a lot of those fights, and his voters are better off for those wins. When the spurious allegations of long past sexual misconduct from now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh emerged, conventional wisdom said...
  • NeverTrumpers Unhinged Over Their Growing Irrelevance

    09/21/2020 7:32:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American ^ | September 21, 2020 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Washington D.C. has always been a club, with decorum and strict membership rules. Most of us are not in this club and would have no desire to join if offered membership based on our morals, ethics, and a desire to look at ourselves in the mirror every day without being disgusted. George Carlin said it best, “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.” The club goes by many names – deep state, swamp, uniparty – and the club charter is quite clear, outlined ironically by someone not in the club, blackballed by the membership committee. President Trump, before...
  • NeverTrump ‘Conservatives’ Have Incited Political Violence

    09/02/2020 12:51:12 AM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | August 31, 2020 | By Julie Kelly
    s their preferred candidate crashes in national polls and the race tightens to a dead heat in Joe Biden’s must-win states, NeverTrump “conservatives” are once again taking their marching orders from Democrats. The death, destruction, and mayhem besieging Democratic-run cities across the country, NeverTrump dutifully recites, is all Donald Trump’s fault. Team Biden crafted the inane talking points to deflect concerns that the violence in cities such as Portland and Kenosha rapidly was backfiring on Democrats; scenes of angry mobs attacking Trump supporters, including Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his wife, leaving the White House late Thursday night after the...
  • What is George Will's Problem?

    08/13/2020 6:00:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    American ^ | August 13, 2020 | Gene Comiskey
    In reading George Will’s recent column (“The Difference between Trumpism and fascism”), I was struck by a few things: his elitist anti-Trump tone, his denigration of the President’s supporters and his lack of understanding of Donald Trump’s appeal. The thing which struck me most, however, was not a failure to know the past, but his inability to apply the lessons of history to the present. He recites the basics of the history of fascism while completely missing how that history applies to the current situation. What is it about Donald Trump that so offends George Will? Does the President fail...
  • Much of today’s intelligentsia cannot think

    06/27/2020 2:11:11 PM PDT · by karpov · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2020 | George Will
    ... Today’s most serious problem, which annihilates thoughtfulness about all others, is that a significant portion of the intelligentsia — the lumpen intelligentsia — cannot think. Its torrent of talk is an ever-intensifying hurricane of hysteria about the endemic sickness of the nation since its founding in 1619 (don’t ask). And the iniquities of historic figures mistakenly admired. An admirable intelligentsia, inoculated by education against fashions and fads, would make thoughtful distinctions arising from historically informed empathy. It would be society’s ballast against mob mentalities. Instead, much of America’s intelligentsia has become a mob. Seeking to impose on others the...