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George Will: #SadRepublican

Posted by V the K at 3:57 pm - November 3, 2016.
Filed under: Ideas & Trends

George Will — who some of you may recognize as a token “conservative commentator” the Democrat Media Complex likes to  have on panels with 3 or 4 liberals — is very sad thar the Republican nominee is Donald Trump. So sad is George Will that he not only wants Trumpy to lose, he wants Trump to lose in a devastating electoral landslide that probably loses the House and Senate, too…. and also takes down talk radio forever. Because such a loss will reassert the power of the Washington Establishment and shut up those peasants in the countryside with their stupid yearning for change.

“Mrs. Clinton may win by four (percentage) points, but well over 300 electoral votes. That would help the Republicans,” Will theorized. “The Republican Party has to do several things. First, it has to somehow emancipate itself from its thralldom to the indignation industry of talk radio and certain cable personalities that I think have a paralyzing effect on the party when it tries to deal with things like immigration.”

Without talk radio, the GOP would have passed the “Amnesty Now/Border Security Later (Maybe… Or Maybe We’ll Just Forget About Border Security Once We Have Amnesty Like We Have Done Every Other Time Before)” Comprehensive Immigration Reform bills championed by George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Like the rest of the Republican Establishment, George Will does not think the concerns raised by the “Basket of Deplorables” who are voting for Trump are legitimate. Their concern about the hollowing out of middle America … not legitimate. Their concern about the unchecked flood of immigrants and their effects on low-skilled job wages, schools, and welfare systems…. completely illegitimate. Their concern that Washington DC has become a cozy, cronyist cabal of politicians, lobbyists, donors, and media? Not legitimate at all.

Like most of the GOP, Will thinks that the Trump phenomenon is entirely based on personality and “racist/sexist/xenophobic” rhetoric that excites a certain stupid portion of the electorate who will all go back to eating the excrement sandwiches the GOP will provide once Trump is gone.

You know what else George Will doesn’t like? Blue Jeans.

Denim is the infantile uniform of a nation in which entertainment frequently features childlike adults (“Seinfeld,” “Two and a Half Men”) and cartoons for adults (“King of the Hill”). Seventy-five percent of American “gamers” — people who play video games — are older than 18 and nevertheless are allowed to vote. In their undifferentiated dress, children and their childish parents become undifferentiated audiences for juvenilized movies (the six — so far — “Batman” adventures and “Indiana Jones and the Credit-Default Swaps,” coming soon to a cineplex near you). Denim is the clerical vestment for the priesthood of all believers in democracy’s catechism of leveling — thou shalt not dress better than society’s most slovenly. To do so would be to commit the sin of lookism — of believing that appearance matters. That heresy leads to denying the universal appropriateness of everything, and then to the elitist assertion that there is good and bad taste.

Denim is the carefully calculated costume of people eager to communicate indifference to appearances. But the appearances that people choose to present in public are cues from which we make inferences about their maturity and respect for those to whom they are presenting themselves.

(Which calls to mind an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati from the 1970s)



  1. I used to like Mr. Will. I saw him speak at a conference I was attending and he was very good.

    Now he sounds like a jerk with a tin ear.

    I can only hope that Trump wins in a landslide and that Mr. Will will just STFU…but of course, he won’t.

    Comment by Charlotte — November 3, 2016 @ 3:59 pm - November 3, 2016

  2. Hm. So George Will wants the Democrats to run the show unopposed, huh? Funny how any Republican who voices approval or support for Trump gets their conservative credentials questioned by Will and the #NeverTrump crowd, but their willingness- I would even go so far as to call it eagerness- to have unmitigated Democrat control of the Federal government makes me wonder whether those accusations of Trump supporters being liberals all along are cover for the self-same phenomenon among the #NeverTrumpers.

    #NeverTrumpers, why the eagerness for a Democrat victory? Something you ain’t telling us?

    Comment by Sean L — November 3, 2016 @ 4:52 pm - November 3, 2016

  3. I keep telling George that the bow tie is great, but he doesn’t know how to wear it. Since we can still hear him talking, IT NEEDS TO BE TIGHTER!

    Comment by David, Internet Deplorable — November 3, 2016 @ 10:12 pm - November 3, 2016

  4. …I think have a paralyzing effect on the party when it tries to deal with things like immigration.

    I thought Will was a smart, if not a bit smarmy, guy. Guess not. He’s just another turd in the ivory tower – isolated (but not as much as he thinks) from the consequences of the policies and ideologies he shills for.

    The reason Trump (and to some extent, Bernie) has/had traction is because, for most of us dreadful dirt people, “dealing with” means throwing the little people under the bus.

    “Dealing” with immigration means open borders and unlimited importation of “guest workers” and government clients (dependents).

    I recently read Michelle Malkin’s and John Miano’s (Center for Immigration Studies) “Sold Out”. What an education. If anyone needs some reasons to loathe the Beltway Crowd and the donor class, this book is a compendium of government sleaze. No matter how bad one thinks DC is, it’s worse. If the immigration+labor rackets alone are this bad, add the fact that this crap infects everything government touches.

    I’m to the point that I’m hoping/wishing for a Trump popular vote landslide… if for no other reason than to watch Kevin Williamson have a stroke. I hope it’s on YouTube.

    Comment by KCRob — November 3, 2016 @ 10:37 pm - November 3, 2016

  5. republicans like George will would like Hillary to win because as he says it would be good for the republicans. the establishment republicans that is, not the republican voters.
    look at how good barack Obama has been for the party that falsely claims it is opposed to the policies of the democrat party. since Obama’s election the republican party has won control of the house, the senate, a record number of governorships and state legislatures. you think maybe somebody in the united states was opposed to the policies of barack Obama? what did those people get for voting all those republicans into power? the same damn thing they would have got if the voted for democrats, more of the same. this is why the establishment want to so desperately to defeat Donald trump. Hillary’s policies will keep all these people in power while they continue to lie to anyone to that will be disgusted with what Hillary will do to this country.
    for almost thirty years the establishment republicans have denied any American that is opposed to democrat policies of the ability to do anything about them. the constant lying about their opposition to democrat policies during election, then doing exactly what the democrats want after being elected has ensured the continued growth of government power and the enrichment of the politicians. no career politician is opposed to what the democrats want. what the democrat party wants is good for the career politician but extremely bad for the continued freedom of the American people.
    when are the republican rubes going to realized that they have been hoodwinked by these establishment republicans for all these years. I know this lifelong democrat has finally realized it. there is massive opposition for the policies of the democrat party among the people but none among the republican establishment. if we continue to vote for them future generations will definitely live in a dictatorship.

    Comment by salg — November 3, 2016 @ 10:47 pm - November 3, 2016

  6. Poor George, he sounds petulant.
    I will have to take a photo of myself, wearing blue jeans to the polls, and voting for Trump.
    A life long Republican myself, this is NOT my Father’s Republican party. But then again, this is NOT my Grandfather’s Democrat party either.
    Time for real change. I do so hope that Trump blows folks like Will right out of the water.

    Comment by Trish McNamara — November 4, 2016 @ 9:23 am - November 4, 2016

  7. Don’t tell him that we also love “Bob’s Burgers” and “Adventure Time.”

    What a tool!


    “Denim is the infantile uniform of a nation in which entertainment frequently features childlike adults (“Seinfeld,” “Two and a Half Men”) and cartoons for adults (“King of the Hill”).”

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — November 4, 2016 @ 12:51 pm - November 4, 2016

  8. I hope that Hillary wins, the GOP holds the Senate and House, and she is indicted for criminal activity. Clinton would look great in an orange pantsuit.

    Comment by davinci38 — November 4, 2016 @ 6:55 pm - November 4, 2016

  9. Clinton would look great in an orange pantsuit.

    She already has one of those, and trust me, it’s not any more flattering than any of her other neon-colored orthopedic pantsuits. Particularly when she’s wearing it to flippantly respond to a legitimate question about her potentially illegal actions (“Wipe? You mean like with a cloth or something?”).

    The basic fact remains that the Clintons don’t go to jail—they have people to do that for them, when absolutely necessary. The problem with a Queen Hillary I indictment is that it is rather predictable how it will be portrayed to the general populace: “partisan witch hunt” [emphasis on the ‘partisan’, not the ‘witch’ part]; “misongyny run amok” “Republican overreach”  “more vast right-wing conspiracy”  “they couldn’t beat her at the polls so they’ll try to beat her up in court” “same old trumped-up charges” “an out-of-control Federal agency” [ie, FBI], et cetera, et cetera. There will be charges of McCarthyism that “would make McCarthy blush”. The public who can see some measure of truth in the accusations and call for justice/investigations will be tagged with BHO’s “bitter clingers” label and will be accused of sour grapeism because their “racist, sexist, nationalist, Russian tool” didn’t get elected. There will be few Republicans anywhere who will be able to speak in favor of any perfectly legitimate investigation because they will be deigned to hate ‘lady parts’ and the 50+% of the nation who have them.

    That’s just the mainstream portrayal. Inside the GOP there will be a circular firing squad of finger-pointing and accusation-trading. Those that won’t take up the pitchfork-and-torch brigade against one of the most corrupt persons ever to be inaugurated President Of The United States to the degree of satisfaction of some will be labeled “losers” and “de facto Democrats” along with the campaign pejorative of “cuckservative”. Those making those charges will be called Trump Apologists and Those That Got Us Into This Mess In The First Place. Outside those two camps of many variants, will be the George Wills of the world who will lament the increasing decline in sales of khakis and v-neck sweaters and tie the Chicago Cubs World Series win in with predictions of when the rebound of conservatism and the renaissance of the Republican Party will occur next (hint: sometime in the next 108 years).

    All of it will take place in the realm of the 24-hour media cycle where Content Is King and All Content Matters. Added to the media mix will be TrumpTV, headed by Roger Ailes in one last professional gasp, showcasing programs like “The Next CEO” along with several new beauty pageants and a plethora of opinion-driven news programs designed to stir up resentment towards those who denied America of its rightful leader and replenish the cash accounts of the self-funded campaigner. (Ads for a voyage on Trump Caribbean Cruise Lines could look mighty appealing come February.)

    Meanwhile, the allegedly drunken sot at the heart of the Sturm und Drang will screech her innocence and repeat the claims of her supporters until even the average person who might be swayed by higher arguments will just pray that any and all controversies go away as quickly as possible so that news programs will again actually contain something of interest to that average person instead of a rehash of facts, innuendo, and political spin.

    The best case scenario in the current state of affairs will be to take our national chances with a President Trump, neutralize any self-serving ventures by a has-been candidate and his disaffected supporters; let the prosecutorial chips fall where they may and, should any sanctions fall flat, be content with the knowledge that even if the initials “HRC” are not followed by a Bureau Of Prisons ID number on a correctional facility tally sheet, the Queen Denied’s political campaign days are over and she can be relegated to conning private businesses out of their dollars with the full knowledge of no quid pro quo granted.

    At this point in time the best case doesn’t look the probable case, but then few outside of a particular 1993 Southern California high school graduate didn’t expect the Cubs to win this year either, so miracles can and do occur.

    Comment by RSG — November 6, 2016 @ 3:17 am - November 6, 2016

  10. George Will is actually a very nice man, a man of principles and very astute. Sorry guys. I won’t burst your bubble. Too much. I am an old gay man at this point. A vet of Stonewall and a founder of several original gay rights organizations, yet today I am rather conservative. I am also a solicitor who has litigated against Donald Trump. Several clients , old associates and friends remain executives in his company. He is fond of calling Clinton a crook yet I know without any doubt that he is one himself. He is a high caliber scam artist. I have heard him use the N word, he frequently fired black employees. I know he has a great distaste for gay people and in private speaks the usual slurs about us and has fired gay people in his businesses when he found out that they were gay. He is most definitely a sexual predator and I know at least four women who told me their stories long before he declared his candidacy. It is one thing to be conservative, it is another to to be inhuman, insensitive and totalitarian. Do not be fooled.

    Comment by rjohn — November 6, 2016 @ 1:13 pm - November 6, 2016

  11. Mr “vet of Stonewall” lost me at “George Will is … a man of principles and very astute.”

    (Every gay man over 60 is a vet of Stonewall, just like every actor over 60 was a victim of the Hollywood blacklist.)

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — November 8, 2016 @ 12:12 pm - November 8, 2016

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