Fisking George Will

Donald Trump is a counterfeit Republican

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.

Yes, because Donald Trump is drunk.

In every town large enough to have two newspapers there is a guy who writes about party purity while losing ground to the opposition because he is nothing but a mealy-mouthed fop who is as incorrigibly vulgar as the one who he disdains, the vulgarity coming in the form of magniloquent ineffectuality.

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.

The unwashed morons know intuitively that if our borders remain open while we are a welfare state the country will be lost. This is not paranoia, it is fact. So, until one of your superior candidates takes a pledge to adopt the Trump plan on immigration, stfu. (Too vulgar?)

He is an affront to anyone devoted to the project William F. Buckley began six decades ago with the founding in 1955 of the National Review — making conservatism intellectually respectable and politically palatable.

The tens of millions of illegals are impressed with your intellectual respectability. They also find you politically palatable malleable.

 

Buckley’s legacy is being betrayed by invertebrate conservatives now saying that although Trump “goes too far,” he has “tapped into something,” and therefore. . . .

Therefore what? This stance — if a semi-grovel can be dignified as a stance — is a recipe for deserved disaster. Remember, Henry Wallace and Strom Thurmond “tapped into” things.

So, we’re racists because we don’t want millions of Mexicans waltzing into the country? Is that what you’re saying in your un-vulgar, palatable way? If we want better trade deals we’re Strom Thurmond?

In 1948, Wallace, FDR’s former vice president, ran as a third-party candidate opposing Harry Truman’s reelection. His campaign became a vehicle for, among others, communists and fellow travelers opposed to Truman’s anti-Soviet foreign policy. Truman persevered, leaders of organized labor cleansed their movement of Soviet sympathizers, and Truman was reelected.

So Trump is a communist preventing the election of who, the great Yeb Bush? And your mission is to what, cleanse the party of Trump sympathizers? Get ahold of yourself. Irony Curtain pointed out just today that you were in attendance at the infamous Obama meet and greet when “conservative” pundits were a little too impressed with the “crease in Obama’s pant leg.”  Doesn’t The Donald have a nice crease?

He won also in spite of South Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Thurmond siphoning off Democratic votes (and 39 electoral votes) as a Dixiecrat protesting civil rights commitments in the Democratic Party’s platform. Truman won because he kept his party and himself from seeming incoherent and boneless.

Conservatives who flinch from forthrightly marginalizing Trump mistakenly fear alienating a substantial Republican cohort. But the assumption that today’s Trumpites are Republicans is unsubstantiated and implausible. Many are no doubt lightly attached to the political process, preferring entertainment to affiliation. They relish their candidate’s vituperation and share his aversion to facts. From what GOP faction might Trumpites come? The establishment? Social conservatives? Unlikely.

They certainly are not tea partyers, those earnest, issue-oriented, book-club organizing activists who are passionate about policy. Trump’s aversion to reality was displayed during the Cleveland debate when Chris Wallace asked him for “evidence” to support his claim that Mexico’s government is sending rapists and drug dealers to the United States. Trump, as usual, offered apoplexy as an argument.

Mexico is sending rapists and drug dealers to the United States. The jails are full of illegals that have raped, murdered, sold drugs, burglarized, terrorized… are you not aware of this George? All the proof Trump needs is to hold up crime statistics. We are not stupid George.

A political party has a right to (in language Trump likes) secure its borders. Indeed, a party has a duty to exclude interlopers, including cynical opportunists deranged by egotism. This is why closed primaries, although not obligatory, are defensible: Let party members make the choices that define the party and dispense its most precious possession, a presidential nomination. So, the Republican National Committee should immediately stipulate that subsequent Republican debates will be open to any and all — but only — candidates who pledge to support the party’s nominee.

This year’s Republican field is the most impressive since 1980,

So, for 35 years the GOP hasn’t produced anything at all to get excited about? Haven’t you been a leading pundit during that time? Maybe you should take a small vacay to some establishment getaway destination and do some quiet reflection on your effectualness. Maybe sit this one out, okay Scrubby?

 

and perhaps the most talent-rich since the party first had a presidential nominee, in 1856. But 16 candidates are experiencing diminishment by association with the 17th.

You’re really into this “the left is making fun of us” stuff, aren’t you? You’d think someone that is fearful of diminishment by association would be just as concerned with Jeb Bush being in the field, or any of the remaining candidates, because the left hates them all.

Soon the campaign will turn to granular politics, the on-the-ground retail work required by the 1.4 percent of the nation’s population that lives in Iowa and New Hampshire. Try to imagine Trump in an Iowa living room, with a macaroon in one hand and cup of hot chocolate balanced on a knee, observing Midwestern civilities while talking about something other than himself.

I can picture that.

Television, which has made Trump (he is one of three candidates, with Mike Huckabee and John Kasich, who have had television shows), will unmake him, turning his shtick into a transcontinental bore. But not before many voters will have noticed weird vibrations pulsing from the GOP.

I’ve always felt the weird GOP vibes were George Will vibes.

So, conservatives today should deal with Trump with the firmness Buckley dealt with the John Birch Society in 1962. The society was an extension of a loony businessman who said Dwight Eisenhower was “a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy.” In a 5,000-word National Review “excoriation” (Buckley’s word), he excommunicated the society from the conservative movement.

Again, you’re calling Trump what? A racist? Mentally unstable?

Buckley received an approving letter from a subscriber who said, “You have once again given a voice to the conscience of conservatism.” The letter was signed, “Ronald Reagan, Pacific Palisades, Cal.”

I can find a letter signed by Reagan approving of the actions taken by democrats. He was left-leaning before he evolved.

I also remember the establishment GOP appalled at Reagan, even some remarking while gazing out at Reagan Country, “these are not our people.”

I’m not a rabid Trump supporter. But it’s a sad state of GOP affairs when I trust Trump more than them. There is something a bit back-stabby about the DC GOP – you know, the “authentic” “non-counterfeit” GOP. So, excuse me while I watch the organic process play itself out, devoid of the meddling of the GOP I’ve grown way too weary and suspicious of.

 

44 Comments on Fisking George Will

  1. Good job on fisking George Will. I’m sure the only reason he doesn’t make fun of Trump’s hair is because he takes his own off every night and puts it in a box.

    Funny how the GOPe and its stooges (like George Will) despise an actual American saying patriotic things as an interloper into their gentrified little circle, yet at the same time they promote the idea of letting every mobile piece of flesh in the world break into the gates of America to steal everything that isn’t nailed down.

    And we’re supposed to believe that Donald Trump will be worse for America than the lying bucket of scum that calls itself the GOP has proven to be. They don’t seem to understand that we may not be sure that we can trust Trump just yet, but we already know what a bunch of corrupt, self-serving, back-stabbing, lying invertebrates they are based on their own actions / inaction in recent years. Thus, America (and the GOP) can’t be any worse off by putting Trump in office than we already are.

  2. Your closing statement really sums it up, I think. Conservatives are so very tired of supporting the GOP, only to get kicked to the curb like a $10 whore, every time, as soon as the election is over.

    I sure as fuck am.

    Maybe if the GOP hadn’t dicked us all over every goddamn two years since 1988, they wouldn’t be in this predicament.

  3. I’m watching the asshole right now on a repeat of Fox Ndws Sunday. I was getting pissed until I finally realized who the retard really is.
    Alphala from the Young Rascals all grown up.

  4. Thanks Fur. That was a very good analysis. Some have questioned my conservatism, trust me, I could not be successful without being conservative. I did have to push money to get jobs done, but that is business the way Washington dictates it.

    As for George Will, he backed George Bush against Reagan in ’80. That is how stupid a man he is. Oh, no he is even more stupid he backed Ford in ’76. He opposed our greatest Republican president of our last 100 years BOTH TIMES! What a dimwit!

    BFH, I am getting yuge crowds. People are pissed. This is 2010 + 2014. As Mark Levin says, If you are under the age of 45, you have never had the opportunity to vote for a conservative president. Next year is that year, I pray.

  5. Yep. This is where I’m standing right now:

    “I’m not a rabid Trump supporter. But it’s a sad state of GOP affairs when I trust Trump more than them.”

    The betrayal we’ve witnessed after busting our collective asses to elect enough Republicans to take over the U.S. Senate last year, is what is fueling this Trump mania. They LIED to us to get reelected. Why should we trust any of them now? No, Trump is not exactly an “outsider,” and the idea that he “can’t be bought” rings a little hollow, but that doesn’t alter the FACT that the rest of the Republican presidential wannabes aren’t exactly saying what we are longing to hear. The more the George Wills bash him, the more they push me towards him.

  6. Will has always rubbed me the wrong way… Always thought he was a gay hiding in a straight marriage.
    He is the ‘look at me I’m smart guy’
    With friends like him you don’t need enemies.

  7. Let’s not forget a few years back how excited we were when Newt called out the media during a debate. I am 10-fold that. That is the excitement I bring.

    I am anything but Bush and the establishment. Catching my tailwinds are Carson, Cruz, Fiorina, and Walker. The rest are establishment haze. I am going to bring you a conservative president, even if it is not me.

  8. The American “electorate’ has become old and feeble of mind. They really do not want to have to actually make a decision about anything. They want a “safe” candidate who will not do anything that may surprise them ….like LEAD! Trump represents just too many lumps in the gravy for some of the oldies to digest. I hope the GOP chokes on him ……………..and he becomes President!!
    …………and deports Obama for treason!!!!

  9. Fuck George Will-Trump has hammered him and rightly so. This is the same George Will that disdained Reagan in 1980 for HW.

    Why old George dared Trump to run just a few months ago so we could all watch him “crash and burn”-asshole-while putting his money on Jeb. Now that Trump is kicking butt, Will has to resort to disgusting metaphors and comparisons, fuck him again.

    Why doesn’t he spend one tenth this vitriol on our laughable leadership that has their assholes in perpetual grease mode for the next Obama/Jarrett reaming. Which BTW will be the meaningless Kabuki Dance about raising the debt limit.

    It’s pretty easy George to poo-poo 30 Million illegals destroying your country when you’re sitting in your gated and guarded community, getting chauffeured to your gig and have the CofC lining your pockets with millions, ain’t it?

    Why anyone takes just about any of these douches seriously is a mystery.

  10. “Fisking?”…Should have been spelled with a “t”.

    Will and his other “do-nothing and hope/pray for the best” ilk have passively stood by, done nothing and pontificated while our country went down the toilet. Now, they all seem to want Jeb to pull the handle.

    Sorry…I care not if “the Donald” is a Plutocrat, a Marsocrat, or a Neptuneocrat…he speaks the truth we have been waiting to hear for a very long time. He may very well be an “Earthocrat. I’m very, very sorry, “fellow conservatives”, but I’m grown weary of broken promises, lives, Constitutional mores, and American tradition to ever was to see another beltway “brother” in charge of our lives again.

    Go…Trump!

  11. What nobody is saying, least of all the so-called pundits, is that the Republicans created Trump and they don’t know what to do with him now that he’s been turned loose on the American countryside. Through their own actions, and more so their inaction, they created a vacuum that The Donald has simply stepped in to fill while mealy-mouthed commentators strum their beads in horror at the thought of the bare, brash truth invading their turf!

  12. George Will. George will what? Whine? Snivel? Cry? Pout? Complain? Seems like he is doing all of that and more. He should rename himself Jorge for that matter. Thanks to BFH and Trump for giving voice to people frustrated and without a means to be heard. I am thoroughly enjoying Sampson Trump bring the house down on these pontificators of do nothing but snivel and whine.

  13. George Will is a self-professed atheist. He got the big question wrong, got the Reagan question wrong, and now he is missing the anger, frustration and fatigue with the GOP establishment that is driving Trump’s campaign. His sniffy analysis betrays an elitist attitude.

  14. George Will has NEVER rubbed me the wrong way. And THAT is why his sudden – on a dime – turn into Juan-Williams-hysterical-mode is so revealing.

    The GOP is dying….or, better said, being killed off. It is doing what any being incapable of defending its own self does: flailing wildly.

    This is a joy to witness. There is hardly a bit of sadness about what is happening as, in my lifetime, the GOP has largely been such a beast….which so desperately needs to be slain.

  15. Elitists are all the same. Just like the good liberal white racists that had the negro women ejected from the Nappy Valley Wine train for laughing and being black. They were behaving in unacceptable fashion. There humor wasn’t approved of. Not palatable… In their minds that train belongs to them and their m
    kind. Not nappy headed ho’s as Imus calls them.

    George Will finds the conservative voters as acting in an unapproved manner… not to his liking. This is his party, his subject matter, his opinion that matters. Tromp don’t want require Wills high intellect and special knowledge to figure him out. Will is no longer the Moses figure that will lead the ignorant base to the polling booths. Poor Georgie… the Libs cant stand their nappy headed ho’s and you can’t stand us.

  16. I can’t understand why, not only Will, but National Review is bashing Trump. Yesterday FOX spent a lot of time jabbering about Trump’s treatment of Jorge Ramos, Kelly, Rosie and so on:
    like their is nothing else going on in the world.

    We, the American people,are being treated like mushrooms by these media elite; we’re being kept in the dark and fed cowshit

  17. Hey George, the repugnicant party is in charge of the SCOTUS and the Congress. So tell me exactly what they have done for We the People and America? Yeah not a damn thing good is what they have done. So you can take your GOP and stick it up your ass.

    I’m still leery of Trump but if the election were held today he’d get my vote.

  18. George Will’s article reads like a commercial for National Review.

    You know, commercial — commerce — jobs — like those things that Trump creates every time he spends money and not like the RINOs Boehner and McConnell that are allowing 23% unemployment to be the norm thanks to Obama’s socialism.

    Ass.

  19. If you didn’t have the likes of the George Wills, there wouldn’t be a need for the Jack Kevorkians of the world.

    George. Thy adult diaper hath runneth over…

  20. So, Ronald Reagan is not to ever be topped?

    He is the only model any “conservative” should aspire to emulate? Don’t get me wrong here, nothing against Reagan, but he.wasn’t.perfect. And yet every one touts Reagan, Will even trots him out. Hows about we think outside the box, and EXPECT that we can find someone who can take us beyond where Reagan went? We won’t have to love Reagan any less, but it’s time we get heading in the right direction instead of wistfully staring into the past.

    And how is it, how the F is it, that “conservatives” are untouchables and lower than the lowest republicans until a election draws near? Now it’s different for some reason, now the “conservatives” are being held up as the pinnacle of purity, and less mention is made of the actual established party of republicans. Yet the republicans need the conservative vote sooooo much. Meanwhile they would sooner wipe their butts on a conservative than embrace them! Yet these same republicans shame us for not being “pure” enough because we find Trump compelling when he touches on the dangers that we ALL instinctively recognize.

    And what an asshole Will is for thinking that Tea Party folks won’t vote for Trump, what an unmitigated asshole. I will stop at that or I will get into a incoherent rant, and I am close enough to doing that as it is.

  21. No, George, the left is laughing at YOU. Look who they have running: Hillary the crook who is under FBI investigation and an open Socialist/Commie…..oh, and Bernie Sanders. Trump appeals to Dems who haven’t fully converted to embracing tyranny. I’m no Trump fan, but have thoroughly enjoyed watching the GOPE meltdown. I like many of those running, but don’t believe the answer to saving America is ever coming out of DC. In the meantime, keep this up, George, you are helping keep Trump’s poll #’s high.

  22. That’s just it. How can we trust Trump?

    So far he’s ‘Just a guy saying patriotic things” right?

    Yes, but not quite.

    Trump is ALSO

    a) not a bought and paid for politician.
    b) proven that he does what he says he will do – you can see his buildings and all his other endeavors. He gets results.
    c) not backing down AT ALL.

    Those are 3 key things that make him more than just a propped up stuffed shirt like 0bama is.

    In fact, that makes him MORE than the swarm of republocrats we’ve been shipping off to washington since 2010.

    Ted Cruz is one of the few exceptions. He’s actually done SOMETHING and that is raise a ruckus. And he’s been harassed for it so that proves HE is not just a stuffed shirt either.

  23. Soooo ironic that Will seems to think us great unwashed are being “hoodwinked” by trump. The greatest epic hoodwinking of all time was that last supper with Will, Kudlow, Brooks, and Obama. These intellectual imbeciles discarded Obama’s entire racist, America-hating record all for the crease in his pants.

  24. Wifey and I are of the same mind. If you try and make us vote for Bush, we will do the same as voting for Romney….NOT! Let’s get the revolution started while we can still clean and reload.

    There’s gonna be a revolution. Let’s get her started.

  25. George Willnot, Baba O’Reilly, Megyn Killy, Chuckit Cabbagehammer, all dead to me. Wonder what Roger Ailing has on these backbiters, other than a big paycheck? I guess if you can be bought, don’t be a cheap whore.
    I expect it from the raving lunatic in the hall Jerry Rivers, really, they want Yeb, the GOP bootlicker ?
    Eff you Fox and your conniving ways.

  26. I can envision Will in his best Margaret Drysdale voice referring to Trump supporters as those ‘disGRACEful hillbillies’

    David Burge aka “Iowahawk” does a great job with his parody posts from a spokesman from “The National Topsider” ,a takeoff of the George Will /GOP elite NR type crowd:

    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/03/i-daresay-it-is-time-we-deal-with-the-mutineers-aboard-the-ss-conservatism.html

    Sadly, I believe that a country with a voting populace that put a cancer like Obama in the White House TWICE is beyond redemption and repair and that’s reflected in our political, cultural and social institutions.

    Like Mr. Fur ,I’m no avid Trump supporter but the political body of what is the tattered remains of this Republic needs a good enema

  27. There hasn’t been a real Republican in this country for 30 years, so what’s the problem? I’d rather have Trump. At least he has something between his shoulders besides Obamas ass. Your REAL Republicans are nothing but Soros funded progressive bitch boys. You can keep them, and the rest of the fake party.

  28. George has also disclosed, in fine print, his wife works on the Walker campaign. Whew! Glad there’s no conflict of interest or anything. I like Walker, but he’s too squishy on the illegal invasion and based on Will’s comments on that subject, I’m guessing he has no plans to get tougher.

  29. They need to bring back the stockade.. George Will should have his hands and neck bound up in one and be publicly shamed for being such a douche-bag..
    Tell you you wouldn’t enjoy throwing a rotten tomato at his face..

  30. ‘ “do-nothing and hope/pray for the best” ilk’ If that were true, I’d have little problem with them, but they are actively assisting in the destruction of America.

    Fuck Will, and Rove, et.al.

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