Wednesday, November 23, 2016

George Will you 'spalin yourself?

George Will

Will conservatives in the GOP stand up to Trump?

Donald Trump is notable among recent Republican presidential nominees in his talent for alienating conservatives. Those who disowned him during the campaign include three former chairmen of the Republican National Committee, House members Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Justin Amash of Michigan, and commentators George Will, Charles Krauthammer and William Kristol.

It's safe to say that four years ago, none of them could have imagined refusing to vote for the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Trump violated their sense of what the Republican Party represents, and they and many other people on the right couldn't accept him at the top of the ticket. [FULL]

"Trump violated their sense of what the Republican Party represents."

Which is what? I don't mean in theory; I mean in practice.  Since Reagan, (and even then, the GOP establishment tempered him with good old boy George Bush) the GOP, as a lot, have behaved like self serving Quislings who can't find a principle they're not willing sacrifice. What I call the GOP wing of the Democrat Party.  Will examples as much.

When President George W. Bush proposed to add prescription drug coverage to Medicare — the biggest new federal entitlement since the 1960s — the House Republican leadership did everything it could to push its members into line, and they got it passed.

Bye the By, I long ago scissored my GOP membership card; voting for them, for the most part, as the better of two evils.  I don't know what Will thinks the GOP represent, and I don't think he does ether. That Democrats are so fearful of Donald Trump that even now "Academics push Clinton to seek recount" means he is at least on the right track.


toadold said...

Let's see, what newspaper does George write for again?
It's horrible, Trump has been caught listening to the people he's appointing and changed his stance on some issues. Mad Dog told him waterboard is not real effective so Trump is taking Mad Dog's opinion.
Earth to GOPe, squeal like pigs.

Veeshir said...

The problem is that he thinks he, McCain and Graham are conservatives.

Chris in NC said...

Trump got the conservatives out in droves. The evangelics (or idiot wing as I call them) who stayed home for Romney turned out for Trump. He also poached a lot of centrist democrats in that blue wall of MI, PA, WI, MN and IA. He did a fantastic job of appealing to more people than the repubs had since Bush 1 in 88. He's not one of them. Just like Reagan and make no mistake, Will and the country clubbers hated Reagan with a passion. Fuck him and all the rest of the establishment.

Anonymous said...

"GOP Wing of the Democrat Party"? We prefer to call them "Vichy Republicans".

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

Steve in Greensboro said...

What "principles" does the GOPe stand for?

Open borders and amnesty for illegals, big government, crony capitalism, globalist trade agreements, preemptive surrender to the traitorous Democrat party, and crushing actual conservatives where ever possible.

And how are these "principles" distinguishable from those of the traitorous Dem party?

So we have two parties in DC. The Ruling Class party (made up of its Dem and GOPe wings) and an American party whose elected representatives are very few in number, but which holds the commanding heights of the Executive.

Trump's challenge is to peel off as many of the GOPe wing of the Ruling Class party as possible to prevent impeachment.

pdwalker said...

So far, the so called "conservatives" have conserved nothing, not even little girls bathrooms. the "conservatives" can go die in a fire for all I care. they had their chance and all they did was prove their fecklessness over, and over and over again.

Cheesy said...

Will & Kraut lost my interest long ago - what they consider "conservative" I call "RINO"

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