People still refer to George Will as a conservative writer, and I’m not sure why. In the lead up to the 2016 presidential election he quit the GOP and threw his support behind Hillary Clinton. Now, he’s begging for people to vote against Republicans in the midterm elections because I guess his feelings are hurt that nobody really cared he left the party. He’s apparently an independent now, but he sounds like a whiny liberal bitch to me.
Will dropped this piece crap in The Washington Post toilet on Friday:
Amid the carnage of Republican misrule in Washington, there is this glimmer of good news: The family-shredding policy along the southern border, the most telegenic recent example of misrule, clarified something. Occurring less than 140 days before elections that can reshape Congress, the policy has given independents and temperate Republicans — these are probably expanding and contracting cohorts, respectively — fresh if redundant evidence for the principle by which they should vote.
Don’t feel bad if you couldn’t read that whole thing or understand it. This entire opinion piece is that dense and pretentious. The basic gist is that Will hates Trump, which means he also hates Republicans who don’t hate Trump as much as he does, and wants you to vote against them.
The principle: The congressional Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced. So substantially that their remnants, reduced to minorities, will be stripped of the Constitution’s Article I powers that they have been too invertebrate to use against the current wielder of Article II powers. They will then have leisure time to wonder why they worked so hard to achieve membership in a legislature whose unexercised muscles have atrophied because of people like them.
Okay, I promise I will stop putting huge chunks of his verbose opinion in here. I just thought it would be fun for you to see want a pompous ass he is.
Here he goes after House Speaker Paul Ryan. At least I think he goes after Ryan:
Ryan and many other Republicans have become the president’s poodles, not because James Madison’s system has failed but because today’s abject careerists have failed to be worthy of it.
Take that Paul Ryan! Will also insulted President Trump by calling him “this Vesuvius of mendacities.” Take that Donald Trump!
Near the end of this incompressible bitch-fest, Will finally wrote something that an average person could understand:
In today’s GOP, which is the president’s plaything, he is the mainstream. So, to vote against his party’s cowering congressional caucuses is to affirm the nation’s honor while quarantining him.
It is Will’s position that the people should vote out the Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress to render Trump unless and because it is a matter of national honor. And just in case you are worried that turning Congress over to the democrats might suck like all the other times they controlled it, Will offers this:
A Democratic-controlled Congress would be a basket of deplorables, but there would be enough Republicans to gum up the Senate’s machinery, keeping the institution as peripheral as it has been under their control and asphyxiating mischief from a Democratic House.
What Will wants is a slight majority in Congress for the democrats to keep Trump from achieving his agenda, but enough Republicans to keep the democrats from f*cking things up as they tend to do. He wants Congressional gridlock like during most of Obama’s presidency, when nothing happened and everything went to shit.
Just so we’re clear, George Will’s hatred of Donald Trump has him wishing that the United States government becomes completely ineffective to address any of our country’s problems. He uses a lot of fancy words, but that doesn’t make him anything but a selfish asshole.