Saturday, January 28, 2017

Defending George Will

Quin Hillyer

For well over a year now, I’ve noticed a strange and disturbing phenomenon: Almost without exception, leading writers and analysts who are not fans of Donald Trump may come down harshly on Trump, but not on his supporters, and indeed often make clear that they are specifically not intending to cast aspersions on Trump’s supporters — but Trump fans do not reciprocate the respect. Instead, Trump fans attack Trump critics personally, questioning their motives, integrity, or character, or otherwise directly insulting them rather than just taking issue with their viewpoint..........Alas, George Neumayr’s recent attack on George Will here at TAS falls into that category. The attack is utterly unwarranted.Sure, there probably isn’t a conservative alive who hasn’t found several reasons during the past 45 years or so to disagree with Will on one issue or another. But that doesn’t make Will any less of a stalwart conservative consistently promoting Madisonian understandings of government, culture, and human nature. Without Will’s voice for all these years, the country surely would be in significantly worse shape than it is......To Read More....

My Take - Okay, this is a real load of hookeyla - I invented that word my the way and it means "deep hookeyla", in stead of "deep you know what", and sounds classier, don't you think? 

I've been reading and watching George Will for years and he's right when he says:
"Will was "a stalwart conservative consistently promoting Madisonian understandings of government, culture, and human nature. Without Will’s voice for all these years, the country surely would be in significantly worse shape than it is".
Okay, I think we can agree on that, but this is the "conservative voice" that wanted Hillary to take all fifty states! No matter what he may have thought of Trump he had to know a Hillary presidency would be a national disaster.  And that's Madisonian? 

Let's try and get this right - having once been a hero gives you the right to get the benefit of the doubt, but it doesn't give you a pass on the rest of life.  And George Will used up all his benefit of the doubt chits long ago. It's about time he's being taken to the wood shed, and now he's done, and good riddance!  He will be to opinion journalism what Kasich is to politics - toast! Object lessons that have not been lost on all the Washington class of journalists, opinion makers and politicians.

And Quin, for someone who's supposed opposed to "big government conservatives" this article is antithetical to what you claim to believe.  You've been around Washington too long, and you need to go back and look at reality.  Conservative bloggers have no investment in George Will and have no qualms about figuratively flogging him for his views. Bloggers - those that were being laughed at as the "pajama media" - have changed the world. 

As for George Will - Say Goodnight George!

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