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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Get off George Will's lawn

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will spent the last year huffing and puffing about Donald Trump, who had the audacity to win the Republican Party nomination despite Will's repeated exhortations that Trump had no chance. I though at first Will was just trying to help his wife out because she worked for Scott Walker's campaign. But when Will continued to rail against Trump after Walker dropped out, I realized there was another explanation.

George Will is a spoiled brat.

How else to explain Will's very public departure from the Republican Party.

In August, Will demanded -- DEMANDED -- that Trump pledge to support the Republican nominee no matter who that person was.

Now Will is refusing to participate.

From Nicholas Ballasy:
Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters.
“Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon.
Will said he changed his voter registration this month from Republican to “unaffiliated” in the state of Maryland.
“This is not my party,” Will said during his speech at the event.
He mentioned House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) endorsement of Trump as one of the factors that led him to leave the party.
Will, a Fox News contributor, said a “President Trump” with “no opposition” from a Republican-led Congress would be worse than a Hillary Clinton presidency with a Republican-led Congress.
Will did not say if he would vote for the Libertarian Party nominee, former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-N.M.), telling the crowd he does not know whether or not the Libertarian ticket is going to help or hurt Clinton.
I would say to Will do not let the door slam yourself on the way out.

Trump will win without Will.

George Will has let slip the truth about Never Trumpers: They want Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to win so that Never Trumpers can regain control ofthe Republican Party.

They are that power mad in Washington.

The Republican Party at the state and local level enjoys a revival at the state and local level, as thanks to the cavalier attitude of President Obama, Democratic voters are staying home in off-year and mid-year elections, and independents are swinging right. Republicans have not owned as many statehouses in 80-plus years.

Statehouse Republicans have ideas. West Virginia just passed Right To Work legislation. West Virginia! The AFL-CIO State. Oddly, Mrs. Will worked for the most successful of the Obama Era Statehouse Republicans, Scott Walker. Jeb Bush's record in Florida was better as he stopped the monorail and embraced gun rights despite urban opposition in a state that surprisingly is more urban than rural by population. But Jeb left office before Obama in 2006, ancient times in politics.

But nationally, Republicans failed to impress voters. Washington elitists live off Reagan's reputation. Will is part of the pack. Voters turned to Trump.

Will resents that?

Well, the neocons kicked Patrick Buchanan to the curb 30 years ago. He is enjoying a revival. Now it is Will's turn in the wilderness.

Make no mistake, Will's fear is not that Trump loses, but that he wins. For that, George Will is one of three people to get a chapter of their own in my new book. That is not meant as a tribute.

On Sale on July 1 -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."


  1. '“Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said...'

    Maybe Will should read Grover Norquist's prescient article in The American Spectator (Nov. 1992) "The Coming Clinton Dynasty":

  2. Will, never forget, is from Chicago.

    The brahmin class there have created their own little dream world where they rule,

  3. Yea, Will absolutely guarantee a Republican win in 2020. Yes sir, just like President McCain and President Romney. And in the mean time a Republican Senate will block all those far leftly SC nominees. And Pigs will Fly.

  4. There is only one thing that the #NeverTrump crowd are interested in: keeping the profitable (for them) taxpayer funded Washington gravy train rolling. They know that Hillary is completely on board with that. They can't be sure about Trump. That is why they hate and fear him.

  5. "No opposition from a Republican-led Congress"?
    I laugh out loud!! On the other hand, Trump will have to negotiate with them, and he's pretty good at that, so I hear.

    "Washington elitists live off Reagan's reputation." We've caught them lying about that.

    I'm sure we all look forward to your chapter on George.

  6. George is pouting b/c he is fully outed as an irrelevant bag of wind. Go home George, you received way more salary and rewards relative to your value and contributions (which approach zero). George looks like he got his share of wedgies from the boys on the football team in h.s. and is taking it out on us. So don't go away mad George, just go away and STAY AWAY.

  7. Just go and watch baseball George.

  8. George Will is now George Won't. I'll sleep better tonight.

  9. I have to disagree with you, Don. I WANT the door to slam him on the way out. If he can't find a door, a Dave-appointed one will be provided for him.

  10. It sure took George a long time to come out of the if we didn't already know. I can add another letter now to the people who see it as their holy mission in life to annoy everyone else, LGBTQW.

  11. Forget his lawn. He needs to answer the doorbell to a flaming brown bag full of you know what. Sore loser! It amazes me how some of these "pundits" take themselves so seriously. - Elric