If you look beyond Donald Trump’s comprehensive unpleasantness — is there a disagreeable human trait he does not have? — you might see this: He is a fundamentally sad figure. His compulsive boasting is evidence of insecurity. His unassuageable neediness suggests an aching hunger for others’ approval to ratify his self-admiration. His incessant announcements of his self-esteem indicate that he is not self-persuaded. Now, panting with a puppy’s insatiable eagerness to be petted, Trump has reveled in the approval of Vladimir Putin, murderer and war criminal.
Putin slyly stirred America’s politics by saying Trump is “very . . . talented,” adding that he welcomed Trump’s promise of “closer, deeper relations,” whatever that might mean, with Russia. Trump announced himself flattered to be “so nicely complimented” by a “highly respected” man: “When people call you brilliant, it’s always good.” When MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Putin “kills journalists, political opponents and invades countries,” Trump replied that “at least he’s a leader.” Besides, Trump breezily asserted, “I think our country does plenty of killing also.” Two days later, Trump, who rarely feigns judiciousness, said: “It has not been proven that he’s killed reporters.”
Well. Perhaps the 56 journalists murdered were coincidental victims of amazingly random violence that the former KGB operative’s police state is powerless to stop. It has, however, been “proven,” perhaps even to Trump’s exacting standards, that Putin has dismembered Ukraine. (Counts one and two at the 1946 Nuremberg trials concerned conspiracy to wage, and waging, aggressive war.)
Until now, Trump’s ever-more-exotic effusions have had an almost numbing effect. Almost. But by his embrace of Putin, and by postulating a slanderous moral equivalence — Putin kills journalists, the United States kills terrorists, what’s the big deal, or the difference? — Trump has forced conservatives to recognize their immediate priority.
There is no Conservative Party.
No it will mean for the first time in 50 years the American people will have someone that is just as sick of all the BS! from both party's and the hole Washington cesspool that has done nothing but lie and deserve and cheat the American people for far to long, Washington politicians should be shacking in there boots, the American people telling you no more BS!
Yep. I'd rather have Putin as a friend than a foe. If they're talking about the GOP, it's far from 'conservative'. If they're talking about conservatives, we have no official party anymore. To get rid of conservatives would take another revolution...and we would win!
YEP.......EVEN PUTIN WOULD BE A BETTER LEADER OF AMERICA, THAT THE DEMOCRATS AND ELITIST GOP ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS ARE !!!!.
Well, the fat guy wants to start a war with Putin as does all the other candidates except Cruz. I much prefer Donald's approach and yes our gov. does kill journalists also if they offend the wrong people or dig to deep.
Also obama passed a law that allows him to have any American killed for merely being suspicious . No warrant necessary either just suspicion.
George will suck himself dry.
They were accusing Putin of the journalist killings. Not so for Putin.
But yes for DC !
DC kills anyone that they do not approve of.
What an absolute Hack! If the Conservative Movement can survive George Will, It can survive anything!
Hey Will, please, please kindly STFU!
CONSERVATIVES WILL SURVIVE THERE ARE MANY YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY YES WHO ARE
MORE CONSERVATIVE THEN LIBERAL SOME HOPE MAYBE
Just shut up you stupid old New World Order fool.