Apocalyptic George Will: If Trump wins the nomination, prepare for the end of the conservative party

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.

read more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-conservative-party-jeopar...

Views: 1022

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Little Bright Feather There must be a mysterious content from the water of the Potomac River aftrer a long period of ingestion one's spine becomes soft, their vision becomes short sighted and they forgot the manner of man that brought them there.  The Washington beltway is like a hardened shell and the established republicans are perfect contented clams filtering the polluted waters and apparently do not know what to do with  clean water that might cause them to shrink. Democrats are immune to the contents.

Very good.

 I call it the Potomac Disease, it quickly shrinks their brain. <G>

IT WILL BE THE BEST CONSERVATIVE PARTY EVER 

My immediate priority is to rid this government with the status quo all talk no action politicians on both sides. We've shared this forum thru Clinton and Obamas eviscerated of our liberty. There's been inspiring conversation but no change. It's time to really rock the boat. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT

All these trashy people psychoanalyze Donald Trump and tell us what he's really like: MIND READERS, WOW! Trump is a Presbyterian not your typical multi-generational loser mentality person!

SOAP sent you a message.

Listen to my new episode MERRY CHRISTMAS AMERICA athttp://tobtr.com/s/8178653. #BlogTalkRadio

NO evidence of the accusations against Putin.  AS for no more conservative party (because of Trump) is the most ludicrous thing I've heard yet !  Trump stands on the Founders principles, but today's public would not know about that since the Founders have been torn our of our history and our minds, but Trump has been speaking Founders words and principles !  Conservative ??  The GOP has done a number on that all by themselves ! Republicans have no idea what a real conservative is ! Finally anyone with a brain at all, can see that the Dems and Repubs are one in the same !

Trump is the personification of CONSERVATIVE !

And I'd trade Putin for Obama in a heartbeat, but no one wants Obama ! Can 't pawn him off on anyone !  Darn !

=====

Agree!

Agreed. At least Vlad is looking out for his country's good. Barry Soetoro AKA Barrack ( Nothing is ever my fault.) Obama is, IMHO mind you. Actively trying to destroy this country.

Thrice agreed! But is Barrys' "Inspector Clouseau" really deliberate or just bumbling antics? I guess it really does not matter, since we all seem the designated fall guy, like Clouseau's boss, at this point. 

Wonder what our "media" thought, hearing truth for the first time in 7 years.

Cruz's father did not become an American citizen until around 2001 or 2002.

RSS

LIGHTER SIDE

 

Political Cartoons by Jerry Holbert

Political Cartoons by Michael RamirezPolitical Cartoons by AF Branco

ALERT ALERT

1 Billion Dollar Net Worth!!! Oberlin College Claims Poverty To Avoid Paying Punitive Damages To Gibson’s Bakery

Although IRS reports show the university is worth around $1 billion, Oberlin College still claimed poverty to avoid paying punitive damages to Gibson’s Bakery.

As Breitbart News reported this week, the far-left Oberlin College lost a defamation case filed by Gibson’s Bakery after a local jury found the university liable for falsely accusing the family bakery of racism.

The jury ordered Oberlin on Friday to pay Gibson’s $11.2 million in compensatory damages for defamation and intentional interference with a business.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that “the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory.”

Legal Insurrection has been following the case for two years — since the beginning — and reports that the school’s only defense against a sizable punitive award is to pretend it is poor, despite holding assets that amount to a billion — with a “b” — dollars and despite paying some of its staffers more than a half-million dollars a year:

Oberlin College was so hellbent on getting the message out that their cash liquidity was in such dire straits — as the eight-person jury was figuring out if they wish to add $22.4 million to the school’s legal verdict bill — that they brought out the school’s president, Carmen Twillie Ambar to the stand to tell that part the story.

“We’ve created deficits … and over the next ten years, if this continues, that is unsustainable and we will not exist,” Ambar told the jury. She even indicated the school’s grants — about $60 million a year from the school, and lots of students get those scholarships as only 10% of them pay the full $70,000 a year — were important to preserve as “the accessibility of education” was a key component of the school’s purpose.

However…

The college has more than $1 billion in funds and net assets according to the latest IRS 990 form, an endowment fund that had grown from $440 million to $887 million in the last 20 years, and because of its non-profit status, pays no taxes on any property it owns.

It also had 18 members of their administration making more than $100,00 a year. The president and chief financial officer of the school were both making more than $500,000 a year.

Grifters gonna grift…

The day after Donald Trump won the presidency, this nutball school apparently decided to take out its impotent woke-rage on this poor bakery, which has been part of the Oberlin community for more than a century.

It all started when three Oberlin students (who would later plead guilty in a plea deal) attempted to steal bottles of wine.

The proprietors caught the students and, while attempting to hold them until police arrived, were allegedly roughed up by the shoplifters. But because the students are black and the proprietors white — and with no respect for due process or facts — Oberlin staffers and students decided some vigilantism was in order and did everything in their considerable power to destroy this local bakery forever, to smite it off the map.

Classes were canceled so hundreds of students could protest in front of the small store while enjoying free food and drink, courtesy of the school. School staffers handed out fliers that basically described the family-owned bakery as the local branch of the KKK.

As a result, the bakery had to lay off almost all of its employees and barely avoided bankruptcy.

In the end, the three shoplifters said race had nothing to do with what happened.

For those of you interested in incurring $200,000 in debt before you even enter the workforce, it looks as though you can major in Mob Justice at Oberlin.

SPECIAL VIDEOS

© 2019   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service