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    George F. Will is Very Annoyed

    This low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath


    In lifes unforgiving arithmetic, we are the sum of our choices. Congressional Republicans have made theirs for more than 1,200 days. We cannot know all the measures necessary to restore the nations domestic health and international standing, but we know the first step: Senate Republicans must be routed, as condign punishment for their Vichyite collaboration, leaving the Republican remnant to wonder:

    Was it sensible to sacrifice dignity, such as it ever was, and to shed principles, if convictions so easily jettisoned could be dignified as principles, for . . . what? Praying people should pray, and all others should hope:

    May I never crave anything as much as these people crave
    membership in the worlds most risible deliberative body.

    A political partys primary function is to bestow its imprimatur on candidates, thereby proclaiming: This is who we are. In 2016, the Republican Party gave its principal nomination to a vulgarian and then toiled to elect him. And to stock Congress with invertebrates whose unswerving abjectness has enabled his institutional vandalism, who have voiced no serious objections to his Niagara of lies, and whom T.S. Eliot anticipated:

    We are the hollow men . . .

    Our dried voices, when

    We whisper together

    Are quiet and meaningless

    As wind in dry grass

    or rats feet over broken glass . . .


    Those who think our unhinged presidents recent mania about a murder two decades ago that never happened represents his moral nadir have missed the lesson of his life: There is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume that the worst is yet to come. Which implicates national security: Abroad, anti-Americanism sleeps lightly when it sleeps at all, and it is wide-awake as decent people judge our nations health by the character of those to whom power is entrusted. Watching, too, are indecent people in Beijing and Moscow.

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    As he should be.

    Like that post was...
    Moving on, my posts are not helpful

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    George F. Will is Very Annoyed
    Is that anything like Susan Collins' "concern"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KJ3N View Post
    Is that anything like Susan Collins' "concern"?
    Actually, Mr. Will is advocating for a clean sweep against the Republicans.
    O.K. writer and commentator. Really come around the past 3.5 years.

    I wonder why?

    But hell, I used to listen to Buckley too.

    He's more perturbed than Romney. So there is that.
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    Had to use the dictionary on a bit of that. Well spoken to say the least.
    "This can't happen in America."
    They worked deep, long and hard over the last 40 years+ to achieve this end. Khrushchev's proclamation from 1960 has come to fruition.
    We're short term morons ... they played the long game.

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    Me too, the author made extensive use of a thesaurus.

    Anyone such as I who read Marx's Communist Manifesto saw how this "They never could beat us with the philosophy of Karl Marx, since his famous phrase, Workers of the world unite fell on deaf ears in the United States." missed the mark by a country mile. It's all about what he called the people throughout it, useful idiots. At the time the majority of the Russian people were peasant farmers, and when the revolution came (overshadowed by WW1 so no attention was given to it) scholars and intellectuals were either murdered or sent to the gulags for "reeducation". Beginning about 40 odd years ago America was reeducated, that is the education system dismantled making the majority of Americans USEFUL IDIOTS led by the most useful of idiots, the orange mob we have today. Right Mister K, you DID bury us.
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    And then we go to another part or end of a (the) scale ... Pat Robertson.
    Don't really care for the man, at all. However, every few years over the last oh, say, 20 years, he'll say something good.
    Whether it be a moment of lucidity or maybe he just decided to do something right, a pearl, among the bovine excreta which usually falls from his lips, will appear.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/polit...ump/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by KG4CGC View Post
    And then we go to another part or end of a (the) scale ... Pat Robertson.
    Don't really care for the man, at all. However, every few years over the last oh, say, 20 years, he'll say something good.
    Whether it be a moment of lucidity or maybe he just decided to do something right, a pearl, among the bovine excreta which usually falls from his lips, will appear.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/polit...ump/index.html
    Whoa!

    I'm not sure what's more shocking... Pat Robertson saying & doing the right thing, and not thinking just of himself... or the Orange Blob starting to lose the Extreme Religious Right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb2vxa View Post
    Me too, the author made extensive use of a thesaurus.
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    Actually, George Will talks (and writes) like that all the time. I always thought it was his "subtle" way of implying how smart he wants us to think he is.
    Nobody is going to feel sorry for us. 90% of the people dont care, the other 10% are glad it happened. Clint Hurdle

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    I don't think Will or Buckley would need the use of a thesaurus. Until recently, much of what he said was ultimately crap. He is one of those Republicans like David Brooks who will write a scathing article damning some Republican for all eternity, and then conclude with "... but we have to vote GOP because we know the democrats are worse...". But Will seems to have at least temporarily regained the use of a soul. We can't be sure how this happened, but it is to be celebrated, anyway.

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