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Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:20 AM

George Will: Trump's Shallowness Runs Deep

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trumps-shallowness-runs-deep/2016/08/03/f7311b20-58d3-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1
What Trump, in that word salad, calls the “certain way” that Putin is in Crimea is called annexation, enforced by the Russian army. But Trump — channeling his inner Woodrow Wilson and his principle of ethnic self-determination — says what has happened to Crimea is sort of democratic because “from what I’ve heard” the people of Crimea “would rather be with Russia than where they were.”

Before the interview ended, Trump expressed his displeasure with the schedule for presidential debates, two of which are on nights with nationally televised NFL games. (There are such games three nights each autumn week.) “I got a letter from the NFL,” Trump claimed, “saying this is ridiculous.” The NFL says it sent no such letter. But before this Trump fib/figment of his imagination/hallucination can be properly savored, it will be washed away by a riptide of others. Immunity through profusion. SNIP
As when, last week, Mike Pence reproved Obama for deploring, obviously with Trump in mind, “homegrown demagogues.” Pence, doing his well-practiced imitation of a country vicar saddened by the discovery of sin in his parish, said with sorrowful solemnity: “I don’t think name-calling has any place in public life.” As in “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz and “Little Marco” Rubio and “Crooked Hillary” Clinton?

Pence is just the most recent example of how the rubble of ruined reputations will become deeper before Nov. 8. It has been well said that “sooner or later, we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.” The Republican Party’s multicourse banquet has begun.

Will is on top of his game with this piece. The whole thing is worth the read, but I posted my favorites bits above.

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Response to MedusasRage (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:26 AM

1. Good editorial by George Will

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Response to MedusasRage (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:26 AM

2. George Will...the self-claimed "conservative" who supports illegal loving Hillary Clinton? LOL!!!

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Response to quad489 (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:30 AM

3. Yes, we all know. George Will was never a "real" Republican.

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Response to MedusasRage (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:33 AM

4. The word used was "conservative", not republican..........

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Response to quad489 (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:34 AM

5. Fine. We all know George Will is not a "real" conservative.

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Response to MedusasRage (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:42 AM

6. Interesting...so how do you define a "real" conservative?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:58 AM

8. That's an impossible feat. Nobody is "real" enough for the herd anymore.

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Response to MedusasRage (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 01:13 PM

11. "That's an impossible feat".........interesting way to dodge.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 01:54 PM

13. Well, every time I think someone is a conservative, I have the rug pulled out from under my feet.

At one time, George Will, for me at least, was one of the FACES of Conservatism. And guess what? He still thinks he is one and I'll take his word for it.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 12:32 PM

10. Takes conservative positions.

 

Almost as easy as identifying real idiots.

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Response to kcci (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 01:21 PM

12. " Almost as easy as identifying real idiots"...do you mean those who use fake quotes?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 02:10 PM

14. I'm thinking more along the lines of an uneducated person

 

that thinks his feeling are what dictate what "real conservatives" are and who accuse others of using "fake quotes" because of their inability to respond in any meaningful way.

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Response to MedusasRage (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:44 AM

7. " Trump's Shallowness Runs Deep"

Well..duh!!

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Response to MedusasRage (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2016, 11:59 AM

9. "...a banquet of consequences."

Eat until you puke, Trump.

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