Saturday, December 26, 2015

Columnist George Will warns that nominating Donald Trump will destroy the Republican party. Gee, ya think?

Courtesy of The Hill:  

George Will is warning that if the GOP nominates Donald Trump for president, it would be the "end" of the Republican Party. 

“Conservatives’ highest priority now must be to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination in this, the GOP’s third epochal intraparty struggle in 104 years,” he writes in a new Washington Post column Thursday. 

The conservative columnist says preventing Trump from winning the nomination should be an even higher priority than denying the Democratic Party a third term in the White House. 

“One hundred and four years of history is in the balance. If Trump is the Republican nominee in 2016, there might not be a conservative party in 2020 either.” 

Will pans the GOP front-runner as a “fundamentally sad figure,” arguing that he has every “disagreeable human trait.” 

“His compulsive boasting is evidence of insecurity. His unassuageable neediness suggests an aching hunger for others’ approval to ratify his self-admiration,” Will writes. “His incessant announcements of his self-esteem indicate that he is not self-persuaded.”

You know I don't always agree with George Will but his assessment of Trump is dead on.

And what he is saying about the future of the GOP is essentially what I have been saying for several months now.

However it is also possible is that the destruction of the Republican party, at least as we have known it, is too far along for it to be stopped even it Trump suddenly dropped out of the race.

And I would further state that this destruction started well before Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring.

Catch my drift?


  1. All of the clowns in the republican lemon are “fundamentally sad figures” with every “disagreeable human trait.” Which begs the question why the establishment hates Ivana's Spousal Rapist.

  2. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Who else can they nominate? Bush? No, he's polling, what like, 3%? Rubio? He's slightly more exciting than Jebya. Cruz? Not born in the USA! They are sunk and they know it. The GOP, which is Fox News, let this novelty act get way out of hand. It has gotten out of hand and grown like a cancerous anal wart. The Rethugs own this mess, it's theirs.

  3. One reason to support Trump

  4. Anonymous9:39 AM

    More like Sanders the cool uncle and Hillary the Mom..
    Mother knows best-Read This>

  5. Anonymous9:47 AM


    1. Anonymous10:33 AM

      ...The idea that Christians are being persecuted resonates with millennia-old self-conceptions of Christian martyrdom. Even when the church controlled half the wealth in Europe, it styled itself as the flock of the poor and the marginalized. Whether true or not as a matter of fact, it is absolutely true as a matter of myth. Christ himself was persecuted and even crucified, after all. So it’s natural that Christianity losing ground in America would be seen by many Christians as the result of persecution.

      According to a Pew Research Report released earlier this year, the percentage of the U.S. population that identifies as Christian has dropped from 78.4 percent in 2007 to 70.6 percent in 2014. Evangelical, Catholic, and mainline Protestant affiliations have all declined.

      Meanwhile, 30 percent of Americans ages 18-29 list “none” as their religious affiliation (the figure for all ages is about 23 percent). Nearly 40 percent of Americans who have married since 2010 report that they are in “religiously mixed” marriages, which means that many individuals who profess Christianity are in families where not everyone does.

      These changes are taking place for a constellation of reasons..

    2. Anonymous12:02 PM

      Anonymous 10:33, one of the interesting components of this is that the biggest erosion in Christianity is coming from the children of these right-wingers. Their hypocrisy stinks so loudly at home, that their own children are fleeing from it. This is obviously the farthest thing in the world from martyrdom.

      True Christianity, if/when practiced as Christ practiced it, offends no one except religious hypocrites. Most of us, including those of us who are Christians, are still waiting to see the right-wingers practice this. We won't be holding our breath, however. In toto, it's all a very sad situation.

      American could really use some massive doses of love-thy-neighbor, compassion, forgiveness, repentance (the Biblical kind, that shows atonement/reparation/good deeds accompanying it) for our epic genocides and generations of slavery, racial, social, and economic justice, good works with no strings attached, an end to religious hypocrisy, Christianity-by-example, and true courage. All of these things would be a huge national positive. Hey, they might even inspire people to become Christians.

    3. Anonymous1:57 PM

      12:02 It ALL should be DONE WITHOUT any religion.

  6. Anonymous9:58 AM


    1. Good link. Thanks for the heads-up!

    2. Steve Majerus-Collins is a good man, and willing to do what is right and moral.

      I hope that his character and experience is enough to get him another job. It will almost certainly mean moving, but who would want to live where Adelson and his ilk dictates the law?

  7. Rubio is the odds on favorite and Trump is actually tied for second with Cruz.

    @ Bet365 the odds of becoming the GOP candidate read Rubio pays 2.5/1 Trump pays 3.25/1

    Hillary only pays 1.66/1 to win the election.

    1. Anonymous12:12 PM

      I cannot imagine ANY of the Republicans currently riding in the clown car being elected POTUS!

      Rubio? Give me a break -he's too young, inexperienced and naïve = plus, he's not doing the job in the U.S. Congress that he was elected to do!

      Trump and Cruz would be disasters for our country as they are too extreme and the religious factor (as to Cruz) doesn't mix well with government!

      I will cast my vote for Hillary Clinton - there is no doubt in my mind of doing otherwise!

      The media is playing games with the American people as to this upcoming election - use the internet folks - stop watching the cable networks as well as the regular media outlets. They are paid for by the top 1% in our country - i.e. owned by the top companies in our country.

    2. I'm not sure if it's a communication problem, a math problem or no problem at all.

      The last two elections were called by betting houses and I believe there is an ETF type fund where one can "invest" in their candidate. None of these funds or betting houses set up shop to diddle the American people's opinion. They are here to make and take money and I repeat that Rubio is the odds on favorite to take the GOP nomination.

      Hillary is the runaway favorite to win the entire election.

  8. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Her minions and, indeed, $arah herself have stated repeatedly that their goal is to do in the establishment GOP.

    1. Another revenge campaign -- Sarah, you were made fun of, like Trump, in the last election. The whole GOP will pay for that, right?

  9. Anonymous11:22 AM

    What do residents in Alaska think about having to pay state income tax soon? Why isn't $error PayMe all over this?

    1. Anonymous11:50 AM

      It's a simple matter, if we don't adopt a state income tax then we can't even begin to think of balancing the state budget. The gravy days are over up here and we all need to do our part; income tax and reduction in PFD will go a long way to balancing the budget, but deeper cuts in government and services are still needed. Our economy is based on three things: Oil, Fishing, Tourism. When one of those three things is taken out of the mix things begin to go downhill and in order to prevent another recession like the one in the 80's we need to all do our part, or we'll all wake up one day living in homes that are worth 1/4 of what we owe on them, and then the exodus begins.

    2. Anonymous12:05 PM

      11:50 a.m. Last sentence - 'in homes that are worth 1/4 of what we owe on them and then the exodus begins' -

      People will will walk away from their homes (as they did in the 80's) - values will drop by one-half (condos did that back then!) and it will take a substantial amount of time to return to their 'once was' values!

      Alaska is facing a big mess - thanks to the Alaska Legislature and Republicans spending as though there was no tomorrow.

      As many of them as possible need to be voted out of office in 2016! It would be a good idea to begin with Anna Fairclough from Eagle River! (And, she has her sites on being Gov of Alaska at some point! OMG!)

    3. Anonymous1:55 PM

      Anon 11:50--- With falling oil prices and no end in sight for that, it's sad that Sarah and her ilk never caught on that "drill, baby, drill" was NOT going to be a good long-term strategy.

      Oh wait, I just said "long-term"....

    4. Anonymous10:44 PM

      the possibility of taxes is definitely real, but i for one would really like to see the elimination of the PFD payout. Put it in responsible (?) hands and utilize it to help fund our state - with none of the wasteful fluff - i.e. the legislatures new Anchorage Taj Mahal ..

      .. also, the elimination of the PFD payout will also create a mass exodus of the shills/grifters that are here, in a big part, for the PFD ..

  10. Balzafiar11:23 AM

    The GOP doesn't seem to need Trump's help, or that of anyone else for that matter, destroying their party. It's all been happening from within and started decades before Trump. Mitch McConnell, Dowager Queen of Kentucky, played a large part in it but he doesn't get all the credit by any means.

  11. Anonymous11:53 AM

    The problem is that nobody is predicting that Trump will cause the end of the tea party and extreme right wing of the republican party. If Trump destroys the GOP per se, those knuckle-draggers will still be among us, still comprise around a fourth to a third of the population, still be extremely heavily armed, still be in control of most of our nation's school districts, legislatures, and local governments, – and be even angrier than they are now. Oh, and their media (radio, internet, TV, churches-as-media) will not be disappearing any time soon, either. THAT'S the bad part. If only Trump's loss would spell the end of the extreme right-wing fringe, THEN we might have something to toast a champagne glass to. The end of the so-called moderate GOP? Not so much. Still waiting for that cockroach's carcass to get quiet on the rug.

    1. Yes to all (11:53) that and what about the gerrymandering in most U.S. states accomplished over the past few years by Repub legislatures making it will be almost impossible to unseat the sitting Reubs at every level.

      Democracy has been effectively killed by the GOPs who are owned by the 1%. Trump is only a symptom: the source of the disease will be very hard to exterminate.

  12. ibwilliamsi1:00 PM

    Donald Trump - the answer to anyone with a brain's prayers. Who'da thunk?

  13. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Might as well give it the name of those it now stands for 'The White Supremacist Dominionist Party.'

    1. Anonymous1:58 PM

      The "Know-Nothing Party" would also work.

  14. majii3:08 PM

    George Will is a hypocrite who is looking for a reason to reject what he has helped to build---a GOP/TP that has allowed itself to be taken over by the far right. Not once did he stridently object to the rise of the crazies. Instead, he cheered them on and created excuses to approve their nutty, insane, no-compromising behavior. He used his huge media platform to advance the "conservative cause" using any means necessary. It is only now that his party has become an international source of shame and embarrassment that he's decided to oppose what he once took pride in creating. Too late, George, you built this, and it's now time to take possession of it, accept responsibility and acknowledge the role you played in creating this monster.

  15. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Trump is the tool for the GOP's early talk about reaching out to minorities and the young. I hate to say it as well, but I agree with George Will. The entire GOP as we know it has to go. But what could they possibly do to replace it? And truth be told, It never was my problem and it never will be.

  16. Anonymous6:12 PM

    All because a Black man resided in the White House for eight years.

    And who's the woman in the bottom picture with McCain? Holy CRAP has she ever aged!

  17. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Wow! I bet Sarah's morning breath could knock a buzzard off if a shit wagon.

  18. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Wow! I bet Sarah's morning breath could knock a buzzard off of a shit wagon.


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