Considering his long-time support of the Chicago Cubs, Will was a typical conservative. He remains so. But this is something, something.
Will predicts a Biden landslide. As Trump says, “we’ll see”. GOTV.
The measures necessary for restoration of national equilibrium are many and will be protracted far beyond (Trump’s) removal.
For the better part of the last four decades, George F. Will has been at the intellectual center of American conservatism. Now he is calling for a full-blown rout of the Republican Party,
including, “the senators who still gambol around his ankles with a canine hunger for petting.”
Longtime conservative commentator and columnist George Will says voters must do more than reject President Donald Trump in November. They need to vote against his Republican “enablers” too ― especially in the Senate.
In a column published in The Washington Post, Will talked about how Trump once urged police not to be “too nice” when making an arrest.“His hope was fulfilled for 8 minutes and 46 seconds on Minneapolis pavement,” Will wrote, referring to the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man whose death set off a wave of protests and unrest around the nation.Will, who quit the Republican Party in 2016 when it became clear Trump would be the party’s candidate, said the underlying problems behind the nation’s unrest predate this presidency and will still be with us when he’s gone.“The measures necessary for restoration of national equilibrium are many and will be protracted far beyond his removal,” Will wrote. […]
“Presidents, exploiting modern communications technologies and abetted today by journalists preening as the 'resistance' — like members of the French Resistance 1940-1944, minus the bravery — can set the tone of American society, which is regrettably soft wax on which presidents leave their marks,” Will continued. “The president’s provocations — his coarsening of public discourse that lowers the threshold for acting out by people as mentally crippled as he — do not excuse the violent few. They must be punished. He must be removed.”
— John Hultquist (@JohnHultquist) July 21, 2020
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 22, 2020