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Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:02 PM

 

George Will exits the Republican Party over Trump

Source: Washington post

Conservative columnist George Will has left the Republican Party over its presumptive nomination of Donald Trump.

Will, who writes a column for The Washington Post, spoke about his decision Friday at an event for the Federalist Society in Washington.

“This is not my party,” he told the audience, the news site PJ Media first reported.

Speaking with The Post, Will said that he changed his voter registration from “Republican” to “unaffiliated” several weeks ago, the day after House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) endorsed Trump.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/george-will-exits-the-republican-party-over-trump/2016/06/25/2b6cdcaa-3b09-11e6-9ccd-d6005beac8b3_story.html

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Reply George Will exits the Republican Party over Trump (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 OP
Skittles Jun 2016 #1
Zorro Jun 2016 #5
Cirque du So-What Jun 2016 #2
Chakab Jun 2016 #3
Hekate Jun 2016 #22
Judi Lynn Jun 2016 #4
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2016 #8
TygrBright Jun 2016 #10
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2016 #25
Judi Lynn Jun 2016 #13
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2016 #26
floriduck Jun 2016 #14
lindysalsagal Jun 2016 #6
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2016 #7
saidsimplesimon Jun 2016 #12
TrollBuster9090 Jun 2016 #24
Leith Jun 2016 #9
CobaltBlue Jun 2016 #11
Dawson Leery Jun 2016 #15
The Second Stone Jun 2016 #16
elmac Jun 2016 #17
craigmatic Jun 2016 #18
MisterP Jun 2016 #19
olddad56 Jun 2016 #20
Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #21
riversedge Jun 2016 #23
Zen Democrat Jun 2016 #27
rusty quoin Jun 2016 #28

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:09 PM

1. but George, this IS your party

this is your party on steroids!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:29 PM

5. Yep. You own Trump, Bowtie Boy

You've had a hand in molding YOUR party to allow this human NASCAR crash become its Presidential candidate.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:10 PM

2. Affiliated or not

he's still a sanctimonious cocksplat.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:11 PM

3. Yeah, it is your fucking party. You spent years planting the seed among the base that led to Trump's

 

ascendance.

One of the worst things about discussions regarding politics and social issues in the US is the amount of obtuseness and denialism that is pervasive.

It's impossible to have an honest conversation about any topic.

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Response to Chakab (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:59 PM

22. "Impossible to have an honest discussion..."? You DO know this is a political discussion board, yes?

One of the worst things about discussions regarding politics and social issues in the US is the amount of obtuseness and denialism that is pervasive.
It's impossible to have an honest conversation about any topic.
Chakab

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:15 PM

4. George Will fears the world will start seeing Republicans as rapacious, stupid clowns

instead of more cunning, low key, yet rapacious stupid clowns like him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:53 PM

8. Donald Trump can bring George F. Will back into the fold in five seconds. All he has to do

All he has to do is give the pedantic little shit an autographed NY Yankees World Series baseball. Five minutes later, Will will be writing Trumps speeches for him. If the orange-faced dunce ever stands in front of a teleprompter, and starts giving a speech with words like 'recondite,' and 'ostentatiously,' we'll know that's exactly what happened.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:10 PM

10. I wish I could rec this reply a whole lotta times. Truth. Thank you. n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:04 PM

25. Haha! You're welcome. nt

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:13 PM

13. Outstanding! Thank you. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:04 PM

26. You're welcome! nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:20 PM

14. Alex, Common Tasks for $400

 

The question, How many idiots does it take to screw in a light bulb?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:32 PM

6. I hate it when I agree with George Will

He's finally catching on: His imaginary world where no one but him and his rich friends matters does not exist.

Nice to know even old scarecrows can catch on.

The Yiddish expression is "geh gesunde hey."

More or less the southern "bless her heart" with alot of "don't let the door hit you on the way out."

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:46 PM

7. Okay, so he's not on the Wingnut Welfare program anymore. He'll never starve as long as...

He'll never starve as long as he can do his famous carnival trick. You know...that trick where he eats a thesaurus, and then shits an opinion column? Amazing trick.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:45 PM

12. TrollBuster, thank you

I needed a laugh on the day after the imploding world financial markets.
This is the DU member formerly known as saidsimplesimon.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:02 PM

24. You're welcome!

I hope the joke doesn't get old, because it's pretty accurate.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 06:58 PM

9. George Will Helped Bring About the Trump Debacle

He is one of the rats who spent years chewing holes in the side of the ship. Now he is one of many is deserting it.

YOU built this, George.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:29 PM

11. How self-important of George Will!

 

Good or bad…

This will affect Republican Party elites’ abilities to sleep.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:32 PM

15. Georgie spent years making excuses for the bigots

that Nixon inviting into the party. Will is culpable for the current GOP.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 08:47 PM

16. Trump is Will. The only difference is the length of the words

 

and the veneer of polite over the racism. And Trump would never be caught dead in a bow-tie. If anything, Will is far more obsessed with race than Trump is.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:08 PM

17. its his party and he'll cry if he wants to.

 

You would cry too if it happened to you

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:27 PM

18. It's not even the racism or xenophobia that made him do this it's the anti-intellectualism.

 

He didn't want to be associated with dumb asses.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:50 PM

19. Wanxit

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:58 PM

20. so he was quite willing to contribute to a corrupt organization until someone came along ..

that exposed what a mess the GOP really is. I don't like the guy for being a republican in a position to sway public opinion. Who really cares about George Will, he is just as screwed up as Trump and the rest of the right wing.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:16 PM

21. Any none vote for Trump is welcomed. Will has stated what a lot of other Republicans

Are thinking, Trump would hurt the GOP for years.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 07:25 AM

23. "Will wrote a column in which he urged Republican donors to "save their party by not aiding its nomi

Will does have a fan base---and I am hoping they take his words seriously.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5cab8abbbdcf4d868ea38f02abcdd7ed/conservative-writer-george-will-drops-out-gop-over-trump

..........Will isn't saying whom he will support for president. He has been criticizing the billionaire businessman for months in his column for the Post and, in doing so, has drawn Trump's scorn.

Recently, Will wrote a column in which he urged Republican donors to "save their party by not aiding its nominee."

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:12 PM

27. George Will = Reagan Enabler

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 10:52 PM

28. I realized a while ago that I cannot predict politics.

 

But one thing I do is not believing something until there is a shitload of evidence.

There is small evidence over the decades that republicans go democrat. There has been lots of evidence of democrats going the opposite...they wanted to make lots of money. I'm not saying any names so I don't break the new rules.

I don't trust George Will to do the right thing. But I sure like what is happening in the Democratic Party now. He is beside the point now.

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