George Will, a Conservative Journalist for nearly 60 Years, Calls for Republican Losses in November


After attending Oxford and visiting East Berlin in the early 1960’s George Will abandoned his liberal views and has been supporting the conservative cause in newspapers and books since that time, currently working for MSNBC and CNBC. Mr. Will was born in 1941, and I in 1946. As an Independent I have agreed with him sometimes, and at others disagreed. However, he never lost his principles and remains a real Republican today.

However, those in Washington who call themselves “Republicans” today do not share his views or beliefs; beliefs he continues to hold dear nearly 60 years later.

What I enjoy most about his thoughts and writings is his ability and willingness to be a “free thinker.” Unlike many men and women who call themselves “Republicans” he has never followed the ‘party line’ verbatim. For example: Will argued that the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision caused a “truncation of democratic debate about abortion policy.” On crime, Will is opposed to the death penalty. He thinks that higher incarceration rates make the populace safer. Additionally, Will is generally skeptical of affirmative action programs. Will favors the legalization of drugs.

He clearly states his reasons for opposing today’s Republicans in name only.

While Will has harsh words for Trump: “this low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath has proven that the phrase malignant buffoon is not an oxymoron:” he saves his true condemnation for the members of Congress who have enabled the President.

“In life’s 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 nation’s 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 world’s most risible deliberative body.”

Trump and Moscow Mitch

Much of Mr. Will’s concerns are directly attributable to the failure of Moscow Mitch McConnell to serve the people of the United States of America. Throughout his unremarkable 36 years in the Senate he placed his party and personal success above the needs and wishes of the American people and the people of Kentucky. His refusal to offer Trump a fair trial in the senate after his impeachment in the House is a slap in the face of the men who wrote the Constitution. The fact that on his desk lie more than 320 bills, passed by the House, which are gathering dust is why our government is dysfunctional. He refuses to allow a vote on any of this legislation. These bills contain many issues important to the people, including assistance for America’s most ‘in need’ citizens, aid for military men and women returning from war zones and their families, and measures to secure our elections from foreign interference.

Removing Moscow Mitch from power will make government work once again. The “party of no” will no longer exist.

Please vote and take your country back.

Op-ed by James Turnage


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