By Andrew Moran
A lot of respectable and eminent swamp creatures, who haven’t been right about anything since the nation kept “Cool with Coolidge,” are telling the American people that President Donald Trump is a traitor for trying to improve relations with Russia and President Vladimir Putin. If they haven’t been correct on any important issues of the day – from the Iraq War to predicting the 2016 election – why should we still give these people the time of the day anymore?
Writing in The Washington Post, columnist George Will described President Trump as a “sad, embarrassing wreck of a man” following his recent historic meeting in Helsinki. Will opined that Republicans should be embarrassed by the president’s comments that slammed the U.S. intelligence agencies and Special Counsel Robert Mueller:
“America’s child president had a play date with a KGB alumnus, who surely enjoyed providing day care. It was a useful, because illuminating, event: Now we shall see how many Republicans retain a capacity for embarrassment.”
Will also peddled a couple of conspiracy theories about Moscow having something damning on President Trump to “keep him compliant,” explaining:
“The most innocent inference is that for decades he has depended on an American weakness, susceptibility to the tacky charisma of wealth, which would evaporate when his tax returns revealed that he has always lied about his wealth, too.
“A more ominous explanation might be that his redundantly demonstrated incompetence as a businessman tumbled him into unsavory financial dependencies on Russians. A still more sinister explanation might be that the Russians have something else, something worse, to keep him compliant.”
Will cited several criticisms from a few prominent politicians, such as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) – one who believes the soccer ball Putin gave Trump could be tapped and another who thinks Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is working for Putin. This was ostensibly an attempt to support his assertion that Trump is unfit for the Republican Party, public office, and the nation. As the kids say, fail!
But here is a question for Will and the neoconservatives, the left, and the Never-Trumpers: Why was he wrong in Helsinki?
Will and Co. Are Never Right
It has been disappointing that Trump has appeased the establishment by walking back some of his remarks in Europe. It’s unsatisfactory since he was not wrong, either about blaming past administrations for poor relations with Russia or lamenting the deep state.
Let’s be honest: It’s about time these pillars of corruption and mendacity faced scrutiny by the executive branch. For far too long, the White House, in a vain attempt to seek their approval, have bowed to the interests of the political and punditry classes, sending nations into unnecessary military conflicts or bringing countries to the brink of financial ruin.
Will is a classic example of a columnist who has rarely gotten it right. He may be eloquent in his incorrect conclusions, but those erroneous suppositions have persuaded millions of Americans to champion public policies that destroy states and embolden special interests.
Here are some columns penned by Will in this century:
- “Iraq War May Save Lives.”
- “How Entangled with Russia is Trump?”
- “The boondoggle of infrastructure spending” (Second World War ended the Depression).
- “Trump’s summit with Kim could foretell catastrophe with Putin.”
- “Can Bill Weld restore conservatism?”
Of course, it isn’t just the pro-establishment thinker who has suddenly become a favorite among the unholy alliance of the left, neocons, and the media. There is a litany of names who have been wrong about everything but are still employed in the Washington swamp and New York City’s media bubble.
Max Boot, who hasn’t seen a war he didn’t like, is spouting and penning anti-Trump, pro-war talking points. Ralph Peters, another neocon who wants conflict with the entire world, is now a darling on the left because he denounced Trump. Should anything be said about Jennifer Rubin?
Senator Paul was right when he told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the people who are apoplectic about peace with Russia are suffering from “Trump derangement syndrome”:
Senator Rand Paul
“I think people have gotten over top on this and lost the big picture. The big picture is that we should be engaged with Russia. We should have conversations with Russia. We have serious conflicts in various parts of the globe. It would be a mistake not to have open lines of communication with them.”
And, because Paul is talking sense, scores of those on the left want to use violence against the senator.
Do You Care What George Will Thinks?
How many people wake up every morning and wonder, “Hmm, I wonder what George Will thinks today?” A show of hands, please.
As libertarian commentator Tom Woods recently noted, it is becoming a common scenario where you defend President Trump when everyone else is attacking him (Russia, North Korea, and NATO), while lambasting the president when everybody celebrates him (Syria).
It is an indictment of how far we have deviated from common sense. In today’s toxic environment, trying to create peace is a treasonous offense, calling barbaric criminals “animals” is equivalent to Nazism, and defending free speech is fascist, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic. George Will may not have swallowed the social justice pill yet, but he is still propagandizing to the American people with the same old war fervor that destabilized an entire region, killed and wounded tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers, and established permanent foreign occupations.
We are through the looking glass, folks: John Bolton is organizing diplomatic meetings, the supposed anti-war left is defending the deep state (John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey), and George Will, enlisting in the aforementioned alliance, is now the articulate version of Alex Jones. What is going on?
Friedrich Nietzsche was right: “Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.”
What do you think of George Will? Let us know in the comments section!