Anyone over the age of 30 would probably recognize his name. I once myself admired him not just for the fact we shared a common passion, the game of baseball, but for what I learned from his intellectual and often stiletto defense of conservatism and the Reagan years of America, as well as his ability to neuter liberal lunacy. But like so many formerly respected people on the right, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist, journalist, and author fell victim to Trump Derangement Syndrome. He now has sadly come to sound gaseous, smug and irrelevant, reduced to conversing with the intellectually challenged as a guest on MSNBC. Any hope he would redeem himself and come back into the light seems lost with a scathing Op-ed attack on Mike Pence.
via Chicks On The Right:
Five minutes and a dictionary. That’s what you’ll need before you dive into George Will’s scathing op-ed on Vice President Mike Pence. Here’s the opening paragraph. It’s dripping with intellectual snobbery.
"Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing."
Translation: Will just called Pence a submissive, greasy, butt-kissing pig man. He’s just getting warmed up.
"Last June, a Trump Cabinet meeting featured testimonials offered to Dear Leader by his forelock-tugging colleagues. His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, caught the spirit of the worship service by thanking Trump for the “blessing” of being allowed to serve him. The hosannas poured forth from around the table, unredeemed by even a scintilla of insincerity. Priebus was soon deprived of his blessing, as was Tom Price.
Before Price’s ecstasy of public service was truncated because of his incontinent enthusiasm for charter flights, he was the secretary of health and human services who at the Cabinet meeting said, “I can’t thank you enough for the privileges you’ve given me.” The vice president chimed in but saved his best riff for a December Cabinet meeting when, as The Post’s Aaron Blake calculated, Pence praised Trump once every 12 seconds for three minutes: “I’m deeply humbled. . . . ” Judging by the number of times Pence announces himself “humbled,” he might seem proud of his humility, but that is impossible because he is conspicuously devout and pride is a sin.
Trump is what he is, a floundering, inarticulate jumble of gnawing insecurities and not-at-all compensating vanities, which is pathetic. Pence is what he has chosen to be, which is horrifying."
What an illuminating assemblage of defecation. Or as a commoner would say, a flaming pile of crap. This is the most intellectual masturbatory things I have ever read from Will, verbose for the sake of verbosity. If I didn't know better, I'd say this was a parody of what a “leftist intellectual” sounds like in the throes of depression. Sadly, he meant every word........
* Thank You MJA for the Linkage!