If Trump wins the nomination, prepare for the end of the conservative party

If you look beyond Donald Trump’s comprehensive unpleasantness — is there a disagreeable human trait he does not have? — you might see this: He is a fundamentally sad figure. His compulsive boasting is evidence of insecurity. His unassuageable neediness suggests an aching hunger for others’ approval to ratify his self-admiration. His incessant announcements of his self-esteem indicate that he is not self-persuaded. Now, panting with a puppy’s insatiable eagerness to be petted, Trump has reveled in the approval of Vladimir Putin, murderer and war criminal.

George Will


If anything the Republican Party needs to be euthanisied

  • The so called “conservative” republican party killed itself.

    By not using the power of the purse to control Obama the republicans are as guilty as the dems for the mess this country is in.

    Trump’s popular success is a symptom of Obama/democratic wacko leftist push and a whimpy republican pushback.

    Trump has his flaws. But they are a lot less than Obama’s.

    Call me a one item voter. Islam. Trump is the only one with the balls to speak the truth.

    He gets my vote, and it sure looks like lots of other feel the same way.

    • It has been horrible.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      When I have talked to people around camp fires in the summer time, after a few beers this subject comes up.
      And I’ve been surprised by what lurks beneath the surface of men who are just trying to eke out a living.
      Cemented my views.

      • V10_Rob

        By all means elaborate, I’d like to see if its the same vibe I’m getting.

        It feels like a lot of people are just barely on board with the agendas of the political class. They’re going along reluctantly because they nominally agree with SOME of what the elites CLAIM to champion. The whole ‘Syrian’ refugee thing is a perfect example; “Well, you got to feel for sorry for them, but… it only takes a few, you know? And we’ve got our own hard-luck cases in desperate straights.” They’ve got a lot of doubts, but don’t see a viable alternative at this time. Either that, or they actively want off this train but feel like they’re locked in the boxcars with no say in the matter.

        It won’t take much, and people will be jumping off that train in droves. That’s big part of what we saw with the NDP in Alberta, with Trump in America, and the rise of the “scary far-right” across Europe. People so fed up with the status quo that they’ll take anything that looks like it’s going the other way. They’re not looking for a perfect solution, they’re looking for a wholly different solution (which isn’t necessarily a wise solution).

        All it wants is a catalyst, someone or something to get some momentum building, a common cause that all shades of discontent can use as an excuse to unite behind.

        All it wants is some leadership. Doesn’t need to be good leadership, either, or even someone on our side. Just someone who kicks off the avalanche and gets swallowed up will suffice.

        There’s a lot who don’t want to fire the first shot (figuratively or literally), but won’t take much convincing to jump on to a bandwagon. They might have some reservations about where it’s going, but many seem to have a clear idea as to where their loyalties DON’T lay.

    • Blacksmith

      I thought we were getting somewhere with the tea party, but the performance by the republicans since they took control proves the lie to that. I don’t see any way to salvage what is left of our country. Even if we were to get Trump in and he tried to follow through with his stated agenda he would be blocked at every turn by the republicrats. We no longer have a 2 party system down here, it is full blown leftist and closeted leftist IMO.

      • V10_Rob

        I think there is a fear that, as bad as it is, the Republicans are the only line of defense against the worst of the Democrats’ idiocy. That if the Republicans fracture into 2 or more parties, the Dems will dominate elections at all levels for years or decades to come.

        I don’t think the Dems are any more united than the Reps though, probably even less so. They’ve got so much invested in identity politics and victimization, they’ll turn on themselves as soon as the unifying fear of the Republican boogeyman is gone.

        If the Republicans collapse, the Democrats will not have long to savour their triumph.

      • If Trump wins, I hope he pushes a “two terms and your out” agenda.

        That could be the fix.

        • Blacksmith

          AMEN to that!

  • BillyHW

    Just retire already, George.

    • Exile1981

      I thought he was dead already, did they dig up his corpse to write this crap?

      • JoKeR

        He’s never died.

        It’s that damned makeup he uses that is 50% formaldehyde.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Trump is filling a leadership void that is lacking in the US thanks to political correctness, the silent majority is fed up with it professional political class.

    • I think we all are, I believe Trudeau may well be the last gasp of Canada’s political class.

      • Ron MacDonald

        Saskatchewan is the only province not governed by a Liberal, over the next 5 years Trudeau and the other idiots are going to ruin this country.

      • terrence

        We can always hope; but, I am not holding my breath.

        Did you see where the LIEberals cancelled the Transparency Act for the unions – better named the goonions

        • It is a repeat of Wynn’es strategy. Lots of Union money will go to support re-election efforts and the Liberals will pay the tab with your money to stay in power.

          • Hudak tried to campaign on busting the corrupt Union relationship with politicians. But he did it half-assed. Everything Conservatives in Canada do is half-assed, which is why they lose. If you are going to bust Union corruption you have to come out with both barrels blazing, it has to be a full onslaught well-thought-out “war room” strategy. Not a side issue. Marxist Unions in Canada are powerful beyond measure, worse than the Mafia once was. We need the Canadian equivalent of a Trump — the Cons are doomed anyway. What have we got to lose?

        • V10_Rob

          Don’t forget repealing all those mean and racist accounting standards imposed by Harper on First Nations band governments.

  • Maggat

    Who the hell is this Geo Will character? And, who cares?

  • terrence

    The comments at the article are a hoot – here a couple

    NoToFalseVictims, 11:00 AM PST
    Will hosted Obama at a dinner at Will’s house
    right after Obama became president. George Will has made it a career of

    Shrilley-Cackles 10:59 AM PST
    America is funny. They support an old woman with
    a long history of scandal, obfuscation, outright lies she has been caught in,
    no record or accomplishment, favortism, cronism, pay to play, rewarding donors,
    and on and on. They present her as some kind of American legion to be put on Mt

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Like so many other pundits putting in their two cents on Trump, Will doesn’t get it. We are tired of being lied to, humiliated and stabbed in the back, and while Democrats, like CAIR, make victimology of special interests an essential part of their narrative, we ourselves have been victimized and have had enough. Trump may often resort to hyperbole, but there is a core of truth in his positions that resonates with the public.

  • ontario john

    Breaking News! The CBC reports that NORAD during its traditional tracking of Santa, has reported that Santa and his sleigh were hijacked over Syria. The CBC reminds us though that it has nothing to do with islam.

    • I see Marc Garneau tweeted that Santa had been given clearance to fly by Transport Canada.

      Bastards even try to co-opt Santa.

      • canminuteman

        Santa Flies where ever he wants. Transport Canada gets no say.

      • El Martyachi

        Hate to agree with ISIS, but I wouldn’t be too busted up if Santa decided to pack his sleigh full of C4 and fly it into Some Important Government Place.

        Merry Christmas, BCF group 🙂

  • Ed

    Ordinary people realized that Jeb! winning would be the same as Hillary! winning.

  • jack burns

    There is some connection between Obammy’s use of NSA data and the defanging of the GOP. Kind of like the jury swap vignette in ‘The Untouchables’. Then there is their paralysis while they try to read the winds of what >25 million new La Raza cheerleaders will do to their entitlements. Anybody who still uses that 11 million number is smoking rope.

    • mauser 98

      some say 40 million

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Bear Stearns said 30 million PLUS over a decade ago.

        • mauser 98

          Bear Stearns : Bail out broke US taxpayer shafted

  • mauser 98

    Trump will not end the GOP
    a brokered convention with Jeb as the nominee will end the Republicans
    don’t put it past Preibus , Rove
    GOP hated Reagan , stabbed Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul in the back, will do the same to Trump

  • mauser 98

    George Will says Obama was born in Hawaii

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  • Dana Garcia

    I thought Ben Shapiro had a succinct observation of the problem in which the Republican party finds itself.

    If the elites in the Party win – if they manage to oust the conservative base they apparently despise – the GOP becomes a hierarchy without a foundation. If the grassroots win, the GOP becomes an unorganized entity without the funding to run national campaigns.

    • mauser 98

      cornered by their own treason , hypocrisy and backstabbing

  • Will is the one sounding bitter. Im sure he’s backing that open borders crowd like Bush or Rubio. Trump might be the last conservative hope considering how we conservatives have been let down by those who called themselves conservatives let us down once they took control of both houses. Does anyone think things will change if Bush or Rubio or Kasich get the nomination. We know were they all stand on immigratiion. Same as what we now have. Open borders and millions more of these leaches coming here illegally. And don’t forget the millions of Muslims they will continue to let in. We gave the GOP both houses and if you didnt know this and came back from a long coma, you would think the Democrats controlled everything. Well it sure looks like they do doesn’t it.

  • Spatchcocked

    Kurt Vonnegut relates in the preamble to Slaughterhouse 5 a visit from a young
    writer named George Will…….considered him a bespectacled little nincompoop.

    I’ve never liked the smarmy sanctimonious snotty solipsist from day one.

    And that rug he wears !…….and the bow tie…..and the fricking sweaters….

  • Spatchcocked

    Ladies and gentlemen….let’s not be afraid to speak truth to affirmative action and multiculti….this is a pivotal election for the white race…..

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    I definitely believe that Trump would be good in the fact that he doesn’t believe that free markets exist and he is a protectionist. His anti-immigrant sentiment is good but it doesn’t answer the whole question. The Americans and the British and French are to blame for the Middle East being destroyed and ruined. That is the main reason. To think that imperialism is good is a terrible precedent or way to be. It suggests that the first world should destroy the third world. All nations should be able to determine their own destiny. Don’t forget that the Western economies are a house of cards economically speaking. You think they wouldn’t want “far-right” distractions. I personally believe capitalism was only good with a strong middle class, a reasonable amount of disposable income for the average person and with a strong manufacturing sector. Of course, I am speaking of true capitalism which existed pre-Reagan.

    • CoolTolerance

      I’m pro-Trump, all the way, on every single issue. I won’t bother listing all his credentials, however he will have a solid team behind him once elected – and elected he will be, unless assassination occurs (which is a possibility).
      As to Republican collapse, current GOP members might resign (loss of bribes and insufficient energy) but they will be replaced with cleaner and stronger people.
      I see it as the rebirth of the Republican Party.

  • bob e

    something is gonna be killed