William F Buckley

Will Trump’s Victory Spell National Review’s Demise?

“In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions.” So wrote George Will in his attack on Donald Trump for having the temerity to threaten the legacy of William F. Buckley.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    We can only hope.
    They are the “Mother Jones” of the Republican establishment.

    • Heh;)

    • Clausewitz

      They haven’t been a conservative voice since Buckley died.

      • David Murrell

        What is striking is that the posted article treats Mr. Buckley as if he still is alive.

        Btw, as a conservative, who is pro-Trump, there has to be a movement to bring the populist-Trump conservatives together with the establishment conservatives. The other side, the dark side, is so much stronger than conservatism. As I see it, Hillary Clinton is the next U.S. president.

        • Clausewitz

          The establishment don’t believe in conservatism. They’re just as much crony Capitalists as the Democrats. That’s also why they’ve attempted to destroy the conservative wing of the GOP by going after the Tea Party members.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Bye bye badman.
    Bye bye.

  • mauser 98

    Archie Bunker had a job and paid the bills
    Meathead loafed

  • ntt1

    Buckley’s face, finally, as threatened melted clean of shortly before his death. his brand of conservatism has not been germane for fifty years.

    • Clausewitz

      Germaine or tolerated by the MSM and the progressive left? Just because a lot of assholes are saying that Buckley’s conservatism is no longer relevant, does not necessarily make it so.

  • Sid Falco

    Their obsession with what is true “Conservatism” and their criticism of anyone who strays from their narrow definitions reminds me that most of them used to be Marxists – endlessly quibbling over deviations from the party line – who, once they got a bit of cash in their pockets, kicked the ladder away and became Reaganites.

    They’re a joke.