George Will to Mitt Romney: “Quit despising the American people”

Good for George Will for calling out Mitt Romney on his latest “I hate half the country” gaffe, but at the same time, spare me.

I don’t recall any Republicans speaking out when Mitt Romney repeatedly tried to label President Obama a Castro-loving communist and/or European socialist (wich in America’s small political mind means communist (which, here, actually means “Soviet”) during the campaign, and thus, the 51% of us who voted for Obama must, of course, support communism too since we voted for one.

I also don’t recall Republicans speaking out when their failure of a GOP party chair Reince Priebus attempted the same thing sotto voce, trying to label the President as some kind of foreign European socialist type black thing – and finally got called out on it by Chris Matthews.

I also don’t recall any Republicans speaking out when Marco Rubio also intimated that President Obama was a communist, and thus, once again, anyone for supports the President – that would be half the country – must support communism too.

Republicans have hated the voters for a long time.

  • Gays: The Baptists who run the GOP hate us, as do the Mormons who almost ran the GOP, and the rest of the Republican leadership is happy to throw our civil rights to the sharks when it serves their purposes.
  • Women: Legitimate rape, forcible rape, God-gifted-rape-babies, self-cleansing rape, and no-such-thing-as-threat-to-the-life-of-the-mother rape all come to mind.
  • Blacks: Baptists have quite a history as do Mormons, and most southern states, many of which still hate blacks (remember, a plurality of Republicans in Mississippi are still opposed to inter-racial marriage, of the heterosexual variety even).
  • Jews: Folks on the right pretend to love Israel, but that’s only so that they can preserve Israel long enough to watch 2/3 of all the world’s Jews die in a blaze of glory when Jesus comes back – yes, they love Israel to death. And let’s not even get started with the Mormons’ sordid record of desecrating the souls of Jewish Holocaust victims.
  • Catholics: the Baptists think Catholics worship Satan, and call the Catholic Virgin Mary a “wh*re”).
  • Latinos. I don’t even need to explain that one.

The list goes on.  Fortunately, the list of which Americans the Republicans despise is so long that it now makes up 51% of the country.

The current Republican leadership hates Americas.  They’ve hated our system of government for a long time, which is why it’s always Republicans who are trying to undermine the presidency, and the courts, and the media – any system of checks and balances is a bad thing if you, at your core, think freedom and truth have a liberal bias, and that you can’t win if the fight is fair.

Republicans talk a lot about how much they love America – the same way they talk about how much they love the troops, then send the troops to die in needless wars based on a lie, then ignore those same trips when they come home needing help – but in practice, it’s not terribly clear that the current extremists running the GOP like much of anything or anyone in this country.

So, I’m not going to get too excited about the GOP’s sudden concern about members of their own party who hate the voters.  The Republicans have hated a lot of us for a very long time.  And now their hate may have made them a permanent minority party.


CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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76 Responses to “George Will to Mitt Romney: “Quit despising the American people””

  1. eric says:

    F*** George Will. He is a pedantic nerd who has been wrong about nearly everything for the past thirty years.

  2. I doubt that, people do generally grow up and realize when they have been lied to. They don’t like being lied to. Since the ass-clowns only won by voter fraud and motivating the totally ignorant and un-informed, I don’t think you can count on winning again. The first group of kids that voted for him didn’t vote for him a second time and he can’t run again.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Complete and utter absurdity.

    People like you have turned the republican party from a political party to an advocacy group for idiots and idiocy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Is that why the socialist labor party and the American communist party ran candidates against him?

    Is that what you do when you endorse someone? Try to get them unelected?

  5. johnfromil says:

    Since when is cpaitalism a crime? You sound like some of those hard core bolsheviks that staged the Russian Revolution. I guess you are what you sound like.

  6. johnfromil says:

    Perhaps the key difference between the philosophies of Obama and Romney has to do with the role of government in the economy and the production of wealth.
    Obama seems to feel that big government is the answer to everything. It should be capable or hiring workers and creating projects to employ people. It should provide cradle to grave security for all.
    Romney believes that the government should get out of the way and allow free enterprise and private industry to produce wealth and jobs and all the things required.
    Romney’s solution requires entrepreneurs and investors and the resonable assurance that government will not confiscate the results of their skills and investments.
    Obama’s method puts more and more people on the government payroll. Eventually this results in total control of the economy by the government.
    If that solution worked, the ex-soviet Union would have been the wealthiest country in the world. Instead it produced an economy where shortages were epidemic and no one had anything. Their healthcare system was at best equal to that of a third world country.
    Under Romney’s system, the entrepreneurs and investors get rich, but jobs are created and with jobs individuals can buy what they want. That means everything. Whether a specific individual can get what he wants depends on his ability to earn. His ability to earn depends on his education and talents.
    Of course, there will always be some, in any society who cannot provide for themselves and that is a given, that the society must provide for them.
    For the rest of society, the question is whether you wish to EARN a living by WORK, or you wish to be sustained at a level of subsistence by a government dole.
    Unfortunately in this day and age, it appears many in our society are willing to trade the free market birthright that Americans have for modern equivalent of the “biblical mess of pottage” in exchange for that birthright.
    For me and my house, it is work. Work is honorable. Laziness and indolence is not.

  7. johnfromil says:

    If you read the California civil code before the Proposition 8 events, the civil code specifically gave Domestic partnerships all the same state given rights that married couples were given. No one was denied any rights. The LDS church itself has always expressed and worked for equal protection under law for all, but changing the definition of marriage goes too far. You also have the same rights that we all do, that is to marry or date someone of the opposite sex.
    With regard to out opposition to sex outside of marriage, we do vigorously oppose it and all other immoral behavior.
    The only reason that gays want marriage is to flaunt it in the face of those that are opposed to gay marriage. We don’t want gays trying to force churches to perform marriage rites for them. We don’t want wedding photographers to be forced to photograph gay marriages, if they are opposed to it. We don’t want wedding chapels to be forced to provide their services for something they don’t believe inWe don’t want gay teachers taking our kindergarten children to their wedding. We believe that social service organizations based though churches should have the right to restrict their services, such as adoption, to those that follow that church’s precepts.

  8. BrienBear says:

    I have a question.

    I hear this attitude a lot. A LOT. That these 51% wants something for free. That we want to take from the rich and give to the poor.

    What is it I want to take? What, I want healthcare to cover women’s birth control pills because it’s PART OF HEALTHCARE? That’s “giving something for free”?

    I want people to have health care, because IF THEY GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM YOUR PAYING FOR IT ANYWAY? So give them the ability to go to the doctor so their ER bills will be less, or better, *no* ER bill at all. This is giving something for free, but it’s not as if we weren’t already doing this. All it is, is shifting the burden of cash from one coffer to another, and hopefully, actually reducing the money taken out of that coffer because the mom with the kid with a cold can just go to the doc instead of the ER. So newsflash for you – YOU WERE ALREADY GIVING SOMETHING FOR FREE ON YOUR DOLLAR. This isn’t anything new.

    How about wanting to make sure that all people can actually have a living wage. You know, holding businesses accountable for making sure that they keep up with the cost of living, instead of only the 1% being able to buy food, we all can. Healthy food, by the way. Where is the “free” in that? The people would still be working.

    How about wanting to make sure that the 1% their fair share of taxes. Oh but we wouldn’t want to do that because they “provide jobs”. Right. Which is why we’re in a recession. The bankers got greedy and tried to take advantage of the poor people, and the rest of the country lost….

    These 1%’ers have more money than most of us will see in our lifetimes. They could easily invest in businesses that they know will succeed. But they’re not. Why is that…? Trickle-down effect my ass. Wanting stuff for free huh. How about just wanting to know you can pay your bills next month. I think most people would like that instead.

  9. Katie Doyle says:

    Well 53 percent of the people in the country don’t agree with you. You might want to examine your perceptions there….Nah, never happen. And so you will continue as a minority party.

  10. Katie Doyle says:

    What do you mean by now? This has been going on for close to 20 years. This is just the first time you made the mistake of telling them they are reactionaries. Welcome to the club.

  11. BeccaM says:

    Amen again on that.

    Moreover, polygamy has been ‘traditionally’ practiced in all the worlds major religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism. The wiki is fascinating reading, and includes helpful lists of all the countries and religions that still do practice some form of polygyny or polyandry. Monogamous hetero marriage is far from universal.

  12. BeccaM says:

    That’s a whole lot of hate to be walking around with.

  13. BeccaM says:

    Thanks for the laughs.

  14. A reader in Colorado says:

    Go live in Cuba for a year. You wouldn’t know socialism if it walked up and bit you on the tookus. Obama is a corporatist, and you are a lunatic if you thinks he acts or thinks like a Marxist.

    If he did, half of Wall Street would be in prison cells and much of the other half would be shot by firing squad on national TV. Instead, plutocrats are enjoying the most wealth ever. Plutocrats were allowed to get away scot free with the most massive economic crime (and a very “capitalist” crime at that) in American history under Obama’s watch. I’m not so convinced he shouldn’t do the prison cell and firing squad bit, but he is a Wall Street creature. “Marxist” LOL.

  15. A reader in Colorado says:

    “Love the sinner and hate the sin” when applied to mormon behavior toward gay peole is rhetorical nonsense. It’s also a total lie in terms of the animus expressed during the mormon church’s various wars and campaigns against gay people.

    The behavior of mormons toward gay people in general is outright hateful, there is nothing loving about it. Raising money by the millions to destroy our civil rights is not loving, it’s hating It’s conducting a vast war against a people. If the mormons considered it loving and combatting “sin” they’d be using those resources to attempt to outlaw things like adultery as well, that they only go after gay people in this way tells the hateful tale.

    Moreover, I am not a member of your religion, and am not bound by its dictates, nor is any mormon. I consider you and your religion itself to be immoral, but I do not hate you and yours enough to force the state to persecute you. Your religion does not apply to people who don’t share in it, and attempting to force its dictates on others can only in the end lead to calamity for the mormons and their church.

    Evidently the mormons have not learned their lesson, in that they sow persecution they once objected to when applied to them.

    If you do not practice tolerance, none will be given to you and yours in return.

    And marriage is between a man and a women, two men, or two women. It is that way in some of the United States now, and soon it will be that way throughout this country and the world. It is no more valid to say marriage is between a man and a woman now than it is to say the moon is made of green cheese. It’s simply a hateful little fantasy you and your church maintain, that is increasingly wilting in the face of a new expanding reality.

  16. I just hate the one group of people who make retarded lists to prove their limp liberal point of view of half-truths is somehow superior in virtue.

    I don’t want my insurance company paying for my birth control or anyone else’s because it will cost way too much. Why does a hospital aspirin cost $100?

    I hate reverse racists who need to invent dog whistles and coded language that helps you distort a person’s words to mean something it doesn’t to advance your own agenda. If the races (a false concept in and of itself; we are one race) could get along, they’d be a lot of angry people out of work… Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, etc.

    I hate people who don’t understand as a free thinking person, I can believe what my church believes, but disagree with them when they’re wrong.

    I hate people who scream about the WAR ON WOMEN… but don’t have the balls to criticize Islam.

    I hate people who preach tolerance… except when it comes to people’s religion or more traditional view of the family. Maybe they’re out of touch. But you’re no more “enlightened” by putting them down and their thoughts really have no effect on you.

    I hate super blue states like MA, and I live here. We elect dopes just for being named “Kennedy”, we voted out a very bi-partisan Scott Brown, and re-elected Barney Frank even though there was, indeed, “a bubble”.

    I hate unions who’ve driven decent companies out of business, made it more difficult to hire more people, and more QUALIFIED people. They make it harder to fire incompetent employees. And are just another reason why lesser companies to go Mexico, Canada, and China for their labor.

    I hate people who blindly hate the rich. They were either born into it, were smarter and got lucky, or cheated. And many of them did all three. But they do pay for a lot of things. And for those of us trying to move UP THE LADDER, you should not be punished for having more success.

  17. johnfromil says:

    How little you know. The Tea Party comes from the accronym for one of their major priniciples Taxed Enough Already. It is fundamentailly an anti-tax movement.
    They are generally law abiding middle class people. It is the liberals that produce the bomb throwers like Bill Ayers (Obama’s buddy) and others.

  18. johnfromil says:

    I can’t speak for Catholics or Baptists, and I can’t speak for all Mormon’s but I will tell you wha tthe teachings of the Mormon church are.
    We preach to love the sinner and hate the sin.
    Any sex outside of marriage is a sin.
    Marriage is between a man and a woman.
    To have same sex attraction, as well as opposite sex attraction is not a sin. The sin is acting on those attractions, without the benefit of Marriage.
    Marriage is a God given ordinance to unite a man and a woman and create a famiy to raise children in righteousness.
    It has been that way since the beginning and will continue to be that way.

  19. johnfromil says:

    And the person, who filmed others in prayer, without their knowledge, violated the rights of those individuals and should be sued and prosecuted.
    With regard to the temple ceremonies other individuals, with hatred for the Mormon church, have done the same. It is nothing new. There is nothing profane or obscene about these ceremonies.
    The attackers of the Mormon church have demonstrated their hatred.

  20. johnfromil says:

    Romney does not despise much of America. He wants to save America. He wants to put America to work. He does not believe in redistribution of income.
    His background is Mormon and they are very hard working people. George Romney, Mitt’s father, even though he was wealthy taught his children to work.
    Unfortunately, the American culture these days is to take take take.
    The old days of John Kennedy’s quote
    “Don’t ask what your country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country.”
    are gone, destroyed by John kennedy’s successors.
    In colonial Jamestown Virginia, the would be colonists, many of whom came from luxury, learned that if you didn’t work, you didn’t eat. That lesson needs to be relearned in this generation.

  21. johnfromil says:

    Have you noticed that centrist and conservative Democrats are no longer represented in the Democratic party.
    The left has taken over. John Kennedy would not recognized the Democratic party that now exists.
    Is it any coincidence, that Obama not only recieved the endorsement of the Democratic Party, but also the Socialist Labor Party, the Communist Party, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and numerous other far left individuals.

  22. johnfromil says:

    And Obama hates all capitalists. Why else would he incite class warfare. If it talks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. If it talks like a socialist and walks like a socialist and preaches redistribution of wealth, it is a socialist or even worse, a Communist.
    Obama’s father was a self-admitted anti-colonialist marxist. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  23. SkippyFlipjack says:

    I like that Will points out the specifics of the tax issues, but even more generally it’s both funny and pathetic that Romney dumps scorn on people for paying exactly what they’re told to pay in taxes. Didn’t he say that no one should pay more than they’re asked to? Aren’t the “47%” paying exactly what the government is asking them to? It’s bad enough that he criticizes them, but to also call them lazy, greedy “takers” is beyond the pale. I’m so glad Romney isn’t president. What a shitbag.

  24. CLF says:

    The truth is the truth and George Will can accept reality or blunder off into the land of stupidity. Will’s little attack of Mitt Romney for telling the truth shows he’s chosen the stupid route.

  25. lynchie says:

    Yes it is important to give, we the people, the illusion of having two parties. The entitlement argument is a crock of crap. Employers simply want to stop paying the payroll tax on SS and Medicare. This cripples employees even further and makes them more indentured to their crappy jobs and crappy pay. Both parties have done absolutely nothing about unemployment because high unemployment is good to keep salaries down and control the masses. While we worry about making a mortgage payment and about buying food we spend little time paying attention to the looting going on by corporations. Ask yourself why no one in the financial community has gone to jail, hell hasn’t even been charged with a crime. How about Jon Corzine, billions missing, no question they all knew, and what is the real story. A friend, I know a friend of a friend deal, told me he thought Corzine shipped the money out of the country and set up accounts for all his investors so they all have vast off shore wealth that is unreported, not taxed and hidden. The fix was in. He looked after them and they look after him with no charges, no jail, no one really hurt.
    Yeah, the cards are stacked against all of us. As George Carlin said “they are in a big club and we are not in it”.

  26. karmanot says:

    Thank you wannabe Yoda.

  27. FunMe says:

    The crazies have taken over the republiCON asylum for sure!

  28. FunMe says:

    How about simply a LIAR. And PATHOLOGICAL? :-)

  29. FunMe says:

    That pundit is such a douche bag … he has NO credibility. I wish all those familiar CLOWN faces would be off TV. They ****! (starts with “s”) Ugh, they’re disgusting!

  30. BeccaM says:

    Agreed. I’ve noticed that, across my nearly five decades, how since the mid 90s, centrist and moderate Republicans are no longer represented in the party leadership, their voices marginalized — and are now being primaried by Tea Party-approved conservative zealots.

    I grew up in Pennsylvania. Even met the late Senator John Heinz when he co-sponsored a merit award college scholarship for me — and he was a pro-choice moderate Republican I could respect.

    True, the purges are resulting in a radicalism of the GOP base organization, but maybe it’ll be self-correcting at some point. Thing is, we’re having a different problem in the Democratic party, where I voted straight ticket for close to 30 years — people like me, the admittedly leftist liberal progressives were abandoned in the rightward lurch of the Dems, who are now occupying the center-right corporation-favoring political territory abandoned by the GOP. There is such a thing as a conservative Democrat; there are no self-admitted progressive or liberal Republicans in office anymore.

  31. Todd says:

    Drama queen the author is

  32. Jim Olson says:

    There may be exceptions, but their silence is deafening.

  33. CLCRichmond says:

    I am a 48 yr old white male who has voted republican my entire life. I live in Virginia and posted my concerns earlier in the year that the party was moving to far to the right and that we had prioritized the party over the country. Within minutes i had hate and threats in response to my “moderate” views, you know, like their hero Reagan:) I was called a traitor and a coward to name a few..They ran my ass out of the party. I across the board voted against the GOP. So lets not forget they are now “culling the herd” of moderates as well.

  34. Reasonable says:

    What an asinine excuse for political commentary. Believing that individuals should determine their own economic success or lack thereof, and supporting government assistance as a hand UP rather than a handout, does NOT equate to hating anyone. Just because I don’t believe that the tax dollars of hard working individuals should be distributed among those with lower incomes does not mean that I hate the latter group; I believe we should have a different approach to helping them.

    I am a Republican but I do not agree with the GOP positions on abortion or gay marriage. Regarding the former, however, I can’t help but roll my eyes when partisan leftists attempt to depict abortion opponents as people who hate women. Why is it so difficult to understand and respect that some people approach this issue differently than you do? If someone views life as beginning before birth, and believe that that takes precedence over the right to abort, that is a perfectly legitimate viewpoint, with no discernible traces of misogyny. We all “hate” misogynists, and according to several polls, ~50% of the country is opposed to abortion in most cases…so by your own logic, YOU hate 50% of the country.

    And regarding gay marriage…were you running around claiming that Obama hated gays before his change of heart this Spring? Because if you were not, then your polarizing rhetoric about the Republican position on the issue is opportunistic at best.

    People like the author of this article are the reason political discourse in this country is such a nightmare. You show absolutely no desire to understand the arguments of the other side, and instead choose to demonize everyone who disagrees with you based on your ridiculous assumptions about their motives.

  35. Jim Olson says:

    Oh? I think she’s spot on. Prove your case otherwise.

  36. Jim Olson says:

    A. Men.

  37. jsmithutes says:

    This article couldn’t be more right on, especially with the emergence of the tea party. These are the same people that used to live in enclaves in the forests, stockpiling weapons, and planning to bomb federal buildings. They hate the United States, and everything it stands for. They have made it from the forests to mainstream political power. Its just a good thing that more than half of us can see who they are, and the hate they represent. Jim

  38. radiowarsx says:

    I’m no Republican, and I’m very glad that Obama won, but as for your article, it seems somewhat hypocritical to suggest that Republicans think that all people who support Obama are communists and then yourself suggest (perhaps indirectly) that all Republicans hate Blacks, Gays, Jews, and Women. There are exceptions, my friend.

  39. mrnirom says:

    LOL. What a load of crap you spew forth.

  40. eggroll_jr says:

    Will carried water for Romney this entire election cycle, even offering his preposterous prediction of a Romney landslide. Now he is on the side of the “American people.” In the old days an opportunist like this would have been tarred and feathered and then run out of town on a rail.

  41. RepubAnon says:

    George Will’s actual complaint was that Mitt let the American people KNOW that the Republicans despise them. Mr. Will really doesn’t think telling the truth about how Republican leaders view the 99% is a winning strategy.

  42. BeccaM says:

    Preach it, my brother.

  43. Kurt Weldon says:

    They’ve hated our system of government for a long time, which is why it’s always Republicans who are trying to undermine the presidency, and the courts, and the media

    Indeed. The GOP stopped being a political party a long time ago. They have contempt for not only our institutions, but the very concept of politics itself.

    The Republicans really do love America. However, to their mind “America” is the currency and the mineral rights. The people, not so much. This is the real Reagan Revolution – the complete separation of the citizens of the country from the country itself.

  44. A reader in Colorado says:

    Actually, as a gay man I have not been on a crusade for decades to deny the Catholics, Baptists or Mormons their rights.

    The Catholics, Baptists and Mormons, however, have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to make very, very sure that were I to have a relationship with another man, I can not ever get those special privileges male and female couples get. And because I am to be excluded from these things, I am said to be wanting “special rights” and it is implied I am similar to someone who wants to marry a dog, or a five year old and that people who want to marry adult human beings are similar to those who want to marry dogs, or five year olds.

    They say they do and say these things because they “love” me, in the platonic Christian way they say they love people. In the sense of “I’m beating you because I love you”. But then they say that people like me are destroying families and civilizations. In a loving way, they accuse me and everyone like me of this, I’m sure.

    One of the reasons they say this is because they imply that it’s dangerous to let me, or any one like me, be around children. It is implied that I might somehow soil the innocence of children by my very existence, and that is why I must be prohibited from marrying, though why this affects children directly is not said.

    Then I find out that the Catholics, and the Baptists, and people who imply they are more moral and pure than I, have been harboring and protecting people who have been committing horrific sexual crimes against children for decades, right down to castrating boys who dare to speak out.

    And that after having faced sanction for this behavior for decades, they continue to harbor and protect child molesters to this very day. ( )

    These same people, who spend millions making very sure I can never get to claim my husband on my tax returns, who don’t have to pay any taxes, because they are moral and religious people.

    Still, I do not advocate attacking, murdering and destroying Catholic people or Mormon People or Baptists in the same way that some Catholics, Baptists and Mormons have advocated literally destroying gay men, by quoting Leviticus.

  45. Maybe George F Will should stop loving the filthy rich and being their spokesman.

  46. BeccaM says:

    …and the Catholic hierarchy, which in recent elections has stooped to threats of excommunication and eternal damnation for any Catholic politician who refuses to support their far-right theocratic agenda.

    And to think, just a generation ago, JFK had to assure the American people he wouldn’t allow his presidency to be dictated by the Pope.

    Anyway, I would contend a major component of the GOP hate-fest consists of all of the far-right Christianist groups, not just the two John mentioned.

  47. BeccaM says:

    Concur completely.

  48. A reader in Colorado says:

    No, because what he mostly says is full of pseudo-intellectual garbage. George Will is a pundit who only poses as an intellectual. In reality, he’s just a pundit, a poseur for the right in the very same sense that David Brooks is a poseur for the non-existent center for whom he chooses to play act as if such people are a real constituency and not, say, a group of disaffected leftists and disaffected rightists and a teensy tiny itty bitty center who collectively balance out to nil.

    If you watch George Will, he doesn’t say what he says because he believes any of what he says or even tries to defend it; he utters outright falsehoods and makes indefensible comments and doesn’t expect to have to defend them, because that is what he wants the brain dead media class to be mouthing the next day.

    So, what you’ll get from Will is pithy comments about entitlement and excessive government spending, when he couldn’t be bothered to ever worry about those things during the reign of George W. Bush, because he’s a simple ideologue, mindless and really no different than any other mindless hack on the far right. The closest he ever gets to being an “intellectual” is that bow tie and threadbare tweed jacket he stupidly wears year after year. Oh, and the trademark “Owl” glasses.

    Really no worse, nor more stupid, than David Brooks, who is also a moron. But no better, either. Chris Matthews is also in the George Will, David Brooks class, if you want me to be fair.

  49. Ira Thurby-Wright says:

    George Will is stupid

    … because you say so!? Such intellectual depth – I’m impressed!

  50. emjayay says:

    There’s not much that’s Communist about China anymore. The state does own a lot of companies, but they act like private for-profit companies with political connections. It’s more of just a normal corrupt totalitarian state now. Which is OK with Republicans.

  51. Zorba says:

    And I don’t even like his sports writing! ;-)

  52. karmanot says:

    George Will is a nasty, whiny , bitter mental type, second only to Charles Krauthammer.

  53. A reader in Colorado says:

    And George Will is stupid. Not because of what he says about Mitt Romney – Mitt Romney I’m sure despises much of America, like the self aggrandizing billionaire he is.

    George Will has always been stupid. It’s the owly glasses and the ponderous voice and the tweedy jacket makes someone think someone is an intellectual; those people are stupid too.

  54. Nightwing83 says:

    Yeah, ROMNEY hates voters, but a guy who calls America’s system “small-minded,” sure doesn’t. You say Republicans and Baptists (to you, one in the same, apparently) hate all these groups, but you make such bold, broad insulting statements.

    BTW: I’m a Catholic. I think people like you hate us more than the entire Baptist community, which includes a lot of African-Americans.


  55. A reader in Colorado says:

    Well, you know me. They’re all off the rails; or this rot has now taken hold in the Democratic Party as well.

    When you hear Democrats literally openly lying about Social Security being part of the budget deficit, and mouthing Republican nonsense about entitlements, making deals with Republicans to restrict abortions, passing extreme far right insurance schemes and calling it health care reform, celebrating extrajudicial assassination programs, the Democrats are on their way.

    And let us not be deluded about who all is in to burning the whole country down to benefit rich plutocratic bastards – I club to which I would add rather than subtract.

    In fact the only purpose the Republicans have – and it’s a very important one – is to make the Democrats seem less insane than they really are simply by virtue of comparison.

  56. Zorba says:

    Yes, that is true, but the fact that Nixon resigned before he could be impeached, and even more importantly, the fact that Reagan was able to hide his crimes, just led to the Republican Party being emboldened. Little by little over the years, they have managed to move ever closer to the plutocracy that they wanted. And I’m not entirely convinced that most of the current crop of Democrats have much of a problem with this. :-(

  57. nix says:

    You should take a spelling course. How should one take you seriously with all the spelling errors and typing mistakes?

  58. Noah says:

    So the Republican party is just the Mormon and Baptist Church in a political costume? Intersting way of looking at it.

  59. Naja pallida says:

    Maybe I got a different message out of this than others did… what I read was “Hey, Romney, stop hogging the credit for all the hate. Some of us hate the American people just as much as you. Some of us hated the American people before you! We want our piece of the credit for that! Stop bogarting the hate.”

  60. BeccaM says:

    True, but I think Dave has a point, that the whole off-the-rails thing with the GOP, the deep insane rot, took hold with the 2000 election. Prior to that, they actually behaved as if they weren’t quite willing to burn the whole country down just to get more tax cuts for rich plutocratic bastards.

    Hell, Nixon was caught and would have been impeached. Reagan had the courtesy to try to hide his high crimes. By time we got Bush the Lesser, they didn’t even bother.

  61. BeccaM says:

    Props and kudos for the “1984” reference. :-) “We have always been at war with Eastasia Afghanistan terrorists everywhere in the world.”

  62. Zorba says:

    It started much earlier than that. They began to go insane when Ronald Reagan was elected, thanks to the dirty campaigning of Lee Atwater. They got worse in 2000, thanks to a great degree to Karl Rove (a protege of Atwater, and Rove learned well, unfortunately).

    In fact, I am greatly tempted to say that the beginnings of the Republican insanity even started under Nixon. Watergate, dirty tricks, illegal bugging, etc, etc, etc.

  63. BeccaM says:

    Let’s also not forget the other components of the GOP hate-base:

    – Republican Catholics, determined to make everyone in the country live by their arbitrary rules — so no contraception, no abortion for any reason, and no rights for gays, but hey, capital punishment and illegal wars aren’t a problem.
    – GOP Evangelicals — same deal, except some aren’t quite as panty-wadded about contraception.
    – Multi-millionaires and billionaires who hate poor people. Guys like Mitt Romney.
    – The increasingly open Secessionists who are happy as clams when they’re running the country, but give up on the whole idea of America as soon as an election doesn’t go their way.

    And more people the GOP hates:
    – Anybody who lives in a Democratic-majority state, but especially in New England and California.
    – Liberals. We on the left can deal with the existence of conservatives, and accept they have a legitimate place in our government. The GOP? They got into hippy-punching long before the Dems joined in.
    – Anyone who believes in the currently accelerating climate catastrophe… or hell, any who believe in science over religious myth.
    – Anybody who belongs to a union or supports unions and organized labor.
    – Teachers. This includes K-12 as well as university/college professors. In fact, they seem to hate anything related to education, knowledge, critical thinking, and science.
    – Atheists, agnostics, and the a-religious.

  64. monopole says:

    The outer party hates well over 75% of the population (dwellers of major cities) the inner party hates 99.9% of the population including the outer party.

  65. nicho says:

    In 1995, when the GOP took over Congress, George Will wrote: The GOP should put all the money for AIDS and all the money for Public Radio in the same pot and then sit back and laugh while the liberals fight over it.

    Fuck George Will. He’s a bigger douchebag than Romney ever dreamed of being. I haven’t given two shits about anything Will has said or written since 1995. I would love to meet him in person, because I would spit right in his pasty face.

  66. Joe Bosse says:

    The easy answer?
    The so-called intellectuals of the party.
    It doesn’t help that the corporate media pander to the worst of them while refusing to call bullshit almost entirely.

  67. karmanot says:

    I wouldn’t excuse Billy Graham, he was recorded on tape agreeing to some anti-Semitic comments by Nixon. —-“wishing that death would come and reunite him with her.” The sooner the better. The old SOB has caused enormous harm with his bigotry and sky god nonsense.

  68. basenjilover says:

    Nobody pointed out to Republicans that we are trading with China, a communist government. Apple and host of other corporations get their products made there. Clothings “Made in China” and Republicans are blind to it. Not a peep from Fox talk show blowhards.

  69. karmanot says:

    You Go John! Right on.

  70. GoBlue says:

    I’m no fan of Billy Graham, but don’t blame him for what his son Franklin probably did. Billy is a very old, very sick man (Parkinson’s, remember) who’s been depressed ever since his wife died. I suspect he spends his days reading his Bible and wishing that death would come and reunite him with her.

    Franklin is like George W., an unsuccessful son who’s trying to prove he’s the equal of his father and failing miserably.

  71. Dave of the Jungle says:

    The Republican Party went insane in 2000. Some of us noticed way back then. 12 years later, it’s still true. Why has it taken so long for the so-called intellectuals of the party to notice that something is wrong?

  72. Indigo says:

    That’s interesting considering that George Will doesn’t exactly respect the American public.

  73. Mitt Romney was the real gift that kept of giving. Can you say pathological liar?

  74. 1firstborn says:

    Mitt Romney, being true to his Mormon faith, habitually lied to the decent unsuspecting American public.

    He also, and unashamedly, went to see Billy Graham just a few weeks before the election to get his endorsement for the Mormon Church.
    Do you think he told Billy Graham about the secret Mormon Temple Ceremonies that involves secret temple oaths, laws of sacrifice and consecration including Mormon theocratic government, strict obedience and sworn secrecy of all the Temple rituals? And all this while dressed in white robes, white hats, green aprons and chanting with raised hands at temple altars.
    Romney, the compulsive liar and deceiver told him nothing about this.
    Do you think Billy Graham would have endorsed Romney and his fanatical Mormon church if he was aware of these clandestine Temple rituals?

    Look for yourself. For the very first time in about 170 years, the Mormon Temple Ceremonies have been filmed by secret undercover video, in the Salt Lake Temple Temple in Utah, this year. They are now freely available on the internet for all the world to see.

    http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=6udew9axmdM&feature=plcp

  75. AdmNaismith says:

    I think ‘Republicans as Traitors who hate America and Her Government’ is a perfectly reasonable label to hang around their necks, and something to mention at ever opportunity.

  76. Zorba says:

    Bwahaha! George Will is a good one to talk. Not that he’s as bad as some of the current Republican hate-spewers, but he’s not exactly the paragon of bipartisan amity.

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