In a recent column, “Conservative” George Will announced that he has left the GOP and that Republicans and conservatives should work to elected Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms.
Will want to stop President Trump and the weak GOP Congress that does his bidding. His anti-Trump screed of twisted and failed logic was waved before by every network before the public of proof that even the great, conservative Mr. Will couldn’t take the new GOP.
George Will is a petulant, angry, little man whose entire premise is antithetical to conservative values.
For a DC elitist who writes his pieces so that commoners must use a dictionary and thesaurus to read them, he sure grades a zero on logic. His headline can’t bury the flaw in his thinking, even if he shrouds it with verbosity, pomposity, and misdirection.
To expose Will, I want to keep this simple to maximize the reach to most people. Got that Georgie?
Mr. Will’s flawed premise is that to stop Trump and the direction of the GOP that he now dislikes, conservatives must work to elect Democrats.
Does that make sense to you? If it does, you are probably a Democrat. If not, like Mr. Will, you are an individual who has confused anti-Trumpism with conservativism. I’ve written endlessly on that subject but suffice to say, Conservatism is much bigger than anti-Trumpism.
Those who confuse their hate for one man with their obligation to promote conservative principles are not conservatives.
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I get it Mr. Will. We all do. You don’t like President Trump. You are part of the organized War on Trump. I named you in that indictment in February of 2017 and look at you now coming out of your foxhole to be recognized. Good on you.
Here’s the thing though. Don’t try to use conservatism to fuel your personal animus. Don’t pretend that conservativism is served by electing Democrats. It’s not.
The Democratic Party is for abortion. It is for open borders. It is for division by race. It is for the unconstitutional and anti-American practice of racial preferences. It is for socialism. Heck, it just unseated a long-tenured Congressman from its own party with a socialist nut-case in New York. The party is weak on Islamic terror. The Democratic party thinks American exceptionalism is some form of white oppression and foolish, collective arrogance.
The Democratic party spreads racial hate and promotes victimology.
The Democratic party sells fear, jealousy, and loathing. It mocks our flag. Its values are not those of conservatives. Indeed, Americans of conscience can make a strong argument that the Democratic party’s emerging values are not very American.
So, Mr. Will, you think Conservatives should elect Democrats to reform the Republican Party and punish Trump? You’re either an idiot, or you think the rest of us are idiots.
You join the ranks of fools, like your fellow, snot-nosed, mealy-mouthed, elitist, faux-conservative, David Frum, the conservative pretender who wrote the so-called, “Conservative case for Voting for Hillary Clinton.” There never was one.
Why is it that the New York Times and the Washington Post have three “conservatives” who are always trying to get Republicans to vote for Democrats? I didn’t forget you Jennifer Rubin, the least informed pretender of the group.
I get it Mr. Will. We all get it. You don’t like President Trump. You disapprove of his conduct. You doubt his conservative heart. You fear his lack of understanding and intellectual depth. You see him moving the GOP in a direction of nationalism and populism over conservatism.
Get in line crybaby.
I and innumerable other real conservatives have written honest critiques on those subjects. We get it. Here’s a tip little fellow … I am actually a lot smarter than you. Guess what, so are a whole bunch of Americans, including good, strong, hardworking regular folks who understand what conservative values are even more than you and me.
They don’t think Trump is perfect either. Thank God. Those who do, and those who raise the cult of personality over principles are fools … and they are dangerous … just as dangerous as people like you who raise their hate above conservative principles.
The difference, Mr. Will, between real conservatives and you is that we don’t elevate our hate over our principles, and we don’t abandon conservative principles to feed that hate.
You want to punish Trump and reform the GOP by electing enemies of conservatism, liberty, free-markets, law and order, and innocent babies.
That’s dumb. You sir are stupid or dishonest.
I would like to reform the feckless, weak, big-government, unprincipled GOP too. I’d like to shake the President and smack the silly out of him, metaphorically speaking my Secret Service friends. I’d like to get more Reagan and less crazy narcissism too.
I intend to do that from working with people who share our real conservative values. I intend to praise him when he passes conservative legislation and appoints conservative judges, and I intend to call him out when he strays. I have done that more and better than you.
I intend to promote conservative candidates to take the seats of weak republicans.
I don’t propose to fix Trump or the GOP by promoting the deeply flawed idea of that America hand over the levers of government power to the party of hate, fear, division, and socialism.
You, Mr. Will, propose that America surrender to the resistance so that you can be invited to cocktail parties again. How brave.
There is no conservative case to support Democrats in 2018, or ever. There is, however, a conservative case against fake conservatives like you Mr. Will, and it’s just been made.
Update: I drafted this opinion piece and published it just 30 minutes before Justice Kennedy retired. Just remember, Mr. Will wants you to elect Democrats … to protect conservatism from President Trump. Tell us, Mr. Will, how does that get you the 5th conservative Justice?
Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.
Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.
At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.
Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
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