George F. Will is a conservative. A true conservative.
I imagine he bothers today’s ‘conservatives’ because he is also an intellectual, who focuses on facts, rather than what is politically expedient. ‘Facts,’ be they moral or scientific, are a bit of an anathema to the Republican party, as it is currently structured.
Life-long Republican Will was so disturbed by the ugly anti-fact morphing of his party, that he recently changed his affiliation to ‘Independent.’ Keep that in mind as you read the following excerpts from his most recent Washington Post opinion piece, titled “Trump is no longer the worst person in government”…
“(Donald) 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.”
“…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.”
Why does Mr. Will feel the need to eviscerate a nice, religious man Mike Pence? Please see the full article.