Sparta Report -- On MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Washington Post columnist George Will discussed his departure from the Republican Party and the decision by Fox News not to renew his contract as a network contributor.
Will suggested some of it was attributable to his refusal to support President Donald Trump while he was a candidate. But later in that segment, he predicted some Republicans would change their opinions on Trump once he starts putting his policies forward.
“Donald Trump has to perform now,” Will said. “The next thing he has to do is submit a budget. When the budget comes up calling for a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending, a tax cut that will lose by bipartisan assessment $5.8 trillion over a decade plus an increased military spending, plus protectionism, which means government deciding what Americans can consume at what prices and what quantities — what’s called economic planning and crony capitalism and all the rest – when that budget comes out, people are either going to rediscover their conservative convictions, or there’s going to be a banquet, a feast of people eating words they’ve spoken for 30 years.”
“I watch – I’ll tell you who to watch, watch Congressman Meadows from North Carolina,” he continued. “He’s the head of the Freedom Caucus. The Freedom Caucus is what represents, to paraphrase what Howard Dean said when he represented the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party – they represent the Republican wing of the Republican Party. These are the true blue conservatives. And I think you’ll find that at that point, conservatism begins to rediscover itself.”
Will offered a timeline for host Lawrence O’Donnell, which he said would be by mid-summer when Republicans realize what supporting Trump entailed.
“I think when they realize all that you embrace when you embrace protectionism, enormous executive discretion, government planning essentially what we can consume and how the economy will work and who shall be winners and who shall be losers, when they realize the slippery slope they’re on, away from bedrock conservative principles, I think things will change by mid-summer.”
Blog Author's Comments: Many of the "Republicans," the members in Congress, can't turn on Trump because they were never really with him. I see George Will pointing to his head in the photo, and I have to caption that with him saying "I have a mental disorder it is called liberalism," and I would agree. I do believe President Trump lives inside his brain 24/7. He certainly has had a total drop in the people who will now be watching and listening to his ramblings - being dumped by Fox News - and apparently now appearing by MSNBC. They have to like what he says, because they agree with him. George is still smarting from the embarrassment of looking stupid in the run-up to the election, and this is what people in his current situation do. Would he really have wanted Hillary Clinton walking around the White House, in her tent of a bathrobe, and nominating Supreme Court Justices?
Did we think that the Globalist Elite Establishment would leave power without a fight? President Trump is our voice, not our master. George Will is just another RINO saying the most asinine thing that comes to mind in a desperate attempt to get the attention he seems to crave. He really wants conservatives to turn on the President so he can say I told you so. I cannot see why a true conservative would be upset with what President Trump has done so far, or tried to do, if he had a little cooperation from his own party. Trump has his base that put him in office and they will not turn on him. Most of them know that he is their last chance to try to work through the mess he inherited from Obama. This is serious - there will be no second chance. I would hope some of GOP lawmakers would agree with that assessment and know that this is our time to save America.
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