Illumination by an Elite Pundit

Britain leaving the European Union was earth shaking and will reverberate for years. George Will, leaving the Grand Old Republican Party (the GORP), barely rises above the horizon line of earth rattling events but his reasons for doing so makes less sense at all. Well, perhaps, they do. I suppose if one’s career has been based on the fact one is an elite pundit, fawned over by other “elite” media pundits and “elite” politicians, then naturally, the writing on the wall must come as a complete shock.

George say’s he’s leaving (the GORP) because of Donald Trump while thousands of voters are flocking on board, not because it’s the GORP, but because it is Donald Trump. I have an inkling that Mr. George Will has confused real authenticity with the peoples will, and the decades of BS the GORP has been dishing out to its base, some of it he himself has manufactured.

In a speech to the Federalist Society, Mr. Will said: “This is not my party.” Hummn? Well, I said the same thing but for an entirely opposite reason. George is now “unaffiliated” and posits that voters and the GORP must resign themselves (to) not winning the presidency in November. Another quote from Mr. Will’s speech was: “make sure he loses,” adding that Republicans should “Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House.” He’s talking to other “elites” of course so, good luck on that. His is a defeatist attitude that should be avoided.

George was asked if he was concerned about a Hillary Clinton Victory, specially that it would guarantee another liberal justice on the Supreme Court. Mr. Will opined that a Republican president is not “the answer” to a conservative Supreme Court. Well, there we have it! George Will predicts a Hillary presidency, and apparently, will work assiduously to assure it.

As a measure of Mr. Wills overpowering intellect, that rises far above the level of the common masses, he added: “Sure, but I’m also concerned with the fact that I do not really believe Republicans think clearly enough about what they really want in judges. Republicans gave us Earl Warren, Brennan, John Paul Stevens, Burger, who was kind of mediocre, Blackmun. Having a Republican president is not an answer in itself.” Actually, voters didn’t elevate these people he named to the Supreme Court, Republican Elites did, just like democrats do, to try to ensure that their political schemes stay on track. That’s why Donald Trump is so fearful.

Another problem barely mentioned was retaining the Congress. No guarantee there of course, but Mr. Will again opines, that the “Trump Effect” could “flip the House.”  That is certainly possible but, as all politics are local, it is a state party’s obligation to vet and field candidates who are principled conservative and who can defeat socialist democrat candidates on the issues. The GORP must convince voters that principle trumps (no pun intended) hope and change. Of course, this is the mission for Tea Party’s everywhere. Don’t rely on the GORP machines to pick our candidates, at least not without a fight.

One point upon which Mr. George Will and I totally agree. He said: “nine times out of ten gridlock is good. “Gridlock is not an American problem, it’s an American achievement”  because “it stops things the federal government shouldn’t be doing.” Well said George, but so does revolution like we’re seeing coming on in Europe.

Yet, still we hear of scheming underway to deny Trump the candidacy at the GORP convention. No doubt, Mr. Will has stuck his oar in the water with Mr. Bill Krystal, et., al.

Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

George G. McClellan’s professional career covered 43 years in Law Enforcement which includes the California Highway Patrol and the US Naval Investigative Service, among others. With the latter, he became a world traveler visiting and working in many countries from the Philippine Islands to the United Kingdom, Asia, the Middle-East, the Balkans, all of Europe and Russia. He retired from the NIS at Naval Air Station, Atlanta, Ga. and has remained in the north Georgia area since 1990. He now resides in Gilmer County, Ga. email: gemcclellan@ellijay.com