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To beat Trump, Dems must practice
a politics of modesty

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Posted By: M2, 6/16/2019 6:40:47 AM

"It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting changes where they matter, and at least 270 electoral votes for a Democrat.


Never-Trumper elitist, George, imparts his stellar wisdom to the Great Unwashed.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/16/2019 7:02:25 AM (No. 99122)
His "wisdom" did Republicans so much good over the years.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: janjan 6/16/2019 7:29:04 AM (No. 99139)
Another boring word salad from Will, who seems to think he is far above the rest of us. Highly doubtful that Democrats are interested in his advice on how to beat Trump.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: John Farson 6/16/2019 7:29:36 AM (No. 99140)
George should pick us a modest democrat to get behind. I didn’t think so.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ToryWhite 6/16/2019 7:37:23 AM (No. 99141)
Pretentious and petty journalist, could have been good but lost his mojo when sucking up to Obama, originally.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ToryWhite 6/16/2019 7:38:42 AM (No. 99142)
P.S. And, "modesty"? What political universe does Will inhabit???
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Reply 6 - Posted by: FleetUSA 6/16/2019 7:46:43 AM (No. 99145)
I don't read GW any more.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/16/2019 8:13:00 AM (No. 99164)
The Dems might do better if they tried telling the truth....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65 6/16/2019 8:15:54 AM (No. 99167)
It is an even greater advantage for a political commentator to know when a President potentially is a great man. George seems to have missed that.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sunhan65 6/16/2019 8:17:22 AM (No. 99170)
And would Hillary Clinton have practiced Will's politics of modesty as president? After all, she was who George commended to us to stop President Trump.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: tom7 6/16/2019 8:17:34 AM (No. 99171)
LOL! A "humble" Democrat ? Maybe when pigs fly. Will won't.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: spacer 6/16/2019 8:27:11 AM (No. 99178)
As a President Trump supporter, I humbly ask the democrats to follow Georges advice.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Scottyboy 6/16/2019 8:30:04 AM (No. 99180)
Sorry George, but all the modesty in the world won’t won’t overcome a defective ideology. Will provides more evidence - as if we needed more - that NeverTrumpers have left the conservative movement.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: starboard 6/16/2019 8:34:12 AM (No. 99183)
Some of the old establishment Republicans will never admit or reconcile in their closed minds that they made a mistake in judgement about President Donald Trump. George Will is one of these minds.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Frenesi1 6/16/2019 8:57:12 AM (No. 99192)
I guess he means democrats must lie about their plans.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: rinohunter 6/16/2019 9:14:55 AM (No. 99208)
George Will is a poster boy for the meaning of NON COMPOS MENTIS. What mental institution let this weirdo out? Go back George, go back to your dark, dank lair of Trump hatred. George Will (Bill Krystol also included) is today's Smeagol (aka Gollum) whenever or wherever they turn up.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/16/2019 9:31:51 AM (No. 99218)
Modesty? Last time I checked Dems were as modest as a rabid mongoose. Will advises the Dems to chip away at Trump's base of support, without realizing Trump has been busily chipping away at theirs.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hotcorner 6/16/2019 10:11:38 AM (No. 99242)
Some folks are really good at lousing up an otherwise average career and making it a sad career of always missing the point. Go away George. Go see a ballgame or two. Support the Nationals.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Goose 6/16/2019 11:52:59 AM (No. 99317)
All they have to do is not act crazy...too late they're dead.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56 6/16/2019 12:07:40 PM (No. 99331)
In other words, do what those "moderates" that got elected in 2018. Lie to the rubes back home and act right-of-center , but the moment you cross the DC Beltway, take your marching orders from Nancy and Chuck and AOC and brother-marrying Omar.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: rochow 6/16/2019 12:23:01 PM (No. 99352)
George Will you are a vile piece of excrement! Go away, we don't want to smell you!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 6/16/2019 11:35:28 PM (No. 99674)
Will is on my lifetime "never waste your time" list.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: doctorfixit 6/17/2019 7:49:45 AM (No. 99792)
Horrible writer. Sentence structure, vocabulary. Impenetrable hogwash.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: MickinPhoenix 6/17/2019 9:35:45 AM (No. 99876)
George Who? .......Mick
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Reply 24 - Posted by: vandal5005 6/17/2019 9:40:35 AM (No. 99882)
Good thing George's mask is finally off after 30 years of subterfuge. Just another Swamp Guardian. What a joke.
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