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(Washington Post)   Liberals inability to admit a communist plot to kill JFK led to the downfall of liberalism claims George F. Will   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 49
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2013-10-10 01:08:23 PM
George never could measure up to Buckley, and this proves and seals that.
 
2013-10-10 01:18:57 PM
Fittingly, the narrative was most injurious to the narrators. Their recasting of the tragedy in order to validate their curdled conception of the nation marked a ruinous turn for liberalism, beginning its decline from political dominance.

What country is he talking about?
 
2013-10-10 01:20:21 PM
This dude has just gone insane. Has anyone inspected his house for hidden mercury?
 
2013-10-10 01:23:14 PM
Wait, I thought Kennedy WAS a communist??? I guess I forgot to take my derp pills today.
 
2013-10-10 01:27:10 PM

show me: Wait, I thought Kennedy WAS a communist??? I guess I forgot to take my derp pills today.


Apparently the right wing is taking this opportunity to try to blame the libs for JFK's assassination or some bullshiat like that. I saw that the King of all Birthers, Jerome Corsi, has a book out about it. I don't dare read it. That much concentrated derp would probably break my mind halfway through.
 
2013-10-10 01:28:39 PM
There was so much herp and derp in that screed, I think my brain just gave me the finger.
 
2013-10-10 01:46:52 PM
Is there some sub-sub-sub-dog whistle my liberal brain can't wrap itself around here or is it as dumb as it seems at face value?
 
2013-10-10 01:55:40 PM

zedster: Is there some sub-sub-sub-dog whistle my liberal brain can't wrap itself around here or is it as dumb as it seems at face value?


You'll just have to study it out.

I mean, this gem pretty well explains his delusion:  ...liberalism became less concerned with material well-being than with lifestyle and cultural issues such as feminism, abortion and sexual freedom.

So anyone can have material equality without race and  gender equality?
 
2013-10-10 01:55:56 PM
Didn't George Will used to be sane?
 
2013-10-10 02:00:39 PM

Calmamity: Didn't George Will used to be sane?


Hard to say if he was sane or merely echoing the opinions of those actually leading the GOP. The fact that he's been hired by Fox News is a bit of an indicator.
 
2013-10-10 02:02:51 PM

DamnYankees: This dude has just gone insane. Has anyone inspected his house for hidden mercury?


If that's the problem, at this point his water supply IS mercury
 
2013-10-10 02:06:09 PM
There is a Borges story about a group that got together and wrote an encyclopedia of a country that never existed.  I feel like that's what I'm reading sometimes.
 
2013-10-10 02:13:24 PM
As I said yesterday. George Will is farking nuts.
 
2013-10-10 02:20:44 PM

James!: There is a Borges story about a group that got together and wrote an encyclopedia of a country that never existed.  I feel like that's what I'm reading sometimes.


Why come your reading for?
 
2013-10-10 02:34:44 PM

sigdiamond2000: James!: There is a Borges story about a group that got together and wrote an encyclopedia of a country that never existed.  I feel like that's what I'm reading sometimes.

Why come your reading for?


My shiats all retarded.
 
2013-10-10 02:35:41 PM
The mob whacked Kennedy for double-crossing them over the Chicago vote they delivered.  If he hadn't sicced Bobby on them, he wouldn't have gotten whacked.

But who knows who might have taken a shot at him next?
 
2013-10-10 02:51:50 PM
FTFA:
Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the Kennedys' kept historian, published a thousand-page history of the thousand-day presidency without mentioning the assassin.

So, Will's complaint is that liberals don't pay mind to the background of the assassin enough (true, but misleading, because Oswald also traces to the CIA) And then Will proceeds to write an article about Oswald without mentioning his assassin, Ruby. And the fact that he was mid-level mobster.
 
2013-10-10 02:55:50 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: George never could measure up to Buckley, and this proves and seals that.


Imagine how much it grates Will to know Olbermann knows more about baseball than he does.
 
2013-10-10 02:57:34 PM

Calmamity: Didn't George Will used to be sane?


Yeah but he just joined the mothership aka FoxNews.  Gotta ramp up the crazy to fit in with the big boys.
 
2013-10-10 02:57:46 PM
Remember - he's the smart one.
 
2013-10-10 02:59:08 PM
So what I'm getting from this is that George Will thinks the left should be more aggressive on economic and class issues and take, en masse, a formally socialist stance rather than surrendering economic issues to the right-wing wholesale, as they have done since the 70s.

But I don't think he realizes that's what he's saying.
 
2013-10-10 03:01:07 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: So what I'm getting from this is that George Will thinks the left should be more aggressive on economic and class issues and take, en masse, a formally socialist stance rather than surrendering economic issues to the right-wing wholesale, as they have done since the 70s.

But I don't think he realizes that's what he's saying.


you got something from this?
 
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2013-10-10 03:04:09 PM

DamnYankees: This dude has just gone insane. Has anyone inspected his house for hidden mercury?


It's a requirement for employment at Fox News.
 
2013-10-10 03:05:44 PM
Just telling people not to eat paint chips never works.

It only makes it sadder that the lead is what makes them so tasty.
 
2013-10-10 03:06:31 PM
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2013-10-10 03:08:00 PM
I have to agree that Kennedy is amazingly overrated as a president, but still... has he been brooding over this for the past 50 years? Is his lesson that fifty years ago Kennedy was assassinated by a Communist, therefore, today, liberals bad? Get a life, George. Get a grip.
 
2013-10-10 03:09:03 PM
The Republican party is imploding and George Will is concerned about... Liberals.

Lol

How far George Will has fallen.

He used to BE somebody, man! What happened?
 
2013-10-10 03:12:24 PM

DamnYankees: This dude has just gone insane. Has anyone inspected his house for hidden mercury?


This.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-10 03:12:37 PM
Milquetoast Bowtie should stick to writing about baseball, at which he is terrible, but at least it's laughable.

Considering the release just in the past week about a B52 that broke up in the air in 1961, and a huge nuke almost went off that would have levelled half of North Carolina (and almost certainly triggered global nuclear war), and this is only one of thousands of safety breaches that occurred during the Great Patriotic Pants-Shiatting-Better-Dead-Than-Red Cultural Revolution*, I find his anti-communist hysteria nauseating, to say the least.

So would any of the "b-b-b-b-but Bush" crowd like to defend his whining about something that happened half a century ago?

*But don't worry!  Our technology has improved!  This can't happen today!  (Copyright 2013, 2009, 2002, 1997, 1989, 1983, 1976, 1970, 1966, 1962, 1958)
 
2013-10-10 03:14:20 PM
No, I'm pretty sure it was the dismantling of the New Deal and the conservative takeover of mass media that led to the downfall of liberalism.
 
2013-10-10 03:17:02 PM
Liberalism's disarray during the late 1960s, combined with Americans' recoil from liberal hectoring, catalyzed the revival of conservatism in the 1970s.

Liberals disarrayed? You mean after MLK was murdered, Bobby Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was murdered?

Listen, George, you left out one thing. The thing most of the people you pal around with don't like talking about.

THE VIETNAM WAR

You weren't up to your knees in the rice paddies of Vietnam NOR were you getting your skull cracked open in one of the countless liberal protest against the war. While you were getting your Ph.D., there were years of protests against the Vietnam War.

Get your head out of your ass, George. If you're going to point out that no one mentioned the assassin of JFK, then please mention what the liberals were busy doing when you were avoiding the draft and setting up yourself for a long career of sucking powerful dick.
 
2013-10-10 03:22:43 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Liberalism's disarray during the late 1960s, combined with Americans' recoil from liberal hectoring, catalyzed the revival of conservatism in the 1970s.

Liberals disarrayed? You mean after MLK was murdered, Bobby Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was murdered?

Listen, George, you left out one thing. The thing most of the people you pal around with don't like talking about.

THE VIETNAM WARYou weren't up to your knees in the rice paddies of Vietnam NOR were you getting your skull cracked open in one of the countless liberal protest against the war. While you were getting your Ph.D., there were years of protests against the Vietnam War.

Get your head out of your ass, George. If you're going to point out that no one mentioned the assassin of JFK, then please mention what the liberals were busy doing when you were avoiding the draft and setting up yourself for a long career of sucking powerful dick.


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2013-10-10 03:22:58 PM
Will used to write good stuff. Now he just tries too hard and spends too much time watching FOX.
 
2013-10-10 03:23:44 PM

Red Shirt Blues: TheShavingofOccam123: Liberalism's disarray during the late 1960s, combined with Americans' recoil from liberal hectoring, catalyzed the revival of conservatism in the 1970s.

Liberals disarrayed? You mean after MLK was murdered, Bobby Kennedy was murdered, Malcolm X was murdered?

Listen, George, you left out one thing. The thing most of the people you pal around with don't like talking about.

THE VIETNAM WARYou weren't up to your knees in the rice paddies of Vietnam NOR were you getting your skull cracked open in one of the countless liberal protest against the war. While you were getting your Ph.D., there were years of protests against the Vietnam War.

Get your head out of your ass, George. If you're going to point out that no one mentioned the assassin of JFK, then please mention what the liberals were busy doing when you were avoiding the draft and setting up yourself for a long career of sucking powerful dick.

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I like the way you post...
 
2013-10-10 03:25:25 PM
The Soviets loved JFK. Kruschev was emotionally devastated when he died. I was living in the Middle East at the time, and all of the Soviet diplomats came to the American Embassy to pay their respects. Most of them cried openly.

Will is berserk. The GOP are flailing about and throwing every insane thing into the pot.
 
2013-10-10 03:36:21 PM
Doesn't this paragraph completely contradict itself?

Under Kennedy, liberalism began to become more stylistic than programmatic. After him - especially after his successor, Lyndon Johnson, a child of the New Deal, drove to enactment the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, and Medicaid - liberalism became less concerned with material well-being than with lifestyle and cultural issues such as feminism, abortion and sexual freedom.
 
2013-10-10 03:39:52 PM
George just took a job with Fox.  Glad to see the kool-aid is working already
 
2013-10-10 03:49:25 PM
When did the Washington Post become World Net Daily?
 
2013-10-10 03:50:36 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-10 03:54:14 PM

Skyrmion: Doesn't this paragraph completely contradict itself?

Under Kennedy, liberalism began to become more stylistic than programmatic. After him - especially after his successor, Lyndon Johnson, a child of the New Deal, drove to enactment the Civil Rights Act, Medicare, and Medicaid - liberalism became less concerned with material well-being than with lifestyle and cultural issues such as feminism, abortion and sexual freedom.


Calling LBJ a "Child of the New Deal" is perhaps the most moronic thing in an article filled with moronic things. LBJ was deeply involved in Sam Rayburn's campaign to improve the lives of the poor, a campaign that ended with the New Deal.
 
2013-10-10 03:54:49 PM
The democrat party became the Party of Oswald, or POO, after he.killed JFK. They adopted all of Oswald's beliefs soon thereafter. I guess it works.
 
2013-10-10 03:57:23 PM
Does anyone outside the Washington Beltway read, let alone pay attention to, George Will?
 
2013-10-10 04:26:41 PM

runwiz: Does anyone outside the Washington Beltway read, let alone pay attention to, George Will?


My newspaper, that serves mostly retirees and those still rich enough to own second homes in Hilton Head, SC, runs nearly every piece of crap that fall out of George Will's ass. It's not even that bad. The town over, whom we also print the newspaper for, runs nearly every piece of crap that falls out of John Hawkins and John Ransoms' assholes.
 
2013-10-10 05:33:40 PM
There has been no downfall of liberalism. There has just been an increase in the number of people who are stupid. Not all conservatives are stupid but most stupid people are conservatives.
 
2013-10-10 05:59:37 PM
There is a point.

I've always heard that JFK was killed by a crazed loner, not a communist.  As popular as JFK was, you would think that the masses would have come after known commies with torches and pitchforks, just as they did to members of the Jodie Foster fan club after Reagan was shot.
 
2013-10-10 06:45:38 PM
John Madison's unpopular war with the British a sign of liberal collapse, by George F. Will
 
2013-10-10 08:25:11 PM
For the many people who are confused by George Will's points, I'll summarize it for you.
1) Many people blamed the right and America in general for the assassination of JFK, but it was actually a communist that did it.
2) The assassination of JFK led to the transformation of the liberalism of JFK's time into the leftism it became.
 
2013-10-11 10:05:41 AM
Meanwhile over in the REAL world, the CIA's refusal to admit Soviet communists didn't assassinate Kennedy led to them rejecting Yuri Nosenko and disbelieving and all his very real intell (while they tortured him for three years), which could have saved who knows how many lives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Nosenko
 
2013-10-11 03:18:35 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The mob whacked Kennedy for double-crossing them over the Chicago vote they delivered.  If he hadn't sicced Bobby on them, he wouldn't have gotten whacked.

But who knows who might have taken a shot at him next?


No, it was the Soviets. Oswald was in Russia for a while and they just brainwashed him! It all makes sense!
/ I heard that the Soviets actually encouraged conspiracy theories about JFK. Anyone hear something similar?
 
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