George Will: 'Republicans Now Have What Liberals Are Supposed to Admire...Diversity'
As liberal media members step over themselves to defame the GOP for not walking in lockstep with one another much as Democrats do, they seem to be ignoring a tremendously inconvenient truth.
Appearing on his first Fox News Sunday since leaving ABC, George Will made a brilliant observation about the party on the right that so-called journalists should heed, namely "Republicans now have what liberals are supposed to admire, which is diversity" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS WALLACE, HOST: Well, leaders of both parties this week continuing to talk at each other while they fail to talk with each other. And we're back now with the panel. Relations between the two parties, I think, it's fair to say, were pretty miserable before the standoff, after this, and all of the splits we're seeing in the parties, between the parties, George, is any business get done over the next year?
GEORGE WILL, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I don't see immigration getting done. It's become axiomatic that you can't get anything done in America during an election year or the year before an election year, which is all years taken together. But at the split in the Republican Party, I mean what else is new? They split in 1912 between Taft, President Taft and Teddy Roosevelt, they split in '64 between the Goldwater rights and the Rockefellers. It's a big country, and the Republicans now have what liberals are supposed to admire, which is diversity, except liberals don't want diversity in thought, and that's what the Republicans now have and it makes them rather interesting.
Shouldn't Americans want their political parties to be places where a multiplicity of thoughts and views are welcomed?
To Will's point, isn't that what liberals claim to champion?
If so, why must our political parties be places where everyone has to be ideologically unified?
Of course, what's really angering the media about today's Republican diversity is that the conservatives within the Party have the upper-hand.
If the moderates the press adore such as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) were ruling the roost, the GOP would be just dandy in their eyes.
Let a few conservatives control the agenda and Republicans are extremists endangering the nation.
Funny how that works.