There are times when I watch the talking heads prattle on with their opinions on today’s most important (sometimes) events and I think… why does this guy/gal get to be on TV giving his thoughts to thousands (or millions) of people? That scenario hardly ever happens when conservative pundit and icon George Will is speaking.
On Sunday, Will was on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace when he proved why he gets paid the big-bucks again.
The Sunday morning panel were discussing the President’s State of the Union Address from earlier in the week, when Wallace played a clip for everyone to hear. It was President Obama at the SOTU – “America, for all that we have endured, for all the grit and hard work required to come back, for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this — the shadow of crisis has past. And the State of the Union is strong.”
After playing the clip, Wallace asked Will if he was surprised that the President was acting as if he had everything well in hand and had not been delivered a knockout punch during the 2014 midterms. Which is when Will delivered what may be one of the best political observations in the history of American politics… he said,
“Ignoring reality is part of the job description of being a progressive, so you ignore the majorities that are out there. The fact is I think Mr. Obama believes that anything he has to do collaboratively is beneath his dignity, and that therefore the remainder of his term is to set up the 2016 election. And therefore, why believe that — to coin a phrase he made famous — elections have consequences.”