President Obama is quick to tout his proficiency among America’s more accomplished politicians, but there’s one title he may not be so eager to lay claim to — the greatest builder of the Republican Party.
America could not get enough of “hope and change,” but the more the country sees the results of Obama’s ability to govern, the more they turn to the GOP. A fact that George Will was only too happy to call attention to Wednesday during an appearance on Fox News’ “Special Report.”
“Barack Obama once said that he wanted to be as consequential in his own way as Ronald Reagan was,” the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist said. “Well, he is in this sense: He’s the greatest builder of the Republican party since Ronald Reagan.”
A sobering statement that even liberal pundit Juan Williams found difficult to challenge.
“Today, there are many fewer House Democrats, many fewer Democratic Senators, many fewer governors,” Will continued. “The Republican Party controls more state legislative chambers than at any time in its history.”
Will noted that the GOP also controls 110 of 149 congressional districts in the South.
“The numbers are appalling, what has happened under this man,” Will said. “This is the guy who said on the eve of the 2010 shellacking they [Democrats] took, ‘Don’t worry, you’ve got me.’ In 2014, their problem was they had him, as an enormous weight in their saddles!”
Watch the exchange here via YouTube:
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