George Will: Obama the ‘Greatest Builder of the Republican Party’ Since Reagan

George Will gave President Obama something of a backhanded compliment

George Will: Obama the ‘Greatest Builder of the Republican Party’ Since Reagan (Mediaite)

George Will gave President Obama something of a backhanded compliment today when he called the president the greatest booster of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan.

Will and the Fox News panel were discussing the Democrats’ fortunes post-midterms, and he brought up how Obama wanted to be the “most consequential” president since Reagan. And Will admits he did that in one respect, because “he is the greatest builder of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan.”

Will pointed out that under Obama, there are a great deal fewer Democrats in the House and Senate (as well as in state governorships) and the Republicans control more state legislative chambers than at any time in its history. And the South in particular has some “appalling” numbers for Democrats under a president who promised sticking by him would work out.

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