August 24, 2020

"Kellyanne Conway announces she's leaving the White House and George Conway is stepping away from Lincoln Project."

CNN reports.
"I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month. George is also making changes," Kellyanne Conway said in a statement. "We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids. Our four children are teens and 'tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids 'doing school from home' requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times."

George Conway tweeted minutes earlier that he was withdrawing from The Lincoln Project -- a group formed by anti-Trump Republicans -- to "devote more time to family matters."...

One of the Conways' high school-aged daughters has generated attention on social media about her family and their political views over the last several months.
Here's yesterday's post about Claudia Conway's social-media cry for help.

ADDED: For once, it's believable that somebody left their job to spend more time with their family.

AND: Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.

ALSO: "Look what I did. Look at what I did, ladies and gentlemen."

76 comments:

Dave Begley said...

I thought KAC should just divorce George and give him Claudia. But good for her. Claudia is a tough case.

rhhardin said...

Straighten the kid out. Use the binder of zingers.

Oso Negro said...

Yes, so good to see family and society alike support a powerful career woman in her work. Her husband is a jewel and her daughter's mind is probably aflame with ideals of empowered womanhood.

Martha said...

Trump Derangement can break a family.

It is an addiction. According to Politico, on Sunday, as a farewell on Twitter, George Conway continued his attacks on the president and shared a series of his opinion columns slamming Trump as a “narcissistic sociopath” and a “cancer on the presidency.

Claudia and George for the win.

lal said...

The Conway parents are sophisticated professionals. They will do fine professionally. The children are children
and need parental attention from loving, caring adults. The very public vituperation associated with George and Kellyanne
has not been good for fostering a loving, caring relationship among and between family members. Both parents stepping
away from the public arena for a while seems like a reasoned choice. Lets leave the Conways alone to mop up the
family wreckage wrought by their politics.

Bob Boyd said...

Priorities.

Rory said...

So he finally gets his wish, drives his wife out of public service.

I'd be interested in a poll about ostracism or bullying and Trump support. It's hard to imagine anyone who's ever been targeted supporting the type of bullying that's gone on the last four years.

Yancey Ward said...

This won't stop the abuse the daughter is suffering at the hands of her woke classmates and teachers, but is still the right decision.

MayBee said...

Sounds like what needs to happen.

wendybar said...

The right decision. Their daughter needs help, and her Dad hating on her Mom because he is jealous that she is a dynamic woman who has done the job no other woman before her has done..but she isn't a Democrat, so no credit at all.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Kelly Anne “leading by example” for women everywhere who have children at home, needing supervision and education since the local schools are too afraid to open, according to Dana Perino. I like that BOTH parents stopped working at politics to do this. Kelly Anne Conway will long be remembered for the winning campaign she ran, the first woman to run a successful presidential bid. Trump won because he hired her. It’s too bad her fat stupid husband couldn’t be professional and supportive but then RINOs are notoriously dangerous animals.

Kate said...

Good. That's one train wreck I don't really want to stop and look at.

traditionalguy said...

Good job, Kellyann. Now you can attack to the rear until the spoiled brats raised in Trump Tower leave the nest. Then make a Napoleonic return.

The best part of the weekend Twitterverse is the now age 14 Barron DeTrump let lose on the Dems. Barron may not be Q, but he is Q’s replacement.

Professional lady said...

Good luck to her and her family.

Eddie said...

I imagine Democrats will be cheering this development, but I don't see how this helps advance the cause of women in the workplace. George Conway appears to be the opposite of a supportive husband. I wish her well.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

Drama-queen daughter is going to keep them very busy over the next decade or so. Lots of rehab, lots of counseling, lots of “fresh starts” on their dime.

stevew said...

Good for her and her husband. I wish them well. To me nothing is more important than family.

Will the haters reserve comment and judgement?

Michael K said...

Wise move if she wants to save that family. It may be too far gone.

M Jordan said...

The daughter blames the mother but it seems clear it’s the dad who’s failed in this family. I don’t recall ever seeing a spouse take to the airwaves like George Conway does.

whitney said...

I hope one day that child realizes how much her parents love her

Temujin said...

Smart move. Next move, divorce. He seems, how you say, nuts? Then spend a life recovering her relationship with her children. It's the important thing. The rest of this is bullshit.

Mark O said...

It's a good idea to do your best to not let your children become someone you don't like.

Browndog said...

Broken families are at the root of the downfall of America.

Take note of those that cheer for them.

Lem said...

It's the Lori Loughlin daughter story all over again.

The socials are their first home. If they find their other "real life" home is interfering, it becomes their version of hell.

Howard said...

No doubt Kellyanne will still provide the private polling, so Trump won't take a hit.

Gunner said...

If Trump wins, her husband slinks off to loserdom island with Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt and she comes back. They can raise the daughter with three dads.

wendybar said...

And to think, Nancy and her ilk want little spoiled brat Claudia Conway to vote...Just what we need....NOT!! She needs a kick in the butt, which she probably never got.

Kevin said...

AND: Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.

Oh I sincerely doubt she was crying out for more quality time with mom and dad.

Laurel said...

KC noted in 2016 that she was having difficulty getting her kids into private schools around D.C. Did she stop to think that perhaps, just perhaps, the same schools she worried were “anti-Trump” would be educating her kids to be anti-Trump as well?

Who are we kidding? Not only are teachers not “Our Heroes”- assuming they ever were - now they are actively hostile to America qua America.

After all, where did BLM and Antifa learn their hatred for America?

President-Mom-Jeans said...

I'll bet that little woke brat is doing porn in 5 years. Hopefully George is dead from obesity related health complications by then.

Ken B said...

Is your congratulations ironic?

I don’t know what to make of it, but there is no reason why I should have to know. It is, and will remain one hopes, private.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.".

By castigating her mother publicly, while Dad's poisoning of the family bears its bitter fruit.

I hope they stay married only as long as it takes for Kellyanne to peg the fuck out of him.

I am Laslo.

rcocean said...

Good. I am so tired of Conway and her family drama. Her husband and daughter sound like horrible people. It reminds me of Reagan and his 2nd family. Did any President have worse children than Ron reagan jnr. and Patti Davis?

Tom said...

I have some friends who had similar issues with a kid. She was in private school all caused all sorts of domestic and social media drama. The parents had really pampered her her entire life. Her parents had done well until the 2009 collapse and they both lost their jobs. They had money but it was definitely tighter with no income. When the girl began asking for things they couldn’t provide, she launched into all sorts of drama, making it very tough for either parent to get new job. The parents pulled her out of private school and sent her to a scary inner city school (which was their school district but no wealthy folks sent their kids to public school.) She got two black eyes on the first day on the city bus. So they got her karate lessons and sent her back to school. She learned very quickly how to de-escalate conflict and to not create it.

She eventually went to college, then law school, and is a kick-ass attorney now. She still high strung but in no way spoiled.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

fuck Drudge.

He's a soros paid asshole sitting on the beach.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

I love her exit quote about spending time with her kids: "Less drama more mama." This will go down as one of the great quotes of the social media-diseased age.

rcocean said...

I feel sorry for her and her husband. There's nothing worse then having a teen-age drama queen. Fortunately, all the women in my life, including my daughter, have been level headed, fun people. I don't know if I could've tolerated it, if I had a daughter like Patti Davis or the conway girl.

If they have mental illness, you can deal with it, because its a medical issue. But if they're just assholes, its hard to take.

Sydney said...

The public social media stuff is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Who knows what else the youngster is doing on the internet. There is certainly a boatload of trouble to be had there. Definitely needs parental supervision

John henry said...

I thought George was an asshole, but perhaps not as much as I thought.

I thought Kelly Ann was indispensable but perhaps not as much as I thought.

Good for them for recognizing what is important in life before it got away from them completely.

John Henry

DanTheMan said...

Can you pre-order Claudia's tell-all book on Amazon yet?

Psota said...

I need to say a discouraging word about all of this "good for her" cheering. KC is one of Trump's greatest advocates and now she is standing down just two months before the election when he needs her the most.

George Conway has been a mess for years. This could have happened anytime since 2018. Instead, KC is leaving the battlefield.

This is what all of the relentless attacks on Trump, his family and his closest aids is all about. KC's life became so intolerable, she had to step down.

Hopefully there is a secret "consulting" agreement worked out between her and Trump

Howard said...

It's all George's fault. A healthy positive father-daughter relationship is the key to female mental health.

Michael K said...

President-Mom-Jeans said...
I'll bet that little woke brat is doing porn in 5 years. Hopefully George is dead from obesity related health complications by then.


I would not be surprised. Girls that age can get into serious trouble. I remember a kid a few years ago who got lots of publicity for making porn flicks while a college student. She was talking about how happy she was but I saw a photo of her and she had self mutilation scars on her legs. This kid is trouble.

hombre said...

“Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.” Really, Althouse. Dumping on your mother on social media is “a cry for help?” Sometimes I am surprised by the traces of academia silliness that linger in the Professor.

In any other era and, apparently, with another family, Kellyanne would be recognized for pushing through the so-called glass ceiling during the 2016 campaign. Instead, she has been vilified by the mediaswine, embarrassed by the ravings of the disloyal RINO she is married to and is now subject to the social media whinging of a left-leaning 15-year-old.

Bah!

Michael said...

The late 60s/early 70s were filled with kids disowning their parents over politics, especially Vietnam.

The 80s were filled with adult children hungrily looking to reconcile with their parents

Char Char Binks, Esq. said...

She never should have married a Log Cabin Republican.

robother said...

Yancey nails it: "This won't stop the abuse the daughter is suffering at the hands of her woke classmates and teachers...."

The System to all Deplorables: "We have your kids, be a shame if something were to happen to their little white privileged lives."

Ken B said...

Being politically active garners prestige. That’s backwards. If we could restore a slight stigma to making politics the focus of your life we would be much better off. We never will.

bbkingfish said...

I read the girl's recent twitter feed, and I doubt that she expressed a single thought there that she had not expressed face-to-face to her parents multiple times.

Her thoughts appear completely rational, or at least understandable. She thinks her mom & pop are neglecting her while they are chasing fame & dough, and she says so. Sounds fair enough to me.

It reads to me that Claudia is the reality-based member of the family, and she thinks her parents are neglecting her while they are off somewhere in la-la land, tilting at phantasmic windmills.

Yes, it's a shame she had to take to twitter to get them to take her seriously, but that is on them, in my opinion. Public embarrassment sometimes is the only thing that works at getting the aspirationally motivated to pay attention.

Inga said...

Hopefully they can salvage what truly looks like a train wreck of a family. As someone already said, the 15 year old’s antics are probably the top of the iceberg.

Earnest Prole said...

If a social satirist — imagine a young, new Tom Wolfe — wrote the fictional George and Kellyanne Conway story and insisted the plot would play out in the national media via their daughter’s social media account in the weeks leading up to the Presidential election, everyone would say the story was too too. Yet here we are. Indeed, it seems like things have been too too for the past twenty-five years, starting around the time OJ Simpson met Mark Fuhrman.

Bay Area Guy said...

KAC is a tough lady, who did great political work. Sorry to see her go. Probably, her family issues with fatboy George intruded too far into her work.

"Kellyanne Conway announces she's leaving the White House and George Conway is stepping away from Lincoln Project."

I read this as:

"Kellyanne Conway announces she's leaving George Conway and is schtupping away at the Lincoln Project."


Todd said...

stevew said...

Will the haters reserve comment and judgement?

8/24/20, 8:46 AM


Sorry but no. The Internet is NOT a judgement free zone.

iowan2 said...

This is a good example (at face value only) of the difference between having children and rearing children. Happens across the socio-economic spectrum. Having children, vs actual doing the work of rearing them. Kids being ignored, because the parents lie to themselves, they have more important places to invest their time, than time with children

n.n said...

Less drama more mama.

She is clever, and has identified the right priorities. A loss for government, but a gain for family, community, and society.

chuck said...

IIRC, Kellyanne was ambivalent about taking a job in the White House in the first place on account of family responsibilities.

rhhardin said...

I substituted https://bonginoreport.com/ for Drudge long ago. There's less to read (i.e. click bait decline) but that's a time saver.

rhhardin said...

For instance right now bonginore has "White Nationalist Richard Spencer Endorses Biden "

Why is that good? He uses the right category. Not, in particular, white supremacist.

Skeptical Voter said...

Commenter Oso Negro? You misspelled "jewel" when referring to George Conway. The correct spellins is "Jerk". Glad to fix that for you.

As for Ms. Conway she said that henceforth (for a while at least) her kids would have "Less Drama--More Mama". You have to make your choices about what's important in life--and trying to raise your kids and keep them on track is important. That said, I still think it's sometimes a matter of plain dumb luck if your kids turn out okay. I've seen some friends try hard and fail--and others try hard and succeed. But dumb luck has a role in the outcome.

Drago said...

bbkingfish: "It reads to me that Claudia is the reality-based member of the family....."

Claudia: I want to intern for AOC.

"reality"

Discuss.

Drago said...

Howard: "It's all George's fault. A healthy positive father-daughter relationship is the key to female mental health."

Careful.

You are dancing right up to something that is fundamentally true and that cannot usually be uttered any longer in polite society.

wendybar said...

Martha said...
Trump Derangement can break a family.

Claudia and George for the win.

8/24/20, 8:08 AM

So Trump derangement syndrome wins???

iowan2 said...

Take a step back and understand that less then a fraction of a fraction of a percentage point know any of this is going on. I'm kind of ashamed that I know.

iowan2 said...

It's all George's fault. A healthy positive father-daughter relationship is the key to female mental health.

As noted up thread, this is a fact that would get you booted from twitter and facebook, fact checked and source of ridicule.

Two parent households is the gold standard to a functioning family.

Crackmc hates that to be pointed out. +70% AA births are to single mothers. Lots of girls and boys, missing a male influence on their lives.

Jamie said...

"Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.” Really, Althouse. Dumping on your mother on social media is “a cry for help?”

Then, a couple of comments down, bbkingfisher (I think I got that right) said in his/her opinion young Claudia's Twitter feed sounded like things she must have said to her parents in person many times. That's a pretty broad assumption, it seems to me.

That said... on the basis of the little we know, I am willing to give Claudia this much: her execrable behavior on social media was a cry for help. I'm not willing to say - on the basis of the little we know - that she knew it was. And, I stand by my comment on the other Claudia thread: I love when teenagers blackmail their parents.

But I'll add this: I also love when political operatives use children against their parents.

Michael K said...

It reads to me that Claudia is the reality-based member of the family, and she thinks her parents are neglecting her while they are off somewhere in la-la land, tilting at phantasmic windmills.

No surprise here. Are your 15 year olds self mutilating yet ? Or do you have any kids to judge ?

Pookie Number 2 said...

So Trump derangement syndrome wins???

Not at all. As we see so often in these comment threads, Trump haters are fundamentally unwell. And a good mother will focus on an unwell child.

GingerBeer said...

I wish Miss Conway success with her campaign for emancipation. At 15 it's best she gets out on her own while she still has all the answers and her twitter family can support her on GoFundMe. There is no doubt an Ivy League slot awaits her a la David Hogg.

Eleanor said...

I checked it out. Most of the convent boarding schools have closed, but there are a couple still open in the Himalayas. That should be far enough away for Claudia to learn how to grow up.

Earnest Prole said...

“Look what I did. Look at what I did, ladies and gentlemen.”

Or represented numerically, “14:59.”

Greg The Class Traitor said...

AND: Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.


You mean "Congratulations to the girl for" being such a wretched human being and brat?

I'm with those wishing Miss Conway all luck in having to move out and rely on herself

Greg The Class Traitor said...

Kevin said...
AND: Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.
Oh I sincerely doubt she was crying out for more quality time with mom and dad.


Well, that's what she should get.

Take away her phone. Take away her internet access. She gets nothing but family time until she stops being a brat, or gets emancipated.

This has a side benefit of ending the grief from "woke" "friends".

Mom should also sit in on every single video class, out of sight, until such time as a "teacher" oversteps

bbkingfish said...

Interesting that a full-grown man would be keeping up to date on the juicy details of a 15 year-old girl's travails. It is a really low behavior, even for you, "Dr." Mikey.

All I know about Claudia is what I read on her twitter feed last night, which i found via this blog. That is what I based my comment on.

But how would a grown man find out that a 15-year old girl has been self-mutilating?

Has Claudia been covered on reality TV lately? Is it something that you heard some bold truth-teller like Sean Hannity say? Or do you just routinely stalk children on the internet? You must be following Claudia very closely.

In any event, I'm saying there is no way that you know that what you say about Claudia is true.

But here you are, thumping your puffed up chest and playing the big shot, hiding behind anonymity, bunking on a kid whose parents wouldn't let a slimy creep like you within 100 yards of her.




DavidD said...

“Congratulations to the girl for putting out such an effective cry for help.”

It’s sad she didn’t just say, “She’s my mom and family is more important.”

SweatBee said...

She sounds tipsy in the "Look what I did" video. Either that, or she wears a retainer.

stlcdr said...

"Mommy and daddy don't have jobs, now, so we are going to have to tighten our belts. Here's a can of beans for dinner, and the cellphones and internet access are gone. Thank you, honey, for bringing us closer together; that's what you want, isn't it?"