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Romney Deflates the President
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:Not your typical New Yorker, 10/5/2012 7:51:15 AM

Out on a limb, where the breeze is best: The impact of the first debate is going to be bigger than we know. It's going to affect thinking more than we know, and it's going to start showing up in the polls, including in the battlegrounds, more dramatically than we guess. It wasn't just Mitt Romney's strong performance. It was President Obama's amazingly weak one. He's never been punctured before. But by debate's end Wednesday night, if you opened the window this is what you could hear: Ssssssss. The soft hiss of air departing from a balloon.

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Fair weather friend Peg thinks it's safe to poke her head out from under the covers again.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tennisbum, 10/5/2012 8:03:50 AM     (No. 8911322)

A statement of the obvious Miss Peggy.

Without the alphabet media's protection, the veneer is shown to be what we all knew it was...thin to non-existent. I hope that Mitt comes even more prepared for the next debate.

Ryan's debate with Biden should be a SNL skit.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/5/2012 8:04:16 AM     (No. 8911324)

Dear Margaret,

Where were you when we needed you ?
Your place at the table has been re-assigned to Dana Perino.

Cheers !

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BabyBlueEyes, 10/5/2012 8:05:30 AM     (No. 8911326)

OP - I think Peggy better pull the head back under the blanket because she's probably going to get it handed to her here very shortly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stopevhillary, 10/5/2012 8:06:03 AM     (No. 8911328)

FTA "It wasn't just Mitt Romney's strong performance."

Ah, yes, yes it was Ms Noonan. I have no intention of reading the entire article, that was enough. Besides, you've discredited yourself just like a fawning groupie so many times in the past, I no longer read your columns.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mre, 10/5/2012 8:09:34 AM     (No. 8911331)

Norma Desmond writes again (yawn).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kahunavol, 10/5/2012 8:10:44 AM     (No. 8911335)

After Ann Romney's speech at the convention, after Fox pulled Juan for his "corporate wife" comment, he was replaced by Peggy. She has an incredibly irritating habit of saying "Do you know what I am saying" after she makes a pedestrian observation. She has no idea that she isn't nearly as bright as she thinks she is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jinx, 10/5/2012 8:11:27 AM     (No. 8911338)

Why, Peggy, I thought you had gone to the dark side. We saw the two candidates side by side for the first time. As you said, Romney looked Presidential; Obama did not. He hung his head and tried to remember his lines. All he could come up with were the words that are always on his telepromter. He may have been on something. You know he is a memeber of the Choom gang.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cgood, 10/5/2012 8:14:11 AM     (No. 8911344)

Peggy thought to herself during the debate that Obama might just be playing possum? That alone tells me that she is only pretending to have seen the light.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fhancock, 10/5/2012 8:17:56 AM     (No. 8911351)

Why does it always seem that Peggy Noonan is speaking down to her reader...is that because she always is...Romney destroys Obama in greatest one-sided whipping since Little Big Horn and she believes it will dramatically change the race...duh! She triviliazes the momentous and exagerrates the trivial

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/5/2012 8:20:52 AM     (No. 8911359)

Peggy Noonan is so Beltway and self important.
Still she makes the point that Obama is going to make the campaign even more ugly and we see that Axelrod is already out there throwing mud.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/5/2012 8:25:14 AM     (No. 8911372)

Didn't read the article, won't give her the click. However, agree #1. Just wondering if Bill Kristol is in there with her.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/5/2012 8:26:25 AM     (No. 8911378)

I grew up near enough Chicago to know what is what there, and prepare for a tsunami of nastiness, with a once again compliant Press fully compliant, reporting every theory or purported lie without actually fact checking as to whether it is one or not. The Press has worked its way to the gutter, with a few exceptions, and one would think they would now wake up and smell the coffee, but that will not happen........no matter how much contempt we feel for the Brian Williams,' Tom Browcaw's and Andrea Mitchell's of this world, THEY seem to think they are ethical journalists, maybe because they all hang with each other ---maybe they NEED to feel that but nobody can lie THAT much to themselves ------and they will choose the Obama as God path and tacitly go along with every sleazy, nasty trick Axelrod & Company put forth. Just watch!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche, 10/5/2012 8:26:57 AM     (No. 8911379)

Do you hear something? I thought I heard something....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 10/5/2012 8:31:54 AM     (No. 8911389)

As another ustabereader of Peggy I see her still as MSNBC shill.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jebediah, 10/5/2012 8:34:28 AM     (No. 8911393)

And of course, watch Peggy----- though I am sort of amazed at how strongly she is disliked. She did/does have some valid points on occasion, such as the Romney campaign's total disappearance on the ad trail, and the respond to ad trail, for the past weeks---they bet the farm on the debates, really risky, and I dearly hope Romney can handle a "Town Hall" with, I am sure, some real Obama ringers thrown into the audience. I have not been a Noonan partisan for a long while, but I do think we do ourselves a disservice when we damn to Hell anyone on "our" team who puts forth a legitimate or even semi legitimate objection as to how the Romney campaign is running........; we also look like s---- when we personally attack Barack and/or Michelle on physical grounds---it makes us look unbalanced, and we can't afford that.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: worstnightmare, 10/5/2012 8:45:37 AM     (No. 8911420)

No doubt the Dems will parade around the Big
Bird meme. All Mr. Romney has to do is dig up the huge profits generated from sales and point out that Big Bird no longer requires subsidies from strapped taxpayers. Big Bird is part of the 1%!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: country boy, 10/5/2012 8:47:01 AM     (No. 8911427)

Peggy is supposed to be the diva of nuance, explain it to us all.

Simple fact is that, aside from the race card, the only thing obama has is his supposed "cool" factor which is based on his fictionally high IQ. Romney is in the process of dismantling that "cool" card. After the next debate, that should be completed. And after that, obama's race card is just too dog-eared to get any mileage at all. Time for the U-Haul Barky.

There it is Peggy, it's that simple.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mrduc, 10/5/2012 8:49:49 AM     (No. 8911435)

Air departed from BO's balloon, Ms. Noonan, but it sure didn't sound like soft hissing.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/5/2012 8:56:21 AM     (No. 8911452)

Let the media downplay Romney's superior performance. Let the democrats call Romney a liar. Both will see the public distrust them even more.

And here is the question of the month: HOW does the economy add ONLY 114,000 jobs and the unemployment rate drops? Rick Santelli said let's have some FUDGE with that brownie!

Show us your math, indeed. Romney needs to immediately take up the intellectual and moral challenge on this, IMHO, asap.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: reilly, 10/5/2012 9:06:04 AM     (No. 8911482)


Au contraire, let's keep talking about Big Bird. Romney should point out how much the government could make privatizing this asset like a Thatcher. Sounds like a job Bain Capital would be perfect for.





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Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 10/5/2012 9:08:45 AM     (No. 8911487)

Peg me dear, the air has gone out of your own balloon since the 2008 election with your sweet words to Mr. O. You were part of his myth making then.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/5/2012 9:36:15 AM     (No. 8911549)

Go away Miss Piggy. You have had your day. There was a time when I used to admire people like Colin Powell, yourself. Not anymore...

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 10/5/2012 9:41:44 AM     (No. 8911559)

I am not giving her a click , either. She wasn't there fighting for an honest interchange of ideas. rather she was totally in the tank for the racist prezzy putt and forgot her duty to hold him accountable.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: CEP, 10/5/2012 9:44:48 AM     (No. 8911573)

"America got its first, sustained look at the good and competent Mr. Romney. And it really was a first. He wasted his convention "


Your an idiot Peggy, we all knew at the convention and before that he was Presidential. We knew he was good and more than competent. If you didn't see it then you only look at things with your eyes closed and wait for someone to tell you. Go away, go back to MSNBC or some other place that puts up with your blabber.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: starboard, 10/5/2012 10:04:20 AM     (No. 8911617)

Regarding Big Bird, all Romney has to do is tell the American people how much Big Bird has cost the taxpayers over the years.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 10/5/2012 10:11:40 AM     (No. 8911646)

Two thoughts occur: (1) Peggy Noonan changes sides once again, and (2) is she auditioning for a job as a Romney speechwriter, or am I reading too much between the lines?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: AlloySteel, 10/5/2012 10:27:13 AM     (No. 8911689)

Yeah, but Obama is going to make up for lost ground on the NEXT debate, you betcha.

First time, he was thrown off-balance, since he was unaccustomed to the altitude at Denver, doncha see, and it affected his usual quick wit and clever repartee.

So he swung and missed. Not gonna happen again, nosiree, Bob.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/5/2012 10:27:56 AM     (No. 8911691)

Peggy Whoonan?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: K620, 10/5/2012 11:12:15 AM     (No. 8911862)

Nope, Peg. I'm not giving you a click either. What #2 said: where were you when we needed you?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/5/2012 11:12:24 AM     (No. 8911863)

I am afraid to read Peggy Noonan articles.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Whimsy, 10/5/2012 11:23:37 AM     (No. 8911896)

Well, since we're talking 'Chicago'; "Romney WHUPED Obama's BUTT". Mitt knew that this was going to be a possibility. His advisors know that with less than 30 to go, it will get ugly in a hurry. That's the Chicago way! Hint: Live TV nixes teleprompters!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Epirb, 10/5/2012 11:33:37 AM     (No. 8911924)

Peggy, I wondered when you'd surface. Your tired, pathetic attempt to be relevant again has failed. It's not that we're unforgiving; it's just that you have nothing to say or that you repeatedly state the obvious. Maybe you could apply to the AARP as a writer for their magazine or even a proof-reader, if you have friends in high places.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Penelope@Work, 10/5/2012 11:35:37 AM     (No. 8911934)

Peggy got annoyed with the republicans when GWB ignored her and her "speech writing" ability. She turned to the dark side for attention. She made her choice, had her turn and her chance. Now she can go retire. She's done.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/5/2012 11:37:15 AM     (No. 8911940)

Peggy, Peggy, Peggy! The poor-messnbc-sellout reminds me of the old adage "a day late and a dollar short". Nobody is listening or reading what you have to say any longer.. Go kiss up to chrissie matthews and the rest of them! Not interested..

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lalo, 10/5/2012 11:42:10 AM     (No. 8911954)

I agree, #15, on the Peggy vehemence, not that I appreciate her defection, as well as the point about attacking on physical aspects. Better the high road. Surely there's enough on policy, view and character to sink one's teeth into?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rochow, 10/5/2012 11:52:38 AM     (No. 8911988)

Can't make myself to read the entire thing, amazing now that the obvious has been seen by millions she is trying to make herself relevant again. Peggy have another facelift to while your time away and stay away!
I saw her once on TV and could not believe the way she spoke.I assume you were to take a chisel and carve her rubbish in stone...too bad zero could not use her on his team! She sells to the highest bidder.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: NObama, 10/5/2012 12:07:26 PM     (No. 8912036)

#19: He's already doing that. See here:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/5/romney-jobs-growth-not-enough-reelect-obama/
where he points out the number doesn't include those who stopped looking for work.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: cheese, 10/5/2012 12:31:50 PM     (No. 8912104)

I just want to say a big thank-you to Peggy. She showed up 2 days late to inform us that Mitt won the debate.

See, Pegster, we still dislike you THIS much because you sat down to dinner with Barky in 2008, developed a school-girl crush on him, and then proceeded to tell everyone what a great guy he was. The mushy no-minds in the middle then used your advice, among others', voted for Barky by the millions and now we've got the entire Choom Gang in office.

Go sit at some other table. We don't want you at ours.

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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

House Committee: Possible
Crimes by IRS Official

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Associated Press, by Stephen Ohlemacher    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 8:14:52 PM     Post Reply
The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency´s tea party controversy. Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency´s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department "for possible criminal prosecution." Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken. Lerner´s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp´s announcement: "One word: Ridiculous." Camp´s committee has been investigating

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t

Handling of former IRS employee
Lois Lerner makes lawyers cringe

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Washington Times (D.C), by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/8/2014 6:32:30 AM     Post Reply
As the House prepares for several key votes on former Internal Revenue Service employee Lois G. Lerner and potential legal action, analysts say she and her attorney have mishandled their case by picking and choosing when they want to talk, and to whom they are willing to talk. Ms. Lerner faces a vote in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday that could begin the process of accusing her of contempt of Congress. The Ways and Means Committee announced that it will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to officially accuse Ms. Lerner of breaking the law by

´I´ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this
school lunch´: Students sick of smaller,
healthier portions take to social media
to rail against First Lady´s pet project

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Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/7/2014 8:06:22 AM     Post Reply
American public school students sick of the smaller portions and healthier offerings they get at lunch thanks to Michelle Obama´s anti-obesity initiatives are sounding off on social media. Just a month after school lunch participation saw the steepest drop on record following the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, students tired of going home hungry are making sure the first lady knows why. ´I´ll never forgive Michelle Obama for this school lunch,´ tweeted one angry student. [Snip] The extremely negative reviews have over a million kids refusing to eat the offerings, an ironic result for legislation meant to combat


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