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The I´s Have It
Wall Street Journal, by Peggy Noonan

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Posted By:Moritz55, 11/16/2012 2:54:23 AM

We are becoming a conceited nitwit society, pushy and self-aggrandizing. No one is ashamed to brag now. and show off. They think it heightens them. They think it´s good for business. It used to be that if you were big, you´d never tell people how big you were because that would be kind of classless, and small. In fact it would be a proof of smallness.

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As disappointed as I am in her political track record, there are times when she really hits the nail on the head.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: vwlarry, 11/16/2012 3:07:09 AM     (No. 9017623)

She´s the most eloquent turncoat hag alive. Life´s too short to read her lovely but tainted prose anymore, at least for me. I remember.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/16/2012 3:13:41 AM     (No. 9017627)

Maybe she was eloquent at one time, but that was many brain cells ago.

Mrs. Blowhard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ratslayer, 11/16/2012 4:08:40 AM     (No. 9017646)

Prez win! So he must hang on the rim and sway a bit before landing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/16/2012 5:41:30 AM     (No. 9017674)

Maybe Petraeus will take a personal (even flagrant) foul and undercut the hotdog.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/16/2012 6:31:33 AM     (No. 9017710)

Some people sing in the shower. Peggy Noonan reads her own columns. Out loud. Head tilted just so. The melodious tinkling of her meter in perfect time with the droplets dancing on her face. And every now and then, but less so recently...a coherent thought, ready for the loofah.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: altoona, 11/16/2012 6:35:50 AM     (No. 9017716)

I don´t read her columns, but she´s certainly worthwhile for the hilarious comments she engenders on this site.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/16/2012 6:57:42 AM     (No. 9017746)

Wasn´t she Jane Fonda´s mom in " On Golden Pond"?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cgood, 11/16/2012 7:46:35 AM     (No. 9017837)

So Peggy references Andrew Sullivan. That explains a lot.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/16/2012 8:09:29 AM     (No. 9017888)

Gee Peggy what motivated Obama´s get out the vote in a miserable economy with his failed leadership?

Gifts! It goes even farther, we expect the federal govt to take care of us in difficult times, Sandy, no jobs, international uncertainty. The disconnect is the cold hard truth, some choose not to accept. The heavy lifting in hard times can´t be expected from the 47 soon to be 51%. Let me get this straight.

Next comes the control of those in power, who we are supposed to trust but continually let us down. The media villianizing our side so our opponents keep their hands clean in the eyes of their voters.

I agree with her sentiments on the Petreaus players. Disgusting. Once again her column starts big and ends sloppy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: artman1746, 11/16/2012 10:21:58 AM     (No. 9018246)

When our representatives on both sides were wedded to the Constitution and were playing their political games Noonan´s idea of "dealing" with the other side was a reasonable compromise.

What is different now is that dealing with leftists of the Democrat Party means sliding further and further into the abyss of collectivism and away from the founding principles. We have allowed modern liberalism to push us so far I to a corner that any further progress of their agenda will enslave us to socialism.

When you are in a "last gasp" situation, how can one give away half of the air that remains when it simply assures you will never breath free again?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Raristotle, 11/16/2012 10:39:24 AM     (No. 9018299)

Noonan sarcastically criticizes Romney´s post-election explanations of the Republicans´ failings, but she gently, with sadness, criticizes Obama´s Susan Rice press conference posturing. She reserves her anger for Rupublicans, and she reserves her sorrow for Obama. Which side is she on?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jmeyer310, 11/16/2012 10:52:20 PM     (No. 9019743)

As a retired member of the military, I must point out that, nowadays, uniform regulations mandate that one wear ALL the awards to which one is entitled, or be found to be "out of uniform". Can´t say what the uniform regs were back in Ike´s day.

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