"I think every president in the intense media environment we have now, certainly every two-term president, gets to a point where the American people stop listening, stop leaning forward hungrily for information. I think this president got there earlier than most presidents. And I think he´s in that time now."So said the Wall Street Journal´s Peggy Noonan on ABC´s This Week Sunday.
Really have to wonder why Obama is having Hillary over for lunch.Obviously,there will be some form of deal cutting,the question is on what. There´s no way Obama can finish off this country in 3 more years without some huge radical move. He only has somewhere in the low 40´s support for his plans,schemes or whatever.
i would argue that Obama has wasted around $4 trillion since being in office with nothing to show for it. That counts stimulus,TARP and normal budget increases.
Obama claims TARP has been paid back but that would reduce the deficit.That money has been well laundered to points unknown.
#2, Hillary went to the White House to ask Obama to hammer the Weiner campaign, which is equating the Weiner perversion scandals to those of the Clintons. The last thing Hillary wants is for Weiner to dredge up memories of Bill Clinton´s ugly behaviors.
#2 makes the important point. We can ignore zippy´s meaningless speeches and his ugly face all we like but the damage that this deranged dictator has done to our country and our financial health will linger for decades.
Right on, #1, that´s how long ago I stopped listening to him. Where as most people will have gotten a clue to go sit in a corner and shut up by now, the Most Interesting Man in the Room is too stupid to go sit quietly anywhere.
Remember the Reagan press corps, and how they used to bemoan the fact that he didn´t "grow" in office because he believed and said the same things as before he became president? We never hear that about Obama, who believes in the wrong things and who never learns from his mistakes.
So now Peggy tells us that Obama is a lot of hot air and it´s summer so who wants more hot air?
#9 I agree about Detroit. Glad I´m now totally out of the state of Michigan and the proximity I had to Detroit. The East side of the state sucks, except for the Birminghams, Novis, Bloomfield Hills etc. The West side of the state is the real Michigan. God bless Hope College in Holland and Grand Valley State in Grand Rapids.
#10 probably is right. Both Zippy and Hill know that the parents of the slain men in Benghazi are not going to let go of their loved ones by supporting a lie. I just pray the parents don´t get intimidated and let it drop. They must try to get the truth out - I´m pretty sure their sons would want that.
´´The case for Barack Obama, in broad strokes: He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, which need rebuking; his victory would provide a fresh start in a nation in which a fresh start would come as a national relief. He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm, and, in terms of the execution of his political ascent, still the primary and almost only area in which his executive abilities can be discerned, he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult, what steps to take and moves to make. We witnessed from him this year something unique in American politics: He took down a political machine without raising his voice.´´ --- Peggy Noonan WSJ column Oct 31, 2008 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122539802263585317.html
Thanks to #29 for the killing quote from only days before Zero´s 2008 election. It amazes me that one of Reagan´s vaunted speechwriters could have been so credululous about this wholly destructive anti-American character, a Third Worlder at heart who sought to bring the USA down a few notches, allegedly for our own good, for the good of the world, since a price had to be paid for being the best country on earth.
It´s quaint for Peggy to be voicing her displeasure now after quaffing that Kool Aid by the gallon, when most of us could smell this phony from clear across the country long before he ascended the heights. She was wrong; we were right. Now she sidles up and tries to insinuate her whispery, mock serious self back into our good graces. Grow a brain, Peggy. There are people over here at this site who can outwrite and outthink you. Give it a rest.
#14 the big zero Muslim in chief does not have an ugly face. He was made in the image of God like all of us humans. The bad part is that he takes after Satan the father of liars and the first liar. God, turn is heart toward you and away from evil and the lousy way he has done this country.
I´ll not forget that Noonan sneered editorially at Sarah Palin in 2008, and she´s a little late on declaring the point that people are not listening to Stinky. (I tuned him out at the bitter-people-clinging-to-guns-and-religion remark.) Whether they´re listening to him or not, Stinky remains a dangerous man for my beloved country. Lethal.
What a way to start the week! The opening must-read comes from lost soul, Peggy - and Ldotters once again do not fail to disappoint with their vitriol against this turncoat. Sorry Peggy, but like the slogan says, you can´t "go back." Thanks, all!
Many thanks, #29, for your post! It serves as an ideal Exhibit A among these proceedings. Unlike the rest of us here in Realityville, Peggy Noonan didn’t have the easily peggable Obama pegged. She fell for his line, hook & sinker; perhaps even became aroused. Dare I say that? I already did. So, I guess I do.
When mysterious, evasive, double-talker BHO as much as said “My background is none of your beeswax,” that was evidence enough for me that the guy was a three dollar bill. All the while, Peggy was smitten. Makes ya wonder, don’t it? Yeah, it do!
I NEVER listened to him. It was obvious from the get-go that his campaign was a scam and that the Dems and press were determined to get him into office no matter what had to be done to get him there. And they weren´t doing it because he was a well-spoken black man. I can name several well-spoken black men they would spit on if they had the chance. Every one of them FAR more intelligent and far more charismatic than Obama, whom I see as neither.
Nooner seems top have lost that Matthews thrill. So much the better. Last week she slammed his scandals as well. Let us hope the socialists and libs are growing weary too. Maybe that wallet is getting thin ?.
I´ll always remember a round-table discussion Ms. Noonan was having with other elities in ´08 - think it was Memorial Day weekend for some reason - and someone around the table asked, "What are we going to do with Palin?", and Ms. Peggy replied, "Kill her and do it quickly." I was stunned - of course, she meant figuratively, but showed me how really nasty politics can be.
Peggy, listen up. When people lose their trust in you, it takes YEARS to regain it. Your feeble attempts to slip back on-board through the back door aren´t working. Heaven only knows how many voters were influenced to vote for Obama through your columns. That´s not something that is easily forgotten or forgiven.
He told us he hung out with radical feminists and communists yet we were wackos fir being concerned. He told us he was in a cloud in school and played with crack. He told us under his plan energy costs would necessarily skyrocket yet we must be wearing tin foil hats. He told us he believed the constitution was a set of negatives, he told us he wanted to spread the wealth, he voted for infanticide while his wife told us only he can heal our souls. So just when was it we started to listen?
Open letter to Peggy: #50 says it all with one mistake. It doesn´t take YEARS to regain trust, you never really get it back. You sold out a long time ago and I continue to be amazed that the WSJ prints the trash you crank out. Words that come to mind when your name appears are: supercilious, phony, liar, and opportunist. Notice that "writer" is missing.
I stopped listening to this liar and incompetant his first year when he was flitting around Europe with el Duce backdrops denouncing the USA . After this creep returned to the USA the MSM did not castigate this buffoon and the Republican party seemed to be in a Fog kinda bewildered.We need another Churcill ( his mpther was from Long Island)to issue the riot act and stand up against this has been.
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