Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan’s Wrong Some More. Must be Friday.
Posted on 10/26/2012 4:03:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Click above to embiggen: Didn't you think it was STRANGE that Michelle Obama raced up onto the stage and practically dragged her husband away after he acted like he was on drugs during the Denver presidential debate? That's because he was on drugs at the Denver presidential debate. The simplest answers are often the best ones...and Michelle's outfit that night was recycled from a McDonald's "Grimace" costume. Stating the obvious is fun. ]
Peggy Noonan wrote another of her articles today, in her coloring book, or the Wall Street Journal, or her litter box or wherever. This ones about how she thinks that the Denver presidential debate changed everything and she would think that, too, because shes so stupid.
The gist of todays rambling is that she believes Barack Obama revealed himself to be flawed and mortal on that stage in Denver and that he proved he depends on a TelePrompTer as a sort of umbilical cord through which intelligence and coherence is fed. I cant remember the last time I found anything worthwhile in a Peggy Noonan piece, but I did enjoy that bit. The rest of it missed the fact that Denver didnt suddenly make this race winnable for Mitt Romney because Barack Obama was always going to lose reelection. That was obvious in 2009, and was a proven fact in the 2010 races if you paid the least bit of attention to just how fired up the country has consistently been against this man.
What people like Noonan still wont accept is that Obamas election in 2008 really was due to a weird, psychotic fad that swept this country much like how the Charleston, bobby socks, neon colors, pet rocks, Cabbage Patch Kids, the New Kids on the Block, Beanie Babies, and other ridiculous fads drove people crazy in their own ways here and there through the years. America is a nation that periodically and quite inexplicably falls in love with strange fads, and a good portion of our fellow citizens completely lose themselves in being part of these happenings. For the first time ever, the national fad was based on a presidential campaign and becoming part of the fad meant wearing Hope and Change paraphernalia and declaring your undying love for a man who was promoted by the adoring media as the biggest thing since Elvis (or even weirder and scarier since Jesus, to some of them).
Until conservative writers see that Obamas election was based on a fad that swept the country they will not understand what the 2012 race was all about: where, with the fad receded, Americans actually looked at Obama as a political figure and not a god/celebrity and they long ago decided they didnt want him running the country anymore. Theyll still love seeing him partying with Beyonce and Jay-Z and bebopping with Ellen on her talk show but they want a serious grown up to be the President; Obama can spend the rest of his life on the reality TV circuit and could be a great guest judge on Project Runway (or fill in for Tim Gunn rasping, Make it work! if Obama ever wants to shake his fanny in the work room and go shopping at Mood with all the designers).
I think what happened at the Denver debate is a lot simpler than what Noonan gets into and it boils down to this: Obama did so poorly in that debate that there was just no way for the Tokyo Roses like Peggy Noonan in conservative ranks to claim that Obama won and there was no way for anyone like Allahpundit at HotAir, Erick Erikson at RedState, or Ben Shapiro at Breitbart to claim that Romney had a rough night and needs to reboot his campaign! or any of that other fear porn and Eeyore-chow they constantly fed conservatives all summer. Obama performed so badly that the entire garden of Tokyo Roses needed to maintain their credibility (what little they have in my eyes) by actually admitting that Romney did well and was in fact a really good candidate (at least for that one night).
I wil remind you that I am someone who did everything he could to stop Romney from being our nominee and that I mocked this man for four years to try to derail his presidential campaign but once he beat everyone who opposed him and secured the nomination I begrudgingly came to respect the man as a skilled competitor. And then, quite frankly, after seeing him eat Obamas lunch every day for several months and watching him campaign better than anyone Ive ever before observed in politics I really started to admire the guy. Hearing about his lifetime of good deeds and seeing how he and his family treat people with respect and kindness I realized I sort of love Mitt Romney and am so grateful he put himself out there and ran for President. This is a good man, uniquely suited to meet the challenges before us and hes under-promised and OVER-delivered his entire life.
I am proud to be a Romney Guy, and Great Merciful Zeus and Sweet Whitney Houston I never in my life thought Id say THAT.
I was wrong about him when I feared hed be a John McCain-Part II because the guy is actually kind of Ronald Reagan Rebooted. And thats a great thing, because hes going to have to clean up the mess left by Jimmy Carters second term.
In her essay linked above, Noonan went on and on about how she couldnt figure out what was wrong with Barack Obama at the Denver debate, because I think shes afraid to say what everyone should know; Ill say it for Miss Peggy, though, because honey badgers dont care: Barack Obama was either on drugs in Denver or he was in withdrawal from the cocaine that Valerie Jarrett would not let him do for a few weeks before the debate (in what I think was a poorly planned and ill-conceived attempt to detox him). Theres a wide variety of drugs that could have made him act the way he did that night he might have been on Adderall, amphetamines, Oxycontin, Dexedrine, or Ultram (according to a friend of mine who is a nurse at a rehab clinic). He was sweating and blinking and got severely distracted by the lights. At times he was confused and bewildered; he stammered and mumbled and had trouble stringing simple sentences together. At times, Jim Lehrer startled him by using his title of Mr. President and Obama looked to Romney beside him, thinking he would answer instead. When the debate was over, Michelle Obama rushed the stage and dragged him off without mingling with the Romneys or waving to the audience. That was so odd. Those two sure werent rushing off to consummate their anniversary so why was Michelle so rude in refusing to wave and talk to the Romney family unless she specifically needed to get Obama off camera because he was as high as a kite?
There was clearly something wrong with the current President of the United States that night, and it was most likely drugs. Here in Chicago, word on the street is that Obama could also have a serious illness in the realm of either Parkinsons or The Slims (code in the black community for HIV/AIDS) but the more I think about his behavior that night the more this guy seems like a junkie who was loaded up on something that was supposed to treat his withdrawal from cocaine..only they got the dosage wrong. Im really wondering if that altitude poisoning or whatever they claimed he was affected by in Denver isnt at least partially true because Im thinking that whoever was administering him the Adderall or Oxycontin or whatever didnt factor the altitude into his dosage. I have a friend who used to tour with a punk band and she told me that the guys would have to adjust their scores based on where they were traveling, since different altitudes affected their highs differently.
The same thing happened to Barack Obama on October 3rd, 2012.
And after that nothing was the same in this race because the American public picked up that there is something seriously wrong with this guy. It wasnt anything he said, really, because lets face it no one can remember a line from any of these debates besides Big Bird and Horses and Bayonets, but thats just because those things were so absurd and childish. People will remember that they thought the President of the United States seemed like a junkie on drugs at that debate in Denver while Mitt Romney looked like a competent person who could run a company or a country and do it SOBER too.
Its as simple as that.
Nothing Obamas done since then has made Americans think hes not a junkie and nothing Romneys done has made people think he couldnt be president. In fact, at that absurd Town Hall debate one woman even called him President Romney already. I think she just wanted to historically be the first one ever to do so.
Im really excited about saying President Romney too. There were times when I did not think I was going to survive The Golden Age of Hope and Change. I never let the Eeyores or the Tokyo Roses get me down, but before the Denver debate I was really frustrated with that Erick Erikson guy in particular because I was just so tired of him inflicting emotional terrorism on his readers and freaking people out every day by asking Can Romney still win?. Not even HE has been able to play those Eeyore games since Obama the junkie stumbled into Denver and made an ass of himself. Kind of fitting, for a Democrat, if you think about it.
That was the single worst debate performance in a presidential race in American history. Somewhere, Rick Perrys grinning like an idiot because until I just mentioned him everyone had forgotten about how hed beclowned himself what seems like a lifetime ago (but was really only March or so). Here everyone thought Perry would star in this years blooper real until Valerie Jarrett dropped the ball and messed up Bathhouse Barrys narcotics right before the big debate. She was supposed to be the one watching him and I bet shell catch Hell for this the rest of her life. Lets see if she and Michelle remain besties after the Obamas move to Hawaii in January and Valeries not invited to the housewarming.
I honestly have no idea what would have happened if Obama had been competent and sober at that first debate. Romney would have still ultimately won the election but I think the results would have been a lot closer because the Tokyo Roses would have kept demoralizing and depressing everyone and we would not have this groundswell of excitement right now. Romney is going to win big, but he still would have won even if Obama had been fantastic beyond all expectations.
It is nice that one night in Denver was able to shut down the nonstop maligning of Mitt Romney and allow people to take a look at what a train wreck the sitting president really is.
For that Im very grateful, even if Peggy Noonan still cant ever get a story right (or is too chicken to admit the obvious: that the 44th President of the United States is a junkie who showed up to a debate clearly abusing narcotics).
Peggy Noonan is infatuated with her own pen. She hasn’t written anything worthwhile in 10 years. I don’t read her anymore.
Funniest Peggy Noonan putdown I’ve seen:
Peggy ‘Jungle Fever’ Noonan
Ann Barnhardt thinks Obozo’s an active druggie...maybe ever-active, never stopped.
Very interesting - getting to really enjoy reading Mr. Dujan’s analyses of our PINO. Does anyone remember Romney reminding everyone in either the 2nd or 3rd debate that he was always the designated driver because he doesn’t drink. So, we will have our first non-substance abuser president in a very long time if Mitt wins.
This is a great piece. Unlike Peggy.
I’m as eager as anyone to dis Peggy Noonan, but the article in question was actually pretty decent, even if the premise may seem flawed to people like the author of this piece.
(BTW, the author’s “and she would think that, too, because shes so stupid” remark comes across as pretty juvenile - is Kevin DuJan ten years old or something?)
Her column was right up at the top of the “most popular articles” listing at the WSJ today, it will have an effect on readers who might otherwise have reflexively voted for the Democrats, any Democrats, and as long as Noonan is bashing Obama, it’s a win-win situation.
I will give credit to any former Obama lover for seeing the light. These people will have more pull in terms of undecideds than any of us.
I'll save any recriminations for AFTER the election, win or lose.
“What people like Noonan still wont accept is that Obamas election in 2008 really was due to a weird, psychotic fad that swept this country much like how the Charleston, bobby socks, neon colors, pet rocks, Cabbage Patch Kids, the New Kids on the Block, Beanie Babies, and other ridiculous fads drove people crazy in their own ways here and there through the years.”
100% True. About what happened in ‘08 and about how many (esp. “conservatives” like Noonan and I’ll say this “independents” like Ann Althouse) can’t admit it to this day.
I also really relate to how Romney has won our gentle author over. I feel much the same way.
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