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Noonan: What's Changed After Wisconsin...The Obama admin. suddenly looks like a house of cards.
the Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/7/2012 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 06/07/2012 6:17:46 PM PDT by Beave Meister

What happened in Wisconsin signals a shift in political mood and assumption. Public employee unions were beaten back and defeated in a state with a long progressive tradition. The unions and their allies put everything they had into "one of their most aggressive grass-roots campaigns ever," as the Washington Post's Paul Whoriskey and Dan Balz reported in a day-after piece. Fifty thousand volunteers made phone calls and knocked on 1.4 million doors to get out the vote against Gov. Scott Walker. Mr. Walker's supporters, less deeply organized on the ground, had a considerable advantage in money.

But organization and money aren't the headline. The shift in mood and assumption is. The vote was a blow to the power and prestige not only of the unions but of the blue-state budgetary model, which for two generations has been: Public-employee unions with their manpower, money and clout, get what they want. If you move against them, you will be crushed.

Mr. Walker was not crushed. He was buoyed, winning by a solid seven points in a high-turnout race.

Governors and local leaders will now have help in controlling budgets. Down the road there will be fewer contracts in which you work for, say, 23 years for a city, then retire with full salary and free health care for the rest of your life—paid for by taxpayers who cannot afford such plans for themselves, and who sometimes have no pension at all. The big meaning of Wisconsin is that a public injustice is in the process of being righted because a public mood is changing.

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The Jokers are Wild....
1 posted on 06/07/2012 6:17:58 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Heh, heh, heh, I dig your screen name.

“Men sometimes make the strangest requests!”

;^)


2 posted on 06/07/2012 6:28:52 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: elcid1970

Peggy is another Sally come lately to what we here at FR knew all along.


3 posted on 06/07/2012 6:35:22 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Beave Meister
It all started in Wisconsin.
4 posted on 06/07/2012 6:36:11 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Beave Meister

Get a clue, Peg. So does the GOP-e.


5 posted on 06/07/2012 6:40:21 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Beave Meister
Noonan: What's Changed After Wisconsin

What hasn't changed is that Peggy still writes like she's paid by the word.

6 posted on 06/07/2012 6:41:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Beave Meister
President Obama's problem now isn't what Wisconsin did, it's how he looks each day—careening around, always in flight, a superfluous figure. No one even looks to him for leadership now. He doesn't go to Wisconsin, where the fight is. He goes to Sarah Jessica Parker's place, where the money is.

This image is key. It's very tough to undo, once created.

He'll need riots, a new war, or a bad hurricane to begin to erase the image.

He can gin up the first two, but not the third, unless Rove loans him the machine.

7 posted on 06/07/2012 6:42:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Peggy Noonan used to be a strongly reliable conservative voice until sometime in the mid 2000s. She started caring too much about what the party circuit people in DC thought (and I suspect she was hitting the parties quite a bit!).

She started gushing over the Bamster early in 2008 and all the “cool kids” heaped praise on her....now she has woken up with one heck of a hangover and can’t quite believe what she did last night!

Sorry Peggy - fool me once, shame on you - I won’t give you a chance to fool me twice!


8 posted on 06/07/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Beave Meister

public mood changing, Peggy, or just proving you had it wrong all along?


9 posted on 06/07/2012 6:45:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (I can see November from Wisconsin)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Got that right.


10 posted on 06/07/2012 6:48:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Beave Meister

Peggy doesn’t care for Gov Walkers style and says so. didn’t she also dump on Sarah Palin if I remember correctly.

Peggy is an elitest who can’t figure out how real committed people win their battles and inspire others?

The voters in Wisconsin took measure of Gov Walker and went to the polls to beat back his enemies. They had his back Peggy they didn’t need an orator, they needed a leader who did what they asked of him.

So I hate to say it but fupn.


11 posted on 06/07/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: UB355

Wisconsin turned out for one of the first politicians to conservatively do what he said and stick by it.

Peggy; not so much.


12 posted on 06/07/2012 7:00:58 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Beave Meister

Inexplicably, I’ve run out of time for fair weather friends.


13 posted on 06/07/2012 7:02:24 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: UB355

I had the privilege of voting for Gov Walker 4 times. Peggy you swipe at Walker you swipe at me.


14 posted on 06/07/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Beave Meister
No, Peggy; we will NOT forget that you betrayed all of America with your public support of this commie, muslim, Kenyan usurper in 2008.
15 posted on 06/07/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Beave Meister

Peggy made some observations I think are wrong, but in line with her poor judgement in the past five years or so.

First, there is not a major shift in the country away from Obama and his Czar’s socialism. The country did not vote for a socialist. Obama media created an image of a populist guy who would protect Amercians from corporate Treasury raiders and balance the Federal budget. He was elected because the media spun him as a racial healer for the country - the opposite of the racist just-us Deparment. He was elected because the media and McCain hid his radical, black racist background. So the country is where it has always been - right - although Pegs got confused hanging out with the limo crowd in New York City and being old, she got taken in by the reality show and chants.

Second, Bill Clinton has a method to his “madness”. Its not because he is old and losing control of himself in critizing Obama (although Pegs can’t say the same). He wants Obama as a one term guy because he thinks he can easily beat Romney in 2016 after conservative Americans get a load of the elitist globalist idiot that he is. Otherwise, Hillary would have to run on Obama’s failed record when America has sunk into Obama’s South African Marxist hell and hate the Democrat Party.

Peggy is a feeble image of her Regan days. But in her fading faculties, she fits in fine with the limo-liberals now.


16 posted on 06/07/2012 7:05:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Noonan knows where all the great DC cocktail parties happen and she intends to continue to be invited to them.


17 posted on 06/07/2012 7:19:35 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SaraJohnson

Noonan knows where all the great DC cocktail parties happen and she intends to continue to be invited to them.


18 posted on 06/07/2012 7:27:53 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Beave Meister

The Peggster is no longer a serious pundit.


19 posted on 06/07/2012 7:46:29 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: prairiebreeze

and She is a Bilderberger, She was at last weeks meeting in Chantilly Va, maybe the ultimate cocktail party.


20 posted on 06/07/2012 7:50:26 PM PDT by Whitebread
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To: SaraJohnson

Great post and accurate summation!


21 posted on 06/07/2012 8:10:26 PM PDT by berdie
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To: VikingMom

Peggy Noonan used to be a strongly reliable conservative voice until sometime in the mid 2000s.
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EXACTLY! I don’t know what happened to her when she backslid, but every time she opened her mouth, she made me ill as well as very angry. She went RINO on us at best, Liberal at worst. I blamed it on menopause.


22 posted on 06/07/2012 8:19:46 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: Beave Meister
Public unions was given bargaining rights in Wisconsin in 1959, the first state to do so, not that long ago. It was wrong then and it's wrong now.

I was born in Wisconsin, as was the Republican Party!

And I knocked on 3000 doors for Walker and was 15 feet from him at his Victory Party,

Reagan Palin Walker - Three of a kind!

23 posted on 06/07/2012 8:42:32 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Beave Meister

By Peggy Noonan. I believe the sentiment expressed “FUPN” in a previous post is most appropriate:

Obama and the Runaway Train

The race, the case, a hope for grace.
The Wall Street Journal: October 29, 2008
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 do


24 posted on 06/07/2012 8:45:38 PM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: Beave Meister

Can’t think of any writer I respect LESS than Noonan, especially after her twin disgraces of 2008, in her elitist condescention of Palin and her slobbering adoration of Obama. Noonan repulses me to the very core.


25 posted on 06/07/2012 8:56:08 PM PDT by greene66
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To: VikingMom

Sorry Peggy - fool me once, shame on you - I won’t give you a chance to fool me twice!
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Good summary of Peggy Who.


26 posted on 06/07/2012 10:36:40 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: SaraJohnson

Excellent observations. I’m impressed...and I’m stealing it.

;-)

Of course, I’ll give you credit, in terms of “a poster on FR”. But seriously, I think you punched through to the heart of the matter and are spot on, on all counts.


27 posted on 06/08/2012 5:46:45 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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