Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan and Ronald Reagan
Posted on 08/01/2009 9:15:16 AM PDT by RobinMasters
The wishy washy "reaganism/conservatism" of P. Noonan began long ago before Obama.
Here is what she wrote about Reagan after the Reagan/Mondale Debate in 1984.
After this comment, as you know, The Gipper has been elected in the biggest landslide since George Washington ran unopposed in 1792.
Reagan was the best. PEggy Noonan is now a RINO. She is probably also a Manhattan Notre Dame Catholic. Wishy washy.
So the Peggy Noonan wing of the Rino party has been evah so wrong....the more she writes the more she is wrong. I actually think she is dumb as well as a tool.
How about the Al Gore Bush debate where Al Gore was made up to look like Reagan. It was very creepy - not as creepy as Obama but creepy.
Noonan is in love with her own prose and fancies herself a sophisticate in the know, but tool is more accurate.
Ole Peggy’s been a loon for years...and getting worse.
I'm Peggy Noonan and I'm going to be a darling of the media some day.
Noonan talks - - and writes - - like she is balancing a plate on her head.
Did Peggy matriculate in the Ivies, at one of the 7 Sisters, or even one of the classic Jesuit Catholic Universiteies. No! Paggy went to Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison or Teaneck or Rutherford. Not wishing to insult any graduates here on FR who made good use of the school and do not affect any faux sophisticated bearing, I won't note FDU's universal nickname which was immortalized in Eddie and the Cruisers. But I'm sure Peggy cringes when she hears it
Perhaps I'm the only one here actually old enough to remember that debate, well. Reagan wasn't at his best in the first debate, and Mondale wasn't horrible (as had been expected). So, Noonan is correct insomuch as that first debate breathed a little life into Mondale's campaign.
But, then reality caught up to expectation. Reagan was classic, unstoppable Reagan in the second debate and Mondale was, well Mondale. That was the ballgame.
Every Conservative I knew was at least a little bit rattled by Reagan's performance.
On the other hand, 1984 was probably the last time any Conservative agreed with Peggy Noonan about anything.
Lotsa folks loved Reagan.
Just remember, Noonan is no conservative.
This is the second time you've used that line. By now it's starting to look like you do want to insult and affect. Try it again and it will be clear that that's your goal, so maybe you'd better drop the coyness.
Which then, in typical John McCain fashion, gets attention for Noonan!
Reagan had the gift of surrounding himself with good people, and having those people make him better at what he did.
That is a skill that not many people have; and Reagan was never given proper credit for this ability. In my opinion..
Ok, so what is this nick name? I live in NJ and I don't even know about this.
Oh! that is SO right!
Thanks for setting the record straight. I dropped reading Peggy years ago in the WSJ and more recently dropped the WSJ. Taranto is an open borders and birther smearer jerk.
The paper got worse when Murdoch bought it. The last year it had journalist who could have been writters for the Wash Post.
Peggy is a RINO lib and her writing for years has been dull. She rode on Reagan’s coattails for ages.
She sounds like Martha Stewart who was a little Polish girl from Jersey City who eventually moved to slighly nicer Nutley. Nothing wrong with Polish people but she puts on airs like she always grew up in Greenwich. She got her hooks into a WASP Yale graduate attorney who she treated like crap after they got married. Her biography talks about how she became a successful stock broker but in reality it was essentially a penny stock boiler room firm. Her catering partner said she took side jobs without her knowing.
Martha is a real piece of work. Pushed her daughter on the Imclone huckster, got convicted about lying about inside trading etc. A very unpleasant person from the less scenic parts of Jersey like Peggy.
Peggy is a pro-abortion Notre Dame upeer east side catholic.
As much as I don’t want to ruin a great quote about Reagan having the biggest election victory since Washington, that’s not quite accurate.
It was a 49 state victory. The biggest since...
Nixon in 72! The OTHER republican left hates!
Reagan’s first debate with Mondale WAS a disaster. He fumbled, appeared disoriented and confused. People began to seriously question his faculties. Reagan famously saved himself in the second debate with his “youth and inexperience” quip, but the first debate was in fact an epic fail for the Gipper.
Ps—I never liked Peggy Noonan.
Saw where the other day some pundit referred to Noonan & Parker as the “menopausal wing of the GOP.”
Pretty damn funny if you ask me.
Once Reagan won a lot of rats jumped onboard the Gipper’s ship. They rode the winner as long as possible and then demonstrated their true colors when the party leadership revealed its weakness.
Many of the leaders were ship jumping rats themselves. A rat by any other name is still a rodent.
Can we ban Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Kathleen Parker, and — who else can we add to this list? Can we ban them from FR?! If they ever were Conservatives, they are now WORSE than Liberals — they ENABLE the enemies of the Constitution and proponents of Statist Socialism!
Martha Stewart, wow I’d forgotten her similar background. Martha’s first successful foray was to finagle getting herself named Queen of The Xavier HS Military Ball. A very big affair in NYC Catholic circles in the 50s and 60s. I think Martha’s Ball was in the late 50s or very early 60s.
Staffers can be early warning systems for candidates and pick up on where their weak points are before the candidates are aware of potential troubles.
Peggy overreacted with Reagan, but more recent candidates and presidents could have benefited from a little criticism while they could still put it into effect.
Maybe the 1940s. She is a real striver. She has had some real “dodgy” business dealings and is a witch. The poor daughter.