Skip to comments.The Obama Contradiction [PEGGY NOONAN]
Posted on 01/29/2010 10:57:44 AM PST by ColdOne
When you watch a president give a State of the Union Address on television, you're always watching three people: the president at the podium, and the vice president and House speaker on the rise behind him. As a TV shot it's awkward. The vice president and the speaker have been instructed by media professionals not to let their eyes do what they want to do, which is survey the doings in the chamber. Instead they must stare unwaveringly at the back of the president's head. This is so that they appear to be fascinated by what he's saying, as if he's so interesting that they can't take their eyes off him. It's also so that you, the viewer, don't become distracted by wondering whom they're looking at in the audience.
It's uncomfortable for them, and boring. You, as a member of the TV audience, get to watch the president. The speaker and the vice president get to think, "Huh, he's getting a little gray in the back." The reason Nancy Pelosi often seems a little dart-eyed in these circumstances is that she's always trying to get a look at the chamber when she thinks the camera isn't on her. Joe Biden seems happy to be the fascinated person with crinkly eyes and shining teeth. But for Mrs. Pelosi it's a challenge. This is her chamber, all her people are here, and she wants to be looking at John Boehner's face and Harry Reid's and see who's cheering and who's wearing what.
But the three-shot the other night was also the
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The ones that down Palin do it mostly because she went to Idaho State instead of Brwyn Mar or Wellesley, Harvard, etc.That and pretentious speaking is all to them.
And when she fell in love with Obama any shred of credibility she had left was gone.
I agree. Noonan was always (maybe still is) on MSNBC. That says allot
(No self-respecting conservative would come near that place!)
Pelosi and Biden both looked like they were witnessing a train wreck.
Cross a Freeper once and they’ll never let you forget it. You’re banished for life. Noonan and O’Reilly immediately come to mind. Sometimes it seems like every Freeper has their own personal deal breaker after which negotiation is no longer possible.
Unilaterally rejecting those who tick us off, while ignoring their assets will not bode well for the GOP in 2012. I’m sometimes dismayed at the uninhibited willingness for conservatives to put so many Republicans on their permanent s**t list. Cross enough people off your ‘A’ list and we’ll end up with another John McCain.
No, Peggy, you're wrong again. It was a mess of platitudes, cliches, and meaningless rhetoric, delivered in a petulant, peevish, whiney tone.
She broke my heart when she swooned over Zero. I loved that woman.
How long is she allowed to gush like a teenage girl about her man 0 before the weak spined “can't we all just get along” GOP Establishment types finally wake up to the fact she has switched political sides?
Wait for it... Wait for it...
As the TV cameras panned the chamber, I saw a friendly acquaintance of the president, a Republican who bears him no animus. Why, I asked him later, did the president not move decisively to the political center?
Because he is more "intellectually honest" than that, he said. "I don't think he can do a Bill Clinton pivot, because he's not a pragmatist, he's an ideologue. He's a community organizer. He mixes the discrimination he felt as a young man with the hardship so many feel in this country, and he wants to change it and the way to change that is government programs and not opportunity."
The great issue, this friendly critic added, is debt. The public knows this; Congress and the White House do not. "To me the Republicans are as rotten as the Democrats" in terms of spending.
Yep, there it is. She's nothing if not consistent. What the hell happened to this lady? Is it a menopausal thing?
Peggy Noonan is dead to me. Zero was elected with her help.
Too much boiler-plate Peggy Noonan snooze-prose before she ever gets to the point. Pass.
I feel your pain, Badray. ;)
But he's suave, sophisticated, can pronounce "arugula" correctly,
and from Harvard. Oh, my...
Peggy, we hardly knew ye...
It seems odd that Peggy Noonan, who went to great lengths to declare her loyalty to Obama about a year and a half ago, is now criticizing him. I guess she sees the tide has turned and now has too switch back.
The Noonan Contradiction.
Who is this idiot? Obama was raised in a pampered bubble of privilege. He never faced any discrimination at all his entire life. In fact much of his pathological autobiography had to do with the fact that he never felt like a real black kid for just this reason, he had to pretend to be black so he could pretend to fit in.
If Nooner is telling the truth here, this moron "friend" is an illustration of why the GOP has been a pathetic failure the last five years or so.
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