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America Is at Risk of Boiling Over
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 08-07-10 | PEGGY NOONAN

Posted on 08/06/2010 6:48:45 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

And out-of-touch leaders don't see the need to cool things off.

It is, obviously, self-referential to quote yourself, but I do it to make a point. I wrote the following on New Year's day, 1994. America 16 years ago was a relatively content nation, though full of political sparks: 10 months later the Republicans would take the House for the first time in 40 years. But beneath all the action was, I thought, a coming unease. Something inside was telling us we were living through "not the placid dawn of a peaceful age but the illusory calm before stern storms."

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1 posted on 08/06/2010 6:48:50 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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2 posted on 08/06/2010 6:49:26 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

peggy


3 posted on 08/06/2010 6:50:42 PM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Morons like her backing Obama during the election didn’t help things any.


4 posted on 08/06/2010 6:51:59 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: GOP_Lady
Here's a woman who didn't have the intelligence - or intuition - to understand what it was she was endorsing for president in 2008. Even though all the evidence was there under her nose.

I can't take anything she says seriously.

5 posted on 08/06/2010 6:54:20 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

odd commentary coming from an elitist butterfly like Peggy.
I am not feeling the sincerity here.......anyone...?


6 posted on 08/06/2010 7:00:54 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: GOP_Lady

What does Peggy Noonan know?

I could have told her this was coming before Obama was elected and she was writing columns praising him.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 7:00:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: GOP_Lady

Yikes, she supported OBAMA???
I didn’t know that.
I never could quite take her seriously, since her writing
and where she always seemed to go with her ‘themes’,was a little too determined by her hormones, like that piece she wrote in the aftermath of 9-11 and the new surge in patriotism and militarism on the cusp of the Afghanistan
involvement. “The real men are back in town!” she crowed.
Then , years later, she supports this narcissistic pampered Metrosexual Ideologue Obama.....jeez, Peggy, hang it up already!


8 posted on 08/06/2010 7:01:44 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: GOP_Lady

Having said that, I can’t believe WSJ published this tripe.
It’s a good year out of date, and woulda been painfully tepid EVEN THEN.


9 posted on 08/06/2010 7:03:11 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: jospehm20
You are so correct. Noonan worked with Romney to attack Gov. Palin.


"Romney Disses Palin Again - This Time by Proxy"
"Who's Mike Murphy? He's a Romney guy!
He's hated Palin from Day One...when she was announced as McCain's VP nominee,
he was the jerkwad on the air with Peggy Noonan when she made her infamous hot-mike disparaging remarks about Palin...
nd he himself was calling the Palin choice "gimmicky" and "cynical."
They never gave Palin a chance.
They had contempt for her and for the ordinary Americans she represents."

"Murphy is a Romney hack.
Although he worked for McCain in 2000, he switched to help Romney for the 2008 race.
He now works for Palin-deranged MSNBC as a token Republican."


"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

10 posted on 08/06/2010 7:04:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis (“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God” - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GOP_Lady

The problem is not that our kids won’t be wealthier than we are. Its the “same old serpent” as Abe Lincoln once said, or “a long train of abuses and usurpations” as Tom Jefferson wrote.


11 posted on 08/06/2010 7:08:34 PM PDT by ALPAPilot
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Stern Storms?

Peggy, lay you hand on your desk and I will wack your knuckels with the edge of my old heavy duty wooden ruler!

12 posted on 08/06/2010 7:09:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Noonan’s article - well concealed REMORSE for supporting a obvious loon in the run up to the 2008 elections... Noonan was a FOOL and is now only recognizing it... But fools cannot be trusted even in their remorse... because they will be easy fools again in the future...


13 posted on 08/06/2010 7:10:45 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: skeeter

You’ll notice the belle of East Rutherford uses terms like “our thought leaders”. Just that term tells the reader what side she’s on.


14 posted on 08/06/2010 7:12:47 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: GOP_Lady
Because we're not going to send the estimated 10 million to 15 million illegals already here back. We're not going to put sobbing children on a million buses. That would not be in our nature.

And she can't address immigration without resorting to that overused and untrue nonsense. How many times does it have to be said that if we enforce the law and cut off the job and government benefit lures, the illegals will largely self-deport, and those that don't can be deported as they come in contact with law enforcement over the months and eyars. Those who refuse to see that simply don't want our laws enforced, or the illegal alien problem solved.

15 posted on 08/06/2010 7:14:25 PM PDT by Will88
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To: GOP_Lady
I thought, a coming unease.

Oh, just do us all a favor and go far away to wallow in your pitiful self righteousness Peggy.

16 posted on 08/06/2010 7:16:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: GOP_Lady

Ya think?!?!?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAWsy7VV8oE

If the Boy Scouts this young are booing Obamalamadingdong just think of what the future holds.


17 posted on 08/06/2010 7:16:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Now that’s what I call “Hope and Change!”


18 posted on 08/06/2010 7:20:51 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: acapesket

I agree. I sense a hack writer trying to scramble back up the slipperly slope to keep those cards and letters (containing checks) comin’ in. She’s a gifted wordsmith but after allowing her true colors to show through in 2008 I read her stuff occasionally with about as much credibility as I’d give to a RINO who will say whatever it takes to get elected.


19 posted on 08/06/2010 7:23:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: GOP_Lady
I would put them on a bus, or any other means of transportation available, and put every one of them back across the border, crying kids and all.

They aren't allowed to come here, or stay here, because we are compassionate, but because certain of our "leaders" need them to force fundamental changes upon the nation, changes against our wishes, changes they cannot impose any other way.

Unfettered illegal immigration is the stone that will kill our republic, and give the would be dictators the easily corrupted democracy they desire.

20 posted on 08/06/2010 7:24:38 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: Diogenesis

Stay ON topic or stay OFF my threads.


21 posted on 08/06/2010 7:32:31 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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It is not that we don’t teach our kids, look what we are up against,
Radical Professors at UCLA
http://www.uclaprofs.com/articles/dirtythirty.html
in particular, check out Peter McLaren.
http://www.uclaprofs.com/profs/mclaren.html
and then McLaren’s personal web page
http://gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/pages/mclaren/


22 posted on 08/06/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by Haddit
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To: GOP_Lady

It’s just one long article trying to lower expectations. They know things are not working out, but they will never admit it’s due to their socialist ideas. So they say get use to it.


23 posted on 08/06/2010 7:46:49 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: acapesket
I am not feeling the sincerity here.......anyone...?

I feel the sincerity or maybe it's a growing fear I sense. Most Americans today "on the ground" are experiencing the same fear, the same growing sense of dread that the politicians have waged war on the people, that they won't stop their destructive ways until they're forced to stop.

We don't have any real idea how it will play out, we hope to turn it around with our ballots in Nov. but I think Peggy, like most of us, sees that the government doesn't care, doesn't have the same sense of impending doom. I think she sees the futility of trying to tell them. I think she's sincere and afraid.

24 posted on 08/06/2010 7:56:15 PM PDT by Kenny
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To: GOP_Lady; M. Espinola; TigerLikesRooster; Travis McGee; LomanBill; Smokin' Joe; Quix; FromLori
Dennis Prager Speaking 'On the Greatest Threat to America'

No . . . It's not Obama.

25 posted on 08/06/2010 7:56:21 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: Will88
And she can't address immigration without resorting to that overused and untrue nonsense.

Lord I'm so tired of that old strawman argument, it's called self deportation Peggy. If Peggy's gotten that soft in the head, maybe it's time for her to retire.

26 posted on 08/06/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: GOP_Lady
What's off topic? He is discussing Peggy Noonan. Did someone die and make you Jim R?
27 posted on 08/06/2010 8:06:05 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: acapesket

Peggy cares more about turning a deathless phrase than making sense.


28 posted on 08/06/2010 8:08:23 PM PDT by altura
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To: bwc2221

I don’t believe you’ve asked that question.

It’s obvious.


29 posted on 08/06/2010 8:08:37 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Note that she is saying today, long after she was outed as nothing more than an elitist snob, that she had this "feeling" just after Republicans took over the House for the first time in 40 years.

Something inside was telling us we were living through "not the placid dawn of a peaceful age but the illusory calm before stern storms."

I notice she didn't provide a link or source to prove this.

Oh, it's Peggy "see I was right 16 years ago" Noonan.

I cannot read more than a few paragraphs her wordy, unctuous tripe.

yitbos

30 posted on 08/06/2010 8:09:58 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: GOP_Lady

He may have drifted a little but he started on the topic.

Wow, I didn’t know that posting a thread meant one owned it.

Maybe I’ll post a thread and lay down the law. Might be fun.


31 posted on 08/06/2010 8:12:12 PM PDT by altura
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To: altura

Drifted a little?

He uses any excuse to post his ramblings.


32 posted on 08/06/2010 8:13:54 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: ex-Texan

What an excellent post! Bravo to Mr Prager!
Thank you!


33 posted on 08/06/2010 8:17:14 PM PDT by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: GOP_Lady
I'm actually a Noonan fan, but I don't think this piece does a very good job of articulating the anger that the fly-over populace has against the politicians and judges who are ignoring the will of the majority.

We have lost control of our judiciary and we need to do whatever it takes to get it back. State after state, with sizable margins, has passed referendums against gay marriage, and Congress passed the Defense Of Marriage Act. And yet the discussion all week has been that this will be decided by an evenly divided Supreme Court with Kennedy being the swing vote.

Why are so few people getting to make these decisions, while completely ignoring the will of an overwhelming majority?

Since when does a single judge from a liberal area get to make sweeping cultural changes?

The states need to reassert dominance over the feds. The Governors and States Attorneys General will need to lead this fight.

And Congress needs to reign in the Judicial branch.

34 posted on 08/06/2010 8:24:12 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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Peggy, it's not that complex. The reality is that Washington, and politics in general tends to attract narcissistic morons. Plain and simple. The day we start looking AND treating them as the clowns that they are, and give them less than 0 respect, AND hold all elected public officials to a total of 12 years total service, is the day that the country begins to heal and to move FORWARD. Don't look to the academy to define progress, or to even know the direction in which progress moves. Look to the thoughts, actions, and souls of sincere individuals. Look to those who think for themselves, not those who believe they think for themselves but who spend most of their time conforming their views to what the ‘intellectually hip’ have defined as ‘smart’’.

I believe you are smart, but the fact that you were taken in by someone as obviously sophomoric as Obama makes us wonder when and why you stopped being yourself. Wake up.

35 posted on 08/06/2010 8:31:06 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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Its somewhat encouraging to see hand-wringing on the part of RINOS and DEMS; they are all late to the party but may well help sway the spineless MOR fence-sitters.

Any break in the MSM dike is welcome. ( I’m trying to fit as many acronyms in as I can!)

We have to get them to this point before we push them to realize you can “repatriate” 12 million illegals humanely with enough common will.

Think of the job opportunities....


36 posted on 08/06/2010 8:40:39 PM PDT by One Name
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I just ignore posts like that.

Admit it, you got a little testy and sounded like Miss I Won.

It’s okay, but watch it, we’re a cranky crowd.


37 posted on 08/06/2010 8:41:08 PM PDT by altura
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At RISK of boiling over?????? How about boiling over period!!!

On top of ALL the other outrages, like death panels, after being lied to about them, how about paying about 500k to 1M for Michelle Antoinette effing Obama to go to Spain! The Witch thinks she was just elected queen!

Far as I’m concerned we shouldn’t even pay for her to go to the GD garbage dump.

I’m not so sure they have any intention of ever leaving the WH due to a technicality like “stupid elections”. These people have the mindset of all left wing dictators throughout history...lie to the voters, get in power, destroy everyone impeding your path, shower yourself with the spoils until you die - one way or the other.


38 posted on 08/06/2010 8:43:35 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: altura

Testy? It was a very simple sentence.

When one ignores, nothing changes.


39 posted on 08/06/2010 8:45:16 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: ex-Texan
Thank you for posting.

I've listened to Dennis Prager for years.

I admire his wisdom and his reasoning and his gift of explanation.

40 posted on 08/06/2010 8:47:29 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Peggy Noonan is riding both sides of the fence. I for one am sick of it. She shilled for Der Leader in 2008 so she’s got no right to complain. Or congratulate herself.


41 posted on 08/06/2010 8:49:00 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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Peggy’s absolutely RIGHT here — too bad she’s JUST seeing it. About 3 years too late.

That’s what having yer head shoved so far up, er, somewhere ya can’t see the sun will do to ya there Peg....


42 posted on 08/06/2010 8:54:26 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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They don't seem to know or have a sense of the mood of the country.

These people, including all the political cheerleaders and groupies have not the slightest clue...

43 posted on 08/06/2010 8:55:36 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

She backed the wrong horse!!


44 posted on 08/06/2010 8:59:48 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Zero will never be my President, never!!!!!)
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To: GOP_Lady
Because we're not going to send the estimated 10 million to 15 million illegals already here back. We're not going to put sobbing children on a million buses

Screeeeeeeech....This is where Noonen loses it...

Start deporting several hundred thousand every few months...It would be easy....We can move tens of millions every few months on airlines and buses, so we could certainly move several hundred thousand illegals out of here every few months with ease....Those that try to reenter, will be building new tents city prisons on the borders, and they will be used to build and complete super walls like the Israelis build on their borders...

The fixes are easy.

45 posted on 08/06/2010 9:02:27 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2
I agree. The main point of the article, and a very, very important one:

"But I've never seen the gap wider than it is now. I think it is a chasm. In Washington they don't seem to be looking around and thinking, Hmmm, this nation is in trouble, it needs help. They're thinking something else. I'm not sure they understand the American Dream itself needs a boost, needs encouragement and protection. They don't seem to know or have a sense of the mood of the country.

46 posted on 08/06/2010 9:04:00 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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Those in D.C. don't care, because their are the elitist insider...The government arrogant ruling class that want to control and rule every aspect of our lives....

It's the same exact reason why we went to war with Britain a few years back.

47 posted on 08/06/2010 9:07:22 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: acapesket

I notice folks like Hannity and Gingrich are starting to talk like this too.

There’s an election on. Gotta talk the talk the talk...or at least a close facsimile therof...doncha know...


48 posted on 08/06/2010 9:10:28 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They say money is the mother's milk of politics, but it's not. It's one hundred proof corn liquor.)
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To: dragnet2

A vast majority of the American people are screaming, “STOP! SLOW DOWN!” And the vast majority of the elected officials are not listening to the people who elected them, and they simply don’t care.

This is an excellent article. I love Peggy’s talent with words.


49 posted on 08/06/2010 9:11:10 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: ALPAPilot

The productive will no longer support the parasites.
The urban welfare class and their Liberal/socialist enablers
have abused the rest of America for far too long.

“Inner pessimism and powerlessness: That is a dangerous combination.”

American citizens bough at least 80% as much small arms ammunition as did the US military. In only the mind of a Big Sh*tty MediaPerson would Americans be considered “powerless”.


50 posted on 08/06/2010 9:14:17 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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