Skip to comments.America Is at Risk of Boiling Over
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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Morons like her backing Obama during the election didn’t help things any.
I can't take anything she says seriously.
odd commentary coming from an elitist butterfly like Peggy.
I am not feeling the sincerity here.......anyone...?
What does Peggy Noonan know?
I could have told her this was coming before Obama was elected and she was writing columns praising him.
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!
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It’s a good year out of date, and woulda been painfully tepid EVEN THEN.
"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."
"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 Romneys 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.
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.
Peggy, lay you hand on your desk and I will wack your knuckels with the edge of my old heavy duty wooden ruler!
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...
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.
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.
Oh, just do us all a favor and go far away to wallow in your pitiful self righteousness Peggy.
If the Boy Scouts this young are booing Obamalamadingdong just think of what the future holds.
Now that’s what I call “Hope and Change!”
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.
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.
Stay ON topic or stay OFF my threads.
It is not that we dont teach our kids, look what we are up against,
Radical Professors at UCLA
in particular, check out Peter McLaren.
and then McLarens personal web page
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.
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.
No . . . It's not Obama.
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.
Peggy cares more about turning a deathless phrase than making sense.
I don’t believe you’ve asked that question.
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.
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.
Drifted a little?
He uses any excuse to post his ramblings.
What an excellent post! Bravo to Mr Prager!
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
Testy? It was a very simple sentence.
When one ignores, nothing changes.
I've listened to Dennis Prager for years.
I admire his wisdom and his reasoning and his gift of explanation.
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.
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....
These people, including all the political cheerleaders and groupies have not the slightest clue...
She backed the wrong horse!!
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.
"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.
It's the same exact reason why we went to war with Britain a few years back.
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...
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.
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”.