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Noonan: Americans Vote for Maturity (FWIW)
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703805704575594772776292394.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop ^

Posted on 11/05/2010 10:03:10 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound

'The people have spoken, the bastards." That would be how Democrats in the White House and on Capitol Hill are feeling. The last two years of their leadership have been rebuffed. The question for the Democratic Party: Was it worth it? Was it worth following the president and the speaker in their mad pursuit of liberal legislation the country would not, could not, like? And what will you do now? Which path will you take?

The Republicans saw their own establishment firmly, sharply put down. The question for them: What will you do to show yourselves worthy of the bounty?

The Republicans won big, but both parties return to Washington chastened. Good.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: msobama; noonan; noonan4obama; noonan4romney; noonanantipalin; operationleper; rinonoonan; romney; romneyagain; sourcetitlenoturl
I especially enjoyed this portion: "Ronald Reagan was an artist who willed himself into leadership as president of a major American labor union (Screen Actors Guild, seven terms, 1947-59.) He led that union successfully through major upheavals (the Hollywood communist wars, labor-management struggles); discovered and honed his ability to speak persuasively by talking to workers on the line at General Electric for eight years; was elected to and completed two full terms as governor of California; challenged and almost unseated an incumbent president of his own party; and went on to popularize modern conservative political philosophy without the help of a conservative infrastructure. Then he was elected president."
1 posted on 11/05/2010 10:03:12 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Peggy Noonan has a gift for stringing together clever sounding words, but so (some say) does Eminem. After she gave us a glimpse inside her kimono in 2008, I have trouble seeing her as anything but an elitist, opportunistic, hack who will pick whichever words happen to suit the moment (and keep the checks rolling in).


2 posted on 11/05/2010 10:09:06 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Retired Greyhound

When I see Noonan, I go to the next story. Fair weather Republican and certainly a BIG RINO!

Nothing to see here move on.


3 posted on 11/05/2010 10:09:12 AM PDT by quegley (Pitchforks and torches! Tar and feathers! Time to take the country back!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

go away peggy.

Go live with Christopher Buckley at the White House doghouse.


4 posted on 11/05/2010 10:09:17 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Retired Greyhound

It was a good read. I have a tough time reading Peggy Noonan after her orgasmathon over Obama when he was elected. I suppose that when the next great liberal “uniter” comes along, she’ll be drooling all over him/her too.


5 posted on 11/05/2010 10:09:29 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Retired Greyhound

I’d rather read Karl Rove’s opinion on the recent election (and, No, I have absolutely no interest in reading Karl Rove’s opinion on the recent election).


6 posted on 11/05/2010 10:10:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Retired Greyhound

I dislike Noonan, and therefore, don’t give any weight to her doodlings. Noonan is an elitist, above all else. She will wander from conservative to liberal, depending on what’s required to keep her elitist card in good standing.

It’s the same reason I don’t like Colbert much more than I don’t like Stewart. Stewart is a liberal, and won’t deny it. Colbert is a liberal who satarizes conservatives as his schtick.

Alan Colmes is to Jon Stewart what Peggy Noonan is to Stephen Colbert.


7 posted on 11/05/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
Mature Americans read Charles Krauthammer. Not Noonan

I guess the thrill is gone for Matthews and Noonan.
And most of the electorate.

8 posted on 11/05/2010 10:11:39 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Retired Greyhound

Didn’t Noonan endorse Obama?


9 posted on 11/05/2010 10:12:24 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Retired Greyhound

What a shrew. By working hard and smart, Palin just did more than anyone to bring in a conservative Congress—and Noonan calls her a ‘nincompoop’.


10 posted on 11/05/2010 10:12:44 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Retired Greyhound

Peggy go away you leftist hack...


11 posted on 11/05/2010 10:12:54 AM PDT by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: bigbob

You are exactly right.

Noonan is a fine wordsmith, but anyone who believed for a second that Obama would be a pragmatic uniter blah blah blah is just stupid.


12 posted on 11/05/2010 10:13:56 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound
some additional typical reactions to Noonan here. I still enjoy seeing this 'scorned woman' waking up to the empty suit poseur she swooned over in '08.
13 posted on 11/05/2010 10:14:47 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: GeronL

peggy nooney is a looney.


14 posted on 11/05/2010 10:14:55 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: quegley

The question for the Peggy Noonan: Was it worth it?

Was it worth nearly endorsing Obama in 2008 and tacitly aiding the president and the speaker in their mad pursuit of liberal legislation the country would not, could not, like? And what will you do now? Which path will you take?


15 posted on 11/05/2010 10:14:57 AM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: CrappieLuck

Of course she did he was a ticket to a more refined type of government called marxism lenninism.


16 posted on 11/05/2010 10:15:38 AM PDT by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: CrappieLuck

She practically endorsed Obama, which solidifies her position as an idiot.


17 posted on 11/05/2010 10:16:01 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

Interesting article. But I don’t understand why she felt the need to insult Sarah Palin. :/


18 posted on 11/05/2010 10:16:51 AM PDT by USArmySpouse
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To: CrappieLuck
"Didn’t Noonan endorse Obama?"

No, but several of her articles exhibited hints of a flamboyant fantasy.

19 posted on 11/05/2010 10:18:39 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Stimulus. 0bamaCare. Cap and Tax. 9/11 Victory Mosque. TARP. Amnesty. Summer of Recovery.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
No one can use more words to say less than Peggy Noonan. This woman is well past her use by date.
20 posted on 11/05/2010 10:21:50 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bigbob

She’s a woman. We used to understand, as a culture, that women have emotion, not logic.


21 posted on 11/05/2010 10:24:11 AM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: biggredd1

no no no...

The word is “loony”, aaarrrgh... its a pet peeve of mine.

My name is Looney.


22 posted on 11/05/2010 10:25:20 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: donna

“She’s a woman. We used to understand, as a culture, that women have emotion, not logic.”

Not only did we understand, we used to value the feminine touch. Now, society scoffs at the nature of women, and wants to create a race of people that are not quite men, and not really women. Bah!

But I digress.


23 posted on 11/05/2010 10:27:12 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: cruise_missile

Krauthammer is not always right. of course.

I read a lot of stuff, not just one individual.


24 posted on 11/05/2010 10:27:41 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Retired Greyhound
“The zone of privacy just got smaller, and the possibility of blackmail, a perennial unseen force in politics, wider.”

BS

We NOW have a President that voters elected over many objections (never fully or credibly refuted) about his very overt, long-standing, direct and personal associations with near criminals, avowed anti-American traitors, and clinically certifiable lunatics.

If THAT was OK, then the precedent is set. Anyone can say/do anything and STILL be a President of the United States.

I am ashamed, but the damage has been done. Can't put the genie back in the bottle-Americans are now wholly and irreversibly desensitized to sleazy and traitorous candidates.

25 posted on 11/05/2010 10:28:06 AM PDT by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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To: quegley

So does this mean that in 2008 Noonan the Buffoon voted for immaturity? Hows that Hopey Changey treating you Peggy? Where are all the unicorns, rainbows, and gumdrop forests that you promised?


26 posted on 11/05/2010 10:30:12 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Retired Greyhound
I disagree with her assertion that The Republicans saw their own establishment firmly, sharply put down. I think the establishment was annoyed. But the defeat of the high profile anti-establishment candidates in DE, NV & probably AK says it all. This was a feel good midterm election for us. But I have little hope now that the power of the federal government will ever be rolled back.
27 posted on 11/05/2010 10:31:53 AM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Sorry, Peggy. I see you are reading the TEA leaves but all is NOT forgiven.


28 posted on 11/05/2010 10:32:15 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012)
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To: USArmySpouse

She just doesn’t like Palin. Most Beltway types don’t.

It was a mistake for Palin to describe Reagan as just an actor. He was much more.


29 posted on 11/05/2010 10:33:37 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Retired Greyhound

I agree he was much more than an actor. I don’t believe Palin ever said that was ALL Reagan was, right? I think that was a one-liner in response to Rove denigrating Palin’s television exposure...?


30 posted on 11/05/2010 10:36:17 AM PDT by USArmySpouse
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To: Retired Greyhound
Ms. Obama-Noonan:
"All this seemed lost last week on Sarah Palin, who called him, on Fox, "an actor."


31 posted on 11/05/2010 10:41:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Well. Reagan certainly was a great man. But even that passage is badly written.

I think it’s time for Peggy to retire. She is irrelevant.


32 posted on 11/05/2010 10:47:30 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: quegley

Can’t stand her anymore. She showed how really shallow her thinking was a couple of years ago, she’s been trying to get the luster back ever since. Piss Off, Peggy


33 posted on 11/05/2010 10:47:34 AM PDT by Naplm
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To: brownsfan

That sounds like the tenets of Islam.


34 posted on 11/05/2010 11:09:14 AM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I used to like Peggy, but the she swooned over O and even in this article takes a cheap shot at Sarah. Did she ever own up to O? Can she criticize Sarah without being snarky.


35 posted on 11/05/2010 11:11:15 AM PDT by raffitaffy
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yes, Peg, Ronald Reagan was all those things. And he was also a working actor, for all intents and purposes, right until he got into the 1966 governor’s race.

And Governor Palin...well, let’s leave it at this: She just spent a good part of the last year and a half helping to make the results of this last Tuesday possible, when few if any sane human beings would have blamed her for quitting politics and spending the rest of her life somewhere deep in the Alaska bush. You’re welcome.


36 posted on 11/05/2010 11:17:13 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: Give 'Em Hell.)
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To: RichInOC

Palin is still learning, but I do see her making strides.


37 posted on 11/05/2010 11:18:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: GeronL
I read a lot of editorials too. He was just an example.
I disagree with “Chuck” sometimes. Who is right all the time? Besides me (rhetorical)?

I don't read Noonan anymore.

38 posted on 11/05/2010 11:27:34 AM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: bwc2221
No one can use more words to say less than Peggy Noonan.

Ha! I have one other nomination, however. Camille Paglia.

39 posted on 11/05/2010 11:32:44 AM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: donna

What? I don’t know how you get that, but ok, whatever makes you happy.


40 posted on 11/05/2010 11:45:45 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: brownsfan

I left the computer after I posted and then it occurred to me that I wasn’t very clear. I was thinging about the portion of your comment:

“Now, society scoffs at the nature of women, and wants to create a race of people that are not quite men, and not really women.”

Then I said, “That sounds like the tenets of Islam.”

I wonder if Islam’s contempt for women comes from the same place. They even cover up women so as to not see a real person.

I’ve been thinking that American men are coming to hate American women for taking the children in a divorce, abortion and general mean-girlness. Maybe when Sharia Law starts coming, American men will not be so offended!


41 posted on 11/05/2010 12:46:31 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I once clicked on a link in the WSJ daily e-mail, “Today’s Columnist.” It was Noonan’s column. I wrote an e-mail telling them that I deliberately avoid clicking on any link leading to Noonan, because I don’t want to contribute to her click tally.

I received an apologetic e-mail in reply, promising it wouldn’t happen again.

I refuse to read anything written by Peggy Noonan.

Palin/Bachmann 2012


42 posted on 11/05/2010 2:38:39 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

I once clicked on a link in the WSJ daily e-mail, “Today’s Columnist.” It was Noonan’s column. I wrote an e-mail telling them that I deliberately avoid clicking on any link leading to Noonan, because I don’t want to contribute to her click tally.

I received an apologetic e-mail in reply, promising it wouldn’t happen again.

I refuse to read anything written by Peggy Noonan.

Palin/Bachmann 2012


43 posted on 11/05/2010 2:38:43 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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