Skip to comments.They've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Peggy Noonan)
Posted on 07/29/2011 7:06:12 AM PDT by chickadee
But that actually is not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about something that started to become apparent to me during the debt negotiations. It's something I've never seen in national politics.
It is that nobody loves Obama. This is amazing because every president has people who love him, who feel deep personal affection or connection, who have a stubborn, even beautiful refusal to let what they know are just criticisms affect their feelings of regard. At the height of Bill Clinton's troubles there were always people who'd say, "Look, I love the guy." They'd often be smilinga wry smile, a shrugging smile. Nobody smiles when they talk about Mr. Obama. There were people who loved George W. Bush when he was at his most unpopular, and they meant it and would say it. But people aren't that way about Mr. Obama. He has supporters and bundlers and contributors, he has voters, he may win. But his support is grim support. And surely this has implications.
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Unfortunately he still has way too many worshippers.
Absolutely not true. Around here, there are folks who still wear Obama T-shirts...no joke.
Hey, even his father wanted to give him away.
She's just as bad as Colin Powell. FYPN!
Having never loved him in the first place, I’ve never had to stop! I expected him to be horrible for this country and I can say, he has lived up to my expectations.
I stopped reading Peggy years ago. Sometimes I think the last time she wrote something worth reading was Reagan’s address after the Challenger disaster.
I remember when you were swooning like a bobby-soxer over The Guy With So Many Teeth.
At that time, you were probably so buzzed with booze and 'bama that you didn't notice that there were no long-term friends of Obama, no girlfriends, nobody who could even remember him from Columbia. We out in Flyover noticed and knew. No proud professors. No affectionate neighbors. His only friend, Jarrett, seems to function as a kind of nanny.
Nothing but an endless line of grifters who held the next door open for The Guy With So Many Teeth.
lol, and his mother also. She sent him to Hawaii to grandma and grandma when he was obviously disturbing to the household.
I think most of the “worshipers” are race worshipers. I do see the “grimness” of his other supporters among my personal friends.
I love how Peggy describes Mr. Claire Shipman as a flop sweat ferret....
Here what you do GOP, you tell the Senate and 0 "CCB was the compromise, if you want a bill, there it is.".
Peggy only covered the ‘not like’ crowd. Then there’s the ‘hate everything he stands for’ bunch.
You said it. And soon there may be more reason for more people to fear him.
Peggy has often brought an unusual slant to her political analysis. An emotion-based esoteric slant. She is usually right on the money when she wanders into this territory. I think you will see Obama’s “personal” numbers go down as more and more of the electorate cannot feign that he has a likability factor.
She helped usher in this horror on us.
Has she lost that lovin feelin now???
I doubt it.
I can’t stand the old wench, but she did have a good line...
“He is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser. And this is America, where nobody loves a loser.”
“The traitor Noonan was dripping for Soetoro 3 years ago.”
Yup. Peggy pulled her dress over her head for the Kenyan lizard in 2008. Ans she is wrong about no one loving the lizard. The sunbathing Kenyan loves himself very much.
The GOP leadership bungled it when they didn’t take the time to explain to the electorate what baseline budgeting is and how the “cuts” proposed by the Dems are really not “cuts” at all. An informed electorate will turn out the Dems in a heartbeat.
Rush is doing a helluva job trying to get the message out, but the older elected Repubs should have been at it from day one, as well. They’ve been part of the beltway scam for far too long and are now vilifying the newly elected Pubbies for objecting to perpetuating this baseline travesty.
Bush-girl Peggy sez nobody loves Obama anymore, not even she.
I agree, chick. People who I know who loooooved Hussein are oh so quiet now. I do know one or two who got brave after Hussein’s continuation of Bush’s policies led to the death of Osama.
Agreed - if Boehner wants a 'way out', this is what he should do .... since NO debate was allowed & the bill was 'tabled', the onus should be back on the Senate. Why in the world are they even considering passing a 2nd crappy bill that Reid has announced is DOA before the first House vote is cast (?).
But you are right in that she did say a lot of unnecessarily nice things about 0.
Yeah, but Hussein IS a socialist.
“Hey, even his father wanted to give him away.”
Color me surprised. Thanks for the correction.
I work at a university. “O” walks on water here.
Correction peggy, he is an evil man - one can see this because he tremendously lies, he advocates stealing from the rich to give to the poor so the poor will vote for more redistributionists - even though his policies make everyone poorer, even the poor, also he pushes policies that usurp the rights of free people. Though is is not an alien, he is not natural born as required by the Constitution. He is also a communist. He thinks being a muslim is cool, but he can’t say that at this point. He was put in power by powerful people who are all a bunch of ninnies that think they know everything but they don’t so their dictates cause misery for everyone else.
I thought we had put Peggy Noonan next to George Will in those round baskets that set under all of our desks. I just checked mine and they’re both still there.
Hunt = instant station change for me.
I appreciate that he is a combat veteran, but his support of Soetoro makes listening to anything he has to say impossible.
Yes...I too have noticed that the rabid zero supporters are pretty quiet these days.
I think that due to his life’s circumstances Obama has always been a loner looking for an identity and unfortunately the only thing close by for him to grab onto was marxism. If he were really smart he’d realize what a mistake marxism is and convert, a la David Horowitz and now David Mamet to name two, but apparently that’s too much of a shift for such an insecure person.
Very well stated!
People who get government money.
Peggy went out of style with the tube TV.
In the winding, wandering, wonderful woods of woozy madness and sussurus whispers of loquatious verbosities and ponderous awkward phrase, in that swamp of hooting inantity and irrelevance made relevant through monotonous repetition of the cricket chirp and frog croak, pulling hair and career all undone is the rusted banshee of banality saying all that may be said so that something said may not be in error, however rare and accidental.
I never was one to follow the crowd, but, it seems to me, the easiest way to avoid reading Peggy is to not click on a thread that has her name in the title.
I'm LOL, and glad you posted that. Nice turn of phrase, "Flop sweat ferret." I wouldn't have clicked on the link to read more Noonan. She's a ditzy downer.
I hate it when he subs for Howie. Can’t stand his voice.
Dittos my friend.
Wow - that was wonderful.
Peggy, is that you? Come on . . . confess.
I was startled to hear on a bus one time a conversation between 2 young black women with 5 children between them all under the age of 6. One said that she was tired of politicians, was not going to vote in ‘12. The other concurred and asked what 0bama had done for them. This is the ghetto contingent, of course. They heard him as he lead them to believe that all the white hucksters were going to be thrown out of their homes and those homes were then going to be given to them because with about 3 kids a piece, they needed 4 bedroom homes more than the people living in them in 2008 who had 2 kids and a Grand piano. And the displaced people could then go and buy or build new ones because they had the money. That is what it means to organize a community, as far as they know, and he has failed to organize it to their satisfaction.
I’ve noticed that there are a lot fewer vehicles with 0bama-Biden stickers on them in my county. I’m thinking people must have had to sell their cars. The scenery is vastly improved, of course.
Maybe Peg lost her invite to Barry’s 50th party at the WH and Michelle’s latest junket to wherever.
For years the country has been eager to elect a black President. The fantasy was that since all the liberal nostrums had only made race relations worse, a black President would work some kind of magic.
Along came Zero, “well-spoken and clean” as Joe Bite-Me put it. He was, in fact, an incompetent narcissist, with the murkiest of backgrounds, but he was the right color. So he got the job.
Then reality bit.
Dear Ms. Noonan,
Nobody cares what you think anymore you traitorous bitch. Please drop dead.
I agree with you. I know several people who voted for this POS and said “give him a chance”. Now that they have seen the destruction he has caused, they hate him. That’s why his re-election chances are dimming rapidly. Thank goodness.
The middle class is being destroyed by his policies.