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They've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (Peggy Noonan)
WSJ ^ | 7/29/2011 | 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 smiling—a 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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I was way ahead of the curve on this. I started to not love Obama back in 2008.
1 posted on 07/29/2011 7:06:15 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

Unfortunately he still has way too many worshippers.


2 posted on 07/29/2011 7:08:04 AM PDT by all the best
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To: chickadee

Absolutely not true. Around here, there are folks who still wear Obama T-shirts...no joke.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 7:08:42 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: chickadee

Hey, even his father wanted to give him away.


4 posted on 07/29/2011 7:08:51 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: chickadee; Clintonfatigued
The traitor Noonan was dripping for Soetoro 3 years ago. Now her finger in the air is telling her which way things are going.

She's just as bad as Colin Powell. FYPN!

5 posted on 07/29/2011 7:09:44 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: chickadee

Chris Matthews.


6 posted on 07/29/2011 7:10:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: chickadee

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.


7 posted on 07/29/2011 7:10:15 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: chickadee

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.


8 posted on 07/29/2011 7:10:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: chickadee
Silly Peggy. Cry into your bourdon, old dear.

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.

9 posted on 07/29/2011 7:11:42 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: PetroniusMaximus

lol, and his mother also. She sent him to Hawaii to grandma and grandma when he was obviously disturbing to the household.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 7:11:45 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: all the best

I think most of the “worshipers” are race worshipers. I do see the “grimness” of his other supporters among my personal friends.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 7:11:50 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
Peggy eagerly glad mouthed Barry in 2008 and happily pulled the lever for the Kenyan socialist. You are VERY late to the wake-up party, Peggy.
12 posted on 07/29/2011 7:12:29 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: chickadee

I love how Peggy describes Mr. Claire Shipman as a flop sweat ferret....


13 posted on 07/29/2011 7:12:31 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: chickadee
The big lie of this whole thing is the GOP needs a bill. NO, the 0 Democrats need a bill. They are the party of spend. They are the ones who have to go to the voters in 2012 and defend their total mishandling of the economy for the last 4 years. The GOP candidate in 2012 is going to be running against DC. The 2012 election will be a referendum on 0’s Presidency. So quit buying the propaganda fed you by the DNC Media-Political machine, the 0 Dems, not the GOP, will be hurt the worst by a failure to strike a deal.

Here what you do GOP, you tell the Senate and 0 "CCB was the compromise, if you want a bill, there it is.".

14 posted on 07/29/2011 7:13:19 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: chickadee

Peggy only covered the ‘not like’ crowd. Then there’s the ‘hate everything he stands for’ bunch.


15 posted on 07/29/2011 7:14:50 AM PDT by CDFingers (Liars and Commies and Czars Oh My!)
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To: all the best

You said it. And soon there may be more reason for more people to fear him.


16 posted on 07/29/2011 7:15:06 AM PDT by barstoolblues
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To: GOPsterinMA

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.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 7:15:06 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee

She helped usher in this horror on us.

Has she lost that lovin feelin now???

I doubt it.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 7:16:32 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: chickadee

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.”


19 posted on 07/29/2011 7:17:03 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: GOPsterinMA

“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.


20 posted on 07/29/2011 7:18:30 AM PDT by y6162
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To: MNJohnnie

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.


21 posted on 07/29/2011 7:19:52 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: GOPsterinMA

Bush-girl Peggy sez nobody loves Obama anymore, not even she.


22 posted on 07/29/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT by flowerplough (Bammy: It frustrates me when people talk about government jobs as if somehow those are worth less.)
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To: chickadee

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.


23 posted on 07/29/2011 7:21:12 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: MNJohnnie
Here what you do GOP, you tell the Senate and 0 "CCB was the compromise, if you want a bill, there it is.".

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 (?).

24 posted on 07/29/2011 7:22:36 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obama can't run on his record so he is running away from it.)
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To: JPG
Peggy . . . happily pulled the lever for the Kenyan socialist.

um, no

But you are right in that she did say a lot of unnecessarily nice things about 0.

25 posted on 07/29/2011 7:23:09 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Yeah, but Hussein IS a socialist.


26 posted on 07/29/2011 7:23:31 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“Hey, even his father wanted to give him away.”

Heh!


27 posted on 07/29/2011 7:25:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Tribune7

Color me surprised. Thanks for the correction.


28 posted on 07/29/2011 7:26:43 AM PDT by JPG (Yes she can!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
People who I know who loooooved Hussein are oh so quiet now.

In sports its taking the crowd out of the game. But the tea party needs to get into the game. In 2009 and 2010 the tea party owned the streets. While we now have a voice in congress, that voice is entirely dependent on being able to flood the capital steps every time the GOP gets out of line.
29 posted on 07/29/2011 7:28:38 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I work at a university. “O” walks on water here.


30 posted on 07/29/2011 7:28:52 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

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.


31 posted on 07/29/2011 7:28:57 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Someone mentioned something similar on Howie Carr's show yesterday regarding Colonel David Hunt.
32 posted on 07/29/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: chickadee

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.


33 posted on 07/29/2011 7:31:39 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: ConservativeStatement; raccoonradio

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.


34 posted on 07/29/2011 7:36:59 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: chickadee

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.


35 posted on 07/29/2011 7:37:30 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: y6162

Very well stated!


36 posted on 07/29/2011 7:38:19 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Where is “around here”? Nairobi? Jakarta? Rawalpindi? Quetta? Moscow? Mecca?
37 posted on 07/29/2011 7:40:03 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (We .. have a purpose .. no longer to please every dictator with a vote at the UN. PM Harper)
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To: all the best
Unfortunately he still has way too many worshippers.

People who get government money.

38 posted on 07/29/2011 7:41:54 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: chickadee

Peggy went out of style with the tube TV.


39 posted on 07/29/2011 7:42:28 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Jared Lee Loughner - Disciple of Michael Moore)
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To: chickadee

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.


40 posted on 07/29/2011 7:42:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: InterceptPoint

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.


41 posted on 07/29/2011 7:42:59 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Recovering_Democrat
-- I love how Peggy describes Mr. Claire Shipman as a flop sweat ferret... --

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.

42 posted on 07/29/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GOPsterinMA

I hate it when he subs for Howie. Can’t stand his voice.


43 posted on 07/29/2011 7:43:16 AM PDT by surrey
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To: GOPsterinMA

Dittos my friend.


44 posted on 07/29/2011 7:43:43 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: Psalm 144

Wow - that was wonderful.

Peggy, is that you? Come on . . . confess.


45 posted on 07/29/2011 7:44:20 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

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.


46 posted on 07/29/2011 7:46:35 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: chickadee

Maybe Peg lost her invite to Barry’s 50th party at the WH and Michelle’s latest junket to wherever.


47 posted on 07/29/2011 7:47:25 AM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: chickadee

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.


48 posted on 07/29/2011 7:49:44 AM PDT by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: chickadee

Dear Ms. Noonan,

Nobody cares what you think anymore you traitorous bitch. Please drop dead.

Sincerely,
Artemis Webb


49 posted on 07/29/2011 7:50:15 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

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.


50 posted on 07/29/2011 7:50:40 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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