Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan wrong to call Obama a ‘loser’ or not loved
Posted on 07/31/2011 7:25:40 AM PDT by Zakeet
Yesterday, I pushed back on the bothersome Beltway meme that President Obama is invisible in this epic fight over raising the debt ceiling. Today, I want to dispute Peggy Noonans assertion that nobody loves Obama. Her opinion piece is all the more noteworthy for calling the president a loser. There are many legitimate criticisms you could level against Obama, particularly about his governing style or his personality. But calling him a loser was uncalled for.
The notion that nobody loves Obama is something Noonan says shes never seen in national politics. She goes on to write:
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 Clintons troubles there were always people whod say, Look, I love the guy. Theyd 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.
Noonan said she asked Democrats who supported Obama how they felt about him. She got a lot of comments that backed up her claim.
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Fortunately, as you can see above, there's one place where they still want the Wee Wee
I don’t know which is funnier, Peggy Noonan’s falling out of lust with Zero, or more hardshell liberals’ still trying to pretend there’s some there, there.
This guy is a queer. Nothing he says is factual. All of his thought about Obama are wrapped up in his fantasies about him. He wishes he was Reggie Love.
Communist Party sure loves the guy...
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA
From the website of the Communist Party, USA...
(prior to the election)
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
After the election....
A Landslide Mandate For Change
A breakthrough election
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
July 1, 2009...
Change is Here, Change is Coming
Sam Webb, National Chair, Communist Party, USA:
Let me begin with a simple observation: If the last 30 years were an era of reaction, then the coming decade could turn into an era of reform, even radical reform. Six months into the Obama presidency, I would say without hesitation that the landscape, atmosphere, conversation, and agenda have strikingly changed compared to the previous eight years.
In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead.
We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.
We can imagine the troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan while U.S. representatives participate in a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.
In the current political climate, the expansion of union rights becomes a real possibility.
Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still-rising rate, and likely long term persistence, of unemployment.
Isnt it possible in the Obama era to create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy in tandem with an attack on global warming?
Cant we envision taking new strides in the long journey for racial and gender equality in this new era, marked at its beginning by the election of the first African American to the presidency?
And isnt the overhaul of the criminal justice and prison system a system steeped in racism no longer pie-in-the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?
All these things are within reach now!
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."
that photo is from paris, fr in the late 1800’s.
I know one thing about November 2012...it’s going to be interesting watching all the commie wagging heads eat their shorts as state after state falls off the BamBam bandwagon.
If he carries more than Illinois, New York and California, I will be surprised.
Bleah! Get a room.
If you make people swallow crap for years telling them it's steak, when they do get the opportunity to change their diet, they certainly will.
I agree wholeheartedly. I think what Mark Halperin called him was much more called for.
This is true. Perhaps it would be more appropriate to use words that The Left reserves to describe Sarah Palin.
No Johnnie, she’s right. And we think you suck too.
No one loves Obama, his idiot wife Moochelle, the mother in law or the rest of his pathetic group of grifters! I feel sorry for the kids and the dog.
Whoa—sounds like Giuseppe, the (male) author’s ex male lover, is on to something. He says Obama is one of them. Does he understand how right he is???