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Peggy Noonan wrong to call Obama a ‘loser’ or not loved
Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2011 | Jonathan Capehart

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 Noonan’s 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 she’s “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 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.

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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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: noonan; obama; opinion
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To: Minus_The_Bear

This is the first article I’ve read where the columnist casually refers to “my ex...Giuseppe”. The beat goes on.

41 posted on 07/31/2011 12:02:53 PM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Tax-chick
"Peggy Noonan’s falling out of lust with Zero"

Thats what rankled me the most too! How, back in 2008 Noonan was slobbering all over this marxist POS...

42 posted on 08/01/2011 5:12:26 AM PDT by libs_kma (When I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat to the gene pool)
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To: ncalburt; little jeremiah; wagglebee; scripter
The radical lwft wing shift in the Media reported in the recent UCLA study can be directly linked to Gay Left quiet take over of the media outlets.

Got link on the UCLA study? I'd like to see it.

If you search on "New York Times" + "gay", you'll find the quote by a Page One editor there, about four years ago, maybe six, that he made in public, that 75% of the other Page One editors were gay or bisexual.

This supposedly started when Pinchy Sulzberger moved into his ancestors' office at the Times about 1988. Before Pinch, the Times called it up the middle on any lifestyle stories -- he changed all that.

And that was when the first draft of After the Ball appeared in the DC-area countercultural paper The Guide as a series, which was then toned down a bit for the book. Some people archived the Guide version (which used to be available online, but my old links are dead), which yields some very bald, Naziphile quotes.

You could never, ever get to such a state of affairs as UCLA supposedly describes, without an industrywide gay cabal. This has to be vivisected, publicized, fought against, and disarticulated like a baked chicken. People have to be made aware that this cabal will eventually replenish its ranks from among their children -- whether they like it or not. (Operative term of art: "Toll of boys.")

43 posted on 08/01/2011 5:23:25 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: libs_kma

Peggy’s writing has always been about her own emotional needs. Her need for a father produced what I found to be some very touching pieces about Pope John Paul II, being as I have a susceptibility for rampant sentimentality.

However, her need for a man produced the gooey spasms over Zero. A slightly black man, giving that frisson of transgressive excitement, but a safely weak, gender-neutral, establishment-controlled “man,” with no life but the academic/political culture which is also Peggy’s home. Blech.

44 posted on 08/01/2011 5:38:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: Zakeet

OK...I’m no mathmatician....but including the stain, this author...and the mythical “guiseppe”...that totals three supporter, right?

45 posted on 08/01/2011 5:43:00 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: wildbill
When you are down to foreign born, homosexuals who apparently seem to be primarily attracted to blacks and are hostile to straight people to make your point about the popularity of the President, you have truly hit the bottom of the interest group barrel in politics.

Nothing really new here .... same old flotsam of idle boulevardiers who lived like bohos in musty garrets, who made up practically 100% of the socialist and communist parties of 110 years ago, and who sat around endlessly arguing and drinking vile plonk until 3 a.m. and then slept all day for years on end. People like Sinclair Lewis in this country sympathized with them from afar, and wished they could live in Paris, too.

The only difference now, is that a gaggle of them have lied their way into the core of one of the great political parties, and thence into the cockpit of political power, and that a lot of them are baneful, spiteful homosexuals (like Ernst Roehm and his SA's) as well.

46 posted on 08/01/2011 5:46:09 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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47 posted on 08/01/2011 6:12:46 AM PDT by expatguy (Donations make Expat Better!)
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