Skip to comments.Peggy Noonan: Is Rick Perry too macho?
Posted on 08/27/2011 8:00:56 AM PDT by AAABEST
I cant shake the feeling that this column might not be well received by the base.
Shes referring, of course, to his comments about Bernankes near-treason and offhand musings about secession:
Mr. Perrys primary virtue for the Republican base is that he means it. He comes across as a natural conservative, Texas Division, who wont be changing his mind about his basic premises any time soon. His professed views dont seem to be an outfit he can put on and take off at will. In this of course hes the anti-Romney. Unlike Ms. Bachmann, he has executive experience, three terms as governor of a state with 25 million people.
His primary flaw appears to be a chesty, quick-draw machismo that might be right for an angry base but wrong for an antsy country. Americans want a president who feels their anger without himself walking around enraged
[T]he nation is roiling and restive. After Mr. Obama was elected, the right became angry, feisty, and created a new and needed party, the tea party. The right was on fire. The next time a Republican wins, and that could be next year, it will be the left that shows real anger, with unemployment high and no jobs available and government spending and services likely to be cut. The left will be on fire. The only thing leashing them now is the fact of Mr. Obama.
So there will be plenty of new angers out there. It probably wont be helpful if the next president is someone likely to add to the drama with a hot temperament or carelessness.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
Yes Peggy, the very personality trait (MANLINESS) that is one of best assets, is his "primary flaw."
As was the situation with Noonan and Palin, Peggy won't simply come out and say that she can't stand Perry. Like Rove and the rest of the threatened elites, she defaults to playing the role of "concern troll."
They really have our best interests at heart (really) - they're just... concerned.
is peggy noonan too stupid?
Concern Trolls! LOL! And LTG too (Love the Graphic!)
No, he is to socialist and too much of an open borders RINO.
Peggy Noonan hungers for the manhood of Barack Obama.
Peggy Noonan is a NY city girl who’s pro’bly never met a real macho man. NYC only sports the limp wristed men who currently once in awhile pretend to be macho men on a stage or screen.
She’s pro’bly never met a true son of the soil who is big, yet gentle, but believes that direct speaking is best, and calling a spade a spade. She’s used to smarmy smootheness and prattling pimpies.
I seriously doubt she’s ever even broken a fingernail in an honest day’s work.
For peggy - most certainly. Chaz Bono is probably too macho for peggy ;-)
And this... person?.... thinks that is a problem? Speaks volumes for who she would think is right for us. Glad I can tell her to take a flying leap a a rolling donut.
Peggy highlighted her own irrelevance through comments about Obama. She needs to get off the valium, hooch, oxi-codone, or whatever has her living in la-la land. Maybe she just ought to move out of the liberal wasteland.
“I cant shake the feeling that this column might not be well received by the base.”
Don’t know what base you mean, Noonan, but I stopped reading right there. Saw it was you.
I've long thought that Noonan high poin was the Challenger speech she wrote for Reagan. It was absolutely perfect, struck just the right note, and equally as important...it came across as perfectly natural for Reagan....
Admittedly, it's hard to top that..but for Peggy, it's been all downhill ever since...but since 2006, the slide has been more like a plunge to the bottom of an elevator shaft..almost straight down...
Since she was discussing Perry's presumptive "macho" quotient..I suspect that Peggy just needs to get l**d...
A real man is not the same thing being “macho.”
A real man shows he can meet the toughest challenge—the test of morals. If Perry has done this, I haven’t seen it.
Before I support Perry, I want to see his record of manliness.
What’s wrong Peggy? Concerned because ... oh horrors of horrors, he is an Eagle Scout, supports the Boys Scouts, and follows the 12 points of the Scout Law?
“is peggy noonan too stupid?”
Ha ha! Exactly my thought when I read the headline.
I generally like Peggy’s writing. I don’t always agree , and she can be very touchy-feely which I find irritating in the age of Oprah.
Her attitude on Perry reminds me of my wife, who simply doesn’t like Perry’s looks and persona. I’m going to discuss this with her further and get her to come around.
Obama is a girlie man, and while I’m certainly not a Marlboro Man myself, I recognize a man’s man in a leader, and I like it. My Dad was like that. I aspire to that.
give it up.
Trying to paint Perry as a RINO is about as silly as a group of KKK members debating whether David Duke is a “Racist In Name Only”.
More trip from a brain-dead self-appointed elitist dimwit who was convinced of the skid mark’s “brilliance”. Hey Peggy.... STFU.
I believe the only reason Peggy has any readers is because reading her articles are like blowing on a toothache to see if it still hurts.
Love the “concern trolls”!!!
Please use this grahic every time some two-faced ‘journalist’ uses this tactic to cast doubt on one of our R candidates.
Now is the time for Republicans to decided who our candidate will be.
We need to listen to the candidates themselves and not what some limp wristed ‘journalist’ writes about them.
This media is full of media-whores who want to make our decisions for us!
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for me to tell Peggy Noonan and Maureen O’Dowd apart.
LaRaza loves him.
Does stupid mean she is really, awfully, terribly, much too, too, too refined (in her really, awfully, terribly little pea brain) to appreciate Perry, Palin et al? If so, then, yeah! she's stupid.
No. The last thing we need is another p*ssy like our current metrosexual in the WH.
The Hispanic idea of macho is something that transcends the bullying gay caricature idol that Norteamericano culture has made of it. It is more like hero and gentleman rolled into one. The authentic macho is also a mensch.
She then praised Sarah Palin one day, trashed her a few days later not knowing that MSNBC’s hidden mics were recording her conversation, and then trashed Mr. Palin in writing in her column.
Hey Peggy “Obama Sucker” Noonan... this one’s for you:
For the few of you who have missed him, R. Lee Ermey is the host of The History Channel’s “ Mail Call “ and played the Drill Instructor in the movie, “ Full Metal Jacket. “ He recently played the totally unsympathetic psychiatrist in a GIECO commercial. He is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and a very plain speaker, as you will soon read. So, for your entertainment, here is Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey at his first press conference. The main topic of discussion is the Marine in Iraq who shot an Iraqi insurgent to death.
We pick up as a reporter asks about “ how this potential war crime will affect our image in the world “:
Ermey: “WHAT KIND OF A PANSY-ASSED QUESTION IS THAT?”
Reporter 1: “Well, sir I think....”
Ermey: “THINK, FANCY BOY ??! GET THIS THROUGH THAT SEPTIC TANK ON TOP OF YOUR SHOULDERS, MORON : I DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU THINK, DO YOU UNDERSTAND ME?? THAT MARINE SHOT AN ENEMY COMBATANT, SHITHEAD. SO GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND DEAL WITH IT BEFORE I MAKE YOU MY OWN PERSONAL PIN CUSHION!!!
NEXT QUESTION: YOU IN THE BLUE SUIT.”
Reporter 2: Don’t you think that the world’s opinion of our operations is important ?
Ermey: “OH SURE! YOU DON’T KNOW THE TIMES I HAVE CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT SOME GODDAMNED FRENCH PANSY THINKS! OH THE DAYS I HAVE HAD TO WEEP, BECAUSE SOME SHIT EATING TERRORIST SCUMBAG MIGHT BE MAD AT US, BECAUSE WE WENT INTO WHATEVER GOD FORSAKEN HOLE IN THE SHIT THAT HE LIVES IN AND KILLED HIM. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF DUMBASS QUESTION IS THAT YOU PETER-PUFFING JACKASS? WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND WHEN YOU ATTACK US, WE ARE GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND BLOW YOUR STINKING CAMEL-LICKING CARCASS INTO PIECES SO SMALL WE WILL BE ABLE TO BURY YOUR SORRY ASS IN A THIMBLE! YEAH, I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE THINKING. YOU ARE PROBABLY AFRAID, THINKING THAT I HAVE SUCH AN “EXTREME” ATTITUDE AND THAT I NEED TO BE MORE “SENSITIVE” TO OTHER PEOPLE’S FEELINGS. WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU POLE-SMOKING PANSY! I DON’T GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU OR ANYBODY ELSE THINKS! THIS IS A DAMN WAR, AND IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE THAT, THEN YOU SHOULD GO HOME AND SUCK ON MAMMA’S TIT! DO YOU HEAR ME YOU RUNT? NOW GET THE HELL OUT OF MY PRESS ROOM BEFORE I GO CRAZY AND KICK THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF YOU!!
NEXT QUESTION: YOU WITH THE UGLY-ASSED TIE, LOOK AT THAT THING! IT IS HIDEOUS!”
Reporter 3: “Aren’t you going against the freedom of the press by..”
Ermey: “FREEDOM? WHAT IN BLUE HELL DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FREEDOM? I HAVE SWEATED MY ASS OFF IN JUNGLES, WHILE BEING SHOT AT FOR THIS NATION! WHAT IN THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE YOU LITTLE SHIT-SUCKING WEASEL? WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU PUT YOUR ASS ON THE LINE FOR ANYTHING? AND YET YOU HAVE THE UNMITIGATED TEMERITY TO SHOW UP HERE AND MONDAY-MORNING QUARTERBACK THE ACTIONS OF A BRAVE MARINE, WHO WAS DEFENDING HIMSELF AND HIS UNIT FROM AN ATTACK BY SOME MURDEROUS AL-QUEDA SYMPATHIZER!! YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT I AM CONCERNED ABOUT, NUMB-NUTS? I AM CONCERNED ABOUT A BUNCH OF GRABASSTIC, ORGANIZED MORONS WITH CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES DOING THEIR BEST TO PORTRAY OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN AS WAR CRIMINALS! I AM CONCERNED ABOUT CHICKEN-SHIT PANSIES THAT WANT US TO NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS AND WHINE ABOUT THEIR PISS-ANT “FREEDOMS”!!
Reporter 3: “I...I..”
Ermey: “DID YOU HAVE A BIG BOWL OF STUPID FOR BREAKFAST THIS MORNING, NUMB NUTS? I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ANOTHER WORD OUT OF THAT COMMIE CRY HOLE IN THAT SHIT-PILE YOU CALL A HEAD! AND THAT GOES TRIPLE FOR THE REST OF YOU PANSY-ASSED MORONS! NOW GET THE HELL OUT OF MY PRESS ROOM BEFORE I SHOVE MY BOOT SO FAR UP YOUR ASS THAT YOU CHOKE TO DEATH ON MY SHOELACES!!!!”
I think she is hot for him
Mr. Edd....Sir Spamsalot.
I guess Perry’s primary flaw is he doesn’t ride girl’s bikes.
That’s a better comparison pic IMO. It shows where their allegiance lies.
It's his masculinity that scares her. She prefers girly-boys.
It is not only that God is back, but that men are back. A certain style of manliness is once again being honored and celebrated in our country since Sept. 11. You might say it suddenly emerged from the rubble of the past quarter century, and emerged when a certain kind of man came forth to get our great country out of the fix it was in.
I am speaking of masculine men, men who push things and pull things and haul things and build things, men who charge up the stairs in a hundred pounds of gear and tell everyone else where to go to be safe. Men who are welders, who do construction, men who are cops and firemen. They are all of them, one way or another, the men who put the fire out, the men who are digging the rubble out, and the men who will build whatever takes its place.
And their style is back in style. We are experiencing a new respect for their old-fashioned masculinity, a new respect for physical courage, for strength and for the willingness to use both for the good of others.
We need MORE real men like Perry.
LIBERALS don’t like “Macho Men”.....and Peggy, you’ve just proved your bona fides as a LIBERAL.
Once upon a time she was regarded as a communications expert of sorts but since the ‘08 election she has sounded like the lost 5th member of the Sex & The City cast, pining for an ideal man who doesn’t exist.
It’s just ironic that Noonan wrote this article. Evidently she didn’t do much research or she would’ve found out that Rick Perry was a cheerleader at A&M, not your ordinary football jock. If you’re going to prattle on about somebody, you’d think one might do a little research.
The reason I can speak about true sons of the soil is that I was raised in a family of them just like Rick Perry. His background is exactly like ours. They have the ability to be aggressive and will set you on your behind with direct speaking when the fight is on, but most of the time they are just gentle giants that can be a little intimidating to those not used to the ‘type’. Rick Perry is the real deal, not a Connecticut implant. He’s going to speak directly, he’s not going to pander to little sensitivities, and he’s going to talk like a Texan, not a smarmy smoothe NEastern Ivy leaguer. The elitists are just going to HATE that.
Is your first language hyroglifics?
Thanks! Loved it!
Well and if you look back in his history, he wanted a ticket headed by KARL ROVE in 2008... says a lot...
That is too funny! Would’nt he make a great Press Secretary?