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Not-So-Smooth Operator
The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2012 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 03/30/2012 7:32:19 AM PDT by magellan

Not-So-Smooth Operator
Obama increasingly comes across as devious and dishonest.

Something's happening to President Obama's relationship with those who are inclined not to like his policies. They are now inclined not to like him. His supporters would say, "Nothing new there," but actually I think there is. I'm referring to the broad, stable, nonradical, non-birther right. Among them the level of dislike for the president has ratcheted up sharply the past few months.

It's not due to the election, and it's not because the Republican candidates are so compelling and making such brilliant cases against him. That, actually, isn't happening.

What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who's not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it's his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it's a big fault.

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To: submarinerswife; NonValueAdded
Thumbs up FRiends!

Noonan is a gnome. What's really got her pissed is that her idol, Soetoro, never invited her to the Lincoln Bedroom (if you get my meaning).

She wants to come back across the street now. Like I said earlier, “FY Peggy”! There's no room for you or the other Quislings on this side. Go rot with them, Peggy.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:54 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: evets

Black man’s overbite?

22 posted on 03/30/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: evets

Zero looks like he should be puffing a Kool in that pic....

23 posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:58 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: magellan
Noonan isn't accusing Obama of being incompetent. She's accusing him of rank dishonesty, of not operating in good faith.
24 posted on 03/30/2012 8:44:03 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: magellan
The constitutional law professor from the University of Chicago didn't notice the centerpiece of his agenda was not constitutional? How did that happen?

Black man's overreach?

25 posted on 03/30/2012 8:44:27 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: magellan

Shucks, Noonan is on the money, but...really a bit late!!! It’s actually worse then she describes!!! I knew Obama was a failure, a flim/flam man long before he ever became POTUS!!! Anyone with common sense, a little American history background and understanding, objectivity got it right away.

But.....Obama is not dumb, he is cunning, so he thinks. But...really, he is not cunning at all!!! Bottom line is, Obama hates America, all of it!!! His wife, Michelle hates it even more!!! Everything Obama has done is calculated to destroy the American economy, waste money, live like an African/King/Despot does, and finally destroy the USA until it is a backrupt, third world country. And......sad to say, he is succeeding!!!

And.....Black folks and other minorities, if you think Obama is in your corner, you truly are the dullest knife in the drawer. American Blacks have never been worse off!!! This whole Trayvon Martin caper is an attempt to enrage Blacks, so they forget the crappy economic state Obama has put them in. Yep, ole Barry wants the Black folks kept firmly on the economic slave plantation!!! Obama could care less about Black Americans, other then getting their votes.

I mean, this guy, Obama’s mantra is clear as a bell, and...IMHO, any American that casts a vote for him is assuring their own doom, except for the elitist few, the Obama fellow travelers, seeking control, rule, domination, loss of freedom and liberty for the American peole, all of them, and the entire downfall of this great, one and only nation. Worst President in the entire history of the USA!!!
Sad time for America!!! Yet.....we only have ourselves to blame!!!

Ronald Reagan used to say, folks in these United States of America, you are only one election away from loss of freedom and the onset of dictator tyranny. He was right on the money!!!

26 posted on 03/30/2012 8:59:44 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Excellence

The ditz is wrong. He was never a professor.

27 posted on 03/30/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I’ve gone from disliking him to loathing even hearing his name.
I started loathing him back in 2006 when the media started raving about him as the rising star of the rats.
28 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:27 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: magellan
Forget it Peggy.

You exposed yourself (eewwwwwww) to Conservatives when you supported, and voted for, Obama.

You can't come crawling back after you found out that the other lefties you got in bed with, didn't respect you in the morning.

Here's a quarter Peggy, call Maureen Dowd, maybe she needs a roommate.

29 posted on 03/30/2012 9:19:08 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: GOPsterinMA
never invited her to the Lincoln Bedroom (if you get my meaning).

he's have to be heterosexual..... not going to happen. Unless Peggy is transgendered or a fag-hag.

30 posted on 03/30/2012 9:33:51 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: magellan
This is interesting.

Peggy seems to have had a bit of a brush with the devil.

Her devil is the realization that there is something very wrong with her demigod.

Very wrong.

So wrong that now even the "true believers" are starting to see it.

They are starting to range from "what's going on?" to "WTH?" to keeping silent on all his remarks because they are starting to see just how mentally ill The Won, Hussein Obama The magnificent really is.

Events of just the past 10 days have contributed to the shift. There was the open-mic conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in which Mr. Obama pleaded for "space" and said he will have "more flexibility" in his negotiations once the election is over and those pesky voters have done their thing. On tape it looked so bush-league, so faux-sophisticated. When he knew he'd been caught, the president tried to laugh it off by comically covering a mic in a following meeting. It was all so . . . creepy.

Next, a boy of 17 is shot and killed under disputed and unclear circumstances. The whole issue is racially charged, emotions are high, and the only memorable words from the president's response were, "If I had a son he'd look like Trayvon" At first it seemed OK—not great, but all right—but as the story continued and suddenly there were death threats and tweeted addresses and congressmen in hoodies, it seemed insufficient to the moment. At the end of the day, the public reaction seemed to be: "Hey buddy, we don't need you to personalize what is already too dramatic, it's not about you."

Wow, she caught two in a row!

Then she looks back to prior events, seeing that Hussein ignored the very core of his job description and pursued a personal agenda. What she either missed or is not mentioning is WHY he did that.

The president had his mind on health care. And, to be fair-minded, health care was part of the economic story. But only a part! And not the most urgent part. Not the most frightening, distressing, immediate part. Not the 'Is America over?' part.

And she even projects into the future, obtaining the same results.

As a former president he'd be quiet, detached, aloof. He'd make speeches and write a memoir laced with a certain high-toned bitterness. It was the Republicans' fault. They didn't want to work with him.

She has a second brush with her devil as a parting shot.

But we've strayed from the point. Mr. Obama has a largely nonexistent relationship with many, and a worsening relationship with some.

She can see the defect (nonexistent relationship) but does not seem to be able to make the connection to the cause.

It is not that he failed to knit together a relationship with the American People. It is he never really wanted a relationship, he wanted the American People to adore him.

" If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill. "

Clang... THAT should have been the fire bell in the middle of the night for everybody.

A few more examples...

A real bullseye here from Michael Medved. There is red meat on page one and two.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 9:36:08 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Dick Vomer



32 posted on 03/30/2012 9:38:04 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: magellan

Didn’t Noonan support Obama? As I recall, she was, at the very least, an Obama sympathizer, which means she has come around to agreeing with the unstable, radical right she is smearing, maybe not about the phoney birth certificates, but about phoney, incompetent Obama, who is a lot like Peggy’s boy Romney. Funny how these flakes blow around.

33 posted on 03/30/2012 9:40:27 AM PDT by pallis
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To: magellan; Fred Nerks

Noonan did not , as you say, “nail it.” If she did indeed nail it, she would likely be out of a job.

Others have “nailed it” years ago, in 2008.


34 posted on 03/30/2012 1:41:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....
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And so the relationship the president wanted never really knitted together.

I don't think he was ever interested in having a relationship with the American people as Noonan thinks. I think he wanted to fundamentally transform America and it meant crushing Americans and the American Dream as he burned the Constitution.

35 posted on 03/30/2012 4:07:26 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: magellan

I loathe Obama with every fiber of my being.
I think he is a liar, and he reminds me of my brother in law.

My brother in law who: has a degree, thinks he is highly intelligent, and is a hardcore atheist. My BIL is actually a LOSER who works as a paralegal for a slimy lawyer, doesn’t make enough money for my sister and their child to eat meat, drove their vehicle for a few years without changing the oil so the engine blew, can’t open a leatherman utility tool, and throws a football like John f’n Kerry. He is an impotent fool. He even speaks in the same stuttering way Obama does!

So yeah, Obama is an impotent, lying, foolish atheist. He probably smokes weed in the white house. He disgusts me!

37 posted on 03/30/2012 6:41:40 PM PDT by baileybat
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To: GOPsterinMA

You see that epiosde of the Twilight Zone where there is nuclear war and the one guy who survies is glad when he finds a libaray cause all he wants to do is read? (Then his glasses break)

Anyway I’d rather read ingredient lists off condiment bottles, the Twilight books, Obama’s ghostwriten book or Mein Kampf in the original German than read anthing that dumb witch Noonan has to write. Even before I hated her I thought she was a lousy writer.

38 posted on 03/30/2012 10:40:57 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Yes! I think the guy was Burgess Meredith.

Noonan’s claim to fame is that she worked for RR. She has long since pissed away any “shine” from that experience.

And I totally agree with your “rather read” list than anything Noonan writes. She’s a complete and total as*hole.

39 posted on 03/30/2012 10:52:28 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

Yeah it was Burgess Meredith. One of the all time great character actors.

40 posted on 03/30/2012 10:53:51 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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