Skip to comments.Noonan: How Far Obama Has Fallen
Posted on 11/02/2012 4:14:35 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
And then it all changed. At a certain point he lost the room.
Books will be written about what happened, but early on the president made two terrible legislative decisions. The stimulus bill was a political disaster, and it wasn't the cost, it was the content. We were in crisis, losing jobs. People would have accepted high spending if it looked promising. But the stimulus was the same old same old, pure pork aimed at reliable constituencies. It would course through the economy with little effect. And it would not receive a single Republican vote in the House (three in the Senate), which was bad for Washington, bad for our politics. It was a catastrophic victory. It did say there was a new boss in town. But it also said the new boss was out of his league.
Then health care, a mistake beginning to end. The president's 14-month-long preoccupation with ObamaCare signaled that he did not share the urgency of people's most immediate concernsjobs, the economy, all the coming fiscal cliffs. The famous 2,000-page bill added to their misery by adding to their fear.
Voters would have had to trust the president a lot to believe his program wouldn't raise their premiums, wouldn't limit their autonomy, wouldn't make a shaky system worse.
But they didn't trust him that much, because they'd just met him. They didn't really know him.
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Obama is a hard-core Marxist.
He really believes government makes this country great.
Ronald Reagan famously said America is a country that happens to have a government.
O’s view is the federal government is America.
And that is why he is headed for defeat on Tuesday!
Too little, too late.
I’m smarter than you, Noonan. I didn’t vote for him.
History will not treat Obama very kindly. Even Bush 43 will be treated much more kindly.
Translation: Be ready to say we have a 45th President on Tuesday night.
Look how far the MSM has fallen.
I love how all the fake conservatives are now having buyer’s remorse.
We could have told them that four years ago but they learn it the hard way.
Every once in a generation America needs to elect a socialist to learn he can’t deliver.
I didn’t vote for him four years ago so I have no regrets!
With apologies to Michael Corleone.
Hey Noonan, Obama was not that high and mighty before he got elected. It was all a phony image.
Peggy Noonan, David Brooks and every one bought into the media-manufactured myth of Obama.
It was only a myth.
Obama had little to do with passing those abominations. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi basically did all the heavy lifting. All Obama did was take the occasional break from golfing and vacationing, to make a teleprompter speech and do whatever else Valerie Jarrett said.
Peggy Noonan is a pompous, inside-the-beltway airhead. She can craft a nice phrase or two, but she can’t think. When she worked for a guy that had a brain, she was useful. On her own, the world is a mystery to her.
This lame attempt by Noonan to excuse her vote for Obama in ‘08 won’t wash. There were millions of intelligent voters who saw through this film-flame man. She didn’t. Why should we pay any attention to a writer with such poor judgment?
Same here but the damage he’s done makes me weep for America.
I feel the same way. I don't think she can redeem herself in my eyes.
Voting for Obama in ‘08 was like buying a really really expensive new car without ever starting the engine or looking under the hood, because it came in your favorite color and the TV ads said it would make you look totally cool.
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