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.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
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.
Well at the time millions were intoxicated by Obama.
I’m happy we elected him - if we hadn’t, the country wouldn’t have gotten to see what an incredible shrinking President he is.
And he keeps getting smaller by the day!
That’s doesn’t say much for Noonan’s judgment but thankfully, America is coming to its senses. Our long national nightmare will soon be over!
People voted for him because he was cool and he was the baddest sweet kid on the block!
That thrill is now gone.
With all do respect Peggie, Bite Me..
Really? The cost didn't matter?
Just like your comment off Mic on Sarah Palin, That is ********....
Agree. Obama is no mystery and he showed his Marxist credentials during the 2008 campaign to anyone who bothered to pay attention. What’s missing is how Obama came to his Marxist idealogy. That mystery can be solved once his college and personal records are uncovered.
She’s a marvelous wordsmith and can turn a phrase with the best of them...............
..........She’s ALSO a vapid airhead with not a single thought of her own. So, she’s GREAT as long as she mirrors the work of somebody competant.
Otherwise, you get this....................
The MSM and Obama have essentially fallen together...
Second guess himself? He wasn’t calling the shots.
He is an actor / pretender / boy-king easily manipulated to those who have the key.
Peggy points out that Obama was screwing up from Day 1. That really does say something about how stupid and vapid she is for supporting him.
If Sandy had happened a week or two earlier, giving the victims and their sympathizers more time to get angry at the government’s ineffective relief efforts, Obama would lose in a landslide. The storm’s timing was fortunate for him. he got to look presidential, while the bureaucratic screw ups won’t be made public until after the election.
I like the two “Obama” O’s and a P and S after....”OOPS”
I never know whether to laugh or shake my head when I read articles like this. Noonan is correct in that Obama got it wrong with the stimulus and Obamacare (and everything else, but I digress). What I don’t get is how anyone could be surprised by it. Obama’s governance has been pretty much exactly what I expected it to be, I’m sorry to say.
Obama will be the biggest failure because he started with so much hope.
Wasn’t a car at all. It’s a gas chamber!
eff her and her elitist pig friends. I hope these racists enjoy the bed they set. Yes, she’s a racist for voting for the black guy just because it was supposed to say something about her.
All someone with half a brain had to know about Barack Hussein Obama was this:
A narcissist of the first order that was purely interested in promoting himself above all else.
Styrofoam columns, Victory party in the park, Stimulus, ObamaCare, Bin Laden - it's all about him. Nothing but him. Him and only him.
Even in meetings, no matter how large or small, he has to have his name on a placard with the "President of the United States" title under his name.
And just yesterday.....
He shows up in an Air Force One flight jacket with "Barack Obama Commander-in-Chief" nametag.
At least George W. Bush, if need be, could take the controls of AF-1. The only thing Obama is qualified to operate on the plane is the toilet.
Peggy doesn’t realize she lost all credibility 4 years ago.
Hang in there, the adults will soon be back come Tuesday night.
Hey Pegs... take a look in the mirror.
“....At least George W. Bush, if need be, could take the controls of AF-1. The only thing Obama is qualified to operate on the plane is the toilet.”
Nahh....he can’t actually operate the toilet. The extent of his expertise is filling the toilet.
I am here in the northeast (Hudson Valley to be precise) and I have a sense of déjà vu.
1) Economy is ruins
2) America being pushed around in the middle east
3) Democratic president
4) Gas lines
The only good I see is election day is only five days away!
Sorry Peggy, but idiots like you helped this idiot the past 3+ years. Just go away!
abc had to report that this election now hinges on today;s jobs report... yeah right... well there will be many pro obama voters that will stay home or vote for Romney because now the messiah;s lies are affecting them... because he finally lied to his own people and they are now suffering greatly because of his inabilities and lies.
Noonan was fooled like so many people.
Obama did look "presidential" though. At least the MSM is happy.
Noonan was fooled like so many people.
“Noonan was fooled like so many people.”
The Farce can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.
The only thing that exceeds a leftist’s capacity for being wrong is their capacity for ignoring the idea that they possibly COULD BE wrong.
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