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Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-17-13 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 12/18/2013 9:41:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

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1 posted on 12/18/2013 9:41:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The signs say the GOPe will be very helpful to Obama and self-immolate


2 posted on 12/18/2013 9:45:15 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama is a dork.

And an idiot.

Face it, libs, YOUR president is a quota baby.

Period.

I’ll take a Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams or Justice Thomas for president any day. These men have earned their position through talent, persistence, and intelligence.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 9:46:00 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"That said, it still looks like very basic negligence, as if no one is keeping enough of an eye on the Secret Service, no one’s checking the quality of the advance or sending emails asking: “Hey, what do we know about the sign language guy—any chance he’s a mentally ill criminal?”

In defense of the Secret Service, I don't think I would have thought to ask, "Is the sign-language guy a mentally ill criminal?"
4 posted on 12/18/2013 9:46:08 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Too bad you had such White guilt that you were suckered into voting for this fraud, Noonan.


5 posted on 12/18/2013 9:46:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Peggy Noonan, always the last to know…...


6 posted on 12/18/2013 9:46:45 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I used to love reading Peggy Noonan - but that was a long tme ago - now she’s just tedious.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 9:47:21 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration,

Recent WEEKS? After five years of watching these clowns?

8 posted on 12/18/2013 9:51:06 AM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: GeronL

Oh, c’mon. The IRS has known very well what they’re doing and although corruption always has its inefficiencies and huge, tax-payer-covered expenses to see that everyone is paid off, what other administration has ever been so complete and effective in fraudulently throwing an election for their unpopular guy?

HF


9 posted on 12/18/2013 9:52:25 AM PST by holden
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The are propagandists in protection mode for their messiah peggy... and we remember that you worshiped him also... and it seems your love still glows deeply within for the man that couldn’t run a lemonade stand.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 9:54:19 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management.

Hmmm. It seems Ms. Noonan's exercise in sycophancy wasn't as good for her as it was for President You Didn't Build That.

11 posted on 12/18/2013 9:54:35 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Maceman

Look at what OBAMA did before becoming president..Nothing... we elect a lot of nothings...


12 posted on 12/18/2013 9:54:54 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It is good they are incompetent! Just imagine how bad it would be if they knew what they were doing?


13 posted on 12/18/2013 9:59:12 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I hope you are addressing that comment to Noonan, and not to me. LOL.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 9:59:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Steve_Seattle

Its not your job to think like that. It is the secret services only job to think like that.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 10:00:02 AM PST by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Da Coyote

Thomas Sowell would have made such an excellent First Black President. Such a shame.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 10:00:51 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Noonan, Krauthammer, Will: catastrophic failures in judgment.

How would anyone pay for the opinion of these idiots?


17 posted on 12/18/2013 10:04:07 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

All part of the media elites.
Nice folks to have at your dinner party.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 10:05:41 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ms. noonan turned in to an idiot a long time ago.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 10:05:47 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Da Coyote

But, but, but. What about “colon” powell? LOL! Socially promoted general? Me thinks yes.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 10:07:08 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I’m worried, finally, that lines of traditionally assumed competence are being dropped. The past few weeks I can’t shake from my head this picture: The man with the football—the military aide who carries the U.S. nuclear codes, and who travels with the president—is carrying the wrong code. He’s carrying last month’s code, or the one from December 2012. And there’s a crisis—a series of dots on a radar screen traveling toward the continental U.S.—and the president is alerted. He’s in the holding room at a fundraiser out west ......

Pretty bad when PEGGY NOONAN is worried about basic defense of the country & Obummer screwing it up. Then again, I think Obummer told us all we needed to know about whether he will defend Americans when Benghazi happened .... the answer is "no". Of course Benghazi was 'abroad' ... Peggy is actually worried about the homeland. My, how things have changed (for the worse) since The Won was elected.

21 posted on 12/18/2013 10:10:55 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

And how did things get to this point?

1. Dumbass voters,
2. encouraged by dumbass “journalists”,
3. elected a dumbass President,
4. who promoted more dumbasses to positions of power.

Eventually, all that accumulated incompetence & idiocy was going to have some consequences. We’re seeing it now.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 10:11:51 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think Jimmy Carter was an incompetent president who was in way over his head. 0bama is an evil person who hates America and is doing a damn good job of destroying our country and our liberty.


23 posted on 12/18/2013 10:12:50 AM PST by forgotten man
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To: afraidfortherepublic

25th Amendment time? Section 4?

Biden becomes President, Hillary gets approved as VP.

Obozo is used up and may have no further value to his handlers. He is more and more of a negative, a burden, rather a plus for them.

Podesta joining the White Hut is a big deal. His Center for American Progress is a Soros funded entity.

Sounds like the Clintons will be cashing in some chips soon.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 10:14:36 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Psalm 73

Her essays are just one continuous sigh.


25 posted on 12/18/2013 10:16:20 AM PST by randita
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To: Steve_Seattle

Good point but I’m reminded of the AIC (agent in charge) in Dallas the night of November 21, 1963 being interrogated about “where were your agents that night?!

The answer we learned later was that a lot of them were in bars drunk.

The SS likes to brag they are a much more professional organization now.

Letting an alledged killer and madman stand next to the president while he is fake signing renders their claim about “professionalism” dubious at best.

Some of us think it is just another example of how ANY civilian government agency, shot through with political correctness and affirmative action policies, can EVER MANAGE OR RUN ANYTHING.

Turn protection of the President over to the Navy Seals anyone?


26 posted on 12/18/2013 10:19:27 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I have a question for Anita Dunn. You know the one who is so in love with communist china.

Question: if this were the regime in China, what would happen to Secretary Sebelius? Would she not, at this point, be lying in a ditch with a bullet in her head?

China executed its former top food and drug regulator today...this was July 11, 2007

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/11/business/worldbusiness/11execute-web.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

27 posted on 12/18/2013 10:21:51 AM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: rktman
But, but, but. What about “colon” powell? LOL! Socially promoted general? Me thinks yes.

It wouldn't surprise me if Powell were brought in next year to serve as another adviser to TOTUS.

28 posted on 12/18/2013 10:24:56 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Hojczyk

“Look at what OBAMA did before becoming president..Nothing”.

If only he had stuck to what he did best.


29 posted on 12/18/2013 10:32:30 AM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I disagree with this being a bad year for Obama. In fact. I say it has been a fantastic year for Obama.

In this year he has single handedly taken ALL federal government power in to the executive branch. He has solidified his army of welfare recipients, unions, blacks, and federal workers. He has purged the military of any general officers that will refuse unconstitutional orders. Soon he will have 100% of control of the federal judiciary. Congress has been rendered completely powerless and useless. He has destroyed the US medical industry. He has taken control of nearly all means of production. He has gotten every single thing he wanted and was practically given to him by Boehner and McConnel.

How anyone can say this has been a bad year for Obama isn’t paying attention. I am not saying it is a good thing for us or the country but it certainly hasn’t been bad for Obama.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 10:34:06 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Da Coyote

The only thing more idiotic than the Obama regime is the people that voted for him.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 10:36:29 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
WSJ doesn't have comments turned on but Instapundit does. Peggy's getting flayed - deservedly - for her stupidity.
32 posted on 12/18/2013 10:41:06 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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I find her hand wringing, ‘more in sorrow than in anger’ tone repellent. Total fail as a pundit.


33 posted on 12/18/2013 10:44:41 AM PST by pluvmantelo (Vanities don't belong in the news/activism forum!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Democrats love to be thought of as incompetent. It is their last straw excuse when they’ve been caught doing something illegal or corrupt.


34 posted on 12/18/2013 10:47:28 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: nascarnation

They helped get Obama elected. Now they want to make money by pointing out what we knew before the election???

Sheesh.


35 posted on 12/18/2013 10:47:42 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Da Coyote
Face it, libs, YOUR president is a quota baby.

That's what they really cared about anyway.... Sticking it to whitey.

Liberalism is a mental illness that won't let reality break the delusion.

36 posted on 12/18/2013 10:50:49 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: exit82

Ooh, I think you’re onto something. I just don’t see how Obama can complete his second term. It makes sense for the Democrats to get him out of the way well before the 2016 election


37 posted on 12/18/2013 10:51:14 AM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The administration is most certainly NOT incompetent; they’re doing their level best to destroy the United States, and they’re succeeding quite well, thank you.


38 posted on 12/18/2013 10:52:14 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There was Hope and Change,,,
Now we are Leaning Forward . . .
ouch


39 posted on 12/18/2013 10:58:03 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Obozo was so impressed with the incompetent government in South Africa that he's accelerated his plan to bring it here.

Informed sources tell me that he has recruited the unvetted criminal moron the SA Government hired to sign at the Mandella funeral to run the FAA due to the fellow's repeated impressive and creative use of his hand to portray a crashing airliner.

In addition to this idiot “interpreter's” appealing incompetence, did I mention his PRIMARY qualification? He's BLACK!!

And these dorks call US racist!

Enjoy your next flight!!!


40 posted on 12/18/2013 10:59:02 AM PST by Dick Bachert (CONGRESS: GROW A PAIR! IMPEACH THE USURPER!!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

How can anyone still say Obama is incompetent? He is not - he just doesn’t care. These aren’t his priorities. He’s focused on his goal, the big picture. He is a revolutionary and he and his cronies are well on their way to their planned blood-less coup d’état. Health care is the big prize as it gives them life and death control - and control, total control is what they seek. After that all they need is amnesty to secure a Dem president for the next 100 yrs. and their golden - and we are so screwed. Wake up America!


41 posted on 12/18/2013 10:59:07 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In the next 3 years I won’t be surprised if NATO attacks the US and goes on to win the war in just a few weeks.


42 posted on 12/18/2013 10:59:25 AM PST by februus
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To: MissMagnolia

Surely Peggy Noonan doesn’t really think that Obama would have the will or guts to act decisively on a nuclear threat. The “codes” are hardly the weak link here.

Peggy can’t possibly be figuring out only now, that both the puppet and the puppeteers are empty vessels. Is this just her fuzzy way of softening up lefties to the hard fact that things fall apart when leaders are incompetent, and that falling apart has consequences? That three more years of this idiot are so dangerous that he needs to go NOW? It is hard to read this otherwise.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 11:21:39 AM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: Psalm 73

Lady Obvious.


44 posted on 12/18/2013 11:45:21 AM PST by firebrand
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I would add that in recent weeks I have begun to worry about the basic competency of the administration, its ability to perform the most fundamental duties of executive management.

RECENT WEEKS?????

And Peggy is supposed to be a big brain-truster? God help us.

45 posted on 12/18/2013 11:48:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

peggy absolutely. I apologize my friend... I would never insult a fellow FReeper like that. Please forgive my poor post!


46 posted on 12/18/2013 11:53:57 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Organic Panic

Impeachment File for the 2014 Impeachment of “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


47 posted on 12/18/2013 11:55:44 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lake Living

It’s possible to be both incompetent and dangerously destructive. You accomplish that when your main goal is to destroy the country and the good things that you claim to produce are screwed up by blinding incompetence.

Remember all the dumb kids in school who required the teacher to go over and over the same material and still didn’t catch on? They’re in charge now. That’s what happens when political correctness finally wins out over the meritocracy.


48 posted on 12/18/2013 11:57:47 AM PST by firebrand
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That three more years of this idiot are so dangerous that he needs to go NOW?

I was a little surprised that Noonan seemed so ... well, "alarmed" by it all after the unmitigated worshipful butt kissing done previously. Even Baba Wawa (Barbara Walters) is confessing to the realization that he is disappointingly no "messiah". As for NOW , that would be nice.

49 posted on 12/18/2013 12:04:33 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Maceman

He’s never run a business, city or a State. He’s no education in economics, no experience in foreign affairs and the claim of being a constitutional scholar is laughable because he doesn’t agree with it anyway.

Now we see gross mismanagement, incompetence, deceit, chaos, etc. while the world laughs at us.

...and people are surprised. I’d LOL if it weren’t so serious.

MESSAGE TO WORLD DICTATORS: This chump isn’t going to do anything substantive if you make a move now...you know it and so do we.


50 posted on 12/18/2013 12:10:07 PM PST by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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