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Running on empty: As the Obama presidency goes, so goes the campaign
NY Post ^ | 3:28 AM, April 29, 2012 | by Peggy Noonan

Posted on 04/29/2012 5:04:00 AM PDT by Lazamataz

There is every reason to be deeply skeptical of President Obama’s prospects in November.

Republicans feel an understandable anxiety about Mr. Obama’s coming campaign: It will be all slice and dice, divide and conquer, break the country into little pieces and pick up as many as you can.

But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy, it tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away. This is to a unique degree a presidency of inference, its overall meaning never vividly declared. In some eras, that may be a plus. In this one?

Republicans are worried about the power of incumbency, and it is a real power. Presidents command the airwaves, as they used to say. If they want to make something the focus of national discussion, they usually can, at least for a while. And this president is always out there, talking. But—and forgive me, because what I’m about to say is rude—has anyone noticed how boring he is? Plonking platitude after plonking platitude. To see Mr. Obama on the stump is to see a man at the podium who’s constantly dribbling away the punch line. He looks pleasant but lacks joy; he’s cool but lacks vigor.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney

1 posted on 04/29/2012 5:04:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Noonan, huh? Wasn’t she one of those “Obama can’t be as bad as those TEA partiers are saying he is” crowd?


2 posted on 04/29/2012 5:07:52 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: raybbr
Noonan, huh? Wasn’t she one of those “Obama can’t be as bad as those TEA partiers are saying he is” crowd?

And she has been an apologist for the pretender, too.

3 posted on 04/29/2012 5:11:10 AM PDT by Rapscallion (For English press "3", or "4". Whatever.)
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To: Lazamataz
A Pelosi supplies the voting machines.

The votes will be counted in Spain by a Soros owned company.

What could go wrong?

4 posted on 04/29/2012 5:13:07 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: raybbr

This woman has no credibility left...she’s crawling back to the Right.


5 posted on 04/29/2012 5:14:25 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: Lazamataz

Holder’s protection oh the New Black Panthers and their antics in 2010 insures that there will be armed thugs at a lot of polling places and likely some more direct intimidation. What could go wrong?


6 posted on 04/29/2012 5:15:24 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Lazamataz
But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people.

It's pretty clear to me...

7 posted on 04/29/2012 5:20:36 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Lazamataz

“All of this looks so bush league, so scattered. Add it to the General Services Administration, to Solyndra, to the other scandals, and you get a growing sense that no one’s in charge, that the administration is paying attention to politics, but not day-to-day governance.”
He was never in charge of anything before so why now? Seriously anyone (yes you Noonan)who thought he could lead is an idiot.


8 posted on 04/29/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Lazamataz

-——Republicans are worried about the power of incumbency-——

To counter this force, the Republicans will have money, massive amounts of money. The money will not come from nickles and dimes from a web site, it will come in massive bank drafts from the business community, both foreign and domestic.

Obama is universally considered a force for bad business. The power of massive and continuous destructive messages will crucify the Messiah and he will not rise.

His original money backers will be at the foot of his cross damning his name.


9 posted on 04/29/2012 5:23:35 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Lazamataz
And this president is always out there, talking. But—and forgive me, because what I’m about to say is rude—has anyone noticed how boring he is? Plonking platitude after plonking platitude. To see Mr. Obama on the stump is to see a man at the podium who’s constantly dribbling away the punch line. He looks pleasant but lacks joy; he’s cool but lacks vigor

Four years ago he was the greatest speaker a liberal had ever heard.

10 posted on 04/29/2012 5:23:39 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer
No he wasn't, he read the tele prompter well, they just failed to notice, or care! Obama’s agenda is also very clear to me, he is a Marxist!
11 posted on 04/29/2012 5:30:41 AM PDT by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: wiggen
Hopefully this nightmare experiment with Affirmative Action will open many eyes....whether it's enough? We'll know that soon.

Keep your eyes on Wisconsin. If June goes as I hope it will (a resounding SLAP! against the Dem union thugs) then I will hold out hope for November. If not....time to put the prepper plans in high gear.

12 posted on 04/29/2012 5:31:45 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (The only thing liberals favor manufacturing here is fake outrage.)
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To: raybbr

She’s got a lot of making up to do.


13 posted on 04/29/2012 5:33:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Vince Ferrer
Four years ago he was the greatest speaker a liberal had ever heard.

It's amazing what trillions in debt and massive unemployment will do to a person's ears.

14 posted on 04/29/2012 5:35:45 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Liberals love manufacturing......when it's limited to news, statistics and feigned outrage.)
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To: Lazamataz
Whew, talk about plonking platitudes...

But it still matters that [Romney] doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy, it tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away... has anyone noticed how boring [Noonan] is? Plonking platitude after plonking platitude...looks pleasant but lacks joy...lacks vigor.

15 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:18 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Retro Sark...because you just never know when you'll have needed a sark tag.)
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To: carcraft
very clear to me, he is a Marxist!...

Shocking to those paying attention. To those that start paying attention between now and November, it will be startling as well. Shocking in the sense that, yes, Marxism, Leninism... even Stalinism can, could, would, and just may take hold here in the good 'ol USA. There is even a contingent of folks who won't be shocked till the latter happens, unfortunately.

16 posted on 04/29/2012 5:37:38 AM PDT by C210N (Go Newt!)
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To: arthurus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKdScVerrBU

Have you seen this — she’s such a fake...beyond her plastic surgery...every time that woman speaks is like needles piercing my ears...


17 posted on 04/29/2012 5:39:29 AM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: bert

That scenario seems quite likely.


18 posted on 04/29/2012 5:39:45 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Ears work like Pinocchio’s for the same reason.


19 posted on 04/29/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Like unions there was a time and a place for affirmative action. I’m going to get flamed for that statement. The problem is this country,once it embarks on a social course of action is incapable of saying that’s enough. People get entrenched. Special interest groups build up and politicians see votes.
Just once i’d like us to say here’s a problem. Lets fix it. Nobody will make a career of it or get wealthy exploiting it. Just a little finality. Of course saying that will bring about a chorus of you hate the working man or you’re racist using the 2 examples above.


20 posted on 04/29/2012 5:41:51 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: kjo
This woman has no credibility left...she’s crawling back to the Right.

Of course she is, the GOP now has a RINO in serious need of pimping. Had Santorum won, she would have the long knives out and would be back to praising Obama.

21 posted on 04/29/2012 5:46:30 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Lazamataz; raybbr
She’s got a lot of making up to do.

You are both correct regarding Ms. Noonan. That said, this article and hers from last week, drew over 1,200 online comments at the WSJ site. She is influential in the moderate/independent segment of electorate and I see this "awakening" by her on the hypocrisy and ineptitude of 0 as a good thing. Thanks for posting the article Laz. Noonan isn't popular here but it is good to be aware of the thinking of the GOP-E.

22 posted on 04/29/2012 5:57:48 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Thanks for posting the article Laz. Noonan isn't popular here but it is good to be aware of the thinking of the GOP-E.

Yeah, I figure. They are socialists, as opposed to communists, but hey, a day delayed (of the death of the nation), is a day lived.

23 posted on 04/29/2012 6:00:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: bert

I love you.


24 posted on 04/29/2012 6:04:47 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Lazamataz

Peggy Noonan is to conservative journalism what the GM ‘Volt’ is to reliable automotive transportation.

But tell me Laz, would ya hit it? LOL


25 posted on 04/29/2012 6:06:45 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: Lazamataz
To see Mr. Obama on the stump is to see a man at the podium who’s constantly dribbling away the punch line. He looks pleasant but lacks joy; he’s cool but lacks vigor.

She's mostly, looking at the fluff side of Obama. She's one great Obama speech from being won over to Obama again, no matter how awful his governing skills remain.
26 posted on 04/29/2012 6:07:05 AM PDT by adorno
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To: raybbr
Noonan, huh? Wasn’t she one of those “Obama can’t be as bad as those TEA partiers are saying he is” crowd?

Yeah and now she has changed her format to "Romney can't be as bad as those TEA partiers are saying he is".

She has her perfect world now, a socialist liberal hack running for POTUS that is also a GOP nominee.

She doesn't need 0bama any more.

27 posted on 04/29/2012 6:17:35 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: wiggen
Like unions there was a time and a place for affirmative action. I’m going to get flamed for that statement.

Not a flame, but I believe the founders did things the way they did in realization that "good intentions" would nearly always produce disastrous policies.

28 posted on 04/29/2012 6:22:05 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Liberals love manufacturing......when it's limited to news, statistics and feigned outrage.)
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To: Lazamataz
... a day delayed (of the death of the nation), is a day lived.

I personally look at it as 'strategery'. We are in a war for the life of the nation, and our present choice is either 'incremental gain' (even if very minimal) or potential unrecoverable catastrophic loss. That puts it in the "live to fight another day" category.

29 posted on 04/29/2012 6:23:18 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Lazamataz; All
Peggy's a curious critter and much worth reading because a succession of her columns shows she's gradually recovering from the Obamagaz she so greedily sucked as much of as she could get in 2008. She's definitely a good observer and does a great job of listing all the things the Illegal and his minions have done wrong. However, she precedes it all with this howler:

But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy, it tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away. This is to a unique degree a presidency of inference, its overall meaning never vividly declared.

How a supposedly intelligent woman who is definitely a keen observer can make a statement about the Illegal like this is beyond me. His guiding philosophy is blindingly clear: bitter, virulent dead-end anti-Ameican hatred driven in equal parts by utterly toxic communism and radical Islamism. Once one realizes that's his genuine core philosophy, every thing else that she lists falls logically and inevitably into place. Hell, we here on FR don't even need to go into the details since we all know it. Suffice it to say that mere incompetence cannot explain all the bad things going in one direction that's driving us to ruin, communism, and Islam; outright malevolence, OTOH, readily can. Peggy needs to wise up all the way. Otherwise she'll remain just the addled nit (a louse egg) brain she is now.

30 posted on 04/29/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

I love you.


31 posted on 04/29/2012 6:33:13 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: raybbr

Noonan attacking Obama proves anew the old Congreve adage: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

Somehow I get the feeling that not all that long ago, the once-ardent Ms Noonan put her hand on Barack’s knee, and the disinterested queen demurely shoved it away.


32 posted on 04/29/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: bert

Incumbency is an albatross around Obama’s neck; he owns the last three and a half years (especially since he had Congress for the first two of them), and will now accept the consequences of the continued misery of the American public.

I believe Obama will have a hard time raising money; besides the fact that the “hope” is dead, people in general (on both sides of the aisle) have less money than they did four years ago. The few young people that still believe (those fortunate enough to be working) will not offset the energy of the young fools waiting for their first jobs that know they were conned in the first election.


33 posted on 04/29/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Lazamataz

Isn’t she one of the ones who wanted the Marxist?

He has BILLIONS of our $$ he funneled to his Union buddies to re-funnel to him. Even the Socialist Mittens hasn’t that kind of $$, and I will like with McCain have to hold my nose and vote for him. Can’t oust the ‘safe’ rat House critter, I live in Memphis where all RATS are safe, even the openly crooked ones.


34 posted on 04/29/2012 6:59:42 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Mygirlsmom

But they don’t have to. And the worlds a different place. We can’t all farm. Set goals. Government doesn’t seem to be able to do that.


35 posted on 04/29/2012 7:36:17 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.


36 posted on 04/29/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....who are Trotsky and Stalin...?)
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To: Lazamataz

A scorned woman writes about her former messiah.

LLS


37 posted on 04/29/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: BCW

I have seen it now. It is a good one. Thanks.


38 posted on 04/29/2012 9:50:58 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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