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Noonan: Romney not helping himself
politico ^ | 9/12/12 11:31 AM EDT | MACKENZIE WEINGER and DYLAN BYERS

Posted on 09/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT by Red Steel

The Wall Street Journal’s Peggy Noonan is criticizing Mitt Romney’s response to the death of a U.S. diplomat in Libya, telling Fox News today she doesn’t feel that the Republican presidential nominee “has been doing himself any favors” in the past few hours.

“I was thinking as he spoke, I think I belong to the old school of thinking that in times of great drama and heightened crisis, and in times when something violent has happened to your people, I always think discretion is the better way to go,” Noonan said. “When you step forward in the midst of a political environment and start giving statements on something dramatic and violent that has happened, you're always leaving yourself open to accusations that you are trying to exploit things politically.”

In a statement last night, Romney slammed the Obama administration for sympathizing "with those who waged the attacks" rather than condemning the attacks outright. Romney doubled-down on that attack today during a press conference, telling reporters the statement was “akin to apology" and that it was “disgraceful to apologize for American values.”

But Romney's effort to politicize the violence in Libya was met with blowback not just from the Obama administration but from the media. "[Romney's] doubling down on criticism... is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign," Time magazine's Mark Halperin wrote on his blog.

Noonan's criticism delivers a harder blow, however, coming as it does from high within the ranks of the conservative establishment. Indeed, it is just the latest in a string of criticisms Romney has faced from the right's most influential media outlets in recent days, including The Wall Street Journal editorial page and the Weekly Standard.

“I don't feel that Mr. Romney has been doing himself any favors, say in the past few hours, perhaps since last night,” Noonan told Fox News. “Sometimes when really bad things happen, when hot things happen, cool words or no words is the way to go.”


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911ii; enemedia; gope; libya; noonan; obot; piggynoonan; romney; vichyrepublicans
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To: Ann Archy
NOONAN IS A nothingburger......SHE TRIES to sound SMART but she's just a Moderste Democrat stupid woman.


Title - "ENDORSEMENTS 12:15 pm October 31, 2008 Peggy Noonan Is Barack Obama’s #1 Fan"

http://wonkette.com/404002/peggy-noonan-is-barack-obamas-1-fan

Noonan is another OBot who lacks credibility.

51 posted on 09/12/2012 4:17:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Mark Levin played Romney's response to reporters ganging up on him and stated, “I worked for Reagan... this sounded like Reagan”. peggy... you sound like a shriveled up, skanky, has-been progressive hag of the left.

LLS

52 posted on 09/12/2012 4:17:50 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Red Steel

may have all been staged to make Obama look presidential.wouldnt put it past him..his brotherhood would help him.


53 posted on 09/12/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Red Steel
Peggy's toting Obama's water again...
54 posted on 09/12/2012 4:19:12 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Red Steel; All

“”[Romney’s] doubling down on criticism... is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign,” Time magazine’s Mark Halperin wrote on his blog. “


falsey accusing romneyt of murder or claiming he has not paid taxes is okay with these morons though...liberalism thy name is hypocrisy...


55 posted on 09/12/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Red Steel
Noonan voted for 0bama in 2008.

Recently, she seemed to be suffering from buyer's remorse.

I guess it's time for her to prove her beltway bona fides again.

56 posted on 09/12/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Red Steel

Noonan has apparently forgotten Ronald Reagan.

Noonan is worthless.


57 posted on 09/12/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Reagan fired the b****.

LLS


58 posted on 09/12/2012 4:20:28 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Red Steel

Noonan has been an Obamabot since 2008. She should stay silent, she is doing herself no favors being such an obvious 0bot.


59 posted on 09/12/2012 4:21:27 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: kingattax

what the heck happened to this woman? Is she Bob Beckel or Alan Combs secret lover?


60 posted on 09/12/2012 4:22:29 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: Red Steel

Noodles is a sniveling Tw**!


61 posted on 09/12/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Red Steel

No Peg ... STFU!


62 posted on 09/12/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: azishot

she only shows up to pound Romney.


63 posted on 09/12/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Red Steel

In 10 years she’ll be a red haired Helen Thomas.

Sad what liberalism does to people.


64 posted on 09/12/2012 4:25:18 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: Red Steel

Piggy should go back to scratching at Palin’s eyes, or something...
If Romney relies on the likes of Piggy and her Manhattan liberal users for advice, he’s toast anyway.


65 posted on 09/12/2012 4:25:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Red Steel

Peggy loves to display her wisdom and responses like this keep her name on the ‘call list’. Otherwise, she adds very little to any intelligent discussion. Phooey on her!


66 posted on 09/12/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Red Steel

Oh please, this wasn’t even close to what happened on 9/11/01.

Mitt had every right to speak out.


67 posted on 09/12/2012 4:26:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Red Steel

Peggy, BS. I thought Romney sounded strong and presidential, while Obama sounded weak. I think it helped him.


68 posted on 09/12/2012 4:27:37 PM PDT by kgrif_Salinas
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To: Red Steel
Peggy .....
69 posted on 09/12/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Red Steel

Peggy Whooner?


70 posted on 09/12/2012 4:29:04 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Red Steel

Around 1989, Peggy got a divorce and moved to NYC. She’s been going left ever since. And 23 years of moving left has left her incapable of clear moral thinking.


71 posted on 09/12/2012 4:29:20 PM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: Red Steel

Back in the President Ronald Wilson Reagan days, I had half a crush on Peggy Noonan, because of something about her looks, and because she wrote and spoke as though she actually posessed a brain.

She has not aged well. She looks like satan’s crazy aunt, and her writings and statements sound too much like Juan Williams most of the time!


72 posted on 09/12/2012 4:32:23 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: JPG
Peggy loves to display her wisdom and responses like this keep her name on the ‘call list’. Otherwise, she adds very little to any intelligent discussion. Phooey on her!

Quite correct. Here "wisdom" on display.

Peggy Noonan, October 31, 2008 - "The case for Barack Obama, in broad strokes:

He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, which need rebuking; his victory would provide a fresh start in a nation in which a fresh start would come as a national relief. He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm, and, in terms of the execution of his political ascent, still the primary and almost only area in which his executive abilities can be discerned, he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult, what steps to take and moves to make. We witnessed from him this year something unique in American politics: He took down a political machine without raising his voice."

-end snip-

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122539802263585317.html

73 posted on 09/12/2012 4:34:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Peggy does herself “no favors in the last few hours”, quick to jump in against Romney, when “few words, or no words” from her would suffice. Afterall, many are relieved to see Romney finally show some chest against foreign enemies.

Noonan is no conservative, let alone a top conservative. She’s a lonely woman with a pen.


74 posted on 09/12/2012 4:34:17 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Red Steel

I heard her this morning, and wasn’t suprised, because she voted for the emptychair.

She was giving red meat to the Obama side...her ploy worked.


75 posted on 09/12/2012 4:34:51 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Red Steel

DeSousa is on Lou Dobbs now.


76 posted on 09/12/2012 4:38:07 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Red Steel

Is conservative Peggy Noonan an oxymoron, or just a moron?


77 posted on 09/12/2012 4:39:10 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: Red Steel
Peggy Noonan is a pretentious gasbag.
78 posted on 09/12/2012 4:39:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: JPG
Peggy loves to display her wisdom and responses like this keep her name on the ‘call list’.

Exactly. Peggy makes comments like this so that she will get some TV time once in a while.

79 posted on 09/12/2012 4:39:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Red Steel; Grampa Dave; tubebender; ElkGroveDan; calcowgirl; Carry_Okie; ScottinSacto; ...
Like so many countryclub and Washingtonian Republicans, they don't think fellow Republicans should say anything possibly controversial or confrontational under any circumstances. They don't believe in hard hitting campaigns, anything close to a public demonstration or ever using the other sides tactics right back in their faces.

Total nonsense. Democrats are the ones who need to learn to restrain themselves!!!

80 posted on 09/12/2012 4:41:19 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("The New Normal," is FAR from any normal!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Wonder if Peg knows Sarah Palin called Obie d!ckle$$?


81 posted on 09/12/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Blue Turtle

I’ve tried to give her every benefit of the doubt, but will no longer. She has no clue what she is talking about. She is living in a small unrealistic world in which political gamesmanship, and the craftsmanship of political imagery is central.

In the real world, Peggy, people die because of appeasement and political policies like those embraced by the dangerous ideologue whose speaking ability you’ve admired. History is replete with dangerous ideologues who could weave a nice story and manipulate with their rhetoric, and often they have been responsible for the deaths of thousands if not millions.

Life isn’t about playing political chess. It’s about having principles, and living by them. Romney was and is entirely correct, and should be congratulated for saying what needed to be said. Your thoughtless diatribe has already been seized upon by the left, and is being used against the party you supposedly support. Do you really believe that this is just another election? Really?


82 posted on 09/12/2012 4:43:04 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Red Steel
Why am I unsuprised to see Noonan at Politico -- which is the last refuge of the liberal scoundrel?

Noonan sold out to the Dark Side a long time ago.

83 posted on 09/12/2012 4:43:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Red Steel

Noonan is so out of touch. Now is the time to use her writing skills to promote Romney at this stage of the campaign. She acts as if she has no clue that she adds to the State Owned Media’s effort to paint Romney as incompetent in foreign policy. This is not the time for armchair critiques that chimes the talking points of the State Owned Media. To do so only shows lazy thinking and total disregard for the political realities and the impact one makes when you play into the hands of freedom’s State Owned Enemies.


84 posted on 09/12/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Red Steel
Here is 'wonderful' Peggy demonstration her great mental perception about things....

"He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm, and, in terms of the execution of his political ascent, still the primary and almost only area in which his executive abilities can be discerned, he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult, what steps to take and moves to make."
Peggy Noonan - gushing about Obama

85 posted on 09/12/2012 4:45:21 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Red Steel
Noonan's criticism delivers a harder blow, however, coming as it does from high within the ranks of the conservative establishment.

What a joke. Noonan a conservative? She supported Obama in 2008. She is the one doubling down.

86 posted on 09/12/2012 4:45:52 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Red Steel

OMG. I just saw a clip of her this morning. She has to be on prescription meds.


87 posted on 09/12/2012 4:46:52 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: Red Steel

I’ve said it before and I will say it again:

Peggy who?


88 posted on 09/12/2012 4:53:39 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Red Steel

All ‘Nooner’ has going for her is a ton of words and her willingness to pontificate endlessly absent of any real backing of intelligence.

Go away and PLEASE STFU!!!


89 posted on 09/12/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Cinnamontea

EXACTLY! She’s reached the point, usually reserved for liberals, where absolutely no one deserves hero-hood. They’re ALL wrong, however infinitesimally. She has become Drury’s Walter Wonderful.


90 posted on 09/12/2012 4:59:44 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: Red Steel

Shut up Noonan.Prissy bitch.


91 posted on 09/12/2012 5:02:29 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Red Steel

Noonan was disgraceful and displayed her whinny stupidity with her out-of-touch comments today. Mitt was perfect and obama was a failure, as usual.


92 posted on 09/12/2012 5:03:34 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Red Steel

That has-been is just looking for a reason to vote for Obama, as she did in ‘08. Why does anyone pay any attention to this attention addict?


93 posted on 09/12/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Red Steel; All

” Peggy Noonan: ‘Romney Looked Weak Today’ “

Too many bottles of wine....too many NYC liberal friends.

Noonan = RIP


94 posted on 09/12/2012 5:06:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SierraWasp

This attack was Obama’s fault for killing OSB and taking credit for it 327 times.


95 posted on 09/12/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: Red Steel

Romney is helping himself with people who don’t believe we are responsible for Islamic violence. As time goes on, it appears these protests and killings had less to do with a stupid movie and more to do with the agenda of radical Muslims.


96 posted on 09/12/2012 5:08:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Well said..


97 posted on 09/12/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: tubebender

Remember when Gaddafi bought it, and Hillary responded, “We Came, We Saw, He Died”?

Can you imagine how outraged our press would have been had that happened on Bush’s watch? Hell, when we captured Saddam, they were mostly concerned that Saddam got a fair trial.


98 posted on 09/12/2012 5:11:59 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Red Steel
Peg should shut her yap. For the first time I can remember, mitt - make that "Mitt" with a capitol "M", gave me a reason to vote for him.

We are at war. With islam, china and with globalist banksters. At least Mitt recognizes the fact that the former is one of the enemies.

99 posted on 09/12/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (You ain't holding anybody's feet to the fire ya lousy limp noodle.)
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To: Ann Archy

NOONAN IS A nothingburger......SHE TRIES to sound SMART but she;s just a Moderste Democrat stupid woman.


Over educated, highly opinionated windbag whose ship sailed years ago.


100 posted on 09/12/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by patriotspride
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