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  • Republicans Need Artists, Not Economists

    04/18/2018 4:18:40 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2018 | Peggy Noonan
    Every month or so, WSJ publishes a Peggy Noonan editorial to stir up the Corporatist and Never-Trump animals. This particular piece stretches the bounds of logic more than most of her rants. Still, for the sheer pleasure of relishing Noonan's monthly TDS rage, it's worth a quick scan and laugh. A couple of her FReeper teasers: Mr. Trump came from the chaos, he didn’t cause it. He just makes it worse each day by adding his own special incoherence [Trump] can’t capitalize on this moment... because he’s not a serious man. Noonan's losing her grip on the writing talent. Parts...
  • Meet the Press Panel Freaks: Incompetent Trump Handing NoKo a Victory

    03/11/2018 6:49:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 11, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    When it was first announced last Thursday that President Trump was to personally meet with North Korea Dictator Kim Jong-un for negotiations, the media’s response varied from optimistic to seething anger. But with some time, it appears as though their consensus is now to denounce the idea as was blatantly obvious on Sunday’s Meet the Press. The entire panel up in arms and fretting that Trump was either going to hand North Korea a victory or blow a gasket at the meeting and start a war. Moderator Chuck Todd, still bitter because Trump called him a “sleeping son of a...
  • The Lies of ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Post’

    01/01/2018 1:18:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 28 Dec 2017 | Peggy Noonan
    By Peggy Noonan Dec. 28, 2017 7:03 p.m. ET 1222 COMMENTS We often write of the urgent need for more truth in politics. A hope for 2018 is more truth in art and entertainment, too. The past week I watched the Netflix series “The Crown” and Steven Spielberg’s movie “The Post.” Each is enjoyable, yet fails in the same significant way. There’s dramatic license, which is necessary or nothing’s fun, and historical truth, which is necessary or nothing’s understood. Ideally in any work they more or less coexist, however imperfectly. But in “The Crown” and “The Post” the balance is...
  • Alabama Women, Say No to Roy Moore

    11/22/2017 3:46:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 83 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16th, 2017 | By Peggy Noonan
    Alabama has its back up, or at least its Republicans and conservatives do, and it’s understandable. They don’t like when Northerners and liberals and people in Washington tell them who their senator should be. They don’t like when reporters from outside come down and ask questions and turn over rocks looking for what’s crawling on the underside. There’s always an underside. Man is made from crooked timber. People from the Deep South feel culturally patronized. This is because they are. Reporters from outside don’t admire or relate to them; when a Washington Post journalist presented as fact, in a 1993...
  • Peggy Noonan says: "Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. PresidentFor health-care reform to succeed" ???

    03/17/2017 8:46:52 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 95 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3-17-17 | Peggy Noonan
    "The president should confound expectations, pivot, and turn to the Democrats for a bipartisan deal. Here is the tradition. If you are Franklin Roosevelt in 1935 and you want to create Social Security—an act that affects Americans very personally—you get the other party in on it. You need them co-owning it, invested in it. You want the American people saying, “Congress did this,” not “the Democrats did this,” because if they say the latter the reform will always divide. FDR got 81 Republicans to vote for it in the House, and 284 Democrats. The same with Medicare in 1965: Lyndon...
  • Donald Trump Is No Ronald Reagan

    06/28/2016 1:00:02 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 134 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/28/2016 | Peggy Noonan
    Peggy Noonan, ex-speech writer for Ronald Reagan, argues that you can't equate Donald Trump with Ronald Reagan.  Here are a few excerpts from the column followed by my commentary: Look, Mr. Trump is not Ronald Reagan.  Reagan served two full terms as the governor of a state so vast that if it were a country it would have been one of the important economies in the world.  He was a union president who served seven terms during the most fraught time in Hollywood’s history and emerged respected by all sides.  He was no novice. Trump supporters should be able...
  • Noonan: Clinton-Sanders Ticket

    05/20/2016 11:55:27 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 26 replies
    Freep | 05/20/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Peggy Noonan, one of the first neo-cons to turn on Sarah Palin, is forecasting that Hillary should pick Bernie for her Veep. Right. So Hillary dies of her hematoma, and now we have Bernie for President of the United States. Who would Bernie have in his Geezercratic cabinet? We could naturalize Fidel Castro, to become Bernie's Vice-President. Havana could become our new national capital; the Cuban flag would have to be altered a bit to show the US as a minor province. Henry Kissinger would be the Secretary of State. (Hillary would have liked that.) George Soros' head could be...
  • Sanders workers are masquerading as Culinary members to campaign inside hotels

    01/28/2016 8:17:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Ralston Reports ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jon Ralston
    We can confirm multiple reports of Bernie Sanders’ campaign staffers attempting and gaining access to Employee Dining Rooms at Las Vegas Strip properties where over 57,000 members that we represent work. We are disappointed and offended. It's completely inappropriate for any campaign to attempt to mislead Culinary Union members, especially at their place of work. The Culinary Union button that hundreds of thousands of union members have proudly worn to work every day represents 80 years of struggle and fighting for justice. We strongly condemn anyone falsifying their affiliation with the Culinary Union in order to gain access to properties...
  • Socialism Gets a Second Life

    01/28/2016 5:38:22 PM PST · by KingofZion · 39 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peggy Noonan
    I was watching Bernie Sanders speak last week at a town hall in Bedford when an early intuition became a conviction: Take Mr. Sanders seriously. He is not just another antic presence in Crazy Year 2016. His rise signifies a major shift within the Democratic Party. *** “Let me disabuse you,” Mr. Sanders says to those who think he cannot win. He quotes New Hampshire polls, where he’s way ahead. He can defeat Donald Trump, he says. Then the meat. He described America as a place of broad suffering—“student debt,” “two-job families” with strained marriages and insufficient child care, “the...
  • Palin and the GOP's Uncertain Trumpeters

    01/25/2016 3:55:20 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 87 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 1/23/2016 | Peggy Noonan
    <p>Sarah Palin’s public performances continue to be distinctive. Her endorsement of Donald Trump was less speech than podium jazz scat, with some early Elvis thrown in. “Trump’s candidacy, it has exposed not just that tragic, the ramifications of that betrayal of a transformation of our country, but too, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, okay?” Essentially: Bee-bop-a-lula he’s my baby. She was scattered, rambly; at moments she foraged through her notes in a way that was almost endearing, looking for lines that would connect and explode. But it’s not as interesting as it used to be because it’s not new.</p>
  • Levin's complaints that Trump is attacking from the left using "Alinsky" tactics are silly [vanity]

    01/20/2016 12:13:55 PM PST · by springwater13 · 50 replies
    Levin might cry and whine about Trump's tactics but here's the thing, there are no rules in politics. The only rule is winning. Trump is making that clear this cycle by breaking all the rules and winning so far. If Cruz can't beat Trump, he doesn't deserve to be the nominee. Hillary and the democrats would use the same "tactics" and more to pulverize him. This is what primaries are about. They are tests for the strongest nominee. They make the eventual nominee stronger. Cry baby whining about Trump does not make Cruz stronger. It's what losers do when they...
  • Mark Levin's fiancee's son works for Ted Cruz.

    01/21/2016 3:36:03 PM PST · by Enduro Guy · 252 replies
    So... I heard straight from the great one's mouth. Mark Levin's fiancee's son works for Ted Cruz.
  • Mark Levin saya he is being threatened by a campaign

    01/21/2016 3:35:24 PM PST · by alpo · 173 replies
    Mark Levin Show
    Mark Levin opened his radio show with the disclosure a political campaign was attempt to intimidate him by disclosing his fiancee's son works in Ted Cruz's DC office. He said he is going to find out and identify who it is. He doesn't believe it is the Trump group.
  • The “Trump Conservative War” – The Great Trumpian Divide – National Review VS Mainstreet…

    09/12/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-12-15 | sundance
    There is an expression: “I will leave you naked before your enemies”… A proactive assertion essentially stating: if you chose to engage in war with me – not only do I promise your defeat against my interests, but I will lay you open to exposure from all adversaries – who will then take advantage of your new vulnerability. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is doing a remarkable job filling the role behind this proclamation. In a seismic political shift Trump has gone far beyond drawing a line in the sand. He has openly dug a trench on his pre-selected battle space...
  • Not Coincidental - Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama's 2009 Fan Boys...

    12/29/2015 3:24:36 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/29/15 | Sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists. Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX's entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump's campaign. Since June '15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now...
  • Interesting read from Peggy Noonan

    01/16/2016 10:22:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/16/2016 | Donald Trump
    Interesting read from Peggy Noonan.
  • Trump’s 2015 Conservative Critics Were Obama’s 2009 Fan Boys…

    12/30/2015 8:55:08 PM PST · by akalinin · 12 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 28 2015 | sundance
    By now almost everyone has acknowledged that Donald Trump has ripped the masks from most of the modern professional punditry who espoused to be conservatives yet showed their hidden ideological colors as elite globalists.Most notably this was evidenced in June as millions of Fox News viewers saw FOX’s entire line-up of professional pundits proclaim borders shouldn’t matter; border walls won’t work; illegal alien amnesty was the only viable solution to decades of unenforced immigration law; and, heck, this was only in week #1 of Donald Trump’s campaign. Since June ’15, on almost every issue those same pundits have now openly...
  • Noonan: GOP Can't Win Presidency With Trump And They Can't Win Without His Supporters

    12/10/2015 9:08:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on “CBS This Morning” while discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hinting at a third-party run, Peggy Noonan, a former speech writer for President Ronald Reagan and weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal, said the Republican Party is in a “delicate” position because they can’t afford to ostracize Trump’s supporters.
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/06/2015 8:09:35 PM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    You can see a coarsening in how we respond and react on social media. No one feels ashamed to exploit the tragedy for political purposes even while it is happening. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator representing Connecticut, sent out what struck me as the most manipulative message of recent political history. The background is that Republican presidential contestants responded online to the...
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/04/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    We are all free to say what we think, and must be, for without this freedom we will no longer be America. More on that below. But you always hope what is said will be constructive, helpful, maybe even at some point heartening. You have a responsibility as an adult to do your best in this area. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator...