Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me

posted at 9:01 pm on April 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

I thought she’d already finished dumping on The One in last month’s column but no, apparently she’s just getting started. At the rate she’s going, she’ll have fully atoned to the right for being soft on Obama in the last election within, oh, 30 or 40 years.

If you liked “Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly dishonest and devious to me,” you’ll love this.

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. A lot of what he says could have been said by a president 12 or 20 years ago, little is anchored to the moment. As he makes his points he often seems distracted, as if he’s holding a private conversation in his head, noticing crowd size, for instance, and wishing the front row would start fainting again, like they used to.

I listen to him closely and find myself daydreaming: This is the best-tailored president since JFK. His suits, shirts and ties are beautifully cut from fine material. This is an elegant man. But I shouldn’t be thinking about that, I should be thinking about what a powerful case he’s making for his leadership. I’m not because he’s not…

There is a growing air of incompetence around Mr. Obama’s White House. It was seen again this week in Supreme Court arguments over the administration’s challenge to Arizona’s attempted crackdown on illegal immigration. As Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News wrote, the court seemed to be disagreeing with the administration’s understanding of federal power: “Solicitor General Donald Verrilli . . . met resistance across ideological lines. . . . Even Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic and an Obama appointee, told Verrilli his argument is ‘not selling very well.’ ” This follows last month’s embarrassing showing over the constitutionality of parts of ObamaCare.

You know what I thought of when I read those lines about O being immaculately tailored? Yeah, you know:

That first encounter is still vivid in Brooks’s mind. “I remember distinctly an image of–we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his pant leg and his perfectly creased pant,” Brooks says, “and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president.”

I take it Noonan didn’t intend to echo another “Obamican’s” famous line about Obama’s pants crease, just because if she had she surely would have cited it. It’s too nifty a metaphor for popular disillusionment with O to let it pass by. Brooks saw how sharply The One was dressed and took it as a sign of omnicompetence; for him, as for the larger electorate, Obama’s glamour informed judgments about his talent. Years later, here’s Noonan looking at the same pants crease and thinking it’s all he has left. He’s become, almost literally, an empty suit.

As for her point that “a lot of what he says could have been said by a president 12 or 20 years ago,” that’s because he doesn’t want to engage with the major challenge of his day. He knows the numbers on spending and entitlements. He could lead the reform effort if he wanted to, but that would mean great electoral peril and ferocious pushback from the left. It’s a kamikaze mission politically and he’s simply not going to undertake something like that, so he sticks with bromides about fairness and small-ball gimmicks like the Buffett Rule to pass the time and position himself for November. That is to say, he won’t talk about what a president today should talk about and he can’t talk about economic growth a la Bill Clinton because there just isn’t enough of it so he has no choice but to talk about green energy and the importance of a college education and yadda yadda yadda. Even his rhetoric is far less exalted than it used to be, and no wonder. Who could get lyrical for that?


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scorn at Noonan et al. is appropriate…but

This is the best-tailored president since JFK. His suits, shirts and ties are beautifully cut from fine material. This is an elegant man.

That was good for a few percentage points last time. I’m glad she’s sobered up, and i’m glad she’s writing this where others like her can see it…in black and white.

People were conned. Now it is down to money…does barry have enough money to sway voters?…or is his game over?

the answer will tell us about our country

r keller on April 27, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Peggy and Jane (of Hanoi fame)hold about the same place in American history.

dragondrop on April 27, 2012 at 11:52 PM

Noonan wrote of Sarah Palin in a very flattering way in 2008 http://is.gd/7ss4qR
at least in 3 of 4 of her pre-election pieces.

Also she has taken shots at Obama long before these last two.

Maybe you are thinking of a different Peggy Noonan.

Afterseven on April 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

He knows the numbers on spending and entitlements… It’s a kamikaze mission

He’s on a lifelong journey to bring the American “Empire to its knees”.

BPinNC on April 28, 2012 at 12:15 AM

His suits hang on him very well. Beyond that, meh.

What Brooks and Peggy liked in the One was that they saw a reflection of themselves, or what they wanted to be, kinda like that mirror in the Harry Potter movie that shows the viewer their fondest dreams.

As any D&D player knows, there is an important difference between intelligence and wisdom. Having much of the former and little of the latter is a sure way to get into trouble. A highly educated fool is a dangerous thing.

Boogeyman on April 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me

The Noonanbat seems to be slowly emerging from her decade-long stupor…

landlines on April 28, 2012 at 12:30 AM

Peggy, you’re dead to me.

This is too big a deal to have gotten wrong.

How about trying to atone?

Highlight Barky’s malfeasance to our country every single week.
Go on every effin’ show and tell the world you were wrong and Sarah Palin was right.

Don’t know who reads Peggy anyway.
It’s not like Libs ever read her columns and we sure know she’s irrelevant to us.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 28, 2012 at 12:40 AM

He’s not suddenly different Peggy, you just now noticed the real him.

Mojave Mark on April 28, 2012 at 1:10 AM

Mojave Mark on April 28, 2012 at 1:10 AM

I’d like to know how a seasoned veteran of Insiderville, doesn’t notice. These people expect us to rely on their better knowledge the inside the Beltway crowd but they are taken in quicker than a rube in town with the egg money. Obama’s not the only one losing his luster.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2012 at 1:22 AM

Cindy,

Exactly. Some of us have never been a political operative or pundit, yet we somehow managed to recognize Obama for who he is four years ago. The Northeast/D.C. corridor insiders are legends in their own minds.

INC on April 28, 2012 at 1:39 AM

INC on April 28, 2012 at 1:39 AM

They need to get out more. The sad thing is, they don’t know where “out” is.

Cindy Munford on April 28, 2012 at 1:46 AM

Noonan wrote of Sarah Palin in a very flattering way in 2008 http://is.gd/7ss4qR
at least in 3 of 4 of her pre-election pieces.

Also she has taken shots at Obama long before these last two.

Maybe you are thinking of a different Peggy Noonan.

Afterseven on April 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

For much of the commentariat around here, Noonan is forever stained.

Which is unfortunate, because she has been writing some of the most cutting and trenchant anti-Obama pieces for the last year or so now, at least.

And she was never at the level of either a Brooks or a Parker, who are both irredeemable, in my opinion. Noonan never had their disdain for Social Conservatives, for one thing. And before the election Noonan stated she voted for McCain.

Dreadnought on April 28, 2012 at 1:47 AM

So you’re saying the emperor has clothes?

and he’s fresh to def?

John Kettlewell on April 28, 2012 at 1:51 AM

“This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me”
yeah Peggy. You crossed that line when you took the hook.

pat on April 28, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Afterseven on April 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

The column you linked to was written after Peggy Noonan was caught on open mic after Sarah Palin’s speech to the RNC.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2008/09/peggy_noonan_on_mccains_campai.html

Then Peggy wrote a column making excuses for her remarks, incidentally wondering why McCain didn’t choose Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. !!!!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122044753790594947.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

Then she wrote the column that you linked to–at that point I don’t know if anyone believed she believed a word she wrote.

There were other things as well, but here’s just one from October 31, 2008:

Obama and the Runaway Train
The race, the case, a hope for grace.

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.

How’s that for treacly prose about a guy that regular people reconized as a charlatan?

INC on April 28, 2012 at 2:52 AM

She’d obviously done no research on his Chicago history at all.

Contrast Peggy’s prose with Dan McLaughlin’s massive project of October 14, 2008, in which he slices and dices every inch of Obama’s personal and political history; his pals in the Chicago machine, his years as a community activist, his time in the IL legislature, etc., etc.

There really no comparison. Peggy wrote tripe, while Dan wrote up the results of his exhaustive work.

It’s too bad for America that Peggy was the one being paid to write in the WSJ, while Dan was writing on his blog for free.

INC on April 28, 2012 at 2:55 AM

Also, Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson, with Ed as editor and contributor, wrote a lengthy post on Obama on October 21, 2008:
The comprehensive argument against Barack Obama.

They then discussed it on Ed’s show.

While Hot Air may be known on the internet, I doubt it surpasses the Wall Street Journal in terms of pay or prestige.

If all these people could write informed pieces, then why couldn’t Peggy put down the sugar bowl and syrup pitcher, and deal with some cold, hard facts.

INC on April 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Noonan wrote of Sarah Palin in a very flattering way in at least three of her pre election pieces. 2008 http://is.gd/7ss4qR

Also she has taken shots at Obama long before these last two.

Maybe you are thinking of a different Peggy Noonan.

Afterseven on April 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

I hope that you come here to learn. because that isn’t going to fly.

She then praised Sarah Palin one day, trashed her a few days later not knowing that MSNBC’s hidden mics were recording her conversation, and then trashed Mr. Palin in writing in her column.

From:
http://zeroupdates.blogspot.com/2009/06/peggy-noonan-reagan-conservative-to.html

The New York Times opinion writers are like the soft core porn actors on Starz late at night. They can’t do what their profession says they can (write and objectively analyze as opposed to act) so they are reduced to phony journalism while pretending to be engaged while worrying about superficalities. And the plot is awful. EWTN is a better bet.

IlikedAUH2O on April 28, 2012 at 3:20 AM

American journalism is the worst.

rubberneck on April 28, 2012 at 3:38 AM

Oh come on! The guy wears wife beater t-shirts under white shirts. How big of a fashion mistake is that? The left keeps wanting to bring this image of a polished man but it is hardly the case in 100 different ways.

aniptofar on April 27, 2012 at 9:30 PM

No kidding. I remember at his inauguration ball he wore white tie with a regular tuxedo jacket, not tails, which is the only jacket you were with white tie — you never, ever were white tie with a regular tuxedo jacket. That’s Fashion 101 & even I, hick that I am, know that. When I saw that, I laughed at how stupid he looked, but my laughter turned to disbelief as I saw/heard the reports with everyone going on & on about how “elegant” he looked. I was actually stunned & all I could think was “WTF? He’s wearing a regular tuxedo jacket with white tie! Can they not see that chit?”

They do the same thing with Michelle too, pretending like she is some fashion icon when, calling her the “new Jackie O” (Jackie must be spinning in her grave) when in reality 99% of the time she looks like a hot tranny mess.

They’re both classless, nouveau riche (and worse the “riche” is from feeding at the government trough) frauds.

Dark Star on April 28, 2012 at 3:59 AM

*wear not were.

Dark Star on April 28, 2012 at 3:59 AM

I used to love reading Peggy Noonan and couldn’t wait for her next column. But in 2008 she betrayed the entire conservative Reagan coalition, and chose the wrong side. At a critical time, she denigrated Palin while fawning over Obama. I’ve been seething at Noonan ever since.

She’ll have to write A LOT more columns relentlessly and forcefully repudiating everything about Obama between now and election day to receive even the smallest measure of forgiveness from me and “my kind”. She’ll have to demonstrate her repentance far beyond this one column for me to ever trust her judgement again.

She can start with a huge apology to Sarah Palin directly, and then another to all of us in the conservative base whom she also betrayed in 2008. Then, she can wage a full-on relentless and savage literary campaign against Obama all the way through November 2012, and then when he loses, kick more dirt in his face. Shy of doing all that, Noonan will remain forever on my shiite list.

Harbingeing on April 28, 2012 at 4:32 AM

There’s no reason to think Peggy Noonan believes anything she writes. She’s a completely different person depending on whether she thinks the microphone is on or off.

If she believes what she says, there’s no reason to think she might be right. She doesn’t research. She doesn’t have the facts. She just blathers.

The maximum she could aspire to be is a cheerleader, but she’s a sellout and a back-stabber.

David Blue on April 28, 2012 at 5:12 AM

Still remembering when Peggy was telling us how Sarah Palin was too vacuous and inexperienced to be Vice President…unlike the guy we elected to actually be President.

Tomolena1 on April 28, 2012 at 5:36 AM

Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me
Barack Obama: This Noonan character seems to be increasingly discovering that I am incompetent.

moo on April 28, 2012 at 5:55 AM

Moo
You forgot,
She must be stopped, Tingles…….a little help here…….

angrymike on April 28, 2012 at 6:22 AM

Peggy Noonan choose the Democrat candidate Obama over McCain.

She slammed Sarah Palin and George W. Bush all the while voicing platitudes about Obama.

Her Reagan credentials went down the toilet with that.

No amount of mea culpas, which have been zero to date, would suffice.

TexasDude on April 28, 2012 at 6:36 AM

obama is boring…what does that make mitt? a pretty ridiculous thing to say…now incompetence is something we can talk about (I don’t see romney as much of an improvement, however)

Pragmatic on April 28, 2012 at 6:51 AM

He’s become, almost literally, an empty suit.

He never was anythingmore than an empty suit

ratherbskiing on April 28, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Why did you vote for him piggy?

chicken thief on April 28, 2012 at 7:02 AM

wishing the front row would start fainting again, like they used to.

The “fainters” are probably waiting for their checks from Axelrod to clear. They heard how a lot of Obama’s campaign vendors got stiffed in 2008, and they don’t want to take any chances on not getting paid what they were promised for their work.

AZCoyote on April 28, 2012 at 7:23 AM

I’ll cut her some slack if she keeps up the steady drumbeat against Obama and influences others to do the same.

DrStock on April 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Absolutely. The more she voices her own doubts and criticisms, the more likely other O supporters might listen to their own inner voice if they are having second thoughts of their own.

lynncgb on April 28, 2012 at 7:36 AM

He’s not suddenly different Peggy, you just now noticed the real him.

Mojave Mark on April 28, 2012 at 1:10 AM

+ 100..Welcome to the party Peggy!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 28, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Peggy Noonan now seeing that mom jeans really can’t hold a crease for very long.

I’m still having to repair the curtains after her swooning in 2008… the gush of wind was quite bad and toppled trees closer to her. That is what you get for engaging your emotions and putting the rest of your brain on idle – lots of exhaust with nothing helpful coming out.

ajacksonian on April 28, 2012 at 7:43 AM

Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me.

Finally…they changed her prescription.

jan3 on April 28, 2012 at 7:50 AM

This is the best-tailored president since JFK. His suits, shirts and ties are beautifully cut from fine material.

Al Capone dressed nicely, some bundler apparently lends Revrum $harpton his expensive wardrobe, Adolf and Company had smashingly stylish uniforms and remember JFK’s wardrobe “allowance” derived from Papa Joe’s speakeasy and mob rackets lucre as did Teddy’s non-amphibious Oldsmobile. Bam-Bam got a house from model citizen Rezko. Put an Affirmative-action con man in a fancy suit and he’s still an Affirmative-action con man no different than Cornel West or Marc Morial.

viking01 on April 28, 2012 at 8:03 AM

I once knew a stockbroker who was never wrong in his predictions -he’d just adjust them as the market turned, and his clients sighed “Genius” out loud.
And so it is with they wishy-washy non-principled pundits who hold no values except to keep their reputations by following the “sigh” market. Obama’s halo is now rusted (a deep red color) and the pundits, like rats deserting a sinking ship, think we little folks didn’t notice their sellout. No one cares about your “flexible” opinions anymore Peggy. You sold your soul to worship the faux messiah, playing St, Peter’s famed words of “I do not know the man,” won’t work.

Don L on April 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM

has anyone noticed how boring he is? Plonking platitude after plonking platitude

This is not a recent development, Peggy. Lots of people (the ones who weren’t mesmerized by Barry’s sartorial choices) back in 2008 pointed out how insipid his “soaring rhetoric” actually was – lots of bombastic nonsense and tired cliches. Go back and read some of those much-vaunted speeches; I dare you. But prepare to be bored . . . and embarrassed that you could not (would not) see how naked your emperor really was.

AZCoyote on April 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM

But, but Peggy, we all know you will turn to him as we approach the election, because you are so enlightened. I don’t care what you say , the establishment Repubs like Peggy are not looking to change the status quo – they want to perpetuate it. How’s that working out Peggy?

Fuquay Steve on April 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

There it is.

Class warfare, righty style.

Noonan worked for Reagan and has been a practicing, pro-life Catholic conservative for decades.

budfox on April 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

She did, and for that she gets accolades but she threw it all away in 2008 for falling for the false messiah and yes, attacked Palin. There is a time for everything, dissent and criticizing your own side included, but that time is not a month before an election that decides who is to be the leader of the free world. We gave it to a con man, and Peggy told it that it would a good thing. We can forgive but we do not forget any Peggy has far to go before we can get around to forgiving her.

thebrokenrattle on April 28, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Peggy “clueless” Noonan is four years behind. Elites are so easily duped and too slow to realize it.

aigle on April 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Noonan worked for Reagan and has been a practicing, pro-life Catholic conservative for decades.

budfox on April 27, 2012 at 11:29 PM

No practicing Catholic could have openly approved of the man who demanded fully born babies (that escape the abortionist’s horror chamber) be slowly starved to death, and still call themselves Catholic.
Unfortunately, there are far too many who want to wear “the cloak” of Catholicism, without having to actually try to adhere to its clearly delineated requirements.Infanticide and abortion have never been negotiable, nor are they casual or minor evils that can be ignored.

Don L on April 28, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Go back and read some of those much-vaunted speeches; I dare you. But prepare to be bored . . . and embarrassed that you could not (would not) see how naked your emperor really was.

AZCoyote on April 28, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Obama never said anything without leaning heavily on rhetorical flourishes and platitudes and for this stellar vacuousness he was exhaulted on high by the talking heads who adored his message of “Hope and Change.”

I remember it very well. It was like living in a nightmarish bizarro world. Everytime you would try to tell people “Wake up!,” you were called a racist.

Fallon on April 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Maybe you are thinking of a different Peggy Noonan.

Afterseven on April 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Nope

Wade on April 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Years later, here’s Noonan looking at the same pants crease and thinking it’s all he has left. He’s become, almost literally, an empty suit.

Pretty much sums it up perfectly AP!

dddave on April 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM

A lot of what he says could have been said by a president 12 or 20 years ago, little is anchored to the moment.

Oh dear. What ever happened to “Obama 2008: The Fierce Urgency of Now™.”?

I guess it’s been replaced by “Obama 2012: The Mild-Mannered Patience of Later.”

What’s that you say? Oh, I’m sure they just forgot to trademark it this time around.

I heard they were originally going to go with “Obama 2012: Eh, It Can Wait”, but they decided the other one was more poetic.

RINO in Name Only on April 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

That immaculately tailored President….Mom Jeans…

PatriotRider on April 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

He knows the numbers on spending and entitlements. He could lead the reform effort if he wanted to, but that would mean great electoral peril and ferocious pushback from the left.

I don’t think he knows or cares. What he does care about are the perks. His handlers deal with the petty details so he can golf and go on lavish vacations.

His handlers don’t do a particularly good job either, with history, geography or math. The propaganda machine churns out tons of excrement per day and even that isn’t working either and laughably explodes in his face.

Ms. Noonan is a little slow waking up.

dogsoldier on April 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

and even that isn’t working either

Gah! did I write that? Not.enough.coffee. Sorry.

dogsoldier on April 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

When mingling with other liberal commentators or journalists, RINOs like Peggy, Brooks and Parker go out of their way to show they are balanced and objective(in their minds). It is one way to get frequently invited on CNN, MSNBC and other trashy channels. The biggest jerk who calls himself a conservative is David Gergen.

Sticky Wicket on April 28, 2012 at 10:09 AM

The whole “fine cut cloth” thing seems to be just more white guilt. She probably wants to describe his lack of leadership skills and willingness to fold to every progressive special interest group with greater intensity, but is afraid to come down too hard on him for fear of being labeled a racist.

No one on the left was tempering their criticism of GWB or RR; they let it all go with impunity. Criticism of Obama is always couched.

You know that guy that abducted and killed that little girl in the next town over? His neighbors described him as a nice guy too.

BKeyser on April 28, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I have forgiven Peggy ever since her piece on Auld Lang Syne. She has to live with what she did and I think that is a heavy burden. Up and onward Peggy!!

sar on April 28, 2012 at 10:25 AM

While I am glad Peggy is coming around I still don’t quite trust anyone that was supposed to be enlightened and truth driven to have been sucked in to the evilness of the administration.

1nolibgal on April 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Gah! did I write that? Not.enough.coffee. Sorry.

dogsoldier on April 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Cream and sugar? Still a good post.

bettycooper on April 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM

the court seemed to be disagreeing with the administration’s understanding of federal power

Maybe they are finally wising up, too.

‘Cause

the court seemedConstitution seems to be disagreeing with the administration’s understanding of federal power

IrishEyes on April 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I look forward to the day when a man will be judged by the content of his character, not the crease in his trousers.

(Do we have the worst journalists on Earth in the U.S. or what?)

Jarhead68 on April 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

(Do we have the worst journalists on Earth in the U.S. or what?)

Jarhead68 on April 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM

?

Kenosha Kid on April 28, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Peggy Noonan–Human Weathervane

vityas on April 28, 2012 at 11:59 AM

GMTA…”atonement” popped into my head as soon as I saw the lede.

ConservativeLA on April 28, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Like others have already said, Sorry Peggy but you a day late and a dollar short, well actually 4 years late and a few trillion short..

She actually thinks she is smart for seeing what many of us less eloquent “regular” folks out here in the sticks knew 4 years ago?

Poor OLD Peggy is just another pandering old Beltway fool that never takes off her D.C. kool-aid goggles..

RockyJ. on April 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Lag.

curved space on April 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Noonan is now a RINO hack trying to recover “lost glory days”!

Hey Peggy! Don’t go away mad, just go away!

Vntnrse on April 28, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Even Little Stevie Wonder could see Obama and Michelle were no good, with the Rev. Wright tapes surfacing, BEFORE the election.

Ayers The Bombmaker’s association was in the mix too.

Can’t connect those dots? Give me a break.
It was all there to see.

She was bought and paid for by the Left.
They love turning well-known Republicans.

Typicalwhitewoman on April 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Peggy Noonan on Barky.

SouthernGent on April 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Truly barf-worthy. I can’t listen to more than 10 seconds without heaving.

totherightofthem on April 28, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Liberals: Out: Cigarettes. In: Exploding Cigars.

Music provided by Queen.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogspot.com/2012/04/liberals-out-cigarettes-in-exploding.html

Resist We Much on April 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me

What’s the matter Peggy, is the Buffett rule going to affect your finances?

Sticky Wicket on April 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Ah come on Peggy, he’s from all the right schools. Plus, you are not that Catholic to oppose him on substance, style maybe but substance never. Nice try, now go back to the silver spoon and stir it some more.

Fuquay Steve on April 28, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Why doesn’t Peggy just own it and say she blew it when she was pushing the empty suit on the public?

nor on April 28, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Peggy Noonan: This Obama character seems increasingly boring and incompetent to me

Funny thing Peggy, we’ve thought the same about you for a long time.

RJL on April 28, 2012 at 5:14 PM

You know what they say…
When you’ve lost Peggy Noonan,
You’ve lost Peggy Noonan…

Noonan used to be on my “must read” list. But after her case of the vapors over Teh One in 2008, I’ll never trust her judgement, again.

Haiku Guy on April 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

You know the parable of the prodigal son, right. It stands for forgiveness when someone has gone astray and then comes to herself (or himself). She’s a brilliant writer and has a prominent spot in the media, and we should welcome all the help we can get to rid ourselves of the harm Obama has done to this country and turn away from dangerous threat he and his ideology represent.

flataffect on April 29, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Jeez Peggy, what took you so long? Get off the DC cocktail circuit and spend a week in the real world, the world the DC elites have imposed upon us and you’d have come to this conclusion before November ’08.

“There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

SpiderMike on April 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM

You know what they say…
When you’ve lost Peggy Noonan,
You’ve lost Peggy Noonan…

Haiku Guy on April 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM

Hey! The Haiku Guy!

Jaibones on April 29, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Sometimes Peggy sucks;
other times I can’t stand her.
Peggy is like that.

Jaibones on April 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

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