Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Summer Of Peggy Noonan’s Discontent

For some time now Peggy Noonan has been a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; to me at least.
Her magnificent obsession with America’s Child Emperor felt like a betrayal of her former boss, Ronald Reagan.  By this I mean, how could a woman who fashioned the stirring speech The Boys of Pointe du Hoc or the heart-wrenching address to the nation following the Challenger explosion be so blind in her defense of the current occupant of the Oval Office?
Her swooning came at a heavy price.  Once upon a time her skillful wordsmithing was broadly shared in the conservative dextrosphere.  Now, not so much.
It is clear that her euphoria is dying.  What took her so long to recognize Obama’s gospel of envy and presidential impotence?  As she emerges from her elitist white guilt trip, Noonan succinctly describes the errand boy sent by grocery clerks:
“So he is losing a battle in which he had superior forces—the presidency, the U.S. Senate. In the process he revealed that his foes have given him too much mystique. He is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser. And this is America, where nobody loves a loser.”

This president has more to worry about than Noonan’s forceful denunciation.  Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the country’s first self-described socialist, echoed the growing discontent among many on the Left.

While appearing on a radio show, Sanders addressed a caller saying, “Brian, believe me, I wish I had the answer to your question. Let me just suggest this. I think there are millions of Americans who are deeply disappointed in the president; who believe that, with regard to Social Security and a number of other issues, he said one thing as a candidate and is doing something very much else as a president; who cannot believe how weak he has been, for whatever reason, in negotiating with Republicans and there’s deep disappointment. So my suggestion is, I think one of the reasons the president has been able to move so far to the right is that there is no primary opposition to him and I think it would do this country a good deal of service if people started thinking about candidates out there to begin contrasting what is a progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing. [...] So I would say to Ryan [sic] discouragement is not an option. I think it would be a good idea if President Obama faced some primary opposition.”

More evidence of this president’s political impotence is emerging from former confidant of Martin Luther King, Jr. and political activist, Harry Belafonte who said, “Barack Obama and his mission has failed because it lacked a certain kind of moral courage, a kind of moral vision…a kind of courage we are in need of.  When he said ‘Yes, we can,’ it was politically clever, but he never defined what it is we can do. So we filled in those spaces—what we thought he meant—only to find we were disappointed, because none of those points was satisfied.”
So, to Peggy and Harry I would say, you were warned that the most powerful man in the world was impotent.  Your frustration and disillusionment is self-inflicted and Election Day 2012 can’t come soon enough.  Washington is broken; due, in large part, to this regime.  I pray America can survive what will hopefully be Obama’s one and only term in office.

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  1. To them he disappoints, he's the emperor with no clothes, to them who could see his true clothing, he was wearing a Marxist red cape.

  2. Got you linked at the 'bot.

  3. "He is not a devil, an alien, a socialist. He is a loser. And this is America, where nobody loves a loser.”


    It's always the simple explanation and it's usually right in front of our faces.

    He's a loser.



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