Friday, March 30, 2012

Miss Noonan! Miss!

Maybe it's the bullshit schoolmarm routine, or maybe it's the way she acts like she's explaining points that nobody in the entire fucking world has considered before. Maybe it's her faux hipness, because let's face it Peggy Noonan clearly thinks she's still something of a youthful thinker. (You can tell by the way she always tosses her hair around like someone who isn't 61 years old.)

Can't quite put my finger on exactly what "it", but this woman makes my fucking skin crawl.

I'm no Obama apologist; plenty of what the guy has done since I voted for him has pissed me off to an extreme. Nonetheless, the mere notion of a McCain/Palin administration today keeps me centered and satisfied that I'd vote for him again.

That said, how in the world can this asshole write this in the Wall Street Journal?

How can the Wall Street Journal print this crap with a straight face?

What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who's not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it's his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it's a big fault.

The shift started on Jan. 20, with the mandate that agencies of the Catholic Church would have to provide services the church finds morally repugnant. The public reaction? "You're kidding me. That's not just bad judgment and a lack of civic tact, it's not even constitutional!" Faced with the blowback, the president offered a so-called accommodation that even its supporters recognized as devious. Not ill-advised, devious. Then his operatives flooded the airwaves with dishonest—not wrongheaded, dishonest—charges that those who defend the church's religious liberties are trying to take away your contraceptives.

What a sour taste this all left. How shocking it was, including for those in the church who'd been in touch with the administration and were murmuring about having been misled.

What, is she fucking kidding?

Polarization is bad, and it Barack F Obama's fault?

The Kenyan, Marxist, Socialist, worst-possible-person-to-be-preisdent, America-hating, he's going to be the end of the country as we know it, he's going to bankrupt us and pass the tab to our grandchildren, pallin' around with terrorists, Bill Ayers/Saul Alinsky disciple?

He's the polarizer?

The shift started January 20th?

Of which year?

The way I recall it, by early January 2009, just around the time Obama was being sworn in, there were people saying he'd fucked up the oath of office because Roberts got the words twisted, and he was therefore not really the president.

Birthers like Trump were skulking around the periphery before he even took office, and the shitbags like Arpaio are still beating that drum. The country has never been so polarized.

Polarization is bad and it's Barack Obama's fault?


Now this week the Supreme Court arguments on ObamaCare, which have made that law look so hollow, so careless, that it amounts to a characterological indictment of the administration. The constitutional law professor from the University of Chicago didn't notice the centerpiece of his agenda was not constitutional? How did that happen?

Maybe a stinging decision is coming, maybe not, but in a purely political sense this is how it looks: We were in crisis in 2009—we still are—and instead of doing something strong and pertinent about our economic woes, the president wasted history's time. He wasted time that was precious—the debt clock is still ticking!—by following an imaginary bunny that disappeared down a rabbit hole.

The high court's hearings gave off an overall air not of political misfeasance but malfeasance.

All these things have hardened lines of opposition, and left opponents with an aversion that will not go away.

I am not saying that the president has a terrible relationship with the American people. I'm only saying he's made his relationship with those who oppose him worse.

How in the fuck can this woman be allowed to open her yap on the Sunday gabs? The Wall Street Journal needs this fucking clown?

Obama has made his relationship with those who oppose him ....worse?

How the fuck could it have gotten worse? That's not possible. It was, is, and will continue to be as bad as it can possibly get for Obama when it comes to those who oppose him. Fucking McConnell said 2 years ago that the most important thing he has to do is make sure Obama loses in 2012.

Everything he's accomplished in 3+ years has been over the wailing, screaming, screeching objection of the fucking Republican opposition.

If you listen to these mindless fucking possible Republican nominees describe Barack Obama you'd swear they think he's trying to cut a deal with the Russians and turn our national security over to...wait, ....they actually did say that.

If you jumped into a time machine to the day after the election, in November, 2012, and saw a headline saying "Obama Loses," do you imagine that would be followed by widespread sadness, pain and a rending of garments? You do not. Even his own supporters will not be that sad. It's hard to imagine people running around in 2014 saying, "If only Obama were president!" Including Mr. Obama, who is said by all who know him to be deeply competitive, but who doesn't seem to like his job that much. As a former president he'd be quiet, detached, aloof. He'd make speeches and write a memoir laced with a certain high-toned bitterness. It was the Republicans' fault. They didn't want to work with him.

He will likely not see even then that an American president has to make the other side work with him. You think Tip O'Neill liked Ronald Reagan? You think he wanted to give him the gift of compromise? He was a mean, tough partisan who went to work every day to defeat Ronald Reagan. But forced by facts and numbers to deal, he dealt. So did Reagan.

An American president has to make cooperation happen.

But we've strayed from the point. Mr. Obama has a largely nonexistent relationship with many, and a worsening relationship with some.

Really, he cannot win the coming election. But the Republicans, still, can lose it. At this point in the column we usually sigh.

Don't tell me what I imagine Peggy, you fucking asshole.

The mere thought of Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, or Romney as president not only would make me wish Obama had won a 2nd term, it would make me sad for the United States. And frightened.

The Bush-trashed economy is improving do recall GW gave the rich tax breaks while the country was going in the economic shitter right? TARP ring any bells with you you fucking quack?....unemployment is dropping, Osama Bin Boogeyman is dead, we're on our way out of 2 wars that your boy Bush started, with no help from the goddamned Republicans!

And you think Obama looks like he doesn't like his job very much? Where the fuck were you when GW was sulking through his last 2 years in office, looking very much like a guy who couldn't wait to go fall off the wagon down in Crawford?

Cooperation? Obama has his own people spitting mad because of how much he HAS compromised with the fucking Republicans you dried up old hagfish.

Yeah, the Reagan speech writing thing bothers me. She basks in her fame as Ronnie's speechifyer. I admit it, it's one reason I can't stand Noonan. So much of what Noonan wrote for that lunatic had the same ring as this shit she's burped up here. Absolutely oblivious to her own surroundings, and oh good gosh oh golly how much do we all love this great country, and why can't people just see things the way they really are?

It's at this point in the column that we usually just say go fuck yourself Peggy Noonan.

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