Peggy Blew It – and Him, Too
Bill Quick

The American Spectator : Obama, Noonan, and Blarney

In a classic bit of projection published last week, Noonan catalogued her thinly-disguised frustrations with President Obama to assert that “He is willowy when people yearn for solid, reed-like where they hope for substantial, a bright older brother when they want Papa, cool where they probably prefer warmth.”

She may be right about all that, but these symptoms of buyer’s remorse come from an essayist who had praised the president for appearing “fully in command” less than a month before.

I lost all respect for Noonan in the wake of her shameless infatuation with Barack Obama during the campaign and immediately after his election.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Peggy Blew It – and Him, Too — 2 Comments

  1. Shameless indeed. And I have absolutely no idea where she and Chris Buckley and the others got the idea that Obama was some kind of even-tempered moderate. There was not a single iota of evidence to back it up, except for bloviated generalities in Obama’s campaign speeches.

    I don’t personally know any of those supposed conservatives who came out in support of Obama, but I do know one thing about them. Either they’re not really conservative or they’re very, very gullible.

  2. And I have absolutely no idea where she and Chris Buckley and the others got the idea that Obama was some kind of even-tempered moderate.

    They’re steeped in the Washington practice of saying one thing for home consumption, then doing what pleases your Beltway buddies. (See, for example: Lugar, Richard, R-IN.) The Noonan gang assumed that Obama said what he said in order to keep his base energized, and that once elected he’d turn out to be an unprincipled D.C. power-lover, just like them.

    When they discovered that Obama actually intended to do what he had been saying, they were stunned.

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