We learn that Peggy Noonan is at her heartfelt best, noting as she does — clearly, and not for the first time (though probably somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 or 5 times by now) — that this Obama fellow, despite his manufactured polish, his practiced speech, and his inflated credentials, may just prove ill-equipped to really lead effectively and handle the challenges facing the nation.
– Many of which wouldn’t be facing the nation in the first place had not ostentatiously cosmopolitan and “pragmatic” GOP pundits like the ubiquitous Peggy Noonan so disturbingly creamed over candidate Obama and his academic bona fides — which amounted to studies of critical race theory, race and law, the promotion of Marxism using the language of liberty as its camouflage, and mau-mauing the flak catchers, all of which requires nothing more than a willingness to parrot back leftist talking points to leftist professors looking to turn you into activist leftist foot soldiers and then, if you happen to have the right pedigree, perhaps even greater things.
Or, to put it another way, one of the women who helped guilt the American people into electing a transformative Marxist with a dubious background and no governing experience, a man who, after his drug-addled youth hung out with domestic terrorists, academic (and activist) anti-Semites, and got his religious counsel from a man steeped in hatred of Whites and Jews, as head of the free world — while simultaneously turning down her nose at figures like Sarah Palin, who has proven over the course of time to be every bit as prescient as Ms Noonan was bamboozed, hoodwinked, and gloriously conned — is now writing to tell us the President is not who he promised he’d be.
Jeff touches on something that I’ve been thinking about myself recently. When Glenn Reynolds linked Noonan’s latest nose-picker, a lot of folks in the comments there echoed these sentiments, and got an interesting, although minority, response to the effect that we should welcome back apostates like Peggy, because she’s finally seen the light. The reasoning was that by continuing to bash her, we discourage others from experiencing similar Road to Damascus conversions.
I responded there:
Yeah, yeah. Forgiveness forever, no matter how much damage they do before they have their Road to Damascus moment.
Hell with it.
And this morning I ran across the following:
Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according to a new survey of millennials, people between the ages of 18 and 29 who are vital to the fortunes of the president and his signature health care law.
The most startling finding of Harvard University’s Institute of Politics: A majority of Americans under age 25–the youngest millennials–would favor throwing Obama out of office.
And I thought about why this news warms the cockles of my heart, while yet another limp example of Noonan atonement Kabuki left me feeling only sour.
The difference is simple: Obama took the trust of a bunch of ignorant, idealistic kids, used it to manipulate them, and then raped them. Noonan, supposedly less ignorant, certainly less idealistic and more expericenced, helped him do it with her enthusiasm for his election.
The kids can learn. Noonan knew better. Them I forgive. Her, I don’t. Noonan was the ideological equivalent of a mass child abuser. Why would anybody give her a pass?