Skip to comments.Noonan: "Tea Party Style Of Rage Is Not One That Wins Over Converts"
Posted on 11/11/2012 3:31:31 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
(snip) It can move forward things in a good way. I think the tea party is going to have to look at itself, Noonan added. Its been so helpful to the Republican Party in the past. It saved it by not going third party in 2010, helping the Republicans sweep the House. But the tea party style of rage is not one that wins over converts and makes people lean towards them and say, I want to listen to you. I think a friendly persuasion has to begin now from the Republican Party to people of the United States.
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Tea party's success in 2010 didn't yield a stiffening of backbones of our 'GOPe and leaders'.
I didn't see we have success with moderates of 2012, can she elaborate more on the 'friendly persuasion to people of the United States', please????!!??!?!
The so-called “RAGE” I have is whenever others try to blame tea party for their own failure.
This is just a result of the constant media/liberal effort to demonize the Tea Party...and it is working well.
...tea party style of rage ??????????????
WHAT in the heck is that, Ms. Noonan?
I don’t get where rage comes in. Rage is what you see on the left. They get lots of converts with rage.
Shaddup Peggy, you are the problem because you are stupid.
There is no rage. We’ve been saying in a calm but firm voice that the nation is bankrupt.
Those on the dole don’t want to believe it. Statists don’t want anyone to know.
But we are broke and there is nothing wrong with pointing it out.
She just won’t go quietly into that good night, will she?
Give it up, Pegs. You are irrelevant.
heelloooo..... my nom iz Peggy....
Noonan is not the result of the effort to demonize, she is part of the effort to demonize. IOW, she's a cause - heck, this piece is a cause. She "assumes" rage exists, therefore the tea party is a group of raging people.
If TEA Party members really had this “rage,” they would have kicked Boehner’s butt out of the Speaker’s chair by now.
Noonan is a legend in her own mind.
Oh, but Demorat “rage” works sooo much better...
In this new era of entitlements...
We’re entitled to our rage!
Hey Peggy! Didn’t Mitt more-or-less run his campaign by the Marquis of Queensbury Rules? Where did that get him when Obama & his proxys repeatedly hit him below the rhetorical belt with false and outrageaous claims?
Nice guys finish last Peggy!
Peggy Noonan is a card carrying moron who peed all over herself when Obama was elected the first time around. She doesn’t get it that we don’t have four more years. We will be in an economic collapse in 12 - 18 mos and civil war.
You know, when I looked at Mitt Romney, all I saw was rage. Seething, dripping rage. Even when Mitt was being such a nice guy in the debates, so nice a guy in fact that he did finish last, and Obama was being a petualnt little bitch of a child, all I saw was our rage.
Peggy, STFU, see you at the Apocalypse.
Working well with whom?
2012, RINOs in charge, defeated by a weak incumbent, Senate losses, minor House gains.
But to Noonan, the problem obviously is the Tea Party.
There must be something in the DC water supply that eats away the part of the brain responsible for logic and cognitive reasoning.
If Prissy Peggy equates rage with the Tea Party, she’s clueless about the Tea Party movement. I’ve never seen rage; only intelligent discussions and speakers, and well-thought-out rational decisions. It’s really the opposide of “rage”.
She’s a whack job with a major stick up her ass.
yeah, Peggy, why can’t the TEA party be more like OWS...bless their hearts
She is full of crap.
Republicans getting friendly with illegals will not do any good. Friendly persuasion?? Give me a break , what kind of stupid crap is that.
The problem with the Democrat part is suck butt RINO’s not the tea party.
About two months ago when she and Kristol were bad mouthing Romney behind the confines of the Beltway, I sent her a scathing e-mail which included a dress-down for having supported Obama in 2008.
I may have to send her another one about her attitude toward the Tea Party.
I’m just glad these so called “moderates” are working so hard to solidify their behavior and accusations in our memories.
Moderates are nothing but lying, manipulative, bottom feeding, scum.
Oh yes Peggy. Freedom and libery are so old school. Hope and change is much more modern. Who needs the founding fathers, border, culture, language, and capitalism?
I am sure that you can move us “forward”.
I just posted something asking about this. Just what exactly is she talking about? What are the conservatives suppose to say to convert people over? What a - well I will not say it.
I went to a gun show this weekend and a representative from Cheaper Than Dirt told us that they sold one million rounds of ammo last Wednesday. The gun show was packed so tight you could hardly move. Guns and ammo were flying out of there. Things are about to get interesting. Stay safe and Godspeed.
GO TEA PARTY!
THE ONLY SUCCESS WAS IN 2010!!!!!
How do people like her have a job?
I've heard it all before, Missy.
I remember Mitt's father and the internationalist Rockefeller Republicans telling us.
July 8, 1964
GOP Warned To Beware Of Extremist May Destroy Republicans: Romney Reject infiltrators and purveyors of hate, said the Michigan governor . . . .
Move the little rectangle slightly up and to the left to see story.
THEY NEVER, NEVER, NEVER STOP!
Ask them Reagan Democrats about it, Missy.
Your are cordially invited to go F*CK yourself. No need to R.S.V.P.
Noonan is doing the devils work here.
I might add the scathing e-mail included the fact that fly-over country was supporting the candidate that was shoved down our throats, and the Beltway establishment needed to get behind the candidate of choice or the loss of the election would be on the shoulders of Beltway people like Noonan and Kristol.
Please remember, you’re a word-smith, not some political wizard with the capacity to tell America what will or won’t work.
So, while the rest of us are trying to save America and the Constitution, you can just sit down and shut up.
Ms. Noonan, keep it up and MSLSD will be interested in hiring you.
Enough with the “RAGE” BS, Noonan.
I have never seen a Tea-Partier as much as spit on the ground.
Hey you! Ms. Piggy, it’s time for you to return to your pig pen. Roll over in the slime of your making and eat the slop of your own drivel.
I’ve heard other repubs, besides Peggy, reflect on the campaign loss and the running theme is to retool and abandon our social beliefs. Obviously abortion and gay marriage is at the top of the ladder and they want us to accept these behaviors? NEVER.
Noonan and DC society... she’s on the cocktail circuit.
Peggy, I think it’s time for you to take a look at yourself, and realize you’re an old broad who’s far too long in the tooth for flipping your hair, rapt gazes, and Hepburn-like trills of giggling.
You might think you’re fascinating, Peggy, but no one else does.
Oh yeah, Peggy reminds me.
The Walking Dead is on tonight.
You are correct...it is working. Sadly. OWS=great grassroots movement by peaceful activists. TEA Party=bunch of fringe right wing kooks who want to rule by anarchy or theocracy.
I have been active in the TEA Party since the beginning. None of the rallies or meetings I have attended have been “rageful”. In the beginning, at least in my area, there was a broad coalition that spanned BOTH parties and independents.
The demonization by the libs and msm (I’ll throw the GOPe in with that group as well)is a result of fear. It scares the beejeebers out of them that a group of like minded Americans with no real leader to unite them has made a difference. For the most part we operate independently from one another. Scary stuff that there is a core in this country that “gets it”.
Sorry Ms. Noonan. I was about to forgive you. But no longer. You speak crazy talk.
How do you gently persuade People to forgo their food stamps and then gently nudge them toward employment. The layabouts of this country do not need the grandmotherly approach to mend their ways. They need Lee Ermey staring them in the face when the wake up around noon.
AS for Tea Party identified candidates. My observation is that their ideas are fine, its the presentation that is lacking. Our candidates should be sought and selected that can convey the ideas in a coherent and articulate manor, with intelligence. Too many of these candidates have been supported strictly on their support for our issues. That does us no good if they cannot present themselves as sharp and intelligent people. The Christine O’Donnells reflect badly on us, they are representing our ideas. An example of a great Tea Party candidate is Ted Cruz. He is someone who shares our views but would not be out of place on a panel with Bill Buckley and Richard Brookhiser discussing James Madison. His type of candidate should be our standard. I would put Rand Paul in that category. Again, the ideas are fine, but we should do a better job articulating them with intelligence.
I don’t give a goddam about her converts. I.WILL NOT sorrender my inheritance of liberty and certainly not to fraud.
No deaths tonight, please.
And they just can’t stop proving what I’ve been saying about them all along.
Too white, too old, too boring GOPe doesn’t seem to quite get that her soft wipers are scoffed at by the left. They laugh at her. The only thing they understand is rage, rap and ridiculousness.
I say West can articulate our values. We WON’T GO QUIETLY! How is that?
Rage?? Peggy. I would call it passion. Negative rage, that’s Obama. And no, we are not going to do it your get-along way, actually. You and your softy-kissy up get-along, give up the Constitution and ‘can’t we all just get along?”
You go on back to Obama where you belong. And you can keep your advice. We the People don’t need it. We have the Constitution.
Noonan re-emerging after Romney’s loss. Figured the RINOs will come out of the woodwork when the narrative is the conservatives / Tea Party are scaring away voters. What they don’t get is that the RINOs are what dilutes the conservative message and THEY need to go away! Get lost Noonan, you’re pretty irrelevant these days.
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