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Once More, With Meaning (Obama Has No Case for Re-Election)
WSJ Online ^ | 6/21/2012 | Peggy Noonan

Posted on 06/22/2012 5:52:30 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

The Romney strategy the past eight weeks has been, in a small way, shrewd: have the candidate out there talking in a candidate-like manner, but don't let him say anything so interesting that it will take the cameras off Mr. Obama. The president is lurching from gaffe to mess, from bad news to worse. Don't get in his way as he harms himself.

*snip*

As for the president, his big campaign speech last week in Cleveland not only was roundly panned but was deeply revealing. In it—all 54 minutes of it—he attempted to make the case for his economic stewardship and his re-election.

What he revealed is that he doesn't know the case for his own re-election.

Politicians give 54-minute speeches when they don't know what they're trying to say but are sure the next sentence will tell them. So they keep talking. They keep saying sentences in the hope that meaning will finally emerge from one of them.

A 54-minute speech is not a sign of Fidel-like confidence, or a love for speaking. A 54-minute speech is a sign of desperation.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


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HT to RealClearPolitics.com
1 posted on 06/22/2012 5:52:35 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Actually, it's amazing that during an existential crisis—a crisis that is economic, cultural and political, and that bears on our role and purpose in the world—both candidates for our highest office have felt free to be so . . . well, insubstantial.

Hey! Peggy! We had a substantial candidate. You and your Liberal friends in the media told her to go back to Alaska.

2 posted on 06/22/2012 5:58:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RoosterRedux

3 posted on 06/22/2012 5:58:29 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: RoosterRedux
What he revealed is that he doesn't know the case for his own re-election.

I don't know about that. I just got a notice from the dems that sounds pretty enticing, and may lure me to the other side. I'm sure I won't be alone, as hundreds of thousands of other conservatives take this bait. Romeny is now toast. Here is their incredible offer:

"Having you join our 2012 effort is important to us. So we want to sweeten the deal.

By donating today, not only will you become a contributing member this year, but you'll also be automatically entered to be one of four Democrats we'll fly to Washington D.C. to meet our Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for lunch -- airfare and hotel are on us."

4 posted on 06/22/2012 5:59:54 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: RoosterRedux

Over 40% of all voters in America believe in this man and what he is doing to the country. These are your neighbors, your co-workers, many of your local officials, the people who you pay to teach your children and the people you pay to entertain you.

5 posted on 06/22/2012 6:01:02 AM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: C210N

“Having you join our 2012 effort is important to us. So we want to sweeten the deal...”

...are you serious?


6 posted on 06/22/2012 6:02:59 AM PDT by albie
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To: C210N
Wow!

A date with Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

That's hard to resist!;-)

7 posted on 06/22/2012 6:03:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Peggy Noonan = Fredo Corleone.

You made your bed, Peggers,etc...


8 posted on 06/22/2012 6:04:15 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: RoosterRedux
A date with Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

Second prize is lunch and dinner with Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

9 posted on 06/22/2012 6:06:27 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: albie

“Having you join our 2012 effort is important to us. So we want to sweeten the deal...”

...are you serious?

__

I think I probably have puked.


10 posted on 06/22/2012 6:07:06 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: C210N
By donating today, not only will you become a contributing member this year, but you'll also be automatically entered to be one of four Democrats we'll fly to Washington D.C. to meet our Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for lunch -- airfare and hotel are on us."

Second prize is having TWO lunches with Debbie..ugghhhh...

11 posted on 06/22/2012 6:11:01 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: RoosterRedux

Been true for a while, the more Obama speaks the worse he does.

Imho, one can review Obama’s speeches and they always have been glaringly radical/ ill informed. But the media and public just accepted that he was giving brilliant speeches.

His great “race” speech contained insane marxist assertions, he accused doctors of routinely performing uneccessary surgery on children, etc.


12 posted on 06/22/2012 6:15:07 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Night Hides Not
I don't care what anyone says, she is one good looking woman...for a Democrat, that is...


13 posted on 06/22/2012 6:16:50 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: ClearCase_guy

You do know, don’t you, that opposing 0bama is “racist”.

This is the main theme they’ll run on, behind the scenes.


14 posted on 06/22/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: RoosterRedux
LOL! Looks as though the bloom is finally off the rose for Peggy Precious. Her latest work has quite a different take from her prior articles concerning Obama and his presidency.

These champagne-sipping, sleep-walking, Beltway-conservative Obama-zombies are beginning to awaken and have begun to cite the glaring flaws in Obama that escaped their attention in the 2008 election. Apparently they were so blinded by their embarrassment over Bush's lack of eloquence and so over awed by Obama's that they couldn't see Obama for the leftist tyro that most conservatives did.
15 posted on 06/22/2012 6:19:14 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Member of the BBB Club - Bye-Bye-Barry!!! President Barack "Down Low" Obama)
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To: RoosterRedux

DWS - “I’ve got my eye on you”.


16 posted on 06/22/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: RoosterRedux
"The case for Barack Obama, in broad strokes:

He has within him the possibility to change the direction and tone of American foreign policy, which need changing; his rise will serve as a practical rebuke to the past five years, which need rebuking; his victory would provide a fresh start in a nation in which a fresh start would come as a national relief. He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm, and, in terms of the execution of his political ascent, still the primary and almost only area in which his executive abilities can be discerned, he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult, what steps to take and moves to make. We witnessed from him this year something unique in American politics: He took down a political machine without raising his voice."

Obama and the Runaway Train, Peggy Noonan, 30OCT08

17 posted on 06/22/2012 6:21:50 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
DWS - “I’ve got my eye on you”.

"I've got my eye on you. And you."

18 posted on 06/22/2012 6:28:41 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: RoosterRedux


19 posted on 06/22/2012 6:36:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: RoosterRedux

Her and Chelsea could be twins...hmmmmmm


20 posted on 06/22/2012 6:42:45 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Night Hides Not

Did you know she has three secret service agents? One for her torso and two for her ass.


21 posted on 06/22/2012 6:43:42 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: RoosterRedux
This is Peggy Noonan's best column in years - it looks like the double agent is back on our side this time, at least for today. It is a blueprint for a GOP landslide - if Romney will follow it.

Leading the opposition to another candidate or to his bad policies is a good start, but voters want to follow someone who will lead them in a clear direction. Noonan's advice for Romney to hammer one or two vital political goals evokes the smashing success of Reagan's campaigns and presidency. It is the road map to victory in November.

22 posted on 06/22/2012 6:44:55 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Future Snake Eater

Thanks for posting it. A good reminder of why I never read her any more.


23 posted on 06/22/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by Kanzan
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To: ClearCase_guy
Poor Peg. Both her candidates are unable to say anything meaningful because, well, not that they're real smart and coy or anything, but, they are simply unable to say anything meaningful.

So, hear that Mittbots?

Other people are starting to notice too!

24 posted on 06/22/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Carl LaFong

Re Peggy Fredo Corleone Noonan: “I’m smaht. I’m smaht. Not dumb like they say.”

(Done from memory so it’s probably a paraphrase rather than a quote, but quite applicable IMO)


25 posted on 06/22/2012 7:56:18 AM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: C210N
By donating today, not only will you become a contributing member this year, but you'll also be automatically entered to be one of four Democrats we'll fly to Washington D.C. to meet our Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for lunch -- airfare and hotel are on us."

They pay for the airfare and hotel, but you have to supply your own barf bag. Guess the winner could just grab the one off the seat back in front of him on the airplane and bring it along.

26 posted on 06/22/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: RoosterRedux; All

Obama”care” is the Death Knell for the United States of America.

The USA Federal Government is broke, and is forced to borrow 3 1/2 BILLION dollars from our grandchildren EVERY DAY!

This then is the Federal Grandchildren Tax, or FGT, separate from the FIT or Federal Income Tax that only 51 % of us pay.

2012 is the third year of the American Taxpayer Revolt, in spite of what our sorry politicians and apathetic Liberal Agenda Media try to tell us.

The Silent Majority is silent no more.

If Romney is elected he has promised to “keep the best parts” of Obama”care” and send it back to each of the 50 States, resulting in the Death Knell of each of the 50 States that choose to keep the Obama”care” Death Knell.

Right now there is a 50-50 chance that Obama will get re-elected.

No matter that Obama was the worst Federal Financial Steward EVER!

If Obama gets re-elected he will just declare, by Executive Order, that Obama”care” is legal, and thus the demise of America will be accomplished during his Reign of Obamanation.

If THE NINE SUPREMES knock down ANY part of Obama”care,” then Senate Minority Leader Son-of-a-Mitch McConnell and Esteemed Sobber-of-the-House Boehner will rush to replace the Court-damaged parts of America’s Death Knell.

The only possible positive outcome will be to ABOLISH FOREVER Obama”care.”

America cannot afford to continue Federal programs to buy votes with debt that we charge to our Grandchildren.

BTW, it is all very simple as illustrated by the words of Paul Harvey: “ WHEN YOUR OUTGO EXCEEDS YOUR INCOME, YOUR UPKEEP WILL BE YOUR DOWNFALL.”


27 posted on 06/22/2012 8:06:37 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Future Snake Eater

“he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult”

Surely she must cringe when she reflects back on such statements. That she now expects anyone to EVER take her seriously is a joke!

Peggy messed up big time with her fawning support of obama. As far as I’m concerned (paraphrasing Sarah), her pseudo-conservative goose is cooked.


28 posted on 06/22/2012 9:21:55 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Heart of Georgia

And to think that this was written months after the Ayers and Wright stuff had been broken.


29 posted on 06/22/2012 9:30:04 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Carl LaFong

Amen! Peggy you foolishly bought this usurper’s bunk hook line and sinker and supported him. You bear responsibility for what he has done to the country just as every other fool who voted for him.

Sadly you worked for Reagan and saw the real thing as what a president should and can be and you evidently learned nothing. Just go away Peggy...


30 posted on 06/22/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Oh, that is awesome! :)


31 posted on 06/22/2012 11:43:05 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Yes, she knew about all of it .. knew everything - just as we all did - but she didn’t care.

If I’m wrong, please correct me, but I don’t recall her writing a single article of warning as to who obamao really is. And there was so much info available in his own writings, not to mention his associations, that there’s no way she didn’t know.

Yet for her hopes of obtaining a speech writing position in the obamao administration, she literally threw the entire nation under the bus and wrote nothing but the most glowing articles about him.


32 posted on 06/22/2012 12:36:47 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: RoosterRedux
By donating today, not only will you become a contributing member this year, but you'll also be automatically entered to be one of four Democrats we'll fly to Washington D.C. to meet our Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for lunch -- airfare and hotel are on us."

Somehow, the taxpayers will end up picking up the tab. Libs are great for spending Other Peoples' Money to support their causes.

33 posted on 06/22/2012 2:06:49 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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