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Friday, April 26, 2019

Noonan blames Trump for the attempted coup

A reader wrote:
Don, PLEASE do a take down of this garbage from Peggy Noonan. It makes my blood boil because it is so unfair to Trump, and it is also incandescently stupid. I’d write one myself but I’m a slow writer and my day job is really busy this week. Jeff
Your wish is my command.


Noonan's piece, "How Trump Lost Half of Washington," is her latest attack "not about policy [but] behavior," which condemns it to the bin labeled Personal Attack.

Oh, she couches it in some high-minded self-righteous talk but nearly four years after he formally announced for president, she still cannot argue against his policies. The ad hominem attacks continue because she will not engage him in policy, lest her true beliefs become public knowledge.

She said he lost the first half of Washington because Democrats and some Republicans never gave him a chance.

Now he has lost the other half, she said.

GOOD.

She wrote, "I’m thinking of the old ambassadors, mostly men in their 60s, 70s and 80s. They’re woven into the town, solid citizens, friends of journalists, occasionally sources, and they know things. They’re mostly retired, and at lunch at clubs in town often begin sentences with 'And so I told Zbig . . .' There’s a bit of lost glory with them, but they care about America, are personally invested in it, love it with an old-school love, and respect systems, knowing that creativity — in art, science and diplomacy — can only be born within a certain immediate order."

Zbig is Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski, who advised LBJ and was Carter's national security adviser. On his watch, we doubled down on Vietnam (LBJ) and lost Iran and the Panama Canal under Carter.

But he made the cocktail circuit.

President Donald John Trump does not curry DC's favor. He does not need them. He is a garish playboy billionaire who saved Manhattan only to be resented by Manhattan's elitists who look down on his Outer Borough ways.

He is saving the country and the people who will in the long term benefit most  — the elitists — are spitting angry.

She wrote, "Pretty quickly and to the entire edifice of Washington, it became clear Donald Trump was not a Jacksonian shock to the system, which is what his supporters think he was. He was a daily system overload, a one-man frying of the grid."

If one man, even a president, can overload a grid, then you need a better grid.

But the fact is, they did this to themselves and refuse to accept responsibility. Anyone can cut you off in traffic; you decide whether to turn that into Road Rage.

We know what she (and they) decided.

Noonan wrote, "Their fears about him weren’t assuaged by trusty old hands inside the White House because those hands weren’t there. They didn’t join the administration, because they didn’t want their résumés tainted or they thought wise counsel would never be heeded. Or because they’d signed a letter opposing him in 2016 and would never be forgiven.

"So a lot of good people didn’t come in or weren’t allowed in. And those who did work for the president came to seem strange — fierce, emotional, half mad themselves. There were good people there — the generals were solid — but one by one they left."

The message from DC is clear: work for The Donald and you end your career.

So much for her illusion of this crowd being public servants. If you love your country, you serve when called.

Hers is a roundabout way to blame President Trump for the attempted coup by the Deep State and the Fourth Estate, which awarded her a Pulitzer for her contributions to this effort.

She wrote, "It was all this — the president’s disdain, his well-fed resentments — that not only left Washington thinking Mr. Trump was crazy. It made Washington itself a fertile field for crazy. It was in this atmosphere that the Steele dossier, with its whacked out third-rate spy fiction, became believable, that sober-minded officials reportedly wondered if they should wear wires when they met with the president.

"He destabilized the entire town."

No. The town's Road Rage against him comes from their refusal to accept the will of the people and the policies that serve America and not Washington.

She is rooting for Democrats to offer a safe choice who will calm the waters, this shaming the legacy of Ronald Reagan for whom she once worked. Oh well, she always said Dan Rather was her favorite boss.

Hers is a cry from Versailles for Sloppy Joe Biden to save them from this Orange Man who wants to Make America Great Again.

Biden's slogan is "America's Coming Back Like We Used To Be."

By America, he means the people who chatted with Zbig at cocktail parties.

But that is not going to happen. It's over. Gérard Araud told them so. He is retiring as the French ambassador to the United States. He threw the best parties in Kalorama.

Araud told The Atlantic, "There is a misconception about Trump which is American and French: saying Trump is an accident, and when Trump leaves power, everything will go back to business as usual. That’s the dream of Washington, D.C."

That will not happen. The Old Washington failed. It gutted the Fly Over nation by replacing Americanism with globalism. This pleased all those sophisticated ambassadors at those trendy parties (and got deals in Ukraine for Biden's idiot son) but the Midwest and South were flattened.

The in crowd shut down American factories.

President Trump brought those factories back, much as his Grand Hyatt Hotel brought a renaissance in construction in Manhattan.

Noonan's column is like a plantation owner in the 1870s longing for a return to the Antebellum South.

Nope. The Old South failed. Now Old Washington has failed too. We are not going back. No amount of personal attacks on the president will change that.

63 comments:

  1. Gave up on her when she couldn't wait to jump on Barry's bandwagon.

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    1. Me too. When I see her name now I smile politely and move on, much like Bill Kristol, Michael Medved, and Mitt Romney. I am done with those weasels.

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    2. Peggy Noonan is shocked, shocked at President Trump's behavior and lack of the finer graces of the people she mingles with daily. She might even have a case of the vapors, she needs her Valium.

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    3. Yeah, she's a sellout, but the question is why does Conservatism, Inc. and the Republican Party produce so many sell-outs and back stabbers? Part of the answer is it's difficult to be a politician in a nation with a totalitarian media unless you kowtow to that media. Reserving your efforts to servicing your billionaire donors while tossing the majority of your constituents under the bus to placate the media is just easier. After a while you come to hate your victims, hate having to lower yourself to beg for their votes, and hate them for making you feel dirty and dishonorable in your handling of them.

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    4. I remember a quote while researching Washington political culture. If a man with ethics and ideals is elected to a position in Washington,he will compromise those ethics and ideals or go home.

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  2. Noonan, Kristol, Goldberg.ec.
    All dead to me...

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    1. Noonan has been an ahole for 20 years. A Nobody. An intellectual dwarf. No shock about the shlock she babbles on about.

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    2. I'm surprised no one has mentioned Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski, Zbig's daughter, also known as the laugh-a-minute clown on Morning Joe.

      She & Peggy are bosom buddies, naturally. They share intellectual dwarfism as well as hatred for anyone upsetting the Status Quo!

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  3. She sounds like a British colonial blind to the corruption and oppressiveness of their rule.

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  4. Any woman living in NYC, as Peggy does, cannot help but be compromised by the group think of all her so-called friends. Perhaps she doesn't remember what her current friends were saying about her hero, Ronaldus Magnus back in 1981-1988? Just as Cindy and Fatty McCain can't remember how John Sidney was DRAGGED each and every day by the media in 2008 and Romney has "gotten over" the smears that tainted his candidacy.

    I am happier with Donald J. Trump by orders of magnitude than I would be with any swamp dweller RINO. With any luck he'll dispatch them all by 2020. MAGA!

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  5. Trump could bring about global peace, end world hunger and poverty and people like her would still have this truly irrational, insane, visceral antipathy and outright hatred towards Trump.

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    1. Yep.
      If Trump found a cure for cancer, these people would accuse him of putting doctors on the unemployment line.

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  6. Noonan's column is like a plantation owner in the 1870s longing for a return to the Antebellum South.

    She wants her slaves back. Republicans freed slaves. Are we sure she's a Republican?

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    1. The plantation owners kept a failed agrarian economic system going for years as the north industrialized, to the detriment of slaves and free southerners alike because it benefited them and southern politicians. Kinda sounds like today's phony, fraudulent, failed, floundering and now foundering non-elite elite.

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  7. Zbig being the monster who created and funded Al Qaeda and Bin Laden purported to fight the USSR. As usual with DC experiments it blew up in our faces years later.

    Isn't it interesting that as soon as the Soviet threat vanished in 1991, how terrorism so quickly replaced them as the next threat. So the budgets for the congressional military industrial complex were safe.

    12/31/1991 USSR shuts down
    1993 first WTC bombing
    1995 OKC bombing
    9/11

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    1. Yes, terrorism was the main focus after communism. But I believe your conclusion that "we needed an enemy" is wrong:

      Terrorism - mainly Moslem - murdering thousands had been overlooked for decades, because the West was focused on Communism that had murdered MILLIONS.

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    2. Munich Olympics. Lockerbie. Attacks on the Vienna, Rome, and Zurich airports. Achille Lauro. Multiple airliner hijackings. Iran invading the US embassy, taking Americans hostage.

      You're either very young or suffering from a selective memory.

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  8. Peggy Noonan is one reason I canceled my WSJ subscription last year

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  9. Yes she is Scarlett O'Hara wailing over her lost plantation. I will never forget that she (and Walter Russell Mead) proudly voted for Obama. I've yet to hear of any apologies for that.

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  10. She has become a teef gnashing, fainting couch needing, arm flailing, attendee of the Church of the Perpetually Offended. Perhaps she could change her name to Sister Offensia of the Chattering Class.

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  11. Trump knows the value of and how to do stress tests. So far, all the old circuits in DC are blowing under very moderate pressure. Like going to work on an old house or old car, you tweak one thing and something else breaks. Noonan and others see the cascade coming to reveal their fragility and that they'll be replaced with something robust.

    The old hands fight the last war. When they were young and their hearts were gay. Trump builds the future. With strong foundations.

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  12. I find this Noonan's article amusing in light of the fact there is 3.2 percent growth in the economy...unexpectedly. I don't think the now prosperous people outside the beltway will care what the cocktail party crowd things.

    Peggy is way past her expiration date.

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    1. Deep state hacks like Noonan couldn't care less about the country outside DC/New York.

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  13. Well, she's open about her elitist yearnings. No non-"cool kids" should be allowed in Washington. Any that dare will be hounded out, marginalized, scorned by the "in-crowd" who hbnobbed with Zbig". A normal person would be embarrassed to write such a transparent apologetic for the attempted coup.

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  14. These idiot elitists do not realize that there is no going back. President Trump turned over the rock and exposed the maggots.

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  15. Washington Deep State's reaction to a President who has destroyed their hold on power: Political road rage: Irrational, out of control, lawless and dangerous. Great analogy.

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  16. Stupidity is inert, not incandescent. The only thing you can form with it is a black hole that sucks in working brain cells.

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  17. I would love to see the hold of the DC power elite's throughly broken up in pieces, one way to do so is to move many departmemts out of Washinton to the states.
    Can you imagine the wailing and gnashing of teeth,plus pyschosis will be running rampant and many will have to quit their jobs (yea).
    This would be a perfect way to destroy the DC cabals and give more power back to the states, cut down the cost of the Federal Government, and a win for "we the people", this is my dream.

    Kate

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    1. With the Department of Education first to go.

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  18. Surber delivered the knockout punch on this one. I could not force myself to read Peggy's column as I don't want to contribute to her click count.

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  19. I'd rather hear what Peter Noonan has to say

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    1. I'd rather hear what Danny Noonan has to say.

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  20. "Biden's slogan is "America's Coming Back Like We Used To Be.""

    Sounds like a slogan for Viagra. Or a raunchy overnight radio show.

    "Joe Biden, The Luurve Doctor, is in the studio and he's not wearing any pants! All Nookie, All Night, All Naked!"

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  21. Pearl-clutching RINO.
    These people don't understand. They just don't understand.
    JimNorCal

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  22. If they succeed at bringing down Trump, the next Trump will actually be Hitler.

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  23. This from the same woman who was extolling the virtues of Obama.Another old DC swamp dweller to be sure.

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  24. I understand she once wrote a speech for Ronald Reagan. If she had stopped there, fine. But nothing she's written for a newspaper column in the last 20 years has been worth reading.

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  25. Noonan's perspective reminds me of the CATO comment --"We’re an economy with a country, not a country with an economy." -- and is a textbook example of the disconnect between the business, political and media elites and the everyday people of the western democracies forced to suffer the consequences of their public policy delusions. For ordinary citizens of the EU and the US, their country is their home; while to the elites it isn't even a country, let alone a home with a familiar people and culture; it's just a labor market and a consumer market -- really, nothing more than some map coordinates with a set of cashflows attached.

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    1. The most succinct and accurate description of the"globalist mindset I've read to date. This should scare the hell out of the normals. Thanks for the post.

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  26. Always thought she was an interesting writer. I appreciate her honesty in stating she is part of the DC ‘elite’ which sold our country down the river. I am surprised she is so unaware of the feelings of the people. Oh well, less time wasted reading her articles, good riddance, she is no longer relevant and she doesn’t know it yet, sad...

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  27. Always thought she was an interesting writer. I appreciate her honesty in stating she is part of the DC ‘elite’ which sold our country down the river. I am surprised she is so unaware of the feelings of the people. Oh well, less time wasted reading her articles, good riddance, she is no longer relevant and she doesn’t know it yet, sad...

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  28. You didn't miss a thing, Don. Well said.

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  29. How quaint, that the spinster Peggy Noonan believes that Donald Trump - who only got 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia - suddenly had 50% of DC waiting to be asked to step aboard and steer the country in a direction different than the nation indicated it wanted to go.

    When they didn't get asked, they blamed Trump for not recognizing their irresistible and invaluable genius, threw a snit fit and decided the Orange Man was bad after all.

    What a delusional view, Peggy. Find some help.

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  30. What she Kristol, Allahpundit, etc and Democrats refuse to recognize that the vast unwashed bitter clinging Deplorables who should just die is pissed even after working and dealing with day in and day out family/life issues.

    The Tea Party was the first peaceful iteration of the disaffected plea of help.

    Trump is another, but more forceful.

    If after Trump, things go back, the next iteration will not be peaceful, at all.

    It is not a threat, but an observation of ancient and recent history.

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  31. Globalism flattened the Midwest and the South......time to flatten Washington. It's the only place in the country where it would be a great thing if unemployment was in double digits, but only in the surrounding pricey suburbs.

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  32. More than a few of the criticisms of Trump as well as most of the problems he's had, can all be traced to personnel problems in both his campaign and the early part of his administration. People who would otherwise be happy to work for Trump were warned that it would ruin their careers.

    And of the ones who were willing to work for Trump, some were crooks (Manafort) or were there to act as spies and/or saboteurs.

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  33. So she's an old insider bemoaning that an outsider came in and disrupted the status quo. Interesting.

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  34. Noonan's column might carry a little more weight if it wasn't for the fact she pretty much endorsed Obama over McCain in one of her final columns prior to the 2008 election, and AFAIK, has never done a mea culpa for it, as William Safire did in the pages of The New York Times for voting for Clinton in 1992.

    She was happy to pretend her support for Obama never happened. In this case, she pines for the ouster of Trump so that establishment Republicans can regain control of the party, while not saying anything about how she couldn't even support the most establishment of establishment Republicans for president 11 years ago.

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  35. My god. The self importance of these clowns is disgusting. Get out of your bubble and see the real world. We didn't elect Trump to fit in to your cocktail circuit.

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  36. brought those factories back?

    Roflmfao!

    Racist, moronic, traitorous Trumptards are just so stupid!

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    1. Wow. Deep, serious, well-thought-out, measured and fact-based analysis.

      NOT.

      Have fun watching election night - Trump's gonna be around for a second term, largely because of halfwits like you.

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  37. Noonan is about as dumb as you can get, All the political players knew DJT had no working experience in gov't or politics, as he was going it alone, He was an Entertainer from the Apprentice, would never have a chance to be elected from the seasoned DEM'S or GOP's, but if by chance he won, DEM'S had to plan his ouster, he can do nothing good, that we will accept, even if in office, we will resist at every turn [TRUE].

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  38. Well-said. I assumed from the headline that it was a stupid article -- losing Washington corruptocrats is supposed to be a bad thing? I didn't read her article; I haven't read anything by her since she wrote a pro-Obama piece in 2008.

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  39. POTUS did not direct FBI leadership to plot a coup against him, he did not fund the fake Dossier or pay Steele to get dirt, he did not order Brennan/Comey or Rosenstein to push the fake Dossier and lie to the FISA judges. saying he guilty of the coup is asinine, and disingenuous and a lie. He did not pick the players or set them up.

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  40. She doesn't get it - that's why he got elected.

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  41. If Donald Trump accomplished absolutely nothing besides exposing all the phony baloney plastic banana Cuckservatives and the Derp State sock puppets, he would be the greatest leader who ever lived in all of human history.

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  42. Noonan symbolizes the decline of the WSJ. She is now interchangeable with the columnists at the NYT. I guess she wants invitations to the better parties,

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  43. "not about policy [but] behavior,"

    Justifying the calumnies flung at Trump, his staff, his family, and everyone who supported him on the grounds that Trump's behavior is poor is just another way of saying "it's not bad when WE do it."

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  44. Mistress Piggy No Nun is craving attention as she is dragged relentlessly into the abyss of irrelevancy.

    Would be sad, were she to exhibit a smidgeon of dignity.

    So, not sad.

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