Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Peggy Noonan Is Wrong About Bush

Peggy Noonan Is Wrong About Bush

While I've had strong policy disagreements with President Bush, I am unafraid to say I am still grateful he is commander in chief at a time when more and more people are losing sight of the big picture in the global war against Islamist terrorists.

It is difficult even for the most hawkish not to be dispirited by the unrelenting negativity against the war by Democrats and the mainstream media, especially since it has gone on longer than we'd hoped. It's important that those who have realistically assessed the almost-inevitably devastating consequences of our precipitous withdrawal from Iraq resist the seductive pressure to jeopardize our long-term security in exchange for the quick-fix withdrawal option.

This is why it's especially disappointing that some previously war-supporting conservatives have succumbed to the temptation to fold in the face of the public's war fatigue. I assume that such fatigue is behind the revulsion columnist Peggy Noonan expressed for President Bush in her July 13 column:




Anonymous bobcat said...

Good for David - and he's absolutely right. I don't know what the hell happened to Peggy Noonan, but she has BDS for sure!

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with David on this one. I remember what Peggy wrote a few months ago in response to Linda Chavez's IDIOTIC statement that it was us "racists" who oppose the Prez on the Mexicano border. She was RIGHT to respond bitterly to such a hamhanded attempt to smear those who want our border sealed. Chavez and Bush acted like morons by going after the base.

BUT Peggy took it two or three steps too far. Her BDS came through in that article. It was a sad spectacle.

Look, we need to thank our lucky stars that W. is our CIC in these trying times. If the Goreacle had won in 2000 this battle would be in NYC and Boston right now. Car bombs and mall shootings. Oh, and a MISERABLELY overtaxed economy.

Can we do better in a President? Of course. For starters we MUST nominate a TRUE conservative. My best guess about the guys running goes like this, most conservative to least:

1. Fred Thompson
2. Mitt Romney
3. Newt Gingrich
4. Rudy G.

Let me air my objections because that will take much less time.

Fred hasn't always been perfectly conservative as a Senator. Senate votes are difficult to gauge due to intertwined interests and motives. Also he's in remission from cancer.

Mitt introduced socialized medicine in Mass. when he was the Governor. It's a disaster for businessmen in MA, but I think he's learned from it, even if he's sticking by it when questioned.

Newt believes in government solutions to many problems. He seems NOT to have learned that government is usually THE problem.

With the exception of tax cuts and his eagerness to fight allah's gangsters, Rudy is a liberal. As conservatives, we can expect to get 40% of our agenda enacted. He would drive Peggy Noonan to take Vicadin!

I think that conservative BDS can be averted this time if we go into the 2008 elections with our eyes wide open. The four men I've listed above are all OUTSTANDING prospects, we need not to expect more of them than they can deliver.


4:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who's my DREAM President? It's a slam dunk.

Mitch McConnell !!!

He's unelectable though. He's far too conservative, he challenged McCain-Feingold in front of the Supreme Court and he has a weak chin. The chin problem eliminates 70% of the female vote and 95% of the gays. I'm not sure how he polls among the lesbians...;-)


4:38 AM  
Anonymous z said...

Okay, Ms Noonan...Bush doesn't look like he's suffering enough in public, like LBJ did (what are you thinking?)....?

Oh, so he's supposed to feel as positive about what he's doing in Iraq, lead us with him, continue to try to make people understand his thinking and his optimism that things are going to go well because he feels they MUST go well "or else", but he's supposed to hold his head in his hands while doing so?

OH, I get it. Sure would make Americans feel MORE optimistic and hopeful if Bush was weeping, woulnd't it?

Ms. Noonan......you smokin' some of that stuff we're trying to stop from growing in Afghanistan?

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, it would make americans feel more optimistic and hopeful if they could believe ANYTHING this government said for a change.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon you are SUCH a pathetic weasely coward. I've read your hit and run crap too often. This a VERY ethical administration, especially when compared to the last damn crooks who stole everything in the living quarters of the White House! Now les pay attention as I sign my name.


3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, sorry les, it wasnt you.


12:01 PM  

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