Nov 2, 2008

Another disappointment from Peggy Noonan

Those who have read Peggy Noonan for any length of time know she is not a true-blue conservative. Her own words keep on confirming that assessment.

For example, in the midst of this presidential campaign, in her Wall Street Journal column of October 17, she bashed pro-life Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate.

Peggy Noonan concluded that column with this piece of insanity -- and one reason it is insane is that she provides no proof for it whatsoever:

"In the end the Palin candidacy is a symptom and expression of a new vulgarization in American politics. It’s no good, not for conservatism and not for the country. And yes, it is a mark against John McCain, against his judgment and idealism."

What in Heaven's name is Peggy Noonan talking about? Who on Earth thinks "vulgarization" when they see or hear Sarah Palin? Okay, actually, a SNOB could think that.

You want vulgarization, what about Barack Hussein Obama voting to let abortion-surviving babies be abandoned to die painful, lonely deaths? What about Barack Hussein Obama calling babies a punishment? These things are not only vulgar, they are monstrous.

But that isn't all from Peggy Noonan. In her October 29 WSJ column, which the Orange County Register ran yesterday (Saturday), she wrote this insanity about Barack Hussein Obama:

"The case for Barack Obama, in broad strokes:.... 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... He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm, and, in terms of the execution of his political ascent... he shows good judgment in terms of whom to hire and consult, what steps to take and moves to make."

She said she would not condemn Republicans who have endorsed Barack Hussein Obama. She also called Barack Hussein Obama an "intellectual." Something is wrong here.

She gave John McCain a mixed assessment, more so than she did Barack Hussein Obama.

Fortunately, she did fret that the combo of a Barack Hussein Obama presidency and a firmly Demoncrat Congress might become "a runaway train." She also interrupted her fawning over Barack Hussein Obama to admit that he should not have said, "That is above my pay grade" when asked when babies "get human rights." But she ended her column with this insanity:

"But let’s be frank. Something new is happening in America. It is the imminent arrival of a new liberal moment. History happens, it makes its turns, you hold on for dear life. Life moves... Eras end, and begin. 'God is in charge of history.' And so my beautiful election ends."

Get out the butterfly nets.

May Almighty God, the Author of Life, spare us on Election Day. And if that cannot be, may He give us the strength to deal with the future as we continue to try to save preborn babies' lives.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it utterly amazing - no, shocking - that anyone would consider Barak anything but vulgarization (did I spell it right?).

I also find it heartbreaking that people are judging Obama by how he presents himself, instead of on his promises and politics. If anyone really researched Obama and what his political positions are all about, they would not vote for him.

Do you know Obama is promising two contradicting things about marriage? Early in his candidacy, he said he would not support gay marriage, but he would support gay rights and make unions on an equal footing with marriage. Than, in 2008, he has now said he is for gay marriage.

Some people just think he's "wised up", but to everyone who knows the dangers of gay marriage, it's a big red flag.

By the way, there's an awesome Church document on gay unions and marriage here:

12:15 AM  
Anonymous DAve said...

Vulgar means not a professional politician. It's a beltway elitist term for outsiders. As in you're one of them or you're a farmer or whatever.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Joseph D'Hippolito said...

The fact Peggy Noonan looks down on Palin says far more about Noonan's lace-curtain Irish roots than her political opinions. It also suggests an unspoken prejudice that Catholics have toward evangelical Protestants. I've seen that prejudice on too many Catholic blogs and Web sites to ignore it.

Of course, George Will also looks down on Palin and he's neither Catholic nor lace-curtain Irish.

Noonan and Will are just two of the pundits isolated from reality by their own profession.

10:50 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Nick,

Thank you for your good analysis and for the excellent link!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dave,

Yes, you're so right -- and it's a lot better to have an "outside-the-Beltway" mindset than the opposite.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joseph,

I heard yesterday that columnist Kathleen Parker also criticized Gov. Palin, although I haven't checked her archive to see what specifically she said.

Beltway-Big Apple elitism is bad for America.

Let's pray that Gov. Palin gets converted to Catholicism. That would be great for her and fun for the rest of us.

And let's hope that Catholics and Evangelicals keep working together for the babies and their moms. The rescue movement fostered a lot of togetherness and broke down some walls -- some evangelicals discovered that we Catholics actually are Christians!

You are so right that being a columnist can isolate a person from reality. Hope that doesn't happen to bloggers!

1:54 PM  

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