Peggy Noonan No Longer Squeeing Like a Schoolgirl Over Obam-bam

Probably in a desperate attempt to salvage a couple of nanograms of credibility now that her Wonderboy of Yore isn’t all that hot anymore and has turned into what every single person in the country with an IQ above room temperature knew he was from day one. Still, her column is well worth reading, if nothing else then for the enjoyment of seeing somebody slowly waking up to reality. Baby steps.

As I say, put aside the argument, step back and view the thing at a distance. Support it or not, you cannot look at ObamaCare and call it anything but a huge, historic mess. It is also utterly unique in the annals of American lawmaking and government administration.

Which is, of course, why the GOP is doing exactly fuck all to get rid of it. Just think on how many years they can run on repealing it. As long as they don’t do anything to, you know, repeal it.

The White House, on the other hand, seems to have understood what the bill would do, and lied in a way so specific it showed they knew exactly what to spin and how. “If you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan, period.” “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period.” That of course was the president, misrepresenting lying his fucking face off about the facts of his signature legislative effort. That was historic, too. If you liked your doctor, your plan, your network, your coverage, your deductible you could not keep it. Your existing policy had to pass muster with the administration, which would fight to the death to ensure that 60-year-old women have pediatric dental coverage.

We had to fix a bit for you up there, Peggy. Time to call a spade a spade and all.

Republicans of all people should not go for the happy face. They cannot run only on ObamaCare this year and later, because it’s not the only problem in America. But it’s a problem, a big one, and needs to be hard and shrewdly fought.

Fought, but never defeated. Too many lovely donations in keeping it around for decades as the campaigning gift that keeps on giving. “Just vote for me and I’ll fight, fight FIGHT to destroy ObamaCare.”

Just wait and see. We’ve seen this before as well. Over and over again.

Thatisall.

12 comments

  1. 1
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Och, mon! Squealing it is, no clue what squeeling is, mayhaps it be the bastard child of a squid and mermaid?

  2. 2
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    So Noonan no longer needs that highly absorbent material in her panties? I don’t mean for “That time of the month” I mean for the rest of the month.
    :em07:
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  3. 3
    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    Not to be difficult, but who the hell is Peggy Noonan?

  4. 4
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Noonan and Coulter… brain damaged bints that I have lost all respect for.

  5. 5
    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    I call her Piggy NoOne–because I can (h/t B. Klintoon).

    Och, mon! Squealing it is, no clue what squeeling is

    I believe His Rottieness referred to the noise silly wenches are thought to make at performing rock/pop stars.

  6. 6
    Terrapod growls and barks:

    Xystus, you may be correct, however, not having participated in such events populated by mindless pre-teens (at least not since 1966) you may well be correct as to the psyche of the nations current female political lemmings. Also keep in mind my TV exposure since about the Klintoon era is limited to a few sports programs and educational shows such as American Pickers or Antiques Road Show (stopped watching This old House shortly after Villa departed) :em01:
    I find my mental health and disposition improve by this practice.

  7. 7
    VAconservative growls and barks:

    Terrapod, I am with you on the TV viewing. ESPN sports. Maybe a bit of HGTV for the wonderful woman God has blessed me with for over 34 years.

  8. 8
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Not to change the subject…

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-03/martin-armstrong-warns-2016-constitutional-convention

    “A very interesting political development has taken place, but you can bet the Democrats will fight tooth-and-nail to prevent it. This week the state legislature of Michigan became the 34th state to demand a “Constitutional Convention” in the United States. Pursuant to Article 5 of the US Constitution, if 2/3rds of the states call for such a convention, (meaning 34 states) it MUST take place. We will see if this is actually honored. At the very least, there is no time requirement so this could be dragged out for years.”
    - Tyler Durden

    Based on my reading over the last couple of days, it would appear that the amount of time elapsing between calling for a convention, proposal of an amendment and/or the ratification is irrelevant to the overall proceedings. For example, the 27th amendment was initially proposed in 1789, and eventually ratified well over 200 years after the fact. Both houses adopted the resolution, concurrently, on 5/20/1992, setting a legal precedent in the process.

    When you look at that precedent, in light of Dillion v. Gloss, (1921), the court decided that congress has the authority – through legislation or action – to set the “time-limit” for the validity of any article five proceedings. Which they did in ratifying the 27th. I.e. well over two centuries.

    Lay-mans terms? Any call for an article five convention that was not specifically retracted by the vote of the state legislatures still fully valid, regardless of what era it originated in. Thirty-four states have now called for the convention, and once it’s been established that those claims have never been retracted since they were made, the fe4deral government is obliged to provide a venue for delegates from each state to begin proposing amendments or repeals.

    You can thank your glorious news media for keeping you informed of the enormity of this situation. While I’ve known about states like Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho having called for article 5 proceedings, (something that’s been ongoing since the late 50′s), I was completely unaware that we were even close to the 34 state threshold – let alone THERE.

    Mark Levin… your secretary just called…

    This is fascinating and frightening all at once. Amending the constitution might be the last peaceful option left, but it’s dangerous too. I am of two minds.

  9. 9
    HempRopeAndStreetlight growls and barks:

    Now some folks waking up… of course one of them is Rino Ed from hot air, so take that for whatever it’s worth.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/04/02/did-michigan-trigger-a-constitutional-convention/
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/02/rare-option-forcing-congress-to-meet-change-constitution-gains-momentum/
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/mar/31/constitutional-conundrum-michigan-demand-for-a-bal/

    Not also that the Washington Times paid-ambulance chaser is a well known prog-nazi, and his interpretation of the situation is skewed more by his personal beliefs than actual legal precedent.

  10. 10
    BITOA growls and barks:

    Uh, sorry, no.
    Noonan always does this when she is sure which way the wind blows ! And even then its lukewarm spit.
    Oh so fair, Oh so reasonable, Oh so both sides are bad, Oh so baby-talk!

  11. 11
    BITOA growls and barks:

    Uh, sorry, no.
    Noonan always does this when she is sure which way the wind blows ! And even then its lukewarm spit.
    Oh, so fair, so reasonable, Oh, so both sides are bad, Oh so baby-talk!

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    bruce growls and barks:

    ever since wally crankcase sold us out in viet nam i have never believed anything a talking head says.they are liars just like the negro in charge.