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(The New York Times)   Romney and Obama no longer entertain with their boorish hijinks. Why even Peggy Noonan can barely contain her courtly high brow disdain. Oh what a duteous burden for our cultured elite to endure   (nytimes.com) divider line 26
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2012-08-01 11:24:30 AM
/clutches pearls
 
2012-08-01 11:41:42 AM
END PROLIX BRUTALITY
 
2012-08-01 11:47:13 AM
Many Democratic politicians think Obama looks down on them as a bunch of lowlife hacks. As Noonan wrote in that column, he sometimes seems to regard politics as a weary duty on his path to greatness. The Republican coolness toward Romney is such that he's having trouble recruiting people to work on the campaign.

Well, most Democratic (and Republicans) politicians are lowlife hacks, so no argument there from me. Obama's problem is that he (Constitutional teacher) tried to work his presidency in the bounds set forth in the Constitution. When that failed, after 3 years, he moved to the Imperial Presidency (started by Nixon and continued by others) to actually get things done.
 
2012-08-01 12:42:57 PM
Jesus, i read that in her voice. The horror....
 
2012-08-01 12:44:24 PM
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I say, replace the televised debate with a flatulence duel? Capital idea!
 
2012-08-01 12:49:09 PM
Oh look. David Brooks wrote an article inspired by the neighings of Peggy "3 bales" Noonan, the talking horse of Fairfax County.
 
2012-08-01 12:50:59 PM
Obama acts like campaigning is a dreary chore? Once again Brooks is phoning it in from Mars.
 
2012-08-01 12:52:37 PM
Veneration of Obama is one of the roots of our current intellectual stalemate.
 
2012-08-01 12:57:11 PM
The moment that Peggy Noonan started comparing George W. Bush to Winston farking Churchill is the moment that anyone with a modicum of sense ceased affording her any regard whatsoever.
 
2012-08-01 01:00:40 PM

El Pachuco: Obama acts like campaigning is a dreary chore? Once again Brooks is phoning it in from Mars.


wouldn't you if you were a putative conservative pundit for the times? your party is a shambles. your candidate is an embarrassment. what else can you do?
 
2012-08-01 01:02:35 PM
If I may be candid for a moment, Ms. Noonan, please kindly go f*ck yourself with a hot branding iron, you dried-up, boring, painfully irrelevant c*nt.
 
2012-08-01 01:04:49 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Veneration of Obama is one of the roots of our current intellectual stalemate.


Well that's a retarded statement to make,
 
2012-08-01 01:07:22 PM
Second, lack of any hint of intellectual innovation. Candidates used to start their campaigns by giving serious policy addresses at universities and think tanks to lay out their distinct philosophies. Bill Clinton was a New Democrat. George W. Bush was a Compassionate Conservative.

But the ideological climate has ossified. Candidates know that they'd be punished for saying something unexpected - by the rich, elderly donors and by the hyperorthodox talk-show hosts. Instead of saying something new, now they just try to boost turnout within their own demographic niches and suppress turnout in the other guy's niches.


Once again, Brooks is looking at the race from the GOP perspective and assuming it must be the same on the other side.

As for the "major policy speech" issue, well, Obama did that in 2008. He really doesn't need to introduce himself to the voters again. He's kind of been president for the last 3+years. It's Rmoney's turn for that particular exercise. But, of course, since he hasn't done this to DB's satisfaction yet clearly indicates that both sides are bad.
 
2012-08-01 01:10:06 PM
Republicans spend their days fleshing out proposals, which Romney decides not to champion.


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2012-08-01 01:11:31 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Veneration of Obama is one of the roots of our current intellectual stalemate.


Huh?

Just stick to zOMG BLACK 0BONGO FARTMUSLIN, would you?
 
2012-08-01 01:27:36 PM
To be fair, it would be nice if Obama laid out a grand policy goal or vision for his next term. He got his other big goals done - or at least as far done as he could do them, the Republican stymying of closing Gitmo stands out - he needs a vision, a cause celebre.
 
2012-08-01 01:30:18 PM

wookiee cookie: wat are the other roots?


I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.
 
2012-08-01 01:36:07 PM

naveline: Oh look. David Brooks wrote an article inspired by the neighings of Peggy "3 bales" Noonan, the talking horse of Fairfax County.


No kidding. Brooks and Noonan are bored with the election. I'd sooner care what ponies think and I hate ponies.
 
2012-08-01 01:44:08 PM

Soup4Bonnie: I'd sooner care what ponies think and I hate ponies.


Oh now you've done it.
 
2012-08-01 01:58:41 PM

naveline: Oh look. David Brooks wrote an article inspired by the neighings of Peggy "3 bales" Noonan, the talking horse of Fairfax County.


Well I do declare, that sort of language might give the old girl a right case of the vapors, or at least colic.
 
2012-08-01 02:20:06 PM

starsrift: To be fair, it would be nice if Obama laid out a grand policy goal or vision for his next term. He got his other big goals done - or at least as far done as he could do them, the Republican stymying of closing Gitmo stands out - he needs a vision, a cause celebre.


Well there's equal rights for homogays, for starters.
 
2012-08-01 03:03:21 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Veneration of Obama is one of the roots of our current intellectual stalemate.


Trying to "class up" the old, "Everyone who votes for Obama thinks he's the Messiah!!!!" petard? Even rephrasing it, you're going to be hoist by it. First, it is incredibly transparent. We see what you're trying to do, and we laugh at you. Second, it's patently false. When one must choose from one of two options, the smart person tries to pick the better candidate. Blame your own side for setting the "Better" bar so incredibly low. Right now, the feeling is, "Well, Obama isn't as bad as Mitt because it would be really hard for anyone to be as bad as Mitt. He can't even handle a trip to England. His own party thinks he's doing a bad job, and they defended Palin!"

You should be ashamed. Instead, you're just tiresome.
 
2012-08-01 03:07:53 PM
Wow, that worked a lot better than I expected. I didn't expect to make a bunch of people mad.
 
2012-08-01 03:11:50 PM
Some of us have memories that extend past this morning and didn't fall for your ruse, Mr., uh, Ruser!
 
2012-08-01 04:17:30 PM

hillbillypharmacist: Wow, that worked a lot better than I expected. I didn't expect to make a bunch of people mad.


Your risible commentary caused me to guffaw so strenuously that my monocle fell into the caviar.

/a tip of the chapeau to yourself and the late Mr J K Toole
 
2012-08-01 08:31:10 PM
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Noonan...
 
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