Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wobbly Semi-Tough Noonan Gets Back With the Program

The WSJ has a redemptive op-ed from Peggy Noonan, lapsed from grace due to transference from her Uptown Manhattan environs. After muffing Sarah Palin, she gets it right with hysteric-of-the-house Pelosi & room-temp IQ Senator Boxer:
What the town-hall meetings represent is a feeling of rebellion, an uprising against change they do not believe in. And the Democratic response has been stunningly crude and aggressive. It has been to attack. Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, accused the people at the meetings of “carrying swastikas and symbols like that.” (Apparently one protester held a hand-lettered sign with a “no” slash over a swastika.) But they are not Nazis, they’re Americans. Some of them looked like they’d actually spent some time fighting Nazis.

Then came the Democratic Party charge that the people at the meetings were suspiciously well-dressed, in jackets and ties from Brooks Brothers. They must be Republican rent-a-mobs. Sen. Barbara Boxer said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” that people are “storming these town hall meetings,” that they were “well dressed,” that “this is all organized,” “all planned,” to “hurt our president.” Here she was projecting. For normal people, it’s not all about Barack Obama.

Pelosi specializes in deMedici type backroom maneuvering and is so tone deaf politically that a while back, she actually considered a Dem clone of "Contract For America" which would be named "Contract On America." Had she ever seen an episode of Sopranos or seen The Godfather, two films about her ethnic cohorts?

Boxer has authored a soft-porn novel so gruesomely ungrammatical and skanky that for once we can assume that a piece of writing was NOT ghost-written!

Noonan finishes with a cautionary note:
Absent that, and let’s assume that won’t happen, the health-care protesters have to make sure they don’t get too hot, or get out of hand. They haven’t so far, they’ve been burly and full of debate, with plenty of booing. This is democracy’s great barbaric yawp. But every day the meetings seem just a little angrier, and people who are afraid—who have been made afraid, and left to be afraid—can get swept up. As this column is written, there comes word that John Sweeney of the AFL-CIO has announced he’ll be sending in union members to the meetings to counter health care’s critics.

Somehow that doesn’t sound like a peace initiative.

It’s going to be a long August, isn’t it? Let’s hope the uncharted territory we’re in doesn’t turn dark.

Oh yeah, the elderly and younger conservatives should beware because AFL-CIO Brownshirts are going to show up?

Oops, given Nancy's Italian forebears, maybe I should make that Mussolini-type Blackshirts.

That would fit perfectly with Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism, The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning!

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