Peggy Noonan: “Obama Is Devious, Creepy”

In her regular weekly column in the Wall Street Journal Noonan observes a shift in the public’s perception of the failing President. He appears to be intentionally alienating supporters and detractors alike.

What is happening is that the president is coming across more and more as a trimmer, as an operator who’s not operating in good faith. This is hardening positions and leading to increased political bitterness. And it’s his fault, too. As an increase in polarization is a bad thing, it’s a big fault.

Faced with the blowback, the president offered a so-called accommodation that even its supporters recognized as devious. Not ill-advised, devious. Then his operatives flooded the airwaves with dishonest—not wrongheaded, dishonest—charges that those who defend the church’s religious liberties are trying to take away your contraceptives.

Now this week the Supreme Court arguments on ObamaCare, which have made that law look so hollow, so careless, that it amounts to a characterological indictment of the administration. The constitutional law professor from the University of Chicago didn’t notice the centerpiece of his agenda was not constitutional? How did that happen?

If you jumped into a time machine to the day after the election, in November, 2012, and saw a headline saying “Obama Loses,” do you imagine that would be followed by widespread sadness, pain and a rending of garments? You do not. Even his own supporters will not be that sad.”

Noonan was an Obama supporter during the 2008 election. She has changed her mind dramatically.

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2 Responses to Peggy Noonan: “Obama Is Devious, Creepy”

  1. James says:

    “Noonan was an Obama supporter during the 2008 election.”


  2. R.D. Walker says:

    Yeah, she is just now noticing he is a lying sack of shit? He is no more or less of a trimmer now than when she voted for him. The only thing new is that the scales are falling from Peggy’s eyes.