Better Goosestep with the Goons or Else Girlie …Posted: September 21, 2012
Plenty of Reagan Republicans have criticized the current Republican Party and their embrace of policies and stances more suitable to the John Birch Society, the KKK and the Taliban than the party’s past lives or the US Constitution. Bruce Bartlett and David Stockman have both come out with books that mince no words about the embrace of crazy economic policies that don’t resemble anything of Reagan’s views or modern economic theory. So, why is it they’re suddenly jumping on Peggy Noonan? I guess the boyz don’t like one of their women stepping out of line more than it bothers them that many of their stallions have already bolted from the stable. Sexism anyone?? First there’s Chris Wallace who is one of the clearest voices of John Birch propaganda and spurious economics to be found on the Fox Propaganda Network.
In her column today, Noonan doubled-down on criticisms she made earlier in the week: “This week I called [the Romney campaign] incompetent, but only because I was being polite,” she wrote. “I really meant “rolling calamity.”
During today’s interview, part of POLITICO’s “Turn The Table” series, Gavin asked Wallace whether conservative opinion makers who have criticized Romney — such as Noonan, David Brooks of The New York Times, and the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol – had influence on conservatives around the country or were simply participating in an “inside-the-Beltway parlor game.”
“I think it’s more of ‘Inside-the-Beltway,” Wallace said. “Some of the people you’ve mentioned, like Peggy Noonan, sometimes they’re New York City’s idea of conservatives. Kristol is a different deal. Kristol is a serious, movement conservative, and he never wanted Mitt Romney. He always wanted people of the next generation like Ryan, Rubio — so I think he feels disappointed.”
Wallace then mentioned David Frum, the conservative columnist who now writes for the Daily Beast, though whether he was referring to David Frum or David Brooks was unclear.
“David Frum is the guy who turned on George W. Bush. Peggy Noonan has bashed George W. Bush, bashed Mitt Romney, wasn’t crazy about McCain. So, their conservative bona fides I’m not sure I take too seriously,” he said.
One of the creepiest goons in the enforcement racket is John Sununu. Evidently, he doesn’t mind going after Peggy either. Remember, we’ve had a series of wingers criticize Romney recently. Why single out Noonan?
In today’s edition of the Sununu Series, Mitt Romney’s attack dog pushes back against Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan for her ongoing criticism of Romney’s campaign. “I wouldn’t hire Peggy Noonan to run a campaign,” Sununu says.
What set them off? Noonan’s blunt assessment of Romney ‘s inefficient management style was published in this WSJ op ed: Noonan: Romney Needs a New CEO. Here’s three of her points that really hit home.
5. “The president had a strong convention and Romney a weak one.” The RNC failed “to relaunch a rebranded Romney and create momentum.”
6. Team Romney has been “reactive,” partly because of the need for damage control, but it also failed to force the Obama campaign to react to its proposals and initiatives.
7. The “47%” comment didn’t help, but Mr. Romney’s Libya statement was a critical moment. Team Romney did not know “the most basic political tenet of a foreign crisis: when there is an international incident in which America is attacked, voters in this country will (at least in the short term) rally around the flag and the President. Always. It is stunning that Team Romney failed to recognize this.”
Still, the Romney team is attacking Noonan while letting other republican pundits off the hook. After Scott Brown’s smirking performance last night, I’m beginning to see how much the boys really like to beat up on those uppity girls who dare to question their born-with-a-dick abilities. Call a Whambulence boyz. The girls obviously hit you where it hurts.