Peggy Noonan Throws Bush Under The Bus

I really can’t say I blame her, though I’m personally not ready to abandon him yet, completely. She does, however, make very good points. It is not we who are abandoning Bush, but Bush who is abandoning conservatives.

The White House doesn’t need its traditional supporters anymore, because its problems are way beyond being solved by the base. And the people in the administration don’t even much like the base. Desperate straits have left them liberated, and they are acting out their disdain. Leading Democrats often think their base is slightly mad but at least their heart is in the right place. This White House thinks its base is stupid and that its heart is in the wrong place.

For almost three years, arguably longer, conservative Bush supporters have felt like sufferers of battered wife syndrome. You don’t like endless gushing spending, the kind that assumes a high and unstoppable affluence will always exist, and the tax receipts will always flow in? Too bad! You don’t like expanding governmental authority and power? Too bad. You think the war was wrong or is wrong? Too bad.

But on immigration it has changed from “Too bad” to “You’re bad.”

And that’s the problem. I am to the left of most of my friends on immigration reform, but I find it amazing that the President will not question the patriotism of lefties opposed to the war, but will tell *his own base* that they do not have the best interests of the country in mind when they oppose immigration reform.

Hopefully Dan Bartlett’s firing resigning will help fix this, but the damage is done.

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  • Well, where in the devil was Peggy Noonan when the Contract with America gang was allowing illegal immigrants to come in by the busload. She had the power of the pen, and the ability to research the facts. I blame this mess the GOP is in on the apologizers and appeasers such as Noonan, Hannity, Limbaugh, Gingrich and many others who bloggers such as you Erick got your marching orders from.

    Had the Republican talking headings taken the moral high ground and ousted the bad guys, instead of providing cover for them the GOP would be held to a much higher standard. My gosh President Bush has more on his plate than any President since Roosevelt, and all that people can do in the media is try to cover their asses. I am sick of it because these profiteers are the one to blame.

    And worse yet, we have soldiers fighting the war that they were sent to fight. I heard hateful remarks from hardline Libertarians from Berkley and elsewhere, and as soon as a couple of opportunistic writers got up and spoke saying that they did not feel any sympathy for the soldier that dies in this illegal war yours truly got to the microphone and gave the whole conference a wake up call! And the FFF conference was the biggest conference they had ever held, and was planned over a year.

    I enjoyed sitting behind Ron Paul and I enjoyed hearing both him and Judge Napolitono speak. But I did not allow those that do not deserve to lick my Marine son’s boots get by without telling them that “it is soldier that fights for a Country and marches beneath the flag and whose coffin is draped by our flag.” These people do not even pledge to our flag! So with enemies like these to our President and to our soldiers, we do not allow for Peggy Noonan to get by with throwing President Bush under the bus!

    Anyone reading this comment, please, please, please send a donation to the USO to help get soldiers care packages and places where they can go get a cup of coffee and call home. Do not allow this Country to treat our bravest and finest like the Vietnam Vets were treated! God bless, and remember President Bush is only one man, and no man should shoulder the burden placed on him by evil people like Frum, Wolfowitz, Feith, Libby and the other assholes in PNAC! Give the President a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.newamericancentury.org/

    Take a look here! And gee I forgot the biggest ahole-Bill Krystol!

    They all need to go to prison, but if it were up to me they would be executed. And take a look at the upcoming AIPAC treason trial. There is a good article in The American Conservative about the selling of American security information to Israel, oh my I forgot the information was not sold it was freely given because of such loyalty to Israel. Wake up people and help demand that our Congress ban dual citizenship for anyone that wants to be a United States citizen. We need to get back to an America First Policy or we will have more and more wars that are not in our best interest. We are in Iraq, and we have to finish the job because a hornets nest has been hit. God bless our soldiers who are giving their lives for these war profiteers that want to build their version of a New World Order. God will have no mercy on these evil war mongers when Tribulation comes.

  • And Erick, you above all people know that the lefties do have a right to question the validity of the war as it is in the First Amendment, that is the right to free speech. We went to war under false pretenses and the Congress did not declare war. That is the issue for the last forty or so years, we have entered into nearly military causes without not once Congress declaring war, which is part of the Constitution is it not? The lefties have the right to their views without their patriotism being questioned, but they will face reprecussions from someone like me if they call my son or any other member of the Marines, Air Force, Navy, National Guard or Coast Gurard not a hero for fighting for a war that their Country sends them into.

    This war was planned long before President Bush was elected. And yes, all of the Congress should be booted out for defending our Country from foreign invaders. They have not held up to their oath to defend the Constitition by not funding the states enough funds to control the borders. Congressman Dr. Ron Paul is the only honest man running for president because he does something rare today, which is he tells the truth. People are no longer stupid as to what is going on with our Country in relation to the International bankers and the conspiracy to turn the whole world into a police state where free markets cannot operate. The elitists have a plan to rule the whole world, and that plan is given to them for a short while from God. They are of Satan, and don’t believe me as you can read Revelation. Read Matthew 24 with Revelation and you can see the whole plan playing out. But as Christians, we should not just sit back and not fight back. God gave us the rights to have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights, and we are allowing evil people to trample on our God given rights without a fight.

  • I meant to say we have been in nearly 20, I believe that to be correct, military involvements without the Congress declaring war. The reason politicians do not declare war is for political reason, so they can later sway on the issue and say if I only knew then what I know now. Blah blah blah. The wars we have fought have been unconstitutional, which is why Ron Paul voted no when the Iraq War was voted on because the Congress did not vote to declare war. They left that up to the President, which violated the separations of powers purpose of our Constitutional Republic that our founders worked hard to establish.