August 7, 2009

Peggy Noonan gets a clue

Peggy Noonan: 'You Are Terrifying Us' - WSJ.com:

...And so the shock on the faces of Congressmen who’ve faced the grillings back home. And really, their shock is the first thing you see in the videos. They had no idea how people were feeling. Their 2008 win left them thinking an election that had been shaped by anti-Bush, anti-Republican, and pro-change feeling was really a mandate without context; they thought that in the middle of a historic recession featuring horrific deficits, they could assume support for the invention of a huge new entitlement carrying huge new costs....

It's pretty funny to see Peggy playing the wise pundit explaining what's going on. She up to now has had no more idea what ordinary people are thinking than anyone else in Manhattan. The 2008 win left HER thinking that hopey-changey was the wave of the future, and the plebs could safely be sneered at.

So, how's about admitting that Rush Limbaugh was right? Hmmm?

* Update: I caught a few minutes of Rush today, and he answered some discouraged people with the point that we've already won the debate! If congressmen really believed they had a great health care bill that people just don't understand, then they would welcome "town hall meetings." The would welcome the chance to explain. Instead of packing halls with S.E.I.U. members so as to have a friendly audience

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Posted by John Weidner at August 7, 2009 10:13 AM
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