Capehart left this maudlin piece on his blog in response to Peggy Noonan’s accurate labeling of Obama as a loser.
Her opinion piece is all the more noteworthy for calling the president “a loser.” There are many legitimate criticisms you could level against Obama, particularly about his governing style or his personality. But calling him a “loser” was uncalled for.
……Noonan said she asked Democrats who supported Obama how they felt about him. She got a lot of comments that backed up her claim. But she didn’t talk to my ex, Giuseppe, an Italian who came to this country to pursue the American Dream and fell head over heels for Barack Obama in 2007. He was the first person I heard speak about the then-Illinois senator in Messianic terms that made me uncomfortable. As a result, Giuseppe has become my Obama barometer. If the president loses Giuseppe, he’s sunk.
Giuseppe remains firmly in the president’s corner.
I bet he is, sweetpea.
Newsflash for Jonathan: Giuseppe ain’t got shit on people who were born here, lived here all of their lives, and know a Jimmy Carter 2.0 when they see one. Not only does Jonathan have a slobbering crush on Obama, but he just has to make it a point to let everyone know that he’s gay, as if that will score points with his readers. Hint: It didn’t. Read the comments. They’re not impressed.
As for Noonan, I lost a lot of respect for her when she trashed Sarah Palin and gushed her love for Obama’s “guts and gifts”, during the 2008 campaign, which turned out to be cowardice and a socialist booby prize. A light bulb finally went on in Peggy’s head eight months later when she noticed the cracks in Mr. Hopey-Changey’s facade. The cracks became more visible with every bow he gave to foreign leaders. Just over a year and a half into his presidency, Noonan cried in hurt surprise, “He was supposed to be competent”.
Had Peggy done her homework on Obama’s background and character traits, she would have seen all this coming.
- Noonan Shocked to Discover Obama is a “Loser” (intolerantfox.wordpress.com)