Posted On: Monday - January 23rd 2017 8:37AM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '20  Trump  Pundits
... because, regarding Trump: "He really has no one but those who voted for him.".
Via this zerohedge article, we hear again from Peggy Noonan, an opinion writer for the Wall Street Journal.
Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him.
Mr. Obama had the mainstream media - the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party.
Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing. The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites.
He really has no one but those who voted for him.
Do they understand what a lift daily governance is going to be, and how long the odds are, with so much arrayed against him, and them?
-Peggy Noonan, WSJ
First off, I used to read this lady's opinions in the Wall Street Journal back in the late 1990's and for a few years into 00's. She was Ronald Reagan's speechwriter during at least part of his 8 years as US President. After having read Mr. Reagan's writings in a book excerpting some of his radio talks from days of yore, I don't think he needed Peggy Noonan at all. He was a good writer in his own right.
After Miss Noonan was all enamored with Øb☭ma back during the '08 election, I got very dis-enamored with her. Again, it seems to be a woman thing to get all empathetic and compassionate without using any logic and knowing more details of anything. She knew much less about this man than even the average political pundit/writer that was trying to find out who put this man in the high position he was in, and what were their motives. Of course, Miss Noonan changed her mind over the years to fit in with the rest of us.
About her text above from the WSJ, and this part below:
The inaugural address was utterly and uncompromisingly Trumpian. The man who ran is the man who’ll reign.
It was plain, unfancy and blunt to the point of blistering. A little humility would have gone a long way, but that’s not the path he took. Nor did he attempt to reassure. It was pow, right in the face. Most important, he did not in any way align himself with the proud Democrats and Republicans arrayed around him. He looked out at the crowd and said he was allied with them.
-Peggy Noonan, WSJ
it is safe to write that Peggy Noonan is her same dull self. Does she not get the mood that the American people are in at this point?
She apparently does not understand how long the American people have had the "odds arrayed against them". Trump is just one man, and the only group on his side are the regular American people - that is true. So, we know the odds and we are not giving up, Miss Noonan. This rebellion against the establishment is just cranking up, and Mr. Trump is undoubtedly the (possibly unintended) leader of this movement at this time. We want the "pow in the face" and the "blistering attacks" from Trump and others on our side that we have been on the receiving end of for a long time. There's no more "humility" coming - been there, done that - doesn't help.
Get a clue, Noonan. It's no wonder I haven't read that Globalist Rag (WSJ) since 2002 or so.