Noonan is proof: A mind is a terrible thing to lose

Remember when Peggy Noonan was a readable conservative columnist? Her credentials as a speechwriter and special assistant to President Ronald Reagan gave the pert redhead panache beyond her ability to turn a phrase.

Now that she’s closing in on 70, she’s doing a 180° on what Winston Churchill is credited with describing as the natural order of youth and adult reasoning. The saying which still gets quite a workout is: “If you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” Noonan has turned the adage on its ear.

HotAir carries a copy of Noonan’s most recent column, Reach Across the Aisle, Mr. President,” which illustrates her downward spiral.

Would Noonan suggest President Trump go with hat in hand to plead with Chuck Schumer to stop degrading Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch as “extreme“? Yes. This Chuck Schumer. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is another Democrat he might try to reason with…if she possessed the mental capacity.

Disoriented Peggy Noonan has unmistakably tumbled down the political rabbit hole. Read her column, sure, but you’ll never read her mind. It’s obviously taken too many twists and turns to be decipherable. After turning on George W. Bush in 2008, she endorsed Barack Obama later that year. Noonan sold her integrity for a bowl of pottage. It can never be regained.


9 Responses to Noonan is proof: A mind is a terrible thing to lose

  1. CD 8 PC says:

    At one time, I looked forward to Peggy Noonan’s columns. Haven’t read her since she endorsed Obama. Ronald Reagan must be spinning in his grave.

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Her foolishness was a blight on St. Patrick’s Day! My choice for a headline would have been, “Aging Irish lass has come undone.”

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    There are two kinds of Republicans – Conservatives like Mike Lee of Utah and Liberals like Paul Ryan and Peggy Noonan. Peggy Noonan never leaves Washington, D.C. which affects her thinking. I could never follow her ‘logic.’ The more she talks, the more tied up in her bloomers she becomes. Republicans fight each other where Democrats march in lock step. Friends in Connecticut (the new California in insane politics) who, I know, are not far leftists nevertheless fall in line and vote D every election. Hillary beat Trump in November; their governor is a complete whack-job and so is Senator Blumenthal who lied about serving in Viet Nam, but still gets re-elected. It looks like CT will forever be Democrat.

    We really are a divided nation – even with a president who has been a supporter of both parties in the past. The Left is rampaging to take over America. They’re not going to give up. I hope we don’t get trampled because of weak leadership in Congress. This is our chance and Peggy Noonan tells us to work with the devil.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Excellent analysis. We can”t win even when we do. And people like the reconfigured Peggy Noonan are our worst enemies, since they were able to convince us for years they were with us. Network News anchor Diane Sawyer, married to far leftist director Mike Nichols, had previously worked as an speechwriter for President Nixon. She was politically aligned with her husband.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Funny how she never used her keyboard to tap out a similar message to Obama.

    According to what I am reading, Trump is meeting with people who have very different views. Trump met with RFK, Jr. (the wacko environmentalist who took up that cause when he had to find a place to do his court-ordered community service for possession of heroin) and all 3 of the very sick and highly dangerous Emmanuel brothers (Rahm is Not the worst of the trio) and he even made time for the eccentric rapper/clothes designer/straight out of a psych ward Kanye West.

    The list of people with whom Trump has met since he won the election is long.

    Meanwhile, closer to home, we just can’t stop embarrassing ourselves:

    University of Arizona, one of several landfills in the State, has a guy by the name of Jesus Trevino. He has been gifted with the position of Vice Provost for INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE.

    Mr. Trevino would like you to know that he holds a Ph.D. (field unspecified).

    And he requires students And instructors to read his 20 page booklet which is devoted to the topic of how to handle “microaggressions” both ON and OFF campus.

    Let’s practice saying “Oops” a lot. One of Mr. Trevino’s pie-in-the sky, ivory tower Ph.D. piles of dog doo-doo.

    And here’s a new BOLO:
    Hillary Clinton has made it be known, via her media munchkins, that she is “. . . coming out of the woods. . .”

    Oops. There for a brief moment, I thought that she was going to finally be honest about her life.

    Mayor Hillary of NYC, coming soon to a city returned to the Stone Age by Comrade Bill DeBlasio.

    • Maggie says:

      All of this is very concerning…especially the meeting with RFK, Jr. There is no reason whatsoever to have scheduled a meeting with a leftist former (and maybe current) Kennedy family addict. I recall singer Eddie Fisher going on a talk show and bragging about his success in beating heroin, when in fact he was using the drug that same day.

  5. Realist says:

    The fact that Noonan is concerned about what what John Kasich thinks speaks volumes about whose judgement she admires. Kasich is a RINO.

  6. jane says:

    I like Sheriff Clarke’s answer when he was told to reach across the aisle. He said, “The only reason he’d reach across the aisle is to choke someone.” Simple enough.

  7. Kathy says:

    I wonder how much Soros is paying her. So many have sold their souls for 30 pieces of silver.