Peggy Noonan’s Incredibly Delayed Awakening

In 2008, former Reagan speechwriter and Wall Street Journal commentator Peggy Noonan took one sip of the Obama Kool Aid and got sucked in.

Lately she’s been having second thoughts, as evidenced by Thursday’s column in the WSJ.

I don’t get these people who act shocked at the “as advertised” Obama vs. the reality Obama. Did Noonan not see the same past writings, clips of sermons from his “spiritual advisor,” far left Senate voting record and laundry list of radical friends — information that the rest of us who chose not to ignore had access to in 2007 and 2008? What part of “fundamentally transform the United States of America” didn’t she understand?

Noonan’s entire column should have been three words: “I was suckered.” Instead she continues to act like Obama is the one who changed somewhere along the way. Obama hasn’t changed at all — she finally woke up… and it only took four years. That Hope & Changeā„¢ is hard core anesthesia.

Author: Doug Powers

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