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Peggy Noonan's Lame Smear of the Obamas, Is This All She's Got?

Nooner really needs to lay off the sauce.
Nooner really needs to lay off the sauce.
Right now Mr. Obama is in an awkward moment. Each day he tries to nail down his party's leftist base, and take it from Mrs. Clinton.
If "awkward" means -- raising shitloads of money and winning state after state all over the map -- then yes, he's in an awkward moment. And this notion that the "leftist base" are beholden to the hawkish Hillary of the DLC is just laughable. She actually gets paid to write this crap?

But here's the rub:
His problem was, is, his wife's words, not his, the speech in which she said that for the first time in her adult life she is proud of her country, because Obama is winning. She later repeated it, then tried to explain it, saying of course she loves her country. But damage was done.
Ah, yes. The damage was done -- with the crowd who for the past year have been screaming Balackhusseinosama and who've been forwarding e-mails about Obama being a Muslim and hating America because he didn't put his hand on his heart during the national anthem. Oh noes! Those wingnuts will never vote for Obama now!
Are the Obamas, at bottom, snobs? Do they understand America? Are they of it? Did anyone at their Ivy League universities school them in why one should love America?...Have they been, throughout their adulthood, so pampered and praised--so raised in the liberal cocoon--that they are essentially unaware of what and how normal Americans think? And are they, in this, like those cosseted yuppies, the Clintons?
Using words like "snobs" and "pampered" to describe Michelle Obama, who grew up the daughter of a Chicago water plant employee, and Barack Obama, who grew up without a dad and eschewed a cushy, six-figure legal gig to work as a community organizer on Chicago's posh South Side is really rich.
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