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TDS Peggy agrees with Trump but won't admit it



In her first column in the new year, Peggy Noonan showed she learned nothing from last year. She still thinks President Donald John Trump is a buffoon who is unfit for public office. But I noticed, her political positions are swinging his way.

She threw in the towel on impeachment, writing, "It will be the impeachment that didn’t move the needle, that history barely remembers."

And she threw in the towel on an economic bust, writing, "It isn’t true that America will never go socialist. Maybe it will, but not under current conditions — full employment, rising wages."

Curse that good economy. Mind you, she wrote this in the Wall Street Journal.

An Iranian War is her one hope. Well, she is a neocon after all. She wrote, "Underlying his eventual decisions will be an unspoken theme of his re-election campaign: I’ve been president three years and the world didn’t blow up. My critics said it would because I’m crazy. I’m crazy like a fox! I kept things cool. That theme is about to be put to a test."

But here is where her column got interesting. She started dissing Red China.

She wrote, "In the 2020s, the American position on China will harden — not the government’s but the country’s. Whatever happens with the administration and China, Mr. Trump will think it’s about him and lose interest when it appears not to be. But among the people, especially the business class, the perception will deepen that China is not our friend. Channeling this into the creation of an actual coherent China policy will be the big work of the next administration. This one doesn’t do coherent."

Gone is the free market defense of Red China, replaced by an alarm that Red China is not our friend.

President Trump has been saying that for 5 years. He in fact has pushed Americans away from protecting Red China from criticism. He imposed tariffs that forced Red China to negotiate a trade deal that will be signed on January 15.

The president does do coherent, very very well as a matter of fact. He talks to CEOs who started dealing with Red China only to be caught in a trap where the communists confiscate technology. He also talks to world leaders who also are stuck in a Chinese puzzle on trade. He has their back and their backing, and Chairman Xi knows that.

She wrote, "The belief that big tech needs to be corralled — to be broken up or declared public utilities— will grow on the left and right. The big companies are too powerful and have too insinuating an effect on our lives. This won’t be Mr. Trump’s issue — again he thinks it’s about him, and whether their algorithms are unjust to him and to conservatives. He wants big tech to bow to him, and they will. They’ll come for dinner, be his pals and work out deals. They think he can be had. He can. But the issue isn’t going away, and wise lefties and creative conservatives may fully seize it."

As a plentiful victim of social media censorship, Donald John Trump knows the need to get the companies to back off on bowing to the SJW crowd. He also knows tasking a federal agency to oversee Facebook and the rest is an invitation to SJW censorship. She thinks he can be had.

So did Hillary.

Speaking of whom, I was delighted with Noonan's penultimate paragraph: "The past decade saw the rise of the woke progressives who dictate what words can be said and ideas held, thus poisoning and paralyzing American humor, drama, entertainment, culture and journalism. In the coming 10 years someone will effectively stand up to them. They are the most hated people in America, and their entire program is accusation: you are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic; you are a bigot, a villain, a white male, a patriarchal misogynist, your day is over. They never have a second move. Bow to them, as most do, and they’ll accuse you even more of newly imagined sins. They claim to be vulnerable victims, and moral. Actually they’re not. They’re mean and seek to kill, and like all bullies are cowards."

Got that?
their entire program is accusation: you are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic
Ah yes, the old basket of deplorables rears its head again. And Noonan spoke out against it in 2016.

Sorta.

She never mentioned Hillary's name in thar column. Had Noonan done so, maybe Hillary would have addressed that in a meaningful way and won.

So I thank Noonan for pulling that punch in 2016. She now has the president she did not want but really needed. And he is changing her mind on Red China and about social media because he is right. That's leadership.

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