Sunday, November 29, 2009

Introducing the PUPNTTM

That's Positronic Universal Peggy Noonan Translator for those of you playing along at home. I trust everyone was out doing family stuff when she wrote this about Obama over the weekend:

This in turn reminded me of a surprising thing I observe among loyal Democrats in informal settings and conversations: No one loves Barack Obama. Half the American people say they support him, and Democrats are still with him. But there were Bill Clinton supporters who really loved him. George W. Bush had people who loved him. A lot of people loved Jack Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. But no one seems to love Mr. Obama now; they're not dazzled and head over heels.*

Translation:

No, I do not know any black people, personally. Why do you ask?

Maybe Noonan missed the numbers--who would write about numbers when they have feelings?--but Obama's job approval number among blacks is 91 percent.

91 percent!

And here's the kicker: That number is up (by 1 percent) from January 2009.



*Emphasis in the original, of course.

2 comments:

codeandculture said...

this noonan column is especially strange as i've always thought the most discomforting thing about the president is not anything about the man himself (who seems basically sympathetic even when i disagree with him) but that many people go beyond loving him to displaying outright hale-bopp-esque devotion.

Oclarki said...

Blacks approval rating of OJ Simpson is only slightly less than 91%