Peggy Noonan, please define "rubble"

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For somebody who still worships Ronald Reagan and is always lecturing Democrats about how they need to project a more sunny view of the world, Noonan this week latches onto a disturbingly dark view of America in 2009:

It's His Rubble Now: And the American people want him to fix it.

You can just feel the disdain seeping through the WSJ headline. And here's the nut graph from her column [emphasis added]:

President Obama, in office a month longer than Bush was when 9/11 hit, now owns his presidency. Does he know it? He too stands on rubble, figuratively speaking—a collapsed economy, high and growing unemployment, two wars. Everyone knows what he's standing on. You can almost see the smoke rising around him.

Is it me, or does Noonan almost seem to be hoping for more bad news? Like other conservative commentators, Noonan seems to relish the idea of higher unemployment numbers so she can blame the White House.

Thankfully, not all Americans share Noonan's dour and defeatist right-wing view of the world under Obama.

MSNBC headline today:

Home sales rise 9.4 percent in September: 'There's a mini-boom going on in the housing market,' pollster says

From The Atlantic:

Existing Home Sales Soared In September

From Washington Post:

Home sales jump 9.4 percent to highest level in two years

I just hope these good-news headlines don't ruin Noonan's day.

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