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Breakfast Scramble: How Dumb is Dumbo

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Dumbo gets riled, is Barack Obama a moron?  I don’t know.  What intellectual credentials Obama may have remain hidden from public view.  I do contend, that Obama is a man of  very modest abilities who has been lied to all his life and who is simply not able to handle being challenged.   One such example, from Abby Phillip, Politico [1]:

When the even-keeled and cool President Obama gets prickly in public, it never goes unnoticed.

For Obama, who has carefully cultivated a reputation of easily managing confrontations with people who disagree with him, these moments are as rare as they are revealing of the person behind the presidency.

So it’s no surprise that Washington took notice when after a tense interview with a Texas TV reporter on Monday, Obama unclipped his microphone with no smile in sight, and tersely warned, “Let me finish my answers next time we do an interview, all right?”

More from the interview, from the honorary Swamp Stomper of the Day, Brad Watson, WFAA [2]:

However, the president inferred that his election meant Texas politics was changing.

“We lost by a few percentage points in Texas,” Obama said. That was followed by a gentle reminder that the figure was closer to 10 percent

Obama is long on narrative but short on accomplishment.  Woe to the poor reporter who dares challenge Dim Won’s narrative.   Byron Preston passes on this snippet from the White House, from Pajamas Media [3]:

[White House communications director Dan] Pfeiffer was asked by Time reporter Michael Scherer, “So will WFAA’s Brad Watson get another interview one day?”

Instead of quickly taking the high road, Pfeiffer suggested that Watson may truly be out in the cold after irritating the president. And he did it by revealing yet another trick of Washington communications: playing one news outlet against its rival.

“Right around the time we do our next interview with @TIME. I am kidding … or am I. @Newsweek is on the other line,” Pfeiffer responded.

For those bitterly clinging to the notion that Dumbo,  b/k/a Barack Obama is somehow smart, I give you Clarice Feldman,  of the 27 May, 2009 edition of American Tbinker [4]:

I do not believe that someone with such a consistently weak understanding of economics, history, and the guiding legal document of our nation and its language merited admission to Columbia University or Harvard law school. Nor can I imagine how anyone could have merited graduation from these institutions (let alone edited the Harvard Law Review, the most prestigious legal publication of its kind) with these deficiencies.

I am only citing Clarice’s conclusion.   Follow the link to see her evidence.

Trump plays the Clown, L. Donald proves Karl Rove’s point,  from Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller [5]:

Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump lashed out at longtime GOP consultant Karl Rove on Tuesday morning, saying he, “should be ashamed himself” for attacks he’s made on Trump’s potential candidacy.

The Washington Times’ John McCaslin asked Trump about Rove calling him a “joke candidate” on America’s Morning News. Trump responded to Rove’s charges by saying he’s the reason Barack Obama won the presidency, and played up his business history

Rove didn’t do too bad.   He managed two successful presidential campaigns, and increased the republican majority in the 2002 elections.  More over, the senile old fart,John McCain was actually tracking ahead of Dim Won, b/k/a Obama until the Bear Sterns collapse.

Dumbo and L. Donald share a few traits in common.  Among they both enjoy a tail wind, but get testy with any head wind.