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The Breakfast Scramble: 18 November 2016

DavidL's Breakfast ScrambleThe Breakfast Scramble:

The Keith Ellison Report, has Ellison become the new face of democrats? Professor William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection [1]:

We will see if discussion about Ellison’s past creates enough of a critical mass to make a difference as Democrats who vote on the matter assess their current situation. Moving the Democratic Party further to the left, further into anti-Israel Soros-land, may satisfy some. But Democrats will need to decide if it is good for the party.

The fact is that the vast majority of Americans support Israel.

Puffington Post [2] lede:

The Clinton Campaign Was Undone By Its Own Neglect And A Touch Of Arrogance, Staffers Say

Sure seems that Mrs. Clinton ran her campaign like and as well as she run the State Department. So much for the media myth that experience in and around government somehow make you competent.

In key battleground states, calls for help weren’t taken seriously enough.

Much like Ambassador Chris Stevens’ call for adequate were flat out ignored.

More on competence, or lack of same, from Power Line [3]:

Clinton, through her campaign once again demonstrated that she is not competent. That she was outperformed by an “amateur” undermines her “competence” theme all the more.

Hillary lost to Barack Obama in 2008, it has been credibly argued, because Obama focused on state caucuses in out-of-the way places that Team Clinton largely ignored. The delegates Obama obtained from these caucuses gave him an edge that Hillary, even though she closed well in big state primaries, couldn’t overcome.

Obama made the rules work for him; Clinton was flummoxed by them.

Mrs. Clinton was flummoxed by national security rules, also.