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Breakfast Scramble (Tuesday)

DavidL's Breakfast Scramble
Dumbo underestimated political cost of Obama Care, from Daily Mai [1]l(UK):

Barack Obama today admitted his controversial plans to overhaul the healthcare system have proved more costlier in political terms than he anticipated.

In a TV interview, the President also said he ‘gets discouraged’ when facing up to scale of the economic problems facing America.

Speaking on CBS’s 60 Minutes, Mr Obama struck a conciliatory tone as he was questioned over the Democrats’ disastrous performance in the mid-term elections

Who would have tbunk!

Government controlled and rationed health care has been the wet dream of the democrats since the Truman administration.    The mere threat of  it imposition helpws spawn  the tea party movement    It polled horridly    Required Obama to lie out of his teeth the sell it.   Dirty Harry Reid had to resort to political briderylike the Louisiana to get passed by the Senate and Mrs; Pelosi has to blackmail her own caucus to get through the House.   Yet Dumbo was surprised by the political cost.

Bill Kristol’s victory lap, Keith Olbermann is back as of today.  The good news it allows Bill Kristol to gloat, and his does, from Weekly Standard [2]:

On Friday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD called MSNBC’s suspension of Keith Olbermann “ludicrous,” and urged, “Republicans of the world, show you believe in the free expression of opinion! Tell the crony corporatists at NBC—keep Keith!”

Republicans and conservatives across this great land responded to our call … and NBC has backed down. Here’s the “STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN,” from MSNBC president Phil Griffin: “After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night’s program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.”

You’re welcome, Keith.

The good news is that conservatives gets claim both the moral high ground and continue to use Keith Olberbite for sport.

Dumbo v PIAPS,  while I never believed her, Mrs. Clinton was famous for pretending to listen to the concerns of the voters.    Witness  her famous listening tours,which allows seemed endorse her pre-tour position.    Unlike Mrs. Clinton, Barack Obama does not even fake pretending to listen.   With Dumbo, it never the matter of him not listening, but rather the voters not understanding,  from Politico [3]:

President Barack Obama has performed his act of contrition. Now comes the hard part, according to Democrats around the country: reckoning with the simple fact that he’s isolated himself from virtually every group that matters in American politics.

Congressional Democrats consider him distant and blame him for their historic defeat on Tuesday. Democratic state party leaders scoff at what they see as an inattentive and hapless political operation. Democratic lobbyists feel maligned by his holier-than-thou take on their profession. His own Cabinet — with only a few exceptions — has been marginalized.

His relations with business leaders could hardly be worse. Obama has suggested it’s a PR problem, but several Democratic officials said CEOs friendly with the president walk away feeling he’s indifferent at best to their concerns

Wise people listen to learn.   A fool like Obama, feels no need to listen, because he feels he already knows everything.