DavidL's Breakfast Scramble

Alas Poor Dumbo. Leonard Pitts Jr., sees the treatment of Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama and only sees racism, from Miami Herald:

Ladies and gentlemen, here he is, “your boy,” that “tar baby,” the president of the United Sates, Barack Obama:



It is time Obama quit being surprised by the predictable, time he understood this is not politics as usual, not Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill snarling at one another by day and having drinks by night, like that old cartoon where the sheepdog and the coyote punch a time clock to signal the beginning and end of their hostilities. It is not Bill Clinton living in a state of permanent investigation, nor even George W. Bush being called incompetent all day every day.

I don’t mock President Fifty-Seven States because he is black.  I mock him because he both stupid  and yet arrogant.   I agree with Pitts that Dumbo never ceases to be amazed by the sheer bloody obvious.   How Pitts can note Obama inability to grasp even the obvious,  but somehow  attributes this to some sinister conservative motivates is well puzzling.   Disrespect to the sitting president has been the recent norm. but for some reason, with Dumbo, Pitts sees it as racism.   Sure.

Counter-reax, from Annette John-Hall, Philadelphia Inquirer:

Certainly African Americans have presented a united front in the wake of all of the slings and arrows being tossed at President Obama. After all, we know racism when we see it.

When members of Congress call the first black president of the United States a liar, send racist images of him in e-mails and depict him as a tar baby, the most recent slur, our natural reaction is to try to support him through all the vitriol.

But lately, some African Americans are starting to wonder out loud if blind support for the president is going against their own interests.

Competence is color-blind and Dumbo lacks the former.

Dumbo’s problem in a blond shell, video:

Hat tip:  Doug Powers @ Michelle Malkin.

Dumbo’s Plan,  but Obama does have a plan.   Just like O.J. Simpson vowed to find the real murder or murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman,  if he had to play every golf course in the country, Dumbo intends to produce a recovery plan if he has plan golf every Sunday, from Tom McGregor Dallas Blog:

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, enjoys spending time on the golf course on Andrews Air Force Base, which is nearby Camp David. Regardless of circumstances, Obama loves to play golf. The U.S. stock exchanges are plunging and the S&P has just downgraded the credit rating of United States federal government debt. So, how does the President respond to recent developments of the Obama Depression? He plays golf.

Redistribution is counter-production,  I contend that liberals, and blacks, are pursuing the wrong strategy with redistribution, from Ed Morrissy, Hot Air

Have the rich gotten richer? Indeed they have, Bill Whittle says in his latest Afterburner — but so have the poor. As wealth expands, living standards rise, and Whittle shows just exactly how it did over the last 40 years in the US. In fact, he argues that the better comparison is not between the rich and the poor in this country, but between the American poor and the average citizen in Europe, Asia, and Africa:


Your standard of living is a product of the commodities you consume,  and not your wealth relative to your neighbor’s.

Trouble in Camelot, or the wheels fall of the Kennedy family myth machine. I never believed the Kennedy family Camelot myths. I actually survived the Kennedy Administration, Bay of Pigs, Vienna, Cuban Missile Crisis,Berlin Wall, and Vietnam. Now the Kennedy Klan appears to taking dead aim at their own myths, from Daily Mail (UK):

They are believed to include the suggestion that Mr Kennedy was having an affair with a 19-year-old White House intern, with his wife even claiming that she found knickers in their bedroom.
And they go on to reveal that she too had affairs – one with Hollywood star William Holden and another with Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli – as a result of the president’s indiscretions. It has also been claimed that, in the weeks before Mr Kennedy’s assassination, the couple had turned a corner in their relationship and were planning to have more children.

Kennedy women are not stupid, but rather willfully blind.    Hmmm, William Holden, Jackie was certainly not blind.

Man bites dog, or reverse globalization. HSBC sells western New York branches to regional bank, from Rochester, NY, Democrat and Chronicle:

My bank, HSBC, is calling it quits in Rochester and is selling all of its Rochester-area locations, and about 150 others, to First Niagara for $1 billion.


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