When you quote Jonah Goldberg of the National Review as if his opinion is the gospel when it comes to being critical of President Obama, you begin on treacherous footing. In his column entitled, Obama The Sentimentalist, Goldberg asserted,
"No president since Woodrow Wilson has been as enamored of abstract ideas or more sure that disagreement with him is proof of ignorance, bad faith, or dogmatism...Negotiating requires acknowledging that people who disagree with you have a legitimate point of view."
Of course Scarborough enjoys any take on the president that portrays him as arrogant, uppity or petulant, because he is as pompous and overbearing as his fellow Republican, Donald Trump. Wholeheartedly agreeing with Goldberg that the president is never open to ideas from the other side of the aisle, Scarborough was ready to fight anyone claimed otherwise. So, when Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson told him that the universal coverage tenet of the Affordable Care Act was originally a Heritage Foundation idea which was implemented by Mitt Romney, he disrespectfully talked over his guest. He was not having any of Eugene's pesky facts regarding the basic concept of the A.C.A. was actually proposed by GOP Senators (like Chuck Grassley).
So he turned to Sam Stein who agreed with the validity of Robinson's argument and also thought Goldberg's premise was false. He yelled,
"I can't hear that TWICE, I can't hear that TWICE!...he (President Obama) did not engage Republicans at all when he formulated his healthcare plan, he shut them out completely...I have protested, now you guys come back with your argument."
When Robert Gibbs also agreed with Robinson and Stein, he became even more arrogant, and said, "I'm right and you guys are wrong." Stein again recited instances where the president attempted to cooperate with the Republicans and of course, MoJo said that we will have to agree to disagree, which is exactly the mantra of the GOP. You can bring your facts to the table, and we will perpetuate our lies and talking points, no matter how much evidence you present to the contrary.