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Anonymous Democrats Agree With Other Anonymous Democrat That It's Time To Freak Out | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Yesterday, the chattering class was having a field day over a memo advising President Barack Obama to do more to ensure middle and working class Americans that he has a plan to brighten their future. It's not hard to see the wisdom in the strategy memo, whose authors urge the president to ignore the conventional wisdom of "elites" and focus on the fact that voters are sophisticated enough to understand the causes of their economic dislocation, and are looking for a sign that the president understands it as well. However, it's even easier to stop reading the memo after you get to the phrase "impossible headwind" and decide that it's a call for all-out panic. What to do next? Well, if you want to "confirm" the panic, all you have to do is call a random assortment of "Democratic strategists," who as a general rule, are almost always panicking.

Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

Dem "Strategists": Use These 8 Points and Learn How to Discuss Taxes or Don't Go on TV

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Republicans will lie -- they will claim that Obama is going to raise everyone's taxes. Today, I heard several people on TV dubbed "Democratic strategists" just fall for it.