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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.