Hubris, #Obamacare, and November.

I hope someday if, God forbid, tragedy strikes again at a military base, whoever is president doesn’t still head to a fundraiser.

– That sentence was said by – at least, according to Salena Zito – an anonymous mother of two filling up her tank at a gas station; and it should absolutely terrify the Democratic party. Salena’s theme in the linked story above is on Democratic hubris – Barack Obama’s, specifically, and the word ‘oozed’ was used – and how it’s coming across to the rest of the country. ¬†Which is to say, badly. President Obama’s problem in office has been… well, he has had a lot of problems, starting with a remarkable inability to learn from his mistakes. But the one that I was thinking of was that the President has been slow to understand that he is not as popular a President as he was a candidate. This gets him in trouble – and more to the point, gets his party in trouble – when Obama acts like he’s at 60% approval when he’s really at 45%.

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Democratic Hubris Watch, 07/29/2013.

Let me demonstrate why this is a dumb statement:

For Republicans to build a massive Internet presence, [Former Obama digital strategist Joe Rospars ] said, they would have to abandon opposition to issues with popular support like expanding background checks on gun buyers and allowing illegal immigrants to earn citizenship.

Or, rather, let me Mad-Lib why this is a dumb statement:

For [Democrats] to [keep] a massive Internet presence, [RedState digital activist Moe Lane] said, they would have to abandon opposition to issues with popular support like [banning abortion after the 25th week] and [getting rid of Obamacare].

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