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Operation Hubris

Rick 2811 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 6:33 AM
Obama is a lot like the Rev. Jimmy Jones from Jonestown in Guyana. Now it's Obamatown {America} where too many Americans will follow him as the "cool-aid" drinkers followed the Rev. Jimmy Jones to their death by blind, illogical allegiance. With Obama it is a slower death, but death just as certain, as the world watches.

One of the great things about American politics is its capacity for punishing hubris.

For the ancient Greeks, hubris didn't merely describe god-like arrogance. It was a crime, usually defined as taking too much pleasure in the humiliation of your foes. In its modern usage it usually means the pride that comes before the fall.

In the wake of Barack Obama's State of the Union address, both connotations seem at least a little apt. We are well into our fourth month of epidemic thumb-suckery over the question, "Are the Republicans doomed?" The latest New York Times Magazine asks, "Can the Republicans...