The secret to
success for the professional magician is misdirection. His goal is to distract
the audience’s attention with one hand, while the other hand plays the tricks.
What we have going on right now is a political campaign founded on a monumental
effort at audience distraction. And it will take an act of magic for Barack
Obama to win another four years. So he and the Democrat-media complex are doing
all they can to take your eye off what really matters to you.
According to a
Gallup tracking poll
, two-thirds of Americans identify the nation’s economic
difficulties as the most important issue in the upcoming general election.
Subdividing that category, 32% of Americans rank the poor condition of the
economy in general as their greatest concern, while 25% identify unemployment
as their greatest worry. Next on the list at 11% is the federal budget deficit
and 8% are most worried about fuel costs.
None of these are
winning issues for the Democrats. In fact, much of the blame for all four can
be placed squarely at the White House doorstep. A huge proportion of what
pitiful job growth we’ve been seeing lately is coming in those sectors of the
economy that the Democrats are engaged in open warfare with, such as oil
exploration and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
One of Obama’s
high ranking EPA administrators compared his agency’s preferred treatment of
oil companies to Roman “crucifixion.”
Only 2% of the
American electorate sees the gap between rich and poor as a significant cause
for concern. And the interest rates on student loan debt doesn’t show up at
all. But that’s what the Democrat-media complex wants you to be concerned with.
They want to distract your focus and get you to pay attention to what they care
about so that the country can continue on its track toward the economic hell in
a hand basket.
So, what have the
Democrat-media complex tried to use to draw away America’s attention? Well,
starting last autumn, the complex tried to convince us that the divide between
the 1% and 99% was the big issue.
Democratic Party leadership embraced Occupy Wall Street mobs and all of its
metastatic manifestations that sprang up around the country. The Democrats
ultimately discovered that a movement founded on the concept of wealth redistribution
and permanent dependency did not resonate with the great mass of Americans. And
once the Occupy mobs thoroughly degenerated into flea-infested, drug abusing,
sex assaulting, public defecating savagery, not even the Democrats wanted to be
associated with them.
And once fake
issue number one fizzled, the complex, starting with ABC News, went to plan B
and cooked up the imaginary war on women. The war on women of course is just
another term such as “women’s health.” And both are nothing more than
euphemisms for that which must not be named – abortion. When surveyed about
non-economic issues, 1% percent of Americans are concerned with abortion.
And then came
Obama’s demand that Congress extend the government subsidized interest rates on
student loan debt. This was warmly accepted on college campuses around the
country. Obama has made well over 100 campaign visits to college campuses, all
on the taxpayer’s dime, trying to get the girls to faint again. But the irony
is that the audiences to whom he has been making this speech already have
subsidized loans and will be the people who will be forced to pay for the loan
subsidies given to future college students. That is, they will be if they ever
It would make
more sense to reign in the cost of a college education so that the loan
principle weren’t so exorbitant. It would also help the cause of paying off
student loans if college graduates could find good jobs and if they didn’t have
to pay so much for food and fuel. Those two items have risen so fast lately
that they’re no longer included in the Consumer Price Index. If they were,
inflation would be running at about 10%.
Obama has learned
that creating jobs isn’t as easy as he had imagined. And the only jobs that he
seems interested in, the shovel ready variety, aren’t of the sort that people
attend college to prepare themselves for.
mentioned lately that he got Osama bin Laden?