Let’s see if I can sum up today’s news:
- The debt is $15,708,935,876,345.97
- The president, who is up for re-election, has no intention of addressing #1. Nothing to see here. Move along.
It’s time for….drumroll please….misdirection!
How about making Catholics pay for birth control despite deep moral reservations?
What? That one’s over already? How about Romney putting a dog on the roof?
Oh good grief. He really ate one? So much for that line of attack. OK fine. Let’s turn to the classics. Can’t we just tie the Republicans to a lunatic?
What? People aren’t particularly shocked when a rocker nicknamed “the motor city madman” says things that are modestly unusual? Really?
Wait! I’ve got it. Gay sex!
Yes, a really important emergency announcement of a personal opinion on gay marriage is just what this nation needs. Because nothing addresses $138,000 in debt per taxpayer like defining social policy! Yeah!
So there you have it. After two years of “evolution” in thinking the president came up with this really earth shattering important thing to do which has nothing to do with that tiny irrelevant issue of a mere $15,000,000,000,000.00 in debt. He also asked his kids what they thought because nothing says “ability to make tough decisions” like consulting your 13 year old daughter about social policy.
Brace yourself folks. The misdirection is only starting. We’re going to live in a torrent of irrelevancy from now until November.