- Unemployment is 8.3%
- Gasoline is over $4 a gallon and expected to continue climbing.
- CPI is up 0.4%. Here comes inflation. This is "only" 4.8% annualized, but it is only the beginning.
- Housing prices have yet to bottom in much of the country.
- The EPA just assured that no new coal-fired power plants will be built in the United States
- We are losing the war in Afghanistan and the peace in Iraq.
- The #Occupy movement is gearing up to take to the streets throughout the summer.
A real leader would deal with such problems, but the #Occupier of the White House and his minions would much rather distract from the focus on these things. If I was as much at fault as The #Occupier of the White House, I'd distract, too.
The absurdity of "The Republican War On Women" should be obvious to anyone with half a brain. But the table was set for this one over the last 50 years. By cowering and failing to take the lie on full frontal, Conservatives have given up the high ground. Every time a Conservative has made a statement that can be turned, it has been. And every time that lie is told, the Conservative cowers in a corner. The politician resigns, the public figure apologizes. Never is the lie called out. But when a Leftist makes the same statement, performs the same act, it is never "hypocrisy". He is never forced to resign, never forced to apologize (I'd argue "forced" is the wrong word, but you decide). The media never says "boo" about it. And Conservatives push back a little, then stop. The same can be said for all things racial. Consequently, now that the #Occupier of the White House needs distractions, he can get them at the drop of a hat.
I don't necessarily think this is all bad though. It is generally RINOs who end up with their hand in the cookie jar. If they leave office, I see it as no big deal (adios Olympia Snowe). But, we have to continue to push through the lie and focus back on the important subject. We spent way too much time on claiming that we weren't against birth control (just paying for someone else's) and not long enough on the economy. We are spending way too much time on the absurdity of the Trayvon reaction and not enough time on the destruction of domestic energy.
So here's the deal. Push back on the lies, but do not let the lies distract from the important stuff. the lies are designed to distract and the Left is very good at it.