You can tell when a party is in trouble...outcome the fog machines and mirrors.

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    This time it is the Democrats and the President.
    Average Americans are finally getting it - the unemployment number is a farce. When the 8.1% came out last week you couldn't find an article about it that did not include the asterisk talking about job participation rate and the resulting false positive. Even MSNBC is reporting it. Twice last week you could see on this forum video clips from MSNBC talking about how 80% of the reduction in the unemployment number is people giving up and leaving the workforce. Even MSNBC.
    This is a BIG problem for the Obama camp. So what do they do? They do what both parties do in times like these - they whip out the fog machines and mirrors and do everything they can to get the media to stop talking about the real issue. And this time - it is gay marriage.
    And the Obama MSM media machine is in full force. Gay marriage since last week has been the headline for 5 straight days. Sunday morning talking head shows was dominated by gay and lesbian issues. This morning all the media websites are highlighting Obama's visit at the LGBT fundraiser.
    It is working splendidly. Once again Obama's camp does an excellent job distracting everyone from what is really important.
     
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    They're not distracting a lot of folks they're gonna need in November. They're seeing and listening to this stuff and don't care for it a bit, don't like being lumped in with the party dimwits.
     
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    I wouldn't discount it so much.
    Democrats have taken the assumed moral high ground role for 40 years now. And they continue to get away with it. They used this false role for the past 5 years pointing the finger at the Republicans and Booosh for the economic meltdown; and is a key reason why Obama was elected.
    Right now it is gay marriage. Watch also for bills they will introduce this summer for expensive additional/expansion of social programs that have zero chance of passing. They will use this as the moral highground showing how Republicans don't care about poor people. Also watch out for sudo-bills to increase corporate taxes, higher taxes on capital gains etc. Again - this will only be done to build the campaign mantra that Obama cares about average Americans and Republicans are protecting their rich friends.
    Obviously the liberal sheep will lap it up, question will be will it also gain enough independents and undecideds for reelection?
     
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    Distract - To cause to turn away from the original focus of attention or interest

    OK - the gay issue, as well as the fake women's issue and any number of others, is a distraction.

    But does that mean it causes total forgetfulness by the American public of what the real issues are?

    NO.

    In the meantime, his "coming out" has just lost him NC. And maybe others. Will he consider it worth it at the end?

    Distract away, Obama. Each and every distraction, real or phony, hi-lites the desperation of your failing campaign.

    But I'm happy to know he "works splendidly" at SOMEthing 'cause he sure as hell ain't doing much to run this country....except into the ground.
     
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    NO! Obama has been playing this game for the past 6 months - phony bills in Congress, blame the Pubs for obstructing.

    Has it worked?

    NO! People are sick of that game. Sick of hearing the same thing over and over again. Obama is a one-trick pony - raise taxes, raise taxes, raise taxes.

    His job approval is going down - not up.
     
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    Yes indeed, just like the last recession(1980's) and this one, trickle down, vodoo economics just don't work.
     
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    which taxes has he raised?
     
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    The left wing blogs give talking points to their minions and what we see on the forum is smoke and mirrors about Palin and Wisconsin, Al Gore and Mormonism. Nobody on the left wants to talk about issues.
     
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    how is it a distraction to be ask your position and answer?
     
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    Obamas proposed budget reduces spending on social programs.
     

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