Obama's politics of distraction

Steve McCann
While Europe is inching ever closer to plunging into a financial abyss, there are moments of comic relief provided by the current President of the United States.  He has not only become the butt of innumerable jokes but his re-election campaign tactics are the stuff of low-brow comedy. A case in point, his recent "evolution" in to supporting gay marriage. Today Tim Stanley of the U.K. Telegraph writes: The day after North Carolina voted 60-40 to ban gay marriage, Barack Obama did what any sane politician would do...endorse gay marriage.  He told ABC that he felt compelled to by the gay interns he knew, his wife, his children and Jesus.  Why did he do it?  Sheer, naked opportunism.  Like the contraception issue before it, this is an attempt to distract from how bad the economy is.  What will Obama do next in his desperate bid for re-election?  Make a claim on the Falklands? It is unlikely that Obama is taking a principled stand for civil...(Read Full Post)

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