Talking bathrooms beats talking about everything else that isn't flushing
Let's add the battle over transgenders and bathrooms to Obama's favorite pastime of distractions.
To be honest, I think bathrooms are for boys and girls. This is why we identify them as such on the door. Furthermore, women are entitled to a sense of privacy about going to a public bathroom.
Most important of all, this is an issue that should be settled by state legislatures. We don't need a Roe v. Wade about bathrooms.
Let North Carolina decide. Let them figure this out, and they will.
In the meantime, the Obama administration should use its time to deal with real issues, such as:
1) Obamacare premiums: The rates are going up from coast to coast. They are about to explode in 2017. By the way, Obamacare affects all of us – heterosexuals, homosexuals, and transgenders. Nobody gets a free pass on these rates.
2) The last GDP number started with a zero. In fact, the U.S. economy is weaker than anticipated:
The U.S. economy slowed more than expected in the first quarter.
An advance estimate of gross-domestic-product growth on Thursday was 0.5%, the weakest pace in two years and lower than economists' expectation for 0.7%.
In the fourth quarter, the value of all goods and services used in production grew by 1.4%.
3) The battles vs. ISIS is not going well. In fact, the public does not think we are winning, and with good reason.
So what do you do when Obamacare premiums are crushing family budgets, or the economy is losing steam and the wars on drugs and terror are lacking a strategy?
The answer is that you find topics to distract your base with, such as getting into a war with North Carolina over bathrooms.
Our Founding Fathers got this right many years ago. They gave the federal government certain responsibilities and left the rest to the states. This bathroom issue is for the states, and the Justice Department should get back to doing something important, such as enforcing immigration laws.