Senate Democrats, led by Machiavellian New York Senator Chuck Schumer, have become masters at the art of distraction. The nation is $16 trillion in debt and without a budget for the third straight year, so what should we all be talking about? Arizona immigration laws.
This is the latest feint from the Democratic Party to take the focus away from the crippling debt and lack of leadership in the Senate and White House to deal with it (one wouldn’t want to propose anything that might be politically unpopular.) Republicans will probably take the bait hook, line, and sinker, just as they did with contraception, abortion, the Trayvon Martin case, etc.
This is what we will see from now until Election Day — Democrats like Mr. Schumer promoting wedge issues to lead the national conversation away from the economy, present and future, and to peel away individual constituencies. And at the end of the campaign, we will have an even larger debt; we still will be borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we spend, and the Senate will have not passed a budget in three-and-a-half years.
Maybe it’s time for “The War on Distraction.”