Distraction Politics

The U.S. is coming upon another election, and the drum beats of American democracy are in full swing. Politicians pretending to be Christian to get the support of the Christian base, all the while spewing empty campaign promises to be broken upon (re)election. Millions are spent on shameless attack ads, and wedge issues, like stem-cell and gay rights, are all brought to the surface… clouding the political arena and keeping the real issues from surfacing.

Andrew Sullivan, on Real Time w/ Bill Maher:

“We have a war that we are losing, doubling of the debt in the next generation, a suspension of Habeas Corpus and the authorization of torture. So of course we’re talking about [trivialities and wedge issues]. They’ve got to change the subject, because on the real issues, THEY’RE GONNA LOSE!”

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