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Contraception Misdirection

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We have an annual trillion dollar deficit that is costing us hundreds of billions of dollars every year... just to cover the interest on the accumulated debt. Our economic recovery, as anemic as it is, is the worst in the nation’s history. The president’s treasury secretary has admitted that this administration has no answer to our horrible financial crisis. The Middle East is a mess. Around the world, we have alienated our friends and placated our adversaries to no benefit. Our public school system is a failure; our roads, water and sewer systems are poorly maintained; we are inundated with illegal immigrants... and the president and the mainstream press has decided that contraception should be a campaign issue.


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One of the main tools in a magician's toolbag is that of misdirection. He leads you to focus on his right hand while he stuffs a rabbit in his hat with his left hand. Moments later, the rabbit pops out of the hat. Pufffff; it's magic!!

Candidate Mitt Romney is on the stump having to affirm that he would not even think about trying to outlaw contraception. Rick Santorum jumped in, and put his foot in his mouth. And ABC News got a Santorum benefactor to make a goofy statement about contraception when he was a kid. (A Bayer aspirin... held tightly between the legs. Ha, ha, ha.)

If you had been in a Rip Van Winkle state since the mid 70s, you'd think that you had not missed a beat.

Nobody in the public eye had brought up the subject of contraception since... since we were in college. It was a settled issue. But when you do an Internet search, you'll find over 31 million entries... in the past month! Why, all of the sudden, is contraception a presidential campaign issue? Who started this, and why? Something's fishy here, and it's not 3 day-old tuna.

It started late last month when, during a debate, moderator (and former Clinton lackey) George Stephanopoulos asked candidate Romney if he believed that a state has the right to outlaw contraception. Romney was stunned. The question came from way out in left field. Romney answered it adequately (George, no state is even thinking about outlawing it), but the question achieved the desired result. It made it into the mainstream press. A seed was planted.

Within a couple days, left wing pundits and politicians were declaring that Republicans want to eliminate a woman's (and presumably, a man's) right to use contraceptives. Those "demons," as Democratic whack-job Maxine Waters called them. Republicans not only want to pollute the air and dirty the water, and throw grandma out on the street, but they want to take away a woman's most basic right -- birth control. Off with their heads!

Never mind that there is not a shred of evidence to support this absurd contention... not one shred! Who's gonna' question the mainstream media?

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