2014 Strategy: Obama's Top 5 Distractions

(by Ben Shapiro, Breitbart) -- With Democratic 2014 Senate and House hopes receding faster than the rise of the tides under President Obama, the Obama administration and Democratic Party have decided to resort to their favorite page in the political playbook: distraction and misdirection.

Psychologists posit that the brain can only handle so many narratives at one point; if we are distracted by problems at home, for example, we tend to perform less well at work. The same holds true in politics: if our brains are occupied with worries about the war on women, for example, we’re less likely to be thinking about the horrors of Obamacare. Our bandwidth is filled with lower but sexier priorities.

Minimum Wage.On Tuesday, President Obama jet-setted to New York City to continue his push against income inequality by shopping at the Gap, a store which recently announced that it would be voluntarily raising its minimum wages.

Climate Change.On Monday night, Democrats took to the floor of the Senate, talking for 15 straight hours about climate change.

War on Poverty.Over the weekend, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that her anonymous Republican friend had told her that Republicans hate poor children

War on Women.According to Politico, Democrats are reviving the “war on women” meme that worked so successfully during the 2012 race.

The Middle East.President Obama’s sudden uptick in interest in the Middle East peace process mirrors the second-term obsessions of his predecessors in the White House.

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