The President's New Motto: Distract and Divide

Aware of his failure to improve the economy over the past three years, the president has adopted a new strategy to deflect attention from his record: distract and divide. The president is attempting to distract the American people with partisan political attacks, like his campaign against so-called SuperPacs (a campaign which has weakened considerably now that the president has decided he wants a SuperPac of his own) and his decision to use his National Prayer Breakfast speech to suggest divine endorsement of his tax plans. Meanwhile, he is trying to divide the American people by employing the distinctly un-American rhetoric of class warfare to pit different groups of Americans against one another. Clearly, the president has moved a long way from "hope and change."