You know, I'm old enough to remember when leftists screeched like stuck pigs when they believed a sitting President ran roughshod over the US Constitution. Actually it was pretty much from 9/12/2001 thru 1/19/2009 when liberals consistently proclaimed that President George W. Bush was using the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01 as an excuse to trample all over our Constitutional rights.
But when President Barack Obama wants to pretend that the whole establishment clause of the First Amendment to the US Constitution is passé? His lefty apologists spin it as the GOP and conservatives trying to "distract from an improving economy" or ginning up another social issue to use as a "wedge" in the upcoming election season.
But even if that were true (which, at best, is woefully disingenuous), the whole "improving economy" bit is absurd on it's face.
For the past week-and-a-half, the Obama administration and leftist punditry has been touting an 8.3% unemployment rate, the lowest it has been in three years. However, that is a misleading statistic. If we were to factor in those Americans who have given up looking for work as well as the shrinking size of the labor force, the rate would be closer to 11%! Oh, and do we also recall when the President was going to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term (it was around $1.4 trillion in 2009)? With Obama submitting a $3.8 trillion budget proposal on Monday, that would put this year's deficit at ----$1.3 trillion. If that holds up, that would mean Obama himself will have added more to the National Debt in four years than his predecessor did in eight.
The fact that the White House's current occupant is even in serious contention for another term doesn't reflect too kindly on the GOP's current crop of candidates.