GOP 'social issues' are deliberately crafted to distract voters

May 11, 2012

The Republican sleight-of-hand machine is back in business ("Obama targets divisive issues," April 29). Instead of talking about the economy (for which they have no solution) or energy (no solution there, either) or global warming (GOP: "What's that"?), they want to talk about same-sex marriage, Planned Parenthood and any other "social issues" they can find to distract people's attention from the real problems facing this country.

Repeated lies, negative advertising — these are the tried-and-true methods that Republicans (privately) say work to their advantage.

When are the American people going to wake up and see what's really going on, instead of being led like sheep?

Arlene Gordon, Baltimore

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