Distractions you say? Its like a bloody 3 ring circus in Washington and our Crapitols! Their isnt focus of any sort that we can view but its happening behind the curtain. In NY, we call that "3 men in a room"! Thats how 99% of our laws, budgets and other crap gets compromised FOOG, not the open forum of our Halls of Government. Soundproof rooms, down and dirty, trading favors and threats like mobsters!
Nixon got brought down by a single event that he didnt even have a part in initially and his legacy was dismantled like a bridge. BHO's got so many Un-Explained-Gates that have never been resolved his White House looks like one giant Question Mark. We ask the questions, get no answers and they throw new chaff in the air to get our attentions away from the "Man Behind The Curtain".
Americans are pretty lazy and have short memories for the most part when it comes to their rolls in their Nation. We like automatic things other than Machine Guns, just get it rolling and let it control itself! Its the proverbial "American Easy Button". After all, we have our Constitution and BORs to make sure were not getting screwed by our own government dont we? Of course they will follow the rules, after all, its the law of the land! Hell, many of us dont even vote anymore cause someone else will do it for them "There all the same anyways", or "My vote Doesnt count so I wont Vote" or "I dont have time to learn who any of them are"!
Automatic is great but if you dont maintain that which is a finely tuned and balanced system, it will run amuck, stall, fail to start, lose all efficiencies and suffocate itself and others just like our Governments are doing now! They arent just chopping our hands off, they have become so dysfunctional that the only way anything gets done is by Threat of Disaster, Decree or the just go on f'n vacation and let the chips fall on our heads. An 8th grader could tell you how our Governments are supposed to work but our Republicrats cant and wont use the systems in place for centuries to create their permanent marks on society, they just make it up as they go along.
We should be ashamed of our neighbors that didnt vote last time, didnt write their congresspeople this time yet have the gall to bitch about how the election turned out! Iraqis know what we forgot, our only real power as citizens is in our vote every two years!