Lowell Wrucke, Naples
So now we're seeing President Barack Obama's re-election strategy in full flower.
He's engaged in as much misdirection as possible, for he's decided that the best way to get re-elected is to blame somebody else for the mess we're still in. So he'll give us all of the bad guys we'll need to blame for our problems — Wall Street, Big Oil, the congressional Republicans, the tea party, Paul Ryan, Rush Limbaugh, the Supreme Court or the Catholic Church.
In fact, everything he says, now that he's in campaign mode, is about redirecting blame onto somebody else. And he doesn't care if his attacks are unfair or untrue or unseemly, because that's not what's important to him.
If you're even slightly familiar with William Marbury vs. James Madison, or if you know what the First Amendment actually states about the establishment of religion, Obama is not after your vote. He's after the votes of those who can only bother to note that the price of gasoline is rising and of those who believe that the Catholic Church wants to take away their contraception.
If Obama can get those people to direct their frustration and their anger at somebody else, other than him for the next seven months, then he will win.
First it was the Catholic Church and now it's the Supreme Court. Next week it may be Big Oil again.
It doesn't matter as long as it's not Obama who's getting blamed, but somebody else.