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When politicians focus on issues that are controversial but in reality have little or no effect on most people in order to divert attention from more important issues they don't want to deal with
voter: "I'm unemployed and I just lost my health insurance, what are you going to do to fix the economy and make healthcare affordable?"

politician: "Well, we need to ban same-sex marriage and flag desecretion."

voter: "WTF?! What does that have to do with anything, stop the politics of diversion and tell me what you are going to do about the real problems facing this country!"
by Mr.Juan-derful August 14, 2010