I am going to attempt to make some sense out of some current topics that I think are being poorly handled for political expediency. Politicians have learned that the more confusing you can make things, the more likely the electorate will be to accept a sound bite answer. Misdirection is not only a tool for the magician, it is also used by a variety of con-artists who don't want you to see what is really happening. Obama is an expert in talking about apples and then giving you an illustrative example about oranges. It may sound good until you realize that he has just misdirected your attention with an example that has nothing to do with what he was originally talking about.
You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there. - George Burns