Focusing on fake scandals rather than substance is good for Republicans, right? The Heritage Foundation seems to think so and they’re urging House Republicans not to vote on important legislation because it would be a distraction from their distractions.
According to The Hill, Heritage Action wrote a letter to John Boehner and Eric Cantor which read “Recent events have rightly focused the nation’s attention squarely on the actions of the Obama administration” and that they should avoid “bringing any legislation to the House Floor that could expose or highlight major schisms within the conference.”
“Legislation such as the Internet sales tax or the FARM Act which contains nearly $800 billion in food stamp spending, would give the press a reason to shift their attention away from the failures of the Obama administration to write another ‘circular firing squad’ article,” Needham warmed.
“Make no mistake, principled conservatives will still oppose bad policy if it comes to the floor. Rather than scheduling such legislation for consideration, we urge you to keep the attention focused squarely on the Obama administration,” he wrote.
This is the message — delay a vote on substantive policy for as long as possible to ensure that the media will focus on our ongoing fake scandal witch hunt rather than the Republican party’s complete lack of empathy for average citizens.
This ought to be the real scandal we’re discussing, but the fate of SNAP benefits and the general welfare of the nation obviously isn’t as salacious or enticing to our Fourth Estate as phantom blue dresses. And Heritage knows that. They’re counting on it.