Don't fall for Obama's classic misdirection

To the editor:

Remember when you were a child and you were amazed when your uncle or dad performed some simple magic trick? Then you grew up and became a little smarter and you realized that you could be distracted with an action or flourish with one hand while performing sleight of with the other. The distraction was both essential and quite effective.

ISIS is growing out of control, occupying huge swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq. Radical Islamic Jihadists are murdering innocent citizens in America and across the globe. Our economy has shown stagnant growth for seven years. Unemployment and underemployment have become our norm. This administration is going to release 17 captured detainees from Guantanamo, and refuses to identify them until after their release.

All this, and Barack Hussian Obama gives a speech, complete with crocodile tears, on "gun control"! This is the classic misdirection! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, Dorothy. Maybe Uncle Barack will pull a quarter out of your ear.

And Hillary wants to continue in Barack's footsteps. I think not.

Thomas D. Gilardi, Pittsfield