Politicians are periodically accused of using scare tactics to influence the public's opinion towards a desired end. The strategy works especially well when politicians play off the already existing fears of their audience. Although these tactics are usually despicable, I had to chuckle at Senator Rand Paul's (R-Ky) comments during his Monday appearance at "The Charleston Meeting."
“They’re coming after your doughnuts!” the Kentucky Republican said, referring to the Food and Drug Administration decision to ban trans fats.
You thought New Yorkers were mad about the threat of losing their Big Gulps, can you imagine the panic in South Carolina if our Krispy Kremes were banned?