Opponents of premise of "The Secret" claim that such a concept is not a mentality or emotionally healthy approach because if something bad happens to someone, or rather something that is interpreted as "bad" happens, this could cause the individual to blame themselves. This self-blaming fertilizes a downward spiral rather than the intended upward momentum that "The Secret" was designed to engender to its audience.
Let's assume that that the Law of Attraction is real, valid, and in force all around us. How does this law affect our political environment? When Obama came into office, there was an obvious majority that wanted Obama to succeed. They had hope in him to be the change they wanted to see in politics. If the law of attraction is real, then Obama would be awesome, he would be the greatest president ever based on that reception into office! However, over time the opposite seems to be true in a growing number of Americans. More and more Obama is not fulfilling that positive hope. One could argue that the "negative" vibes, or the dark side of the Law of Attraction were coming to reality. The negativism of the republicans was also out there in the universe and ruining Obama's successes. But why would the "dark" be beating out the "hope" side of this law?
Lets continue assuming that the republicans are at fault with respect to the law of attraction and the current condition of Obama's presidency. In fact, Obama on several occasions has blamed republicans, and especially George W. Bush, for the downfalls of our country. Okay, fine. If in fact, that is the case. Would that not mean that, according to the law of attraction, George W. Bush's failings were because of the Democrats trashing on him and his policies? If that is the case, then this economy is not George W. Bush's fault, but really the democrats who crapped on his presidency that caused us to be where we are at.... right?
Does terrorism increase because we spend so much effort fighting it? Does the debt continue to rise because we keep talking about it? Would the government be so much better if we simply put out the vibes into the universe that we want it better?
I tend to think that in all things political there are going to be disagreements. This means that two opposing "vibes" will be out in the universe, and both will need to be obeyed according to this law. So is this law the reason to blame for all the back and forth in the world? Is that why economy is cyclical? Who knows. I tend to think that the Law of Attraction is a nice idea packaged to sell a list of self-help and motivation products to people that crave or need an extra push to make something of their lives. I think that who we are and the circumstances that we find ourselves in is the product of how we were raised, what we want in the world, and how willing we are to go get it - we are the product of our choices, not what the universe makes happen for us.