Forget non-Issues and focus on leading the country

The most recent foray into demonizing conservative candidates is asking them if they would attend the wedding of a loved one if they it were a gay wedding.  The hope is to trip up the candidates in a “Gotcha” moment.

I like the way Florida Senator Marco Rubio handled the question the other day.  He said he would attend the wedding and then added being against gay marriage does not mean you are anti-gay.  The media loves to depict candidates in black or white with Liberals always wearing the white hats.

Rubio has said in the past “Supporting the definition of marriage as one man and one woman is not anti-gay. It is pro-traditional marriage.”  That is a logical, and cogent thought but I’ll bet anything the media will portray him and other conservatives as anti-gay.

Using that same premise, would Liberals who believe in gay marriage be “anti-marriage.”?  Or “anti-heterosexual.”?  Why not ask the next logical question?  “Would you attend a heterosexual wedding of a loved one if you thought they were marrying the wrong person?”

Most of us have attended weddings where pools are started to see how long it will last.  No one says a word about that but put the word gay in front of marriage and anyone who says anything against it is a bigot.

Do you think anyone in the media will ask Hillary Clinton why she pays women on her staff less than men?  By some estimates she is paying women 70 percent of what she pays the men on her staff.  Isn’t that gender pay inequality?

You will not hear one word about that but I’m sure we’ll get days of coverage of a conservative candidate being anti-woman if he pays a woman on his staff a penny less than a man.

Frankly, I do not care about these non-issues.  I want the next president to fix the mess President Obama has created.  We need a president more concerned about running the country and less concerned about dogmatic issues that divide us.  I want a president focused on balancing the budget, protecting the nation, and letting the economy ebb and flow from capitalism.

About Armando Diana

A freelance writer for more than 30 years I covered the political scene in New Jersey which can prepare anyone for national politics. I have no fancy political degrees and I'm definitely not a lawyer - I am a common person who is fed up with politics. I want leaders focused on doing what is right for the country, not for them.
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