It’s the real issues that matter not ones the media have you believe

In the final four seconds of the game and down by three points, the gay quarterback drops back to pass from his opponent’s 20 yard line.  His transgender receiver trips despite making an impressive spin move to avoid the bump from the mean cornerback who defends the second amendment with all his soul. Preoccupied with global warming fears, his running back did not break on the hike signal forcing our hero to check off to his tight end but he’s rolled up in the fetal position after adding to the carbon emissions issue with a shot of methane gas.

He begins to scramble looking and hoping for anyone focused on the game but to no avail.  Time runs out and he is left holding the ball with no place to go but back to the locker room.  After the game the coach praises his players for their courage in facing their issues and hopes they will do better the next game.

In sports, games are not won without the focus on winning.  In politics, no one focuses on the real issue of moving our country forward.  Politicians create issues and crisis.  They get incensed at things people say but rarely do they ever show focus on managing this country.

Social issues are important but not at the expense of real business.

Donald Trump became the twelfth Republican presidential candidate yesterday and there are potentially four more candidates in the wings.  On the other side of the aisle sits Hillary Clinton.  Regardless of who the Republicans nominate, the mainstream media will favor Clinton and inundate us with stories of wretched Republicans.  That’s what they do despite the pretense of objectiveness.  We do not need the media to tell us who we should favor.  The diehard Liberals and Conservatives will blindly support their flavor of the month.  The Democrats and Republicans will support the party line because they are spineless idiots without the ability to think on their own.

Young voters in college will vote mostly Democratic because they are typically indoctrinated by left-leaning professors steeped in theory and not reality.  Plus, they have not lived long enough to understand the value of making a decision based on merit and not populism.  Independent voters and moderates are really a Republican or Democrat in disguise – too ashamed to associate with a party.

If nothing else Trump adds entertainment value to the stump.  But does he add more?  Will you take the time to understand the philosophy of each candidate?  Will you research the issues like you research details when car shopping?

Will you vote for Clinton because she is a woman or based on her record of accomplishments?  Does she have any accomplishments?  Will you vote for Governor Chris Christie because his bombastic personality is what we need to shake up this country or look at his record managing New Jersey?  Will you discount Governor Jeb Bush because of his last name and the desire to not have another Bush in the White House or will you take an honest look at his record?

Much like my first paragraph, none of the “issues” surrounding the candidates I mentioned mean anything to determine your vote.  They are distractions.  Distractions conjured by a media driven by an agenda.  This election cycle I am hoping for two things:  we vote based issues that matter like jobs, defense of the nation, infrastructure, and the economy. Each one of these issues has satellite issues that must also be addressed like illegal immigration that impacts all four and other such issues.  The second hope is we ignore the media and make up our own minds.

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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