Things That Don’t Matter
Sadly as this election cycle takes shape, there continues to be so much to do about things that don’t matter. Many of us realize that there is a great deal at stake with this next presidential election. With that in mind, there are many who are trying to give serious consideration as to who they believe will be the person best suited to lead our country. This is why it is so ridiculous that we have to put up with such nonsense on a regular basis.
I for one, would like to be able to evaluate the candidates based on things that matter. For instance, I care about a candidate’s abilities, record, credibility, conservative values, likelihood to keep their promises, and commitment to the Constitution. I want to see debates that bring those things to light. I want to be able to read the newspaper or go online and get information on those key issues and current developments. Unfortunately, we are constantly being inundated with trash in the media.
Trusted journalism seems to be a thing of the past. It seems everywhere we turn, we are being fed trash and are being told who and what we should believe. Pardon me for being demanding, but I would like to make those decisions for myself. It’s not the role of a true journalist to push an agenda. It’s not the role of a true journalist to display favoritism. And dare I say it, it’s not the role of a true journalist to be on the D.C. payroll.
I’ve had enough of the flying feces in the media. There are many things that are bothersome, but in hopes that the media might get the message, I’ve put together a short list of things that don’t matter regarding the upcoming primaries/election. And for the record, these are also things I never really cared to hear or read about. Below is a list of 5 Things That Don’t Matter to me.
Donald Trump’s Bankruptcy Filings
Big deal. He’s a businessman who has to take risks to succeed. Not all of his business dealings are going to pan out. During the first Republican Presidential debate Trump said, “I have used the laws of this country … the [bankruptcy] chapter laws, to do a great job for my company, for myself, for my employees, for my family.” No laws broken here and none of this proves that he is not trustworthy. Oh…and stop it with the hair already! Case closed.
New York magazine declared that “a vote for Marco Rubio is a vote for men’s high-heeled booties” and they went on to compare Rubio’s fashion choices to those of Harry Styles of One Direction. Honestly, who cares? If you cast a vote for or against Marco Rubio because of his shoes, then you’re an idiot. Case closed.
Ted Cruz’s Goldman Sachs Loan
Earlier this month, the New York Times ran a story about this loan. Ironically,
this political hit piece came out right before the Republican Presidential debate in Charleston. In their story, they imply that Cruz intentionally failed to disclose this loan to the Federal Election Commission for his 2012 Senatorial campaign. They go on to suggest that other campaigns that have failed to disclose financial information have been fined, but Cruz was not. Cruz responded, “Those loans have been disclosed over and over and over again on multiple filings. If it was the case that they were not filed exactly as the FEC requires, then we’ll amend the filings. But all of the information has been public and transparent for many years.” Does this mean Cruz isn’t trustworthy? No. Because he took out the loan from Goldman Sachs also doesn’t make him a hypocrite. Why would it? Don’t many of use take out loans for financial support and don’t we shop for the best deal? Case closed.
Ben Carson’s Painting with Jesus
This past November, People Magazine published an article entitled, Inside Ben Carson’t House: An Homage to Himself (and Jesus). The article begins, “Just when you thought Donald Trump had the market cornered on ego among GOP hopefuls, Ben Carson opened the doors to his Maryland mansion to reveal a house of worship – of himself.” Carson’s life story has very humble beginnings. He is a self-made and self-motivated individual who has many wondrous achievements. So what if he proudly displays those achievements? So what if he is a dedicated Christian who believes that Jesus Christ has been his inspiration and a factor in his success. Carson, himself said the following regarding the painting, “I like the concept that there’s something beside me behind my success.” Should any of this matter? I think not. Case closed.
Hillary Clinton is a Woman
Shocking! Yes, we know you are a woman. We don’t need to hear it from you anymore. We understand you are trying to play that card in hopes of getting the female vote. But we really don’t need the media to remind us. Just as 2015 was coming to a close, David Rothkopf wrote an article for ForegnPolitics.com in which he boldly claims, “Assuming there’s no major shocking plot twist in the story of Campaign 2016 (which, of course is always possible), Clinton will become the first woman to be elected president of the United States. Because the United States remains the world’s richest and most powerful nation, her election will be a resonant statement and will be an historical development—one on a par with, or, given the fact that women are the majority population, perhaps one that will even transcend the election of Barack Obama as America’s first African-American president.”
Weeks earlier, the NY Times had a story promoting moms and daughters who debate how much of a factor gender will play in Hillary’s campaign. I repeat, “we know she is a woman”. There are MANY legitimate reasons to vote against Hillary Clinton, and trust me, her gender isn’t among them. Therefore gender should not be a factor one way or the other in her bid for the POTUS. Case closed.
I ask each of you to help bring this election into focus. Don’t be distracted by all of the nonsense. We are being asked to consider those things that don’t matter. These are important times and this election could be one of the most important in recent history. As Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”