[Opinion] Top Five Most Unimportant Issues In The November Election
There are many important issues to consider during this election cycle. The problem is only a minuscule number of voters care about any of them.
Thanks to the 24/7 news cycles you can find an opinion that fits your ideology with no problem. Using this method you can shut out all other views be they right or wrong.
Here are five issues and why, in my opinion, they are unimportant to rank and file voters.
Why The Economy Is An Unimportant Issue
According to all the business channels we’ve had almost eight years of low growth. We should be growing at about 3-4 percent per year and we’ve only been able to generate 1-2%.
So what don’t we feel worse? Where's our pain?
Ninety-four million people out of work should make Walmart parking lots ghost towns. But that’s not the case.
Freebies and entitlements from you and I are filling the income gap quite nicely so the economy is not at the forefront of low information voters which the vast majority are.
Why Terrorism Is An Unimportant Issue
While our government has stopped many attacks on our homeland failure doesn’t make the front pages.
The Federal Government wants to bring thousands of questionably vetted refugees into the US.
Is this a smart move?
Many think not but if we don’t we loose our compassionate caring label.
So open the floodgates and cross your fingers. Of course we’re not bringing any Christian refuges, the most persecuted group in the Middle East by far.
But our compassion would just be wasted on them and would not in any way be politically expedient.
Why Immigration Is An Unimportant Issue
Do you really want to pay $10 for a head of lettuce? Who would drive our cabs, and make our hotel beds?
Never mind the gang members, drugs and rapes of the people crossing our southern border. We need our pot and we need labor we can exploit.
We’ll even protect them from deportation in some of our largest cities. We are a free loving nation and don’t you forget it.
Why Crime Is An Unimportant Issue
Every week Chicago sets a new record for killed and wounded by guns. Do we see Black Lives Matter there? Do we see Jessie or Al calming the violent waters? Do we see the president coming to the aid of his former chief of staff?
No hay to be made here. Gang members killing other gang members should be encouraged. True, maybe someone’s cousin will get caught in the crossfire but it’s a small price to pay.
Move along nothing to see here.
Why Supreme Court Nominees Are An Unimportant Issue
Did Citizens United change your life? Did gay marriage change your life? Did Obamacare change your life?
In those cases yes it did. Do the voters care don’t really care who is put up for nomination to the Supreme Court.
Not unless some talking TV head says it’s the wrong person then and only then are we outraged at the thought of such a bigoted, racist appointment.
Announcing your selections to the Supreme Court before election day now that could get interesting.
Some Final Thoughts
If none of these things are important then who or what are people voting for?
They’re either voting for the first woman or the first outsider.
For the first time in the history of American elections, we the people have nominated the two most unlikable people in the polls to the highest office in the land.
Now there’s something really important.