What's the big issue?

What is the most important issue facing the fall congressional elections?


Is it the IRS scandal and the absolute ambivalence of the current administration and the Department of Justice regarding the use of the almighty power of the government to intimidate and silence conservative voices?

Or is it the Benghazi talking points cover-up by the administration so as not to interfere with campaign rhetoric?

Or is it the feckless foreign policy decisions by this administration, such as the drawing and erasing of red lines in Syria for uses of chemical weapons against its own people – or the talk of tough sanctions against Russia and Vladimir Putin if he continues his bullying of Ukraine, and then backing down?

Or will it be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and his nuclear option and complete stubbornness toward any cooperative effort to work with House Speaker John Boehner?

Or will it be the need to have a Republican Congress in place just in case Hillary Clinton becomes president?

Or will it be a new poll that shows the majority of Americans now believe the president has lied or will lie about significant matters?

Or, of course, it could be that the Affordable Care Act will be the most important issue with voters. By then, many Americans will have experienced a good bit, but not all, of the suffering that it will cause. Or will the president once again change the law without congressional approval, to defer or ease the pain for a while, or at least long enough to get past the midterm elections?

All of these issues are important. But don’t worry – you won’t have to be bothered by them from the so-called mainstream media. They’ll be too busy taking the president’s lead and deferring to “the war on women” or some other liberal-leaning social hot button.

Frank Chandler




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