Friday, August 29, 2008

Angry Political Rant

First of all, to qualify the following rants, I took two Blogthing tests: "How Republican Are You?" and "How Democrat Are You?"
To be perfectly honest, I was surprised by my results.
Apparently, I am 17% Republican and 17% Democrat.

The way I see it, I am 66% neither.

So, I do not care how this Presidential race comes out because my chosen party (the Neither Party) is not represented.

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I can't wait until this election is over because of the stupid media coverage.
Yes, I AM the media. So, I get this garbage pumped through my head 8 hours a day.
When the man on the street asked me what I thought of the drama of the day, I replied, "I think if you asked the other party, they'd have a perfectly good explanation."
"Oh, so you're one of those."
"No. I just know that who ever you ask, on either side, they'll have a viewpoint that benefits them."

Whatever the issue is, either side can and will take a hold of it and turn it so they look good.
It's called "spin", people.
Nothing that either side says means hill of beans because the other side can spin it.

Think about how you feel when unkind things are said about your candidate, and then how you feel when unkind things are said about the other guy. If what they say about your guy is all lies and what they say about the other guy is true... Hm...

I wish they'd stop the finger pointing and stop trying to tell me it's the gospel truth.
I don't believe any of them anymore.

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Everyone talks pretty during election season. Listen to them all as you would listen to that sleeze at the bar trying to pick you up.
And think about the kind of person who'd agree to go home with it.

Besides, I prefer my world leaders to be able to speak in phrases that sound more meaningful than a bumper sticker.

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Special note to The Media:
Unless they have some journalism degree or have actually been elected to some office (any office will do better than none at all, thank you), please quit letting celebrities talk about politics as if their opinion matters any more than mine.
Please. Just walk away.
(srsly)

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Please... for the love of one nation under God, can I have a candidate who can tell me why I should vote for him without dragging his opponent into it?
Really.
If your product is good, then sell it.
If you don't look good unless you hold yourself up against the next guy, well, what's that say about you? And if you don't look good enough until you've thrown mud at him... please. Just go away.

Quit the comparisons.
It sucks when Coke and Pepsi do it. Double sucks when you do it.

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I sure hope that when this election is over, everyone remembers who was driving the bus when it crashed, and they're smart enough not to cuss out the next president driving the tow truck when he has trouble pulling it out of the ditch.

If the next president can't pull this sh!t out of the crapper, just remember who threw the economy in the toilet and flushed it to begin with.

This is his/her inheritance, not his/her fault.

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Playing the cup game just before an election shouldn't fool anyone.
But, it does.
And, it will.

Crap.

(If you have no idea what I'm talking about, well, they gotcha.)

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I haven't decided whether or not to allow comments on this.
If I do, be aware that if your comment does not amuse me, I will delete it.

Carry on...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks

tammi said...

See, and this is why I love you. Well, one of the reasons anyway....

We can agree to disagree. I do NOT expect anyone to agree with me politically. I bring my own experience and baggage to my decision making process.

But at least I *HAVE* a process. I think it out. I just wish everyone would. Either that, or shut up. (How 'bout that?!) But no...everything will just keep going back and forth, back and forth - finger pointing, posturing, etc.

I'm tired of spin and lies. I just want this to all be over. Period.

Oddybobo said...
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Roses said...

Sorry, Oddybobo.
Your post started out "I don't mean to offend...", so I assumed I'd *be* offended, and I deleted it without reading it. :(

Thumper said...

We should go back to the days when the winner was president, the loser was vice president, and eliminate so much of the political posturing that gets in the way of the issues. Plus, one of the candidates should have to give me one of the houses he doesn't remember owning. That would make me a happy voter.

DogsDontPurr said...

I love your lines about remembering who was driving the bus when it crashed, and who put the economy in the toilet and flushed it.

Amen sister!

Hapkido said...

Kind of amazing how the president becomes the poster boy for anything bad. I'd argue no one in government is looking out for the folks.

No, I'm not saying W is anywhere close to perfect, just that between the Executive, Legislative & Judiciary, we have one convoluted mess in (too much of) government.

Bou said...

I agree. 100%. Let the new President start with a clean slate and not take the blame for he who preceeded.