A campaign volunteer knocked on my door today and tried 2 give me some flyers…I handed them back & told him no thanks. I told him I don’t support his candidate & he tried to say he’s just making sure that people have gotten their ballots and voted…ok cool. I already voted, & sent in my ballot..I did actually vote for the person he’s supporting but she was just the lesser of two evils IMO…I’m not completely sold on her ability to the job, but she’s been doing it for 18 years. I don’t respect the campaign tactics of either candidate but the other one is a slime ball so I definitely wasn’t voting for him. Mainly I just didn’t want to have a conversation with him about the candidate he supports these mofos talk too much for me up here…LOL.
But to be completely honest, I’ve really grown weary of all the political craziness that’s going on now…no one is being straight up…everyone talks around the issues and then there are those who don’t even know anything…running for office and promoting nothing but hatred and separatism to the masses who take it as gospel and run with it. They feed enough bullshit to make people think they know what they’re talking about and they do it with a smile because they know that they have just inspired another group of people to adopt their backwards thinking. To be blunt (and probably offensive), Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and Glenn Beck are the faces of the Republican party…maybe not officially but these are the faces (among others) that we see on the news regularly and you can’t convince me that the first two know their asses from a hole in the ground and the only thing Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh don’t do is wear their white hoods and scream “heil Hitler!!”. *catches breath*
I’m really afraid of what’s going to happen if people continue to listen to the lies and propaganda that seems to be permeating the forms of media that we all access (blogs, twitter, facebook, television, etc.) because it seems that most aren’t thinking for themselves…they’re not digging deeper to find out who these people are and if they really want them representing them in state and national government; they’re just regurgitating the words of the people they blindly follow without really finding out the facts. From the war in the Middle East that seems like it will never end to the controversy over the Mosque being built a few blocks from the WTC site, I see the divide that political opportunist are taking advantage of and it’s a little heartbreaking. To see the progress this country has made socially and politically turned backwards by people who continue to hold on to some of the most ridiculous ideals makes me shake my head in frustration and disappointment because it means that we are failing as a nation, as a society…as human beings.
P.S.–> Just to be clear I don’t care if a person is Democrat or Republican…full of sh** is full of sh** to me. I don’t always agree with the Dems either but what Repubs are doing right now isn’t about helping the country; it’s about getting the best of the other person, falsehoods, and promoting intolerance of people based on race and religious preferences. The adolescent tactics they are using are no different from the things kids did in the schoolyard…I find the act of it among adults as completely reprehensible and digressive to what the focus should really be.
But hey…maybe it’s just me.