Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It’s Over…

Politics aren’t my cup of tea. They never have been, but recently I find politics repulsive. In the past few years, politics has created an divisive atmosphere of hatred in our great country. Nowadays there always has to be a winner and a loser in everything.

With politics it is even worse.

There are only two sides, and whether you believe it or not, you’re on one side or the other. It’s black or white with no gray, no middle ground. Theoretically, someone always wins and someone always loses. Every time. It’s all about money and the power that goes along with it. And I can’t stand it.

Fortunately, as of last night, it’s over.

Finally the Wisconsin recall election is over with. Also, the GOP has decided upon their candidate in the upcoming Presidential election. This pleases me tremendously on oh so many levels.

First of all, this means an end to the seemingly endless “robo” and “opinion poll” phone calls that annoy me at all hours of the day.

It also means not having to sift through the abundance of fliers in the mail telling me why I should vote for their parties’ mouth piece.

I’m not going to miss the “generous” offers to sign up for absentee voting. They weren’t aware that I know political groups track who uses these forms and monitor which elections you vote in.

The lull in the political scene should greatly diminish the amount of people calling in and pontificating on local talk radio. Over the past few months I have been forced to repeatedly change the station when one of these “experts” call in. It’s amazing how smart someone becomes by watching Fox News or MSNBC.

Speaking of smarts, I am optimistic that the TV and radio ads that insult our intelligence will be on hiatus for a while. Politicians must think that nobody is capable of critical thinking anymore.

That being said, based on some of the moronic posts on facebook, the political types might be right. Maybe they know their target audience better then I give them credit for.

However, the absence of TV ads is what I shall appreciate the most.

No more serial adulterers preaching morality to us. Come on, do they really think people are stupid enough to believe their sermons? Well, do they?

No more having to hear someone that has filed bankruptcy four times and been divorced twice tell us “You know very well…” Here’s an idea, maybe we are fortunate enough not to “know” what you know. Or care.

The pause in the barrage of political TV advertisements will also benefit the candidates. These millionaires can take a break from acting like they are comfortable when wearing flannel shirts and blue jeans while spewing their empty promises to us. It had to just kill some of those guys.

This brief interlude from 24/7 politics should provide some relief from some of the hypocrisy.

Hopefully a politician that represents less government involvement won't be telling us who can get married to whom and what women can do with their own bodies. Evidently, politicians get to have it both ways.

God willing it will be another four years before we have to hear one politician endorse another when just weeks earlier they were calling them the worst candidate possible. I guess we are supposed to have short memories. Very short memories.

I am cautiously hopeful that I will never hear the term “Birther” used again. Ever. Who are those people kidding? Even when bigotry is wrapped in prayer, it’s still bigotry.

With any luck, this blog won’t cause too much of a commotion. That is the last thing I want to happen. That’s why I am not very fond of politics. All of the hating and labeling base is based solely on whether you’re liberal or conservative or if you are a Republican or a Democrat.

It doesn’t make any sense to me. That’s why I am so glad it’s over. Well, for the time being. Sometime in August it will all start up again with the fall primaries. Phony ads, empty promises, posturing, hate… Man, politics suck.

Until next time…from the booth.

2 comments:

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

I agree, Paul. It is a sorry state of affairs.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

Very sorry, Julie…