"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx
NO - this will not be an endorsement for ANY candidate in ANY race. I learned a long time ago political beliefs are unwavering chunks of granite that one never moves in another. So I'm not even gonna try. I know who I support and you know who you support (or at least I hope you do.. if not.. get your dumb ass educated). Instead, we need to talk about the unprecedented things happening in this Country right now. A true political outsider AND a woman head up the two major parties' bid for the White House. Cynicism aside, that's pretty damn cool. 'Merica.
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer." - John F. Kennedy
I'm no fool. I know politics can, and often does, turn ugly and personal. And, if you think you've seen bad... just wait. I have a feeling things will turn flat out brutal as we move toward November. And, if you ask yourself why just about every candidate from city council to Nation's Capitol seems to employ this tactic... allow me to tell you why. It works. As much as it sucks to say. Don't believe me... here's some proof from ThisNation.com - "The conventional wisdom among campaign professionals is that negative ads do, in fact, work. That is, while voters might not like negative ads, their perceptions of candidates attacked in negative ads are tarnished by the information they are exposed to."
"In politics stupidity is not a handicap." - Napoleon Bonaparte
And that leads me to protests. I'm all for disagreeing with a candidate, their platform or legislative policies. BUT... the shit I've seen in recent weeks is pathetic. And I'm not talking about who's backing what. I'm talking about the fuck-tards who are infringing on another's right to assemble and engage in the political process. The minute you cross the line from protester to protagonist... and you ASSAULT someone... Fuck You... you've just broken the law. Do not pass go... do not collect $200... just go to jail. I understand the visceral nature of the issues. I get it if they burn lot hot rocks in your stomach. Just disagree without going to blows... and let your vote pack the punch for you at the ballot box! - MO