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February 15, 2010

Oh Finally, Another Campaign Season!

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 7:14 am
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With mid-term elections looming I am preparing for the onslaught of campaign ads.  I am not looking forward to the mud-slinging, finger-pointing, school-yard (or any other hyphenated) games that these clowns play.  Just once I would like to hear a candidate tell me what they would like to do instead of making hollow promises about what they will do.  I would like to see them use the words “I will try,” instead of “I will”.  We all know that no one man or woman can change any law or change government so they need to stop making promises they know they might not be able to fulfill.  Every politician gets beat up for breaking promises the make on the campaign trail, you would think that they would want to avoid that.

Part of changing this falls in our laps though.  We have to stop voting based on promises.  We need to start demanding accountability.

Another thing I would like to see changed is a politician’s tendency to harp on what his opponent is doing wrong.  I want to hear their ideas and positions, not a slam on the other guy.  We need to start rejecting this form of politics.  We need to show our disgust with it, write the candidates, call their offices, if droves of people start demanding a higher level of honor in these things then we might just get a higher level of politician with some of that honor himself.

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1 Comment »

  1. Sadly, American politicians have been fashionably irreproachable for a very, very long time. From the Adams-Jefferson-Calendar love fest that, in part, resulted in the Alien and Sedition Acts, to the more recent childish back and forth over the proper pronunciation of “corpsman” and notes written on hands, it seems it will never end. Politicians are, and always have been, self-important, narcissistic, bullish blowhards who each feel not only that his is the correct disposition, but also chooses to make it his duty to supplant the citizenry’s outlook with his own.

    It was November 2008 that I realized a positive correlation between election cycles and my drinking binges. It feels natural that at the end of a campaign cycle that I should (A) celebrate that it is indeed ending and (B) wake up sporting a terrible headache, nausea, and a strange desire for barbecued pork.

    Presented with the option of voting between any living politician and a nude Richard Simmons screaming Hall and Oates lyrics while shooting flaming Nazis out of his ass, I would have to carefully consider my choice.

    Comment by IsaacD — February 16, 2010 @ 1:25 am | Reply


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