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Old 10-25-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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Am I the only one out here thoroughly disgusted with EVERYONE? LOL

There is so much lying and cynicism and hysteria coming from all directions and it's been going on for over a year. Now we even have yahoos like Trump and Allred inserting themselves in the situation, and they actually get widespread media coverage as if they are actually serious people. I don't like a single person involved in any of this. If my parents hadn't instilled the "your ancestors died so you could vote" thing in me I might not pull the lever for anyone this year. Heh. Okay I'd pick one anyway since I don't feel the need to like anyone in office, but still.

Modern politics pretty much demands people become giant douchebags to run for office, mainly because it works. So I suppose the problem lies with us as a people. Still it's painful to endure, and I wish this was over already.

Anyone else feel this way? I'm sure I'll get some partisan crazy pants responses LOL but I promise I will try to engage everyone nicely. I'm just frustrated right now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Agreed. The process goes on for way too long.

We should have time limits to campaign for office, like Canada does.

Plus, I don't really think there are THAT many undecided voters.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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I agree with your post, I too am getting sick of this.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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Yup, sick of this, and sick of the last 3-4 administrations too, I'm going to keep hoping for a miracle in that Gary Johnson somehow gets elected so I can be sick of him in 4 years.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Agreed. The process goes on for way too long.

We should have time limits to campaign for office, like Canada does.

Plus, I don't really think there are THAT many undecided voters.
Campaigning limits might be interesting. I'll take anything at this point. I'm starting to dread every 4 years.

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Yup, sick of this, and sick of the last 3-4 administrations too, I'm going to keep hoping for a miracle in that Gary Johnson somehow gets elected so I can be sick of him in 4 years.
LMAO. I feel a bit sorry for the Presidents actually. No matter what they do they will be hated in 4 years by a big chunk of the country. But hey, they get to have tremendous power over the planet for a time so I can't feel but so sorry for them!
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well I am the political junkie of all times and I can't wait to see this thing over..But the problem: by the end of the week after the election we will be hearing who are likely candidates for 2016 and even more, what we can look forward to in 2014. I think I am taking a break, playing another game for awhile and planning for the holidays...
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Yes ma'am, sure am sick of it. It would be one thing if this time were spent actually addressing the issues we have a nation, but IMO, it is all about who can spin the best fiction and get themselves elected. Disgusted is a good word for how I feel about it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: NJ = the $ you have is NOT yours.
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This has been by far the most stressful election time for me being that there's SO MUCH on the line for the USA and THE AMERICAN people and cannot wait till it's over.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Well I am the political junkie of all times and I can't wait to see this thing over..But the problem: by the end of the week after the election we will be hearing who are likely candidates for 2016 and even more, what we can look forward to in 2014. I think I am taking a break, playing another game for awhile and planning for the holidays...
You are me. I love following politics, and I especially love elections, but this might have cured me. I'm totally taking a long break when this is done.

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Yes ma'am, sure am sick of it. It would be one thing if this time were spent actually addressing the issues we have a nation, but IMO, it is all about who can spin the best fiction and get themselves elected. Disgusted is a good word for how I feel about it.
Agreed. There's always stupidity mixed in with the serious, but this year it feels worse than ever.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: it depends
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I have to say, I think it is invigorating. The pandering and phoniness on both sides isn't pretty, but this is the competition of ideas in the electoral marketplace. I'm dang glad we the people get to give the politicians some concept of what we are thinking, on balance, at regular intervals--complete with the chance to throw out the lying crooks and give some new lying crooks a crack at the job.

I'm optimistic about our future, regardless of who wins in 2012. This country simply can't be led to where it will not go, ultimately. If the pendulum swings too far one direction, just wait--it will swing back. I'm totally partisan, but I have hopes that either guy will, in the final extremity, do what needs to be done--and neither will do anything that can't be undone in another four or eight years. Checks and balances are a good thing, two centuries of history tells us.

We are a noisy and boistrous people and we have opinions--ever since 1776. It's a good thing.
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