Election years suck!
I wish they would get rid of campaigning. What a total waste of resources! Billions spent on TV ads, travel costs for not only the candidates, but the current President as well. Tons of junk mail. Worst of all, those ridiculous auto-calling recordings you get bombarded with every day!
Since I vote by mail-in ballot it’s doubly annoying to be hounded by political calls that increase in number as election day looms closer. I’m tempted to change my answering machine message to “You can’t influence me – I’ve already voted.” Maybe add a snotty “Neener-neener” at the end. That way my machine could talk to their machine and leave me out of the whole thing.
And while I’m ranting, I want our President in the oval office where he belongs – working. Not gadding about the country, guest starring on Leno or whatever. If he was doing a great job taking care of this country and her citizens, then he wouldn’t need to campaign. Am I right? My employer expects me to do the work that he’s paying me to do. The President, Senators and Congressmen are supposed to be working for ‘We the People’. Not for a political party agenda. I think they missed that memo. (It probably came when they were out on the road campaigning.)
As far as the Party’s go – abolish them. ‘We the People’ are sick of their whining and blaming each other for why things can’t get done, or why things are done wrong. There is no such thing as bi-partisan. It’s only a buzz word, used during campaigns to fool us into thinking that the candidates really want everybody to “just get along” and put the country first. Which would be so awesome if they meant it.
A quote from my favorite President comes to mind: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
I sure hope that wasn’t why they shot him.