Seriously, don’t read this.
I am about to violate my own long standing rule of keeping politics the hell off my blog.
Simply put, I am mad as hell. Writing is how I vent and that is exactly what I plan to do. Do I plan to publish it? Who knows, not me I can tell you that.
This is your last warning, beyond here there be monsters.
Bad words and thoughts even.
Read at your own risk.
I am, by all accounts, a very middle of the road person as far as politics goes. I don’t think I have ever voted a straight party ticket in my life.
I quite honestly could care less what party a person is affiliated with, I vote for whomever I think will do the best job.
There are a few things that irk the hell out of me right now.
For all intents and purposes there are two political parties in this country.
Both seem fixated on winning elections, they appear to care less about the business of actually running a healthy functioning government.
Think I’m wrong? watch any election coverage. People posting numbers on a blue and red map of my country like it’s a goddamn game of Risk.
If the two of parties would spend a quarter of the time on actually trying to fix the country’s problems that they spend jockeying for position amongst each other we would not be in this mess we are in right now.
I am sick to death of watching them try to paint the other guy as worse instead of themselves as better.
I am sick to death of hearing less about what they will do for us, than about what the other guy will do to us.
I am sick of choosing the lesser of two evils at the ballot box.
I am sick to death of the mudslinging, truth twisting, holier than thou bullshit that I see on the campaign trail.
I am sick to death of watching my elected officials spend more time worrying about the next election cycle than they do about doing the job in front of them.
I am sick to death of watching friends and family members turn on each other over this crap.
Simply put, I am sick to death of politics.