Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Debates

I think Pugsley looked dashing for the event, don't you?
So, anyways.  The Presidential debates.  Some of you may not know, but my B.A. is in Political Science (and History) and I am straight out obsessed with election time.  The local attack ads (and we have more than our fair share with Congressman Todd Akin), the debates, and even all those pesky phone calls asking my opinion on things.  And while we are on that topic, I haven't even gotten one pesky phone call asking for my varied opinion on the candidates.  Boo.

Anywho, this post isn't going to go into my personal beliefs and opinions concerning the candidates' platforms.  I'm not going to take myself too seriously here.  I just want to talk about the craziness that all of this has caused.  I know that I am fairly moderate, but it kind of appalls me to see friends bickering and name calling other friends on various social media sites, so much so that they will "unfriend" each other over what one believes.  Now, I know I think some of my friends are a little coo-coo in the beliefs department, but hey, isn't that what makes America what it is?  Isn't the point of all of this to create a real conversation in order to pick our leaders to the best of our abilities?  Agree to disagree, folks.  Don't be hateful and judgmental toward others whose beliefs are different than your own.  That's what makes this whole process a beautiful thing.  Or, at least it should be.  Hate both of the candidates?  Make your voices heard!  There are plenty of people out there that don't want either to win.  Wouldn't it be great to have a third candidate out there?  I know the elections are next month, but please know that this country has the ability to drastically change the America we live in.

Ok, now I am veering off topic.  I won't share my idealism for a better America.  I'll save that for another awesome time.  And if anyone working for either candidate reads that (ha!  right...) please tell your candidate that snarky smirks, eye-rolling, name-calling, and interrupting reminds me of a high school debate going on.  Don't be a mean girl in high school!  Sorry, Real Housewives reference there.  See how that all came full circle?  Ha!


Jen said...

Oh my! I love the costume. :)

Angie said...

I love the tuxedo on the dog!

Jamie said...

The interrupting and acting like a jerk overall, is annoying. From both of them! Thanks for linking up!

Samantha said...

Love the pug pic! too funny!

(p.s. Hi im your new follower from wednesday walkabout your blog is too cute!)