Politics….blah, blah, blah

I had a conversation with one of the doctors I work for and he noticed how frustrated or better yet angry I am about the topic and he suggested I write about it.  The topic was special interest groups and negative media.  Yes I know, touchy subject and so many different views.  We were not totally on different ends of the spectrum and his input confirmed that it is ok to have different opinions.  I am totally against negative media during the campaigns.  I believe that if you truly feel that your plans or track record are what you say they are it should be enough to persuade your voters.  Why do candidates resort to demeaning, offensive and borderline vulgar techniques to win a campaign?  A disrespectful candidate is not who I want representing me.  When you use that kind of language and can throw anyone under the bus so easily I ask myself “what does that say about you buddy not the other person?”  It comes down to picking the lesser of the evils and that scares me to death.  I do not claim to know much about politics but I do know that I want someone with dignity and who has self-respect.  We can all or better yet we SHOULD all do our research and confirm they are who they say they are.  We can look up their resume and judge for ourselves.  No need for the name calling or finger pointing.  Of course there are important facts that must be revealed about a candidate such as he is a criminal who molested a child and has bought his silence for years.  Yes he has to be removed.  Information I don’t care about….he cheated on his wife.  I don’t care.  Lets call a spade a spade.  Most of us have been on the offending or receiving side of that scenario and it doesn’t hurt the country that your spouse doesn’t do it for you.  That is not criminal just poor judgment.  Let’s focus on the important issues, education, healthcare, immigration, unemployment.

Whose special interest are lobbyists really looking out for? I could be wrong but the one that holds the bigger stick wins.  Yes they can be formed by anyone rich or poor but who has more influence?  They look out for large companies who already have more than they need because they hold and control the money.  I don’t really care anymore about parties.  I have voted both ways before.  I just want someone who is honest (I know I’m crazy) and who really cares about all social classifications not just the rich.  Is that too much to ask?  Why is this process so complicated?  Can we have politics explained in layman’s terms? It is a very scary world and if more people were informed we would have different polling results.

I guess the doctor was right.  I do feel better getting it out of my system.  Please comment.  I promise I will appreciate what you have to say even if you don’t agree with me.  I crave knowledge.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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