Her View: Politics – The Final Stretch
09 Oct, 2012
Written by Jennifer, Heather and Leslie
Next Month we will have a final tally. The commercials will finally be off the air. Unless we find ourselves with a bunch of hanging chads again a President will have been chosen.
This week, we’re all going to give our opinions. As usual, we’d love to hear yours. You can talk about the process or these particular candidates. You don’t have to tell us who you are going to vote for if you don’t want to.
Here’s our view:
Can the political ads PLEASE stop!?!?
I can’t stand them.
Once upon a time I was IN LOVE with politics. I loved watching Presidential campaigns the most. I watched every debate and was SUPER informed.
This year, I didn’t even watch.
You see, I think politics are broken. It doesn’t matter who gets in the White House. They won’t be able to fix anything. All they will do is try stuff that gets stopped by one of the houses. No one in Washington actually wants what’s best for the US. They only want what’s best for them and their ‘party’.
I believe politics have become more like a football game than a group of people holding our lives in the balance. The red jerseys against the blue jerseys. Tackle the other and only let your team score — no matter the cost.
Republicans have actually said that their main goal was to make President Obama a ‘one-term’ President. In the meantime, no jobs, no farm bill, no cooperation. Ugh. Seriously?
My husband works in construction. It has been in a stand-still for the past 4 years. He had to take a pay cut. In the meantime, EVERYthing at the grocery store has gone up in price — way up. Gas is way up. And now because of another drought, we’re told all food associated with corn (pretty much everything) is about to go up again.
I don’t blame just one person. I blame the whole lot of them. I don’t know what to do about it.
I actually have already voted. I do it because I
HOPE WISH WANT to make a difference. Now I just need to find a whole bunch of candidates who feel the same to replace the ones in there right now.
Politics. Eh. Here is my current status on the debate:
I’m not a fan of the ads, the campaigns the left hooks and down right dirty digs. What I am concerned about is the morals and ethical views each candidate has. My philosophy is to put your actions where your mouth is. They may talk a good talk but can they successfully govern this nation?
Actions speak louder than words. And what I’m seeing from the last 4 years isn’t much in terms of improvement. Does Obama need another 4 years to turn his leadership around or should I vote for the latter candidate who doesn’t seem to know anything about the working class? What happened to the principles this nation was founded on; where did the pride of being an American go? What happened to working together for the common good? Aside from feeling like Charlie Brown and the great pumpkin here; I really do question these things.
I want to go to my grave knowing that the choices I made in terms of who should be running our nation will benefit my children and their children. So I am looking forward to voting and I’ll probably go for the red team.
** Leslie’s View**
Any and all political debates remind me of this:
I just can’t help it. Politics in general are funny. I love watching the debates in part for those Saturday Night Live moments. While watching last week I was just waiting for that new Saturday Night Live moment. It makes me laugh.
That being said, I realize this is no laughing matter. My father instilled the importance of voting in me at a very young age. He’s a Vietnam Veteran and doesn’t take something like a decision of who will lead this fantastic country lightly. None of us should.
I hate it when people say they won’t vote or they feel their vote doesn’t count. It frustrates me. While I do watch the debates for a chuckle, I also watch them to be informed. I can honestly say I’m not sure who I will be voting for come election day. But I’ll do my best to make an informed decision and of course, I will make my vote count.
In the meantime, I’ll get a good laugh at final debates still to come!
What are your thoughts? We would love to hear from you. Do you watch the debates? Do you get out and vote?