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Elections Voting and Other Misconceptions

Updated on October 20, 2018
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Negativity in Campaigning

Over the years, We, the People, have been fed a constant diet of negative verbage that expresses hostility towards fellow candidates.

There isn't a day that goes by, during campaign season, that we are not subjected to mindless griping about other opponents.

Yes. I said it out loud. Griping. People who gripe are not always right. What is griping? Well. Let me tell you.

Griping

The definition of griping is the Informal expression of complaint or random grumble about something, especially something trivial.

It compares to being on the highway in a car, and talking out loud to the person in the car in front of your, in back of you, to the left and to the right. Most of the time, there is someone who is aggressive, passive, confused or a downright jerk.

Many times, the other person on the road has many faults. The faults of said driver are so hideous, one has doubts of whether they should have a driver's license. Some, their fouls on the highway are so horrible, that if they'd err and go into the ditch, one's first response in a fantasy world, would be to keep driving and not stop to help. You know, Karma.

The Other People Besides Me

As stated previously, there are people on the road who cannot seem to obey and comprehend simple rules about driving. Observing speed limits, safe passing, and being courteous and polite while behind the wheel.

Those other people who confound me, are people who are trusted to vote for an official in this country.

Think about it. Savor it slowly. The people who are driving us crazy with their random acts of hostility, are in charge of their voting preferences. Say, what? We cannot agree on the way they are driving, what makes us think that they'll be a suitable voter for the leadership of our country, leadership of our cities, counties, townships.

You get the picture, right?

Sick and Tired of Being Bored and Shocked by Campaign Commercials

Over the years, there have been many methods of communicating with the public. Campaign commercials on television are the current process I'm aware of. As has been pointed out on social media, there is no lack of ankle biting in this era.

Yes. I said it out loud again. Ankle biting.

The Voting

Commercials that I have seen lately include some guy in a canoe with the President and they are canoeing. Smiling. Don't have the sound on, but, they seem nice.

Well. I'm going to vote for those two men, since I like the smiling they are doing. What? You claim I'm missing the point of the commercial? Well. Too bad. I'm voting with my vote. It's not your vote. It's my vote.

If you don't like my vote, too bad.

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      Char Milbrett 

      3 weeks ago from Minnesota

      Pat Mills: thank you for your comment. It probably hasn't changed much since George Washington was in office. Think of what he could have done with Twitter. Smile. I'm sure the original founders were also an angry bunch, and were dealing with more immigrants, and more social problems than now. Everyone was an immigrant in the beginning, and everyone was an activist. Now, we all just turn on our television sets and yell at the news.

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      Pat Mills 

      3 weeks ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      It's not that attack ads haven't appeared before this. They just have ramped up the anger in this election season. That shouldn't come as any surprise, especially since we have a President who badmouths and belittles people and organizations that he sees as an opponent rather than offers constructive criticism. Both parties spew their allegations while the media tries to call out as many of the distortions as they can. Look at where candidates stand now instead of years ago, when they might have seen things much differently. Voting may not give people the outcome they desire, but they do need to cast their votes to give themselves some chance of being heard. The current state of politics is too often dismal because elected officials too often fail to listen to what their constituents want and need the most. People should still go out and vote for the person who best represents their views. Nobody knows for sure when any act of activism will make a difference.

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