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Obama VS Romney 2012: Trash Talk

Updated on September 6, 2012

I have to confess that I purposely am trying to avoid the TV and conversations that spin towards the upcoming president election of 2012. I have never really been a fan of politics and one of the biggest problems I have is that they like to trash talk one another. I just don't understand how people can feed off of all the negative information they are getting. Can we not just come to the terms that each candidate is trying their best to make some changes? Look over what they stand up for and make up your mind from there.

Another problem that seems to happen a lot of that politicians lie or fabricate the truth. I have been deceived by local politicians myself and so when it comes to the next election I try to vote them out. I have to admit that I have trash talked certain politicians before so I guess you can say I'm somewhat of a hypocrite.

I know this sounds silly but if I was running for office I would try to find out the good things about my opponent and see if we could come to terms on some of the policies, laws, or opinions that we disagree on. Why do we have to play the blame game? Why not work with each others strengths and weaknesses?

One HUGE turnoff for me when voting for a candidate is when they put out those negative TV commercials. At the end of the commercial it might say something along the lines of, "I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message." How sad...

Also, how can Mitt Romney or republicans come in and blame the "weak economy" on Barack Obama? The idea is ridiculous because it takes a lot more than one person or even a handful of politicians to create huge problems. I actually believe when it comes down to it that we as individuals should take some blame and more importantly we should work on some solutions. Why blame someone else for problems that the American people caused themselves? Sure, some problems happen overnight but trillions of dollars of debt sure doesn't.

Have you seen that commercial that some democratic group put out with Mitt Romney singing a patriotic song in the background while they state what horrible things he has done? Maybe he's not the best singer in the world (ha ha), but do you have to humiliate someone like that and try and prove that he is not as patriotic as he portrays himself to be?

Certain republicans and democrats need to grow up. We are not in middle school anymore where you just tease someone unrelentingly.

Why don't we work together instead of against each other?

I thought this video was appropriate!


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      petertheknight 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      That's a good point to make Max. I suppose that's why so many people work so hard to get one person in. But I really hate it when one person gets the blame for something when it is always a group effort.

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      Max Shelley 5 years ago from Auburn Hills, Michigan

      It is getting completely out of hand, it's to the point where you cant even vote based on the candidate any more not just because of the lying but because these two are simply puppets of their parties, and so you have to vote based on the views of the party as a whole, which are always extreme and ridiculous. Thanks for Sharing!

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      petertheknight 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you both for stopping by and posting your thoughts!

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      Kathy 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Great one, Petertheknight. Wise words. I go by my deep feelings about who is being truthful and honest; it is somewhat easy to see these positive traits if we really observe. On all levels. I appreciate your balanced and honest hub. Very useful, interesting, UP.

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      TSAD 5 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

      Good point about lying. Used to be that politicians who were good at lying and getting away with it advanced in their party. Today what it takes to advance is simply willingness to lie. The more willing they are to lie and to tell the big lie the higher up they go. They don't have to be good at it, all they have to be is willing to lie about anything at any time and the better yet be willing to lie about lying! For example:

      * Debbie Wasserman Schultz caught lying about lying

      And also lying that her lie (undeniably on video) was a made up smear reported in a conservative newspaper. Interesting that the district she represents in congress is Boca Raton which translates as "mouth of the rat" isn't it?

      * Archived-Articles: Are Pelosi's lies impeachable?

      Nancy Pelosi is a liar. And not just the typical, sniveling, inside-the-Beltway-talking-head prevaricator, either. Nancy Pelosi is a wide-eyed, stare-you-in-the-face, What-planet-are-you-from? liar.

      * PolitiFact: Harry Reid's Pants Are On Fire

      PolitiFact, the independent fact checking entity, has concluded that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's accusation that Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for ten years is so unfounded that it deserves the group's "pants on fire" label.

      * Bill Clinton; I did not have sexual relations with that woman...

      Clinton denies the Lewinsky affair to the face of America! How can you tell when a lawyer, I mean Bill Clinton, is lying? ...His finger moves.

      * Hilary Clinton: Misspoke; About Bosnia Trip, Campaign Says (really? we call it a lie)

      The Clinton campaign says Senator Hillary Clinton may have "misspoke" recently when she said she had to evade sniper fire when she was visiting Bosnia in 1996 as first lady. If an imaginary vast right wing conspiracy can't be blamed, she "misspoke"!

      Oh and lets not forget the Messiah of all Liars Baracchio Obama!

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      petertheknight 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Good for you Stayingalivemoma! I'm glad you are voicing your rights out loud! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Valerie Washington 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Good opinons here. I, like you, also tried to stay out of the political discussions, but the more I read hub comments, hubs and forum comments on here and other websites, the angrier I got. Why shouldn't I be able to have an abortion if I am "legitimately" raped? Why shouldn't I have access to healthcare? Why should I have to pay more in taxes if I'm making less money? Why should I have to settle for less pay than my male counterpart just because I have breasts and he doesn't?

      Make no mistake, for me, as a woman, this election has everything to do with me losing my rights if the wrong person is elected. So, yes, I tolerate all the mudslinging and ridiculous comments, but I know who I am definitely NOT voting for.