Have you lost your interest in politics?

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  1. breakfastpop profile image82
    breakfastpopposted 8 years ago

    Have you lost your interest in politics?

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    JThomp42posted 8 years ago

    No, the fiscal cliff must be avoided. What I have lost interest in is the politicians acting as children. If I can't have it ALL my way, I'm taking my ball and going home.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree JThomp42. Apparently we have sent children to do business in Washington. My fear is that way too many people are turned off and tuned out. That leaves plenty of room for bad things to happen.

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      JThomp42posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree.

    3. tirelesstraveler profile image60
      tirelesstravelerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Going over the physical cliff may cause young people to look at their pay stubs for a change. The hue and cry from this pay cut might awaken the sleeping giant.  Auto makers were too big to fail, yet the ones who are doing well got no gov. money

  3. rafken profile image78
    rafkenposted 8 years ago

    The only people that still have interest in politics are the media houses. This is because their owners are intent on trying to convince the public of what they want. These elitists are part of a New World Order seeking control of not just all the worlds wealth but also control of the populace. To do this they need so called "democracy", it is by brain washing the public that will appear to do the public's wishes which is in fact their wishes. The masses must be hyped up on certain agenda, misled about the facts of that agenda, then the politicians will take action to supposedly appeasing the people but in fact legislating in favor of the NWO.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can't remember the last time that the media actually told the truth. Couple all the misinformation with the reality of our economic situation and that spells disaster. I have a very strong feeling that a lot of people have lapsed into apathy.

  4. SheriSapp profile image60
    SheriSappposted 8 years ago

    I haven't lost my interest, but after the election, I have decided to take a step back as I know I am completely powerless to change anything. I am going to focus more on my God and my family. I just pray that America is as powerful as I believe and we will not be completely and permanently destroyed after another four years of the Marxist.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I still believe that there is still something we can do to keep things from really going astray. Maybe I am naive.

    2. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe this too.  No, I won't admit to being naive because I believe...but I damned-sure would like to know WHAT we "can do to keep things from really going astray".....because I AM naive there.

  5. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
    ReneeDC1979posted 8 years ago

    Most definately.  Politics is a game "Hmm, what can I say today to make the public like me."  There is no challenge anymore.  Am I concerned with the issues in this country?  Most definately.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Politics is a game, but I think we have to keep our eyes and ears on the players. I don't appreciate being the pawn.

    2. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
      ReneeDC1979posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you breakfastpop.  But, have not yet figured out how to stay in this country and be a leader on the chess board without being a politician.  Still searching...

  6. carol7777 profile image88
    carol7777posted 8 years ago

    Maybe taking a break..However, life goes on as usual...and that usual aint too good. We all should have watchful eyes...I think many feel helpless and just trying to survive and pay bills etc

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same way, but I worry what can happen if too many people are sleeping.

    2. fpherj48 profile image60
      fpherj48posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My question is....Nothing "happens" when we DO pay attention, pop.  When did we have any real voice or power against the powers that be?  If we pay attention, it only means we can see, hear and know that we're constantly getting screwed and in danger

  7. Mitch Alan profile image81
    Mitch Alanposted 8 years ago

    My interest is, as always, strong...but my faith in those elected on the national level to actually return to the Constitution as a framework for governing is at an all-time low. We have turned away from the Constitution and the Bill of Rights more and more over the past 6-7 decades. We have all but abandoned the 10th Amendment, and in doing so, have allowed the federal govenment a scope and size it was never intended to have. We must remain vigilant in holding their collective feet to the fire on both the local and national levels.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am with you in every way. This is a very critical time in our history, which is why I am very concerned that people are withdrawing from decisions happening now that can change us for a long time to come.

  8. Amy Becherer profile image77
    Amy Bechererposted 8 years ago

    I am extremely concerned about the effect of the games politicians play on the people of this nation.  I am very frustrated that, though I remain vitally interested in what is going on, I cannot trust that the news is the truth.  Without the truth, I feel like I am beating my head against a brick wall; that my frustration and concern is for naught.  We cannot change anything if we are forming ideas based upon lies. Today, the steady stream of misinformation cannot be accidental or simply human mistakes.  Since it is so pervasive, I feel there must be a purpose.  After all, if we collectively remain confused and consequently overwhelmed, reduced to fighting amongst ourselves with no resolution in sight, as are our leaders, are we not easily manipulated and, ultimately, controlled?

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Amy, I believe we are easily manipulated and ultimately controlled. It is not by accident that the media has become so bold in their distortion and suppression of the truth. Our nation is changing and not for the better.

  9. M. T. Dremer profile image89
    M. T. Dremerposted 8 years ago

    I don't think I've completely lost interest, but I do feel like I'm entering hibernation mode. I invested a lot in the election and kind of burnt myself out. I still have opinions about what is happening in Washington, but I'm not nearly as vocal. Now is the time for me to refocus on the things I was neglecting during the campaign season. I have high hopes for the next four years because, now that the president can't seek re-election, I feel like the mud slinging will die down a little. His opponents gain nothing from campaigning against him. The biggest headache will continue to be congress as it stumbles drunkenly, searching for the door to compromise and progress.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Many people feel the same way you do, but I feel that now is not the time to lose focus. Obama doesn't have to worry about re-election so I fear that he will enact many things, in his own way, that will hurt us in the short and long run.

  10. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 8 years ago

    I am totally disgusted with politics and even more so with behavior in Washington on both sides of the aisle. I am shocked to see so many Americans who fall for the line that wealthy people are the cause of our own woes. They accept anything but responsibility for their own fate and they cast their vote for a man running a welfare train to fuel the fires of class envy while he slowly dooms those still willing to work to a descent into poverty.  I cannot believe how quickly Americans embrace socialism while not recognizing and how easily they trade away freedom and liberty for the empty promises of the current president. In light of that, what is left to say that will change the outcome? ~WB

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wayne, my fear is that Washington is counting on our disgust, or should I say Obama is. He is poised to enact anyway he can legislation that will cripple us in so many ways. This is his chance to "change" us in hideous ways.

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    Lynn S. Murphyposted 8 years ago

    I am regrouping because I was so deeply disappointed not only that this guy could get re-elected but that the supreme court doesn't have our back by allowing the obamacare obamination and the senate and house have sold us down the river by mortgaging our children and grandchilden.

    So where do you turn now?

    The safeguards that were put there by the founding fathers have been tromped on because we the people became complacent and lazy. And its going to take years to turn around, if ever, because it seems that the majority of the people want this.

    And that is very disheartening. Because by the time everyone wakes up it may be too late.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same frustration, but i just can't imagine being quiet while my grandchildren's future is being trashed.

  12. arafatrahman77 profile image61
    arafatrahman77posted 8 years ago

    no.i wanna increase my interest in politics.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, that's a good thing because we have to remember that these people work for us.

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    Pino Krisioposted 8 years ago

    No, I have not lost my interest; although I feel that our current leaders are not willing to work together, and that is very frustrating.  I only wish I could do something to motivate them, but I don't know what to do.

    1. breakfastpop profile image82
      breakfastpopposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pino, I feel exactly the same way. We have to keep our voices heard and for now I intend to annoy the hell out of everyone who is supposed to be working for me.

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