I'm pretty sick of them being on the news constantly, and I live in a different continent...
Or 'on' a different continent, even..
Oh, if only it was just the news - it's the constant onslaught of political ads... it's unbelievable, and the tone of them all is just so hateful. It's sorta like living in a jr. high school cafeteria full of taunting bullies!
The political ads, both national and in our local and state are the most awful playground games I have ever seen in my life, and I'm 54. I am so totally burned out from the constant mud slinging, that I have shut off the tv and listen to soothing music and finish up my canning and starting homemade holiday gifts. Regards
I've never seen anything like this either. I'm sure it's the combination of the supreme court ruling allowing unlimited money and the fact that Colorado is one of the tightest races in the nation. But even the local races - it's just incredible. I really wish they would just tell us where they stand on the issues instead of trying to spin everything, and paint their opponents as horrific ax murderers. Playground bullies don't have a thing on these guys!
I live in an area where the result is pretty much a forgone conclusion- the Comservative candidate will get elected. (Despite being caught up in the expenses scandal and then throwing himself under a train) so no-one bothers to campaign or post any flyers through the door. Often I have no idea who the candidates are until voting day. (I know I could probably find out about them on the Internet, but it is a bit frustrating that no-one bothers to contest our 'safe seat') So pretty much the opposite to you guys! There must be a happy medium, surely...?
You know, part of me would really like it if we could just do away with political advertising altogether. What if there was just a central place where candidates could post their opinions on various issues, and there could be some objective information about their records - all fact checked by neutral sources, and people could easily be informed about where each candidate stood. Imagine a world where people made their political decisions based on facts and issues rather than emotional "hot buttons," character assassinations and massive publicity blitzes fueled by endless corporate dollars.Heavy sigh.
That does sound pretty amazing. Working out who is right/better takes SO much effort
I feel her pain!
Poor child. You know I don't have TV but I heard that both Romney and Obama stopped campaigning in the states hit by Hurricane Sandy, not sure if that means commercials too. Wouldn't mind watching a little tv tonight if true.
We got a few brief respites during our recent tragedies (movie theater shootings, forest fires, etc.) But alas, it was very short lived and now we're back to about 10 political ads in each commercial break. Ug!
That's the blessing of not having network TV. I get all my campaigning from Facebook. :D
I actually heard the mother of this child interviewed on the local news (the girl is from Colorado, where we are just slammed with ads.) Get this - her family doesn't even own a television, and this little meltdown happened after listening to NPR! You know it's bad when even NPR's political coverage can drive a 4 year old to tears!
I'm there too, ah the joys of living in a battleground state. On the upside, my TV watching is at the bare minimum (for me); I can't take the mud slinging for the entire commercial break. We've switched to watching a series on DVD instead.
I am soooo with you. It's been Netflix and the channels that only play things like reruns of Andy Griffith (I guess the candidates don't bother to advertise on those ones.) Until I got swept up in watching the hurricane coverage I was getting all of my news online because I just couldn't take it. I think I'll be going back to that strategy until this time next week!
Little Abby has gone global- she was just on the news over here!
One more day...
Hi,this is from Frances in England. Well, this is November 8th, and I (and as far as I can gather, most of the rest of the world) am profoundly relieved that you have re-elected President Obama! And maybe this poor child can now relax into the childhood that should be hers! Poor little soul!
Yup... I think the sane members of our society all just heaved a collective sigh of relief.
I voted for Jill Stein. So there.
You lucky dogs who live in blue states - you actually get the luxury of being able to vote your conscious. Here in Colorado, any vote not for Obama was essentially a vote for Romney, and it was WAY too close to take that chance!
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